LEGACY USE ONLY - This article is only used for very old, Windows Mobile OS-based mobile scanning devices. This is not used with current Android-OS-based mobile devices and scanners.
Syncing a Windows Mobile OS-based scanner with a Finale Inventory account may be accomplished over a WiFi connection or a USB-connected docking station. This guide lists the steps to configure your Windows Mobile Scanner to connect to your WiFi network.
Finale Inventory uses a software program called Finale Data Collector that runs on a Windows Mobile OS-based mobile scanner. This Finale Data Collector program runs in a batch data collection mode. You Sync the scanner to update the mobile unit with the latest information about your Finale Inventory account. Then you may disconnect or un-dock the mobile scanner and travel freely in your warehouse to perform numerous inventory management operations. After completing transactions on the scanner you must Sync the handheld unit with your Finale Inventory Account. This will update the cloud with all the transactions you completed on the scanner.
WiFi Syncing is not "Realtime" it is "On Demand" where you stand! You must press the 1. Sync menu option from the Main Menu of the Finale Data Collector Software to update the scanner and to upload the completed transactions on the scanner.If you do not see the 1. Sync option on your scanner, you are not running the latest release of Finale Data Collector. Go Here to see How to update your mobile scanner to the latest version of Finale Data Collector
Connect your Scanner to your WiFi network
1. QUIT the Finale Data Collector software.
Do not use the X in the upper right corner. From the Main Menu, use More, More, More, QUIT!
2. Connecting your Barcode Scanner to your WiFi network.
Here are videos on how to connect your scanner to WiFi:
For a GREEN screen Windows 6.1 or earlier:
For a BLUE screen Windows 6.5:
*If you are unable to connect the scanner to WiFi because of an error message stating the Adapter is not available, follow this step to fix the WiFi Radio not being available. From the scanner's Windows Start menu, Go to Settings, System, Remove Programs. You may see a file/program listed in the realm of "disable radios" Remove that program. Perform a Hard Boot on the scanner by pressing and holding the "W" key AND the "C" key AND while holding those two keys down press the Red Power key. The scanner will reboot. Then repeat step 2 above to connect your scanner to WiFi.
IF you are unsuccessful in connecting your Scanner to your WiFi network, Contact your network system's
Administrator for assistance or contact the company you purchased the scanner from. Do not call
Finale Inventory, we do not support troubleshooting your wireless network or hardware problems.