123Scan Version 4.1.6.0 Release Notes

Description

123Scan² is an easy-to-use, PC-based software tool that enables the quick and easy set-up of Zebra scanners. 

123Scan² uses a wizard tool to guide users through a streamlined set up process. Once parameters are set, the values are saved to a configuration file that can be distributed via email, electronically downloaded via USB cable or used to generate a sheet of programming bar codes that can be scanned. 

123Scan² can generate multiple reports that can be easily rebranded using Microsoft Word and Access. Report options include parameters, asset tracking (inventory) information and a validation of scanned data. 

Additionally 123Scan² can display scanned barcode data including non-printable characters. It can display, optimize and save pictures from an imager scanner. It can also upgrade scanner firmware, automatically check online to enable support for newly released products, generate a single 2D barcode for one scan programming and stage large numbers of scanners simultaneously via USB hub(s).

1. Optimized for first time users 

2. Generation of an electronic configuration file

  • Supported programming modes from a configuration file include
  •     Electronic programming
  •     Barcode scanning                
  • Maintain a library of configuration files by saving files to your PC. 

3. Program Advanced Data Formatting (ADF) Rules  

4. Firmware upgrade of scanners via a standard USB cable 

5. Report generation capabilities

  • Parameter Report: List of parameters programmed within a configuration file
  • Activity Report: List of activities performed on a scanner(s) within a screen session
  • Inventory Report: List of scanners configured and their asset tracking information
  • Validation Report: Printout of scanned data can include non-printable characters
  • Statistics Report: List of all statistics retrieved from scanner 

6. Rebranding Reports / Partner Customization

  • Customize Programming Barcode Sheet after 123Scan2 outputs it to a Microsoft Word document
  • Customize Reports after 123Scan2 outputs it to a Microsoft Word document 

7. Data Viewer

  • Display scanned barcode data from a USB cable including non-printable characters.
  • Display, optimize and save images from a USB connected imager scanner. 

8. Discovered Scanner Tab

  • Access to scanner asset tracking information.
  • Ability to program scanners simultaneously using powered USB hubs. If a 7-port hub, it must have at least a 3.5 Amp power supply. For fast staging use 123Scan’s Hot Swap Mode available on the Discovered Scanners tab.

- Loading a configuration

10 Scanners

- Upgrading firmware

10 Corded; or 3 to 5 Cordless; or

2 to 5 MP6X00; or 2 to 4 RFD8500

9. Statistics Viewer for scanners that support statistics such as the MP6000, DS3608, LI3678…

Device Compatibilty 

123Scan2 can be used to program Zebra scanners through these programming modes:

  • Programming barcode(s)
  • USB connected cable

For a comprehensive list of supported scanners from within 123Scan, click the Help menu / Supported Scanners and Plug-ins.

 

Release Notes

This document summarizes the following software releases:

Software Version Number

Release Date

V4.1.6.0

June 2016

V4.0.3.0

May 2016

V4.0.2.0

March 2016

V3.7.2.0

October 2015

V3.6.2.0

May 2015

V3.5.2.0

January 2015

V3.4.1.0

October 2014

V3.2.8.0

March 2014

V3.2.6.0

February 2014

V3.1.1.0

October 2013

V3.0.10.0

July 2013

V2.2.11.0

November 2012

V2.2.6.0

July 2012

V2.1.2.0

December 2011

V2.1.1.1

September 2011

V2.1.0.1

May 2011

V2.0.1.5

February 2011

V1.1.11.3

December 2009

V4.1.6.0 – New Installation Software

RELEASE DATE: June 2016

  • Added Battery Statistics support for scanners supporting Battery Statistics
  • Added support for MDF (Multicode Data Formatting)
  • Updated ADF screen layout to match new MDF layout

V4.0.3.0 – New Installation Software

RELEASE DATE: May 2016

  • Redirected plug-in download process to Zebra site
  • Removed “Set to Custom Defaults” option from the Printing Options

V4.0.2.0 – New Installation Software

RELEASE DATE: MARCH 2016

  • Rebranded to Zebra Technologies
  • Added Windows 10 Support

V3.7.2.0 – Over the Network Upgrade

RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 2015

  • Added RFD8500 support
  • Lower max number of simultaneously programmable scanners from 14 to 10 scanners

