BC9xx0-STAR
Base Station/Charger
Quick Reference Guide
Datalogic USA Inc.
959 Terry Street
Eugene, OR 97402
U.S.A.
Telephone: (541) 683-5700
Fax: (541) 345-7140
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Table of Contents
Using the BC9xx0 Base Station ..................................................................... 1
Installation ....................................................................................................... 2
Mounting the BC9xx0 Cradle ......................................................................... 2
Mounting Brackets ................................................................................. 2
To change the Bracket:................................................................... 3
Permanent Mounting ............................................................................. 4
Mounting for Portable Use .................................................................... 4
Mounting the Metal Plate.............................................................. 4
Attaching the Metal Plate to Base................................................ 5
System Connections ............................................................................... 6
Connecting and Disconnecting the Interface Cable ............................ 6
BC9xx0 Configuration ..................................................................................... 8
Datalogic Aladdin™ .................................................................................. 8
Serial Configuration ................................................................................ 8
Configuration Bar Codes ........................................................................ 8
Resetting Standard Product Defaults .................................................. 8
Compatibility with the PowerScan™ 8000 family ................................ 9
Selecting the Interface Type .......................................................................... 9
Configuring the Interface ............................................................... 9
Keyboard Interface ....................................................................... 11
Country Mode ........................................................................................ 12
Caps Lock State ..................................................................................... 16
Numlock ................................................................................................. 17
Technical Features ........................................................................................ 18
Datalogic Limited Factory Warranty ........................................................... 19
Ergonomic Recommendations .................................................................... 20
Support Through the Website ..................................................................... 21
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BC 9xx0 Cradle
Using the BC9xx0 Base Station
The BC9xx0 base station, when paired with one or more PowerScan™ PM9X00
readers, builds a Cordless Reading System for the collection, decoding and
transmission of bar code data. It can be connected to a Host PC via RS232,
USB, or KBD Wedge, and is suited for single-cradle layouts.
The BC9x60 models also allow multi cradle layouts through an RS485 Network. For this network connection refer to the Programming Reference
Guide.The BC91x0 models provide a spare battery charger slot.
The label on the cradle contains LED indicators and a multi-function button.
When the button is pressed, the cradle will transmit a "broadcast" message.
When the broadcast is sent, all properly configured scanners (Radio RX Timeout set to keep the radio "awake") that are linked to that base and within radio
range coverage will emit a beep and blink within 5 seconds. This functionality
is useful to:
•
verify which scanners are linked to a certain base station
•
detect a scanner forgotten somewhere
The LEDs signal the BC9xx0 status, as
shown.
LED
STATUS
Aux
Yellow On = BC9xx0 is powered through an external power
supply.
Host
Yellow On = BC9xx0 is powered by the Host.
Reader
Green On = the reader battery is completely charged.
Red On = the reader battery is charging.
Orange Blinking = reader battery fault - replace battery.
Red / Green Alternatively Blinking = charging error - see PRG.
Off = reader not in the cradle or not properly inserted.
Spare
(BC91x0 models only)
Green On = the spare battery is completely charged.
Orange Blinking = spare battery fault - replace spare battery.
Red/Green Alternatively Blinking = charging error - see PRG.
Off = no spare battery in the housing or battery not fully
inserted.
Radio
Yellow Blinking = radio activity.
Ethernet
(Ethernet models only)
Green Blinking = Ethernet activity.
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Installation
Installation
To set up your BC9xx0 cradle you must:
1. Physically install the cradle.
2.
3.
Make all system connections.
Configure the BC9xx0 cradle.
Mounting the BC9xx0 Cradle
The cradle package contains the following items:
• BC9xx0 Base Station (with Desktop
Mounting Bracket installed)
• 1 Metal Mounting plate
• BC9xx0 Quick Reference Guide
(this manual)
• 1 Wall Mounting Bracket
The cradle can be either mounted on a flat surface for desktop usage or
affixed vertically to a wall.
Mounting Brackets
The cradle comes with two different mounting brackets. The appropriate
bracket is used depending on whether the cradle will be mounted on a horizontal or vertical surface. When shipped, the cradle has the Desktop Mounting Bracket installed. For vertical installation, the Wall Mounting Bracket
must be attached instead.
