By Default, the G1’s Barcode Emulator “Always On” setting is is set to disabled, this decision was made to save on battery power. When needed the user must turn it on, which in essence turning it on does so forever for the logged on user.
If you are baking this utility into your CORE image, you can easily turn on the emulator under the Administrator profile and set the “<CopyProfile>” setting to “True” in your unattend.xml to force the settings to take effect for all future produced accounts on the system.
However, if you are using a thin or hybrid image strategy, you would need to set this setting after the machine is detected as a FZ-G1A.
To forcibly instruct the emulator to start on start-up, the best method is to use the Panasonic Barcode Tools (Configuration Utility and Setting Utility).
- Download and install the Barcode Configuration Utility (Download Page) on any machine, could even be a virtual machine.
Open the Configuration utility and select the top radio button “2D Barcode Reader..”.
- Click on the “Barcode Software Tool” tab.
Check the “Connection to Barcode (Always-On)” checkbox and change the drop-down to “Enable”.
Click on File and Save a .INI file.
- Download and Install the “2D Barcode Setting Utility” (Download Here) on the target machine (G1 Toughpad).
Lastly, run the utility with the created .INI as the only argument.