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Creating a High Volume Kiosk System With FileMaker Go

Hill Conference Room (Room 240), Lebow Engineering Center, Drexel University

3108 Market Street

As you walk up to the building enter the doors on the right underneath the walkway. Ahead on the right is an elevator and across from the elevator is a set of stairs, take either to the 2nd floor. Once on the 2nd floor, turn left if you took the elevator or right if you took the stairs and walk across the walkway. The Hill Conference room is the last room on the left.

Food will as usual be provided.

Creating a High Volume Kiosk System with FileMaker Go

Kevin Ayers, Drexel University College of Engineering

(Note: This is a preview of the presentation Kevin will be making at FileMaker Devcon 2014 in San Antonio this July!  FileMaker Devcon 2014 - Register by June 3 for early bird special)

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.

This presentation will discuss:

• 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

About the Presenter

Kevin began his obsession with databases at the age of six, helping his father enter invoices into the computer because “it was fun”. In 2003, he began work as the in-house FileMaker developer for Drexel University’s College of Engineering, and since then has become the database manager for the College of Engineering as well as serving as an advisor to Drexel’s centralized IT on the university wide enterprise systems. He is a FileMaker 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 Certified developer, and has presented at his local user group, PhillyFileMaker, and PauseOnError.

About the Philadelphia FileMaker User Group

The Philadelphia FileMaker User Group was founded in 2004 as an initiative by FileMaker Business Alliance Platinum member IT Solutions Consulting.  The group’s goal is to provide an open forum for FileMaker developers and those interested in FileMaker to meet, brainstorm and network.

We hold meetings the 4th Thursday of every month at 6PM, in the office of IT Solutions Consulting, Inc., at 414 Commerce Drive, Suite 150, Fort Washington PA.

Meetings are open to all, regardless of background and there’s no charge to attend.

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