Workflow Input

DataWedge 13.0

Overview

Workflow Input provides options to capture data when executing tasks from a workflow process. This includes capturing text from digital images, or decoding the barcode from a captured image with the built-in imager.

Workflow Input consists of:

  • Free-Form OCR - recognizes text within a captured image and extracts the text in digital form. During image capture, the frame can be resized to ensure the target lies within the frame.
  • Picklist + OCR - enables the capture of text in a single alphanumeric word or barcode from the image using picklist mode based on OCR rules.
  • OCR Wedge - allows for the automatic recognition and capture of text in specific use cases and its conversion into digital data for delivery to any application. The specific use cases are: license plates, vehicle identification numbers (VIN), tire identification numbers (TIN), shipping container IDs, utility meters and identification documents, where OCR can extract specific information from drivers licenses and identification cards.
  • Image Capture - capture images with the aid of colored highlights to ensure the appropriate image is captured. There are two types of image capture: Free-Form Image Capture or Document Capture.

Use SetConfig to programmatically configure Workflow Input parameters in the DataWedge profile.

For developers, to capture data and images from Workflow Input (Free-From OCR, Picklist + OCR, OCR Wedge, or Image Capture) see Workflow Input Programmer's Guide.

Note: License required message appears after device reboot or factory reset. If any Workflow Input options are toggled or accessed via the DataWedge UI after a device reboot or factory reset, a "License required" message may appear. This occurs if the Mobility DNA OCR Wedge license initialization process has not completed after the reboot or reset. This is resolved after some time elapses for the license initialization process to complete.


Requirements

  • DataWedge version 11.2 or higher (find the version)
  • Scanning framework 32.0.3.6 or higher (find the version)
  • Zebra mobile computer on SD660 platform, see Zebra Platform Devices
  • Android 11 or higher
  • Free-Form OCR and Picklist+OCR require a Mobility DNA Enterprise license for Zebra Professional-series devices
  • For OCR Wedge offerings:
    • Built-in camera on mobile computer
    • Mobility DNA OCR Wedge license - required for each individual OCR offering:
      • Mobility DNA License Plate OCR Wedge License
      • Mobility DNA Identification Documents OCR Wedge License
      • Mobility DNA Vehicle Identification Number OCR Wedge License
      • Mobility DNA Tire Identification Number OCR Wedge License
      • Mobility DNA Shipping Container ID OCR Wedge License
      • Mobility DNA Meter Reading OCR Wedge License

Also see DataWedge licensing.

Note: When using DWDemo for testing or demonstration of OCR Wedge, a license is not required.


Free-Form OCR

Process documents or labels quicker and capture data with higher accuracy with Free-Form OCR. Free-Form OCR, powered by Google ML Kit using Text Recognition v2 (Beta), automatically captures data by recognizing text within a captured image and extracting the text in digital form. During camera capture, the frame for the Region of Interest (ROI) is visible in the preview screen, allowing the user to adjust the frame to enclose the target text prior to data capture. A Mobility DNA Enterprise license is required for Zebra Professional-series devices.

Free-Form OCR segments capture text into 3 components:

  • Block - a contiguous set of text lines, such as a paragraph or column
  • Line - a contiguous set of words on the same axis or line, such as a line of text
  • Element - a contiguous set of alphanumeric characters ("word") on the same axis in most Latin languages or a character in others.

The image resolution is 1920 x 1080 for images captured from the camera.

See "Extract string data from the intent" in the Workflow Input Programmer's Guide.

Video demonstration of data capture using Free-Form OCR

Configuration

Free-Form OCR parameters:

