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BCST-20
Barcode Scanner
Instruction Manual
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  • Page 1 BCST-20 Barcode Scanner Instruction Manual w w w . i n a t e c k . c o m...
  • Page 2: Important Notice

    IMPORTANT NOTICE Safety Precaution * DO NOT disassemble the scanner, or place foreign matter into the scanner causing a short circuit or circuit damage. * DO NOT expose the scanner or battery to any flammable sources. Maintenances Precaution * Use a clean cloth to wipe dust off the body of the scanner.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Check Software Version............10 Save Custom Settings...............11 Chapter 1 Features and Basic Setups..........12 1.1 Battery..................13 1.1.1 Mounting the battery(charging)........13 1.1.2 How to operate BCST-20 Barcode Scanner....13 1.1.3 Auto Power Off............13 1.2 Transmit Buffer..............14 1.2.1 Inventory Mode............16 1.3 LED Indicator...............17 1.4 Beeper.................17 1.4.1 Beeper Volume............18...
  • Page 4 Chapter 2 How to Connect with USB receiver.........26 Chapter 3 Symbology Settings............27 3.1 Codabar................28 3.1.1 Start/Stop Transmission..........29 3.2 Code 25 : Industrial 25............30 3.3 Code 25 : Interleaved 25............31 3.4 Code 25 : Matrix 25..............32 3.5 Code 25 : Standard 25............33 3.6 Code 39................34 3.6.1 Start/Stop Transmission..........35 3.6.2 Checksum Verification..........36...
  • Page 5: Overview Of Bcst-20 Barcode Scanner

    Overview of BCST-20 Barcode Scanner Features of the Scanner * Small size, portable. * Supports three scan modes, including Continuous Mode, Manual Mode, Auto-off Mode. * Supports most popular barcode symbologies. * User feedback via LED indicator and beeper * The voice volume of scan barcode successfully could change via setting barcode.
  • Page 6: Introduction Of Key Function

    Introduction of Key Function * Long press Scan button 3 seconds will turn on the BCST-20 scanner. * Long press Scan button 3 seconds will turn off the BCST-20 scanner. * Flip the Scan button can read the barcodes. Specifications...
  • Page 7: Correct Aiming

    BCST-20 Barcode Scanner by reading the setup barcodes and provides some example for demonstration. Step 1: Turn on BCST-20 Barcode Scanner. It will response with a long beep(high tone), it's LED shows red and with Intmt twinkle.
  • Page 8 LED indicator will flash purple. For Example: Enable Codabar Step 4: Exit the Setting Mode. The BCST-20 Barcode Scanner will response three beeps (tone descending from high to low), and its LED indicator will not flash purple and power off.
  • Page 9: Enter The Setting Mode

    "Enter Setup" barcode, which will be located at the bottom of almost every page of this manual. The BCST-20 Barcode Scanner will respond with three beeps (tone descending from high to low), and its LED indicator becomes purple and go off quickly after reading the barcode.
  • Page 10: Restore Factory Defaults

    3. After using a function which is not to be used usually in the scanner. Check Software Version If you want to know the software version of BCST-20, should read the ‘Enter Setup’ and ‘Output Software Version’ barcode: Enter Setup...
  • Page 11: Save Custom Settings

    Save Custom Settings 1. You may change factory defaults, and customize some functions suitable for your own applications when you use BCST-20, you must read the ‘Enter Setup’ Function barcode you want to customize ‘Save Custom Settings’ ‘Exit with Save’ barcodes.
  • Page 12: Chapter 1 Features And Basic Setups

    This chapter will introduce the features and usage of the barcode scanner. Contents 1.1 Battery..................13 1.1.1 Mounting the battery(charging).........13 1.1.2 How to operate BCST-20 Barcode Scanner.....13 1.1.3 Auto Power Off..............13 1.2 Transmit Buffer................14 1.2.1 Inventory Mode..............16 1.3 LED Indicator................17 1.4 Beeper..................17 1.4.1 Beeper Volume..............18...
  • Page 13: Battery

    1.1.1 Mounting the battery (charging) 1. Hold the scanner face down in one hand. 2. Insert USB cable for charging. 1.1.2 How to operate BCST-20 Barcode Scanner Turn on the scanner Press the Power key for about 2 seconds. The scanner will respond with a long beep (high tone), and its LED indicator will flash.
  • Page 14: Transmit Buffer

