Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner User's Guide

Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner User's Guide

Socket

Bluetooth

®

Cordless Hand Scanner

(CHS)

1D Laser Models — 7Mi, 7Pi

User’s Guide

8/2013 Document# 6410-00344 A

C

OPYRIGHT

N

OTICE

Copyright © 2013 Socket Mobile, Inc. All rights reserved.

Socket, the Socket logo, Battery Friendly, Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner, SocketCare, SocketScan, Mobility

Friendly, and SoMo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Socket Mobile, Inc. Bluetooth and the Bluetooth logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., U.S.A. and licensed to Socket Mobile, Inc. Apple, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a trademark of

Apple Inc. All other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective holders.

The Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner includes technology licensed under United States Patent Numbers 5,902,991,

7,429,000 B1 and D526,320 S.

Reproduction of the contents of this manual without the permission of Socket Mobile is expressly prohibited. Please be aware that the products described in this manual may change without notice. Feel free to contact Socket Mobile at:

Socket Mobile, Inc.

39700 Eureka Drive, Newark, CA 94560-4808, USA

+1-510-933-3000

USA/Canada Toll-free: 1-800-552-3300 http://www.socketmobile.com/contact

Other than the above, Socket Mobile can assume no responsibility for anything resulting from the application of information contained in this manual.

Please refrain from any applications of the Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner that are not described in this manual.

Please refrain from disassembling the Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner. Disassembly of this device will void the product warranty.

You can track new product releases, software updates and technical bulletins by visiting the Socket Mobile website at: http://www.socketmobile.com.

IMPORTANT! The information in this User’s Guide pertains to 1D laser versions of the Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner

(CHS), which have the following part numbers:

CHS version Type of Barcode Scanner Part Number

7Mi

7Pi

Class 2 laser

Class 2 laser, durable casing

8550-00063

8550-00064

If you have a different version of the CHS, download the appropriate manual online at: http://www.socketmobile.com/support/downloads/data-collection/series7/ss10/?page=Detail

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

1 | INTRODUCTION

2 | SCANNER SETUP

3 | SETUP FOR APPLE IOS

4 | SETUP FOR ANDROID

5 | SETUP FOR WINDOWS PC

6 | SETUP FOR WINDOWS MOBILE

7 | SETUP FOR BLACKBERRY

APPENDIX A SPECIFICATIONS

APPENDIX B SAFETY AND USAGE TIPS

APPENDIX C BARCODE LABEL SPECIFICATIONS

APPENDIX D DECODE ZONE

APPENDIX E COMMAND BARCODES

APPENDIX G SPECIAL BUTTON SEQUENCES

APPENDIX H CAB INSTALLATION

APPENDIX I CONNECTION BARCODES

APPENDIX J TROUBLESHOOTING

APPENDIX K TECHNICAL SUPPORT

LIMITED WARRANTY

SOCKETSCAN SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT

REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

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1 | I

NTRODUCTION

Thank you for purchasing the Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS). The CHS is a portable handheld barcode scanner that is small, light, comfortable to use. 1D laser models enable you to scan data from 1D barcodes into a wide variety of computers, smartphones and

PDAs.

4

S

CANNER

M

ODELS

(1D L

ASER

V

ERSIONS

)

Model Scanning Engine Durable Exterior Casing

P

ACKAGE

C

ONTENTS

Socket Bluetooth

Cordless Hand Scanner

USB AC charging kit

2 NiMH rechargeable

AAA batteries

Lanyard/Belt Clip retractable tet

P

RODUCT

R

EGISTRATION

Socket highly recommends that all customers register their products. Product registration is required to access technical support. You can also opt in for special offers, upgrades, and new product information. Register online at: http://support.socketmobile.com

Alternatively, if you install SocketScan 10 or Scanner Settings, you can register the CHS through the software.

S

OCKET

C

ARE

S

ERVICE

P

ROGRAM

SocketCare is an enhanced service program that features priority technical support, accelerated repair and replacement and more. http://www.socketcare.com/

 SocketCare Plus 2 year - SKU# SC1804-1349

 SocketCare Plus 3 year - SKU# SC1805-1350

 SocketCare Comprehensive Plus – SKU# SC1806-1351 (requires previous purchase of

SocketCare Plus 2 or 3 year program)

S

YSTEM

C

OMPATIBILITY

R

EQUIREMENTS

/ C

OMPATIBLE

D

EVICES

For the latest device compatibility information, please use our Compatibility Checker: http://www.socketmobile.com/CompatibilityChecker/

OS System Compatibility Requirements / Compatible

Devices

Windows PC

 Windows 7, Vista, XP

 Microsoft, Toshiba or Broadcom Bluetooth stack

Bluetooth HID

Support



Bluetooth SPP

Support

Windows RT Windows RT

Windows

Embedded

Handheld

Windows Embedded Handheld 6.x

Apple iOS iPod touch (5 th

generation) iPod touch (4 th

generation) iPod touch (3 rd

generation) iPhone 5 iPhone 4S iPhone 4 iPhone 3GS iPad mini iPad (3 rd

generation)

Mac OS* iPad 2 iPad

 Mac OS X 10.4 to 10.6.6 for Mac / MacBook

Bluetooth driver v2.24f3 (v1965) or v2.37f1

Android OS Android 2.1 or later



 



Microsoft or

Broadcom

Bluetooth stack

 Android

2.2 or later with HID support

 Android 2.1 or later

BlackBerry

OS

BlackBerry OS 5.0.0.714 or later for Bold 9700**

*Compatibility verified for latest models at time of testing. Other models or Bluetooth driver versions not tested.

**Other devices not tested with SocketScan 10 and may require the previous software version.

A

DDITIONAL

D

OCUMENTATION

Download Quick Start Guides, Command Barcode Sheets, or other manuals: http://www.socketmobile.com/support/downloads/data-collection/series7/ss10/?page=Detail

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION 5

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A

BOUT

B

LUETOOTH

HID

AND

SPP M

ODES

The CHS support two kinds of Bluetooth connections (known as Bluetooth profiles): SPP (Serial

Port Profile) and HID (Human Interface Device), each with its advantages and disadvantages.

By default, the CHS is set to HID mode for Keyboard devices, which requires no

SocketScan 10 software installation.

For better performance, Socket highly recommends that you use SPP mode or iOS mode, especially if scanning barcodes that contain a lot of data.

Feature

No software installation required

Supports SocketScan 10 software with Socket EZ

Pair

Non-printable ASCII,

UNICODE, international keyboard support

International keyboard support

Parsing / data checks (with

SocketScan 10 SDK)

Binary data (with SDK)

Scanner configuration methods

CHS with HID mode



French, German,

Spanish

 

Special barcodes

CHS in SPP mode for Android,

Windows, BlackBerry



 as supported by OS

SocketScan 10 utility or special barcodes

Scanner configuration options

Barcodes containing a lot of data

Limited configuration options

Less efficient communications may lead to slower performance

More efficient data communications

To change modes, use the Command Barcodes in

Appendix E .

To learn more about HID and SPP, please read our white paper: http://www.socketmobile.com/pdf/techbrief/socketscan-10-sdk_white-paper.pdf

CHS in iOS mode





OS

 as supported by





Scanner Settings app or special barcodes options

More efficient data communications

A

BOUT

S

OCKET

S

CAN

10 S

OFTWARE

SocketScan

10 keyboard wedge software for Android, Windows and BlackBerry OS enters scanned data directly into any program as if the data were manually typed. It includes a utility for configuring Prefix/Suffixes, sounds, symbologies, and other settings. Download the latest version: http://www.socketmobile.com/support/downloads/data-collection/series7/ss10/

Software for Bluetooth SPP mode only. No software installation required for HID mode.

SocketScan 10 keyboard wedge software is designed for scanning 7 bit ASCII data. For

Unicode, DoubleByte, Multibyte (e.g., for Japanese or Chinese) or binary data, use the

SocketScan 10 SDK to convert the data before it is sent to your application. Learn more about the SDK at:

http://www.socketmobile.com/products/sdk/

A

BOUT

S

OCKET

S

CAN

10 SDK

If you are a developer who would like to add support for the CHS to your mobile application,

Socket offers the SocketScan 10 SDK with support for Apple iOS, Android, Windows, and

BlackBerry OS.

The SDK is available to members of the Socket Mobile Developer Program ($19.95/year). For more information, please visit: http://developer.socketmobile.com/

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CCESSORIES

Accessory SKU Number

For 7Mi: SKU# AC4054-1381

For 7Pi: SKU# AC4055-1382 Charging Cradle with Latch

USB A Male to DC Plug Cable SKU# AC4051-1192

Car Charger SKU# AC4057-1384

AC Power Supply with USB Charging

Cable

SKU# AC4058-1415

Protective Carrying Case / Belt Holster

From Taylor Made Cases

SKU# TM-HS650-KT

Waterproof Skin

From Viziflex Seels

For 7Mi: SKU# SMS03

For 7Pi: SKU# SMS01

For more information on Socket Mobile accessories for the CHS, please visit: http://ww1.socketmobile.com/products/bluetooth-scanners/accessories-bt.aspx

For more information on accessories from Taylor Made Cases, Viziflex Seels or other Socket Mobile partners, please visit: http://ww1.socketmobile.com/products/star/custom-cases.aspx

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION 7

H

ARDWARE

F

EATURES

Product Diagram

Status indicator LED

Trigger button

Power button

Stylus tip

Protective rubber bumper

(7Pi only)

8

Power connector

(For 7Pi remove rubber cap to access)

Status Indicator LED

LED

Bluetooth (Blue)

LED Activity

1 blink per second

1 blink per 3 seconds

Good Read (Green) On

On and connected to charger

Battery (Red) Blinking

Off

Meaning

Bluetooth radio is on but not connected

CHS connected to host device

Data successfully scanned and transmitted to host device

Battery full

20% or less battery capacity remaining

Off or Good Battery status

Status Indicator Beeps

Beep Pattern

2 beeps (low-high)

2 beeps (high-low)

1 beep

1 beep (low)

Meaning

Power on

Power off

CHS connected to host device and ready to scan barcodes.

You have double-pressed the power button, and the CHS has enabled support for simultaneous scanning and onscreen keyboard entry for Apple iOS

1 beep with green LED (configurable setting)

2 beeps (same tone)

1 long beep

5 beeps

Data successfully scanned and sent to host device

CHS disconnected from host device

CHS unsuccessfully tried 30 times to connect to the last host device it paired with. The CHS will become discoverable.

The CHS detects an internal fault, will reset and power off. If connected to a host computer, the scanner will disconnect during the reset.

Vibrate

Vibrate Meaning

Power on OR data successfully scanned and sent to host device. Vibrate

To modify the LED, beep and vibrate settings, you can use the Command Barcodes , or if the

CHS supports SPP mode for your OS, the Scanner Settings utility (see chapter for your OS).

Bluetooth Mode Sequence

When the CHS is powered on, its Bluetooth mode will gradually change if no connection is made.

Time after turning on CHS

0-5 minutes

5-20 minutes

20 minutes

Bluetooth mode

Discoverable and connectable

Connectable

CHS automatically powers off

Simultaneous Use of CHS and Socket Plug-in Device with the SoMo 655

You can use the CHS and a Socket plug-in barcode / RFID / magnetic stripe reader simultaneously with the SoMo 655 handheld computer. However, you will need to run two different versions of

SocketScan concurrently.

 For the CHS, use SocketScan 10, which you can download from: http://www.socketmobile.com/support/downloads/data-collection/series7/ss10/

 For Socket plug-in devices, use SocketScan 7 (or older), which you can download from: http://www.socketmobile.com/support/downloads/data-collection/series5/

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2 | S

CANNER

S

ETUP

I

NSTALLING

B

ATTERIES AND

A

TTACHING THE

T

ETHER

1. Use a coin or screwdriver to unlock and remove the battery cover. Turn the lock underneath the scanner to a horizontal position to unlock.

2. Remove the battery cover.

The Bluetooth Device Address (BDA) is printed on a label inside the battery compartment. It helps you distinguish your CHS from other CHS scanners. If you install

SocketScan 10, you can also check the BDA in Scanner Settings.

Revision Letter - follows Part Number (P/N)

Bluetooth Device Address

(BDA)

3. Install the batteries in their correct positions, as indicated by the +/- symbols.

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4. If desired, attach the tether to the battery cover. Wrap the string loop around the inside part of the lock.

5. Replace the battery cover and turn the lock to a vertical position to secure it.

WARNING: Installing the batteries incorrectly may damage the scanner.

WARNING: Charge ONLY NiMH batteries in the CHS. Charging alkaline or other battery types will damage the scanner. Remove the batteries if the CHS will not be used for more than 30 days.

The red Battery Status LED will not function properly if standard AAA nonrechargeable batteries are being used.

Property

Battery Type

Battery Life

Specification

NiMH rechargeable AAA

~19 hours to scan 15,000+ barcodes for new, fully charged batteries

A

SSEMBLING THE

AC A

DAPTER

If you wish to charge the CHS with the AC adapter, the correct plug for your region must be attached first. Four different plugs are included. Simply find the correct plug for your region and slide it into the head of the adapter until it latches. Plug in the cable, making sure the

USB connector is oriented the correct way.

The charger cannot be sold in Japan.

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C

HARGING THE

S

CANNER

The CHS must be fully charged before first use. Use the AC adapter to charge from a wall outlet, or the USB cable to charge from a PC. Initial charging takes about 5 hours with an AC adapter. Optional charging accessories are also available.

The LED will be solid red while charging and green when the batteries are full.

Connecting the USB cable to a PC to charge the CHS is not reliable and not recommended.

Included Charging

Hardware

 AC adapter with international plugs

 USB A Male to DC Plug Cable (2A maximum)

AC Adapter Rating 5V, 2A, positive pole center

Power Jack Connector 4 mm barrel

Optional Charging

Hardware

 Charging cradle

 Car charger

 Mobile Power Pack (available in Americas/Asia Pac)

 AC or DC adapter from Socket SoMo

Purchase online at: http://ww1.socketmobile.com/products/bluetoothscanners/accessories-bt.aspx

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3 | S

ETUP FOR

A

PPLE I

OS

This chapter explains how to install and use the Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner

(CHS) with Apple devices running iOS.

Made for the following Apple devices:

 iPod touch (5 th

generation)

 iPod touch (4 th

generation)

 iPod touch (3 rd

generation)

 iPhone 5

 iPhone 4S

 iPhone 4

 iPhone 3GS

 iPhone 3G

 iPad mini

 iPad (3 rd

generation)

 iPad 2

 iPad

Before you begin the instructions in this chapter, make sure you have charged the CHS, as

described in Chapter 2, “Scanner Setup”

For the latest compatibility information, please refer to the CHS Series 7 Compatibility

Checker at: http://www.socketmobile.com/CompatibilityChecker/

C

ONNECTION

O

PTIONS

For Apple iOS and Mac OS, the CHS offers two different connection options. For more information about HID and SPP, please see

Scanner Settings

.

