Barcode Scanners

Barcode Scanners

  • 1500P/1560P scan line shift modification.
    When we decode the thin barcode, there is scan line shift in 1500P/1560P barcode reader, and it will cause the thin barcode cannot be read smoothly. We calibrated the LCD reader to let the scan line in the correct position.
  • Does 186x (1861 / 1862) support Android?
    186x (1861/1862) RFID Reader can only connect with Android devices by Bluetooth HID or Bluetooth SPP. If you want to develop an APP to control or configure 186x from Androiddevices, you can use 186x SDK for Android.
  • How to configure 186x and set power level by using Serial Command?
    Connection USB Cable.
    STEPS:
    1. RFID Reader has a built-in USB port enabling its connection to host computers for configuration and data transmission. 
    2. Remove the USB port cover.
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  • How to connect 16xx to Android 3.0.x (or above version) via BT HID?
    1. Set 16xx to "BT HID" interface by reading the below barcode
    1) Read this barcode "100006" above to activate BT HID and select a keyboard type.
    2) Read the "Decimal Value" on page 3. Please refer to the table on page 2 for the number of desired keyboard type.
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  • How to connect 1x66 to MAC via USB HID with 3666 base?
    1. Connect to 3666 by reading the two labels at the back of 3666.
    "Set Connection" label
    "Serial Number" label
    2. Set 1x66 to "USB HID" interface by reading the below barcode 
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  • How to enable Italian Pharmacode in 2D reader?
    2D reader also supports Italian Pharmacode, but the naming is different.
    Go to Symbology settings > Code 39 > More > check Convert to Code 32.

    This is because 2D reader supplier, Motorola, is using the name Code 32 to represent Italian Pharmacode.
  • How to recover the S/N of the 3656 base when the S/N sticker is missing?
    There are two ways to recover the S/N of a 3656 base if the S/N sticker at the bottom has fallen off, becomes missing, or if the printing is unreadable.

    I. If the 3656 base was bought in a kit along with a 156x cordless scanner, then CipherLab can use the S/N of the scanner to trace the S/N of the 3656 base that was sold in the kit.
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  • How to remove first 2 zeros in UPC-A/EAN13 barcode?
    UPC-A is a 12 digit barcode. If you see 13 digit output, follow the below method to remove first 1 or 2 zeros.
    Go to Symbology > EAN13 & UPCA > More
    To trim the first 0 - uncheck "Convert UPCA to EAN13"
    To trim the second 0 – uncheck “Transmit UPCA system number”
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  • How to set character substitution by using ScanMaster?
    In this sample case, it shows how to use CipherLab ScanMaster to create and configure Cipherlab Scanner to change character from "A" to "@" by using character substitution in ScanMaster. 
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  • How to set CipherLab Bluetooth Scanner Auto Power Off and Bluetooth Power Saving by using CipherLab ScanMaster?
    You can follow the instruction below or the to set CipherLab Bluetooth Scanner Auto Power Off and Bluetooth Power Saving by using CipherLab ScanMaster.

    1. Open ScanMaster on you PC.
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  • How to set multicode configuration for 2D scanner
    Applied Models: 1504A/ 1564A/ 1664/ 2504MR/ 2564MR

    How to set the Multicode configuration:
    1. Prepare the Multi-barcode pattern 
    2. Connect the scanner with PC and set it as VCOM mode, check the COM Port number on the PC
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  • How to set up Multicode configuration
    1. Firmware v1.04a
    2. Scan the following barcodes to enter the setting mode:
    3. Depending on the barcodes required, the following steps may vary slightly. Here we use code 39 and EAN 13 as the barcode set for demonstration
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  • How to trigger the serial command
    1500/1502 Barcode Scanner User Guide, page 145, Serial Command, it shows how to send commands to the scanner.

    Or following the steps below and give it a try. 
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  • How to update 22xx scanner firmware?
    Once CipherLab has new firmware been released, you will able to download it from GoBetween

    After downloading firmware from GoBetween, you can follow the instruction below to update firmware for CipherLab scanners. 
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  • How to update Bluetooth Scanner firmware via Bluetooth SPP?
    Once CipherLab has new firmware been released, you will able to download it from GoBetween

    On CipherLab Bluetooth scanners, they support standard SPP Profile. Please follow the instruction below to update firmware for CipherLab scanners via SPP.
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  • How to update Bluetooth Scanner firmware via CipherLab Bluetooth Transpounder?
    Once CipherLab has new firmware been released, you will able to download it from GoBetween

    After downloading firmware from GoBetween, you can follow the instruction below to update firmware for CipherLab scanners. 
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  • Low light enhancement at presentation mode
    Firmware version: v 1.04 or above
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  • Troubleshoot yellow exclamation mark in Device Manager.
    It is a compatible issue on few computers. I believe changing a computer or changing com port number may help.
    Ways to change com port number:
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  • When using 1560P/1564A to pair with 3656, but 1560P/1564A failed to pair with 3656. What to do?
    When you are facing pair issue between 1560P/1564A with 3656, please try to use the other 3656 to pair it again.
    If you didn’t have the other 3656, please try to pair 1560P/156A with Windows PC via Bluetooth SPP mode (please refer to 1564 user manual Page250).
    And then, follow the steps to upgrade firmware:
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  • Why my 2D scanner is difficult to read a barcode on LCD screen?
    1. Some of LCD screen may cause total internal refection. User needs to move scanner to read barcode from different angles.
    2. In default, reading LCD function is disabled. Please enable Display Mode on your 2D Scanners.
  • Why the Virtual Serial Port (VCOM) on CipherLab 3656 (Bluetooth Transponder) refreshes continuously, and the PC cannot receive the data?
    When your 3656 uses an old Bridge kernel firmware such as v1.02, it is not compatible with latest Silicon Labs USB VCOM for Windows Driver such as v6.7. Following form shows what version of Silicon Labs USB VCOM for Windows Driver can be supported by 3656 firmware version.
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