Wireless Barcode Scanner: User Manual

With the App Wireless Barcode Scanner TEC-IT offers a cost effective and flexible alternative to barcode scanners. The app scans linear and 2D bar codes and provides the barcode data through Bluetooth, TCP or WebSockets.


The app Wireless Barcode Scanner turns your Android smartphone or tablet into a professional barcode scanner with excellent communication functions. The app scans the most popular linear and 2D bar codes quickly and reliably. For the connection to computer systems Wireless Barcode Scanner supports the following protocols:

  • Bluetooth,
  • TCP/IP
  • WebSocket.

Download and Installation

After Wireless Barcode Scanner is downloaded through the Google Play Store or directly on the website of TEC-IT, follow the installation steps to install "Wireless Barcode Scanner" successfully on your device.


Wireless Barcodescanner - Scan Preview

Open Contextual Menu
This menu either shows the logged data in a history (see History) or the preferences (see Preferences).

Screen rotation
Wireless Barcode Scanner adjusts the scan to the orientation of your smartphone or tablet. Scanning can be performed in both ways - in portrait and landscape mode.
This option is selected per default.

Scan in landscape mode
With this selection, all scans will be performed in landscape mode. As long as this selection is active, Wireless Barcode Scanner scans in landscape mode.

Scan in portrait mode
With this selection, all scans will be performed in portrait mode. As long as this selection is active, Wireless Barcode Scanner scans in portrait mode.

Enter data manually
Tap this icon to enter barcode data manually through the keyboard.


Wireless Barcodescanner - Scan

Position the barcode within the rectangle. For successful scanning, the entire barcode should be able to be detected by the viewfinder. Wireless Barcode Scanner uses the integerated camera of the smartphone to scan the data and decodes it accordingly.

Define in the preferences if barcodes should be scanned individually or activate the batch mode to scan multiple barcodes in row. All scanned bar codes are automatically protocolled in the history of Wireless Barcode Scanner.

Immediately after scanning the success of the scan is displayed. The scanned data is collected and transmitted in the history which also can be viewed later (more on this in the History).

Supported Barcode Types

1D / Linear Barcodes:

  • Codabar
  • Code 39
  • Code 93
  • Code 128
  • EAN-8
  • EAN-13
  • 2 of 5 Interleaved
  • GS1 DataBar (RSS-14)
  • RSS Expanded
  • UPC-A
  • UPC-E

2D Barcodes:

  • Aztec Code
  • Data Matrix
  • PDF417
  • QR-Code


Wireless Barcodescanner - History

Wireless Barcode Scanner transmits captured data into a history.

The history can be reached by a tap on the Open contextual menu-menu. Choose "History" in the drop-down menu.

After opening the history following actions can be performed through the menu on the top:

  • Trash bin icon - Delete all entries in the history
  • Share icon - Forward all entries

With a long tip on a single entry, you can:

  • Send: Forward a single entry
  • Copy: Copy a single entry to the clipboard
  • Delete: Delete a single entry from the history
  • GS1 Info: Show information about the entry


The preferences can be reached by a tap on the Menu Icon-menu. Tap on the icon and select "Preferences".

Following preferences can be modified:

Connection Wireless Barcode Scanner Preferences - Connection
  • Ask for Settings
    At the start of Wireless Barcode Scanner preferences can be modified. The preferences can be new defined by each start (and adapted to the respective requirements) or the connection preferences are taken from the last performed scanning process.
  • Connection Type
    - Store Locally
    - Bluetooth Server
    - TCP Server
    - TCP Client
    - WebSocket Server
  • Server
    Enter host name or IP adress (Available if the connection type TCP Client is chosen)
  • Port
    Enter the TCP Port (1-65535) (Available if the connection type TCP Server, TCP Client or WebSocket Server is chosen)
  • Manual Barcode Input
    Define if a manual barcode input is allowed or not.
  • Feedback on Success
    Choose sound and/or vibration or deactivate both options.
  • Feedback on Error
    Choose sound and/or vibration or deactivate both options.
  • Prefix
    Define a prefix which should be added to the data. These additional characters will be added before the barcode data.
  • Suffix
    Define a prefix which should be added to the data. These additional characters will be added after the barcode data.
  • Connection Timeout
    This timeout defines the amount of seconds after the connection should be closed, if the app is running in the background.
    Default: 900 seconds.
  • History Size
    Defines the amount of barcode which should be save in the history.
    Default: 200 barcodes.
Camera Scanner
  • Flashlight
    Enable or disable the flashlight at the scanning. (Please note that the flash function is not compatible with all devices.)
  • Auto Focus
    Enable or disable the autofocus for scanning. Autofocus enables the integrated camera to focus on the scanned motive automatically.
  • Batch Scanning
    Activating the "batch mode" enables to scan multiple bar codes sequentially in series. To stop the running scan process, tap the "Back"-button of the smartphone.
  • Pause Between Scans
    Define the break between the individual scans in "batch mode" in milliseconds.
    Available if "Batch Scanning" is active. Default: 3000 ms.
  • 1D / Lineare Barcodes
    Enable or disable scanning of Codabar, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, EAN-8, EAN-13, 2 of 5 Interleaved, GS1 DataBar (RSS-14), RSS Expanded, UPC-A, UPC-E.
  • 2D Barcodes
    Enable or disable scanning of Aztec Code, Data Matrix, PDF 417, QR-Code.
  • Barcode Character Set
    Choose between these character sets:
    - Automatic (Default)
    - ASCII
    - Latin
    - UTF-8
    - UTF-16
    - Korean (949)
    - Russian (20866)
    - Japanese (Shift-JIS)
    - Traditional Chinese (950)
    - Tranditional Chinese (Big5)
  • Send FNC1 (ASCII 29)
    Enable or disable sending FNC1 (ASCII 29).
  • Import
    Import preferences from a configuration file.
  • Export
    Export preferences to a file.
  • Brief Manual
    The manual of Wireless Barcode Scanner will be shown in a HTML-file.
  • TEC-IT Blog
    Visit the blog of TEC-IT.
  • YouTube Videos
    On our YouTube channel are helpful videos about our software products.
  • License
    View current license information or purchase a valid license.
  • Device ID
    The device ID of the smartphone or tablet.
  • About
    Display the currently used version and the usage rights.

Wireless Barcodescanner Privacy

TEC-IT respects your privacy. Your data is safe.

Wireless Barcodescanner does not log, store or forward typed text, passwords or other personal data. Please contact us if you have any concerns regarding phishing, key logging or spying.