Bluetooth

Mode

HID

Instructions on next page

iOS

(equivalent

to SPP)

Instructions

on page 58

Pros

 No SocketScan 10 software installation needed

 Apple tested and certified

 Many configuration options

 Broad character set, including nonprintable ASCII, international keyboards

 More efficient data communications for barcodes containing lots of data

Cons

 Limited configuration options

 Limited to printable ASCII and some non-printable characters

 Less efficient data communications for barcodes containing lots of data

 iPhone 3G not supported

 Compatible iOS application developed with SocketScan 10 SDK required

 No SocketScan 10 keyboard wedge software offered

Socket highly recommends that you use the CHS in iOS mode. To learn more, read our white paper: http://www.socketmobile.com/pdf/techbrief/socketscan-10-sdk_whitepaper.pdf

.

The screenshots shown in this chapter may differ from your device screen depending on your device type.

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PTION

1: U

SING THE

CHS

IN

HID M

ODE

To pair the CHS with your Apple device:

You only need to pair the CHS with your Apple device the first time you try to connect.

By default, the CHS is in HID mode for Keyboard devices. If you changed the

CHS to a different mode, refer to the Command Barcodes to change it to the

correct mode.

1. Power on the CHS. Press and hold the small power button until the LED turns blue and the CHS beeps twice (low-high).

The LED blinks blue once per second to show that the Bluetooth radio is on but not connected.

2. Start a Bluetooth device search.

 iOS: Tap Settings | General | Bluetooth. Turn on Bluetooth.

A Bluetooth device search will begin.

 Mac OS: Click System Preferences | Internet & Wireless | Bluetooth. In Bluetooth preferences, select the On checkbox. Click Set up New Device… A Bluetooth device search will begin.

1. In the device list, tap Socket CHS (initially it will appear as Keyboard). Tap Pair.

In the device list, the CHS will appear as Keyboard, then as Socket CHS

[xxxxxx]. The characters in brackets are the last six characters of the CHS

Bluetooth Device Address (BDA), which is labeled inside the battery compartment.

2. The CHS will connect to the Apple device. If prompted, enter the passkey 0000

(four zeroes).

The CHS will beep once after it has connected and is ready to scan barcodes. The LED will also blink blue once every 3 seconds.

For iOS, the soft keyboard will automatically disappear a few seconds after the CHS connects, because the CHS is detected as a Bluetooth keyboard. To make the onscreen keyboard appear while connected to the CHS, see instructions on next page.

To scan barcodes:

1. Open your application. Place the cursor where you want to enter data.

2. Hold the CHS about 4 inches (10 cm) from the barcode and press and hold the trigger button. An aiming beam will appear for 3 seconds. Keep your hand steady while scanning.

For example, try scanning the following barcode:

IMPORTANT! Print out this page to scan the barcode. Do not scan it onscreen.

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After decoding the barcode and sending it to the computer, by default the CHS will vibrate and beep once, the LED will flash green, and the aiming beam will turn off. You can use the

Command Barcodes

to modify the beep / LED / vibrate settings.

By default, a carriage return is applied after scanned barcode data is entered. To

disable the automatic carriage return, you can use the Command Barcodes (use

the Data Editing barcode for disabling suffixes).

If no data is read in a few seconds, the beam will turn off, and you must try again.

To Disconnect:

To disconnect, turn off the CHS. Press and hold the power button for at least 3 seconds, until the CHS beeps twice (high-low) and the blue LED turns off.

After the iPad disconnects from the CHS, the soft keyboard will automatically reappear within a few seconds.

Automatic Reconnection:

After you power on the CHS, it will automatically try to connect to the last computer it paired and connected to. Make sure your computer is in range with Bluetooth enabled.

If the CHS is connected to your computer and gets disconnected, it will try to reconnect. Make sure the computer is on and in range. If the CHS cannot reconnect after several attempts, it will emit a long beep. Press the trigger button to restart the reconnection process.

The CHS can only be paired with one device at a time. To use the CHS with a

different device, see Appendix G

for unpairing instructions.

Simultaneous Scanning and Soft Keyboard Support:

The CHS 7Mi and 7Pi support simultaneous use of the barcode scanner and the onscreen keyboard while entering data into an application. This feature is enabled by default and can be modified by scanning a special command barcode.

1. Connect the CHS to your Apple device.

2. Open your application and place the cursor where you want to enter data.

3. You can begin scanning barcodes. To open or close the onscreen keyboard, quickly double-press the CHS power button (like double-clicking a mouse).

After you double-press the power button, the CHS will beep to indicate that the onscreen keyboard was enabled / disabled.

Watch a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhtttoC6ROs

O

PTION

2: U

SING THE

CHS

IN I

OS M

ODE

In iOS mode, the CHS 7Mi and 7Pi can only scan barcodes into applications developed with SocketScan 10 SDK.

The CHS 7Mi and 7Pi work in iOS mode with iOS applications developed with SocketScan 10 SDK 10.0.8 or later.

To learn more about compatible applications available in the App Store

online store:

 Please visit: http://www.socketmobile.com/appstore

 Contact your enterprise solution provider, who can also help install and set up your iOS compatible application.

To download the SDK, please join the Socket Mobile Developer Program

($19.95/year): http://developer.socketmobile.com

To pair and connect the CHS and Apple device:

You only need to pair the CHS with your Apple device the first time you try to connect.

The correct Bluetooth connection procedure may vary depending on which application you are using. Please refer to your application documentation for more information. Internet access may be required.

The CHS needs to be configured for iOS mode. Your application may have specific instructions for configuring the CHS. Otherwise you can

use the Command Barcode for iOS mode in Appendix E .

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1. Power on the CHS. Press and hold the small power button until the LED turns blue and the CHS beeps twice (low-high).

The LED blinks blue once per second to show that the Bluetooth radio is on but not connected.

2. Open the CHS-compatible application that you installed.

3. Enable Bluetooth on the Apple device. A Bluetooth device search will begin.

4. In the list of found devices, select Socket CHS. If prompted, tap Pair.

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In the device search, the CHS will appear as Socket CHS[xxxxxx]. The characters in brackets are the last six characters of the CHS Bluetooth Device

Address (BDA), which is labeled inside the battery compartment.

The CHS will beep once after it has connected and is ready to scan barcodes.

The LED will also blink blue once every 3 seconds.

To scan barcodes:

1. In your application, place the cursor where you want to enter data.

2. Hold the CHS about 4 inches (10 cm) from the barcode and press and hold the trigger button. An aiming beam will appear for 3 seconds. Keep your hand steady while scanning.

For example, try scanning the following barcode:

After data is read and sent to the Apple device, by default, the CHS will beep once and vibrate, the LED will flash green, and the beam will turn off.

If no data is read in a few seconds, the beam will turn off, and you must try again.

Watch a video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhtttoC6ROs

To Disconnect:

To disconnect, turn off the CHS. Press and hold the power button for at least 3 seconds, until the CHS beeps twice (high-low) and the blue LED turns off.

After the iPad disconnects from the CHS, the soft keyboard will automatically reappear within a few seconds.

Automatic Reconnection:

After you power on the CHS, it will automatically try to connect to the last computer it paired and connected to. Make sure your computer is in range with Bluetooth enabled.

If the CHS is connected to your computer and gets disconnected, it will try to reconnect for 45 seconds. Make sure the computer is on and in range. If the CHS cannot reconnect after several attempts, it will emit a long beep. Power cycle the scanner to restart the reconnection process.

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The CHS can only be paired with one device at a time. To use the CHS with a

different device, see Appendix G

for unpairing instructions.

To configure symbology support, beeps, LED, vibrate and other scanner features use the ScannerSettings application available on Apple App Store at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scannersettings/id456055932?mt=8

4 | S

ETUP FOR

A

NDROID

This chapter explains how to install and use the Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) with a Bluetooth enabled device running

Android 2.1 and later.

For the latest list of compatible devices, please refer to the CHS

Compatibility Checker, available online at: http://www.socketmobile.com/CompatibilityChecker/

Before you begin the instructions in this chapter, make sure you have installed the batteries (and tether, if desired), and charged

the scanner, as described in Chapter 2,

“Scanner Setup.”

C

ONNECTION

O

PTIONS

For Android OS, the CHS offers two different connection options.

Pros Cons Bluetooth

Mode

HID

Instruction s on next page

SPP

Instruction s on page

66

 No SocketScan 10 software installation needed

 Many configuration options

 Broad character set, including nonprintable ASCII, international keyboards

 More efficient data communications for barcodes containing lots of data

 Compatible with Android 2.1 and later

 Limited configuration options

 Limited to printable ASCII and some nonprintable characters

 Less efficient data communications for barcodes containing lots of data

 Compatible only with Android 2.2 and later devices with support for HID

Peripheral devices

 Requires installation of SocketScan 10 software or an application made with

SocketScan 10 SDK

Socket highly recommends that you use the CHS in SPP mode. To learn more, read our white paper: http://www.socketmobile.com/pdf/techbrief/socketscan-10sdk_white-paper.pdf

.

The instructions in this chapter are based on the Motorola Droid Pro running

Android 2.2. Menus will appear differently on different devices. Some devices may require you to touch the Menu button to open the software menu.

When SocketScan 10 is running, you can only use the keyboard provided by

SocketScan 10. You cannot use SWYPE or any custom keyboards. To enable use of another keyboard, you can use the SocketScan 10 SDK (available separately). http://developer.socketmobile.com

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1: U

SING THE

CHS

IN

HID M

ODE

Compatible with Android 2.2 and later devices that support HID for Peripheral devices.

To pair the CHS with your Android device:

You only need to pair the CHS with your Android device the first time you try to connect.

1. Power on the CHS. Press and hold the small power button until the LED turns blue and the CHS beeps twice (low-high).

The LED blinks blue once per second to show that the Bluetooth radio is on but not connected.

2. Make sure the CHS is in HID mode for Peripheral Devices.

First scan this barcode to change the CHS to HID mode for Peripherals.

IMPORTANT! Print out this page to scan the barcode. Do not scan it onscreen.

3. Touch Home | Menu | Settings | Wireless & networks | Bluetooth settings.

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1. Make sure your device has Bluetooth on and is Discoverable. Touch Scan for devices.

2. In the list of found devices, select Socket CHS.

The CHS will beep once when it has connected and is ready to scan barcodes.

The LED will also blink blue once every 3 seconds, and a Keyboard icon will appear next to the CHS listing.

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To scan barcodes:

1. Open your application. Place the cursor where you want to enter data.

2. Press the trigger button to scan a barcode. Make sure the aiming beam extends across the entire width of the barcode.

For example, try scanning the following barcode:

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IMPORTANT! Print out this page to scan the barcode. Do not scan it onscreen.

After decoding the barcode and sending it to the phone/tablet, by default the CHS will beep once and vibrate, the LED will flash green, and the beam will turn off.

You can use Command Barcodes to modify the beep / LED / vibrate settings.

By default, a carriage return is applied after scanned barcode data is entered. To disable the automatic carriage return, you can use the

Command Barcodes

(use the Data Editing barcode for disabling suffixes).

If no data is read in a few seconds, the beam will turn off, and you must try again.

To Disconnect:

To disconnect, turn off the CHS. Press and hold the power button for at least 3 seconds, until the CHS beeps twice (high-low) and the blue LED turns off.

Automatic Reconnection:

After you power on the CHS, it will automatically try to connect to the last phone/tablet it paired and connected to. Make sure your phone/tablet is in range with Bluetooth enabled.

If the CHS is connected to your phone/tablet and gets disconnected, it will try to reconnect for a few minutes. Make sure the phone/tablet is on and in range. If the CHS cannot reconnect, you will hear a long beep. Power cycle the scanner to restart the reconnection process.

The CHS can only be paired with one device at a time. To use the CHS with a different device, see

Appendix G for unpairing instructions.

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To install the software:

1. If you installed barcode scanning software for your phone camera, scan this barcode to launch the SocketScan 10 keyboard wedge page in Google Play.

Alternatively, you can open Google Play and search for SocketScan.

If prompted, allow the application to access Bluetooth connections and settings and/or modify USB storage / SD card contents.

 Follow the onscreen instructions to download and install SocketScan 10 software.

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To pair the CHS with your Android device:

You only need to pair the CHS with your Android device the first time you try to connect.

The following instructions are based on Socket EZ Pair, a feature of SocketScan 10 software. For instructions on how to connect by generating and scanning a special barcode, please see

Appendix I

.

1. Power on the CHS. Press and hold the small power button until the LED turns blue and the CHS beeps twice (low-high).

The LED blinks blue once per second to show that the Bluetooth radio is on but not connected.

2. Scan this barcode to change the CHS to SPP mode. Afterwards, the CHS will beep 3 times.

IMPORTANT! Print out this page to scan the barcode. Do not scan it onscreen.

3. Make sure the device has Bluetooth on. Start a device search / scan for devices.

4. In the list of found devices, touch Socket CHS.

The CHS will appear in the Bluetooth search as Socket CHS [xxxxxx], where the characters in brackets are the last 6 characters of the Bluetooth Device Address (BDA),

which is printed on a label inside the battery compartment.

5. If a pop-up appears, touch Pair with this device. If prompted for a passkey, enter 0000

(four zeroes).

Only phones running Bluetooth 2.0 will prompt for a passkey.

6. Touch Home | Menu | Settings | Language & keyboard or Locale & text.

Make sure SocketScan 10 is selected.

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7. Open SocketScan 10 . For some devices, the icon will appear on the Home screen. For other devices, touch Menu to access the Apps or Programs list.

8. A message will tell you to enable SocketScan 10 as your input method. Touch Back .

9. Touch Menu | Input Method.

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10. Make sure SocketScan 10 is selected. Touch Back .

11. Touch Menu | Socket EZ Pair.

12. Touch Bluetooth.

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13. Touch 1D Scanner.

13. In the list of paired devices, touch Socket CHS. When notified of a pairing request, swipe the notification down. Touch Pairing request. Touch Pair.

The CHS will beep once when it has connected and is ready to scan barcodes.

The LED will also blink blue once every 3 seconds, and the icon at the top of the screen will also change.

Status Bar Icon

CHS not connected.

CHS connected.

14. Touch Back to close Socket EZ Pair.

15. A Socket registration icon will appear at the top of the screen. Swipe the icon down to open the scanner registration software.

16. Follow the instructions to register the scanner or touch Cancel to register later.

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After you have connected, you can touch Socket CHS in the main screen of

SocketScan 10 to view basic scanner properties.

To scan barcodes:

1. Open your application. Place the cursor where you want to enter data.

2. Press the trigger button to scan a barcode. Make sure the aiming beam extends across the entire width of the barcode.

For example, try scanning the following barcode:

IMPORTANT! Print out this page to scan the barcode. Do not scan it onscreen.

After decoding the barcode and sending it to the phone/tablet, by default the CHS will beep once and vibrate, the LED will flash green, and the aiming beam will turn off. You can use the Scanner Settings utility (see next page) or

Command

Barcodes

to modify the beep / LED / vibrate settings.

To configure an automatic Carriage Return or Tab after each scan of data, use the

Scanner Settings utility (see next page) or

Command Barcodes

.

If no data is read in a few seconds, the beam will turn off, and you must try again.

