Support for hand-held barcode scanner(s) with K1000 Go
We use hand-held barcode scanners from Socket Mobile for use with our Asset Tracking application. The particular model we use is the CHS 7Ci. It uses Bluetooth and works with iPhone/Android/Windows smartphones/tablets.
We like it because it is faster than using the smartphone camera. It is also more precise when trying to scan a barcode that is next to another barcode (very hard or impossible in some cases using the smartphone camera).
We would like to see something like this supported with the KACE solution.
Can you please write a comment stating what your preferrred scanner brand is? We are looking to see if there is some standard we can use.
We are also using Socket mobile CHS 7Ci Bluetooth scanners. We had the possibility to scan barcodes with this scanner with our previous inventory system (CG4). Much easier than using the phone camera...
The K1000 Go app scanning function does not work well. Our company would benefit by using the Kace Go app with the option to use an external hand-held barcode scanner. This will allow us to scan items easier on hard to reach areas and rounded surfaces. It will make it easier for our team to complete our inventory process in a timely manner instead of fighting to scan an asset tag for minutes with a phone when it will take seconds with a barcode scanner. We are not looking to purchase another product if Kace can add this enhancement.
This may be helpful but our latest release of BarKode includes support for Bluetooth scanners for both IOS and Android handheld devices, check out the details in IT Ninja
Jeffrey Falace commented
Great idea! I'm finding using the camera is not friendly.