Hardware configuration options for different workflow
IF YOU WANT TO USE AGGREGATE BARCODE FOR DECOMISSIONING AT COLLECTION
Your options are
- Use existing 2d scanner attached with existing PMR
This will only work with scanners that are not preconfigured to read into the PMR application only. Check is this is the case, but trying to scan any barcode into another application eg notepad. If this doesn’t work, you can’t use this scanner.
Use new scanner with existing PMR
This is what is what we would recommend anyway if you want to use your existing PMR PC as this separates your process. You can buy either the Cipherlabs 1504 for £80 or the hands free omnidirectional SYMBOL 9208 for £175 from our site.
Use new scanner with new PC.
This is best if you only have one PMR machine, as otherwise you will disrupt your labeling process. You have many options. Buy scanners from our site as described above or your own and buy or use another PC or Laptop or tablet. This doesn’t have to be expensive as just needs a browser. Make sure it has a USB port and connectivity to the internet using your existing network wired or Wifi. If using a tablet, check you have wifi and get a micro usb to USB converter.
Integrated device with scanner.
This is best for flexibility especially if you don’t want wires and want mobility and flexibility.
On our site you can buy the excellent rugged Healthcare HC100Lite blue. This is rugged and light and yet has very fast Honeywell scan engine and 4 day battery life. It has been specially designed for use in pharmacy /surgery/hospitals as it has an anti bacterial coating.
With this device you can use Wifi or buy a data only sim card which can be sub £5.00 per month.
IF YOU SIMPLY WANT TO SCAN AND DECOMMISSION ONLY AT DISPENSING AND NOT BOTHERED ABOUT AGGREGATE BARCODES OR OTHER PROCESS
Your options are
Use separate scanner and separate PC.
Read the section above. Our solution can be used just to Verify recommission or decommission directly with simple buttons.
Use Zebra DS9208 in scanstation mode. No additional PC required
You would need to buy just one ( or more ) Desktop super fast omnidirectional scanners only and use with your existing PC. These are available on our site for £175 +vat and with come with instructions to set to this mode. In this solution you can download SPIDER FDM Listening mode software and install on any PC. This software will run in the background and will not disrupt existing process EXCEPT on the occasion of an Alert. Typically, if a product is short dated, recalled, or falsified. It will scan all codes ( 1d and 2d) and at the end of the month you can view on your portal what percentage of all your scans are FMD or not. It saves you looking at what type of barcodes you have and gets you in the process of scanning everything.