BCD536HP: USB Remote control hangs on power cycle

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radionerd1

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Recently I deployed a BCD536HP to a remote location feeding Proscan.
the serial connection was on the front USB, after a brief interruption to the USB connection; power loss or USB connection, the scanner hangs in the nag screen to select mass storage or serial.

This is unacceptable for remote control, a power glitch will cause a trip to the remote site to push a button. Wouldn't it make way too much sense to code a timer on this function? Just like the annoying clock set? After a few seconds code the firmware to start serial on the connected USB.

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Put a access point in connect the 536 wifi problem solved that is how I run my 536 at home.
 

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Not on a computer reboot with the cable. WIFI does not matter computer reboots PROSCAN restarts scanner starts again.
 

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I am not sure if the serial commands you need (I assume they are the freq and alpha tag) are available on the rear serial port of the BCD536HP.

You might want to try a USB-Serial adapter and a Null-modem adapter and use that instead. If the commands and data you seek are there this would eliminate the need for the USB port to be used and the need to choose between Serial and Mass Storage Mode.
 
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