Operating System

PASS barcode tracking software runs on Microsoft Windows 7 and 10. The minimum installation requirement is: 500mb free hard disk space with 1 gb RAM

Database engines

The default database is Microsoft Access. It is not necessary to have a copy of Access to run the software. For heavyweight applications other databases are supplied namely MySql, SQL Server (min version 2000)

Exporting data

All your reports can be exported to your own system. All the reports have this same header. The Save option enables you to save as an Excel file or pdf. The search option on the right searches through the report just produced.

Importing data

Your existing or revised data can be imported from a spreadsheet or csv file. The Locator import templates are specifically written to integrate Excel worksheets and once set up matching columns to fields. The import process can be reused to update the Locator database with new details.

Reports

A series of filters defining, recipients, item codes, senders, date range and location parameters enables you to refine the reports narrowly. If the filters still provide too much information then the search option will find the exact record you are looking for within the reports taking you to the line entry directly.

PDAs with Barcode Scanners

We support most PDAS with Android o/s. We also support Windows mobile but although they can connect and run succesfully, Microsoft  no longer supports Windows mobile and we would recommend Android PDAs for new installations.

Tethered Scanner guns

These can be either Serial or Wedge type

Real Time scanner

Short range wireless scanners and Bluetooth scanners are supported as well as 802.11 environments. Landline modems or GPS can be used for data transmission from the PDAs to the central database.

Label Printers

All thermal and thermal transfer printers are supported that have a Windows 2000 or later driver. For example Datamax, Zebra, Intermec etc.

Enterprise architecture.

We can deploy all PASS products with Terminal server/Citrix etc but at least one local machine has to provide a funnel for ‘dumb’ hardware such as tethered scanners or sig capture units etc because a direct link to the remote database cannot be achieved with this type of hardware. For PDAs we have a comms product called P-link whose function is to channel wireless/tcp/ip or GPRS/GSM comms to a remote database over ODBC connections. PLink is always live on the receiving PC and the database is updated in realtime. For terminal server installations, the plink application operates as a 'middleware' application between the database  and the PDA and can be installed on the terminal server itself and thus the full set can be centralised. For batch terminals this is generally not possible.

System diagram