Espen Technology revolutionizes the way product information is accessed by utilizing Quick Response (QR) codes on product labels and packaging. By scanning the two-dimensional matrix code with a smart phone or tablet, one can instantly access product specifications, performance data, wiring diagrams, lamp operation, and contact information. The upgrade will allow professionals in the field to access product data quicker and more conveniently. The codes will also streamline pricing requests by allowing contractors to easily and quickly request pricing from their distributor with a scan and a few clicks.
“Today, access to information is becoming increasingly fast. It’s an exciting time as we are seeing so much technological improvement in mobile devices. Our vision is to make it faster and more convenient for people to access our product information whenever they need it and wherever they are. Just as smart phones and tablets have freed people from being anchored to their desktops, QR codes will allow users to break free from the traditional way of obtaining specifications and quotes. ” says Brandon Yuan, Product Manager of Espen Technology.
The small, square-shaped graphic acts as a portal to an abundance of information. With the increase in popularity of smart phones and tablets, more people are starting to expect instant access to information within the palm of their hands. Espen’s product labels with QR codes eliminate the need to type and search for a model number on the web or place a phone call for specifications. Being able to access product data directly from scanning a ballast label or lamp carton eliminates the lag in communication between the contractor, distributor and manufacturer.
QR codes are especially relevant when a contractor needs a replacement or a fill-in order. With the scan of a ballast label, he can automatically create an email with the model number and specification sheet attached and send it directly to his distributor. The utility rebate application process is also streamlined with the use of QR codes. Being able to scan the code and pull up a specification sheet eliminates any discrepancies between the product on the job site and the information submitted to the utility company.
With an increasing number of different lighting technologies being introduced to the market, it becomes more relevant for consumers to be able to access the correct specification information, especially with LED products. The myriad of LED driver configurations and the continual release of new LED chips make identifying performance specs in the field difficult, but Espen Technology’s QR labeling offers a convenient solution.
For more information, please visit www.espentech.com, or call 1-866-933-7736.