Adding Devices Using a Barcode Scanner
Add devices into the system using a barcode scanner.
To add a device using a barcode scanner, follow these steps:
Make sure your scanner is capable of reading and scanning Code 128
barcodes. See Barcode Scanner Requirements.
Obtain either the devices or inventory sheets for the devices you need to scan.
Log in to the Vocera Platform Web Console, and click Devices in the
Manage section of the navigation bar
Click Add Device.
The New Device dialog box appears.
Specify the common values for the Add Device dialog box that are shared between
all devices you are scanning.
If the devices share the same Tracking Date,
Owner, and Facility,
specify values for those fields. Otherwise, leave them blank for now
and fill these fields later.
If you are assigning the devices to a group, change the status from
"Unregistered" to "Inventory" or "Active."
If multiple users in a group share the devices, make sure to check
the Shared Device?
Important: These values are used for all of the devices that you scan
during the session.
Click the Serial Number field.
Using the scanner, scan the serial number from the device or the inventory
Important: If you are scanning badge serial numbers, the
MAC Address field is automatically populated,
its value derived from the serial number.
Once the Serial Number and MAC
Address fields are completed, the device is saved
automatically after a brief pause. The Add Device dialog box remains open,
and the Serial Number and MAC
Address fields are cleared so that you can add another