Motorola LS2208 Specifications

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Revision History
Changes to the original manual are listed below:
Change
Date
Description
-01 Rev A
3/2003
Initial release.
-02 Rev A
10/2003
Updated with additional bar codes and various other changes.
-03 Rev A
1/2007
Updated service information, added parameter bar codes for Bookland ISBN, new
UPC supplemental decode options, report software version, report MIMIC version,
report Synapse cable, COM port, prefix/suffix value.
-04 Rev A
9/2007
Motorola rebranding, changed Set Length(s) for MSI parameter default to 4-55,
changed RSS references to GS1 DataBar.
-05 Rev A
10/2007
Added bar codes for "Timeout Between Decodes" to User Preferences.
-06 Rev A
5/2008
Updated service information, removed IBM XT bar code and keyboard from
Keyboard Wedge chapter, add French Belgian country codes, added note regarding
Code ID and No Read, added Send Pause and Comma bar codes to ADF chapter.
-07 Rev A
7/2010
Corrected the Send Alt @ parameter number and added the Send Alt 2 parameter,
updated the default interfaces to Keyboard Wedge and USB, removed patent and
regulatory information, updated web addresses, Scan1232 chapter and Feedback
chapter.
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Warranty ........................................................................................................................ ii
Revision History ............................................................................................................. iii
About This Guide
Introduction ....................................................................................................................
Chapter Descriptions .....................................................................................................
Notational Conventions..................................................................................................
Related Documents .......................................................................................................
Service Information........................................................................................................
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Chapter 1: Getting Started
Introduction ...................................................................................................................
Unpacking Your Scanner ..............................................................................................
Setting Up the Scanner .................................................................................................
Installing the Interface Cable ..................................................................................
Connecting Power (if required) ...............................................................................
Configuring Your Scanner .......................................................................................
Connecting a Synapse Cable Interface ..................................................................
Removing the Interface Cable ................................................................................
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Chapter 2: Scanning
Introduction ...................................................................................................................
Beeper Definitions ........................................................................................................
LED Definitions .............................................................................................................
Scanning in Hand-Held Mode .......................................................................................
Aiming ...........................................................................................................................
Decode Zone ................................................................................................................
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Scanning in Hands-Free Mode .....................................................................................
Assembling the Stand .............................................................................................
Mounting the Stand (optional) .................................................................................
Scanning in Hands-Free Mode .....................................................................................
Scanning in the Hands-Free Mode .........................................................................
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Chapter 3: Maintenance and Technical Specifications
Introduction ...................................................................................................................
Maintenance .................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................
Technical Specifications ...............................................................................................
Scanner Signal Descriptions .........................................................................................
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Chapter 4: User Preferences
Introduction ...................................................................................................................
Scanning Sequence Examples .....................................................................................
Errors While Scanning ..................................................................................................
User Preferences Default Parameters ..........................................................................
User Preferences ..........................................................................................................
Set Default Parameter ............................................................................................
Beeper Tone ...........................................................................................................
Beeper Volume .......................................................................................................
Power Mode ..................................................................................................................
Laser On Time ........................................................................................................
Beep After Good Decode ........................................................................................
Timeout Between Decodes ...........................................................................................
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Chapter 5: Keyboard Wedge Interface
Introduction ...................................................................................................................
Connecting a Keyboard Wedge Interface .....................................................................
Keyboard Wedge Default Parameters ..........................................................................
Keyboard Wedge Host Types .......................................................................................
Keyboard Wedge Host Types .................................................................................
Keyboard Wedge Country Types (Country Codes) ................................................
Ignore Unknown Characters ...................................................................................
Keystroke Delay ......................................................................................................
Intra-Keystroke Delay .............................................................................................
Alternate Numeric Keypad Emulation .....................................................................
Caps Lock On .........................................................................................................
Caps Lock Override ................................................................................................
Convert Wedge Data ..............................................................................................
Function Key Mapping ............................................................................................
FN1 Substitution .....................................................................................................
Send Make and Break ............................................................................................
Keyboard Maps .......................................................................................................
ASCII Character Set .....................................................................................................
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Chapter 6: RS-232 Interface
Introduction ...................................................................................................................
Connecting an RS-232 Interface ..................................................................................
RS-232 Default Parameters ..........................................................................................
RS-232 Host Parameters ..............................................................................................
RS-232 Host Types .................................................................................................
Baud Rate ...............................................................................................................
Parity .......................................................................................................................
Stop Bit Select ........................................................................................................
Data Bits .................................................................................................................
Check Receive Errors .............................................................................................
Hardware Handshaking ..........................................................................................
Software Handshaking ............................................................................................
Host Serial Response Time-out ..............................................................................
RTS Line State ........................................................................................................
Beep on <BEL> .......................................................................................................
Intercharacter Delay ................................................................................................
Nixdorf Beep/LED Options ......................................................................................
Ignore Unknown Characters ...................................................................................
ASCII Character Set .....................................................................................................
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Chapter 7: USB Interface
Introduction ...................................................................................................................
Connecting a USB Interface .........................................................................................
USB Default Parameters ..............................................................................................
USB Host Parameters ..................................................................................................
USB Device Type ....................................................................................................
USB Country Keyboard Types (Country Codes) ....................................................
USB Keystroke Delay .............................................................................................
USB CAPS Lock Override ......................................................................................
USB Ignore Unknown Characters ...........................................................................
Emulate Keypad ......................................................................................................
USB Keyboard FN 1 Substitution ............................................................................
Function Key Mapping ............................................................................................
Simulated Caps Lock ..............................................................................................
Convert Case ..........................................................................................................
ASCII Character Set .....................................................................................................
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Chapter 8: IBM 468X/469X Interface
Introduction ...................................................................................................................
Connecting to an IBM 468X/469X Host ........................................................................
IBM Default Parameters ...............................................................................................
IBM 468X/469X Host Parameters .................................................................................
Port Address ...........................................................................................................
Convert Unknown to Code 39 .................................................................................
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Chapter 9: Wand Emulation Interface
Introduction ...................................................................................................................
Connecting Using Wand Emulation ..............................................................................
Wand Emulation Default Parameters ...........................................................................
Wand Emulation Host Parameters ...............................................................................
Wand Emulation Host Types ..................................................................................
Leading Margin (Quiet Zone) ..................................................................................
Polarity ....................................................................................................................
Ignore Unknown Characters ...................................................................................
Convert All Bar Codes to Code 39 ..........................................................................
Convert Code 39 to Full ASCII ...............................................................................
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Chapter 10: Undecoded Scanner Emulation Interface
Introduction ...................................................................................................................
Connecting Using Undecoded Scanner Emulation .......................................................
Undecoded Scanner Emulation Default Parameters ....................................................
Undecoded Scanner Emulation Host ............................................................................
Undecoded Scanner Emulation Host Parameters ........................................................
Beep Style ...............................................................................................................
Parameter Pass-Through ........................................................................................
Convert Newer Code Types ....................................................................................
Module Width ..........................................................................................................
Convert All Bar Codes to Code 39 ..........................................................................
Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion ..............................................................................
Transmission Timeout .............................................................................................
Ignore Unknown Characters ...................................................................................
Leading Margin .......................................................................................................
Check For Decode LED ..........................................................................................
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Chapter 11: 123Scan2
Introduction ................................................................................................................... 11-1
Communication with 123Scan2 .................................................................................... 11-1
123Scan2 Requirements .............................................................................................. 11-1
Chapter 12: Symbologies
Introduction ...................................................................................................................
Scanning Sequence Examples .....................................................................................
Errors While Scanning ..................................................................................................
Symbology Default Parameters ....................................................................................
UPC/EAN ......................................................................................................................
Enable/Disable UPC-A/UPC-E ...............................................................................
Enable/Disable UPC-E1 ..........................................................................................
Enable/Disable EAN-13/EAN-8 ...............................................................................
Enable/Disable Bookland EAN ...............................................................................
Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals ..................................................................
User-Programmable Supplementals .......................................................................
UPC/EAN/JAN Supplemental Redundancy ............................................................
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Transmit UPC-A/UPC-E/UPC-E1 Check Digit ........................................................
UPC-A Preamble ....................................................................................................
UPC-E Preamble ....................................................................................................
UPC-E1 Preamble ..................................................................................................
Convert UPC-E to UPC-A .......................................................................................
Convert UPC-E1 to UPC-A .....................................................................................
EAN-8/JAN-8 Extend ..............................................................................................
Bookland ISBN Format ...........................................................................................
UPC/EAN Security Level ........................................................................................
UCC Coupon Extended Code .................................................................................
Code 128 ......................................................................................................................
Enable/Disable Code 128 .......................................................................................
Enable/Disable UCC/EAN-128 ...............................................................................
Enable/Disable ISBT 128 ........................................................................................
Code 39 ........................................................................................................................
Enable/Disable Code 39 .........................................................................................
Enable/Disable Trioptic Code 39 ............................................................................
Convert Code 39 to Code 32 ..................................................................................
Code 32 Prefix ........................................................................................................
Set Lengths for Code 39 .........................................................................................
Code 39 Check Digit Verification ............................................................................
Transmit Code 39 Check Digit ................................................................................
Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion ..............................................................................
Code 39 Buffering (Scan & Store) ..........................................................................
Code 93 ........................................................................................................................
Enable/Disable Code 93 .........................................................................................
Set Lengths for Code 93 .........................................................................................
Code 11 ........................................................................................................................
Code 11 ..................................................................................................................
Set Lengths for Code 11 .........................................................................................
Code 11 Check Digit Verification ............................................................................
Transmit Code 11 Check Digits ..............................................................................
Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF) .................................................................................................
Enable/Disable Interleaved 2 of 5 ...........................................................................
Set Lengths for Interleaved 2 of 5 ...........................................................................
I 2 of 5 Check Digit Verification ...............................................................................
Transmit I 2 of 5 Check Digit ...................................................................................
Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN-13 ......................................................................................
Discrete 2 of 5 (DTF) ....................................................................................................
Enable/Disable Discrete 2 of 5 ................................................................................
Set Lengths for Discrete 2 of 5 ...............................................................................
Chinese 2 of 5 ...............................................................................................................
Enable/Disable Chinese 2 of 5 ................................................................................
Codabar (NW - 7) .........................................................................................................
Enable/Disable Codabar .........................................................................................
Set Lengths for Codabar .........................................................................................
CLSI Editing ............................................................................................................
NOTIS Editing .........................................................................................................
MSI ...............................................................................................................................
Enable/Disable MSI ................................................................................................
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Set Lengths for MSI ................................................................................................
MSI Check Digits ....................................................................................................
Transmit MSI Check Digit(s) ...................................................................................
MSI Check Digit Algorithm ......................................................................................
GS1 DataBar (Formerly RSS, Reduced Space Symbology) ........................................
GS1 DataBar ...........................................................................................................
Convert GS1 DataBar to UPC/EAN ........................................................................
Redundancy Level ........................................................................................................
Redundancy Level 1 ...............................................................................................
Redundancy Level 2 ...............................................................................................
Redundancy Level 3 ...............................................................................................
Redundancy Level 4 ...............................................................................................
Security Level ...............................................................................................................
Security Level 0 ......................................................................................................
Security Level 1 ......................................................................................................
Security Level 2 ......................................................................................................
Security Level 3 ......................................................................................................
Bi-directional Redundancy ......................................................................................
Intercharacter Gap Size ..........................................................................................
Report Version ..............................................................................................................
Report MIMIC Version ..................................................................................................
Report Synapse Cable ..................................................................................................
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Chapter 13: Miscellaneous Scanner Options
Introduction ...................................................................................................................
Scanning Sequence Examples .....................................................................................
Errors While Scanning ..................................................................................................
Miscellaneous Default Parameters ...............................................................................
Miscellaneous Scanner Parameters .............................................................................
Transmit Code ID Character ...................................................................................
Prefix/Suffix Values .................................................................................................
Scan Data Transmission Format ............................................................................
FN1 Substitution Values .........................................................................................
Transmit “No Read” Message .................................................................................
Synapse Interface ...................................................................................................
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Chapter 14: Advanced Data Formatting
Introduction ...................................................................................................................
Rules: Criteria Linked to Actions ...................................................................................
Using ADF Bar Codes ..................................................................................................
ADF Bar Code Menu Example .....................................................................................
Rule 1: The Code 128 Scanning Rule ....................................................................
Rule 2: The UPC Scanning Rule ............................................................................
Alternate Rule Sets .................................................................................................
Rules Hierarchy (in Bar Codes) ..............................................................................
Default Rules ..........................................................................................................
Special Commands .......................................................................................................
Pause Duration .......................................................................................................
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Begin New Rule ......................................................................................................
Save Rule ...............................................................................................................
Erase .......................................................................................................................
Quit Entering Rules .................................................................................................
Disable Rule Set .....................................................................................................
Criteria ..........................................................................................................................
Code Types .............................................................................................................
Code Lengths ..........................................................................................................
Message Containing A Specific Data String ...........................................................
Actions ..........................................................................................................................
Send Data ...............................................................................................................
Setup Field(s) ..........................................................................................................
Modify Data .............................................................................................................
Pad Data with Spaces .............................................................................................
Pad Data with Zeros ...............................................................................................
Beeps ......................................................................................................................
Send Keystroke (Control Characters and Keyboard Characters) ...........................
Send Right Control Key ..........................................................................................
Send Graphic User Interface (GUI) Characters ......................................................
Turn On/Off Rule Sets ............................................................................................
Alphanumeric Keyboard ...............................................................................................
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Appendix A: Standard Default Parameters
Appendix B: Programming Reference
Symbol Code Identifiers ................................................................................................ B-1
AIM Code Identifiers ..................................................................................................... B-2
Appendix C: Sample Bar Codes
Code 39 ........................................................................................................................
UPC/EAN ......................................................................................................................
UPC-A, 100 % .........................................................................................................
EAN-13, 100 % .......................................................................................................
Code 128 ......................................................................................................................
Interleaved 2 of 5 ..........................................................................................................
GS1 DataBar-14 ...........................................................................................................
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Appendix D: Numeric Bar Codes
Numeric Bar Codes ......................................................................................................
0, 1, 2 ......................................................................................................................
3, 4, 5, 6 ..................................................................................................................
7, 8, 9 ......................................................................................................................
Cancel ...........................................................................................................................
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About This Guide
Introduction
The Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide provides general instructions for setting up, operating, maintaining
and troubleshooting the Symbol LS2208.
Chapter Descriptions
Topics covered in this guide are as follows:
• Chapter 1, Getting Started provides a product overview and unpacking instructions.
• Chapter 2, Scanning describes parts of the scanner, beeper and LED definitions, and how to use the scanner
in hand-held and hands-free modes.
• Chapter 3, Maintenance and Technical Specifications provides information on how to care for the scanner,
troubleshooting, and technical specifications.
• Chapter 4, User Preferences provides programming bar codes for selecting user preference features for the
scanner.
• Chapter 5, Keyboard Wedge Interface provides information for setting up the scanner for Keyboard Wedge
operation.
• Chapter 6, RS-232 Interface provides information for setting up the scanner for RS-232 operation.
• Chapter 7, USB Interface provides information for setting up the scanner for USB operation.
• Chapter 8, IBM 468X/469X Interface provides information for setting up the scanner with IBM 468X/469X
POS systems.
• Chapter 9, Wand Emulation Interface provides information for setting up the scanner for Wand emulation
operation.
• Chapter 10, Undecoded Scanner Emulation Interface provides information for setting up the scanner for
Undecoded Scanner emulation operation.
• Chapter 11, 123Scan2 (PC based scanner configuration tool) provides the bar code to scan to communicate
with the 123Scan2 program.
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• Chapter 12, Symbologies describes all symbology features and provides programming bar codes for
selecting these features for the scanner.
• Chapter 13, Miscellaneous Scanner Options includes features frequently used to customize how data
transmits to the host device.
• Chapter 14, Advanced Data Formatting (ADF) describes how to customize scanned data before transmitting
to the host.
• Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters provides a table of all host devices and miscellaneous scanner
defaults.
• Appendix B, Programming Reference provides a table of AIM code identifiers, ASCII character conversions,
and keyboard maps.
• Appendix C, Sample Bar Codes includes sample bar codes of various code types.
• Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes includes the numeric bar codes to scan for parameters requiring specific
numeric values.
Notational Conventions
The following conventions are used in this document:
• Italics are used to highlight chapters and sections in this and related documents
• Bold text is used to highlight parameter and bar code names
• Bullets (•) indicate:
• Action items
• Lists of alternatives
• Lists of required steps that are not necessarily sequential
• Sequential lists (e.g., those that describe step-by-step procedures) appear as numbered lists.
• Throughout the programming bar code menus, asterisks (*) are used to denote default parameter settings.
* Indicates Default
NOTE
*Baud Rate 9600
Feature/Option
This symbol indicates something of special interest or importance to the reader. Failure to read the note
will not result in physical harm to the reader, equipment or data.
CAUTION
WARNING!
This symbol indicates that if this information is ignored, the possibility of data or material damage may
occur.
This symbol indicates that if this information is ignored the possibility that serious personal
injury may occur.
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Related Documents
The Symbol LS2208 Series Quick Reference Guide, p/n 72-58807-xx, provides general information to help you get
started with the scanner. It includes basic set-up and operation instructions.
For the latest version of this guide and all guides, go to: http://www.motorola.com/enterprisemobility/manuals.
Service Information
If you have a problem with your equipment, contact Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support for your region. Contact
information is available at: http://www.motorola.com/enterprisemobility/support.
When contacting Enterprise Mobility Support, please have the following information available:
• Serial number of the unit
• Model number or product name
• Software type and version number.
Motorola responds to calls by E-mail, telephone or fax within the time limits set forth in support agreements.
If your problem cannot be solved by Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support, you may need to return your equipment
for servicing and will be given specific directions. Motorola is not responsible for any damages incurred during
shipment if the approved shipping container is not used. Shipping the units improperly can possibly void the
warranty.
If you purchased your Enterprise Mobility business product from a Motorola business partner, contact that business
partner for support.
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Chapter 1 Getting Started
Introduction
The Symbol LS2208 scanner combines excellent scanning performance and advanced ergonomics to provide the
best value in a lightweight laser scanner. Whether used as a hand-held scanner or in hands-free mode in a stand,
the scanner ensures comfort and ease of use for extended periods of time.
Figure 1-1 Symbol LS2208 Scanner
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The Symbol LS2208 scanner supports the following interfaces:
• Standard RS-232 connection to a host. Scan bar code menus to set up proper communication of the scanner
with the host.
• Keyboard Wedge connection to a host. The host interprets scanned data as keystrokes.
• International Keyboards supported: North America, German, French, French International, Spanish, Italian,
Swedish, British, Japanese, and Portuguese-Brazilian.
• Wand Emulation connection to a host. The scanner connects to a portable data terminal, a controller, or host
which collects the data as wand data and decodes it.
• Undecoded Emulation connection to a host. The scanner connects to a portable data terminal, and a
controller which collects the data and interprets it for the host.
• Connection to IBM 468X/469X hosts. Scan bar code menus to set up proper communication of the scanner
with the IBM terminal.
• USB connection to a host. The scanner autodetects a USB host and defaults to the HID keyboard interface
type. Scan programming bar codes to select other USB interface types.
• International Keyboards supported (for Windows™ environment): North America, German, French, French
International, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, British, Portuguese-Brazilian, and Japanese.
• Synapse capability. Enables connection to a wide variety of host systems using a Synapse and Synapse
adapter cable. The scanner autodetects Synapse.
• Configuration via 123Scan2.
Unpacking Your Scanner
Remove the scanner from its packing and inspect it for damage. If the scanner was damaged in transit, contact
Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support. See page xv for contact information. KEEP THE PACKING. It is the
approved shipping container and should be used if you ever need to return your equipment for servicing.
Getting Started
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Setting Up the Scanner
Installing the Interface Cable
1.
Plug the interface cable modular connector into the cable interface port on the bottom of the scanner handle.
(See Figure 1-2.)
2.
Gently tug the cable to ensure the connector is properly secured.
3.
Connect the other end of the interface cable to the host (see the specific host chapter for information on host
connections).
Cable Interface Port
Interface Cable
Modular Connector
To host
Figure 1-2 Installing the Cable
NOTE
Different hosts require different cables. The connectors illustrated in each host chapter are examples only.
Your connectors may be different than those illustrated, but the steps to connect the scanner are the
same.
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Connecting Power (if required)
If the host does not provide power to the scanner, use an external power connection to the scanner:
1.
Connect the interface cable to the bottom of the scanner, as described in Installing the Interface Cable on page
1-3.
2.
Connect the other end of the interface cable to the host (refer to the host manual to locate the correct port).
3.
Plug the power supply into the power jack on the interface cable. Plug the other end of the power supply into
an AC outlet.
Configuring Your Scanner
To configure the scanner, use the bar codes included in this manual, or the 123Scan2 configuration program.
See Chapter 4, User Preferences for information about programming the scanner using bar code menus. See
Chapter 11, 123Scan2 to configure the scanner using this configuration program. 123Scan2 includes a help file.
The scanner supports RS-232, IBM 468X/469X, Keyboard Wedge, Wand Emulation, Undecoded Scanner
Emulation, USB, and Synapse to interface to a host system. Each host specific chapter describes how to set up
each of these connections.
Getting Started
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Connecting a Synapse Cable Interface
NOTE
See the Synapse Interface Guide provided with the Synapse cable for detailed setup instructions.
Symbol’s Synapse Smart Cables enable interfacing to a variety of hosts. The appropriate Synapse cable has the
built-in intelligence to detect the host to which it is connected.
To Host
Synapse Adapter Cable
Synapse Smart Cable
To Scanner
Figure 1-3 Synapse Cable Connection
1.
Plug the Synapse adapter cable (p/n 25-32463-xx) into the bottom of the scanner, as described in Installing the
Interface Cable on page 1-3.
2.
Align the ‘S’ on the Synapse adapter cable with the ‘S’ on the Synapse Smart Cable and plug the cable in.
3.
Connect the other end of the Synapse Smart Cable to the host.
Removing the Interface Cable
To remove the interface cable:
1.
Unplug the installed cable’s modular connector by depressing the connector clip with the tip of a screwdriver.
2.
Carefully slide out the cable.
3.
Follow the steps for Installing the Interface Cable on page 1-3 to connect a new cable.
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Chapter 2 Scanning
Introduction
This chapter includes the techniques involved in scanning bar codes, beeper and LED definitions, and general
instructions and tips about scanning.
Scan Window
Trigger
LED
Figure 2-1 Scanner Parts
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Beeper Definitions
The scanner communicates by emitting different beeper sequences and patterns. Table 2-1 defines beep
sequences that occur during both normal scanning and while programming the scanner.
Table 2-1 Standard Beeper Definitions
Beeper Sequence
Indication
Standard Use
Low/medium/high beep
Power up.
Short high beep
A bar code symbol was decoded (if decode beeper is
enabled).
4 long low beeps
A transmission error was detected in a scanned
symbol. The data is ignored. This occurs if a unit is
not properly configured. Check option setting.
5 low beeps
Conversion or format error.
Lo/hi/lo beep
ADF transmit error.
Hi/hi/hi/lo beep
RS-232 receive error.
Parameter Menu Scanning
Short high beep
Correct entry scanned or correct menu sequence
performed.
Lo/hi beep
Input error, incorrect bar code or “Cancel” scanned,
wrong entry, incorrect bar code programming
sequence; remain in program mode.
Hi/lo beep
Keyboard parameter selected. Enter value using bar
code keypad.
Hi/lo/hi/lo beep
Successful program exit with change in the
parameter setting.
Low/hi/low/hi beep
Out of host parameter storage space. Scan Set
Default Parameter on page 4-3.
Code 39 Buffering
Hi/lo beep
New Code 39 data was entered into the buffer.
3 Beeps - long high beep
Code 39 buffer is full.
Lo/hi/lo beep
The Code 39 buffer was erased or there was an
attempt to clear or transmit an empty buffer.
Lo/hi beep
A successful transmission of buffered data.
Scanning
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Table 2-1 Standard Beeper Definitions (Continued)
Beeper Sequence
Indication
Host Specific
USB only
4 short high beeps
Scanner has not completed initialization. Wait several
seconds and scan again.
Scanner gives a power-up beep after scanning a
USB Device Type.
Communication with the bus must be established
before the scanner can operate at the highest power
level.
This power-up beep occurs more than once.
The USB bus may put the scanner in a state where
power to the scanner is cycled on and off more than
once. This is normal and usually happens when the
PC cold boots.
RS-232 only
1 short high beep
A <BEL> character is received and Beep on <BEL> is
enabled.
LED Definitions
In addition to beeper sequences, the scanner communicates using a two-color LED display. Table 2-2 defines LED
colors that display during scanning.
Table 2-2 Standard LED Definitions
LED
Indication
Off
No power is applied to the scanner, or the scanner is on and ready to scan.
Green
A bar code was successfully decoded.
Red
A data transmission error or scanner malfunction occurred.
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Scanning in Hand-Held Mode
Install and program the scanner. See each host chapter and Chapter 4, User Preferences, Chapter 12,
Symbologies, Chapter 13, Miscellaneous Scanner Options, and Chapter 14, Advanced Data Formatting for
programming instructions. For assistance, contact your local supplier or Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support.
Figure 2-2 Scanning in Hand-Held Mode
1.
Ensure all connections are secure. See the host chapter for your host.
2.
Aim the scanner at the bar code. Press the trigger.
3.
Ensure the scan line crosses every bar and space of the symbol.
4.
RIGHT
WRONG
012345
012345
Upon successful decode, the scanner beeps and the LED turns green. For more information on beeper and
LED definitions, see Table 2-1 and Table 2-2.
