Motorola LS1203 Specifications

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Product Reference Guide
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Product Reference Guide
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Revision History
Changes to the original manual are listed below:
Change
Date
Description
-01 Rev A
1/2006
Initial release.
-02 Rev A
3/2006
Guide format updates. No content changes.
-03 Rev A
1/2008
Motorola rebranding, add hands free stand assembly instructions,
add new UPC/EAN supplemental options and Bookland ISBN format option.
-04 Rev A
8/2008
Add HD model, change UCC/EAN-128 code type name to GS1-128.
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Table of Contents
About This Guide
Introduction ....................................................................................................................
Configurations................................................................................................................
Chapter Descriptions .....................................................................................................
Notational Conventions..................................................................................................
Related Documents .......................................................................................................
Service Information........................................................................................................
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Chapter 1: Getting Started
Introduction ...................................................................................................................
Unpacking .....................................................................................................................
Setting Up the Scanner .................................................................................................
Installing the Interface Cable ..................................................................................
Removing the Interface Cable ................................................................................
Connecting Power (if required) ...............................................................................
Assembling the Hands Free Stand .........................................................................
Configuring the Scanner .........................................................................................
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Chapter 2: Scanning
Introduction ...................................................................................................................
Beeper Definitions ........................................................................................................
LED Definitions .............................................................................................................
Scanning .......................................................................................................................
Aiming .....................................................................................................................
Decode Zones ..............................................................................................................
Symbol LS1203-SR Standard Range .....................................................................
Symbol LS1203-HD High Density ...........................................................................
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Chapter 3: Maintenance & Technical Specifications
Introduction ................................................................................................................... 3-1
Maintenance ................................................................................................................. 3-1
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Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................ 3-2
Technical Specifications ............................................................................................... 3-5
Scanner Signal Descriptions ......................................................................................... 3-6
Chapter 4: User Preferences
Introduction ...................................................................................................................
Scanning Sequence Examples .....................................................................................
Errors While Scanning ..................................................................................................
User Preferences Parameter Defaults ..........................................................................
User Preferences ..........................................................................................................
Default Parameters .................................................................................................
Beeper Tone ...........................................................................................................
Beeper Volume .......................................................................................................
Power Mode ............................................................................................................
Scanning Mode .......................................................................................................
Scan Line Width ......................................................................................................
Laser On Time ........................................................................................................
Beep After Good Decode ........................................................................................
Transmit Code ID Character ...................................................................................
Prefix/Suffix Values .................................................................................................
Scan Data Transmission Format ............................................................................
FN1 Substitution Values .........................................................................................
Transmit “No Read” Message .................................................................................
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Chapter 5: Keyboard Wedge Interface
Introduction ...................................................................................................................
Connecting a Keyboard Wedge Interface .....................................................................
Keyboard Wedge Parameter Defaults ..........................................................................
Keyboard Wedge Host Parameters ..............................................................................
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 for Keyboard Wedge ...................................................................
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Chapter 6: RS-232 Interface
Introduction ................................................................................................................... 6-1
Connecting an RS-232 Interface .................................................................................. 6-2
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RS-232 Parameter Defaults ..........................................................................................
RS-232 Host Parameters ..............................................................................................
RS-232 Host Types .................................................................................................
Baud Rate ...............................................................................................................
Parity .......................................................................................................................
Stop Bit Select ........................................................................................................
Data Bits (ASCII Format) ........................................................................................
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 for RS-232 ...................................................................................
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Chapter 7: USB Interface
Introduction ...................................................................................................................
Connecting a USB Interface .........................................................................................
USB Parameter Defaults ..............................................................................................
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 for USB ........................................................................................
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Chapter 8: Symbologies
Introduction ...................................................................................................................
Scanning Sequence Examples .....................................................................................
Errors While Scanning ..................................................................................................
Symbology Parameter Defaults ....................................................................................
UPC/EAN ......................................................................................................................
Enable/Disable UPC-A/UPC-E ...............................................................................
Enable/Disable UPC-E1 ..........................................................................................
Enable/DisaGS1ble 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 Check Digit ..................................................................................
Transmit UPC-E Check Digit ..................................................................................
Transmit 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 ...........................................................................................
UCC Coupon Extended Code .................................................................................
Code 128 ......................................................................................................................
Enable/Disable Code 128 .......................................................................................
Enable/Disable GS1-128 (formerly 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 ...............................................................................................................................
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Enable/Disable MSI ................................................................................................
Set Lengths for MSI ................................................................................................
MSI Check Digits ....................................................................................................
Transmit MSI Check Digit(s) ...................................................................................
MSI Check Digit Algorithm ......................................................................................
GS1 DataBar (formerly RSS, Reduced Space Symbology) .........................................
Convert GS1 DataBar to UPC/EAN ........................................................................
Symbology - Specific Security Levels ...........................................................................
Redundancy Level ..................................................................................................
Security Level .........................................................................................................
Bi-directional Redundancy ......................................................................................
Symbology - Intercharacter Gap ...................................................................................
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Chapter 9: 123Scan
Introduction ................................................................................................................... 9-1
Communication with 123Scan ...................................................................................... 9-1
123Scan Parameter ...................................................................................................... 9-1
Appendix A: Standard Defaults
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 ................................................................................................................
GS1 DataBar-14 .....................................................................................................
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Appendix D: Numeric Bar Codes
Numeric Bar Codes ...................................................................................................... D-1
Cancel ........................................................................................................................... D-3
Appendix E: ASCII Character Sets
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About This Guide
Introduction
The Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide provides general instructions for setting up, operating, maintaining,
and troubleshooting the Symbol LS1203 scanner.
Configurations
This guide includes the following configurations:
• Symbol LS1203-SR - Standard range scanning
• Symbol LS1203-HD - High density scanning
Chapter Descriptions
Topics covered in this guide are as follows:
• Chapter 1, Getting Started provides a product overview, unpacking instructions, and cable connection
information.
• Chapter 2, Scanning describes parts of the scanner, beeper and LED definitions, and how to use the scanner
in triggered and Auto-ScanTM modes.
• Chapter 3, Maintenance & Technical Specifications provides information on how to care for the scanner,
troubleshooting, and technical specifications.
• Chapter 4, User Preferences includes programming bar codes for selecting user preference features for the
scanner and commonly used bar codes to customize how the data is transmitted to the host device.
• 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.
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• Chapter 8, Symbologies describes all symbology features and provides the programming bar codes
necessary for selecting these features for the scanner.
• Chapter 9, 123Scan (PC based scanner configuration tool) provides the bar code that must be scanned to
communicate with the 123Scan program.
• Appendix A, Standard Defaults 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.
• Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes includes the numeric bar codes to scan for parameters requiring specific
numeric values.
• Appendix E, ASCII Character Sets provides ASCII character value tables.
Notational Conventions
• Italics are used to highlight chapters and sections in this and related documents
• Bold text is used to highlight the following:
• Key names on a keypad.
• 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 LS1203 Quick Reference Guide (p/n 72-73954-xx) provides general information to help the user get
started with the scanner. It includes basic operation instructions and start up bar codes.
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/contactsupport.
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 scanner combines excellent scanning performance and advanced ergonomics to provide the best value in a
lightweight laser scanner. Whether used in triggered mode or Auto-ScanTM mode, the scanner ensures comfort and
ease of use for extended periods of time.
NOTE
The scanner does not support PDF417 bar codes and its variants.
Figure 1-1 LS1203 Scanner
This scanner supports the following interfaces:
• Keyboard Wedge connection to a host. The host interprets scanned data as keystrokes. This interface
supports the following international keyboards (for Windows® environment): North America, German,
French, French Canadian, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, UK English, Portuguese-Brazilian, and Japanese.
• Standard RS-232 connection to a host. Scan bar code menus to set up proper communication of the scanner
with the host.
• USB connection to a host. The scanner autodetects a USB host and defaults to the HID keyboard interface
type. Select other USB interface types by scanning programming bar code menus.This interface supports the
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following international keyboards (for Windows® environment): North America, German, French, French
Canadian, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, UK English, Portuguese-Brazilian, and Japanese.
Unpacking
Remove the scanner from its packing and inspect it for damage. If the scanner was damaged in transit, call
Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support. See page xiii for contact information. KEEP THE PACKING. It is the
approved shipping container and should be used if the equipment ever needs to be return for servicing.
Setting Up the Scanner
Installing the Interface Cable
To connect the interface cable:
1.
Insert the interface cable’s modular connector clip 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 clip
Interface cable
modular connector
Interface cable
strain relief
To host
Figure 1-2 Installing the Cable
Getting Started
NOTE
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Different cables are required for different hosts. The connectors illustrated in each host chapter are
examples only. Actual connectors may be different than those illustrated, but the steps to connect the
scanner remain the same.
Removing the Interface Cable
To remove the interface cable:
1.
Unplug the installed cable modular connector by depressing the connector clip with the tip of a screwdriver, or
a paper clip as shown in Figure 1-3.
Figure 1-3 Removing the Interface Cable
2.
Carefully slide out the cable.
3.
Follow the steps for Installing the Interface Cable on page 1-2 to connect a new cable.
Connecting Power (if required)
If the host does not provide power to the scanner, an external power connection to the scanner is required. To
connect power:
1.
Connect the interface cable to the bottom of the scanner, as described in Installing the Interface Cable on page
1-2.
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.
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Assembling the Hands Free Stand
1.
Unscrew the wingnut from the bottom of the flexible neck.
2.
Fit the bottom of the neck piece into the opening on the top of the stand base. When positioned correctly, the
flat areas of the neck piece fit into place in the stand base opening.
3.
Tighten the wingnut underneath the base to secure the cup and neck piece to the base.
4.
Bend the neck to the desired position for scanning.
Auto-scan bar code
(under cup)
One piece scanner “cup”
with flexible neck.
Flat areas
Stand base
Wingnut
Figure 1-4 Hands Free Stand Parts
Set Auto-scan Mode
To enable hands free scanning, scan the Auto-scan Mode bar code on the back of the cup to set the scanner to
auto-scan mode.
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Mount Stand (Optional)
Attach the base of the scanner stand to a flat surface using two screws or double-sided tape.
NOTE
Screws and double-sided tape are not provided.
Two screw-mount holes
Rectangular tape holders (3 places)
(dimensions = 1” x 2”)
Figure 1-5 Scanner Mount 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.
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.
Configuring the Scanner
To configure the scanner, use the bar codes included in this manual, or the 123Scan configuration program.
See Chapter 4, User Preferences and Chapter 8, Symbologies for information about programming the scanner
using bar code menus. Also see each host-specific chapter to set up a connection to a specific host type.
See Chapter 9, 123Scan to configure the scanner using this configuration program. A help file is available in the
program.
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Chapter 2 Scanning
Introduction
This chapter provides beeper and LED definitions, techniques involved in scanning bar codes, general instructions
and tips about scanning, and decode zone diagrams.
LED
Scan
Window
Figure 2-1 Parts
Trigger
Button
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Beeper Definitions
The scanner issues different beep sequences and patterns to indicate status. Table 2-1 defines beep sequences
that occur during both normal scanning and while programming the scanner.
Table 2-1
Beeper Definitions
Beeper Sequence
Indication
Standard Use
Low/medium/high beeps
Power up.
Short high beeps
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.
Low/high/low beeps
Advanced Data Formatting (ADF) transmit error. (For
information about ADF programming, refer to the Advanced
Data Formatting Programmer Guide, p/n 72-69680-xx.)
High/high/high/low beeps
RS-232 receive error.
Parameter Menu Scanning
Short high beeps
Correct entry scanned or correct menu sequence performed.
Low/high beeps
Input error, incorrect bar code or “Cancel” scanned, wrong
entry, incorrect bar code programming sequence; remain in
program mode.
High/low beeps
Keyboard parameter selected. Enter value using bar code
keypad.
High/low/high/low beeps
Successful program exit with change in the parameter
setting.
Low/high/low/high beeps
Out of host parameter storage space. Scan Default
Parameters on page 4-3.
Code 39 Buffering
High/low beeps
New Code 39 data was entered into the buffer.
