The Datascan self-scan solution is designed to have minimum impact on retailers’ IT infrastructure, requiring very little setup and network configuration. In order to maintain high availability and ensure optimum inventory efficiency, Datascan employs redundant server pools with automated failover and backup. Also, our scanners are able to communicate with our servers via wireless or wired network using a TCP connection. Adaptable technology results in a simpler inventory process for our retailers.
It All Starts With a Handheld Inventory Scanner
Datascan offers three connection options:
Independent 3G Network Connection
Datascan sends 3G wireless routers directly to stores for their physical inventory counts. Sufficient routers can be provided to enable store wide coverage and can be configured to use the best carrier service available in the area.
Datascan's Fit-for-Purpose scanner is designed with data security in mind.
Custom compiled Linux kernel
- No TCP/IP for added security
- Comm port only active during upload
- No shell port available
- Communicates over serial to WIFI
Embedded Serial -> Ethernet Module
- No direct access to OS
- Powered on only during communication
- No open incoming ports
- Uses common port numbers
Security protocols supported
- WEP (not recommended)
Future security protocols
- WPA2 Enterprise
Inventory data security
All inventory data sent from the scanner is encrypted in the same manner as the SSID, but a different key is used for added security. Endpoint server access requires login and verification.
SSID Information security
All SSID passphrases are encrypted with 128-bit AES, and the AES key is encrypted with a 1024-bit RSA public key. On the scanner, the AES key is decrypted using the RSA public key.