When it comes to beverage production, it is crucial to all winemakers and cellar hands to simplify the work, especially during busy seasons. Luckily, thanks to modern technology, paperwork has been replaced by simple and efficient tools like QR codes or barcodes. They offer a simple yet powerful solution to access all essential data linked to each vessel with just a single scan.
Vinsight, a leading software platform in the beverage industry, has integrated these technologies to create a seamless workflow for cellar hands. While Vinsight can read barcodes, it has been optimised to generate QR codes for a faster and more reliable user experience.
What are the benefits of using QR codes?
- Enhanced readability: QR codes can be scanned from any angle, allowing for effortless information retrieval even in challenging lighting conditions.
- Faster redirection: The QR code scanning process is quick, enabling users to access the relevant information almost instantly.
- QR code link inclusion: Vinsight allows users to include QR code links in spreadsheets, making data management even more convenient.
Please beware that some older devices may require a particular app to read QR codes – these apps are readily available on the Apple App Store and Google Play. For a better barcode response, we recommend using the following apps: for Android phones Barcode Scanner by ZXing Team and for IOS Qrafter. Some tablets, such as the Apple iPad, have QR readers built into their cameras. Some older devices may require a particular app to read QR codes – these apps are readily available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
The scanning workflow in Vinsight:
- Launch the Scanning App: Users can press a designated button in Vinsight to open the QR code or barcode scanning app.
- Scan the code: Point the mobile device’s camera at the QR code or barcode to scan it using the app.
- Information retrieval: The scanning app communicates the scanned information back to Vinsight, which then determines the appropriate action based on the context.
- Navigation or search: Depending on the content of the scanned code, Vinsight will either navigate to the corresponding vessel or perform a search to locate the relevant information.
In Vinsight, users have the capability to generate QR codes within the app, which can then be applied to labels and affixed to vessels or barrels. To ensure seamless scanning through the Vinsight app, these QR codes must meet specific quality standards, including resolution and size. The convenience does not end there – users can even incorporate QR code links into their spreadsheets.
So whether it’s labelling barrels, vats, fermenters ,or tanks, the power of QR codes and barcodes ensures a smoother and more organised beverage production process.
Read more about QR using QR codes in Vinsight here: https://docs.vinsight.net/barcode-scanning-overview