XPAND K.K. Launches XPAND.CODES Reader App

[prMac.com] Tokyo, Japan – XPAND K.K., which provides “XPAND.CODES”, the barcode solution for signs, has announced the launch of XPAND.CODES Reader App for iOS mobile device today. XPAND.CODES Reader is a free multi barcode reader that can read QR/XPAND/EAN codes quickly and with precision. It helps users to scan various barcodes whether near or far and to obtain additional information on smartphones. XPAND K.K. is also developing an app for Android devices.

“Through our collaboration with Belgium’s Vision Smarts, we have equipped it with a high-functioning reading engine, which you can use to read the XPAND codes displayed on the large displays inside of stadiums. The addition of our new mobile app allows for an experience of linking various spaces with the internet, making it the easiest and the most valuable barcode reader.” said Toworu Nanmoku, CEO of XPAND.

“When we set out to develop our barcode and QR code reader software, it was to read codes that were blurry or difficult to read on product packages. It is very exciting and gratifying to see XPAND take the technology in a totally different and useful direction.” added Benoit Maison, CEO of Vision Smarts.

XPAND.CODES Reader Features:
* Point your camera towards the QR/XPAND/EAN codes to connect to the Internet
* Indoor mapping & navigation service inside shopping malls and exhibitions ? Coming soon!
* No usage fees, no ads and no registering of personal information
* The app requires only access to the camera for reading barcodes and to location information for navigation

To celebrate its release, XPAND offers XPAND Sign free edition globally which you can try XPAND Code for free.

XPAND Code is a barcode for space that was created during the design process for traffic signs. Nanmoku developed this as a way to expand information on signs while working on the designs of Tokyo Metro train information signs for the 2020 Olympic Games. This new barcode follows in the footsteps of EAN/UPC Code and QR Code links with your smartphone even from far away distances without ruining the design of the sign or scenery. In addition to locations such as restaurants all over Japan, XPAND Code has started to be utilized in public transportation and public spaces. The Tokyo Metro train information sign design won the IIID Award2017.

XPAND was able to successfully scan at a span of 20 to 60 meters/ 60 to 200 feet, across a road.
See a movie of a distance scan at Shinjuku Alta Vision.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 11.0 or later
* 13.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
XPAND.CODES Reader is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category.XPAND Official Site
Vision Smarts Official Site
XPAND Sign Free Edition Link
Download from the App Store
Scan Movie Link
IIID Award2017 Link

XPAND K.K. was established for the development and operation of XPAND.CODES. Its predecessor is the design company “Ginza Design of Communications Gsk”, which has worked on numerous traffic designs. “XPAND.CODES” was created in order to realize a system that can link with smartphones from a distance without ruining the designs of signs and the scenery. In order to popularize XPAND.CODES, XPAND K.K. was established in September, 2017, and relocated to Higashimatsuyama City and conducted third-party allocation of shares in February 2018, strengthening the organization. With the relocation and capital increase, the design consignment work of Ginza Design of Communications Gsk has also been integrated into XPAND K.K. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2019 XPAND K.K. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

###Toworu Nanmoku
CEO
03-6215-8400
Japan
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