Service / Support & Sales
On this page we provide support to users of our systems. Support is provided both for the software and the hardware, including the RFID element, and for the barcode readers and handheld computers.
Some of the commonly asked questions are listed on this page, under "FAQ." Select an item from the list to the right for user tips, support, training, for the online support request registration, and for sales assistance.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
OK, that's only part of my question .. I've done some digging but not found much about how they work. OK, I can live with a printed antenna but what about the chip itself? Again I can live with the whole PCB/IC technology but is technology really so advanced in this area that I can have a RFID printer on my desk and churn them out? Naaaa. What am I missing here? And what the heck are chipless RFID tags? Or is it that the label stock actually has a RFID tag embedded in each one and the print goes on at the same time as info is loaded onto the tag? THAT I could believe though it doesn't sound cheap.
A: Well, first of all, calm down.. You are really addressing two different technologies here..
You choose by making a trade off between a number of key factors including size,weight, battery life, keyboard, screen size, robust design..
When printing barcodes on small labels, how can I make more room on the label?
If you use code 128 as the symbology for the barcode you will generate more space on the label for other details such as logos or text. Code 128 has a higher density than other barcode symbologies and helps alleviate the crowded look of some smaller size labels.
If I am receiving new asset items that have all of the same
information like description, model, manufacturer, supplier, cost,
purchase date, etc. do I
have to manually fill in all of these fields for each asset?
When I activate communication mode on my handheld
computer and try to download data from the desktop I get a 'retry'
message on the screen.
This 'retry' message is usually related to the
communication port that is set to your desktop. Most desktops
have 2 communication ports and you need to ensure that the correct
port is set for the data transfer. On the back of your PC, check
to see which communication port your cable is attached to. In
the transfer screen check to see which communication port you
have set, make note of this. Go to Setup - Communications and
change the communication port settings. Go back to File - Transfer
and try the data download again. You should see the progression
bar moving as your data gets transferred.
Power failures and Windows crashes are a fact of life for every
computer user. Unfortunately, if you are using BassetPro when
this happens, some database files may stay open. To avoid potential
corruption of your database, we have built in this warning screen
to let you know that either you have a copy already open, or BassetPro
was not closed properly the last time it was used. If you see
this warning message, the first thing to do is check your Windows
task bar to see if you do have a copy open. If you do, then select
the Quit BassetPro button and use the copy of BassetPro already
open. If there is not a copy running, click the Continue BassetPro
button, and once in BassetPro exit properly by selecting Exit
from the File menu. Once BassetPro has been shut down properly,
you can re-enter it without experiencing the warning screen. By
following these few easy steps every time you see this warning
screen, you can avoid damaging the database you worked so hard
to create and maintain.
When transferring information from the handheld computer to the
desktop system why do I sometimes get an error message "key not
found". Why is this and why do I only get the message sometimes?
Maintaining data integrity is a key function of the BassetPro
system. In earlier revisions, there were occasional instances
of data being incorrectly imported from other systems, either
by accident or design. To ensure data integrity, there is a secret
key encoded with the data. If you transfer data back to the originating
system the operation of this key is invisible. The error message
you saw occurs only when you attempt to transfer data from another
(The client subsequently confirmed that he had
inadvertently attempted to transfer data from a test database.
The secret key function had saved him from an unfortunate error.)
For more information..
SageData is based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
We provide systems built around RFID, Barcodes and Handheld computers.
For further information, contact Doreen Wallace or Keith Jackson.
To reach us by phone from Ottawa, dial 613 225 4404
To reach us by phone from outside Ottawa, dial 1-888-838-1067
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