|Device Inventory / Using a Barcode Scanner to Add Devices|
This topic summarizes the best practice guidelines for scanning barcode labels on Vocera devices.
Hold the device at a standard reading distance from the scanner. The standard reading distance varies depending on your scanner model. For some scanners, the standard reading distance is 0 to 4 inches.
Hold the device at a 45-degree angle away from the scanner.
Scan the barcodes from top to bottom. In other words, scan the serial number barcode first and then the MAC address barcode. These are the order of the fields in the Add Device dialog box. If you scan the MAC address barcode first, the Serial Number field is populated with the MAC address, and the record is therefore invalid.
If you are scanning a Vocera badge, scan only the serial number. The MAC address field is populated automatically.