This article will take you through;
- What are barcodes used for?
- How are barcodes generated?
- Ordering barcodes
- Compatible scanners
- Next steps and additional support
What are barcodes used for
Barcodes and scanners are used by fitness facilities worldwide to track attendance and streamline front desk operations. Glofox has the ability to integrate with barcodes and scanners to provide access control to our Platinum members. Find out more about that here;
How are barcodes generated
Glofox in-app barcodes are generated using Code 39 technology. This is a simple form of barcode that is generated purely by numbers. In our system, the barcode is generated based on the phone number of the particular member.
If you do not want to use our in-app barcodes, we recommend that you order your own Code 39 barcodes instead.
Glofox integrates with the following barcodes, which are the most widely used standards globally:
- Code 128 or Code 39
- EAN 13 barcode standards
When ordering barcodes, you are usually asked for a range of numbers. In respect of Code 39, we would recommend that the client requests a range of five to six-digit numbers, i.e., 10,000 to 100,000 as it is unlikely to overlap with a phone number. The minimum barcode length that can be used is five.
The scanner that we recommend is the Honeywell Genesis 7580g. We also recommend that you buy a compatible barcode scanner stand to streamline your check-in service. If you choose not to use a stand, you will have to hold the scanner and press a button each time you want to scan a barcode.
Next steps and additional support
Once you purchase your barcodes, you may want to know more about Access Monitoring;
To upgrade to our Glofox Platinum package or for additional support reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.