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Opticon RL for Bluetooth Barcode Scanners

Summary

OpticonRL is an application developed separately for multiple platforms that converts barcode data coming over a serial port into key presses. Since the majority of our products support serial communication in one way or another this can be especially useful. In effect, the barcode data is wedged into whatever application is at the forefront and has text focus, as if it were typed.

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OpticonRL for Windows

OpticonRL for Windows is a stand-alone executable, with no installation required.

  • Simply download the zipped file here http://ftp.opticonusa.com/OpticonRL/WindowsPC/1.18/OpticonRL_10520I.zip
  • Extract the contents to a convenient location like your desktop.
  • Open the folder and double click on OpticonRL.exe.
  • Select settings.
  • Select the COM port of the device you want to use, and select "Toggle on/off".
  • Adjust the other settings if needed.
  • You have now finished setting up OpticonRL for Windows, so try it!
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OpticonRL for Mac OS X

Content coming soon!

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OpticonRL for Android

Content coming soon!

  • Download the zipped file from Opticon's FTP - Download
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OpticonRL for Pocket PC

All versions of Windows Mobile PPC use M2694. Current version is 2694.0A or version 1.10.

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OpticonRL for Palm

Content coming soon!

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OpticonRL for BlackBerry

Content coming soon! Please note that you should use the version of BlackBerry Desktop Manager that is appropriate for your BB OS.


BlackBerry OS version 4.2.1 or below

BlackBerry OS version 4.2.1 to 4.5

BlackBerry OS version 4.6 or above

This application will work on BlackBerry devices running OS version 4.6 and higher.

BlackBerry OS version 5.0 or above

This application will work on BlackBerry devices running OS version 5.0 and higher. EGIS0043 supports OS 5.0 and later plus new features were added (auto connect at OpticonRL start up, vibration after receiving barcode, and paring from inside of OpticonRL).

Tested devices (EGIS0043) testing can be done on other devices upon request.

9630 tour 9300 curve 9330 curve 9650 Bold 9780 Bold 9800 Torch  (Touch screen is not implemented but it works with trackpad ) 

Install OpticonRL

  1. Download ALX and COD files from Opticon FTPhttp://ftp.opticonusa.com/OpticonRL/Blackberry/OS_4.6+/
  2. Launch the Desktop manager, click on Application Loader, then click the Start button under Add / Remove :Applications. Click on Browse button and navigate to the OpticonRL ALX file. Press Next and Finish and after a while OpticonRL will be loaded onto your device.

Barcode Scanner Software

Please make sure that you have the newest versions of your device’s firmware installed on your device (both OS and application). The latest software can be found and downloaded from Opticon’s Tech Support web site.http://www.opticonusa.com/solutions/tech-support

Setting Permissions

OS version 5.0
1. On your BlackBerry, select Options > Applications > OpticonRL > Edit Permissions. Make sure Connections and Interactions are set to ‘Allow’.
2. Save the changes.
OS version 4.6
  1. On your BlackBerry, select Options > Security Options > Application Permissions > OpticonRL > Edit Permissions. Make sure Connections and Interactions are set to ‘Allow’.
  2. Save the changes.

Setting barcode scanner in SPP mode

The barcode scanner needs to be set to SPP mode before you start the pairing process.
OPN-2002
  1. Scan the barcode at below to choose Bluetooth-SPP mode. (Scanning this barcode will also set the scanner’s COM port to COM2 (necessary for pairing and communication with the BlackBerry) and PIN code to ‘0000’)
OPL-9712/OPL-9724/OPL-2724
  1. These devices are already in SPP mode, but need their COM port changed to COM2, and their PIN code set, as described below

Selecting COM port on barcode scanner (OPL-9712/OPL-9724/OPL-2724 only)

Select COM port on a scanner with an LCD screen
  1. Go to scanner’s OS system menu by pressing Q1, Trigger, and Q2 simultaneously (the three buttons immediately below the LCD), and select BLT com port
  2. Select COM2
OPL-2724
Scan the barcode below to set COM2

