The Dynotag System consists of ID Tags linked to Information Records (records, for short). When a third party person view the ID tag, they are shown the contents of the linked record.
In other words:
The tag only contains the record linking information.
Actual information shown to others is kept in the “record”.
About Your Tags
When you obtain a new tag, you first to “Activate” it into your account, and either create a new information record for it – or – link it to an existing information record.
- Multiple ID tags can be linked to an information record.
- An ID tag can be linked to only one information record.
For example, you can get a Medical ID pendant and activate it, creating a Medical ID information record in the process. Later on, you can get a Medical ID Wristband and during its activation you link it to your existing Medical ID information record.
In the Dynotag system. Information Records are the actual data repositories you create and maintain. Tags are the physical products you acquire – and associate with a record.
Note that INFORMATION RECORDS CAN ONLY BE VIEWED VIA A TAG THAT IS LINKED TO THEM. This is especially important for password protected information because in most cases, the viewer will have to enter the KeyCode on the specific tag in order to view the information.
Editing Your Tags
Once you activate your tag via the “Activate a New Tag” action, it exclusively belongs to your account and you (and only you) can manage it.
On your “My Records” page, your records are shown as “orange” color buttons. When the “Show Tags” button is clicked, you will see the tag(s) linked to that record as grey buttons. You can click on any of these Tag IDs to view that tag’s “Dashboard”, where you can manage your tag.
We use the “Dashboard” term because, like an automobile dashboard, the “Tag Dashboard” displays icons you can click on to view and modify information.
For most simple use cases, working on the “Tag Dashboard” is not necessary. The “Tag Activation Sequence” guides the creation of a “default” record type for every consumer product and links the tag to that record.
When a tag is activated, and linked to a record, the record is where virtually all the information is stored. Thus, you will be working on the “Record”, not the “Tag”.
Tag Dashboard page is used when:
- Activating a new tag with the intent of linking it to an existing record
Example: You have a Medical ID Record with a Medical Pendant linked to it. Now you want to link your new Medical Wristband Tag to the same Medical ID Record – so the information is shared.
- Changing the “Record” a tag is linked to
One can either link the tag to another compatible record – or – create a NEW compatible record and link to it. Unlinked tags that are not associated with a record are always shown on top of the “My Records” screen.
- You want to obtain the QR code for your tag, link an alias to it – or see details
These operations are tag specific and are accessible on this page only…
The Tag Dashboard
The “Tag Dashboard” consists of two sections:
1 – The “Data Panel”
2 – The “Function Panel”
The “Data Panel”
The Data Panel of the tag shows information that can be associated with the tag. These are the “Tag Title” and the “Record Linking Status”
“Title” – A description you can enter for your ID tag
We suggest a physical description of the tag itself or the object it is linked to. Example: “Blue Wristband Medical ID” or “Samsonite hardside luggage, black”
“Record Type“- the currently selected record template for this tag
Each ID Tag has a list of Information Record types it can support (get linked to)
Of those, the most common record type anticipated for the tag is the initial record type. For instance, a Medical ID tag would have the “Medical” record type as the default.
At the core of the “linking a tag to a record” functionality, this widget lets you perform one of the following actions by clicking the appropriate radio button. If you click any button that would result in a change, you have to click “Save” on top.
- Leave the record assignment of this tag as is.
This selection makes no changes and leaves the tag’s record link as is.
This selection will unlink the tag from its linked record. The Tag will be “Parked” so you can link it to another record later.
- Alternatively – link this tag to one of your qualifying records already in your collection.
Example: You already have a Medical ID record linked to a Wallet Med ID tag. You just activated a Pendant Med ID tag and want to link it to the same record.
If you have existing records that this tag may be linked to, you would be shown that list of qualifying records. Simply click the radio button of one of these – and the tag will be linked/linked to that record instead of its current linkage.
The “Function Panel”
The Function Panel lists management operations for this tag.
This is a shortcut action that will take you to the Management Screen of the Information Record this tag is linked to. (learn more)
This action will display the record this tag is linked to – in a new browser window.
This action will show tag specific detail information, such as the “Activation Keycode”
This action will display the Web Address for this tag, as well as an image of the QR code leading to it. You can right-click on the QR code image and save it for use as needed.
This action will start the self-service, automated “Warranty Replacement” process for this tag.
You can “Reset” any physical Smart ID Tag activated into your account collection. This will effectively “Factory Reset the Smart ID tag, completely clearing its contents AND removing it from your collection. The tag will then be ready to be “Activated” by you or another user.
An alias is a memorable custom name you can assign to your tag.
For example, in this example, Lisa Miller got the alias “LisaMiller_MedID” for her tag. This enables her to use this “vanity name” as dynotag.com/a/LisaMiller_MedID – which is a lot easier than remembering dynotag.com/1063-8481
Just like vanity automobile license plates, alias names are available on a first-come first-serve basis.