To Disconnect:

To disconnect, turn off the CHS. Press and hold the power button for at least 3 seconds, until the CHS beeps twice (high-low) and the blue LED turns off.

Automatic Reconnection: After you power on the CHS, it will automatically try to connect to the last phone/tablet it paired and connected to. Make sure your phone/tablet is in range with Bluetooth enabled and SocketScan 10 is running.

If the CHS is connected to your phone/tablet and gets disconnected, it will try to reconnect for a few minutes. Make sure the phone/tablet is on and in range and

SocketScan 10 is running. If the CHS cannot reconnect, you will hear a long beep. Power cycle the scanner to restart the reconnection process.

The CHS can only be paired with one device at a time. To use the CHS with a different device, see

Appendix G for unpairing instructions.

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S

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These special features only work when the CHS is connected to your Android

device.

Status Bar Icon

When SocketScan 10 is running, an icon that indicates the CHS connection status will appear at the top of the screen.

CHS not connected CHS connected

To open Scanner Settings:

In the main screen of SocketScan 10, touch Scanner Settings.

The CHS will close SocketScan 10 Keyboard wedge, disconnect (indicated by 2 beeps

(high-low)), open Scanner Settings and reconnect (indicated by a beep).

Basic Scanner Information

1. In the main screen of Scanner Settings, touch Socket CHS.

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2. The screen will report the Bluetooth friendly name, scanner type, firmware version, and battery level of your CHS. To change the Bluetooth friendly name, touch Socket CHS.

Configuration

1. In the main screen of Scanner Settings, touch Menu | Configuration.

2. In the Configuration screen, enter the appropriate settings:

Good scan beep: Select to have the CHS beep to indicate that data was successfully decoded and transmitted to the Android device.

Good scan flash: Select to have the CHS LED turn green to indicate that data was successfully decoded and transmitted to the Android device.

Vibrate mode: Select to have the CHS vibrate to indicate that data was successfully decoded and transmitted to the Android device.

Scanned data suffix: Select if you would like to automatically add a carriage return, tab or select another character or function after each scan of data.

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Symbology

1. In the main screen of Scanner Settings, touch Menu | Symbology.

2. In the Symbology screen, enable or disable the appropriate symbologies (barcode types).

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Enabling all possible symbologies will make the decode process slightly longer.

The RSS symbology is now known as GS1 DataBar.

If you would like to read UPC-A symbols, be sure to disable GS1 DataBar so that

GS1 DataBar symbols don’t get mistakenly decoded.

Test

The Test feature reports the properties of a scanned barcode.

1. In the main screen of Scanner Settings, touch Menu | Test.

2. In the Scan Window screen, select if you would like scanned data to appear as ASCII or hexadecimal format.

3. Scan a barcode. The Scan Window will report the barcode’s symbology (barcode type), data length, and data.

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Language Selection

To check your current language selection:

1. Open an internet browser.

2. Touch any input field to bring up the keyboard.

3. Touch and hold the keyboard key to bring up the language selection menu.

Keyboard key

The screen will indicate your current language selection.

To change your language selection, select another language and the menu will close.

Accented Characters in the Keyboard

When using the keyboard of a language requiring accent marks, such as French, certain keys will represent a letter of the alphabet and additional accented characters. These keys are indicated by additional dots at the top of the key.

To access the additional characters represented by each key:

1. Touch and hold the key. A menu of additional characters will appear.

2. Select the accented character and the menu will close.

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This chapter explains how to install and use the CHS with a Bluetooth enabled computer running Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP

Before you begin the instructions in this chapter, make sure you have installed the batteries and charged the CHS, as described in

Chapter 2

.

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For Windows, the CHS offers two different connection options.

Pros Cons Bluetooth

Mode

HID

Instructions on next page

 No SocketScan 10 software installation needed

 Limited configuration options

 Limited to printable ASCII and some nonprintable characters

 Less efficient data communications for barcodes containing lots of data

SPP

Instructions on page

19

 Many configuration options

 Broad character set, including nonprintable ASCII, international keyboards

 More efficient data communications for barcodes containing lots of data

 Requires installation of SocketScan 10 software or application made with

SocketScan 10 SDK

The CHS has been successfully tested in SPP mode with the Microsoft, Broadcom, and

Toshiba Bluetooth stacks. CHS in SPP mode has not been tested on PCs running other

Bluetooth stacks and may not work correctly.

Socket highly recommends that you use the CHS in SPP mode. To learn more, read our white paper: http://www.socketmobile.com/pdf/techbrief/socketscan-10-sdk_whitepaper.pdf

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To pair the CHS with your computer:

You only need to pair the CHS with your computer the first time you try to connect.

1. Power on the CHS. Press and hold the small power button until the LED turns blue and the CHS beeps twice (low-high).

The LED blinks blue once per second to show that the Bluetooth radio is on but not connected.

2. Scan this barcode to configure the CHS for HID mode for peripherals. Afterwards, the

CHS will beep 3 times.

IMPORTANT! Print out this page to scan the barcode. Do not scan it onscreen.

By default, the CHS is in HID Keyboard mode. If the CHS was changed to SPP mode, first use the

Command Barcodes

to change the CHS to HID mode before scanning the barcode above.

3. Turn on Bluetooth on your computer. Refer to your computer’s documentation for instructions.

4. Use you computer’s Bluetooth software to connect to the CHS (see instructions on next page).

In the device search, the CHS will appear as Socket CHS [xxxxxx]. The characters in brackets are the last six characters of the CHS Bluetooth Device Address (BDA), which is labeled inside the battery compartment.

To identify your type of Bluetooth stack, click Start. Right-click on My Computer and click Properties | Hardware tab | Device Manager and identify the manufacturer of your Bluetooth device.

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Bluetooth

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Microsoft

(Windows

7)

Connection Instructions

1. Right-click on the Bluetooth icon in the system tray (notification area). In the pop-up menu, click Add a Device. A device search will begin.

2. In the device list, select Socket CHS [xxxxxx] and click Next.

3. If prompted, select Enter the device’s pairing code. Enter the passkey

0000 (four zeroes). Click Next.

Microsoft

(Windows

Vista / XP)

4. Follow the remaining screens to complete the wizard.

1. Right-click on the Bluetooth icon in the system tray (notification area). In the pop-up menu, click Add a Bluetooth Device.

2. In the welcome screen, check the box My device is set up and ready to

be found. Click Next. A device search will begin.

3. In the device list, select Socket CHS [xxxxxx]. Click Next.

4. If prompted, select Use the passkey found in the documentation and enter the passkey 0000 (four zeroes). Click Next.

5. Follow the remaining screens to complete the wizard.

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Bluetooth

Stack

Toshiba

Connection Instructions

1. Double-click on the Bluetooth icon in the system tray (notification area).

2. In Bluetooth Settings, click New Connection.

3. In the connection wizard, select Express Mode. Click Next. A device search will begin.

4. In the device list, select Socket CHS [xxxxxx]. Click Next.

5. If a passkey is requested, enter 0000 (four zeroes). Click OK.

6. Follow the remaining screens to complete the wizard.

Broadcom

(Widcomm)

1. Click on the Bluetooth icon in the system tray (notification area).

2. On the left side, under Bluetooth Tasks, click Add a Bluetooth Device. A device search will begin.

3. In the device list, select Socket CHS [xxxxxx].

4. If a passkey is requested, enter 0000 (four zeroes). Click Pair Now.

5. If prompted to select a Bluetooth service, select the CHS. Click Finish.

Use Bluetooth v2.1 or later for best results. Do not use Quick Connect |

Bluetooth serial devices when the CHS is in HID mode.

Only computers running Bluetooth 2.0 will prompt for a passkey.

The CHS will beep once when it has connected and is ready to scan barcodes.

The LED will also blink blue once every 3 seconds.

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To scan barcodes:

1. Open your application. Place the cursor where you want to enter data.

2. Press the trigger button to scan a barcode. Make sure the aiming beam extends across the entire width of the barcode.

For example, try scanning the following barcode:

IMPORTANT! Print out this page to scan the barcode. Do not scan it onscreen.

After data is read and sent to the computer, by default, the CHS will beep once and vibrate, the LED will flash green, and the beam will turn off. You can use the

Command Barcodes

to modify the beep / LED / vibrate settings.

By default, a carriage return is applied after scanned barcode data is entered. To disable the automatic carriage return, you can use the

Command Barcodes

(use the Data Editing barcode for disabling suffixes).

If no data is read in a few seconds, the aiming beam will turn off, and you must try again.

To Disconnect: Turn off the CHS. Press and hold the power button for at least 3 seconds, until the CHS beeps twice (high-low) and the blue LED turns off.

Automatic Reconnection:

After you power on the CHS, it will automatically try to connect to the last computer it paired and connected to. Make sure your computer is in range with Bluetooth enabled.

If the CHS is connected to your computer and gets disconnected, it will try to reconnect for a few minutes. Make sure the computer is on and in range. If the CHS cannot reconnect, you will hear a long beep. Turn off the CHS and then turn it back on to restart the reconnection process.

The CHS can only be paired with one device at a time. To use the CHS with a different device, see

Appendix G for unpairing instructions.

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To install SocketScan 10 software and configure a COM port:

1. Download: http://www.socketmobile.com/support/downloads/datacollection/series7/ss10/

 Click on the link for the exe file.

2. Download and run the installation file.

 For Internet Explorer, in the Security Warning screens, click Run.

 For Firefox, click Save File. In the Downloads list, double-click on the

SocketScan10Setup.exe file. In the warning screen, click OK.

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 For Chrome, click Save at the bottom of the screen. Click on the link for the

SocketScan10Setup.exe file. In the Security Warning screen, click Run.

3. The installation wizard will launch. Follow it to install software for Windows Desktop.

If you are running an older version of SocketScan 10, uninstall it before proceeding with the newer SocketScan 10 installation. Make sure

SocketScan 10 is not running before you start the uninstall process, and when prompted, restart your computer to complete the uninstallation.

4. A message will state that on the next screen, you will need to configure an incoming

Bluetooth serial COM port to connect with the CHS. Click Yes.

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5. The SocketScan Settings screen will appear.

Select an available incoming COM port for SocketScan 10 to use.

Note the Bluetooth stack at the top of the screen.

Click Ports if a suitable incoming Bluetooth COM port is not listed and you would like to add one. Also, if SocketScan Settings lists multiple COM ports, you can determine if any are already paired to a Socket Bluetooth barcode scanner and/or which one is incoming.

For the Toshiba Bluetooth stack, incoming COM ports are listed as LocalCOM-

Server.

For most users, Use keyboard wedge and Show keyboard wedge icon in tray should be selected. For more information on keyboard wedge and VIN decode options, please see

SocketScan 10 Settings .

6. After making all your selections in SocketScan 10 Settings, click OK.

7. In the last screen of the software installation wizard, click Finish. If prompted, restart your computer.

After installation, a SocketScan 10 shortcut will appear on your desktop. Click it to quickly launch SocketScan 10.

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To pair and connect the CHS with your computer:

You only need to pair the CHS with you computer the first time you try to connect.

The following instructions are based on Socket EZ Pair, a feature of SocketScan 10 software. For instructions on how to connect by generating and scanning a special barcode, please see

Appendix I .

1.

IMPORTANT!

If using Windows 7 or Vista, make sure you are running SocketScan 10 software with administrative privileges. Right-click on the SocketScan 10 desktop shortcut icon. In the pop-up menu, click Properties. Click Advanced... Select Run as

administrator and click OK.

2. Power on the CHS. Press and hold the small power button until the LED turns blue and the CHS beeps twice (low-high).

The LED blinks blue once per second to show that the Bluetooth radio is on but not connected.

3. Scan this barcode to change the CHS to SPP mode. Afterwards, the CHS will beep 3 times.

IMPORTANT! Print out this page to scan the barcode. Do not scan it onscreen.

4. Turn on Bluetooth on your computer. Refer to your computer’s documentation for instructions.

5. Follow the correct instructions for your Bluetooth stack to pair with the CHS (see next page).

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Bluetooth

Stack

Microsoft

(Windows 7)

Connection Instructions

1. Right-click on the Bluetooth icon in the system tray (notification area). In the pop-up menu, click Add a Device. A device search will begin.

2. In the device list, select Socket CHS [xxxxxx] and click Next.

3. If prompted, select Enter the device’s pairing code. Enter the passkey

0000 (four zeroes). Click Next.

Microsoft

(Windows

Vista / XP)

4. Follow the remaining screens to complete the wizard.

1. Right-click on the Bluetooth icon in the system tray (notification area). In the pop-up menu, click Add a Bluetooth Device.

2. In the welcome screen, check the box My device is set up and ready to

be found. Click Next. A device search will begin.

3. In the device list, select Socket CHS [xxxxxx]. Click Next.

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4. If prompted, select Use the passkey found in the documentation and enter the passkey 0000 (four zeroes). Click Next.

5. Follow the remaining screens to complete the wizard.

Bluetooth

Stack

Toshiba

Connection Instructions

1. Double-click on the Bluetooth icon in the system tray (notification area).

2. In Bluetooth Settings, click New Connection.

3. In the connection wizard, select Express Mode. Click Next. A device search will begin.

Broadcom

(Widcomm)

4. In the device list, select Socket CHS [xxxxxx]. Click Next.

5. If a passkey is requested, enter 0000 (four zeroes). Click OK.

6. Follow the remaining screens to complete the wizard.

1. Click on the Bluetooth icon in the system tray (notification area).

2. On the left side, under Bluetooth Tasks, click Add a Bluetooth Device. A device search will begin.

3. In the device list, select Socket CHS [xxxxxx].

4. If a passkey is requested, enter 0000 (four zeroes). Click Pair Now.

5. If prompted to select a Bluetooth service, select the CHS and click Finish.

6. Use Bluetooth v2.1 or later for best results. Do not use Quick Connect |

Bluetooth serial devices when the CHS is in HID mode.

In the device search, the CHS will appear as Socket CHS [xxxxxx]. The characters in brackets are the last six characters of the CHS Bluetooth Device Address (BDA), which is labeled inside the battery compartment.

Only computers running Bluetooth 2.0 will prompt for a passkey.

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6. Click on the SocketScan 10 icon

Socket EZ Pair. in the system tray. In the pop-up menu, click

If the icon does not appear, open SocketScan 10 by clicking on the desktop shortcut.

7. Select 1D Scanner.

8. Select your CHS in the list and click Pair.

9. After they pair, the computer will connect to the CHS, indicated by a beep. The CHS will then disconnect, indicated by two beeps. Click OK.

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10. After several seconds, the CHS will reconnect to the computer, indicated by a beep.

The CHS will beep once when it has connected and is ready to scan barcodes.

The LED will also blink blue once every 3 seconds. A CHS icon

will also

appear in the system tray.

11. Click X to close Socket EZ Pair. The CHS Registration screen will appear. Complete the required fields and click Register Now to register the scanner, or click Skip

Registration to register later.

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To scan barcodes:

1. Make sure the CHS is connected to the computer, indicated by the CHS icon

in the system tray.

