BETT 2012 – QR Codes & MS Tags

With only 3 days to go until BETT 2012, the education team is busy putting the finishing touches to getting everything ready for 4 days of fun and frolics at Olympia. Not long to go now!

One of the things we are trialling on the stand this year is the use of QR Codes and MS Tags. Scanning these codes on the stand will give access to a wide range of useful and valuable content that supports the products, services and programmes we are showcasing on the stand.

There will be 7 codes in total across the stand and, as mentioned previously, will give access to great content such as eBooks, brochures and more.

Specific content areas are as follows:

  • School in a Box eBook – The future of ICT management within schools
  • Learning Suite Overview – Overview of Microsoft’s new free suite of applications for students and teachers
  • Virtualisation eBook – Insightful overview of how Alan Richards, West Hatch High School, has used Hyper-V to save money and enhance his IT infrastructure
  • Get Online @ Home Overview - offer now includes £169 laptops and the cheapest broadband in the UK
  • Windows 7 in the Classroom – useful guide to help demonstrate how Windows 7 can help enhance teaching and learning in the classroom
  • Gaming in Education eBook – Kinect in the Classroom
  • Theatre Schedule – full access to the theatre presentations schedule


Windows Phone devices have QR Code and MS Tags reading functionality built-in and, if you don’t already have one, readers for iPhone, Blackberry and Android devices can be downloaded for free. I imagine that QR Code and MS Tags will be used extensively across BETT 2012 so is well worth being prepared with your favourite app before you hit the show floor.

There are a wide range for free apps to choose from, but here are a couple of suggestions:

We look forward to seeing you at BETT 2012. Stop by our stand, D30 & D40, and say hi.

In the meantime, for more information about Windows Phone’s built in QR Code/MS Tag reading capabilities, check out the video below.


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