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How to Configure the ID Address on an Industrial Barcode Reader

Posted by Brent Dean on Tue, Dec 11, 2012

Configuring the Wireless PSCAN-M and Base Station PSCAN-B

Configuring an industrial barcode reader doesn’t have to be complicated. The following steps will help you to configure our PSCAN-M barcode readers.

Industrial Barcode Scanner PSCAN-MThe default ID addresses on both the base station and the barcode reader are “0001.” If you are using multiple barcode readers and multiple base stations you might want to assign a barcode reader to send information to a specific base station.

In order to do this, you will need to change the address both on the base station and barcode reader so that they communicate only with each other.  If you have the default address of 0001 on all of your base stations and barcode readers, you can get cross communication between the devices.

First you will need to change the address on the base station by completing the following steps:

Change the address on the base station – PSCAN-B

Please refer to Page 39 of the PSCAN-M, PSCAN-B, PSCAN-C Wireless Barcode System user manual for the barcodes.

Scan the following barcodes (in order):

$+              Enter Configuration Mode

RC              Scan the individual letters “R” then “C” from the Codes & Characters list in the back of the manual

XXXX          4 digits that you want to define the base station, for example, you could scan 1, 2, 3, 4 from the Codes & Characters List, the address of the base station is now 1234

$-              Save and Exit Configuration Mode

Next, you will need to configure the barcode reader to communicate with the base station. Configure the barcode reader (PSCAN-M) to communicate with the base station (PSCAN B).

Industrial Barcode Scanner Base StationScan the following barcodes (in order):

$+              Enter Configuration Mode

IA               Plus six digits to set the date (DDMMYY), from the Codes & Characters List

IB               Plus four digits to set the time (HHMM), from the Codes & Characters List

RA0RF         Plus four digits that will be the address of the barcode reader from the Codes & Characters List

RS              Plus the four digits that have the base station address (1234 in the example above)

Bi1             (enables read aiming system)

$-               Save and Exit Configuration Mode

The RA0RFxxxx step above allows multiple barcode readers to be connected to one base station and know where the data is coming from. If there is only barcode reader for each base station, the number can be 0001.

Once you complete these steps, the barcode reader will be linked to the base station that you synced with.

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Topics: Troubleshooting, Industrial Monitors/ HMI

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