2. Open your application. Place the cursor where you want to enter data.

3. Press the trigger button to scan a barcode. Make sure the aiming beam extends across the entire width of the barcode.

For example, try scanning the following barcode:

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IMPORTANT! Print out this page to scan the barcode. Do not scan it onscreen.

After decoding the barcode and sending it to the computer, by default, the CHS will beep once and vibrate, the LED will flash green, and the laser will turn off.

You can modify the beep / LED / vibrate settings by using the Scanner Settings utility or

Command Barcodes

.

To configure an automatic Carriage Return or Tab after each scan of data, use the

Scanner Settings utility or

Command Barcodes .

If no data is read in a few seconds, the aiming beam will turn off, and you must try

again.

To Disconnect: Turn off the CHS. Press and hold the power button for at least 3 seconds, until the CHS beeps twice (high-low) and the blue LED turns off.

Automatic Reconnection:

After you power on the CHS, it will automatically try to connect to the last computer it paired and connected to. Make sure your computer is in range with Bluetooth enabled and SocketScan 10 is running.

If the CHS is connected to your computer and gets disconnected, it will try to reconnect for a few minutes. Make sure the computer is on and in range and SocketScan 10 is running. If the CHS cannot reconnect, you will hear a long beep. Turn off the CHS and then turn it back on to restart the reconnection process.

The CHS can only be paired with one device at a time. To use the CHS with a different device, see

Appendix G for unpairing instructions.

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SocketScan 10 software offers a variety of special features:

System tray icon – Indicates CHS connection status at a glance

Basic scanner information – Quick view of basic scanner properties

SocketScan 10 Settings – Utility for configuring COM port, keyboard wedge, system tray icon, and VIN mode

Scanner Settings – Utility lets you view Bluetooth properties, battery level, adjust beep /

LED / vibrate settings, test barcodes, and more

About – Software version information

System Tray Icon

When SocketScan 10 is running, an icon that indicates the CHS connection status will appear in the system tray (notification area).

CHS not connected CHS connected

Basic Scanner Information

To view more detailed scanner properties, use

Scanner Settings

.

You can only view Basic Scanner Properties when the CHS is connected to your

computer.

1. Click on the CHS icon in the system tray. In the pop-up menu, click Socket CHS.

2. A screen will appear displaying basic information about your CHS, including the

Bluetooth friendly name, scanner type, firmware, and battery level.

3. After viewing the information, click OK to exit.

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SocketScan 10 Settings

1. Click on the SocketScan 10 icon

SocketScan 10 Settings…

or

in the system tray. In the pop-up menu, click

2. The SocketScan 10 Settings screen will appear, reporting the manufacturer of the computer’s Bluetooth stack and the computer’s Bluetooth Device Address.

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Port: An incoming Bluetooth serial COM port must be selected for the CHS connection. o

If a suitable port is not listed in SocketScan 10 Settings, click Ports to use your computer’s Bluetooth software to add one. o

Toshiba Bluetooth stack: To identify an incoming COM, click Ports. In your computer’s Bluetooth software, incoming ports are labeled as LocalCOM-Server.

Use keyboard wedge: Should be selected in most cases unless you plan to use the SDK

Show keyboard wedge icon in tray: Select to have a system tray icon appear that conveniently indicates whether the CHS is connected to the PC.

Enable VIN decode: Select to have SocketScan 10 only send a 17-character Vehicle

Identification Number (i.e., omit any prefix/suffix included in a VIN barcode).

Ports: Click to access your computer’s Bluetooth software to add or view properties of

Bluetooth COM ports (including which are incoming / outgoing).

3. After making changes, click OK.

Scanner Settings

You can access Scanner Settings only when the CHS is connected to your computer.

1. Click on the CHS icon in the system tray. In the pop-up menu, click Scanner

settings…

2. The Scanner Settings screen will appear with an empty field. For the Microsoft and

Broadcom (Widcomm) Bluetooth stacks, the CHS will also beep twice when in disconnects from SocketScan 10.

3. After a few seconds, the CHS will connect to Scanner Settings, indicated by a beep.

Your CHS will be listed on the screen. Make sure your CHS is selected, and click

Properties.

5. The utility will read your scanner settings.

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6. The General properties screen will appear, reporting the Bluetooth friendly name,

Bluetooth Device Address, Type of device, firmware version, and battery level. If desired, change the Bluetooth friendly name of the CHS.

7. Click on the Configuration tab. If desired, modify how the CHS confirms a good scan and/or select a specific suffix to automatically add to each instance of scanned data.

8. Click on the Symbologies tab to modify which symbologies the CHS will be able to decode.

Enabling all possible symbologies may slow the decoding process.

The RSS symbology is now known as GS1 DataBar.

If you want to read UPC-A symbols, disable the GS1 DataBar option so that GS1 DataBar symbols don’t get mistakenly decoded.

9. Click OK to exit the Scanner Properties. If desired, click Test to test scanning a barcode. The Scan Window will appear.

10. Scan a barcode that you would like information about. The Scan Window will report the barcode’s symbology, data length, and data, in your choice of ASCII or

Hexadecimal format.

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11. After testing a barcode, click Close. Click OK to exit Scanner Settings. The CHS will beep twice after disconnecting from Scanner Settings. A few seconds later, the CHS will beep once after connecting to SocketScan 10.

About

1. Click on the CHS icon

About…

or in the system tray. In the pop-up menu, click

2. The About screen will appear with SocketScan 10 version information.

3. After viewing the information, click OK to exit.

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OBILE

This chapter explains how to install and use 1D models of the Socket Bluetooth Cordless

Hand Scanner (CHS) Series 7 (v3) with any of the following devices running Windows

Mobile 6 or later:

 Socket SoMo 650 or 655

 Device running Windows Mobile 6 or later with Broadcom Bluetooth stack v1.8.0.6501 or v1.9.3

Before you begin the instructions in this chapter, make sure you have installed the

batteries and charged the CHS, as described in Chapter 2, “Scanner Setup”

Other devices running Windows Mobile 6 with the Microsoft Bluetooth stack may be compatible.

C

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O

PTIONS

For Windows Mobile, the CHS offers two different connection options.

Bluetooth

Mode

Pros Cons

HID

Instructions on next page

SPP

Instructions on page

39

 No SocketScan 10 software installation needed

 Many configuration options

 Broad character set, including nonprintable ASCII, international keyboards

 More efficient data communications for barcodes containing lots of data

 Limited configuration options

 Limited to printable ASCII and some nonprintable characters

 Less efficient data communications for barcodes containing lots of data

 Compatible only with SoMo

 Requires installation of SocketScan 10 software or application made with

SocketScan 10 SDK

Socket highly recommends that you use the CHS in SPP mode. To learn more, read our white paper: http://www.socketmobile.com/pdf/techbrief/socketscan-10sdk_white-paper.pdf

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To pair the CHS with your SoMo:

You only need to pair the CHS with your SoMo the first time you try to connect.

1. Power on the CHS. Press and hold the small power button until the LED turns blue and the CHS beeps twice (low-high).

The LED blinks blue once per second to show that the Bluetooth radio is on but not connected.

2. Scan this barcode to configure the CHS for HID mode for peripherals. Afterwards, the

CHS will beep 3 times.

IMPORTANT! Print out this page to scan the barcode. Do not scan it onscreen.

The CHS must be in HID mode first before you scan the barcode above. By default, the CHS is in HID mode. If the CHS was changed to SPP mode, use the

Command Barcodes

to change it to HID mode.

3. In the Today screen, tap on the line that lists Wi-Fi and Bluetooth status.

Alternatively, press the button on the right side of the SoMo, which launches the wireless manager by default.

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4. Use the wireless manager to enable Bluetooth.

5. Tap Start | Settings | Connections tab | Bluetooth.

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6. In the Bluetooth utility, tap Add new device… Alternatively, tap Add at the bottom of the screen.

7. In the device list, tap on Socket CHS.

In the device search, the CHS will appear as Socket CHS [xxxxxx]. The characters in brackets are the last six characters of the CHS Bluetooth Device Address (BDA), which is labeled inside the battery compartment.

8. When prompted for a passcode, enter 0000 (four zeroes). Tap Next.

9. After the SoMo connects to the CHS, a message will confirm the connection. Tap Done.

The CHS will beep once when it has connected and is ready to scan barcodes.

The LED will also blink blue once every 3 seconds.

10. The CHS will now appear in the Bluetooth devices list. Tap ok.

11. Tap X to close the Connections screen.

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To scan barcodes:

1. Open your application. Place the cursor where you want to enter data.

2. Press the trigger button to scan a barcode. Make sure the aiming beam extends across the entire width of the barcode.

For example, try scanning the following barcode:

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IMPORTANT! Print out this page to scan the barcode. Do not scan it onscreen.

After data is read and sent to the computer, by default, the CHS will beep once and vibrate, the LED will flash green, and the beam will turn off. You can use the

Command Barcodes

to modify the beep / LED / vibrate settings.

By default, a carriage return is applied after scanned barcode data is entered. To disable the automatic carriage return, you can use the

Command Barcodes

(use the Data Editing barcode for disabling suffixes).

If no data is read in a few seconds, the beam will turn off, and you must try again.

To Disconnect: Turn off the CHS. Press and hold the power button for at least 3 seconds, until the CHS beeps twice (high-low) and the blue LED turns off.

Automatic Reconnection:

After you power on the CHS, it will automatically try to connect to the last device it paired and connected to. Make sure your device is in range with Bluetooth enabled.

If the CHS is connected to your device and gets disconnected, it will try to reconnect for a few minutes. Make sure the device is on and in range. If the CHS cannot reconnect, you will hear a long beep. Turn off the CHS and then turn it back on to restart the reconnection process.

The CHS can only be paired with one device at a time. To use the CHS with a different device, see

Appendix G for unpairing instructions.

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To install SocketScan 10 software:

Advanced Users: See

Appendix H for CAB file installation instructions.

If you have the Socket SoMo

®

655 or SoMo 650 running Windows Mobile 6 Service

Pack 8 or later, SocketScan 10 is pre-loaded. To install, in the Today screen, tap

Getting Started.

1. Make an active connection between your PDA and a host PC. Use a USB / serial connection cable or cradle and Windows Mobile Device Center, free from the Microsoft website. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/howto/wp6/sync/installing-wmdc.aspx

2. Make sure Bluetooth is enabled on your PDA.

3. Download SocketScan 10 software: http://www.socketmobile.com/support/downloads/data-collection/series7/ss10/

 Click on the link for the exe file.

4. Download and run the installation file.

 For Internet Explorer, in the Security Warning screens, click Run.

 For Firefox, click Save File. In the Downloads list, double-click on the

SocketScan10Setup.exe file. In the Open Executable File? screen, click OK.

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 For Chrome, click Save at the bottom of the screen. Click on the link for the

SocketScan10Setup.exe file. In the Security Warning screen, click Run.

5. The installation wizard will launch. Follow it to install software for Windows Mobile.

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6. Your computer will instruct you to check your mobile device for additional installation steps. Click OK. In the last screen of the wizard, click Finish.

7. Choose where you would like to install the software. Tap Install.

8. If prompted to soft reset, tap Yes.

9. After the soft reset, SocketScan 10 will automatically launch.

If SocketScan 10 reports that Bluetooth needs to be enabled, turn on Bluetooth on your PDA and tap Retry.

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To pair and connect the CHS with your PDA:

You only need to pair the CHS with your PDA the first time you try to connect.

The following instructions are based on Socket EZ Pair, a feature of SocketScan 10 software. For instructions on how to connect by generating and scanning a special

barcode (ActivePairing), please see Appendix I

.

1. Power on the CHS. Press and hold the small power button until the LED turns blue and the CHS beeps twice (low-high).

The LED blinks blue once per second to show that the Bluetooth radio is on but not connected.

2. Scan this barcode to change the CHS to SPP mode. Afterwards, the CHS will beep 3 times.

IMPORTANT! Print out this page to scan the barcode. Do not scan it onscreen.

3. Make sure the PDA has Bluetooth on and is in Discoverable mode (i.e., it will be visible to

4. Follow the instructions for your type of Bluetooth stack to pair the CHS to your PDA. other Bluetooth devices). Make sure the PDA is not restricted to only connect to devices it already paired with.

To determine your type of Bluetooth stack, tap Start | Programs | SocketScan 10

folder | SocketScan Settings. The Bluetooth stack is reported at the top of the screen.

In the device search, the CHS will appear as Socket CHS [xxxxxx]. The characters in brackets are the last six characters of the CHS Bluetooth Device Address (BDA), which is labeled inside the battery compartment.

Only devices running Bluetooth 2.0 will prompt for a passkey.

The CHS will beep once when it has connected and is ready to scan barcodes.

The LED will also blink blue once every 3 seconds.

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Bluetooth

Stack

Microsoft

These instructions are based on the

SoMo 650.

Connection Instructions

1. Tap Start | Settings | Connections tab | Bluetooth. Tap Add new

device… Alternatively, you can tap Add at the bottom of the screen.

2. Follow the screens to pair with the CHS. In the list of found devices, tap

Socket CHS. If prompted for a passkey, enter 0000 (four zeroes).

3. In the Bluetooth Settings screen, tap on the COM Ports tab. Tap New

Outgoing Port.

4. Follow the screens to set up an outgoing COM port for the CHS.

5. Tap Start | Programs | SocketScan 10 folder | SocketScan 10 . in the task tray. In 6. In the Today screen, tap on the SocketScan 10 icon the pop-up menu, tap SocketScan 10 Settings.

7. Make sure a COM port is selected. Tap ok.

8. Tap on the SocketScan 10 icon tap Socket EZ Pair.

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9. Tap 1D Scanner.

10. Select Socket CHS and tap Pair.

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11. After pairing is complete, tap ok. Close Socket EZ Pair.

12. The CHS registration screen will appear. Follow the instructions to register your scanner, or click Cancel to register later.

Broadcom

These instructions are based on the HP iPAQ 210

1. In Bluetooth Settings. Tap on the Services tab. Tap Serial Port. Make sure Enable service is selected. Tap ok.

2. Tap Start

| Programs | SocketScan 10 folder | SocketScan 10

3. In the Today screen, tap on the SocketScan 10 icon in the task tray. In the pop-up menu, tap Socket EZ Pair. Tap 1D Scanner.

.

4. The PDA will automatically try to search for and pair with the CHS. In the list of found devices, tap Socket CHS. Select Socket Serial Port.

5. After pairing is complete, tap ok. Close Socket EZ Pair.

6. The CHS registration screen will appear. Follow the instructions to register your scanner, or tap Cancel to register later.

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Broadcom

These instructions are based on the HTC

HD2 running

Windows

Mobile 6.5

1. Make sure HTC Sense is disabled. Start | Settings. In the bottom right corner, tap Menu | All Settings | Today | Items tab. Make sure the box

HTC Sense is unchecked.

2. Tap Start

| SocketScan 10 folder | SocketScan 10

.

3. In the Today screen, tap on the SocketScan 10 icon in the task tray. In the pop-up menu, tap Socket EZ Pair. Tap 1D Scanner.

4. Your phone will automatically try to search for and pair with the CHS.

 In the device list, select Socket CHS. Select Socket Serial Port.

