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Using barcode scanning to open a turnstile

Question asked by NathanVeitch on Feb 5, 2015
Latest reply on Feb 5, 2015 by schamblee

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Using barcode scanning to open a turnstile

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Hi there,

I am developing a system for a client to open and close their turnstile using the barcoded cards they use. I have been able to scan the barcode into my FM system and get the barcode number. What i need to find out now is how do I tell the turnstile to open or not. The current system they use has the barcode reader send info to a SQL database and that database then tells the turnstile to open or not. How would I do that in FM? Would I have to use Send Event or could I use ExecuteSQL()? 

I am also looking into replacing the barcode with a finger print reader but I haven't researched this option fully yet.

 

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