1500/1502 Barcode Scanner
1500/1502 Series Barcode Scanner
Setup barcodes included.
Version 1.20
Copyright © 2008~2015 CIPHERLAB CO., LTD.
All rights reserved
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under a license agreement containing restrictions on use and disclosure and is also
protected by copyright law. Reverse engineering of the software is prohibited.
Due to continued product development this information may change without notice. The
information and intellectual property contained herein is confidential between CIPHERLAB
and the client and remains the exclusive property of CIPHERLAB CO., LTD. If you find
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does not warrant that this document is error-free.
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IMPORTANT NOTICES
FOR USA
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
 Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
 Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
 Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
 Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
FOR CANADA
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus as set out in the interference-causing equipment standard entitled
"Digital Apparatus," ICES-003 of Industry Canada.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Cet appareil numerique respecte les limites de bruits radioelectriques applicables aux
appareils numeriques de Classe B prescrites dans la norme sur le material brouilleur:
"Appareils Numeriques," NMB-003 edictee par l'Industrie.
FOR PRODUCT WITH LASER
CAUTION
This laser component emits FDA / IEC Class 2 laser light at the exit port. Do not
stare into beam.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
 DO NOT expose the scanner to any flammable sources.
 Under no circumstances, internal components are self-serviceable.
 For AC power adaptor, a socket outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall
be easily accessible. Make sure there is stable power supply for the scanner or its
peripherals to operate properly.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
 Use a clean cloth to wipe dust off the scanning window and the body of the scanner.
DO NOT use/mix any bleach or cleaner.
 If you want to put away the scanner for a period of time, download the collected data
to a host computer when in the memory mode, and then take out the battery. Store
the scanner and battery separately.
 When the scanner resumes its work, make sure the battery is fully charged before
use.
 Keep the scanner away from any magnets and magnetic fields to prevent the laser
engine from malfunctioning.
 If you shall find the scanner malfunctioning, write down the specific scenario and
consult your local sales representative.
RELEASE NOTES
Version
Date
Notes
1.20
Aug. 13, 2015
Modified: descriptions relating to ‘CD-ROM’ removed
Mar. 18, 2014
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Modified: 3.8.3 – GTIN-13 format barcodes added
Dec. 18, 2012
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New: 2.3.6 Output Format (Wand Emulation) setup barcodes
added
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New: 3.1 Codabar added w/ security Level (High: 100490/Normal:
100491)
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New: 3.7 Code 128 added w/ security Level (High: 100492/Normal:
100493)
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New: Quick Start — One-Scan Setup Barcodes
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Modified: 3.10 GS1-128 (EAN-128) enabled by default
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Modified: 5.5 Configuring Format — Define Transmission Sequence
(add Null Character Field)
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Modified: 3.10 GS1-128 (EAN-128) — Cannot read when disabled
since firmware v1.10
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Modified: Specifications — Power Adaptor
1.18
1.17
1.16
1.15
1.14
Sep. 15, 2014
Mar 02, 2012
Jul. 19, 2011
Modified: 1.5 Send “NR” to Host – 1500P added
New: 1.14 Cable Auto-Detection
New: 2.4 Direct USB HID
New: 2.5 Direct USB VCOM
New: 2.6 Direct USB VCOM_CDC
Modified: Specifications – 1500P added
New: 3.9.5 EAN-13 Addon Mode
New: 3.9.6 EAN-13 Addon Mode Buzzer
Modified: Care & Maintenance – “Keep the scanner away from any
magnets and magnetic fields to prevent the laser engine from
malfunctioning.” Added
Modified: 3.10.3 – GS1 formatting barcodes added
Modified: 3.10.4 – Application ID Mark barcodes added
Modified: 3.11.1 – ISBT Concatenation barcodes added
Modified: 3.16.5 – Field Separator barcode added
Modified: 3.16.6 – GS1 Formatting barcodes added
Modified: 3.16.7 – Application ID Mark barcodes added
Modification: 2.1.1 Keyboard type added with No. 32 PCAT (Swiss)
& No. 33 PCAT (Danish)
Modified: 2.1.1 Activate Keyboard Wedge & Select Keyboard Type —
add #31 PCAT (Hungarian)
New: 3.5.5 Security Level (for Code 39)
Modified: 4.6.1 Edit a Concatenation of Barcodes — Code type for
ISBT 128 added
1.13
Nov. 23, 2010
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Modified: 1.11 Auto-Sense Mode (1500 Only) — add High Sensitivity
behavior
1.12
Sep. 27, 2010
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Modified: Introduction, Symbologies Supported — add support of
more RSS symbologies
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Modified: 3.16 GS1 DataBar (RSS Family)
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New: 5.4.5 Pause Field Setting
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Specifications: add 1502
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Modified: 3.9.4 Security Level
Modified: Appendix III Keyboard Wedge Table — provide examples
1.11
1.10
Apr. 14, 2010
Apr. 09, 2010
Modified: 3.16.2 GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional (RSS-14)
Modified: 3.16.3 GS1 DataBar Expanded (RSS Expanded)
Modified: 4.2 Character
Code/Normal Key
Substitution
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add
table
for
Scan
Modified: 5.5 Configuring Format — Define Transmission Sequence
(add Pause Field)
Modified: 2.1.1 Activate Keyboard Wedge & Select Keyboard
Type — add Turkish
New: Introduction — add 1500WA
Modified: Appendix III Keyboard Wedge Table — remove settings for
user-defined scan code
1.09
Nov. 25, 2009
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1.08
Oct. 30, 2009
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Modified: 1.10 Auto-Sense Mode (1500 Only) — Continuous mode as
an alternative
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Modified: 1.12 Symbologies Supported — ISBT 128 enabled by
default
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Modified: 2.2.2 Baud Rate — add setup barcode for 4800 bps
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Modified: 4.4.1 Select Pre-defined Code ID — add ISBT 128
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Modified: 1.3 LED Indicator — Power on LED (1 s)
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Modified: 3.12.3 Code Length Qualification — MSI must include
checksum
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Modified: 4.6.2 Activate the Concatenation of Barcodes — add
description of LED and beeper
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Modified: 4.7 Removal of Special Character
1.07
June 03, 2009
Modified: 2.2.2 Baud Rate — change setup barcode for 4800 bps
(change 100079 to 100100)
Modified: 4.2.2 Symbologies for Character Substitution (All 3
Sets) — add ISBT 128
Modified: 4.4.2 Change Code ID — add ISBT 128
Modified: 4.5 Length Code — add ISBT 128
Modified: 5.3.1 Applicable Code Type (for Editing Format) — add
ISBT 128
Modified: 1.4 Beeper — More barcodes required for Multi-Barcode
Editor
Modified: Appendix I Firmware Upgrade
Modified: Appendix II Host Serial Commands
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1.05
1.04
Mar. 02, 2009
Feb. 11, 2009
Dec. 12, 2008
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Modified: 3.10 GS1-128 (EAN-128)
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Modified: 5.2.3 Define Data Criteria — Data length includes prefix,
suffix, length code, etc.
New: Quick Start — Flowchart
Modified: section 1.2 Transmit Buffer — the use of transmit buffer is
different from memory mode, and the latter is not supported by
1500 scanner!
Modified: 3.16 GS1 DataBar (RSS Family)
Modified: 3.16.2 GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional (RSS-14)
Modified: 3.16.3 GS1 DataBar Expanded (RSS Expanded)
Modified: 3.16.4 GS1 DataBar Limited (RSS Limited)
Modified: 1.6 Scan Modes — add Alternate Mode to table
New: 1.6.8 Alternate Mode — add setup barcode (100203)
Modified: 1.8 Delay between Re-read — add Alternate Mode
Modified: 4.6 Multi-Barcode Editor — 4-digit length excludes prefix,
suffix, length code, etc.
1.02
Sep. 11, 2008
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1.01
July 23, 2008
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1.00
May 26, 2008
Initial release
1.03
Nov. 24, 2008
New: 1.3.2 Good Read LED Duration
Modified: 4.6 Multi-Barcode Editor — Reset scan mode to “Laser”
Modified: Host Serial Commands — adds D, E commands
Modified: section 1.10 Auto-Sense Mode — add setup barcodes for
improving sensitivity
CONTENTS
IMPORTANT NOTICES ........................................................................................................- 3 For USA........................................................................................................................................ - 3 For Canada ................................................................................................................................. - 3 For Product with Laser ........................................................................................................... - 4 Safety Precautions .................................................................................................................. - 4 Care & Maintenance................................................................................................................ - 4 RELEASE NOTES ....................................................................................................................- 5 INTRODUCTION........................................................................................................................ 1
Inside the Package ...................................................................................................................... 2
Product Highlights ....................................................................................................................... 2
Symbologies Supported ............................................................................................................ 3
QUICK START............................................................................................................................. 5
Enter Configuration Mode......................................................................................................... 6
Exit Configuration Mode ............................................................................................................ 6
Default Settings ........................................................................................................................... 7
Save User Settings as Defaults ......................................................................................... 7
Restore User Defaults ........................................................................................................... 7
Restore System Defaults ..................................................................................................... 7
Read a Setup Barcode ............................................................................................................... 8
Configure Parameters ........................................................................................................... 8
List the Current Settings ................................................................................................... 12
One-Scan Setup Barcodes ..................................................................................................... 14
UNDERSTANDING THE BARCODE SCANNER ............................................................ 15
1.1 Power-On .............................................................................................................................. 15
1.2 Transmit Buffer................................................................................................................... 15
1.3 LED Indicator ....................................................................................................................... 16
1.3.1 Good Read LED.......................................................................................................... 16
1.3.2 Good Read LED Duration ....................................................................................... 16
1.4 Beeper .................................................................................................................................... 17
1.4.1 Beeper Volume .......................................................................................................... 17
1.4.2 Good Read Beep ....................................................................................................... 18
1.5 Send “NR” to Host ............................................................................................................. 19
1.6 Scan Modes .......................................................................................................................... 20
1.6.1 Continuous Mode ...................................................................................................... 21
1.6.2 Test Mode .................................................................................................................... 21
1.6.3 Laser Mode .................................................................................................................. 22
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1.6.4 Auto Off Mode ............................................................................................................ 22
1.6.5 Auto Power Off Mode .............................................................................................. 22
1.6.6 Alternate Mode .......................................................................................................... 23
1.6.7 Aiming Mode ............................................................................................................... 23
1.6.8 Multi-Barcode Mode ................................................................................................. 24
1.7 Scanning Timeout .............................................................................................................. 25
1.8 Delay between Re-read ................................................................................................... 26
1.9 Read Redundancy for All Symblogies ........................................................................ 27
1.10 Addon Security for UPC/EAN Barcodes................................................................... 28
1.11 Auto-Sense Mode (1500/1500P Only) .................................................................... 29
1.12 Negative Barcodes .......................................................................................................... 30
1.13 Effective Decoding Area................................................................................................ 31
1.13.1 Positioning Window ............................................................................................... 31
1.13.2 Adjusting Window .................................................................................................. 32
1.14 Cable Auto-Detection (1500P Only) ........................................................................ 33
SELECTING OUTPUT INTERFACE ................................................................................... 35
2.1 Keyboard Wedge ................................................................................................................ 37
2.1.1 Activate Keyboard Wedge & Select Keyboard Type .................................... 38
2.1.2 Keyboard Settings .................................................................................................... 39
2.1.3 Inter-Character Delay ............................................................................................. 46
2.1.4 Inter-Function Delay ............................................................................................... 46
2.2 RS-232 ................................................................................................................................... 47
2.2.1 Activate RS-232 Interface ..................................................................................... 47
2.2.2 Baud Rate .................................................................................................................... 47
2.2.3 Data Bits ...................................................................................................................... 48
2.2.4 Parity ............................................................................................................................. 48
2.2.5 Stop Bit ......................................................................................................................... 48
2.2.6 Flow Control ................................................................................................................ 49
2.2.7 Inter-Character Delay ............................................................................................. 50
2.2.8 Inter-Function Delay ............................................................................................... 50
2.2.9 ACK/NAK Timeout .................................................................................................... 51
2.3 Wand Emulation ................................................................................................................. 52
2.3.1 Activate Wand Emulation ...................................................................................... 52
2.3.2 Normal State .............................................................................................................. 52
2.3.3 Bar State ...................................................................................................................... 52
2.3.4 Module Time ............................................................................................................... 53
2.3.5 Margin Time ................................................................................................................ 54
2.3.6 Output Format ........................................................................................................... 55
2.4 Direct USB HID ................................................................................................................... 56
2.4.1 Activate USB HID & Select Keyboard Type .................................................... 56
2.4.2 Keyboard Settings .................................................................................................... 57
2.4.3 Inter-Character Delay ............................................................................................. 63
2.4.4 Inter-Function Delay ............................................................................................... 63
2.4.5 HID Character Transmit Mode ............................................................................. 64
2.4.6 Special Keyboard Feature ..................................................................................... 64
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2.5 Direct USB VCOM ............................................................................................................... 65
2.5.1 Activate USB Virtual COM...................................................................................... 65
2.5.2 Inter-Function Delay ............................................................................................... 65
2.5.3 ACK/NAK Timeout .................................................................................................... 66
2.6 Direct USB VCOM_CDC.................................................................................................... 67
2.6.1 Activate USB VCOM_CDC ...................................................................................... 67
2.6.2 Inter-Function Delay ............................................................................................... 67
2.6.3 ACK/NAK Timeout .................................................................................................... 68
CHANGING SYMBOLOGY SETTINGS ............................................................................. 69
3.1 Codabar ................................................................................................................................. 70
3.1.1 Security Level ............................................................................................................ 70
3.1.2 Start/Stop Characters Selection ......................................................................... 70
3.1.3 Start/Stop Transmission ........................................................................................ 71
3.1.4 CLSI Conversion........................................................................................................ 71
3.2 Code 25 – Industrial 25 .................................................................................................. 72
3.2.1 Select Start/Stop Pattern ...................................................................................... 72
3.2.2 Verify Check Digit ..................................................................................................... 73
3.2.3 Transmit Check Digit ............................................................................................... 73
3.2.4 Code Length Qualification ..................................................................................... 74
3.3 Code 25 – Interleaved 25 .............................................................................................. 75
3.3.1 Select Start/Stop Pattern ...................................................................................... 75
3.3.2 Verify Check Digit ..................................................................................................... 76
3.3.3 Transmit Check Digit ............................................................................................... 76
3.3.4 Code Length Qualification ..................................................................................... 77
3.4 Code 25 – Matrix 25 ......................................................................................................... 78
3.4.1 Select Start/Stop Pattern ...................................................................................... 78
3.4.2 Verify Check Digit ..................................................................................................... 79
3.4.3 Transmit Check Digit ............................................................................................... 79
3.4.4 Code Length Qualification ..................................................................................... 80
3.5 Code 39 ................................................................................................................................. 81
3.5.1 Transmit Start/Stop Characters.......................................................................... 81
3.5.2 Verify Check Digit ..................................................................................................... 81
3.5.3 Transmit Check Digit ............................................................................................... 82
3.5.4 Standard/Full ASCII Code 39............................................................................... 82
3.5.5 Security Level ............................................................................................................ 82
3.6 Code 93 ................................................................................................................................. 83
3.7 Code 128 ............................................................................................................................... 83
3.7.1 Security Level ............................................................................................................ 83
3.8 EAN-8 ..................................................................................................................................... 84
3.8.1 Convert to EAN-13 ................................................................................................... 85
3.8.2 Transmit Check Digit ............................................................................................... 85
3.8.3 Conversion Format ................................................................................................... 85
3.9 EAN-13 ................................................................................................................................... 86
3.9.1 Convert to ISBN ........................................................................................................ 87
3.9.2 Convert to ISSN ........................................................................................................ 87
3.9.3 Transmit Check Digit ............................................................................................... 87
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3.9.4 Security Level ............................................................................................................ 88
3.9.5 EAN-13 Addon Mode (1500 Only) ...................................................................... 88
3.9.6 EAN-13 Addon Mode Buzzer (1500 Only) ....................................................... 90
3.10 GS1-128 (EAN-128) ....................................................................................................... 91
3.10.1 Transmit Code ID ................................................................................................... 91
3.10.2 Field Separator (GS Character) ........................................................................ 91
3.10.3 GS1 Formatting ...................................................................................................... 92
3.10.4 Application ID Mark ............................................................................................... 92
3.11 ISBT 128............................................................................................................................. 93
3.11.1 ISBT Concatenation .............................................................................................. 93
3.12 MSI ....................................................................................................................................... 94
3.12.1 Verify Check Digit .................................................................................................. 94
3.12.2 Transmit Check Digit ............................................................................................ 94
3.12.3 Code Length Qualification ................................................................................... 95
3.13 French Pharmacode ........................................................................................................ 96
3.13.1 Transmit Check Digit ............................................................................................ 96
3.14 Italian Pharmacode ........................................................................................................ 97
3.14.1 Transmit Check Digit ............................................................................................ 97
3.15 Plessey ................................................................................................................................ 98
3.15.1 Convert to UK Plessey .......................................................................................... 98
3.15.2 Transmit Check Digit ............................................................................................ 98
3.16 GS1 DataBar (RSS Family) ......................................................................................... 99
3.16.1 Select Code ID ........................................................................................................ 99
3.16.2 GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional (RSS-14) .....................................................100
3.16.3 GS1 DataBar Expanded (RSS Expanded) ...................................................102
3.16.4 GS1 DataBar Limited (RSS Limited) .............................................................103
3.16.5 Field Separator (GS Character) ......................................................................104
3.16.6 GS1 Formatting ....................................................................................................104
3.16.7 Application ID Mark .............................................................................................104
3.17 Telepen..............................................................................................................................105
3.17.1 Telepen Output – Full ASCII/Numeric .........................................................105
3.18 UPC-A.................................................................................................................................106
3.18.1 Convert to EAN-13 ..............................................................................................107
3.18.2 Transmit System Number .................................................................................107
3.18.3 Transmit Check Digit ..........................................................................................107
3.19 UPC-E .................................................................................................................................108
3.19.1 Select System Number ......................................................................................109
3.19.2 Convert to UPC-A .................................................................................................109
3.19.3 Transmit System Number .................................................................................110
3.19.4 Transmit Check Digit ..........................................................................................110
DEFINING OUTPUT FORMAT .......................................................................................... 111
4.1 Letter Case .........................................................................................................................111
4.2 Character Substitution ...................................................................................................112
4.2.1 Select a Set for Character Substitution .........................................................113
4.2.2 Symbologies for Character Substitution (All 3 Sets) ................................114
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4.3 Prefix/Suffix Code ............................................................................................................120
4.4 Code ID................................................................................................................................121
4.4.1 Select Pre-defined Code ID ................................................................................121
4.4.2 Change Code ID ......................................................................................................123
4.4.3 Clear Code ID Settings .........................................................................................124
4.5 Length Code .......................................................................................................................125
4.6 Multi-Barcode Editor .......................................................................................................129
4.6.1 Edit a Concatenation of Barcodes ....................................................................130
4.6.2 Activate the Concatenation of Barcodes........................................................131
4.7 Removal of Special Character .....................................................................................132
APPLYING FORMATS FOR DATA EDITING .............................................................. 133
5.1 Activating Editing Formats ...........................................................................................134
5.1.1 Activate Editing Formats......................................................................................134
5.1.2 Exclusive Data Editing ..........................................................................................135
5.2 How to Configure Editing Formats ............................................................................136
5.2.1 Select Format to Configure .................................................................................137
5.2.2 Restore Default Format ........................................................................................138
5.3 Configuring Format — Define Data Criteria ..........................................................139
5.3.1 Applicable Code Type ............................................................................................139
5.3.2 Data Length ..............................................................................................................146
5.3.3 Matching String & Location .................................................................................147
5.4 Configuring Format — Define Data Field ................................................................148
5.4.1 Start Position ............................................................................................................148
5.4.2 Field Adjustment .....................................................................................................148
5.4.3 Total Number of Fields .........................................................................................149
5.4.4 Field Settings............................................................................................................150
5.4.5 Pause Field Setting ................................................................................................156
5.5 Configuring Format — Define Transmission Sequence .....................................157
5.6 Programming Examples ................................................................................................159
5.6.1 Example I ..................................................................................................................159
5.6.2 Example II .................................................................................................................160
SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................................................................. 161
FIRMWARE UPGRADE ........................................................................................................ 163
HOST SERIAL COMMANDS .............................................................................................. 165
Serial Commands ....................................................................................................................165
Example.......................................................................................................................................166
KEYBOARD WEDGE TABLE .............................................................................................. 167
Key Type & Status...................................................................................................................168
Key Type ................................................................................................................................168
Key Status .............................................................................................................................168
Example.......................................................................................................................................169
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NUMERAL SYSTEMS ............................................................................................................ 171
Decimal System .......................................................................................................................171
Hexadecimal System ..............................................................................................................172
ASCII Table ................................................................................................................................173
INTRODUCTION
CipherLab’s small-form-factor 1500 Series Barcode Scanners are specifically designed to
answer your mobile demands. The tethered handheld scanners are designed to help
accelerate productivity while lowering the total cost of ownership. Intensive data
collection jobs are made easier with fast, accurate barcode scanning in various working
environments, especially in small businesses. A new ordering option is provided for
adapting a wide angle CCD scan engine to read long barcodes.
Owing to the slim, ergonomic design, extremely low power consumption, and powerful
decoding capability, CipherLab Barcode Scanners are the best choice for the following
applications –
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Receiving in Retail
Product labeling & Tracking
Shelf Product Replenishment
Mobile Point of Sale (POS)
Mobile Inventory Management
Order Picking & Staging
Work-In-Process Tracking
Material Flow Control
Transportation & Distribution
Warehousing
Asset Management
This manual contains information on operating the scanner and using its features. We
recommend you to keep one copy of the manual at hand for quick reference or
maintenance purposes. To avoid any improper disposal or operation, please read the
manual thoroughly before use.
Thank you for choosing CipherLab products!
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INSIDE THE PACKAGE
The items included in the package may be different, depending on your order. Rich
choices of output interfaces are available for you to enhance the total performance of the
scanner. Refer to product specifications.
Save the box and packaging material for future use in case you need to store or ship the
scanner.
 Barcode Scanner: 1500, 1500P, 1500WA, or 1502
Note: (1) For model designation, please see the label on the scanner.
PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
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Small-form-factor and built tough to survive drop test
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Supports wide angle scan engine for long barcodes
Extremely low power consumption
Firmware upgradeable
Supports most popular barcode symbologies, including GS1-128 (EAN-128), GS1
DataBar (RSS), etc.
Supports negative barcodes
Supports different scan modes, including Aiming Mode and Multi-Barcode Mode
User feedback via LED indicator and beeper
Beeping tone and duration programmable for Good Read
Provides choices of output interfaces, including RS-232, Keyboard Wedge, and Wand
Emulation.
 Programmable parameters include data output format, editing format, symbologies,
etc.
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Introduction
SYMBOLOGIES SUPPORTED
Most of the popular barcode symbologies are supported, as listed below. Each can be
individually enabled or disabled. The scanner will automatically discriminate and
recognize all the symbologies that are enabled. Refer to Chapter 3 Changing Symbology
Settings for details of each symbology.
Symbologies Supported: Enable/Disable
Default
Codabar
Enabled
Code 93
Enabled
MSI
Disabled
Plessey
Disabled
Telepen
Disabled
Code 128
Code 128
Enabled
GS1-128 (EAN-128)
Enabled
ISBT 128
Enabled
Note: Starting from firmware version 1.10, ISBT 128 is enabled by default.
Code 2 of 5
Industrial 25
Enabled
Interleaved 25
Enabled
Matrix 25
Code 3 of 9
EAN/UPC
Code 39
Disabled
Enabled
Italian Pharmacode
Disabled
French Pharmacode
Disabled
EAN-8
Enabled
EAN-8 Addon 2
Disabled
EAN-8 Addon 5
Disabled
EAN-13
Enabled
EAN-13 & UPC-A Addon 2
Disabled
EAN-13 & UPC-A Addon 5
Disabled
ISBN
Disabled
UPC-E0
Enabled
UPC-E1
Disabled
UPC-E Addon 2
Disabled
UPC-E Addon 5
Disabled
UPC-A
Enabled
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GS1 DataBar
(RSS)
GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional (RSS-14)
Disabled
GS1 DataBar Truncated
Disabled
GS1 DataBar Stacked
Disabled
GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional
Disabled
GS1 DataBar Limited (RSS Limited)
Disabled
GS1 DataBar Expanded (RSS Expanded)
Disabled
GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked
Disabled
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QUICK START
The configuration of the scanner can be done by reading the setup barcodes contained in
this manual or via the ScanMaster software.
This section describes the procedure of configuring the scanner by reading the setup
barcodes and provides some examples for demonstration.
Note: If RS-232 is selected for output interface, the host can directly send serial
commands to configure the scanner.
For example, run HyperTerminal.exe and type the 6-digit command located under
each setup barcode. Refer to Appendix II Host Serial Commands.
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ENTER CONFIGURATION MODE
For the scanner to enter the configuration mode, you must have it read the "Enter Setup"
barcode, which can be located at the bottom of almost every even page of this manual.
 The scanner will respond with six beeps and its LED indicator will become flashing red
after reading the barcode.
Enter Setup
For configuring scanner parameters, see “Read a Setup Barcode” below.
EXIT CONFIGURATION MODE
For the scanner to save settings and exit the configuration mode, you must have it read
the “Update” barcode, which can be located at the bottom of almost every odd page of
this manual. If you want to exit the configuration mode without saving any changes,
have the scanner read the “Abort” barcode instead.
 Just like reading the “Enter Setup” barcode, the scanner will respond with six beeps
and its LED indicator will become flashing red after reading the barcode. Wait for a
few seconds for the scanner to restart itself.
Update
Abort
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DEFAULT SETTINGS
SAVE USER SETTINGS AS DEFAULTS
For the scanner to keep the customized settings as user defaults, you must have it read
the “Save as User Defaults” barcode. This is a normal setup barcode, and the scanner will
respond with two beeps (low-high tone).
 After reading the “Update” barcode, the current settings will be saved as user
defaults.
Save as User
Defaults
RESTORE USER DEFAULTS
For the scanner to restore the user defaults, which you have saved earlier, you must
have it read the “Restore User Defaults” barcode. This is a normal setup barcode, and the
scanner will respond with two beeps (low-high tone).
 After reading the “Update” barcode, all the parameters of the scanner will return to
their customized values.
Restore User
Defaults
RESTORE SYSTEM DEFAULTS
For the scanner to restore the factory defaults, you must have it read the “Restore
System Defaults” barcode. This is a normal setup barcode, and the scanner will respond
with two beeps (low-high tone).
 After reading the “Update” barcode, all the parameters of the scanner will return to
their default values.
Restore System
Defaults
Note: The system default value (if there is) for each setting is indicated by an asterisk
“*”.
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READ A SETUP BARCODE
CONFIGURE PARAMETERS
For most of the scanner parameters, only one read is required to set them to new values.
The scanner will respond with two beeps (low-high tone) when each parameter is set
successfully.
But for a number of special parameters, multiple reads are required to complete the
setting. In this case, the scanner will respond with a short beep to indicate it needs to
read more setup barcodes. These special parameters may require reading one or more
setup barcodes, such as
 Numeric barcodes, say, for keyboard type, inter-character delay, length qualification
 Hexadecimal barcodes, say, for character strings as prefix, suffix, etc.
 When “Keyboard Wedge” is configured for interface, Key Type and Key Status will
then become applicable. You may decide whether or not to change key status when
“Normal Key” is selected for Key Type.
To complete the configuration of these special parameters, it requires reading the
“Validate” barcode, and the scanner will respond with two beeps (low-high tone) to
indicate the input values are validated.
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The example below shows how to save your settings as “User Default” so that you may
restore user defaults at a later time:
Steps
Action
User Feedback if Successful
1
Power on the scanner…
The scanner will respond with a long beep
(high tone) and its LED indicator will
become solid red and go off quickly.
2
Enter the Configuration Mode…
The scanner will respond with six beeps
(high-low tone repeats three times), and
its LED indicator will be flashing red.
3
Read a Setup barcode…
The scanner will respond with two beeps
(low-high tone) if reading a normal setup
barcode.
For example,
4
Exit the Configuration Mode…
Same as for Enter the Configuration Mode.
OR
5
The scanner will automatically restart itself…
Same as for Power on the scanner.
*
When any configuration error occurs...
The scanner will respond with one long
beep (low tone).
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The example below shows how to set numeric parameters:
Steps
Action
User Feedback if Successful
1
Power on the scanner...
The scanner will respond with a long beep
(high tone) and its LED indicator will
become solid red and go off quickly.
2
Enter the Configuration Mode…
The scanner will respond with six beeps
(high-low tone repeats three times), and
its LED indicator will become flashing red.
3
Read a Setup barcode...
The scanner will respond with two beeps
(low-high tone) if reading a normal setup
barcode.
For example,
Normal setup
barcode
Normal setup
barcode
The scanner will respond with one short
beep if reading a special setup barcode
such as “Max. Length”, indicating the
setup requires reading more barcodes.
Special setup
barcode
Read the “Decimal Value” barcode(s).
Decimal barcodes

