Except of MCL Designer for Motorola MT2000 you may use standard application development tools for Windows CE devices to develop the software for Symbol MT2000 Series.
Like when developing software for Microsoft Windows CE devices you can use standard tools of Microsoft Visual Studio (most commonly C#). When designing the application you have take into consideration the size of MT2000 display and the fact that the display is not touch sensitive. Therefore the application should be primarily controlled through the integrated keyboard.
If you need a wired or wireless handheld scanner connected to a desktop computer or POS and ocassionally to perform a batch inventory in a small warehouse, the choise is easy: buy Symbol MT2070 with a simple application for a barcode collection and inventory data transfer into the PC.
Symbol MT2000 purchase can be considered also in following situations:
- You like practical and highly appreciated ergonomy of the device with a physical numeric keyboard and non-touch display
- You need a robust barcode reader that enables both barcode scanning and data input from the integrated keyboard
- You want to be able quickly and easily develop appications with MCL Designer for MT2000 (Rapid Application Development). Alternatively you can use our customer-tailored MT2000 software development.
You need to run MCL Client to use an application developed by MCL Desginer for MT2000 for that scanner. MCL Client interprets MCL code of the application.
Symbol MT2070 barcode scanners have MCL Client pre-installed and pre-licensed within its factory default settings. Thus, except of a specific MCL application no additional MCL license is needed. On the other hand Symbol MT2090 barcode scanners have MCL Client only pre-installed but not pre-licensed. To run an MCL application on them you have to buy also MCL Client license for each MT2090 scanner.
Data transmission is maintained usually through MCL Link Lite V3 for MT2000 or MCL Link V3. While MCL Link Lite is a free utility and can utilize only limited number of communication ports MCL Link is a licensed software and offers full communication capabilities for batch data transfer between MT2000 and PC.