How to Interpret the Name of a Postech Glove Scanner

Glove Name

  • BM01: glove accessory for GS02M;
  • BM02: glove accessory for GS02F;
  • BM03: glove accessory for GS02P

Auxiliary Features for Glove Accessory BM01-03

  • R: right hand (standard), L: left hand;
  • M: medium size (standard), L: large size;
  • F: full leather (standard), H: half (mixed) leather

Glove Scanner Name

  • GS01: 1D (not available) glove scanner;
  • GS02: 2D glove scanner

Auxiliary Name

  • GS02M: BM01 glove + MS3392 (2D) scanner;
  • GS02F: BM02 glove + FS02P (2D) scanner;
  • GS02P: BM03 glove + FS02P (2D) scanner

For example, the name of model BM01-RMH means that the glove accessory is used for GS02M scanner (MS3392M), right hand, medium (standard) size, half (mixed) leather material.

Order-picking and Auto-ID Technology

What is Auto-ID

“Auto-ID” or Automatic identification refers to the methods of automatically identifying objects, collecting data about them, and entering them directly into computer systems, without human involvement. Technologies typically considered as part of AIDC include QR codes, bar codes, RFID, biometrics, magnetic stripes, optical character recognition (OCR), smart cards, and voice recognition.

Link to Generate Free Barcodes of any Types Online

Order Picking Technology

  • Pick-by-scan
  • Pick-by-voice
  • Pick-by-light
  • Pick-to-color
  • Pick-by-RFID
  • Pick-by-vision
  • Mobile acquisition using handheld / PDA / tablet
  • Picking slips
  • Automated palletizing and depalletizing with handling devices, forklift and robots
  • Automated sequencing buffer to form the order picking sequence

Why Bluetooth

> Wireless Data Transmission with Secured Distance
> Extensive Availability, Accessibility and Stability
> Convenience from Ease of Use
> Higher Energy Efficiency over WiFi
> Multiple Modes for Choice: HID, SPP, Bluetooth Low Energy

How to Find a Right Barcode Scanner

Often we are asked whether it makes sense to simply use the built-in camera of handy mobile phones to handle scanning. Camera-based scanning of mobile phones adds little to no incremental cost, but is limited by the efficiency and reliability. This is a function of the distance between the handy camera and the barcode, size, type and lighting conditions. In warehouses with bulky and heavy items, being able to lift items or move the handy to properly frame the barcode is far less desirable than simply scanning with a wrist or finger-worn wearable barcode scanner with the arm extended. This becomes especially cumbersome in high volume environments.

Barcode scanning or reading are a fast and economical way for automatic article identification. Nearly all barcode scanners or readers contain decoder circuitry that can analyze the barcode’s image data provided by the sensor and sending the barcode’s content to the scanner’s output port. However, the source of light, lens, and sensor can be different which are optimized for particular application, therefore the selection of a right model of scanner or reader is critical. Before to start, think about these questions:

  • Do you need wired or wireless scanner?
  • How frequent or intensive do you need to scan barcodes?
  • Are you performing multiple transactions at once?
  • Do you need to read 1D, 2D barcodes or both?
  • Are you scanning barcodes or utilizing RFID?
  • How much memory does your device need to have?
  • Do you have the demand for a specific scan engine?
  • What distance do you need to scan?
  • Do you need a wearable data terminal?
  • Do you need a mobile solution?
  • Are you on a network and want to process real-time?
  • Do you have security limitations and requirements?
  • Is your environment hazardous?

1D Laser-type Scanner

Disperses a laser dot into a thin solid line and in turn projects it onto a barcode. The laser beam repeatedly moves from left and right, hence the scanner has moving parts. The laser scanner is perhaps the most popular barcode input device.

Advantage: They can scan in direct sunlight (in most instances), and project a thin, very precise laser beam onto the barcode. Using laser scanners allows for the reading of wide and distant bar code labels.

Disadvantage: Struggles to scan small barcodes or high resolution barcodes (Not as good ion as Linear Imager scanners), and has moving parts that can break, and it is also not possible to read objects on screen.

1D CCD-type Scanner

Light detectors aligned in a single row eluminates the barcode, and an actual lens in the scanner reduces the full barcode image onto the imaging sensor. CCD barcode scanner technology is based on camera imaging technology.

Advantage: This method is great for capturing very high resolution details along with widened color space. It can also scan folded lines, objects on screen, and has no moving parts.