Scanning
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Aiming
Do not hold the scanner directly over the bar code. Laser light reflecting directly back into the scanner from the bar
code is known as specular reflection. This specular reflection can make decoding difficult.
You can tilt the scanner up to 55° forward or back and achieve a successful decode (Figure 2-3). Simple practice
quickly shows what tolerances to work within.
65
Figure 2-3 Maximum Tilt Angles and Dead Zone
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Decode Zone
Note: Typical performance at 73˚ F (23˚ C) on
high quality symbols in normal room light.
LS 2208
2.5"
1.5"
5 mil
6"
7.5 mil
14.5"
100% UPC
17.0"
0
20 mil
23.0"
*
in.
cm
0
0
5
12.7
cm
25.4
5
12.7
0
0
5
12.7
10
25.4
10.0"
10 mil
1.0"
in.
10
10
25.4
15
38.1
20
50.8
Depth of Field
*Minimum distance determined by symbol length and scan angle
Figure 2-4 Symbol LS2208 Decode Zone
25
63.5
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Scanning
Scanning in Hands-Free Mode
The Symbol LS2208 Intellistand adds greater flexibility to scanning operation. See Assembling the Stand,
Mounting the Stand (optional), and Scanning in the Hands-Free Mode for more information about hands-free
scanning.
Assembling the Stand
1.
Unscrew the wingnut
from the bottom of the
one piece scanner “cup”.
2.
Fit the bottom of the neck
piece into the opening on
the top of the stand base.
3.
Tighten the wingnut
underneath the base to
secure the cup and neck
piece to the base (see
the note below).
4.
Bend the neck to the
desired position for
scanning.
One piece scanner
“cup” with flexible neck.
Flat areas
Stand base
Wingnut
Figure 2-5 Assembling the Stand
NOTE
Before tightening the wingnut under the base, ensure that the flat areas on the flexible neck fit securely in
the grooves in the base.
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Mounting the Stand (optional)
You can attach the base of the scanner’s stand to a flat surface using two screws or double-sided tape (not
provided).
Two screw-mount holes
Double-sided tape areas
(3 places)
dimensions = 1” x 2”)
Figure 2-6 Mounting the Stand
Screw Mount
1.
Position the assembled base on a flat surface.
2.
Screw one #10 wood screw into each screw-mount hole until the base of the stand is secure (see Figure 2-6).
Tape Mount
1.
Peel the paper liner off one side of each piece of tape and place the sticky surface over each of the three
rectangular tape holders.
2.
Peel the paper liner off the exposed sides of each piece of tape and press the stand on a flat surface until it is
secure (see Figure 2-6).
Scanning
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Scanning in Hands-Free Mode
The optional Intellistand adds greater flexibility to scanning operation.
Scanning in the Hands-Free Mode
When the scanner is seated in the stand’s “cup”, the scanner’s built-in sensor places the scanner in hands-free
mode. When you remove the scanner from the stand it operates in its normal hand-held mode.
Scanner
Holder (Front)
Figure 2-7 Inserting and Using the Scanner in the Stand
Intellistand operation:
1.
Ensure all cable connections are secure.
2.
Insert the scanner in the optional Intellistand by placing the front of the scanner into the stand’s “cup” (see
Figure 2-7).
3.
To scan a bar code, present the bar code and ensure the scan line crosses every bar and space of the symbol.
4.
Upon successful decode, the scanner beeps and the LED turns green.
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Chapter 3 Maintenance and Technical
Specifications
Introduction
This chapter includes suggested scanner maintenance, troubleshooting, technical specifications, and signal
descriptions (pinouts).
Maintenance
Cleaning the exit window is the only maintenance required. A dirty window can affect scanning accuracy.
• Do not allow any abrasive material to touch the window
• Remove any dirt particles with a damp cloth
• Wipe the window using a tissue moistened with ammonia/water
• Do not spray water or other cleaning liquids directly into the window.
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Troubleshooting
Table 3-1 Troubleshooting
Problem
Nothing happens when you follow
the operating instructions, or the
scanner displays erratic behavior
(laser does not come on, scanner
emits frequent beeps).
Laser comes on, but symbol does
not decode.
Symbol is decoded, but not
transmitted to the host.
Possible Causes
Possible Solutions
No power to the scanner.
Check the system power. Ensure the power
supply is connected if your configuration
requires a power supply.
Interface/power cables are
loose.
Check for loose cable connections.
Scanner is not programmed
for the correct bar code type.
Be sure the scanner is programmed to read
the type of bar code you are scanning.
Bar code symbol is
unreadable.
Check the symbol to make sure it is not
defaced. Try scanning test symbols of the
same bar code type.
Distance between scanner
and bar code is incorrect.
Move the scanner closer to or further from
the bar code.
Scanner is not programmed
for the correct host type.
Scan the appropriate host type bar code.
Maintenance and Technical Specifications
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Table 3-1 Troubleshooting (continued)
Problem
Scanned data is incorrectly
displayed on the host.
Possible Causes
Scanner is not programmed to
work with the host. Check
scanner host type parameters
or editing options.
Possible Solutions
Be sure proper host is selected. (See the
host chapter for your scanner.)
For RS-232, ensure the scanner’s
communication parameters match the host’s
settings.
For a USB HID keyboard or a keyboard
wedge configuration, ensure the system is
programmed for the correct keyboard type
and language, and the CAPS LOCK key is in
the correct state.
Be sure editing options (e.g., ADF, UPC-E to
UPC-A Conversion) are properly
programmed.
NOTE
If after performing these checks the symbol still does not scan, contact your distributor or Motorola
Enterprise Mobility Support. See page xv for contact information.
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Technical Specifications
Table 3-2 Technical Specifications
Item
Description
Power Requirements
Use only a Symbol-approved power supply (p/n 50-14000-253R, 50-14000-256R,
50-14000-257R, 50-14000-258R or 50-14000-259R) output rated 5 VDVC and
minimum 650mA. The power supply is certified to EN60950 with SELV outputs.
Use of alternative power supply will invalidate any approval given to this device
and may be dangerous.
Stand-By Current
500mA (max)
Power Source
Depending on host:
• Host powered
• External power supply
• Battery box: Converts a 9 Volt battery to a 5 Volt battery
Decode Capability
Decoded:
UPC/EAN, UPC/EAN with supplementals, UCC/EAN, JAN 8 & 13, 128, Code 39,
Code 39 Full ASCII, Code 39 Trioptic, Codabar (NW7), Interleaved 2 of 5,
Discrete 2 of 5, Code 128, Code 93, MSI, Code 11, UCC/EAN, GS1 DataBar,
Code 32, Coupon Code, Bookland EAN, IATA.
Beeper Operation
User-selectable: Enable, Disable
Beeper Volume
User-selectable: three levels
Beeper Tone
User-selectable: three tones
Scan Repetition Rate
100 ± 5 scans/second
Yaw Tolerance
± 10° from nominal
Pitch Tolerance
± 65° from nominal
Roll Tolerance
± 60° from nominal
Print Contrast Minimum
25% minimum reflectance differential, measured at 650 nm.
Ambient Light Immunity
Indoor:
Outdoor:
450 Ft Candles (4,842 Lux) (indoor)
10,000 Ft Candles (107,600 Lux) (outdoor)
Durability
5 ft (1.5 m) drops to concrete
Operating Temperature
32° to 120° F (0° to 50° C)
Storage Temperature
-40° to 140° F (-40° to 60° C)
Humidity
5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Weight (without cable)
5.15 oz. (146 g)
Maintenance and Technical Specifications
Table 3-2 Technical Specifications (continued)
Item
Description
Dimensions:
Height
Width
Depth
6.0 in. (15.2 cm)
2.5in. (6.3 cm)
3.34 in. (8.4 cm)
Laser
650nm laser diode
ESD
15 kV area discharge
8 kV contact discharge
Minimum Element Width
5 mil (0.127 mm)
Interfaces Supported
Decoded:
RS-232, Keyboard Wedge, Wand Emulation, Undecoded Scanner Emulation,
IBM 468X/469X, USB, Synapse
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Scanner Signal Descriptions
Bottom of Scanner
Cable Interface Port
PIN 10
Interface Cable
Modular Connector
Figure 3-1 Scanner Cable Pinouts
PIN 1
Maintenance and Technical Specifications
The signal descriptions in Table 3-3 apply to the connector on the scanner and are for reference only.
Table 3-3 Scanner Signal Pin-outs
Symbol LS2208
Pin
IBM
Synapse
RS-232
Keyboard
Wedge
Wand
USB
1
Reserved
SynClock
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Jump to Pin 6
2
Power
Power
Power
Power
Power
Power
3
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
4
IBM_A(+)
Reserved
TxD
KeyClock
DBP
Reserved
5
Reserved
Reserved
RxD
TermData
CTS
D+
6
IBM_B(-)
SynData
RTS
KeyData
RTS
Jump to Pin 1
7
Reserved
Reserved
CTS
TermClock
Reserved
D-
8
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
9
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
10
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
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Chapter 4 User Preferences
Introduction
You can program the Symbol LS2208 scanner to perform various functions, or activate different features. This
chapter describes each user preference feature and provides programming bar codes for selecting these features
for the Symbol LS2208 scanner.
The Symbol LS2208 ships with the settings shown in the User Preferences Default Table on page 4-2 (also see
Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all host device and miscellaneous scanner defaults). If the default
values suit requirements, programming is not necessary.
Set feature values by scanning single bar codes or short bar code sequences. The settings are stored in
non-volatile memory and are preserved even when the scanner is powered down.
If you are not using a Keyboard Wedge or USB cable you must select a host type (see each host chapter for
specific host information). After the power-up beeps sound, select a host type. You only need to this once, upon the
first power-up when connecting to a new host.
To return all features to their default values, scan Set All Defaults on page 4-3. Throughout the programming bar
code menus, asterisks (*) indicate default values.
* Indicates Default
*High Frequency
Feature/Option
Scanning Sequence Examples
In most cases, scanning one bar code sets the parameter value. For example, to set the beeper tone to high, scan
the High Frequency (beeper tone) bar code under Beeper Tone on page 4-4. The scanner issues a fast warble
beep and the LED turns green, signifying a successful parameter entry.
Other parameters, such as specifying Serial Response Time-Out or setting Data Transmission Formats, require
scanning several bar codes. See Laser On Time on page 4-7 and Scan Data Transmission Format on page 13-4
for descriptions of this procedure.
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Errors While Scanning
Unless otherwise specified, to correct an error during a scanning sequence, just re-scan the correct parameter.
User Preferences Default Parameters
Table 4-1 lists the defaults for user preferences parameters. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar
code(s) provided in the User Preferences section beginning on page 4-3.
NOTE
Table 4-1
See Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and
miscellaneous default parameters.
User Preferences Default Table
Parameter
Default
Page
Number
User Preferences
Set Default Parameter
All Defaults
4-3
Beeper Tone
Medium
4-4
Beeper Volume
High
4-5
Power Mode
Continuous On
4-6
Laser On Time
3.0 Sec
4-7
Beep After Good Decode
Enable
4-8
Time-out Between Same Symbol
0.6 sec
4-9
Time-out Between Different Symbols
0.2 sec
4-9
Timeout Between Decodes
User Preferences
User Preferences
Set Default Parameter
Scanning this bar code returns all parameters to the default values listed in Table A-1 on page A-1.
Set All Defaults
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Beeper Tone
To select a decode beep frequency (tone), scan the Low Frequency, Medium Frequency, or High Frequency bar
code.
Low Frequency
*Medium Frequency
(Optimum Settings)
High Frequency
User Preferences
Beeper Volume
To select a beeper volume, scan the Low Volume, Medium Volume, or High Volume bar code.
Low Volume
Medium Volume
*High Volume
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Power Mode
This parameter determines whether or not power remains on after a decode attempt. When in reduced power
mode, the scanner enters into a low power consumption mode to preserve battery life after each decode attempt.
When in continuous power mode, power remains on after each decode attempt.
*Continuous On
Reduced Power Mode
User Preferences
4-7
Laser On Time
This parameter sets the maximum time that decode processing continues during a scan attempt. It is
programmable in 0.1 second increments from 0.5 to 9.9 seconds. The default Laser On Time is 3.0 seconds.
To set a Laser On Time, scan the bar code below. Next, scan two numeric bar codes beginning on page D-1 in
Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes that correspond to the desired on time. Include a leading zero for single digit
numbers. For example, to set an On Time of 0.5 seconds, scan the bar code below, then scan the “0” and “5” bar
codes. To correct an error or change a selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
Laser On Time
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Beep After Good Decode
Scan a bar code below to select whether or not the scanner beeps after a good decode. If you select Do Not Beep
After Good Decode, the beeper still operates during parameter menu scanning and indicates error conditions.
*Beep After Good Decode
(Enable)
Do Not Beep After Good Decode
(Disable)
User Preferences
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Timeout Between Decodes
Timeout Between Decodes, Same Symbol
This parameter sets the minimum time between decodes of the same symbol. It is programmable in 0.1-second
increments from 0.0 to 9.9 seconds. Setting this above 0.4 seconds is recommended. The default for this
parameter is 0.6 seconds.
Scan the bar code below to select a new timeout. Next, scan two numeric bar codes beginning in Numeric Bar
Codes on page D-1 that correspond to the desired timeout. Include a leading zero for single digit numbers. For
example, to set a timeout of 0.5 seconds, scan the bar code below, then scan the “0” and “5” bar codes. If an error
occurs, or to change the selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
Timeout Between Same Symbol
Timeout Between Decodes, Different Symbol
This parameter sets the minimum time between decodes of different symbols. It is programmable in 0.1-second
increments from 0.0 to 9.9 seconds. The default for this parameter is 0.2 seconds.
Scan the bar code below to select a new timeout. Next, scan two numeric bar codes beginning in Numeric Bar
Codes on page D-1 that correspond to the desired timeout. Include a leading zero for single digit numbers. For
example, to set a timeout of 0.5 seconds, scan the bar code below, then scan the “0” and “5” bar codes. If an error
occurs, or to change the selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
Timeout Between Different Symbol
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Chapter 5 Keyboard Wedge Interface
Introduction
This chapter covers Keyboard Wedge interface information for setting up the scanner. Use this interface type to
attach the scanner between the keyboard and host computer. The scanner translates the bar code data into
keystrokes. The host computer accepts the keystrokes as if they originate from the keyboard.
This mode of operation allows adding bar code reading functionality to a system designed for manual keyboard
input. In this mode the keyboard keystrokes are simply passed through.
Throughout the programming bar code menus, asterisks (*) indicate default values.
* Indicates Default
*North American
Feature/Option
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Connecting a Keyboard Wedge Interface
Male DIN Keyboard Connector to Host Connector to Host
Y-cable
Power supply
(if needed)
Figure 5-1 Keyboard Wedge Connection with Y-cable
To connect the Keyboard Wedge Y-cable:
1.
Switch off the host and unplug the keyboard connector.
2.
Attach the modular connector of the Y-cable to the cable interface port on the scanner. (See Installing the
Interface Cable on page 1-3.)
3.
Connect the round male DIN host connector of the Y-cable to the keyboard port on the host device.
4.
Connect the round female DIN keyboard connector of the Y-cable to the keyboard.
5.
If needed, attach the optional power supply to the connector in the middle of the Y-cable.
6.
Ensure that all connections are secure.
7.
Switch on the host system.
8.
Scan the appropriate bar codes in this chapter to configure the scanner.
Keyboard Wedge Interface
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Keyboard Wedge Default Parameters
Table 5-1 lists the defaults for Keyboard Wedge host parameters. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar
code(s) provided in the Keyboard Wedge Host Parameters section beginning on page 5-4.
NOTE
See Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and
miscellaneous default parameters.
Table 5-1 Keyboard Wedge Host Default Table
Parameter
Default
Page
Number
Keyboard Wedge Host Parameters
Keyboard Wedge Host Type
IBM PC/AT& IBM PC Compatibles1
5-4
Country Types (Country Codes)
North American
5-5
Ignore Unknown Characters
Transmit
5-7
Keystroke Delay
No Delay
5-8
Intra-Keystroke Delay
Disable
5-9
Alternate Numeric Keypad Emulation
Disable
5-9
Caps Lock On
Disable
5-10
Caps Lock Override
Disable
5-10
Convert Wedge Data
No Convert
5-11
Function Key Mapping
Disable
5-12
FN1 Substitution
Disable
5-13
Send and Make Break
Send
5-13
1User
selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.
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Keyboard Wedge Host Types
Keyboard Wedge Host Types
Select the keyboard wedge host by scanning one of the bar codes below.
IBM PC/AT & IBM PC Compatibles1
IBM PS/2 (Model 30)
IBM AT NOTEBOOK
NCR 7052
NOTE
User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.
Keyboard Wedge Interface
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Keyboard Wedge Country Types (Country Codes)
Scan the bar code corresponding to the keyboard type. If your particular keyboard type is not listed, see Alternate
Numeric Keypad Emulation on page 5-9.
*North American
German Windows
French Windows
French Canadian Windows 95/98
French Canadian Windows XP/2000
French Belgian Windows
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Keyboard Wedge Country Types (Country Codes) (continued)
Spanish Windows
Italian Windows
Swedish Windows
UK English Windows
Japanese Windows
Portuguese-Brazilian Windows
Keyboard Wedge Interface
Ignore Unknown Characters
Unknown characters are characters the host does not recognize. Select Send Bar Codes With Unknown
Characters to send all bar code data except for unknown characters. The scanner sounds no error beeps.
Select Do Not Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters to send bar code data up to the first unknown
character. The scanner sounds an error beep.
*Send Bar Codes with Unknown Characters
(Transmit)
Do Not Send Bar Codes with Unknown Characters
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Keystroke Delay
This is the delay in milliseconds between emulated keystrokes. Scan a bar code below to increase the delay when
hosts require a slower transmission of data.
*No Delay
Medium Delay (20 msec)
Long Delay (40 msec)
Keyboard Wedge Interface
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Intra-Keystroke Delay
Enable this to insert an additional delay between each emulated key depression and release. This sets the
Keystroke Delay parameter to a minimum of 5 msec as well.
Enable
*Disable
Alternate Numeric Keypad Emulation
This allows emulation of most other country keyboard types not listed in Keyboard Wedge Country Types (Country
Codes) on page 5-5 in a Microsoft operating system environment.
Enable Alternate Numeric Keypad
*Disable Alternate Numeric Keypad
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Caps Lock On
When enabled, the scanner emulates keystrokes as if the Caps Lock key is always pressed.
Enable Caps Lock On
*Disable Caps Lock On
Caps Lock Override
When enabled, on AT or AT Notebook hosts, the keyboard ignores the state of the Caps Lock key. Therefore, an ‘A’
in the bar code transmits as an ‘A’ regardless of the state of the keyboard’s Caps Lock key.
Enable Caps Lock Override
*Disable Caps Lock Override
NOTE
If both Caps Lock On and Caps Lock Override are enabled, Caps Lock Override takes precedence.
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Convert Wedge Data
Enable this to convert all bar code data to the selected case.
Convert to Upper Case
Convert to Lower Case
*No Convert
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Function Key Mapping
ASCII values under 32 are normally sent as control key sequences (see Table 5-2 on page 5-16). Enable this to
send the keys in bold in place of the standard key mapping. Table entries that do not have a bold entry remain the
same whether or not you enabled this parameter.
Enable
*Disable
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FN1 Substitution
Enable this to allow replacing any FN1 characters in an EAN128 bar code with a user-selected keystroke (see FN1
Substitution Values on page 13-6).
Enable
*Disable
Send Make and Break
When enabled, the scan codes for releasing a key are not sent.
*Send Make and Break Scan Codes
Send Make Scan Code Only
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Keyboard Maps
Use the following keyboard maps for reference for prefix/suffix keystroke parameters. To program the prefix/suffix
values, see the bar codes on page 13-4.
7014
5001
5002
5003
5004
5005
5006
5007
5008
5009
5010
5011
5012
7008
7009
7010
7007
7006
7001
7011
7012
7003
7002
7004
7005
7017
7018
7013
Figure 5-2 IBM PS2 Type Keyboard
5001
5002
5003
5004
7008
7009
7014
7012
7003
7013
5005
5006
5007
5008
5009
5010
7004
7011
Figure 5-3 IBM PC/AT
5001
5002
1045
5013
5003
5004
5014
5015
5005
5006
1043
5016
5007
5008
5017
5018
5009
5010
7013
5019
5011
1048
5012
(1048 if double key)
Figure 5-4 NCR 7052 32-KEY
1046
(7013 if double key)
7002
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Keyboard Maps (continued)
1065
1066
1067
1068
1072
1073
1074
1079
1080
1081
5001
5002
5011
5003
1069
1070
1071
1075
1076
1077
1078
1082
1083
1084
1085
1045
5013
1086
5004
5014
5015
1087
5005
5006
1043
5016
1088
5007
5008
5017
5018
1089
5009
5010
7013
5019
1090
1048
5012
(1048 if double key)
Figure 5-5 NCR 7052 58-KEY
1046
(1043 if double key)
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ASCII Character Set
NOTE
Code 39 Full ASCII interprets the bar code special character ($ + % /) preceding a Code 39 character and
assigns an ASCII character value to the pair. For example, when if you enable Code 39 Full ASCII and
scan a +B, it is interpreted as b, %J as ?, and %V as @. Scanning ABC%I outputs the keystroke
equivalent of ABC >.
Table 5-2 Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set
ASCII Value
Full ASCII Code 39
Encode Char.
Keystroke
1001
$A
CTRL A
1002
$B
CTRL B
1003
$C
CTRL C
1004
$D
CTRL D
1005
$E
CTRL E
1006
$F
CTRL F
1007
$G
CTRL G
1008
$H
CTRL H/BACKSPACE1
1009
$I
CTRL I/HORIZONTAL TAB1
1010
$J
CTRL J
1011
$K
CTRL K
1012
$L
CTRL L
1013
$M
CTRL M/ENTER1
1014
$N
CTRL N
1015
$O
CTRL O
1016
$P
CTRL P
1017
$Q
CTRL Q
1018
$R
CTRL R
1019
$S
CTRL S
1020
$T
CTRL T
1021
$U
CTRL U
The keystroke in bold transmits only if you enabled Function Key
Mapping on page 5-12. Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke transmits.
Keyboard Wedge Interface 5 - 17
Table 5-2 Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (continued)
ASCII Value
Full ASCII Code 39
Encode Char.
Keystroke
1022
$V
CTRL V
1023
$W
CTRL W
1024
$X
CTRL X
1025
$Y
CTRL Y
1026
$Z
CTRL Z
1027
%A
CTRL [ /ESC1
1028
%B
CTRL \
1029
%C
CTRL ]
1030
%D
CTRL 6
1031
%E
CTRL -
1032
Space
Space
1033
/A
!
1034
/B
“
1035
/C
#
1036
/D
$
1037
/E
%
1038
/F
&
1039
/G
‘
1040
/H
(
1041
/I
)
1042
/J
*
1043
/K
+
1044
/L
,
1045
-
-
1046
.
.
1047
/O
/
1048
0
0
The keystroke in bold transmits only if you enabled Function Key
Mapping on page 5-12. Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke transmits.
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Table 5-2 Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (continued)
ASCII Value
Full ASCII Code 39
Encode Char.
Keystroke
1049
1
1
1050
2
2
1051
3
3
1052
4
4
1053
5
5
1054
6
6
1055
7
7
1056
8
8
1057
9
9
1058
/Z
:
1059
%F
;
1060
%G
<
1061
%H
=
1062
%I
>
1063
%J
?
1064
%V
@
1065
A
A
1066
B
B
1067
C
C
1068
D
D
1069
E
E
1070
F
F
1071
G
G
1072
H
H
1073
I
I
1074
J
J
1075
K
K
The keystroke in bold transmits only if you enabled Function Key
Mapping on page 5-12. Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke transmits.
Keyboard Wedge Interface 5 - 19
Table 5-2 Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (continued)
ASCII Value
Full ASCII Code 39
Encode Char.
Keystroke
1076
L
L
1077
M
M
1078
N
N
1079
O
O
1080
P
P
1081
Q
Q
1082
R
R
1083
S
S
1084
T
T
1085
U
U
1086
V
V
1087
W
W
1088
X
X
1089
Y
Y
1090
Z
Z
1091
%K
[
1092
%L
\
1093
%M
]
1094
%N
^
1095
%O
_
1096
%W
‘
1097
+A
a
1098
+B
b
1099
+C
c
1100
+D
d
1101
+E
e
1102
+F
f
The keystroke in bold transmits only if you enabled Function Key
Mapping on page 5-12. Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke transmits.
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Table 5-2 Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (continued)
ASCII Value
Full ASCII Code 39
Encode Char.
Keystroke
1103
+G
g
1104
+H
h
1105
+I
i
1106
+J
j
1107
+K
k
1108
+L
l
1109
+M
m
1110
+N
n
1111
+O
o
1112
+P
p
1113
+Q
q
1114
+R
r
1115
+S
s
1116
+T
t
1117
+U
u
1118
+V
v
1119
+W
w
1120
+X
x
1121
+Y
y
1122
+Z
z
1123
%P
{
1124
%Q
|
1125
%R
}
1126
%S
~
The keystroke in bold transmits only if you enabled Function Key
Mapping on page 5-12. Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke transmits.