Refer to
System”
Appendix
IV
“Decimal
The scanner will respond with two beeps
(low-high tone) when the input values are
validated.
4
Exit the Configuration Mode…
Same as for Enter the Configuration Mode.
OR
5
The scanner will automatically restart itself…
Same as for Power on the scanner.
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The example below shows how to set string parameters:
Steps
Action
User Feedback if Successful
1
Power on the scanner...
The scanner will respond with a long beep
(high tone) and its LED indicator will
become solid red and go off quickly.
2
Enter the Configuration Mode…
The scanner will respond with six beeps
(high-low tone repeats three times), and
its LED indicator will become flashing red.
3
Read a Setup barcode...
The scanner will respond with one short
beep if reading a special setup barcode
such as “Prefix Code”, indicating the setup
requires reading more barcodes.
For example,
Special setup
barcodes
When “Keyboard Wedge” is configured for
interface, Key Type and Key Status will
then become applicable. You may decide
whether or not to change key status when
“Normal Key” is selected for Key Type.

Refer to Appendix III
Read the “Hexadecimal Value” barcodes
for the desired character string. For
example, read “2” and “B” for the scanner
to prefix the character “+”.
Hexadecimal
barcodes

Refer to Appendix IV “Hexadecimal
System”
The scanner will respond with two beeps
(low-high tone) when the input values are
validated.
4
Exit the Configuration Mode…
Same as for Enter the Configuration Mode.
OR
5
The scanner will automatically restart itself…
Same as for Power on the scanner.
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LIST THE CURRENT SETTINGS
The current settings of all scanner parameters can be sent, via Keyboard Wedge or
RS-232, to the host computer for user inspection. The listing includes pages as shown
below. You can select the page of interest by having the scanner read the “List Page x”
barcode. The scanner will respond with two beeps (low-high tone) and send the selected
page to the host immediately.
List settings regarding Firmware Version, Serial
Number, Interface, Buzzer, and Other Scanner
Parameters
List settings regarding Prefix, Suffix, and Length
Code Setting
List Page 1
List Page 2
List settings regarding Code ID
List Page 3
List settings regarding: Readable Symbologies
List Page 4
List settings regarding Symbology Parameters
(1/3)
List Page 5
List settings regarding Symbology Parameters
(2/3)
List Page 6
List settings regarding Symbology Parameters
(3/3)
List Page 7
List settings regarding Editing Format 1
List Page 8
List settings regarding Editing Format 2
List Page 9
List settings regarding Editing Format 3
List Page 10
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List settings regarding Editing Format 4
List Page 11
List settings regarding Editing Format 5
List Page 12
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ONE-SCAN SETUP BARCODES
An “One-scan Setup Barcode” does exactly what its name advertises. Scanning one such
barcode gets the setting done while saves the hassle of Enter Setup and Update
barcodes scanning. Most setting parameters are supported by One-scan Setup.
To create an “One-scan Setup Barcode”:
 prefixing the setting parameter with “#@” characters
 suffixing the setting parameter with “#”character
By the example of the setting parameter 109952, the scanner originally needs reading
three barcodes to get it set:
Enter Setup
List Page 3
Update
With One-scan Setup Barcode #@109952#, setting is done with one scan.
One-Scan Setup Barcode
for 109952
Note: If the scanner reads an Once-scan Setup Barcode that changes the interface, it
automatically restarts and sounds a long beep upon scanning, and the LED lights
on red and shortly off.
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Chapter 1
UNDERSTANDING THE BARCODE SCANNER
This chapter explains the features and usage of the barcode scanner.
IN THIS CHAPTER
1.1 Power-On ................................................................... 15
1.2 Transmit Buffer........................................................... 15
1.3 LED Indicator ............................................................. 16
1.4 Beeper....................................................................... 17
1.5 Send “NR” to Host ....................................................... 19
1.6 Scan Modes ................................................................ 20
1.7 Scanning Timeout ....................................................... 25
1.8 Delay between Re-read................................................ 26
1.9 Read Redundancy for All Symblogies ............................. 27
1.10 Addon Security for UPC/EAN Barcodes ......................... 28
1.11 Auto-Sense Mode (1500/1500P Only) .......................... 29
1.12 Negative Barcodes..................................................... 30
1.13 Effective Decoding Area ............................................. 31
1.14 Cable Auto-Detection ................................................. 33
1.1 POWER-ON
Connect the interface cable between the scanner and your computer.
 If using the RS-232 cable, you must join the power supply cord to power up the
scanner.
 The scanner will respond with one long beep (high tone) and its LED indicator will
become solid red and go off quickly.
1.2 TRANSMIT BUFFER
The scanner is designed to send any collected data to a host computer one by one via
the transmit buffer (SRAM). Upon reading a barcode successfully, the scanner responds
with one short beep (high tone) and its LED indicator becomes solid green and goes off
quickly. However, the host computer may not receive the data immediately if using a low
baud rate or waiting for handshake signal (flow control). With the transmit buffer, the
scanner can ignore the transmission status and keep on reading barcodes until the buffer
is full. When the transmit buffer is full, the scanner will respond with one long beep (low
tone) and its LED indicator will become solid red and go off quickly.
Note: The 4 KB transmit buffer on the scanner can hold as many as 256 scans based on
EAN-13 barcodes (equipped with 10 KB transmit buffer, 1500P can hold
approximatelt 640 scans). Data will be cleared out once the power adaptor to the
RS-232 cable is removed or other interface cable is disconnected!
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1.3 LED INDICATOR
The dual-color LED on top of the scanner is used to provide user feedback. For example,
the LED becomes solid red and goes off quickly upon powering on or running out of
transmit buffer. You may tell the difference by the beeps – for example, you will hear a
long beep of high tone when powering on the scanner, and a long beep of low tone when
the transmit buffer becomes full.
Scanner LED
Red, on-off
Meaning
---

