The OPN2006 is one of Opticon's newest Bluetooth scanners. Armed with a variety of connection options and the ability to run customizable embedded applications created with the C-Library Kit, the OPN2006 is an incredibly versatile scanner in the same attractive form factor of the OPN2005. The OPN2006 Bluetooth Companion Scanner enables real-time bar code scanning into any Bluetooth ready device including Android, iOS, Blackberry, PC and Mac. The OPN2006 scanner is small – it fits into a pocket or on a key chain and weighs only one ounce. It comes at an affordable price point that enables any business to integrate bar code scanning into mobile applications. The OPN2006 is also programmable: a free SDK programming kit makes it easy to create custom scanning applications. With the addition of Secure Simple Pairing, the OPN Companion Scanner family just got smarter and easier to connect.
The OPN2006 product highlights include:
Demo video with the standard Bluetooth Firmware: View
The OPN2006 is usable on wide variety of platforms and Bluetooth stacks.
Supported platforms include:
To change volume options on your OPN2006, please print and scan your desired setting from pages U124-125 in the Universal menu book. To use these settings, scan the SET barcode followed by your desired setting and then the END barcode. To mute the beeper while scanning print and scan the code linked here.
The OPN 2006 will have a solid RED LED light while charging and will turn GREEN when it is fully charged.
To restore to factory defaults or in case the device is not responding, there is a feature that will allow a reset of the OPN2006. To perform a reset, hold down both buttons (clear/function and scan) for 30-40 seconds. This will reset the device and clear past pairing information. Once reset the pairing process will need to be performed to reconnect the OPN2006 to your device or computer.
It is possible to check the current battery level of the companion scanner. Follow the link here then print and scan the barcode to have the scanner output its battery level like it would a regular barcode.
There are multiple components to the firmware on an OPN2006 (Bootloader, OS and Application), however 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.
Follow the directions below to load firmware on to the OPN2006.
We have a Youtube tutorial you can follow along with for the firmware loading steps.
In addition to the CSP2 support built into the OPN2006, it is also capable of functioning as either a USB Keyboard or a USB flash drive. Both of these modes eliminate the need for PC software.
When in Keyboard mode, the OPN2006 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 OPN2006 stores barcode scans into a text file on the device. The text file can later be accessed simply by plugging in the device.
This will make the scanner memorize the data and store it temporarily until the transmit data barcode is scanned
This mode allows the OPN2006 to emulate a USB Keyboard. While the OPN2006 is plugged in, any barcodes that are scanned are input wherever the cursor is on screen. When a barcode is scanned while the OPN2006 is disconnected, the barcode is stored in memory. When you want to retrieve scanned barcodes, simply plug the OPN2006 into a computer, and press any key on the device to have it playback all of the barcodes that were scanned while it was disconnected.
To use the OPN2006 in USB Keyboard Mode, print and scan this barcode sheet.
Bluetooth Low Energy mode provides reduced power consumption and cost while maintaining a similar communication range as a standard Bluetooth connection. iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, macOS, Linux, Windows 8, and Windows 10 all support Bluetooth Low Energy connection. To enable this connection on your OPN-2006, print and scan this barcode sheet from top to bottom.
This mode makes the OPN act like a flash disk and stores the batched bar code into a file. When the OPN device is connected to a USB cable and plugged in to a computer, then a window will popup asking if you want to browse the files stored. Any bar codes stored will show up in SCANNED.TXT file. The Firmware: Mass Storage Device Application must be loaded on the OPN2006 in order to enable this mode of operation. To install the Storage Application, follow these firmware loading instructions. Once the storage application is loaded, print and scan this sheet of barcodes to configure the device to act as a flash disk.
Once that's finished, scanning bar codes is as simple as pressing a button. When you want to download your bar code scans, plug the OPN2006 into a computer, and copy the text file out of the flash drive. For more configuration options, see the User Manual: Storage Application. In particular, the very last page has barcodes that can be scanned to configure the layout of the text file.
The OPN2001 Simulation is a batch mode application that uses the Companion Application to download the barcodes. To use the OPN2006 with the OPN Companion Application, first the Firmware: OPN2001 Simulation Application must be loaded on to the OPN2006. To install the OPN2001 Simulation Application, follow these firmware loading instructions. You may also need to print and scan this barcode sheet.