V3.6.2.0 – Over the Network Upgrade

RELEASE DATE: MAY 2015

  • Added support for two new symbologies: GS1-DataMatrix and GS1-QR Code to ADF/Data View and Statistics
  • Added support for new MP6000 firmware update – This version of 123Scan must be used with all MP6000/6200 firmware released after June 1, 2015
  • Added support enabling ADF (Advanced Data Formatting) on OCR (Optical Character Recognition)
  • Added support to copy bar code data from the Data View’s scan log into the Windows Clipboard using a right mouse click.
  • Bug fix – “RS-232 host mode change” programming 2D bar code now printed as two 2D bar codes
  • Bug fix – Up Carrot ( ^ indicates change from factory default) in Config Wizard properly displayed
  • Bug fix – Corrected bar code printed for “IBM Specification level” parameter

V3.5.2.0 – New Installation Software

RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 2015

  • Optimized the Check for Update process
  • Added send programming barcode to phone option
  • Added a report that outputs the updates history
  • Added support for ADF Rule Sets
  • Added new ADF commonly used actions group
  • Added ability to prevent parameter barcodes scanning via a SMS packages

V3.4.1.0 – Over the Network Upgrade

RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 2014

  • Security enhancements to address potential security vulnerability.
  • DS9208 scanner firmware download fix.

V3.2.8.0 – Over the Network Upgrade

RELEASE DATE: MARCH 2014

  • Removed LS2208 (Symbol logo) scanner from the SMS package wizard’s available/supported scanners.

V3.2.6.0 – New Installation Software

RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 2014

  • Updated DL parsing screen to support multiple date formats and gender format per field.
  • Added support to select similar scanners with a single click in Discovered scanner list.
  • Added feature to save Staging flash driver files as packages to PC and track in recent files list.
  • Color coded plug-in selection across the application (Normal plug-ins black, Custom plug-ins green, Beta plug-ins red)
  • Dialog displayed when an RS232 host variant is switched. Dialog indicates a number of other parameters are also switched and how to determine which parameters were changed.
  • Cordless bug fixes
  •     Hot Swap mode now supports cordless scanners
  •     Now maintain pairing between scanner and cradle during set to defaults, both electronically and via barcodes
  •     Added support for configuring the scanner/cradles as units when loading and retrieving setting
  • Include Set Factory defaults and Set Defaults in Print dialog and configuration options
  • Windows 8 support

V3.1.1.0 – Over the Network Upgrade

RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 2013

  • Added ability to display scale weight for the MP6000 within the data view.
  • Added independent display of “Set to Default” parameter based on cordless or corded scanner.
  • Optimized text in numerous dialogs and menus

V3.0.10.0 – New Installation Software

RELEASE DATE: JULY 2013

  • Added statistics (decode times, barcodes scan count …) displayed in the Statistics View for select scanner such as the MP6000.
  • Added ability to program DL Parsing rule using the Configuration Wizard.
  • Added MP6000 support. Use USB cable CBA-U51-S16ZAR and plug into the MP6000's "POS PORT".
  • Added support for generating a MP6000 Staging Flash Drive.
  • Added LI2208 support
  • Optimized text in numerous dialogs and menus.
  • Added Barcode menu for access to key bar codes
  • Updated firmware naming convention
  •     Old format:     CAABQS00-001-R01
  •     New format:    Release XXX – YYYY.MM.DD (Engineering Name)
  •     New format:    Release 010 - 2013.06.21 (CAABQS00-001-R01)
  • Release notes now also on firmware upgrade screen

V2.2.11.0 – Over the Network Upgrade

RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 2012

  • Added ability to include DL Parsing parameters within the 2D programming barcode printout.
  • Fixed Check for Update process. Windows 7 64 bit operating systems now supported.
  • Within the Configuration Wizard, individual parameters changes tracked. Values changed from default setting now indicated with a “^”.

V2.2.6.0 – Over the Network Upgrade

RELEASE DATE: JULY 2012

  • Added ability to generate an SMS Package for use with the Scanner Management Service
  • Removed requirement for exact match between scanner and plug-in firmware when generating a configuration file. Now if your scanner has a newer version of firmware than present within a plug-in within 123Scan2, you can create a configuration file.
  • Simultaneous firmware upgrade for multiple cordless scanners*.
  • Maximum number of simultaneous firmware upgrades typically varies between 3 to 7 cordless scanners in their cradle, depending on PC hardware capabilities.
  • Note – clicking the “Blink scanner LED’s” or “Refresh” button during a cordless scanner firmware upgrade may halt the firmware upgrade process.
  • Operating System support for Windows 7 64 bit.

