User Guide
HP USB Barcode Scanner
for Point of Sale System
Document Part Number:419218-002
August 2006
Print this document before setting up the HP USB Barcode
Scanner. The document provides the programming bar codes
necessary for selecting features for the scanner.
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User Guide
HP USB Barcode Scanner
First Edition (August 2006)
Document Part Number: 419218-002
Contents
1 Product Features
Identifying Barcode Scanner Components. . . . . . . . . . . . 1–2
2 Safety and Maintenance Guidelines
Important Safety Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–1
Maintenance Guidelines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–3
3 Setting Up the Scanner
Connecting the USB Interface Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–1
Removing the USB Interface Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–2
Assembling the Stand. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–2
Mounting the Stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–3
Screw Mount . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–3
Tape Mount . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–4
Setting Up the USB Interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–4
USB Default Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–5
Parameters Descriptions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–6
USB Country Keyboard Types (Country Codes) . . . 3–6
USB Caps Lock Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–11
USB Ignore Unknown Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–12
Emulate Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–13
USB Keyboard FN 1 Substitution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–13
Function Key Mapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–14
Simulated Caps Lock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–14
Convert Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–15
USB ASCII Character Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–16
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Contents
4 Operating the Scanner
Defining Beeper Sequences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Defining LED Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scanning in Hand-Held Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aiming the Scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scanning in Hands-Free Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4–1
4–3
4–4
4–5
4–6
5 Programming User Preferences
Scanning Sequence Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Errors While Scanning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
User Preferences Default Parameters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
User Preferences. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Set Default Parameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Beeper Tone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Beeper Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Laser On Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Beep After Good Decode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5–1
5–2
5–2
5–3
5–3
5–4
5–5
5–6
5–7
5–8
A Troubleshooting
Solving Common Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–1
Using the Worldwide Web. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–2
Preparing to Call Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–2
B Technical Specifications
Decode Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B–3
Disposal of Waste Equipment by Users in Private Household
in the European Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B–4
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Product Features
The HP USB Barcode Scanner is designed to work with point of
sale system hardware and program applications. The barcode
scanner features:
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Hand-held or hands-free scanning operation.
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Stand assembly kit for hands free operation.
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USB connection that autodetects a USB host and defaults to
the HID keyboard interface type.
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USB cable assembly provided.
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Supports international keyboards for Microsoft Windows
environment: North America, German, French, Spanish,
Italian, Swedish, Brazilian Portuguese and Japanese.
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Software and regulatory notices for this product are available
on the Point of Sale System Software and Documentation CD.
Identifying Barcode Scanner
Components
1
Scan Window - scans bar code symbols with laser light and produces a
digitized pattern that corresponds to the bars and spaces of the symbols.
2
Scan Trigger - press to scan bar codes.
3
LED - light indicator that communicates successful decoding, data
transmission error or malfunction.
4
Beeper - emits different beeper sequences and patterns that are defined by
you while programming the scanner and during normal scanning.
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Safety and Maintenance
Guidelines
Important Safety Information
Follow the recommendations below to avoid potential risk of
ergonomic injury when using the HP USB Barcode Scanner.
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious injury, read the Safety and
Comfort Guide. It describes proper workstation, setup, posture, and
health habits for users, and provides important electrical and
mechanical safety information. This guide is located on the Web at
http://www.hp.com/ergo and/or on the documentation CD if one is
included with the product.
1. Use the optimum arm position.
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2. Avoid extreme wrist angles.
3. Avoid Bending.
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4. Avoid reaching.
Maintenance Guidelines
Cleaning the scan window is the only maintenance required. A
dirty window may affect scanning accuracy.
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Do not allow any abrasive material to touch the window.
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Remove any dirt particles with a damp cloth.
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Wipe the window using a tissue moistened with mild
detergent and water.
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Do not spray water or other cleaning liquids directly into the
window.
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Setting Up the Scanner
The scanner attaches directly to a USB port on the POS computer
and is powered by the computer. No additional power supply is
required.
Connecting the USB Interface Cable
1. Plug the USB interface cable 1 into the cable interface port
2 on the bottom of the scanner.
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2. Gently tug the cable to ensure the connector is properly
secured.
3. Connect the other end of the interface cable into a USB port
on the POS computer.
Removing the USB Interface Cable
1. Unplug the installed cable’s modular connector by depressing
the connector clip with the tip of a screwdriver.
2. Carefully slide out the cable.
Assembling the Stand
The stand allows hands-free scanning when attached to the
scanner.
