BarcodeChecker 3.3

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Check barcode tickets with BarcodeChecker

BarcodeChecker software to scan barcode tickets

BarcodeChecker is a software to scan and check barcodes on tickets, invitations and alike. It scans barcodes of various formats and can be used on PCs with barcode scanners or webcams, or with Android smartphones.

 

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Overview

Scan and check barcode tickets with a barcode scanner (with cable or wireless), a webcam, or an Android phoneBarcodeChecker is a software to scan and check barcode tickets for your event. Scan the tickets with simple PCs or laptops with barcode scanners or webcams, or Android smartphones.

The admission tickets are scanned at the door and their barcodes are checked for validity. Each barcode can only be used once to enter and copied tickets are rejected.

For registered TicketCreator tickets or imported barcodes from an Excel file, the name of the guest can be displayed when scanning (welcome function). Moreover, the attendance is logged and you can show or export an attendance list at any time.

 

Check the barcode tickets with a simple barcode scanner or webcam.  Check barcodes or QR codes with an Android smartphone.

Videos: Scan barcode tickets with a single PC, multiple PCs, or Android phones.

 

Option 1: Check TicketCreator tickets with barcodes

Scan barcode tickets that have been printed with TicketCreator

Barcode tickets that have been printed with TicketCreator can be easily checked with the BarcodeChecker software. The BarcodeChecker is included in the TicketCreator Barcode-Edition, i.e. you can use the BarcodeChecker software for free.

Show step-by-step instructions.

1.) Start the TicketCreator software and create the location for the event. You can skip this point for events that have only tickets with serial numbers.

2.) Create an event in the location and activate the option 'Barcodes'.

3.) Print tickets.

4.) Use the menu 'Events - Save BarcodeChecker file' to create the BarcodeChecker file of the event.

 
A) If you use a single PC to scan:

5.) Copy the BarcodeChecker file to the PC that is used to check tickets at the entrance.

6.) Start the BarcodeChecker software on the PC, click 'Scan', and open the BarcodeChecker file of the event.

7.) Now you can control the barcodes on the tickets.

 
B) If you use multiple PCs to scan:

5.) Create a network.

6.) Copy the BarcodeChecker file to the PC that is used as server and to all PCs that are used to check tickets at the entrance.

7.) Start the BarcodeChecker software on the server PC, click 'Start server', and open the BarcodeChecker file of the event.

8.) Start the BarcodeChecker software on all scanner PCs, click 'Scan', open the BarcodeChecker file, and connect the PCs to the server.

9.) Now you can control the barcodes on the tickets.

 
C) If you use Android phones to scan:

5.) Copy the BarcodeChecker file to the PC that is used as server.

6.) Start the BarcodeChecker software on the server PC, click 'Start server', and open the BarcodeChecker file of the event.

7.) Start the BarcodeChecker app on the phones and connect them to the server.

8.) Now you can control the barcodes on the tickets.

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Option 2: Scan other barcodes (e.g. from Excel file or guest list)

Scan barcode tickets from a Excel file

You can use BarcodeChecker also to read and check other barcodes with up to 30 digits or letters. Just import the barcodes as an Excel file, CSV file, or text file. This requires the TicketCreator Barcode Edition or a license for the BarcodeChecker.

If you want to print barcodes yourself (e.g. on invitations or name tags) you can create barcodes with BarcodeChecker, paste them into your Excel file, and use Microsoft Word to print or e-mail them as PDFs.

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1.) Create an Excel file with barcodes, which can also contain names and ticket types. The names are shown when the ticket is scanned and the ticket types can be used to restrict the access (e.g. accept only ticket type 'VIP' at door 1).

If you have an Excel file without barcodes (e.g. a guest list) you can create unique barcodes (use menu 'Extras', 'Create barcode list') and paste them into your Excel file. Then use the mail merge feature of Microsoft Word to print the barcodes.

 

2.) Save the barcodes as Excel file, CSV file (Comma delimited, *.csv, e.g. from Excel) or text file (Tab delimited, *.txt). You can skip this point if you have serial numbers (e.g. 1-1000).

Example 1: List of barcodes
Create Excel file with barcodes
Example 2: List of barcodes, ticket types, names
Create Excel file with barcodes and additional data, which is shown when scanning

 
A) If you use a single PC to scan:

2.) Start the BarcodeChecker software on the PC that is used to scan and click 'Scan'.

3.) Open the Excel file, CSV file, or text file or enter the serial numbers. Save the BarcodeChecker file for this event.

4.) Open the BarcodeChecker file.

5.) Now you can control the barcodes.

 
B) If you use multiple PCs to scan:

2.) Create a network.

3.) Start the BarcodeChecker software on the PC that is used as server and click 'Start server'.

