Cordless System Operation
Note: This chapter applies only to cordless scanning systems. It does not apply
to corded scanners.
How the Cordless Charge Base/Access Point
A cordless charge base or an Access Point provide the link between the cord-
less scanner and the host system. The base/Access Point contains an interface
assembly and an RF communication module. The RF communication module
performs the data exchange between the cordless scanner and the interface
assembly. The control assembly coordinates the central interface activities
including: transmitting/receiving commands and data to/from the host system,
performing software activities (parameter menuing, visual indicator support,
power-on diagnostics), and data translation required for the host system.
The cordless charge base is also a scanner's battery charger. Refer to
Information, page 3-5, for additional information.
Linking the Scanner to a Charge Base
Turn off power before connecting a base, then power up the computer once the
base is fully connected. When the base is connected and powered up, put the
scanner in the base to establish a link. The green LED on the base flashes to
indicate the scanner's battery is charging.
If the scanner and base have previously been linked, you do not receive any
feedback. If this is the first time that the scanner and base are linked, both
devices emit a short chirp when their radios link. At this point, that one scanner
is linked to one base.
To determine if your cordless system is set up correctly, scan one of the sample
bar codes in the back of this manual. If the scanner provides a single good read
beep and the green LED lights, the scanner has successfully linked to the base.
If you receive an error tone and the red LED lights, the scanner has not linked to
the base. Refer to
for troubleshooting information.
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