Disadvantage: First, it has a short “read” range, and must be held no more than 1 to 3 inches from the barcodes. Further, the CCD has a limited width, and will not read barcodes that are wider than the face of the input device. It is largely popular for use in point of sale applications.

2D Imager-type Scanner

Based on the same technology as CCD scanners (imager), but has a longer range, comparible to Laser barcode scanners. These devices cannot only read matrix codes, but also 1D and other 2D Symbologies. An imager operates like a camera taking a picture of the image.

Advantage:  Able to scan smaller barcodes than lasers scanners. Genreally more rugged than Laser scanners because they have no moving parts.

Disadvantage: Usually can’t scan in direct sunlight.

For short range scanning: CCD scanners are a good choice if price is an issue and occasionally scanning barcodes.

For long range scanning: Laser scanners are geenrally the best choice, with some rugged scanners able to scan up to 100 meters long. 

Laser vs Linear Imager: For the vast majority of applications it won’t make a difference choosing between a Linear Imager or a Laser, unless you need to scan really small barcodes or barcodes on screen (use Linear Imager), or you have to scan in sunlight (use Laser).

Portable Data Terminals

Sometimes you must bring the computer to the barcode, particularly to handle jobs such as warehouse inventory control or freezer applications. A portable data terminal, a fully programmable hand-held computer, is necessary in such instances. When a scanner device is integrated into the unit, you have created a powerful data collection device. The most common implementation is an integrated 1D laser scanner, but 2D imager scanners are now being more popular.

How to Connect a Scanner via Bluetooth

Barcode scanners can be used with data terminal such as mobile phone, PC, or tablet for data acquisition. The communication is via Bluetooth (BT). To set up a BT connection, one must enable the Bluetooth function first on the data terminal. The BT can be set in SPP, HID or BLE protocol (for R5000 series). The choice of protocol is made by scanning setting barcodes with scanners. All information on setting barcodes for selecting BT modes and setting format can be found in brochure which is enclosed in the package of products

  • HID: Human Interface Device Profile
  • SPP: Serial Port Profile
  • BLE: Bluetooth Low Energy

Instruction Manual for bluetooth pairing, pdf file, 5.64MB, download

HID Mode (Android OS, iOS, Windows)

  1. Reset barcode scanner to factory default setting if necessary (Default Factory Setting), set BT mode (Bluetooth Output Mode), set HID Mode (Bluetooth HID mode ) by stepwise scanning the barcode sequences shown in Fig.1. Once the HID mode is triggered, the blue light of GS scanner flashes, waiting for pairing.
  2. Enable the BT under setting panel of the data terminal and search for available BT devices, wait until the name GS-BarcodeScanner BT4.0 (default) shows up (Fig.2).
  3. Click the GS scanner on the list, wait for pairing. The pairing is made automatically. The blue light stops blinking when the pairing is finished.
  4. If the pairing has been set once, at the next time when the devices are powered on, the BT pairing will be made automatically.
  5. After the pairing of BT is set, the scanned data of barcodes can be entered to a text field when a cursor is highlighted on the data terminal.

SPP Mode (only available for Android OS)

  1. To demonstrate bluetooth at SPP mode, it is recommended to download and install MData APP on data terminal.
  2. Reset scanner, set bluetooth output and bluetooth SPP mode by scanning the barcodes from top to bottom as shown in Fig.3.
  3. Start up MData on the data terminal, set Input-Method to “MData” to go to the interface shown in Fig.4.
  4. Click “Connect Scanner” to go to the next screen (Fig.5) . Click “Bluetooth Scanner”. In the next screen, make sure the BT is enabled and click button “Go Select”.
  5. If the scanner is still searching for pairing, the name of the scanner will be displayed on the list of BT devices. Select the scanner and enter a password “1234” in the prompted window.  If the connection is successful, a button “Next Step” will be activated.
  6. In next screen, you can test the scanner under SPP mode. Please note that the blue light in scanner will not flash if the BT is connected.

BLE Mode

The BLE mode of bluetooth is applicable for Android and iOS. It can be also demonstrated with the procedures similar to that of SPP mode (with MData.apk). Please note that only R5000 series scanners are compatible with BT4.0 and therefore can be used at BLE mode. The BLE for GS scanners can be also tested with APP developed by Ekkes.

  • Ekkes BTLE example, available from Google Play Store

Bluetooth Dongle for GS Scanners

GS D100BT-PLUS User Guide

With bluetooth dongle (adaptor) D100BT(or D100BT-Plus) it is possible to extend the working distance of bluetooth from 10m to 30m. It also makes data transfer faster and more stable.