4.) Open the Excel file, CSV file, or text file or enter the serial numbers. Save the BarcodeChecker file for this event.

5.) Open the BarcodeChecker file and start the server.

6.) Copy the BarcodeChecker file to all PCs, which are used to check barcodes at the entrance.

7.) Start the BarcodeChecker software on all scanner PCs, click 'Scan', open the BarcodeChecker file, and connect the PCs to the server.

7.) Now you can control the barcodes.

 
C) If you use Android phones to scan:

2.) Start the BarcodeChecker software on the PC that is used as server and click 'Start server'.

3.) Open the Excel file, CSV file, or text file or enter the serial numbers. Save the BarcodeChecker file for this event.

4.) Open the BarcodeChecker file and start the server.

5.) Start the BarcodeChecker app on the phones, and connect them to the server.

6.) Now you can control the barcodes or QR codes.

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Barcode scanners

Connect the scanner to a simple PC, laptop or netbook that runs Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8. You can scan barcodes with up to 30 characters in all formats that can be read by your scanner.

Simple barcode scanner with cableBarcode scanners with cable
Simple barcode scanners for linear barcodes with USB or PS/2 adaptors are available from many shops starting at € 50,-/ $ 60,-/ £ 45,- (e.g. from ebarcode.com or thebarcodewarehouse.co.uk). Barcode scanner for QR codes are more expensive.

Wireless Bluetooth barcode scannerWireless barcode scanners
You can also use a wireless Bluetooth barcode scanner with a USB or PS/2 adaptor (e.g. the MS9535 Voyager for linear barcodes).

 

One scanner

If you use only one scanner just plug it into your PC and start the BarcodeChecker software.

Connect the scanner to a PC and scan barcodes

Single PC with up to 4 scanners

If you have a single entrance but want to use multiple scanners you can connect up to 4 scanners to 1 PC, e.g. wireless Bluetooth scanners. The results for the scanners are shown side-by-side on the screen. More...

Connect up to 4 scanners to 1 PC

Multiple PCs with scanners

If you have multiple entrances or want to use multiple PCs you can create a LAN or WIFI network and connect  one scanner to each PC. An internet connection is not required. More...

Create network with 1 scanner per PC

 

Android smartphones

Android smartphoneUse Android phones to scan barcodesYou can also use Android phones to scan tickets with barcodes or QR codes. Install the free BarcodeChecker app and connect the phones to a PC, which runs the BarcodeChecker software as server. An internet connection is not required. More...

 

iPhone and iPad

iPhone or iPadThe free BarcodeChecker app is currently only available for Android but not for iOS (iPhone or iPad). However, you can use the CLZ Barry app to scan barcodes with your iPhone or iPad. The barcodes are sent to a Windows PC that runs the BarcodeChecker software, and the results are shown on the PC. More...

 

Webcam

Webcam (recommended only for testing)You can also use a webcam to scan the barcode tickets, however, you must make sure that the light is sufficient, focus the camera, and deactivate the auto focus. The camera scans 1D barcodes with up to 30 characters in the formats Code 39/93/128, Interleaved 2 of 5, EAN-8/13, or UPC-A/E. QR codes are not supported by the webcam.

Generally, barcode scanners are more reliable and easier to use than webcams.

 

 

Register participants and log attendance

If you create a BarcodeChecker file, in which each barcode is assigned to a name, you can also log the attendance of your guest.

For TicketCreator tickets: Use TicketCreator to print tickets or name tags with barcodes. Assign a name to each ticket by first reserving and the printing a ticket, entering the name when printing, or registering a printed ticket to a name.

For other barcodes: Import the participants/guest list as Excel file (with barcodes and names). Use for example Microsoft Word to print the barcodes on the name tags or invitations. Instruction.

If you have a list of name without barcodes: Start BarcodeChecker and create a barcode list (use menu 'Extras', 'Create barcodes'), show it in Excel, and paste it into your name list. This way every name will have a barcode.

If you have a list of name with barcodes: Use barcodes with up to 30 digits or letters. These can then be read with the BarcodeChecker software.

Print the names and barcodes, e.g. in Word using the mail merge assistant.

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Register attendance of participants:

 

Restricted access: Accept only some tickets at a certain entrance

If you use multiple scanners and entrances you can set BarcodeChecker to accept only tickets of certain sections at each entrance. That can be used to:

If you use BarcodeChecker to check other tickets you have the same options as listed above, if you import the barcodes together with their ticket types.

 

Other features

Control automatic doors, gates or turnstiles with serial port (RS-232) or virtual serial port (USB).

Execute a shell command after a successful scan.

Create tickets that can be used once or multiple times to enter (multiple admissions).