Figure 1. Mounting Brackets
B
C
A
Desktop Mounting Bracket
(Horizontal )
A
2
A
A
Tabs
B Ribs
Wall Mounting Bracket
(Vertical)
C
Bosses
BC 9xx0 Cradle
Mounting the BC9xx0 Cradle
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Desktop mount bracket has ribs to keep the scanner in place when
the cradle is horizontal
•
Wall mount bracket contains bosses to keep the scanner in place
when the cradle is vertical.
To change the Bracket:
1.
Remove the screw holding the Bracket in place. Retain the screw for
re-use.
2.
3.
Carefully lift off the Bracket.
Install the other bracket by first slipping the end tab into place on
the base station, then easing the tabs (shown in Figure 1 on page 2)
into place on the sides.
Replace the screw to secure the Bracket to the Base Station.
4.
Figure 2. Changing the Bracket
1
2
3
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Mounting the BC9xx0 Cradle
Permanent Mounting
For either desktop or wall mounting, the cradle can be fastened directly to a
flat surface using screws (not included).
When mounting on drywall, the base should be screwed to a wall stud
or supporting beam for additional support.
Figure 3. Base Station Bottom
A
A
B
A
Rubber Feet
C
Protective adhesive
C
B
strips
Mounting Holes
Mounting for Portable Use
If portability of the cradle is required, the metal plate must be used. There are
two ways this can be done: (1) by first mounting the metal plate on a flat surface so the cradle can be slid off and on, or (2) mounting the metal plate onto
the back of the base station and then screwing both to the desired surface.
For additional security on wall mounting, it is strongly recommended
that the cradle be secured into place using two auxiliary screws
through the mounting holes on the side.
Mounting the Metal Plate
1.
Affix the metal plate onto the desired mounting surface using the
two center screw holes (see Figure 4 on page 5).
2.
Remove the adhesive strips protecting the mounting tabs on the
cradle, shown in Figure 3.
Slide the tabs on the back of the cradle onto the metal plate as
shown in Figure 4.
After aligning the tabs, push up to lock into place.
3.
4.
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Figure 4. Mounting Plate on Wall
Attaching the Metal Plate to Base
Alternatively, the mount can be attached first to the base, then both can be
mounted to a wall as described above.
Figure 5. Attaching Mounting Plate to Base
Base with Mount attached
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Mounting the BC9xx0 Cradle
System Connections
Connections should always be made with power off!
CAUTION
The BC9xx0 cradle provides a multi-interface connector and a power supply
connector as shown:
Power Supply
Multi-Interface Connector
Connecting and Disconnecting the Interface Cable
The BC9xx0 can be connected to a Host by means of a multi-interface cable,
which must be simply plugged into the Host connector, visible on the front
panel of the cradle.
To disconnect the cable, insert a paper clip or other similar object into the hole
corresponding to the Host connector on the body of the cradle. Push down on
the clip while unplugging the cable. Refer to the following figures:
Connecting/Disconnecting the Cable
Interface Emulation to
Power
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Mounting the BC9xx0 Cradle
RS232
USB*
*The power supply is optional, the cradle can be powered by the USB port. In
this case the full charging of an empty battery will take about 10 hours. For
intense usage and/or when the system is shut down during the night, the
use of an external power supply is recommended.
WEDGE
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BC9xx0 Configuration
BC9xx0 Configuration
The BC9xx0 configuration can be performed in three ways: by using the Datalogic Aladdin™ software configuration program, by sending configuration
strings from the Host PC via the RS232 or USB-COM interface or by reading
configuration bar codes with the PowerScan™ PM9X00 reader.
Datalogic Aladdin™
Datalogic Aladdin™ is a multi-platform utility program that provides a quick
and user-friendly configuration method via the RS232/USB-COM interface. It
also allows upgrading the software of the connected device (see the Datalogic
Aladdin™ Help On-Line for more details).
Serial Configuration
By connecting the BC9xx0 to a PC through an RS232 or USB-COM interface
cable it is possible to send configuration strings from the PC to BC9xx0.
Configuration Bar Codes
Link the cradle and the reader using the procedures described in the PowerScan™ PM9X00 Quick Reference. Once the pairing is complete, you can configure the BC9XX0 cradle by reading configuration bar codes in this manual.
To configure the BC9XX0 using the PowerScan™ PM9X00 reader (paired to the
cradle with the Bind command), follow the procedure according to the interface selected.
