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Quick Start Guide
EZ Match Imager
Step 1 — Check Hardware
Step 2 — Connect the System
Connecting by RS-232 / RS-422 / RS-485
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Connect the imager (1) to the IB-131/IC-332 interface (2) and (3).
Connect the host cable (6) to the host and to the host port on the IB-131 (3).
Connect the object detector (5) to the IB-131 (3).
Connect the power supply (4) to the IB-131 (3).
Apply power to the imager.
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Network
Scanner
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Host
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Network
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Caution: Be sure that all cables are connected BEFORE applying power
to the system. Always power down BEFORE disconnecting any cables.
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Step 3 — Position the Imager
• Place the imager in an area with as little ambient light as possible.
• Place a black surface behind the area in which test tubes, caps, or symbols
will be inspected by the imager.
The black background provides the contrast necessary for the imager to
detect the presence or absence of objects in its field of view.
• Position the imager at a focal distance between 2 and 6 inches from a
sample tube, cap, or symbol.
• Position the imager relative to the object to avoid the glare of direct
(specular) reflection. Important: Avoid excessive skew or pitch. Maximum
skew is ±30°; maximum pitch is ±30°.
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Place a black
background
behind the area
where tubes,
caps, or symbols
will be inspected
by the imager.
This provides the
contrast necessary
for the imager to
detect the presence
or absence of
objects in the field
of view.
EZ Match Imager and Object in Field of View
• Objects can be rotated at any angle; however, for best results, objects
should be aligned with the FOV (field of view).
Note: For accuracy of testing and performance, Microscan recommends
using a mounting arm adapter kit. Contact your Microscan sales manager
for details about mounting arm adapter kits and other accessories.
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Description
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Part Number
EZ Match Imager (B&W or Color)
FIS-0004-100XG
IC-332 Adapter
FIS-0001-0035G
IB-131 Interface Box
99-400018-01
Power Supply
97-100004-15 (90-264 VAC, 24 VDC)
Object Detector (optional)
99-000017-01
Host Cable
61-300026-01
Step 4 — Install ESP
ESP Software can be found on the Microscan Tools CD that is packaged with
the EZ Match.
1. Follow the prompts to install ESP from the CD.
2. Click on the ESP icon to run the program.
Note: ESP can also be installed from the Download Center at
www.microscan.com.
ESP System Requirements
• 166 MHz Pentium processor (recommended)
• Windows Vista, XP, or 2000 operating system
• Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher
• 64 MB minimum RAM
• 40 MB minimum disk space
Hardware Configuration
Caution: Be sure that all cables are connected BEFORE applying power
to the system. Always power down BEFORE disconnecting any cables.
Step 5 — Select Model
The following menu will appear when you start ESP:
Important: An EZ Match
Imager must be connected
to the host computer for its
corresponding icon (shown
at left) to appear on the
model menu.
The icon will always be
present in subsequent ESP
sessions, even when the EZ
Match unit is not physically
connected.
1. Click the button showing the EZ Match Imager.
2. Click OK.
Note: You can also double-click the EZ Match button to make your
selection.
3. Click Yes when this dialog appears:
Refer to the EZ Match Imager User Manual for detailed information about
using ESP to configure the EZ Match.
Note: If you need to select another model later, click the Switch
Model button near the top of the screen or use Model > New
Model in the menu toolbar.
Step 6 — Select Protocol and
Connect
• Choose the connection protocol you are using and click Connect.
Step 7 — Locate the Object
Locate the Object by ESP
• In ESP’s EZ Mode, click the Locate button to enable the blue target pattern.
The object in the field of view will appear in the video view beneath the
Locate and Calibrate buttons, and you will see the blue target pattern projected
from the front of the imager.
• Center the target pattern on the object.
At 2 to 3 inches, the pattern resembles an X. At 3 to 6 inches, the pattern
resembles a V.
Important: The entire object of interest (tube, cap, or symbol) should fall
within the field of view (FOV) of the imager. The field of view is what appears
in ESP’s Locate/Calibrate window in EZ Mode.
• Click the Stop button to end the Locate function.
• Once you select your communications mode, follow the simple prompts
to establish your connection.
• When you are connected, you will see the green connection indicator in
the status bar at the bottom right of your screen.
RS-232:
Locate the Object by EZ Button
If you are not connected to a host computer, the EZ Button allows you to locate
an object in the imager’s field of view.
• Hold down the EZ Button for about one second and release when you hear
one short beep. The amber 20% LED will illuminate, and you will see the
blue target pattern projected from the front of the imager.
