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Rugline RT62H 6″ Windows 10 PDA Barcode Scanner w/Bluetooth Pistol Grip

These devices are really worth ~$600 when they work properly compared to other similar products on the market that sell for 2-3 times the price. With this being said you’d hope they come working out-of-the-box perfectly fine. However this wasn’t the case. Below are all the issues I ran into mine upon arrival and fixes. All the files and installers were obtained by my vendor who I purchased from on I take no credit for them, just helping out others in similar situations.


Barcode Module

No data was inputted upon scanning barcodes. Initially I thought the data ribbon belonging to the barcode module wasn’t connected to the mainboard. I was wrong, it was. They barcode module, which surprisingly is a genuine Honeywell branded module, they chose was a RS232 based, so it appears on Windows as a COM port. The manufactures got around this by creating a piece of software called “COM2HID” which acts as a bridge listening on the specified COM port (COM4#9600bps) and outputting the data into standard input. Download the following rar file and extract it onto the C: drive. If you extract it onto the desktop then it must remain there as the installer creates links telling Windows to start the COM2HID as a service. After installing, open up the settings by right clicking on tray icon and setting SerialPort to COM4.
Here are the basic steps

  1. Download COM2HID_v1.0.6.1_withService
  2. Extract it to C:\
  3. Right click on Install.bat and choose Run as administrator
  4. Press any key when prompted
  5. Open the Settings dialog box titled COM2HID
  6. Set it to the following:


Bluetooth pistol

The bluetooth pistol grip wasn’t activating after the fact that it was paired via bluetooth to the PDA. The issue was very similar to the barcode module, it was missing a piece of software that acts like a”bridge” listening on incoming data on COM1 triggered by the trigger itself on the pistol.
Here are the basic steps:

  1. Download Setup_V1.1.5.0.rar
  2. Extract it to C:\
  3. Right click on Install.bat and choose Run as administrator
  4. Press any key when prompted
  5. Open the Settings dialog box titled BLEHandleCOM2HID
  6. Set it to the following:


Carriage Returns & Suffixes

David Mole recently reached out to me and asked If I could make it easier for others that stumble onto this page for guidance on clearing carriage returns. As I stated previously, I’m here to help others in similar situations. Thanks David for reaching out.

If you’re having a carriage return or tab suffix issue, take a look at this page.


Pair Bluetooth Pistol Grip

Basic steps include:

  1. Right click on Bluetooth logo inside the taskbar tray
  2. Click on the “+ Add Bluetooth or other device”
  3. Select Bluetooth
  4. Depress trigger on the pistol and turn it on until it starts to blink rapidly
  5. In the “Add a device” window choose “BLE_Handle”

Original document outlining just about everything above: Pistol grip operation instruction_2017.11.01.docx

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