Selecting PIN code on barcode scanner (OPL-9712/OPL-9724/OPL2724 only)

OPN-9712/OPL-9724
  1. Go to scanner’s OS system menu by pressing Q1, Trigger, and Q2 simultaneously (the three buttons immediately below the LCD), and select Input PINcode
  2. Enter four digit numeric code
OPL-2724
Scan the barcode at below to set PIN code to 0000

Pairing with Opticon Barcode Scanner

1. Make the barcode scanner discoverable.
OPN-2002:
  1. Hold the Clear/Function key on the OPN2002 for five seconds until it beeps and LED begins flashing blue.
OPL-9712/OPL-9724:
  1. Select Input address on OS System menu
  2. Select “Discovery” to set Bluetooth address on barcode scanner
  3. Select your BlackBerry device using 2=down key.
  4. Select Tr=sel key
  5. Select Restart on OS system menu, and select Q2= Real Time on Data Mode menu
  6. Select Scan labels
  7. Select Q2= SLAVE on MASTER/SLAVE menu
Note: if no MASTER/SLAVE menu on step 3, go to System menu > Bluetooth > Master/Slave
OPL-2724:
  1. Scan the barcodes below to set “trigger to make connectable and discoverable” (makes pressing and holding the trigger toggle the OPL2724’s discoverable and connectable modes)
  2. Scan the barcodes below to set the “trigger to connect time” to five seconds (sets the time you have to press and hold the trigger to make the OPL2724 discoverable and/or connectable)
  3. Hold the trigger on the OPL-2724 for five seconds until it beeps and its LED begins flashing blue.
2. On BlackBerry, select Options > Bluetooth > Add Device > Search.
3. On the BlackBerry, select the discovered Opticon barcode scanner to pair to from the list.
4. On the BlackBerry, enter the numeric passkey if required.
OPN-2002/OPL-2724:
PIN code is '0000'
OPL-9712/OPL-9724:
Enter the PIN code you selected when inputting the OPL’s PIN code through the OS system menu, described above
5. The scanner should appear on the Paired Devices list on the BlackBerry. Launch OpticonRL on BlackBerry, and make sure the device appears in the paired devices list.

Initiate the Connection from BlackBerry to a Previously Paired Device

  1. On the BlackBerry, launch OpticonRL.
  2. Make the barcode scanner discoverable.
  3. From OpticonRL’s menu, select the device to connect to.
  4. OpticonRL is meant to run in the background after the connection is established, so that it can “wedge” barcode data into other applications. Switch to another application and start scanning barcodes!

Initiate the Connection from a Previously Paired Barcode Scanner

Note: Make sure that the BlackBerry is discoverable. On the BlackBerry, select Options > Bluetooth, and make sure that the Discoverable field is set to 'Yes'.
  1. Launch OpticonRL on the BlackBerry device, and select “Discoverable”.
  2. Connect to the BlackBerry from the barcode scanner.
OPN-2002:Hold the Scan Key on the device for five seconds
Note: Make sure OPN is paired initially.
OPL-9712/OPL-9724:Select restart on OS system menu, select Q2= Real time, select Scan Labels, and select MASTER mode
OPL-2724:
  1. Scan the barcodes below to set trigger to connect.
  2. Scan the barcodes below to set trigger press-and-hold time to five seconds to connect
  3. Hold trigger five seconds to connect
3. On the BlackBerry, check ‘Don’t ask this again’ and select Yes.
4. OpticonRL is meant to run in the background after the connection is established, so that it can “wedge” barcode data into other applications. Switch to another application and start scanning barcodes!
Note: Having OpticonRL constantly listen for incoming connections can drain the battery faster than normal. Choosing “Disable discoverable” is recommended when you’re not actively scanning barcodes.

Auto Reconnect option

  • This option is for MASTER mode (the BlackBerry initiates the connection).
  • The Auto Reconnect option causes the BlackBerry to automatically reconnect to the barcode scanner when the connection is broken. The default setting for first time use is for this option to be enabled.
  • Not all barcode devices support Auto reconnection. Currently only the OPN2002 supports the auto reconnection option.
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