  • Input Source - Specify the input source to capture data: Imager or Camera.
  • Session Timeout - Specify the timeout period. Integer range: 0 – 60000 (increments of 500), default: 15000.
  • Script - Specify the script language of the text being read, with support for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Devanagari, and multiple Latin languages, see Supported Languages:
    • Latin (Default)
    • Latin and Chinese
    • Latin and Japanese
    • Latin and Korean
    • Latin and Devanagari
  • Illumination - Turn on/off illumination during the scanning session.
  • Output Image – Specify the output image mode:
    • Disable - Do not output image
    • Full - Output entire image
    • Cropped (default) - Cropped to the ROI (region of interest), which is adjusted and set by the user in the preview screen when capturing data
  • Zoom – Specify the camera zoom value: 1 to 8. Default value is 1.
  • Feedback Parameters –
    • Decode Audio Feedback - Select an audio tone from the list to play for a successful decode
    • Decode Haptic Feedback - Enable/disable the device to vibrate for a successful decode. For Android 13 devices, Touch Feedback must be enabled in Vibration & haptics under device Settings in order for Decode Haptic Feedback to function.
    • Decode LED Notification - When enabled, the Green LED flashes to indicate a successful decode
    • Beep Volume Channel - Select the volume setting to be used when playing the Decode Audio Feedback:
    • Ringer - Uses Ringer volume setting for audio feedback
    • Music and Media - Uses Music and Media volume setting for audio feedback
    • Alarms - Uses the Alarms volume setting for audio feedback
    • Notification - Uses Notification volume setting for audio feedback (default)

To configure Free-Form OCR parameters:

  1. In the DataWedge profile, enable Workflow Input and Free-Form OCR under OCR.
  2. Tap the menu icon next to Free-Form OCR to open its parameters.
  3. Select and configure the Free-Form OCR parameters as desired.
  4. Tap on Feedback Parameters.
  5. Set the desired Feedback Parameters.
  6. Optionally, use DWDemo to try this feature.

Picklist + OCR

Picklist + OCR captures a barcode or text (in the form of a single alphanumeric word or element) from the image. This feature proves beneficial as it enables users to employ the camera or imager to capture either barcodes or text seamlessly within a unified workflow, eliminating the need for switching between barcode and OCR functionalities. It supports the recognition of "words" based on OCR data rules with constraints and configuration of the OCR confidence level. An element is a contiguous set of alphanumeric characters ("word") on the same axis in most Latin languages or a character in others.

If using Keystroke Output to output data scanned from Picklist+OCR, Zebra recommends to send a pause (approximately 200 ms) using Advanced Data Formatting rules before sending the scanned data.

Video demonstration of data capture using Picklist+OCR

Configuration

Picklist + OCR parameters:

  • Input Source - Specify the input source to capture data: Imager or Camera. Default: Imager
  • Session Timeout - Specify the timeout period. Integer range: 0 – 60000 (increments of 500), default: 15000.
  • Illumination - Turn on/off illumination during the scanning session. Default values are “on” for Imager and “off” for Camera.
  • Script- Specify the script:
    • Latin (Default)
    • Latin and Chinese
    • Latin and Japanese
    • Latin and Korean
    • Latin and Devanagari
  • Report OCR Data Rules - Specify the conditions and actions to decode the selected element (word). Available options:
    • Conditions - Define the conditions in which the rule should be applied:
      • Identifier:
        • Min Length - Specifies the minimum length of the word to be returned.
        • Max Length - Specifies the maximum length of the word to be returned.
        • Contains – The word must contain the specified characters.
        • Ignore Case Sensitivity - If enabled, the captured word is not case-sensitive and does not need to match the letter case of the word in the Contains field. If disabled, the captured word is case-sensitive, and the letter case must match the characters in the Contains field.
    • Actions - Define the action to take when the condition is met:
      • Report – Return the captured word based on the Conditions specified.
  • Output Image (OCR Only) - Specify the output image mode:
    • Disable - No image is output.
    • Cropped (default) - The cropped image is returned only when the word is decoded. When the barcode is decoded, there is no image returned.
  • OCR Confidence – Specify the minimum confidence required to return the word decoded using OCR.
  • Viewfinder – Specify whether preview to be enabled / disabled. This parameter is shown only when input source is set to Imager. For Camera, preview is always shown.
  • Feedback Parameters:
    • Decode Audio Feedback - Select from the list an audio tone to play for a successful decode.
    • Decode Haptic Feedback - Enable/disable the device to vibrate for a successful decode.
    • Decode LED Notification - When enabled, causes the Green LED to flash to indicate a successful decode.
    • Beep Volume Channel - Select the volume setting to be used when playing the Decode Audio Feedback:
    • Ringer - Uses Ringer volume setting for audio feedback
    • Music and Media - Uses Music and Media volume setting for audio feedback
    • Alarms - Uses the Alarms volume setting for audio feedback
    • Notification - Uses Notification volume setting for audio feedback (default)