Keyboard Wedge Interface 5 - 21
Table 5-3 Keyboard Wedge ALT Keys
ALT Keys
Keystroke
2065
ALT A
2066
ALT B
2067
ALT C
2068
ALT D
2069
ALT E
2070
ALT F
2071
ALT G
2072
ALT H
2073
ALT I
2074
ALT J
2075
ALT K
2076
ALT L
2077
ALT M
2078
ALT N
2079
ALT O
2080
ALT P
2081
ALT Q
2082
ALT R
2083
ALT S
2084
ALT T
2085
ALT U
2086
ALT V
2087
ALT W
2088
ALT X
2089
ALT Y
2090
ALT Z
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Table 5-4 Keyboard Wedge GUI Keys
GUI Keys
Keystroke
3000
Right Control Key
3048
GUI 0
3049
GUI 1
3050
GUI 2
3051
GUI 3
3052
GUI 4
3053
GUI 5
3054
GUI 6
3055
GUI 7
3056
GUI 8
3057
GUI 9
3065
GUI A
3066
GUI B
3067
GUI C
3068
GUI D
3069
GUI E
3070
GUI F
3071
GUI G
3072
GUI H
3073
GUI I
3074
GUI J
3075
GUI K
3076
GUI L
3077
GUI M
3078
GUI N
3079
GUI O
3080
GUI P
3081
GUI Q
Keyboard Wedge Interface 5 - 23
Table 5-4 Keyboard Wedge GUI Keys (continued)
GUI Keys
Keystroke
3082
GUI R
3083
GUI S
3084
GUI T
3085
GUI U
3086
GUI V
3087
GUI W
3088
GUI X
3089
GUI Y
3090
GUI Z
Table 5-5 Keyboard Wedge F Keys
F Keys
Keystroke
5001
F1
5002
F2
5003
F3
5004
F4
5005
F5
5006
F6
5007
F7
5008
F8
5009
F9
5010
F10
5011
F11
5012
F12
5013
F13
5014
F14
5015
F15
5016
F16
5017
F17
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Table 5-5 Keyboard Wedge F Keys (continued)
F Keys
Keystroke
5018
F18
5019
F19
5020
F20
5021
F21
5022
F22
5023
F23
5024
F24
Table 5-6 Keyboard Wedge Numeric Keypad
Numeric Keypad
Keystroke
6042
*
6043
+
6044
undefined
6045
-
6046
.
6047
/
6048
0
6049
1
6050
2
6051
3
6052
4
6053
5
6054
6
6055
7
6056
8
6057
9
6058
Enter
6059
Num Lock
Keyboard Wedge Interface 5 - 25
Table 5-7 Keyboard Wedge Extended Keypad
Extended Keypad
Keystroke
7001
Break
7002
Delete
7003
Pg Up
7004
End
7005
Pg Dn
7006
Pause
7007
Scroll Lock
7008
Backspace
7009
Tab
7010
Print Screen
7011
Insert
7012
Home
7013
Enter
7014
Escape
7015
Up Arrow
7016
Dn Arrow
7017
Left Arrow
7018
Right Arrow
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Chapter 6 RS-232 Interface
Introduction
This chapter includes RS-232 host information for setting up the scanner. Use the RS-232 interface to attach the
scanner to point-of-sale devices, host computers, or other devices with an available RS-232 port (e.g., com port).
If your particular host is not listed in Table 6-2, set the communication parameters to match the host device. Refer
to the documentation for the host device.
NOTE
This scanner uses TTL RS-232 signal levels, which interface with most system architectures. For system
architectures requiring RS-232C signal levels, Motorola offers different cables providing TTL to RS-232C
conversion. Contact Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support for more information.
Throughout the programming bar code menus, asterisks (*) indicate default values.
* Indicates Default
*Baud Rate 9600
Feature/Option
6-2
Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide
Connecting an RS-232 Interface
The scanner connects directly to the host computer.
Serial Port Connector to Host
Power Supply Cable
Interface Cable
Interface Cable
Power Supply
Figure 6-1 RS-232 Direct Connection
1.
Connect the RS-232 interface cable to the bottom of the scanner, as described in Installing the Interface Cable
on page 1-3.
2.
Connect the other end of the interface cable to the serial port on the host.
3.
Connect the power supply.
4.
Scan appropriate bar codes in this chapter to match host settings.
RS-232 Interface
6-3
RS-232 Default Parameters
Table 6-1 lists the defaults for RS-232 host parameters. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s)
provided in the Parameter Descriptions section beginning on page 6-4.
NOTE
See Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and
miscellaneous default parameters.
Table 6-1 RS-232 Host Default Table
Parameter
Default
Page Number
RS-232 Host Parameters
RS-232 Host Types
Standard1
6-6
Baud Rate
9600
6-8
Parity Type
None
6-10
Stop Bit Select
1 Stop Bit
6-12
Data Bits
8-Bit
6-12
Check Receive Errors
Enable
6-13
Hardware Handshaking
None
6-14
Software Handshaking
None
6-16
Host Serial Response Time-out
2 Sec
6-18
RTS Line State
Low RTS
6-19
Beep on <BEL>
Disable
6-19
Intercharacter Delay
0 msec
6-20
Nixdorf Beep/LED Options
Normal Operation
6-21
Ignore Unknown Characters
Send Bar Code
6-21
1User
selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.
6-4
Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide
RS-232 Host Parameters
The RS-232 hosts listed in Table 6-2 use their own parameter default settings. Selecting the ICL, Fujitsu,
Wincor-Nixdorf Mode A, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode B, Olivetti, Omron, or terminal sets the defaults listed.
Table 6-2
Terminal Specific RS-232
Parameter
Standard
(Default)
ICL
Fujitsu
WincorNixdorf
Mode A
WincorNixdorf
Mode B/
OPOS
Olivetti
Omron
Transmit Code ID
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Transmission
Format
Data as is
Data/
Suffix
Data/
Suffix
Data/Suffix
Data/Suffix
Prefix/Data/
Suffix
Data/
Suffix
Suffix
CR/LF
(7013)
CR
(1013)
CR
(1013)
CR (1013)
CR (1013)
ETX (1002)
CR
(1013)
Baud Rate
9600
9600
9600
9600
9600
9600
9600
Parity
None
Even
None
Odd
Odd
Even
None
Hardware
Handshaking
None
RTS/CTS
Option 3
None
RTS/CTS
Option 3
RTS/CTS
Option 3
None
None
Software
Handshaking
None
None
None
None
None
Ack/Nak
None
Serial Response
Time-out
2 Sec.
9.9 Sec.
2 Sec.
9.9 Sec.
9.9 Sec.
9.9 Sec.
9.9 Sec.
Stop Bit Select
One
One
One
One
One
One
One
ASCII Format
8-Bit
8-Bit
8-Bit
8-Bit
8-Bit
7-Bit
8-Bit
Beep On <BEL>
Disable
Disable
Disable
Disable
Disable
Disable
Disable
RTS Line State
Low
High
Low
Low
Low = No
data to send
Low
High
Prefix
None
None
None
None
None
STX (1003)
None
*In the Nixdorf Mode B, if CTS is low, scanning is disabled. When CTS is high, scanning is enabled.
**If you scan Nixdorf Mode B without connecting the scanner to the proper host, it may appear unable
to scan. If this occurs, scan a different RS-232 host type within 5 seconds of cycling power to the
scanner.
RS-232 Interface
6-5
RS-232 Host Parameters (continued)
Selecting the ICL, Fujitsu, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode A, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode B, OPOS terminal enables the
transmission of code ID characters listed in Table 6-3 below. These code ID characters are not programmable and
are separate from the Transmit Code ID feature. Do not enable the Transmit Code ID feature for these terminals.
Table 6-3
Terminal Specific Code ID Characters
Code Type
ICL
WincorNixdorf
Mode B/
OPOS
WincorNixdorf
Mode A
Fujitsu
Olivetti
Omron
UPC-A
A
A
A
A
A
A
UPC-E
E
E
C
C
C
E
EAN-8/JAN-8
FF
FF
B
B
B
FF
EAN-13/JAN-13
F
F
A
A
A
F
Code 39
C <len>
None
M
M
M <len>
C <len>
Codabar
N <len>
None
N
N
N <len>
N <len>
Code 128
L <len>
None
K
K
K <len>
L <len>
I 2 of 5
I <len>
None
I
I
I <len>
I <len>
Code 93
None
None
L
L
L <len>
None
D 2 of 5
H <len>
None
H
H
H <len>
H <len>
UCC/EAN 128
L <len>
None
P
P
P <len>
L <len>
MSI
None
None
O
O
O <len>
None
Bookland EAN
F
F
A
A
A
F
Trioptic
None
None
None
None
None
None
Code 11
None
None
None
None
None
None
IATA
H<len>
None
H
H
None
None
Code 32
None
None
None
None
None
None
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Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide
RS-232 Host Types
To select an RS-232 host interface, scan one of the following bar codes.
Standard RS-2321
ICL RS-232
Wincor-Nixdorf RS-232 Mode A
Wincor-Nixdorf RS-232 Mode B
Olivetti ORS4500
RS-232 Interface
RS-232 Host Types (continued)
Omron
OPOS/JPOS
Fujitsu RS-232
NOTE
1User
selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.
6-7
6-8
Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide
Baud Rate
Baud rate is the number of bits of data transmitted per second. Set the scanner's baud rate to match the host’s
baud rate setting, or data may not reach the host device or may reach it in distorted form.
Baud Rate 600
Baud Rate 1200
Baud Rate 2400
Baud Rate 4800
RS-232 Interface
Baud Rate (continued)
*Baud Rate 9600
Baud Rate 19,200
Baud Rate 38,400
6-9
6 - 10 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide
Parity
A parity check bit is the most significant bit of each ASCII coded character. Select the parity type according to host
device requirements.
Select Odd parity to set the parity bit value to 0 or 1, based on data, to ensure that the coded character contains an
odd number of 1 bits.
Odd
Select Even parity to set the parity bit value to 0 or 1, based on data, to ensure that the coded character contains
an even number of 1 bits.
Even
Select Mark parity and the parity bit is always 1.
Mark
RS-232 Interface 6 - 11
Parity (continued)
Select Space parity and the parity bit is always 0.
Space
Select None when no parity bit is required.
*None
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Stop Bit Select
The stop bit(s) at the end of each transmitted character marks the end of transmission of one character and
prepares the receiving device for the next character in the serial data stream. Select the number of stop bits (one or
two) depending on the number the receiving terminal/host is programmed to accommodate.
*1 Stop Bit
2 Stop Bits
Data Bits
This parameter allows the scanner to interface with devices requiring a 7-bit or 8-bit ASCII protocol.
7-Bit
*8-Bit
RS-232 Interface 6 - 13
Check Receive Errors
Select whether or not to check the parity, framing, and overrun of received characters. The parity value of received
characters is verified against the parity parameter selected above.
*Check For Received Errors
Do Not Check For Received Errors
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Hardware Handshaking
The data interface consists of an RS-232 port designed to operate either with or without the hardware handshaking
lines, Request to Send (RTS), and Clear to Send (CTS).
Disable Standard RTS/CTS handshaking to transmit scan data as it becomes available. Select Standard RTS/CTS
handshaking to transmit scan data according to the following sequence:
• The scanner reads the CTS line for activity. If CTS is asserted, the scanner waits up to Host Serial Response
Time-out for the host to negate the CTS line. If, after the Host Serial Response Time-out (default), the CTS
line is still asserted, the scanner sounds a transmit error, and discards any scanned data.
• When the CTS line is negated, the scanner asserts the RTS line and waits up to Host Serial Response
Time-out for the host to assert CTS. When the host asserts CTS, the scanner transmits data. If, after the Host
Serial Response Time-out (default), the CTS line is not asserted, the scanner sounds a transmit error, and
discards the data.
• When data transmission completes, the scanner negates RTS 10 msec after sending the last character.
• The host should respond by negating CTS. The scanner checks for a negated CTS upon the next data
transmission.
During data transmission, the CTS line should be asserted. If CTS is deasserted for more than 50 ms between
characters, the transmission aborts, and the scanner sounds a transmission error and discards the data.
If this communications sequence fails, the scanner issues an error indication and discards the data. You must
rescan the data.
If hardware handshaking and software handshaking are both enabled, hardware handshaking takes precedence.
NOTE
The DTR signal is jumpered to the active state.
None
Scan the bar code below to disable hardware handshaking.
*None
Standard RTS/CTS
Scan the bar code below to select Standard RTS/CTS hardware handshaking.
Standard RTS/CTS
RS-232 Interface 6 - 15
RTS/CTS Option 1
If you select RTS/CTS Option 1, the scanner asserts RTS before transmitting and ignores the state of CTS. The
scanner de-asserts RTS when the transmission completes.
RTS/CTS Option 1
RTS/CTS Option 2
If you select Option 2, RTS is always high or low (user-programmed logic level). However, the scanner waits for
CTS to be asserted before transmitting data. If CTS is not asserted within Host Serial Response Time-out (default),
the scanner issues an error indication and discards the data.
RTS/CTS Option 2
RTS/CTS Option 3
If you select Option 3, the scanner asserts RTS prior to any data transmission, regardless of the state of CTS. The
scanner waits up to Host Serial Response Time-out (default) for CTS to be asserted. If CTS is not asserted during
this time, the scanner issues an error indication and discards the data. The scanner de-asserts RTS when
transmission is complete.
RTS/CTS Option 3
6 - 16 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide
Software Handshaking
This parameter offers control of the data transmission process in addition to, or instead of, the control that
hardware handshaking offers. There are five options.
If software handshaking and hardware handshaking are both enabled, hardware handshaking takes precedence.
None
Select this option to transmit data immediately. No response is expected from host.
*None
ACK/NAK
If you select this option, after transmitting data, the scanner expects either an ACK or NAK response from the host.
When a NAK is received, the scanner transmits the same data again and waits for either an ACK or NAK. After
three unsuccessful attempts to send data after receiving NAKs, the scanner issues an error indication and discards
the data.
The scanner waits up to the programmable Host Serial Response Time-out to receive an ACK or NAK. If the
scanner does not get a response in this time, it issues an error indication and discards the data. There are no
retries when a time-out occurs.
ACK/NAK
ENQ
If you select this option, the scanner waits for an ENQ character from the host before transmitting data. If the
scanner does not receive an ENQ within the Host Serial Response Time-out, it issues an error indication and
discards the data. The host must transmit an ENQ character at least every Host Serial Response Time-out to
prevent transmission errors.
ENQ
RS-232 Interface 6 - 17
ACK/NAK with ENQ
This combines the two previous options. For re-transmissions of data due to a NAK from the host, an additional
ENQ is not required.
ACK/NAK with ENQ
XON/XOFF
An XOFF character turns the scanner transmission off until the scanner receives an XON character. There are two
situations for XON/XOFF:
• The scanner receives an XOFF before it has data to send. When the scanner has data to send, it waits up to
Host Serial Response Time-out for an XON character before transmission. If it does not receive an XON
within this time, it issues an error indication and discards the data.
• The scanner receives an XOFF during a transmission. Data transmission then stops after sending the current
byte. When the scanner receives an XON character, it sends the rest of the data message. The scanner
waits up to 30 seconds for the XON.
XON/XOFF
6 - 18 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide
Host Serial Response Time-out
This parameter specifies how long the scanner waits for an ACK, NAK, or CTS before determining that a
transmission error occurred. This only applies when in one of the ACK/NAK software handshaking modes, or in
RTS/CTS hardware handshaking mode.
*Minimum: 2 Sec
Low: 2.5 Sec
Medium: 5 Sec
High: 7.5 Sec
Maximum: 9.9 Sec
RS-232 Interface 6 - 19
RTS Line State
This parameter sets the idle state of the Serial Host RTS line. Scan a bar code below to select Low RTS or High
RTS line state.
*Host: Low RTS
Host: High RTS
Beep on <BEL>
If you enable this parameter, the scanner issues a beep when it detects a <BEL> character on the RS-232 serial
line. <BEL> gains a user's attention to an illegal entry or other important event.
Beep On <BEL> Character
(Enable)
*Do Not Beep On <BEL> Character
(Disable)
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Intercharacter Delay
This parameter specifies the intercharacter delay inserted between character transmissions.
*Minimum: 0 msec
Low: 25 msec
Medium: 50 msec
High: 75 msec
Maximum: 99 msec
RS-232 Interface 6 - 21
Nixdorf Beep/LED Options
When Nixdorf Mode B is selected, this indicates when the scanner beeps and turns on its LED after a decode.
*Normal Operation
(Beep/LED immediately after decode)
Beep/LED After Transmission
Beep/LED After CTS Pulse
Ignore Unknown Characters
Unknown characters are characters the host does not recognize. Select Send Bar Codes with Unknown
Characters to send all bar code data except for unknown characters. The scanner sounds no error beeps.
Select Do Not Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters to send bar code data up to the first unknown
character. The scanner sounds an error beep.
*Send Bar Code
(with unknown characters)
Do Not Send Bar Codes
(with unknown characters)
6 - 22 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide
ASCII Character Set
You can assign the values in Table 6-4 as prefixes or suffixes for ASCII character data transmission.
Table 6-4 Prefix/Suffix Values
Prefix/Suffix
Value
Full ASCII
Code 39 Encode Character
ASCII Character
1000
%U
NUL
1001
$A
SOH
1002
$B
STX
1003
$C
ETX
1004
$D
EOT
1005
$E
ENQ
1006
$F
ACK
1007
$G
BELL
1008
$H
BCKSPC
1009
$I
HORIZ TAB
1010
$J
LF/NW LN
1011
$K
VT
1012
$L
FF
1013
$M
CR/ENTER
1014
$N
SO
1015
$O
SI
1016
$P
DLE
1017
$Q
DC1/XON
1018
$R
DC2
1019
$S
DC3/XOFF
1020
$T
DC4
1021
$U
NAK
1022
$V
SYN
1023
$W
ETB
1024
$X
CAN
1025
$Y
EM
1026
$Z
SUB
RS-232 Interface 6 - 23
Table 6-4 Prefix/Suffix Values (continued)
Prefix/Suffix
Value
Full ASCII
Code 39 Encode Character
ASCII Character
1027
%A
ESC
1028
%B
FS
1029
%C
GS
1030
%D
RS
1031
%E
US
1032
Space
Space
1033
/A
!
1034
/B
"
1035
/C
#
1036
/D
$
1037
/E
%
1038
/F
&
1039
/G
‘
1040
/H
(
1041
/I
)
1042
/J
*
1043
/K
+
1044
/L
,
1045
-
-
1046
.
.
1047
/O
/
1048
0
0
1049
1
1
1050
2
2
1051
3
3
1052
4
4
1053
5
5
1054
6
6
1057
7
7
1056
8
8
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Table 6-4 Prefix/Suffix Values (continued)
Prefix/Suffix
Value
Full ASCII
Code 39 Encode Character
ASCII Character
1057
9
9
1058
/Z
:
1059
%F
;
1060
%G
<
1061
%H
=
1062
%I
>
1063
%J
?
1064
%V
@
1065
A
A
1066
B
B
1067
C
C
1068
D
D
1069
E
E
1070
F
F
1071
G
G
1072
H
H
1073
I
I
1074
J
J
1075
K
K
1076
L
L
1077
M
M
1078
N
N
1079
O
O
1080
P
P
1081
Q
Q
1082
R
R
1083
S
S
1084
T
T
1085
U
U
1086
V
V
RS-232 Interface 6 - 25
Table 6-4 Prefix/Suffix Values (continued)
Prefix/Suffix
Value
Full ASCII
Code 39 Encode Character
ASCII Character
1087
W
W
1088
X
X
1089
Y
Y
1090
Z
Z
1091
%K
[
1092
%L
\
1093
%M
]
1094
%N
^
1095
%O
_
1096
%W
`
1097
+A
a
1098
+B
b
1099
+C
c
1100
+D
d
1101
+E
e
1102
+F
f
1103
+G
g
1104
+H
h
1105
+I
i
1106
+J
j
1107
+K
k
1108
+L
l
1109
+M
m
1110
+N
n
1111
+O
o
1112
+P
p
1113
+Q
q
1114
+R
r
1115
+S
s
1116
+T
t
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Table 6-4 Prefix/Suffix Values (continued)
Prefix/Suffix
Value
Full ASCII
Code 39 Encode Character
ASCII Character
1117
+U
u
1118
+V
v
1119
+W
w
1120
+X
x
1121
+Y
y
1122
+Z
z
1123
%P
{
1124
%Q
|
1125
%R
}
1126
%S
~
1127
Undefined
7013
ENTER
Chapter 7 USB Interface
Introduction
This chapter includes information on how to connect and set up the scanner with a USB host. The scanner
connects directly to a USB host, or a powered USB hub, which powers it. No additional power supply is required.
Throughout the programming bar code menus, asterisks (*) indicate default values.
*North American Standard USB Keyboard
* Indicates Default
Connecting a USB Interface
USB Series A Connector
Interface cable
Figure 7-1 USB Connection
Feature/Option
7-2
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The scanner connects with USB capable hosts including:
• Desktop PCs and Notebooks
• Apple™ iMac, G4, iBooks (North America only)
• IBM SurePOS terminals
• Sun, IBM, and other network computers that support more than one keyboard.
The following operating systems support the scanner through USB:
• Windows 98, 2000, ME, XP
• MacOS 8.5 and above
• IBM 4690 OS.
The scanner also interfaces with other USB hosts which support USB Human Interface Devices (HID).
To set up the scanner:
1.
Connect the USB interface cable to the bottom of the scanner, as described in Installing the Interface Cable on
page 1-3.
2.
Plug the series A connector in the USB host or hub, or plug the Plus Power connector in an available port of
the IBM SurePOS terminal.
3.
Select the USB device type. See USB Device Type on page 7-4.
4.
On first installation when using Windows, the software prompts you to select or install the Human Interface
Device driver. To install this driver, provided by Windows, click Next through all the choices and click Finished
on the last choice. The scanner powers up during this installation.
5.
If you are not using a North American keyboard, scan the appropriate country bar code under USB Country
Keyboard Types (Country Codes) on page 7-6.
If you have any problems, see Troubleshooting on page 3-2.
USB Interface
7-3
USB Default Parameters
Table 7-1 lists the defaults for USB host parameters. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) in the
Parameter Descriptions section beginning on page 7-4.
NOTE
See Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and
miscellaneous default parameters.
Table 7-1 USB Host Default Table
Parameter
Default
Page
Number
USB Host Parameters
USB Device Type
HID Keyboard Emulation
7-4
USB Country Keyboard Types (Country Codes)
North American
7-6
USB Keystroke Delay
No Delay
7-9
USB CAPS Lock Override
Disable
7-10
USB Ignore Unknown Characters
Enable
7-11
Emulate Keypad
Disable
7-12
USB FN1 Substitution
Disable
7-12
Function Key Mapping
Disable
7-13
Simulated Caps Lock
Disable
7-13
Convert Case
None
7-14
7-4
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USB Host Parameters
USB Device Type
Select the USB device type.
• HID Keyboard Emulation (default) - This allows the scanner to emulate a USB keyboard. Upon a successful
decode, bar code data transmits to the console as if the data was typed on a keyboard. Most USB drivers
support HID Keyboard Emulation so it requires no special drivers.
• IBM Table Top USB - Use this device type with table top scanners connecting to a cash register with IBM
OEM specification compliant drivers (supplied by the cash register vendor). IBM Table Top USB requires
drivers supplied by the Point-of-Service (POS) device vendor. Check with the POS vendor to verify these
drivers.
• IBM Hand-Held USB - Use this device type with hand-held scanners connecting to a cash register with IBM
OEM specification compliant drivers (supplied by the cash register vendor). IBM Hand-Held USB requires
drivers supplied by the Point-of-Service (POS) device vendor. Check with the POS vendor to verify these
drivers.
NOTE
When connecting two scanners to a host, IBM does not permit the selection of two of the same device
types. If you require two connections, select IBM Table Top USB for one scanner and IBM Hand-Held USB
for the second scanner.
• USB OPOS Hand-Held - Use this device type with Motorola’s OPOS/JPOS compliant drivers, available from
Support Central at http://motorola.com/enterprisemobility/support. Motorola only supports one OPOS
connection per host.
• Simple COM Port Emulation - This device type requires a driver download from Support Central at
http://motorola.com/enterprisemobility/support. Connecting the scanner to the host automatically selects the
next available comm port, emulating a one-way RS-232 connection. This does not support handshaking and
does not require a baud setting.
USB Interface
USB Device Type (continued)
NOTE
When changing USB Device Types, the scanner automatically restarts and issues the standard startup
beep sequences.
*HID Keyboard Emulation
IBM Table Top USB
IBM Hand-Held USB
USB OPOS Hand-Held
Simple COM Port Emulation
7-5
7-6
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USB Country Keyboard Types (Country Codes)
Scan the bar code corresponding to the keyboard type. This setting applies only to the USB HID Keyboard
Emulation device.
NOTE
When changing Country Selection, the scanner automatically restarts and issues the standard startup
beep sequences.
*North American Standard USB Keyboard
German Windows
French Windows
USB Interface
USB Country Keyboard Types (continued)
French Canadian Windows 95/98
French Canadian Windows 2000/XP
French Belgian Windows
Spanish Windows
Italian Windows
7-7
7-8
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USB Country Keyboard Types (continued)
Swedish Windows
UK English Windows
Japanese Windows (ASCII)
Portuguese-Brazilian Windows
USB Interface
7-9
USB Keystroke Delay
This parameter sets the delay, in milliseconds, between emulated keystrokes. Scan a bar code below to increase
the delay when hosts require slower data transmission.
*No Delay
Medium Delay (20 msec)
Long Delay (40 msec)
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USB CAPS Lock Override
This option applies only to the HID Keyboard Emulation device. Enable this to preserve the case of the data
regardless of the state of the Caps Lock key. This setting is always enabled for the “Japanese, Windows (ASCII)”
keyboard type and can not be disabled.
