Since using multiple scanners means the Clarius App will show more than one scanner on the selection page, it is important to know which scanner is being selected as well as which Wi-Fi network to switch to on the mobile device. A few simple procedures can make scanning in workshops and training sessions much simpler to reduce any setup time.
1. Instead of using multiple Wi-Fi Direct networks, setting up a simple router and configuring all the mobile devices and scanners to connect to it can ensure that all equipment will automatically be on the same network upon boot-up. Clarius has tested with over 10 scanners running simultaneously on a single Wi-Fi network.
2. Place a small colored sticker on each scanner, and then in Clarius Cloud, set the friendly name with the color code, i.e. "Yellow L7". This will make it more apparent when selecting a specific Scanner from the App.
3. If the image lags during scanning (if all the scanners are connected to the same Wi-Fi channel), to speed up connection time, using the Clarius App 7.1.0 version, the scanner no longer searches for the best channel. Instead, it connects to a channel that’s not commonly used. The trade off is that all the scanners will now connect to the same Wi-Fi channel by default. To return to the Clarius app 6.1.0 behaviour and have the scanner search for the best channel, you can enable Wi-Fi Search from the App's settings page. It will increase the connection/boot time of the scanner, but it should reduce the chances of having the scanners all run on the same Wi-Fi channel.