Enabled decoders by default:

Symbology Enabled Disabled
Australian Postal x
AZTEC x
Canadian Postal x
Chinese 2 of 5 x
Codabar x
Code 11 x
Code 128 x
Code 39 x
Code 93 x
Composite AB x
Composite C x
Discrete 2 of 5 x
Data Matrix x
DotCode x
Dutch Postal x
EAN 128 x
EAN 13 x
EAN 8 x
Finnish Postal 4S x
Grid Matrix x
GS1 Databar x
GS1 Databar Eexpanded x
GS1 Databar Limited x
GS1 Datamatrix x
GS1 QRCode x
Han Xin x
Interleaved 2OF5 x
ISBT 128 x
Japanese Postal x
Korean 3OF5 x
Mailmark x
Matrix 2OF5 x
Maxicode x
Micro QR x
MicroPDF x
MSI x
PDF 417 x
QR Code x
Signature x
TLC 39 x
Trioptic 39 x
UK Postal x
UPCA x
UPCE0 x
UPCE1 x
US Planet x
US Postnet x
US4State x
US4state FICS x


To create a Report OCR Data Rule:

  1. Enable Workflow Input and Picklist + OCR.

          
  2. Tap on the ellipsis (...) next to Picklist + OCR then tap Report OCR Data Rules.

  3. Tap on the menu icon in the top right and tap New Rule.

  4. Enter a name for the new rule and tap OK to create the new rule.



          

  5. Tap on the new rule created to open its options.

  6. Tap Conditions to specify the conditions for the rule to take into effect, then tap Identifier.

  7. Configure the appropriate settings as desired:

  8. Tap back until the screen appears displaying the rule.

  9. Tap the rule to open its options, then tap Actions.

  10. Tap on the menu icon in the top right and tap New Action.

  11. Tap Report to decode the barcodes based on the Conditions specified.

  12. The Report action is listed.


To configure the other Picklist + OCR parameters:

  1. In the DataWedge profile, enable Workflow Input and Picklist + OCR under OCR.

          
  2. Tap the ellipsis (...) next to Picklist + OCR to open its parameters. Configure the parameters as desired.
  3. Tap on Feedback Parameters. Configure the parameters as desired.

OCR Wedge

OCR Wedge uses machine learning to enable fine-tuned, use-case specific models to extract data in real-time via the Zebra Android device camera without the need for a data connection. Supported configurations:

    License Plates (See supported countries/states.)
    Identification Documents (See supported document types by state, country, province.)
    Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
    Tire Identification Number (TIN)
    Shipping Container ID
    Meter Reading


Main features:

  • Automatic text data capture using trained machine learning models
  • Visual feedback provided to guide users during data capture
  • On-device processing of data being captured

More information on each configuration follows in the sections below. To learn more, see OCR Wedge.


License Plate

License Plate OCR Wedge offers automatic recognition of license plates with the following characteristics:

  • Region/Country of origin: US, EU. See list of states/countries supported.
  • Supported character colors: black, green, blue, red
  • License plates with 1 or 2 lines of characters
  • License plates with a width-height ratio of at least 1:1
  • Dark text on brighter background
   
Sample license plate from US (New York) and UK


Video demonstrating license plate scans

Performance and behavior considerations:

  • Performance may be impacted by contributing factors such as reflections, sunlight, debris (e.g., dirt, snow), scratches, etc.
  • Characters dash ( - ) and colon ( : ) are not supported.


