How can Your Mobile Device improve traffic sign maintenance?

 Sample of a barcode placed on the back side of a traffic sign

Sample of a barcode placed on the back side of a traffic sign

When searching for barcode scanning solutions for asset management such as sign inventory & maintenance, you will not find much available out there.  As we have had several clients requesting this, Cloudpoint set out to find a good solution for incorporating barcodes with the use of mobile devices instead of bulky laptops and heavy reader equipment.  By tagging your traffic signs with a simple barcode (costing less than $0.50) you can quickly speed up the workflow for your maintenance personnel to collect and edit your sign inventory data in real time.

Cloudpoint was also contacted by Metalcraft, a barcode distributor, looking for a good inventory solution for sign management that can take advantage of this simple but user-friendly technology.  As a result of these requests, we have developed a web-based application called SignOps that makes this workflow easy, intuitive, and streamlined.

 A metal barcode with adhesive backing can provide a durable & long-lasting tag for signs

A metal barcode with adhesive backing can provide a durable & long-lasting tag for signs

SignOps uses the mobile device's camera and a third party barcode scanning app called Pic2Shop (Pro) to read the barcodes and input that information into the application.  

The whole process works surprisingly fast, reliable, and can read a variety of barcode languages.  For more information on SignOps and how you can use this new technology please contact us at 877-377-8124 or email Jon at jhodel@cloudpointgeo.com.

 Maintenance staff using easy barcode scanning technique to improve workflows and save time in the field.

Maintenance staff using easy barcode scanning technique to improve workflows and save time in the field.