ENTAGGED MANUAL




Table of contents

  1. Getting started


  2. How it works


  3. Possible Problems / Troubleshooting

  4. Product manual





1. Getting Started


Plugging the Entagged into the camera


1. Make sure you have the correct Entagged for your camera. You can check the compatibility list here.

2. Plug the Entagged into your camera.

a. For Canon users: The Entagged for Canon has to plugs, one USB and one HDMI. Note: On cameras with USB 3.0 ports, the Micro-USB plug fits into the bottom half of the socket. Start by plugging in the USB plug a tiny bit. Then adjust the Entagged until the HDMI plug fits. Then push both plugs all the way in.

b. For Nikon users (Entagged N1):
1. Plug the Entagged into the round remote socket in the front. Don’t worry if it’s a little hard to push in. The Entagged is designed to stay on the camera all the time so we made it a tight fit.
2. Move the rubber flap away or just remove it entirely.
3. Plug in the small additional cable. First, the square plug into the Entagged so the cable points away from the lens.
4. Plug the other end of the cable into the camera. On cameras with USB 3.0 ports, the Micro-USB plug fits into the bottom half of the socket.

c. For Nikon users (Entagged N2):
1. Plug the Entagged into the square remote socket on the side of the camera. The Entagged is designed to stay on the camera all the time so we made it a tight fit.
2. Plug in the small additional cable. Plug the USB plug into the USB socket of the camera.
3. Plug in the other end of the cable into the Entagged. The cable needs to point towards the front of the camera.

3. Turn on your camera to activate the Entagged. You don’t need to charge the Entagged as it’s getting very little power of the camera.

Pair the Entagged to a phone


Pairing from the On-Boarding (first App start)

1. Download and install the free Entagged app from from the Apple AppStore or the Google Playstore.

2. Turn on your camera and make sure the Entagged is getting power. The Entagged will shine turquoise when it is plugged in to the camera correctly.

3. Open the app and carefully look through the first on-boarding screens by swiping left.

4. Tap “START SEARCHING”. The app will now show you all Entaggeds near you.

5. In the next screen, the app is continuously searching for Entaggeds. Just tap on the Entagged you want to pair. If the pairing was successful, a check mark will appear. Then tap “DONE”.

6. Make sure you allow the app to use your phone’s camera. This is necessary to be able to scan a code.

7. From now on the Entagged will now always automatically reconnect with your phone.


Pairing from within the App

1. Download and install the free Entagged app from from the Apple AppStore or the Google Playstore.

2. Turn on your camera and make sure the Entagged is getting power. The Entagged will shine turquoise when it is plugged in to the camera correctly.

3. Open the app and carefully look through the first on-boarding screens by swiping left.

4. Tap “START SEARCHING”. The app will now show you all Entaggeds near you.

5. In the next screen, the app is continuously searching for Entaggeds. Just tap on the Entagged you want to pair. If the pairing was successful, a check mark will appear. Then tap “DONE”.

6. Make sure you allow the app to use your phone’s camera. This is necessary to be able to scan a code.

7. From now on the Entagged will now always automatically reconnect with your phone.

Pair an additional Bluetooth Scanner


1. Pair the Entagged with a phone. See point: “Pair the Entagged to a phone”.

2. Tap the Entagged settings icon at the bottom of the app’s menu.

3. Tap on the Entagged that you want to pair the scanner to. Note: Make sure the Entagged is plugged into the camera and the camera is turned on.

4. Tap “Accessories”.

5. In this screen, the app is continuously searching for scanners. Turn on the scanner and make sure it’s close to the Entagged. To turn on the scanner and immediately bring it into the pairing mode, press the small button at the top of the scanner for five seconds.

6. In the app, the scanner should now appear in the list. Tap on the scanner you want to pair. If the pairing was successful, the scanner will do a high single beep and in the app, will move to the top area.

7. The scanner is now successfully paired to the Entagged. You can use the app to manage the Entagged or the scanner.

You are now set up and ready to go.

2. How it works


Scanning a code with the app


1. Turn on your camera with the Entagged plugged in and make sure your Entagged is paired to your phone.

2. Open the Entagged app. Your phone will automatically reconnect to the Entagged.The small dot next to your Entagged name is turquoise when the Entagged is connected to your phone.

3. In the menu, choose the scan mode. This mode will always automatically be in the foreground once an Entagged is paired.

4. Hold your phone over a 1D or 2D (e.g. QR) code.

5. If a code was found and successfully scanned a yellow frame appears and the code’s number is shown on the screen.

6. If the code was transmitted to the camera successfully the frame of the scan area will turn turquoise. The currently saved code is always at the top box above the scan area.