    Exit without Save 1.2 Transmit Buffer During the 2.4Ghz connection, the BCST-20 Scanner uses a 256KB memory as a data buffer, and sends the collected data to the host computer one by one via the 2.4Ghz. Upon reading a barcode successfully, the scanner responds with one short beep and its LED indicator becomes green and goes off quickly.
  • Page 15 full, the user should return to the range of 2.4Ghz connection quickly, the data in the buffer can be sent back to the host computer and release the space of buffer. Note: The 256KB transmit buffer on the scanner can hold as many as 2600 barcodes bases on Code128.
  • Page 16: Inventory Mode

    1.2.1 Inventory Mode If you want to keep the barcodes in the buffer of BCST-20 for multiple uploading, you can choose inventory mode. In inventory mode, BCST-20 will count the number of the barcodes automatically, and control the time, position etc. for uploading. Also, you can clear the barcodes in the buffer after uploading.
  • Page 17: Led Indicator

    Indicates the BCST-20 Scanner has no Red, Flashing address of BT which connects with before. (On/Off ratio 1:1) 1.4 Beeper The beeper built in BCST-20 can help the user know about the current operation status. BEEPING MEANING One long beep, high tone Power on.
  • Page 18: Beeper Volume

    Two short beeps, low-high tone Wireless connection established, with blue LED flashing (On/Off ratio 20ms:3s). Two short beeps, high-low tone Wireless connection out of range or suspended, with blue LED flashing (On/Off ratio 1:1). Three short beeps, tone Enter or Exit Setting mode, with purple LED descending from high to low flashing.
  • Page 19: Scan Modes

    1.5.1 Manual Mode By default, the scan mode is set to Manual Mode. If the user keeps press the Scan Key, the BCST-20 Scanner will emit a red light line. This indicates the scanner could scan, the scanning will not stop until the scanner under the following situation.
  • Page 20: Continuous Mode

    1.5.2 Continuous Mode When you active the “Continuous Mode”, you don’t need to trigger the “Scan Key”. After a successful decoding, the removal of barcode is required. It is not allowed to proceed to decode until the decoding delay time has passed. To decode the same barcode repeatedly, move away the barcode and put it back again and again for scanning.
  • Page 21: Auto Power Off Mode

    Delay Between Re-Read The delay time between re-read of above scan modes could be set by the following barcodes. 400ms 800ms (*)2s For Example: 1. Read the "Enter Setup" barcode; 2. Read the "Auto Power off Mode" barcode; 3. Read the "1s" of the time interval between each scanning barcode;...
  • Page 22 1.5.3 Auto Power Off Mode (*)Auto Power Off Mode Setup Auto Power Off Time Enter Setup Exit with Save Exit without Save...
  • Page 23: Auto-Induction Mode

    1.5.4 Auto-induction Mode Under the Auto-induction Mode. the users just need to move the barcodes to be scanned in front of the light band of BCST-20, no need to press the Scan Key, there will show a red light line. This indicates the scanner is ready to scan.
  • Page 24: Symbologies Supported

    BCST-20 Barcode Scanner supports USB Data live transmission. The users just need to connect one end of the USB cable to a device with USB port, and the other end to BCST-20, open a textbox, it will enter data transmission. USB wired transmission is the prior transmission...
  • Page 25: Digit Capacity Setting

    1.8 Digit capacity Setting Fixed digit capacity Zero fill For example, the interception of barcodes in a fixed length. 1. Scan the “Enter Setup” barcode. 2. Scan the “fixed digit capacity” barcode. 3. Scan the “zero fill” barcode. (Note: This step is needed only when you want to add zeros in front of the original barcodes.) 4.
  • Page 26: Chapter 2 How To Connect With Usb Receiver

    Chapter 2 How to Connect with USB receiver. 1、Make BCST-20 full charged, press Power key. If the scanner never connected with the computer before, it will respond with a beep, and flashing red. 2、Have the scanner read the "Enter Setup" barcode to enter the setting mode.
  • Page 27: Chapter 3 Symbology Settings

    Chapter 3 Symbology Settings In this chapter, a brief on the symbology setting is provided for your reference Contents 3.1 Codabar..................28 3.1.1 Start/Stop Transmission............29 3.2 Code 25 : Industrial 25...............30 3.3 Code 25 : Interleaved 25............31 3.4 Code 25 : Matrix 25..............32 3.5 Code 25 : Standard 25...............33 3.6 Code 39..................34 3.6.1 Start/Stop Transmission............35...
  • Page 28: Codabar

