NAUTIZ X41 Pistol grip guides

Bare pistol (NX41EXP-1055)

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Utilizing the pistol without any addons is very straightforward and requires little setup. The pistol itself does not require to be powered on since it now works as a “trigger only” type accessory via the pogo pin connection on the back. If you want to make the pistol lighter in weight, the integrated battery can easily be removed. Use the thumbscrew at the bottom of the grip “picture”.

Do not power on and pair the pistol if you plan on using it without any addon. The battery is only meant to power the addons and has no other use when using the bare pistol. Pairing it will disable scanning to highlight this.

Getting started

  1. Mount your Nautiz X41 device to the pistol by firmly attaching it to the sled. 
  2. Make sure to enable barcode scanning in the Settings > Scanner settings > Scanner configuration.
  3. Done!
If the display is allowed to sleep/turn OFF the grip will no longer be allowed to scan, so for heavy-duty scanning applications it’s recommended to set Settings > Display > Screen timeout to “never” value.

 

Pistol with long range-scanner (NX41EXP-LRS)

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In order to utilize the pistol with a long-range scanner addon together with your Nautiz X41 device, we need to make sure that it’s powered up and paired. The scanner functionality is built into the standard operating system of the Nautiz X41 (Android 11) and will work without any additional apps after pairing and configuring a few settings.

Getting started

  1. Mount your Nautiz X41 device to the pistol by firmly attaching it to the sled.
  2. Turn on the pistol by pressing and holding the power button until the lights start blinking and you hear a beep.
  3. Pair the pistol grip by accessing Settings > Scanner settings > Pistol grip connection manager > Connect. Click refresh to start searching for Bluetooth devices and locate your pistol that will be named “NX41EXP-P”. The device will ask for a pin code which is per default “1234”.
  4. Once paired you can start scanning immediately.
  5. Done!

  • If the display is allowed to sleep/turn OFF the grip will no longer be allowed to scan, so for heavy-duty scanning applications it’s recommended to set Settings > Display > Screen timeout to “never” value.
  • The pistol grip will stay paired and turned on until disconnected by the user, actively turned OFF, or run out of battery.
  • After a restart of the NX41 device the pistol will not automatically connect, but there is a quick switch button in the curtain menu if the pistol and device have already been paired in the past. Picture
  • The physical “SW” key on the side of the pistol grip allows the user to switch between operating the long-range scanner and the internal scan engine of the device.

 

Pistol with UHF (NX41EXP-UHFEU/NA)

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In order to utilize the pistol with the UHF addon together with your Nautiz X41 device, we need to make sure that it’s powered up and paired. The UHF is an advanced tool and requires integration to your apps in order to work outside of our provided demo application which can be found below.

Getting started

  1. Install the demo application which can be found here. After installing the app, make sure to complete the below steps before opening the app.
  2. Mount your Nautiz X41 device to the pistol by firmly attaching it to the sled.
  3. Turn on the pistol by pressing and holding the power button until the lights start blinking and you hear a beep.
  4. Open the app and choose manual connection. This will initiate the Bluetooth search.
  5. Locate your pistol that will be named “NX41EXP-P”. The device will ask for a pin code which is per default “1234”.
  6. A permission window will open asking you to give “UHF Example” access to all files. Grant it full access and then press the back arrow once. This will bring you to the home screen of the UHF app.
  7. For demo purposes, you can press the Start button to initiate the scanning of any nearby tags. Please note that the fan is per default turned ON and might start when initiating scans.
  8. There are many options in the app that can be explored so please feel free to play around.
  9. Done!

UHF SDK

If you want to integrate the UHF module into your own app. You will find the SDK here.

Battery charging and/or replacement

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The battery of the pistol grip can be charged using two methods:

  1. Desktop dock (included with all purchases): The dock will charge both the NX41 device and the internal pistol grip battery.
  2. Two slot battery charger (optional): Allows for batteries to be charged outside of the pistol body. Simply twist the thumbscrew at the bottom of the pistol until the cover pops open and carefully remove the battery. Please note that there is a right/wrong way to place the battery inside the pistol body which is marked clearly on the battery pack. 
The USB-C port on the bottom of the pistol grip is designed for debugging and firmware updates, not charging.
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