Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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About XPAND code

The XPAND code is a bar code for linking space and smartphone, featuring a horizontal slit shape.
The use is similar to qr code, and by reading xpand codes in space, such as signs and signs, on a smartphone, it is the starting point for displaying more detailed information about the space.
For example, you can read signs and display content in multiple languages, read bus stops to view bus activity, read stadium visions and display information such as matches and gourmets.
It is a feature that can be read from a long distance, and has a track record of successfully reading from more than 200m ahead.
Qr codes are square, so when used in space, the original display contents, such as signs, are sacrificed, and the noisy design causes landscape pollution.
It was developed with the aim of improving convenience while protecting the landscape by solving this problem and using “QR code for short distances and XPAND code for long distances”.

XPAND code is the starting point to guide to the smartphone, so you have only 12 digits. Display the information at the destination.

The color scheme constraints depend on the contract. The size is 300mm or more is recommended. There is no limit to the maximum size.

You can.

It can be read in XPAND Code-enabled apps.
In the case of the XPAND Code Reader we provide, it is compatible with Apple’s “App Clip” and Google’s “Instant App”, so it can be launched without installing any apps.

No, not planned. However, we can recommend some external tools.

Depending on the performance of the smartphone camera and software, the reading test at Saitama Stadium 2002 has succeeded in reading XPAND code 215 m away.

Yes. Please visit XPAND Code Generator.

Yes. It is possible to link to them.

It is also possible to translate automatically according to the specifications of the content side.

It has been introduced in restaurants, accommodations, tourist facilities, commercial facilities, public facilities, and multi-family housing in 98% prefectures nationwide in Japan (as of Nov 2019).
In the specialized type, the use has begun in the route bus guidance at Obihiro Station bus terminal, the display thing multilingual at the exhibition, etc.

The link URL cannot be changed in the free version, but it can be changed in the paid version.
Please visit this site.

No need.

Please refer to this site for the issuance of the XPAND code.

It can be read by the QR code reader corresponding to XPAND code.
If it is “XPAND code Q” of QR code complex type, it can be read in all QR code reader apps.

The XPAND Code/QR Code reading function is very easy to implement.
If you implement it yourself, it won’t cost you anything.
Please contact us for more information.

In addition, the XPAND Code Reader that we provide can now be launched without installation.
We recommend you to use this method first, as it is free and easy to access the reader by simply linking to it from your apps.

It is an abbreviation for eXPANded Dimension.

How to read XPAND code

It can be read in XPAND Code-enabled apps.
In the case of the XPAND Code Reader we provide, it is compatible with Apple’s “App Clip” and Google’s “Instant App”, so it can be launched without installing any apps.

It can be read by the QR code reader corresponding to XPAND code.
If it is “XPAND code Q” of QR code complex type, it can be read in all QR code reader apps.

The XPAND Code/QR Code reading function is very easy to implement.
If you implement it yourself, it won’t cost you anything.
Please contact us for more information.

In addition, the XPAND Code Reader that we provide can now be launched without installation.
We recommend you to use this method first, as it is free and easy to access the reader by simply linking to it from your apps.

About the cost

Yes. Please visit XPAND Code Generator.

Please refer to this site for the issuance of the XPAND code.

Not included.
As in the case of using QR codes, you can manage the content yourself.

Introduction and operation

XPAND code is the starting point to guide to the smartphone, so you have only 12 digits. Display the information at the destination.

The color scheme constraints depend on the contract. The size is 300mm or more is recommended. There is no limit to the maximum size.

You can.

No, not planned. However, we can recommend some external tools.

Depending on the performance of the smartphone camera and software, the reading test at Saitama Stadium 2002 has succeeded in reading XPAND code 215 m away.

Yes. It is possible to link to them.

It is also possible to translate automatically according to the specifications of the content side.

The link URL cannot be changed in the free version, but it can be changed in the paid version.
Please visit this site.

No need.

Not included.
As in the case of using QR codes, you can manage the content yourself.

Please contact us on the “Contact Us” page.

Direct follow-up support for users is provided by the contracting entity (us or our partner).

The linked content server can use your own server.

The transfer from XPAND code to the content is managed by our central server, so URL tampering by third parties is not possible.
In addition, we will provide a function that automatically disconnects links to harmful content.