The Cofactr Warehouse App requires scanners to have the following configuration:
~ character at the start and end of each scan string
No return or other punctuation at the end of each scan string
<GS>replacing the Group Separator (ASCII 29) character
In theory, any scanner that supports these configuration options should work.
We only test and officially support Zebra scanners that support configuration through Zebra 123Scan or Zebra StageNow.
Tested & Supported
Supports Scanning Cofactr Labels
Supports Scanning Distributor Labels
For lower-cost, lower-volume scanning applications, we recommend the Zebra DS2208. If you will be regularly scanning distributor barcodes, such as at a materials-receiving workstation, we highly recommend upgrading to the Zebra DS8108. In our testing, the DS8108 has a much faster scan speed and a lower rate of incorrect scans when scanning dense labels with multiple barcodes or damaged barcodes.
If you are using one of our Tested & Supported scanners, we can provide a pre-configured Zebra 123Scan file that you can load on the scanner yourself. We can also sell you pre-configured scanners that will work out of the box, or you can send existing scanners to us to be provisioned and tested. Please contact [email protected] for configuration files or preconfigured scanners.
Printers & Labels
Label Printer Requirements
The Cofactr Warehouse App supports all USB Zebra printers that support Zebra ZPL II firmware. This covers most Zebra direct thermal and thermal transfer printers manufactured in the last several years.
Label Printer Recommendations
We recommend the ZD620 Direct Thermal printer with a Peeler attachment for most label printing applications.
We recommend the ZD620 Direct Thermal printer with a Cutter attachment for 4x6 shipping labels.
By default, we support 3"x2" direct thermal labels for Stock Lot, Shipment/Kit Line, Shipment, and Stock Location labels. We buy ours from Uline, but any Zebra-compatible black-on-white direct thermal label will work fine.
We support any standard 8.5"x11" printer for printing packing slips and customs documentation as long as you can print to it from your computer via USB (recommended) or local network.
All printers must be connected via USB (recommended) or local network to an internet-connected computer running the Cofactr Printer Host. This is a desktop application that supports Windows, Mac OSX, or Linux (including Raspberry Pi) and allows local printers to securely connect to the Cofactr servers so that they can be managed and used through the Cofactr platform. Cofactr Printer Host can be run on the same computer used to access the Warehouse App, but there is no requirement that the same computer is used. Any Warehouse App device can access any Cofactr Printer Host connected printer.
The desktop version of the Warehouse App supports any computer running a recent version of Google Chrome or an equivalent modern browser.
Currently, the only supported display resolution for the desktop version of the Warehouse App is 1920x1080. The user interface may not display correctly on smaller or larger displays.
A touchscreen is not required, but using one will increase your operator efficiency.
We recommend the following touchscreen monitors:
Currently, the mobile version of the Warehouse App is fully supported by the Zebra TC21 or TC26 Touch Computer with SE4710 Scanning Imager. Other mobile computers that use a Zebra Scanning Imager are likely compatible as well. Please contact [email protected] to request an evaluation of other hardware options.
If you are using the mobile Warehouse App, we will provide you with pre-configured, Cofactr-managed devices or work with your IT department to provision the devices that you provide.
Currently, the Cofactr Warehouse App also supports the following peripherals:
Scienscope AXC-800III X-Ray Component Counter
LCR Research Pro1 Plus with LCR Research Link1
Mitutoyo Digimatic Calipers with Mitutoyo 06ADV380C USB Cable
Fujitsu SP-1130Ne Document Scanner