Adding Devices Using a Barcode Scanner

Add devices into the system using a barcode scanner.

  1. Make sure your scanner is capable of reading and scanning Code 128 barcodes. See Barcode Scanner Requirements.
  2. Obtain either the devices or inventory sheets for the devices you need to scan.
  3. Log in to the Vocera Platform Web Console, and click Devices in the Manage section of the navigation bar
  4. Click Add Device.
    The New Device dialog box appears.
  5. 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? box.
      Important: These values are used for all of the devices that you scan during the session.
  6. Click the Serial Number field.
  7. Using the scanner, scan the serial number from the device or the inventory sheet.
    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 device.