• Center the target pattern on the object.
USB:
Step 9 — Test Read Rate
Read Rate indicates the number of tube/cap detections or successful
decodes per second achieved by the imager.
Note: To end all EZ Button functions, press the EZ Button once and quickly
release.
Step 10 — Configure the Imager
To make setup changes to the EZ Match Imager, click the App Mode button.
Test Read Rate by EZ Button
1. To start the Read Rate test, hold down
the EZ Button about three seconds
until you hear three short beeps. The
20%, 40%, and 60% LEDs will illuminate.
While the object is being inspected, the
Read Rate LEDs will indicate the read
rate percentage on the back of the unit.
2. To end the Read Rate test, press the
EZ Button and quickly release.
Test Read Rate by ESP
1. Click the Test button to start the Read Rate test and Stop to end it.
The following modes are accessible by clicking the buttons in the first row of
App Mode icons:
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If a tube or cap has been successfully detected, or a symbol has been
successfully decoded, the object’s data and related features will be
presented in the field below the image display window. Also, while the
object is being inspected, the Read Rate LEDs will indicate the Read
Rate percentage on the back of the unit.
2. To end the test, click the Stop button.
Note: Read Rate can also be tested using the Read Rate interface in
Utilities.
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Test Read Rate by Serial Command
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You can also start a test with the <C> or <Cp> command and end it with the
<J> command.
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Click the EZ Mode button to return to EZ Mode.
Click the Autoconnect button to establish communication.
Click the Send/Recv button to send or receive commands.
Click the Switch Model button to open the model menu, or to return to a
previous model.
Click the EZ Match button to Test the imager and to configure Multi-Operation
settings, tube/cap Library settings, and tube/cap detection Messages.
Click the Parameters button to show the tabbed tree controls for Communication,
Read Cycle, Symbologies, I/O Parameters, Symbol Quality, Matchcode, and
Diagnostics.
Click the Setup button to access a Camera Setup tree control and Video
view, Evaluate image captures, Calibrate the imager, set the Window of
Interest, fine-tune capture settings and processing settings in the IP Database,
set up output filters and parse symbol data in Ordered Output and Output
Format, and control multiple read cycle functions in Dynamic Setup.
Click the Terminal button to display tube or cap detection data or decoded
symbol data, and to send serial commands to the imager using text or macros.
Click the Utilities button to test Read Rate, request or clear Counters, enable
or disable the imager or send output pulses in Device Control, determine the
Differences from Default in the current settings, add or remove master symbol
data in Master Database, and verify or update the imager’s Firmware.
For further details, see ESP Help in the dropdown Help menu.
Step 8 — Calibrate
EZ Match settings can be adjusted automatically for optimum tube/cap
detection and symbol decoding performance by either the EZ Button or by ESP.
During the calibration routine, the imager will flash its amber Read Rate
percent LEDs and red illumination LEDs while searching camera settings
and determining the best configuration for detecting tubes or caps, or for
decoding symbol data. Upon successful completion of this routine, a green
LED pattern will flash brightly and illuminate the object. If unsuccessful, the
imager will emit 5 short beeps and stop searching.
Calibrate by EZ Button
1. Hold down the EZ Button for about two seconds and release when you
hear two short beeps. The 20% and 40% LEDs will illuminate.
2. The imager will search camera settings to determine the best configuration
for detecting tubes or caps, or for decoding symbol data.
Note: To end all EZ Button functions, press the EZ Button once and
quickly release.
Calibrate by ESP
1. Click the Calibrate button.
2. The imager will search camera settings to determine the best configuration
for detecting tubes or caps, or for decoding symbol data.
A successful calibration will display a green frame around the object,
and the following message will appear: “Uploading all reader parameters.”
After a moment the tube/cap data and/or symbol data will be presented
in the field below the image display window.
Calibrate by Serial Command
Send <@CAL> from a terminal program to begin calibration.
Step 11 — Save Configuration
To make changes to a configuration setting:
1. Left click on the
+ to expand the
desired tree.
2. Double click on
the desired
parameter and
click once in the
selection box to
view options.
3. Place your cursor
in the selection
box, scroll down to
the setting you
want to change,
and click once on
the setting.
4. Left click on the
open screen to
complete your
selection.
5. Right click on the
open screen and
select Save to
Reader to implement
the command in the
imager.
Saving Options
• Send, No Save. Changes will be lost when power is re-applied to the
imager.
• Send and Save. This activates all changes in current memory and saves
to the imager for power-on.
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