PELLA, Iowa – Vermeer Corporation announced that 2D code decals will begin appearing on its
Rebel 20 Series Balers. No matter the location, in the field or shop, Vermeer operators will have the ability to scan the decals using their smartphones or tablets, and watch product demonstration videos that provide helpful tips on how to perform certain product functions.
The 2D code decals, commonly known as QR codes, are located near the product feature on Rebel balers. The 2D code will connect operators to real-time videos that show how to properly thread netwrap or twine through the baler.
"The 2D codes were added to give operators a quick and convenient way to see how these processes are done," says Joe Michaels, director of forage solutions. "Connecting to helpful demonstration videos on your phone is a great way to use the 2D code technology. It’s help in your pocket."
The demonstration videos may also be viewed by customers who do not have a smartphone on vermeer.com. Information about these 2D codes and the videos are also contained in the product’s manuals.
Invented by the Japanese corporation Denso Wave (a subsidiary of Toyota) in 1994, these two-dimensional barcodes can be scanned and decoded at high speeds. 2D codes are published as ISO standard, are free of any license, and in recent years have become popular globally – appearing in advertisements, direct mailers and on packaging.
Michaels said Vermeer is excited about the addition of 2D code decals to Rebel 20 Series Balers and the company will continue to explore innovative ways to add value and deliver effective and convenient solutions to customers.
"Vermeer is always considering new innovative products or features that can help our customers boost productivity," he said. "This latest addition provides helpful tips for operators to view netwrap and twine routing to achieve better productivity in the field."