3 Beeps - long high beeps
Code 39 buffer is full.
Low/high/low beeps
The Code 39 buffer was erased or there was an attempt to
clear or transmit an empty buffer.
Low/high beeps
A successful transmission of buffered data.
Scanning
Table 2-1
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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 host 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 with the user 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.
Scanning
The scanner can operate in two scanning modes: triggered mode and Auto-ScanTM mode. In triggered mode the
trigger button must be pressed to emit the scanner laser in order to a scan bar code. In Auto-ScanTM mode the
scanner laser is in constant on state and no trigger button press is required to scan a bar code.
To toggle between scanning modes, scan Triggered/Auto-ScanTM on page 4-5.
• If the scanner is in triggered mode, scan Triggered/Auto-ScanTM on page 4-5 to switch to Auto-ScanTM
mode.
• If the scanner is in Auto-ScanTM mode, scan Triggered/Auto-ScanTM on page 4-5 to switch to triggered
mode.
NOTE
When the scanner is not used for an extended period of time in Auto-ScanTM mode, it enters sleep
mode. To wake the scanner, press the trigger button.
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To scan a bar code:
1.
Install and program the scanner (see Setting Up the Scanner on page 1-2). For assistance, contact the local
supplier or Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support on page xiii.
2.
Ensure all connections are secure. (See the host chapter for the scanner.)
3.
Aim the scanner at the bar code.
4.
If the scanner is in triggered mode, press the trigger button. (In Auto-ScanTM mode, no trigger button press is
required. The scanner laser is in constant on mode.)
Auto-ScanTM Mode
Triggered Mode
Figure 2-2 Scanning - Triggered and Auto-ScanTM Modes
5.
Upon successful decode, the scanner beeps and the LED turns green. (For more information about beeper
and LED definitions, see Table 2-1 and Table 2-2.)
NOTE
Scan line lengths vary depending on the scan line width selected (see Scan Line Width on page 4-6). A
full scan line width is the default. The medium scan line width is useful for scanning menus or pick-lists.
Aiming
On a typical UPC 100% bar code symbol, hold the scanner between contact and 7 inches from the symbol (see
Decode Zones on page 2-6). Ensure the scan line crosses every bar and space of the symbol.
012345
012345
Figure 2-3 Acceptable and Incorrect Aiming
The scan line is smaller when the scanner is closer to the symbol and larger when it is farther from the symbol.
Scan symbols with smaller bars or elements (mil size) closer to the scanner and those with larger bars or elements
(mil size) farther from the scanner.
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. Specular reflection can make decoding difficult.
NOTE
Scan line lengths vary depending on the scan line width selected. A full scan line width is the default. The
medium scan line width is useful for scanning menus or pick-lists.
For more information about scan line widths, see page 4-6.
Scanning
2-5
The scanner can be tilted up to 65° forward or back and achieve a successful decode (Figure 2-4). Simple practice
quickly shows what tolerances to work within.
Figure 2-4 Maximum Tilt Angles and Dead Zone
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Decode Zones
Symbol LS1203-SR Standard Range
Figure 2-5 Symbol LS1203-SR Standard Range Decode Zone
Scanning
Symbol LS1203-HD High Density
Note: Typical performance at 73° F (23° C) on
high quality symbols in normal room light.
LS1203-HD
3 mil
2.5
6.35
W
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d
t
h
0
0
o
f
6.35
F
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3.75”
7.5 mil
4.5”
10 mil
5.25”
13 mil 100% UPC
in. 0
cm 0
cm
2.5
1.5”
5 mil
*
in.
5.25”
20 mil
2.5
6.35
6.63”
5
12.7
7.5
19.1
Depth of Field
*Minimum distance determined by symbol length and scan angle
Figure 2-6 Symbol LS1203-HD High Density Decode Zone
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Chapter 3 Maintenance & Technical
Specifications
Introduction
This chapter provides suggested scanner maintenance, troubleshooting, technical specifications, and signal
descriptions (pinouts).
Maintenance
Cleaning the exit window is the only maintenance required. A dirty window may affect scanning ability.
• 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
Possible Causes
Possible Solutions
Beeper Indications (Also see Beeper Definitions on page 2-2)
The scanner emits frequent
beeps. (USB host interface only.)
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 host cold boots.
Scanner emits low/high/low
beeps.
ADF transmit error.
Refer to the Advanced Data
Formatting Programmer’s Guide, p/n
72-69680-xx, for information about
ADF programming.
Invalid ADF rule is detected.
Refer to the Advanced Data
Formatting Programmer’s Guide, p/n
72-69680-xx, for information about
ADF programming.
Scanner emits low/high beeps.
Input error, incorrect bar code or
Cancel bar code was scanned.
Scan the correct numeric bar codes
within range for the parameter
programmed.
Scanner emits low/high/low
beeps.
The Code 39 buffer was erased or
there was an attempt to clear or
transmit an empty buffer.
Normal when scanning the Code 39
Buffering Clear Buffer bar code or
upon attempt to transmit an empty
Code 39 buffer.
Scanner emits low/high/low/high
beeps.
Out of host parameter storage
space.
Scan Default Parameters on page
4-3.
Out of memory for ADF rules.
Reduce the number of ADF rules or
the number of steps in the ADF rules.
Scanner emits high/low beeps.
The scanner is buffering Code 39
data.
Normal.
Scanner emits high/high/high/low
beeps.
RS-232 receive error.
Normal during host reset. Otherwise,
set the scanner's RS-232 parity to
match the host setting.
Scanner emits four 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.
Scanner emits four short high
beeps (USB only).
Scanner has not completed
initialization.
Wait several seconds and scan again.
Scanner emits a short
low/high/low/high beep sequence
while it is being programmed.
Out of ADF parameter storage
space.
Erase all rules and re-program with
shorter rules.
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Table 3-1 Troubleshooting (Continued)
Problem
Possible Causes
Possible Solutions
Decoding Bar Codes
Scanner emits the laser, but does
not decode the bar code.
Scanner decodes bar code, but
does not transmit the data to the
host.
Scanner emits five long low beep
after a bar code is decoded.
Scanner is not programmed for the
correct bar code type.
Program the scanner to read that type
of bar code. See Chapter 8,
Symbologies.
Bar code symbol is unreadable.
Scan test symbols of the same bar
code type to determine if the bar code
is defaced.
Distance between scanner and bar
code is incorrect.
Move the scanner closer to or further
from the bar code. See Decode Zones
on page 2-6.
The scan line is not crossing every
bar and space of the symbol.
Move the symbol until the scan line is
within the acceptable aiming pattern.
See Figure 2-3 on page 2-4.
Scanner is not programmed for the
correct host type.
Scan the appropriate host type
programming bar code. See the
chapter corresponding to the host
type.
Interface cable is loose.
Check for loose cable connection and
re-connect cable.
Conversion or format error was
detected.
The scanner’s conversion
parameters are not properly
configured.
Ensure the scanner’s conversion
parameters are properly configured.
Conversion or format error was
detected.
An ADF rule was set up with
characters that can't be sent for the
host selected.
Change the ADF rule, or change to a
host that can support the ADF rule.
Conversion or format error was
detected.
A bar code was scanned with
characters that can't be sent for that
host.
Change the bar code, or change to a
host that can support the bar code.
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Table 3-1 Troubleshooting (Continued)
Problem
Possible Causes
Possible Solutions
Host Displays
Host displays scanned data
incorrectly.
Scanner is not programmed to work
with the host.
Ensure the proper host is selected.
Scan the appropriate host type
programming bar code.
For RS-232, set the scanner's
communication parameters to match
the host's settings.
For a USB HID keyboard or Keyboard
Wedge configuration, program the
system for the correct keyboard type
and language, and turn off the CAPS
LOCK key.
Program the proper editing options
(e.g., ADF, UPC-E to UPC-A
Conversion).
Check the scanner’s host type
parameters or editing options.
Trigger
Nothing happens when the
trigger button is pressed.
NOTE
No power to the scanner.
Check the system power. If the
configuration requires a power supply,
re-connect the power supply.
Interface/power cables are loose.
Check for loose cable connections
and re-connect cables.
Incorrect host interface cable is
used.
Verify that the correct host interface
cable is used. If not, connect the
correct host interface cable.
If after performing these checks the symbol still does not scan, contact the distributor or Motorola
Enterprise Mobility Support. See page xiii for contact information.
Maintenance & Technical Specifications
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Technical Specifications
Table 3-2 Technical Specifications
Item
Description
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions
2.4 in. H x 7.1 in. L x 2.4 in. W
(6.2 cm H x 18 cm L x 6 cm W)
Weight (without cable)
Approximately 4.3 oz. (122 g)
Voltage & Current
5 +/-10%VDC @ 100 mA (Stand by: <35 mA)
Color
Cash Register White or Twilight Black
Performance Characteristics
Light Source (Laser)
650nm laser diode
Scan Rate
100 scans per second
Roll (Tilt) Tolerance
± 30° from normal
Pitch Tolerance
± 65°
Skew (Yaw) Tolerance
± 60°
Typical Working Distance
13 mil (100% UPC/EAN): 0 to 7 in. (17.78 cm)
5 mil (Code 39): 2.5 to 4.0 in. (6.35 cm to 10.16 cm)
(See Decode Zones on page 2-6.)
Print Contrast Minimum
30% minimum reflectance
Decode Capability
UPC/EAN, UPC/EAN with Supplementals, GS1-128, Code 39, Code 39 Full
ASCII, Code 39 TriOptic, Code 128, Code 128 Full ASCII, Codabar, Interleaved 2
of 5, Discrete 2 of 5, Code 93, MSI, Code 11, IATA, GS1 DataBar variants,
Chinese 2 of 5
Interfaces Supported
RS-232; Keyboard Wedge; USB
User Environment
Operating Temperature
32° to 122° F (0° to 50° C)
Storage Temperature
-40° to 158° F (-40° to 70° C)
Humidity
5% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing
Drop Specifications
Withstands multiple 5 ft./1.524 m drops to concrete.
Ambient Light Immunity
Immune to direct exposure of normal office and factory lighting conditions, as well
as direct exposure to sunlight.
Beeper Volume
User-selectable: three levels
Beeper Tone
User-selectable: three tones
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Table 3-2 Technical Specifications (Continued)
Item
Electrostatic Discharge
Description
Conforms to 15 kV air discharge and 8 kV of contact discharge.
Regulatory
Electrical Safety
UL1950, CSA C22.2 No. 950, EN60950/IEC950
Laser Safety
IEC Class 1
EMI/RFI
FCC Part 15 Class B, ICES-003 Class B, European Union EMC Directive,
Australian SMA, Taiwan EMC, Japan VCCI/MITI/Dentori
Scanner Signal Descriptions
Bottom of scanner
Cable interface port
PIN 10
Interface cable
modular connector
Figure 3-1 Scanner Cable Pin-outs
PIN 1
Maintenance & 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
Pin
RS-232
Keyboard
Wedge
USB
1
Reserved
Reserved
Jump to Pin 6
2
Power
Power
Power
3
Ground
Ground
Ground
4
TxD
KeyClock
Reserved
5
RxD
TermData
D+
6
RTS
KeyData
Jump to Pin 1
7
CTS
TermClock
D-
8
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
9
n/a
n/a
n/a
10
n/a
n/a
n/a
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Chapter 4 User Preferences
Introduction
If desired, program the scanner to perform various functions, or activate different features.If preferred, the 123Scan
configuration utility is also available for programming the scanner (see Chapter 9, 123Scan). This chapter
describes each user preference feature and provides the programming bar codes necessary for selecting these
features.
The scanner ships with the settings shown in the User Preferences on page 4-2 (also see Appendix A, Standard
Defaults for all host defaults). If the default values suit requirements, programming may not be necessary.
To set feature values, scan a single bar code or a short bar code sequence. The settings are stored in non-volatile
memory and are preserved even when the scanner is powered down.
If not using a USB cable, select a host type (see each host chapter for specific host information) after the power-up
beeps sound. This is only necessary upon the first power-up when connected to a new host.
