Getting started with QR codes

Add QR codes to your assets and scan the code with your phone to start a test

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Written by Natasha Tyrrell
Updated over a week ago

A QR code is a unique code that you can use to identify an asset. When scanned using the camera on a mobile phone it opens the asset ready to complete a test. It's easy to setup and use and will save you lots of time managing assets in the field.

(Pro tip) Once set up, you can even get your customer to take a photo of the QR code if the unit breaks down. Saving you a possible trip out to site to get the asset details.

You can print the QR code labels specific for the asset with the asset ID and serial number on the label, or pre print generic QR code that technicians can add to assets in the field.

The diagram shows what happens in different scenarios when a technician in the fields scans a QR code

Pre-print generic QR codes labels (Label size: 28x89mm)

Step one is to print the QR codes to labels. You need to be logged in as a scheduler to print QR codes. Click on Assets in the accounts dropdown to open the asset list page. Click on print QR codes to generate QR codes for your account that you can later add to assets.

Select how many QR codes you want to pre-print

You can edit the default text, but make sure it fits in the frame

Click print the QR codes

Printer settings

Depending on your printer these settings might be different. If you have a label printer select that in the destination field and set the paper size to 28x89mm.

Sending labels to a commercial printer

If you're sending these to a commercial label printer, ask them what format they want. If they accept PDF (most do) select save to PDF in the print popup and send the PDF file to your printer.

Print a QR code for an existing asset

Open the asst that you want to print a QR code for. Scroll down to the QR code section and click Print QR. Adjust the size of the label in the print dialogue box for your label printer.



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