In order to help new users begin scanning as quickly as possible, JoeScan provides the application SensorTester with each software release. This program allows an engineer or technician to control a scanner using a graphical user interface for testing and evaluation purposes.
Before beginning, make sure the following items are on hand and ready for use.
X-Code M12 to RJ45 ethernet cable
RJ45 ethernet cable
IEEE 802.3 Power over Ethernet (PoE) capable network switch
Computer with RJ45 network interface
Other JoeScan devices normally used within a complete scan system, such as the ScanSync, can be left aside for this exercise.
The following steps show how to prepare the hardware for use with SensorTester.
Record the JS-50’s serial number found on the side of the body; the serial number is the primary key used to identify and interface with JoeScan JS-50s.
Using the X-Code M12 to RJ45 ethernet cable, connect the keyed X-Code M12 connector to the JS-50 and the RJ45 connector to the PoE network switch. Ensure that the port on the network switch is PoE capable and can provide power to the JS-50.
Connect the RJ45 ethernet cable to a PoE capable port on the network switch and the desktop computer.
Confirm that everything is set up in the manner according to the diagram below.
Position the JS-50 such that it is pointed away from all people and aimed at a static non-reflective target approximately 4 feet away.
After configuring the necessary hardware, the next step is to configure the computer used to run SensorTester.
Download the latest software from Developer Portal Release page and unzip the contents.
Temporarily disable Windows Defender firewall following the instructions in the Firewall Settings article. It is possible to allow SensorTester and other JS-50 software applications to be granted access through the firewall, but initially, we will disable the firewall for simplicity’s sake.
Temporarily disable any third party antivirus software. If desiring to use antivirus software on a computer that will be running JS-50 software applications, it is recommended to consult with the antivirus software’s documentation to ensure that it does not hinder scanning.
Confirm that the network interface going out to the JS-50 has a link local address by referring to the instructions listed in Network Settings article.
With hardware and software setup completed, the next step is to launch SensorTester and start scanning.
Launch the executable
tools/SensorTester/within the software release unzipped previously in the Computer Setup instructions.
Windows may bring up a security prompt; first select
Run anywayto confirm and launch the application.
In the top left corner, enter the serial number of the JS-50 being used and click the
Below the area where the serial number was entered are many parameters that can be adjusted to influence the scan data. These can be skipped for now.
Connectbutton to connect to the JS-50.
If connection is successful, indicated by the
Connectbutton changing to
Disconnect, then click the
Start Scanningbutton directly below.
The JS-50 should now be scanning and the SensorTester application displaying data in the grid display.
The JS-50 does not power up
Ensure that the JS-50 is plugged into a port capable of delivering power on a Power over Ethernet (PoE) capable network switch.
SensorTester fails to connect
Ensure the firewall and network are configured properly. Use of
ipconfig as described in the Network Settings article can be used to test the ability of the client PC to be able to reach a given JS-50.
SensorTester connects but throws a version error
Use the FirmwareUpdate tool and install the JS-50 firmware that came with the software downloaded from the Developer Portal.
Contact your JoeScan representative and we'll provide one on one assistance to ensure scanning success.