To return all features to their default values, see User Preferences on page 4-2. Throughout the programming bar
code menus, default values are indicated with asterisks (*).
* 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 listed 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 Serial Response Time-Out or Data Transmission Formats, require scanning several
bar codes. See these parameter descriptions for this procedure.
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Errors While Scanning
Unless otherwise specified, when an error is made during a scanning sequence, just re-scan the correct
parameter.
User Preferences Parameter Defaults
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
See Appendix A, Standard Defaults for all user preferences, hosts and symbologies default
parameters.
Table 4-1 User Preferences
Parameter
Default
Page Number
User Preferences
Beeper Tone
Medium
4-4
Beeper Volume
High
4-4
Power Mode
Continuous On
4-5
Scanning Mode
Triggered
4-5
Scan Line Width
Full Width
4-6
Laser On Time
3.0 Sec
4-6
Beep After Good Decode
Enable
4-7
Transmit Code ID Character
None
4-7
Prefix Value
7013 <CR><LF>
4-8
Suffix Value
7013 <CR><LF>
4-8
Scan Data Transmission Format
Data as is
4-8
FN1 Substitution Values
Set
4-10
Transmit “No Read” Message
Disable
4-10
User Preferences
4-3
User Preferences
Default Parameters
The scanner can be reset to two types of defaults: factory defaults or custom defaults. Scan the appropriate bar
code below to reset the scanner to its default settings and/or set the scanner’s current settings as the custom
default.
• Restore Defaults - Resets all default parameters as follows:
• If custom default values were configured (see Write to Custom Defaults), the custom default values are
set for all parameters each time the Restore Defaults bar code below is scanned.
• If no custom default values were configured, the factory default values are set for all parameters each time
the Restore Defaults bar code below is scanned. (For factory default values, see Appendix A, Standard
Defaults.)
• Set Factory Defaults - Scan the Set Factory Defaults bar code below to eliminate all custom default values
and set the scanner to factory default values. (For factory default values, see Appendix A, Standard
Defaults.)
• Write to Custom Defaults - Custom default parameters can be configured to set unique default values for all
parameters. After changing all parameters to the desired default values, scan the Write to Custom Defaults
bar code below to configure custom defaults.
*Restore Defaults
Set Factory Defaults
Write to Custom 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
Beeper Volume
To select a beeper volume, scan the Low Volume, Medium Volume, or High Volume bar code.
Low Volume
Medium Volume
*High Volume
User Preferences
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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 low power consumption mode after each decode. When in continuous power mode,
power remains on after each decode.
*Continuous On
Reduced Power Mode
Scanning Mode
This parameter determines whether or not the scanner is in triggered mode or Auto-ScanTM mode. In triggered
scanning mode, the scanner trigger button must be pressed to decode each scanned bar code. In Auto-ScanTM
scanning mode, the scanner laser is in constant on state and no trigger button press is required to scan a bar
code.
If the scanner is in triggered mode, scan Triggered/Auto-ScanTM to switch to Auto-ScanTM mode. If the scanner is
in Auto-ScanTM mode, scan Triggered/Auto-ScanTM to switch to triggered mode.
NOTE
When the scanner is not used for an extended period of time in Auto-ScanTM mode, it enters sleep
mode. To wake the scanner, press the trigger button.
*Triggered/Auto-ScanTM Mode
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Scan Line Width
Scan a bar code below to set the scan line width.
NOTE
This feature applies to triggered mode only.
*Full Width
Medium Width
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 in Appendix D, Numeric Bar
Codes that correspond to the desired on time. Single digit numbers must have a leading zero. For example, to set
an On Time of 0.5 seconds, scan the bar code below, then scan the “0” and “5” bar codes. If an error is made, or
the selection needs to be changed, scan Cancel on page D-3.
Laser On Time
User Preferences
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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 Do Not Beep After
Good Decode is selected, the beeper still operates during parameter menu scanning and indicates error
conditions.
*Beep After Good Decode
(Enable)
Do Not Beep After Good Decode
(Disable)
Transmit Code ID Character
A Code ID character identifies the code type of a scanned bar code. This may be 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 Characters on page B-1 and Aim Code Characters on page B-2.
Symbol Code ID Character
AIM Code ID Character
*None
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Prefix/Suffix Values
A prefix and/or suffix can be appended 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 4-8.
2.
Scan the appropriate prefix/suffix bar code on page 4-8.
3.
Scan a four-digit number (i.e., four bar codes from Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes) that corresponds to that
value.
NOTE
4.
When using host commands to set the prefix or suffix, set the key category parameter to 1, then set the
3-digit decimal value. See Table E-1 on page E-1 for the four-digit codes.
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 4-9 to complete the change. To set values for the prefix and/or suffix, see Prefix/Suffix Values
on page 4-8. Scan Data Format Cancel on page 4-9 to cancel the change.
If a carriage return/enter is required after each scanned bar code, scan the following bar codes in order:
1.
Scan Options
2.
<DATA> <SUFFIX>
3.
Enter (on page 4-9).
User Preferences
Scan Data Transmission Format (continued)
Scan Options
*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 an 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).
To select an FN1 substitution value via bar code menus:
1.
Scan the bar code below.
*Set FN1 Substitution Value
2.
Look up the keystroke desired for FN1 Substitution in the ASCII Value - Code 39 Encode - Keystroke on page
E-1 for the currently installed host interface.
3.
Enter the 4-digit substitution value by scanning each digit in Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes.
To correct an error or change the selection, scan Cancel.
To enable FN1 substitution for keyboard wedge, scan the Enable FN1 Substitution bar code on page 5-10.
To enable FN1 Substitution for USB HID keyboard, scan the Enable FN1 Substitution bar code on page 7-9.
Transmit “No Read” Message
Scan a bar code below to select whether or not to transmit a No Read message. When enabled, the characters NR
are transmitted when a bar code is not decoded. When disabled, if a symbol does not decode, nothing is sent to
the host.
Enable No Read
*Disable No Read
Chapter 5 Keyboard Wedge Interface
Introduction
This chapter describes how to set up a Keyboard Wedge interface with the scanner. With this interface, the
scanner is connected between the keyboard and host computer, and translates bar code data into keystrokes. The
host computer accepts the keystrokes as if they originated from the keyboard. This mode adds bar code reading
functionality to a system designed for manual keyboard input. Keyboard keystrokes are simply passed through.
Throughout the programming bar code menus, default values are indicated with asterisks (*).
* Indicates Default
*North American
Feature/Option
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Connecting a Keyboard Wedge Interface
Male DIN Connector
Keyboard
Connector
Female DIN
Connector
Figure 5-1 Keyboard Wedge Connection with Y-cable
To connect the Keyboard Wedge interface Y-cable:
NOTE
Interface cables vary depending on configuration. The connectors illustrated in Figure 5-1 are examples
only. The connectors may be different than those illustrated, but the steps to connect the scanner remain
the same.
1.
Turn 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 1-2.)
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 connector.
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.
Turn on the host system.
8.
Select the Keyboard Wedge host type by scanning the appropriate bar code from Keyboard Wedge Host
Parameters on page 5-4.
9.
To modify any other parameter options, scan the appropriate bar codes in this chapter.
Keyboard Wedge Interface
5-3
Keyboard Wedge Parameter Defaults
NOTE
See Appendix A, Standard Defaults for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and miscellaneous
default parameters.
Table 5-1 lists the defaults for Keyboard Wedge host parameters. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar
code(s) in the Keyboard Wedge Host Parameters section beginning on page 5-4.
Table 5-1 Keyboard Wedge Defaults
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
Send
5-6
Keystroke Delay
No Delay
5-7
Intra-Keystroke Delay
Disable
5-7
Alternate Numeric Keypad Emulation
Disable
5-8
Caps Lock On
Disable
5-8
Caps Lock Override
Disable
5-9
Convert Wedge Data
No Convert
5-9
Function Key Mapping
Disable
5-10
FN1 Substitution
Disable
5-10
Send and Make Break
Send
5-11
1User
selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.
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Keyboard Wedge Host Parameters
Keyboard Wedge Host Types
Select the Keyboard Wedge host by scanning one of the bar codes below.
IBM PC/AT & IBM PC Compatibles1
IBM AT Notebook
NCR 7052
IBM PS/2 (Model 30)
NOTE
1User
selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.
Keyboard Wedge Interface
5-5
Keyboard Wedge Country Types (Country Codes)
Scan the bar code corresponding to the keyboard type. If the keyboard type is not listed, see Alternate Numeric
Keypad Emulation on page 5-8.
*North American
German Windows
French Windows
French Canadian Windows 95/98
French Canadian Windows XP/2000
Spanish Windows
Italian Windows
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Keyboard Wedge Country Types (continued)
Swedish Windows
UK English Windows
Japanese Windows
Portuguese-Brazilian Windows
Ignore Unknown Characters
Unknown characters are characters the host does not recognize. When Send Bar Codes With Unknown
Characters is selected, all bar code data is sent except for unknown characters, and no error beeps sound on the
scanner. When Do Not Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters is selected, bar code data is sent up to the
first unknown character, then the scanner issues an error beep.
*Send Bar Codes with Unknown Characters
Do Not Send Bar Codes with Unknown Characters
Keyboard Wedge Interface
5-7
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)
Intra-Keystroke Delay
When enabled, an additional delay is inserted between each emulated key depression and release. This sets the
Keystroke Delay parameter to a minimum of 5 msec as well.
Enable Intra-Keystroke Delay
*Disable Intra-Keystroke Delay
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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
Caps Lock On
When enabled, the scanner emulates keystrokes as if the Caps Lock key is always pressed. Note that if both Caps
Lock On and Caps Lock Override are enabled, Caps Lock Override takes precedence
Enable Caps Lock On
*Disable Caps Lock On
Keyboard Wedge Interface
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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 is sent as an ‘A’ no matter what the state of the keyboard’s Caps Lock key.
NOTE
If both Caps Lock On and Caps Lock Override are enabled, Caps Lock Override takes
precedence.
Enable Caps Lock Override
*Disable Caps Lock Override
Convert Wedge Data
When enabled, the scanner will 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 5-12). When this
parameter is enabled, the keys in bold are sent in place of the standard key mapping. Table entries that do not
have a bold entry remain the same whether or not this parameter is enabled.
Enable Function Key Mapping
*Disable Function Key Mapping
FN1 Substitution
When enabled, the scanner replaces FN1 characters in an EAN128 bar code with a keystroke chosen by the user
(see FN1 Substitution Values on page 4-10).
Enable FN1 Substitution
*Disable FN1 Substitution
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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
Keyboard Maps
The following keyboard maps are provided for prefix/suffix keystroke parameters. To program the prefix/suffix
values, see the bar codes on page 4-8.
5001
5002
5003
5004
7008
7009
7014
7012
7003
7013
5005
5006
5007
5008
5009
5010
Figure 5-2 IBM PC/AT
Figure 5-3 IBM PS/2
7004
7011
7002
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ASCII Character Set for Keyboard Wedge
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 Code 39 Full ASCII is enabled and a +B
is scanned, 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 Character
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
1022
$V
CTRL V
1The
keystroke in bold is sent only if the “Function Key Mapping” is enabled.
Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke is sent.
Keyboard Wedge Interface 5 - 13
Table 5-2 Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued)
Full ASCII
Code 39 Encode Character
ASCII Value
Keystroke
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
1049
1
1
1050
2
2
1
The keystroke in bold is sent only if the “Function Key Mapping” is enabled.
Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke is sent.
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Table 5-2 Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued)
Full ASCII
Code 39 Encode Character
ASCII Value
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
1078
N
N
1The
keystroke in bold is sent only if the “Function Key Mapping” is enabled.
Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke is sent.
Keyboard Wedge Interface 5 - 15
Table 5-2 Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued)
ASCII Value
Full ASCII
Code 39 Encode Character
Keystroke
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
1105
+I
i
1106
+J
j
1The
keystroke in bold is sent only if the “Function Key Mapping” is enabled.
Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke is sent.