 Select an available COM port for SocketScan 10 to use.

5. After pairing is complete, tap ok. Close Socket EZ Pair.

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6.

The CHS registration screen will appear. Follow the instructions to register th scanner, or tap Cancel to register later.

To scan barcodes:

1. Make sure the CHS is connected to the SoMo, indicated by the CHS icon

in the task tray.

2. Open your application. Place the cursor where you want to enter data.

3. Press the trigger button to scan a barcode. Make sure the aiming beam extends across the entire width of the barcode.

For example, try scanning the following barcode:

IMPORTANT! Print out this page to scan the barcode. Do not scan it onscreen.

After decoding the barcode and sending it to the computer, by default, the CHS will beep once and vibrate, the LED will flash green, and the aiming beam will turn off. To modify the beep / LED / vibrate settings, use the

Scanner Settings utility or

Command Barcodes

.

To configure an automatic Carriage Return or Tab after each scan of data, use the

Scanner Settings utility

or

Command Barcodes .

If no data is read in a few seconds, the aiming beam will turn off, and you must try again.

To Disconnect:

To disconnect, turn off the CHS. Press and hold the power button for at least 3 seconds, until the CHS beeps twice (high-low) and the blue LED turns off.

Automatic Reconnection:

After you power on the CHS, it will automatically try to connect to the last device it paired and connected to. Make sure your device is in range with Bluetooth enabled and

SocketScan 10 is running.

If the CHS is connected to your device and gets disconnected, it will try to reconnect for a few minutes. Make sure the device is on and in range and SocketScan 10 is running. If

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the CHS cannot reconnect, you will hear a long beep. Press the trigger button to restart the reconnection process.

The CHS can only be paired with one device at a time. To use the CHS with a different device, see

Appendix G for unpairing instructions.

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SocketScan 10 software offers a variety of special features:

Basic scanner information – Quick view of basic scanner properties

SocketScan 10 settings – Utility for configuring COM port, keyboard wedge, task tray icon, and VIN mode

Scanner settings – Utility lets you view Bluetooth properties, battery level, adjust beep /

LED / vibrate settings, test barcodes, and more

About – Software version information

Task Tray Icon

When SocketScan 10 is running, an icon that indicates the CHS connection status will appear in the task tray in the Today screen.

CHS not connected CHS connected

Basic Scanner Information

You can only view Basic Scanner Properties when the CHS is connected to your PDA. To

view more detailed scanner properties, use Scanner Settings

.

1. Tap on the CHS icon in the task tray. In the pop-up menu, tap Socket CHS

2. A screen will appear displaying basic information about your CHS, including the

Bluetooth friendly name, scanner type, firmware, and battery level.

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3. After viewing the information, click OK to exit.

SocketScan 10 Settings

You can only view Basic Scanner Properties when the CHS is connected to your SoMo.

1. Tap on the CHS icon

SocketScan settings… or in the task tray. In the pop-up menu, tap

2. A screen will appear displaying the SocketScan software settings, as well as the

Bluetooth stack manufacturer and Bluetooth Device Address.

Port: Select the incoming Bluetooth serial COM port that you would like SocketScan to use to connect to the CHS (REQUIRED).

Use keyboard wedge: Should be selected in most cases unless you plan to use the SDK.

Show keyboard wedge icon in tray: Select to have a task tray icon appear that conveniently indicates whether the CHS is connected to the PDA.

Enable VIN decode: Select to have SocketScan 10 only send a 17-character VIN (i.e., omit any prefix/suffix included in a VIN barcode).

3. After making any changes, tap ok to exit.

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Scanner Settings

You can access Scanner Settings only when the CHS is connected to your PDA.

1. Tap on the CHS icon in the task tray. In the pop-up menu, tap Scanner

settings…

2. The CHS will disconnect from SocketScan 10, indicated by two beeps. The Scanner

Settings screen will appear with an empty field.

3. After a few seconds, the CHS will connect to Scanner Settings and beep once. Your

CHS will appear in the list. Make sure your CHS is selected, and tap Properties.

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4. After the utility has read you scanner settings, the General properties screen will appear, reporting the Bluetooth friendly name, Bluetooth Device Address, Type of device, firmware version, and battery level.

If desired, tap in the Name field to change the Bluetooth friendly name of the CHS.

5. Tap on the Configuration tab. If desired, modify how the CHS confirms a good scan and/or select a data suffix to automatically add to each instance of scanned data.

6. Tap on the Symbologies tab to modify which symbologies the CHS will be able to decode.

Enabling all possible symbologies may slow the decoding process.

The RSS symbology is now known as GS1 DataBar.

If you want to read UPC-A symbols, disable the GS1 DataBar option so that GS1 DataBar symbols don’t get mistakenly decoded.

7. Tap ok to exit the Scanner Settings.

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8. If desired, tap Test to test scanning a barcode.

9. Scan a barcode that you would like information about. SocketScan will report the barcode’s symbology, data length, and data, in your choice of ASCII text or

Hexadecimal format.

10. After testing a barcode, tap ok. Tap ok to exit Scanner Settings.

About

1. Tap on the SocketScan 10 icon tap About… or in the task tray. In the pop-up menu,

2. The About screen will appear, reporting information about your version of SocketScan 10.

After viewing the information, click ok to exit.

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7 | Setup for BlackBerry

This chapter explains how to install and use the Bluetooth

Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) with one of the following

BlackBerry devices:

 BlackBerry® Bold 9700 Smartphone running BlackBerry OS

5.0.0.714 or later. Other models have not been tested with SocketScan 10 and may require a previous software version. Works in Bluetooth SPP mode only.

 BlackBerry PlayBook running QNX. Works in Bluetooth

HID mode only.

Before you begin the instructions in this chapter, make sure you have installed the batteries (and tether, if desired), and charged the scanner, as described in

Chapter 2, “Scanner Setup”

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Compatible with BlackBerry PlayBook running QNX. For BlackBerry OS

smartphone, see page 82

for SPP instructions.

To pair the CHS with your Android device:

You only need to pair the CHS with your PlayBook the first time you try to connect.

1. Power on the CHS. Press and hold the small power button until the LED turns blue and the CHS beeps twice (low-high).

The LED blinks blue once per second to show that the Bluetooth radio is on but not connected.

2. By default the CHS is in HID mode for Keyboard Devices. If you changed the

CHS mode, use the appropriate

command barcode to change it back to HID

mode for Keyboard devices.

3. On the status bar, tap | Bluetooth.

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4. Make sure Bluetooth is turned ON. Tap Add New Device.

5. Tap Search.

6. In the list of found devices, select Socket CHS.

7. After they have paired and connected, the CHS will beep once.

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To scan barcodes:

1. Open your application. Place the cursor where you want to enter data.

2. Press the trigger button to scan a barcode. Make sure the aiming beam extends across the entire width of the barcode.

For example, try scanning the following barcode:

After decoding the barcode and sending it to the tablet, by default the CHS will beep once and vibrate, the LED will flash green, and the aiming beam will turn off. You can use

Command Barcodes

to modify the beep / LED / vibrate settings.

By default, a carriage return is applied after scanned barcode data is entered. To disable the automatic carriage return, you can use the

Command

Barcodes

(use the Data Editing barcode for Data As Is).

If no data is read in a few seconds, the beam will turn off, and you must try again.

To Disconnect:

To disconnect, turn off the CHS. Press and hold the power button for at least 3 seconds, until the CHS beeps twice (high-low) and the blue LED turns off.

Automatic Reconnection:

After you power on the CHS, it will automatically try to connect to the last tablet it paired and connected to. Make sure your tablet is in range with Bluetooth enabled.

If the CHS is connected to your tablet and gets disconnected, it will try to reconnect for a few minutes. Make sure the tablet is on and in range. If the CHS cannot reconnect, it will give a long beep. Power off and on the CHS to restart the reconnection process.

The CHS can only be paired with one device at a time. To use the CHS with a different device, see

Appendix G for unpairing instructions.

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To install the software:

You can install SocketScan 10 software either by downloading directly to the smartphone or synchronizing to a host PC with BlackBerry Desktop Manager.

Downloading to the Smartphone

1. Make sure your smartphone is connected to the Internet.

2. Open the Browser to: http://www.socketmobile.com/blackberry

3. The SocketScan for BlackBerry installation screen will appear. Read the information in the screen. If you accept the license agreement, click I Accept.

4. The download screen will appear. Click Download. The smartphone will download and install SocketScan.

5. After installation, a dialog will confirm successful installation. Click OK.

Synchronizing with a Desktop PC

Refer to your BlackBerry Desktop Manager manual for complete instructions.

1. Insert the SocketScan 10 installation CD into the CD drive of your computer. It should auto-run. (If the CD does not auto-run, use My Computer or File Explorer

to access your CD drive and click on setup.exe)

2. In the Getting Started with SocketScan 10 wizard, click on the Installation link on the left side. Scroll down to the section for BlackBerry and click Install.

3. Download and run the installation file.

 Internet Explorer: In the Security Warning screen, click Run. When asked if you want to run the file, click Run.

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 Firefox: Click Save File. In the Downloads list, double-click SocketScan10Setup.exe.

In the warning screen, click OK.

 Chrome: Click Save at the bottom of the screen. Click on the link for

SocketScan10Setup.exe. In the Security Warning screen, click Run.

4. The installation wizard will launch. Follow it to install software for BlackBerry.

5. After software installation, click Finish.

6. Use a USB connection cable/cradle to connect the smartphone to the PC.

7. Launch the BlackBerry Desktop Manager. Click Start | Programs | BlackBerry |

Desktop Manager.

Click Applications. If SocketScan 10 doesn’t show in the list of

Applications, click Import files. Browse to the location of the SocketScan

10 file on your computer.

8. In the Application Summary pane, click Apply.

By default, all of the SocketScan 10 subfiles will be selected for installation. Do not deselect any.

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To pair the CHS with your BlackBerry smartphone:

You only need to pair the CHS with your phone the first time you try to connect.

The following instructions are based on Socket EZ Pair, a feature of SocketScan 10 software. For instructions on how to connect by generating and scanning a special

barcode, please see Appendix I .

1. Power on the CHS. Press and hold the small power button until the LED turns blue and the CHS beeps twice (low-high).

The LED blinks blue once per second to show that the Bluetooth radio is on but not connected.

2. Scan this barcode to change the CHS to SPP mode. Afterwards, the CHS will beep 3 times.

IMPORTANT! Print out this page to scan the barcode. Do not scan it onscreen.

3. In the Home Screen, click Manage Connections

4. Click Set Up Bluetooth.

.

5. Click Search.

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6. In the list of found devices, click Socket CHS.

The CHS will appear in the Bluetooth search as Socket CHS [xxxxxx], where the characters in brackets are the last 6 characters of the Bluetooth Device Address

(BDA), which is printed on a label inside the battery compartment.

7. If prompted for a passkey, enter 0000 (four zeroes).

8. In the Home screen, click Downloads | SocketScan 10.

9. If asked if you want to grant trusted application status, click Yes.

10. In SocketScan 10, click Menu | Socket EZ Pair.

11. Click 1D Scanner.

12. If prompted, select your CHS.

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13. After they pair and connect, the CHS will beep once to confirm the connection, then beep twice to signal a disconnection. Click Menu | Close to close Socket EZ Pair.

14. SocketScan 10 will try to connect to the CHS. If asked to confirm, click Yes.

The CHS will beep once when it has connected and is ready to scan barcodes.

The LED will also blink blue once every 3 seconds.

15. The registration screen will appear. Follow the instructions to register the scanner, or click Cancel to register later.

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To scan barcodes:

1. Open your application. Place the cursor where you want to enter data.

2. Press the trigger button to scan a barcode. Make sure the aiming beam extends across the entire width of the barcode.

For example, try scanning the following barcode:

IMPORTANT! Print out this page to scan the barcode. Do not scan it onscreen.

After decoding the barcode and sending it to the phone, by default the CHS will beep once and vibrate, the LED will flash green, and the aiming beam will turn off. You can use the Scanner Settings utility (see next page) or

Command Barcodes

to modify the beep / LED / vibrate settings.

To configure an automatic Carriage Return or Tab after each scan of data, use the

Scanner Settings utility (see next page) or

Command Barcodes

.

If no data is read in a few seconds, the beam will turn off, and you must try again.

To Disconnect:

To disconnect, turn off the CHS. Press and hold the power button for at least 3 seconds, until the CHS beeps twice (high-low) and the blue LED turns off.

Automatic Reconnection:

After you power on the CHS, it will automatically try to connect to the last phone it paired and connected to. Make sure your phone is in range with Bluetooth enabled and

SocketScan 10 is running.

If the CHS is connected to your phone and gets disconnected, it will try to reconnect for a few minutes. Make sure the phone is on and in range. If the CHS cannot reconnect, you will hear a long beep. Power cycle the scanner to restart the reconnection process.

The CHS can only be paired with one device at a time. To use the CHS with a different device, see

Appendix G for unpairing instructions.

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Scanner Info

You can view Scanner Info only when the CHS is connected to your smartphone.

1. In SocketScan 10, click Menu | Scanner Info.

2. In the Scanner Info screen, some basic properties of your CHS are displayed. If desired, click in the Scanner Name field to change the Bluetooth friendly name of your CHS.

After making any changes, click Menu | Save.

Scanner Settings

You can configure scanner settings only when the CHS is connected to your

smartphone.

1. In SocketScan 10, click Menu | Scanner Settings. The CHS will disconnect from

SocketScan 10 and beep twice.

2. If prompted to connect to Socket CHS, click Yes. The CHS will connect to Scanner

Settings and beep once.

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General Scanner Info

You can view Scanner info only when the CHS is connected to your

smartphone.

1. In SocketScan Settings, you can access Scanner Info by clicking on the main screen.

2. Besides viewing general scanner properties, you can also place the cursor in the

Scanner Name field to change the Bluetooth friendly name of your CHS. After making any changes, click Menu | Save.

Scanner Settings - Configuration

1. In Scanner Settings, click Menu | Configuration. Enter the appropriate settings:

Good scan beep: Select to have the CHS beep to indicate that data was successfully decoded and transmitted to the smartphone.

Good scan flash: Select to have the CHS LED turn green to indicate that data was successfully decoded and transmitted to the smartphone.

Vibrate mode: Select to have the CHS vibrate to indicate that data was successfully decoded and transmitted to the smartphone.

Scanned data suffix: Select if you would like to add a carriage return or tab after each scan of data.

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2. After entering any settings, click Menu | Save.

Scanner Settings - Symbologies

1. In Scanner Settings, click Menu | Symbologies. Press the space bar to enable or disable symbologies.

Enabling all possible symbologies will make the decode process slightly longer.

The RSS symbology is now known as GS1 DataBar.

If you would like to read UPC-A symbols, be sure to disable GS1 DataBar so that

GS1 DataBar symbols don’t get mistakenly decoded.

2. After entering any settings, click Menu | Save.

Scanner Settings - Test

1. In Scanner Settings, click Menu | Test.

2. Select the data format as either ASCII or hexadecimal. Scan a barcode. The Scan Window will report the barcode’s symbology, data length, and data content.

