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 10/11

We have discovered that Windows Mobile Device Center does not work correctly on some Windows 10/11 installations, and in some cases, a working installation can stop working after Windows Updates.  This is apparently due to internal changes to some Windows 10/11 services by Microsoft. We have found that this issue can often be resolved by […]

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 that […]