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MCL-Collection is a modular software suite that reduces the development, integration and deployment time of mobile applications. MCL-Collection seamlessly combines mobile computing; wireless or batch infrastructures and data collection technologies into applications for Motorola's mobile computers.

The software suite includes server and client software that extends the reach of existing enterprise applications and enables users to develop custom mobile applications for wireless or fixed connected mobile computers. MCL-Collection is ideal for mixed Motorola mobile computer platform environments allowing you to develop your application once and deploy it on most of Motorola's mobile computers as is, or with minor modifications to take advantage of each device's unique features.

MCL-Collection also makes the transition from Motorola's DOS-based devices to next generation devices much easier by offering a Migration Wizard. This MCL-Designer Migration Wizard is a free utility that works with MCL-Designer to enable users to cost-effectively migrate older MCL applications for DOS devices to run on today's newer Motorola mobile computers with minimal effort. The Migration Wizard for MCL-Designer can be easily downloaded from the MCL website.

The individual components of MCL-Collection are:

  • MCL-Designer for developing the application in a drop down menu environment
  • MCL-Net for real time (RF) communication with the server
  • MCL-Link for batch communication
  • MCL-Bridge for interfacing to Databases. The ODBC Bridge comes with MCL-Net and MCL-Link. MCL-Designer R/3 Bridges are also available for purchase.
  • MCL-Client resides on the mobile computer and runs the MCL Project
  • MCL USB or Parallel Hardware Keys are for licensing the MCL software (Designer, Link or Net) so it's PC independent.

Note: Motorola highly recommends that a hardware key be used when licensing MCL-Designer, MCL-Link and MCL-Net software to maintain your license should you lose or upgrade your PC (see FAQ's for more details).

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MCL-Collection
  • MCL-Collection V3.x for PocketPC/CE (contains: MCL-Designer, MCL-Link, and MCL-Net)
  • MCL-Collection for Symbol MC1000 contains: MCL-Designer for MC1000 and MCL-Link. (Note: MCL-Client comes factory pre-installed from Motorola and MCL-Net is not included)
  • MCL-Collection V3.x for Palm (contains: MCL-Designer, MCL-Link, and MCL-Net)
  • MCL-Collection for MT2000 (includes 1 MCL-Designer for MT2000 and 1 MCL-Link MT2000 license)
  • MCL-Collection for Terminals V2.6 for PocketPC / Palm / DOS Devices

MCL-Designer Software
  • MCL-Designers V3.x for Pocket PC/CE
  • MCL-Designers V3.x for Palm
  • MCL-Designer for MT2000
  • MCL-Designer for the MT2000 Upgrade (from 2.x for Phaser to Designer v3.x for MT2000)
  • MCL-Designers for Terminals V2.6x for DOS/Palm/Pocket PC
  • MCL-Designer for Phaser V2.5x

MCL Hardware Keys

Two activation Methods:
There are two methods to activate your MCL-Designer, MCL-Link, and MCL-Net software license:

  1. via a Hardware Key (Parallel or USB) that allows you to transfer the software to another PC or
  2. via a Software Key that doesn't require a physical key but does not allow you to transfer the software to another PC. Note: MCL-Client activation method is only available via the Software Key.

Note: If you use the Software Key activation method, the license cannot be moved, re-set, re-activated, changed, re-assigned, or transferred to another computer. If you rent, lease, or frequently retire PC's or if your PC crashes, than you need to activate your MCL license using the Hardware Key method. The Hardware Key must be attached to your PC before license activation. The hardware key comes in two types:
  • USB Hardware Key
  • Parallel Hardware Key

MCL-Loader Software
  • MCL-Loader for V2.x only (not for V3.x)

MCL Communication Software
  • MCL-Net V3 (available in connections for 5, 25, 50, 100, 250 users)
  • MCL-NetS24 V2.6x
  • MCL-Link V3.x
  • MCL-Link 4 Port Multi-Com V3.x
  • MCL-Link 8 Port Multi-Com V3.x
  • MCL-Link V2.6x
  • MCL-Link 4 Port Multi-Com V2.6x
  • MCL-Link 8 Port Multi-Com V2.6x
  • MCL-Link for MT2000 (available in connections for 1, 4 and 8 Devices)

MCL-Client and MCL-Code Interpreter Software
  • MCL-Client V3 for 1 Motorola Pocket PC/CE devices
  • MCL-Client V3 for 10 Motorola Pocket PC/CE devices
  • MCL-Client V3 for 25 Motorola Pocket PC/CE devices
  • MCL-Client V3 for 50 Motorola Pocket PC/CE devices
  • MCL-Client V3 for 100 Motorola Pocket PC/CE devices
  • MCL-Client V3 for 1 Motorola Palm devices
  • MCL-Client V3 for 10 Motorola Palm devices
  • MCL-Client V3 for 25 Motorola Palm devices
  • MCL-Client V3 for 50 Motorola Palm devices
  • MCL-Client V3 for 100 Motorola Palm devices
  • MCL-Code Interpreter V2.6x with 6 units
  • MCL-Code Interpreter V2.6x with 12 units
  • MCL-Code Interpreter V2.6x with 20 units
  • MCL-Code Interpreter V2.6x with 30 units
  • MCL-Code Interpreter V2.6x with 40 units
  • MCL-Code Interpreter V2.6x with 50 units
  • MCL-Code Interpreter V2.6x with 70 units
  • MCL-Code Interpreter V2.6x with 100 units

MCL-Collection Upgrades from Version 2.xx to 2.5x
  • MCL-Designer Terminal Upgrade V2.xx Dongle to V2.5x Dongleless (DOS/Palm/PocketPC)
  • MCL-Designer Phaser Upgrade V2.xx Dongle to V2.5x Dongleless
  • MCL-NetS24 Upgrade V2.xx Dongle to V2.5x Dongleless
  • MCL-Link Upgrade V2.xx Dongle to V2.5x Dongleless
  • MCL-Collection Upgrade V2.xx Dongle to V2.5x Dongleless (DOS/Palm/PocketPC) (for MCL-Designer, MCL-Link, MCL-NetS24)

MCL software can be downloaded at any time and used in Demo mode. The following instructions outline the MCL software downloading instructions.

Important: While downloading MCL software, DO NOT disconnect from the Internet until the process is complete. Clicking the MCL Product Reference will take you to the product page and from there you can download the specified file to your computer. Be sure to note the location of the file on your computer. You can also use standard Windows techniques to save the file somewhere else if you prefer.

Note: It is recommended that you exit all programs before beginning the installation process. Also, you should temporarily disable virus-detection software.




Support Information:


Installation Instructions

Installation Problems?

Installation Tips for MCL-Client or MCL-Code Interpreter

MCL Collection Supported Terminals

Sample MCL Applications

System Requirements

Need Help?

To contact a technician call +1.800.653.5350, or go to: Symbol Support or support@mcl-collection.com. Also, visit www.symbol.com for Symbol service centers worldwide.