Print and Encode from iOS

I am working with a client that would like to encode a tag and print at the same time from iOS (with cordova) using the Zebra SDK and the ZD500R printer. We are already able to encode using iOS and the TSL handgun through bluetooth. However I am not entirely sure how to encode and print using the iOS device, while being connected to the handgun. Can you please let me know what the best practices are to accomplish this. I have also heard about installing bartender on a server and use that to encode and print labels, but we would like to see if we have the same option from iOS.

 

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Sonu Kapoor
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Hello Sonu,Let me look into a

Hello Sonu,

Let me look into a few things here on my end regarding the SDK and I will get back to you with next steps. If you go to the folder where you installed the SDK there is a documentation folder (my path looks like this C:\Program Files (x86)\Zebra Technologies\link_os_sdk\iOS\v1.3.924\doc\html, and once in the html folder you can open index.html. That will open a browser window where you can look at sample code, there is a section there under the "I want to" area, titled, Print Over Bluetooth that has a code example on how to print via ZPL or CPCL over Bluetooth.

Thank you,

Beverly

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Sonu Kapoor
Thank you. I am on a mac

Thank you. I am on a mac system. I found the file anyways, but have to problems. I hope you can help me to solve them.

  1. The sample code shows how to print only but I need to encode and print. How can I do that?
  2. The ZD500R is listed as a non-compatible printer with the Zebra iOS SDK (see below).

I went to this page to see possible rfid printers:

RFID Printers

We are working with the ZD500R.

Then I went to this link and clicked on the "compatible drivers". The ZD500R is not listed there.

https://www.zebra.com/us/en/products/software/barcode-printers/zebralink/zebralink-multiplatform-sdk.html

Is there anything that can be done with the two problems I am facing? Its very urgent that I find a solution for this asap. Any help is appreciated.

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Daniel Quagliana
Sonu,The ZD500R is compatible

Sonu,

The ZD500R is compatible with the Zebra iOS SDK.  Unfortunately there is a gap in the documentation.  We will get you the encode and print information shortly.

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Sonu Kapoor
Awesome. Great news. Please

Awesome. Great news. Please send me the encode sample for iOS asap

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Daniel Quagliana
We don't have any iOS

We don't have any iOS Objective C code examples of RFID encoding.  The best reference manual on how to do the encoding is found in the RFID Programming Manual.  RFID encoding commands are in ZPL just like the label formatting.  Using these commands in conjunction with the "print" commands in the SDK will give you the desired encoding & print.

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Sonu Kapoor
Sounds good. Thanks

Sounds good. Thanks

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Sonu Kapoor
Would you know if the ZD500R

Would you know if the ZD500R supports encoding a SGTIN 96 BIT EPC?

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