However, third-party software can decode the lightweight encryption in the device. Audible designation for a node on a communication network. We’re big fans of consumer auto-ID but the CueCat was not the approach. This information is for the version that connects to your Keyboard. In September , security watchdog website Securitywatch.

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PS/2 CueCat and Windows 7

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Cat apart, see this page explaining the “secret” anti-encryption jumper right on the: You can’t turn them into clock-radios or anything like that, but they’re still useful for cataloguing your CDs, library checkout, inventory, point of sale If you don’t mind taking your: The CueCat has not been “declawed” or “neutered”. I presume something like this is happening with my system: In Septembersecurity watchdog website Securitywatch. Other than being an intellectual exercise, this is like going from Los Angeles to Burbank by way of Las Vegas.

So far, you can turn them into regular barcode readers, add a power switch for mobile computing, or strip out most of the guts and make them into flashlights. Once this is done, your: Digital ID for selecting web browser and use preferences of a user during use of a web application. For my Gaiman book, we end up with:.

On winXP there was a a little app catnip? Posted by jhuttonpulitzer in Uncategorized on October 29, Linux advocates and others using non-approved interface software with the device contend that it was the manufacturer’s own stupid idea to give away free scanners, then try to retroactively force the recipients into contracts. You are commenting using your Twitter account.


A simplified version of the site did reappear in latebut it appears this company ran entirely on venture capital, so it’s unlikely they will be giving away any additional free scanners. Method and apparatus for tracking user profile and habits on a global network. This is the chip marked with the red arrow above. Cat’s “special” format with their Web address embedded in them, and that advertisers will pay for ads and targeting info relating to data gathered by the software that interprets the scanned barcodes.

Will DigitalConvergence live to sue again?

This patent edge, later forced all companies windosw with Scanning to connect to deal with DigitalConvergence and Pulitzer Patent Portfolio. For a time, RadioShack published their product catalogs containing these barcodes, and even distributed CueCat devices through their retail chain to customers at no charge.

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But more important than the cuecatt saved is the potential of getting these scanners into the hands of millions of people so the concept of bar code scanning succeeds.

If it works fine after installing the first cuecar, and does not exhibit other problemsI see no need to install the other file. By using our website and services, you expressly agree to the placement of our performance, functionality and advertising cookies. There’s also some very old but interesting discussion here http: Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.


As it turns out, the makers of the barcode scanner only provide interface software for Windows–the software duecat captures your fuecat and email address, ties it to your scanner’s serial number, tracks your preferences, etc. Method and apparatus for opening and launching a web browser in response to an audible signal. Each individual CueCat has a unique serial number as part of the encrypted output, so the existing Excel macro would require extensive modification to take the encryption scheme into account.

A cheap CueCat can be used with the macro to generate a list of CED titles from the scanned bar codes, but there is a catch- the CueCat outputs the bar code cueact an encrypted form that the macro doesn’t understand.

Then when you scan a bar code, the scanner will return just the bar code data, not the big chunk of garbled stuff that Digital Convergence spits out.

The fact that I’m running Windows 7 probably has nothing to do with it; it’s apparently a hardware conflict wlndows. Cat I already neutered to remove the serial number.