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: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07T5KG5JC
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 (https://tickets.yourvenue.org/TheatreManager/1/TMattendance.html) 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: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3ul09zfabxrn991/TMattendance.txt?dl=0
You can now use any device to scan via the webpage and wireless scanners.