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Table 5-2 Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued)
ASCII Value
Full ASCII
Code 39 Encode Character
Keystroke
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
~
1
The keystroke in bold is sent only if the “Function Key Mapping” is enabled.
Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke is sent.
Table 5-3 Keyboard Wedge ALT Key Character Set
ALT Keys
Keystroke
2065
ALT A
2066
ALT B
2067
ALT C
2068
ALT D
2069
ALT E
2070
ALT F
Keyboard Wedge Interface 5 - 17
Table 5-3 Keyboard Wedge ALT Key Character Set (Continued)
ALT Keys
Keystroke
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
Table 5-4 Keyboard Wedge GIU Key Character Set
GUI Keys
Keystrokes
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
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Table 5-4 Keyboard Wedge GIU Key Character Set (Continued)
GUI Keys
Keystrokes
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
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
Keyboard Wedge Interface 5 - 19
Table 5-5 Keyboard Wedge F Key Character Set
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
5018
F18
5019
F19
5020
F20
5021
F21
5022
F22
5023
F23
5024
F24
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Table 5-6 Keyboard Wedge Numeric Keypad Character Set
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 - 21
Table 5-7 Keyboard Wedge Extended Keypad Character Set
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 describes how to set up the scanner with an RS-232 host. The RS-232 interface is used to connect
the scanner to point-of-sale devices, host computers, or other devices with an available RS-232 port (e.g., com
port).
If the host is not listed in Table 6-2, refer to the documentation for the host device to set communication parameters
to match the host.
NOTE
The scanner uses TTL RS-232 signal levels, which interface with most system architectures. For system
architectures requiring RS-232C signal levels, Symbol offers different cables providing TTL-to-RS-232C
conversion. Contact Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support for more information.
Throughout the programming bar code menus, default values are indicated with asterisks (*).
* Indicates Default
*Baud Rate 57,600
Feature/Option
6-2
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Connecting an RS-232 Interface
This connection is made directly from the scanner to the host computer.
Interface Cable
Serial Port
Connector
to Host
Power
Supply Cable
Figure 6-1 RS-232 Direct Connection
NOTE
Interface cables vary depending on configuration. The connectors illustrated in Figure 6-1 are examples
only. The connectors may be different than those illustrated, but the steps to connect the scanner remain
the same.
1.
Attach the modular connector of the RS-232 interface cable to the cable interface port on the scanner (see
Installing the Interface Cable on page 1-2).
2.
Connect the other end of the RS-232 interface cable to the serial port on the host.
3.
Connect the power supply to the serial connector end of the RS-232 interface cable. Plug the power supply
into an appropriate outlet.
4.
Select the RS-232 host type by scanning the appropriate bar code from RS-232 Host Types on page 6-6.
5.
To modify any other parameter options, scan the appropriate bar codes in this chapter.
RS-232 Interface
6-3
RS-232 Parameter Defaults
Table 6-1 lists the defaults for RS-232 host parameters. If any option needs to be changed, scan the appropriate
bar code(s) provided in the Parameter Descriptions section beginning on page 6-4.
NOTE
See Appendix A, Standard Defaults for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and miscellaneous
default parameters.
Table 6-1 RS-232 Defaults
Parameter
Default
Page Number
RS-232 Host Parameters
RS-232 Host Types
Standard
6-6
Baud Rate
9600
6-7
Parity Type
None
6-8
Stop Bit Select
1 Stop Bit
6-9
Data Bits (ASCII Format)
8-Bit
6-9
Check Receive Errors
Enable
6-10
Hardware Handshaking
None
6-10
Software Handshaking
None
6-12
Host Serial Response Time-out
2 Sec
6-13
RTS Line State
Low RTS
6-14
Beep on <BEL>
Disable
6-14
Intercharacter Delay
0 msec
6-15
Nixdorf Beep/LED Options
Normal Operation
6-16
Ignore Unknown Characters
Send Bar Code
6-16
6-4
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RS-232 Host Parameters
Various RS-232 hosts are set up with their own parameter default settings (Table 6-2). Selecting the ICL, Fujitsu,
Wincor-Nixdorf Mode A, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode B, Olivetti, Omron, or terminal sets the defaults listed in Table 6-2.
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 on page 6-5. These code ID characters are not
programmable and are separate from the Transmit Code ID feature. The Transmit Code ID feature should not be
enabled for these terminals.
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, the user can scan bar
codes.
**If Nixdorf Mode B is scanned without the scanner connected to the proper host, it may appear
unable to scan. If this happens, scan a different RS-232 host type within 5 seconds of cycling power to
the scanner.
RS-232 Interface
Table 6-3
Terminal Specific Code ID Characters
Code Type
ICL
WincorNixdorf
Mode A
Fujitsu
WincorNixdorf
Mode B/OPOS
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>
GS1-128
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
6-5
6-6
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RS-232 Host Types
To select an RS-232 host interface, scan one of the following bar codes.
*Standard RS-232
ICL RS-232
Wincor-Nixdorf RS-232 Mode A
Wincor-Nixdorf RS-232 Mode B
Olivetti ORS4500
Omron
OPOS/JPOS
Fujitsu RS-232
RS-232 Interface
6-7
Baud Rate
Baud rate is the number of bits of data transmitted per second. Set the scanner's baud rate to match the baud rate
setting of the host device. Otherwise, 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
*Baud Rate 9600
Baud Rate 19,200
Baud Rate 38,400
6-8
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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 and the parity bit value is set to 0 or 1, based on data, to ensure that an odd number of 1
bits are contained in the coded character.
• Select Even parity and the parity bit value is set to 0 or 1, based on data, to ensure that an even number of 1
bits are contained in the coded character.
• Select Mark parity and the parity bit is always 1.
• Select Space parity and the parity bit is always 0.
• Select None when no parity bit is required.
Odd
Even
Mark
Space
*None
RS-232 Interface
6-9
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. The number of stop bits selected
(one or two) depends on the number the receiving terminal is programmed to accommodate. Set the number of
stop bits to match host device requirements.
*1 Stop Bit
2 Stop Bits
Data Bits (ASCII Format)
This parameter allows the scanner to interface with devices requiring a 7-bit or 8-bit ASCII protocol.
7-Bit
*8-Bit
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Check Receive Errors
Select whether or not the parity, framing, and overrun of received characters are checked. The parity value of
received characters is verified against the parity parameter selected above.
*Check For Received Errors
(Enable)
Do Not Check For Received Errors
(Disable)
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).
If Standard RTS/CTS handshaking is not selected, scan data is transmitted as it becomes available. If Standard
RTS/CTS handshaking is selected, scan data is transmitted 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 de-assert the CTS line. If, after Host Serial Response Time-out, the CTS line is still
asserted, the scanner sounds a transmit error, and any scanned data is lost.
• When the CTS line is de-asserted, 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, data is transmitted. If, after Host Serial
Response Time-out, the CTS line is not asserted, the scanner sounds a transmit error, and discards the data.
• When data transmission is complete, the scanner de-asserts RTS 10 msec after sending the last character.
• The host should respond by negating CTS. The scanner checks for a de-asserted CTS upon the next
transmission of data.
During the transmission of data, the CTS line should be asserted. If CTS is de-asserted for more than 50 ms
between characters, the transmission is aborted, the scanner sounds a transmission error, and the data is
discarded.
If the above communication sequence fails, the scanner issues an error indication. In this case, the data is lost and
must be rescanned.
If Hardware Handshaking and Software Handshaking are both enabled, Hardware Handshaking takes
precedence.
NOTE
The DTR signal is jumpered to the active state.
RS-232 Interface 6 - 11
Hardware Handshaking (continued)
• None: Scan the bar code below if no Hardware Handshaking is desired.
• Standard RTS/CTS: Scan the bar code below to select Standard RTS/CTS Hardware Handshaking.
• RTS/CTS Option 1: When RTS/CTS Option 1 is selected, the scanner asserts RTS before transmitting and
ignores the state of CTS. The scanner de-asserts RTS when the transmission is complete.
• RTS/CTS Option 2: When Option 2 is selected, 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, the scanner issues an error indication and discards the data.
• RTS/CTS Option 3: When Option 3 is selected, 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 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.
*None
Standard RTS/CTS
RTS/CTS Option 1
RTS/CTS Option 2
RTS/CTS Option 3
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Software Handshaking
This parameter offers control of the data transmission process in addition to, or instead of, that offered by hardware
handshaking. There are five options.
If Software Handshaking and Hardware Handshaking are both enabled, Hardware Handshaking takes
precedence.
• None: When this option is selected, data is transmitted immediately. No response is expected from host.
• ACK/NAK: When this option is selected, 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 when NAKs are received, 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.
• ENQ: When this option is selected, the scanner waits for an ENQ character from the host before transmitting
data. If an ENQ is not received within the Host Serial Response Time-out, the scanner 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.
• 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.
• XON/XOFF: An XOFF character turns the scanner transmission off until the scanner receives an XON
character. There are two situations for XON/XOFF:
• XOFF is received before the scanner 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 the XON is not received
within this time, the scanner issues an error indication and discards the data.
• XOFF is received 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.
*None
ACK/NAK
ENQ
RS-232 Interface 6 - 13
Software Handshaking (continued)
ACK/NAK with ENQ
XON/XOFF
Host Serial Response Time-out
This parameter specifies how long the scanner waits for an ACK, NAK, ENQ, XON, or CTS before determining that
a transmission error occurred.
*Minimum: 2 Sec
Low: 2.5 Sec
Medium: 5 Sec
High: 7.5 Sec
Maximum: 9.9 Sec
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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>
When this parameter is enabled, the scanner issues a beep when a <BEL> character is detected on the RS-232
serial line. <BEL> is issued to gain a user's attention to an illegal entry or other important event.
Beep On <BEL> Character
(Enable)
*Do Not Beep On <BEL> Character
(Disable)
RS-232 Interface 6 - 15
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
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Nixdorf Beep/LED Options
When Nixdorf Mode B is selected, this indicates when the scanner should beep and turn 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. When Send Bar Codes with Unknown
Characters is selected, all bar code data is sent except for unknown characters, and no error beeps sound on the
scanner. When Do Not Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters is selected, bar code data is sent up to the
first unknown character and then an error beep sounds on the scanner.
*Send Bar Code with Unknown Characters
Do Not Send Bar Codes with Unknown Characters
RS-232 Interface 6 - 17
ASCII Character Set for RS-232
The values in Table 6-4 can be assigned as prefixes or suffixes for ASCII character data transmission.
Table 6-4 ASCII Character Set for RS-232
ASCII 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
6 - 18 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide
Table 6-4 ASCII Character Set for RS-232 (Continued)
Full ASCII
Code 39 Encode Character
ASCII Value
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
RS-232 Interface 6 - 19
Table 6-4 ASCII Character Set for RS-232 (Continued)
Full ASCII
Code 39 Encode Character
ASCII Value
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
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Table 6-4 ASCII Character Set for RS-232 (Continued)
Full ASCII
Code 39 Encode Character
ASCII Value
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
RS-232 Interface 6 - 21
Table 6-4 ASCII Character Set for RS-232 (Continued)
ASCII 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
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Chapter 7 USB Interface
Introduction
This chapter covers the connection and setup of the scanner to a USB host. The scanner attaches directly to a
USB host, or a powered USB hub, and is powered by it. No additional power supply is required.
Throughout the programming bar code menus, default values are indicated with asterisks (*).
* Indicates Default
*North American Standard USB Keyboard
Feature/Option
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Connecting a USB Interface
Interface cable
USB Series A
Connector
Figure 7-1 USB Connection
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 will also interface with other USB hosts which support USB Human Interface Devices (HID). For more
information on USB technology, hosts, and peripheral devices, visit www.symbol.com/usb.
NOTE
Interface cables vary depending on configuration. The connectors illustrated in Figure 7-1are examples
only. The connectors may be different than those illustrated, but the steps to connect the scanner remain
the same.
USB Interface
7-3
To set up the scanner:
1.
Attach the modular connector of the USB interface cable to the cable interface port on the scanner (see
Installing the Interface Cable on page 1-2).
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 by scanning the appropriate bar code from USB Device Type on page 7-4.
