Frontline supports a variety of external Bluetooth scanners as peripheral devices. As with any other Bluetooth-enabled device, a scanner needs to be paired with a smart glasses in order to be used.
Getting started to pair scanners
To pair a scanner as an SPP master (non-discoverable and supporting auto reconnect):
- Sign in to the Frontline Workplace application on the smart glasses.
- Sign in to the Frontline Command Center with a user that has an Administrator role.
- To ensure that the correct Bluetooth MAC Address of the smart glasses is displayed on the Device Management.
- Go to Navigation Pane on the top left of your Dashboard, and select Configuration under Administration.
- Select Device Management to view connected devices.
- Double-click on the logged-in device from the device list to view device information.
- Verify the Bluetooth MAC Address of the smart glasses.
- Select Settings and scroll down to About Device.
- Select About Device and scroll down to view the Bluetooth MAC Address.
- If the Bluetooth MAC Address is displayed correctly as seen in step 3. c, then go to step 6.
- Optional: Enter the Bluetooth MAC Address into the device information from step 3. c and select Save. (You may also edit the Device Name to make it easier to find in the future).
- Select Scanner to choose the scanner type that you want to connect to your smart glasses.
⇒ A PDF with information on how to connect this scanner opens up.
Note: For each scanner model, there is a dedicated PDF document available that contains various maintenance codes and device codes. Each maintenance code comes with a description of what they are used for depending on the capabilities of the scanner model. The device codes contain barcodes for all registered smart device brands on the Workplace application.
Pairing a Zebra/Hyco/Honeywell Scanner
To pair the scanner with a smart glasses follow the steps below:
1. Sign in to the Frontline Workplace application on the smart glasses.
2. From the PDF, scan the code displayed under the SPP Mode (Master) – Pairing Codes.
Note: Hyco26 works only for printed barcodes, while Hyco27 works for both printed and on-screen barcodes, and Hyco28 works for printed/on-screen barcodes and 2D code reading.
3. From the PDF, scan the code displayed next to the device you want to pair the scanner.
4. On your smart glasses select Pair from the Android notification.
⇒ The scanner will be connected to the smart glasses and a notification will pop up on the Frontline Workplace application.
Pairing a Proglove Mark Series
To pair a Proglove scanner with a smart glasses follow the steps below:
1. Install the Proglove Insights App on the smart glasses (downloaded from the Proglove Insights portal).
2. Open the Insight Mobile application on the smart glasses.
3. Scan the code displayed on the screen to pair.
5. On your smart glasses a buffering screen displays.
⇒ The smart glasses will display 'connected' and a notification sound beeps from the scanner.
Note: Paired scanners, if available and online, are automatically connected.
Using Scanners As A Selection Button
Scanners can serve as selection buttons to confirm highlighted options in the user interface with a double-click. They are beneficial in navigating workflows and performing step-by-step processes.
To enable the double-click function for Zebra scanners:
1. Pair the scanner as explained above
2. Scan the following barcode
⇒ The scanner will be enabled to be used as a selection button.
If you want to disable the function afterward, scan the following barcode:
Note: For more information please visit the official Zebra configuration page here.
This feature is enabled by default on ProGlove scanners. Ensure the firmware is updated.