These instructions assume configuration for the LT7112H RF unit is correct, both in the LT7112H RF unit and in Paladin. The pairing code is already set as 0000; therefore, no changes needed. You only need one utility to set up the TSC Alpha-3RB portable printer (DiagTool_V163.exe).

This article contains the following information:

Configure the TSC Alpha-3RB portable printer

  1. Put labels in the printer. Note: Insert labels from the bottom of the roll out the door, not from the top of the roll out the door.
  2. Plug the printer into a USB port with supplied Mini-USB cable.
  3. Hold the power button (on the right) down until farthest right LED lights up amber, then release.
  4. Start DiagTool_V163.exe to open the Diagnostic Tool window.
  5. In the upper right of the Diagnostic Tool window, make sure Interface is set to USB
  6. On the bottom left of the Diagnostic Tool window, press Get Status and make sure it says Ready.

                Note: Do not be concerned about additional information shown.

      7. On the bottom of the Diagnostic Tool window, click Load
      8. Click Save.
      9. In the Diagnostic Tool window, browse to TSC-ALPHA-3R_BNTDec14.dcf
     10.Select the TSC-ALPHA-3R_BNTDec14.dcf file.
     11. In the Diagnostic Tool window, make sure that the ShiftX value is not 0, then press Set.
     12. Click Calibrate Sensor.
     13. Set the form size:

Bin tags:
Height: 1.00
Width: 1.90
Gap: 0.12

 Shelf tags:
Height: 1.25
Width: 1.90
Gap: Use the Black Mark setting (0.12 tall)

ACE brand bin tags:
Height: 1.12
Gap: 0.08

     14. Make sure GAP is selected for Media Type.
     15. On the far left of the Diagnostic Tool window, click Calibrate.

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Configure the LT7112H RF Unit to use the TSC Alpha-3RB portable printer

Note: This needs to be done with the printer powered on. This assumes all other configuration for the RF Unit is correct.

  1. Power on the RF unit.
  2. Press F2 for set up.
  3. Press F8 (no need to press the function button first).
  4. Enter 0000 for the pairing code.
  5. Press F9. The RF unit will search for broadcasting Bluetooth devices.
  6. On the resulting screen, press the button next to TSC-ALPHA3. The RF unit will pair with printer and connect with it.

When connected, the printer will have a solid blue light on the far left. When communication occurs over the connection, the light will blink.

      7. Press F1 on RF unit until you get back to the main menu.

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Configure Paladin to use the TSC Alpha-3RB portable printer

  1. In Paladin, from the main menu, select File > Setup.
  2. Select the Network tab.
  3. In the Network pane, select TSC from the RF Attached Printer (there are four printer options) list.
  4. Click Save.
  5. On the Company tab, in the RF Terminals pane, select a style from the RF Printer Bintag Style* list and the RF Printer Item Tag Style* list.
  6. Click Save, and then click Close.

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Test the TSC Alpha-3RB portable printer from the LT7112H RF Unit

  1. In Paladin, on the top ribbon, select the Inventory module.
  2. On the bottom ribbon of the module, select F10 RF Unit.
  3. In the RF Unit Controls window, you can see what RF Unit is connected.
  4. Power on both the Printer and RF Unit.
  5. Press F1 to log into the RF Unit.
  6. Press F1 for Overwrite...
  7. Press Enter.
  8. Press Enter again to say Yes to using the attached printer.
  9. Press F1 to print All Bin Tags.
  10. Press Enter.
  11. On the Location prompt,  press Enter.
  12. On the Scan prompt, scan a known barcode.
  13. On Quantity prompt, press Enter.
  14. On Sale prompt, press Enter.

The RF Unit will pair to printer, connect to printer, and then the printer will print the label.

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Additional Information

Pairing the RF Unit to a printer will fail if the battery status indicator is blinking green (low battery). When the RF Unit is plugged into power, the battery status indicator should change to amber (charging), and pairing will function. If the RF Unit battery status indicator is solid green, the battery is fully charged.

A steady blue light will come on the RF Unit when it is connected. The blue light will blink when actively communicating to a printer.

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Printed on: 7/07/22