    3.1 Codabar Decide whether or not to enable Codabar. The BCST-20 Scanner defaults disable Codabar contents. Enable Codabar (*) Disable Codabar Note: Read the "Disable Codabar" barcode will make the scanner not able to read the Codabar barcode. Thus, if the scanner cannot read the Codabar barcode, please try to read "Enable Codabar"...
  • Page 29: Start/Stop Transmission

    3.1.1 Start/Stop Transmission Decide whether or not to include the Start/Stop characters in the data being transmitted. (*) Transmit Codabar Start/Stop Characters Do Not Transmit Codabar Start/Stop Characters For example: Do Not Transmit Codabar Start/Stop Characters. 1. Read the "Enter Setup" barcode; 2.
  • Page 30: Code 25 : Industrial 25

    3.2 Code 25 : Industrial 25 Decide whether or not to enable Industrial 25. The BCST-20 Scanner defaults disable Industrial 25. Enable Industrial 25 (*) Disable Industrial 25 Note: Read the "Disable Industrial 25" barcode will make the scanner not able to read the Industrial 25 barcode. Thus, if the scanner cannot read the Industrial 25 barcode, please try to read "Enable Industrial...
  • Page 31: Code 25 : Interleaved 25

    3.3 Code 25 : Interleaved 25 Decide whether or not to enable Interleaved 25. The BCST-20 Scanner defaults disable. Enable Interleaved 25 (*) Disable Interleaved 25 Note: Read the "Disable Interleaved 25" barcode will make the scanner not able to read the Interleaved 25 barcode. Thus, if the scanner cannot read the Interleaved 25 barcode, please try to read "Enable Interleaved 25"...
  • Page 32: Code 25 : Matrix 25

    3.4 Code 25 : Matrix 25 Decide whether or not to enable Matrix 25. The BCST-20 Scanner defaults disable Matrix 25. Enable Matrix 25 (*) Disable Matrix 25 Note: Read the "Disable Matrix 25" barcode will make the scanner not able to read the Matrix 25 barcode.
  • Page 33: Code 25 : Standard 25

    3.5 Code 25 : Standard 25 Decide whether or not to enable Standard 25. The BCST-20 Scanner defaults disableStandard 25. Enable Standard 25 (*) Disable Standard 25 Note: Read the "Disable Standard 25" barcode will make the scanner not able to read the Standard 25 barcode. Thus, if the scanner cannot read the Standard 25 barcode, please try to read "Enable Standard...
  • Page 34: Code 39

    3.6 Code 39 Decide whether or not to enable Code 39, the BCST-20 Scanner defaults disable Code 39. (*) Enable Code 39 Disable Code 39 Note: Read the "Disable Code 39" barcode will make the scanner not able to read the Code 39 barcode. Thus, if the scanner cannot read the Code 39 barcode, please try to read "Enable Code 39"...
  • Page 35: Start/Stop Transmission

    3.6.1 Start/Stop Transmission Decide whether or not to include the Start/Stop characters in the data being transmitted. (*) Transmit Code 39 Start/Stop Characters Do Not Transmit Code 39 Start/Stop Characters For example: Do Not Transmit Code 39 Start/Stop Characters. 1. Read the "Enter Setup" barcode; 2.
  • Page 36: Checksum Verification

    3.6.2 Checksum Verification It is not enforced to include the checksum character in the Code 39 data. If checksum character is included, it should be the last character of the barcode data. Checksum character is a calculate value bases on all of the data, and is used to check if the data is correct or not. Thus, if the scanner is set to "Do Not Verify”...
  • Page 37: Standard/Full Ascii Code 39

    3.6.3 Standard/Full ASCII Code 39 Decide whether or not to support Code 39 Full ASCII that includes all the alphanumeric and special character. The BCST-20 Scanner defaults full ASCII Code 39. It could disable full ASCII Code 39 via set.
  • Page 38: Code 93

    3.7 Code 93 Decide whether or not to enable Code 93. The BCST-20 Scanner defaults disable Code 93. Enable Code 93 (*) Disable Code 93 Note: Read the "Disable Code 93" barcode will make the scanner not able to read the Code 93 barcode. Thus, if the scanner cannot read the Code 93 barcode, please try to read "Enable Code 93"...
  • Page 39: Code 128

