Here is what BRM does and doesn't do with barcodes.
(remember this is entirely optional - everything you can do in BRM using barcodes you can also do with keyboard data entry. Nor are barcodes a silver bullet to make things run smoothly, they are simply a means of getting data into BRM quickly and without error - when used on conjunction with barcode-mode)
BRM does do:
- BRM prints barcodes onto rental tickets - if you want it to. If you're using EVO mode, this lets you tie together rental tickets with actual bikes.
- BRM reads barcodes from bikes to drive everyday operations like, maintenance, check-out, check-in, inventory taking.
BRM does NOT do:
- BRM does not print barcode labels for putting onto your inventory. Why? because we recommend you either buy your own label printer(which comes with software to print) or just purchase a pre-printed roll of labels. Or we can supply them.
- BRM does not use QR codes for rental items. - why? because they are not suited to bicycles. They are too slow to read, don't suit curved surfaces, and don't work in all lighting conditions.