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Data Capture (Barcode & RFID)




Manuals
BARTEC Manuals  
The BCS3600ex series consists of the following devices:
  - BCS3608ex cabled hand-held scanner
    with associated universal supply module
  - BCS3678ex Bluetooth hand-held scanner
    with associated universal supply module or base station

User manual for barcode hand-held scanner BCS3600ex series
Content:
  - Ex-relevant safty instructions
  - Installation / connection / startup
  - Notes for programming
  - Use / cleaning / maintenance / repair
  - BCS3600ex accessories
Quick reference guide for barcode hand-held scanner BCS3600ex series
Content:
  - Ex-relevant safty instructions
  - Installation & startup
Supplementary description - Connection examples for BCS3600ex series
Content:
These instructions use simple examples to illustrate how a BCS3600ex series hand-held scanner can be connected to an PC. The connection examples explain which components are needed, how the connection should be performed, and which settings and programming are required. The aim is to provide simple guidelines that anyone can use to establish and test the connection and communication/data transmission.

Connection examples for:
- Hand-held scanner: corded and Bluetooth
- Interface: Bluetooth, RS232 and USB-SPP/USB-HID (only with base station)

Connection examples for:
- Hand-held scanner: corded and Bluetooth
- Interface: RS422

Bluetooth pairing with other Bluetooth devices:
- BCS3678ex hand-held scanner Bluetooth with Pixavi Phone
System overview - Connection options and required components for BCS3600ex series

Explanation/connection to the system overview for BCS3608ex-NI series

Explanation/connection to the system overview for BCS3678ex-NI series

Explanation/connection to the system overview for BCS3608ex-IS series

Explanation/connection to the system overview for BCS3678ex-IS series


Zebra Manuals for Programming  
Note for use of the Zebra manuals:
The Zebra manuals describe how the programming of the scanners works. It is realized with the help of programmable codes or the Zebra 123Scan-Tool software.
The Ex compliant connection and handling is described in the BARTEC manuals.
If information overlaps with BARTEC manuals, then follow the information in the BARTEC manuals. The BARTEC manuals are of higher priority.

The BCS3600ex is equivalent to the following Zebra devices:
  - BCS3608ex => DS3608-HP or ER hand-held scanner
  - BCS3678ex => DS3678-HP or ER Bluetooth hand-held scanner

Product Reference Guide
Content:
  - Programming instruction
  - Programming barcodes
  - General information of usage
Advanced Data Formatting Programmer Guide
Content:
Contains programming-barcodes that allow advanced programming of a scanner and instructions for use.
Multicode Data Formatting and Preferred Symbol User Guide
Content:
Contains programming instructions for using MDF and Preferred Symbols when using 2D Imaging Scanners.
Programming
Programming - Zebra 123 Scan Utility  
123Scan is an easy-to-use, PC-based software tool that enables the quick and easy set-up of Zebra scanners.
The readme contains important information about connection, recognition and compatibility.
Cost: free software
Tool allows:
  - General setup of BCS36x8ex series
  - Programming incl. ADF and MDF
    ADF = Advanced Data Formatting
    MDF = Multi Data Formatting
  - Firmware Update
  - Data Viewer for test of barcodes and images
  - Creation of programming barcodes
  - Upload of configuration to scanner
  - further functions see description of Zebra

The actual version of 123 Scan Utility can be found on Zebra "Support and Download" web page.
Link: Zebra "Support and Download" web page
Path:
  - Barcode Scanners
  - Rugged Scanners - DS3608-HP or ER / DS3678-HP or ER
  - The 123 Scan Utility can be found in the "Utilities" section.
    Contains: "Instructions" and "How to Videos"

Scanner identification of BCS3608ex cabled hand-held scanner
- DS3608-HP20313VZWW => HP scan engine
- DS3608-HP20123VZWW => HP scan engine
- DS3608-ER20123VZWW => ER scan engine

Scanner identification of BCS3678ex Bluetooth hand-held scanner and base station
- DS3678-HP2F313VZWW => HP scan engine
- DS3678-HP2F123VZWW => HP scan engine
- DS3678-ER2F123VZWW => ER scan engine
- STB3678-C112F3WW => Base station



Programming   
Description for programming the serial interfaces parameters for the hand-held scanner and the universal supply module
Inhalt:
  - General information
  - Default parameters
  - Programming instruction