V2.1.2.0 – Over the Network Upgrade

RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 2011

  • UI update on data formatting Prefix/Suffix Screen, added < >.
  • Updated Set Defaults Barcode Options report, added “Set Factory Defaults” and “Write to Custom Defaults” barcodes
  • Updated the print programming barcodes reports: Replace the “Set Defaults” parameter with “Set Factory Defaults” for RSM 2 scanner printouts. For RSM 1 and legacy scanner printouts, the Set Default parameter is still utilized.
  • Added two new RFID code types for RFID based ADF rules

V2.1.1.1 – Over the Network Upgrade

RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 2011

  • How to Videos link added to start tab and help menu.
  • Optimized check for updates screen layout.
  • Added support for additional ALT key sequences within the Data Formatting screen.
  • Full name of firmware displayed on the Discovered Scanners tab

V2.1.0.1 – Over the Network Upgrade

RELEASE DATE: MAY 2011

  • Cordless scanner plug-in selection process optimized

V2.0.1.5 – New Installation Software

RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 2011

  • Generate a list of supported scanners models including plug-in name and model of firmware. See Help menu.
  • Scan Log screen displays scanned data, including hidden characters. See Dataview tab.
  • Image Log screen captures and displays pictures on imaging enabled scanners via a USB connection.
  • Optimized to support EMEA / APAC sized paper. To permanently set, see Preferences tab.
  • Firmware upgrade optimized for SNAPI enabled scanners. Total upgrade time is less than 2 minutes.
  • A uniform naming convention applied to reports and printouts. 

·   Configuration file:

Config File_Model_Config name_Date Stamp.scncfg

·   Parameter Report:  

Parameter Settings_Model_Config name.rtf

·   Programming Barcodes:  

Programming Barcode_Model_Config name.rtf

·   Activity Report: 

Activity Report_Date stamp_Time stamp.csv

·   Inventory Report:   

Inventory Report_Date stamp _Time stamp.csv

·   Scanner Output Report:  

Validation Report_Model_Config name_Date stamp_Time stamp.rtf

·   Images: 

Image_Date stamp_Time stamp.bmp

V1.1.11.3 – Initial Product Release

RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 2009

Components

The components are installed in the following folders:

Default location = C:\Program Files\Zebra Technologies\Barcode Scanners\123Scan2

Component

Location

Application

Program Files\Zebra Technologies\Barcode Scanners\123Scan2

Configuration Files

Windows XP: All Users\Shared Documents\123Scan2\Configuration Files

Windows 7 / 8.1: Users\Public\Documents\123Scan2\Configuration Files

Activity Reports

Windows XP: All Users\Shared Documents \123Scan2\Activity Report Database

Windows 7 / 8.1: Users\Public\Documents\123Scan2\Activity Report Database

Data View Reports

Windows XP: All Users\Documents\123Scan2\Data View Reports

Windows 7+: Users\Public\Documents\123Scan2\Data View Reports

Saved Images

Windows XP: All Users\Shared Documents \123Scan2\Images

Windows 7+: Users\Public\Documents\123Scan2\Images

Scanner Plug-Ins

Windows XP: All Users\Application Data\123Scan2\Plug-ins

Windows 7+: ProgramData\123Scan2\Plug-ins

SMS Packages

Windows XP: All Users\Documents\123Scan2\SMS Packages

Windows 7+: Users\Public\Documents\123Scan2\SMS Packages

Statistics Files

Windows XP: All Users\Documents\123Scan2\Statistics Files

Windows 7+: Users\Public\Documents\123Scan2\Statistics Files

Staging Flash Drive Packages

Windows XP: All Users\Documents\123Scan2\Staging Flash Drive Files

Windows 7+: Users\Public\Documents\123Scan2\Staging Flash Drive Files

ADF Trigger Barcodes

Windows XP: All Users\Documents\123Scan2\Barcode Printouts and Parameter Reports

Windows 7+: Users\Public\Documents\123Scan2\Barcode Printouts and Parameter Reports

Minimum PC Requirements

Hardware Requirements

  • Pentium Dual-Core E214 1.6GHz or Pentium Mobile Dual-Core T2060 or Pentium Celeron E1200 1.6GHz
  • 2GB RAM 1.2 GB free hard drive space
  • USB port, 1.1 or higher, for the connection of USB Scanners

Software and Operating System Requirements

  • Supported Operating Systems
  •     Windows XP SP3 (32 bit)
  •     Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit)
  •     Windows 8/8.1 (32 bit/64 bit)
  •     Windows 10 (32 bit/64 bit)
  • If not present, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 client profile will be loaded at time of initial 123Scan2 installation
  • Minimum display resolution = 1024 by 768 pixels

Installation

123Scan2 can be launched from the Windows XP / 7 Start button.

  • Start / All Programs / Zebra Scanner / 123Scan2

123Scan2 can be launched using Windows 8+ from Start Screen

  • Start Screen / Apps / Zebra Scanner / 123Scan2