Power on, with one long beep (high tone, LED on for 1
second)


Transmit buffer full, with one long beep (low tone)
RS-232 connection fails, with two beeps (high-low tone)
---
Green, on-off
Good Read, with one short beep (high tone) and beeper pitch and
duration programmable
Red, flashing
---
Configuration Mode (On/Off ratio 0.5 s: 0.5 s)
1.3.1 GOOD READ LED
*Enable
Good Read LED
Disable
Good Read LED
1.3.2 GOOD READ LED DURATION
By default, the Good Read LED stays on for 40 milliseconds. Specify a value, ranging
from 1 to 254 in units of 10 milliseconds.
Good Read LED
Time-out after
0.01~2.54 sec.
(*40 ms)
1) Read the barcode above to specify the time interval before the Good Read LED goes
off.
2) Read the “Decimal Value” barcode on page 171. For example, read “1” and “5” for the
Good Read LED to go off after 150 milliseconds.
3) Read the “Validate” barcode on the same page to complete this setting.
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1.4 BEEPER
The scanner has a buzzer to provide user feedback in various operating conditions.
Beeping
Meaning
One long beep, high tone
Power on, with red LED on (1 second) and off quickly
One short beep, high tone
Good Read, with green LED on-off quickly

Programmable, default to 4 KHz
Six short beeps

High-low tone repeats three times


Enter Configuration Mode, with red LED flashing
Exit Configuration Mode
Two beeps, low-high tone
Setup barcode read successfully
Two beeps, high-low tone
RS-232 connection fails (data saved
Buffer), with red LED on-off quickly
One short beep, high tone
More setup barcode required
One short beep, low tone
More barcodes required to complete the “output
sequence” requirements of Multi-Barcode Editor, with
green LED on-off quickly (Upon completion, same as
Good Read.)
One long beep, low tone


Two long beeps, high-low tone
in
Transmit
Transmit buffer full, with red LED on-off quickly
Configuration error (Wrong barcode…)
Multi-Barcode Mode – Buffer full
1.4.1 BEEPER VOLUME
Mute
Minimum Volume
Medium Volume
*Maximum Volume
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1.4.2 GOOD READ BEEP
Frequency
8 kHz
*4 kHz
2 kHz
1 kHz
Duration
*Shortest
Shorter
Longer
Longest
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1.5 SEND “NR” TO HOST
You may configure this function to have the scanner send the “NR” string to the host,
notifying that the scanner fails to read the barcode. This function works depending on
models and supported output interface as the table listed below.
Models
Supported Output Interface
1500/1500WA/1502
Keyboard Wedge
RS-232
1500P
Keyboard Wedge
RS-232
USB HID
USB VCOM
USB VCOM_CDC
Enable
*Disable
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1.6 SCAN MODES
Different scan modes are supported – select the scan mode that best suits the
requirements of a specific application. Refer to the comparison table below.
Scan Mode
Start to Scan
Always
Continuous
mode

Test mode

Press
trigger
once
Laser mode
Stop Scanning
Hold
trigger

Auto Off mode

Auto Power Off
mode

Alternate mode

Release
trigger
Press
trigger
once

Barcode
being
read
Timeout






Aiming mode
Multi-Barcode
mode
Press
trigger
twice




Note: By default, the scan mode is set to Laser mode.
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1.6.1 CONTINUOUS MODE
The scanner is always scanning.
 After a successful decoding, the removal of barcode is required. It is not allowed to
proceed to decode until the decoding delay time has passed.
 To decode the same barcode repeatedly, move away the barcode and put it back
again and again for scanning.
Note: Refer to “Delay between Re-read”.
Continuous Mode
Decoding Delay
Set the time interval between each decoding.
*Disable
0.5 sec
1 sec
2 sec
1.6.2 TEST MODE
The scanner is always scanning.
 Capable of decoding the same barcode repeatedly without removing it, for testing
purpose.
Test Mode
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1.6.3 LASER MODE
The scanner will start scanning once the trigger is held down.
 The scanning won't stop until (1) a barcode is decoded, (2) the pre-set timeout
expires, or (3) you release the trigger.
Note: Refer to “Scanning Timeout”.
*Laser Mode
1.6.4 AUTO OFF MODE
The scanner will start scanning once the trigger is pressed.
 The scanning won't stop until (1) a barcode is decoded, and (2) the pre-set timeout
expires.
Note: Refer to “Scanning Timeout”.
Auto Off Mode
1.6.5 AUTO POWER OFF MODE
The scanner will start scanning once the trigger is pressed.
 The scanning won't stop until the pre-set timeout expires, and, the pre-set timeout
period re-counts after each successful decoding.
Note: Refer to “Delay between Re-read” and “Scanning Timeout”.
Auto Power Off Mode
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1.6.6 ALTERNATE MODE
The scanner will start scanning once the trigger is pressed
 The scanning won't stop until you press the trigger again.
Alternate Mode
1.6.7 AIMING MODE
The scanner will aim at a barcode once the trigger is pressed, and start scanning when
the trigger is pressed again within one second.
 The scanning won't stop until (1) a barcode is decoded, and (2) the pre-set timeout
expires.
Aiming Mode
Aiming Timeout
You can limit the aiming time interval (1~15). By default, the scanner time-out is set to 1 second.
Aiming Time-out
after 1~15 sec.
(*1)
1.
Read the barcode above to specify the time interval before aiming ends. (It is set to 1 by
default.)
2.
Read the “Decimal Value” barcode on page 171. For example, read “1” and “0” for the scanner
to automatically shut down after being idle for 10 seconds.
3.
Read the “Validate” barcode on the same page to complete this setting.
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1.6.8 MULTI-BARCODE MODE
The scanner will be scanning as long as the trigger is held down, capable of decoding one
single barcode, as well as multiple unique barcodes one at a time. While decoding a
bunch of unique barcodes, if a barcode is decoded twice, its subsequent decoding will be
ignored and the scanner is expecting another unique barcode.
 The scanning won't stop until you release the trigger.
Multi-Barcode Mode
Note: (1) A barcode is considered unique when its Code Type or data is different from
others.
(2) Multi-Barcode Mode has nothing to do with the Multi-Barcode Editor.
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1.7 SCANNING TIMEOUT
Specify the scanning time interval (1~254 sec.; 0= Disable) when the scan mode is set
to any of the following –




Laser mode
Auto Off mode
Auto Power Off mode
Aiming mode
Scanner Time-out
after 0~254 sec.
(*10)
1) Read the barcode above to specify the time interval before the scan engine times out.
2) Read the “Decimal Value” barcode on page 171. For example, read “1” and “5” for the
scanner to automatically shut down after being idle for 15 seconds.
3) Read the “Validate” barcode on the same page to complete this setting.
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1.8 DELAY BETWEEN RE-READ
This is also referred to as the “Blocking Time”, which is used to prevent the scanner from
accidentally reading the same barcode twice when the scan mode is set to any of the
following –
 Continuous mode
 Auto Power Off mode
 Alternate mode
100 ms
200 ms
*400 ms
800 ms
1 sec
2 sec
3 sec
5 sec
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1.9 READ REDUNDANCY FOR ALL SYMBLOGIES
Select the level of reading security. For example,
 If "No Redundancy" is selected, one successful decoding will make the reading valid
and induce the "READER Event".
 If "Three Times" is selected, it will take a total of four consecutive successful
decoding of the same barcode to make the reading valid. The higher the reading
security is (that is, the more redundancy the user selects), the slower the reading
speed gets.
It is obvious that the more redundancy you select, the higher the reading security is, and
thus, the slower the reading speed becomes. You will have to compromise between
reading security and decoding speed.
*No Redundancy
One Time
Two Times
Three Times
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1.10 ADDON SECURITY FOR UPC/EAN BARCODES
The scanner is capable of decoding a mix of UPC/EAN barcodes with and without addons.
The read redundancy (0~30 times) allows changing the number of times to decode a
UPC/EAN barcode before transmission. The more redundancy you select, the higher the
reading security is, and thus, the slower the reading speed becomes. You will have to
compromise between reading security and decoding speed.
Note: UPC/EAN Addon 2 and Addon 5 must be enabled individually for this setting to
take effect.
Addon Security Level
(*0~30)
1) Read the barcode above to specify the read redundancy for UPC/EAN barcodes. (It is
set to 0 by default.)
2) Read the “Decimal Value” barcode on page 171. For example, read “1” and “2” for the
scanner to re-read the barcode for 12 times.
3) Read the “Validate” barcode on the same page to complete this setting.
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1.11 AUTO-SENSE MODE (1500/1500P ONLY)
This mode is only available when you want to seat the scanner in the Auto-Sense Stand.
When you enable this mode, it will force the scanner to apply Laser mode as the scan
mode. However, it works slightly different from the original Laser mode. Now the scanner
will be expecting barcodes as long as it is seated in the Auto-Sense Stand, as shown
below. Whenever a barcode is brought within range, the scanner will be able to decode it.
Note: Auto-sense can only be enabled for CCD scanner and will force it to Laser mode.
To stop this mode, you may remove the scanner from the stand or have the
scanner read the “Disable (Auto-Sense)” barcode below. It will return to Laser
mode. If Laser mode is not desired, proceed to select a scan mode best suits your
application.
Enable
*Disable
When the ambient light is too dim to activate the sensor, you may have the scanner read
the “High Sensitivity” barcode to improve performance. Starting from firmware version
1.12, it will emit scan beam every 300 milliseconds when “High Sensitivity” is enabled.
High Sensitivity
*Normal
Note: If the ambient light is under 100 lux, we suggest that you either add lighting or
use Continuous mode instead.
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1.12 NEGATIVE BARCODES
Normally, barcodes are printed with the color of the bars darker than that of the spaces.
But for negative barcodes, they are printed in the opposite sense just like negative films.
The spaces of negative barcodes are printed with a color darker than that of the bars.
You can configure the scanner to be able to read negative barcodes.
Enable
*Disable
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1.13 EFFECTIVE DECODING AREA
By default, the effective decoding area is 100% covered by the scanned area. However,
you may narrow down the decoding area to prevent reading the wrong barcode when a
number of barcodes are printed closely. The scanner will only read barcodes that appear
in the effective decoding area.
Read the barcode “Centering On” and specify the percentage to narrow down the
decoding area. For example, read “Left 10%” and then “Right 30%” for the scanner to
decode barcode “A” only.
1.13.1 POSITIONING WINDOW
Centering On
*Centering Off
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1.13.2 ADJUSTING WINDOW
Percentage for Left Half
*Left 50%
Left 40%
Left 30%
Left 20%
Left 10%
Percentage for Right Half
Right 10%
Right 20%
Right 30%
Right 40%
*Right 50%
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1.14 CABLE AUTO-DETECTION (1500P ONLY)
Find the interface cable provided inside the package. Connect it to the scanner. The
scanner will detect the interface automatically. Refer to Chapter 2 - Selecting Output
Interface.
Cable Auto-Detect
Defaults
Keyboard Wedge
PCAT (US) for keyboard type
RS-232
115200 bps, 8 bits, No parity, 1 stop bit
USB
USB HID and PCAT (US) for keyboard type
Note: If “USB Virtual COM” is desired, have the scanner read the setup barcodes.
*Enable
Disable
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Chapter 2
SELECTING OUTPUT INTERFACE
In order to establish a proper connection between your computer and the scanner, we
suggest that you follow these instructions –
1) Connect the provided interface cable between the scanner and your computer. The
scanner is capable of detecting the interface.
 If using the RS-232 cable, join the power supply cord.
 If using the USB cable, it is set to USB HID by default.
If “USB Virtual COM” is desired, have the scanner read the setup barcodes.
Cable Auto-Detection
Defaults
Keyboard Wedge
PCAT (US) for keyboard type
RS-232
115200 bps, 8 bits, No parity, 1 stop bit
USB
USB HID and PCAT (US) for keyboard type
Note: Please make sure the wired cable supports auto-detection. Check whether there is
a sticker on the cable, stating “Cable Detection Supported”. The information of
available cables for a particular model is listed in the specifications table. Refer to
Specifications.
2) Have the scanner read the “Enter Setup” barcode to enter the configuration mode.
3) Have the scanner read the associated barcode to activate the desired interface.
See the following sections for output interfaces supported.
 If you are connecting the scanner to the USB port of the host computer via USB
HID cable (part # 307), refer to 2.1 Keyboard Wedge for related settings.
 If you are connecting the scanner to the USB port of the host computer via USB
Virtual COM cable (part # 308), refer to 2.2 RS-232 related settings.
 If you are connecting the scanner to the IBM POS 4683/4694 via the converter
cable (part # 346), refer to 2.1 Keyboard Wedge for related settings.
4) Have the scanner read the barcodes for related settings.
5) Have the scanner read the “Update” barcode to apply the settings and exit the
configuration mode.
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Note: By default, the output interface is set to “Keyboard Wedge”.
Insert a pin and press it hard to release
the interface cable.
IN THIS CHAPTER
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
Keyboard Wedge ......................................................... 37
RS-232 ...................................................................... 47
Wand Emulation ......................................................... 52
Direct USB HID ........................................................... 56
Direct USB VCOM ........................................................ 65
Direct USB VCOM_CDC ................................................ 67
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Selecting Output Interface
2.1 KEYBOARD WEDGE
The Y cable allows you to connect the scanner to the keyboard input port of PC and you
may join the keyboard as well. The scanned data will be transmitted to the host keyboard
port as if it is manually entered via the keyboard.
Keyboard Wedge Settings
Defaults
Keyboard Type
PCAT (US)
Alphabets Layout
Normal
Digits Layout
Normal
Capital Lock Type
Normal
Capital Lock State
Off
Alphabets Transmission
Case-sensitive
Digits Transmission
Alphanumeric keypad
Alternate Composing
No
Laptop Support
Disable
Inter-Character Delay
0 (ms)
Inter-Function Delay
0 (ms)
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2.1.1 ACTIVATE KEYBOARD WEDGE & SELECT KEYBOARD TYPE
Once Keyboard Wedge interface is activated, a keyboard type must be selected to
complete the setting.
Activate Keyboard
Wedge & Select
Keyboard Type…
1) Read the aforelisted barcode to activate Keyboard Wedge.
2) Read the “Decimal Value” barcode on page 171 to select the keyboard type. Refer to
the table below for the corresponding number
3) Read the “Validate” barcode on the same page to complete this setting.
Keyboard Type
By default, the keyboard type is set to PCAT (US). The following keyboard types are supported –
No.
Keyboard Type
No.
Keyboard Type
1
PCAT (US)
18
PS55 001-3
2
PCAT (French)
19
PS55 001-8A
3
PCAT (German)
20
PS55 002-1, 003-1
4
PCAT (Italian)
21
PS55 002-81, 003-81
5
PCAT (Swedish)
22
PS55 002-2, 003-2
6
PCAT (Norwegian)
23
PS55 002-82, 003-82
7
PCAT (UK)
24
PS55 002-3, 003-3
8
PCAT (Belgium)
25
PS55 002-8A, 003-8A
9
PCAT (Spanish)
26
IBM 3477 Type 4 (Japanese)
10
PCAT (Portuguese)
27
PS2-30
11
PS55 A01-1
28
IBM 34XX/319X, Memorex Telex 122 Keys
12
PS55 A01-2 (Japanese)
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User-defined table
13
PS55 A01-3
30
PCAT (Turkish)
14
PS55 001-1
31
PCAT (Hungarian)
15
PS55 001-81
32
PCAT (Swiss)
16
PS55 001-2
33
PCAT (Danish)
17
PS55 001-82
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2.1.2 KEYBOARD SETTINGS
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





Alphabets Layout
Digits Layout
Capital Lock Type
Capital Lock Setting
Alphabets Transmission
Digits Transmission
Alternate Composing
Laptop Support
Alphabets Layout
By default, the alphabets layout is set to normal mode, also known as the standard English layout.
Select French or German keyboard layout if necessary. The scanner will make adjustments when
sending the "A", "Q", "W", "Z", "Y", and "M" characters according to this setting.
*Normal
AZERTY
QWERTZ
Note: This setting only works when the keyboard type selected is US keyboard, such as
PCAT (US). The Alphabets Layout and Digits Layout setting must match your
keyboard.
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US Keyboard Style – Normal
QWERTY layout, which is normally used in western countries.

