Devon 2014: Creating a High Volume Kiosk System With FileMaker Go - Kevin Ayers

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Kevin Ayers (Drexel University)


Session Code: INN003


FileMaker Go can easily be set up to run a kiosk solution, but what if the kiosk needs to handle a high volume? Maybe it needs to check in hundreds of people for an event or assign equipment to employees. This session will discuss how you can integrate FileMaker Go with 3rd party hardware (RFID and magnetic strip readers) and use the new bar code reading capabilities in FileMaker 13 to let you handle hundreds of records in minutes. The session will also cover the pros and cons of RFID, mag strips, bar codes, and native touch keyboard entry.

What you should know

Basic FileMaker knowledge. Everything else will be explained.

Products & Technologies

  • FileMaker Go

What You Will Learn

  • Which method of data collection to use: straight FileMaker or FileMaker + 3rd party hardware
  • How to use 3rd party hardware on your iOS device without jailbreaking
  • The pros and cons of different hardware integration (eg. bar codes, magnetic strips, RFID, etc.)
  • Optimizing the methods for speed


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