REDUCING THE COSTS OF MANAGING YOUR SCANNERS
The Scanner Management Service (SMS) enables the remote management of Zebra scanners¹. Requiring no operator intervention, the SMS enables you to remotely access scanner asset information and statistics, set parameters and update firmware. The ability to manage your scanner fleet from a remote location dramatically reduces the costs of owning a scanner.
MANAGE ASSET INFORMATION FLEET-WIDE
The SMS provides a conduit for any 3rd party WMI² enabled enterprise console to query and report fleet-wide statistics and asset tracking information such as model number, serial number, date of manufacture, firmware version, configuration file name and parameter values. For added flexibility, the SMS agent can operate as a software service – always running and available, or as an application - started by a 3rd party console initiated command.
SCANNER PROGRAMMING IS EASY
The Service automates the process of loading an SMS Package to your Zebra scanner. An SMS Package is comprised of a 123Scan2 configuration file containing parameters, a 123Scan2 plug-in containing the scanner’s firmware and a Load Directive File (LDF) with programming details like the load date, time and scanner model number. Zebra's scanner configuration utility, 123Scan2 has a simple graphical user interface (GUI) and a patented wizard tool for generating an SMS Package. Any off-the-shelf enterprise console can be used to push the SMS Package to a scanner’s host PC. Once on the host, the SMS agent will review the SMS Package content and program the scanner appropriately.
CONFIGURATION AT THE POINT OF USE
The SMS eliminates the need for costly custom products by reducing the number of chain wide stocked scanner SKUs. It enables you to purchase any Zebra scanner and customize it through its host PC at the point of use – no depot staging, operator intervention or bar code scanning required. And, unlike traditional console based management solutions, the SMS is intelligent and can run independently of a management console. Using your SMS Package, the Scanner Management Service programs your scanner without any console initiating command, enabling your store clerk to just plug in the scanner and walk away – true set and forget operation any time of day, any day of the week.
1 Does not support CS30X0, MT20X0, LS2208 and LS1203
2 Windows Management Instrumentation