7. Take a photo (from app or camera) and the code is saved in the photo’s EXIF data: In the comment field on Nikon or in the copyright field on Canon cameras.

8. The last code will be saved in all the photos you take until you scan the next code.

9. If something went wrong a red frame appears. The old code is still saved – displayed at the top. Just scan one more time.

Scanning a code with the Opticon scanner


1. Turn on your camera with the Entagged plugged in and make sure your Entagged is paired to your Opticon scanner (see “Pair an additional Bluetooth Scanner”).

2. Turn on your Opticon scanner by pressing the small button at the top of the scanner for five seconds. The scanner will now automatically reconnect to the Entagged and do a high single beep once it’s connected.

3. Scan a code by pressing the big button at the top of the scanner. The red laser will turn on; hold the scanner so the red laser line is over the complete barcode.

4. If a code was successfully scanned the scanner will do high double beep and the laser will go off.

5. If the code was transmitted to the camera successfully the scanner will do an even higher double beep.

6. Take a photo and the code is saved in the photo’s EXIF data: In the comment field on Nikon or in the copyright field on Canon cameras.

7. The last code will be saved in all the photos you take until you scan the next code.

8. If something went wrong while scanning a code, the scanner will do deep single beep. The old code is still saved. Just scan one more time.

9. If the scanner loses connection to the Entagged (e.g. the camera is turned off), the scanner will start blinking blue and the Entagged’s LED will shine yellow. If you’re trying to scan a code while no connection is established you will get a deep single beep.

3. Possible Problems / Troubleshooting


Problems that might occur when using/scanning with the app


A code is not saved in the photo’s metadata: Red frame

When could it happen?

1. Camera is busy: When you’re continuously triggering the camera without a break, you might get a red frame when scanning a code while the camera is still busy processing the photos. In that case, the old code is still be saved.

2. Bluetooth connection interferences: Usually, when the connection is lost, the app will close the scan area so you won’t be able to scan a code. Very rarely, it could happen that an object or a person shortly interferences the Bluetooth connection so the Entagged couldn’t save the code properly. In that case, the old code is still be saved.


Scanning not possible: Warning/Errors shown in the app

When could it happen?

1. Permission for using the phone’s camera denied: The app needs permission to use the phone’s camera. In case permission is denied, please go to your phone’s camera settings and allow the Entagged app to use the camera.

2. The remote trigger button in the app is greyed out: The Entagged is not able to save codes to the metadata. Please check if your Entagged is plugged in properly. For Nikon cameras: Check if you have the small additional USB cable plugged in properly.

3. Very rarely, your phone’s operating system can deny usage of the scan engine. Please close the app entirely (forced quit) and restart the app. Scanning should now be possible again.

Problems that might occur when using/scanning with the Opticon scanner


A code is not saved in the photo’s metadata

When could it happen?

1. Camera is busy: When you’re continuously triggering the camera without a break, your camera will be busy processing the photos. When you scan a new code during that time, this codes might not be saved in the photo’s metadata. In that case, the old code is still be saved. Wait until the camera has processed all the photos and scan again.

2. Bluetooth connection interferences: Usually, when the connection is lost, the scanner will start blinking blue and the Entagged’s LED will shine yellow. If you’re trying to scan a code while no connection is established you will get a deep single beep. Very rarely, it could happen that an object or a person shortly interferences the Bluetooth connection so the Entagged couldn’t save the code properly. In that case, the old code is still be saved.

4. Product manual


The app


Starting the App / On-Boarding

See a quick guide (on-boarding) by swiping to the left from the welcome screen.

At the last screen of the on-boarding you can start searching for an Entagged or try the app without an Entagged.
– “Start Searching” / Yellow button: Search for Entaggeds around you that are plugged into a camera.
– “Try app without Entagged” / Yellow label: Use the app without an Entagged. This mode is for demo purposes only and won’t save any barcodes to a camera.


Virtual Entagged

The Virtual Entagged is demo mode to provide users full access to the app without having to have an Entagged. Since the app handles the virtual Entagged as a real Entagged, users can scan codes and enter the settings, however, no codes will be saved to a certain device.
Using the virtual Entagged, users can pair an Entagged from within the app as normal.


Photo Mode

The photo mode lets you scan single 1D or 2D (e.g. QR) codes. The scanned code will be sent to the Entagged that writes the code into the photo’s metadata in camera. In the comment field on Nikon or in the copyright field on Canon cameras.

Top white box: Status bar (from left to right)
– Small dot: Status of Bluetooth connection.
   1. Red: Smartphone is not connected to the Entagged.
   2. Turquoise: Smartphone is connected to the Entagged.
– Entagged version and camera name.
– Number of photos that can be taken according to the SD card storage in the camera.
– Battery status of the camera.