4.
On first installation when using Windows, the software prompts 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.
To modify any other parameter options, scan the appropriate bar codes in this chapter.
If problems occur with the system, see Troubleshooting on page 3-2.
USB Parameter Defaults
Table 7-1 lists the defaults for USB host parameters. If any option needs to be changed, scan the appropriate bar
code(s) provided in the Parameter Descriptions section beginning on page 7-4.
NOTE
See Appendix A, Standard Defaults for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and miscellaneous
default parameters.
Table 7-1 USB Defaults
Parameter
Default
Page Number
USB Host Parameters
USB Device Type
HID Keyboard Emulation
7-4
USB Country Keyboard Types (Country Codes)
North American
7-5
USB Keystroke Delay
No Delay
7-7
USB CAPS Lock Override
Disable
7-7
USB Ignore Unknown Characters
Send
7-8
Emulate Keypad
Disable
7-8
USB FN1 Substitution
Disable
7-9
Function Key Mapping
Disable
7-9
Simulated Caps Lock
Disable
7-10
Convert Case
No Case Conversion
7-10
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USB Host Parameters
USB Device Type
Select the desired USB device type.
NOTE
When changing USB Device Types, the scanner automatically restarts. The scanner issues the standard
startup beep sequences.
*HID Keyboard Emulation
IBM Table Top USB
IBM Hand-Held USB
USB OPOS Handheld
USB Interface
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 USB country keyboard types the scanner automatically resets. The scanner issues the
standard startup beep sequences.
*North American Standard USB Keyboard
German Windows
French Windows
French Canadian Windows 95/98
French Canadian Windows 2000/XP
Spanish Windows
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USB Country Keyboard Types (Country Codes continued)
Italian Windows
Swedish Windows
UK English Windows
Japanese Windows (ASCII)
Portuguese-Brazilian Windows
USB Interface
7-7
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 a slower transmission of data.
*No Delay
Medium Delay (20 msec)
Long Delay (40 msec)
USB CAPS Lock Override
This option applies only to the HID Keyboard Emulation device. When enabled, the case of the data is preserved
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)
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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. When Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters is selected, all bar
code data is sent except for unknown characters, and no error beeps sound. When Do Not Send Bar Codes With
Unknown Characters is selected, bar code data is sent up to the first unknown character, then the scanner issues
an error beep.
*Send Bar Codes with Unknown Characters
Do Not Send Bar Codes with Unknown Characters
Emulate Keypad
When enabled, all characters are sent as ASCII sequences over the numeric keypad. For example ASCII A would
be sent as “ALT make” 0 6 5 “ALT Break.”
*Disable Keypad Emulation
Enable Keypad Emulation
USB Interface
7-9
USB Keyboard FN 1 Substitution
This option applies only to the USB HID Keyboard Emulation device. When enabled, this allows replacement of
any FN 1 characters in an EAN 128 bar code with a Key Category and value chosen by the user (see FN1
Substitution Values on page 4-10 to set the Key Category and Key Value).
Enable FN1 Substitution
*Disable FN1 Substitution
Function Key Mapping
ASCII values under 32 are normally sent as a control-key sequences (see Table 7-2 on page 7-11). When this
parameter is enabled, the keys in bold are sent in place of the standard key mapping. Table entries that do not
have a bold entry remain the same whether or not this parameter is enabled.
*Disable Function Key Mapping
Enable Function Key Mapping
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Simulated Caps Lock
When enabled, the scanner will invert upper and lower case characters on the scanner bar code as if the Caps
Lock state is enabled on the keyboard. This inversion is done regardless of the current state of the keyboard’s
Caps Lock state.
*Disable Simulated Caps Lock
Enable Simulated Caps Lock
Convert Case
When enabled, the scanner will 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 - 11
ASCII Character Set for USB
Table 7-2 ASCII Character Set for USB
ASCII Value
Full ASCII
Code 39 Encode Character
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
1024
$X
CTRL X
1
The keystroke in bold is sent only if the “Function Key Mapping” is enabled.
Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke is sent.
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Table 7-2 ASCII Character Set for USB (Continued)
Full ASCII
Code 39 Encode Character
ASCII Value
Keystroke
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
1051
3
3
1052
4
4
1
The keystroke in bold is sent only if the “Function Key Mapping” is enabled.
Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke is sent.
USB Interface 7 - 13
Table 7-2 ASCII Character Set for USB (Continued)
Full ASCII
Code 39 Encode Character
ASCII Value
Keystroke
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
1078
N
N
1079
O
O
1080
P
P
1The
keystroke in bold is sent only if the “Function Key Mapping” is enabled.
Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke is sent.
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Table 7-2 ASCII Character Set for USB (Continued)
ASCII Value
Full ASCII
Code 39 Encode Character
Keystroke
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
1105
+I
i
1106
+J
j
1107
+K
k
1108
+L
l
1The
keystroke in bold is sent only if the “Function Key Mapping” is enabled.
Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke is sent.
USB Interface 7 - 15
Table 7-2 ASCII Character Set for USB (Continued)
ASCII Value
Full ASCII
Code 39 Encode Character
Keystroke
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
~
1
The keystroke in bold is sent only if the “Function Key Mapping” is enabled.
Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke is sent.
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Table 7-3 USB ALT Key Character Set
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 - 17
Table 7-4 USB GUI Key Character Set
GUI Key
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
Note: GUI Shift Keys - 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 Key Character Set (Continued)
GUI Key
Keystroke
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
Note: GUI Shift Keys - 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.
Table 7-5 USB F Key Character Set
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
USB Interface 7 - 19
Table 7-5 USB F Key Character Set (Continued)
F Keys
Keystroke
5016
F16
5017
F17
5018
F18
5019
F19
5020
F20
5021
F21
5022
F22
5023
F23
5024
F24
Table 7-6 USB Numeric Keypad Character Set
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
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Table 7-7 USB Extended Keypad Character Set
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
Chapter 8 Symbologies
Introduction
This chapter describes symbology features and provides the programming bar codes for selecting these features.
Before programming, follow the instructions in Chapter 1, Getting Started.
The scanner is shipped with the settings shown in the Symbology Defaults on page 8-2 (also see Appendix A,
Standard Defaults for all host device and miscellaneous defaults). If the default values suit requirements,
programming is not necessary.
To set feature values, scan a single bar code or a short bar code sequence. The settings are stored in non-volatile
memory and are preserved even when the scanner is powered down.
If not using a USB cable, select a host type (see each host chapter for specific host information) after the power-up
beeps sound. This is only necessary upon the first power-up when connected to a new host.
To return all features to default values, scan the appropriate default bar code on page 4-3. Throughout the
programming bar code menus, default values are indicated with asterisks (*).
* Indicates Default
*Enable UPC-A
Feature/Option
Scanning Sequence Examples
In most cases, scanning one bar code sets the parameter value. For example, to transmit bar code data without the
UPC-A check digit, simply scan the Do Not Transmit UPC-A Check Digit bar code under Transmit UPC-A Check
Digit on page 8-12. 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. See the individual
parameter, such as Set Length(s) for D 2 of 5, for 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.
Symbology Parameter Defaults
Table 8-1 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 8-5.
NOTE
See Appendix A, Standard Defaults for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and miscellaneous
default parameters.
Table 8-1 Symbology Defaults
Parameter
Default
Page Number
UPC/EAN
UPC-A
Enable
8-5
UPC-E
Enable
8-5
UPC-E1
Disable
8-6
EAN-8/JAN 8
Enable
8-7
EAN-13/JAN 13
Enable
8-7
Bookland EAN
Disable
8-7
Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals (2 and 5 digits)
Ignore
8-8
User-Programmable Supplementals
8-11
Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplemental Redundancy
7
8-11
Transmit UPC-A Check Digit
Enable
8-12
Transmit UPC-E Check Digit
Enable
8-12
Transmit UPC-E1 Check Digit
Enable
8-13
UPC-A Preamble
System Character
8-13
UPC-E Preamble
System Character
8-14
UPC-E1 Preamble
System Character
8-15
Convert UPC-E to A
Disable
8-15
Convert UPC-E1 to A
Disable
8-16
EAN-8/JAN-8 Extend
Disable
8-16
Bookland ISBN Format
ISBN-10
8-17
UCC Coupon Extended Code
Disable
8-18
Symbologies
Table 8-1 Symbology Defaults (Continued)
Parameter
Default
Page Number
Code 128
Code 128
Enable
8-18
GS1-128 (formerly UCC/EAN-128)
Enable
8-19
ISBT 128 (non-concatenated)
Enable
8-19
Code 39
Enable
8-20
Trioptic Code 39
Disable
8-20
Convert Code 39 to Code 32 (Italian Pharmacy Code)
Disable
8-21
Code 32 Prefix
Disable
8-21
Set Length(s) for Code 39
2 to 55
8-22
Code 39 Check Digit Verification
Disable
8-23
Transmit Code 39 Check Digit
Disable
8-23
Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion
Disable
8-24
Buffer Code 39
Disable
8-24
Code 93
Disable
8-27
Set Length(s) for Code 93
4 to 55
8-27
Code 11
Disable
8-28
Set Lengths for Code 11
4 to 55
8-29
Code 11 Check Digit Verification
Disable
8-30
Transmit Code 11 Check Digit(s)
Disable
8-30
Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF)
Enable
8-31
Set Lengths for I 2 of 5
14
8-31
I 2 of 5 Check Digit Verification
Disable
8-33
Transmit I 2 of 5 Check Digit
Disable
8-33
Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN 13
Disable
8-34
Code 39
Code 93
Code 11
Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF)
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Table 8-1 Symbology Defaults (Continued)
Parameter
Default
Page Number
Discrete 2 of 5 (DTF)
Discrete 2 of 5
Disable
8-34
Set Length(s) for D 2 of 5
12
8-35
Disable
8-36
Codabar
Disable
8-36
Set Lengths for Codabar
5 to 55
8-37
CLSI Editing
Disable
8-38
NOTIS Editing
Disable
8-38
MSI
Disable
8-39
Set Length(s) for MSI
2 to 55
8-39
MSI Check Digits
One
8-40
Transmit MSI Check Digit
Disable
8-41
MSI Check Digit Algorithm
Mod 10/Mod 10
8-41
GS1 DataBar-14
Disable
8-42
GS1 DataBar Limited
Disable
8-42
GS1 DataBar Expanded
Disable
8-42
Convert GS1 DataBar to UPC/EAN
Disable
8-43
Redundancy Level
1
8-44
Security Levels
0
8-46
Bi-directional Redundancy
Disable
8-47
Chinese 2 of 5
Enable/Disable Chinese 2 of 5
Codabar (NW - 7)
MSI
GS1 DataBar (formerly RSS, Reduced Space Symbology)
Symbology - Specific Security Levels
Symbologies
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
Enable/DisaGS1ble 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
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 8-17. 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 8-8..
8-7
8-8
Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide
Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals
Supplementals are bar codes appended according to specific format conventions (e.g., UPC A+2, UPC E+2, EAN
13+2). The following options are available:
•
If you select Ignore UPC/EAN with 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 8-11
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 8-11 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 8-7 to enable Bookland EAN, and select a format using Bookland
ISBN Format on page 8-17.
•
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. User-Programmable Supplementals on page 8-11.
•
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 8-11.
•
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
8-11.
•
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 8-11.
NOTE
To minimize the risk of invalid data transmission, select either to decode or ignore supplemental
characters.
Symbologies
Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals (continued)
Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Only With Supplementals
(01h)
*Ignore Supplementals
(00h)
Autodiscriminate UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals
(02h)
Enable 378/379 Supplemental Mode
(04h)
Enable 978/979 Supplemental Mode
(05h)
Enable 977 Supplemental Mode
(07h)
8-9
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Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals (continued)
Enable 414/419/434/439 Supplemental Mode
(06h)
Enable 491 Supplemental Mode
(08h)
Enable Smart Supplemental Mode
(03h)
Supplemental User-Programmable Type 1
(09h)
Supplemental User-Programmable Type 1 and 2
(0Ah)
Smart Supplemental Plus User-Programmable 1
(0Bh)
Smart Supplemental Plus User-Programmable 1 and 2
(0Ch)
Symbologies 8 - 11
User-Programmable Supplementals
If you selected a Supplemental User-Programmable option from Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals on page
8-8, select User-Programmable Supplemental 1 to set the 3-digit prefix. Then select the 3 digits using the
numeric bar codes beginning onpage 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 onpage D-1.
