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  • BBC: Old, new and remembered

    When it comes to remembering those we hold dear, there are many methods from head stones to Facebook shrines. A company in the America is bringing these two methods together with QR codes - or 3 dimensional bar codes - so that you can find out more about a person while you are at their graveside.
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  • Businessweek: QR Code Fatigue

    David Quiring, the Seattle owner of a headstone shop, sells a $75 service that lets families set up websites devoted to their dearly departed. Those can be accessed by scanning QR-code stickers on tombstones.
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  • Dearly departed recalled with virtual memorial

    Mourners will soon be able to scan a bar code on graves to access a virtual memorial of lost loved ones. The Quick Response code, or QR code - a small chequerboard pattern commonly used in advertising - will enable grieving friends and family to swipe the grave with a smart phone to trigger memories and images of their dearly departed.
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  • Headstones become interactive with new app

    Quiring Monuments introduced the new technology for its headstones last month and 15 to 20 families are already using the feature, he said, adding law enforcement groups have expressed interest in using the technology for large monuments.
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  • Headstones that tell a story

    An American company in Seattle makes grave memorials that include the QR codes. By scanning the code with a smartphone, visitors can gain direct access to a page on the Living Headstones archive website, which contains information about the departed.
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  • High-tech headstones immortalizing life stories

    The cemetery is a simple place: grave markers, names, and dates. But one Seattle man is radically re-thinking the whole concept of what a gravestone is, and what the experience at a cemetery should be. When Dave Quiring visits the gravesite of his departed parents, he actually sees them, hears them, and interacts with them.
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  • King 5 News: Smartphone, meet headstone: Seattle company offers digital epitaphs

    Quiring has already created QR codes for both his parents, as well as six veterans who were Medal of Honor recipients, now buried at Washelli-Evergreen Cemetery in Seattle. In the two months since they started etching QR codes, Quiring said his company has created about 80 of them for buyers around the country.
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  • More Info on the Dearly Departed? There’s an App for That!

    QR codes are a fast connection to more information about ads... Now, if you have a smartphone, you can get connected with QR codes on tombstones. The link can have anything from more information about the deceased to comments made by family and friends.
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  • NPR: Technology Brings Digital Memories To Grave Sites

    The process of burying the dead hasn't changed much over the centuries, but now their gravestones can provide a digital link to their life stories. A Seattle-based company is creating burial markers that include a scannable, stamp-like image called a "quick read" — or QR code.
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  • QR Codes are not just for Marketing or Social promotion.

    Quiring Monuments is a leading designer of headstones for memorials and monuments throughout the U.S. Owner Dave Quiring had been exploring different methods at making interactive gravestones for years before stumbling upon QR codes. After attempting to utilize many expensive and temperamental technologies, the codes proved to be just what he was looking for.
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  • QR Codes Turn Headstones into Interactive Memorials - Living Headstone™

    Quiring has created a new type of headstone which connects people regardless of where they reside. Our “Living Headstone™” memorial blends the timeless traditional value of granite headstones with the newest technology available, to provide an interactive “living” memorial legacy for future generations.
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  • Quiring Monuments Launches New, Interactive Website

    Quiring Monuments, a Seattle-based industry leader in designing and creating quality custom headstones, memorials, and monuments in North America, excitedly announces the launch of its new, interactive website, monuments.com.
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  • Quiring Monuments, A Seattle institution for nearly 60 years, adapts to the latest technology

    Quiring has now developed its own way of incorporating a QR code — a squarish-lookingbarcode that smartphones can read — into a grave marker through a small plastic-metal composite tag affixed to the gravestone and a QR-operated website to back it up.
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  • Regina company uses QR codes to link gravestones to memorial information on web

    If you visit Edouard Garneau's grave in Seattle, you'll see the usual bits of information etched into his bench-stle headstone -- his name, when he was born, and that he died last August at the age of 78.
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  • Seattle Times: 'Living headstones' use technology to honor the dead

    Wave a smartphone over the bench-style headstone of Edouard Garneau at Holyrood Cemetery in Shoreline and you'll learn he was a collision-repair specialist and successful businessman who loved to barbecue, fly his airplane and travel. You'll see pictures of Garneau and the life he shared with his wife, Faye, and of him with his airplane and riding on an elephant.
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  • Small Businesses Using QR Codes to Engage Customers

    "We have always wanted to add more information to our memorials and I have been searching for ways to do this," explained owner David Quiring, William Quiring's great nephew. While the company was always looking for headstone enhancements, the birth of the QR code showed Quring an opportunity unlike any before to reconcile the virtual and physical memorial: QR codes on headstones.
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  • Talking Dead|QR codes on gravestones

    QR Codes on graves could be the next evolution of death. Gravestone companies say the codes that lead to videos, pictures, and life stories are becoming more popular.
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  • The Future of Graveyards

    The Seattle-based headstone manufacturer Quiring Monuments is certainly looking to take the graveyard experience to the next level. In an effort to tap into the latest technology and better connect with a younger generation of mourners, they have created new burial markers so that visitors can learn more about the deceased and leave messages for them.
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  • Turning Headstones into Living Memorials

    What if the headstones were more than just markers with beginning and ending dates? Seattle's Quiring Monuments wants to turn the headstone into an interactive and living memorial. They're adding 2-D barcode readers to them so people can snap a picture with their smartphone and be transported to a special website dedicated to the dearly departed.
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  • Your gravestone has an app: Companies sell interactive link for smartphones

    QR codes have become commonplace on advertising campaigns, allowing a smartphone owner to scan the bar code on an ad to obtain more information about the product or campaign online. U.S. customers can get their own QR code gravestones as well. Quiring Monuments, based in Seattle, Wash., has created a video for the company's version of the product.
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