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 Guest I am currently considering building a life-sized maze and looking for a way to track runners' time to complete the maze. I'm not sure if there is a solution using your products that would meet this need. Ideally, I would have the ability to issue a card or other item to the maze runner, have them scan it at the entry to the maze, at various checkpoints within the maze, and then at the exit. I had considered employee time clocks for this, but also thought that bar code scanners could work.

A bar code solution would be fairly easy to implement for your application using an ID card based solution. The Zebra QuickCard ID Solution is an easy to use system to create an ID card with a bar code. Once issued we can utilize a wide range of scanners to read the cards at each checkpoint depending on whether you need a self standing device or a unit that could be attached to a PC. In the case of a self standing unit I would suggest the Unitech TASHI as this unit can store the scanned data internally which you can upload after the fact or via a network connection. If you can set-up a PC at each station a simple USB scanner like the Motorola LS9208i would fit the bill well.

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Posted December 6, 2010