The Importance of Standardized Names

  Whenever you manage a complex data base, with thousands of data records, you will certainly encounter the "nomenclature" problem. This is the need to have a naming convention for calling things by standardized names. As a simple example, the titles "Assistant Foreman", "Asst Foreman", and "ASSIST. FOREMAN" may all mean exactly the same thing. But these three terms will look [...]

By |2018-10-21T19:57:32+00:00August 30th, 2017|New Content, Technology|0 Comments

Guidance on Choosing the best QR Code Reader

Clients often ask us our recommendation for the best QR Code Reader app. For years, we have recommended i-nigma, which is free and available on all platforms. It is extremely fast and reliable, and offers just the features required by CVS users. Lucas over at www.uqr.me has published a list of "The 11 Best QR Code Reader Apps for Android, [...]

By |2018-10-21T19:57:33+00:00March 20th, 2017|Technology|0 Comments

Technology and Your ID Badge

At the heart of the CVS service are the credit card-style badges. These badges (if you are not already aware) are printed by InstantCard—America's leading cloud-based ID card service. InstantCard is passionate about using technology to efficiently enhance ID cards. This is, in fact, how CVS was born. So, of course, it behooves us to share InstantCard's most recent [...]

By |2018-10-21T19:57:33+00:00February 19th, 2017|New Content, Technology, Videos|0 Comments

New Ransomeware Targets Linux

At CVS we're all about safety and security. And, additionally, we happen to have quite a few Linux machines at the office. So, the following was of extreme interest to us; and, perhaps, will be to you as well. According to The Hacker News, a new version of KillDisk ransomeware targets linux computers. In case you were unaware, ransomeware is [...]

By |2018-10-21T19:57:34+00:00January 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Announcing the “Emergency Information” Option

We're pleased to announce that we've added a significant new safety feature, available for all CVS users. We've added an "Emergency Information" button which appears right below the employee's profile information, whenever the QR code is scanned.  This is designed to immediately display exactly the information that an EMT or Emergency Responder would need to see in case of an accident.  After [...]

By |2018-10-21T19:57:37+00:00February 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How does CVS handle seasonal or temporary employees?

The Credential Verification Service has an "active" flag for each employee.  All employees default to "active" status.  However, at any time, employee's status can be switched to "inactive".  This does not delete any data in the data base.  However, when such an employee's card is scanned, the message "Employee not active in the CVS System" will be displayed.  No billing [...]

By |2018-10-21T19:57:38+00:00January 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New CVS “How-To” Videos

At InstantCard, we understand that new technology, like CVS, can be a bit overwhelming.  For me, every time there is a new version of my graphic design or video software I hesitate a bit before hitting "download." While the idea of new software and functionality is exciting, the prospect of changing to a new system can be a little taxing.  [...]

By |2018-10-21T19:57:38+00:00July 6th, 2015|New Content|0 Comments
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