If you are having trouble getting the OPN-2003 to connect to the Mac Companion Application, try printing the PDF that was included with the installer, and scanning the +-USB1-+ barcode on the page. Your OPN-2003 will sound a tone, then after a few seconds it will connect.
Using the OPN-2003 with a Windows PC requires you to download and install Opticon's PC USB Drivers Installer, and an application to retrieve the data like the PC Companion Application. Both of these are located in the Downloads section of this page.
You will only need to do this part once per computer.
Collecting data with the OPN-2003 is as simple as pointing and scanning. Scanning barcodes with the big button or "trigger" will store barcodes, while scanning with the small button or "function" will remove barcodes. Below are some tips about scanning and removing barcodes from the device.
If you haven't done so yet, refer to the Initial Setup instructions above to get all the proper software installed and ready. This part of the guide assumes that you have already successfully setup your computer to communicate with the OPN-2003.
In order to set up the OPN-2003 on the Mac, we will need to install the Mac Companion Application and configure the OPN-2003 to connect to the Mac.
The OPN-2003 and the Mac are now connected and working together.
In addition to the CSP2 support built into the OPN2003, it is also capable of functioning as either a USB Keyboard or a USB flash drive. Both of these modes eliminate the need for middleware.
When in Keyboard mode, the OPN2003 can scan in real time or store data in memory which can later be transmitted at the push of a button. In flash disk(MSD) mode the OPN2003 stores barcode scans into a text file on the device. The text file can later be accessed simply by plugging in the device.
This mode is also referred to as USB-MSD mode. The Firmware: Storage Application must be loaded on the OPN2003 in order to enable this mode of operation. To install the Storage Demo, follow these firmware loading instructions. You may have to update the OS in addition to loading the Storage Demo to enable this feature. Once the storage demo is loaded, print and scan this sheet of barcodes to configure the device to act as a flash disk.
Once that's finished, scanning barcodes is as simple as pressing a button. When you want to download your barcode scans, plug the OPN2003 into a computer, and copy the text file out of the flash drive. For more configuration options, see the Manual - RFG3541x.zip Storage Demo manual. In particular, the very last page has barcodes which can be scanned to configure the layout of the text file.
This mode allows the OPN2003 to emulate a USB Keyboard. While the OPN2003 is plugged in, any barcodes that are scanned are input wherever the cursor is on screen. When a barcode is scanned while the OPN2003 is disconnected, the barcode is stored in memory. When you want to retrieve scanned barcodes, simply plug the OPN2003 into a computer, and press any key on the device to have it play back all of the barcodes that were scanned while it was disconnected.
To use the OPN2003 in USB Keyboard Mode, print and scan this barcode sheet. You may also need to update firmware to the latest version of the Firmware: OS and Firmware: Application to enable the feature.
While there are multiple components to the firmware on an OPN-2003 (Bootloader, OS and Application) the instructions to load them individually or all together are the same. In most cases, all you'll need to do is load the OS, and the proper Application file for your needs.
|Feature||OPN2001 Standard Demo firmware||OPN2001 HID firmware||OPN2003 Standard application (OPN2001 emulator)||OPN2003 Batch Demo application||OPN2004 Standard application (OPN2001 emulator)|
|Can the scanned data include a prefix and suffix? If yes, can the Prefix and the Suffix be more than one character (String)?||This is not an option with the current firmware, however prefixes or suffixes could be added with custom developed PC side software.||Currently return or tab are the only available suffixes, however other prefixes or suffixes could be added with custom developed PC side software.||Yes, and yes up to 4 direct input entries. Please refer to page U85 of the universal menu book linked below for more information on prefixes, suffixes preambles, and postambles. http://www.opticonusa.com/pdf/Manuals/Universal_Menu_Book.pdf||This is not an option with the current firmware, however prefixes or suffixes could be added with custom developed PC side software.||Yes, and yes up to 4 direct input entries. Please refer to page U85 of the universal menu book linked below for more information on prefixes, suffixes preambles, and postambles. http://www.opticonusa.com/pdf/Manuals/Universal_Menu_Book.pdf|
|Does the scanner have an internal serial number that can be output as part of the scanned data?||Yes, although we currently only have one PC side application that will put the serial number in the file with the scanned data, the "OPN2001 Data Downloader" application.||No||Yes, although we currently only have one PC side application that will put the serial number in the file with the scanned data, the "OPN2001 Data Downloader" application.||Yes, this is a configurable option. Data is transferred using the NETO32 program or a custom program using the NETO protocol.||Yes, although we currently only have one PC side application that will put the serial number in the file with the scanned data, the "OPN2001 Data Downloader" application.|
|Can the scanner be setup to include scanned data time stamp?||Yes, using most of our PC side applications including the "OPN2001 Data Downloader" application.||Yes||Yes, using most of our PC side applications including the "OPN2001 Data Downloader" application.||Data stored as Database file (multiple scans of same barcode increases quantity rather than adding new lines to the file, also this means the time stamp only exists for the most recent scan of the specific barcode)||Yes, using most of our PC side applications including the "OPN2001 Data Downloader" application.|
Yes, while in this mode you don't need to use the PC Companion Application to retrieve barcode scans. Simply plug the device in, open up Notepad or other software capable of receiving keyboard input, and press the small key on the OPN2003 and it will transmit stored barcodes. You can also scan barcodes in real time while plugged in.