User-Programmable Supplemental 1
User-Programmable Supplemental 2
UPC/EAN/JAN Supplemental Redundancy
With Autodiscriminate UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals selected, this option adjusts the number of times a
symbol without supplementals is decoded 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, and the
autodiscriminate option is selected. The default is set at 7.
Scan the bar code below to set a decode redundancy value. Next, scan two numeric bar codes in Appendix D,
Numeric Bar Codes. Single digit numbers must have a leading zero. To correct an error or change a selection,
scan Cancel on page D-3.
UPC/EAN/JAN Supplemental Redundancy
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Transmit UPC-A 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 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
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-E check digit. It is always verified to guarantee
the integrity of the data.
*Transmit UPC-E Check Digit
Do Not Transmit UPC-E Check Digit
Symbologies 8 - 13
Transmit 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-E1 check digit. It is always verified to guarantee
the integrity of the data.
*Transmit UPC-E1 Check Digit
Do Not Transmit UPC-E1 Check Digit
UPC-A Preamble
Preamble characters are part of the UPC symbol consisting of Country Code and System Character. Three options
are given for transmitting UPC-A preamble to the host device: transmit System Character only, transmit System
Character and Country Code (“0” for USA), and no preamble transmitted. Scan a bar code below 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-E Preamble
Preamble characters are part of the UPC symbol consisting of Country Code and System Character. Three options
are given for transmitting UPC-E preamble to the host device: transmit System Character only, transmit System
Character and Country Code (“0” for USA), and no preamble transmitted. Scan a bar code below to match the host
system.
No Preamble
(<DATA>)
*System Character
(<SYSTEM CHARACTER> <DATA>)
System Character & Country Code
(< COUNTRY CODE> <SYSTEM CHARACTER>
<DATA>)
Symbologies 8 - 15
UPC-E1 Preamble
Preamble characters are part of the UPC symbol consisting of Country Code and System Character. Three options
are given for transmitting UPC-E1 preamble to the host device: transmit System Character only, transmit System
Character and Country Code (“0” for USA), and no preamble transmitted. Scan a bar code below to match the host
system.
No Preamble
(<DATA>)
*System Character
(<SYSTEM CHARACTER> <DATA>)
System Character & Country Code
(< COUNTRY CODE> <SYSTEM CHARACTER>
<DATA>)
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).
When disabled, UPC-E decoded data is transmitted 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).
When disabled, UPC-E1 decoded data is transmitted 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
When enabled, this parameter adds five leading zeros to decoded EAN-8 symbols to make them compatible in
format to EAN-13 symbols.
When disabled, EAN-8 symbols are transmitted as is.
Enable EAN/JAN Zero Extend
*Disable EAN/JAN Zero Extend
Symbologies 8 - 17
Bookland ISBN Format
If you enabled Bookland EAN using Enable/Disable Bookland EAN on page 8-7, 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
(00h)
Bookland ISBN-13
(01h)
NOTE
For Bookland EAN to function properly, first enable Bookland EAN using Enable/Disable Bookland EAN
on page 8-7, 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 8-8.
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UCC Coupon Extended Code
When enabled, this parameter decodes UPCA bar codes starting with digit ‘5’, EAN-13 bar codes starting with digit
‘99’, and UPCA/EAN-128 Coupon Codes. UPCA, EAN-13 and EAN-128 must be enabled to scan all types of
Coupon Codes.
Enable UCC Coupon Extended Code
*Disable UCC Coupon Extended Code
NOTE
Use the Decode UPC/EAN Supplemental Redundancy parameter to control autodiscrimination of the
EAN128 (right half) of a coupon code.
Code 128
Enable/Disable Code 128
To enable or disable Code 128, scan the appropriate bar code below.
*Enable Code 128
Disable Code 128
Symbologies 8 - 19
Enable/Disable GS1-128 (formerly UCC/EAN-128)
To enable or disable GS1-128, scan the appropriate bar code below.
*Enable GS1-128
Disable GS1-128
Enable/Disable ISBT 128
ISBT 128 is a variant of Code 128 used in the blood bank industry. Scan the appropriate bar code below to enable
or disable ISBT 128. If necessary, the host must perform concatenation of the ISBT data.
*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 8 - 21
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
Code 39 must be enabled 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 to any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific
range. If Code 39 Full ASCII is enabled, Length Within a Range or Any Length are the preferred options.
NOTE
When setting lengths for different bar code types by scanning single digit numbers, single digit numbers
must always be preceded by a leading zero.
• 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 the selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
• Two Discrete Lengths - Select this option to decode only Code 39 symbols containing either of two
selected lengths. Select 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 the selection, scan
Cancel on page D-3.
• Length Within Range - Select this option to decode a Code 39 symbol with a specific length range.
Select lengths using 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 (single digit numbers must always be preceded by a leading zero). To correct an
error or change the selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
• Any Length - Select this option to decode Code 39 symbols containing any number of characters within the
scanner capability.
Code 39 - One Discrete Length
Code 39 - Two Discrete Lengths
Code 39 - Length Within Range
Code 39 - Any Length
Symbologies 8 - 23
Code 39 Check Digit Verification
When this feature is enabled, the scanner checks the integrity of all Code 39 symbols to verify that the data
complies with specified check digit algorithm. Only Code 39 symbols which include a modulo 43 check digit are
decoded. Enable this feature if the 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 the appropriate 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
Code 39 Check Digit Verification must be enabled 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.
Enable Code 39 Full ASCII
*Disable Code 39 Full ASCII
NOTE
Trioptic Code 39 and Code 39 Full ASCII cannot be enabled simultaneously.
Code 39 Full ASCII to Full ASCII Correlation is host-dependent and is described in the ASCII
Character Set table for the appropriate interface. See ASCII Character Set for Keyboard Wedge on
page 5-12, ASCII Character Set for RS-232 on page 6-17 and ASCII Character Set for USB on page
7-11 for the appropriate interface.
Code 39 Buffering (Scan & Store)
This feature allows the scanner to accumulate data from multiple Code 39 symbols.
Selecting the Scan and Store option (Buffer Code 39) temporarily buffers all Code 39 symbols having a leading
space as a first character for later transmission. The leading space is not buffered.
Decode of a valid Code 39 symbol with no leading space causes transmission in sequence of all buffered data in a
first-in first-out format, plus transmission of the “triggering” symbol. See the following pages for further details.
When the Do Not Buffer Code 39 option is selected, all decoded Code 39 symbols are transmitted immediately
without being stored in the buffer.
Symbologies 8 - 25
Code 39 Buffering (Scan & Store) (continued)
This feature affects Code 39 only. If selecting Buffer Code 39, we recommend 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, selecting Do Not Buffer Code 39 is not allowed. 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 8-26) 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 on page 8-26.)
• The scanner adds the decoded data excluding the leading space to the transmission buffer.
• No transmission occurs.
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
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NOTE
Because the Clear Buffer contains only the dash (minus) character, set the Code 39 length to include
length 1 before scanning this bar code.
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 was transmitted with a low/high beep.
• Scanner transmits and clears the buffer.
NOTE
Because the Transmit Buffer contains only a plus (+) character, set the Code 39 length to include length 1
before scanning this bar code.
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.
Symbologies 8 - 27
Code 93
Enable/Disable Code 93
To enable or disable Code 93, scan the appropriate bar code below.
Enable Code 93
*Disable Code 93
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 to 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 to change the selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
• Two Discrete Lengths - Select this option to decode only Code 93 symbols containing either of two
selected lengths. Select 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 to change the selection, scan
Cancel on page D-3.
• Length Within Range - Select this option to decode a Code 93 symbol with a specific length range.
Select lengths 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 (single digit numbers must always be preceded by a leading zero). To correct an
error or change the selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
• Any Length - Scan this option to decode Code 93 symbols containing any number of characters within the
scanner’s capability.
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Set Lengths for Code 93 (continued)
Code 93 - One Discrete Length
Code 93 - Two Discrete Lengths
Code 93 - Length Within Range
Code 93 - Any Length
Code 11
Code 11
To enable or disable Code 11, scan the appropriate bar code below.
Enable Code 11
*Disable Code 11
Symbologies 8 - 29
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 to 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 to change the selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
• Two Discrete Lengths - Select this option to decode only Code 11 symbols containing either of two
selected lengths. Select 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 to change the selection, scan
Cancel on page D-3.
• Length Within Range - Select this option to decode a Code 11 symbol with a specific length range.
Select lengths using 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 (single digit numbers must always be preceded by a leading zero). To correct an
error or change the selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
• Any Length - Scan this option to decode Code 11 symbols containing any number of characters within the
scanner capability.
Code 11 - One Discrete Length
Code 11 - Two Discrete Lengths
Code 11 - Length Within Range
Code 11 - Any Length
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Code 11 Check Digit Verification
This feature allows the scanner 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
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
Code 11 Check Digit Verification must be enabled for this parameter to function.
Symbologies 8 - 31
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
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 to 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 to change the selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
• Two Discrete Lengths - Select this option to decode only I 2 of 5 symbols containing either of two
selected lengths. Select 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 to change the selection, scan
Cancel on page D-3.
• Length Within Range - Select this option to decode an I 2 of 5 symbol with a specific length range.
Select lengths using 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
the selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
• Any Length - Scan this option to decode I 2 of 5 symbols containing any number of characters within the
scanner 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 be interpreted as a complete scan, yielding less data than is encoded in the bar code. To
prevent this, select specific lengths (I 2 of 5 - One Discrete Length - Two Discrete Lengths) for I 2 of 5
applications.
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Set Lengths for Interleaved 2 of 5 (continued)
I 2 of 5 - One Discrete Length
I 2 of 5 - Two Discrete Lengths
I 2 of 5 - Length Within Range
I 2 of 5 - Any Length
Symbologies 8 - 33
I 2 of 5 Check Digit Verification
When this feature is enabled, the scanner checks 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
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)
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Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN-13
Enable this parameter to convert 14-character I 2 of 5 codes to EAN-13, and transmit 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.
Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN-13
(Enable)
*Do Not Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN-13
(Disable)
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 8 - 35
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 to 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 to change the selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
• Two Discrete Lengths - Select this option to decode only D 2 of 5 symbols containing either of two
selected lengths. Select 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 to change the selection, scan
Cancel on page D-3.
• Length Within Range - Select this option to decode a D 2 of 5 symbol with a specific length range.
Select lengths using 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 the selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
• Any Length - Scan this option to decode D 2 of 5 symbols containing any number of characters within the
scanner 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 be interpreted as a complete scan, yielding less data than is encoded in the bar code. To
prevent this, select specific lengths (D 2 of 5 - One Discrete Length - Two Discrete Lengths) for D 2 of
5 applications.
D 2 of 5 - One Discrete Length
D 2 of 5 - Two Discrete Lengths
D 2 of 5 - Length Within Range
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
Codabar (NW - 7)
Enable/Disable Codabar
To enable or disable Codabar, scan the appropriate bar code below.
Enable Codabar
*Disable Codabar
Symbologies 8 - 37
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 to 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 using 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 to change the selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
• Two Discrete Lengths - Select this option to decode only Codabar symbols containing either of two
selected lengths. Select lengths using the numeric bar codes in Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes. For
example, to decode only 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 to change the selection, scan
Cancel on page D-3.
• Length Within Range - Select this option to decode a Codabar symbol with a specific length range.
Select lengths using 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 (single digit numbers must always be preceded by a leading zero). To correct an
error or change the selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
• Any Length - Scan this option to decode Codabar symbols containing any number of characters within the
scanner capability.
