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Barcode Processing Solutions.
no rules to define specific barcodes to capture
|ANY BARCODE- FIXED QUANTITY||ANY BARCODE- VARIABLE QUANTITY|
|In workflows where labels always have the same number of barcodes and no unique criteria to distinguish each barcode is available, use SimulScan to capture the same number of Barcodes from every label. The application will decide how & where to place the data.||SimulScan’s Variable Quantity feature is great for workflows where labels do not always follow a specification and quantity of barcodes, and/or their unique criteria vary. Simply define the Quantity range to capture & the timeout preset that meets your use case.|
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unique criteria distinguishes specific barcodes from others
|SPECIFIC BARCODE- FIXED FIELD PRESENCE||SPECIFIC BARCODE- VARIABLE FIELD PRESENCE|
In workflows where specific barcodes are always present on each label, use SimulScan to capture specific barcodes based on Unique Criteria. SimulScan will pass the data back to the application in the order specified in the template.
SimulScan’s Variable Presence feature is great for workflows where specific barcodes can be uniquely defined but their presence varies from label to label. Simply define if a field is “mandatory” and let SimulScan capture all your needed barcodes and return them in the order specified by your template.
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|COMMON BARCODE GROUPS|
unique criteria distinguishes a group of specific barcodes from others
GROUP OF COMMON BARCODES-
GROUP OF COMMON BARCODES-
GROUP OF COMMON BARCODES-
Use this SimulScan Feature in workflows where Serial numbers are captured from items shipped in bulk, where quantity of items are fixed & does not change from label to label. Leverage SimulScan to capture a Group of Common Barcodes- such as Serial Numbers, the order of Serial Numbers are not specified.
SimulScan’s Variable Quantity feature is great for workflows where the quantity of barcodes in a group vary from label to label; but there is no consistent and accurate means of defining the quantity. Simply define the Quantity range to capture and the timeout preset that meets your use case.
In workflows where the quantity of barcodes to be captured changes from label to label, Use SimulScan’s Dynamic Quantity feature to capture a changing number of barcodes, where the quantity to capture is dictated by the input of a user or system or the presence of a “Quantity Barcode” often found on outer labels of electronics/highly regulated goods.
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|ENTIRE DOCUMENT IMAGE + BARCODE (OPTIONAL)||IMAGE OF A SPECIFIC AREA OF DOCUMENT + ANCHOR BARCODE|
Use this SimulScan feature paired with your device Camera in workflows with unstructured documents where you want to capture an image of the Entire Document & Shipment ID Barcode simultaneously at time of Pickup; image can be sent to back office for instant processing to reduce cycle times. 2 Default Templates are available out of the Box
Want to only Capture a specific area of a document like a signature? Use this SimulScan feature (with Device imager or camera) to capture an image of a targeted area relative to an Anchor Barcode’s location & Size. Anchor Barcode type must be defined & always located in the same location. For Imager Capture Use Cases, capture Image up to 3x the Anchor Barcode Size on the X & Y Axis relative to the location of the Anchor Barcode. Optional: Signature Detection!
|MACHINE READABLE ZONES (MRZ): OCR-A/ OCR-B FONT||FREE FORM OCR: SINGLE & MULTI LINE|
|Did you know OCR-A/OCR-B are considered Symbologies? Yes, with SimulScan you can capture the MRZ of Passports, Visa’s, and Checks. Prebuilt Travel Document template includes logic for ensuring that entire MRZ of Passports and Visa’s are captured accurately!|
Use Free Form OCR to Capture a single or Multi-line of Text –settings allow for Field Rules to define Characters, and check for spelling
Great for capturing Asset tag or a printed address on an envelope-Use Free Form OCR can save time & reduce errors
|BETA-UDI Identification Template|
|Automatically identify & easily capture a UDI Barcode, the standard implemented by GS1 in healthcare sectors to mark medical devices, necessary for audit trail and safety purposes. Download the public template and use SimulScan to automate your UDI capture. Learn How to Retrieve the Template.|
|What is a Structured Document?|
A Structured Document is a document that follows a template design. This means while the data may change, its location on the page does not. Structured Documents meet the following criteria:
STRUCTURED DOCUMENT PROCESSING TYPES
|IMAGE: WHOLE DOCUMENT and/or SPECIFIC AREA||ANY/ SPECIFIC BARCODE(s)||OPTICAL CHARACTER RECOGNITION (OCR)||OPTICAL MARK RECOGNITION (OMR)||SIGNATURE PRESENCE DETECTION|
Capture Images of an entire Document and/or specific area(s) of Document.