License Plates Supported

Partial list of license plates supported. Click on the image to view the full list of supported license plates:


Configuration

License Plate parameters:

  • Input Source - Specify the input source to capture data; set to camera by default for OCR support.
  • Session Timeout - Specify the timeout period. Integer range: 0 – 60000 (increments of 500), default: 10000.
  • Illumination - Turn on/off illumination during scanning.
  • Output Image - Output the image captured from which the data is decoded:
    • Full - Output entire image (default)
    • None - Do not output image
  • Region Selection - Select scan mode based on the region of the license plate; see License Plates Supported.
    • EU - European License Plates
    • US - US License Plates
  • Feedback Parameters:
    • Decode Audio Feedback - Select from the list an audio tone to play for a successful decode
    • Decode Haptic Feedback - Enable/disable the device to vibrate for a successful decode. For Android 13 devices, Touch Feedback must be enabled in Vibration & haptics under device Settings in order for Decode Haptic Feedback to function.
    • Decode LED Notification - When enabled, the green LED flashes to indicate a successful decode
    • Beep Volume Channel - Select the volume setting to be used when playing the Decode Audio Feedback:
    • Ringer - Uses Ringer volume setting for audio feedback
    • Music and Media - Uses Music and Media volume setting for audio feedback
    • Alarms - Uses the Alarms volume setting for audio feedback
    • Notification - Uses Notification volume setting for audio feedback (default)

To configure License Plate parameters:

  1. In the DataWedge profile, enable Workflow Input and License Plate under OCR Wedge. Note: A License Plate OCR Wedge license is required for access from a custom DataWedge profile (i.e., profile that is not DWDemo).
  2. Tap the menu icon next to License Plate to open the License Plate parameters.
  3. Select and configure the License Plate parameters as desired.
  4. Tap on Region Selection to select the appropriate region.
  5. Tap back twice to return to the License Plate parameters screen.
  6. Tap on Feedback Parameters.
  7. Set the desired Feedback Parameters.
  8. Optionally, use DWDemo to try this feature.

Identification Document

Identification Document OCR Wedge offers automatic recognition of different identification cards (e.g., national ID and resident cards) and driver's licenses based on region:

  • Driver's Licenses: Europe, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand
  • National/Resident ID Cards: Europe, US, Mexico

See Identification Documents Supported.

See the list of individual fields that can be retrieved from the Identification Document.

  
Sample driver license from US (Pennsylvania) and Norway


Video demonstrating an identification document scan


Performance and behavior considerations:

  • Performance may be impacted by contributing factors such as reflections, lighting conditions, debris (e.g., dirt, snow), abrasion, poor background contrast, etc.
  • Some special characters are not supported (e.g., ñ, á, etc.).


Identification Documents Supported

Partial list of identification documents supported. Click on the image to view the full list of supported identification documents:


Configuration

Identification Document parameters:

  • Input Source - Specify the input source to capture data; set to camera by default for OCR support.
  • Session Timeout - Specify the timeout period. Integer range: 0 – 60000 (increments of 500), default: 10000.
  • Illumination - Turn on/off illumination during scanning.
  • Output Image - Output the image captured from which the data is decoded:
    • Full - Output entire image (default)
    • None - Do not output image
  • Feedback Parameters:
    • Decode Audio Feedback - Select from the list an audio tone to play for a successful decode
    • Decode Haptic Feedback - Enable/disable the device to vibrate for a successful decode. For Android 13 devices, Touch Feedback must be enabled in Vibration & haptics under device Settings in order for Decode Haptic Feedback to function.
    • Decode LED Notification - When enabled, the green LED flashes to indicate a successful decode
    • Beep Volume Channel - Select the volume setting to be used when playing the Decode Audio Feedback:
    • Ringer - Uses Ringer volume setting for audio feedback
    • Music and Media - Uses Music and Media volume setting for audio feedback
    • Alarms - Uses the Alarms volume setting for audio feedback
    • Notification - Uses Notification volume setting for audio feedback (default)

To configure Identification Document parameters:

  1. In the DataWedge profile, enable Workflow Input and Identification Documents under OCR Wedge. Note: A Identification Documents OCR Wedge license is required.
  2. Tap the menu icon next to Identification Documents to open Identification Document parameters.
  3. Select and configure the Identification Document parameters as desired.
  4. Tap on Feedback Parameters.
  5. Set the desired Feedback Parameters.
  6. Optionally, use DWDemo to try this feature.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

Vehicle identification number (VIN) OCR Wedge offers automatic recognition of ISO 3779 compliant VINs from automobile windshields or paper documents with the following characteristics:

  • Consists of 17 alphanumeric characters (only uppercase alpha characters), except for letters: I, O, Q
  • Horizontal or vertical format
        
VIN samples


Video demonstrating a VIN scan


Performance and behavior considerations:

  • Embossed and low-contrast VIN cannot be read.
  • Performance may be impacted by contributing factors such as reflections, lighting conditions, debris (e.g., dirt, snow), abrasion, etc.