Resetting Standard Product Defaults
Reference the PRG for a listing of standard factory settings. If you aren’t sure
what programming options are in your reader, or you’ve changed some
options and want the factory settings restored, scan the Standard Product
Default Settings bar code below to copy the factory configuration for the currently active interface to the current configuration.
Factory defaults are based on the interface type. Configure the reader
for the correct interface before scanning this label.
Standard Product Default Settings
CAUTION
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Scanning this bar code will RESET all settings for the PowerScan™
PM9X00. Any customized settings that may have been applied to the
reader will be lost.
BC 9xx0 Cradle
Selecting the Interface Type
To change the defaults refer to the PowerScan™ 9X00 PRG, or to the Datalogic
Aladdin™ Configuration program, both downloadable from the Datalogic website.
Compatibility with the PowerScan™ 8000 family
The BC9xx0 can be programmed to operate in a mode compatible with the
PowerScan™ 8000 family. For further details and for the relevant configuration
strings and labels, refer to the PRG.
Selecting the Interface Type
Upon completing the physical connection between the reader and its host,
scan the appropriate bar code for your system’s correct interface type.
Configuring the Interface
Scan the programming bar code which selects the appropriate interface type
for the system the reader will be connected to.
Unlike some other programming features and options, interface selections require that you scan only one programming bar code label. DO
NOT scan an ENTER/EXIT bar code prior to scanning an interface selection bar code.
Some interfaces require the scanner to start in the disabled state when
powered up. If additional scanner configuration is desired while in this
state, pull the trigger and hold for 5 seconds. The scanner will change
to a state that allows programming with bar codes.
RS232
RS232 standard interface
Select RS232-STD
RS232 Wincor-Nixdorf
Select RS232-WN
RS232 for use with OPOS/UPOS/JavaPOS
Select RS232 OPOS
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Selecting the Interface Type
USB
USB COM to simulate RS232 standard interface
USB-COM-STDa
USB-OEM
(can be used for OPOS/UPOS/JavaPOS)
USB-OEM
USB Keyboard with standard key encoding
Select USB Keyboard
USB Keyboard with alternate key encoding
USB Alternate Keyboard
a. Download the correct USB COM driver from www.datalogic.com
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BC 9xx0 Cradle
Selecting the Interface Type
Keyboard Interface
Use the programming bar codes to select options for
USB Keyboard and Wedge Interfaces.
KEYBOARD
AT, PS/2 25-286, 30-286, 50, 50Z, 60, 70, 80, 90 & 95 w/
Standard Key Encoding
Select KBD-AT
Keyboard Wedge for IBM AT PS2 with standard key encoding
but without external keyboard
Select KBD-AT-NK
AT, PS/2 25-286, 30-286, 50, 50Z, 60, 70, 80, 90 & 95
w/Alternate Key
Select KBD-AT-ALT
Keyboard Wedge for IBM AT PS2 with alternate key encoding
but without external keyboard
Select KBD-AT-ALT-NK
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Selecting the Interface Type
Country Mode
This feature specifies the country/language supported by the keyboard.
COUNTRY MODE
ENTER/EXIT PROGRAMMING MODE
Country Mode = U.S.
Country Mode = Belgium
Country Mode = Britain
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Selecting the Interface Type
COUNTRY MODE (continued)
Country Mode = Croatia
Country Mode = Czech Republic
Country Mode = Denmark
Country Mode = France
Country Mode = French Canadian
Country Mode = Germany
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Selecting the Interface Type
COUNTRY MODE (continued)
Country Mode = Hungary
Country Mode = Italy
Country Mode = Japanese 106-key
Country Mode = Lithuanian
Country Mode = Norway
Country Mode = Poland
Country Mode = Portugal
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Selecting the Interface Type
COUNTRY MODE (continued)
Country Mode = Romania
Country Mode = Spain
Country Mode = Sweden
Country Mode = Slovakia
Country Mode = Switzerland
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Selecting the Interface Type
Caps Lock State
This option specifies the format in which the reader sends character data.
This applies to keyboard wedge interfaces. This does not apply when an alternate key encoding keyboard is selected.