1. Unscrew the wingnut from the bottom of the neckpiece
scanner cup.
2. Fit the bottom of the neck piece 1 into the opening on the top
of the stand base 2.
3. Tighten the wingnut 3 underneath the base to secure the cup
and neck piece to the base.
tightening the wingnut under the base, ensure that the flat
✎ Before
areas on the flexible neck fit securely in the grooves in the base.
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4. Bend the neck to the desired position for scanning.
Mounting the Stand
You can attach the base of the scanner’s stand to a flat surface
using two screws or double-side tape (not provided).
Screw Mount
1. Position the assembled base on a flat surface.
2. Screw one #10 wood screw (not provided) into each
screw-mount hole 1 until the base of the stand is secure.
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Tape Mount
1. Peel the paper liner off one side of each piece of tape (not
provided) 2 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.
Setting Up the USB Interface
To set up the scanner for USB:
1. Turn on the POS computer.
2. Using the barcode scanner, scan the HID Keyboard
Emulation barcode below.
*HID Keyboard Emulation
3. On first installation when using Windows, the software
prompts you to select or install the “Human Interface Device”
driver. To install the “Human Interface Device” driver
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provided by Windows, click “Next” through all the choices
and click “Finished” on the last choice. The scanner powers
up during this installation.
4. If you are not using a North American keyboard, scan the
appropriate country bar code in USB Country Keyboard
Types (Country Codes) in this chapter.
USB Default Parameters
The following table lists the defaults for USB host parameters. If
you want to change any option, scan the appropriate bar codes
provided in the “Parameters Descriptions” section of this chapter.
USB Host Default
Parameters
Default
USB Device Type
HID Keyboard Emulation
USB Country Keyboard Types
(country codes)
North American
USB Keystroke Delay
No Delay
USB CAPS Lock Override
Disable
USB Ignore Unknown Characters
Enable
Emulate Keypad
Disable
USB FN1 Substitution
Disable
Function Key Mapping
Disable
Simulated Caps Lock
Disable
Convert Case
None
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Parameters Descriptions
USB Country Keyboard Types (Country
Codes)
Scan the bar code corresponding to your country keyboard type.
This setting applies only to the USB HID (Human Interface
Devices) Keyboard Emulation device.
changing country selection, the scanner automatically
✎ When
restarts. The scanner issues the standard startup beep sequences.
the programming bar code menus, default values are
✎ Throughout
indicated with an asterisks (*).
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*North American Standard USB Keyboard
German Windows
French Windows
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French Canadian Windows 95/98
French Canadian Windows 2000/XP
Spanish Windows
Italian Windows
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Swedish Windows
UK English Windows
Japanese Windows (ASCII)
Portuguese-Brazilian Windows
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USB Keystroke Delay
This parameter sets the delay, in milliseconds, between emulated
keystrokes. Scan a barcode below to increase the delay when
hosts require a slower transmission of data.
*No Delay
Medium Delay (20 msec)
Long Delay (40 msec)
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USB Caps Lock Override
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
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 codes containing at least
one unknown character are not sent to the host, and an error beep
sounds.
*Send Bar Codes with Unknown Characters
(Transmit)
Do Not Send Bar Codes with Unknown Characters
(Disable)
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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 Keyboard FN 1 Substitution
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 FN 1 Substitution Values in chapter 3 of the
Programming Reference Guide to set the Key Category and Key
Value).
Enable
*Disable
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Function Key Mapping
ASCII values under 32 are normally sent as a control-key
sequences (see the USB ASCII Character Set table in this
chapter). When this parameter is enabled, the keys in bold in the
USB ASCII Character Set table 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
Simulated Caps Lock
When enabled, the scanner will invert upper and lower case
characters on the scanner barcode 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
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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
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USB ASCII Character Set
This table provides ASCII character conversions for standard data
transmission code.
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Prefix/Suffix
Value
Full ASCII Code
39 Encode Char.
Keystroke
1000
%U
CTRL 2
1001
$A
CTRL A
1002
$B
CTRL B
1003
$C
CTRL C
1004
$D
CTRL D
1005
$E
CTRL E
1006
$F
CTRL F
1007
$G
CTRL G
1008
$H
CTRL
H/BACKSPACE1
1009
$I
CTRL
I/HORIZONTAL
TAB1
1010
$J
CTRL J
1011
$K
CTRL K
1012
$L
CTRL L
1013
$M
CTRL M/ENTER1
1014
$N
CTRL N
1015
$O
CTRL 0
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Prefix/Suffix
Value
Full ASCII Code
39 Encode Char.
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 [/ESC1
1028
%B
CTRL \
1029
%C
CTRL ]
1030
%D
CTRL 6
1031
%E
CTRL -
1032
Space
Space
1033
/A
!