Example project for scanner connection to a Siemens Simatic-S7 PLC
Inhalt:
  - Description about used components
  - Sample project for use as a project template


Further Zebra Documentation for Application Development  
The actual list of all available development tools can be found on Zebra "Support and Download" web page.
Link: Zebra "Support and Download" web page
Path:
  - Barcode Scanners
  - Rugged Scanners - DS3608-HP/DS3678-HP
  - List of all available software and manuals

See category "Developer Tools" for all available development tools.
  - EMDK for Xamarin
  - Scanner SDK for Android
  - Scanner SDK for Windows
  - more

Manual for Programming - Corded Simple Serial Interface
Manual for Programming - Cordless Simple Serial Interface
Manual for Programming - Android Developers Guide
MN002223A04 / Revision A / June 2017
Manual for Programming - iOS Developers Guide
MN001834A03 / Revision A / March 2017
Tools
Capture DNA tools are available from Zebra for the Ex-certified BCS36x8ex series handheld scanners.
The DataCapture DNA is the genetic code that simplifies the entire scanning experience. The result is easy device integration, setup and management.
For instructions on using the Data Capture DNA tools, see the Readme.

The complete list of currently available Data Capture DNA tools can be found on the Zebra "Homepage". Link: Zebra "Homepage"

More product specific information and downloads about the Data Capture DNA tools are available on the Zebra "Support and Download" website. Link: Zebra "Support and Download" website
Path:
  - Barcode Scanners
  - Rugged Scanners - DS3608-HP or ER / DS3678-HP or ER
  - List of all available software and manuals


Data Capture DNA Tools  
123 Scan Utility
Recommended for programming the scanners via a Windows PC.
Note: Ex-relevant programming cable required!

Scan-To-Connect (only for Bluetooth version)
In one step, connect your Bluetooth scanner to a phone, tablet or PC by simply scanning a STC barcode. Available as a standalone utility or source code for easy app integration.

Scanner Control Application (only for Bluetooth version)
This fully featured application with source code enables Bluetooth scanners to be connected and controlled by a tablet or smartphone.

PRZM Intelligent Imaging
PRZM sets the bar for 2D imaging by enhancing decode performance and snappiness, dramatically improving the user experience.

Multi-Code Data Formatting
Scan multiple barcodes with a single trigger pull. The application can be programmed to scan once and transmit only the barcodes users want, in the sequence they want.

Prefered Symbol
Zebra’s Preferred Symbol is a barcode prioritization technique that lets one barcode, scanned among other barcodes, to be singled out for decoding while excluding the others.

Intelligente Dokumentenerfassung (only with SE4750-HP scan engine)
Eliminate the cost and space required for a document scanner. Capture an image while processing barcode data and automatically optimize image appearance by de-skewing and brightening.

Wi-Fi Friendly Mode (only for Bluetooth version)
Allow Bluetooth scanners to operate on Wi-Fi networks without interference, while maintaining peak network performance.
Driver & Plugins

Plugins (contain Firmware) are required for use of the Ex-certified hand-held scanner, that the 123Scan Utility can recognize the connected scanners and allow the possibility of software update or a configuration.
The plugins are an integral part of the Zebra 123Scan utility.
The Zebra 123Scan utility can always be brought up to date with the update function.


Plugin identification of BCS3608ex cabled hand-held scanner
- DS3608-HP20313VZWW => HP scan engine
- DS3608-HP20123VZWW => HP scan engine
- DS3608-ER20123VZWW => ER scan engine

Plugin identification of BCS3678ex Bluetooth hand-held scanner and base station
- DS3678-HP2F313VZWW => HP scan engine
- DS3678-HP2F123VZWW => HP scan engine
- DS3678-ER2F123VZWW => ER scan engine
- STB3678-C112F3WW => Base station


Driver for Universal-supply module (USM).
When the USM is connected, the drivers are automatically detected by Windows operating system and installed as needed.
If automatic detection is not possible/working then the driver of FTDI-FT232-R can be downloaded and installed manually.
The driver is compatible with:
- Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 --- 32/64 bit
For further information read the Readme.

FTDI-FT232-R driver for:
Universal-supply module - Zone 2/22 and Division 2:
- B7-A2Z0-0042xxxx
- B7-A2Z0-0043xxxx
Universal-supply module - Zone 1/21:
- 17-A1Z0-0018xxxx
- 17-A1Z0-0019xxxx
Supply module Ex i - Zone 1/21:
- 17-A1Z0-0025
- 17-A1Z0-0028

The actual list of all available drivers can be found on Zebra "Support and Download" web page.
Drivers are available for "JPOS", "OPOS", "USB CDC" or "Windows Management Instrumentation".
Note: The drivers can only be used in combination with BCS3678ex when connected to base station or direct Bluetooth connection to other devices.

