Social Distance Ticket Scanning

Hi everyone,

I’ve been working on some ideas for “social distance ticket scanning” and wanted to share what I came up with. We decided to get wireless barcode scanners on stands, and the patron could scan their own ticket, while our staff has a device nearby to see the result.

You just need a barcode scanner that has a continuous mode, and sends a carriage return after the scan. I just tested this and it works great:

I’m not sure what devices we are using yet. Right now, I am testing it on other devices that are not our iPod scanners as we may use tablets or a computer. You can use the TM attendance webpage ( with a slight modification. I added a script to automatically place the cursor in the ticket # field so you don’t have to click anything on the page - the patrons can just continuously scan their tickets and the result will refresh on your device.

Here is a link to the HTML for TMattendance.html:

You can now use any device to scan via the webpage and wireless scanners.


Hi Eric! We’re thinking of using your method for self-scanning stations here at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall as our iPod/iPhones keep breaking. How did your testing go with this method? Are you using it this season at SPAC? Thanks!


Just wondering if you had success with this method?