Override Caps Lock Key
(Enable)
*Do Not Override Caps Lock Key
(Disable)
USB Interface 7 - 11
USB Ignore Unknown Characters
This option applies only to the HID Keyboard Emulation device and IBM device. Unknown characters are
characters the host does not recognize. Select Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters to send all bar code
data except for unknown characters. The scanner sounds no error beeps.
Select Do Not Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters to prevent sending bar codes containing at least one
unknown character to the host. The scanner sounds an error beep.
*Send Bar Codes with Unknown Characters
(Transmit)
Do Not Send Bar Codes with Unknown Characters
(Disable)
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Emulate Keypad
Enable this to send all characters as ASCII sequences over the numeric keypad. For example, ASCII A transmits
as “ALT make” 0 6 5 “ALT Break”.
*Disable Keypad Emulation
Enable Keypad Emulation
USB Keyboard FN 1 Substitution
This option applies only to the USB HID Keyboard Emulation device. When enabled, this allows replacing any FN
1 characters in an EAN 128 bar code with a Key Category and value chosen by the user (see FN 1 Substitution
Values on page 13-6 to set the Key Category and Key Value).
Enable
*Disable
USB Interface 7 - 13
Function Key Mapping
ASCII values under 32 typically transmit as control-key sequences (see Table 7-2 on page 7-15). Enable this
parameter to send the keys in bold in place of the standard key mapping. Table entries that do not have a bold
entry remain the same whether or not you enable this parameter.
*Disable Function Key Mapping
Enable Function Key Mapping
Simulated Caps Lock
Enable this to invert the upper and lower case characters on the scanned bar code as if the Caps Lock state is
enabled on the keyboard. This inversion occurs regardless of the keyboard’s Caps Lock state.
*Disable Simulated Caps Lock
Enable Simulated Caps Lock
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Convert Case
Enable this to convert all bar code data to the selected case.
*No Case Conversion
Convert All to Upper Case
Convert All to Lower Case
USB Interface 7 - 15
ASCII Character Set
Table 7-2 USB ASCII Character Set
Prefix/ Suffix
Value
Full ASCII Code
39 Encode Char.
Keystroke
1000
%U
CTRL 2
1001
$A
CTRL A
1002
$B
CTRL B
1003
$C
CTRL C
1004
$D
CTRL D
1005
$E
CTRL E
1006
$F
CTRL F
1007
$G
CTRL G
1008
$H
CTRL H/BACKSPACE1
1009
$I
CTRL I/HORIZONTAL TAB1
1010
$J
CTRL J
1011
$K
CTRL K
1012
$L
CTRL L
1013
$M
CTRL M/ENTER1
1014
$N
CTRL N
1015
$O
CTRL O
1016
$P
CTRL P
1017
$Q
CTRL Q
1018
$R
CTRL R
1019
$S
CTRL S
1020
$T
CTRL T
1021
$U
CTRL U
1022
$V
CTRL V
1023
$W
CTRL W
The keystroke in bold transmits only if you enabled Function Key
Mapping on page 7-13. Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke transmits.
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Table 7-2 USB ASCII Character Set (continued)
Prefix/ Suffix
Value
Full ASCII Code
39 Encode Char.
Keystroke
1024
$X
CTRL X
1025
$Y
CTRL Y
1026
$Z
CTRL Z
1027
%A
CTRL [/ESC1
1028
%B
CTRL \
1029
%C
CTRL ]
1030
%D
CTRL 6
1031
%E
CTRL -
1032
Space
Space
1033
/A
!
1034
/B
“
1035
/C
#
1036
/D
$
1037
/E
%
1038
/F
&
1039
/G
‘
1040
/H
(
1041
/I
)
1042
/J
*
1043
/K
+
1044
/L
,
1045
-
-
1046
.
.
1047
/O
/
1048
0
0
1049
1
1
1050
2
2
The keystroke in bold transmits only if you enabled Function Key
Mapping on page 7-13. Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke transmits.
USB Interface 7 - 17
Table 7-2 USB ASCII Character Set (continued)
Prefix/ Suffix
Value
Full ASCII Code
39 Encode Char.
Keystroke
1051
3
3
1052
4
4
1053
5
5
1054
6
6
1055
7
7
1056
8
8
1057
9
9
1058
/Z
:
1059
%F
;
1060
%G
<
1061
%H
=
1062
%I
>
1063
%J
?
1064
%V
@
1065
A
A
1066
B
B
1067
C
C
1068
D
D
1069
E
E
1070
F
F
1071
G
G
1072
H
H
1073
I
I
1074
J
J
1075
K
K
1076
L
L
1077
M
M
The keystroke in bold transmits only if you enabled Function Key
Mapping on page 7-13. Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke transmits.
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Table 7-2 USB ASCII Character Set (continued)
Prefix/ Suffix
Value
Full ASCII Code
39 Encode Char.
Keystroke
1078
N
N
1079
O
O
1080
P
P
1081
Q
Q
1082
R
R
1083
S
S
1084
T
T
1085
U
U
1086
V
V
1087
W
W
1088
X
X
1089
Y
Y
1090
Z
Z
1091
%K
[
1092
%L
\
1093
%M
]
1094
%N
^
1095
%O
_
1096
%W
`
1097
+A
a
1098
+B
b
1099
+C
c
1100
+D
d
1101
+E
e
1102
+F
f
1103
+G
g
1104
+H
h
The keystroke in bold transmits only if you enabled Function Key
Mapping on page 7-13. Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke transmits.
USB Interface 7 - 19
Table 7-2 USB ASCII Character Set (continued)
Prefix/ Suffix
Value
Full ASCII Code
39 Encode Char.
Keystroke
1105
+I
i
1106
+J
j
1107
+K
k
1108
+L
l
1109
+M
m
1110
+N
n
1111
+O
o
1112
+P
p
1113
+Q
q
1114
+R
r
1115
+S
s
1116
+T
t
1117
+U
u
1118
+V
v
1119
+W
w
1120
+X
x
1121
+Y
y
1122
+Z
z
1123
%P
{
1124
%Q
|
1125
%R
}
1126
%S
~
The keystroke in bold transmits only if you enabled Function Key
Mapping on page 7-13. Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke transmits.
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Table 7-3 USB ALT Keys
ALT Keys
Keystroke
2064
ALT 2
2065
ALT A
2066
ALT B
2067
ALT C
2068
ALT D
2069
ALT E
2070
ALT F
2071
ALT G
2072
ALT H
2073
ALT I
2074
ALT J
2075
ALT K
2076
ALT L
2077
ALT M
2078
ALT N
2079
ALT O
2080
ALT P
2081
ALT Q
2082
ALT R
2083
ALT S
2084
ALT T
2085
ALT U
2086
ALT V
2087
ALT W
2088
ALT X
2089
ALT Y
2090
ALT Z
USB Interface 7 - 21
Table 7-4 USB GUI Shift Keys
GUI Shift Keys
Keystroke
3000
Right Control Key
3048
GUI 0
3049
GUI 1
3050
GUI 2
3051
GUI 3
3052
GUI 4
3053
GUI 5
3054
GUI 6
3055
GUI 7
3056
GUI 8
3057
GUI 9
3065
GUI A
3066
GUI B
3067
GUI C
3068
GUI D
3069
GUI E
3070
GUI F
3071
GUI G
3072
GUI H
3073
GUI I
3074
GUI J
3075
GUI K
3076
GUI L
3077
GUI M
3078
GUI N
3079
GUI O
The Apple™ iMac keyboard has an apple key on either side of the
space bar. Windows-based systems have a GUI key to the left of the
left ALT key, and to the right of the right ALT key.
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Table 7-4 USB GUI Shift Keys (continued)
GUI Shift Keys
Keystroke
3080
GUI P
3081
GUI Q
3082
GUI R
3083
GUI S
3084
GUI T
3085
GUI U
3086
GUI V
3087
GUI W
3088
GUI X
3089
GUI Y
3090
GUI Z
The Apple™ iMac keyboard has an apple key on either side of the
space bar. Windows-based systems have a GUI key to the left of the
left ALT key, and to the right of the right ALT key.
USB Interface 7 - 23
Table 7-5 USB F Keys
F Keys
Keystroke
5001
F1
5002
F2
5003
F3
5004
F4
5005
F5
5006
F6
5007
F7
5008
F8
5009
F9
5010
F10
5011
F11
5012
F 12
5013
F 13
5014
F 14
5015
F 15
5016
F16
5017
F 17
5018
F 18
5019
F 19
5020
F 20
5021
F 21
5022
F 22
5023
F 23
5024
F 24
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Table 7-6 USB Keypad Keys
Keypad Keys
Keystroke
6042
*
6043
+
6044
undefined
6045
-
6046
.
6047
/
6048
0
6049
1
6050
2
6051
3
6052
4
6053
5
6054
6
6055
7
6056
8
6057
9
6058
Enter
6059
Num Lock
USB Interface 7 - 25
Table 7-7 USB Extended Keypad
Extended Keypad
Keystroke
7001
Break
7002
Delete
7003
PgUp
7004
End
7005
Pg Dn
7006
Pause
7007
Scroll Lock
7008
Backspace
7009
Tab
7010
Print Screen
7011
Insert
7012
Home
7013
Enter
7014
Escape
7015
Up Arrow
7016
Down Arrow
7017
Left Arrow
7018
Right Arrow
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Chapter 8 IBM 468X/469X Interface
Introduction
This chapter includes IBM 468X/469X host information for setting up the scanner.
Throughout the programming bar code menus, asterisks (*) indicate default values.
* Indicates Default
*Disable Convert to Code 39
Feature/Option
8-2
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Connecting to an IBM 468X/469X Host
The scanner connects directly to the host interface.
Host Port Connector
Interface Cable
Figure 8-1 IBM Direct Connection
1.
Connect the interface cable to the bottom of the scanner, as described in Installing the Interface Cable on page
1-3.
2.
Connect the other end of the interface cable to the appropriate port on the host (typically, Port 9).
3.
Scan the appropriate bar codes in this chapter to configure the scanner.
NOTE
The only required configuration is the port number. The IBM system typically controls most other scanner
parameters.
IBM 468X/469X Interface
8-3
IBM Default Parameters
Table 8-1 lists the defaults for IBM host parameters. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) in the
Parameter Descriptions section beginning on page 8-4.
NOTE
See Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and
miscellaneous default parameters.
Table 8-1 IBM Host Default Table
Parameter
Default
Page Number
IBM 468X/469X Host Parameters
Port Address
None Selected
8-4
Convert Unknown to Code 39
Disable
8-5
8-4
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IBM 468X/469X Host Parameters
Port Address
This parameter sets the IBM 468X/469X port used.
NOTE
Scanning one of these bar codes enables the RS-485 interface on the scanner.
* None Selected
Hand-held Scanner Emulation (Port 9B)1
Non-IBM Scanner Emulation (Port 5B)
Table Top Scanner Emulation (Port 17)
NOTE
1
User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.
IBM 468X/469X Interface
Convert Unknown to Code 39
Scan a bar code below to enable or disable the conversion of unknown bar code type data to Code 39.
Enable Convert Unknown to Code 39
*Disable Convert Unknown to Code 39
8-5
8-6
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Chapter 9 Wand Emulation Interface
Introduction
This chapter includes Wand Emulation host information for setting up the scanner. Use this mode when you need
Wand Emulation communication. The scanner connects either to an external wand decoder or to a decoder
integrated in a portable terminal or Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal.
In this mode the scanner emulates the signal of a digital wand to make it "readable" by a wand decoder.
Throughout the programming bar code menus, asterisks (*) indicate default values.
* Indicates Default
*Transmit Unknown Characters
Feature/Option
9-2
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Connecting Using Wand Emulation
To perform Wand Emulation, connect the scanner to a portable data terminal, or a controller which collects the
wand data and interprets it for the host.
Wand Port
Portable Data
Terminal
Interface Cable
Figure 9-1 Wand Emulation Connection
1.
Connect the Wand Emulation interface cable to the bottom of the scanner, as described in Installing the
Interface Cable on page 1-3.
2.
Connect the other end of the interface cable to the Wand port on the portable data terminal or controller.
3.
Scan the appropriate bar codes in this chapter to configure the scanner.
Wand Emulation Interface
9-3
Wand Emulation Default Parameters
Table 9-1 lists the defaults for Wand Emulation host types. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s)
provided in the Wand Emulation Host Parameters section beginning on page 9-4.
NOTE
See Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and
miscellaneous default parameters.
Table 9-1 Wand Emulation Default Table
Parameter
Default
Page Number
Wand Emulation Host Parameters
Wand Emulation Host Types
Symbol OmniLink Interface Controller1
9-4
Leading Margin
80 msec
9-5
Polarity
Bar High/Margin Low
9-6
Ignore Unknown Characters
Ignore
9-6
Convert All Bar Codes to Code 39
Disable
9-7
Convert Code 39 to Full ASCII
Disable
9-7
1User
selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.
9-4
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Wand Emulation Host Parameters
Wand Emulation Host Types
Select the wand emulation host by scanning one of the bar codes below.
Symbol OmniLink Interface Controller1
Symbol PDT Terminal (MSI)
Symbol PTC Terminal (Telxon)
NOTE
1
User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.
Wand Emulation Interface
9-5
Leading Margin (Quiet Zone)
Scan a bar code below to select a leading margin duration. A leading margin is the time that precedes the first bar
of the scan, (in milliseconds). The minimum allowed value is 80 msec and the maximum is 250 msec. This
parameter is used to accommodate older wand decoders which cannot handle short leading margins.
NOTE
250 msec is the maximum value that this parameter can attain, however, 200 msec is sufficient.
*80 msec
140 msec
200 msec
9-6
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Polarity
Polarity determines how the scanner's wand emulation interface creates the Digitized Barcode Pattern (DBP). DBP
is a digital signal that represents the scanned bar code. Different decoders, to which this device can connect, are
expecting the DBP in a certain format. The DBP either has the "highs" represent bars and the "lows" represent
spaces (margins), or the "highs" represent spaces (margins) and the "lows" represent bars.
Scan the appropriate bar code below to select the polarity the decoder requires.
*Bar High/Margin Low
Bar Low/Margin High
Ignore Unknown Characters
Unknown characters are characters the host does not recognize. Select Send Bar Codes With Unknown
Characters to send all bar code data except for unknown characters. The scanner sounds no error beeps.
Select Do Not Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters to prevent sending bar codes containing at least one
unknown character to the host. The scanner sounds an error beep.
*Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters
(Transmit)
Do Not Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters
(Do Not Transmit)
Wand Emulation Interface
9-7
Convert All Bar Codes to Code 39
By default, the Wand Emulation interface sends data to the attached host in the same symbology that was
decoded. This can present a problem for customers with older systems that do not recognize some newer
symbologies (for example, GS1 DataBar).
Enable this parameter to ignore the decoded symbology, and output the data as Code 39. Lowercase characters in
the original data stream transmit as uppercase. This also allows ADF formatting.
Enable Ignore Unknown Characters to replace any characters that do not have a corresponding character in the
Code 39 symbology with a space.
If you disable Ignore Unknown Characters, when the scanner encounters characters that do not have a
corresponding character, it emits an error beep and discards the data.
NOTE
ADF Note: By default, the Wand Emulation interface does not allow ADF rules to process
scanned data. Enabling this parameter allows ADF rules to process scanned data. See Chapter
14, Advanced Data Formatting.
Enable Convert to Code 39 for Wand Host
*Disable Convert to Code 39 for Wand Host
Convert Code 39 to Full ASCII
By default, a space replaces any characters that do not have a corresponding character in the Code 39 symbology
set. Enable this parameter to encode the data sent to the Wand interface in Code 39 Full ASCII. In order to do this,
the host must be able to interpret Code 39 Full ASCII data.
This setting applies only if you enabled Convert to Code 39.
*Disable Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion
Enable Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion
9-8
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Chapter 10 Undecoded Scanner Emulation
Interface
Introduction
This chapter includes undecoded scanner emulation host information for setting up the scanner. Use this mode
when you require undecoded scanner emulation communication. With this host, the scanner connects either to an
external decoder or to a decoder integrated in a portable terminal or Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal.
Throughout the programming bar code menus, asterisks (*) indicate default values.
* Indicates Default
*Parameter Process and Pass-Through
Feature/Option
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Connecting Using Undecoded Scanner Emulation
To perform undecoded scanner emulation, connect the scanner to a portable data terminal, or a controller which
collects the data and interprets it for the host.
Host Port Connector
Interface cable
Figure 10-1 Undecoded Scanner Emulation Connection
1.
Connect the undecoded interface cable to the bottom of the scanner, as described in Installing the Interface
Cable on page 1-3.
2.
Connect the other end of the interface cable to the scanner port on the portable data terminal or controller.
3.
Scan the appropriate bar codes in this chapter to configure the scanner.
CAUTION
Connect the scanner to 5 volt decoders only. Connecting the scanner to a 12 volt decoder invalidates
the warranty.
Undecoded Scanner Emulation Interface 10 - 3
Undecoded Scanner Emulation Default Parameters
Table 10-1 lists the defaults for the undecoded scanner emulation host. To change an option, scan the appropriate
bar code(s) in the Undecoded Scanner Host Parameters section beginning on page 10-5.
NOTE
See Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and
miscellaneous default parameters.
Table 10-1 Undecoded Scanner Emulation Default Table
Parameter
Default
Page Number
Beep Style
Beep on Successful Transmit
10-5
Parameter Pass-Through
Parameter Process and Pass Through
10-6
Convert Newer Code Types
Convert Newer Code Types
10-7
Module Width
20 µs
10-7
Convert All Bar Codes to Code 39
Do Not Convert to Bar Codes to Code 39
10-8
Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion
Disable
10-8
Transmission Timeout
3 seconds
10-9
Ignore Unknown Characters
Ignore Unknown Characters
10-10
Leading Margin
2 ms
10-11
Check for Decode LED
Check for Decode LED
10-12
1User
selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.
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Undecoded Scanner Emulation Host
Scan the bar code below to enable the undecoded scanner emulation host.
Undecoded Scanner Emulation Host
Undecoded Scanner Emulation Interface 10 - 5
Undecoded Scanner Emulation Host Parameters
Beep Style
The undecoded scanner emulation host supports three different beep styles.
The default is to beep when the attached decoder issues the decode signal to the scanner. This way, the scanner
and the attached decoder beep at the same time.
The second option is to beep on the scanner's decode. This results in a double beep sequence from most
decoders, since the scanner beeps, and the decoder beeps (at a different frequency) when it successfully decodes
the output.
The third option is to not beep at all since the attached decoder issues the decode beep.
In all cases, if an error occurs, the scanner issues error beeps.
*Beep On Successful Transmit
Beep At Decode Time
Do Not Beep
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Parameter Pass-Through
The undecoded scanner emulation host can process parameter bar code messages and send them to the attached
decoder. In this way, customers using Motorola compliant decoders can control the behavior of the entire system
by scanning the necessary parameters only once.
NOTE
To enable D 2 of 5, for example, simply scan the D 2 of 5 Enable parameter bar code on the scanner. The
scanner and the attached decoder both process the parameter.
*Parameter Process and Pass-Through
Parameter Process Only
Undecoded Scanner Emulation Interface 10 - 7
Convert Newer Code Types
The Symbol LS2208 supports a variety of code types that are typically not decodable by attached decoder
systems. To allow compatibility in these environments, the scanner converts these code types to more common
symbologies, as per the following chart. Symbologies not listed on this chart transmit normally.
Scan this code type:
Transmitted as:
Code 11
Code 39
Chinese 2 of 5
Code 39
GS1 DataBar (14, Limited, and Expanded)
Code 128
Coupon Code
Code 128
If you disable this parameter, when decoding these code types the scanner issues Convert Error beeps and
transmits no data.
*Convert Newer Code Types
Reject Newer Code Types
Module Width
The standard module width is 20 µs.
For extremely slow decoder system, use this parameter to extend this module width to 50 µs.
*20 µs Module Width
50 µs Module Width
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Convert All Bar Codes to Code 39
Scan the appropriate bar code below to enable or disable converting all bar code data to Code 39.
*Do Not Convert Bar Codes To Code 39
Convert All To Code 39
Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion
By default, a space replaces any characters that do not have a corresponding character in the Code 39 symbology
set. Enable this parameter to encode the data sent to the undecoded scanner emulation host in Code 39 Full
ASCII. In order to do this, the host must be able to interpret Code 39 Full ASCII data.
This setting applies only if you enabled Convert to Code 39.
*Disable Convert Code 39 To Full ASCII
Enable Convert Code 39 To Full ASCII
Undecoded Scanner Emulation Interface 10 - 9
Transmission Timeout
The undecoded scanner emulation host transmits bar code data to the attached decoder and waits for the attached
decoder to assert the Decode signal, indicating successful transmission. If, after a specified amount of time, the
Decode signal is not asserted (indicating the attached decoder did not receive the bar code data), the scanner
issues Transmit Error beeps.
Scan the appropriate bar code below to select the desired transmission timeout.
*3 Second Transmission Timeout
4 Second Transmission Timeout
5 Second Transmission Timeout
10 Second Transmission Timeout
30 Second Transmission Timeout
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Ignore Unknown Characters
Unknown characters are characters the decoder does not recognize. Select Ignore Unknown Characters to send
all bar code data except for unknown characters. The scanner sounds no error beeps.
Select Convert Error on Unknown Characters to prevent sending bar codes containing at least one unknown
character to the decoder. The scanner sounds a Convert Error beep.
*Ignore Unknown Characters
Convert Error On Unknown Characters
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Leading Margin
Scan a bar code below to select a leading margin duration.
1 ms Leading Margin
*2 ms Leading Margin
3 ms Leading Margin
5 ms Leading Margin
10 ms Leading Margin
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Check For Decode LED
The attached decoder normally asserts the Decode line to signal to the undecoded scanner emulation host that it
successfully decoded the transmitted bar code. Some decoders, however, do not assert the Decode signal to tell
the scanner that a decode occurred. In this case, the scanner emits Transmit Error beeps to indicate that the bar
code was not successfully transmitted. Scan the Ignore Decode LED bar code below to disable the Transmit Error
beeps.
*Check For Decode LED
Ignore Decode LED
Chapter 11 123Scan2
Introduction
123Scan2² is an easy-to-use, PC-based software tool that enables rapid and easy customized setup of Symbol
scanners by Motorola.
123Scan² uses a wizard tool to guide users through a streamlined set up process. Settings are saved in a
configuration file that can be distributed via e-mail, electronically downloaded via a USB cable, or used to generate
a sheet of scannable programming bar codes.
Additionally 123Scan² can upgrade scanner firmware, check online to enable support for newly released products,
generate a collection of multi-setting bar codes if the number of settings is very large, stage large number of
scanners simultaneously, generate reports with asset tracking information and create custom products.
Communication with 123Scan2
To communicate with the 123Scan² program which runs on a host computer running a Windows XP SP2 or
Windows Vista operating system, use a USB cable to connect the scanner cradle to the host computer (see
Connecting a USB Interface on page 7-1).
123Scan2 Requirements
• Host computer with Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista
• Scanner
• Cradle
• USB cable.
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For more information on123Scan², go to:
http://www.motorola.com/123Scan2
To download 123Scan² software and access the Help file integrated in the utility, go to:
http://support.symbol.com/support/product/123Scan2.html
123Scan2 11 - 3
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Chapter 12 Symbologies
Introduction
This chapter describes all symbology features and provides programming bar codes for selecting these features
for the Symbol LS2208 scanner. Before programming, follow the instructions in Chapter 1, Getting Started.
The scanner ships with the settings in the Symbology Default Table on page 12-2 (also see Appendix A, Standard
Default Parameters for all host device and miscellaneous scanner defaults). If the default values suit requirements,
programming is not necessary. To set feature values, scan single bar codes or short bar code sequences.
To return all features to default values, scan Set All Defaults on page 4-3.
If you are not using a Synapse or USB cable, you must select a host type. See each host chapter for specific host
information.
Scanning Sequence Examples
In most cases, scan one bar code to set a specific parameter value. For example, to transmit bar code data without
the UPC-A check digit, scan the Do Not Transmit UPC-A Check Digit bar code under Transmit
UPC-A/UPC-E/UPC-E1 Check Digit on page 12-13. The scanner issues a fast warble beep and the LED turns
green, signifying a successful parameter entry.
Other parameters, such as Set Length(s) for D 2 of 5 require scanning several bar codes in sequence. See the
individual parameter, such as Set Length(s) for D 2 of 5, for this procedure.
Errors While Scanning
Unless otherwise specified, to correct an error during a scanning sequence, just re-scan the correct parameter.
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Symbology Default Parameters
Table 12-1 lists the defaults for all symbologies parameters. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar
code(s) provided in the Symbologies Parameters section beginning on page 12-5.
NOTE
See Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and
miscellaneous default parameters.
