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How to connect Allflex Green Stick Reader

Summary

How do I connect my Allflex Green Stick (RS420)  Reader?

Detailed Description

Note. It is important that you have the Allflex Tag manager software installed on your computer. This can be downloaded from the Allflex website at www.allflex.com.au/downloads/

How to connect your reader via a Bluetooth dongle

Step 1

  • Open up Blue Soliel - either Search in Menu for Blue Soliel or access via Bluetooth Icon in bottom right hand side of screen.

​​Step 2 

Right Click on the yellow Globe Icon and select Search Devices.

Step 3 

  • Right click on the reader (RS420) and click Connect Bluetooth Serial Port.

Note: The reader password is 1234

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  • The Reader icon will change colour when connected to the reader. A signal may move accross the dotted line to indicate it is connected.
  • If it doesnt connect, try right clicking on the yellow globe again, and selecting Search Services. 

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How to connect your reader via Serial cable

Step 1 

  • Plug the serial cable into the reader, and then plug the USB end of the serial cable into the computer USB port.
  • When the reader is connected to the computer the screen should light up as well as the reader making a 'beep' sound and vibration. 

How to connect the reader to Stockbook

Once the reader is connected to the computer you will then need to follow these steps in order to connect it to Stockbook.

Step 1

  • Once the reader is connected to the computer Open your Stockbook program. Once the program is open and running click on Live entry along the top bar.

 

Step 2

  • Once in the Live Entry screen is open click on the Device Setup option in the bottom right hand corner.

 

Step 3

  • Within the Device Discovery screen select the Allflex RS240 (Green Stick) option within the Reader 1 box.
  • Click on Find my reader/scales/barcode/drafter, this will search for the device. Stockbook will find your device if it is discoverable. If your device is non-discoverable, you will need to manually setup that device.
  • If it is discoverable, a green light will appear beside it.
  • If it is non-discoverable, it will not be found and a red light will appear beside it. See below for examples.

Discoverable:

Non-discoverable.

     

Step 4

  • Once your device has been discovered and is connected, you can test that it is working properly by click on the Test button in the bottom right corner of the Reader 1 box.
  • In the case of an EID Tag Reader if you click on Test and then read an EID Tag, the EID number of that tag will appear in the Test box. 

  • If nothing appears in the test box, the device (reader in this case) is not connected properly. Refer to Manual Setup for Devices or contact Practical Systems for more help.

 

 

 

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