Select “Lower Row” for the “Digits Layout” setting for the upper row is for special characters.
French Keyboard Style – AZERTY
French layout; see below for French Keyboard Style.

Select “Upper Row” for the “Digits Layout” setting for the lower row is for special characters.
German Keyboard Layout – QWERTZ
German layout; see below for German Keyboard Style.

Select “Lower Row” for the “Digits Layout” setting for the upper row is for special characters.
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Digits Layout
Select a proper layout that matches the alphabets layout. The scanner will make adjustments
according to this setting.
Options
Description
Normal
Depends on the [Shift] key or [Shift Lock] setting
Lower Row
For QWERTY or QWERTZ keyboard
Upper Row
For AZERTY keyboard
*Normal
Upper Row
Lower Row
Note: This setting is meant to be used with the Alphabets Layout; and perhaps with the
Character Substitution setting when support to certain keyboard types (languages)
is unavailable but required.
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Capital Lock Type & Setting
In order to send the alphabets with correct case, the scanner needs to know the status of Caps
Lock on the keyboard. Incorrect settings may result in reversed case of the alphabets being
transmitted.
Cap Lock Type
Description
Normal
Normal type
Capital Lock
When enabled, the keys of alphabetic characters will be interpreted as
capital letters. However, this does not affect the number or punctuation
keys.
Shift Lock
When enabled, the keys of alphabetic characters will be interpreted as
capital letters. In addition, this affects the number or punctuation keys.
*Normal
Shift Lock
Capital Lock
Capital Lock State
Description
Capital Lock OFF
Assuming that the status of Caps Lock on the keyboard is OFF,
transmitted characters are exactly the same as in the barcode (when
"case-sensitive" is selected for Alphabets Transmission).
Capital Lock ON
Assuming that the status of Caps Lock on the keyboard is ON, transmitted
characters are exactly the same as in the barcode (when "case-sensitive"
is selected for Alphabets Transmission).

Auto Detection
Refer to the Capital Lock Type above.
The scanner will automatically detect the status of Caps Lock on the
keyboard before data is transmitted; transmitted characters are exactly
the same as in the barcode (when "case-sensitive" is selected for
Alphabets Transmission).
Auto Detect
Capital Lock ON
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*Capital Lock OFF
Alphabets Transmission
By default, the alphabets transmission is case-sensitive, meaning that the alphabets will be
transmitted according to their original case, the status of Caps Lock on the keyboard, as well as the
Capital Lock setting. Select [Ignore Case] to have alphabets transmitted according to the status of
Caps Lock on the keyboard only.
Ignore Case
*Case-sensitive
Refer to 4.1 Letter Case.
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Digits Transmission
By default, the alphanumeric keypad is used for transmitting digits. Select “Numeric Keypad” if you
wish to use the keys on the numeric keypad.
Numeric Key
*Alphanumeric Key
Note: If you select “Numeric Keypad”, the Num Lock status of the physical keyboard
should be “ON”.
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ALT Composing
By default, Alternate key composing is disabled. Select [Yes] to allow emulating Alternate key code
of a specific keyboard character. For example, [Alt] + [065] will be sent to host for the character
“A” regardless the keyboard type you are using.
Yes
*No
Laptop Support
By default, laptop support is disabled. It is suggested to enable this feature if you connect the
wedge cable to a laptop without an external keyboard being inter-connected.
Enable
*Disable
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2.1.3 INTER-CHARACTER DELAY
By default, the inter-character delay is set to zero. Specify a value, ranging from 0 to
254 in units of millisecond, to match the computer response time of the keyboard
interface. Such delay time is inserted between every character being transmitted. The
longer the delay time is, the slower the transmission speed will be.
Inter-Character
Delay… (*0~254)
1) Read the barcode above to specify the inter-character delay.
2) Read the “Decimal Value” barcode on page 171 for the desired inter-character delay
(millisecond).
3) Read the “Validate” barcode on the same page to complete this setting.
2.1.4 INTER-FUNCTION DELAY
By default, the inter-function delay is set to zero. Specify a value, ranging from 0 to 254
in units of millisecond, to match the computer response time of the keyboard interface.
Such delay time is inserted between every function code (0x01 ~ 0x1F) being
transmitted. The longer the delay time is, the slower the transmission speed will be.
Inter-Function
Delay… (*0~254)
1) Read the barcode above to specify the inter-function delay.
2) Read the “Decimal Value” barcode on page 171 for the desired inter-function delay
(millisecond).
3) Read the “Validate” barcode on the same page to complete this setting.
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2.2 RS-232
Use the RS-232 cable to connect the scanner to the serial port of PC and join the power
adaptor to the RS-232 connector. The associated RS-232 parameters must match those
configured on the computer. The scanned data will be transmitted to the serial port.
RS-232 Settings
Defaults
Baud Rate, Data Bit, Parity, Stop Bit
9600 bps, 8 bits, No parity, 1 stop bit
Flow Control
None
Inter-Character Delay
0 (ms)
Inter-Function Delay
0 (ms)
ACK/NAK Timeout
0
ACK/NAK Beep
Disable
2.2.1 ACTIVATE RS-232 INTERFACE
Activate RS-232
Interface
2.2.2 BAUD RATE
115200 bps
57600 bps
38400 bps
19200 bps
*9600 bps
4800 bps
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2400 bps
1200 bps
600 bps
2.2.3 DATA BITS
*8 bits
7 bits
2.2.4 PARITY
*No parity
Even
Odd
2.2.5 STOP BIT
2 stop bits
*1 stop bit
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2.2.6 FLOW CONTROL
By default, there is no flow control in use. Select the flow control (handshake) method.
Options
Description
No
No flow control
Scanner Ready
The scanner will activate the RTS signal upon powering on. After each good
read, the scanner will then wait for the CTS signal to become active. Data
will not be sent until the CTS signal becomes active.
Data Ready
The RTS signal will be activated after each good read. The scanner will
then wait for the CTS signal to become active. Data will not be sent until
the CTS signal becomes active.
Inverted Data Ready
It works the same as the Data Ready flow control except that the RTS
signal level is inverted.
*None
Scanner Ready
Data Ready
Invert Data Ready
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2.2.7 INTER-CHARACTER DELAY
By default, the inter-character delay is zero. Specify a value, ranging from 0 to 254 in
units of millisecond, to match the computer response time. Such delay time is inserted
between every character being transmitted. The longer the delay time is, the slower the
transmission speed will be.
Inter-Character
Delay… (*0~254)
1) Read the barcode above to specify the inter-character delay.
2) Read the “Decimal Value” barcode on page 171 for the desired inter-character delay
(millisecond).
3) Read the “Validate” barcode on the same page to complete this setting.
2.2.8 INTER-FUNCTION DELAY
By default, the inter-function delay is set to zero. Specify a value, ranging from 0 to 254
in units of millisecond, to match the computer response time of the keyboard interface.
Such delay time is inserted between every function code (0x01 ~ 0x1F) being
transmitted. The longer the delay time is, the slower the transmission speed will be.
Inter-Function
Delay… (*0~254)
1) Read this barcode above to specify the inter-function delay.
2) Read the “Decimal Value” barcode on page 171 for the desired inter-function delay
(millisecond).
3) Read the “Validate” barcode on the same page to complete this setting.
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2.2.9 ACK/NAK TIMEOUT
By default, the scanner sends data to the host without waiting for an ACK/NAK response
before sending more data. Specify a value, ranging from 1 to 99 in units of 0.1 second. If
no response within the specified period of time, the scanner will attempt to send the
same data two more times. If all three attempts fail without any notification, data loss
will occur.
ACK/NAK Time-out
after … (*0~99)
1) Read the barcode above to specify the time interval for the scanner to send data and
wait for a response from the host.
2) Read the “Decimal Value” barcode on page 171. For example, read “1” and “0” for the
scanner to automatically shut down after being idle for 1 second.
3) Read the “Validate” barcode on the same page to complete this setting.
ACK/NAK Error Beep
Enable Error Beep
*Disable Error Beep
Note: We suggest enabling the error beep so that you will be notified of such data loss
and have the scanner re-read data.
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2.3 WAND EMULATION
The wand emulation cable allows you to connect the scanner to a data terminal that is
expecting input from a wand scanner. Note that this function doesn’t support 1500P.
Wand Emulation Settings
Defaults
Normal State
Low
Bar State
High
Module Time
1 (ms)
Margin Time
20 (ms)
Output Format
Normal Output
2.3.1 ACTIVATE WAND EMULATION
Activate
Wand Emulation
2.3.2 NORMAL STATE
By default, the signal level is set to "Low" for the normal state when not transmitting any
barcode image (= white spaces in a barcode).
High
*Low
2.3.3 BAR STATE
By default, the signal level is set to "High" for a bar when transmitting a barcode image
(= dark bars in a barcode).
*High
Low
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2.3.4 MODULE TIME
By default, it is set to 1 millisecond as the time span for bar and space modules. Select
other value for the module time, in units of micro-second or millisecond.
250 µs
500 µs
*1 ms
1.5 ms
2 ms
3 ms
4 ms
5 ms
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2.3.5 MARGIN TIME
By default, it is set 20 milliseconds as the time span for the change in state for bar and
space modules. Select other value for the margin time.
5 ms
10 ms
*20 ms
30 ms
40 ms
60 ms
80 ms
100 ms
Note: Margin Time is applied only when the signal level for Normal State and Bar State is
the same.
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2.3.6 OUTPUT FORMAT
By default, the output format is set to "Normal Output" to send data to the terminal in
the format of the scanned barcodes, except for GS1 DataBar. By scanning the Code 128
Output barcode below, users can determine all scanned barcodes to be send to the data
terminal in the format of Code 128.
*Normal Output
Code 128 Output
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2.4 DIRECT USB HID
For USB HID, connect the scanner to the USB port of PC. Run any text editor on the
computer, and the scanned data will be transmitted to the computer.
HID Settings
Defaults
Keyboard Type
PCAT (US)
Digits Layout
Normal
Capital Lock Type
Normal
Capital Lock State
Off
Alphabets Transmission
Case-sensitive
Digits Transmission
Alphanumeric keypad
Kanji Transmission
Disable
Inter-Character Delay
0 (ms)
Inter-Function Delay
0 (ms)
2.4.1 ACTIVATE USB HID & SELECT KEYBOARD TYPE
When USB HID interface is activated, it will have to select a keyboard type to complete
this setting.
Activate
Direct USB HID &
Select Keyboard
Type…
1) Read the barcode above to activate USB HID and select a keyboard type.
2) Read the “Decimal Value” barcode on page 171. Refer to the table below for the
number of desired keyboard type.
3) Read the “Validate” barcode on the same page to complete this setting.
USB HID
By default, the keyboard type is set to PCAT (US). The following keyboard types are supported —
No.
Keyboard Type
No.
Keyboard Type
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PCAT (US)
72
PCAT (Spanish)
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PCAT (French)
73
PCAT (Portuguese)
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PCAT (German)
74
PS55 A01-2 (Japanese)
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PCAT (Italy)
75
User-defined table
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PCAT (Swedish)
76
PCAT (Turkish)
69
PCAT (Norwegian)
77
PCAT (Hungarian)
70
PCAT (UK)
78
PCAT (Swiss German)
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PCAT (Danish)
2.4.2 KEYBOARD SETTINGS
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



Alphabets Layout
Digits Layout
Capital Lock Type
Capital Lock Setting
Alphabets Transmission
Digits Transmission
Kanji Transmission
Alphabets Layout
By default, the alphabets layout is set to normal mode, also known as the standard English layout.
Select French or German keyboard layout if necessary. The scanner will make adjustments when
sending the "A", "Q", "W", "Z", "Y", and "M" characters according to this setting.
*Normal
AZERTY
QWERTZ
Note: This setting only works when the keyboard type selected is US keyboard, such as
PCAT (US). The Alphabets Layout and Digits Layout setting must match your
keyboard.
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US Keyboard Style – Normal
QWERTY layout, which is normally used in western countries.

Select “Lower Row” for the “Digits Layout” setting for the upper row is for special characters.
French Keyboard Style – AZERTY
French layout; see below for French Keyboard Style.

Select “Upper Row” for the “Digits Layout” setting for the lower row is for special characters.
German Keyboard Layout – QWERTZ
German layout; see below for German Keyboard Style.

Select “Lower Row” for the “Digits Layout” setting for the upper row is for special characters.
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Digits Layout
Select a proper layout that matches the alphabets layout. The scanner will make adjustments
according to this setting.
Options
Description
Normal
Depends on the [Shift] key or [Shift Lock] setting
Lower Row
For QWERTY or QWERTZ keyboard
Upper Row
For AZERTY keyboard
*Normal
Upper Row
Lower Row
Note: This setting is meant to be used with the Character Substitution setting when
support to certain keyboard types (languages) is unavailable but required.
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Capital Lock Type & Setting
In order to send the alphabets with correct case, the scanner needs to know the status of Caps
Lock on the keyboard. Incorrect settings may result in reversed case of the alphabets being
transmitted.
Cap Lock Type
Description
Normal
Normal type
Capital Lock
When enabled, the keys of alphabetic characters will be interpreted as
capital letters. However, this does not affect the number or punctuation
keys.
Shift Lock
When enabled, the keys of alphabetic characters will be interpreted as
capital letters. In addition, this affects the number or punctuation keys.
*Normal
Shift Lock
Capital Lock
Capital Lock State
Description
Capital Lock OFF
Assuming that the status of Caps Lock on the keyboard is OFF,
transmitted characters are exactly the same as in the barcode (when
"case-sensitive" is selected for Alphabets Transmission).
Capital Lock ON
Assuming that the status of Caps Lock on the keyboard is ON, transmitted
characters are exactly the same as in the barcode (when "case-sensitive"
is selected for Alphabets Transmission).

