January 10, 2011 Recent data suggests consumers will be viewing both the physical and online worlds through their mobile devices as the norm – not the exception. Technology like 2D codes can be used to connect these worlds through the consumer's mobile device. A 2D code is a two-dimensional barcode that links to an online experience when scanned with a mobile device. A downloaded software application turns a mobile device's camera lens into an optical scanner. Each code is encoded with specific information like a URL or contact information.
Listen to commercial airlines, private aircraft, helicopters, blimps, hot air balloons, and other aircraft in the civilian aircraft band with your scanner! Airborne planes can easily be heard from well over 100 miles away due to their height, so you will be able to enjoy plenty of action on your radio scanner even if you don't live near a major airport. If you do live near an airport, you will be able to hear transmissions directly from the tower as well! The Civilian Aircraft Band is located between 108 to 137 MHz and is found on scanners in Categories 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , and 6 ( all categories , except category 1) in this guide. Radios in Category 2 are usually the least expensive since they lack advanced features needed to hear some other listening topics.