Table 12-1 Symbology Default Table
Parameter
Default
Page Number
UPC/EAN
UPC-A
Enable
12-5
UPC-E
Enable
12-5
UPC-E1
Disable
12-6
EAN-8/JAN 8
Enable
12-18
EAN-13/JAN 13
Enable
12-7
Bookland EAN
Disable
12-8
Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals
(2 and 5 digits)
Ignore
12-9
User-Programmable Supplementals
Supplemental 1:
Supplemental 2:
12-12
UPC/EAN/JAN Supplemental Redundancy
7
12-12
Transmit UPC-A Check Digit
Enable
12-13
Transmit UPC-E Check Digit
Enable
12-13
Transmit UPC-E1 Check Digit
Enable
12-13
UPC-A Preamble
System Character
12-14
UPC-E Preamble
System Character
12-15
UPC-E1 Preamble
System Character
12-16
Convert UPC-E to A
Disable
12-17
Convert UPC-E1 to A
Disable
12-18
EAN-8/JAN-8 Extend
Disable
12-18
Bookland ISBN Format
ISBN-10
12-19
UPC/EAN Security Levels
0
12-20
UCC Coupon Extended Code
Disable
12-21
Symbologies 12 - 3
Table 12-1 Symbology Default Table (continued)
Parameter
Default
Page Number
Code 128
Code 128
Enable
12-22
UCC/EAN-128
Enable
12-22
ISBT 128
Enable
12-23
Code 39
Enable
12-24
Trioptic Code 39
Disable
12-24
Convert Code 39 to Code 32 (Italian Pharmacy Code)
Disable
12-25
Code 32 Prefix
Disable
12-25
Set Length(s) for Code 39
2 to 55
12-26
Code 39 Check Digit Verification
Disable
12-27
Transmit Code 39 Check Digit
Disable
12-27
Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion
Disable
12-28
Buffer Code 39
Disable
12-29
Code 93
Disable
12-32
Set Length(s) for Code 93
4 to 55
12-33
Code 11
Disable
12-34
Set Lengths for Code 11
4 to 55
12-35
Code 11 Check Digit Verification
Disable
12-36
Transmit Code 11 Check Digit(s)
Disable
12-37
Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF)
Enable
12-38
Set Lengths for I 2 of 5
14
12-39
I 2 of 5 Check Digit Verification
Disable
12-40
Transmit I 2 of 5 Check Digit
Disable
12-41
Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN 13
Disable
12-41
Code 39
Code 93
Code 11
Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF)
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Table 12-1 Symbology Default Table (continued)
Parameter
Default
Page Number
Discrete 2 of 5 (DTF)
Discrete 2 of 5
Disable
12-42
Set Length(s) for D 2 of 5
12
12-43
Disable
12-44
Codabar
Disable
12-45
Set Lengths for Codabar
5 to 55
12-46
CLSI Editing
Disable
12-47
NOTIS Editing
Disable
12-47
MSI
Disable
12-48
Set Length(s) for MSI
4 to 55
12-49
MSI Check Digits
One
12-50
Transmit MSI Check Digit
Disable
12-50
MSI Check Digit Algorithm
Mod 10/Mod 10
12-51
Chinese 2 of 5
Enable/Disable Chinese 2 of 5
Codabar (NW - 7)
MSI
GS1 DataBar (Formerly RSS, Reduced Space Symbology)
GS1 DataBar-14
Disable
12-52
GS1 DataBar Limited
Disable
12-52
GS1 DataBar Expanded
Disable
12-53
Convert GS1 DataBar to UPC/EAN
Disable
12-53
Redundancy Level
1
12-54
Security Level
0
12-56
Bi-directional Redundancy
Disable
12-58
Intercharacter Gap Size
Normal
12-58
Symbology - Specific Security Levels
Report Version
12-59
Report MIMIC Version
12-59
Report Synapse Cable
12-59
Symbologies 12 - 5
UPC/EAN
Enable/Disable UPC-A/UPC-E
To enable or disable UPC-A or UPC-E, scan the appropriate bar code below.
*Enable UPC-A
Disable UPC-A
*Enable UPC-E
Disable UPC-E
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Enable/Disable UPC-E1
UPC-E1 is disabled by default.
To enable or disable UPC-E1, scan the appropriate bar code below.
NOTE
UPC-E1 is not a UCC (Uniform Code Council) approved symbology.
Enable UPC-E1
*Disable UPC-E1
Symbologies 12 - 7
Enable/Disable EAN-13/EAN-8
To enable or disable EAN-13 or EAN-8, scan the appropriate bar code below.
*Enable EAN-13
Disable EAN-13
*Enable EAN-8
Disable EAN-8
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Enable/Disable Bookland EAN
To enable or disable Bookland EAN, scan the appropriate bar code below.
Enable Bookland EAN
*Disable Bookland EAN
NOTE
If you enable Bookland EAN, select a Bookland ISBN Format on page 12-19. Also select either Decode
UPC/EAN Supplementals, Autodiscriminate UPC/EAN Supplementals, or Enable 978/979 Supplemental
Mode in Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals on page 12-9.
Symbologies 12 - 9
Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals
Supplementals are additionally appended characters (2 or 5) according to specific code format conventions (e.g.,
UPC A+2, UPC E+2, EAN 8+2). The following options are available:
• If you select Ignore UPC/EAN Supplementals, and the scanner is presented with a UPC/EAN plus
supplemental symbol, the scanner decodes UPC/EAN and ignores the supplemental characters.
• If you select Decode UPC/EAN with Supplementals, the scanner only decodes UPC/EAN symbols with
supplemental characters, and ignores symbols without supplementals.
• If you select Autodiscriminate UPC/EAN Supplementals, the scanner decodes UPC/EAN symbols with
supplemental characters immediately. If the symbol does not have a supplemental, the scanner must decode
the bar code the number of times set via UPC/EAN/JAN Supplemental Redundancy on page 12-12 before
transmitting its data to confirm that there is no supplemental.
• If you select one of the following Supplemental Mode options, the scanner immediately transmits EAN-13
bar codes starting with that prefix that have supplemental characters. If the symbol does not have a
supplemental, the scanner must decode the bar code the number of times set via UPC/EAN/JAN
Supplemental Redundancy on page 12-12 before transmitting its data to confirm that there is no
supplemental. The scanner transmits UPC/EAN bar codes that do not have that prefix immediately.
• Enable 378/379 Supplemental Mode
• Enable 978/979 Supplemental Mode
NOTE
If you select 978/979 Supplemental Mode and are scanning Bookland EAN bar codes, see
Enable/Disable Bookland EAN on page 12-8 to enable Bookland EAN, and select a format using
Bookland ISBN Format on page 12-19.
• Enable 977 Supplemental Mode
• Enable 414/419/434/439 Supplemental Mode
• Enable 491 Supplemental Mode
• Enable Smart Supplemental Mode - applies to EAN-13 bar codes starting with any prefix listed
previously.
• Supplemental User-Programmable Type 1 - applies to EAN-13 bar codes starting with a 3-digit
user-defined prefix. Set this 3-digit prefix using User-Programmable Supplementals on page 12-12.
• Supplemental User-Programmable Type 1 and 2 - applies to EAN-13 bar codes starting with either of
two 3-digit user-defined prefixes. Set the 3-digit prefixes using User-Programmable Supplementals on
page 12-12.
• Smart Supplemental Plus User-Programmable 1 - applies to EAN-13 bar codes starting with any prefix
listed previously or the user-defined prefix set using User-Programmable Supplementals on page 12-12.
• Smart Supplemental Plus User-Programmable 1 and 2 - applies to EAN-13 bar codes starting with any
prefix listed previously or one of the two user-defined prefixes set using User-Programmable
Supplementals on page 12-12.
NOTE
To minimize the risk of invalid data transmission, select either to decode or ignore supplemental
characters.
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Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals (continued)
*Ignore UPC/EAN/JAN With Supplementals
Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Only With Supplementals
Autodiscriminate UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals
Enable 378/379 Supplemental Mode
Enable 978/979 Supplemental Mode
Enable 977 Supplemental Mode
Enable 414/419/434/439 Supplemental Mode
Symbologies 12 - 11
Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals (continued)
Enable 491 Supplemental Mode
Enable Smart Supplemental Mode
Supplemental User-Programmable Type 1
Supplemental User-Programmable Type 1 and 2
Smart Supplemental Plus User-Programmable 1
Smart Supplemental Plus User-Programmable 1 and 2
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User-Programmable Supplementals
If you selected a Supplemental User-Programmable option from Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals on page
12-9, select User-Programmable Supplemental 1 to set the 3-digit prefix. Then select the 3 digits using the
numeric bar codes beginning on page D-1. Select User-Programmable Supplemental 2 to set a second 3-digit
prefix. Then select the 3 digits using the numeric bar codes beginning on page D-1.
Supplemental User-Programmable 1
Supplemental User-Programmable 2
UPC/EAN/JAN Supplemental Redundancy
If you selected Autodiscriminate UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals or one of the supplemental modes, this option
adjusts the number of times to decode a symbol without supplementals before transmission. The range is from two
to thirty times. Five or above is recommended when decoding a mix of UPC/EAN symbols with and without
supplementals. The default is 7.
Scan the bar code below to set a decode redundancy value. Next, scan two numeric bar codes beginning on page
D-1 in Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes. Include a leading zero for single digit numbers. To correct an error or
change a selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
UPC/EAN/JAN Supplemental Redundancy
Symbologies 12 - 13
Transmit UPC-A/UPC-E/UPC-E1 Check Digit
The check digit is the last character of the symbol used to verify the integrity of the data. Scan the appropriate bar
code below to transmit the bar code data with or without the UPC-A, UPC-E or UPC-E1 check digit. It is always
verified to guarantee the integrity of the data.
*Transmit UPC-A Check Digit
Do Not Transmit UPC-A Check Digit
*Transmit UPC-E Check Digit
Do Not Transmit UPC-E Check Digit
*Transmit UPC-E1 Check Digit
Do Not Transmit UPC-E1 Check Digit
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UPC-A Preamble
Preamble characters are part of the UPC symbol consisting of Country Code and System Character. There are
three options for transmitting UPC-A preamble to the host device: transmit System Character only, transmit System
Character and Country Code (“0” for USA), and transmit no preamble. Select the appropriate option to match the
host system.
No Preamble
(<DATA>)
*System Character
(<SYSTEM CHARACTER> <DATA>)
System Character & Country Code
(< COUNTRY CODE> <SYSTEM CHARACTER> <DATA>)
Symbologies 12 - 15
UPC-E Preamble
Preamble characters are part of the UPC symbol consisting of Country Code and System Character. There are
three options for transmitting UPC-E preamble to the host device: transmit System Character only, transmit System
Character and Country Code (“0” for USA), and transmit no preamble. Select the appropriate option to match the
host system.
No Preamble
(<DATA>)
*System Character
(<SYSTEM CHARACTER> <DATA>)
System Character & Country Code
(< COUNTRY CODE> <SYSTEM CHARACTER> <DATA>)
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UPC-E1 Preamble
Preamble characters are part of the UPC symbol consisting of Country Code and System Character. There are
three options for transmitting UPC-E1 preamble to the host device: transmit System Character only, transmit
System Character and Country Code (“0” for USA), and transmit no preamble. Select the appropriate option to
match the host system.
No Preamble
(<DATA>)
*System Character
(<SYSTEM CHARACTER> <DATA>)
System Character & Country Code
(< COUNTRY CODE> <SYSTEM CHARACTER> <DATA>)
Symbologies 12 - 17
Convert UPC-E to UPC-A
Enable this to convert UPC-E (zero suppressed) decoded data to UPC-A format before transmission. After
conversion, the data follows UPC-A format and is affected by UPC-A programming selections (e.g., Preamble,
Check Digit).
Disable this to transmit UPC-E decoded data as UPC-E data, without conversion.
Convert UPC-E to UPC-A
(Enable)
*Do Not Convert UPC-E to UPC-A
(Disable)
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Convert UPC-E1 to UPC-A
Enable this to convert UPC-E1 decoded data to UPC-A format before transmission. After conversion, the data
follows UPC-A format and is affected by UPC-A programming selections (e.g., Preamble, Check Digit).
Disable this to transmit UPC-E1 decoded data as UPC-E1 data, without conversion.
Convert UPC-E1 to UPC-A
(Enable)
*Do Not Convert UPC-E1 to UPC-A
(Disable)
EAN-8/JAN-8 Extend
Enable this to add five leading zeros to decoded EAN-8 symbols to make them compatible in format to EAN-13
symbols.
Disable this to transmit EAN-8 symbols as is.
Enable EAN/JAN Zero Extend
*Disable EAN/JAN Zero Extend
Symbologies 12 - 19
Bookland ISBN Format
If you enabled Bookland EAN using Enable/Disable Bookland EAN on page 12-8, select one of the following
formats for Bookland data:
• Bookland ISBN-10 - The scanner reports Bookland data starting with 978 in traditional 10-digit format with
the special Bookland check digit for backward-compatibility. Data starting with 979 is not considered
Bookland in this mode.
• Bookland ISBN-13 - The scanner reports Bookland data (starting with either 978 or 979) as EAN-13 in
13-digit format to meet the 2007 ISBN-13 protocol.
*Bookland ISBN-10
Bookland ISBN-13
NOTE
For Bookland EAN to function properly, first enable Bookland EAN using Enable/Disable Bookland EAN
on page 12-8, then select either Decode UPC/EAN Supplementals, Autodiscriminate UPC/EAN
Supplementals, or Enable 978/979 Supplemental Mode in Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals on
page 12-9.
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UPC/EAN Security Level
The scanner offers four levels of decode security for UPC/EAN bar codes. Select higher levels of security for
decreasing levels of bar code quality. There is an inverse relationship between security and scanner decode
speed, so be sure to choose only that level of security necessary for any given application.
UPC/EAN Security Level 0
This is the default setting which allows the scanner to operate fastest, while providing sufficient security in
decoding “in-spec” UPC/EAN bar codes.
*UPC/EAN Security Level 0
UPC/EAN Security Level 1
As bar code quality levels diminish, certain characters become prone to misdecodes before others (i.e., 1, 2, 7, 8).
If you are experiencing misdecodes of poorly printed bar codes, and the misdecodes are limited to these
characters, select this security level.
UPC/EAN Security Level 1
UPC/EAN Security Level 2
If you are experiencing misdecodes of poorly printed bar codes, and the misdecodes are not limited to characters
1, 2, 7, and 8, select this security level.
UPC/EAN Security Level 2
UPC/EAN Security Level 3
If you have tried Security Level 2, and still experience misdecodes, select this security level. Be advised, selecting
this option is an extreme measure against misdecoding severely out of spec bar codes. Selecting this level of
security can significantly impair the scanner’s decoding ability. If this level of security is necessary, try to improve
the quality of your bar codes.
UPC/EAN Security Level 3
Symbologies 12 - 21
UCC Coupon Extended Code
Enable this to decode UPC-A bar codes starting with digit ‘5’, EAN-13 bar codes starting with digit ‘99’, and
UPCA/EAN-128 Coupon Codes. You must enable UPC-A, EAN-13, and EAN-128 to scan all types of Coupon
Codes.
Enable UCC Coupon Extended Code
*Disable UCC Coupon Extended Code
NOTE
The Decode UPC/EAN Supplemental Redundancy parameter controls autodiscrimination of the EAN128
(right half) of a coupon code.
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Code 128
Enable/Disable Code 128
To enable or disable Code 128, scan the appropriate bar code below.
*Enable Code 128
Disable Code 128
Enable/Disable UCC/EAN-128
To enable or disable UCC/EAN-128, scan the appropriate bar code below.
*Enable UCC/EAN-128
Disable UCC/EAN-128
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Enable/Disable ISBT 128
To enable or disable ISBT 128, scan the appropriate bar code below.
*Enable ISBT 128
Disable ISBT 128
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Code 39
Enable/Disable Code 39
To enable or disable Code 39, scan the appropriate bar code below.
*Enable Code 39
Disable Code 39
Enable/Disable Trioptic Code 39
Trioptic Code 39 is a variant of Code 39 used in the marking of computer tape cartridges. Trioptic Code 39 symbols
always contain six characters. To enable or disable Trioptic Code 39, scan the appropriate bar code below.
Enable Trioptic Code 39
*Disable Trioptic Code 39
NOTE
Trioptic Code 39 and Code 39 Full ASCII cannot be enabled simultaneously.
Symbologies 12 - 25
Convert Code 39 to Code 32
Code 32 is a variant of Code 39 used by the Italian pharmaceutical industry. Scan the appropriate bar code below
to enable or disable converting Code 39 to Code 32.
NOTE
Enable Code 39 in order for this parameter to function.
Enable Convert Code 39 to Code 32
*Disable Convert Code 39 to Code 32
Code 32 Prefix
Scan the appropriate bar code below to enable or disable adding the prefix character “A” to all Code 32 bar codes.
NOTE
Convert Code 39 to Code 32 must be enabled for this parameter to function.
Enable Code 32 Prefix
*Disable Code 32 Prefix
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Set Lengths for Code 39
The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s)
the code contains. Set lengths for Code 39 for any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific
range. If you enabled Code 39 Full ASCII, the preferred options are Length Within a Range or Any Length.
NOTE
When setting lengths for different bar code types, include a leading zero when scanning single digit
numbers.
One Discrete Length - Select this option to decode only Code 39 symbols containing a selected length. Select the
length using the numeric bar codes in Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes. For example, to decode only Code 39
symbols with 14 characters, scan Code 39 - One Discrete Length, then scan 1 followed by 4. To correct an error
or change a selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
Code 39 - One Discrete Length
Two Discrete Lengths - Select this option to decode only Code 39 symbols containing either of two selected
lengths. Select the lengths using the numeric bar codes in Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes. For example, to
decode only those Code 39 symbols containing either 2 or 14 characters, select Code 39 - Two Discrete
Lengths, then scan 0, 2, 1, and then 4. To correct an error or change a selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
Code 39 - Two Discrete Lengths
Length Within Range - Select this option to decode a Code 39 symbol within a specific length range. Select
the lengths using the numeric bar codes in Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes. For example, to decode Code 39
symbols containing between 4 and 12 characters, first scan Code 39 - Length Within Range. Then scan 0, 4, 1,
and 2 (include a leading zero for single digit numbers). To correct an error or change a selection, scan Cancel on
page D-3.
Code 39 - Length Within Range
Any Length - Scan this option to decode Code 39 symbols containing any number of characters within the
scanner capability.
Code 39 - Any Length
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Code 39 Check Digit Verification
Enable this feature to checks the integrity of all Code 39 symbols to verify that the data complies with specified
check digit algorithm. If you enable this feature, only Code 39 symbols which include a modulo 43 check digit are
decoded. Only enable this if your Code 39 symbols contain a Modulo 43 check digit.
Enable Code 39 Check Digit
*Disable Code 39 Check Digit
Transmit Code 39 Check Digit
Scan a bar code below to transmit Code 39 data with or without the check digit.
Transmit Code 39 Check Digit
(Enable)
*Do Not Transmit Code 39 Check Digit
(Disable)
NOTE
You must enable Code 39 Check Digit Verification for this parameter to function.
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Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion
Code 39 Full ASCII is a variant of Code 39 which pairs characters to encode the full ASCII character set. To enable
or disable Code 39 Full ASCII, scan the appropriate bar code below.
See Table 5-2 and for the mapping of Code 39 characters to ASCII values.
Enable Code 39 Full ASCII
*Disable Code 39 Full ASCII
NOTE
You cannot enable Trioptic Code 39 and Code 39 Full ASCII simultaneously.
Code 39 Full ASCII to Full ASCII Correlation is host-dependent; see the ASCII Character Set Table for the
appropriate interface. See page 5-3 for the Wedge Host conversion table, page 7-3 for the USB Host
conversion table, and page 6-3 for the RS-232 Host conversion table.
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Code 39 Buffering (Scan & Store)
This feature allows the scanner to accumulate data from multiple Code 39 symbols.
Select the Scan and Store option (Buffer Code 39) to temporarily buffer all Code 39 symbols with a leading space
as a first character for later transmission. The leading space is not buffered.
Decoding a valid Code 39 symbol with no leading space transmits in sequence all buffered data in a first-in first-out
format, plus the “triggering” symbol. See the following pages for details.
Select Do Not Buffer Code 39 to transmit all decoded Code 39 symbols immediately without storing them in the
buffer.
This feature affects Code 39 only. If you select Buffer Code 39, Motorola recommends configuring the scanner to
decode Code 39 symbology only.
Buffer Code 39
(Enable)
*Do Not Buffer Code 39
(Disable)
While there is data in the transmission buffer, you cannot select Do Not Buffer Code 39. The buffer holds 200
bytes of information.
To disable Code 39 buffering when there is data in the transmission buffer, first force the buffer transmission
(see Transmit Buffer on page 12-30) or clear the buffer.
Buffer Data
To buffer data, Code 39 buffering must be enabled and a Code 39 symbol must be read with a space immediately
following the start pattern.
• Unless the data overflows the transmission buffer, the scanner issues a low/high beep to indicate successful
decode and buffering. (For overflow conditions, see Overfilling Transmission Buffer.)
• The scanner adds the decoded data excluding the leading space to the transmission buffer.
• No transmission occurs.
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Clear Transmission Buffer
To clear the transmission buffer, scan the Clear Buffer bar code below, which contains only a start character, a
dash (minus), and a stop character.
• The scanner issues a short high/low/high beep.
• The scanner erases the transmission buffer.
• No transmission occurs.
Clear Buffer
NOTE
The Clear Buffer contains only the dash (minus) character. In order to scan this command, set Code 39
length to include length 1.
Transmit Buffer
There are two methods to transmit the Code 39 buffer.
1.
Scan the Transmit Buffer bar code below, which contains only a start character, a plus (+), and a stop
character.
• The scanner transmits and clears the buffer.
• The scanner issues a low/high beep.
Transmit Buffer
2.
Scan a Code 39 bar code with a leading character other than a space.
• The scanner appends new decode data to buffered data.
• The scanner transmits and clears the buffer.
• The scanner signals that the buffer transmitted with a low/high beep.
• Scanner transmits and clears the buffer.
NOTE
The Transmit Buffer contains only a plus (+) character. In order to scan this command, set Code 39 length
to include length 1.
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Overfilling Transmission Buffer
The Code 39 buffer holds 200 characters. If the symbol just read results in an overflow of the transmission buffer:
• The scanner indicates that the symbol was rejected by issuing three long, high beeps.
• No transmission occurs. The data in the buffer is not affected.
Attempt to Transmit an Empty Buffer
If the symbol just read was the Transmit Buffer symbol and the Code 39 buffer is empty:
• A short low/high/low beep signals that the buffer is empty.
• No transmission occurs.
• The buffer remains empty.
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Code 93
Enable/Disable Code 93
To enable or disable Code 93, scan the appropriate bar code below.
Enable Code 93
*Disable Code 93
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Set Lengths for Code 93
The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s)
the code contains. Set lengths for Code 93 for any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific
range.
One Discrete Length - Select this option to decode only Code 93 symbols containing a selected length. Select the
length using the numeric bar codes in Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes. For example, to decode only Code 93
symbols with 14 characters, scan Code 93 - One Discrete Length, then scan 1 followed by 4. To correct an error
or change the selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
Code 93 - One Discrete Length
Two Discrete Lengths - Select this option to decode only Code 93 symbols containing either of two selected
lengths. Select the lengths using the numeric bar codes in Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes. For example, to
decode only those Code 93 symbols containing either 2 or 14 characters, select Code 93 - Two Discrete
Lengths, then scan 0, 2, 1, and then 4. To correct an error or change the selection, scan Cancel on page
D-3.
Code 93 - Two Discrete Lengths
Length Within Range - Select this option to decode a Code 93 symbol within a specific length range. Select
the length range using the numeric bar codes in Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes. For example, to decode Code
93 symbols containing between 4 and 12 characters, first scan Code 93 - Length Within Range. Then scan 0, 4,
1, and 2 (include a leading zero for single digit numbers). To correct an error or change the selection, scan
Cancel on page D-3.
Code 93 - Length Within Range
Any Length - Scan this option to decode Code 93 symbols containing any number of characters within the
scanner’s capability.
Code 93 - Any Length
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Code 11
Code 11
To enable or disable Code 11, scan the appropriate bar code below.
Enable Code 11
*Disable Code 11
Symbologies 12 - 35
Set Lengths for Code 11
The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s)
the code contains. Set lengths for Code 11 for any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific
range.
One Discrete Length - Select this option to decode only Code 11 symbols containing a selected length. Select the
length using the numeric bar codes in Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes. For example, to decode only Code 11
symbols with 14 characters, scan Code 11 - One Discrete Length, then scan 1 followed by 4. To correct an error
or change a selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
Code 11 - One Discrete Length
Two Discrete Lengths - Select this option to decode only Code 11 symbols containing either of two selected
lengths. Select the lengths using the numeric bar codes in Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes. For example, to
decode only those Code 11 symbols containing either 2 or 14 characters, select Code 11 - Two Discrete
Lengths, then scan 0, 2, 1, and then 4. To correct an error or change a selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
Code 11 - Two Discrete Lengths
Length Within Range - Select this option to decode a Code 11 symbol within a specific length range. Select
the length range using the numeric bar codes in Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes. For example, to decode Code
11 symbols containing between 4 and 12 characters, first scan Code 11 - Length Within Range. Then scan 0, 4,
1, and 2 (include a leading zero for single digit numbers). To correct an error or change a selection, scan Cancel
on page D-3.
Code 11 - Length Within Range
Any Length - Scan this option to decode Code 11 symbols containing any number of characters within the
scanner’s capability.
Code 11 - Any Length
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Code 11 Check Digit Verification
Enable this feature to check the integrity of all Code 11 symbols to verify that the data complies with the specified
check digit algorithm. This selects the check digit mechanism for the decoded Code 11 bar code. The options are
to check for one check digit, check for two check digits, or disable the feature.
To enable this feature, scan the bar code below corresponding to the number of check digits encoded in your Code
11 symbols.
*Disable
One Check Digit
Two Check Digits
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Transmit Code 11 Check Digits
This feature selects whether or not to transmit the Code 11 check digit(s).
Transmit Code 11 Check Digit(s)
(Enable)
*Do Not Transmit Code 11 Check Digit(s)
(Disable)
NOTE
You must enable Code 11 Check Digit Verification for this parameter to function.
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Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF)
Enable/Disable Interleaved 2 of 5
To enable or disable Interleaved 2 of 5, scan the appropriate bar code below, and select an Interleaved 2 of 5
length from the following pages.
