The Tru-Test XRS2 EID stick reader can be set up to connect with a barcode scanner via Bluetooth®. You may want to use a barcode scanner to scan barcodes into an animal data field. For example, scanning a DNA sample barcode number into the XRS2 to match it with the correct animal sampled.
Custom data fields on the XRS2 can be created to input a scanned barcode, or you can use an existing animal data field such as the EID or VID.
Note: The XRS2 should be running software version 1.4.4 or above. See how to upgrade your XRS2's software.
Every model of barcode scanner is slightly different. We have a list of major barcode scanner brands and the setting required for them to work correctly. If your brand/model is not listed, refer to the documentation supplied with your barcode scanner. For more information on purchasing a barcode scanner, talk to your local territory manager.
Watch the video to learn how to:
Set up the barcode scanner
Connect the XRS2 to the barcode scanner
Set up a new animal data field
Modify the barcode scanner configuration on the XRS2
Use the XRS2 and barcode scanner
In the video, we use set up the XRS2 to scan a barcode on a DNA sample tube, to link it the animal's EID number.
Note: Step 1: set up the barcode scanner will be different for all brands and models of barcode scanners.
Refer to our setup guide for detailed written instructions.
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