Microsoft stops tag barcode technology




Microsoft stops tag barcode technology

Microsoft stops tag, barcode technology as opposed to QR codes can serve. The software giant uses a transition period of two years and indicates that tag from August 19, 2015 will no longer work. The technology will be licensed.

Tag Tag by Microsoft developed as a high capacity color barcode and provides higher information density than traditional barcodes and QR codes. In addition, for example, companies that use tag barcodes statistics gathering and there are tracking capabilities. Microsoft has developed mobile apps to read the codes. Means including iOS, BlackBerry, Android and Windows Phone devices

Despite the added features and higher information density barcodes tag compared to QR codes, the latter are more often used. Microsoft has QR and the emerging NFC technology in 2011, though attached to his tag program, but this step seems to have been taken too late.

Microsoft has already indicated that it is his tag support tasks . Companies that use the technology, given two years time to move on to the company Scanbuy. This tag will take license and continue to support. Through its ScanLife platform Microsoft calls August 19, 2015 as the final date for its tag program. The software giant says that there is indeed room for technology as a tag, but the tag program no longer suits his current plans and therefore no longer have priority.



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