Universal Menu Book/Interface/Wireless options

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This section is intended to configure a wireless connection to an Opticon cradle and third party dongles. Options are available to minimize the reader’s power consumption and to maximize working time and enable secure data exchange.

Default Bluetooth connection:
By default the reader is configured to connect to the Opticon cradle. Simply read the twelve character Bluetooth address label on the bottom of the cradle. The reader automatically connects to the cradle and automatically configures the pin code, authentication and encryption.

Default IEEE 802.15.4 connection:
By default the reader is configured to connect to the Opticon cradle. Simply read the tencharacter address label on the bottom of the cradle. The reader automatically connects to the cradle and automatically configures the pin code, authentication and encryption. With IEEE 802.15.4, the connection only exists during data transfers. Therefor the options "Auto disconnect" and "Auto reconnect" are not supported.

DRS232 cradle connection:
In case the cradle is connected to the computer via RS232, the communication parameters such as baud rate, data bits, parity and stop bits can be configured via the bar code reader. For baud rate settings and for data, parity and stop bits refer to the applicable paragraphs as described earlier in this chapter.

USB cradle connection:
In case the cradle is connected to the computer via USB, the USB driver for the cradle needs to be installed. This driver can be downloaded from www.opticon.com. The USB driver installs a serial port on the computer. Please consult your sales office for not listed platforms.

Bluetooth dongle connection:
In case a third party Bluetooth dongle is used, the Bluetooth address, pin code and security options needs to be configured manually. Consult your Bluetooth dongle manual how to obtain the Bluetooth address, how to configure the pin code and secure transmission. You need this information to configure the bar code reader. The Bluetooth dongle's driver installs a serial port on the computer, which is used by the bar code reader to transmit the data.

Keyboard emulation:
In case keyboard emulation is required, Opticon's program Tscan can convert the serial data from a COM port into keyboard data. Ask your local dealer or sales office how to obtain Tscan.

Enable auto connect to Opticon cradle:
After reading the address label on the cradle, the reader immediately tries to establish a connection.

Disable auto connect to Opticon cradle:
After reading the address label on the cradle, the reader needs to be connected manually.

Connect to other Bluetooth device:
In order to connect to a different Bluetooth device scan the applicable menu labels in the following configuration order:

  • set Bluetooth device address (mandatory)
  • set Security (optional)
  • read label: Manually connect (mandatory)

Bluetooth options:
The reader can be configured for several options:

  • set connection (mandatory), choose from trigger connection or auto connection
  • select an address (mandatory)
  • select security method (optional)
  • set power savings (optional)
  • select memorizing options (optional)

IEEE 802.15.4 options:
The reader can be configured for several options:

  • set connection (mandatory)
  • set trigger connect options (optional)
  • set power savings (optional)
  • select memorizing options (optional)
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