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Frequently Asked Questions

Browse our informative list of frequently asked questions about both QR Codes and Near Field Communication (NFC).

  1. Locate Your QR Code Image:
    • Find the image file of your QR code named after your email address.
  2. Open Outlook:
    • Launch Microsoft Outlook on your computer.
  3. Access Signature Settings:
    • Go to File > Options > Mail > Signatures...
  4. Create/Edit Your Signature:
    • Create a new signature or edit an existing one. Place the cursor where you want the QR code to appear.
  5. Insert Your QR Code Image:
    • Click on the image icon, browse to your QR code, and click Insert.
  6. Adjust the Image Size:
    • Click on the image to select it and adjust the size if necessary.
  7. Save Your Signature:
    • Click OK to save and finish up by clicking OK again in the Outlook Options.
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  1. Prepare the QR Code Images:
    • Ensure images are named after each user's email and stored in an accessible location.
  2. Access Exchange Admin Center:
    • Log in to Office 365, navigate to Admin centers > Exchange.
  3. Manage Organization-Wide Signatures:
    • Under mail flow, click rules, then Apply disclaimers…
  4. Create a New Rule:
    • Name the rule, apply to all messages, and append a disclaimer with the QR code.
  5. Specify the Signature Format:
    • Use HTML to include the QR code image in the signature.
  6. Fallback Action:
    • Select Wrap if the disclaimer can't be applied.
  7. Save and Apply the Rule:
    • Click Save to activate the rule.<
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A QR (Quick Response) code is a two-dimensional barcode that can be scanned using a smartphone camera to retrieve information or open a link.

An NFC (Near Field Communication) chip is a small wireless communication device that can be embedded in objects to enable contactless communication with other NFC-enabled devices.

To scan a QR code, open your smartphone camera app and hold it up to the code. A notification should appear on your screen with the option to open the link or content associated with the code.

QR codes can be easily scanned using a smartphone camera, and can provide quick access to information or links without the need to type in a URL or search.

Yes, QR codes can be customised with logos or images, as well as with different colors and designs.

QR codes require a smartphone with a camera and an internet connection to be scanned, and may not be accessible to users without these technologies.

QR codes are commonly used for marketing purposes, event registration, product information, and are typically limited. QR Codes are dynamic and can be updated once created an unlimited number of times.

An NFC tag is a small sticker or chip that contains an NFC chip, which can be read by an NFC-enabled device like a smartphone.

NFC allows for quick and easy communication between devices, and can be used for contactless payments, ticketing, and more. Furthermore and perhaps most importantly in post COVID days, NFC is a contactless technology.

Yes, NFC tags can be customised with different designs, logos, and information.

To read an NFC tag, simply hold your smartphone close to the tag and it should automatically read the information.

Yes, NFC can be used for contactless mobile payments using services like Apple Pay or Google Wallet.

NFC requires both devices to be close together and may not work well in areas with high levels of electromagnetic interference.

NFC can be vulnerable to hacking or eavesdropping if the connection is not properly secured.

Yes, NFC can be used for access control to buildings, rooms, and other secure areas.

QR codes are two-dimensional codes that can hold much more information than traditional barcodes, and can be scanned using a smartphone camera. In fact, QR Codes take the storage capacity one step further and provide a virtually unlimited amount of storage tied to a single QR Code or NFC chip.

Yes, QR codes can contain personal information like contact details, email addresses, and social media profiles.

Yes, NFC can be used for tracking objects or inventory by placing NFC tags on them and scanning them with an NFC-enabled device.

NFC has a theoretical range of up to 10 centimetres, making it ideal for close-range communication between devices. However, don't get too excited. We have never known one to work, with a modern smartphone, beyond two centimetres.

Things we are actively developing at Towers are using QR codes and NFC for augmented reality smart building control, smart packaging, and integration with Internet of Things enabled devices such as the latest Samsung home washing machines and smart fridges. Suck it Jing Yang!

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