Frequently asked questions
What does digitise mean?
At Scannable, we have adopted the phrase "digitise", to mean 2 things:
1. The integration / application of an AUTO-ID technology, such as a 2D barcode (QR or Data Matrix), NFC or UHF RFID tags, making your products scannable.
2. The connection between each product's unique serial number and the relevant product information, such as certfications, user instructions, declaration of conformity and care guides and the many other helpful documents and colateral brand now make available.
Why should we digitise our products?
Managing and keeping track of height safety PPE is a pain.
Digitising your products allows for rapid and accurate addition of inventory and management of assets through their service life.
Why do I need Scannable to apply data matrix to our products?
Well, you might not, you might be doing that already...
But are your products easy to search for and is their product data accessible, the way your customers need it?
Connecting your unique serials & product data into the Scannable pipeline makes your products searchable, accessible and managable to all users via one brand-agnostic solution.
Why should we use Scannable to distribute our data?
There is no consistent manner to distribute data in the height safety industry.
Resellers & users are left to copy & paste from your websites or pricelist.
Centralising the industry's product data makes it easier to search and compare, and allows users to draw down that data the way they need it, in excel, via API to their chosen software, or within a brand-agnostic kit list.
Which is best, QR, Data Matric, NFC or UHF RFID?
It depends on the market segment you want to service.
Data Matrix - best 2D barcode option for "direct part marking", i.e. laser etching carabiners
NFC - great as does not require a specific reader now mobile devices come with NFC
UHF RFID - the industry standard for asset management, allowing for read on contact of single items, and distance scanning of mulitple items.