First Dayton "Scan" Venger Hunt to Introduce QR Codes to Miami Valley

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Dayton-based Comtactics, Tech Town and Area Businesses Partner for May Event

One of the goals of Comtactics and the members here at Tech Town is to keep the Dayton community aware of the latest technology

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One of the most exciting new technologies on the market right now is headed to the Miami Valley, and people and businesses in the Dayton-area will have a fun opportunity to experience it during Dayton’s first “ScanVenger Hunt” May 13-15.

More than 25 Dayton businesses including Unos, Boston Stoker, Boulevard Haus, Thai 9 and Wiley’s Comedy are on board to help introduce the area to 2d technology, also known as QR codes. Information gathered from these codes can be used by area businesses and organizations.

During the three-day “ScanVenger Hunt” people are encouraged to go to participating businesses and search for special 2d “ScanVenger Hunt” codes that could be anywhere from a restaurant menu to a staff member’s shirt! The codes can be scanned using a participant’s Smartphone equipped with the proper code reader that can be downloaded for free on the ScanDayton.com site.

Each time they find a new code and answer a question associated with that code they will automatically be entered into a drawing to win an Apple iPad. You can even enter the drawing without a Smartphone by texting the word “ScanDayton” to 41411.

Comtactics, LLC, a multiplatform communications firm and Stan-Solutions both based at Dayton’s Tech Town, developed the “ScanVenger Hunt” idea as a creative way to introduce the technology to the Dayton-area. Comtactics is also at the forefront of bringing 2d technology to the Miami Valley. “Tony Manuel of Stan-Solutions and I have partnered on several projects but we are very excited about this one,” Sean Fields, President and CEO of Comtactics stated.

“One of the goals of Comtactics and the members here at Tech Town is to keep the Dayton community aware of the latest technology,” he says. “Using 2d technology for dynamic interactive campaigns is huge in other countries like Japan and it will soon have a strong presence in the US.”

The “ScanVenger Hunt” will coincide with the Downtown Dayton Partnership’s Urban Nights event, scheduled for Friday, May 14.

“The Urban Nights event normally draws a mixed crowd of around 25,000 which becomes a perfect audience to measure demographic interest,” Fields added. “Sandy Gudorf and her staff have been very supportive of our vision and we appreciate the collaborative effort her organization brings.”

More information about 2d codes and the “ScanVenger Hunt” can be found at http://www.ScanDayton.com.

For more information about Dayton’s first “ScanVenger Hunt” or to schedule an interview with Sean Fields, please call Shawntay Fields at 937-221-7621 or e-mail Shawntay.

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