Codabar - One Discrete Length
Codabar - Two Discrete Lengths
Codabar - Length Within Range
Codabar - Any Length
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CLSI Editing
When enabled, this parameter strips the start and stop characters and inserts a space after the first, fifth, and tenth
characters of a 14-character Codabar symbol. Enable 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
When enabled, this parameter strips the start and stop characters from a decoded Codabar symbol. Enable this
feature if your host system requires this data format.
Enable NOTIS Editing
*Disable NOTIS Editing
Symbologies 8 - 39
MSI
Enable/Disable MSI
To enable or disable MSI, scan the appropriate bar code below.
Enable MSI
*Disable MSI
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 to 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 to change the selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
• Two Discrete Lengths - Select this option to decode only MSI symbols containing either of two selected
lengths. Select lengths using the numeric bar codes in Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes. For example, to
decode only 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 to change the selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
• Length Within Range - Select this option to decode a MSI symbol with a specific length range. Select
lengths using 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
the selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
• Any Length - Scan this option to decode MSI symbols containing any number of characters within the
scanner 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 be interpreted as a complete scan, yielding less data than is encoded in the bar code. To prevent
this, select specific lengths (MSI - One Discrete Length - Two Discrete Lengths) for MSI applications.
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Set Lengths for MSI (continued)
MSI - One Discrete Length
MSI - Two Discrete Lengths
MSI - Length Within Range
MSI - Any Length
MSI Check Digits
With MSI symbols, one check digit is mandatory and always verified by the reader. The second check digit is
optional. If the 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 8-41 for the selection of second digit algorithms.
*One MSI Check Digit
Two MSI Check Digits
Symbologies 8 - 41
Transmit MSI Check Digit(s)
Scan the appropriate 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)
MSI Check Digit Algorithm
Two algorithms are possible for the verification of the second MSI check digit. Select the bar code below
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)
The variants of GS1 DataBar are GS1 DataBar-14, GS1 DataBar Expanded and GS1 DataBar Limited. GS1
DataBar-14 and GS1 DataBar Expanded include stacked versions. Scan the appropriate bar code below 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
Enable GS1 DataBar Expanded
*Disable GS1 DataBar Expanded
Symbologies 8 - 43
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 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.
For bar codes beginning with two or more zeros but not six zeros, this parameter strips the leading '0100' and
reports the bar code as UPC-A. The UPC-A Preamble parameter that transmits the system character and country
code applies to converted bar codes. Note that neither the system character nor the check digit can be stripped.
Enable Convert GS1 DataBar to UPC/EAN
*Disable Convert GS1 DataBar to UPC/EAN
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Symbology - Specific Security Levels
Redundancy Level
The scanner 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:
Table 8-2 Redundancy Level 1 Code Types
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 2
The following code types must be successfully read twice before being decoded:
Table 8-3 Redundancy Level 2 Code Types
Code Type
All
Code Length
All
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:
Table 8-4 Redundancy Level 3 Code Types
Code Type
Code Length
MSI
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
Symbologies 8 - 45
Redundancy Level 4
The following code types must be successfully read three times before being decoded:
Table 8-5 Redundancy Level 4 Code Types
Code Type
All
Code Length
All
*Redundancy Level 1
Redundancy Level 2
Redundancy Level 3
Redundancy Level 4
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Security Level
The scanner offers four levels of decode security for delta bar codes, which include the Code 128 family,
UPC/EAN, and Code 93. Select increasing levels of security for decreasing levels of bar code quality. There is an
inverse relationship between security and scanner aggressiveness, so choose only that level of security necessary
for any given application.
• Security Level 0: This default setting allows the scanner to operate in its most aggressive state, while
providing sufficient security in decoding most “in-spec” bar codes.
• Security Level 1: Select this option if misdecodes occur. This security level should eliminate most
misdecodes.
• Security Level 2: Select this option if Security level 1 fails to eliminate misdecodes.
• Security Level 3: If Security Level 2 was selected 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 decoding ability of the scanner. If this level of security
is necessary, try to improve the quality of the bar codes.
*Security Level 0
Security Level 1
Security Level 2
Security Level 3
Symbologies 8 - 47
Bi-directional Redundancy
Enable Bi-directional Redundancy to add 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
Symbology - Intercharacter Gap
The Code 39 and Codabar symbologies have an intercharacter gap that is customarily quite small. Due to various
bar code printing technologies, this gap may grow larger than the maximum size allowed, causing the scanner to
be unable to decode the symbol. If this problem is encountered, scan Large Intercharacter Gaps to tolerate
out-of-specification bar codes.
*Normal Intercharacter Gaps
Large Intercharacter Gaps
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Chapter 9 123Scan
Introduction
123Scan is a Windows®-based utility that programs the scanner with all parameters including ADF rules. An ADF
rule modifies bar code data before it is sent to the host to ensure compatibility between bar coded data and the
host application. Scanners can be programmed via PC download or by scanning a sheet of bar codes generated
by the utility. Scanner programming is saved in a file for electronic distribution. The 123Scan program includes a
help file.
Communication with 123Scan
To communicate with the 123Scan program which runs on a host computer running a Windows operating system,
use an RS-232 cable to connect the scanner to the host computer (see Connecting an RS-232 Interface on page
6-2).
123Scan requirements:
• Host computer with Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Windows XP
• Scanner
• RS-232 cable.
123Scan Parameter
To communicate with the 123Scan program, load 123Scan, included in the documentation CD-ROM, onto the host
computer, and scan the bar code below. Refer to 123Scan instructions for programming the scanner.
Scan the bar code below to enable the 123Scan interface on the scanner.
123Scan Configuration
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123Scan
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123Scan
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Appendix A Standard Defaults
Table A-1 All Default Parameters
Parameter
Default
Page Number
User Preferences
Set Default Parameter
Restore Defaults
4-3
Beeper Tone
Medium
4-4
Beeper Volume
High
4-4
Power Mode
Continuous On
4-5
Scan Line Width
Full Width
4-6
Laser On Time
3.0 Sec
4-6
Beep After Good Decode
Enable
4-7
Transmit Code ID Character
None
4-7
Prefix Value
7013 <CR><LF>
4-8
Suffix Value
7013 <CR><LF>
4-8
Scan Data Transmission Format
Data As Is
4-8
FN1 Substitution Values
Set
4-10
Transmit “No Read” Message
Disable
4-10
Keyboard Wedge Host Type
IBM PC/AT& IBM PC Compatibles1
5-4
Country Types (Country Codes)
North American
5-5
Ignore Unknown Characters
Send
5-6
Keyboard Wedge Host Parameters
1
User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.
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Table A-1 All Default Parameters (Continued)
Parameter
Default
Page Number
Keystroke Delay
No Delay
5-7
Intra-Keystroke Delay
Disable
5-7
Alternate Numeric Keypad Emulation
Disable
5-8
Caps Lock On
Disable
5-8
Caps Lock Override
Disable
5-9
Convert Wedge Data
No Convert
5-9
Function Key Mapping
Disable
5-10
FN1 Substitution
Disable
5-10
Send and Make Break
Send
5-11
RS-232 Host Types
Standard
6-6
Baud Rate
9600
6-7
Parity Type
None
6-8
Stop Bit Select
1 Stop Bit
6-9
Data Bits (ASCII Format)
8-Bit
6-9
Check Receive Errors
Enable
6-10
Hardware Handshaking
None
6-10
Software Handshaking
None
6-12
Host Serial Response Time-out
2 Sec
6-13
RTS Line State
Low RTS
6-14
Beep on <BEL>
Disable
6-14
Intercharacter Delay
0 msec
6-15
Nixdorf Beep/LED Options
Normal Operation
6-16
Ignore Unknown Characters
Send Bar Code
6-16
USB Device Type
HID Keyboard Emulation
7-4
USB Country Keyboard Types (Country Codes)
North American
7-5
USB Keystroke Delay
No Delay
7-7
USB CAPS Lock Override
Disable
7-7
RS-232 Host Parameters
USB Host Parameters
1
User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.
Standard Defaults
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Table A-1 All Default Parameters (Continued)
Parameter
Default
Page Number
USB Ignore Unknown Characters
Send
7-8
Emulate Keypad
Disable
7-8
USB FN1 Substitution
Disable
7-9
Function Key Mapping
Disable
7-9
Simulated Caps Lock
Disable
7-10
Convert Case
No Case Conversion
7-10
UPC-A
Enable
8-5
UPC-E
Enable
8-5
UPC-E1
Disable
8-6
EAN-8/JAN 8
Enable
8-7
EAN-13/JAN 13
Enable
8-7
Bookland EAN
Disable
8-7
Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals (2 and 5 digits)
Ignore
8-8
UPC/EAN
User-Programmable Supplementals
8-11
Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplemental Redundancy
7
8-11
Transmit UPC-A Check Digit
Enable
8-12
Transmit UPC-E Check Digit
Enable
8-12
Transmit UPC-E1 Check Digit
Enable
8-13
UPC-A Preamble
System Character
8-13
UPC-E Preamble
System Character
8-14
UPC-E1 Preamble
System Character
8-15
Convert UPC-E to A
Disable
8-15
Convert UPC-E1 to A
Disable
8-16
EAN-8/JAN-8 Extend
Disable
8-16
Bookland ISBN Format
ISBN-10
8-17
UCC Coupon Extended Code
Disable
8-18
1User
selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.
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Table A-1 All Default Parameters (Continued)
Parameter
Default
Page Number
Code 128
Code 128
Enable
8-18
GS1-128 (formerly UCC/EAN-128)
Enable
8-19
ISBT 128 (non-concatenated)
Enable
8-19
Code 39
Enable
8-20
Trioptic Code 39
Disable
8-20
Convert Code 39 to Code 32 (Italian Pharmacy Code)
Disable
8-21
Code 32 Prefix
Disable
8-21
Set Length(s) for Code 39
2 to 55
8-22
Code 39 Check Digit Verification
Disable
8-23
Transmit Code 39 Check Digit
Disable
8-23
Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion
Disable
8-24
Buffer Code 39
Disable
8-24
Code 93
Disable
8-27
Set Length(s) for Code 93
4 to 55
8-27
Code 11
Disable
8-28
Set Lengths for Code 11
4 to 55
8-29
Code 11 Check Digit Verification
Disable
8-30
Transmit Code 11 Check Digit(s)
Disable
8-30
Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF)
Enable
8-31
Set Lengths for I 2 of 5
14
8-31
I 2 of 5 Check Digit Verification
Disable
8-33
Transmit I 2 of 5 Check Digit
Disable
8-33
Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN 13
Disable
8-34
Code 39
Code 93
Code 11
Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF)
1
User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.
Standard Defaults
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Table A-1 All Default Parameters (Continued)
Parameter
Default
Page Number
Discrete 2 of 5 (DTF)
Discrete 2 of 5
Disable
8-34
Set Length(s) for D 2 of 5
12
8-35
Disable
8-36
Codabar
Disable
8-36
Set Lengths for Codabar
5 to 55
8-37
CLSI Editing
Disable
8-38
NOTIS Editing
Disable
8-38
MSI
Disable
8-39
Set Length(s) for MSI
2 to 55
8-39
MSI Check Digits
One
8-40
Transmit MSI Check Digit
Disable
8-41
MSI Check Digit Algorithm
Mod 10/Mod 10
8-41
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
8-42
GS1 DataBar Limited
Disable
8-42
GS1 DataBar Expanded
Disable
8-42
Convert GS1 DataBar to UPC/EAN
Disable
8-43
Redundancy Level
1
8-44
Security Levels
0
8-46
Bi-directional Redundancy
Disable
8-47
None1
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Symbology - Specific Security Levels
123Scan Configuration Tool
123Scan Configuration
1
User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.
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 39 Full ASCII, Code 32
C
Codabar
D
Code 128, ISBT 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
GS1-128
L
Bookland EAN
M
Trioptic Code 39
N
Coupon Code
R
GS1 DataBar Family
Programming Reference
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 (all variants), Coupon (Code
128 portion)
E
UPC/EAN, Coupon (UPC portion)
e
GS1 DataBar Family
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, Trioptic Code 39
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).