1034
/B
“
1035
/C
#
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Prefix/Suffix
Value
Full ASCII Code
39 Encode Char.
Keystroke
1036
/D
$
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
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Prefix/Suffix
Value
Full ASCII Code
39 Encode Char.
Keystroke
1055
7
7
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
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Prefix/Suffix
Value
Full ASCII Code
39 Encode Char.
Keystroke
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
‘
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Prefix/Suffix
Value
Full ASCII Code
39 Encode Char.
Keystroke
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
+Y
t
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Prefix/Suffix
Value
Full ASCII Code
39 Encode Char.
Keystroke
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
~
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The keystroke in bold is sent only if the “Function Key Mapping” is
enabled. Otherwise, the unbolden keystroke is sent.
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ALT Keys
Keystroke
2064
ALT 2
2065
ALT A
2066
ALT B
2067
ALT C
2068
ALT D
2069
ALT E
2070
ALT F
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2071
ALT G
2072
ALT H
2073
ALT I
2074
ALT J
2075
ALT K
2076
ALT L
2077
ALT M
2078
ALT N
2079
ALT O
2080
ALT P
2081
ALT Q
2082
ALT R
2083
ALT S
2084
ALT T
2085
ALT U
2086
ALT V
2087
ALT W
2088
ALT X
2089
ALT Y
2090
ALT Z
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GUI Shift Keys
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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Other Value
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
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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
F1 Keys
Keystroke
5001
F1
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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
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5023
F23
5024
F24
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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Extended
Keypad
Keystroke
7001
Break
7002
Delete
7003
PgUp
7004
End
7005
Pg Dn
7006
Pause
7007
Scroll Lock
7008
Backspace
7009
Tab
7010
Print Screen
7011
Insert
7012
Home
7013
Enter
7014
Escape
7015
Up Arrow
7016
Down Arrow
7017
Left Arrow
7018
Right Arrow
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Operating the Scanner
This chapter covers techniques, tips and instructions involved in
scanning bar codes and defining beeper and LED indicators.
Before using the scanner, you will need to install and program
your scanner.
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For instructions on installing the scanner, refer to Chapter 3,
“Setting Up the Scanner.”
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To configure or program your scanner, refer to Chapter 5,
“Programming User Preferences.”
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To program different or additional bar code features, refer to
the Programming Reference Guide, included on the Point of
Sale System Software and Documentation CD. This guide
provides the programming bar codes necessary for selecting
non-default features, customizing data, and other
programming selections for your scanner.
Defining Beeper Sequences
The scanner communicates with the user by emitting different
beeper sequences and patterns. Refer to the “Standard Beeper
Definitions” table in the chapter to define beep sequences that
occur during both normal scanning and while programming the
scanner.
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Standard Beeper Definitions
Beeper Sequence
Indication
Low/medium/high beep
Power Up.
Short high beep
A bar code symbol was decoded (if
decode beeper is enabled).
4 long low beeps
A transmission error was detected in
a scanned symbol. The data is
ignored. This occurs if a unit is not
properly configured. Check beeper
sequence option setting.
5 low beeps
Conversion or format error.
Lo/hi/lo beep
ADF transmit error.
Parameter Menu Scanning
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Short high beep
Correct entry scanned or correct
menu sequence performed.
Lo/hi beep
Input error, incorrect bar code or
“Cancel” scanned, wrong entry,
incorrect bar code programming
sequence; remain in program mode.
Hi/lo beep
Keyboard parameter selected. Enter
value using bar code keypad.
Hi/lo/hi/lo beep
Successful program exit with change
in the parameter setting.
Low/hi/low/hi beep
Out of host parameter storage
space. Scan Set Default Parameter
in this chapter.
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Standard Beeper Definitions
Beeper Sequence
Indication
Code 39 Buffering
Hi/lo beep
New Code 39 data was entered
into the buffer.
3 Beeps - long high beep
Code 39 buffer is full.
Lo/hi/lo beep
The Code 39 buffer was erased or
there was an attempt to clear or
transmit an empty buffer.
Lo/hi beep
A successful transmission of buffered
data.
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.
The power-up beep occurs more
than once
The USB bus may put the scanner in
a state where power to the scanner
is cycled on and off more than once.
