OPL9713

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OPL9713 in cradle

An OPL97xx three button GPS scanner, similar to the OPL9714, and the OPL9715. The further hardware is based on the OPL9725.

The OPL 9713 is a laser data collector with a GPS (Global Positioning System) feature and clock function. These extra features of the OPL 9713 make it possible to add location data and a time stamp to scanned barcode data.

GPS

The OPL 9713 uses a GPS (Global Positioning System) recieving module called Jupiter30, manufactured by Navman. The GSC3 chip set manufactured by SIRF is integrated into the GPS engine in the module. The OPL 9713 is equipped with a compact patch antenna (20 mm X 20 mm) manufactured by TOKO INC.

Receiving Frequency

  • 1575.42MHz (L1 C/A Code)

Receiving Channel

  • 20 channels (max)

Time to First Fix (TTFF)

1 second Hot Start- 38 seconds Warm Start- 42 seconds Cold Start

Values may differ depending on the environmental conditions.

Protocol

  • NMEA-0183 (Default), SiRF binary

Setup

Follow these directions for first time setup, software installation, and configuration for transferring data from the OPL9713.

Setting up the Host

Collect Materials

  • You will need the following items.
  • A windows computer
  • An OPL9713
  • A CRD9723 cradle
  • A 32-00601-00 power adapter for the CRD9723
  • Either a USB-A to USB-B cable or an Opticon RS232 cable

Assembly

  1. Connect the 32-00606-00 power adapter to a power outlet.
  2. Connect the 32-00606-00 power adapter to the CRD9723.
  3. Connect the communication cable to the CRD9723.
  4. Connect the communication cable to the computer.
  • If using USB then you can plug the USB cable in to any active USB port on the computer.
  • If using RS232 your computer must have a DB9 (nine pin RS232) connector on the back.

Software Installation

In this section we step through installing both Opticon's USB drivers and NetO32.

Installing USB Drivers

If you are using RS232 please skip to Installing NetO32. Opticon's USB drivers need to be installed for the cradle to be properly via USB.

  1. Download the USB drivers from the Driver Downloads section.
  2. Open the zip file by double clicking on it.
  3. Launch the installer by double clicking on it.
  4. Follow the prompts to finish the installation.

Installing NetO32

The OPL9713 uses a piece of windows software called NetO32 to save the data file to the computer. To install NetO32 follow the steps below.

  1. Download NetO32 from the Software Downloads section.
  2. Open the zip file by double clicking on it.
  3. Launch the installer by double clicking on it.
  4. Follow the prompts to finish the installation.

Configuring NetO32

  • Select 'Tools' > 'Options'
    • Choose RS232 from the menu at left
      • Choose the COM port for your cradle (COM 1 if using RS232, check Device Manager for USB ['Start' > 'Run' > 'devmgmt.msc' > click 'OK' and look under the 'Ports' section])
      • Change Baudrate to 115200
      • Change IrDA Device to 'None'
    • Choose 'Download' from the menu at left
      • Click the 'browse' folder icon at right to change the destination folder of the file once you have downloaded it.
      • Choose between 'Append', 'Overwrite', and 'Unique' to determine what happens when you download a data file but a file by that same name is already present.
    • Click 'OK'
  • Select 'File' > 'Save As'
    • Choose a file name appropriate for you (such as your name or your company's name) to save the settings you just changed.
    • Now every time after this that you open NetO32 you must select 'File' > 'Open' and choose this file to load your settings.
  • Select 'Protocol' > 'Start'

NetO32 is now in 'Polling' mode. Note that you should see the yellow light on the cradle blinking steadily. This means it will sit here indefinitely sending queries to the cradle and waiting for the right response to start a download. Multiple downloads can all be done without ever closing NetO32. When you are done using NetO32 simply select 'Protocol' > 'Stop' and NetO32 will discontinue polling mode. The application can then be closed.

Starting the Upload from your OPL9713

After NetO32 is in Polling mode (see above) follow these steps. Note that you should see the yellow light on the cradle blinking steadily. This means it will sit here indefinitely sending queries to the cradle and waiting for the right response to start a download. Multiple downloads can all be done without ever closing NetO32. When you are done using NetO32 simply select 'Protocol' > 'Stop' and NetO32 will discontinue polling mode. The application can then be closed.

  • For the purposes of the inital test, please scan some barcodes if you have not yet done so.
  • Place the OPL9713 nose down in the cradle.
  • The NetO32 status log will indicate that the data was downloaded.
  • Your Data File is now on the PC in the folder specified previously.

Loading Firmware

Follow the directions above for Setting up the Host.

