Issue / Question
How to control and use RFD8500 scanner with Windows DCS SDK over BT SSI
Resolution / Answer
PC with Windows and Bluetooth.
Core scanner and DCS windows SDK installed
RFD8500 with scan engine
Press the Bluetooth and Power button for 5 second until you hear the device reboot.
Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Devices and Printers.
Check that the RFD85 isn’t already known by the computer.
If it is there, do a right click on it and select “Remove device”.
- Pair the PC and the RFD8500
In Devices and Printers window .
Click on “Add a device”
Select the RFD8500 and click on “Next”
Open the Bluetooth Settings (right click on BT icon in task bar).
Go to the “COM Port” tab.
Look which COM port is for the SSI.
Now navigate to “C:\Program Files\Zebra Technologies\Barcode Scanners\Common”
Open Config.xml is a text editor .
Modify the serial section (explained at page 32 of the SDK for Windows guide)
Save the file.
Open Windows “Services” (Start and write services)
In the list find “CoreScanner”
Double click on it, then “Stop” and “Start” it again.
- Using the DCS SDK C# sample
Open Start -> All Programs -> Zebra Scanner -> Scanner SDK -> C Sharp Sample Application.
Click on “Discover Scanner”
The RFD8500 appear, you can test the connection by clicking on “Pull Trigger”, this will turn on the scanner, if a barcode is decoded the results will be visible on the left.