Auto Detection
Refer to the Capital Lock Type above.
The scanner will automatically detect the status of Caps Lock on the
keyboard before data is transmitted; transmitted characters are exactly
the same as in the barcode (when "case-sensitive" is selected for
Alphabets Transmission).
Auto Detect
Capital Lock ON
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*Capital Lock OFF
Alphabets Transmission
By default, the alphabets transmission is case-sensitive, meaning that the alphabets will be
transmitted according to their original case, the status of Caps Lock on the keyboard, as well as the
Capital Lock setting. Select [Ignore Case] to have alphabets transmitted according to the status of
Caps Lock on the keyboard only.
Ignore Case
*Case-sensitive
Refer to 4.1 Letter Case.
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Digits Transmission
By default, the alphanumeric keypad is used for transmitting digits. Select “Numeric Keypad” if you
wish to use the keys on the numeric keypad.
Numeric Key
*Alphanumeric Key
Note: If you select “Numeric Keypad”, the Num Lock status of the physical keyboard
should be “ON”.
Kanji Transmission
By default, the alphanumeric keypad is used for transmitting digits. Select “Numeric Keypad” if you
wish to use the keys on the numeric keypad.
Enable
*Disable
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2.4.3 INTER-CHARACTER DELAY
By default, the inter-character delay is set to zero. Specify a value, ranging from 0 to
254 in units of millisecond, to match the computer response time of the keyboard
interface. Such delay time is inserted between every character being transmitted. The
longer the delay time is, the slower the transmission speed will be.
Inter-Character
Delay… (*0~254)
1) Read the barcode above to specify the inter-character delay.
2) Read the “Decimal Value” barcode on page 171 for the desired inter-character delay
(millisecond).
3) Read the “Validate” barcode on the same page to complete this setting.
2.4.4 INTER-FUNCTION DELAY
By default, the inter-function delay is set to zero. Specify a value, ranging from 0 to 254
in units of millisecond, to match the computer response time of the keyboard interface.
Such delay time is inserted between every function code (0x01 ~ 0x1F) being
transmitted. The longer the delay time is, the slower the transmission speed will be.
Inter-Function
Delay… (*0~254)
1) Read the barcode above to specify the inter-function delay.
2) Read the “Decimal Value” barcode on page 171 for the desired inter-character delay
(millisecond).
3) Read the “Validate” barcode on the same page to complete this setting.
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2.4.5 HID CHARACTER TRANSMIT MODE
By default, USB HID interface sends data to the host in batch. Have the scanner read the
“By Character” barcode to process data one character at a time.
*Batch Processing
By Character
2.4.6 SPECIAL KEYBOARD FEATURE
By default, the special keyboard feature is based on the factory definition. You can decide
whether to apply the special keyboard feature. Refer to Keyboard Wedge Table.
*Apply
Bypass
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2.5 DIRECT USB VCOM
For USB Virtual COM, connect the scanner to the USB port of PC. Run HyperTerminal.exe
on the computer, and the scanned data will be transmitted to the computer.
Note: If using USB Virtual COM for the first time, you must install the accompanying
driver beforehand. Driver version 5.4 or later is required. Please remove older
versions! Instead, users can also decide to use the USB communication device
class (CDC) driver by selecting Direct USB VCOM_CDC. Refer to 2.6 Direct USB
VCOM_CDC.
2.5.1 ACTIVATE USB VIRTUAL COM
Activate Direct USB
Virtual COM
2.5.2 INTER-FUNCTION DELAY
By default, the inter-function delay is set to zero. Specify a value, ranging from 0 to 254
in units of millisecond, to match the computer response time of the keyboard interface.
Such delay time is inserted between every function code (0x01 ~ 0x1F) being
transmitted. The longer the delay time is, the slower the transmission speed will be.
Inter-Function
Delay… (*0~254)
1) Read the barcode above to specify the inter-function delay.
2) Read the “Decimal Value” barcode on page 171 for the desired inter-character delay
(millisecond).
3) Read the “Validate” barcode on the same page to complete this setting.
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2.5.3 ACK/NAK TIMEOUT
By default, the scanner sends data to the host without waiting for an ACK/NAK response
before sending more data. Specify a value, ranging from 1 to 99 in units of 0.1 second. If
no response within the specified period of time, the scanner will attempt to send the
same data two more times. If all three attempts fail without any notification, data loss
will occur.
ACK/NAK Time-out
after … (*0~99)
1) Read the barcode above to specify the time interval for the scanner to send data and
wait for a response from the host.
2) Read the “Decimal Value” barcode on page 171. For example, read “1” and “0” for the
scanner to automatically shut down after being idle for 1 second.
3) Read the “Validate” barcode on the same page to complete this setting.
ACK/NAK Error Beep
Enable Error Beep
*Disable Error Beep
Note: We suggest enabling the error beep so that you will be notified of such data loss
and have the scanner re-read data.
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2.6 DIRECT USB VCOM_CDC
For USB Virtual COM, connect the scanner to the USB port of PC. Run HyperTerminal.exe
on the computer, and the scanned data will be transmitted to the computer.
Note: If using USB Virtual COM for the first time, you must install the accompanying USB
VCOM_CDC driver beforehand.
2.6.1 ACTIVATE USB VCOM_CDC
Activate Direct USB
Virtual COM
2.6.2 INTER-FUNCTION DELAY
By default, the inter-function delay is set to zero. Specify a value, ranging from 0 to 254
in units of millisecond, to match the computer response time of the keyboard interface.
Such delay time is inserted between every function code (0x01 ~ 0x1F) being
transmitted. The longer the delay time is, the slower the transmission speed will be.
Inter-Function
Delay… (*0~254)
1) Read the barcode above to specify the inter-function delay.
2) Read the “Decimal Value” barcode on page 171 for the desired inter-character delay
(millisecond).
3) Read the “Validate” barcode on the same page to complete this setting.
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2.6.3 ACK/NAK TIMEOUT
By default, the scanner sends data to the host without waiting for an ACK/NAK response
before sending more data. Specify a value, ranging from 1 to 99 in units of 0.1 second. If
no response within the specified period of time, the scanner will attempt to send the
same data two more times. If all three attempts fail without any notification, data loss
will occur.
ACK/NAK Time-out
after … (*0~99)
1) Read the barcode above to specify the time interval for the scanner to send data and
wait for a response from the host.
2) Read the “Decimal Value” barcode on page 171. For example, read “1” and “0” for the
scanner to automatically shut down after being idle for 1 second.
3) Read the “Validate” barcode on the same page to complete this setting.
ACK/NAK Error Beep
Enable Error Beep
*Disable Error Beep
Note: We suggest enabling the error beep so that you will be notified of such data loss
and have the scanner re-read data.
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CHANGING SYMBOLOGY SETTINGS
In this chapter, a brief on the symbology settings is provided for your reference.
IN THIS CHAPTER
3.1 Codabar ..................................................................... 70
3.2 Code 25 – Industrial 25 ............................................... 72
3.3 Code 25 – Interleaved 25............................................. 75
3.4 Code 25 – Matrix 25 .................................................... 78
3.5 Code 39 ..................................................................... 81
3.6 Code 93 ..................................................................... 83
3.7 Code 128 ................................................................... 83
3.8 EAN-8........................................................................ 84
3.9 EAN-13 ...................................................................... 86
3.10 GS1-128 (EAN-128) .................................................. 91
3.11 ISBT 128.................................................................. 93
3.12 MSI ......................................................................... 94
3.13 French Pharmacode ................................................... 96
3.14 Italian Pharmacode ................................................... 97
3.15 Plessey .................................................................... 98
3.16 GS1 DataBar (RSS Family) ......................................... 99
3.17 Telepen .................................................................. 104
3.18 UPC-A .................................................................... 106
3.19 UPC-E .................................................................... 108
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3.1 CODABAR
*Enable
Disable
3.1.1 SECURITY LEVEL
Security Level renders more decoding accuracy giving consideration to barcodes’ print
quality. The scanner allows you to change the CODABAR security level between high or
normal level.
* High
Normal
3.1.2 START/STOP CHARACTERS SELECTION
Select one of the four different start/stop character pairs –
* abcd/abcd
abcd/tn*e
ABCD/ABCD
ABCD/TN*E
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3.1.3 START/STOP TRANSMISSION
Decide whether to include the start/stop characters in the data being transmitted.
Transmit Start/Stop
Characters
*Do Not Transmit
3.1.4 CLSI CONVERSION
When enabled, the CLSI editing strips the start/stop characters and inserts a space after
the first, fifth, and tenth characters of a 14-character Codabar barcode.
Apply CLSI Editing
*Do Not Apply
Note: The 14-character barcode length does not include start/stop characters.
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3.2 CODE 25 – INDUSTRIAL 25
*Enable
Disable
3.2.1 SELECT START/STOP PATTERN
This decides the readability of all 2 of 5 symbology variants. For example, flight tickets
actually use an Industrial 2 of 5 barcode but with Interleaved 2 of 5 start/stop pattern. In
order to read this barcode, the start/stop pattern selection parameter of Industrial 2 of 5
should set to "Interleaved 25".
*Industrial 25
Start/Stop Pattern
Interleaved 25
Start/Stop Pattern
Matrix 25
Start/Stop Pattern
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3.2.2 VERIFY CHECK DIGIT
Decide whether to verify the check digit. If incorrect, the barcode will not be accepted.
Verify Industrial 25
Check Digit
*Do Not Verify
3.2.3 TRANSMIT CHECK DIGIT
Decide whether to include the check digit in the data being transmitted.
*Transmit
Industrial 25
Check Digit
Do Not Transmit
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3.2.4 CODE LENGTH QUALIFICATION
To prevent the "short scan" error, define the "Length Qualification" settings to ensure
that the correct barcode is read by qualifying the allowable code length.
 If "Max/Min Length" is selected, the maximum length and the minimum length must
be specified. It only accepts those barcodes with lengths that fall between max/min
lengths specified.
 If “Fixed Length” is selected, up to 2 fixed lengths can be specified.
1) Read the barcode to enable either Max. /Min. Length qualification or Fixed Length(s)
qualification.
*Enable Max./Min.
Length (0~127)…
Enable Fixed
Length(s)…
2) Read the barcode for Max. Length or Fixed Length 1, and follow steps 3~4.
Repeat steps 2~4 for Min. Length or Fixed Length 2.
Max. Length (*127) or
Fixed Length 1
Min. Length (*4) or
Fixed Length 2
3) Read the “Decimal Value” barcode on page 171 for the desired length.
4) Read the “Validate” barcode on the same page to complete this setting.
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3.3 CODE 25 – INTERLEAVED 25
*Enable
Disable
3.3.1 SELECT START/STOP PATTERN
This decides the readability of all 2 of 5 symbology variants. For example, flight tickets
actually use an Industrial 2 of 5 barcode but with Interleaved 2 of 5 start/stop pattern. In
order to read this barcode, the start/stop pattern selection parameter of Industrial 2 of 5
should set to "Interleaved 25".
Industrial 25
Start/Stop Pattern
*Interleaved 25
Start/Stop Pattern
Matrix 25
Start/Stop Pattern
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3.3.2 VERIFY CHECK DIGIT
Decide whether to verify the check digit. If incorrect, the barcode will not be accepted.
Verify
Interleaved 25
Check Digit
*Do Not Verify
3.3.3 TRANSMIT CHECK DIGIT
Decide whether to include the check digit in the data being transmitted.
*Transmit
Interleaved 25
Check Digit
Do Not Transmit
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3.3.4 CODE LENGTH QUALIFICATION
To prevent the "short scan" error, define the "Length Qualification" settings to ensure
that the correct barcode is read by qualifying the allowable code length.
 If "Max/Min Length" is selected, the maximum length and the minimum length must
be specified. It only accepts those barcodes with lengths that fall between max/min
lengths specified.
 If “Fixed Length” is selected, up to 2 fixed lengths can be specified.
1) Read the barcode to enable either Max. /Min. Length qualification or Fixed Length(s)
qualification.
*Enable Max./Min.
Length (0~127)…
Enable Fixed
Length(s)…
2) Read the barcode for Max. Length or Fixed Length 1, and follow steps 3~4.
Repeat steps 2~4 for Min. Length or Fixed Length 2.
Max. Length (*126) or
Fixed Length 1
Min. Length (*4) or
Fixed Length 2
3) Read the “Decimal Value” barcode on page 171 for the desired length.
4) Read the “Validate” barcode on the same page to complete this setting.
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3.4 CODE 25 – MATRIX 25
Enable
*Disable
3.4.1 SELECT START/STOP PATTERN
This decides the readability of all 2 of 5 symbology variants. For example, flight tickets
actually use an Industrial 2 of 5 barcode but with Interleaved 2 of 5 start/stop pattern. In
order to read this barcode, the start/stop pattern selection parameter of Industrial 2 of 5
should set to "Interleaved 25".
Industrial 25
Start/Stop Pattern
Interleaved 25
Start/Stop Pattern
*Matrix 25
Start/Stop Pattern
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3.4.2 VERIFY CHECK DIGIT
Decide whether to verify the check digit. If incorrect, the barcode will not be accepted.
Verify Matrix 25
Check Digit
*Do Not Verify
3.4.3 TRANSMIT CHECK DIGIT
Decide whether to include the check digit in the data being transmitted.
*Transmit Matrix 25
Check Digit
Do Not Transmit
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3.4.4 CODE LENGTH QUALIFICATION
To prevent the "short scan" error, define the "Length Qualification" settings to ensure
that the correct barcode is read by qualifying the allowable code length.
 If "Max/Min Length" is selected, the maximum length and the minimum length must
be specified. It only accepts those barcodes with lengths that fall between max/min
lengths specified.
 If “Fixed Length” is selected, up to 2 fixed lengths can be specified.
1) Read the barcode to enable either Max. /Min. Length qualification or Fixed Length(s)
qualification.
*Enable Max./Min.
Length (0~127)…
Enable Fixed
Length(s)…
2) Read the barcode for Max. Length or Fixed Length 1, and follow steps 3~4.
Repeat steps 2~4 for Min. Length or Fixed Length 2.
Max. Length (*127) or
Fixed Length 1
Min. Length (*4) or
Fixed Length 2
3) Read the “Decimal Value” barcode on page 171 for the desired length.
4) Read the “Validate” barcode on the same page to complete this setting.
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3.5 CODE 39
*Enable
Disable
3.5.1 TRANSMIT START/STOP CHARACTERS
Decide whether to include the start/stop characters in the data being transmitted.
Transmit Code 39
Start/Stop
Characters
*Do Not Transmit
3.5.2 VERIFY CHECK DIGIT
Decide whether to verify check digit. If incorrect, the barcode will not be accepted.
Verify Code 39
Check Digit
*Do Not Verify
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3.5.3 TRANSMIT CHECK DIGIT
Decide whether to include the check digit in the data being transmitted.
*Transmit Code 39
Check Digit
Do Not Transmit
3.5.4 STANDARD/FULL ASCII CODE 39
Decide whether to support Code 39 Full ASCII that includes all the alphanumeric and
special characters.
Code 39 Full ASCII
*Standard Code 39
3.5.5 SECURITY LEVEL
Security Level renders more decoding accuracy giving consideration to barcodes’ print
quality. Decide the security level for reading Code 39 barcodes.
*High
Normal
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3.6 CODE 93
*Enable
Disable
3.7 CODE 128
*Enable
Disable
3.7.1 SECURITY LEVEL
Security Level renders more decoding accuracy giving consideration to barcodes’ print
quality. Decide the security level for reading Code 128 barcodes.
*High
Normal
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3.8 EAN-8
EAN-8
*Enable EAN-8
(No Addon)
Disable
EAN-8 Addon 2
Enable EAN-8 Addon 2
*Disable
EAN-8 Addon 5
Enable EAN-8 Addon 5
*Disable
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3.8.1 CONVERT TO EAN-13
Decide whether to expand the read EAN-8 barcode, as well as its addons, into EAN-13.
 After conversion, the data follows EAN-13 format and is affected by EAN-13
programming selections (e.g. Check Digit).
Convert EAN-8 to
EAN-13
*Do Not Convert
3.8.2 TRANSMIT CHECK DIGIT
Decide whether to include the check digit in the data being transmitted.
*Transmit EAN-8
Check Digit
Do Not Transmit
3.8.3 CONVERSION FORMAT
When converting EAN-8 to EAN-13, you can scan the barcode below to decide conversion
in default or GTIN-13 format.
*Default Format
GTIN-13 Format
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3.9 EAN-13
EAN-13
*Enable EAN-13
(No Addon)
Disable
EAN-13 Addon 2
Enable EAN-13 Addon 2
*Disable
EAN-13 Addon 5
Enable EAN-13 Addon 5
*Disable
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3.9.1 CONVERT TO ISBN
Decide whether to convert the EAN-13 barcode, starting with 978 and 979, to ISBN.
Convert EAN-13 to
ISBN
*Do Not Convert
3.9.2 CONVERT TO ISSN
Decide whether to convert the EAN-13 barcode, starting with 977 to ISSN.
Convert EAN-13 to
ISSN
*Do Not Convert
3.9.3 TRANSMIT CHECK DIGIT
Decide whether to include the check digit in the data being transmitted.
*Transmit EAN-13
Check Digit
Do Not Transmit
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3.9.4 SECURITY LEVEL
Security Level renders more decoding accuracy giving consideration to barcodes’ print
quality. Decide the security level for reading EAN-13 barcodes.
Normal
*High
3.9.5 EAN-13 ADDON MODE (1500 ONLY)
With this EAN-13 Addon Mode enabled, the scanned barcode that begins with
414/419/434/439 is supposed to come with its addons. Otherwise, the reading process
fails.
Enable
*Disable
With this EAN-13 Addon Mode enabled, the scanned barcode that begins with 378/379 is
supposed to come with its addons. Otherwise, the reading process fails.
Enable
*Disable
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With this EAN-13 Addon Mode enabled, the scanned barcode that begins with 977 is
supposed to come with its addons. Otherwise, the reading process fails.
Enable
*Disable
With this EAN-13 Addon Mode enabled, the scanned barcode that begins with 978 is
supposed to come with its addons. Otherwise, the reading process fails.
Enable
*Disable
With this EAN-13 Addon Mode enabled, the scanned barcode that begins with 529 is
supposed to come with its addons. Otherwise, the reading process fails.
Enable
*Disable
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3.9.6 EAN-13 ADDON MODE BUZZER (1500 ONLY)
Decide whether to enable the scanner to sound two descending beeps if the reading
process of EAN-13 Addon Mode fails.
Enable
*Disable
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3.10 GS1-128 (EAN-128)
*Enable
Disable
Note: When this setting is disabled, GS1-128 barcodes used to be taken as Code 128.
However, starting from firmware version 1.10, GS1-128 barcodes can be decoded
only when this setting is enabled.
3.10.1 TRANSMIT CODE ID
Decide whether to include the Code ID ("]C1") in the data being transmitted.
Transmit Code ID
*Do Not Transmit
3.10.2 FIELD SEPARATOR (GS CHARACTER)
Decide whether to apply a field separator (to convert the FNC1 control character to human
readable character).
Enable Field
Separator…
1) Read the barcode above to enable field separator.
2) Read the “Hexadecimal Value” barcode on page 172 for the desired character string.
3) Read the “Validate” barcode to complete this setting.
Note: GS1-128 barcodes start with the FNC1 control character to distinguish themselves
from other uses of Code 128. FNC1 is also used to separate data fields in the
GS1-128 barcodes.
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3.10.3 GS1 FORMATTING
Decide whether to enable GS1 formatting for GS1-128.
Enable
*Disable
3.10.4 APPLICATION ID MARK
Decide whether to add an application ID mark (1 character) to the left (AIMark1) or right
(AIMark2) of an application ID (AI) for the purpose of labeling it when formatting the
GS1 data.
AIMark1
AIMark2
1) Read the barcode above to add a mark to the left (AIMark1)/right (AIMark2) of an
application ID.
2) Read the “Hexadecimal Value” barcode on page 172 for the desired character. Read
‘00’ if you want to remove the AI mark.
3) Read the “Validate” barcode to complete this setting.
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3.11 ISBT 128
*Enable
Disable
3.11.1 ISBT CONCATENATION
Decide whether to decode and concatenate pairs of ISBT barcodes.
 Auto-discriminate ISBT Concatenation
It decodes and concatenates pairs of ISBT barcodes immediately. If only a single
ISBT barcode is present, the scanner must decode 10 times before transmitting its
data to confirm that there is no additional ISBT barcode.
 Enable ISBT Concatenation
There must be two ISBT barcodes in order for the scanner to decode and perform
concatenation. It does not decode single ISBT barcodes.
 Disable ISBT Concatenation
It will not concatenate pairs of ISBT barcodes it encounters.
*Auto-discriminate
Enable
Disable
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3.12 MSI
Enable
*Disable
3.12.1 VERIFY CHECK DIGIT
Select one of the three calculations to verify check digit when decoding barcodes. If
incorrect, the barcode will not be accepted.
*Single Modulo 10
Double Modulo 10
Modulo 10 & 11
3.12.2 TRANSMIT CHECK DIGIT
Decide whether to include the check digit in the data being transmitted.
*Last Digit Not
Transmitted
Both Digits
Transmitted
Both Digits
Not Transmitted
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3.12.3 CODE LENGTH QUALIFICATION
To prevent the "short scan" error, define the "Length Qualification" settings to ensure
that the correct barcode is read by qualifying the allowable code length.
 If "Max/Min Length" is selected, the maximum length and the minimum length must
be specified. It only accepts those barcodes with lengths that fall between max/min
lengths specified.
 If “Fixed Length” is selected, up to 2 fixed lengths can be specified.
1) Read the barcode to enable either Max. /Min. Length qualification or Fixed Length(s)
qualification.
*Enable Max./Min.
Length (0~127)…
Enable Fixed
Length(s)…
2) Read the barcode for Max. Length or Fixed Length 1, and follow steps 3~4.
Repeat steps 2~4 for Min. Length or Fixed Length 2.
Max. Length (*127) or
Fixed Length 1
Min. Length (*4) or
Fixed Length 2
3) Read the “Decimal Value” barcode on page 171 for the desired length.
4) Read the “Validate” barcode on the same page to complete this setting.
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3.13 FRENCH PHARMACODE
Enable
*Disable
3.13.1 TRANSMIT CHECK DIGIT
Decide whether to include the check digit in the data being transmitted.
*Transmit
French Pharmacode
Check Digit
Do Not Transmit
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3.14 ITALIAN PHARMACODE
Enable
*Disable
3.14.1 TRANSMIT CHECK DIGIT
Decide whether to include the check digit in the data being transmitted.
*Transmit
Italian Pharmacode
Check Digit
Do Not Transmit
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3.15 PLESSEY
Enable
*Disable
3.15.1 CONVERT TO UK PLESSEY
Decide whether to change each occurrence of the character 'A' to character 'X' in the
decoded data.
Convert to UK Plessey
*Do Not Convert
3.15.2 TRANSMIT CHECK DIGIT
Decide whether to include the two check digits in the data being transmitted.
*Transmit Plessey
Check Digits
Do Not Transmit
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3.16 GS1 DATABAR (RSS FAMILY)
It is categorized into three groups:
Group I — GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional (RSS-14)
This group consists of the following:




GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional


GS1 DataBar Expanded

GS1 DataBar Limited
GS1 DataBar Truncated
GS1 DataBar Stacked
GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional
Group II — GS1 DataBar Expanded (RSS Expanded)
This group consists of the following:
GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked
Group III — GS1 DataBar Limited (RSS Limited)
This group consists of the following:
3.16.1 SELECT CODE ID
Select a desired Code ID to use:
 “]e0“
 “]C1”
(GS1 DataBar Code ID)
(GS1-128 Code ID)
Use “]C1”
*Use “]e0”
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3.16.2 GS1 DATABAR OMNIDIRECTIONAL (RSS-14)
Enable RSS-14 &
RSS Expanded
(Groups I, II)
*Disable
The settings below apply to Group I symbologies only:




GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional
GS1 DataBar Truncated
GS1 DataBar Stacked
GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional
Transmit Code ID
Decide whether to include the Code ID in the data being transmitted.
*Transmit RSS-14
Code ID
Do Not Transmit
Transmit Application ID
Decide whether to include the Application ID ("01") in the data being transmitted.
*Transmit RSS-14
Application ID
Do Not Transmit
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Transmit Check Digit
Decide whether to include the check digit in the data being transmitted.
*Transmit RSS-14
Check Digit
Do Not Transmit
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3.16.3 GS1 DATABAR EXPANDED (RSS EXPANDED)
Enable RSS-14 &
RSS Expanded
(Groups I, II)
*Disable
The settings below apply to Group II symbologies only:
 GS1 DataBar Expanded
 GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked
Transmit Code ID
Decide whether to include the Code ID in the data being transmitted.
*Transmit
RSS Expanded Code ID
Do Not Transmit
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3.16.4 GS1 DATABAR LIMITED (RSS LIMITED)
Enable RSS Limited
(Group III)
*Disable
Transmit Code ID
Decide whether to include the Code ID in the data being transmitted.
*Transmit
RSS Limited Code ID
Do Not Transmit
Transmit Application ID
Decide whether to include the Application ID ("01") in the data being transmitted.
*Transmit
RSS Limited
Application ID
Do Not Transmit
Transmit Check Digit
Decide whether to include the check digit in the data being transmitted.
*Transmit
RSS Limited
Check Digit
Do Not Transmit
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3.16.5 FIELD SEPARATOR (GS CHARACTER)
Decide whether to apply a field separator (to convert the GS control character to human
readable character).
Enable Field
Separator…
1) Read the barcode above to enable field separator.
2) Read the “Hexadecimal Value” barcode on page 172 for the desired character string.
3) Read the “Validate” barcode to complete this setting.
3.16.6 GS1 FORMATTING
Decide whether to enable GS1 formatting for GS1 DataBar (RSS family).
Enable
*Disable
3.16.7 APPLICATION ID MARK
Decide whether to add an application ID mark (1 character) to the left (AIMark1) or right
(AIMark2) of an application ID (AI) for the purpose of labeling it when formatting the
GS1 data.
AIMark1
AIMark2
1) Read the barcode above to add a mark to the left (AIMark1)/right (AIMark2) of an
application ID.
2) Read the “Hexadecimal Value” barcode on page 172 for the desired character. Read
‘00’ if you want to remove the AI mark.
3) Read the “Validate” barcode to complete this setting.
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3.17 TELEPEN
Enable Telepen
*Disable
3.17.1 TELEPEN OUTPUT – FULL ASCII/NUMERIC
Decide whether to support Telepen in full ASCII code. By default, it supports ASCII
mode.
 AIM Telepen (Full ASCII) includes all the alphanumeric and special characters.
Original Telepen
(Numeric)
*AIM Telepen
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3.18 UPC-A
UPC-A
*Enable UPC-A
(No Addon)
Disable
UPC-A Addon 2
Enable UPC-A Addon 2
*Disable
UPC-A Addon 5
Enable UPC-A Addon 5
*Disable
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3.18.1 CONVERT TO EAN-13
Decide whether to expand the read UPC-A barcode, as well as its addons, into EAN-13.
 After conversion, the data follows EAN-13 format and is affected by EAN-13
programming selections (e.g. Check Digit).
Convert UPC-A to
EAN-13
*Do Not Convert
3.18.2 TRANSMIT SYSTEM NUMBER
Decide whether to include the system number in the data being transmitted.
*Transmit UPC-A
System Number
Do Not Transmit
3.18.3 TRANSMIT CHECK DIGIT
Decide whether to include the check digit in the data being transmitted.
*Transmit UPC-A
Check Digit
Do Not Transmit
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3.19 UPC-E
UPC-E
*Enable UPC-E
(No Addon)
Disable
UPC-E Addon 2
Enable UPC-E Addon 2
*Disable
UPC-E Addon 5
Enable UPC-E Addon 5
*Disable
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3.19.1 SELECT SYSTEM NUMBER
Decide whether to decode the ordinary UPC-E barcodes only or both UPC-E0 and UPC-E1
barcodes.
 System number 0 enabled for decoding UPC-E0 barcodes.
 System number 1 enabled for decoding UPC-E1 barcodes.
System Number 0 & 1
*System Number 0 Only
Warning:
Because of the way system number 1 is encoded, if both system numbers
are enabled, the user might suffer from short scanning UPC-A or EAN-13
barcodes into UPC-E1 barcodes.
3.19.2 CONVERT TO UPC-A
Decide whether to expand the read UPC-E barcode, as well as its addons, into UPC-A.
 After conversion, the data follows UPC-A format and is affected by UPC-A
programming selections (e.g. System Number, Check Digit).
Convert UPC-E to
UPC-A
*Do Not Convert
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3.19.3 TRANSMIT SYSTEM NUMBER
Decide whether to include the system number in the data being transmitted.
Transmit UPC-E
System Number
*Do Not Transmit
3.19.4 TRANSMIT CHECK DIGIT
Decide whether to include the check digit in the data being transmitted.
*Transmit UPC-E
Check Digit
Do Not Transmit
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DEFINING OUTPUT FORMAT
You may configure in which format the collected data will be output to the host computer.
Barcode read by the scanner will be processed in the following sequence –
1) Perform character substitution on the data scanned.
2) Add Code ID and Length Code to the front of the data:[Code ID][Length Code][Data]
3) Process the whole data in step 2 with user formats. Data is now divided into fields by
user specified rules. Refer to Chapter 5 Applying Formats for Data Editing.
4) Add Prefix Code and Suffix Code before transmission:[Prefix Code][Processed
Data][Suffix Code]
IN THIS CHAPTER
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
Letter Case ..............................................................
Character Substitution ...............................................
Prefix/Suffix Code .....................................................
Code ID ...................................................................
Length Code .............................................................
Multi-Barcode Editor ..................................................
Removal of Special Character .....................................
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4.1 LETTER CASE
By default, the alphabets transmission is case-sensitive, meaning that the alphabets will
be transmitted according to their original case. Ignoring the original letter case, select
[Upper Case] to output data in upper case only; otherwise, select [Lower Case] to output
data in lower case only.
*Normal
Upper Case
Lower Case
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4.2 CHARACTER SUBSTITUTION
Character substitution is performed on every occurrence of the first character specified. If
only one character is specified, every occurrence of that character in the barcode will be
taken away.
 The first character will be replaced by the second character(s).
 Up to three sets of character substitution can be configured.
 If “Keyboard Wedge” is configured for interface, Key Type and Key Status will then
become applicable. You may decide whether or not to apply Key Status when “Normal
Key” is selected for Key Type.
Key Type
Key Status
Scan Code
Only 1 scan code value is allowed.
Refer to 4.2.1 Select a Set for
Character Substitution.
N/A
Normal Key
Up to 3
allowed.





character
strings
are
Add Shift
Add Left Ctrl
Add Left Alt
Add Right Ctrl
Add Right Alt
Refer to Keyboard Wedge Table.
Note: The character substitution is performed only on the barcode itself and before the
processing of editing formats. It is not applicable to the Prefix/Suffix Code, Code
ID, Length Code, or any Additional Field.
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4.2.1 SELECT A SET FOR CHARACTER SUBSTITUTION
Configure Set 1
Configure Set 2
Configure Set 3
1) Read the barcode above to enable character substitution by set.
For example, have the scanner read the “Set 1” barcode to configure the first set of
character substitution. The scanner will respond with one short beep, high tone, to
indicate more setup barcodes are required.
2) Read the “Hexadecimal Value” barcode on page 172 for the desired character
substitution. For example,
KEY TYPE = NORMAL


Read “3”, “0”, “2”, and “D” to replace the character “0” with a dash “-”.
Read “3”, “0”, “2”, “D”, “3”, and “0” to replace the character “0” with a dash “-0”.
KEY TYPE = SCAN CODE
If you want to replace the character “0” with “a” (= “1C” on the scan code table):
1.
Read “3” and “0”.
2.
Read the “Scan Code” barcode.
3.
Read “1” and “C”.
KEY TYPE = NORMAL + KEY STATUS = SHIFT
If you want to replace the character “0” with “!” (= “Shift” + “1” on keyboard):
1.
Read “3” and “0”.
2.
Read the “Add Shift” barcode.
3.
Read “3” and “1”.
3) Read the “Validate” barcode to complete this setting. (The defined set or sets will be
applied to all symbologies by default.)
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4.2.2 SYMBOLOGIES FOR CHARACTER SUBSTITUTION (ALL 3 SETS)
By default character substitution will be performed on all symbologies. If the character
substitution is not desired with one or more symbologies, read the “Do Not Apply”
barcode for each undesired symbologies and all the three sets will be ignored for them.
Character Substitution for Codabar
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Character Substitution for Code 39
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Character Substitution for Code 93
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Character Substitution for Code 128
*Apply
Do Not Apply
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Character Substitution for GS1-128
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Character Substitution for ISBT 128
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Character Substitution for EAN-8 (No Addon)
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Character Substitution for EAN-8 Addon 2
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Character Substitution for EAN-8 Addon 5
*Apply
Do Not Apply
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Character Substitution for EAN-13 (No Addon)
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Character Substitution for EAN-13 Addon 2
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Character Substitution for EAN-13 Addon 5
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Character Substitution for French Pharmacode
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Character Substitution for Italian Pharmacode
*Apply
Do Not Apply
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Character Substitution for Industrial 25
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Character Substitution for Interleaved 25
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Character Substitution for Matrix 25
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Character Substitution for MSI
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Character Substitution for Plessey
*Apply
Do Not Apply
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Character Substitution for GS1 DataBar
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Character Substitution for Telepen
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Character Substitution for UPC-A (No Addon)
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Character Substitution for UPC-A Addon 2
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Character Substitution for UPC-A Addon 5
*Apply
Do Not Apply
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Character Substitution for UPC-E (No Addon)
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Character Substitution for UPC-E Addon 2
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Character Substitution for UPC-E Addon 5
*Apply
Do Not Apply
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4.3 PREFIX/SUFFIX CODE
By default, there is no prefix code, and [ENTER] or [CR] (Carriage Return) is configured
to be suffix code. Up to 8 characters can be configured, for example, “Barcode_”, and
you will have the string appear in front of the barcode read, like this –
“Barcode_1234567890”.
 If “Keyboard Wedge” is configured for interface, Key Type and Key Status will then
become applicable. You may decide whether or not to apply Key Status when “Normal
Key” is selected for Key Type.
Key Type
Key Status
Scan Code
Up to 4
allowed.
Normal Key
Up to 8
allowed.
scan
code
character
values
are
N/A
strings
are





