Barcode mode

BRM has two modes of operation;
  • normal mode - for when you use a keyboard / mouse / touch screen.
  • barcode mode - hands free mode.
If your bikes have barcodes on then sometimes (during certain workflows) you are going to want to operate under 'barcode mode'.  This is a special mode whereby BRM 'listens' to a barcode scanner (connected by cable or bluetooth).  It means that you can perform certain operations - hands free.
clearly this is only suited to certain workflows where there is a fairly simple range of operations you would want to perform.

Here are the pages that have a barcode mode:
  1. Search Reservations Page - so that you can find reservations by scanning a ticket or bike.  Then allocate and check-out, or check-in when the item returns, using scans.  See EVO mode.
  2. Maintenance Page - so that you can scan a bike, then scan a service item (from a menu).
  3. Delivery Management Page - so that you can scan bikes through the delivery management lifecycle (beta)
  4. Stock Take - so that you can scan bikes - and then perform certain operations on them (like change status, or change location)
January 2017
We are changing the way you get into and out of barcode mode.  Rather than each page controlling its own status (barcode or normal),  it is now a global setting.

so you simply turn the mode on and off using the top header:

The advantages of a global setting (over per page ) are as follows:
  • you can change between pages more easily
  • it will remember your preference between logging in
  • it means the navigation buttons can be kept for navigating!