Please refer to the respective description of the available drivers.
Each driver is suitable for a specific application.
The Zebra drivers are not suitable when using the universal power supply module.

Link: Zebra "Support and Download" web page
Path:
  - Barcode Scanners
  - Rugged Scanners - DS3608-HP/DS3678-HP
  - List of all available software and manuals

See category "Drivers" for all available drivers.
FAQ & Video
How can a firmware update be performed?
See instruction with detailed information.
How can the MAC address of the base station be read out?
Note:
A new pairing barcode for the base station can be created using the Zebra 123 Scan Utility.
The BARTEC user manual contains instructions on how to do this.
How can the BCS3678ex establish a connection with the Zebra Scan to Connect Tool?
See instruction with detailed information.
How can I check if the RS232 or USB-SPP is connected correctly.
See FAQ with detailed step-by-step instructions to establish a RS232 or USB-SPP connection.
Necessary equipment:
- BCS36x8ex-NI or BCS36x8ex-IS
- Universal Power Supply in -NI or -IS version
- Connection cable for RS232 or USB-SPP
- Power cord
- PC with interface and software for data processing

Video: Incorrectly wired RS232.
Hints how to identify an incorrectly wired RS232.

Video: Incorrectly wired USB-SPP.
Hints how to identify an incorrectly wired USB-SPP.

Video: Wrong parameter settings of the interface.
Hints on how to identify incorrect interface parameter settings.

Videos for use of 123Scan Utility of Zebra are available on Zebra "Support and Download" web page.
Link: Zebra "Support and Download" web page
Path:
  - Barcode Scanners
  - Rugged Scanners - DS3608-HP/DS3678-HP
  - Utilities
  - 123Scan Utility



Videos: Connection examples for corded handheld scanner BCS3608ex:
Content:
- needed equipment
- important notes
- Wiring, programming and testing


Connection of the handheld scanner BCS3608ex-IS (Zone 1) via USM and
USB-SPP interface to a PC.
required equipment:
  - corded handheld scanner type: 17-A1S4-1HP0
  - Universal supply module - corded (USM) type: 17-A1Z0-0018
  - further required equipment see notes in the video

Connection of the handheld scanner BCS3608ex-IS (Zone 1) via USM and
RS232 interface to a PC.
required equipment:
  - corded handheld scanner type: 17-A1S4-1HP0
  - Universal supply module - corded (USM) type: 17-A1Z0-0018
  - further required equipment see notes in the video

Connection of the handheld scanner BCS3608ex-NI
(Zone 2/22 and Division 2)
via USM andUSB-SPP interface to a PC.
required equipment:
  - corded handheld scanner type: B7-A2S4-1ER0 or B7-A2S4-1HP0
  - Universal supply module - corded (USM) type: B7-A2Z0-0042
  - further required equipment see notes in the video

Connection of the handheld scanner BCS3608ex-NI
(Zone 2/22 and Division 2)
via USM andRS232 interface to a PC.
required equipment:
  - corded handheld scanner type: B7-A2S4-1ER0 or B7-A2S4-1HP0
  - Universal supply module - corded (USM) type: B7-A2Z0-0042
  - further required equipment see notes in the video



Videos: Connection examples for Bluetooth handheld scanner
BCS3678ex:

Content:
- needed equipment
- important notes
- Wiring, programming and testing


Connection of the handheld scanner BCS3678ex-IS (Zone 1) via USM
and USB-SPP interface to a PC.
required equipment:
  - Bluetooth handheld scanner type: 17-A1S4-2HP1
  - Universal supply module - Bluetooth (USM) type: 17-A1Z0-0019
  - further required equipment see notes in the video

Connection of the handheld scanner BCS3678ex-IS (Zone 1) via USM
and RS232 interface to a PC.
required equipment:
  - Bluetooth handheld scanner type: 17-A1S4-2HP1
  - Universal supply module - Bluetooth (USM) type: 17-A1Z0-0019
  - further required equipment see notes in the video