Configuration

Vehicle Identification Number parameters:

  • Input Source - Specify the input source to capture data; set to camera by default for OCR support..
  • Session Timeout - Specify the timeout period. Integer range: 0 – 60000 (increments of 500), default: 10000.
  • Illumination - Turn on/off illumination during scanning.
  • Output Image - Output the image captured from which the data is decoded:
    • Full - Output entire image (default)
    • None - Do not output image
  • Feedback Parameters:
    • Decode Audio Feedback - Select from the list an audio tone to play for a successful decode
    • Decode Haptic Feedback - Enable/disable the device to vibrate for a successful decode. For Android 13 devices, Touch Feedback must be enabled in Vibration & haptics under device Settings in order for Decode Haptic Feedback to function.
    • Decode LED Notification - When enabled, the green LED flashes to indicate a successful decode
    • Beep Volume Channel - Select the volume setting to be used when playing the Decode Audio Feedback:
    • Ringer - Uses Ringer volume setting for audio feedback
    • Music and Media - Uses Music and Media volume setting for audio feedback
    • Alarms - Uses the Alarms volume setting for audio feedback
    • Notification - Uses Notification volume setting for audio feedback (default)

To configure Vehicle Identification Number parameters:

  1. In the DataWedge profile, enable Workflow Input and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) under OCR. Note: A Vehicle Identification Number OCR Wedge license is required.
  2. Tap the menu icon next to Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to open its parameters.
  3. Select and configure the VIN parameters as desired.
  4. Tap on Feedback Parameters.
  5. Set the desired Feedback Parameters.

Tire Identification Number (TIN)

Tire Identification Number (TIN) OCR Wedge recognizes the TIN located on the inside sidewall of a tire rim. The types of TIN supported include U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Commercial and Tire Size.

      
DOT TIN samples

TIN OCR Mode Requirements:

US DOT 1 US DOT 2 Universal * Commercial Tire Size
Character Support A, B, C, D, E, F, H, J, K, L, M, N, P, R, T, U, V, W, X, Y
0-9
A, B, C, D, E, F, H, J, K, L, M, N, P, R, T, U, V, W, X, Y
0-9
[A-Z0-9] [A-Z0-9]
excluding letter "O"
[A-Z0-9/+ ]
Regular Expression (string must follow this format) N/A N/A N/A [0-9A-NP-Z]{3}[0-9]{4,10}[0-9A-NP-Z]{0,1} [A-Z0-9+ ]{0,10}[0-9]{2,3}/[0-9]{2,3} ?[A-Z][A-Z0-9+/ ]{0,15}
Starting Characters Must Start with “DOT” Must Start with “DOT” N/A N/A N/A
String Length 15 to 16 characters 11 to 16 characters Minimum of 4 characters 7 to 14 characters 10 to 20 characters
Other Requirements Only supports tires produced after the year 2000. Only supports tires produced after the year 2000. N/A N/A N/A


* Universal TIN can also read US DOT 1, US DOT 2, and Non-DOT Tire Identification Numbers, except for Commercial and Tire Size.

Video demonstrating TIN scans


Configuration

Tire Identification Number parameters:

  • Input Source - Specify the input source to capture data; set to camera by default for OCR support.
  • Session Timeout - Specify the timeout period. Integer range: 0 – 60000 (increments of 500), default: 10000.
  • Illumination - Turn on/off illumination during scanning.
  • Output Image - Output the image captured from which the data is decoded:
    • Full - Output entire image (default)
    • None - Do not output image
  • TIN Type - Scan mode for TIN reading:
  • Feedback Parameters:
    • Decode Audio Feedback - Select from the list an audio tone to play for a successful decode
    • Decode Haptic Feedback - Enable/disable the device to vibrate for a successful decode. For Android 13 devices, Touch Feedback must be enabled in Vibration & haptics under device Settings in order for Decode Haptic Feedback to function.
    • Decode LED Notification - When enabled, the green LED flashes to indicate a successful decode
    • Beep Volume Channel - Select the volume setting to be used when playing the Decode Audio Feedback:
    • Ringer - Uses Ringer volume setting for audio feedback
    • Music and Media - Uses Music and Media volume setting for audio feedback
    • Alarms - Uses the Alarms volume setting for audio feedback
    • Notification - Uses Notification volume setting for audio feedback (default)

