Updates & New Features

The lastest ixkio product features and updates.

03 April 2024
Clusters Released

Clusters have now been released in full across all Flex Alpha plans. 

Clusters allow the categorisation of Batches to provide a more manageable system on large scale deployments. By using Clusters, Batches can now be marked and filtered by additional parameter - such as colour or size. This allows Batches of tags to be released under the same Tag Group while still being able to manage at scale. Cluster information can of course be dynamically included in CodeLink, API response or Redirect URL as required. 

We are now beta testing multiple Cluster options and Cluster based rules for release later in July 2024. 

22 March 2024
Mobile App v4 Released

We've launched v4 of the ixkio mobile app with a number of improvements and updates including :

NTAG424 Encoding

Ixkio users can now encode their own NTAG424 tags directly from the mobile App. Ixkio will create the keys, automatically assign them to your Tag Codes and manage all the settings. Can be used with custom domains and coming shortly, API response modes.

Enhanced Check Functionality

We've improved the Check feature to provide more information including tag authentication confirmation for NTAG424 tag users : 

Continuous Encode Mode

Android users can now benefit from faster tag encoding by using the continuous encode mode. No screen taps are required between encoding large number of tags.

01 March 2024
Smart Assign Now In Beta

Smart Assign allows our mobile app users to dynamically change assignment batch destination via a QR code scan.

This is how it works : 

Administrators can generate Smart Assign QR codes for Batches within the Console. These can be printed out or emailed as a pdf directly to factories or production lines. Users on the ixkio mobile app who are assigning NFC tags to specific product lines can then scan the QR codes to change assignment Batch. 

For example, a Smart Assign QR code might be created for a 'Blue Handbag' and a 'Red Handbag'. On production, the mobile user would first scan the Blue Handbag QR code and then start assigning tags which would be moved into the Blue Handbag batch. Then, they can scan the Red Handbag QR code to start assigning tags to the Red Handbag batch. 

Smart Assign provides a dynamic ability for factories and production lines to have limited but flexible control over assignment. 

20 February 2024
Extended Data Updates

With the growing demand from our customers to store additional data for product passports and similar applications, we've expanded the number of Extended Data fields available on our Alpha plan and have now incorporated Extended Data into the Flex plan. 

We are also currently beta testing with a limited set of customers a more advanced Extended Data management system. We expect this to be released by early January 2024.  If you are an existing customer looking for more advanced Extended Data options, drop us a message and we can discuss options with you. ate

02 February 2024
Expiry Timeout On Additional Users (Multiuser)

It is now possible to set a time period that will automatically log users out of our App.

Our App will then require users to log back in if they wish to continue using it.

27 January 2024
Encode Unlimited !

We've added a new option for mobile app encoding. Currently, to prevent accidental duplicate encoding, ixkio stops Tag Codes being re-encoded with the ixkio mobile app if they have already been encoded. 

For customers who want to encode a large number of NFC tags with the same Tag Code, we've added 'Encode Unlimited' which will ignore a Tag Codes Encode status and allow for endless encoding. 

10 January 2024
Encode Status

Tag Codes now have Encode Status alongside Assignment Status. The Encode Status flag can be used for your own use for keeping track of which Tag Codes you have encoded. However, it's primarily designed for users encoding using our ixkio mobile apps as a mechanism to prevent accidental duplicate encoding.

18 December 2023
IPhone And Android Apps Updated With Assignment

We have now updated our iPhone and Android Apps to allow users full Assignment features. We are now retiring mobile browser based Assignment. The latest Apps are available on the Apple and Google Play stores. 

04 December 2023
CodeLink Upgrades Now Allow Data Connection Of Both Core And Extended Data

Our powerful Codelink has been upgraded to allow the dynamic linking of both Core and Extended data from ixkio to your landing pages. Customers using ixkio to store product related data such as serial numbers or manufacturing information, can now pass this dynamically to landing pages using CodeLink with a single line of javascript. CodeLink works with Shopify, Wix, Webflow, Squarespace and custom built websites. 

06 November 2023
Browser/USB Device-Based Encoding To Be Discontinued From December 2023

From December 2023, it will no longer be possible to encode tags through a browser/USB device. However, it is now possible to encode tags through our new mobile app!

This app is available on Android and iOS.

03 November 2023
Multiple CodeLink Codes Now Allowed Across The Platform

Ixkio now allows the creation of multiple CodeLink codes for more advanced multi-site management. 

30 October 2023
Direct Response Mode To Be Discontinued

With the latest upgrades to our CodeLink system, all the functionality of direct response can be built into existing systems such as Wix, WordPress, Shopify, Webflow or Squarespace.

04 October 2023
IPhone And Android App Released

We have launched our new Ixkio App that can encode tags with just your mobile phone and works across all plans including Lite!

Stay tuned for future updates and additional features.

25 September 2023
CodeLink Now Available On All Flex Plans

Ixkio's CodeLink system is now available for use on all ixkio Flex plans. CodeLink allows the transfer of tag related data - such as serial numbers of manufacturing data - between ixkio and landing pages without complex server integration. 

CodeLink works with both Standard (NTAG213, iCODE SLIX) tags and Authentication (NTAG424) tags. On the on Flex Pro and Alpha plans, CodeLink can also be used with Authentication tags to help protect the landing pages from unwanted hits - creating a secure link between the authentication tag and the page content. 

12 September 2023
Shopify App Released

We've created a new Shopify App that enables product data stored within ixkio to be dynamically passed onto existing Shopify pages.

This is only available for users on our Flex Plans.

01 September 2023
New 'Reserved' Assignment Status

New 'Reserved' Assignment Status on Tag Codes prevents multi-user accidental encoding of the same Tag Code

16 August 2023
Realtime Authentication Data Now Available On The Console

We are now displaying realtime NFC authentication data on the Console scan logs. 

The classification of a failed authentication is complicated as there's a number of ways it can be interpreted in the system. For the purposes of the console, a failed authentication is regarded as the presence of the data required from the chip to make an authentication attempt but that the code was incorrect. 

Note that a failed authentication is recorded regardless of whether a Rule is created to manage the Response. 

07 August 2023
New Assignment And Encode Monitoring Tool

To allow for better management of multi-user Assignment or Encoding via the mobile Apps, we've added Assignment and Monitoring screens. These screens provide a near realtime display of the current system wide Assignment and Encoding activity with a breakdown of Tag Codes, Users and relevant batches. 

31 July 2023
Advanced Event Logging Is Live

All changes associated with Tag Codes, Batches, Tag Groups, Folders and users now started to be logged and displayed.

17 July 2023
Assignment Now Available Across Multiple Users

Assignment is now available across multiple users for large scale simultaneous Assignment.

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