It's possible that the beeper has been disabled using the beeper toggle feature. The beeper can be disabled or enabled without using a computer if you hold the large key for more than 10 seconds. To re-enable a disabled beeper, try holding this key for about 10 seconds. The OPN will sound a tone when the beeper is re-enabled.
Notice: The downloading and use of any Opticon software implies consent with Opticon's End User License Agreement.
|User Manual: Storage Application||This is the user manual for the standard storage application, which is designed to demonstrate the OPN2003's storage (batch) capabilities. This application supports USB-VCP with NetO32, and USB-MSD (flash drive) modes.||April 2016||Download|
|User Manual: OPN2001 Simulation Application||This manual describes the usage of the OPN2001 Simulation Application, an embedded application published by Opticon for the OPN2003, that enables the OPN2003 to behave as an OPN2001 with regard to user behavior and PC interaction. Windows and Mac software specifically written for the OPN2001 is required to transfer or receive data from an OPN2003 running this application.||Download|
|Quick Access Barcodes for using the OPN2003 with a Mac||This document contains barcodes that allow you to quickly change between using the OPN2003 as an HID scanner and using the OPN-2003 Macintosh Companion Application.||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|
|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|
|Firmware: Bootloader||This is the lowest level of firmware.||RAFV0307||Download|
|Firmware: OS||One of two pieces of firmware required for the proper functioning of the OPN2003. Appload (see above) is required for loading the OS onto the OPN2003. NOTICE: Current and future versions of this OS now support USB-HID in addition to the standard CSP2 features||RBFV0221||Download|
|Firmware: OPN2001 Simulation Application||This OPN2003 application enables the OPN2003 to behave as an OPN2001 with regard to user behavior and PC interaction. Windows and Mac software specifically written for the OPN2001 is required to transfer or receive data from an OPN2003 running this application. Appload (see above) is required for loading this application onto the OPN2003. NOTICE: Current and future versions of this Application now support USB-HID in addition to the standard CSP2 features||RFF35109||Download|
|Firmware: Storage Application||This application provides batch storage of scanned barcodes. Appload (see above) is required for loading this application onto the OPN2003.||RFG35416||Download|
|OPN PC Companion Application (OPN200x)||The OPN2001 (and any OPN running its version of the OPN2001 emulator firmware) requires the use of a PC side application to communicate and receive the scanned barcode data. This is Opticon's free standard application. A free SDK is also available to customize this application.||EGF3800F
|OPN PC Companion Application Source Code||The Visual Studio source files for Opticon's OPN PC Companion Application||EGF3800E||Download|
|Apple MacOS Version 10.15
|This is the latest Mac OS version of the popular OPN 2001 Companion Application.
Download this for the most recent version.
|Apple MacOS Version 10.14
|This is the previous Mac OS version of the popular OPN 2001 Companion Application.
Download this version if the latest version does not run on your Mac OS machine.
|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|
|OPN SDK||This SDK is used to develop Windows and Mac OS X side software that will communicate with an OPN2001 or any OPN running its OPN2001 emulation firmware. For the SDK necessary to develop firmware local to the OPN see the C-Library Kit.||Version 14 (EGFS003D)||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|