Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of background do you have that qualifies you as a creator of this device and future fulfillment?
Anthony Garvan has been writing software for startups and fortune 100 companies for 7 years, and Don Leung (Director of Hardware) has been manufacturing electronics for 2 generations. Check out our LinkedIn profiles for more details:
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/anthony-garvan/38/996/219 https://www.linkedin.com/pub/donatus-leung/56/894/735Last updated:
Is there a way to add on more OCHO Tags? I am interested in the tag cards you mention briefly on your project page. Are those specifically designed for wallets?
After the Kickstarter campaign, on our website: www.ochopad.com. OCHO Tag cards are not just for wallets, they can also be used like luggage tags.Last updated:
You say that you can use as many OCHO Pads as you like, does each have to be programmed separately? How easy or difficult is it to keep track of which pad is which, can we name them in the OCHO app?
You can manage as many OCHO devices as you like from a single user account. You will have to set up messages / reminders for each device you have, they will not be automatically copied over. When you register a new OCHO pad to your account you will be given the chance to name it. You can also name the tags.Last updated:
Could I put an OCHO Tag on the dog leash so I know when the dog walker has come by my home? How do the OCHO Tags work for those of us who dont know what NFC means?
Yes, and that's a great use case. NFC works by sending out a radio wave from the base to a little circuit in the tag. Using the power from the radio wave, the tag transmits back a unique identification number, which gets read by the base and sent back to the cloud. As long as the tag is touching the base, and event will be triggered.Last updated:
Why does the pledge tiers themselves say that you will get 5 tags, when the graphic in the description on the page says 3 tags and 2 stickers. How do the stickers work? How durable are they? How big are the stickers?
Stickers are actually NFC tag stickers. Just stick it to an item to make it an OCHO-tagged item. They are made of a flexible laminated plastic. They have no battery and no moving parts. They will last as long as you don't cut / tear the stickers apart. Stickers are 1.1 inch in diameter. If you prefer all tags, we can provide just tags.Last updated:
Short answer: Not now. NFC chipset works in 3 modes : READ / WRITE / TAG EMULATION. To get your NFC phone to work as a NFC tag you really need to use the emulation function of NFC chipset. Therefore we did not cover this function at this point in time.Last updated:
Each OCHO can read three NFC tags at a given time. The OCHO Pad also has two larger sections equipped with infrared sensors. The OCHO Pad can simultaneously track five objects resting on its surface.Last updated:
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