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Nowhere Gate Scanners

In the early days of Nowhere, gate would check peoples names off a paper list. In (roughly) 2012 this proved to be a problem, as the list had grown to several pages which would get lost or destroyed. A project was proposed to switch to ticket barcode scanning.


After a lot of research, we settled on the Panasonic CF-U1 'toughbook'. We use an external handheld scanner, due to license issues with the onboard one. It's also easier to use this way. One of the scanners acts as a 'primary' and the other scanners connect to it through a wifi hub.


Over the years there have been various issues which have been overcome, including overheating, unreliable power (gate sits a far way from the Norg power grid), spotty internet connections and dead wifi gear.

finance/geeks/gate.txt · Last modified: 2022/03/13 14:37 by bob