Software Installation

Follow the Directions above for Installing USB Drivers

Installing Appload

  1. Appload is Opticon's multi-purpose utility for installing firmware onto devices such as the OPL9713. To install Appload follow the steps below.
  2. Download Appload from the Downloads Software Section.
  3. Open the zip file by double clicking on it.
  4. Launch the installer by double clicking on it.
  5. Follow the prompts to finish the installation.

Configuring Appload

This section outlines how to configure Appload to communicate with the OPL9713. Appload is a PC application used to load firmware on most of Opticon's products.

Select COM Port

  1. Select Settings
  2. Select Port
  3. Select the appropriate Port number so that it will match the COM port of either the USB or RS232 interface (whichever was used).
    1. If you are using an RS232 interface the physical serial port is usually assigned COM1 by Windows so if you are using an RS232 interface this is likely your COM port number.
    2. If you are using a USB interface then select the COM port will usually be a number between 2 and 250. The cradle should identify itself as an 'Opticon OPL/CRD USB Serial Port'.

Set IrDA type

  1. Select Settings
  2. Select IrDA Adapter/cradle type
  3. Select Not Installed

Download Firmware

You will need to download and unzip the appropriate firmware file for the action you wish to perform from the Software Downloads section.

Loading the Firmware

OPL9713 Firmware Setup

  • The OPL9713 must be placed into a download mode for firmware to install correctly. To do this follow the steps below.
  • Print this barcode sheet.
  • Scan the +-DOWNLOAD-+ at the bottom of the sheet. The unit should beep and show a flashing red LED.
  • Return the device to the cradle

Load the Firmware

  • Drag the OS file onto Appload to program the OS or choose 'File' > 'Download' and navigate to the OS firmware file.
  • After the OS is finished programming, you can immediately drag the Application file onto Appload or choose 'File' > 'Download' and navigate to the OS firmware file to load the application.
  • After the application finishes, the unit will beep annoyingly.
  • Scan the serial number label on the box your device came in to stop the beeping and program the id.

Downloads

Notice: The downloading and use of any Opticon software implies consent with Opticon's End User License Agreement.

Documents

Document Description Version Download
Universal Menu Book The Universal Menu Book is a document containing instructions and configuration options for the majority of Opticon's products. Support of the commands in this manual is product specific. A must read for System Integrators. In effect this is the User Manual for all of Opticon's products that do not have a User Manual of their own and a supplement to all others. December 2009 Download
Quick Start Guide This is the first step for someone setting up the OPL9713 for the first time. Download
OPL9713 Specification Manual This document provides detailed specifications for the OPL9713. Download

Software

Software Description Version Download
Appload Appload Is Opticon's multi-purpose firmware update utility. It is a Windows PC application that provides the capability to download firmware onto most Opticon products. It also contains a versatile terminal interface that allows serial communication to any serial port connected to the PC (be it RS232, USB-VCP or Bluetooth-SPP). Opticon products can be queried and configured in this manner. EAGV0173 Download
NetO32 A PC application implementing the NetO protocol to transfer files from the PC to the terminal barcode reader. EGF2001H (2.1.0.0) Download
Firmware: OS This is the latest Operating System firmware file for the OPL9713. LBPV0319 Download
Firmware: Application - USA Standard Demo This is the standard application running on all OPL9713s from our warehouse. It supports a large variety of barcode symbologies (which ones are configurable). Data is stored as a database including the barcode data scanned, the number of times that barcode has been scanned (with optional user quantity input) and the date and time the last entry was updated). Note that when data is viewed on the PC there is significant white space after the barcode data before you will see the quantity and time stamp information due to the nature of the database schema. It would be necessary to scroll to the right to see this extra information. LFBP0515 Download
C-Library Kit The C-Library Kit is Opticon's SDK for developing custom firmware for many of Opticon's product families (OPN, OPL97xx, OPL98xx, OPH, etc.). Included find sample code, full application samples, library files, documentation, compilers for certain products and more. This download is a zipped collection of the installer and associated files. The Toshiba C Compiler requires a separate download which is located here 2.37 Download
Toshiba C Compiler The Toshiba C Compiler is used to develop firmware for some of our barcodes scanners including the OPL97xx family Version 1.10 Download


Drivers

Drivers Description Version Download
All-In-One PC Drivers USB-to-serial drivers installer package for 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows XP (32-bit only), Vista 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. This package contains four drivers. The first and fourth drivers are for the Opticon cradles. The second driver is for the OPN200x scanners along with many other Opticon products. The third driver is an ATEN driver for a popular RS232 <-> USB-VCP adapter. You can choose any of the drivers to install on the first screen of the installer program. 1.613 Download