Manage Devices

While you can use Lanes to begin ticketing, you may have devices you need to add and associate before doing so. This section covers adding, testing, and assigning devices to your Lanes.

Device Types

When setting up new devices, please contact the Fast-Weigh Support team by phone at 865-219-2980 or for assistance.

  • IP Camera: A network camera to provide monitoring of lanes

  • IP Scale: A scale connected to Fast-Weigh IP address.

  • LPR Camera: A specific camera designed for license plate capture.

  • Printer: Any standard office printer connected and recognized by your operating system.

  • RFID: RFID readers for a one-tap solution.

  • Serial Scale: A standard serial-to-USB scale connection.

  • Traffic Light: An indicator light used for remote direction of trucks at locations.

Adding Device Information

When adding a new device to use in Fast-Weigh, you will need to enter key information. The required fields are notated with a red asterisk, but it is best practice to fill out as much optional information as possible for easy reference when assigning.

Adding Printers

When adding printers to Fast-Weigh, ensure they first display as devices recognized by your operating system. Printers cannot be managed through the Fast-Weigh application, and will only utilize printers that are made available by your operating system.

  • Windows: Click the Windows icon, then type 'Printers & Scanners', select the first matching result, and review the available devices.

  • macOS: Click the Apple menu icon, then 'System Preferences...' then select or search 'Printers & Scanners', and review the available devices.

    • If you do not see the intended device, you will need to contact your IT team to determine the correct printer, or assist with this step.

Testing Devices

To ensure that your devices are working properly, there is a column available for easy testing of each device, with an icon available for easy association.

In the above image, you can easily tell that there is a traffic light, camera, and scale added to be used with Fast-Weigh. Clicking any of these icons allows for a quick test, allowing you to test each light, camera image, and scale with ease. Below are some examples.

When testing a scale, you have the option of starting and stopping the test, while the weight is displayed in the column to the left. When setting up the scale for the first time, some adjustments of settings may be needed. Testing the scale in Fast-Weigh for an accurate reading is simplified here.

Removing Devices

Removing devices is simplified by an associated delete icon for each device. Simply click the icon to remove the device.

Assigning Devices

After adding the devices needed for each location, you will need to assign devices specific to each Lane.

In the example above, each lane has static information displaying the Region, Location, and Lane. The following options are drop down menus, allowing you to assign the devices that have been added to Fast-Weigh:

  • Scale: The serial or IP scale used for the lane.

  • Camera: Camera used for lane monitoring and image capture.

  • Light: The traffic light used for the lane.

  • Auto ID: The LPR Camera or RFID reader assigned to the lane.

  • Available Printers: The printers recognized by your operating system and added to Fast-Weigh.

    • Since there are two options available to print, multiple printers can be selected for use after being added to Fast-Weigh.

  • Ticket Printer: The printer used for ticketing.

  • Cash Printer: The printer used for ___

Once the devices have been added to Fast-Weigh, you will need to select the available devices from the drop-down menu for each lane. You will receive a message at the top of your screen when a device has been added to a lane.

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