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The following specifications are for 1D versions of the CHS v3.

Physical Characteristics

Dimensions 7Mi: 129(l) x 40.1(h) x 34.6(w) mm (5.07(l) x 1.57(h) x 1.36(w) inches)

Total Weight

Power Source

Battery Charging Time

Expected Battery Life

With AC adapter: 5 hours (under conditions of 0 to +40°C)

With Normal Operation (connected with Bluetooth):

19 hours or 15,000 scans

(battery performance may vary depending on vibrate settings and work environment)

Environmental Characteristics

Operating

Temperature

+32 to +122°F (0 to +50°C)*

Storage Temperature

Relative Humidity

Ambient Light

-22 to +158°F (-30 to +70°C)*

5% to 95% non-condensing

Sunlight: 10,000 ft candles (107,640 lux)

Artificial light: 450 ft candles (4,844 lux)

*Temperature range may vary depending on shelf life of batteries.

Operating System / Device and Bluetooth Profile Support

OS

OS Version / Compatible Devices

Windows Mobile

7Pi: 132(l) x 45.1(h) x 37.9(w) mm (5.20(l) x 1.77(h) x 1.49(w) inches)

7Mi: 51 g (1.8 oz) 7Pi: approx. 68 g (2.4 oz)

Two AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries

6.x

Bluetooth

HID

Support

Bluetooth

SPP Support

Windows PC

Mac OS



 Microsoft or Broadcom

Bluetooth stack



 iOS

Android OS

7, Vista, XP

X 10.4 to 10.6.6 for Mac / MacBook with Bluetooth stack v2.2.4f3

(v1965)

(other versions not tested)

iPod touch (5th, 4th and 3 rd

gen) iPhone 5, 4, and 3GS

(iPhone 3G not supported) iPad mini iPad (3 rd

generation), iPad 2, iPad

2.1 and later

 

 Android

2.1 or later

BlackBerry OS

Android

2.2 or later with support for

Bluetooth

HID

 

5.00.714 or later for Bold 9700

(other models not tested with SocketScan

10, may require previous software version)

BlackBerry PlayBook

 

QNX

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Symbologies

Bookland EAN (ISBN / EAN-13), Chinese 2 of 5, Codabar

(including support for ISBT 128 bit concatenation)

, Code 11, Code 128, Code 39, Trioptic Code 39, Code 39 Full ASCII, Code 93,

Discrete 2 of 5, GS1 DataBar (RSS), GS1-128 (UCC-128 / EAN-128), Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF-14),

MSI, UPC / EAN / JAN, VIN

Scanner Performance

Scanner Type

Scan Angle

Class 2 linear laser (1D)

Wide (default): 47° ±3° Narrow: 35° ±3°

Scan Repetition

Rate

Optical

Resolution

5 scans/sec (bi-directional)

0.004 inch (0.102 mm) min./barcode element width (X Dimension)

Minimum 25% absolute dark/light reflectance (MRD) measured at 650 nm

1.5 to 45+ inches (3.8 to 144+ cm) typical Decode Distance

Depends on symbol density, symbology,

W-N Ratio, label media, and scan angle

Vibrate Mode Provides tactile feedback for good read.

Bluetooth Characteristics

Interface

Standard

Bluetooth Human Interface Device (HID) and Serial Port Profile (SPP)

Default mode: HID Keyboard class device

Protocol

Radio Range

Security

Bluetooth 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rates (EDR)

2.45 GHz ISM band, supports Advanced Frequency Hopping (AFH)

Up to 330 ft (100 m), depending on environment

56 bit encryption

RF Power

Environmental

EMI/RFI

Class 1 radio; Typical Output: 12 dbm

Bluetooth Stack

Support for

Windows & Mac

OS

Windows Mobile: Microsoft, Broadcom v1.8.0.6501 or v1.9.3

Windows PC: Microsoft, Toshiba 4.00.34, 5.00.6F or later, Broadcom

5.1.0.1700 or later (Bluetooth 2.1 for best results)

Certification/Compliance

Electrical Safety Certified to IEC 60950-1, UL 60950-1, CAN/CSA C22.2, EN60950-1

RoHS

FCC Part 15 Class C, RSS 210, iCES 003, C-Tick, CISPR 22, CE EN55022,

EN55024, TELEC

LED/Laser Safety

Apple iOS

Bluetooth SIG

IEC 60825-1, EN 60825-1

Apple iOS certification for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch

Bluetooth QD ID B0164000

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About Bluetooth Range

This product features a powerful Class 1 Bluetooth radio to provide the maximum possible range. As with all wireless technologies, the connection range can vary widely depending on many factors such as the brand and placement of the host device, the type and size of physical obstacles and the presence and activity level of competing radio transmissions.

In range testing of this product while connected to a variety of typical host devices with

Class 1 radios, functional connection distances from 18 to 100+ ft have been experienced depending on the environment. The following conditions appear to reduce the

Bluetooth connection range:

 The presence of soft, absorbent materials such as paper, fiberglass insulation, foam material in office cubical walls, carpeting and, to a lesser extent, even sheetrock and wood construction materials.

 Human bodies or containers of liquid positioned between the host and the CHS.

 The presence and activity level of competing Bluetooth, 802.11 (Wi-Fi) or other

(proprietary) systems using the same 2.4 GHz frequency.

 Metal in a grid pattern, such as chain link fencing or chicken wire. This type of material may block the Bluetooth (or Wi-Fi) signal completely.

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Scanning Tips

Practice to determine the best scanning distance for your type of barcode.

Scanning Distance

 The best scanning distance varies depending on barcode size, symbology, label media, W-N

Ratio, and scan angle. Check the Decode Zone in Appendix D: Decode Zone to determine the proper distance between the scanner and barcode.

 The larger the barcode, the further away you should position the scanner.

 The tighter the bars of the barcode, the closer you should position the scanner.

About Bluetooth and Health

Bluetooth wireless technology allows you to use short-range radio signals to connect a variety of devices, such as barcode scanners, mobile phones, Pocket PCs, notebook computers, printers, LAN access points, and many other devices at home or work. These radio signals replace the cables that have traditionally connected these devices.

Bluetooth products have small radio transmitters and receivers. Output power is normally very low, only 15.75 mW. This gives a working range of approximately 10 meters.

The maximum exposure levels from Bluetooth products are far below recommended safety guidelines. At most, typical Bluetooth devices (15.75 mW) reach only one percent of the prescribed safety levels.

Product Care

 Do not expose your product to liquid, moisture or extreme humidity.

 Do not expose your product to extreme high or low temperatures.

 Do not expose your product to lit candles, cigarettes, or cigars, or to open flames, etc.

 Do not drop, throw or try to bend the product, as rough treatment could damage it.

 Do not paint your product, as the paint could obstruct parts and prevent normal use.

 Do not attempt to disassemble your product: a broken warranty seal will void the warranty.

The product does not contain consumer serviceable components. Should your CHS need service, contact Socket technical support at: http://support.socketmobile.com

 Treat your product with care. Keep in a clean and dust-free place.

 Changes or modifications of this product, not expressly approved by Socket, may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

Antenna Care

Do not place a metallic shield around the Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner since it will reduce the radio transmission efficiency.

Efficient Use

For optimum performance, please make sure that there is no metal surrounding your Socket

Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner.

Driving

RF energy may affect some electronic systems in motor vehicles, such as car stereo, safety equipment, etc. Check with your vehicle manufacturer to be sure that the Socket Bluetooth

Cordless Hand Scanner will not affect the vehicle’s electronics.

Aircraft

 Turn off your Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner before boarding any aircraft.

 To prevent interference with communications systems, you must not use your Socket Bluetooth

Cordless Hand Scanner while the plane is in the air.

 Do not use it on the ground without permission from the crew.

Radio Frequency Exposure

Your Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner contains a radio transmitter and receiver. When in operation, it communicates with a Bluetooth enabled mobile computer by receiving and transmitting radio frequency (RF) magnetic fields in the frequency range 2400 to 2483.5 MHz. The output power of the radio transmitter is 15.75 mW. The Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner is designed to be in compliance with the RF exposure limits set by national authorities and international health agencies

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when installed or used separately from other antennas or radio transmitters.

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Examples of RF exposure standards and guidelines:

ICNIRP, “Guidelines for limiting exposure to time-varying electric, magnetic, and electromagnetic fields (up to 300 GHz)”,

International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), Health Physics, vol. 74, pp 494-533, April 1998.

99/519/EC, EU Council Recommendation on the limitation of exposure to the general public to electromagnetic fields 0 Hz

– 300 GHz, Official Journal of the European Communities, July 12, 1999.

ANSI/IEEE C95.1-1992, “Safety levels with respect to human exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic fields, 3 kHz to

300 GHz”, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., New York, 1991.

FCC Report and Order, ET Docket 93-62, FCC 96-326, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), August 1996.

Radiocommunications (Electromagnetic Radiation Human Exposure) Standard 1999, Australian Communications Authority

(ACA), May 1999.

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All barcode symbols/labels should satisfy the appropriate AIM Uniform Symbology Specification.

Background Substrate:

The barcode symbol should be printed on material (media) that is reflective and has a matte (not glossy) finish. A background diffuse reflectance of at least 70% to 80% is desirable for optimum contrast. Retro-reflective media should be used to obtain decode distances greater than 36 inches.

Ink Color and Type:

The inked bars should not exceed 25% reflectance at the wavelength that is being used for reading, whether printed with black ink or colored ink. The reflectance value should not vary more than 5% within the same character.

Voids and Specks:

The code should be printed clearly, free of voids, specks, blemishes and lines that could “fool” the scanner. Specks or blemishes in the white spaces, or false or missing bar sections could be interpreted by the reading equipment as part of the code. Generally, the width of such flaws is more serious than the height. Code symbols/ labels should be rejected if these defects are present.

Definition:

The bars in the barcode symbol should be well defined. Their edges should not be rough or fuzzy, so that the bars and spaces have the proper widths intended for the barcode symbology used.

Contrast:

Background reflectance (that of the substrate on which the codes are printed) should always provide a good contrast relative to the ink reflectance (that of the code bars). The difference between the two should be at least 37.5% at the wavelength used for reading.

Tolerance:

The ratio of the widths of bars and spaces in a barcode symbol must conform to the appropriate

AIM barcode specifications and can cause problems if not correct throughout the barcode.

Problems can occur when bar edges are smeared or rough, or when they exhibit voids.

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The decode zone for CHS 7Mi and 7Pi is shown below. The minimum element width (“X

Dimension” or barcode “size”) is the width in thousandths of an inch (mils) of the narrowest element (bar or space) in the symbol. The figures shown are the typical scanning distances (depths of field) for selected barcode sizes. The maximum usable length of a barcode symbol (Width of

Field) at any given range is also shown.

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Scan command barcode(s) to quickly configure the CHS 7Mi or 7Pi.

By default, the CHS is in HID mode as a Keyboard device.

Many of the command barcodes only work with a scanner in a particular Bluetooth mode as indicated by the header row of each table.

All Bluetooth Connection Modes OK

Scan only with CHS in SPP or iOS Mode

Scan only with CHS in HID Mode

IMPORTANT! Print out the page to scan the barcodes. Do not scan them onscreen.

IMPORTANT! Make sure the CHS is not connected to computer / device before scanning a command barcode!

By default, the CHS is in HID mode as a Keyboard device.

You may want to cover adjacent barcodes before scanning a command barcode to prevent scanning the wrong code.

For scanners in Bluetooth SPP or iOS mode, you can alternatively configure some settings by using the Scanner Settings app.

The CHS can only be paired with one device at a time. To use the CHS with a different device, see

Appendix F

for unpairing instructions.

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Bluetooth Connection Modes

SPP Mode

Configures the CHS to Serial Port Profile (SPP) mode.

Required for BlackBerry, optional for Windows and Android.

HID Mode (default)

Configures the CHS to Human Interface Device (HID) mode. The CHS will be discoverable as a Keyboard to other Bluetooth devices.

Required for Apple iOS, Mac OS.

HID-Peripheral

Changes a CHS in HID-Keyboard mode to HID-Peripheral mode.

Optional for Windows and Android.

HID-Keyboard (default)

Changes a CHS in HID-Peripheral mode to HID-Keyboard mode.

Required for Mac OS, optional for Apple iOS.

iOS Mode

Changes a CHS to iOS mode.

Required for Apple iOS applications developed with SocketScan 10 SDK.

Bluetooth Connection Roles — For SPP or iOS Mode Only

Acceptor (default)

Configures the CHS to accept a Bluetooth connection puts the CHS in discoverable mode.

Initiator

Configures the CHS to initiate a connection to a computer / device with the

Bluetooth Address specified in the barcode.

The barcode must be formatted in Code 128 and contain the data

#FNIaabbccddeeff#

such that aabbccddeeff is the Bluetooth Address of the computer/device you want to connect to the CHS.

You must create a custom barcode for each computer / device that you want to connect to the CHS.

Use barcode generating software or website

(e.g., http://barcode.tec-it.com

))

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Automatic Reconnection Settings

ENABLE Automatic Reconnection from CHS (default)

Configures the CHS to automatically initiate a connection to the last paired computer / device after the CHS is powered on.

DISABLE Automatic Reconnection from CHS

Configures the CHS to wait for a computer / device to initiate a Bluetooth connection after the CHS Is powered on.

After scanning the Enable/Disable Automatic Reconnection from CHS command barcode above, power off and power on the CHS to make sure it is configured properly!

Factory Defaults

Factory Reset

Configures the CHS to revert all settings to factory defaults. The CHS will power off after scanning this barcode.

Data Suffix — For HID Mode

Data As Is

Configures the CHS to return only the decoded data (i.e., no prefix or suffix).

Suffix – Carriage Return

(default)

Configures the CHS to add a carriage return after decoded data.

Suffix – Carriage Return &

Line Feed

Configures the CHS to add a carriage return and line feed after decoded data.

Suffix – Tab

Configures the CHS to add a tab after decoded data

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Data As Is (Default)

Configures the CHS to return only the decoded data (i.e., no prefix or suffix).

Suffix – Carriage Return

Configures the CHS to add a carriage return after decoded data.

Data Suffix — For SPP or iOS Mode

Suffix – Tab

Configures the CHS to add a tab after decoded data

Suffix – Carriage Return &

Line Feed

Configures the CHS to add a carriage return and line feed after decoded data.

Power Button Double Press Key Combination — For HID Mode Only

Scan to Enable WITH BEEP Description Scan to Enable WITHOUT BEEP

CTRL + Z

CTRL + A

SHIFT + TAB

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Scan to Enable

Scan to Enable

Good Scan Indicators – For HID Mode

Description

Beep after

Decoding Data

(default)

Vibrate after

Decoding Data

(default)

Good Scan Indicators — For SPP or iOS Mode

Description

Beep after decoding data

(default)

Beep after computer / device acknowledges a successful scan

Scan to Disable

Scan to Disable

Vibrate after

Decoding Data

(default)

Vibrate after computer / device acknowledges a successful scan

(default)

VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) Prefix Removal — For HID Mode Only

Scan to Enable Description Scan to Disable

Return only the last 17 characters of a Code 39 barcode.

