|Device Management / Using a Barcode Scanner to Add Devices|
Learn the guidelines for scanning Vocera badges.
When you scan barcode labels on a Vocera device, follow these guidelines to ensure a good scan:
Hold the device the typical reading distance from the scanner. The typical reading distance varies depending on your scanner model. For some scanners, the typical 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/Edit Device dialog box. If you scan the MAC address barcode first, the Serial Number field will be populated with the MAC address, and the record will therefore be invalid.
If you are scanning a Vocera badge, scan only the serial number. The MAC address field is populated automatically.