Scanner Settings are available from the settings screen of the warehouse app.
The scanner settings view allows you to toggle support for some experimental scanning features in the mobile app, as well as providing the ability to test scans that are performed by the warehouse app.
The settings view in the warehouse app
Within the scanner settings view, toggle's exist for the following options:
- Heuristic GS1 128 Detection; and
- Camera Scanner
Scanner settings in the warehouse app
Heuristic GS1 128 Detection
Certain RuggedTab scanners support scanning GS1 barcodes but can't communicate the type of barcode to Consignly's warehouse app correctly.
In this situation, Consignly is able to know a barcode was scanned but is unable to pull the component parts of the barcode (such as batch and expiry) out of the barcode.
Heuristic GS1 128 Detection attempts to work out whether a barcode is a GS1 barcode based on the content of the barcode. Therefore turning this toggle on may help Consignly detect the barcode and it's components better.
Note that there is a new OS patch available for some older RuggedTab devices to enable GS1 detection natively, which means this option won't be required on those devices.
Other devices, such as Zebra devices, do not need this Heuristic Detection mode enabled.
Test device compatibility by performing test scans on barcodes to see how Consignly interprets the barcode. See the Test Scans section below for more information.
The Camera Scanner option enables the warehouse app to scan barcodes using your device's built-in camera.
When you enable the camera scanner, warehouse app views that support camera scanning will show a barcode icon in the header of the app.
Tapping the scanner icon will toggle camera scanning mode on and off.
Perform test scans of barcodes to see how Consignly interprets them by using the scanner. Test scans will appear under the Test Scans heading in this settings view.
The test scan will attempt to decode the barcode and pull out any components to display on screen. Using test scans will help identify the type of barcode you are scanning, as well as to understand the components of that barcode.
Using this in conjunction with camera scanning enables you to test the compatibility of the camera scanning within the warehouse app.
Some test scan results indicating the type of barcode and elements found