*Enable Interleaved 2 of 5
Disable Interleaved 2 of 5
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Set Lengths for Interleaved 2 of 5
The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s)
the code contains. Set lengths for I 2 of 5 for any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific
range.
One Discrete Length - Select this option to decode only I 2 of 5 symbols containing a selected length. Select the
length using the numeric bar codes in Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes. For example, to decode only I 2 of 5
symbols with 14 characters, scan I 2 of 5 - One Discrete Length, then scan 1 followed by 4. To correct an error or
change a selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
I 2 of 5 - One Discrete Length
Two Discrete Lengths - Select this option to decode only I 2 of 5 symbols containing either of two selected
lengths. Select the lengths using the numeric bar codes in Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes. For example, to
decode only those I 2 of 5 symbols containing either 2 or 14 characters, select I 2 of 5 - Two Discrete Lengths,
then scan 0, 2, 1, and then 4. To correct an error or change a selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
I 2 of 5 - Two Discrete Lengths
Length Within Range - Select this option to decode an I 2 of 5 symbol within a specific length range. Select
the length range using the numeric bar codes in Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes. For example, to decode I 2 of
5 symbols containing between 4 and 12 characters, first scan I 2 of 5 - Length Within Range. Then scan 0, 4, 1,
and 2 (single digit numbers must always be preceded by a leading zero). To correct an error or change a
selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
I 2 of 5 - Length Within Range
Any Length - Scan this option to decode I 2 of 5 symbols containing any number of characters within the scanner’s
capability.
NOTE
Due to the construction of the I 2 of 5 symbology, it is possible for a scan line covering only a portion of the
code to transmit as a complete scan, yielding less data than is encoded in the bar code. To prevent this,
Motorola recommends selecting specific lengths (I 2 of 5 - One Discrete Length, Two Discrete Lengths) for
I 2 of 5 applications.
I 2 of 5 - Any Length
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I 2 of 5 Check Digit Verification
Enable this feature to check the integrity of all I 2 of 5 symbols to verify the data complies with either the specified
Uniform Symbology Specification (USS), or the Optical Product Code Council (OPCC) check digit algorithm.
*Disable
USS Check Digit
OPCC Check Digit
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Transmit I 2 of 5 Check Digit
Scan the appropriate bar code below to transmit I 2 of 5 data with or without the check digit.
Transmit I 2 of 5 Check Digit
(Enable)
*Do Not Transmit I 2 of 5 Check Digit
(Disable)
Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN-13
This parameter converts a 14 character I 2 of 5 code into EAN-13, and transmits to the host as EAN-13. To
accomplish this, the I 2 of 5 code must be enabled, and the code must have a leading zero and a valid EAN-13
check digit.
Scan the Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN-13 (Enable) bar code to enable this function.
Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN-13
(Enable)
*Do Not Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN-13
(Disable)
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Discrete 2 of 5 (DTF)
Enable/Disable Discrete 2 of 5
To enable or disable Discrete 2 of 5, scan the appropriate bar code below.
Enable Discrete 2 of 5
*Disable Discrete 2 of 5
Symbologies 12 - 43
Set Lengths for Discrete 2 of 5
The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s)
the code contains. Set lengths for D 2 of 5 for any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific
range.
One Discrete Length - Select this option to decode only D 2 of 5 symbols containing a selected length. Select the
length using the numeric bar codes in Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes. For example, to decode only D 2 of 5
symbols with 14 characters, scan D 2 of 5 - One Discrete Length, then scan 1 followed by 4. To correct an error
or change a selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
D 2 of 5 - One Discrete Length
Two Discrete Lengths - Select this option to decode only D 2 of 5 symbols containing either of two selected
lengths. Select the lengths using the numeric bar codes in Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes. For example, to
decode only those D 2 of 5 symbols containing either 2 or 14 characters, select D 2 of 5 - Two Discrete
Lengths, then scan 0, 2, 1, and then 4. To correct an error or change a selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
D 2 of 5 - Two Discrete Lengths
Length Within Range - Select this option to decode a D 2 of 5 symbol within a specific length range. Select
the length range using the numeric bar codes in Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes. For example, to decode D 2 of
5 symbols containing between 4 and 12 characters, first scan D 2 of 5 - Length Within Range. Then scan 0, 4,
1, and 2 (single digit numbers must always be preceded by a leading zero). To correct an error or change a
selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
D 2 of 5 - Length Within Range
Any Length - Scan this option to decode D 2 of 5 symbols containing any number of characters within the
scanner’s capability.
NOTE
Due to the construction of the D 2 of 5 symbology, it is possible for a scan line covering only a portion of
the code to transmit as a complete scan, yielding less data than is encoded in the bar code. To prevent
this, Motorola recommends selecting specific lengths (D 2 of 5 - One Discrete Length, Two Discrete
Lengths) for D 2 of 5 applications.
D 2 of 5 - Any Length
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Chinese 2 of 5
Enable/Disable Chinese 2 of 5
To enable or disable Chinese 2 of 5, scan the appropriate bar code below.
Enable Chinese 2 of 5
*Disable Chinese 2 of 5
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Codabar (NW - 7)
Enable/Disable Codabar
To enable or disable Codabar, scan the appropriate bar code below.
Enable Codabar
*Disable Codabar
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Set Lengths for Codabar
The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s)
the code contains. Set lengths for Codabar for any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific
range.
One Discrete Length - Select this option to decode only Codabar symbols containing a selected length. Select the
length from the numeric bar codes in Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes. For example, to decode only Codabar
symbols with 14 characters, scan Codabar - One Discrete Length, then scan 1 followed by 4. To correct an error
or change a selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
Codabar - One Discrete Length
Two Discrete Lengths - Select this option to decode only Codabar symbols containing either of two selected
lengths. Select the lengths from the numeric bar codes in Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes. For example, to
decode only those Codabar symbols containing either 2 or 14 characters, select Codabar - Two Discrete
Lengths, then scan 0, 2, 1, and then 4. To correct an error or change a selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
Codabar - Two Discrete Lengths
Length Within Range - Select this option to decode a Codabar symbol with a specific length range. Select
the length range from the numeric bar codes in Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes. For example, to decode
Codabar symbols containing between 4 and 12 characters, first scan Codabar - Length Within Range. Then
scan 0, 4, 1, and 2 (include a leading zero for single digit numbers). To correct an error or change a selection, scan
Cancel on page D-3.
Codabar - Length Within Range
Any Length - Scan this option to decode Codabar symbols containing any number of characters within the
scanner’s capability.
Codabar - Any Length
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CLSI Editing
Enable this to strip the start and stop characters and insert a space after the first, fifth, and tenth characters of a
14-character Codabar symbol. Use this feature if your host system requires this data format.
NOTE
Symbol length does not include start and stop characters.
Enable CLSI Editing
*Disable CLSI Editing
NOTIS Editing
Enable this to strips the start and stop characters from a decoded Codabar symbol. Use this feature if your host
system requires this data format.
Enable NOTIS Editing
*Disable NOTIS Editing
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MSI
Enable/Disable MSI
To enable or disable MSI, scan the appropriate bar code below.
Enable MSI
*Disable MSI
Symbologies 12 - 49
Set Lengths for MSI
The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s)
the code contains. Set lengths for MSI for any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific
range.
One Discrete Length - Select this option to decode only MSI symbols containing a selected length. Select the
length using the numeric bar codes in Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes. For example, to decode only MSI symbols
with 14 characters, scan MSI - One Discrete Length, then scan 1 followed by 4. To correct an error or change a
selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
MSI - One Discrete Length
Two Discrete Lengths - Select this option to decode only MSI symbols containing either of two selected
lengths. Select the lengths using the numeric bar codes in Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes. For example, to
decode only those MSI symbols containing either 2 or 14 characters, select MSI - Two Discrete Lengths, then
scan 0, 2, 1, and then 4. To correct an error or change a selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
MSI - Two Discrete Lengths
Length Within Range - Select this option to decode an MSI symbol with a specific length range. Select the
length range using the numeric bar codes in Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes. For example, to decode MSI
symbols containing between 4 and 12 characters, first scan MSI - Length Within Range. Then scan 0, 4, 1, and
2 (single digit numbers must always be preceded by a leading zero). To correct an error or change a selection,
scan Cancel on page D-3.
MSI - Length Within Range
Any Length - Scan this option to decode MSI symbols containing any number of characters within the scanner’s
capability.
NOTE
Due to the construction of the MSI symbology, it is possible for a scan line covering only a portion of the
code to transmit as a complete scan, yielding less data than is encoded in the bar code. To prevent this,
Motorola recommends selecting specific lengths (MSI - One Discrete Length, Two Discrete Lengths) for
MSI applications.
MSI - Any Length
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MSI Check Digits
With MSI symbols, one check digit is mandatory and always verified by the reader. The second check digit is
optional. If your MSI codes include two check digits, scan the Two MSI Check Digits bar code to enable
verification of the second check digit.
See MSI Check Digit Algorithm on page 12-51 to select second digit algorithms.
*One MSI Check Digit
Two MSI Check Digits
Transmit MSI Check Digit(s)
Scan a bar code below to transmit MSI data with or without the check digit.
Transmit MSI Check Digit(s)
(Enable)
*Do Not Transmit MSI Check Digit(s)
(Disable)
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MSI Check Digit Algorithm
There are two algorithms for verifying the second MSI check digit. Select the bar code corresponding to the
algorithm used to encode your check digit.
MOD 10/MOD 11
*MOD 10/MOD 10
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GS1 DataBar (Formerly RSS, Reduced Space Symbology)
GS1 DataBar
The variants of GS1 DataBar are DataBar-14, DataBar Expanded, and DataBar Limited. The limited and expanded
versions have stacked variants. Scan the appropriate bar codes to enable or disable each variant of GS1 DataBar.
Enable GS1 DataBar-14
*Disable GS1 DataBar-14
Enable GS1 DataBar Limited
*Disable GS1 DataBar Limited
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GS1 DataBar (continued)
Enable GS1 DataBar Expanded
*Disable GS1 DataBar Expanded
Convert GS1 DataBar to UPC/EAN
This parameter only applies to GS1 DataBar-14 and GS1 DataBar Limited symbols not decoded as part of a
Composite symbol. Enable this conversion to strip the leading '010' from GS1 DataBar-14 and GS1 DataBar
Limited symbols encoding a single zero as the first digit, and report the bar code as EAN-13.
Enabling this strips the leading '0100' from bar codes beginning with two or more zeros but not six zeros, and
reports the bar code as UPC-A. The UPC-A Preamble parameter to transmit the system character and country
code applies to converted bar codes. Note that you cannot strip the system character or the check digit.
Enable
*Disable
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Redundancy Level
The Symbol LS2208 offers four levels of decode redundancy. Select higher redundancy levels for decreasing
levels of bar code quality. As redundancy levels increase, the scanner’s aggressiveness decreases.
Select the redundancy level appropriate for the bar code quality.
Redundancy Level 1
The following code types must be successfully read twice before being decoded:
Code Type
Code Length
Codabar
8 characters or less
MSI
4 characters or less
D 2 of 5
8 characters or less
I 2 of 5
8 characters or less
*Redundancy Level 1
Redundancy Level 2
The following code types must be successfully read twice before being decoded:
Code Type
All
Code Length
All
Redundancy Level 2
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Redundancy Level 3
Code types other than the following must be successfully read twice before being decoded. The following codes
must be read three times:
Code Type
Code Length
MSI Plessey
4 characters or less
D 2 of 5
8 characters or less
I 2 of 5
8 characters or less
Codabar
8 characters or less
Redundancy Level 3
Redundancy Level 4
The following code types must be successfully read three times before being decoded:
Code Type
All
Code Length
All
Redundancy Level 4
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Security Level
The Symbol LS2208 offers four levels of decode security for delta bar codes. These include the Code 128 family,
UPC/EAN, and Code 93. Select higher security levels for decreasing levels of bar code quality. There is an inverse
relationship between security and scanner aggressiveness, so be sure to choose only that level of security
necessary for your application.
Security Level 0
This is the default setting which allows the scanner to operate in its most aggressive state, while providing sufficient
security in decoding most “in-spec” bar codes.
*Security Level 0
Security Level 1
Select this option if misdecodes occur. This security level eliminates most misdecodes.
Security Level 1
Security Level 2
Select this option if Security level 1 fails to eliminate misdecodes.
Security Level 2
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Security Level 3
If you selected Security Level 2 and misdecodes still occur, select this security level. Be advised, selecting this
option is an extreme measure against mis-decoding severely out of spec bar codes. Selecting this level of security
significantly impairs the scanner’s decoding ability. If you need this level of security, try to improve the quality of the
bar codes.
Security Level 3
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Bi-directional Redundancy
Enable Bi-directional Redundancy for added security to linear code type security levels. When enabled, a bar code
must be successfully scanned in both directions (forward and reverse) before reporting a good decode.
Enable Bi-directional Redundancy
*Disable Bi-directional Redundancy
Intercharacter Gap Size
The Code 39 and Codabar symbologies have an intercharacter gap that is typically quite small. Due to various bar
code printing technologies, this gap can grow larger than the maximum size allowed, preventing decode. If this
occurs, select Large Intercharacter Gaps to tolerate these out-of-specification bar codes.
*Normal Intercharacter Gaps
Large Intercharacter Gaps
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Report Version
Scan the bar code below to report the software revision installed in the scanner’s primary microprocessor.
Report Software Version
Report MIMIC Version
Scan the bar code below to report the MIMIC software revision installed in the scanner’s secondary
microprocessor. Symbol scanners that do not use MIMIC architecture report nothing.
Report MIMIC Software Version
Report Synapse Cable
Scan the bar code below to report the software revision of the attached Synapse cable. If the scanner does not
detect an attached Synapse cable, it reports Synapse not attached.
Report Synapse Cable
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Chapter 13 Miscellaneous Scanner Options
Introduction
This chapter includes features frequently used to customize how data transmits to the host. In addition to these bar
codes for data formatting, see each host chapter for the appropriate host connections and features for the scanner.
Also see Chapter 12, Symbologies and Chapter 14, Advanced Data Formatting for customizing data for
transmission to the host device.
Before programming, follow the instructions in Chapter 1, Getting Started.
The scanner ships with the settings in the Miscellaneous Scanner Options Default Table on page 13-2 (also see
Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all host and miscellaneous scanner defaults). If the default values
suit requirements, programming is not necessary. Set feature values by scanning single bar codes or short bar
code sequences.
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Scanning Sequence Examples
In most cases you need only scan one bar code to set a specific parameter value.
Parameters, such as Prefix Value, require scanning several bar codes in sequence. See each individual
parameter for descriptions of this procedure.
Errors While Scanning
Unless otherwise specified, to correct an error during a scanning sequence, just re-scan the correct parameter.
Miscellaneous Default Parameters
Table 13-1 lists the defaults for miscellaneous scanner options parameters. To change an option, scan the
appropriate bar code(s) in the Miscellaneous Scanner Parameters section beginning on page 13-3.
NOTE
Table 13-1
See Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and
miscellaneous default parameters.
Miscellaneous Scanner Options Default Table
Parameter
Default
Page Number
Transmit Code ID Character
None
13-3
Prefix Value
7013 <CR><LF>
13-4
Suffix Value
7013 <CR><LF>
13-4
Scan Data Transmission Format
Data as is
13-4
FN1 Substitution Values
Set
13-6
Transmit “No Read” Message
Disable
13-6
Synapse Interface
Standard
13-7
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Miscellaneous Scanner Parameters
Transmit Code ID Character
A Code ID character identifies the code type of a scanned bar code. This is useful when the scanner is decoding
more than one code type. In addition to any single character prefix already selected, the Code ID character is
inserted between the prefix and the decoded symbol.
Select no Code ID character, a Symbol Code ID character, or an AIM Code ID character. For Code ID Characters,
see Symbol Code Identifiers on page B-1 and AIM Code Identifiers on page B-2.
NOTE
If you enable Symbol Code ID Character or AIM Code ID Character, and enable Transmit “No Read”
Message on page 13-6, the scanner appends the code ID for Code 39 to the NR message.
Symbol Code ID Character
AIM Code ID Character
*None
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Prefix/Suffix Values
You can append a prefix and/or suffix to scan data for use in data editing.
To set a value for a prefix or suffix:
1.
Change the scan data format by scanning the appropriate Scan Data Transmission Format on page 13-4.
2.
Scan the appropriate prefix/suffix bar code below.
3.
Scan a four-digit number (i.e., four bar codes from Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes) that corresponds to that
value.
4.
To correct an error or change a selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
Scan Prefix
Scan Suffix
Scan Data Transmission Format
To change the scan data format, scan Scan Options and one of the following four bar codes corresponding to the
desired format:
•
Data As Is
•
<DATA> <SUFFIX>
•
<PREFIX> <DATA>
•
<PREFIX> <DATA> <SUFFIX>.
Scan Enter on page 13-5 to complete the change. To set values for the prefix and/or suffix, see Prefix/Suffix
Values on page 13-4. Scan Data Format Cancel on page 13-5 to cancel the change.
If you require a carriage return/enter after each scanned bar code, scan the following bar codes in order:
1.
Scan Options
2.
<DATA> <SUFFIX>
3.
Enter (on page 13-5).
Scan Options
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Scan Data Transmission Format (continued)
*Data As Is
<DATA> <SUFFIX>
<PREFIX> <DATA>
<PREFIX> <DATA> <SUFFIX>
Enter
Data Format Cancel
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FN1 Substitution Values
The Wedge and USB HID Keyboard hosts support a FN1 Substitution feature. When enabled any FN1 character
(0x1b) in an EAN128 bar code is substituted with a value. This value defaults to 7013 (Enter Key).
1.
To select a FN1 Substitution Value, scan the bar code below.
Set FN1 Substitution Value
2.
Locate the keystroke desired for FN1 Substitution in the ASCII Character Set table for the current host
interface. Enter the 4-digit ASCII Value by scanning each digit in the Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes.
3.
To correct an error or change the selection, scan CANCEL.
To enable FN1 Substitution for Wedge, scan the Enable Keyboard Wedge FN1 Substitution bar code on page
5-13.
To enable FN1 Substitution for USB HID Keyboard, scan the Enable USB Keyboard FN1 Substitution bar code on
page 7-12.
Transmit “No Read” Message
Scan a bar code below to select whether or not a No Read message transmits. Enable this to transmit the
characters NR when a bar code is not decoded. Disable this to transmit nothing if a symbol does not decode.
NOTE
If you enable Transmit No Read, and also enable Symbol Code ID Character or AIM Code ID Character
for Transmit Code ID Character on page 13-3, the scanner appends the code ID for Code 39 to the NR
message.
Enable No Read
*Disable No Read
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Synapse Interface
The auto-detection of a Synapse cable varies in duration depending on the type of Synapse connection. If a
scanner is connected to another scanner using a Synapse cable, use the Auxiliary Synapse Port connection. In all
other cases, when using the cable, Motorola recommends the default setting.
To disconnect and reconnect the scanner from a Synapse cable that is connected to a live host via a Synapse, use
the Plug and Play setting. Do not change this setting from the default if an on-board wedge host is enabled.
*Standard Synapse Connection
Auxiliary Synapse Port Connection
“Plug and Play” Synapse Connection
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Chapter 14 Advanced Data Formatting
Introduction
Advanced Data Formatting (ADF) is a means of customizing data before transmission to the host device. Scan
data can be edited to suit your particular requirements.
Implement ADF by scanning a related series of bar codes, which begin on page 14-6, or by installing the 123Scan2
utility (see Chapter 11, 123Scan2) which allows programming the scanner with ADF rules.
NOTE
If using the Wand interface with the scanner, you can not use ADF rules to format data unless you enable
Convert All Bar Codes to Code 39 on page 9-7.
Rules: Criteria Linked to Actions
ADF uses rules customize data. These rules perform detailed actions when the data meets certain criteria. One
rule may consist of single or multiple criteria applied to single or multiple actions.
For instance, a data formatting rule could be:
Criteria:
When scan data is Code 39, length 12, and data at the start position is
the string “129”,
Actions:
pad all sends with zeros to length 8,
send all data up to X,
send a space.
Scanning a Code 39 bar code of 1299X1559828 transmits the following: 00001299<space>. If you scan a Code 39
bar code of 1299X15598, this rule is ignored because the bar code doesn’t meet the length criteria.
The rule specifies the editing conditions and requirements before data transmission occurs.
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Using ADF Bar Codes
When programming a rule, make sure the rule is logically correct. Plan ahead before you start scanning.
To program each data formatting rule:
• Start the Rule. Scan Begin New Rule on page 14-6.
• Specify Criteria. Scan the bar codes for all pertinent criteria. Criteria can include code type (e.g., Code 128),
code length, or data that contains a specific character string (e.g., the digits “129”). See Criteria on page
14-9.
• Specify Actions. Scan all actions related to, or affecting, these criteria. The actions of a rule specify how to
format the data for transmission. See Actions on page 14-20.
• Save the Rule. Scan the Save Rule on page 14-6. This places the rule in the top position in the rule buffer.
• Use the following special-purpose bar codes to correct errors that occur during this process: Erase Criteria
and Start Again, Erase Actions and Start Again, Erase Previously Saved Rule, etc.
Use the Erase bar codes on page 14-7 to erase criteria, actions, and entire rules.
Beeper Definitions on page 2-2 help guide you through the programming steps.
ADF Bar Code Menu Example
This section provides an example of how to enter and use ADF rules for scan data.
An auto parts distribution center wants to encode manufacturer ID, part number, and destination code into their
own Code 128 bar codes. The distribution center also has products that carry UPC bar codes, placed there by the
manufacturer. The Code 128 bar codes have the following format:
MMMMMPPPPPDD
Where:
M = Manufacturer ID
P = Part Number
D = Destination Code
The distribution center uses a PC with dedicated control characters for manufacturer ID <CTRL M>, part number
<CTRL P>, and destination code <CTRL D>. At this center the UPC data is treated as manufacturer ID code.
The following rules must be entered:
When scanning data of code type Code 128, send the next 5 characters, send the manufacturer ID key <CTRL
M>, send the next 5 characters, send the part number key <CTRL P>, send the next 2 characters, send the
destination code key <CTRL D>.
When scanning data of code type UPC/EAN, send all data, send the manufacturer ID key <CTRL M>.
To enter these rules, see the following steps:
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Rule 1: The Code 128 Scanning Rule
Step
Bar Code
On Page
Beep Indication
1
Begin New Rule
14-6
High High
2
Code 128
14-9
High High
3
Send next 5 characters
14-20
High High
4
Send <CTRL M>
14-39
High High
5
Send next 5 characters
14-20
High High
6
Send <CTRL P>
14-40
High High
7
Send next 2 characters
14-20
High High
8
Send <CTRL D>
14-38
High High
9
Save Rule
14-6
High Low High Low
Rule 2: The UPC Scanning Rule
Step
Bar Code
On Page
Beep Indication
1
Begin New Rule
14-6
High High
2
UPC/EAN
14-10
High High
3
Send all remaining data
14-20
High High
4
Send <CTRL M>
14-39
High High
5
Save Rule
14-6
High Low High Low
If you made any mistakes while entering this rule, scan Quit Entering Rules on page 14-7. If you already saved the
rule, scan Erase Previously Saved Rule on page 14-7.
Alternate Rule Sets
You can group ADF rules into one of four alternate sets which you can turn on and off when needed. This is useful
to format the same message in different ways. For example, a Code 128 bar code contains the following
information:
Class (2 digits), Stock Number (8) digits, Price (5 digits)
This bar code might look like this:
245671243701500
where:
Class = 24
Stock Number = 56712437
Price = 01500
Ordinarily you would send this data as follows:
24 (class key)
56712437 (stock key)
01500 (enter key)
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But, when there is a sale, you may want to send only the following:
24 (class key)
56712437 (stock key)
and the cashier keys the price manually.
To implement this, first enter an ADF rule that applies to the normal situation, such as:
When scanning a bar code of length 15, send the next 2 characters, send the class key, send the next 8
characters, send the stock key, send the data that remains, send the Enter key.
The “sale” rule may look like:
When scanning a bar code of length 15, send the next 2 characters, send the class key, send the next 8
characters, send the stock key.
To switch between the two sets of rules, program a “switching rule” to specify the type of bar code to scan to switch
between the rule sets. For example, in the case of the “sale” rule above, the rule programmer wants the cashier to
scan the bar code “M” before a sale. To do this, enter the following rule:
When scanning a bar code of length 1 that begins with “M”, select rule set number 1.
Program another rule to switch back:
When scanning a bar code of length 1 that begins with “N”, turn off rule set number 1.
Or include the switching back to normal rules in the “sale” rule:
When scanning a bar code of length 15, send the next 2 characters, send the class key, send the next 8
characters, send the stock key, turn off rule set 1.
It is recommended that you scan Disable All Rule Sets on page 14-8 after programming a rule belonging to an
alternate rule set.
In addition to enabling and disabling rule sets within the rules, enable or disable them by scanning the appropriate
bar codes page 14-8.
Rules Hierarchy (in Bar Codes)
The order of programming individual rules is important. Program the most general rule first.
All programmed rules are stored in a buffer. As they are programmed, they are stored at the top of a rules list. If you
create three rules, the list is configured as follows:
Third Rule
Second Rule
First Rule
When scanning data, the rules list is checked from top to bottom to determine if the criteria matches (and therefore,
if the actions occur). Input is modified into the data format specified by the first matching set of criteria it finds. Be
sure to program the most general rule first.
For example, if the THIRD rule states:
When scanning a bar code of any length, send all data, then send the ENTER key.
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And the SECOND rule states:
When scanning a Code 128 bar code of length 12, send the first four characters, then send the ENTER key,
then send all remaining data.
If you scan a Code 128 bar code of length 12, the THIRD rule would apply, and the SECOND rule would appear to
not function.
