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What types of badge scanning are available?
What types of badge scanning are available?

Find out more about the different types of badge scanning available and how they work

Charlotte Rimmer avatar
Written by Charlotte Rimmer
Updated over a week ago

The type of badge scanning available changes from show to show depending on the company providing the lead retrieval, as well as the preference of the event organiser.

Your dedicated Customer Success Manager will reach out to the lead retrieval provider on your behalf and let you know the details of the Developer's Kit that is on offer, so that you can decide if you'd like to go ahead with the purchase.

A “Developer’s Kit” is essentially a set of technical instructions for us to follow in order to get badge scanning set up for an event in Zuant. A Developer's Kit must be purchased in order to scan badges at an event, and may refer to any of the below:

Option 1: API

You will need a strong internet connection/mobile data in order for this to work. All contact information provided by the attendee at registration will populate into the Zuant app immediately upon scanning the badge.

This type of badge scanning is usually the most expensive option.

Option 2: Barcode Layout - All contact information directly encoded in the badge

Like the API, all contact information will populate immediately into the Zuant form upon scanning the badge. However, for this option, no internet connection is required. This is because all of the contact information is directly encoded within the badge itself.

Option 3: Post Show Match Up

The badges will contain ONLY a unique identifier formed of numbers and/or letters (Badge ID), which we scan and populate into the Zuant form. The user leaves the rest of the contact fields blank, and simply fills out the questionnaire and submits their lead. Then, once the show has finished and all devices have been synced, we send off the scanned barcodes to the lead retrieval provider for matching with the full contact data. This option can also be used completely offline.

This type of badge scanning is usually the cheapest option.

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