To configure Tire Identification Number (TIN) parameters.

  1. In the DataWedge profile, enable Workflow Input and Tire Identification Number (TIN) under OCR Wedge. Note: A Tire Identification Number OCR Wedge license is required.

          
  2. Tap the menu icon next to Tire Identification Number (TIN) to open the parameters.

  3. Select and configure the TIN parameters as desired.

  4. Tap on Feedback Parameters.

  5. Set the desired Feedback Parameters.

  6. Optionally, use DWDemo to try this feature.


Shipping Container ID

Capture shipping container identification numbers to streamline the processing and tracking of bulk goods through the supply chain moving via rail, sea or truck. The built-in imager quickly and accurately scans shipping container ID numbers up-close or far away. Two major standard container types are supported:

  • BIC-Code (ISO 6346) compliant with check digit (horizontal and vertical orientation)
  • ILU-Code (EN 13044-1) compliant with check digit (horizontal orientation)
Shipping container IDs for each respective standard container type


Video demonstrating how to capture a shipping container ID

Configuration

Shipping container ID parameters:

  • Input Source - Specify the input source to capture data: Camera only.
  • Session Timeout - Specify the timeout period. Integer range: 0 – 60000 (increments of 500), default: 10000.
  • Illumination - Turn on/off illumination during the scanning session.
  • Zoom – Specify the camera zoom value min to max: 1 - 8, default: 1.
  • Output Image – Specify the output image mode:
    • Full
    • None
  • Orientation – Select the orientation type:
    • Horizontal
    • Vertical
  • Feedback Parameters:
    • Decode Audio Feedback - Select from the list an audio tone to play for a successful decode
    • Decode Haptic Feedback - Enable/disable the device to vibrate for a successful decode. For Android 13 devices, Touch Feedback must be enabled in Vibration & haptics under device Settings in order for Decode Haptic Feedback to function.
    • Decode LED Notification - When enabled, the green LED flashes to indicate a successful decode
    • Beep Volume Channel - Select the volume setting to be used when playing the Decode Audio Feedback:
    • Ringer - Uses Ringer volume setting for audio feedback
    • Music and Media - Uses Music and Media volume setting for audio feedback
    • Alarms - Uses the Alarms volume setting for audio feedback
    • Notification - Uses Notification volume setting for audio feedback (default)

Configure shipping container ID parameters:

  1. In the DataWedge profile, enable Workflow Input and Shipping Container ID under OCR Wedge. Note: A Shipping Container ID OCR Wedge license is required.

          
  2. Tap the menu next to Shipping Container ID to open the parameters.

  3. Select and configure the shipping container ID parameters as desired.

  4. Tap on Feedback Parameters.

  5. Set the desired Feedback Parameters.

  6. Optionally, use DWDemo to try this feature.


Meter

Meter OCR Wedge supports the automatic recognition of most analog, dial, and digital meter readings.
Read utility meters, such as gas, electricity, or water meters, while automatically detecting half-digits, decimal points and changing values (in digital meters).

Field service meter reading


  
  

Samples of analog, dot matrix (digital), and electric (digital) meters

Video demonstrating meter readings


Meter types supported:

  • Analog – commonly electricity, gas or water meters
    • Optimal performance up to 3 decimal digits and 4-10 pre-decimal digits.
    • Supports black and white backgrounds.
  • Digital – commonly heat meters:
    • Read from LCD and LED displays
    • Typically, 7-segment display with at least 3 digits
    • Dot matrix display – automatic comma detection for commas displayed as a separate character
    • Heat meter with 4-6 pre-decimal digits and up to 3 decimal digits
  • Dial – commonly electricity meters
    • Supports 4 and 5 main dials and up to 1 (red) decimal dial (labeled with numbers)
    • Only numeric values are returned
    • Read black or red dials on white background.
    • The dials are not required to be in a straight line and can be arranged in an arc or slightly shifted.
    • Dials arranged in a circle are not supported.

