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User Guide
USB Plug and Scan Dongle
This document is to be used with the Baracoda USB Plug and Scan Dongle
Plug and Scan Dongle
v 2.0
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Package contents
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The dongle,
A Quick Start Up Guide
A pairing barcode.
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Baracoda USB Plug & Scan User Guide
Table of contents
1
Introduction
2
Technical introduction
3
How to pair your Baracoda scanner
3.1 How to pair your BaracodaPencil
3.2 How to pair your BC2604/BL2604/BLR2604
3.3 How to pair your BCM2604-L/BCM2604-F
3.4 How to pair your RoadRunners
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How to unpair your USB Plug & Scan Dongle
5
Additional features
5.1 Adding a prefix/suffix
5.2 Number of beeps for “good scan” (Only for BC2604/BL2604/BLR2604)
5.3 Number of beeps for “ACK”
6
Trouble-shooting
6.1 Keyboard configuration
6.2 Unpair the scanner
6.3 Print version
7
Compatibility
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1 Introduction
The USB Plug & Scan dongle simplifies the connection between the Baracoda scanners (BaracodaPencil,
BL2604, BLR2604, BC2604, BCM2604-L, and BCM2604-F) and all laptops, PCs (no Mac), TabletPCs, or all
devices that can accept a USB keyboard.
Normally, a USB Bluetooth Dongle requires the user to install the Bluetooth drivers in order to add the
Bluetooth connectivity to their host computer.
With the Baracoda USB Plug & Scan dongle, the Bluetooth drivers and the BaracodaManager are already
embedded in the memory of the USB device. So there is no software or BaracodaManager needed. This plug
and scan solution still allow users to have acknowledgment beeps, automatic reconnection and bufferisation of
the data even if the barcode is read when the Barcode reader is not connected.
Simply plug the USB Plug & Scan dongle in your computer, scan a “pairing barcode” with a Baracoda
scanner, and the Bluetooth connection will be automatically established.
2 Technical introduction
The USB Plug & Scan dongle is only able to establish point-to-point connections.
This means that the USB dongle cannot connect simultaneously to more than one device.
The USB Plug & Scan dongle can have 3 states:
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Unpaired: The dongle can accept connections from any Baracoda scanner (see how to pair your
BaracodaPencil, BC2604, BL2604, BLR2604, BCM2604-L, and BCM2604-F).
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Paired, waiting for connection: The dongle has already been paired to a Baracoda scanner. Just
switch on this scanner under the Bluetooth range of the USB and the connection will be automatically
established. In this mode it is not possible to connect a second Baracoda scanner. In order to
connect another Baracoda scanner you must “unpair” the USB Plug & Scan dongle first.
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Connected: The USB dongle is connected to the Baracoda scanner. Just scan barcodes and the
barcodes will be transmitted to the active cursor on the screen of your host device.
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3 How to pair your Baracoda scanner
3.1 How to pair your BaracodaPencil
1. Reset your BaracodaPencil (see BaracodaPencil User guide to perform this operation).
2. Plug the dongle into the USB port of the computer.
3. Wait 5 seconds for the host computer to recognize the USB Plug & Scan dongle. It is possible that
the host computer will not recognize the dongle: this can be corrected by going to the control panel
hardware wizard and searching for a USB HID device.
4. Do not scan any other barcodes except the barcode that pairs the scanner to the dongle.
5. Scan the pairing barcode and scan it just once.
6. Within less than 20 seconds, the LED on the scanner will start double flashing green: you are now
paired and connected! *
7. Open up the target application (such as Notepad, Excel and Word). Make sure the application can
accept data from a keyboard and the active cursor is where you want the barcode information to be
placed.
8. Start scanning barcodes.
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If the LED on the BaracodaPencil is not double flashing a green light, this may possibly mean:
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The BaracodaPencil is low on power. Charge the unit up completely and try again
The USB Plug & Scan is not in its unpaired status. Unpair the unit
The BaracodaPencil has not been reset. Reset it and try again
The BaracodaPencil has been programmed from its default status and it is not able to
decode the Code 128 symbology. Be aware that the pairing barcode is a code128 and so
the BaracodaPencil shall stay in its default mode “Code128 on”
3.2 How to pair your BC2604/BL2604/BLR2604
1. Reset the scanner by taking out and replacing both batteries.
2. Plug the dongle into the USB port of the computer.
3. Wait 5 seconds for the host computer to recognize the USB Plug & Scan dongle. It is possible that
the host computer will not recognize the dongle: this can be corrected by going to the control panel
hardware wizard and searching for a USB HID device.
4. Do not scan any other barcodes except the barcode that pairs the scanner to the dongle.
5. Scan the pairing barcode and scan it just once.
6. Within less than 20 seconds, you will hear the scanner beeping for 7 times. After these 7 beeps, the
LED on the scanner will start double flashing green: you are now paired and connected! *
7. Open up the target application (such as Notepad, Excel and Word). Make sure the application can
accept data from a keyboard and the active cursor is where you want the barcode information to be
placed.
8. Start scanning barcodes.
* If the LED on
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the BL/BC/BLR2604 is not double flashing a green light, this may possibly mean:
The scanner is low on power. Charge the unit up completely and try again
The USB Plug & Scan is not in its unpaired status. Unpair the unit
The scanner has not been reset. Reset it and try again
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The scanner has been programmed from its default status and it is not able to decode the
Code 128 symbology. Be aware that the pairing barcode is a code128 and so the scanner
shall stay in its default mode “Code128 on”
3.3 How to pair your BCM2604-L/BCM2604-F
1. Reset the scanner by taking out and replacing both batteries.
2. If the scanner has not been programmed to read the Code 128 symbology, scan the Code 128 active
barcode (“Code 128 on”). The scanner should beep. The LED should remain a single flashing light.
