Sqaure 这种透过 iPhone 解决各种小商家想要解决的金流问题所推出的巧妙装置,其实正是台湾这样的小型厂商,最能输出全球最棒的产品。Mobllogics 推出以 iOS 为基础的无线条形码扫描机(Wi-Fi Barcode Scanner),正是符合 Sqaure 精神超优质产品,这家只能藏于世贸一馆二楼还借牌展览的厂商,很幸运地被我们发现出来。

Mobllogics 应用的功能包括商家销售、医疗服务、产品物流、POS系统和教育。推出的 Wi-Fi Barcode Scanner 是世界上除了 Apple 专卖店以外,唯一推出该解决方案的产品。公司提到这款无线扫瞄器为了取得 Apple 的认证(Made for iPod、iPhone、iPad),当中要申请的过程实在相当辛苦,其中无线讯号干扰的测试是非常难以跨过的门坎。目前两款扫瞄器价格都是 149 美元,并有 SDK 好和其他厂商的软件作结合的优点。


Computex 2011: Mobilogic iOS WiFi Barcode Scanner
Small companies We were quite lucky to found out ingenious small companies such as Mobilogic,

Hidden away inside another company's show booth on the second floor of TWTC Exhibition Hall 1, Moblilogic is a small company with a big idea for helping small business doing their inventory and POS. Their solution, WiFi Barcode Scanner, is the only one of its kind besides those used by Apple Stores. According to the company, in order to obtain Apple certification (Made for iPod, iPhone, iPad) for these wireless scanners, relentless and hard efforts were made just to get through it. Wireless signal interference test in particular, was a very difficult hurdle to overcome with. At the moment there are two models of their WiFi barcode scanner, both retail for 149 USD with SDK for software developers.

Continue after the break for more detailed product descriptions.
Mobilogics 目前有两款实体产品,第一䥗是上图套上 iPodtouch 的红外线扫瞄器,另一个是左上角小型扫瞄器,可以装载在 iPad、iPhone、iPodtouch 等 iOS 装置。
Mobilogics currently have two actual products, first one is a infrared scanner, as pictured above with iPod Touch fitted on. The second is a smaller scanner attachment, as pictured above on top left, for iOS devices like iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and etc.

配上 Mobilogics 所设计的软件 App,透过红外线扫完商品条形码后可以立即透过WiFi传输到店家后台的数据库,让一般的店家不用高昂的成本也能使用如7-11般的POS系统。
With the App designed by Mobilogics, barcodes can be scanned and transmitted to a database in back-end server, allowing small businesses to have handheld wireless barcode scanner without the high cost.

Scan button is available in the forms of touch gesture, virtual button or physical button located on the right-hand side of the device.

这是 Mobilogics 设计的 POS 简易应用软件,可将扫描完成的进出货商品数据直接存入该软件中,也可以将资料导出/汇入到 GoogleDocs 文件。包括上面的两套软件,都是 Mobilogics 的 DEMO 软件,该公司有释出 SDK,好让开发商可以把自家的软件直接结合 Mobilogics 的产品使用。
This is a generic POS application developed by Mobilogics. The scanned barcodes can be stored in a inventory database or export/import into Google Docs document. All Mobilogics software mentioned here are generic software applications for the purpose of demonstration, the company do release SDK for their products for solution developers to integrate Mobilogics products into their applications.

这是 Mobilogics 的展示 iPad 的应用情境:未来商家可以在一边用 iPad 展示产品,如果消费者愿意购买的话,可以立即扫描条形码作结账的动作,这个部分我觉得透过小机器来应用可能还是比较好的部份。
This is a demonstration scenario with an iPad, small business can use iPad to assist product demonstration/promotion, and if the consumer is willing to make a purchase, the product's barcode can be scanned immediately to complete the transaction.