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Table B-3 Modifier Characters (Continued)
Code Type
Trioptic Code 39
Option Value
0
Option
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
MSI
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
Programming Reference
Table B-3 Modifier Characters (Continued)
Code Type
Bookland EAN
Option Value
0
Option
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 GS1-128 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.
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Appendix C Sample Bar Codes
Code 39
123ABC
UPC/EAN
UPC-A, 100%
0
EAN-13, 100%
3 456789 012340
12345 67890
5
Sample Bar Codes
Code 128
12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234
Interleaved 2 of 5
12345678901231
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GS1 DataBar
NOTE
GS1 DataBar variants must be enabled to read the bar codes below (see GS1 DataBar (formerly RSS,
Reduced Space Symbology) on page 8-42).
10293847560192837465019283746029478450366523
(GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked)
1234890hjio9900mnb
(GS1 DataBar Expanded)
08672345650916
(GS1 DataBar Limited)
Sample Bar Codes
GS1 DataBar-14
55432198673467
(GS1 DataBar-14 Truncated)
90876523412674
(GS1 DataBar-14 Stacked)
78123465709811
(GS1 DataBar-14 Stacked Omni-Directional)
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Appendix D Numeric Bar Codes
Numeric Bar Codes
For parameters requiring specific numeric values, scan the appropriately numbered bar code(s).
0
1
2
3
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Numeric Bar Codes (continued)
4
5
6
7
8
9
Numeric Bar Codes
Cancel
To correct an error or change a selection, scan the bar code below.
Cancel
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Appendix E ASCII Character Sets
Table E-1 ASCII Value - Code 39 Encode - Keystroke
ASCII Value
Full ASCII
Code 39 Encode Character
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
The keystroke in bold is sent only if the “Function Key Mapping” is enabled. Otherwise, the
unbolded keystroke is sent.
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Table E-1 ASCII Value - Code 39 Encode - Keystroke (Continued)
Full ASCII
Code 39 Encode Character
ASCII Value
Keystroke
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
1024
$X
CTRL X
1025
$Y
CTRL Y
1026
$Z
CTRL Z
1027
%A
CTRL [
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
+
The keystroke in bold is sent only if the “Function Key Mapping” is enabled. Otherwise, the
unbolded keystroke is sent.
ASCII Character Sets
Table E-1 ASCII Value - Code 39 Encode - Keystroke (Continued)
Full ASCII
Code 39 Encode Character
ASCII Value
Keystroke
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
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
The keystroke in bold is sent only if the “Function Key Mapping” is enabled. Otherwise, the
unbolded keystroke is sent.
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Table E-1 ASCII Value - Code 39 Encode - Keystroke (Continued)
Full ASCII
Code 39 Encode Character
ASCII Value
Keystroke
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
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
The keystroke in bold is sent only if the “Function Key Mapping” is enabled. Otherwise, the
unbolded keystroke is sent.
ASCII Character Sets
Table E-1 ASCII Value - Code 39 Encode - Keystroke (Continued)
ASCII Value
Full ASCII
Code 39 Encode Character
Keystroke
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
1117
+U
u
1118
+V
v
1119
+W
w
1120
+X
x
1121
+Y
y
1122
+Z
z
1123
%P
{
1124
%Q
I
1125
%R
}
1126
%S
~
The keystroke in bold is sent only if the “Function Key Mapping” is enabled. Otherwise, the
unbolded keystroke is sent.
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Table E-2 ALT Key Standard Defaults
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
ASCII Character Sets
Table E-3 Miscellaneous Key Standard Defaults
Misc. Key
Keystroke
3001
PA 1
3002
PA 2
3003
CMD 1
3004
CMD 2
3005
CMD 3
3006
CMD 4
3007
CMD 5
3008
CMD 6
3009
CMD 7
3010
CMD 8
3011
CMD 9
3012
CMD 10
3013
CMD 11
3014
CMD 12
3015
CMD 13
3016
CMD 14
E-7
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Table E-4 GUI Shift Keys
Other Value
Keystroke
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
GUI Shift Keys
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.
ASCII Character Sets
Table E-4 GUI Shift Keys (Continued)
Other Value
Keystroke
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
GUI Shift Keys
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.
Table E-5 PF Key Standard Default Table
PF Keys
Keystroke
4001
PF 1
4002
PF 2
4003
PF 3
4004
PF 4
4005
PF 5
4006
PF 6
4007
PF 7
4008
PF 8
4009
PF 9
4010
PF 10
4011
PF 11
4012
PF 12
4013
PF 13
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Table E-5 PF Key Standard Default Table (Continued)
PF Keys
Keystroke
4014
PF 14
4015
PF 15
4016
PF 16
Table E-6 F key Standard Default Table
F Keys
Keystroke
5001
F1
5002
F2
5003
F3
5004
F4
5005
F5
5006
F6
5007
F7
5008
F8
5009
F9
5010
F 10
5011
F 11
5012
F 12
5013
F 13
5014
F 14
5015
F 15
5016
F 16
5017
F 17
5018
F 18
5019
F 19
5020
F 20
5021
F 21
ASCII Character Sets E - 11
Table E-6 F key Standard Default Table (Continued)
F Keys
Keystroke
5022
F 22
5023
F 23
5024
F 24
Table E-7 Numeric Key Standard Default Table
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
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Table E-8 Extended Keypad Standard Default Table
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
Index
Numerics
123Scan configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-1
A
ADF
invalid rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-1
transmit error . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2, 3-2
advanced data formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2, 3-2, 9-1
aiming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
ASCII values
keyboard wedge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-12
RS-232 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-17
USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-11
auto-scan mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1, 2-3, 4-5
B
bar code defaults
keyboard wedge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
RS-232 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
symbologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
user preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
bar codes
123Scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-1
beep after good decode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
beeper tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
beeper volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
cancel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-3
FN1 sub values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10
keyboard wedge
alternate numeric keypad emulation . . . . . . . 5-8
caps lock on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8
caps lock override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
country keyboard types (country codes) . . . 5-5
host types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
ignore unknown characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6
intra-keystroke delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
keystroke delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
laser on time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
numeric bar codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-3
power mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
prefix/suffix values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
RS-232
baud rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
beep on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-14
check receive errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
data bits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
hardware handshaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
host serial response time-out . . . . . . . . . . . 6-13
host types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6
ignore unknown characters . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-16
intercharacter delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15
Nixdorf Beep/LED options . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-16
RTS line state . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-14
stop bit select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
RS-232 parameters
parity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8
scan data transmission format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
scan line width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
scanning mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
set defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
symbologies
bi-directional redundancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-47
bookland EAN, enable/disable . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7
bookland ISBN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-17
Chinese 2 of 5, enable/disable . . . . . . . . . . 8-36
codabar CLSI editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-38
codabar lengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-37
codabar NOTIS editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-38
codabar, enable/disable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-36
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code 11 check digit verification . . . . . . . . . . 8-30
code 11 lengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-29
code 11, transmit check digits . . . . . . . . . . 8-30
code 128, enable/disable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-18
code 39 buffering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-24, 8-25
code 39 check digit verification . . . . . . . . . . 8-23
code 39 full ASCII conversion . . . . . . . . . . 8-24
code 39 lengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-22
code 39 transmit buffer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-26
code 39 transmit check digit . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-23
code 39, enable/disable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-20
code 93 lengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-27
code 93, enable/disable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-27
convert UPC-E to UPC-A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-15
convert UPC-E1 to UPC-A . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-16
discrete 2 of 5 lengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-35
discrete 2 of 5, enable/disable . . . . . . . . . . 8-34
EAN-13/EAN-8, enable/disable . . . . . . . . . . 8-7
EAN-8/JAN-8 extend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-16
GS1 databar, convert to UPC/EAN . . . . . . 8-43
GS1 databar, enable/disable . . . . . . . . . . . 8-42
GS1-128, enable/disable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-19
I 2 of 5 check digit verification . . . . . . . . . . 8-33
I 2 of 5 convert to EAN-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-34
I 2 of 5 lengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-31
I 2 of 5 transmit check digit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-33
I 2 of 5, enable/disable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-31
intercharacter gap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-47
ISBT 128, enable/disable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-19
MSI check digit algorithm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-41
MSI check digits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-40
MSI lengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-39, 8-40
MSI transmit check digits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-41
MSI, enable/disable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-39
redundancy levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-44
security levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-46
bi-directional redundancy 8-47
supplementals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
trioptic code 39, enable/disable . . . . . . . . . 8-20
UCC coupon extended code . . . . . . . . . . . 8-18
UPC/EAN/JAN supplemental redundancy . 8-11
UPC-A preamble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-13
UPC-A transmit check digit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12
UPC-A/UPC-E, enable/disable . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5
UPC-E preamble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-14
UPC-E transmit check digit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12
UPC-E1 preamble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-15
UPC-E1 transmit check digit . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-13
UPC-E1, enable/disable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6
transmit code ID character . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
transmit no read message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10
USB
caps lock override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-7
country keyboard types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
device type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
keystroke delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-7
unknown characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-8
bar codes RS-232
software handshaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12
beeper definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
bullets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xii
C
cables
installing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
removing cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
character set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-12, 6-17, 7-11
Chinese 2 of 5 bar codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-36
codabar bar codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-36
code 11 bar codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-28
code 128 bar codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-18
code 39 bar codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-20
code 93 bar codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-27
code identifiers
AIM code IDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2
Symbol code IDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1
configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi
conventions
notational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xii
D
decode zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6, 2-7
default parameters
keyboard wedge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
RS-232 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
symbologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
user preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
discrete 2 of 5 bar codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-34
DTF bar codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-34
E
error indications
ack/nak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12
ADF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2, 3-2
beeper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
enq . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12
format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2, 3-3
input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2, 3-2
laser on time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
RS-232 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2, 3-2
RS-232 transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
symbologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2, 2-3, 3-2, 6-13
Index - 3
unknown characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6, 6-16, 7-8
user preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
xon/xoff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12
G
GS1 databar bar codes
reduced space symbology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-42
H
host types
keyboard wedge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
RS-232 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6
USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
I
information, service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiii
intercharacter gap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-47
interleaved 2 of 5 bar codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-31
beeper volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
FN1 sub values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10
keyboard wedge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
laser on time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
power mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
prefix/suffix values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
RS-232 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
scan data transmission format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
scan line width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
scanning mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
set defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
symbologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
transmit code ID character . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
transmit no read message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10
USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1, 2-4
pinouts
scanner signal descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
power supply
connecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
R
K
keyboard wedge connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
keyboard wedge defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
keyboard wedge parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
RS-232 connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
RS-232 defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
RS-232 parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
S
L
LED definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
M
maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
MSI bar codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-39
N
notational conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xii
NW - 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-36
P
parameter defaults
keyboard wedge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RS-232 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
symbologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
user preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
parameters
beep after good decode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
beeper tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-3
6-3
8-2
7-3
4-2
4-7
4-4
sample bar codes
code 128 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-2
code 39 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-1
GS1 databar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-3
interleaved 2 of 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-2
UPC/EAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-1
scanner parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1, 2-4
scanning
aiming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
auto-scan mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6, 7-8
symbologies sequence example . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1
triggered mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
user preferences sequence example . . . . . . . . . 4-1
security level bar codes
bi-directional redundancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-47
security levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-44, 8-46
service information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xiii
setup
connecting a USB interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
connecting an RS-232 interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
connecting interface cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
connecting keyboard wedge interface . . . . . . . . . 5-2
connecting power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
installing the cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Index - 4
Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide
unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
signal descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
symbologies defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-2
3-6
3-5
8-2
T
technical specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
triggered mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1, 2-3, 4-5
troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
U
unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
UPC/EAN bar codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5
USB connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
USB defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
USB parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
user preferences bar codes
beep after good decode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
beeper tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
beeper volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
FN1 sub values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10
laser on time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
power mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
prefix/suffix values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
scan data transmission format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
scan line width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
scanning mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
set defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
transmit code ID character . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
transmit no read message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10
user preferences defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
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