About SMS for Linux


Figure 1 Steps in the SMS Process

The Scanner Management Solution (SMS) enables your enterprise to remotely manage its Zebra scanners. In addition to accessing asset tracking information and statistics, the SMS (which runs on the scanner’s host PC) can remotely set parameters and update firmware. Providing your enterprise maximum flexibility, the SMS can operate in an automated, unattended manner with no operator intervention required.

Supported Devices

  • DS2200 Series
  • DS457 Series
  • DS8100 Series
  • DS9308
  • LI2208
  • MP6000 Scanner Scale
  • MP6200 Scanner Scale
  • MS4717
  • MX101
  • PL3307
  • SE2707 OEM Array Imager Scan Engine
  • SE4757
  • Symbol DS4308
  • Symbol DS7708
  • Symbol DS9808 Hybrid Presentation Imager
  • Symbol LS2208 General Purpose Bar Code Scanner

Supported Linux Distributions

SMS for Linux latest version supporting following distributions.

Figure 2 Supported Linux Distributions

Version History

Version 1.3.1-13 - 10/2020

  1. Bug fix – firmware update shows the correct scanner host mode when the scanner in IBMHID.

Version 1.3.1-12 - 04/2020

  1. Added asset information (model number, serial number, date of manufacture, firmware version, configuration file name) to SMS log file. A default package is now present in the download folder. The default package causes the logging of asset information at SMS startup, even if the customer has not loaded a SMS Package.
  2. A default package is now present in the download folder.

Version 1.3.1-9 - 10/2019

  1. Added CentOS 7.3 support.
  2. Added Debian 9.5 support.
  3. Added C++ 11 support.

Version 1.3.1-7 - 07/2019

  1. Added ability to execute the SMS using an external Java program.

Version 1.3.0-0 - 11/2018

  1. Added Retry logic, if firmware update fails, will attempt to reload firmware up to 3 times.
  2. Support added for following distributions

    1. CentOS 6.0 32bit.
    2. SLES 11 SP2 32bit.
    3. SLES 11 SP3 64bit and 32bit.
    4. Open SUSE 13.1 64bit and 32bit.
    5. Redhat 6.3 32bit.
    6. Ubuntu 12.04 32bit and 64bit.
    7. Debian 8 64bit and 32bit.

Version 1.2.0-0 - 08/2018

  1. Firmware/Configuration update through management mode IBMHH.
  2. Firmware/Configuration update for cascaded and Bluetooth scanners.

    1. Direct connected cradle paired Bluetooth scanner.
    2. Direct connected MP6000/MP7000 with auxiliary scanner.
    3. Multiple directly connected scanner support (up to 5devices).
  3. Supported distributions

    1. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, 64bit architectures.
    2. Ubuntu 14.04, 64bit architecture.
    3. Ubuntu 14.04, 32bit architecture.

Version 1.1.0-0 - 06/2017

  1. Scanner Management Solution support for Linux CoreScanner driver v4.0.

Version 1.0.0-0 - 04/2017

  1. Initial release of the Scanner Management Solution.
  2. Firmware update for corded scanners through SNAPI.
  3. Configuration push for corded scanners through SNAPI.
  4. Parameter barcode scanning enabling/disabling through SNAPI.
  5. Assets tracking information before/after scanner management.