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ProGlove Documentation

Photo Reporting

Introduction

Our new Photo Reporting capabilities allow the workers to capture and send photos of any single detail, quality issue or event on the shop floor. Take a photo with your scanner to create a Photo Report, then send it directly to INSIGHT webportal for further review.

Important

Ensure your ProGlove scanners are using Scanner Firmware Gen1 version 2.10.0 and Scanner Firmware Gen2 version 1.3.0. Pair the scanners with the Gateway and connect them to a level in INSIGHT.

Photo Reporting via Gateway

Once your devices are paired and connected to INSIGHT, double-click the trigger on your ProGlove scanner to initiate image capturing mode. Your scanner will activate the laser and its lights will flash in different colors signifying it is ready to take photos. Point the scanner's laser beam to the item or area of interest, then single-click the trigger again to capture an image.

The image is sent via Gateway to INSIGHT, where you and your colleagues can review it. Simply repeat the steps to reactivate the Photo Reporting feature on your scanner and take the next photo.

In case the double-click on your scanner's trigger is reserved for another action within your work process, and defined through a Workflow Rule, you can still initiate image capturing mode on your scanner by scanning the barcode displayed below.

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Every Photo Report sent to INSIGHT contains its date and time stamp, as well as the details of devices and the level within My Organization from which the report was sent. Access, review and manage any Photo Reports documented on your shop floor in INSIGHT by going to Devices, and then select the Photos tab. For more information on working with Photo Reports in INSIGHT, see here.

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Note

It can take up to 30 seconds for a Photo Report to be transferred to INSIGHT and appear in the grid view, as shown above.

Additional information

The resolution and quality settings are currently hard-coded within the Gateway firmware settings in order to achieve the best balance between quality and responsiveness when taking or transferring an image.

  • Maximum message size: 128 KB

  • Image resolution: 640 x 480

  • Jpeg quality setting: 20

Availability and limitations:

Table 1. Feature availability

Devices and firmware

Subscription plan

Lifecycle status

Resources

MARK Basic, MARK Display, MARK 2 - Scanner Firmware Gen1 version 2.10.0

LEO, MARK 3 - Scanner Firmware Gen2 version 1.3.0

Gateway - version 2.8.0

INSIGHT Visibility, INSIGHT Analytics

BETA feature

Firmware, Release notes



FAQs

1.

Can I activate Photo Reporting using API?

Yes. You can trigger Photo Reporting using Streams API messages.

2.

Can I use Photo Reporting with my Android device?

Yes. For more information, see Photo Reporting via INSIGHT Mobile (Android).

3.

Why should I use this feature?

Photo Reporting allows you to use the scanner that is already on the back of your hand and saves you the time and effort of handling an additional device for the purpose of capturing photos. Moreover, all photos are sent directly to your INSIGHT account.

4.

Can I send photos directly to INSIGHT without an Android device?

No. An Android or Gateway devices are necessary for your scanners to connect with and send data to your INSIGHT account.

5.

What are the file sizes that can be sent through to INSIGHT?

Depending on the type of file, file sizes can vary. Below are some average sizes in KB (kilobytes).

  • Image of a white paper: 1-2 KB

  • Standard images: 5-10 KB

  • Random noise images: 10-20 KB

  • Test of random noise image with quality setting 20 and in highest resolution: 43 KB