Connection of the handheld scanner BCS3678ex-NI
(Zone 2/22 and Division 2)
via USM and USB-SPP interface to a PC.
required equipment:
  - Bluetooth handheld scanner type: B7-A2S4-2ER1 or B7-A2S4-2HP1
  - Universal supply module - Bluetooth (USM) type: B7-A2Z0-0043
  - further required equipment see notes in the video

Connection of the handheld scanner BCS3678ex-NI
(Zone 2/22 and Division 2)
via USM and RS232 interface to a PC.
required equipment:
  - Bluetooth handheld scanner type: B7-A2S4-2ER1 or B7-A2S4-2HP1
  - Universal supply module - Bluetooth (USM) type: B7-A2Z0-0043
  - further required equipment see notes in the video

Connection of the handheld scanner BCS3678ex-IS (Zone 1) via base station
and USB interface to a PC.
required equipment:
  - Bluetooth handheld scanner type: 17-A1S4-2HP1
  - Base station type: 17-A1Z0-0014
  - further required equipment see notes in the video

Connection of the handheld scanner BCS3678ex-NI
(Zone 2/22 and Division 2)
via base station and USB interface to a PC.
required equipment:
  - Bluetooth handheld scanner type: B7-A2S4-2ER1 or B7-A2S4-2HP1
  - Base station type: G7-A0Z0-0010
  - further required equipment see notes in the video

Connection of the handheld scanner BCS3678ex-NI (Zone 2/22 and
Division 2)
direct with other Bluetooth devices in HID mode.
required equipment:
  - Bluetooth handheld scanner type: B7-A2S4-2ER1 or B7-A2S4-2HP1
  - device with integrated Bluetooth module
  - further required equipment see notes in the video

Note: The connection can also be realized identically with the
BCS3678ex-IS (Zone 1).
General
General product information is available on this page.

Battery type: B7-A2Z0-0036
BARTEC declaration for battery of BCS3678ex-NI
  Content:
  - MSDS for battery
  - Note to UN38.3 test report
  - Technical data

Test summary according to UN38.3 for battery type B7-A2Z0-0036
  
Battery type: 17-A1Z0-0012
BARTEC declaration for battery of BCS3678ex-IS
  Content:
  - MSDS for battery
  - Note to UN38.3 test report
  - Technical data

Test summary according to UN38.3 for battery type 17-A1Z0-0012
  



Data Capture (Barcode & RFID) - (EOL)




Manual
Quick start manual for RFID X - IS series
Certification:
ATEX/IECEx Zone 1/21
Quick start manual for RFID X - NI series
Certification:
ATEX/IECEx Zone 2/22
SDK
SDK - Software Development Kit for RFID X series
- Protocol & Command description
- Bluetooth protocol
- Connectivity to Android or Windows
General
General product information is available on this page.


MSDS "Material Safety Data Sheet" for battery of RFID X series
- not available
  build in battery type: Nickel-Metallhydrid Ni-MH 1000 mAh
  As of July 2019, these batteries are not covered by the IATA dangerous goods regulations.
  Affects all products of the RFID X IS or RFID X NI hand-held readers.
   - RFID X IS – type: 17-A1R4-1xxx/xxxxxxxx
   - RFID X NI – type: B7-A2R4-1xxx/xxxxxxxx



Manuals
User Manual for Barcode Handheld Scanner BCS160ex series
Operating Instructions - Supply module for Barcode Handheld Scanner BCS160ex series

Programming Manual for BCS160ex series
Corded:
- 1D and 1D/PDF version correlate with IDM160
- 1D/2D version correlate with IDM260
Bluetooth:
- 1D and 1D/PDF version correlate with IDM160 BT
- 1D/2D version correlate with IDM261 BT

Quick Reference Manual for BCS160ex - corded
- 1D and 1D/PDF version correlate with IDM160
- 1D/2D version correlate with IDM260

Quick Reference Manual for BCS160ex BT - Bluetooth
- 1D and 1D/PDF version correlate with IDM160
- 1D/2D version correlate with IDM261
General
General product information is available on this page.

Battery type: 17-21BE-M0400000      
MSDS "Material Safety Data Sheet" for battery of BCS160ex
  Content:
  - MSDS for built in cell type NR18650-15L

UN38.3 for battery type 17-21BE-M0400000 is passed.
Test summary according to UN38.3 for battery type 17-21BE-M0400000
  



Manuals
User Manual Scanner BCS3800ex
Operating Instructions Power Pack for Scanner BCS3800ex

Programming Manual for BCS3800ex




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