It does not apply to USB keyboard
ENTER/EXIT PROGRAMMING MODE
Caps Lock State = Caps Lock OFF
Caps Lock State = Caps Lock ON
Caps Lock State = AUTO Caps Lock Enable
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Selecting the Interface Type
Numlock
This option specifies the setting of the Numbers Lock (Numlock) key while in
keyboard wedge interface. This only applies to alternate key encoding interfaces. It does not apply to USB keyboard.
ENTER/EXIT PROGRAMMING MODE
Numlock = Numlock key unchanged
Numlock = Numlock key toggled
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Technical Features
Technical Features
Electrical Features
Supply Voltage
External Power
Host Power
Power Consumption
External Power
Host Power
10 - 30 VDC
5 VDC ±10%
max. 10 W (charging) *
max. 500 mA (charging)
Ext. Power/Data yellow LED
Host Power/Data yellow LED
Reader batt. state green/red LED
Spare batt. state green/red LED
Radio yellow LED
Ethernet green LED (Ethernet models only)
Indicators
Time of Recharge
External Power
Host Power
max. 4 hours with 2150 mAh Li-Ion battery
max. 10 hours with 2150 mAh Li-Ion battery
Environmental Features
Working Temperature
Radio
Battery Charging
Storage Temperature
Humidity
-20° to +50 C / -4 to +122 °F
0° to +40 °C / +32° to +104 °F
-20° to +70 C / -4 to +158 °F
90% non condensing
Protection Class
IP40
Mechanical Features
Weight without metal plate
Dimensions (without antenna)
Regulatory
about 390 g / 13.76 oz
235 x 108 x 80 mm
See the regulatory addendum for details
Radio Features
Frequency working center
Programmable Speed
Typical Range (in open air)
Max number of devices per base
station
*
18
910MHz
433MHz
36.8 kb/s
19.2 kb/s
115.2 kb/s
500 kb/s (default)
500 kb/s (default)
see reader’s manual
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Having a switching regulator inside, the BC9xx0 draws the same power,
regardless of the supply voltage. i.e. as the input voltage increases the current drawn decreases
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Datalogic Limited Factory Warranty
Datalogic Limited Factory Warranty
Warranty Coverage
Datalogic warranties this product against defects in workmanship and materials, for a period
of 3 years from the date of shipment, provided that the product is operated under normal and
proper conditions. Datalogic hardware products are warranted against defects in material
and workmanship under normal and proper use. The liability of Datalogic under this warranty
is limited to furnishing the labor and parts necessary to remedy any defect covered by this
warranty and restore the product to its normal operating condition. Repair or replacement of
product during the warranty does not extend the original warranty term. Products are sold
on the basis of specifications applicable at the time of manufacture and Datalogic has no obligation to modify or update products once sold.
If Datalogic determines that a product has defects in material or workmanship, Datalogic
shall, at its sole option repair or replace the product without additional charge for parts and
labor, or credit or refund the defective products duly returned to Datalogic. To perform repairs, Datalogic may use new or reconditioned parts, components, subassemblies or products that have been tested as meeting applicable specifications for equivalent new material
and products. Customer will allow Datalogic to scrap all parts removed from the repaired
product. The warranty period shall extend from the date of shipment from Datalogic for the
duration published by Datalogic for the product at the time of purchase (Warranty period).
Datalogic warrants repaired hardware devices against defects in workmanship and materials on the repaired assembly for a 90 day period starting from the date of shipment of the
repaired product from Datalogic or until the expiration of the original warranty period, whichever is longer. Datalogic does not guarantee, and it is not responsible for, the maintenance
of, damage to, or loss of configurations, data, and applications on the repaired units and at
its sole discretion can return the units in the “factory default” configuration or with any software or firmware update available at the time of the repair (other than the firmware or software installed during the manufacture of the product). Customer accepts responsibility to
maintain a back up copy of its software and data.
Warranty Claims Process
In order to obtain service under the Factory Warranty, Customer must notify Datalogic of the
claimed defect before the expiration of the applicable Warranty period and obtain from Datalogic a return authorization number (RMA) for return of the product to a designated Datalogic service center. If Datalogic determines Customer’s claim is valid, Datalogic will repair or
replace product without additional charge for parts and labor. Customer shall be responsible
for packaging and shipping the product to the designated Datalogic service center, with shipping charges prepaid. Datalogic shall pay for the return of the product to Customer if the
shipment is to a location within the country in which the Datalogic service center is located.