Performance may be impacted by contributing factors such as reflections, lighting conditions, debris (e.g., dirt), scratches, etc.


Configuration

Meter reading parameters:

  • Input Source - Specify the input source to capture data; set to camera by default for OCR support.
  • Session Timeout - Specify the timeout period. Integer range: 0 – 60000 (increments of 500), default: 10000.
  • Illumination - Turn on/off illumination during scanning.
  • Output Image - Output the image captured from which the data is decoded:
    • Full - Output entire image (default)
    • None - Do not output image
  • Meter Type - Scan mode for Meter reading:
    • Analog, Digital, or Digital Dot Matrix Meter
    • Dial Meter
  • Feedback Parameters:
    • Decode Audio Feedback - Select from the list an audio tone to play for a successful decode
    • Decode Haptic Feedback - Enable/disable the device to vibrate for a successful decode. For Android 13 devices, Touch Feedback must be enabled in Vibration & haptics under device Settings in order for Decode Haptic Feedback to function.
    • Decode LED Notification - When enabled, the green LED flashes to indicate a successful decode
    • Beep Volume Channel - Select the volume setting to be used when playing the Decode Audio Feedback:
    • Ringer - Uses Ringer volume setting for audio feedback
    • Music and Media - Uses Music and Media volume setting for audio feedback
    • Alarms - Uses the Alarms volume setting for audio feedback
    • Notification - Uses Notification volume setting for audio feedback (default)

To configure Meter parameters:

  1. In the DataWedge profile, enable Workflow Input and Meter under OCR Wedge. Note: A Meter Reading OCR Wedge license is required.

          
  2. Tap the menu icon next to Meter to open Meter parameters.

  3. Select and configure the Meter parameters as desired.

  4. Tap on Feedback Parameters.

  5. Set the desired Feedback Parameters.

  6. Optionally, use DWDemo to try this feature.


Image Capture

There are 2 types of image capture:

Information on each is provided in the sections that follow.

Free-Form Image Capture

Free-Form Image Capture allows an image of any form (not restricted to a document or label) to be captured by either the built-in internal imager or camera with the option to highlight and/or decode any barcode present. The capability for the internal imager to capture an image is useful if there is no built-in camera on the device. When capturing images from the camera, the image resolution is 1920 x 1080.

How it works:

  1. The initial trigger press (soft button or hard trigger) on the device initiates a session; the preview frame appears. As barcodes are being read, they are highlighted to let the user know they have been detected.
  2. The next trigger press captures the image and displays it in the preview.
  3. If Decode and Highlight Barcodes option is enabled, it returns the image and decodes the barcodes that were highlighted.

Enabled decoders by default:

Symbology Enabled Disabled
Australian Postal x
AZTEC x
Canadian Postal x
Chinese 2 of 5 x
Codabar x
Code 11 x
Code 128 x
Code 39 x
Code 93 x
Composite AB x
Composite C x
Discrete 2 of 5 x
Data Matrix x
DotCode x
Dutch Postal x
EAN 128 x
EAN 13 x
EAN 8 x
Finnish Postal 4S x
Grid Matrix x
GS1 Databar x
GS1 Databar Eexpanded x
GS1 Databar Limited x
GS1 Datamatrix x
GS1 QRCode x
Han Xin x
Interleaved 2OF5 x
ISBT 128 x
Japanese Postal x
Korean 3OF5 x
Mailmark x
Matrix 2OF5 x
Maxicode x
Micro QR x
MicroPDF x
MSI x
PDF 417 x
QR Code x
Signature x
TLC 39 x
Trioptic 39 x
UK Postal x
UPCA x
UPCE0 x
UPCE1 x
US Planet x
US Postnet x
US4State x
US4state FICS x

Configuration

Free-Form Image Capture parameters:

