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TonDone: The easiest way to manage your facility services @ CES 2022

TonDone facilities managementIf you own a business, you know that there are some jobs that are really difficult to feel like you understand. Managing facility services, such as janitorial needs, can be a real challenge. For most of us, we simply have to trust that the job is getting done. We’re not around when it happens, and we don’t quite understand all of the details that go into the job. For those that provide the service, it’s even more important to know exactly what is going on at your clients’ offices. Fortunately, TonDone has created a product that gives everyone a better look into what is and is not happening in their offices.

What is TonDone?

TonDone is the solution to all of your facility service needs. With their mobile app, you can manage your team, get alerts from IoT devices, and control your business operations from your mobile device. TonDone makes work management simple so that you can focus on what you do best – running your business!

You’ll be blown away by how much TonDone can help streamline your business processes. From alerts sent straight to your phone to an intuitive mobile app designed with contractors in mind, TonDone has everything you need to take charge of your facility services. It is changing how businesses operate, making it easier than ever to track work, control costs, and delight customers with an amazing level of service.

How does TonDone work?

TonDone embraces the Internet of Things, creating a physical network of devices that help with proof of work. Using Near-Field Communication (NFC) tags, owners can verify that their facilities staff and contractors have physically been to the location, that they were there at the right time, and doing what is expected.

Of course, tracking the data is only part of the equation. Without reporting services, that data is completely useless. TonDone’s reporting services make it easy to get data out of the TonDone system and into a format that you can use to improve your business.

The system has an advanced reporting system that allows you to keep track of all of your staffers and contractors in near to real-time on your phone, computer, or tablet. This allows business owners and cleaning companies to keep track of what is happening, but also look for ways to improve the customer experience.

What are the benefits of TonDone?

The combination of tracking and reporting allows for a better understanding of your business. When your business is taking care of the offices of others, there are a lot of ways to improve the customer experience. Looking for efficiencies can keep the time down, as well as potentially the cost. You might also be able to identify employees and contractors that need more training because the amount of time they are taking on a project is far outside of your estimates and expectations.


TonDone is available now and in use by management with their clients. To learn more about the platform, get a demo, or try it for yourself, head over to the company’s website.

Interview by Scott Ertz of F5 Live: Refreshing Technology.

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Jooki keeps kids engaged without screens using NFC ToyTouch @ CES 2022

Jooki smart speakerKids love video games, there’s no doubt about that. However, a number of studies have shown that constant screen time can lead to developmental issues. It can cause issues with blurred reality, social interactions, and more. As additional information has become available, some people have worked hard to develop products that help engage kids with traditional-style toys and games without the need for screens. One such product is Jooki, a combination of toy and music without the screen.

What is Jooki?

Jooki combines toys and characters with music – all things that kids love. Kids can use the characters to choose music and stories from the Jooki player. Simply place the right character on the platform and the corresponding music or story will play. Each token and figurine has a square base so that kids can only place them on the speaker the correct way. This helps kids with matching while also incorporating sounds.

Parents have the ability to choose what is available to their kids. They can record audio, including stories, from themselves and their family to be played on the device. They can also choose to stream music from Spotify directly to the speaker. Then, simply match the character piece with the audio that they want to be played and Jooki is ready to go.

How does it work?

This year, the company introduced the second generation of Jooki speakers. The new model has been enhanced in several ways, including adding new, brighter character figurines and tokens, and more stylish buttons. The speaker also features 5 GB of internal memory and 8 hours of battery life, meaning that it can be used on the go without internet access for a long time. For when you want to give your kids the ability to stream content, the speaker also features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios.

The speaker itself features a 360-degree speaker design, so multiple kids and other family members can sit together around the speaker to listen. This gives the ability for a parent or grandparent to sit with the child while a story is being read and follow along. You can even use it to monitor your child’s sleep and nap times!

NFC technology and Muuselabs electronics keep kids away from screens with Jooki. Each character figurine and token has a unique identifier which, when in contact with the Jooki speaker, tells that device what audio to play. Some can be played without the need for internet access, like local stories. Others will require internet access, like music and podcasts from Spotify.


The Jooki generation 2 is available now in various kits. Prices start at $112.99 for a player with 2 standard tokens. The largest kit costs $179.99 for a player with 8 standard tokens and 5 figurines. There are currently 2 other sets available, as well. You can also purchase additional tokens and figurines. 6 tokens cost $24.99 and 5 figurines cost $34.99. To learn more about the product or to purchase one for your family, head to the company’s website.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central and Christopher Jordan of The Talking Sound.

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Michael Wehrs from Scanbuy stopped by the TPN CES live broadcast. Scanbuy is a mobile engagement company. They use QR codes, NFC, object recognition and more. They want to figure out what the product is they are scanning and what they are really looking for.

It’s all about getting your target audience. To do that, you have to make sense in what you are collecting.

Scanbuy works with multiple companies to identify what people are shopping for and engagement with that item.

A great use is if someone scans something and their phone’s primary language is Spanish, the information will come back in their language.

More information, check out ScanLife.com


Interview by Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine and Chris Montera of Health Tech Weekly

Yale Locks Brings High Tech to the Common Door

Yale has new home door locks that bring a high-tech flare to your house. These aren’t your average doorsets – they have touch-screens and smartphone apps. You can buy the locks alone from many retailers, like Amazon, however, they are big with custom installers of home security systems. Now they have introduced NFC (near field communication) to their locks. That means you don’t need a key or a code. Your phone alone can unlock the door just by being close to it. If you are worried about your phone being lost or stolen then you can set up a secondary line of security such as a pass code. You can also revoke a mobile key via the web site if a phone gets lost. In addition, you can assign a separate code to each person in your home and even have the lock send you a text when someone passes through the door. Yale Locks are available on the market today, and the ones with NFC technology will be arriving soon. Prices and availability have not yet been determined.

You can find out more at Yale. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network.