Installing Barcode software on the host computer and on the handheld device
Barcode Manager enables communication between the barcode handheld application and Notification Server. You install Barcode Manager on the computers that become hosts for barcode scanning devices.
The following components must be installed on the host computers on which you plan to install Barcode Manager:
Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5 (on Windows XP computers) or Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center 6.1 Driver for Windows Vista (on Windows 7 computers)
Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1 for Windows Desktop or greater
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or greater
After you install Barcode Manager on the host computer, you use the host computer to deploy Barcoder on the handheld devices. Barcoder is a program that helps you scan, collect, and enter data. Note that Barcode Solution does not upgrade the previous version of Barcoder on the barcode device. You must uninstall the previous versions of Barcoder manually.
After you install the Barcode software, the handheld devices can communicate with Notification Server whenever they are connected to the host computers.
This task is a step in the process for setting up the Barcode Solution environment.