  • Input Source - Specify the input source to capture data: Imager or Camera.
  • Session Timeout - Specify the timeout period. Integer range: 0 – 60000 (increments of 500), default: 10000.
  • Illumination - Turn on/off illumination during scanning.
  • Decode And Highlight Barcodes:
    • Off - decode and highlight turned off
    • Highlight - only highlight barcodes
    • Decode and Highlight - decode and highlight barcodes
      NOTE: Two decoder types do not support highlight barcode:
           • Postal codes (Australian Postal, Canadian Postal, Dutch Postal, Finnish Postal 4S, Japanese Postal, Mailmark, UK Postal, US Planet, US Postnet, US4state, US4state FICS)
           • Composite codes (Composite AB, Composite C, TLC 39)
  • Feedback Parameters:
    • Decode Audio Feedback - Select from the list an audio tone to play for a successful decode
    • Decode Haptic Feedback - Enable/disable the device to vibrate for a successful decode. For Android 13 devices, Touch Feedback must be enabled in Vibration & haptics under device Settings in order for Decode Haptic Feedback to function.
    • Decode LED Notification - When enabled, the green LED flashes to indicate a successful decode
    • Beep Volume Channel - Select the volume setting to be used when playing the Decode Audio Feedback:
    • Ringer - Uses Ringer volume setting for audio feedback
    • Music and Media - Uses Music and Media volume setting for audio feedback
    • Alarms - Uses the Alarms volume setting for audio feedback
    • Notification - Uses Notification volume setting for audio feedback (default)

Configure options to capture an image with Free-Form Image Capture:

  1. In the DataWedge profile, enable Workflow Input and Free-Form Image Capture under Image Capture.

          
  2. Tap the menu icon next to Free-Form Image Capture to open its parameters.

  3. Select and configure the Free-Form Image Capture parameters as desired.

  4. Tap on Feedback Parameters.

  5. Set the desired Feedback Parameters.

  6. Optionally, use DWDemo to try this feature.

Note: If using Keystroke Output to output data scanned from multiple barcodes, there are no separators between each barcode.

Document Capture

Document Capture enables the camera or built-in imager to capture a document as an image. As a visual aid, the entire document or edges (border) of the document can optionally be highlighted in the preview to ensure the entire document is captured. Another option allows the presence of a barcode to be detected and if present, the barcode is decoded. The document is captured when pressing the hard trigger.

Video demonstrating document capture

Configuration

Document Capture parameters:

  • Input Source - Specify the input source to capture data: Imager or Camera.
  • Session Timeout - Specify the timeout period. Integer range: 0 – 60000 (increments of 500), default: 15000.
  • Illumination - Turn on/off illumination during the scanning session.
  • Barcode Presence – Specify whether a barcode is required to be present. If present, it is decoded:
    • Mandatory
    • Optional
  • Document Highlight Mode – Specify the document highlight mode:
    • Border Only
    • Fill
  • Document Highlight Color – Select the document highlight color from Color Picker.
  • Feedback Parameters:
    • Decode Audio Feedback - Select from the list an audio tone to play for a successful decode
    • Decode Haptic Feedback - Enable/disable the device to vibrate for a successful decode. For Android 13 devices, Touch Feedback must be enabled in Vibration & haptics under device Settings in order for Decode Haptic Feedback to function.
    • Decode LED Notification - When enabled, the green LED flashes to indicate a successful decode
    • Beep Volume Channel - Select the volume setting to be used when playing the Decode Audio Feedback:
    • Ringer - Uses Ringer volume setting for audio feedback
    • Music and Media - Uses Music and Media volume setting for audio feedback
    • Alarms - Uses the Alarms volume setting for audio feedback
    • Notification - Uses Notification volume setting for audio feedback (default)

Configure options to capture a document with Document Capture:

  1. In the DataWedge profile, enable Workflow Input and Document Capture under Image Capture.

          
  2. Tap the menu icon next to Document Capture to open its parameters.

  3. Select and configure the Document Capture parameters as desired.

  4. Tap on Feedback Parameters.

  5. Set the desired Feedback Parameters.

  6. Optionally, use DWDemo to try this feature.


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