This is normal and usually happens
when the PC cold boots.
Defining LED Indicators
In addition to beeper sequences, the scanner communicates using
a two-color LED display. Refer to the “Standard LED
Definitions” table in this chapter to define the LED colors that
display during scanning.
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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 in Hand-Held Mode
1. Ensure all connections are secure.
2. Aim the scanner at the bar code. Press the trigger.
3. Ensure the scan line crosses every bar and space of the
symbol.
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4. Upon successful decode, the scanner beeps and the LED
turns green.
Aiming 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. This specular reflection can make
decoding difficult. You can tilt the scanner up to 55° forward or
back and achieve a successful decode. Simple practice quickly
shows what tolerances to work within.
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Scanning in Hands-Free Mode
When the scanner is seated in the stand’s “cup,” the scanner’s
built-in sensor places the scanner in hands-free mode. When the
scanner is removed from the stand it operates in its normal
hand-held mode.
1. Ensure all cable connections are secure.
2. Insert the scanner in the stand by placing the front of the
scanner into the stand’s “cup.”
3. To scan a bar code, place the bar code up to the scanner and
ensure the scan line crosses every bar and space of the
symbol.
4. Upon successful decode, the scanner beeps and the LED
turns green.
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Programming User Preferences
You have the option to program the scanner to perform various
functions, or activate different features. This chapter describes
each user preference feature and provides the programming bar
codes necessary for selecting these features for your scanner.
The scanner is shipped with the settings listed in the “User
Preferences Default” table in this chapter (also see the section
“USB Default Parameters” in chapter 3 of this guide). If the
default values suit your requirements, programming may not be
necessary.
Features values are set by scanning single bar codes or short bar
code sequences. The settings are stored in non-volatile memory
and are preserved even when the scanner is powered down.
To return all features to their default values, all you need to do is
scan the Set All Defaults bar code.
the programming bar code menus, default values are
✎ Throughout
indicated with asterisks (*).
Scanning Sequence Examples
In most cases you need only scan one bar code to set a specific
parameter value. For example, if you want to set the beeper tone
to high, simply scan the High Frequency (beeper tone) bar code
listed under Beeper Tone. The scanner issues a fast warble beep
and the LED turns green, signifying a successful parameter entry.
Other parameters, such as specifying Serial Response Time-Out
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or setting Data Transmission Formats, require that you scan
several bar codes. Refer to “Laser On Time” in this chapter and
“Scan Data Transmission Format” in the Programming Reference
Guide on the software and documentation CD for descriptions of
this procedure.
Errors While Scanning
Unless otherwise specified, if you make an error during a
scanning sequence, just re-scan the correct parameter.
User Preferences Default Parameters
The following table lists the defaults for user preferences
parameters. If you want to change any option, scan the
appropriate bar code(s) provided in the “User Preferences”
section of this chapter.
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Parameter
Default
Set Default Parameter
All Defaults
Beeper Tone
Medium
Beeper Volume
High
Power Mode
Continuous On
Laser On Time
3.0 Sec.
Beep After Good Decode
Enable
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Set Default Parameter
Scanning this bar code returns all parameters to the default values
listed in Chapter 5, “Standard Default Parameters” of the
Programming Reference Guide on the software and
documentation CD.
Set All Defaults
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Beeper Tone
To select a decode beep frequency (tone), scan the Low
Frequency, Medium Frequency, or High Frequency bar code.
Low Frequency
*Medium Frequency
(Optimum Settings)
High Frequency
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Beeper Volume
To select a beeper volume, scan the Low Volume, Medium
Volume, or High Volume bar code.
Low Volume
Medium Volume
*High Volume
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Power Mode
This parameter determines whether or not power remains on after
a decode attempt. When in reduced power mode, the scanner
enters into a low power consumption mode to preserve battery
life after each decode attempt. When in continuous power mode,
power remains on after each decode attempt.
*Continuous On
Reduced Power Mode
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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 Chapter 8, “Numeric Bar Codes,” of the
Programming Reference Guide, 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 you make an error,
or wish to change your selection, scan Cancel.
Laser On Time
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Beep After Good Decode
Scan a bar code below to select whether or not the scanner beeps
after a good decode. If 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)
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Troubleshooting
Solving Common Problems
The following table lists possible problems, the possible cause of
each problem, and the recommended solutions.
Problem
Possible Cause
Nothing happens
No power to the
when you follow the scanner.
operating
instructions, or the
scanner displays
erratic behavior
(laser does not come
on, scanner emits
frequent beeps).