    3.8 Code 128 Decide whether or not to enable Code 128. The BCST-20 Scanner defaults enable Code 128. (*) Enable Code 128 Disable Code 128 Note: Read the "Disable Code 128" barcode will make the scanner not able to read the Code 128 barcode. Thus, if the scanner cannot read the Code 128 barcode, please try to read "Enable Code 128"...
  • Page 40: Ean-8

    3.9 EAN-8 Decide whether or not to enable EAN-8. The BCST-20 Scanner defaults enable EAN-8. Disable EAN-8 (*) Enable EAN-8 3.9.1 Convert to EAN-13 There are two ways for EAN-8 to change, convert to EAN-13, or add "0" ahead of EAN-8, and the EAN-8 ID doesn’t change.
  • Page 41: Checksum Transmission

    3.9.2 Checksum Transmission Decide whether or not to transmit Checksum. (*) Transmit EAN-8 Checksum Do Not Transmit EAN-8 Checksum For example: Do Not Transmit EAN-8 Checksum. 1. Read the "Enter Setup" barcode; 2. Read the "Enable EAN-8" barcode; (If EAN-8 is disabled, it is need to set);...
  • Page 42: Ean-13

    3.10 EAN-13 Decide whether or not to read EAN-13. The BCST-20 Scanner defaults enable EAN-13. Disable EAN-13 (*) Enable EAN-13 3.10.1 Convert to ISBN Decide whether or not to convert the EAN-13 to ISBN. Convert EAN-13 to ISBN (*) Do Not Convert EAN-13 to ISBN...
  • Page 43: Checksum Transmission

    3.10.2 Checksum Transmission Decide whether or not to include the checksum character in the data being transmitted. (*) Transmit EAN-13 Checksum Do Not Transmit EAN-13 Checksum For example: Convert EAN-13 to ISBN. 1. Read the "Enter Setup" barcode; 2. Read the "Convert EAN-13 to ISBN" barcode; 3.
  • Page 44: Upc-A

    3.11 UPC-A Decide whether or not to add "0" in the output of UPC-A data. (*) UPC-A Do Not Output "0" UPC-A Output "0" 3.11.1 Checksum Transmission Decide whether or not to include the checksum character in the data being transmitted. (*) Transmit UPC-A Checksum Do Not Transmit UPC-A Checksum For example: UPC-A Output "0", Do Not Transmit UPC-A Checksum.
  • Page 45: Upc-E

    3.12 UPC-E Decide whether or not to enable UPC-E. The BCST-20 Scanner defaults enable UPC-E. (*) Enable UPC-E Disable UPC-E 3.12.1 Checksum Transmission Decide whether or not to include the checksum character in the data being transmitted. (*) Transmit UPC-E Checksum...
  • Page 46: Msi

    3.13 MSI Decide whether or not to enable MSI. The BCST-20 Scanner defaults disable MSI. Enable MSI (*) Disable MSI Note: Read the "Disable MSI" barcode will make the scanner not able to read the MSI barcode. Thus, if the scanner cannot read the MSI barcode, please try to read "Enable MSI"...
  • Page 47: Code 11

    3.14 Code 11 Decide whether or not to enable Code 11. The BCST-20 Scanner defaults disable Code 11. Enable Code11 (*) Disable Code11 Note: Read the "Disable Code 11" barcode will make the scanner not able to read the Code 11 barcode. Thus, if the scanner cannot read the Code 11 barcode, please try to read "Enable Code 11"...
  • Page 48: Chapter 4 Defining Output Format

    Chapter 4 Defining Output Format Before data transmission to the host or device, you can pre-process the data and decide the format of the data transfer. 4.1 Code ID CODE TYPE CODE ID HEX VALUE Codabar Code 39 UPC-E EAN-13 Interleaved 2 of 5(ITF)...
  • Page 49: Suffix Code Of Barcode Settings

    For example: Apply Output ID 1. Read the "Enter Setup" barcode; 2. Read the "Output ID" barcode; 3. Read the "Exit with Save" barcode; 4.2 Suffix Code of Barcode Settings Decide whether or not to apply Enter for suffix of barcode data. (*) Apply Enter for suffix Do not Apply Enter for suffix Decide whether or not to apply Alt to suffix of barcode data.
  • Page 50: Appendix I

    Appendix I The setting barcodes of parameters' value.
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