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How can I configure PocketRep?

After you have installed PocketRep, you can configure the application to work with a Socket In-Hand scanner.  To use this scanner, you will need to install the SocketScan software, configure the Prefix and Suffix, assign a button to activate the scanner, and you may want to add PocketRep to your menu list of programs.

Socket supports three scanners for PocketPC devices: In-Hand CF card, In-Hand SDIO card, and Bluetooth.  Use the SocketScanCE_v32 for the CF scanner if your device is not using Mobile PocketPC.  If you are using the SDIO scanner, use the Socketscan108H driver to control the scanner.   Only one version of the driver can be used on the device.  The latter version, 108H will control either scan card but, there may be difficulties initializing the driver if your device is not running the Mobile PocketPC operating system. 

Download Socketscan108L - For the Socket Scan scanners.  This file can be also be placed on the device by BrokerForce see: PocketRep Maintenance Tool.

After the download completes, run the file to install SocketScan and follow the prompts.

To configure your Socket Scan In-Hand Scanner to Work with PocketRep:

  1. After installing the Socket Software for their scanner, on the PocketPC device, click <Start>,<Programs>, and the <Socket Scan> to initialize the scanner.  Close the <Programs> window.

  2. Click the <Socket Scan> icon at the bottom right of the PocketPC screen and select "Prefix/Suffix...".

  3. Enter the prefix and suffix as shown in the graphic at right and then close the prefix/suffix window

To assign button 5 (record) to activate the scanner:

Not all devices have a button 5 however, the instructions to assign a button are the same for any of the assignable buttons.

  1. Click <Start>, <Settings>, <Button 5>, and from the <Button assignment> drop list, select "SocketScan".  This will assign the record button at the upper left of the device to the scanner.

  2. Save your changes and close this window

To add PocketRep to PocketPC menu:

  1. Click <Start>, <Settings>, <Menu>

  2. Place a check in <PocketRep>.  Remove any unneeded menu options such as <In Box> if they are not required.  Novices tend to select anything and everything in experimenting and this can overwhelm the device's memory.

  3. If you click <Ok> to close this window, you will be prompted if you have too many items in the menu list.  If so, you must remove the check from one or more programs that are on your menu list.

Trouble Shooting:

If your scanner is not initializing correctly when the card is removed and re-inserted into the device, you should remove and re-install the correct version of the SocketScan driver.  To remove the SocketScan driver, click <Start>, <Settings>, <Add/Remove Software>, and remove the driver.  You MUST reset the device and the computer you will install the software from before docking the device and installing the driver again.

For some of the newest devices, an updated SocketScan driver is now available. Use these instructions do install this driver:


Take the card out of the device > Tap on Start > Settings > System > Remove Programs > Remove the SocketScan software > Tap OK > soft reset.

Download the latest version of SocketScan from this link:
Copy the file as it is from your Desktop and paste it to your Pocket PC either via Activesync or memory card > Open your Pocket PCs File Explorer > Locate the CAB file > Tap on it > This will install the software on your device > Soft reset > Tap on Start > Settings > Buttons > Assign a button to SocketScan > OK > X > Press the assigned button to launch SocketScan > Insert the scanner > Test.
If you need help installing a cab file follow this link:


If you are using infrared printing, you can remove the rubber gasket from between the device and the scanner.  Then, point the device at a 45 degree angle to your printer to print. 

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