Step 1: Connect D100BT-PLUS adapter to PC via USB, then use the scanner to scan the
the barcodes posted on the adapter. The scanner’s blue light flashes at a rate of three fast and one slow.

Step 2: Use the scanner to scan the MAC address bar code on the front of
D100BT (as shown in the figure). After waiting for three seconds, the blue light
state of the scanner and D100BT-PLUS disappears and the pairing is successful.
Can output data on the PC side

Clear pairing
Press and hold the middle white button for 2 seconds. When you see the green light
flashing once and the blue light continues to flash, the pairing is successfully cleared.

Rename Bluetooth Devices under Android OS

By default a GS scanner is listed as “GS-Barcodescanner-BT 4.0” on the bluetooth devices of mobile phones. In cases many GS scanners are used, it may be necessary to set each scanner to an unique name. Please follow these steps to rename the scanners.

  • Go to webpage https://barcode.tec-it.com.
  • Under online barcode generator, select Code-128.
  • In the data field, enter {G1070/XXX}, where XXX refers to the new name of the scanner.
  • Click Refresh button, generate an image of barcode , download it to the file named barcode.gif, rename it to XXX.gif. Load the XXX.gif files with a Word file and print it out.
  • Check the list of bluetooth devices on mobile phone. Switch on GS scanner, scan the printed barcode XXX.gif, and then switch the scanner off. Switch the scanner on, the blue light will flash, waiting for pairing. The new name XXX will be seen on the list of bluetooth devices. Then, pair it with the mobile phone.

An Example of Barcode for Rename

State-of-Art Charging Technology with Postech Bluetooth Adapter BFP1

The Postech ring barcode scanner FS02P can directly communicate with a PC via Bluetooth in HID, or SPP mode, however, with a Bluetooth adapter BFP1, the pairing of Bluetooth can be much easy, the distance and stability of communication can be enhanced.

The BFP1 works with FS02P only via Bluetooth SPP mode, and it works with PC via either HID keyboard mode or virtual serial port mode.

The module BFP1 can be used individually, however, up to 6 BFP1 modules can be also serially connected to form a multiple charging dockstation
One BFP1 can pair with 5 FS02P ring scanners via Bluetooth at the same time.

User manual for BFP1, 188Kb, download

Two Options

BFP1: charging and adapter; BFP2: only for charging

Instruction for Rego printers

Mobile printers are used for all tasks in which your receipt or label must be printed directly on site. Label printing can take place wherever you need it – in warehousing and logistics areas, for patient receiving in hospitals, in laboratories, in shopping stores or in retail. Mobile printers print in direct thermal mode and therefore do not need any printing ribbons. The compact design makes it easy to carry or mount on forklifts or vehicles. Used together with mobile data terminal and/or mobile barcode scanners, we provide a smart mobile solution for improving efficiency in order-picking and sorting application. 

Android OS

Our mobile printers are usually used with Android mobile data terminals (mobile phone, tablet, etc) with Bluetooth communication. In this case the printers must be paired with mobile devices with password 1234 or 0000. It is recommended to load and install Rego SDK: REGO_Android_Print SDK (zipped file, 24MB) for demonstration. The SDK supports all Rego printers: MLP58, MTP58, MLP80 and P80. The manual for SDK can be found under the extracted SDK folders.

Windows OS

If a Rego printer is used with Windows devices with USB communication (with OTG function), a driver from Rego is required to install: Windows Driver (zipped file, 3.4 MB)

If a Rego printer is used with Windows devices at Bluetooth mode, the printer must be first paired with devices with the password 1234 or 0000. Then the virtual number of COM port where the printer was assigned must be found out. This can be done by looking into the list of device manager under Windows. Please note that two COM numbers can be seen which are for writing data to and receiving data from the printer, respectively. It is recommended to load ans install COM port testing tool (exe file, 478KB) for testing the COM port and printer. Further programming for custom-made label printing require writing to COM serial port with protocol (9600, 8, none, 1, none). The standard languages are ESC/POS (MLP58, MTP58, MLP80 and P80) or CPCL(MLP80). It is also recommended to load and install Windows SDK (zipped file, 15.6MB). The SDK supports all Rego printers. The manual for SDK can be found under the extracted SDK folders.

An example of demo on how to install Rego printer via bluetooh on Win10, pdf file, 1.9MB, download