How to use QR codes in InnoVint

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What are QR codes?

QR (Quick Response) Codes are made up of black and white squares that store information and can be read using smartphone cameras. They are more useful than a standard barcode for vessel tracking as they store more information, work well in low light and if they are damaged or dirty, and do not need additional hardware or software besides your standard mobile phone, iPod Touch, iPad, tablet, or laptop cameras and the InnoVint Apps!

QR codes for Vessels

These are already associated with your vessels in InnoVint. All you need to do is generate the PDF and print them on your standard printer. Find out how here

These are a few use cases for utilizing QR codes on your vessels:

  • Quickly reference what is in a particular vessel. You can look up analyses and action history associated with that vessel 
  • To select a vessel in order to record actions on a lot in that vessel (InnoApp)
  • To quickly select vessels to fill in a digital work order (iOS Work Order app or via the full "desktop" browser app on a tablet)
  • To quickly select and update tags and locations on vessels (via the InnoApp)

QR codes on Work Orders

A QR code is also automatically created on our InnoVint printed work orders.  

You can scan this QR code via your laptop or tablet camera, or a USB scanner connected to your computer, to quickly pull up a work order in the browser tab for review and submission. 

How to scan

In the "Desktop" Browser App:

Look for the Scan QR code icon in the top Nav Search bar or in the Vessel Selector menu:

If you click on the icon, it will bring up the scanner on your laptop or tablet. 

Scan Vessels or Work Orders via the top NAV Search bar; scan vessels into the Vessel Selector.


In the InnoApp:

Look for the Scan QR Code icon in the following locations:


  • When selecting a lot's vessels for recording an action:


  • When tagging vessels or updating vessel locations via the Quick Action menu
    • The InnoApp features continuous scanning, so if you are tagging barrels, you can just keep scanning QR codes into the App until you have all the barrels added at once:

In the iOS Work Order App:

Look for the scanner (blue circle QR code icon) on the Vessels tab or when Adding Vessels within a task. Click the icon, then hold the camera up to the QR code. It will automatically scan one vessel code at a time - no clicking necessary.


Q. What InnoVint apps can scan QR codes?

A. All of them, in different ways. 

For Vessel QR Codes:

  • Use the full browser app on your tablet to find, or scan and select vessels for (or into) an action
  • Use the scanner on the InnoApp to see the current analysis on a lot in the vessel, or update tags or locations on groups of vessels
  • Use the scanner on the iOS work order app to look-up or scan vessels into a work order

For Work Order QR Codes:

  • Use the Scan QR code icon in the top Nav Search bar to scan and pull up a work order on your tablet, laptop or desktop