Add Shift
Add Left Ctrl
Add Left Alt
Add Right Ctrl
Add Right Alt
Refer to Keyboard Wedge Table.
Configure Prefix
Configure Suffix
1) Read the barcode above to apply prefix code or suffix code separately, and follow
steps 2~3. (Max. 8 characters each)
2) Read the “Hexadecimal Value” barcode on page 172 for the desired character string.
For example, read “2” and “B” for the scanner to prefix or suffix the character [+].
3) Read the “Validate” barcode to complete this setting.
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4.4 CODE ID
Up to two characters for Code ID can be configured for each symbology. To make the
Code ID configuration easier, the scanner provides five pre-defined Code ID sets that you
can select one and make necessary changes on it.
 If "Keyboard Wedge" is configured for interface, Key Type and Key Status will then
become applicable. You may decide whether or not to apply Key Status when “Normal
Key” is selected for Key Type.
Key Type
Key Status
Scan Code
Only 1 scan code value is allowed.
Normal Key
Up to 2
allowed.
character
strings
N/A
are





Add Shift
Add Left Ctrl
Add Left Alt
Add Right Ctrl
Add Right Alt
Refer to Keyboard Wedge Table.
Note: "]C1" is the Code ID of GS1-128 (EAN-128) barcodes; "]e0" is the default Code ID
of GS1 DataBar (RSS) barcodes.
4.4.1 SELECT PRE-DEFINED CODE ID
Apply Code ID Set 1
Apply Code ID Set 2
Apply Code ID Set 3
Apply Code ID Set 4
Apply Code ID Set 5
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Code ID options
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Set 5
Code 39
A
C
Y
M
A
Italian Pharmacode
A
C
Y
M
A
French Pharmacode
A
C
Y
M
A
Industrial 25
C
H
H
H
S
Interleaved 25
D
I
Z
I
S
Matrix 25
E
G
G
G
S
Codabar
F
N
X
N
F
Code 93
I
L
L
L
G
Code 128
H
K
K
K
C
ISBT 128
H
K
K
K
C
UPC-E
S
E
C
E
E
EAN-8
P
B
B
FF
E
EAN-13
M
A
A
F
E
UPC-A
J
A
A
A
E
MSI
V
V
D
P
M
Plessey
W
W
E
Q
P
Telepen
Z
---
---
---
---
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4.4.2 CHANGE CODE ID
1) Read the barcode below to change code ID of a specific symbology.
2) Read the “Hexadecimal Value” barcode on page 172 for the desired character string.
For example, read “4” and “4” for applying the character [D] for Code ID.
3) Read the “Validate” barcode to complete this setting.
Configure Code ID for
Codabar
Configure Code ID for
Code 39
Configure Code ID for
Code 93
Configure Code ID for
Code 128
Configure Code ID for
ISBT 128
Configure Code ID for
EAN-8
Configure Code ID for
EAN-13
Configure Code ID for
French Pharmacode
Configure Code ID for
Italian Pharmacode
Configure Code ID for
Industrial 25
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Configure Code ID for
Interleaved 25
Configure Code ID for
Matrix 25
Configure Code ID for
MSI
Configure Code ID for
Plessey
Configure Code ID for
Telepen
Configure Code ID for
UPC-A
Configure Code ID for
UPC-E
4.4.3 CLEAR CODE ID SETTINGS
Clear All Code ID
Settings
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4.5 LENGTH CODE
A two-digit code representing the length of barcode data (character count) can be
inserted in front of data being transmitted. Such "Length" code can be individually
enabled or disabled for each symbology.
Length Code for Codabar
Apply
*Do Not Apply
Length Code for Code 39
Apply
*Do Not Apply
Length Code for Code 93
Apply
*Do Not Apply
Length Code for Code 128
Apply
*Do Not Apply
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Length Code for GS1-128 & GS1 DataBar
Apply
*Do Not Apply
Length Code for ISBT 128
Apply
*Do Not Apply
Length Code for EAN-8
Apply
*Do Not Apply
Length Code for EAN-13
Apply
*Do Not Apply
Length Code for French Pharmacode
Apply
*Do Not Apply
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Length Code for Italian Pharmacode
Apply
*Do Not Apply
Length Code for Industrial 25
Apply
*Do Not Apply
Length Code for Interleaved 25
Apply
*Do Not Apply
Length Code for Matrix 25
Apply
*Do Not Apply
Length Code for MSI
Apply
*Do Not Apply
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Length Code for Plessey
Apply
*Do Not Apply
Length Code for Telepen
Apply
*Do Not Apply
Length Code for UPC-A
Apply
*Do Not Apply
Length Code for UPC-E
Apply
*Do Not Apply
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4.6 MULTI-BARCODE EDITOR
The Multi-Barcode Editor allows you to decide the output sequence of a concatenation of
barcodes. Up to five barcodes can be specified. When you enable this mode, it will force
the scanner to apply Laser mode as the scan mode.
Note: The Multi-Barcode Editor has nothing to do with Multi-Barcode Mode.
The barcodes that are found meeting the specified criteria below will be arranged in the
desired sequence.
 Code Type
 4-digit barcode length, excluding prefix, suffix, length code, etc.
 Matching the first character of barcode data
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4.6.1 EDIT A CONCATENATION OF BARCODES
Edit Output Sequence
1) Read the barcode above to start editing a concatenation of barcodes.
2) Code Type setting – read the “Hexadecimal Value” barcode on page 172 for Code
Type of the (first) barcode. For example, read “4” and “1” for Code 39.
Code Type
Symbology
Code Type
Symbology
40 (@)
ISBT 128
4F (O)
EAN-8 with Addon 5
41 (A)
Code 39
50 (P)
EAN-13
42 (B)
Italian Pharmacode
51 (Q)
EAN-13 with Addon 2
43 (C)
French Pharmacode
52 (R)
EAN-13 with Addon 5
44 (D)
Industrial 25
53 (S)
MSI
45 (E)
Interleaved 25
54 (T)
Plessey
46 (F)
Matrix 25
55 (U)
GS1-128 (EAN-128)
47 (G)
Codabar (NW7)
56 (V)
UPC-A
48 (H)
Code 93
57 (W)
UPC-A with Addon 2
49 (I)
Code 128
58 (X)
UPC-A with Addon 5
4A (J)
UPC-E0 / UPC-E1
4B (K)
UPC-E with Addon 2
5A (Z)
Telepen
4C (L)
UPC-E with Addon 5
5B ( [ )
GS1 DataBar (RSS)
4D (M)
EAN-8
4E (N)
EAN-8 with Addon 2
3) Barcode Length setting – read the “Decimal Value” barcode on page 171 for the
4-digit length of the (first) barcode. For example, read “0065” for barcode length of
65 characters or read “0000” for any length.
Note: If not reading 0000 for any length, the 4-digit length must exclude prefix, suffix
(0x0d by default), length code, etc.
4) Matching Character setting – read the “Hexadecimal Value” barcode on page 172 for
the 1st character that must be found matching in the (first) barcode. For example,
read “4” and “1” for matching character “A” as the first character in the barcode or
read “00” for any character.
5) Read twice the “F” barcode on page 172 (“FF”) to complete the setting of each
barcode.
6) Read the “Validate” barcode to end the editing of the barcode set.
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4.6.2 ACTIVATE THE CONCATENATION OF BARCODES
By default, the output sequence editing of the concatenation of barcodes is not applied.
When “Enforce Output Sequence” is enabled, all barcodes read by the scanner must meet
with the criteria for the concatenation. If data is found excluded from all output sequence
sets (= not meeting with the criteria), the scanner will not accept the reading, and
therefore, data will not be transmitted.
When “Apply Output Sequence” is enabled, only barcodes found meeting with the criteria
are counted for the concatenation. Those found not meeting with the criteria are
processed normally and individually.
Note: When it requires reading more barcodes to complete the “output sequence”
requirements, the scanner will respond with one short beep (low tone). After
reading an acceptable barcode, its LED indicator will become solid green and go off
quickly (= Good Read).
Upon completion of reading acceptable barcodes, the scanner will respond with
one short beep (high tone) and its LED indicator will become solid green and go off
quickly (= Good Read).
*Ignore Output
Sequence
Enforce Output
Sequence
Apply Output
Sequence
Warning:
When you disable the Multi-Barcode Editor later, the scan mode remains
unchanged. If Laser mode is not desired, proceed to select a scan mode
best suits your application.
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4.7 REMOVAL OF SPECIAL CHARACTER
You can only specify 1 character, but it will remove every matching character
encountered from the starting position of barcode data until a different character is met.
For example, if it is configured to remove the character “0” (hex value is “30”), one or
more zeros will be stripped off the barcode data “012345” and “00012345”. However, for
barcode data “010333”, only the first zero will be stripped off.
Remove Special
Character
1) Read the barcode above to remove the specified character.
2) Read the “Hexadecimal Value” barcode on page 172 for the desired character string.
For example, read “3” and “0” for the scanner to remove the character “0”.
3) Read the “Validate” barcode to complete this setting.
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APPLYING FORMATS FOR DATA EDITING
The scanner allows advanced data editing by applying user-configured editing formats.
The whole processed data can be divided into fields by user-specified rules. These fields
together with the user-configurable additional fields consist of the data actually sent to
the host computer.
[Prefix Code]
[Code ID]
[Length Code]
[Data]
[Suffix Code]
None
by default
None
by default
None
by default
Barcode itself
0x0d
by default
Additional
Field(s)
IN THIS CHAPTER
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
Activating Editing Formats .........................................
How to Configure Editing Formats ...............................
Configuring Format — Define Data Criteria ...................
Configuring Format — Define Data Field .......................
Configuring Format — Define Transmission Sequence ....
Programming Examples .............................................
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5.1 ACTIVATING EDITING FORMATS
5.1.1 ACTIVATE EDITING FORMATS
If you have already configured any editing format before, you may directly apply the
editing format. If not, you must start with configuring an editing format first, and then,
activate the editing format when it is desired in use.
Editing Format 1
Enable
*Disable
Editing Format 2
Enable
*Disable
Editing Format 3
Enable
*Disable
Editing Format 4
Enable
*Disable
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Editing Format 5
Enable
*Disable
5.1.2 EXCLUSIVE DATA EDITING
By default, only barcodes found meeting with the criteria are processed by the editing
formats. Those found not meeting with the criteria are processed normally.
When “Exclusive Data Editing” is enabled, all barcodes read by the scanner must be
processed by the editing formats. If data is found excluded from all enabled editing
formats (= not meeting with the specified criteria), the scanner will not accept the
reading, and therefore, data will not be transmitted.
Yes
*No
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5.2.1 SELECT FORMAT TO CONFIGURE
Start Programming Format
Select one editing format (Format 1~5) and the parameters pertaining to the editing format can
then be configured – applicable code type, data length, matching string & location, start position,
field adjustment, total number of fields, field settings (field-dividing rule), additional fields, and
field transmission sequence.

Up to five different formats can be specified.
Configure Format 1
Configure Format 2
Configure Format 3
Configure Format 4
Configure Format 5
Note: Before you complete the programming of an editing format, if you have the
scanner read any barcode for parameters other than those pertaining to the
editing format, it will automatically abort the programming process.
End Programming Format
After having configured all the desired parameters, you must have the scanner read the “End
Programming Format” barcode, which can be located at the bottom of every even page in this
chapter.
End Programming
Format
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5.2.2 RESTORE DEFAULT FORMAT
You may select an existing editing format and have the defaults restored. The default
settings of an editing format are listed below.
Editing format
Defaults
Applicable Code Type
All
Data Length
0 (No qualification)
Matching String
Disable
Matching String Location
None
Start Position
From head
Field Adjustment
No adjustment
Total Number of Fields
1
Field Setting – field-dividing rule
Not configured
Additional Fields
None
Field Transmission Sequence
F1
Restore Default
Format
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5.3 CONFIGURING FORMAT — DEFINE DATA CRITERIA
Three applicable conditions can be configured to check whether the data read by the
scanner can be processed by the particular editing format.
Note: Data editing cannot be performed unless the three conditions are all met.
5.3.1 APPLICABLE CODE TYPE
By default, barcodes of all the supported symbologies will be processed by any editing
format, if having been configured and enabled. For quick configuration, you may first
clear all, and then select the desired symbologies.
Note: You must have at least one symbology selected.
*Apply to All
Clear All
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Editing Format for Codabar
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Editing Format for Code 39
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Editing Format for Code 93
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Editing Format for Code 128
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Editing Format for GS1-128 & GS1 DataBar
*Apply
Do Not Apply
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Editing Format for ISBT 128
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Editing Format for EAN-8
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Editing Format for EAN-8 Addon 2
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Editing Format for EAN-8 Addon 5
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Editing Format for EAN-13
*Apply
Do Not Apply
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Editing Format for EAN-13 Addon 2
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Editing Format for EAN-13 Addon 5
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Editing Format for French Pharmacode
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Editing Format for Italian Pharmacode
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Editing Format for Industrial 25
*Apply
Do Not Apply
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Editing Format for Interleaved 25
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Editing Format for Matrix 25
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Editing Format for MSI
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Editing Format for Plessey
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Editing Format for Telepen
*Apply
Do Not Apply
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Editing Format for UPC-A
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Editing Format for UPC-A Addon 2
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Editing Format for UPC-A Addon 5
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Editing Format for UPC-E
*Apply
Do Not Apply
Editing Format for UPC-E Addon 2
*Apply
Do Not Apply
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Editing Format for UPC-E Addon 5
*Apply
Do Not Apply
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5.3.2 DATA LENGTH
The length must include prefix, suffix (0x0d by default), length code, etc. By default,
barcodes of any length (character count) are eligible for data editing.
 You may specify a value from 0 to 254.
 When zero is given to both, the scanner will not perform the length qualification.
1) Read the barcode below to specify Max. Length or Min. Length separately, and follow
steps 2~3.
Max. Length
Min. Length
2) Read the “Decimal Value” barcode on page 171 for the desired length.
3) Read the “Validate” barcode on the same page to complete this setting.
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5.3.3 MATCHING STRING & LOCATION
By default, no matching string is specified, and therefore, it is disabled. You may enable
this feature by specifying a matching string; up to four characters are allowed.
 When the Matching String Location is zero, the scanner will only check for the
existence of the matching string in the barcode data.
 You may specify a value from 1 to 254 to indicate where the matching string starts in
the barcode data.
1) Read the barcode to specify a matching string.
Matching String…
2) Read the “Hexadecimal Value” barcode on page 172 for the desired character string.
3) Read the “Validate” barcode to complete this setting.
4) Read the barcode to specify the location of the matching string.
Location of Matching
String…
5) Read the “Decimal Value” barcode on page 171 for the desired location.
6) Read the “Validate” barcode on the same page to complete this setting.
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5.4 CONFIGURING FORMAT — DEFINE DATA FIELD
5.4.1 START POSITION
Data can be divided into fields in one of the following direction –
 from head (F1) to tail (F5)
 from tail (F1) to head (F5)
*From Head
From Tail
5.4.2 FIELD ADJUSTMENT
You may apply equal length to all fields, if necessary. If data is found longer than
specified, it will be truncated automatically. When data is found shorter, it will add
“Space” (0x20) to field.
*No adjustment
Set length to adjust
fields… (*0)
1) Read the barcode above to adjust field by length.
2) Read the “Decimal Value” barcode on page 171 for the desired field length.
3) Read the “Validate” barcode on the same page to complete this setting.
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5.4.3 TOTAL NUMBER OF FIELDS
Data can be divided into at most 6 fields; each of them is numbered from F1 to F6
accordingly. However, only F1~F5 can be configured.
 The total number of fields must be specified correctly. If three fields are configured
for the editing format, the data characters after F3 will be assigned to F4
automatically. This feature is quite useful especially when data of variable lengths is
processed by editing formats.
*One Field
Two Fields
Three Fields
Four Fields
Five Fields
Six Fields
Note: The number of configurable fields is always one less than the total number of
fields specified. The extra data characters beyond the last field configured will be
automatically assigned to the next field.
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5.4.4 FIELD SETTINGS
Data eligible for editing formats is divided into fields by user-specified rules – either
using the field terminating string or specified field length.
By Terminating String
Specify the field terminating string. Up to two characters are allowed. The scanner will search for
the occurrence of this particular string in the data.