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Apple iOS Onscreen Keyboard — For HID Mode Only

Scan to Enable

With Beep when onscreen keyboard appears

Description

No Beep when onscreen keyboard appears

Double-press CHS power button to access onscreen keyboard of

Apple device.

(default with beep)

Scan to Disable

Data Mode — For SPP Mode Only

Packet Mode (default)

Configures the CHS to transmit decoded data in packet format.

Raw Mode

Configures the CHS to transmit decoded data in raw (unpacketed) format.

DO NOT scan this barcode in iOS mode.

The data mode command barcodes are for SPP mode only, DO NOT scan them in iOS or HID mode.

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Restoring Factory Defaults

To restore the CHS to its factory defaults, do the following:

1. Power on the CHS.

2. While pressing the trigger button, briefly press and release the power button.

3. After about 15 seconds, the CHS will beep. Release the trigger button. If you performed the actions correctly, the CHS will beep 5 times and power off.

4. The next time you power on the CHS, it will take longer than normal. After the CHS finishes powering on, it will have factory default settings (HID mode for Keyboards).

Unpairing the CHS

It is possible to use the CHS with various devices, however, the CHS can only be paired to one device at a time. If your CHS is paired to one device and you would like to pair to a different device, it will be necessary to UNPAIR before you can re-pair.

1. Power on the CHS.

2. Press and hold down the trigger button. Press and hold down the power button until you

hear 3 beeps.

3. After you hear 3 beeps, release both buttons. The CHS will unpair and automatically power off.

The next time you power on the CHS, it will be discoverable.

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NSTALLATION

Advanced Users Only!

For Windows Mobile, you can install SocketScan 10 software directly from a CAB (cabinet) file instead of using the installation wizard. A CAB file contains all the software and drivers needed to install your product on a particular Pocket PC platform. CAB files are available in the SocketScan 10 installation CD (in the CABs folder) and coming soon online at: http://www.socketmobile.com/support/downloads/data-collection/series7/ss10/

If you have the Socket SoMo 650 running Windows Mobile 6 Service Pack 8 or later,

SocketScan 10 is pre-loaded on the device. To install, in the Today screen, tap Getting Started and choose the option to install SocketScan 10.

In order to install the CAB file, you need a way to transfer the CAB file to your Pocket PC, such as:

 Use Windows Mobile Device Center to transfer the CAB file to your Pocket PC.

 Use a memory card reader to save the CAB file from your desktop PC to a memory card, then insert the memory card into your Pocket PC.

 If your Pocket PC has Internet access, download the CAB file directly from Socket’s website to your Pocket PC. (coming soon)

1. Transfer the correct CAB file to your Pocket PC. If transferring the CAB file with Windows

Mobile Device Center or downloading the CAB file directly to your Pocket PC, remember where you save the file.

2. Tap Start | Programs | File Explorer.

3. Use File Explorer to browse to the CAB file. Tap on the CAB file.

4. The CAB file will start installing on your Pocket PC. Follow the instructions on your device screen to install the software.

5. Your device may warn that the CAB file comes from an unknown publisher. Tap Yes to continue installation.

6. After software installation, soft reset the device by pressing the reset button.

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If the CHS supports SPP mode for your OS, you can generate and scan special barcodes to quickly connect to a computer or device.

1. Power on the CHS. Make sure the CHS is in SPP mode. If needed, use the appropriate

Command Barcode to change the scanner mode.

2. Enable Bluetooth on your computer or device.

3. Find out the Bluetooth Device Address of your computer or device. You can use the

Bluetooth software to find this out.

4. Open SocketScan 10. In SocketScan 10 Settings, make sure an incoming COM is selected.

5. Use a barcode generating application or website (e.g., http://barcode.tec-it.com/ ) to create and print a barcode with the following properties.

Data

#FNIxxxxxxxxxxxx#

Where the xxxxxxxxxxxx is the 12 character Bluetooth Device Address of the computer or device you want to connect to.

Barcode (Module) Width: approx. 1 inch or 3 cm recommended

6. Scan the barcode that you created.

7. If prompted, accept the Bluetooth connection.

8. If prompted for a passkey, enter 0000 (four zeroes).

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SYMPTOM

:

When I try to scan, I aim the beam at the barcode, but no data appears on my screen, and the beam eventually turns off.

POSSIBLE REASON

The scanner is too close or too far from the barcode, or at an incorrect angle

The barcode is incorrectly formatted, damaged or poorly printed.

The barcode symbology may be disabled or not supported by the CHS.

You don’t have an application open to scan data into.

SOLUTION

Practice scanning at different distances and angles so you get accustomed to the most effective position.

Try scanning a barcode that is correctly formatted, printed clearly, and in good condition.

Enable the symbology. If you are using the CHS in SPP mode, use the symbology selector feature of SocketScan software. If you are using the CHS in HID mode, please refer to the

SocketScan Advanced Programming Guide for instructions.

If you do not know the symbology of the barcode, and the

CHS works in SPP mode for your computer / device, you can use the Scanner Settings utility to test scanning the barcode and determine its symbology.

Open an application (e.g., a spreadsheet). Place the cursor where you want to enter data. Try scanning again.

SYMPTOM

:

My computer/device cannot find the CHS, and/or I get an error message saying that there are connection problems.

POSSIBLE REASONS SOLUTION

The computer/device is too far from the

CHS

.

The

CHS

is not powered on.

You are using the CHS in SPP mode and have assigned another device as your default Bluetooth serial device.

Your computer/device does not have

Bluetooth enabled and/or the Bluetooth software is not running.

The CHS is already paired with another computer/device.

Move the devices closer together, within a range of 10-15 m.

Power on the

CHS

.

Remove any settings that assign another device as your default Bluetooth serial device.

Enable Bluetooth on your computer/device and make sure the

Bluetooth software is running.

Unpair the CHS. See Appendix F for instructions.

SYMPTOM

:

The Bluetooth device search has found multiple CHS devices, and I don’t know which one to choose.

POSSIBLE REASONS

The CHS is not paired with a host system, and there are multiple CHS devices in range.

SOLUTION

Power off the CHS device(s) you do not want to connect to and the Bluetooth device search.

Alternatively, If the CHS works in SPP mode with your computer/device, you can use the SocketScan Scanner Settings utility to change the scanner’s Bluetooth friendly name to something you can easily recognize.

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SYMPTOM

:

When I scan a barcode, odd behaviors occur, such as different applications seem to be invoked in my system, and/or special characters are displayed in the application unexpectedly.

POSSIBLE REASON SOLUTION

In HID mode, the CHS will only properly read printable ASCII characters. Nonprintable ASCII characters or extended characters cannot be interpreted by the scanner. Printable ASCII characters are numbers between 0x20 and 0x7E, and any

ASCII characters that fall outside of this scope are considered as non-printable.

Use the SocketScan 10 SDK to develop a custom application that supports non-printable ASCII characters.

Learn more about the SDK at: http://www.socketmobile.com/products/sdk/

SYMPTOM

:

When I press the Shift, Caps Lock or Ctrl key on my keyboard, it affects the data output from my CHS to my computer.

POSSIBLE REASON SOLUTION

You are using the CHS in HID mode as a

Keyboard class device.

Determine how your computer implements HID keyboard devices.

SYMPTOM

:

When I scan some barcodes with the CHS in SPP mode, the data is truncated or some characters are corrupted.

POSSIBLE REASON SOLUTION

The barcode data has illegal characters.

SocketScan 10 is designed to read ASCII characters between 0x20 (Space) and 0x7F.

If you have a truncated barcode, you can view the raw data without any conversions by using the Test option of

Scanner Settings, with hexadecimal format selected. If you need to scan data that is not 7 bit ASCII (e.g., Double

Byte, MultiByte or UNICODE for Kanji, simplified Chinese, etc.) use the SocketScan 10 SDK.

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SYMPTOM

:

I am using the CHS in SPP mode and get the “CHS not connected” icon in the system tray and can’t trigger the scanner or scan any barcodes.

POSSIBLE REASON SOLUTION

Your PC is not connected to the

CHS

.

Make sure the CHS is on, in range and has enough battery power. Try to reconnect.

SYMPTOM

:

When I try to access SocketScan 10, I get an error message saying the installed version of the application could not be determined.

POSSIBLE REASON SOLUTION

You installed SocketScan 10 while logged into a different account.

Log into the account you used while installing SocketScan1

Alternatively, you can install SocketScan 10 for every user account that plans to use the CHS.

SYMPTOM

:

After I try to connect, SocketScan 10 reports the Friendly Name of the last CHS connected to the computer, and I cannot modify any advanced settings or symbologies.

POSSIBLE REASONS SOLUTION

This is a known issue in SocketScan 10 for

Windows XP and Vista.

Close and restart SocketScan 10 and reconnect.

SYMPTOM

:

The Bluetooth software indicates that the CHS has connected, but when I try to scan data, it does not enter into my application.

POSSIBLE REASONS SOLUTION

The CHS is in SPP mode, and your PC has multiple incoming Bluetooth serial ports enabled.

The CHS is in SPP mode, and SocketScan 10

Is not running.

The keyboard wedge is not enabled in

SocketScan Settings.

The CHS is in SPP mode but not assigned to an incoming Bluetooth serial COM port.

Use your Bluetooth utility to disable extra incoming

Bluetooth serial ports. In SocketScan Settings, click Ports to access the Bluetooth utility.

Start SocketScan 10. Click on the desktop shortcut icon.

Make sure Use keyboard wedge is selected.

In SocketScan Settings, make sure the CHS is assigned to an incoming Bluetooth serial COM port. If your computer has the Toshiba Bluetooth stack, in SocketScan Settings, click Ports. Make sure the CHS is assigned to a Bluetooth port named LocalCOM-Server.

SYMPTOM

:

The SocketScan 10 system tray icon does not appear by default after I install the software.

POSSIBLE REASONS SOLUTION

Bluetooth was not fully initialized before launching SocketScan 10.

Make sure Bluetooth is enabled. Open SocketScan 10

Settings by navigating to: Your local drive:\Program

Files\Socket Mobile\SocketScan 10\Bin\Windows.

Click on SocketScan Settings.exe. Make sure Use

keyboard wedge and Show keyboard wedge icon in

task tray are selected and click OK.

SYMPTOM

:

After the CHS connects, an error message says the application failed to initialize properly.

POSSIBLE REASONS

Your system is missing .NET Framework

(0xc0000135)

SOLUTION

Install the latest version of .NET Framework with the appropriate version of Runtime software.

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SYMPTOM

:

When I try to install SocketScan 10, an error message says Access is denied, or I have insufficient privileges to complete installation.

POSSIBLE REASON SOLUTION

You tried to install SocketScan on a

Windows 7 computer while not logged into an administrative account.

Abort the process. Log into an administrative account and restart the installation.

SYMPTOM: My CHS no longer connects to my computer.

POSSIBLE REASONS SOLUTION

This is a known issue with the Microsoft

Bluetooth stack in Windows Vista when using a USB Bluetooth adapter. Bluetooth settings can sometimes become corrupted after the computer suspends and resumes.

Your computer with Broadcom (Widcomm)

Bluetooth stack and Bluetooth 2.0 may have a broken link key.

Make sure the CHS is discoverable and connectable. In the

Microsoft Bluetooth software, select the Socket CHS in the

Bluetooth device list (its status may be “Already

Connected”). Click Next. If prompted, enter the passkey

0000 (four zeroes). In the last screen, click Finish. Do not

remove the CHS from the device list and re-add it.

Upgrade to a Broadcom Bluetooth stack using Bluetooth

2.1 (a dongle) or switch to the Microsoft Bluetooth stack

(with Bluetooth 2.1 or 2.0).

SYMPTOM

:

When I try to connect the CHS to the PC, I get an error message saying that SocketScan 10 could not open the COM port or had problems with COM port assignments.

POSSIBLE REASONS SOLUTION

SocketScan 10 is competing with another application for the same COM port.

Make sure each COM port is assigned to only one device.

If needed, use the SocketScan 10 Settings utility to assign the CHS to a different incoming Bluetooth serial COM.

Close SocketScan 7 and try reconnecting again. You are running SocketScan 7 and

SocketScan 10 simultaneously.

You are trying to run SocketScan 10 on

Windows 7 or Windows Vista in user mode

(Error 53).

Run SocketScan 10 with administrative privileges. Rightclick on the SocketScan 10 desktop shortcut. Click

Properties. Click Advanced. Select Run as

administrator. Click OK.

SYMPTOM

:

When I try to open Scanner Settings, an error message says that SocketScan failed to set the scanner configuration mode.

POSSIBLE REASONS SOLUTION

CHS is connected to Toshiba Bluetooth stack, and SocketScan 10 is running.

Ignore the message and click OK. The Scanner Settings application will launch and work properly.

SYMPTOM

:

When I open SocketScan 10, an error message says it cannot determine the Bluetooth stack.

POSSIBLE REASONS SOLUTION

Bluetooth is not enabled on your PC. Enable Bluetooth on your PC. Make sure Bluetooth is fully initialized before opening SocketScan 10.

SYMPTOM

:

I installed SocketScan 10, but the shortcut icon does not appear on my desktop.

POSSIBLE REASONS SOLUTION

You incorrectly uninstalled a copy of

SocketScan 10 before installing your current copy of SocketScan 10.

Make sure SocketScan 10 is not running. Uninstall

SocketScan 10. When prompted, make sure to restart the computer. Re-install SocketScan 10.

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For help using SocketScan for Windows Embedded Handheld (formerly known as Windows Mobile), tap on the icon.

SYMPTOM

:

I am using the CHS in SPP mode and get the “CHS not connected” icon in the task tray of the Today screen and can’t trigger the scanner or scan any barcodes.

POSSIBLE REASON SOLUTION

Your SoMo is not connected to the

CHS

.

You are trying to connect the CHS with an

HP iPAQ 100 or 200 series Pocket PC.

Make sure the CHS is on and in range and has enough battery power. Try to reconnect.

The first release of SocketScan 10 for Windows Mobile is only compatible with the Socket SoMo. Check back for HP iPAQ compatibility in future releases.

SYMPTOM

:

The Bluetooth software indicates that the CHS has connected, but when I try to scan data, it does not enter into my application.

POSSIBLE REASONS

The CHS is in SPP mode, and the SoMo has multiple incoming Bluetooth serial ports enabled.

The CHS is in SPP mode, and SocketScan 10

Is not running.

SOLUTION

Use your Bluetooth utility to disable extra incoming

Bluetooth serial ports.

Start SocketScan 10. Tap Start | Programs | SocketScan

10 | SocketScan 10.

SYMPTOM

:

When I try to launch Scanner Settings, I get an error message saying that I need to close the

Keyboard Wedge application.

POSSIBLE REASONS SOLUTION

The CHS is in SPP mode and connected to the SoMo when you try to launch Scanner

Settings.

Close the Keyboard Wedge application and try launching

Scanner Settings again.

SYMPTOM

:

While using Scanner Settings, the CHS disconnects, and the Scanner Settings utility is nonresponsive.

