Network Requirements Overview

Mobile barcode scanners require a steady and reliable network connection throughout the warehouse. If multiple access points are being used in the warehouse, seamless roaming is suggested. The topShelf Windows CE application that runs on mobile barcode scanners uses a standard port 80, much like accessing a web page.

Label Printing Network Requirements

If you are using network label printers with topShelf, the mobile barcode scanners and label printers must be on the same network. Direct TCP/IP connection between the barcode scanners and label printers is required.

If you are unsure of your network configuration we suggest that you work with a local IT company to do a survey of your configuration to ensure optimal performance. topShelf support reps are always glad to work with your IT staff to discuss any specifics.