What is Blue ID-Engine?
What is Scan Now?
Scan Now (also called Scanner) is an application for scanning barcodes or RFID tags and adding one to the list (and optionally copying it to the clipboard). It is part of the ID-Engine Core package. This functionality allows you to quickly scan, then share a list of barcodes and tags, or paste these into another application. Scan Now has the option of installing into the notification area for easy access to the scan list and for scanning data to the system clipboard.
Does ID-Engine support camera-based scanning?
What other scanners are supported by ID-Engine?
Does ID-Engine support Bluetooth scanners?
Does ID-Engine support multiple simultaneous scanners?
On what Android hardware can I use a USB scanner?
Are Samsung tablets supported?
Does ID-Engine support other Android tablets or phones?
Can ID-Engine scan multiple barcodes or tags at once?
Yes, the camera preview screen has a batch mode. You can configure the batch mode to accept or reject duplicate barcodes or RFID tags. For camera scanning, the on-screen display shows you how many different tags have been scanned.
How can I make my camera scan faster?
A significant amount of time of capturing a barcode is spent with the camera autofocus. ID-Engine allows you to disable autofocus. Simply tap the screen to re-focus. At this point, you have your scanning distance set, and you can scan multiple barcodes much faster.
What problem does ID-Engine solve?
Is possible to connect any USB barcode scanner to an OTG device?
We support USB barcode scanners from Zebra and Code Corp. Our driver page shows a list of the ones that should work.
Is root access needed in order to use it?
Root access is not needed. The code is 100% Java, and only requires you to acknowledge that you want to use our driver when the device is plugged into USB.
Where does the barcode scanner get its power supply?
The scanner gets power from the USB port. So, if your device supports USB-C or OTG and supplies power, it should work. (1D scanners take less power than 2D scanners. To work with all scanners, your port should supply 500mA.) You will need a USB-micro or USB-C to USB-A Host adapter for the scanner. E.g. https://sdgsystems.com/shop#!/Micro-USB-2-0-On-The-Go-OTG-Adapter/p/40023792/category=10509002