Hardware

We recommend the following hardware and software on which to use ezFMD:

  • PCs running Windows 10 (preferred), Windows 8 or Windows 7.
    (Older versions such as XP are not supported.)
  • Any 2D barcode scanner with support for Serial over USB mode and a suitable device driver. (For Windows 10, the built-in driver works well for many barcode readers.)

Scanner selection

For certain scanner models, audio feedback on the pass or failure result of the authentication test for each pack is available, allowing the operative to scan through many packs without regular reference to the screen. (A distinctive sound is made for any pack with an Amber or Red status.) This is currently supported on the Datalogic QD2430, the model most widely used in FMD in Ireland and will be extended to other models of the Datalogic range in due course.

Installation of ezFMD

In a typical organisation, the person familiar with the IT system will install the software.

A nationwide installation service is available for those wishing to avail of it.