POSSIBLE REASONS SOLUTION

You tried to switch from one SocketScan application to another by using an assigned launch button.

Only use the pop-up menu from the SocketScan task tray icon to switch between SocketScan applications.

SYMPTOM

:

When I try to connect the CHS to my SoMo, I get an error message saying that an incompatible scanner tried to connect.

POSSIBLE REASONS

The CHS is in SPP mode, and the SoMo does not have any Bluetooth serial ports free.

SOLUTION

Free up a Bluetooth serial port for the CHS connection.

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SYMPTOM

:

When I try to use SocketScan 10 Keyboard Wedge or Scanner Settings in landscape mode, it doesn’t appear correctly.

POSSIBLE REASONS SOLUTION

This release of SocketScan 10 does not support landscape mode for Windows

Mobile.

Use your device in Portrait mode and upgrade your

SocketScan 10 software when a later release is available.

SYMPTOM

:

The CHS won’t work with my device running Windows Phone 7.

POSSIBLE REASONS SOLUTION

Windows Phone 7 devices do not support

Bluetooth HID or SPP connections. For a list of supported Bluetooth profiles on

Windows Phone 7, visit: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2449475

Unless Microsoft adds HID or SPP support to Windows

Phone 7, you will need to use a different device with the CHS.

T

ROUBLESHOOTING FOR

A

NDROID

OS

SYMPTOM

:

The CHS won’t reconnect to my Samsung Galaxy or Dell Streak any more.

POSSIBLE REASON SOLUTION

This is a known issue for Bluetooth for these devices.

Disable and enable Bluetooth on your Android device and try again.

T

ROUBLESHOOTING FOR

B

LACK

B

ERRY

SYMPTOM

:

When I perform a Bluetooth device search, the CHS does not appear in the found devices list.

POSSIBLE REASON SOLUTION

You are using the BlackBerry Storm 9530 or other smartphone with BlackBerry OS version previous to 5.00.714

Upgrade your BlackBerry OS to version 5.00.714 or later.

SYMPTOM

:

.When I try to connect the CHS, an error message says that SocketScan 10 can’t connect to unknown device.

POSSIBLE REASON SOLUTION

The CHS is already paired to another device. Unpair the CHS (see Appendix F for instructions) and delete any “Unknown devices” in the Bluetooth paired devices list.

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PPENDIX

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ECHNICAL

S

UPPORT

If you have trouble installing or using the CHS, Socket has different support options to help you.

Online Knowledge Base: Search for articles, Frequently Asked Questions or Hot Topics 24 hours a day. http://support.socketmobile.com/EU_S1a.asp

Online Requests: Register your product and submit a question to our Technical Support Team. http://support.socketmobile.com

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L

IMITED

W

ARRANTY

Socket Mobile Incorporated (Socket) warrants this product against defects in material and workmanship, under normal use and service, for one (1) year from the date of purchase. Product must be purchased new from a Socket Mobile Authorized Distributor or Reseller. Products purchased through non-authorized channels are not eligible for this warranty support.

EXCLUDES: Consumables such as batteries, removable cables, cases, straps, stylus, memory cards, chargers and CF-to-PC Card adapters (90 day coverage only)

An extended warranty is available separately for the Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner. For more information, please visit: http://support.socketmobile.com

Incompatibility is not a defect covered by the Socket warranty. During the warranty period, Socket will, at its option, repair or replace the defective product at no charge when furnished with proof of retail purchase, provided that you deliver the product to Socket or to an authorized Socket Service Center.

The returned product must be accompanied by a return material authorization (RMA) number issued by

Socket or by a Socket Service Center. If you ship the product, you must use the original container or equivalent and you must pay the shipping charges to Socket. Socket will pay surface shipping charges back to any location in the contiguous United States. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser and is not transferable.

Socket may, at its option, replace or repair the product with new or reconditioned parts and the returned product becomes property of Socket. Socket warrants the repaired or replaced products to be free from defects in material or workmanship for ninety (90) days after the return shipping date, or for the remainder of the original warranty period, whichever is greater.

This warranty does not cover the repair or replacement of products damaged by abuse, accident, lost products, use beyond Socket’s published specifications, liquid immersion, misuse or misapplication, damages caused by an act of God, nor as a result of service or modification other than by Socket unless specifically described by Socket in product documentation. This warranty does not provide coverage for any product updates, for example updates due to design changes, except as deemed necessary by

Socket and does not cover any calibration or adjustments necessary for product functionality. This warranty does not cover refurbishing cosmetic damages such as scratched paint, cases or LED screens.

This warranty is void if you install batteries into the product that were not supplied by Socket.

SOCKET MOBILE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING

FROM BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, INCLUDING DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AND, TO

THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL INJURY. THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF

ALL OTHER WARRANTIES INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A

PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Some states do not allow limitation of implied warranties, or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so that the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

This product may contain fully tested, recycled parts, warranted as if new.

For warranty information, please visit: http://support.socketmobile.com/

DISCLAIMER

EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT EXPRESSLY WARRANTED BY SOCKET MOBILE, INC, THIS PRODUCT IS PROVIDED

"AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION,

THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. EXCEPT

TO THE EXTENT REQUIRED BY LAW, SOCKET MOBILE DOES NOT ASSUME ANY PRODUCT LIABILITY

ARISING OUT OF, OR IN CONNECTION WITH, THE APPLICATION OR USE OF ANY PRODUCT OR

APPLICATION DESCRIBED HEREIN.

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S

OCKET

S

CAN

S

OFTWARE

L

ICENSE

A

GREEMENT

PLEASE READ THIS SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT ("LICENSE") BEFORE USING THE SOCKETSCAN

SOFTWARE. BY USING THE SOFTWARE, YOU ARE AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS

LICENSE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE, DO NOT USE THE SOFTWARE.

1. License. Any software, tools, utilities, sample code, documentation, fonts and other materials accompanying this License, whether on disk, print or electronic documentation, in read only memory, or any other media, are licensed to you by Socket Mobile, Inc. for use only under the terms of this License, and Socket Mobile reserves all rights not expressly granted to you. The rights granted herein are limited to Socket Mobile Inc's and its licensors' intellectual property rights in

SocketScan Software and do not include any other patents or intellectual property rights. You own the media on which SocketScan Software is recorded but Socket Mobile and/or Socket Mobile licensor(s) retain ownership of SocketScan itself. SocketScan Software in this package and any copies you make and modifications you obtain in the future are subject to this License.

2. Permitted Uses and Restrictions. SocketScan Software is designed for use only in conjunction with Socket Mobile products and is unlimited as to use for this purpose. You may not decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, modify, rent, lease, loan, sublicense, and distribute the software for any other purpose than to be used with Socket Mobile products. Your rights under this License will terminate automatically without notice from Socket Mobile if you fail to comply with any term(s) of this License.

3. Limitation of Liability. TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL SOCKET

MOBILE BE LIABLE FOR PERSONAL INJURY, OR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR

CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR

LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL

DAMAGES OR LOSSES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE

SOCKETSCAN SOFTWARE, HOWEVER CAUSED, REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY

(CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) AND EVEN IF SOCKET MOBILE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE

POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF

LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY, OR OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THIS

LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL SOCKET MOBILE TOTAL LIABILITY TO

YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES (OTHER THAN WHAT MAYBE REQUIRED BY LAW IN CASES INVOLVING

PERSONAL INJURY) EXCEED THE ORIGINAL PURCHASE AMOUNT OF SOCKETSCAN SOFTWARE. THE

FOREGOING LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY EVEN IF THE ABOVE STATED REMEDY FAILS OF ITS

ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

4. Export Law Assurances. You may not use or otherwise export or re-export SocketScan Software except as authorized by United States law and the laws of the jurisdiction in which SocketScan

Software was obtained. In particular, but without limitation, SocketScan Software may not be exported or re-exported (a) into (or to a national or resident of) any U.S. embargoed countries

(currently Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria), or (b) to anyone on the U.S.

Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Department of Commerce

Denied Persons List or Entity List. By using Socket Mobile Software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.

5. Government End Users. Socket Mobile Software and related documentation are "Commercial

Items", as that term is defined at 48 C.F.R. 2.101, consisting of "Commercial Computer Software" and "Commercial Computer Software Documentation", as such terms are used in 48 C.F.R. 12.212 or 48 C.F.R. 227.7202, as applicable. Consistent with 48 C.F.R. 12.212 or 48 C.F.R. 227.7202-1through

227.7202-4, as applicable, the Commercial Computer Software and Commercial Computer Software

Documentation are being licensed to U.S. Government end users (a) only as Commercial Items and

(b) with only those rights as are granted to all other end users pursuant to the terms and conditions herein. Unpublished-rights reserved under the copyright laws of the United States.

6. Limited Warranty. Socket Mobile warrants that the original disk is free from defects for 90 days from the date of delivery of the Software. Socket Mobile’s entire liability and your exclusive remedy shall be, at Socket Mobile’s option, either (a) return of the price paid or (b) replacement of the

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Software which does not meet Socket Mobile’s limited warranty and which is returned to Socket with a copy of your receipt. Any replacement Software will be warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period or 30 days, whichever is longer. These remedies are not available outside of the United States of America. Socket Mobile disclaims all other warranties, either express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to the Software, and the accompanying written materials. This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may have others which vary from state to state.

7. Controlling Law and Severability. This License will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and the State of California. This License shall not be governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, the application of which is expressly excluded. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, the remainder of this License shall continue in full force and effect.

8. Complete Agreement. This License constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the use of SocketScan Software licensed hereunder and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous understandings regarding such subject matter. No amendment to or modification of this License will be binding unless in writing and signed by Socket Mobile. Any translation of this License is done for local requirements and in the event of a dispute between the

English and any non-English versions, the English version of this License shall govern.

Portions of SocketScan software for Android OS licensed under the Apache License, Version

2.0 (the “License”); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at: http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the

License is distributed on an “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY

KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

R

EGULATORY

C

OMPLIANCE

The Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner is designed to be compliant with the rules and regulations in locations where they are sold and will be labeled as required. This product is type approved — users are not required to obtain license or authorization before using.

This product has been certified as conforming to technological standards. Therefore, the following actions are punishable by law:

 Disassembly or modification of this product

 Removal of identification labels on the back of the product

The frequency used by this product is also used by industrial, scientific and medical devices, such as microwave ovens, as well as wireless detectors for motion detectors, such as those requiring licenses used on manufacturing lines or similar radio transmitters (all of these wireless devices will be called “other wireless transmitters” below). Most modern electronic equipment (e.g., in hospitals and cars), is shielded from RF energy. However, certain electronic equipment is not.

1. Please ensure that all medical devices used in proximity to this device meet appropriate susceptibility specifications for this type of RF energy.

2. In the unlikely event that there is electronic interference between this system and other wireless transmitters, quickly change the location of operation or stop operating the unit

(cease signal transmission).

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3. If other electrical interference or related problems occur, contact Socket technical support at http://support.socketmobile.com/

Radio Frequency Interference Requirements

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

This device complies with Industry Canada licenceexempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this devic e must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of t he device.

Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d'Industrie Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts de licence. L'exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes : (1) l'appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et (2) l'utilisateur de l'appareil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le brouillage est susceptible d'en compromettre le fonctionnem ent.

This equipment is also ETS EN300 328-2, ETS EN301 489-1 and ETS EN301 489-17 compliant.

These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.

This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his or her own expense.

This equipment generates and radiates radio-frequency energy. To comply with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, the following antenna installation and device operating configurations must be satisfied: (1) Users are not permitted to make changes or modify the system in any way, and (2) connecting external antennas to the Bluetooth Cordless Hand

Scanner is prohibited. This device and its antenna must not be co-located or operated with any other antenna or transmitter.

To comply with Industry Canada RF exposure compliance requirements, the following antenna installation and device operating configurations must be satisfied: The installer of this radio equipment must ensure that the antenna is located or pointed such that it does not emit RF field in excess of Health Canada limits for the general population; consult Safety

Code 6, available at Health Canada’s website http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/

If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user may try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

 Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna of the radio or television.

 Increase the distance separating the equipment and the receiver.

 Connect the equipment to an outlet on a different branch circuit than that of the receiver.

 Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

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The user may find the following booklet helpful: How to Identify and Resolve Radio-TV

Interference Problems, available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.

20402.

Canada Certification

The marking of “IC:2394A-CHS1” on the device means: “2394A-CHS1” is the certification number, and the term “IC’ before the equipment certification number only signifies that

Industry Canada technical specifications were met.

Radio Frequency Interference Requirements – Canada

This Class B digital apparatus meets the requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing

Equipment Regulations. Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B respecte toutes les exigencies du Reglement sur le Matériel Brouilleur du Canada.

CE Marking & European Union Compliance

Products intended for sale within the European Union are marked with a CE Mark which indicates compliance to applicable Directives and European Normes (EN), as follows.

Amendments to these Directives or ENs are included: Normes (EN), as follows:

Applicable Directives:

 Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive 1999/5/EC

 Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC

Applicable Standards:

 EN 55 022 – Limits and Methods of Measurement of Radio Interference Characteristics of

Information Technology Equipment.

 EN 50 082-1 – Electromagnetic Compatibility – General Immunity Standard, Part 1:

Residential, Commercial, Light Industry.

 IEC 801.2 – Electromagnetic Compatibility for Industrial Process Measurement and Control

Equipment, Part 2: Electrostatic Discharge Requirements.

 IEC 801.3 – Electromagnetic Compatibility for Industrial Process Measurement and Control

Equipment, Part 3: Radiated Electromagnetic Field Requirements.

 IEC 801.4 - Electromagnetic Compatibility for Industrial Process Measurement and Control

Equipment, Part 4: Electrical Fast Transients Requirements

LASER DEVICE: The following statement is required to comply with US and international regulations:

Caution: Use of controls, adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous laser light exposure.

 Complies with 21CFR1040.10 and 1040.11 except for deviations pursuant to Laser Notice

No. 50, dated June 24, 2007.

 Complies with IEC60825-1:2001-08

 Class 2 laser scanners use a low power, visible light diode. As with any very bright light source, such as the sun, the user should avoid staring directly into the light beam.

Momentary exposure to a Class 2 laser is not known to be harmful.

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A laser warning label such as the one below appears on the scanner.

Example of Class 2 Laser Warning Label

Battery Warning:

 Your device contains a rechargeable NiMH battery. Never throw the battery into a fire, as that could cause the battery to explode.

 Never short-circuit the battery by bringing the terminals in contact with another metal object. This could cause personal injury or a fire, and could also damage the battery.

 Never dispose of used battery with other ordinary solid wastes. Batteries contain toxic substances.

 Dispose of used battery in accordance with the prevailing community regulations that apply to the disposal of batteries. Cover the metal terminals with insulating tape. (This is to prevent accidental short-circuiting).

 Never expose the battery to any liquid.

 Always keep the battery out of reach of infants or small children.

 Never shock the battery by dropping it or throwing it.

 Dispose of a spent or damaged battery promptly.

Product Disposal

Your device should not be placed in municipal waste. Please check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.

8/2013 Printed in U.S.A.

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