News Articles

Monday, August 19, 2013

Microsoft shutting down Microsoft Tag barcode system

Scanbuy now licensing the technology

Microsoft Tag, which was launched five years ago as an alternative to QR codes, is closing in two years’ time.

For the next two years the service will be supported by Scanbuy, which will add Microsoft Tag Technology to its ScanLife platform from next month. ScanLife already supports QR codes and NFC tags.

Mike Wehrs, CEO and president of Scanbuy, said “We are humbled and honored to be entrusted by Microsoft to carry forward the Microsoft Tag technology for the leading brands that use Microsoft Tag as well as the millions of the app’s users, allowing them to build upon the tremendous success of the platform. Microsoft’s decision to allow Scanbuy to incorporate the Microsoft Tag technology into the ScanLife service is a testament to the power of our technology, service offering, patent portfolio and the Scanbuy team.”

Unlike a basic QR code, Microsoft Tag allowed usage to be tracked by the creator of the barcode.

Print
Author: The Fonecast
0 Comments
Rate this article:
No rating

Categories: Applications, NewsNumber of views: 1223

Tags: microsoftbarcodescanlife

Leave a comment

Name:
Email:
Comment:
CAPTCHA image
Enter the code shown above in the box below.
Add comment

Name:
Email:
Subject:
Message:
x

Follow thefonecast.com

Twitter @TheFonecast RSS podcast feed
Find us on Facebook Subscribe free via iTunes

Archive Calendar

«October 2016»
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
262728293012
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31123456

Archive

Terms Of Use | Privacy Statement