Big white box: Currently saved barcode
– Barcode that is currently saved in the EXIF data of the camera.
   1. Grey number: Currently saved barcode.
   2. Turquoise number: New barcode is successfully transmitted to the camera and will be saved in the EXIF data of the next photos taken.

Big (blurry) white camera screen box: Scan area / Info center
– Framed area in the middle scans 1D or 2D (e.g. QR) codes. Hold phone 10-20 cm away from codes for optimal speed results. Codes are detected faster when they’re in the middle of the scan area.
– If any warnings or errors occur, the info/instruction texts will be displayed in the center area.

Big grey button in the bottom center: Trigger button
– This button will trigger the connected camera remotely
– Greyed out: Trigger Button is not available. The reason why will be displayed in the info center.

Three lines: Menu button
– Open the menu sidebar.


Sidebar Menu

Photo Mode label: Enters the photo mode.

Entagged Icon with cogwheel: Enters Entagged settings.

Round button with “i”: Enters the information menu.


Entagged Settings

In the Entagged settings you can see all Entaggeds that are paired to the smartphone. Whether they’re currently connected or not. In this screen the app continuously looks for new Entaggeds that are not currently paired.

Small white box: Paired Entagged
– All white boxes (Entaggeds) can be tapped, whether they’re currently connected or not, to enter the “Edit Entagged” screen.
– If no Entagged is paired, the “Virtual Entagged” will be shown. Once a real Entagged is connected, the virtual Entagged disappears.
– Small dot: Status of Bluetooth connection.
   1. Red: Smartphone is not connected to the Entagged.
   2. Turquoise: Smartphone is connected to the Entagged.
   3. Grey: Entagged is switched off (by toggle switch on the right).
– Entagged version and camera name.

Toggle switch: Turn Entagged connection on or off.
– This toggle switch will turn on or off the connection to the Entagged
   1. On: The Entagged will automatically reconnect to the app.
   2. Off: The Entagged will not automatically reconnect to the app.

“PAIR ADDITIONAL ENTAGGEDS”: Search are for pairing new Entaggeds
– In this screen, the app is continuously searching for Entaggeds. New/unpaired Entaggeds will appear in this area. Tap on the Entagged you want to pair. If the pairing was successful, the Entagged will move to the top area.


Edit Entagged

“Edit Entagged” can be seen as the Entagged’s profile. It lets you adjust settings specifically for that Entagged.

Serial number and connection status

Firmware button
– See your current firmware version and update the firmware if a new one is available.
– Important for Canon cameras: During the firmware update process, please hold the trigger button of the camera as the camera cannot go into a sleep mode because of power.
– Updating the firmware takes about 1-3 minutes.
– The Entagged’s LED will shine blue and red during that process.

Accessories button: Pair and unpair additional scanners

Unpair Entagged button: Once an Entagged is unpaired it will appear in the “Your Entagged” screen as a newly found Entagged.


Info Menu

Manual button: See the Entagged manual within the app.

About button

Data Privacy button

Terms and Conditions button

The Entagged (Hardware)


Yellow slow pulse: Not connected, ready to connect

LED off:
– Camera is off
– No battery
– Deep sleep because of longer time of no usage: Turn on camera and tap trigger button on the camera
– Photo is being taken

Turquoise slow pulse: App connected but not in active use (app in background, app display off or app not used for 30 seconds)

Turquoise continuous on: app connected and in active use (only status where codes can be scanned and will be saved in the EXIF data)

Light blue slow pulse: app disconnected but accessory scanner connected (codes can be scanned with scanner but last activity is at least 30 seconds ago).

Light blue continuous: App disconnected but accessory scanner connected and in active use.

Red: Entagged is in firmware update mode and not connected to app.

Red blinking: Shit’s on fire yo.

Dark blue continuous: Firmware update mode and app connected.

Dark blue blinking: Firmware update in progress.

The Opticon Scanner


Small button: Turn scanner on and off.

Big button: Hold to turn on scanner laser and scan a barcode.

LED:
– blinking blue: Scanner is turned on and ready for Bluetooth connection
– blinking blue every 5 seconds: Scanner connected to Entagged
– yellow continuous: Battery low
– yellow single blink: Bad read
– red continuous: Charging via USB
– green continuous: Carging complete
– white: (Blue and yellow at the same time)
– purple: (Red and blue)

Sounds:
– Two tone downwards (high, low): Scanner is turned on
– Single low beep: Scanner is turned off
– Single high beep: Scanner is connected to Entagged
– Short Single low beep: Bad read or code couldn’t be saved in the EXIF data
– Two tone upwards (low, high): Code successfully scanned
– Two tone upwards (high, higher): Code successfully transmitted to Entagged and correctly saved in camera