To return the OPN2006 to Bluetooth mode, you will need to load the Firmware: Bluetooth Application. To install the Firmware: Bluetooth Application, follow these firmware loading instructions.
The OPN2006 does not need an SDK for the platforms it supports. Given the fact that it can transmit data serially via Bluetooth SPP or its USB port, or can transmit data as a Bluetooth HID (keyboard) device, SDKs for the various platforms the OPN2006 supports are not required (except for Windows Phone). This is because the manufacturers of those platforms provide APIs for accessing serial ports and managing Bluetooth connections.
When talking about an SDK in relation to the OPN2006, what is referred to is the C-Library Kit. With the C-Library Kit installed, developers are able to create and customize embedded applications for the OPN2006, thus changing and customizing its behavior to better suit their use cases.
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|Quick Start Guide for OPN-2006
|This is the first step for someone setting up the OPN2006 for the first time via Bluetooth. Be certain to pay attention to which Bluetooth mode you use. HID (Human Interface Device) is for Bluetooth HID Keyboards and SPP (Serial Port Profile) is for Bluetooth Serial Ports. If uncertain which one to use, choose HID.
|Quick Start Guide for the Ring Scanner
|This is the first step for someone setting up the RS-2006 for the first time via Bluetooth. Be certain to pay attention to which Bluetooth mode you use. HID (Human Interface Device) is for Bluetooth HID Keyboards and SPP (Serial Port Profile) is for Bluetooth Serial Ports. If uncertain which one to use, choose HID.
|User Manual: Bluetooth Application
|This is the user manual for the standard Bluetooth Application, which is pre-loaded on all OPN2006s prior to shipping. Contains setup instructions and some configuration barcodes, including barcodes to toggle the iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod) system soft keyboard show/hide feature on and off.
|User Manual: Storage Application
|This is the user manual for the standard storage application, which is designed to demonstrate the OPN2006's storage (batch) capabilities. This application supports USB-VCP with OseComm , and USB-MSD (flash drive) modes.
|Technical details at a glance.
|This document provides detailed specifications for the OPN2006. For advanced users and system integrators only.
|iOS toggle Menu Codes
|This document contains the two barcodes necessary to enable/disable the keyboard toggle feature when paired with Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, etc.).
|iOS Bluetooth Troubleshooting
|This document contains screenshots of what you may see when attempting to pair with Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, etc.).
|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.
|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.
|Firmware: OS + Bootloader
|The Operating System for the OPN2006. Appload (see above) is required for loading the OS onto the OPN2006. Unless instructed by Technical Support it is best to download an Application firmware file as these contain the Bootloader and OS as well as the application in a single file for simpler installation.
|Firmware: Bluetooth Application
|This standard application provides Bluetooth functionality and data transfer for both HID and SPP modes, as well as easy toggling of the iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod) system soft keyboard. Batch storage is not supported. This application is pre-loaded on all OPN2006s prior to shipping. Appload (see above) is required for loading this application onto the OPN2006. This firmware file contains the latest OS and Application.
|Firmware: OPN2001 Simulation Application
|This application enables the OPN2006 to behave as an OPN2001 with regard to user behavior and PC interaction. The OPN PC Application (see below) is required to transfer data between the OPN and the PC. Note: OPN2006 requires Operating System (OS) firmware of at least RBNV0032. Appload (see above) is required for loading this application onto the OPN2006. NOTICE: Current and future versions of this Application now support USB-HID in addition to the standard CSP2 features. This application also requires OPN200X PC-applation (V2.11 or higher) for configuration and retrieving data, which can be found in the 'software' section
|Firmware: Storage Application
|This application provides a batch storage file of scanned bar codes (MSD mode). Appload (see above) is required for loading this application onto the OPN2006.
|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.
|OPN PC Companion Application Source Code
|The Visual Studio source files for Opticon's OPN PC Companion Application
|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.
|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
|OPN Windows Phone Bluetooth SDK
|This SDK provides SPP-mode support on Windows Phone so that an app developer can transmit and receive data, and manage the connection, all from within their Windows Phone app. This allows app developers to create apps which leverage the features of an Opticon Bluetooth device using a Windows Phone device.
|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. *Note: Opticon USB Drivers may not install or operate correctly if FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) is enabled on your host computer*