Updated 123Scan Utility Makes Configuring and Managing Motorola Scanners Easier Than Ever

Posted December 14, 2009


Compatible with popular office tools, the PC-based Motorola 123Scan² software makes staging and managing scanners easy

Full of industry firsts, the 123Scan² Configuration Utility for Motorola scanners allows quick and efficient deployment of scanners. The patented wizard tool streamlines the set up process, which can then upgrade scanner firmware and stage large number of scanners simultaneously. Businesses can generate a multi-setting bar code for single scan programming and 123Scan² will check online for software updates to keep scanners running at peak performance – a process made simple because 123Scan² preserves and automatically re-loads pre-upgrade settings upon completion of the firmware upgrade.

Another first is a new utility that automatically detects and establishes a two-way communication with scanners to track and maintain assets and data. This feature combines with powerful reporting applications that provide confirmation that scanners were staged properly and are ready for use, as well as parameter and inventory reports which provide documentation of all provisioning activities – including updates of firmware, configuration settings and more. All of these capabilities are compatible with PC-based systems. Users can generate and email configuration files plus save bar code configuration sheets as Microsoft Word documents for easy re-branding, and can archive asset tracking information directly to Microsoft Access.

features and benefits include:

Ease of Deployment

  • Intuitive graphic user interface (GUI)
  • Wizard tool makes installation effortless
  • With addition of USB hub, multiple scanners can be staged simultaneously
  • Preferences saved for easy upgrading
  • Generates a multi-setting bar code for single scan programming
  • Settings can be saved in a configuration file that can then be distributed via email, electronically downloaded directly to a scanner via a USB or RS-232 cable, or utilized to generate programming bar codes


  • Works with PC-based tools such as Word, Access and email applications
  • Supports most frequently requested ADF rules right out of the box — ‘Append a Tab’ and ‘Append an Enter’

Automatic Upgrades

  • Checks for upgrades on Motorola.com
  • Downloads new firmware and release notes


  • Easy to add new scanners to legacy systems
  • Saves and maintains preferences

Asset Tracking and Management

  • Detects and establishes two way communication with scanners to track assets and performance

Reporting Features

  • Maintains data on use and staging
  • Provides all reports on provisioning activities such as updates of firmware and configuration settings
  • Print directly from 123Scan², email or send to Word or Access

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