Note that using the standard data editing functions also creates ADF rules. Scan options are entered as ADF rules,
and the hierarchy mentioned above also applies to them. For the Symbol LS2208, this applies to prefix/suffix
programming in the parameter Scan Data Transmission Format.
These rules reside in the same “rule list” as ADF rules, so the order of their creation is also important.
Default Rules
Every unit has a default rule to send all scan data. Units with custom software may have one or more default rules
burned in. The rules hierarchy checks user programmable rules first, then the default rules. To disable default rules
enter the following general rule in the user programmable buffer:
When receiving scan data, send all data.
Since this rule always applies, ADF will never use the default rules.
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Special Commands
Pause Duration
This parameter along with the Send Pause parameter on page 14-24 inserts a pause in the data transmission. To
set the pause scan a two-digit number (i.e., two bar codes), to represent a 0.1 second interval. For example, scan
bar codes 0 and 1 from Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes to insert a 0.1 second pause; scan 0 and 5 for a 0.5
second delay. To correct an error or to change a selection, scan Numeric Cancel on page D-3.
Pause Duration
Begin New Rule
Scan this bar code to start entering a new rule.
Begin New Rule
Save Rule
Scan this bar code to save the rule you entered.
Save Rule
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Erase
Use these bar codes to erase criteria, actions, or rules.
Erase Criteria
And Start Again
Erase Actions
And Start Again
Erase Previously
Saved Rule
Erase All Rules
Quit Entering Rules
Scan this bar code to quit entering rules.
Quit Entering
Rules
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Disable Rule Set
Use these bar codes to disable rule sets.
Disable Rule Set 2
Disable Rule Set 1
Disable Rule Set 3
Disable Rule Set 4
Disable All Rule Sets
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Criteria
Code Types
Select all code types to be affected by the rule. Scan all selected codes in succession, before selecting other
criteria. To select all code types, don't select any code types.
Code 39
Codabar
GS1 DataBar-14
GS1 DataBar Limited
6 13 25
GS1 DataBar Expanded
Code 128
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Scan the bar codes for all code types desired before selecting other criteria.
D 2 OF 5
I 2 OF 5
IATA 2 OF 5
Code 93
UPC-A
UPC-E
EAN-8
EAN-13
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Code Types (continued)
UCC/EAN 128
MSI
UPC-E1
Bookland EAN
Trioptic Code 39
Chinese 2 of 5
Coupon Code
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Code Lengths
Scan these bar codes to define the number of characters the selected code types must contain. Select one length
per rule only. Don't select any code length to select code types of any length.
1 Character
3 Characters
5 Characters
2 Characters
4 Characters
6 Characters
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Code Lengths (continued)
7 Characters
8 Characters
9 Characters
10 Characters
11 Characters
12 Characters
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Code Lengths (continued)
13 Characters
15 Characters
17 Characters
14 Characters
16 Characters
18 Characters
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Code Lengths (continued)
19 Characters
20 Characters
21 Characters
22 Characters
23 Characters
24 Characters
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Code Lengths (continued)
25 Characters
26 Characters
27 Characters
28 Characters
29 Characters
30 Characters
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Message Containing A Specific Data String
Use this feature to select whether the formatting affects data that begins with a specific character or data string, or
contains a specific character or data string.
There are 4 features:
• Specific String at Start
• Specific String, Any Location
• Any Message OK
• Rule Belongs to Set
Specific String at Start
1.
Scan the following bar code.
2.
Scan the bar codes representing the desired character or characters (up to a total of 8) using the Alphanumeric
Keyboard on page 14-73
3.
Scan End Of Message on page 14-79.
Specific String At Start
Specific String, Any Location
1.
Scan the following bar code.
2.
Enter a location by scanning a two-digit number representing the position (use a leading “zero” if necessary)
using the Numeric Keypad on page 14-18.
3.
Scan the bar codes representing the desired character or characters (up to a total of 8) using the Alphanumeric
Keyboard on page 14-73.
4.
Scan End Of Message on page 14-79.
Specific String Any Location
Any Message OK
Do not scan any bar code to format all selected code types, regardless of information contained.
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Numeric Keypad
Do not confuse bar codes on this page with those on the alphanumeric keyboard.
0
1
2
3
5
4
6
7
8
9
Cancel
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Rule Belongs To Set
Select the set to which a rule belongs. There are four possible rule sets. See Alternate Rule Sets on page 14-3 for
more information.
Rule Belongs To Set 1
Rule Belongs To Set 2
Rule Belongs To Set 3
Rule Belongs To Set 4
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Actions
Select how to format the data for transmission.
Send Data
Send all data that follows, send all data up to a specific character selected from the Alphanumeric Keyboard on
page 14-73, or send the next X characters. Note that only bar codes for Send Next 1 to 20 appear here, and can
be scanned multiple times to send values greater then 20. For instance, to send the next 28 characters, scan Send
Next 20 Characters, then Send Next 8 Characters.
Use these bar codes to send data.
Send Data Up To
Character
Send All Data That
Remains
Send Next Character
Send Next
2 Characters
Send Next
3 Characters
Send Next
4 Characters
Send Next
5 Characters
Send Next
6 Characters
Send Next
7 Characters
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Send Data (continued)
Send Next
8 Characters
Send Next
9 Characters
Send Next
10 Characters
Send Next
11 Characters
Send Next
12 Characters
Send Next
13 Characters
Send Next
14 Characters
Send Next
15 Characters
Send Next
16 Characters
Send Next
17 Characters
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Send Data (continued)
Send Next
18 Characters
Send Next
19 Characters
Send Next
20 Characters
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Setup Field(s)
Table 14-1 Setup Field(s) Definitions
Parameter
Description
Page
Move Cursor
Move Cursor To a Character
Scan Move Cursor To Character, then any printable ASCII
character from the Alphanumeric Keyboard. This moves the
cursor to the position after the matching character. If the
character is not there, the rule fails and ADF tries the next rule.
14-24
Move Cursor to Start of Data
Scan this bar code to move cursor to the beginning of the data.
14-24
Move Cursor Past a Character
This action moves the cursor past all sequential occurrences of
a selected character. For example, if the selected character is
‘A’, then the cursor moves past ‘A’, ‘AA’, ‘AAA’, etc. Scan Move
Cursor Past Character, then select a character from the
Alphanumeric Keyboard. If the character is not there, the
cursor does not move (i.e., has no effect).
14-24
Skip Ahead “N” Characters
Scan one of these bar codes to select the number of positions
ahead to move the cursor.
14-25
Skip Back “N” Characters
Scan one of these bar codes to select the number of positions
back to move the cursor.
14-26
Send Preset Value
Send Values 1 through 6 by scanning the appropriate bar
code. Set these values using the prefix/suffix values in Table
6-4 on page 6-22.
Value 1 = Scan Suffix
Value 2 = Scan Prefix
Values 3-6 are not applicable
14-27
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Move Cursor
Scan a bar code below to move the cursor in relation to a specified character. Then enter a character by scanning
a bar code from the Alphanumeric Keyboard on page 14-73.
NOTE
If there is no match when the rule is interpreted and the rule fails, the next rule is checked.
Move Cursor To Start
Move Cursor To
Character
Move Cursor Past
Character
Send Pause
Scan the bar code below to insert a pause in the transmission of data. The Pause Duration parameter controls the
length of this pause.
Send Pause
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Skip Ahead
Use the following bar codes to skip ahead characters.
Skip Ahead
1 Character
Skip Ahead
2 Characters
Skip Ahead
3 Characters
Skip Ahead
4 Characters
Skip Ahead
5 Characters
Skip Ahead
6 Characters
Skip Ahead
7 Characters
Skip Ahead
9 Characters
Skip Ahead
8 Characters
Skip Ahead
10 Characters
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Skip Back
Use the following bar codes to skip back characters.
Skip Back
1 Characters
Skip Back
2 Characters
Skip Back
3 Characters
Skip Back
4 Characters
Skip Back
5 Characters
Skip Back
6 Characters
Skip Back
7 Characters
Skip Back
8 Characters
Skip Back
9 Characters
Skip Back
10 Characters
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Send Preset Value
Use these bar codes to send preset values. Set these values using the prefix/suffix values in Table 6-4 on page
6-22.
Send Value 1
Send Value 2
Send Value 3
Send Value 4
Send Value 5
Send Value 6
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Modify Data
Modify data as described below. The following actions work for all send commands that follow it within a rule.
Programming pad zeros to length 6, send next 3 characters, stop padding, send next 5 characters, adds three
zeros to the first send, and does not pad the next send. These options do not apply to the Send Keystroke or
Send Preset Value options.
Remove All Spaces
To remove all spaces in the send commands that follow, scan this bar code.
Crunch All Spaces
To leave one space between words, scan this bar code. This also removes all leading and trailing spaces.
Stop Space Removal
Scan this bar code to disable space removal.
Remove Leading Zeros
Scan this bar code to remove all leading zeros.
Stop Zero Removal
Scan this bar code to disable the removal of zeros.
Use the bar codes below to modify data.
Remove All Spaces
Crunch All Spaces
Stop Space Removal
Remove Leading
Zeros
Stop Zero Removal
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Pad Data with Spaces
To pad data to the left, scan the bar code containing the desired number of spaces. Send commands activate this
parameter.
Pad Spaces To
Length 1
Pad Spaces To
Length 2
Pad Spaces To
Length 3
Pad Spaces To
Length 4
Pad Spaces To
Length 5
Pad Spaces To
Length 6
Pad Spaces To
Length 7
Pad Spaces To
Length 8
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Pad Data with Spaces (continued)
Pad Spaces To
Length 9
Pad Spaces To
Length 10
Pad Spaces To
Length 11
Pad Spaces To
Length 12
Pad Spaces To
Length 13
Pad Spaces To
Length 14
Pad Spaces To
Length 15
Pad Spaces To
Length 16
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Pad Data with Spaces (continued)
Pad Spaces To
Length 17
Pad Spaces To
Length 18
Pad Spaces To
Length 19
Pad Spaces To
Length 20
Pad Spaces To
Length 21
Pad Spaces To
Length 22
Pad Spaces To
Length 23
Pad Spaces To
Length 24
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Pad Data with Spaces (continued)
Pad Spaces To
Length 25
Pad Spaces To
Length 26
Pad Spaces To
Length 27
Pad Spaces To
Length 28
Pad Spaces To
Length 29
Pad Spaces To
Length 30
Stop Pad Spaces
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Pad Data with Zeros
To pad data to the left, scan the bar code containing the desired number of zeros. This parameter is activated by
Send commands.
Pad Zeros To
Length 1
Pad Zeros To
Length 2
Pad Zeros To
Length 3
Pad Zeros To
Length 4
Pad Zeros To
Length 5
Pad Zeros To
Length 6
Pad Zeros To
Length 7
Pad Zeros To
Length 8
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Pad Data with Zeros (continued)
Pad Zeros To
Length 9
Pad Zeros To
Length 10
Pad Zeros To
Length 11
Pad Zeros To
Length 12
Pad Zeros To
Length 13
Pad Zeros To
Length 14
Pad Zeros To
Length 15
Pad Zeros To
Length 16
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Pad Data with Zeros (continued)
Pad Zeros To
Length 17
Pad Zeros To
Length 18
Pad Zeros To
Length 19
Pad Zeros To
Length 20
Pad Zeros To
Length 21
Pad Zeros To
Length 22
Pad Zeros To
Length 23
Pad Zeros To
Length 24
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Pad Data with Zeros (continued)
Pad Zeros To
Length 25
Pad Zeros To
Length 26
Pad Zeros To
Length 27
Pad Zeros To
Length 28
Pad Zeros To
Length 29
Pad Zeros To
Length 30
Stop Pad Zeros
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Beeps
Select a beep sequence for each ADF rule.
Beep Once
Beep Twice
Beep Three Times
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Send Keystroke (Control Characters and Keyboard Characters)
Control Characters
Scan the “Send __” bar code for the keystroke to send.
Send Control 2
Send Control A
Send Control B
Send Control C
Send Control D
Send Control E
Send Control F
Send Control G
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Control Characters (continued)
Send Control H
Send Control I
Send Control J
Send Control K
Send Control L
Send Control M
Send Control N
Send Control O
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Control Characters (continued)
Send Control P
Send Control Q
Send Control R
Send Control S
Send Control T
Send Control U
Send Control V
Send Control W
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Control Characters (continued)
Send Control X
Send Control Y
Send Control Z
Send Control [
Send Control \
Send Control ]
Send Control 6
Send Control -
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Keyboard Characters
Scan the “Send __” bar code for the keyboard characters to send.
Send Space
Send !
Send “
Send #
Send $
Send %
Send &
Send ‘
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Keyboard Characters (continued)
Send (
Send )
Send *
Send +
Send ,
Send -
Send .
Send /
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Keyboard Characters (continued)
Send 0
Send 1
Send 2
Send 3
Send 4
Send 5
Send 6
Send 7
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Keyboard Characters (continued)
Send 8
Send 9
Send :
Send ;
Send <
Send =
Send >
Send ?
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Keyboard Characters (continued)
Send @
Send A
Send B
Send C
Send D
Send E
Send F
Send G
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Keyboard Characters (continued)
Send H
Send I
Send J
Send K
Send L
Send M
Send N
Send O
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Keyboard Characters (continued)
Send P
Send Q
Send R
Send S
Send T
Send U
Send V
Send W
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Keyboard Characters (continued)
Send X
Send Y
Send Z
Send [
Send \
Send ]
Send ^
Send _
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Keyboard Characters (continued)
Send `
Send a
Send b
Send c
Send d
Send e
Send f
Send g
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Keyboard Characters (continued)
Send h
Send i
Send j
Send k
Send l
Send m
Send n
Send o
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Keyboard Characters (continued)
Send p
Send q
Send r
Send s
Send t
Send u
Send v
Send w
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Keyboard Characters (continued)
Send x
Send y
Send z
Send {
Send |
Send }
Send ~
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Send ALT Characters
Send Alt @
Send Alt 2
Send Alt A
Send Alt B
Send Alt C
Send Alt D
Send Alt E
Send Alt G
Send Alt F
Send Alt H
Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 55
Send ALT Characters (continued)
Send Alt I
Send Alt J
Send Alt K
Send Alt L
Send Alt M
Send Alt O
Send Alt N
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Send ALT Characters (continued)
Send Alt P
Send Alt Q
Send Alt R
Send Alt S
Send Alt T
Send Alt U
Send Alt V
Send Alt W
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Send ALT Characters (continued)
Send Alt X
Send Alt Y
Send Alt Z
Send Alt [
Send Alt \
Send Alt ]
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Send Keypad Characters
Send Keypad *
Send Keypad +
Send Keypad -
Send Keypad .
Send Keypad /
Send Keypad 0
Send Keypad 1
Send Keypad 2
Send Keypad 3
Send Keypad 4
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Send Keypad Characters (continued)
Send Keypad 5
Send Keypad 6
Send Keypad 7
Send Keypad 8
Send Keypad 9
Send Keypad Enter
Send Keypad Numlock
NUM LOCK
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Send Keypad Characters (continued)
Send Break Key
Send Delete Key
Send Page Up Key
Send End Key
Send Page Down Key
Send Pause Key
Send Scroll Lock Key
Send Backspace Key
Send Tab Key
Send Print Screen Key
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Send Keypad Characters (continued)
Send Insert Key
Send Home Key
Send Enter Key
Send Escape Key
Send Up Arrow Key
Send Down Arrow Key
Send Left Arrow Key
Send Right Arrow Key
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Send Function Key
Send F1 Key
Send F2 Key
Send F3 Key
Send F4 Key
Send F5 Key
Send F6 Key
Send F7 Key
Send F8 Key
Send F9 Key
Send F10 Key
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Send Function Key (continued)
Send F11 Key
Send F12 Key
Send F13 Key
Send F14 Key
Send F15 Key
Send F16 Key
Send F17 Key
Send F18 Key
Send F19 Key
Send F20 Key
Send F21 Key
Send F22 Key
Send F23 Key
Send F24 Key
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Send Function Key (continued)
Send PF1 Key
Send PF2 Key
Send PF3 Key
Send PF4 Key
Send PF5 Key
Send PF6 Key
Send PF7 Key
Send PF8 Key
Send PF9 Key
Send PF10 Key
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Send Function Key (continued)
Send PF11 Key
Send PF12 Key
Send PF13 Key
Send PF14 Key
Send PF15 Key
Send PF16 Key
Send PF17 Key
Send PF18 Key
Send PF19 Key
Send PF20 Key
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Send Function Key (continued)
Send PF21 Key
Send PF22 Key
Send PF23 Key
Send PF24 Key
Send PF25 Key
Send PF26 Key
Send PF27 Key
Send PF28 Key
Send PF29 Key
Send PF30 Key
Send Right Control Key
The “Send Right Control Key” action will send a tap (press and release) of the Right Control Key.
Send Right Control Key
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Send Graphic User Interface (GUI) Characters
The Send Graphic User Interface Character actions taps the specified key while holding the System Dependent
Graphic User Interface (GUI) Key. The definition of the Graphic User Interface key depends on the attached
system:
Send GUI 0
Send GUI 1
Send GUI 2
Send GUI 3
Send GUI 4
Send GUI 5
Send GUI 6
Send GUI 7
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Send Graphic User Interface (GUI) Characters (continued)
Send GUI 8
Send GUI A
Send GUI 9
Send GUI B
Send GUI C
Send GUI D
Send GUI E
Send GUI F
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Send Graphic User Interface (GUI) Characters (continued)
Send GUI G
Send GUI H
Send GUI I
Send GUI J
Send GUI K
Send GUI L
Send GUI M
Send GUI N
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Send Graphic User Interface (GUI) Characters (continued)
Send GUI O
Send GUI P
Send GUI Q
Send GUI R
Send GUI S
Send GUI T
Send GUI U
Send GUI V
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Send Graphic User Interface (GUI) Characters (continued)
Send GUI W
Send GUI Y
Send GUI X
Send GUI Z
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Turn On/Off Rule Sets
Use these bar codes to turn rule sets on and off.
Turn On Rule Set 1
Turn On Rule Set 2
Turn On Rule Set 3
Turn On Rule Set 4
Turn Off Rule Set 1
Turn Off Rule Set 2
Turn Off Rule Set 3
Turn Off Rule Set 4
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Alphanumeric Keyboard
Space
#
$
%
*
+
(Dash)
.
/
!
,
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Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
“
&
‘
(
)
:
;
<
=
>
Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 75
Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
?
@
[
\
]
^
_
(Underscore)
`
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Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
Do not confuse bar codes on this page with those on the numeric keypad.
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
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Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
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Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
Cancel
End Of Message
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Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 81
Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
k
l
m
n
o
p
q
r
s
t
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Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
u
v
w
x
y
z
{
|
}
~
Appendix A Standard Default Parameters
Table A-1
Standard Default Parameters Table
Parameter
Default
Page Number
User Preferences
Set Default Parameter
All Defaults
4-3
Beeper Tone
Medium
4-4
Beeper Volume
High
4-5
Power Mode
Continuous On
4-6
Laser On Time
3.0 Sec
4-7
Beep After Good Decode
Enable
4-8
Time-out Between Same Symbol
0.6 sec
4-9
Time-out Between Different Symbols
0.2 sec
4-9
Keyboard Wedge Host Type
IBM PC/AT& IBM PC Compatibles1
5-4
Country Types (Country Codes)
North American
5-5
Ignore Unknown Characters
Transmit
5-7
Keystroke Delay
No Delay
5-8
Intra-Keystroke Delay
Disable
5-9
Alternate Numeric Keypad Emulation
Disable
5-9
Caps Lock On
Disable
5-10
Timeout Between Decodes
Keyboard Wedge Host Parameters
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Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued)
Parameter
Default
Page Number
Caps Lock Override
Disable
5-10
Convert Wedge Data
No Convert
5-11
Function Key Mapping
Disable
5-12
FN1 Substitution
Disable
5-13
Send and Make Break
Send
5-13
RS-232 Host Types
Standard1
6-6
Baud Rate
9600
6-8
Parity Type
None
6-10
Stop Bit Select
1 Stop Bit
6-12
Data Bits
8-Bit
6-12
Check Receive Errors
Enable
6-13
Hardware Handshaking
None
6-14
Software Handshaking
None
6-16
Host Serial Response Time-out
2 Sec
6-18
RTS Line State
Low RTS
6-19
Beep on <BEL>
Disable
6-19
Intercharacter Delay
0 msec
6-20
Nixdorf Beep/LED Options
Normal Operation
6-21
Ignore Unknown Characters
Send Bar Code
6-21
USB Device Type
HID Keyboard Emulation
7-4
USB Country Keyboard Types (Country Codes)
North American
7-6
USB Keystroke Delay
No Delay
7-9
USB CAPS Lock Override
Disable
7-10
USB Ignore Unknown Characters
Enable
7-11
Emulate Keypad
Disable
7-12
USB Keyboard FN1 Substitution
Disable
7-12
RS-232 Host Parameters
USB Host Parameters
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Standard Default Parameters
Table A-1
Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued)
Parameter
Default
Page Number
Function Key Mapping
Disable
7-13
Simulated Caps Lock
Disable
7-13
Convert Case
No Case Conversion
7-14
Port Address
None Selected
8-4
Convert Unknown to Code 39
Disable
8-5
Wand Emulation Host Types
Symbol OmniLink Interface
Controller1
9-4
Leading Margin
80 msec
9-5
Polarity
Bar High/Margin Low
9-6
Ignore Unknown Characters
Ignore
9-6
Convert All Bar Codes to Code 39
Disable
9-7
Convert Code 39 to Full ASCII
Disable
9-7
Beep Style
Beep on Successful Transmit
10-5
Parameter Pass-Through
Parameter Process and Pass
Through
10-6
Convert Newer Code Types
Convert Newer Code Types
10-7
Module Width
20 µs
10-7
Convert All Bar Codes to Code 39
Do Not Convert to Code 39
10-8
Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion
Disable
10-8
Transmission Timeout
3 seconds
10-9
Ignore Unknown Characters
Ignore Unknown Characters
10-10
Leading Margin
2 ms
10-11
Check for Decode LED
Check for Decode LED
10-12
None1
11-1
IBM 468X/469X Host Parameters
Wand Emulation Host Parameters
Undecoded Scanner Emulation
123Scan2 Configuration Tool
123Scan2 Configuration
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Table A-1
Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued)
Parameter
Default
Page Number
UPC/EAN
UPC-A
Enable
12-5
UPC-E
Enable
12-5
UPC-E1
Disable
12-6
EAN-8/JAN 8
Enable
12-7
EAN-13/JAN 13
Enable
12-7
Bookland EAN
Disable
12-8
Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals
(2 and 5 digits)
Ignore
12-9
User-Programmable Supplementals
Supplemental 1:
Supplemental 2:
12-12
UPC/EAN/JAN Supplemental Redundancy
7
12-12
Transmit UPC-A Check Digit
Enable
12-13
Transmit UPC-E Check Digit
Enable
12-13
Transmit UPC-E1 Check Digit
Enable
12-13
UPC-A Preamble
System Character
12-14
UPC-E Preamble
System Character
12-15
UPC-E1 Preamble
System Character
12-16
Convert UPC-E to A
Disable
12-17
Convert UPC-E1 to A
Disable
12-18
EAN-8/JAN-8 Extend
Disable
12-18
Bookland ISBN Format
ISBN-10
12-19
UPC/EAN Security Levels
0
12-20
UCC Coupon Extended Code
Disable
12-21
Code 128
Enable
12-22
UCC/EAN-128
Enable
12-22
ISBT 128
Enable
12-23
Code 128
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selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.