Customer shall be responsible for paying all shipping charges, duties, taxes, and any other
charges for products returned to any other locations. Failure to follow the applicable RMA
policy, may result in a processing fee. Customer shall be responsible for return shipment expenses for products which Datalogic, at its sole discretion, determines are not defective or
eligible for warranty repair.
Warranty Exclusions
The Datalogic Factory Warranty shall not apply to:
(i)
any product which has been damaged, modified, altered, repaired or upgraded by
other than Datalogic service personnel or its authorized representatives;
(ii) any claimed defect, failure or damage which Datalogic determines was caused by
faulty operations, improper use, abuse, misuse, wear and tear, negligence, improper
storage or use of parts or accessories not approved or supplied by Datalogic;
(iii) any claimed defect or damage caused by the use of product with any other instrument, equipment or apparatus;
(iv) any claimed defect or damage caused by the failure to provide proper maintenance,
including but not limited to cleaning the upper window in accordance with product
manual;
(v) any defect or damage caused by natural or man-made disaster such as but not limited to fire, water damage, floods, other natural disasters, vandalism or abusive
events that would cause internal and external component damage or destruction of
the whole unit, consumable items;
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Ergonomic Recommendations
(vi)
any damage or malfunctioning caused by non-restoring action as for example firmware or software upgrades, software or hardware reconfigurations etc.;
(vii) the replacement of upper window/cartridge due to scratching, stains or other degradation and/or
(viii) any consumable or equivalent (e.g., cables, power supply, batteries, keypads, touch
screen, triggers etc.).
No Assignment
Customer may not assign or otherwise transfer its rights or obligations under this warranty
except to a purchaser or transferee of product. No attempted assignment or transfer in violation of this provision shall be valid or binding upon Datalogic.
DATALOGIC'S LIMITED WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ORAL OR WRITTEN, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION,
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
OR NONINFRINGEMENT. DATALOGIC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES SUSTAINED
BY CUSTOMER ARISING FROM DELAYS IN THE REPLACEMENT OR REPAIR OF PRODUCTS UNDER THE ABOVE. THE REMEDY SET FORTH IN THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT IS THE CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR WARRANTY CLAIMS. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES
WILL DATALOGIC BE LIABLE TO CUSTOMER OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY LOST PROFITS,
OR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL IN-DIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONTINGENT DAMAGES REGARDLESS OF WHETHER DATALOGIC HAD ADVANCE NOTICE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
DAMAGES.
Risk of Loss
Customer shall bear risk of loss or damage for product in transit to Datalogic. Datalogic shall
assume risk of loss or damage for product in Datalogic’s possession. In the absence of specific written instructions for the return of product to Customer, Datalogic will select the carrier, but Datalogic shall not thereby assume any liability in connection with the return
shipment.
Ergonomic Recommendations
CAUTION
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In order to avoid or minimize the potential risk of ergonomic injury follow
the recommendations below. Consult with your local Health & Safety
Manager to ensure that you are adhering to your company’s safety programs to prevent employee injury.
•
Reduce or eliminate repetitive motion
•
Maintain a natural position
•
Reduce or eliminate excessive force
•
Keep objects that are used frequently within easy reach
•
Perform tasks at correct heights
•
Reduce or eliminate vibration
•
Reduce or eliminate direct pressure
•
Provide adjustable workstations
•
Provide adequate clearance
•
Provide a suitable working environment
•
Improve work procedures
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Support Through the Website
Support Through the Website
Datalogic provides several services as well as technical support through its
website.
Log on to www.datalogic.com and click on the SUPPORT > Industrial Handheld
Scanners category link. From this page you can select your product model
from the dropdown list which gives you access to:
Downloads including Data Sheets, Manuals, Software & Utilities, and Drawings;
Repair Program for On-Line Return Material Authorizations (RMAs) plus
Repair Center contact information;
Service Program containing details about Maintenance Agreements;
Technical Support through email or phone.
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Support Through the Website
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©2016-2017 Datalogic S.p.A. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Datalogic and the
Datalogic logo are registered trademarks of Datalogic S.p.A. in many countries,
including the U.S. and the E.U.
Datalogic USA Inc.
959 Terry Street | Eugene, OR 97402 | U.S.A. |
Telephone: (541) 683-5700 |
Fax: (541) 345-7140
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June 2017