Immediately reset the scanner. This will clear the memory buffer and allow the pairing barcode to
operate correctly.
for the BCM2604-L
Code 128 on
FOR THE BCM2604-F
3. Plug the dongle into the USB port of the computer.
4. Wait 5 seconds for the host computer to recognize the USB Plug & Scan dongle. It is possible that
the host computer will not recognize the dongle: this can be corrected by going to the control panel
hardware wizard and searching for a USB HID device.
5. Do not scan any other barcodes except the barcode that pairs the scanner to the dongle.
6. Scan the pairing barcode and scan it just once (you will immediately get a “good read”
confirmation beep from the scanner. In case you don’t get an immediate double beep, simply reset
your scanner and try again).
7. Within less than 20 seconds, the scanner will beep a second time: the LED on the scanner will start
double flashing green: you are now paired and connected! *
8. Open up the target application (such as Notepad, Excel and Word). Make sure the application can
accept data from a keyboard and the active cursor is where the user wants the barcode information to
be placed.
9. Start scanning barcodes. Please note that the USB Plug & Scan is not able to transmit 2D barcodes
with an amount of information bigger than 1080 characters.
3.4 How to pair your RoadRunners
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Reset the scanner.
Plug the dongle into the USB port or into the RS232 port of the computer.
Wait 5 seconds for the host computer to recognize the USB Plug & Scan or the RS232 dongle.
Do not scan any other barcodes except the barcode that pairs the scanner to the dongle (pairing
barcode, available in the box of the dongle).
5. Scan the pairing barcode just once.
6. Within less than 20 seconds you will hear a beep and the BCL LED on the scanner will start double
flashing green: you are now paired and connected!
Just open up the target application (such as Notepad, Excel and Word). Make sure the active cursor is where
you want the barcode information to be placed and start scanning barcodes.
Pease note that The RoadRunners are set by the Plug and scan USB in the mode “no data loss mode” OFF.
This implies that the reader will not bufferise barcodes if the barcodes are read when the reader is not
connected.
If you will use the RoadRunners with the BaracodaManager please remember to set this option in the
BaracodaManager settings
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4 How to unpair your USB Plug & Scan Dongle
There are 3 different ways to unpair your USB Plug & Scan dongle.
1. Reading the RESET barcode with the barcode scanner (after that connection has been
established). Use this barcode to unpair your barcode scanner from a USB Plug and Scan
dongle.
2. Unplug and plug the USB dongle (or switch the computer off and then back on) into the host
computer. In the 20 seconds following this action, the USB will stay in an unpaired status. If you
want to connect a scanner just scan the pairing barcode during these 20 seconds with your
Baracoda scanner. After this, the USB Dongle will go back to its paired status.
3. Make sure that the Plug and Scan dongle is plugged into the USB port of the computer.
Launch the HID2HCI.exe Program.
A terminal window will open. Select choice: reset device.
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5 Additional features
5.1 Adding a prefix/suffix
Disable prefix [default]
Disable suffix
Horizontal Tab (HT) prefix
Carriage Return (CR) suffix [default]
Horizontal Tab (HT) suffix
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5.2 Number of beeps for “good scan” (Only for BC2604/BL2604/BLR2604)
Warning: These settings are only possible with BC/BL-2604 scanners. After scanning the desired barcode,
unpair the scanner (reading the “Unpair barcode”), wait ten seconds and pair again using the “pairing
barcode.”
0 beep [default]
1 beep
2 beeps
3 beeps
UNPAIR
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5.3 Number of beeps for “ACK”
Warning: These settings are only possible with BC/BL-2604 scanners. After scanning the desired barcode,
unpair the scanner (reading the “Unpair barcode”), wait ten seconds and pair again using the “pairing
barcode”
0 beep
1 beep [default]
2 beeps
3 beeps
UNPAIR
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6 Trouble-shooting
6.1 Keyboard configuration
The USB Dongle is recognized by the host computer as a keyboard. Depending on your region and your
spoken language, your computer will require different keyboards.
Please scan the barcode of your country (scan “USA” for QWERTY keyboards and “FRANCE” for
AZERTY keyboards).
NORWAY
Europe
UK
SWI SS_GERMANY
SWEDEN
HUNGARY
SPAI N
CZECH REPUBLI C
PORTUGUAL
DENMARK
I TALY
USA
GERMANY
SPANI SH I NTERNATI ONAL
FRANCE
FI NLAND
CANADA_MULTI LANGUAGE
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6.2 Unpair the scanner
Chapter 4 of this user guide explains how to unpair the scanner from the USB P&P dongle.
Please note that the USB P&P forces the settings of the scanner to which it gets connected in the
following configuration:
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Restore scan engine defaults
Enable default code ID
Set Slave Mode
Automatic reconnection: NO
Set output format: Baracoda Frame, enable acknowledgment, no prefix/suffix (and, only for the
BaracodaPencil, enable barcodes buffering)
Number of beeps for “Good scan”: 0
Number of beeps for “Ack”: 1
It may be problematic if you use the same scanner in the above configuration with an application that does
not give an acknowledgment back to the scanner.
Be aware that if you need the scanner to go back to its standard mode you have to use the RESET
barcode (see chapter 4)
6.3 Print version
Gives the firmware version of the USB Plug & Scan.
Pr i nt Ver s i on
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7 Compatibility
The USB Plug & Scan is only compatible with the following Baracoda barcode readers:
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BC/BL/BLR2604 (minimum Bluetooth version required: 1.6 and minimum Decoder version required
BT085)
BCM 2604-L and BCM2604-F (All)
BaracodaPencil (minimum Bluetooth version required 1.5 and minimum Decoder version required 1.5)
Roadrunners (BRR-L and BRR-F)
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