Interface/power
cables are loose.
Solution
Check the system power.
Check for loose cable connections.
Be sure the scanner is programmed
Laser comes on, but Scanner is not
barcode symbol
programmed for the
to read the type of bar code you
does not decode.
correct bar code type. are scanning.
Bar code symbol is
unreadable.
Check the symbol to make sure it is
not defaced. Try scanning test
symbols of the same bar code type.
Distance between
Move the scanner closer to or
scanner and bar code further from the bar code.
is incorrect.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
Symbol is decoded, Scanner is not
but not transmitted programmed for the
to the host.
correct host type.
Scan the appropriate host type bar
code.
Scanned data is
Scanner is not
incorrectly displayed programmed to work
on the host.
with the host. Check
scanner host type
parameters or editing
options.
Be sure the USB host is selected.
Ensure that the POS system is
programmed for the correct
keyboard type and language, and
the Caps Lock key is in the correct
state.
Be sure editing options found in the
Programming Reference Guide on
the Point of Sale System Software
and Documentation CD (e.g., ADF,
UPCE to UPC-A Conversion) are
properly programmed.
Using the Worldwide Web
For the online access to technical support information, self-solve
tools, online assistance, community forums or IT experts, broad
multivendor knowledge base, monitoring and diagnostic tools, go
to http://www.hp.com/support.
Preparing to Call Technical Support
If you can not solve a problem using the troubleshooting tips in
this section, you may need to call technical support. Refer to the
Support Telephone Numbers guide on the Point of Sale System
Software and Documentation CD. Have the following
information available when you call:
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Barcode Scanner model number
■
Serial number for the scanner
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Purchase date on invoice
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Condition under which the problem occurred
■
Error messages received
■
Hardware configuration
■
Hardware and software you are using
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Technical Specifications
HP USB Barcode Scanner
Power Requirements
Decoded: 5 VDC +/- 10% @
approximately 200mA (nominal)
Stand-By Current
500mA (max)
Power Source
Depending on USB host:
Hosted powered converts a 9 Volt
battery to a 5 Volt battery
Decode Capability
Decoded:
UPC/EAN, UPC/EAN with
supplementals, UCC/EAN, JAN 8
& 13, 128, Code 39, Code 39 Full
ASCII, Code 39 Trioptic, Codabar
(NW7), Interleaved 2 of 5, Discrete
2 of 5, Code 128, Code 93, MSI,
Code 11, UCC/EAN RSS, Code 32,
Coupon Code, Bookland EAN,
1ATA, and RSS.
Beeper Operation
User-selectable: Enable, Disable
Beeper Volume
User-selectable: three levels
Beeper Tone
User-selectable: three tones
Scan Repetition Rate
100 +/- 5 scans/seconds
Yaw Tolerance
+/- 10o from nominal
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Pitch Tolerance
+/- 65o from nominal
Roll Tolerance
+/- 60o from nominal
Print Contrast Minimum
25% minimum reflectance
differential, measure at 650 nm.
Ambient Light Immunity
450 ft. candles (4,842 Lux)
10,000 ft. candles (107, 600 Lux)
• Indoor
• Outdoor
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Durability
5 ft. (1.5 m) drops to concrete
Operating Temperature
32o to 120o F (0o to 50o C)
Storage Temperature
-40o to 140o F (-40o to 60o C)
Humidity
5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Weight (without cable)
5.15 oz. (146 g)
Dimensions:
Weight
Width
Depth
6.0 in (15.2 cm)
2.5 in (6.3 cm)
3.34 in (8.4 cm)
Laser
650 nm laser diode
Laser Classifications
IEC 825-1 Class 2
ESD
15kV area discharge
8 kV contact discharge
Minimum Element Width
5 mil (0.127 mm)
Interfaces Supported
Decoded: USB
Electrical Safety
Certified Pending to UL1950, CSA
C22.2 No. 950 EN60950/IC950
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Disposal of Waste Equipment by Users
in Private Household in the European
Union
This symbol on the product or on its
packaging indicates that this product must not
be disposed of with your other household
waste. Instead, it is your responsibility to
dispose of your waste equipment by handing it
over to a designated collection point for the
recycling of waste electrical and electronic
equipment. The separate collection and
recycling of your waste equipment at the time
of disposal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that
it is recycled in a manner that protects human health and the
environment. For more information about where you can drop off
your waste equipment for recycling, please contact your local city
office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where
you purchased the product.
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