By default, this string will be included in the field. You may discard it.
By Length
Alternatively, you may simply specify the field length. The scanner will assign the next specified
number of characters into the field.
Field 1 Setting
1.
Read the barcode below to divide field 1 by a specified terminating string.
Select
Field Separator
to Divide Field 1…
2.
Read the “Hexadecimal Value” barcode on page 172 for the desired character string.
3.
Read the “Validate” barcode to complete this setting.
4.
Read the “Discard Separator” barcode if the field separator is not desired in the field.
*Include Separator
Discard Separator
If not dividing the field by a specific separator, you may divide it by a specified length.
1.
Read the barcode below to divide field 1 by length.
Divide Field 1
by Length
2.
Read the “Decimal Value” barcode on page 171 for the desired field length.
3.
Read the “Validate” barcode on the same page to complete this setting.
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Field 2 Setting
1.
Read the barcode below to divide field 2 by a specified terminating string.
Select
Field Separator
to Divide Field 2…
2.
Read the “Hexadecimal Value” barcode on page 172 for the desired character string.
3.
Read the “Validate” barcode to complete this setting.
4.
Read the “Discard Separator” barcode if the field separator is not desired in the field.
*Include Separator
Discard Separator
If not dividing the field by a specific separator, you may divide it by a specified length.
1.
Read the barcode below to divide field 2 by length.
Divide Field 2
by Length
2.
Read the “Decimal Value” barcode on page 171 for the desired field length.
3.
Read the “Validate” barcode on the same page to complete this setting.
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Field 3 Setting
1.
Read the barcode below to divide field 3 by a specified terminating string.
Select
Field Separator
to Divide Field 3…
2.
Read the “Hexadecimal Value” barcode on page 172 for the desired character string.
3.
Read the “Validate” barcode to complete this setting.
4.
Read the “Discard Separator” barcode if the field separator is not desired in the field.
*Include Separator
Discard Separator
If not dividing the field by a specific separator, you may divide it by a specified length.
1.
Read the barcode below to divide field 3 by length.
Divide Field 3
by Length
2.
Read the “Decimal Value” barcode on page 171 for the desired field length.
3.
Read the “Validate” barcode on the same page to complete this setting.
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Field 4 Setting
1.
Read the barcode below to divide field 4 by a specified terminating string.
Select
Field Separator
to Divide Field 4…
2.
Read the “Hexadecimal Value” barcode on page 172 for the desired character string.
3.
Read the “Validate” barcode to complete this setting.
4.
Read the “Discard Separator” barcode if the field separator is not desired in the field.
*Include Separator
Discard Separator
If not dividing the field by a specific separator, you may divide it by a specified length.
1.
Read the barcode below to divide field 4 by length.
Divide Field 4
by Length
2.
Read the “Decimal Value” barcode on page 171 for the desired field length.
3.
Read the “Validate” barcode on the same page to complete this setting.
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Field 5 Setting
1.
Read the barcode below to divide field 5 by a specified terminating string.
Select
Field Separator
to Divide Field 5…
2.
Read the “Hexadecimal Value” barcode on page 172 for the desired character string.
3.
Read the “Validate” barcode to complete this setting.
4.
Read the “Discard Separator” barcode if the field separator is not desired in the field.
*Include Separator
Discard Separator
If not dividing the field by a specific separator, you may divide it by a specified length.
1.
Read the barcode below to divide field 5 by length.
Divide Field 5
by Length
2.
Read the “Decimal Value” barcode on page 171 for the desired field length.
3.
Read the “Validate” barcode on the same page to complete this setting.
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Additional Fields
Up to five additional fields can be created for each editing format; each of them is numbered from
AF1 to AF5 accordingly.

If "Keyboard Wedge" is configured for interface, Key Type and Key Status will then become
applicable. You may decide whether or not to apply Key Status when “Normal Key” is selected
for Key Type.
Key Type
Key Status
Scan Code
Up to 2 scan code values are allowed.
N/A
Normal Key
Up to 4 character strings are allowed.





Add Shift
Add Left Ctrl
Add Left Alt
Add Right Ctrl
Add Right Alt
Refer to Keyboard Wedge Table.
1.
Read the barcode below to specify an additional field, one at a time.
Additional Field 1…
Additional Field 2…
Additional Field 3…
Additional Field 4…
Additional Field 5…
2.
Read the “Hexadecimal Value” barcode on page 172 for the desired additional field.
3.
Read the “Validate” barcode to complete this setting.
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5.4.5 PAUSE FIELD SETTING
Pause Field Time
You can limit the pause time interval (1~16). By default, it is set to 1 second.
Pause Field Time
1~16 sec.
(*1)
1.
Read the barcode above to specify the time interval for the Pause Field. (It is set to 1 by
default.)
2.
Read the “Decimal Value” barcode on page 171. For example, read “1” and “0” for setting the
Pause Field Time to 10 seconds.
3.
Read the “Validate” barcode on the same page to complete this setting.
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5.5 CONFIGURING FORMAT — DEFINE TRANSMISSION SEQUENCE
After configuring the data fields and additional fields, you must now program the
transmission sequence of these fields that comprise the final data. This field transmission
sequence can be assigned in any desired order and fields can be assigned multiple times
as well.
Note: Up to twelve fields can be assigned.
1) Read the “Start” barcode to begin with programming the field transmission sequence.
Start Programming…
2) Program the transmission sequence by reading the desired fields as well as additional
fields.
Field 1
Field 2
Field 3
Field 4
Field 5
Field 6
Additional Field 1
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Additional Field 2
Additional Field 3
Additional Field 4
Additional Field 5
Pause Field
Null Character Field
3) Read the “End” barcode to complete this setting.
End Programming…
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Applying Formats for Data Editing
5.6 PROGRAMMING EXAMPLES
5.6.1 EXAMPLE I
Extract data from the 10th character to the 19th character...
The editing format should be configured as follows:
1.
Read the “Enter Setup” barcode to enter the Configuration Mode.
2.
Read the “Configure Format 1” barcode.
3.
Read the “Clear All” and “Code 128” barcodes for applicable code type.
4.
Read the “Three Fields” barcode.
5.
Read the “Divide Field 1 by Length” barcode, and set length to 9.
Field 1 data starts from the 1st character to the 9th character.
6.
Read the “Divide Field 2 by Length” barcode, and set length to 10.
Field 2 data starts from the 10th character to the 19th character.
7.
Read the “Start (Programming)” barcode to program the transmission sequence.
8.
Read the “Field 2” barcode.
9.
Read the “End” barcode to complete the transmission sequence setting.
10.
Read the “End Programming Format” barcode to complete the setting of Editing Format 1.
11.
Read the “Enable Format 1” barcode to apply Editing Format 1 to Code 128.
12.
Read the “Update” barcode to exit the Configuration Mode.
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5.6.2 EXAMPLE II
Extract the date code, item number, and quantity information from barcodes.
Data in a barcode is encoded like this:



From the 1st character to the 6th character is the date code.
From the 7th character to the dash ‘-’ character is the item number.
After the dash ‘-’ character is the quantity information.
Data will be transmitted like this:

The item number goes first, then a TAB character, followed by the date code, then another TAB
character, and finally the quantity information.
The editing format should be configured as follows:
1.
Read the “Enter Setup” barcode to enter the Configuration Mode.
2.
Read the “Configure Format 2” barcode.
3.
Read the “Three Fields” barcode.
4.
Read the “Divide Field 1 by Length” barcode, and set length to 6.
Field 1 data starts from the 1st character to the 6th character.
5.
Read the “Select Field Separator to Divide Field 2” barcode, and use a dash ‘-’ character.
Field 2 data starts from the 7th character until the dash ‘-’ character is met.
6.
Read the “Additional Field 1” barcode, and use a tab character for the field.
7.
Read the “Start (Programming)” barcode to program the transmission sequence.
8.
Read the “Field 2”, “Additional Field 1”, “Field 1”, “Additional Field 1”, “Field 3” barcodes.
9.
Read the “End” barcode to complete the transmission sequence (F2 A1 F1 A1 F3) setting.
10.
Read the “End Programming Format” barcode to complete the setting of Editing Format 1.
11.
Read the “Enable Format 2” barcode to apply Editing Format 2 to all code types.
12.
Read the “Update” barcode to exit the Configuration Mode.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Optical Characteristics
1500
1500WA 1500P
Scan Engine
Non-contact type
Optical Sensor
CCD, 2500 pixels
Light Source
Red LED 625nm
1502
Laser
Red LED 618~626nm Visible laser diode
Physical Characteristics
Switch
Tactile switch
Indication
Dual-color LED (Red/Green) and beeper
Weight
Approx. 145 g
Approx. 149 g
Approx. 148 g
Power Adaptor
Input
AC 100~240 V, 50/60 Hz
Output
DC 5V, 1A
Power Consumption
Standby
30 mA
50 mA
20 mA
35 mA
Operating
170 mA
265 mA
286 mA
210 mA
Operating Temperature
0 °C to 40 °C
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Environmental Characteristics
Temperature
Humidity
(Non-condensing)
Operating
0 °C to 50 °C
Storage
-20 °C to 60 °C
Operating
10% to 90%
Storage
5% to 95%
Resistance
Impact Resistance
1.5 m
1.2 m
(5 drops per sides)
Splash / Dust Resistance
IP 30
Electrostatic Discharge
± 15 kV air discharge, ± 8 kV contact discharge
Programming Support
Configuration via Setup Barcodes
Use setup barcodes or host serial commands.
Software
Windows®-based ScanMaster
Firmware upgradeable
Download firmware updates via the download utility.
Accessories (√ means “supported”)
1500, 1500WA
USB
1500P
1502
√
USB HID Cable (307)
√
√∗
√
USB Virtual COM Cable (308)
√
√∗
√
IBM 4683/4694 Cable (346)
√
Auto-Sense Stand
√
√
√
RS-232 Cable
√
√
√
Keyboard Wedge Cable
√
√
√
Wand Emulation Cable
√
√
√
*With the Cable Auto-detection function disabled, USB HID Cable (307) and USB Virtual
COM Cable also support 1500P. Further details please refer to 1.14 Cable Auto-Detection.
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FIRMWARE UPGRADE
1) Use the RS-232 cable to connect the scanner to the serial port of PC and join the
power adaptor to the RS-232 connector.
2) Read the following barcodes in sequence for the scanner to enter the download mode.
The scanner will respond with beeps to indicate it is ready for downloading.
Enter Setup
Download
3) Run the download utility “ProgLoad.exe” on your computer.
Kernel Program
User Program
K1500_V*.shx
STD1500_V*.shx

For the communication settings,
“RS-232” and the correct COM port.


Select 115200 bps for the baud rate setting.

Click [OK].
select
For the file option, click [Browse] to select
the target file for firmware update.
Note: The output interface will be reset to your previous settings, which may be
Keyboard Wedge, RS-232 or Wand Emulation.
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Appendix II
HOST SERIAL COMMANDS
SERIAL COMMANDS
D
Purpose
To disable the scanner.
Remarks
“D”
E
Purpose
To enable the scanner.
Remarks
“E”
#@ nnnnnn <CR>
Purpose
To configure the scanner.
Remarks
nnnnnn – the six digits of command parameters.
For example, “109952” is to list the current Code ID settings.
List Page 3
Serial Command
“0x23” + “0x40” + “0x31” + “0x30” + “0x39” + “0x39” + “0x35” + “0x32” + “0x0d”
Note: After configuring the scanner, you may send the serial command “#@109999” to
save the settings.
#@ - - - -<CR>
Purpose
To halt the scanner.
Remarks
“0x23” + “0x40” + “0x2d” + “0x2d” + “0x2d” + “0x2d” + “0x0d”
#@ . . . . <CR>
Purpose
To resume operation.
Remarks
“0x23” + “0x40” + “0x2e” + “0x2e” + “0x2e” + “0x2e” + “0x0d”
#@////<CR>
Purpose
To respond with a beep.
Remarks
“0x23” + “0x40” + “0x2f” + “0x2f” + “0x2f” + “0x2f” + “0x0d”
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#@TRIGOFF<CR>
Purpose
Disable software trigger
Remarks
“0x23” + “0x40” + “0x54” + “0x52” + “0x49” + “0x47” + “0x4f” + “0x46” + “0x46”
+ “0x0d”
#@TRIGON<CR>
Purpose
Enable software trigger
Remarks
“0x23” + “0x40” + “0x54” + “0x52” + “0x49” + “0x47” + “0x4f” + “0x4e” + “0x0d”
EXAMPLE
You may run HyperTerminal.exe on the host computer to send serial commands to the
scanner via RS-232.
 For the scanner to stop immediately –
D
 For the scanner to resume working –
E
 For the scanner to change the beeper to medium volume and beep –
#@101011<CR>
#@////<CR>
 For the scanner to change the beeper to minimal volume and beep –
#@101010<CR>
#@////<CR>
 For the scanner to change the beeper frequency to 8 kHz (for Good Read Beep only)
and beep –
#@101001<CR>
#@////<CR>
 For the scanner to change the beeper length to longest (for Good Read Beep only)
and beep –
#@101008<CR>
#@////<CR>
 For the scanner to save the settings, send the serial command “#@109999” –
#@101011<CR>
#@109999<CR>
Note: You can configure more than one scanner connected to the host via RS-232. To
identify the scanner, you may send the serial command to have it respond with a
beep.
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Appendix III
KEYBOARD WEDGE TABLE
0
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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B
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4
End
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5
Up
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Down
F8
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F
V
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7
G
W
g
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H
X
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ENTER*
Note: (1) ~: Digits of numeric keypad.
(2) CR*/ENTER*: ENTER key on the numeric keypad.
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KEY TYPE & STATUS
KEY TYPE
If "Keyboard Wedge" is configured for interface, Key Type and Key Status will then
become applicable.
*Normal
Scan Code
KEY STATUS
Decide whether or not to change key status when “Normal Key” is selected for Key Type.
Add Shift
Add Left Ctrl
Add Right Ctrl
Add Left Alt
Add Right Alt
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EXAMPLE
KEY TYPE = NORMAL
For example, if you want to program the character “!” as the prefix code:
1.
Read the “Configure Prefix” barcode.
2.
Read the “Hexadecimal Value” barcode on page 172 for “2” and “1”.
3.
Read the “Validate” barcode to complete this setting.
KEY TYPE = SCAN CODE
For example, if you want to program the character “a” (= “1C” on the scan code table) as the
prefix code:
1.
Read the “Configure Prefix” barcode.
2.
Read the “Scan Code” barcode.
3.
Read the “Hexadecimal Value” barcode on page 172 for “1” and “C”.
4.
Read the “Validate” barcode to complete this setting.
KEY TYPE = NORMAL + KEY STATUS = SHIFT
For example, if you want to program the character “!” (= “Shift” + “1” on keyboard) as the prefix
code:
1.
Read the “Configure Prefix” barcode.
2.
Read the “Add Shift” barcode.
3.
Read the “Hexadecimal Value” barcode on page 172 for “3” and “1”.
4.
Read the “Validate” barcode to complete this setting.
KEY TYPE = NORMAL + KEY STATUS = CTRL
For example, if you want to program “Ctrl+A” and “Ctrl+$” as the prefix code:
1.
Read the “Configure Prefix” barcode.
2.
Read the “Add Left Ctrl” barcode.
3.
Read the “Hexadecimal Value” barcode on page 172 for “4”, “1” (= “A”).
4.
Read the “Add Left Ctrl” barcode.
5.
Read the “Hexadecimal Value” barcode on page 172 for “2”, “4” (= “$”).
6.
Read the “Validate” barcode to complete this setting.
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Appendix IV
NUMERAL SYSTEMS
DECIMAL SYSTEM
Decimal
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Validate the Values
Validate
Update
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HEXADECIMAL SYSTEM
Hexadecimal
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
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Validate the Values
Validate
ASCII TABLE
0
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
DLE
SP
0
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P
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p
1
SOH
DC1
!
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A
Q
a
q
2
STX
DC2
"
2
B
R
b
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3
ETX
DC3
#
3
C
S
c
s
4
EOT
DC4
$
4
D
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d
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5
ENQ
NAK
%
5
E
U
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ACK
SYN
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6
F
V
f
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7
BEL
ETB
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8
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CAN
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8
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DEL
Update
Abort
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