Capture Any Barcode- Fixed Quantity or define unique Criteria for an Anchor Barcode and more! Does Not support Groups, and/or Variable Quantity/Variable Presence.
Capture a single or Multi-line of Text –settings allow for Field Rules to define Characters, and check for spelling.
Detect if a check box, (including Oval + Circle) has been checked off or is left blank.
Define the area for signature, not only capture an image of the area, but detect if a signature is present.
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|Log into Template Builder @ Simulscan.Zebra.Com||Select Structured Targets||Upload a Clean, Clear Scan (pdf) of the Postal/ T&L Form|
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Ensure that Auto-Crop is able to detect the edge of your document, Select "OK". (note: if auto-crop does not work, likely your document does not have a well defined border)
Create your Field: Select the Field Outline Icon to draw a Border around each Field (each piece of information) you wish to Capture.
After you have created a Border, a New line will appear under the Fields Column on the left hand side. You can rename the field by right clicking the field name.
Barcode Processing Types
OCR Processing Types
Choose the corresponding Processing type to that Field:
BARCODE, OCR, OMR, or IMAGE (note: Signature Presence is a feature of Picture Processing)
Ideally, one Barcode should exist on your form to serve as an Anchor. This helps to orientate the form and improve image skewing corrections. This is done by (1) Defining the Barcode Type and (2) checking off the "Barcode's Location is Fixed" Box. For Barcode Processing Type Settings- see Instructions on how to Create a Multi-Barcode Only Template above.
For OCR Processing types, additional settings can be utilized to improve results.
Signature Image Capture/ Signature Detection
Step 8: Optional Output Entire Document as Image
|For OMR Processing: Make sure you have a tight Box drawn around your area of interest. Define the Shape in the Settings.|
For Signature Detection, select Picture (ex. signature, photo). if Signature Detection is checked off, then the area around signature should be drawn tightly, not including text. If no signature is detected, a flag will be sent in data return. If Signature Presence is not checked off, then only an image would be returned for that field. You can choose to change the following settings: brighten, sharpen and compress
To capture an image of an entire Document, you will need to change the Template Settings accessible via the Edit Menu in the Toolbar. You will need to select Output Entire Form- and Output Form as a Region. Other settings can be also modified here. View the Help Documentation for more info.
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Validate Template to ensure that “fields” and properties/setting criteria for each barcode have been successfully created, and SimulScan is able to decode your label/form as intended. A Success indication will let you know your template will work, and you can view the preview to see each fields returned data.
|Save and Deploy Template to Device to Test any Simulscan Template on the preinstalled Simulscan Demo Application |
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|Log into Template Builder @ Simulscan.Zebra.Com||Select Unstructured Targets.||Select Multi-Barcode.|
|Upload a Clean, Clear Scan(pdf) or Image of your the Manufacturing Label.pdf||Auto-Crop will appear; hit ok. *Note: This is only important in use cases where field location is important.||Select the Field Outline Icon to draw a Border around your Barcode.|
|After you have created a Border, a New line will appear under the Fields Column on the left hand side. You can rename the field by right clicking the field name.|
Select Barcode Type
Check Off “Enable Character Checking” and select criteria- in the example we can select “Starts With” from the drop down menu and Type the Letter “P”.
*Note: For Specific Templates, a minimum of 1 unique attribute must be set in order to ensure the correct barcode is selected. Without assigning at least one unique attribute, SimulScan will return any barcode it sees first.
Repeat Steps 6-10 until you have selected all the Barcodes on your label you wish to decode in your workflow. Note; There are some use cases where you may have a template with a single field.
Validate Template to ensure that “fields” and properties/setting criteria for each barcode have been successfully created, and SimulScan is able to decode your label/form as intended.
A Success indication will let you know your template will definitely work, and you can view the preview to see each fields returned data. Note: sometimes, you will get an error- this does not mean SimulScan/Template will not work, it may mean that the image quality is poor. The Validation error will provide some suggestions.
Save and Deploy Template to Device to Test any Simulscan Template on the preinstalled Simulscan Demo Application
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