Which minimum hardware requirements must be fullfilled by my PC/Laptop ?
The only requirement is a USB-Interface (to connect a scanner) and a suitable Internet-Adapter such as Ethernet (IEEE 802.3), Wireless LAN (IEEE-802.11) or Mobile LAN (GSM). Since EVA-EMS works in a cloud-computing environment (processing is performed on the webserver) even PC’s/Laptops with very limited speed and memory can be used.
Which operating system and software must be installed on my PC/Laptop ?
Any operating system is suitable as long as you can run an Internet-browser (IE, Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc.) on your PC/Laptop. If you want to connect a Bluetooth-Scanner, you may need to install a suitable driver. Since EVA-EMS is a Client/Server-System there is no need to install any particular software. You don’t even need to care about updates!
What kind of additional hardware do I need to run EVA-EMS ?
Despite from the Datalogic-Memor (which is a Pocket-PC with scanner, small screen and Wifi onboard), you will need a Barcode-Scanner to be connected to your PC/Laptop. There is no other hardware necessary.
Is it possible to use my own Barcode-Scanner ?
In principal yes, but there is a big variety of models on the market with different performances. We strongly recommend the types of high level Barcode-Scanners we are using ourselves to guarantee that all labels are readable. Especially the barcode of a tyre is critical to read since the vulcanization process will always skew the barcode label.
What is the difference between using EVA-EMS on a PC/Laptop with a Barcode-Scanner compared to the Datalogic-Memor ?
The Datalogic-Memor is not a full functional stand alone device. It is mainly designed to assign and check equipment in areas with limited access. Only a PC/Laptop offers all functions to administrate an entire event.
Do I have to tell EVA-EMS which kind of device I am going to use ?
No, EVA-EMS automatically detects the device type and adjusts the user interface according to the capabilities of your device. Smartphones (iPhone) and Tablett-PC’s (iPad) may also be used with reduced functionality. Furthermore EVA-EMS will also recognize the calling country and talk to you in your most native language.
What happens, if I do not have internet access ?
EVA-EMS is designed to work online via the world wide web. We can offer an offline version using a local webserver, but we apologize that in this case you have to hire our own staff for your event.
Which barcode types can be read with EVA-EMS ?
This depends on the type of your Barcode-Scanner only. The most common labels are of type 39 or 128, which can be read easily by all common Barcode-Scanners.
What is the difference between 1D- and 2D-Barcodes ?
A 1D-Barcode is a single line barcode used on nearly every item today. The information stored is a single line of alphanumeric information. A 2D-barcode is a square with black and white pixels. It can store much more information such as names, types, dimensions and serialnumbers.
Do I have to preselect the type of equipment each time I want to scan a barcode ?
No, there is no need to preselect anything as long as you do not use the same definition or number range for different items. EVA-EMS will automatically recognize and distinguish between tyres, chassis- and engine-seals, membercards, etc. no matter in which order they are scanned.
Do I have to create a participants database for each event before using EVA-EMS ?
No, the participantss database is automatically created through an online entry form. The final starting grid will be automatically generated during the registration process.
Will I be able to retrieve the collected data of my event for further use ?
Yes, all data are available for download in CSV-Format during or after the event. It is even possible to integrate EVA-EMS pages in your own homepage, for example to show the current participants list or similar applications.
Does EVA-EMS detect tyres that have not been imported legally to my territory ?
Yes, but for the moment EVA-EMS has only direct access to the manufacturers database of HEIDENAU. Therefore only authorized MOJO-Distributors will be signaled automatically if a tyre has been delivered to their territory illegally.
Is there a tutorial video available to support me in operating EVA-EMS ?
No, it is not yet planned to create a video, since EVA-EMS is extremely easy to use and self-explanatory. But of course there is a user tutorial, which will guide you through the different functions.
Do you have a trial version of EVA-EMS ?
No, there is no trial version, since the user-license may also be purchased for a single event at reasonable cost. There is no risk to waste a lot of money.