Standard Default Parameters
Table A-1
Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued)
Parameter
Default
Page Number
Code 39
Code 39
Enable
12-24
Trioptic Code 39
Disable
12-24
Convert Code 39 to Code 32
(Italian Pharmacy Code)
Disable
12-25
Code 32 Prefix
Disable
12-25
Set Length(s) for Code 39
2 to 55
12-26
Code 39 Check Digit Verification
Disable
12-27
Transmit Code 39 Check Digit
Disable
12-27
Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion
Disable
12-28
Buffer Code 39
Disable
12-29
Code 93
Disable
12-32
Set Length(s) for Code 93
4 to 55
12-26
Code 11
Disable
12-34
Set Lengths for Code 11
4 to 55
12-35
Code 11 Check Digit Verification
Disable
12-36
Transmit Code 11 Check Digit(s)
Disable
12-37
Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF)
Enable
12-38
Set Lengths for I 2 of 5
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12-39
I 2 of 5 Check Digit Verification
Disable
12-40
Transmit I 2 of 5 Check Digit
Disable
12-41
Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN 13
Disable
12-41
Discrete 2 of 5
Disable
12-42
Set Length(s) for D 2 of 5
12
12-43
Code 93
Code 11
Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF)
Discrete 2 of 5 (DTF)
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Table A-1
Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued)
Parameter
Default
Page Number
Chinese 2 of 5
Enable/Disable Chinese 2 of 5
Disable
12-44
Codabar
Disable
12-45
Set Lengths for Codabar
5 to 55
12-46
CLSI Editing
Disable
12-47
NOTIS Editing
Disable
12-47
MSI
Disable
12-48
Set Length(s) for MSI
4 to 55
12-49
MSI Check Digits
One
12-50
Transmit MSI Check Digit
Disable
12-50
MSI Check Digit Algorithm
Mod 10/Mod 10
12-51
Codabar (NW - 7)
MSI
GS1 DataBar (formerly RSS, Reduced Space Symbology)
GS1 DataBar-14
Disable
12-52
GS1 DataBar Limited
Disable
12-52
GS1 DataBar Expanded
Disable
12-53
Convert GS1 DataBar to UPC/EAN
Disable
12-53
Redundancy Level
1
12-54
Security Level
0
12-56
Bi-directional Redundancy
Disable
12-58
Intercharacter Gap Size
Normal
12-58
Symbology - Specific Security Levels
Report Version
12-59
Report MIMIC Version
12-59
Report Synapse Cable
12-59
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Standard Default Parameters
Table A-1
Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued)
Parameter
Default
Page Number
Miscellaneous Scanner Options
Transmit Code ID Character
None
13-3
Prefix Value
7013 <CR><LF>
13-4
Suffix Value
7013 <CR><LF>
13-4
Scan Data Transmission Format
Data as is
13-4
FN1 Substitution Values
Set
13-6
Transmit “No Read” Message
Disable
13-6
Synapse Interface
Standard
13-7
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Appendix B Programming Reference
Symbol Code Identifiers
Table B-1
Symbol Code Characters
Code Character
Code Type
A
UPC-A, UPC-E, UPC-E1, EAN-8, EAN-13
B
Code 39, Code 32
C
Codabar
D
Code 128
E
Code 93
F
Interleaved 2 of 5
G
Discrete 2 of 5, or Discrete 2 of 5 IATA
H
Code 11
J
MSI
K
UCC/EAN-128
L
Bookland EAN
M
Trioptic Code 39
N
Coupon Code
R
GS1 DataBar
T
UCC Composite, TLC 39
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AIM Code Identifiers
Each AIM Code Identifier contains the three-character string ]cm where:
]
c
m
=
=
=
Table B-2
Flag Character (ASCII 93)
Code Character (see Table B-2)
Modifier Character (see Table B-3)
Aim Code Characters
Code Character
Code Type
A
Code 39, Code 39 Full ASCII, Code 32
C
Code 128, Coupon (Code 128 portion)
E
UPC/EAN, Coupon (UPC portion)
e
GS1 DataBar
F
Codabar
G
Code 93
H
Code 11
I
Interleaved 2 of 5
M
MSI
S
D2 of 5, IATA 2 of 5
X
Bookland EAN, Code 39 Trioptic
Programming Reference
The modifier character is the sum of the applicable option values based on Table B-3.
Table B-3 Modifier Characters
Code Type
Code 39
Option Value
Option
0
No check character or Full ASCII processing.
1
Reader has checked one check character.
3
Reader has checked and stripped check character.
4
Reader has performed Full ASCII character conversion.
5
Reader has performed Full ASCII character conversion and checked
one check character.
7
Reader has performed Full ASCII character conversion and checked
and stripped check character.
Example: A Full ASCII bar code with check character W, A+I+MI+DW, is transmitted as
]A7AIMID where 7 = (3+4).
Trioptic Code 39
0
No option specified at this time. Always transmit 0.
Example: A Trioptic bar code 412356 is transmitted as ]X0412356
Code 128
0
Standard data packet, no Function code 1 in first symbol position.
1
Function code 1 in first symbol character position.
2
Function code 1 in second symbol character position.
Example: A Code (EAN) 128 bar code with Function 1 character FNC1 in the first position,
AIMID is transmitted as ]C1AIMID
I 2 of 5
0
No check digit processing.
1
Reader has validated check digit.
3
Reader has validated and stripped check digit.
Example: An I 2 of 5 bar code without check digit, 4123, is transmitted as ]I04123
Codabar
0
No check digit processing.
1
Reader has checked check digit.
3
Reader has stripped check digit before transmission.
Example: A Codabar bar code without check digit, 4123, is transmitted as ]F04123
Code 93
0
No options specified at this time. Always transmit 0.
Example: A Code 93 bar code 012345678905 is transmitted as ]G0012345678905
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Table B-3 Modifier Characters (Continued)
Code Type
MSI
Option Value
Option
0
Check digits are sent.
1
No check digit is sent.
Example: An MSI bar code 4123, with a single check digit checked, is transmitted as
]M14123
D 2 of 5
0
No options specified at this time. Always transmit 0.
Example: A D 2 of 5 bar code 4123, is transmitted as ]S04123
UPC/EAN
0
Standard packet in full EAN country code format, which is 13 digits for
UPC-A and UPC-E (not including supplemental data).
1
Two-digit supplement data only.
2
Five-digit supplement data only.
4
EAN-8 data packet.
Example: A UPC-A bar code 012345678905 is transmitted as ]E00012345678905
Bookland EAN
0
No options specified at this time. Always transmit 0.
Example: A Bookland EAN bar code 123456789X is transmitted as ]X0123456789X
Code 11
GS1 DataBar
Family
0
Single check digit
1
Two check digits
3
Check characters validated but not transmitted.
No option specified at this time. Always transmit 0. GS1 DataBar-14 and
GS1 DataBar Limited transmit with an Application Identifier “01”.
Note: In UCC/EAN-128 emulation mode, GS1 DataBar is transmitted
using Code 128 rules (i.e., ]C1).
Example: A GS1 DataBar-14 bar code 100123456788902 is transmitted as
]e001100123456788902.
Appendix C Sample Bar Codes
Code 39
123ABC
UPC/EAN
UPC-A, 100 %
0
12345 67890
5
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EAN-13, 100 %
3 456789 012340
Code 128
12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234
Interleaved 2 of 5
12345678901231
GS1 DataBar-14
NOTE
You must enable GS1 DataBar-14 to read the bar code below (see Enable GS1 DataBar-14 on page
12-52).
Appendix D Numeric Bar Codes
Numeric Bar Codes
0, 1, 2
For parameters requiring specific numeric values, scan the appropriately numbered bar code(s).
0
1
2
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3, 4, 5, 6
3
4
5
6
Numeric Bar Codes
7, 8, 9
7
8
9
Cancel
To correct an error or change a selection, scan the bar code below.
Cancel
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Glossary
A
Aperture. The opening in an optical system defined by a lens or baffle that establishes the field of view.
ASCII. American Standard Code for Information Interchange. A 7 bit-plus-parity code representing 128 letters, numerals,
punctuation marks and control characters. It is a standard data transmission code in the U.S.
Autodiscrimination. The ability of an interface controller to determine the code type of a scanned bar code. After this
determination is made, the information content is decoded.
B
Bar. The dark element in a printed bar code symbol.
Bar Code. A pattern of variable-width bars and spaces which represents numeric or alphanumeric data in machine-readable
form. The general format of a bar code symbol consists of a leading margin, start character, data or message character,
check character (if any), stop character, and trailing margin. Within this framework, each recognizable symbology uses
its own unique format. See Symbology.
Bar Code Density. The number of characters represented per unit of measurement (e.g., characters per inch).
Bar Height. The dimension of a bar measured perpendicular to the bar width.
Bar Width. Thickness of a bar measured from the edge closest to the symbol start character to the trailing edge of the same
bar.
Bit. Binary digit. One bit is the basic unit of binary information. Generally, eight consecutive bits compose one byte of data.
The pattern of 0 and 1 values within the byte determines its meaning.
Bits per Second (bps). Bits transmitted or received.
Bluetooth. A technology that provides a way to connect and exchange information between devices such as scanners,
mobile phones, laptops, PCs, and printers over a secure, globally unlicensed short-range radio frequency.
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Boot or Boot-up. The process a computer goes through when it starts. During boot-up, the computer can run
self-diagnostic tests and configure hardware and software.
bps. See Bits Per Second.
Byte. On an addressable boundary, eight adjacent binary digits (0 and 1) combined in a pattern to represent a specific
character or numeric value. Bits are numbered from the right, 0 through 7, with bit 0 the low-order bit. One byte in
memory is used to store one ASCII character.
C
CDRH. Center for Devices and Radiological Health. A federal agency responsible for regulating laser product safety. This
agency specifies various laser operation classes based on power output during operation.
CDRH Class 1. This is the lowest power CDRH laser classification. This class is considered intrinsically safe, even if all laser
output were directed into the eye's pupil. There are no special operating procedures for this class.
CDRH Class 2. No additional software mechanisms are needed to conform to this limit. Laser operation in this class poses
no danger for unintentional direct human exposure.
Character. A pattern of bars and spaces which either directly represents data or indicates a control function, such as a
number, letter, punctuation mark, or communications control contained in a message.
Character Set. Those characters available for encoding in a particular bar code symbology.
Check Digit. A digit used to verify a correct symbol decode. The scanner inserts the decoded data into an arithmetic formula
and checks that the resulting number matches the encoded check digit. Check digits are required for UPC but are
optional for other symbologies. Using check digits decreases the chance of substitution errors when a symbol is
decoded.
Codabar. A discrete self-checking code with a character set consisting of digits 0 to 9 and six additional characters: ( - $ : /
, +).
Code 128. A high density symbology which allows the controller to encode all 128 ASCII characters without adding extra
symbol elements.
Code 3 of 9 (Code 39). A versatile and widely used alphanumeric bar code symbology with a set of 43 character types,
including all uppercase letters, numerals from 0 to 9 and 7 special characters (- . / + % $ and space). The code name is
derived from the fact that 3 of 9 elements representing a character are wide, while the remaining 6 are narrow.
Code 93. An industrial symbology compatible with Code 39 but offering a full character ASCII set and a higher coding
density than Code 39.
Code Length. Number of data characters in a bar code between the start and stop characters, not including those
characters.
Cold Boot. A cold boot restarts a computer and closes all running programs.
COM Port. Communication port; ports are identified by number, e.g., COM1, COM2.
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Continuous Code. A bar code or symbol in which all spaces within the symbol are parts of characters. There are no
intercharacter gaps in a continuous code. The absence of gaps allows for greater information density.
Cradle. A cradle is used for charging the terminal battery and for communicating with a host computer, and provides a
storage place for the terminal when not in use.
D
Dead Zone. An area within a scanner's field of view, in which specular reflection may prevent a successful decode.
Decode. To recognize a bar code symbology (e.g., UPC/EAN) and then analyze the content of the specific bar code
scanned.
Decode Algorithm. A decoding scheme that converts pulse widths into data representation of the letters or numbers
encoded within a bar code symbol.
Decryption. Decryption is the decoding and unscrambling of received encrypted data. Also see, Encryption and Key.
Depth of Field. The range between minimum and maximum distances at which a scanner can read a symbol with a certain
minimum element width.
Discrete Code. A bar code or symbol in which the spaces between characters (intercharacter gaps) are not part of the code.
Discrete 2 of 5. A binary bar code symbology representing each character by a group of five bars, two of which are wide.
The location of wide bars in the group determines which character is encoded; spaces are insignificant. Only numeric
characters (0 to 9) and START/STOP characters may be encoded.
E
EAN. European Article Number. This European/International version of the UPC provides its own coding format and
symbology standards. Element dimensions are specified metrically. EAN is used primarily in retail.
Element. Generic term for a bar or space.
Encoded Area. Total linear dimension occupied by all characters of a code pattern, including start/stop characters and data.
ENQ (RS-232). ENQ software handshaking is also supported for the data sent to the host.
ESD. Electro-Static Discharge
H
HID. Human Interface Device. A Bluetooth host type.
Host Computer. A computer that serves other terminals in a network, providing such services as computation, database
access, supervisory programs and network control.
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Hz. Hertz; A unit of frequency equal to one cycle per second.
I
IEC. International Electrotechnical Commission. This international agency regulates laser safety by specifying various laser
operation classes based on power output during operation.
IEC (825) Class 1. This is the lowest power IEC laser classification. Conformity is ensured through a software restriction of
120 seconds of laser operation within any 1000 second window and an automatic laser shutdown if the scanner's
oscillating mirror fails.
Intercharacter Gap. The space between two adjacent bar code characters in a discrete code.
Interleaved 2 of 5. A binary bar code symbology representing character pairs in groups of five bars and five interleaved
spaces. Interleaving provides for greater information density. The location of wide elements (bar/spaces) within each
group determines which characters are encoded. This continuous code type uses no intercharacter spaces. Only
numeric (0 to 9) and START/STOP characters may be encoded.
Interleaved Bar Code. A bar code in which characters are paired together, using bars to represent the first character and
the intervening spaces to represent the second.
Input/Output Ports. I/O ports are primarily dedicated to passing information into or out of the terminal’s memory. Series
9000 mobile computers include Serial and USB ports.
I/O Ports. interface The connection between two devices, defined by common physical characteristics, signal
characteristics, and signal meanings. Types of interfaces include RS-232 and PCMCIA.
K
Key. A key is the specific code used by the algorithm to encrypt or decrypt the data. Also see, Encryption and Decrypting.
L
LASER. Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.The laser is an intense light source. Light from a laser is
all the same frequency, unlike the output of an incandescent bulb. Laser light is typically coherent and has a high energy
density.
Laser Diode. A gallium-arsenide semiconductor type of laser connected to a power source to generate a laser beam. This
laser type is a compact source of coherent light.
Laser Scanner. A type of bar code reader that uses a beam of laser light.
LED Indicator. A semiconductor diode (LED - Light Emitting Diode) used as an indicator, often in digital displays. The
semiconductor uses applied voltage to produce light of a certain frequency determined by the semiconductor's particular
chemical composition.
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Light Emitting Diode. See LED.
M
MIL. 1 mil = 1 thousandth of an inch.
MIN. Mobile Identification Number. The unique account number associated with a cellular device. It is broadcast by the
cellular device when accessing the cellular system.
Misread (Misdecode). A condition which occurs when the data output of a reader or interface controller does not agree with
the data encoded within a bar code symbol.
MRD. Minimum reflective difference. A measurement of print contrast.
N
Nominal. The exact (or ideal) intended value for a specified parameter. Tolerances are specified as positive and negative
deviations from this value.
Nominal Size. Standard size for a bar code symbol. Most UPC/EAN codes are used over a range of magnifications (e.g.,
from 0.80 to 2.00 of nominal).
O
ODI. See Open Data-Link Interface.
Open Data-Link Interface (ODI). Novell’s driver specification for an interface between network hardware and higher-level
protocols. It supports multiple protocols on a single NIC (Network Interface Controller). It is capable of understanding
and translating any network information or request sent by any other ODI-compatible protocol into something a NetWare
client can understand and process.
Open System Authentication. Open System authentication is a null authentication algorithm.
P
PAN . Personal area network. Using Bluetooth wireless technology, PANs enable devices to communicate wirelessly.
Generally, a wireless PAN consists of a dynamic group of less than 255 devices that communicate within about a 33-foot
range. Only devices within this limited area typically participate in the network.
Parameter. A variable that can have different values assigned to it.
Percent Decode. The average probability that a single scan of a bar code would result in a successful decode. In a
well-designed bar code scanning system, that probability should approach near 100%.
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Print Contrast Signal (PCS). Measurement of the contrast (brightness difference) between the bars and spaces of a
symbol. A minimum PCS value is needed for a bar code symbol to be scannable. PCS = (RL - RD) / RL, where RL is
the reflectance factor of the background and RD the reflectance factor of the dark bars.
Programming Mode. The state in which a scanner is configured for parameter values. See Scanning Mode.
Q
Quiet Zone. A clear space, containing no dark marks, which precedes the start character of a bar code symbol and follows
the stop character.
QWERTY. A standard keyboard commonly used on North American and some European PC keyboards. “QWERTY” refers
to the arrangement of keys on the left side of the third row of keys.
R
Reflectance. Amount of light returned from an illuminated surface.
Resolution. The narrowest element dimension which is distinguished by a particular reading device or printed with a
particular device or method.
RF. Radio Frequency.
RS-232. An Electronic Industries Association (EIA) standard that defines the connector, connector pins, and signals used to
transfer data serially from one device to another.
S
Scan Area. Area intended to contain a symbol.
Scanner. An electronic device used to scan bar code symbols and produce a digitized pattern that corresponds to the bars
and spaces of the symbol. Its three main components are: 1) Light source (laser or photoelectric cell) - illuminates a bar
code,; 2) Photodetector - registers the difference in reflected light (more light reflected from spaces); 3) Signal
conditioning circuit - transforms optical detector output into a digitized bar pattern.
Scanning Mode. The scanner is energized, programmed and ready to read a bar code.
Scanning Sequence. A method of programming or configuring parameters for a bar code reading system by scanning bar
code menus.
Self-Checking Code. A symbology that uses a checking algorithm to detect encoding errors within the characters of a bar
code symbol.
Space. The lighter element of a bar code formed by the background between bars.
Specular Reflection. The mirror-like direct reflection of light from a surface, which can cause difficulty decoding a bar code.
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SPP. Serial Port Profile.
Start/Stop Character. A pattern of bars and spaces that provides the scanner with start and stop reading instructions and
scanning direction. The start and stop characters are normally to the left and right margins of a horizontal code.
Substrate. A foundation material on which a substance or image is placed.
Symbol. A scannable unit that encodes data within the conventions of a certain symbology, usually including start/stop
characters, quiet zones, data characters and check characters.
Symbol Aspect Ratio. The ratio of symbol height to symbol width.
Symbol Height. The distance between the outside edges of the quiet zones of the first row and the last row.
Symbol Length. Length of symbol measured from the beginning of the quiet zone (margin) adjacent to the start character
to the end of the quiet zone (margin) adjacent to a stop character.
Symbology. The structural rules and conventions for representing data within a particular bar code type (e.g. UPC/EAN,
Code 39, PDF417, etc.).
T
Tolerance. Allowable deviation from the nominal bar or space width.
U
UPC. Universal Product Code. A relatively complex numeric symbology. Each character consists of two bars and two
spaces, each of which is any of four widths. The standard symbology for retail food packages in the United States.
V
Visible Laser Diode (VLD). A solid state device which produces visible laser light.
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Index
Numerics
123Scan2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-1
A
actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-2
ADF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-1
actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-1, 14-20
move cursor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-24
send data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-20
setup fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-23
alphanumeric keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-73
alternate rule sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-3
bar code menu example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-2
beep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-37
code lengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-12
code types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-9
criteria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-1, 14-9
default rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-5
move cursor past a character . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-23
move cursor to a character . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-23
move cursor to start of data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-23
numeric keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-18
pad spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-29
pad zeros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-33
rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-1
rules hierarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-4
send alt characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-54
send control characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-38
send function key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-62
send keyboard characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-42
send keypad characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-58
send preset value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-23
send value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-27
skip ahead "n" characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-23
skip ahead characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-25
skip back "n" characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-23
skip back characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-26
space removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-28
special commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-6
specific data string . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-17
specific string
any location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-17
any message ok . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-17
at start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-17
rule belongs to set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-19
turn off rule sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-72
zero removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-28
advanced data formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-1
actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-1, 14-20
alphanumeric keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-73
alternate rule sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-3
bar code menu example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-2
beep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-37
code lengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-12
code types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-9
criteria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-1, 14-9
default rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-5
numeric keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-18
pad spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-29
pad zeros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-33
rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-1
rules hierarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-4
send alt characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-54
send control characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-38
send function key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-62
send keyboard characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-42
send keypad characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-58
send preset value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-27
setup fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-23
skip ahead characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-25
skip back characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-26
space removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-28
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special commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-6
specific data string . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-17
turn off rule sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-72
zero removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-28
aiming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
ASCII values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-16, 6-22, 7-15
assembling the stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
B
bar codes
beep after good decode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
beeper tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
beeper volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
code 39
transmit buffer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-30
data options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-3
pause duration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-6
prefix/suffix values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-4
transmit code ID character . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-3
IBM 468X/469X
convert unkown to code 39 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5
default parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3
port address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-4
interleaved 2 of 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-38
convert to EAN-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-41
lengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-39
keyboard wedge
alternate numeric keypad emulation . . . . . . . 5-9
caps lock on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10
caps lock override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10
country keyboard types
(country codes) . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-5, 5-6
default table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
host types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
ignore unknown characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
intra-keystroke delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
keystroke delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8
laser on time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
miscellaneous
scan data options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-4
transmit no read msg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-6
numeric bar codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-3
RS-232
baud rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8
beep on bel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-19
check receive errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-13
data bits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12
default table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
hardware handshaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-14
host serial response time-out . . . . . . . . . . . 6-18
host types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-6, 6-7
intercharacter delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-20
parity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
RTS line state . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-19
software handshaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-16
stop bit select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-19
set defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
symbologies
bi-directional redundancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-58
bookland EAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-8
bookland ISBN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-19
buffering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-29
codabar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-45
codabar CLSI editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-47
codabar lengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-46
codabar NOTIS editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-47
code 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-34
code 11 lengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-35
code 128 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-22
code 39 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-24
code 39 check digit verification . . . . . . . . . 12-27
code 39 full ASCII . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-28
code 39 lengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-26
code 39 transmit check digit . . . . . . . . . . . 12-27
code 93 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-32
code 93 lengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-33
convert UPC-E to UPC-A . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-17
convert UPC-E1 to UPC-A . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-18
default table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-2
discrete 2 of 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-42
discrete 2 of 5 lengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-43
EAN zero extend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-18
EAN-13/EAN-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-7
I 2 of 5 check digit verification . . . . . . . . . . 12-40
I 2 of 5 convert to EAN-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-41
I 2 of 5 transmit check digit . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-41
intercharacter gap size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-58
ISBT 128 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-23
MSI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-48
MSI check digit algorithm . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-51
MSI check digits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-50
MSI lengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-49
MSI transmit check digit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-50
redundancy level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-54
report MIMIC version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-59
report synapse cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-59
report version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-59
security level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-56
supplementals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-9
UCC coupon extended code . . . . . . . . . . . 12-21
UCC/EAN-128 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-22
UPC-A preamble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-14
UPC-A/E/E1 check digit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13
UPC-A/UPC-E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-5
UPC-E preamble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-15
UPC-E1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-6
timeout between decodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
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UPC/EAN
coupon code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-21
security level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-20
supp redundancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-12
UPC/EAN/JAN
supplemental redundancy . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-12
USB
caps lock override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-10
country keyboard types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-6
default table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
device type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-4, 7-5
keystroke delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9
unknown characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-11
wand emulation
code 39 full ASCII . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-7
convert all bar codes to code 39 . . . . . . . . . . 9-7
default table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-3, 10-3
host types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-4
leading margin (quiet zone) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-5
polarity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-6
unknown characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-6
bullets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xiv
C
cables
installing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
removing cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
character set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-16, 6-22, 7-15
codabar bar codes
CLSI editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-47
codabar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-45
lengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-46
NOTIS editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-47
code 11 bar codes
code 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-34
lengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-35
code 128 bar codes
code 128 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-22
ISBT 128 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-23
UCC/EAN-128 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-22
code 39 bar codes
buffering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-29
check digit verification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-27
code 39 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-24
full ASCII . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-28
lengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-26
transmit check digit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-27
code 93 bar codes
code 93 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-32
lengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-33
code identifiers
AIM code IDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2
Symbol code IDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1
connecting power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
conventions
notational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiv
D
decode zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
default parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
IBM 468X/469X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3
keyboard wedge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
miscellaneous scanner options . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-2
RS-232 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
standard default table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1
symbologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-2
USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
user preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
wand emulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3, 10-3
discrete 2 of 5 bar codes
discrete 2 of 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-42
lengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-43
G
GS1 databar
convert GS1 databar to UPC/EAN . . . . . . . . .
GS1 databar expanded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GS1 databar limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GS1 databar-14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
12-53
12-53
12-52
12-52
H
host types
IBM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-4
keyboard wedge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
RS-232 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6, 6-7
USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
wand emulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-4
I
IBM 468X/469X connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
IBM 468X/469X default parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3
IBM 468X/469X parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-4
information, service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv
interleaved 2 of 5 bar codes
check digit verification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-40
convert to EAN-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-41
transmit check digit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-41
Index - 4
Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide
K
keyboard wedge connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
keyboard wedge default parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
keyboard wedge parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
M
maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
miscellaneous scanner parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-2
mounting the stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
MSI bar codes
check digit algorithm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-51
check digits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-50
lengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-49
MSI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-48
transmit check digit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-50
N
notational conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xiv
P
parameters
IBM 468X/469X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
keyboard wedge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RS-232 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
wand emulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
pinouts
scanner signal descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
power supply
connecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8-4
5-4
6-4
7-4
9-4
2-1
3-6
1-4
Q
quiet zone (leading margin) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-5
R
RS-232 connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
RS-232 default parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
RS-232 parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4, 6-6, 6-7
S
scanner defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
scanner parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
scanning
aiming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2, 12-1, 13-2
hand-held . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
hands-free . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7, 2-9
sequence example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1, 12-1, 13-2
security level bar codes
bi-directional redundancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-58
redundancy level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-54
security level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-56
service information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv
setup
connecting a USB interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1
connecting an RS-232 interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
connecting interface cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
connecting keyboard wedge interface . . . . . . . . . 5-2
connecting power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
connecting power supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
connecting to an IBM 468X/469X host . . . . . . . . 8-2
connecting using wand emulation . . . . . . . 9-2, 10-2
installing the cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
signal descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
stand
assembling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
standard defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2, A-1
symbology default parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-2
T
technical specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
U
unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
UPC/EAN bar codes
bookland EAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-8
bookland ISBN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-19
check digit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13
convert UPC-E to UPC-A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-17
convert UPC-E1 to UPC-A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-18
EAN zero extend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-18
EAN-13/EAN-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-7
UCC coupon extended code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-21
UPC-A preamble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-14
UPC-A/UPC-E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-5
UPC-E preamble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-15
UPC-E1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-6
UPC/EAN/JAN bar codes
supplementals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-9
USB connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1
USB default parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
USB parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
user preferences parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Index - 5
W
wand emulation connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-2, 10-2
wand emulation default parameters . . . . . . . . .9-3, 10-3
wand emulation parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-4
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