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QX Hawk Daisy Chain Setup

Setup Secondary QX Hawk cameras first
Read Cycle > Trigger = Serial Data
Read Cycle > End of Read Cycle > Mode = Timeout
Read Cycle > End of Read Cycle > Read Cycle Timeout = 20ms less than previous camera in daisy chain
Symbologies  > Data Matrix > ECC 200 = Disabled
Symbologies  > Code 39 = Disabled
Symbologies  > UPC/EAN = Enabled
Calibrate camera (or set Gain, Shutter, & Focus values)
Send and Save to camera (<Z>)
Confirm proper reading via serial trigger (<space>)
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Repeat for each secondary camera in daisy chain
Setup Primary QX Hawk Camera
(if desired) Comm > Array Comm > Daisy Chain ID Status = Enabled (Shows which camera read the code)
Read Cycle > Trigger = Serial Data
Read Cycle > End of Read Cycle > Mode = Timeout
Read Cycle > End of Read Cycle > Read Cycle Timeout = max time per application
Symbologies  > Data Matrix > ECC 200 = Disabled
Symbologies  > Code 39 = Disabled
Symbologies  > UPC/EAN = Enabled
I/O – Set desired Output configuration (Symbol Data Output, Output 1,2,3 parameters)
Matchcode > Matchcode Type = Enabled
(if desired) Matchcode > Mismatch Replace = Enabled
Utilities > Master Database > enter desired match string
Calibrate camera (or set Gain, Shutter, & Focus values)
Send and Save to camera (<Z>)
Confirm proper reading via serial trigger (<space>)
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In Terminal enter the following command
               <K150DAISY>
You should see a response like:
<DAISYCHAIN: Slaves = 1><DAISYCHAIN: Units Resetting><DAISYCHAIN: setup complete><DAISYCHAIN: resetting master unit>
Cycle power to the cameras.  Otherwise the camera may not respond to triggers properly.
Connect to the Primary unit again and change Read Cycle > Trigger = External Edge
Send and Save to camera (<Z>)
When the <K150DAISY> is executed, the trigger mode on the secondary camera change to match the primary.  By executing the <K150DAISY> when the trigger = Serial Data, the secondary units will only respond to a serial trigger to start the read cycle. 
If the primary camera has the trigger = External Edge, then after the <K150DAISY> all of the secondary cameras will be responding to the external trigger as well.  This did appear to work in the limited testing in the office.
MD – 2017-02-07

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