Technical Notes

Technical Notes

This page lists notes that we have written to provide extra information on various products and technologies.

Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC) problems on Windows 10

We have discovered that Windows Mobile Device Center does not work correctly on some Windows 10 installations, and in some cases, a working installation can stop working after Windows Updates.  This is apparently due to internal changes to some Windows 10 services by Microsoft. We have found that this issue can often be resolved by […]

Types of ZipNet and Zip-ID Terminal Installations

TimeSheet Express and ZipNet Terminal Installations First of all, there are two types of ZipNet Terminals – one that reads IDTags only, and one that reads both IDTags and barcoded plastic cards. IDTags have a 16-character number, containing digits and the letters A-F. The plastic cards can contain a Code 39 barcode from 1 to […]

RFID and RFID Applications

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is the use of an object (typically referred to as an RFID tag) applied to or incorporated into a product for the purpose of identification and tracking using radio waves. RFID can be used in a variety of applications, such as: Access control Tracking of goods Public transport ticketing Toll collection and […]

Conducting a scanner demonstration on a PC screen

When you’re training a group of people in the use of a hand-held scanner, or running a demonstration, it can be helpful to be able to display the scanner screen on a PC and a projector, as shown on the right here. Microsoft have a “secret” set of tools called Windows Mobile Developer Power Toys […]