DS3608-ER/DS3678ER Ultra-Rugged Scanner Support
Sending Data to the Host Computer
The cradle receives data from the digital scanner via a wireless radio connection and transmits it to the host computer via the host cable. The digital scanner and cradle must be paired for successful wireless communication.
Pairing registers a scanner to the cradle such that the scanner and cradle can exchange information. The STB3678 and FLB3678 operate in two modes: Point-to-Point and Multipoint-to-Point. In Point-to-Point mode, pair the digital scanner to the cradle either by inserting it in the cradle (if pair on contacts is enabled), or by scanning the pairing barcode. In Multipoint-to-Point mode, you can pair up to seven scanners to one cradle. To use this feature, scan the multipoint barcode in Multipoint-to-Point Communication on page 4-34.
To pair the digital scanner with the cradle, scan a pairing barcode. A high-low-high-low beep sequence followed by a low-high beep sequence indicates successful pairing and connection to the remote device. A long low, long high
beep sequence indicates unsuccessful pairing.
Aiming with DS36X8-ER
When scanning, the DS36X8-ER projects a red laser aiming pattern which allows positioning the barcode within its field of view. See Table 2-8 on page 2-15 for the proper distance to achieve between the digital scanner and a barcode.
If necessary, the digital scanner turns on its red LEDs to illuminate the target barcode.
To scan a barcode, center the symbol in any orientation within the aiming pattern. Be sure the entire symbol is within the area formed by the illumination LEDs.
The digital scanner can also read a barcode presented within the aiming pattern but not centered.
The two outer red lines are range indicators which help with near field barcode reading (distances under 2 feet).
To ensure a successful decode, make sure the two outer red lines extend beyond the barcode width.
For distances beyond 2 feet, ensure that the dot is within the barcode.
DS36X8-EX Decode Ranges
Decode ranges for Code 128 vary from 3.5 inches for 40 mil to 70 feet for 100 mil reflective. See below table: