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Posiflex CD-3600/3601 User Manual
CD-3600/3601
2D Image Scanner
Advanced Manual
Version: B0
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Contents
INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................... - 1 1. GENERAL OPTIONS .......................................................................................... - 5 1.1. Restore to Factory Default Settings ............................................................... - 5 1.2. Switch User Interface and Reset to Default Settings ..................................... - 6 1.3. Check Firmware Version ............................................................................... - 6 1.4. Enhance Barcode Scanning on Screens ......................................................... - 7 1.4.1 No illumination detection ......................................................................... - 7 1.4.2 Prevention of flicker ................................................................................. - 7 1.4.3 Prevention of specular reflection .............................................................. - 7 1.5. Configure Data Transmission Interval ........................................................... - 8 2. INTERFACE......................................................................................................... - 9 2.1. RS232 options ................................................................................................ - 9 2.1.1. Baud rate settings................................................................................... - 10 2.1.2. Data, parity and stop bits ....................................................................... - 11 2.1.3. Handshaking .......................................................................................... - 12 2.1.4. Intercharacter delay for RS232 .............................................................. - 14 2.2. Keyboard wedge/USB options ..................................................................... - 15 2.2.1. Keyboard language ................................................................................ - 16 2.2.2. Special options ....................................................................................... - 17 2.2.3. Intercharacter delay for wedges/USB .................................................... - 19 3. CODE OPTIONS ................................................................................................ - 20 3.1. Setting of readable codes.............................................................................. - 21 3.1.1. Enabling a single read. code .................................................................. - 21 3.1.2. Enabling of readable codes .................................................................... - 25 3.2. Setting of number of characters ................................................................... - 28 3.3. Setting code specific options ........................................................................ - 33 3.3.1. Options for UPC-A ................................................................................ - 34 ii
3.3.2. Options for UPC-E ................................................................................ - 35 3.3.3. Options for EAN-13 and EAN-8 ........................................................... - 37 3.3.4. Options for Code 39 and It. Pharm. ....................................................... - 40 3.3.5. Options for Codabar .............................................................................. - 43 3.3.6. Options for 2of5 and S-Code ................................................................. - 46 3.3.7. Options for IATA .................................................................................. - 49 3.3.8. Options for MSI/Plessey........................................................................ - 49 3.3.9. Options for Telepen ............................................................................... - 51 3.3.10. Options for UK/Plessey ....................................................................... - 52 3.3.11. Options for Code 128 and GS1-128 .................................................... - 53 3.3.12. Options for Code 93 ............................................................................ - 54 3.3.13. Options for Code 11 ............................................................................ - 56 3.3.14. Options for Korean Postal Authority code .......................................... - 57 3.3.15. Options for Intelligent Mail Barcode................................................... - 58 3.3.16. Options for POSTNET ........................................................................ - 59 3.3.18. Options for Composite Codes.............................................................. - 61 3.3.19. Options for Codablock F ..................................................................... - 63 3.3.20. Options for DataMatrix ....................................................................... - 63 3.3.21. Options for Aztec................................................................................. - 65 3.3.22. Options for Chinese Sensible code ...................................................... - 66 3.3.23. Options for QR Code ........................................................................... - 67 3.3.24. Options for Micro QR Code ................................................................ - 68 3.3.25. Options for Maxicode .......................................................................... - 69 3.3.26. Options for PDF417............................................................................. - 70 3.3.27. Options for MicroPDF417 ................................................................... - 71 4. STRING OPTIONS ............................................................................................ - 73 4.1. Case conversion............................................................................................ - 73 4.2. Set prefix and suffix ..................................................................................... - 74 iii
4.2.1. Set prefix................................................................................................ - 82 4.2.2. Set suffix ................................................................................................ - 85 4.3.1. Direct input keyboard keys .................................................................... - 88 4.3.3. Direct input numeric .............................................................................. - 94 4.3.4. Direct input character ............................................................................ - 95 4.3.5. Direct input lower case character .......................................................... - 97 4.3.6. Direct input control character ................................................................ - 99 4.3.7. Direct input code id/length .................................................................. - 102 5. READ OPTIONS .............................................................................................. - 103 5.1. Read mode options ..................................................................................... - 103 5.1.1. Multiple read reset time ....................................................................... - 106 5.1.2. Quiet zone options ............................................................................... - 107 5.1.3. Auto trigger options ............................................................................. - 107 5.1.4. Detection Mode ................................................................................... - 108 5.1.5. Auto Trigger Condition ....................................................................... - 109 5.2. Read time options ....................................................................................... - 109 5.3. Redundancy ................................................................................................ - 110 5.4. Positive and negative bar codes ................................................................. - 111 5.5. Floodlight and aiming options ................................................................... - 112 5.6. Prevention of flicker ................................................................................... - 112 5.7. LED aiming ................................................................................................ - 113 6. INDICATOR OPTIONS ................................................................................... - 114 6.1. Buzzer settings ........................................................................................... - 114 6.2. Good read LED .......................................................................................... - 116 7. MISCELLANEOUS ......................................................................................... - 117 7.1. Diagnostics ................................................................................................. - 117 7.2. Serial configuration support ....................................................................... - 118 APPENDIX A. TROUBLE SHOOTING ............................................................. - 121 iv
APPENDIX B. GLOSSARY OF TERMS............................................................ - 122 -
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INTRODUCTION
This menu book is intended for setting up your bar code reader to optimize its
performance for your particular application. When the required options have been
configured, they remain in the reader, even after power down. The reader can be
returned to factory default by reading the default label.
Menu labels
The reader must be set by reading the bar code labels in the menu table. The layout of
the table is explained in next figure 0.01. To have the bar codes properly decoded,
keep in mind that you are required to pull a trigger to initiate the decoding
process after accurately aiming the scanner at the 1D setup labels.
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Besides options, some chapters have commands. The commands need to be scanned
directly, without reading the “SET” and “END” labels. The commands are executed
directly and, unlike options, are not stored in non-volatile memory.
Configuring via the menu book
To configure the required options proceed as follows:
 scan the SET label
 scan the required option(s)
 scan the END label
After scanning the END label, the new settings are stored in non-volatile memory.
Recommended steps to follow for quick configuration
After checking your connection you are ready to start the configuration of your
reader.
 Check connection:
Ensure that the power is disconnected from your equipment before you connect the
reader. After connecting the data cable, the power can be applied to the equipment
and the reader.
 1:
Use chapter 1 to set the correct default for your reader.
* The reader is now in factory default.
 2:
Use chapter 2 to optimize the interface.
* The reader is now able to read bar codes and transmit the data.
 3:
Use chapter 3 to optimize the reader for the type of bar codes you use. Set the
readable codes first and then the options for each of these codes.
* The reader is now able to read the codes you selected, validate the data using length
and check digit and transmit that part of the data you specified.
 4:
Use chapter 4 to select the string options for your application. These include
transmission of code length, conversion of upper and lower case and setting a prefix
and suffix.
* The reader can now read and transmit the data in the required format.
 5:
Use chapter 5 to select the read options to your preference. These options affect the
read mode, read time, trigger and redundancy.
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 6:
Use chapter 6 to select the indicator options you prefer. These options affect the
operation of the buzzer and good read LED.
* The reader will now operate to your personal preference.
See figure 0.02.
Configuring via RS232
In the middle column of the menu pages the command is printed, e.g. U2. These
commands can be sent to readers with an RS232 interface. To configure via the
RS232 port proceed as follows:
 transmit <ESC><Command string 1><CR>
 transmit <ESC><Command string 2><CR>
 transmit <ESC><Command string n><CR>
 transmit <ESC>Z2<CR>
<ESC>
<ESC> is the ASCII escape character (Hex 1B).
<Command string>
<Command string> is the ASCII command with its parameters as would be scanned
from the menu book, i.e. <ESC>M41B<CR> configures the ASCII control code
<STX> as the prefix for Code 39.
Example in hexadecimal format:
1B 4D 34 31 4B Ø D
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Each 3-character command should be preceded with the '[' character (Hex 5B) i.e.
<Esc>[BCC<CR> is used to enable Data Matrix.
Each 4-character command should be preceded with the ']' character (Hex 5D) i.e.
<Esc>]DIAU<CR> is used to disable auto connect.
<CR>
<CR> is the ASCII CR character (Hex Ø D).
Z2
Some options are not immediately active, like baud rate settings. Most other options
are immediately active, but the command Z2 must be send to store the settings to
non-volatile memory.
The following commands may be used to:
Command B sound a good read beep
Command E sound an error beep
Command G motor off
Command H
Command L
Command N
Command O
Command Y
Command Z
motor on
switch on good read LED
switch on bad read LED
switch on both LEDs
de-trigger the reader
trigger the reader
The characters transmitted must be separated by an intercharacter delay to allow the
reader to process each character received and to execute the command string.
Package Content
CD-3600
 CD-3600 2D Image Scanner
 USB cable
 Quick setup guide
CD-3600-SK
 CD-3600 2D Image Scanner
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CD-3600S
 CD-3600 2D Image Scanner
 RS-232 cable
 Quick setup guide
SK-300 external bracket
USB cable
Quick setup guide
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1. GENERAL OPTIONS
1.1. Restore to Factory Default Settings
This option allows you to undo all previously configured options and bring the
reader's configuration back to factory default settings. These factory default settings
are printed in bold.
Note that differences may occur depending on the type of interface as will be
mentioned in the text.
Select only the correct default settings corresponding to your hardware "defaults"
label.
The interfaces supported depend on the reader model and software release. Please
consult your sales office for not listed interfaces.
RS232
USB-HID
USB-VCP
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1.2. Switch User Interface and Reset to Default Settings
This option allows you to switch among multiple interfaces supported by CD-3600
series 2D Image reader, including USB HID, USB Virtual COM, and RS-232,
according to your needs. And, the current settings will be automatically reset to
factory default settings once the user interface is changed.
To verify your configuration, it is strongly advised for CD-3600, CD-3600S, and
CD-3600-SK users to unplug and then re-plug the cable after the relevant barcode
labels are scanned. Otherwise, you may also try to reboot the terminal to achieve the
purpose.
If it still fails to change user interface, please be advised to scan the barcode again
after either re-plugging your scanner or restarting your terminal.
RS232
USB-HID
USB-VCP
1.3. Check Firmware Version
This options allows you to retrieve the current firmware version.
Firmware Version
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1.4. Enhance Barcode Scanning on Screens
In addition to the printed barcodes, you may also aim the scanner at the desired
barcode on screens to scan and decode barcodes. This section lists three adjustable
options which are all designed to improve efficiency in scanning barcodes directly
from screens.
1.4.1 No illumination detection
With no illumination detection, a target code is detected without illumination light.
The power consumption can be reduced, but the response of detection will also be
reduced. Ambient light is used for detection in this mode, so this can not be used in a
dark place while it can be used in a lighted environment.
SET
No illumination
DDI
detection
END
1.4.2 Prevention of flicker
When there is no target to be read, flicker occurs because of the LED illumination,
and this flicker can be prevented with setting. However, it is normally suggested not
to enable LED illumination flicker prevention, a feature which will make it difficult to
read barcodes on LCD screens once activated.
SET
Enable LCD display
D3J
reading
END
1.4.3 Prevention of specular reflection
Only when specular reflection of LED illumination occurs, the reading is performed
with the illumination turned off, which will lead to degradation of reading
performance.
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SET
Prevent specular
D3Q
reflection
END
1.5. Configure Data Transmission Interval
This option allows you to specify the interval at which the scanned data will be
transferred. In other words, this will determine how fast you want the scanned data to
be transmitted.
How to set data transmission interval:
Please follow the example below to scan the sequence of barcode labels to set the data
transmission interval to be 2 ms:
<SET>
<USB HID Transfer Interval>
<bInterval=2>
<END>
SET
USB HID transfer
E9M
interval
bInterval = 1
Q1
bInterval = 2
Q2
bInterval = 4
Q4
bInterval = 8
Q8
END
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2. INTERFACE
This chapter describes the configurable transmission options for your reader. Some
options may not be relevant to the type of reader you have. An attempt to configure
the reader for such options does not affect its operation and usually results in the
reader producing an error tone, indicating you tried to make an illegal configuration
entry.
2.1. RS232 options
This paragraph describes the specific options for a reader with an RS232 interface.
Bar code readers with an RS232 interface are normally supplied with either a DB25 or
DB9 female connector. Both connectors are fitted with an external power connector.
See figure 2.01 or 2.02.
Other connectors and/or connections are available by special order.
Pin functions as seen from the bar code reader.
FG:
Frame Ground: This is normally connected to the "chassis ground" at the host
computer. In the RS232 specification the use of FG is optional.
TxD:
Transmitted Data: Transmits data from the reader to the host. This connection is
mandatory.
RxD:
Received Data: Receives data from the host to the reader. This connection is required
if you want to send commands to the bar code reader or if software handshaking or
acknowledgement control is used.
RTS:
Request To Send: A general purpose output to the host, used for hardware flow
control. This connection is optional.
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CTS:
Clear To Send: A general purpose input to the bar code reader, used for hardware
flow control. This connection is optional.
SG:
Signal Ground: Reference point for power supply and interface signals. This
connection is mandatory.
2.1.1. Baud rate settings
The baud rate is the rate at which bits are transmitted from the reader to the host, and
vice versa. Both the reader and the host should be set to the same baud rate.
SET
300 baud
K1
600 baud
K2
1200 baud
K3
2400 baud
K4
4800 baud
K5
9600 baud
K6
19200 baud
K7
38400 baud
K8
57600 baud
K9
115200 baud
SZ
END
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2.1.2. Data, parity and stop bits
The data characters may be transferred in one of the following formats:
A parity bit may be added to every character so that the total number of 1's in the data
bits, together with the parity bit, is odd for odd parity or even for even parity. See
figure 2.03.
SET
7 data bits
L0
8 data bits
L1
No parity
L2
Even parity
L3
Odd parity
L4
1 stop bit
L5
2 stop bits
L6
END
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2.1.3. Handshaking
Data flow control is available using either hardware (Modem, Busy/Ready) or
software (XON/XOFF). In addition, an optional acknowledgement control is available
(ACK/NAK with or without error response). Flow control may be combined with
acknowledgement control. The RS232 voltage levels employed by most readers for
transmission are either -10V (OFF) or +10V (ON).
1. No handshake:
Does not employ any handshaking: data is transmitted regardless of the control
signals. This option will undo any handshake and flow control options selected.
2. Modem mode:
The reader's RTS is OFF as soon as power is supplied to the reader. The reader will
turn RTS ON when it wants to transmit data to the host. The host should respond by
putting CTS ON when it is ready to receive data. While CTS is ON the reader is
allowed to transmit data. When all data has been transmitted, the reader will turn RTS
OFF. In response, the host should turn OFF the reader's CTS. If, while RTS is ON, the
CTS line is not ON for a certain configurable period, the reader will terminate the
transmission with an error indication of the buzzer. See figure 2.05.
3. ACK/NAK:
After data has been transmitted, the reader expects to receive one of the following
responses from the host:
Response: "ACK" (ASCII: Hex O6)
Action: The reader completes transmission with the good-read buzzer.
Response: "NAK" (ASCII: Hex 15)
Action: The reader sends the data again.
Response: "DC1" (ASCII: Hex 11)
Action: The reader completes transmission without a good-read or error buzzer.
Response: "None"
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Action: If there is no response within one second
then the reader terminates transmission with an
error buzzer. See figure 2.06.
4. ACK/NAK no response:
The difference from the ACK/NAK mode is that
when no response from the host is received within
100 ms, the reader assumes that the data has been
received correctly by the host.
Response: "ACK" (ASCII: Hex O6)
Action: The reader completes transmission with
the good-read buzzer.
Response: "NAK" (ASCII: Hex 15)
Action: The reader sends the data again.
Response: "DC1" (ASCII: Hex 11)
Action: The reader completes transmission
without a good-read or error buzzer.
Response: "None"
Action: If there is no response within 100 ms, then the reader terminates transmission
with a good read buzzer. See figure 2.07.
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Handshaking barcode setting
SET
No handshake
P0
Modem
P2
ACK/NAK
P3
ACK/NAK NO RESPONSE
P4
Flow Control time out
I0
indefinitely
Flow Control time out 100ms
I1
Flow Control time out 200ms
I2
Flow Control time out 400ms
I3
END
2.1.4. Intercharacter delay for RS232
The intercharacter delay introduces a configurable time delay after each character
transmitted. This may be used if the connected computer or terminal does not support
flow control and is not capable of handling the received data.
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SET
No delay
KA
20 ms delay
KB
50 ms delay
KC
100 ms delay
KD
END
2.2. Keyboard wedge/USB options
This paragraph describes the options which are relevant to readers with a wedge or
USB interface. The following parameters can be configured:
 keyboard language
 special options
 intercharacter delay
Because these options are interdependent, it is important to perform the configuration
in the sequence given.
Please consult your sales office for keyboard layouts and language currently
supported.
Keyboard wedge operation modes:
This mode enables or disables responses from PC wedge to the computer during
booting. In normal cases, the keyboard handles the responses to the computer. The PC
wedge is only listening in order to be aware of the keyboard state.
With keyboard:
Use this mode in case a keyboard is connected to the PC wedge Y-cable.
The wedge is only listening in case the computer is booting or when the wedge is idle.
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Without keyboard:
Use this mode in case no keyboard is connected to the PC wedge Y-cable. In some
cases this mode is required in case only a PC USB keyboard is connected. If this
option is enable, the computer can detect the wedge as a keyboard. In case the
computer reports a keyboard error or in case no data is displayed, try this option. It is
required to power OFF the PC, wait 10 seconds and power ON the PC again. Do not
enable this option in case a keyboard is connected to the Y-cable.
The wedge is responding to all commands from the computer.
The ‘without keyboard’ option is only supported for PC/AT wedges.
SET
With keyboard
KM
Without keyboard
KL
END
2.2.1. Keyboard language
Keyboards are also different depending on country or language. Examples are the
QWERTY and AZERTY keyboards. Select the same language that has been selected
on your PC.
The languages supported depend on the reader model and software release. Please
consult your sales office for the languages currently supported.
SET
US
KE
UK
KV
German
KG
French
KI
French Macintosh
BAO
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Italian
OW
Spanish
KJ
Portuguese
PH
Swiss ( French )
PL
Swiss ( German )
PK
Dutch
PI
Belgian
PJ
Swedish
PD
Finnish
PG
Danish
KK
Norwegian
PE
Japanese
PM
Czech
WF
END
2.2.2. Special options
This section contains some specialized keyboard options.
Do not use numpad:
The reader wil emulate the numerical keys on the alpha keypad when transmitting
numerical data.
Use numpad:
The reader will emulate the numerical keypad when transmitting numerical data. The
NUMLOCK should always be ON when this option has been selected.
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Auto NumLock mode:
When selecting this option, the bar code reader automatically uses the correct
NumLock state.
No CAPSLOCK mode:
This options cancels the CAPSLOCK mode.
CAPSLOCK mode:
This option ensures that data is displayed correctly when the keyboard is normally in
CAPSLOCK mode. The keyboard is returned in the CAPSLOCK mode after
transmission.
Auto CAPSLOCK mode:
When selecting this option, the transmitted data is displayed correctly, disregarding
the CAPSLOCK state.
SET
Do not use numpad
RN
Use numpad
RM
Auto numlock mode
/A
No CAPSLOCK
5Q
mode
CAPSLOCK mode
Auto CAPSLOCK
8A
2U
mode
END
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2.2.3. Intercharacter delay for wedges/USB
The intercharacter delay can be used to adapt the reader's data transmission speed to
the system. If the transmission speed is too high, the system may not be able to
receive all characters. Adjust the intercharacter delay until the data is received
correctly. The default value as well as the actual delay time depend on the terminal
type and language selected.
SET
No delay
LA
Delay = 1
LB
Delay = 2
LC
Delay = 3
LD
Delay = 4
LE
Delay = 5
LF
Delay = 6
LG
Delay = 7
LH
Delay = 8
LI
Delay = 9
LJ
Delay = 10
LK
END
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3. CODE OPTIONS
The menu options in this chapter are intended to adjust the decoding settings of the
reader:
 which bar code types can be read
 the permissible length of the bar codes to be read
 bar code specific options
Note:
This manual categorizes the barcodes as groups of different symbologies with their
translations and sometimes with relations to other family names. The next figure
visualizes how code translations and relations are maintained in this Code options
chapter. See figure 3.00.
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3.1. Setting of readable codes
These options do not affect the reading of the menu labels. The required bar code
types can be selected by enabling a single readable code only and enabling readable
codes.
It is strongly recommended to select only the required codes.
Advantages of selecting only the required codes are:

faster reading

no accidental scanning of unwanted bar codes

reduced probability of reading errors which cannot be prevented completely,
because of the limited security of some bar code types
Some bar codes are translations or special variants of other bar code types. The table
on the title page of this chapter visualizes these relations. The setting of different
codes is explained in the next chapter 3.1.1. Enabling a single read. code.
3.1.1. Enabling a single read. code
With this option you can set the reader to read a single bar code type only. If you
select 'Code 39 only', no other codes will be read.
Example 1:
If you want to read Code 39 only, you read the option 'Code 39 only'. See figure 3.01.
Example 2:
If you want to read one of the special bar codes that is a variation of the readable code,
read the single read. code option followed by the dedicated variation option from the
applicable symbology options chapter.

EAN128 only: read the option 'Code 128 only' followed by 'Enable EAN-128
only' from the 'Options for Code 128'.

Italian Pharmaceutical: read Enable Code 39 only, followed by the option 'Italian
Pharmaceutical only' from the 'Options for Code 39'.
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See figure 3.02.
Example 3:
If you want to read a code that is changed to another family name, read the new name.
RSS+14: read the option ‘GS1 Databar’.
See figure 3.03.
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3.1.1. Enabling a single read. code
SET
All codes excl. add-on
A0
Only all UPC and EANcodes
J0
UPC only
J1
UPC + 2 only
J2
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UPC + 5 only
J3
EAN only
J4
EAN + 2 only
J5
EAN + 5 only
J6
Code 39 only
A2
Tri-Optic only
JD
Codabar only
A3
Industrial 2of5 only
J7
Interleaved 2of5 only
J8
S-Code only
RA
Matrix 2of5 only
AB
Chinese Post Matrix 2of5 only
JE
Korean Postal Authority code
JL
only
Intelligent Mail Barcode only
D5H
POSTNET only
D6C
IATA only
A4
MSI/Plessey only
A7
Telepen only
A9
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UK/Plessey only
A1
Code 128 only
A6
Code 93 only
A5
Code 11 only
BLB
GS1 DataBar only
J9
GS1 DataBar Limited only
JJ
GS1 DataBar Expanded only
JK
Codablock F only
D4R
DataMatrix ECC000 - 140 only
BG2
DataMatrix ECC200 only
BC0
Aztec only
BC5
Aztec runes only
BF4
Chinese Sensible code only
D4K
QR Code only
BC1
Micro QR Code only
D38
Maxicode only
BC2
PDF417 only
BC3
MicroPDF417 only
BC4
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Enable all 1D codes only
BCA
Enable all 2D codes only
BCB
END
3.1.2. Enabling of readable codes
With this option you can set the reader to read a number of bar code types or simply
enable additional bar code types.
Example:
If you only want to read Code 39 and Code 128, you read 'Code 39 only' and 'enable
Code 128'. Alternatively you can read 'Disable All', 'Enable Code 39' and 'Enable
Code 128'. See figure 3.04.
Example of addition:
If you want to enable Codabar in addition to what you already have configured, you
read 'Enable Codabar'. See figure 3.05.
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Enabling of readable codes
SET
All codes excl. add-on
A0
Enable UPC
R1
Enable UPC + 2
R2
Enable UPC + 5
R3
Enable EAN
R4
Enable EAN + 2
R5
Enable EAN + 5
R6
Enable Code 39
B2
Enable Tri-Optic
JZ
Enable Codabar
B3
Enable Industrial
R7
2of5
Enable Interleaved
R8
2of5
Enable S-Code
R9
Enable Matrix 2of5
BB
Enable Chinese Post
Matrix 2of5
Enable Korean Postal
Authority code
JS
WH
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Enable Intelligent Mail
Barcode
Enable POSTNET
D5F
D6A
Enable IATA
B4
Enable MSI/Plessey
B7
Enable Telepen
B9
Enable UK/Plessey
B1
Enable Code 128
B6
Enable Code 93
B5
Enable Code 11
BLC
Enable GS1-Databar
Enable GS1-Databar
Limited
Enable GS1-Databar
Expanded
Enable Codablock F
Enable DataMatrix
ECC000 - 140
Enable DataMatrix
ECC200
JX
JY
DR
D4P
BG0
BCC
Enable Aztec
BCH
Enable Aztec runes
BF2
Enable Chinese
Sensible code
D4L
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Enable QR Code
BCD
Enable Micro QR
D2U
Code
Enable Maxicode
BCE
Enable PDF417
BCF
Enable
BCG
MicroPDF417
Enable all 1D codes
BCM
Enable all 2D codes
BCN
Disable all
B0
END
3.2. Setting of number of characters
If you are going to read bar codes of known length, it is recommended to set the
reader for a fixed number of characters. This can be done for up to two lengths. The
reader uses this to verify that labels read are of the correct length, rejecting any labels
which do not have the specified length. The advantage of setting a fixed length, is that
it provides protection against short scans of labels, such as Interleaved 2of5, which do
not provide sufficient security against partial scan. The length checking is done on the
label data and is not affected by options such as (not) transmit start/stop character or
check digit. Setting the number of characters does not affect fixed length codes, such
as EAN-13. 2D symbologies such as PDF417 and Data Matrix are also not affected
by fixed length settings.
The following options are available:
Fixed length OFF all codes.
This option cancels the fixed length checking.
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Fixed length ON all codes.
This option enables the fixed length checking. Two fixed lengths are programmed
which will affect all variable length codes. This is done by reading the following
labels:
<SET>
<Fixed length ON - all codes>
a bar code with the required length, a second bar code with the required length (this
may be the same length as the first one) <END>
See figure 3.06.
It is possible to configure a fixed length or a minimum and a maximum length for
selected symbologies by reading the respective option followed by a barcode label
with the required length. The different functions may be combined and will be used as
follows:

if a label is checked for fixed length, it will not be checked for minimum or
maximum length

if a label is not checked for fixed length it will be checked for both minimum and
maximum length
By reading an option followed by the 'END' label, the function is disabled or the
values for that option are reset to their default. The default values are:



fixed: disabled, thus no fixed length checking
minimum: according to the next figure (The minimum length of the 2of5 bar
code types can not be changed independent.)
maximum: disabled, thus no maximum length checking. (The maximum length is
reader dependent)
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See figure 3.07.
Fixed length ON for selected codes:
This option enables fixed length checking for different bar code types and will only
affects the bar code types read. The number of fixed lengths which can be configured
is reader dependent.
<SET>
<Fixed length ON for selected codes>
Scan bar codes of the required type and length
<END>
Example:
The 2 examples shown in the next figure have the following results: In the first
example only Code 39 labels will be checked for a length of 6 characters. Any other
bar code type will not be checked for fixed length. In the second example Code 39
labels will be checked for a length of 6 characters and interleaved 2of5 labels for a
length of 12 characters. This implies that also Industrial 2of5, Matrix 2of5 and
S-Code are checked for a fixed length of 12 characters. Any other bar code type will
not be checked for fixed length. See figure 3.08.
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Minimum length for selected codes:
This option modifies the default minimum length table. The number of minimum
lengths which can be configured is reader dependent. This is done by reading the
following labels:
<SET>
<Minimum length for selected codes>
Scan bar codes of the required type and length
<END>
Example:
The two examples shown in the next figure have the following result: In the first
example only Code 39 labels will be checked for a minimum length of 2 characters.
All other bar code types will be checked for a minimum length as displayed in the
next figure.
In the second example Code 39 labels will be checked for a minimum length of 2
characters and interleaved 2of5 labels for a minimum length of 4 characters. This
implies that also Industrial 2of5, Matrix 2of5 and S-Code are checked for a minimum
length of 4 characters. All other bar code types will be checked for a minimum length
as per figure 3.09.
Maximum length for selected codes:
This option enables the maximum length checking. The number of maximum lengths
which can be configured is reader dependent. This is done by reading the following
labels:
<SET>
<Maximum length for selected codes>
Scan bar codes of the required type and length
<END>
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Example:
The two following examples shown in the next figure have the following result: In the
first example only Code 39 labels will be checked for a maximum length of 12
characters. Any other bar code types will not be checked for a maximum length. In
the second example Code 39 labels will be checked for a maximum length of 12
characters and Interleaved 2of5 labels for a maximum length of 14 characters. This
implies that also Industrial 2of5, Matrix 2of5 and S-Code are checked for a maximum
length of 14 characters. Any other bar code types will not be checked for a maximum
length. See figure 3.10.
Serial programming:
To set a length using serial commands, the sequence is as follows:
<ESC>
<command>
<SPACE>*<CodeID>*
<Length 1>
<Length 2**>
<CR>
*(if required by <command>)
**(length 2 may be the same length as length 1, when only one length is required)
Example:
Setting fixed length for all codes, lengths 8, 10 and 12:

<ESC>H1081012<CR>
Setting minimum length for selected codes, for Code 39 with a length of 2:
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
<ESC>HL V02<CR>
Setting maximum length for selected codes, for Code 39 with a length of 12 and
Interleaved 2of5 with length of 14:

<ESC>HM V12 N14<CR>
Setting of number of characters
SET
Fixed length OFF
all codes
Fixed length ON all
codes
Fixed length ON for
selected codes
Minimum length for
selected codes
Maximum length for
selected codes
H0
H1
HK
HL
HM
END
3.3. Setting code specific options
Code specific options may be configured affecting:

enabling and disabling code variants and translations, such as EAN-128, as were
listed in the relations table for setting of readable codes

data verification such as by means of a check digit calculation. A check digit has
a value that can be calculated from the other data characters and is usually the
last data character in a bar code

pre-editing of the data string such as removing the check-digit and/or start/stop
characters
The more common options are described here:
Check CD:
This option enables the check digit calculation. If the calculated check digit does not
correspond to the check digit in the bar code, then the bar code is ignored. The use of
a check digit greatly improves the security of a bar code.
Not check CD:
This option disables the check digit calculation. This option is required when the bar
codes do not contain a check digit or contain an invalid check digit.
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Transmit CD:
This option enables the transmission of the check digit together with the data
characters. If the check digit calculation is disabled, the reader can not differentiate
anymore between a (valid) check digit and a data character. It will therefore transmit
all data characters of the label, including what could constitute a check digit.
Not transmit CD:
This option disables the transmission of the check digit. If the check digit calculation
is disabled, the reader can not differentiate between a (valid) check digit and a data
character. It will therefore transmit all data characters of the label, excluding the
character that could constitute the check digit for the type of bar code.
Transmit ST/SP:
This option enables the transmission of the start and stop characters of a bar code.
Not transmit ST/SP:
This option disables the transmission of the start and stop characters of a bar code.
The next figure summarizes the effect of the transmit options for a Code 39 label
with:

start and stop characters '*'

data characters '1 2 3 4 5 6'

or data characters '1 2 3 4 5' and check digit '6'
Note that because '6' is, according to the Code 39 specifications, not a valid check
digit for this label. The check digit calculation must therefore be disabled in order for
the label to be accepted.
See figure 3.11.
3.3.1. Options for UPC-A
The UPC-A symbology is a fixed length symbology encoding 11 data digits, a check
digit and non-printable start/stop characters. The following characters are supported:

the digits 0 up to 9
An optional leading zero can be transmitted, which together with the data and the
check digit forms a 13 digit field providing compatibility with the EAN-13 format.
For string format see figure 3.12.
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UPC-A add-on 2/add-on 5:
The UPC-A symbology as described above can be succeeded by an additional 2 or 5
digit UPCA code. For string format see figure 3.13.
Options for UPC-A:

disable transmission of the leading zero

disable transmission of the check digit
SET
UPC-A, No leading
zero, transmit CD
UPC-A, No leading
zero, not transmit CD
UPC-A, Leading zero,
transmit CD
UPC-A, Leading zero,
not transmit CD
E3
E5
E2
E4
END
3.3.2. Options for UPC-E
The UPC-E symbology is a fixed length symbology encoding 6 data digits, a check
digit and non printable start/stop characters. The following characters are supported:

the digits 0 upto 9
An optional leading digit can be transmitted, which together with the data and the
check digit forms an 8 digit field providing a compatibility with the EAN-8 format.
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For string format see figure 3.14.
UPC-E add-on 2/add-on 5:
The UPC-E symbology as described above can be succeeded by an additional 2 or 5
digit UPCE code. For string format see figure 3.15.
UPC-E0 stands for UPC version E0 and the first digit is always a '0'. UPC-E1 stand
for UPC version E1 and the first digit is a '1'. Options for UPC-E0 affects UPC-E1 too.
Support for UPCE1 is reader dependent.
Options for UPC-E:

enable transmission of the leading digit

disable transmission of the check digit

transmit UPC-E as UPC-A
Transmit UPC-E as UPC-A:
If this option is enabled, a UPC-E label is transmitted in the UPC-A format.
Options for UPC-E
SET
UPC-E, No leading
E7
digit, transmit CD
UPC-E, No leading
E9
digit, not transmit CD
UPC-E, Leading digit,
E6
transmit CD
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UPC-E, Leading digit,
E8
not transmit CD
Transmit UPC-E as is
6Q
Transmit UPC-E as
6P
UPCA
END
3.3.3. Options for EAN-13 and EAN-8
EAN-13:
The EAN-13 symbology is a fixed length symbology encoding 12 data digits, a check
digit and non-printable start/stop characters. The following characters are supported:

the digits 0 upto 9
The data may be translated into ISBN, ISSN or ISMN format. For string format see
figure 3.16.
EAN-13 add-on 2/add-on 5:
The EAN-13 symbology as described above can be succeeded by an additional 2 or 5
digitcode. For string format see figure 3.17.
EAN-8:
The EAN-8 symbology is a fixed length symbology encoding 7 data digits, a check
digit and non-printable start/stop characters. The following characters are supported:

the digits 0 upto 9
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For string format see figure 3.18.
EAN-8 add-on 2/add-on 5:
The EAN-8 symbology as described above can be succeeded by an additional 2 or 5
digit code. For string format see figure 3.19.
Options for EAN:

disable transmission of the check digit

enable ISBN, ISSN or ISMN translation
Enable ISBN, ISSN or ISMN translation:
If this option is enabled, an EAN-13 label is verified for the correct format and
transmitted as a 10-digit ISBN number, 8 digit ISSN number. In case of ISMN, the
character M is transmitted followed by 9 digits. Support for these translations is
reader dependent.
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Options for EAN-13 and EAN-8
SET
EAN-13 not transmit CD
6J
EAN-13 transmit CD
6K
EAN-8 not transmit CD
6H
EAN-8 transmit CD
6I
Disable ISBN translation
IB
Enable ISBN translation
IA
Enable ISBN if possible
IK
Disable ISSN translation
HN
Enable ISSN translation
HO
Enable ISSN if possible
4V
Disable ISMN
IO
translation
Enable ISMN translation
IP
Enable ISMN if possible
IQ
END
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3.3.4. Options for Code 39 and It. Pharm.
Code 39:
Code 39 is a variable length symbology with an optional check digit and printable
start/stop characters. The following characters are supported:

the digits 0 up to 9

the upper case characters A up to Z

the characters - . $ / + % SPACE

start/stop character is *
The checksum is calculated as the sum modulo 43 of the numerical value of the data
characters. In full ASCII mode, all 128 ASCII characters are supported. This is done
by combining one of the characters +, %, $ or / with one of the alpha characters (A
upto Z). For string format see figure 3.20.
Italian Pharmaceutical:
In this mode the Code 39 data is translated to the Italian pharmaceutical format. This
format has a fixed length containing 8 numeric data values followed by a single
mandatory check digit. An optional leading 'A' can be transmitted. For string format
see figure 3.21.
Options for Code 39:

enable full ASCII conversion

enable Italian Pharmaceutical conversion

enable check digit

disable transmission of the check digit

enable transmission of start/stop

enable leading A for Italian Pharmaceutical

selection of the minimum number of data characters
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Normal Code 39:
In this mode the decoded data characters are transmitted without further translation.
Full ASCII Code 39:
In this mode the decoded data characters are translated to full ASCII Code 39.
Full ASCII Code 39 if possible:
In this mode the decoded data characters are translated to full ASCII Code 39. Invalid
combinations are not translated and are transmitted as is.
Italian Pharmaceutical only:
In this mode the decoded data characters are translated to the Italian Pharmaceutical
format. If the data does not comply with the Italian Pharmaceutical format, the label is
rejected.
Italian Pharmaceutical if possible:
In this mode the decoded data characters are translated to the Italian Pharmaceutical
format. If the data does not comply with the Italian Pharmaceutical format, then the
data is transmitted as Normal or full ASCII Code 39.
Tri-Optic:
This fixed length symbology builds its data out of two data triplets, where the second
triplet is encoded at first. The following characters are supported:
the digits 0 up to 9

the upper case characters A up to Z

the characters - . / + % SPACE

start/stop character is $
For string format see figure 3.22.

There are no options for Tri-Optic supported.
Concatenation:
If a Code 39 bar code contains a leading space, the data is stored into the reader's
buffer without the leading space. As soon as a Code 39 bar code is read without a
leading space, the data is appended to the reader's buffer and the entire buffer is
transmitted and cleared for new data. In case a non Code 39 bar code is read, the data
in the non-Code 39 bar code is transmitted and the buffer is cleared. The buffer size is
reader dependent.
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Options for Code 39 and It.Pharm.
SET
Normal Code 39
D5
Full ASCII Code 39
D4
Full ASCII Code 39 if
+K
possible
It. Pharmaceutical only
D6
It. Pharmaceutical if
D7
possible
Not check CD
C1
Check CD
C0
Not transmit CD
D8
Transmit CD
D9
Not transmit ST/SP
D1
Transmit ST/SP
D0
Not transm. ld. A for It.
DA
Pharm.Code
Transmit leading A for It.
DB
Pharm.Code
Minimum 3 digits
8D
Minimum 1 digit
8E
Disable concatenation
+M
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Enable concatenation
+L
END
3.3.5. Options for Codabar
Codabar (NW7):
Codabar (NW7) is a variable length symbology with an optional check digit and
printable start/stop characters. The next characters are supported:
 the digits 0 upto 9


the characters - $: / . +
start/stop characters are A, B, C or D
The checksum is calculated as the sum modulo 16 of the numerical values of all data
characters. For string format see figure 3.23.
ABC-Code:
The ABC code is an acronym for American Blood Commission. This code consists of
two bar codes which are decoded in one read cycle. The code is concatenated when
the stop character of the first bar code and the start character of the second bar code is
a D. These two D's are not transmitted. For string format see figure 3.24.
CX-Code:
The CX-Code consists of two bar codes which are decoded in one read cycle. The
code is concatenated when the stop character of the first bar code is a C, and the start
character of the second bar code is a B. The B and C characters are not transmitted.
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For string format see figure 3.25.
Options for Codabar:

enable ABC code concatenation

enable CX code concatenation

enable check digit check

disable transmission of the check digit
disable transmission of start/stop
selection of start/stop character translation
selection of minimum number of data characters

enable library space (CLSI) insertion



Space insertion:
This option inserts spaces in position 2, 7, 13, of the data string for use in library
systems.
ST/SP translation:
This option enables the translation and transmission of the start and stop characters.
Thus if the option ST/SP: abcd/tn*e is chosen, the start character is converted to lower
case, e.g. from A, B, C or D to a, b, c, or d respectively and the stop character is
converted from A, B, C or D to t, n, *, or e respectively. The next figure shows the
resulting format for these options with a Codabar label using A and B as start and stop
characters and 1 2 3 4 5 6 as data characters. For string format see figure 3.26.
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Minimum data characters:
Codabar labels are checked for a minimum of 1, 3 or 5 characters are set by the user.
If the number of characters in the label is shorter than the number set, the label will be
rejected. If the fixed length option is used for Codabar type labels then such labels
will additionally be checked for fixed length.
Inter character gap check:
This option enables the reading of Codabar labels with a large or irregular gap
between characters. Checking the gap means that it is not allowed to have a gap.
Disable the gap check allows gaps in the bar code.
Options for Codabar
SET
Enable only Codabar
HA
normal mode
Enable only ABC code
H4
Enable only CX code
H5
Enable Codabar, ABC and CX
H3
Not check CD
H7
Check CD
H6
Not transmit CD
H9
Transmit CD
H8
Disable space insertion
HE
Enable space insertion
HD
Not transmit ST/SP
F0
ST/SP: ABCD/ABCD
F3
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ST/SP: abcd/abcd
F4
ST/SP: ABCD/TN*E
F1
ST/SP: abcd/tn*e
F2
ST/SP:
HJ
<DC1><DC2><DC3><DC4>/
<DC1><DC2><DC3><DC4>
Minimum data one character
HC
Minimum data three
HB
characters
Minimum data five
HF
characters
Disable intercharactergap
HI
check
Enable intercharactergap
HH
check
END
3.3.6. Options for 2of5 and S-Code
Code 2of5:
Code 2of5 is a variable length symbology with an optional check digit and
non-printable start and stop characters. The following characters are supported:

the digits 0 upto 9
The checksum is calculated as the sum modulo 10 of the numerical values of all the
data characters.
Industrial 2of5:
This symbology encodes a single digit in each data symbol. Information is carried in
the bars only.
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Interleaved 2of5:
This symbology encodes a pair of digits in each symbol, the number of digits are
therefore always an even number. Information is carried in the bars and spaces. The
start and stop pattern is not unique inside the code. It is therefore essential to use the
fixed length option to prevent partial reads.
S-Code:
This symbology encodes like Interleaved 2of5 but encodes the last data character as
Industrial 2of5. The number of data digits is therefore always an odd number.
Information is carried in the bars and the spaces. The start and stop pattern is not
unique inside the code. It is therefore essential to use the fixed length option to
prevent partial reads.
Matrix 2of5:
This symbology encodes 1 digit in each character, the number of digits can therefore
be an odd or an even number. Information is carried in the bars and spaces.
Chines Post Matrix 2of5:
This symbology is a variant of Matrix 2of5. To assure proper reads, check the options
and setting for (Matrix) 2of5. For string format of the supported symbologies see
figure 3.27.
Options for code 2of5:

disable transmission of the check digit

enable check digit check

selection of the minimum number of data characters


disable space check for industrial 2of5
transmit S-Code as Interleaved 2of5
Minimum data characters:
Code 2of5 are checked for a minimum of 1, 3 or 5 characters as set by the user. If the
number of characters in the label is less than the number set, the label will be rejected.
If the fixed length option is used for a Code 2of5 type label, than such label will
additionally be checked for fixed length.
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Space check:
This option enables the reading of Industrial 2of5 labels with a large or irregular
spacing.
Transmit S-Code as Interleaved 2of5:
This option enables to transmit S-Code as Interleaved 2of5 by adding a leading zero.
SET
Not transmit CD
E1
Transmit CD
E0
Not check CD
G0
Check CD
G1
Minimum data one
GE
character
Minimum data three
GF
character
Minimum data five
GI
character
Disable space check
GK
for Industrial 2of 5
Enable space check
GJ
for Industrial 2of 5
Not transmit
GH
S-Code as
Interleaved 2 of 5
Transmit S-Code as
GG
Interleaved 2 of 5
END
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3.3.7. Options for IATA
The IATA code is a variable length symbology with an optional check digit and
non-printable start/stop characters. The following characters are supported:

the digits 0 upto 9
The checksum is calculated as the modulo seven of the data string. IATA is acronym
for International Air Transport Association. For string format see figure 3.28.
SET
Not check CD
4H
Check FC and SN only
4I
Check CPN, FC and SN
4J
Check CPN, AC, FC
4K
and SN
Not transmit CD
4M
Transmit CD
4L
END
3.3.8. Options for MSI/Plessey
MSI Plessey is a variable length symbology with one or two optional check digit
calculations CD1 and CD2 and non-printable start/stop characters. The following
characters are supported:

the digits 0 up to 9
The checksum is calculated as the sum modulo 10 or 11 of the data characters. The
checksum CD2 is calculated as the sum modulo 10 or 11 of the data characters and
CD1. For string format see figure 3.29.
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Options for MSI/Plessey:

disable check digit check

selection of the check digit calculation

selection of the number of check digits to be transmitted
Check digit:
If the check digit calculation is required, then the appropriate calculation method must
be selected.
Not transmit CD:
The character positions CD1 and CD2 are not transmitted.
Transmit CD1:
The character position CD2 is not transmitted.
Transmit CD1 and CD2:
All characters in the label are transmitted.
SET
Not check CD
4A
Check 1 CD = MOD
4B
10
Check 2 CD's = MOD
4C
10/MOD 10
Check 2 CD's = MOD
4D
10/MOD 11
Check 2 CD's = MOD
4R
11/MOD 10
Not transmit CD
4G
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Transmit CD1
4E
Transmit CD1 and CD2
4F
END
3.3.9. Options for Telepen
Telepen is a variable length symbology with a check digit and non printable start/stop
characters. The following characters are supported:
in numeric mode, the digits 00 upto 99

in full ASCII mode, all 128 ASCII characters
The check digit calculation is derived from the sum of all data characters modulo 127.
The check digit cannot be transmitted. For string format see figure 3.30.

Options for Telepen:

selection of ASCII mode
SET
Numeric mode
D2
ASCII mode
D3
END
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3.3.10. Options for UK/Plessey
UK Plessey is a variable length symbology with a mandatory checksum and non
printable start/stop characters. The following characters are supported:

the digits 0 upto 9

the characters A upto F
The checksum contains 2 digits and is calculated from the numerical values of all the
data digits. For string format see figure 3.31.
Space insertion:
This option inserts spaces in position 2, 5, 11, 14 of the data string for use in library
systems.
A to X conversion:
This option converts the character 'A' into an 'X'. The data and check digits are
affected.
SET
Not transmit CD's
4O
Transmit CD's
4N
Disable space
DO
insertion
Enable space
DN
insertion
Disable A to X
DP
conversion
Enable A to X
DQ
conversion
END
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3.3.11. Options for Code 128 and GS1-128
Code 128:
Code 128 is a variable length symbology with a mandatory check digit and
non-printable start/stop characters. The following characters are supported:

all 128 ASCII characters

4 non data function characters

3 start characters

4 code set selection characters

1 stop character
The check digit is calculated as the sum modulo 103 of the start character and the
weighted values of the data and special characters. For string format see figure 3.32.
Options for Code 128:

enable concatenation
GS1-128:
In this mode the Code128 data is translated to the GS1-128 format, formerly known
as EAN-128 or UCC-128. GS1-128 data starts with the FNC1 character and separates
2 data fields with the FNC1 character.
The first FNC1 character is translated to ]C1, and the second FNC1 character is
translated to an ASCII GS (hex 1D) character. For string format see figure 3.33.
Options for GS1-128:

enable GS1-128 conversion
Enable GS1-128 only:
In this mode the decoded data characters are translated to the GS1-128 format. If the
data does not comply with the GS1-128 format, then the label is rejected.
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Enable GS1-128 if possible:
In this mode the decoded data characters are translated to the GS1-128 format. If the
data does not comply with the GS1-128 format, then the label is transmitted as Code
128.
SET
Disable GS1-128
OF
Enable GS1-128
JF
only
Enable GS1-128 if
OG
possible
Disable
MP
concatenation
Enable
MO
concatenation
END
3.3.12. Options for Code 93
Code 93 is a variable length symbology with 2 mandatory check digits and non
printable start/stop characters. The following characters are supported:

the digits 0 upto 9

the upper case characters A upto Z

the characters - . $ / + % SPACE

4 non printable shift characters
The first check digit (C) is the modulo 47 sum of the weighted data character values.
The second check digit (K) is the modulo 47 sum of the weighted data character
values including the first check digit (C). The check digits are not transmitted.
The special shift characters are control characters and are not transmitted with the
data. If one of these characters is followed by an upper case character 'A' upto 'Z', it is
transmitted as 1 single character. In case of an invalid combination, the label is
rejected. This method enables support for full 128 ASCII characters encodation. The
encodation is compatible with the Code 39 $, %, / and + characters. For string format
see figure 3.34.
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Options for Code 93:

enable concatenation

transmission of check digits

calculation of check digits
Concatenation:
If a Code 93 bar code contains a leading space, the data is stored into the reader's
buffer without the leading space. As soon as a Code 93 bar code is read without a
leading space, the data is appended to the reader's buffer and the entire buffer is
transmitted and cleared for new data. In case a non Code 93 bar code is read, the data
in the non-Code 93 bar code is transmitted and the buffer is cleared. The buffer size is
reader dependent. Support for this option is reader dependent.
SET
Not check CD
9Q
Check CD
AC
Disable
+W
concatenation
Enable
+V
concatenation
END
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3.3.13. Options for Code 11
Code 11 is a variable length symbology with 1 or 2 optional check digits and non
printable start/stop characters. If the data is 10 or less characters, one check digit is
used. If the data is more then 10 characters, then 2 check digits are used. The
following characters are supported:
 the digits 0 upto 9
 the dash character '-'
The first check digit is the modulo 11 sum of the weighted data character values. The
second check digit is the modulo 11 sum of the weighted data character values
including the first check digit. The check digits are not transmitted. For string format
see figure 3.35.
Options for Code 11:
 disable check digit(s)
 automatic checking for 1 or 2 check digitsdepending of the number of data
characters
 enable transmission of check digit(s)
SET
Not check CD
BLF
Check 1 CD
BLG
Check 2 CDs
BLH
Check auto 1 or 2
BLI
CDs
Not transmit CD(s)
BLJ
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Transmit CD(s)
BLK
END
3.3.14. Options for Korean Postal Authority code
Korean Postal Authority code is a fixed length numeric symbology with a mandatory
check digit. The check digit is not transmitted.
For string format see figure 3.36.
Options for Korean Postal Authority code:
 transmit dash
 not transmit dash
 transmit CD
 not transmit CD
Transmit dash:
The dash character '-' (hex 2D) is printed between the 3rd and 4th digit
SET
Not transmit CD
*-
Transmit CD
*+
Not transmit dash
*/
Transmit dash
*.
END
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3.3.15. Options for Intelligent Mail Barcode
Intelligent Mail Barcode is a symbology in four different states. It is formerly known
as OneCode and is a variant of the 4-State Customer Barcode. The symbology is a
height modulated and has a number of fixed lengths.
For string format see figure 3.37.
Fixed data capacity:
 Numeric data: 20, 25 , 29 or 31 characters
Fixed data format and size:
The data is built of several identifiers which follow each other in fixed order. Sizes
are a predetermined amount of digits.
 Barcode identifier: 2



Service type identifier: 3
Mailer ID and Sequence number: maybe 6+9 digits or 9+6, always totalized to
15
Delivery point zip code: may be omitted (0), standard zip (5), zip+4 (9), zip+4
incl. delivery point digits (11)
Checksum:
An 11-bit CRC Frame Check Sequence is always calculated and is not transmitted.
Encodable characters:
 digits 0 up to 9
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3.3.16. Options for POSTNET
POSTNET (Postal Numeric Encoding Technique) is a height modulated symbology
with a number of fixed lengths.
For string format see figure 3.38.
Fixed data capacity:
 Numeric data: 5 / 6 / 9 / 11 characters
 Additional data: 1 check digit
Checkdigit:
The start and stop pattern consist of a fixed single frame bar which is not unique
inside the code. It is not transmitted. The check digit is calculated and transmitted
with the barcode data.
Encodable characters:
 digits 0 up to 9
3.3.17. Options for GS1 Databar
GS1 Databar is formerly known as RSS family including the RSS-14 group. Support
for GS1 Databar options is reader dependent.
Maximum data capacity:
 GS1 Databar and GS1 Databar Limited: Application Identifier "01" and 14
digits.
 GS1 Databar Expanded: 74 numeric or 41 alpha characters
Checksums:
The GS1 Databar family uses a mandatory checksum.
 GS1 Databar uses a modulo 79 checksum,
 GS1 Databar Limited uses a modulo 89 checksum
 GS1 Databar Expanded uses a modulo 211 checksum.
The checksum is always calculated and is not transmitted.
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Encodable characters:
 GS1 Databar and GS1 Databar Limited: digits 0 up to 9
 GS1 Databar Expanded: subset of ISO 646: upper, lower case characters, digits,
20 punctuation characters and function character FNC1
The next GS1 Databar versions are supported
 Omnidirectional/Truncated/Stacked(refer to GS1 Databar)
 Limited (refer to GS1 Databar Limited)
 Expanded, Expanded stacked(refer to GS1 Databar Expanded)
For string format see figure 3.39 or 3.40.
Options for GS1 Databar:
 transmission of CD
 transmission of Application Identifier
Not transmit CD:
Do not transmit the last character of GS1 Databar.
SET
Not transmit CD
DM
Transmit CD
DL
Not transmit Application
Identifier
Transmit Application
DT
DS
Identifier
END
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3.3.18. Options for Composite Codes
CC-A is a modified MicroPDF417 version.
CC-B is standard MicroPDF417.
CC-C is standard PDF417.
Maximum data capacity:
 CC-A: 56 characters
 CC-B: 338 characters
 CC-C: 2361 characters
Symbol size:
 1D part: see RSS and EAN codes
 Composite part: CC-A and CC-B same as MicroPDF417, CC-C same as PDF417
Error correction:
 1D part: only error detection
 Composite part: Reed Solomon error correction
Encodable characters:
 ASCII values 0 - 127 ( ISO 646 )
 ASCII values 128 - 255 ( ISO 8859-1, Latin alphabet No. 1, extended ASCII )
 with ECI: many other character sets
For string format of composite codes see figure 3.41 or 3.42 or 3.43.
Options for Composite codes:
 enable composite code
 ignore link flag

output mode
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For string format of composite codes see figure 3.44.
SET
Not ignore composite link
flag
Ignore composite link flag
Disable Composite on
GS1-Databar
Enable Composite on
GS1-Databar
As a single component,
only 1D component is
RQ
RP
BHF
BHE
BL0
allowed
As a single component,
only 2D component is
BL1
allowed
As a single component,
only 1D+2D component is
BL2
allowed
END
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3.3.19. Options for Codablock F
Codablock-F is variable size multi row (stacked) symbology based on Code 128. All
features of Code 128 do apply for Codablock F.
Maximum data capacity:
 text compaction = alphanumeric data: 2684characters
 numeric compaction = numeric data: 5368 Characters
Symbol size:
 number of rows: 2 up to 44
 number of columns: 1 up to 61
Error detection:
Codablock has 1 additional character for the entire symbol.
Codablock calculates 1 check digit that is not transmitted.
Encodable characters:
 ASCII values 0 - 127 ( ISO 646 )
 4 FNC values
For string format see figure 3.45.
3.3.20. Options for DataMatrix
Data Matrix is a variable size matrix symbology with selectable error correction
levels.
Maximum data capacity (ECC200):
 alphanumeric data: 2335 characters
 8-bit data: 1556 characters
 numeric data: 3116 characters
Symbol size:
ECC000 - 140:
 odd number of rows and columns, square shape.
 minimum: 9 * 9 modules, maximum: 49 * 49 modules
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ECC200:



even number of rows and columns, square or rectangular shape
square: minimum 10 * 10, maximum 144 * 144 modules
rectangular: minimum 8 * 18, maximum 16 * 48 modules
Error correction:
 ECC000 - 140: four levels of convolutional error correction, option for error
detection only
 ECC200: Reed-Solomon error correction
For new applications ECC200 is recommended.
Additional features:
 extended Channel Interpretation (ECI, ECC200 only): support for different
character sets and data interpretations
 structured append (ECC200 only): represent data in up to 16 Data Matrix
symbols
Support for these options is reader dependent. The supported character set and the
maximum decodable number of characters are reader dependent.
Encodable characters:
 ASCII values 0 - 127 (ISO 646 )


ASCII values 128 - 255 (ISO 8859-1, Latin alphabet No. 1, extended ASCII )
with ECI: many other character sets
For string format see figure 3.46.
Options for DataMatrix:
 Structured append time out: see chapter Read options
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3.3.21. Options for Aztec
Aztec code is a variable size matrix symbology with selectable error correction levels.
Maximum data capacity:
Standard Aztec:
 alphanumeric: 3067 characters
 numeric: 3832 characters
 byte: 1914 characters Aztec runes:
 values 000 up to 255 ( 3 digits )
Symbol size:
Standard Aztec:
 minimum: 15 * 15 modules
 maximum: 151 * 151 modules
Aztec runes:

fixed: 11 * 11 modules
Error correction:
User selectable Reed-Solomon error correction levels from 5% to 95% of data region.
Additional features:
 extended Channel Interpretation (ECI): support for different character sets and


data interpretations
structured append: represent data in up to 26 Aztec symbols
mirror image: decode symbol in mirror reversal presentation
Support for these options is reader dependent. The supported character set and the
maximum decodable number of characters are reader dependent.
Encodable characters:
 ASCII values 0 - 127 ( ISO 646 )
 ASCII values 128 - 255 ( ISO 8859-1, Latin alphabet No. 1, extended ASCII )

with ECI: many other character sets
For string format see figure 3.47.
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Options for Aztec:
 structured append time out: see chapter Read options
3.3.22. Options for Chinese Sensible code
Chinese Sensible code is a matrix symbology with selectable error correction levels.
The code allows 84 variable sized versions.
Pattern:
Each code is a square area comprised of a variable amount of nxn square symbols. A
crossing alignment pattern is available in version 4 and its sequential versions. Al
versions include four position detection patterns located on each corner.
Maximum data capacity:
The data capacity depends on the version.
 version 1: 205 characters
 sequential versions: increasing amount per version

version 84: 31091 characters
Symbol size:
Chinese Sensible code has 84 versions, counting from version 1. Each following
version has 2 more modules.
 minimum: version 1 = 23 * 23 modules


sequentially: version 2 = 25 * 25, version 3 = 27 * 27, etc.
maximum: version 84 = 189 * 189 modules
Error correction:
Four levels of Reed-Solomon error correction.
Additional feature:
Extended Channel Interpretation (ECI): support for Chinese character set, other
different character sets and data interpretations. Support for this option is reader
dependent. The supported character set and the maximum decodable number of
characteristics is reader dependent.
Encodable characters:
 numerical values 0-9
 ASCII value 0 - 127 ( ISO 646 )
 binary byte
 ordinary Chinese characters ( GB 18030 – 2 Region, Double-byte, Four-byte )
 with ECI: many other character sets
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For string format see figure 3.48.
3.3.23. Options for QR Code
QR code is a variable size matrix symbology with selectable error correction levels.
Maximum data capacity:
Model 1:
 alphanumeric data: 707 characters
 8-bit data: 486 characters


numeric data: 1167 characters
kanji data: 299 characters
Model 2:
 alphanumeric data: 4296 characters
 8-bit data: 2953 characters
 numeric data: 7089 characters

kanji data: 1817 characters
Symbol size:
Model 1:
 minimum: 21 * 21 modules
 maximum: 73 * 73 modules
Model 2:
 minimum: 21 * 21 modules
 maximum: 177 * 177 modules
Error correction:
Four levels of Reed-Solomon error correction.
Additional features:
 extended Channel Interpretation (ECI, model 2 only): support for different
character sets and data interpretations.
 structured append: represent data in up to 16 QR Code symbols.
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Support for these options is reader dependent. The supported character set and the
maximum decodable number of characters are reader dependent.
Encodable characters:
 ASCII values 0 - 127 ( ISO 646 )
 ASCII values 128 - 255 ( ISO 8859-1, Latin alphabet No. 1, extended ASCII )
 with ECI: many other character sets
For string format see figure 3.49.
Options for QR code:
 structured append time out: see read mode options
 no further options supported
3.3.24. Options for Micro QR Code
Micro QR code is a compact version for the regular QR Code.
Maximum data capacity:
Model 1:
 numeric data: 5 characters
Model 2:
 alphanumeric data: 6 characters
 numeric data: 10 characters
Model 3:
 alphanumeric data: 11 characters



8-bit data: 9 characters
numeric data: 18 characters
kanji data: 6 characters
Model 4:
 alphanumeric data: 21 characters
 8-bit data: 15 characters
 numeric data: 35 characters
 kanji data: 9 characters
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Symbol size:
Model 1:
 11 modules
Model 2:
 13 modules
Model 3:
 15 modules
Model 4:
 17 modules
Error correction:
Up to three levels of Reed-Solomon error correction for Model 4, no error correction
for Model 1.
Encodable characters:
 ASCII values 0 - 127 (ISO 646)
For string format see figure 3.50.
Options Micro QR Code
 no options supported
3.3.25. Options for Maxicode
Maxicode is a fixed size matrix symbology with selectable error correction levels.
Maximum data capacity:
 alphanumeric data: 93 characters
 numeric data: 138 characters
Symbol size:
28.14mm wide * 26.91mm high (including quiet zones)
Error correction:
2 levels of Reed-Solomon error correction.
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Additional features:
 extended Channel Interpretation (ECI): support for different character sets and
data interpretations
 structured append: represent data in up to 8 Maxicode symbols
Support for these options is reader dependent. The supported character set and the
maximum decodable number of characters, is reader dependent.
Encodable characters:
 ASCII values 0 - 127 (ISO 646)
 ASCII values 128 - 255 (ISO 8859-1, Latin alphabet No. 1, extended ASCII)

with ECI: many other character sets
For string format see figure 3.51.
Options for Maxicode:
 structured append time out: see read mode options
 no further options supported
3.3.26. Options for PDF417
PDF417 is variable size multi row (stacked) symbology with selectable error
correction levels.
Maximum data capacity:
 text compaction: 1850 characters
 byte compaction: 1108 characters
 numeric compaction: 2710 characters
Symbol size:
 number of row: 3 up to 90
 number of columns: 1 up to 30
Error correction:
8 levels of error correction. Option for error detection only.
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Additional features:
 extended Channel Interpretation (ECI): support for different character sets and
data interpretations
 macro PDF417: represent data in up to 99.999 PDF417 symbols
 truncated PDF417: reduce some overhead to obtain smaller symbology size
Support for these options is reader dependent. The supported character set and the
maximum decodable number of characters, is reader dependent
Encodable characters:
 ASCII values 0 - 127 ( ISO 646 )


ASCII values 128 - 255 ( ISO 8859-1, Latin alphabet No. 1, extended ASCII )
for macro PDF417: many other character sets
For string format see figure 3.52
Options for PDF417:
 macro PDF417 timeout ( same as Structured append time out ): see read mode
options
 no further options available
3.3.27. Options for MicroPDF417
MicroPDF417 is variable size multi row (stacked) symbology with fixed error
correction levels.
Maximum data capacity:
 text compaction: 250 characters
 byte compaction: 150 characters

numeric compaction:366 characters
Symbol size:
 number of row: 4 up to 44
 number of columns: 1 up to 4
Error correction:
Number of error correction codewords is dependent of symbol size and cannot be
changed.
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Additional features:
 extended Channel Interpretation (ECI): support for different character sets and
data interpretations
 macro MicroPDF417 ( structured append mode ): represent data in up to 99.999
MicroPDF417 symbols
Support for these options is reader dependent. The supported character set and the
maximum decodable number of characters are reader dependent
Encodable characters:
 ASCII values 0 - 127 (ISO 646)


ASCII values 128 - 255 (ISO 8859-1, Latin alphabet No. 1, extended ASCII)
for macro MicroPDF417: many other character sets
For string format see figure 3.53.
Options for MicroPDF417:
 macro MicroPDF417 timeout ( same as Structured append time out ): see read
mode options
 no further options available
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4. STRING OPTIONS
This chapter describes the alterations which can be made to the format of the
transmitted data string.
Options available are:
Case conversion
 conversion of bar code data
The bar code data has the format as described in chapter ‘Code Options’.
Set prefix and suffix
 transmission of a preamble (common prefix)
 transmission of a postamble (common suffix)
 transmission of a prefix
 transmission of a suffix
The string format is transmitted as in figure 4.01.
The input entries are described in this chapter.
4.1. Case conversion
The bar code data may be converted to
either lower or upper case or the case may
be exchanged. These options may be used
if the user of a wedge has a preference to
leave for instance the CAPSLOCK on or
if the host requires upper case characters
only. See figure 4.02.
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SET
No case conversion
YZ
Convert to upper case
YW
Convert to lower case
YX
Exchange case
YY
END
4.2. Set prefix and suffix
A prefix and suffix of maximum 4 direct input entries each may be included in front
and at the end of the string respectively.
Bar code readers with an RS232 interface may be programmed with all 128 ASCII
characters. Keyboard wedges may additionally be programmed with the special keys
supported by the keyboard, e.g. function keys.
Default settings are:
• RS232: Prefix - None, Suffix - ^M (CR)
• Wedge: Prefix - None, Suffix – return
How to set a prefix or a suffix:
To configure a prefix for example for Code-39 as C39: scan the following labels from
this current chapter ‘String Options’:
<SET>
<Set prefix Code 39>
<C>
<3>
<9>
<:>
<END>
Bar code readers which do not support a different prefix or suffix for each symbology
have to make use of <ALL>.
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How to clear a prefix or suffix:
To clear the suffix for example for Code 128 scan the following labels:
<SET>
<Set suffix Code 128>
<END>
How to set a suffix for all symbologies:
To configure for example the suffix <CR> for all symbologies scan the following
labels:
<SET>
<Set suffix ALL>
<^M (CR)>
<END>
Note that this last example is for an RS232 interface. For a wedge interface a ^M (CR)
results in the key combination <ctrl>M .If the direct input keyboard key <return>
from this chapter is selected then the result is a <carriage return> or <Enter> key. See
figure 4.03.
Preamble and postamble:
A preamble is transmitted before the prefix and can contain up to 8 direct input
characters. A postamble is transmitted after the suffix and can contain up to 8 direct
input characters. A preamble and postamble will be transmitted for all symbologies.
By default, the preamble and postamble is empty.
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Code identification Opticon:
A code identification and the code length may be included as a prefix or suffix. The
direct input 'code identifier' provides a quick method of programming in addition to
programming a separate prefix or suffix for each bar code type.
See figure 4.04.
Code identification AIM/ISO:
The Code identifier will be transmitted in the ISO 15424 format : ]cm, where:
 ] is ASCII value decimal 93
 c is code character
 m is modifier character(s)
For a detailed list of the modifier character 'm' and the AIM-ID’s, refer to the
ISO15424 standard. See figure 4.05.
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In case the modifier is an asterix (*), the value depends on the options of the
symbology or on the configured Code options. For details refer to their own
respective modifier tables. See figures 4.06 up to 4.17.
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Code length:
The code length is transmitted as 2 digits, representing the decimal number of data
characters transmitted, excluding prefix and suffix characters. For 2D bar codes the
code length is transmitted as 6 digits. It is also possible to send for both 1D and 2D
codes the length as 6 digits. These direct input characters count as 1 entry of the 4
permissible entries for a prefix or suffix.
Example:
If you want to configure the prefix <code identifier>:<code length>: scan the
following labels:
<SET>
<Set prefix all>
<Code identification>
<:>
<Code length>
<:>
<END>
If you want to use the code identifiers, but need another code identifier for Code 39,
you scan the following labels:
<SET>
<Set prefix all>
<Code identification>
<:>
<Set prefix Code 39>
<$>
<:>
<END>
4.2.1. Set prefix
SET
All Codes
RY
UPC-A
N1
UPC-A + add on
M0
UPC-E
N2
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UPC-E + add on
M1
EAN-13
N3
EAN-13 + add on
M2
EAN-8
N4
EAN-8 + add on
M3
Code 39
M4
Codabar
M5
Industrial 2of5
M6
Interleaved 2of5
M7
S-Code
MB
Matrix 2of5
GL
IATA
I8
MSI/Plessey
N0
Telepen
L8
UK/Plessey
MA
Code 128
M9
Code 93
M8
Code 11
BLD
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Korean Postal Authority
*$
code
Intelligent Mail Barcode
D5I
POSTNET
D6D
GS1-Databar
OE
Composite codes
RR
Codablock F
D4S
DataMatrix
MD
Aztec
BF0
Chinese Sensible code
D4N
QR Code
MK
Maxicode
ML
PDF417
OC
MicroPDF417
OD
Clear all prefixes
MG
Preamble
MZ
END
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4.2.2. Set suffix
SET
All Codes
RZ
UPC-A
N6
UPC-A + add on
O0
UPC-E
N7
UPC-E + add on
O1
EAN-13
N8
EAN-13 + add on
O2
EAN-8
N9
EAN-8 + add on
O3
Code 39
O4
Codabar
O5
Industrial 2of5
O6
Interleaved 2of5
O7
END
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SET
S-Code
OB
Matrix 2of5
GM
IATA
I9
MSI/Plessey
N5
Telepen
L9
UK/Plessey
OA
Code 128
O9
Code 93
O8
Code 11
BLE
Korean Postal Authority
*%
code
Intelligent Mail Barcode
D5J
POSTNET
D6E
GS1-Databar
PQ
END
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SET
Composite codes
RS
Codablock F
D4T
DataMatrix
PO
Aztec
BF1
Chinese Sensible code
D4O
QR Code
PW
Maxicode
PX
PDF417
PY
MicroPDF417
PZ
Clear all suffixes
PR
Postamble
PS
END
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4.3.1. Direct input keyboard keys
SET
F1
8J
F2
8K
F3
8L
F4
8M
F5
8N
F6
8O
F7
8P
F8
8Q
F9
8R
F10
8S
F11
8T
F12
8U
Backspace
9X
END
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SET
TAB
7H
RETURN
7I
Enter ( Numeric keypad )
7Q
ESC
7J
Arrow down
7K
Arrow up
7L
Arrow right
7M
Arrow left
7N
<DEL>
7T
<INSERT>
VQ
<HOME>
VR
<END>
VS
Page up
7O
END
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SET
Page down
7P
Left <Shift>
7U
Left <Ctrl>
7W
Left <Alt>
7Y
Left <GUI>
$8
Right <Shift>
7V
Right <Ctrl>
7X
Right <Alt>
7Z
Right <GUI>
$9
CAPSLOCK
9S
END
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SET
<SPACE>
5A
!
5B
“
5C
#
5D
$
5E
%
5F
&
5G
'
5H
(
5I
)
5J
*
5K
+
5L
,
5M
END
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SET
-
5N
.
5O
/
5P
:
6A
;
6B
<
6C
=
6D
>
6E
?
6F
@
6G
[
7A
\
7B
]
7C
END
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SET
^
7D
_
7E
‘
7F
{
9T
|
9U
}
9V
~
9W
END
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4.3.3. Direct input numeric
SET
0
Q0
1
Q1
2
Q2
3
Q3
4
Q4
5
Q5
6
Q6
7
Q7
8
Q8
9
Q9
END
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4.3.4. Direct input character
SET
A
0A
B
0B
C
0C
D
0D
E
0E
F
0F
G
0G
H
0H
I
0I
J
0J
K
0K
L
0L
M
0M
END
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SET
N
0N
O
0O
P
0P
Q
0Q
R
0R
S
0S
T
0T
U
0U
V
0V
W
0W
X
0X
Y
0Y
Z
0Z
END
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4.3.5. Direct input lower case character
SET
a
$A
b
$B
c
$C
d
$D
e
$E
f
$F
g
$G
h
$H
i
$I
j
$J
k
$K
l
$L
m
$M
END
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SET
n
$N
o
$O
p
$P
q
$Q
r
$R
s
$S
t
$T
u
$U
v
$V
w
$W
x
$X
y
$Y
z
$Z
END
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4.3.6. Direct input control character
SET
^@ (NULL)
9G
^A (SOH)
1A
^B (STX)
1B
^C (ETX)
1C
^D (EOT)
1D
^E (ENQ)
1E
^F (ACK)
1F
^G (BEL)
1G
^H (BS)
1H
^I (HT)
1I
^J (LF)
1J
^K (VT)
1K
^L (FF)
1L
END
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SET
^M (CR)
1M
^N (SO)
1N
^O (SI)
1O
^P (DLE)
1P
^Q (DC1)
1Q
^R (DC2)
1R
^S (DC3)
1S
^T (DC4)
1T
^U (NAK)
1U
^V (SYN)
1V
^W (ETB)
1W
^X (CAN)
1X
^Y (EM)
1Y
END
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SET
^Z (SUB)
1Z
^[ (ESC)
9A
^\ (FS)
9B
^] (GS)
9C
^^ (RS)
9D
^_ (US)
9E
DEL (ASCII 127)
9F
END
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4.3.7. Direct input code id/length
SET
Code identification
$2
Code identification ISO-15424 /
$1
AIM
Code length (1D = 2 digits, 2D
$3
= 6 digits)
Code length (1D and 2D = 6
$6
digits)
END
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5. READ OPTIONS
This chapter allows to set the read mode, trigger type, redundancy and illumination.
5.1. Read mode options
The following read modes are available:
Single read:
When a bar code has been decoded, the reader will be turned OFF. The reader must be
triggered again to read another label. This option and 'Disable trigger' can not be
programmed at the same time.
Multiple read:
When a bar code has been decoded, the reader will stay ON for a time as set by 'Read
time options' or indefinitely if the trigger switch has been disabled. The same label
can only be decoded again after the label has not been detected for a number of scans.
Continuous read:
The reader will produce as much data as it can decode regardless whether it is the
same or not. This mode is mainly used for demonstration and diagnosis.
Disable trigger:
This is applicable to readers which have a trigger switch. When this option is selected,
the reader will stay ON all the time. Note: Selecting this option for a laser reader
means that the laser diode is ON continuously, which may reduce the lifetime of this
component. Also local legislation may require that the trigger switch is always
enabled. Therefore it is recommended not to disable the trigger switch for laser
readers.
Add-on wait mode:
Used if UPC/EAN with add-on is enabled. The reader searches within the selected
time for a valid add-on code. If a valid add-on code is found, the reader transmits the
data immediately. If nothing is found behind the code, the reader will transmit the
data without add-on. If something is found behind the code, the reader ignored the
code in case it is not a valid add-on.
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Trigger repeat:
This option makes it easier to select a single bar code from a sheet filled with bar
codes. If the trigger switch is pressed once, the laser beam is on during the configured
read time. The laser beam can now be moved to the required bar code. If the trigger
switch is pressed again, the bar code is decoded and transmitted. If the read time
expires, the laser switches off and the trigger sequence should be repeated. If the read
time is set to 0, then if the trigger switch is pressed, the laser is on, but does not accept
bar codes. As soon the trigger switch is released, the barcode is decoded and
transmitted. Support for this option is reader dependent.
Structured append time out:
When a bar code consists of multiple physical bar codes, this time out value is used.
The next bar code must be read before this time out is expired. The time out value is
between 1 and 255 seconds. This value can be configured by reading 1 up to 3 direct
input numeric characters from chapter: String options. Default the structured append
time out is set to 30 seconds.
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SET
Single read
S0
Multiple read
S1
Continuous read
S2
Disable trigger
S7
Enable trigger
S8
Add-on wait mode disabled
XA
Add-on wait mode 0.25 sec.
XB
Add-on wait mode 0.50 sec.
XC
Add-on wait mode 0.75 sec.
XD
Disable trigger repeat
/K
Enable trigger repeat
/M
END
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5.1.1. Multiple read reset time
This option can be used in conjunction with multiple read mode.
 for Laser and CCD readers, it sets the time that the reader should be pointed
away from the label before it can decode the same label again
 for Image readers, it sets the number of frames that the reader should be pointed
away from the label before it can decode the same label again
Indefinitely means that the next bar code must always be different, during the time the
bar code reader is triggered. For the image reader the multiple reset time is not
measured in ms, but in frames. The duration of each frame is variable, and is
dependent of the captured image. See figure 5.01.
SET
50ms
AH
100ms
AI
200ms
AJ
300ms
AK
400ms
AL
500ms
AM
600ms
AN
Indefinitely
AG
END
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5.1.2. Quiet zone options
With this option the reader can decode bar codes that have smaller start and/or end
margins than specified for the symbology. Be careful when using this option. It may
increase the possibility of partial reads and ghost reads. Do not use smaller margin
checks then necessary. If possible replace the bar code labels by ones that have
correct start and end margins.
SET
No margin check
YN
Margin check 1/7 nominal
YO
Margin check 2/7 nominal
YP
Margin check 3/7 nominal
YQ
Margin check 4/7 nominal
YR
Margin check 5/7 nominal
YS
Margin check 6/7 nominal
YT
Margin check normal
YU
END
5.1.3. Auto trigger options
These options are used to activate the auto trigger option of the reader. This is only
supported for reader equipped with the auto trigger option.
Disable auto trigger:
The auto trigger function is not activated.
Enable auto trigger:
The reader will be triggered if it detects changes in brightness.
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SET
Disable auto trigger
+F
Enable auto trigger
+I
END
5.1.4. Detection Mode
There are three methods for detecting a target code.
(1) Green aiming detection
When a target code falls within the aiming range while the green
aiming light is
emitted, the target is detected. It is recommended to
use this mode indoors
because the detectability is reduced in an environment of higher illuminance levels
than indoor’s.
(2) Red (CD-3600) / warm white (CD-3601) illumination detection
When a target code falls within the range of the field of view while the illumination
light is emitted, the target is detected. This mode can be used in a lighted
environment.
(3) No illumination detection
A target code is detected without illumination light. The power consumption can be
reduced, but the response of detection will also be reduced. Ambient light is used
for detection in this mode, so this cannot be used in a dark place while it can be
used in a lighted environment.
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SET
Green aiming detection
Red (CD-3600) /
Warm White (CD-3601)
DDG
DDH
Illumination Detection
No illumination detection
DDI
END
5.1.5. Auto Trigger Condition
The detection sensitivity can be adjusted. The sensitivity varies with ambient
environment and the adjustment may be needed.
SET
Sensitive
XMF
Normal
XMH
Insensitive
XMJ
END
5.2. Read time options
The length of the period that the reader is ON after the trigger switch is pressed, or (in
multiple or continuous read mode) after a label has been read. Selecting a read time of
0 means that the reader will stay ON as long as the trigger switch is being pressed.
Selecting a read time for readers without a trigger switch, or when the trigger switch
is disabled, does not have any effect.
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SET
0 seconds
Y0
1 second
Y1
2 seconds
Y2
3 seconds
Y3
4 seconds
Y4
5 seconds
Y5
6 seconds
Y6
7 seconds
Y7
8 seconds
Y8
9 seconds
Y9
Read time * 10
YL
Indefinitely
YM
END
5.3. Redundancy
This is the number of times that a label must be correctly decoded before it is
transmitted. Selecting a higher redundancy count makes reading slower, but it reduces
the probability of reading errors, especially when labels of poor definition are used.
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SET
Read 1 time, redundancy = 0
X0
Read 2 times, redundancy = 1
X1
Read 3 times, redundancy = 2
X2
Read 4 times, redundancy = 3
X3
END
5.4. Positive and negative bar codes
Usually bar codes are printed black on white, but sometimes white on black. These
labels are called positive and negative respectively. In case the 'negative bar codes'
option has been selected, positive labels may not be decoded anymore or with
difficulty. This also applies to menu labels. To enable the reader to read positive
labels again, a number of negative menu labels have been included.
SET
Positive bar codes
V2
Negative bar codes
V3
Positive and negative bar codes
V4
Positive bar codes
V2
Positive and negative bar codes
V4
SET / END
ZZ
END
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5.5. Floodlight and aiming options
The floodlight and aiming options affect the light source that illuminates the area of
the bar code symbol.
The floodlight illuminates the full area during image capturing. When the scannable
area consists of a highly reflecting surface the floodlight might need to be disabled to
prevent over-exposure.
If an aiming light is available, the bar code reader can generate an aiming pattern to
help the user to target at the bar code symbol. The aiming pattern will only be visible
between two image captures. The aiming pattern will be off when the floodlight is on.
Disable floodlight:
The option ‘disable floodlight’ does not illuminate the area of the bar code symbol
during image capturing.
Alternating floodlight:
The option ‘alternating floodlight’ switches by turn between enabled and disabled
floodlight.
Prevent specular reflection
Only when specular reflection of LED illumination occurs, the reading is performed
with illumination turned off.
SET
Disable floodlight
D3A
Enable floodlight
D39
Alternating floodlight
D3B
Prevent specular reflection
D3Q
END
5.6. Prevention of flicker
When there is not target to be read, flicker occurs because of the LED illumination,
and this flicker can be prevented with setting. However, by enabling the setting, codes
on LCD screen will be difficult to be read.
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SET
Enable LCD display reading
D3J
LED illumination flicker prevention
D3I
END
5.7. LED aiming
Green LED floodlight used for aiming can be set to enable / disable. The brightness is
also configurable.
SET
Enable LED aiming
D3D
Disable LED aiming
D3E
Brightness “High”
DDD
Brightness “Standard”
DDE
Brightness “Low”
DDF
END
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6. INDICATOR OPTIONS
This chapter describes the options for the Buzzer and Good Read LED.
6.1. Buzzer settings
These options determine the buzzer type, tone, duration and loudness. The buzzer
tone and loudness are reader dependent due to different buzzer types.
Buzzer type:
The buzzer may be disabled or enabled as either a hardware or software buzzer. Not
all readers support both a hardware and software buzzer.
Buzzer tone:
If a software buzzer is used, the buzzer tone may be selected as shown in figure 6.01.
Buzzer duration and loudness:
If a software buzzer is used, a buzzer duration of 50, 100, 200 or 400 msec. may be
selected. The loudness can be adjusted in four different steps.
Buzzer before transmission:
The good read buzzer will be activated after decoding the bar code, but before
transmission. During the transmission the buzzer sequence will be completed. The
good read buzzer will be activated after transmission.
Enable startup buzzer:
When this options is selected, the reader will generate a single good read buzzer to
indicate the reader is ready after the reader is supplied with power.
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Disable startup buzzer:
When this options is selected, the reader will not sound the buzzer after the reader is
supplied with power.
SET
Disable buzzer
W0
Enable buzzer
W8
Single tone buzzer
W1
High - low buzzer
W2
Low - high buzzer
W3
Buzzer duration 50 msec
W7
Buzzer duration 100msec
W4
Buzzer duration 200 msec
W5
Buzzer duration 400 msec
W6
Buzzer loudness: Maximum
T0
Buzzer loudness: Loud
T1
Buzzer loudness: Normal
T2
Buzzer loudness: Minimum
T3
Buzzer before transmission
VY
Buzzer after transmission
VZ
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Disable startup buzzer
GD
Enable startup buzzer
GC
END
6.2. Good read LED
The Good Read LED can be disabled or set for several durations.
SET
Disable indicator
T4
Indicator duration: 0.2 s
T5
Indicator duration: 0.4 s
T6
Indicator duration: 0.8 s
T7
END
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7. MISCELLANEOUS
7.1. Diagnostics
The options in this part are primarily intended for diagnostic purposes. The following
options are available:
Transmit software version:
The software version is transmitted.
Transmit settings:
The reader settings are transmitted as a string of hexadecimal numbers.
Transmit ASCII printable string:
The printable ASCII characters Hex 20 up to Hex 7F are transmitted.
Transmit ASCII control string:
The non-printable ASCII control characters Hex 00 up to Hex 1F are transmitted.
SET
Transmit software version
Z1
Transmit settings
Z3
Transmit ASCII printable string
ZA
Transmit ASCII control string
YV
END
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7.2. Serial configuration support
Disable configuring via RS232:
The reader ignores all configuration commands from the RS232 port. The trigger and
buzzer commands are still accepted.
Enable configuring via RS232:
The reader accepts all configuration commands from the RS232 port.
Disable trigger via RS232:
The reader ignores the trigger command, <Z> (Hex 5A), via the RS232 port.
Enable trigger via RS232:
The reader accepts the trigger command via the RS232 port.
Disable buzzer via RS232:
The reader ignores the buzzer command via the RS232 port.
Enable buzzer via RS232:
The reader accepts the buzzer command, <B> (Hex 42) for the good read buzzer and
<E> (Hex 45) for the error buzzer, via the RS232 port.
Disable Good read LED via RS232:
The reader ignores the good read LED command via the RS232 port.
Enable Good read LED via RS232:
The reader accepts the good read LED command, <L>(Hex 4C), via the RS232 port.
Disable ACK/NAK for RS232 commands:
The reader does not transmit <ACK> nor <NAK> when a command is received.
Enable ACK/NAK for RS232 commands:
The reader transmits an <ACK> (Hex 06) after each valid RS232 command and a
<NAK> (Hex 15) after each invalid RS232 command.
Error message - No label:
Following this menu label a maximum of 4 direct input characters may be read. These
characters will be transmitted if during the read time of the reader no label was
detected. This function is only available on readers where the trigger is enabled. If no
direct input character is read following the command, the error message is disabled.
The function may be combined with 'Error message - No decode'.
Error message - No decode:
Following this menu label a maximum of 4 direct input characters may be read. These
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characters will be transmitted if during the read time of the reader a label was detected,
but nothing could be decoded. This function is only available on readers where the
trigger is enabled. If no direct input character is read following the command, the
error message is disabled. The function may be combined with 'Error message - No
label'.
Example:
The following two examples will set the messages 'NL<CR>' and 'ND<CR>' for No
label and No decode respectively. The two examples may both be active at the same
time. See figure 7.01.
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SET
Disable configuring via RS232
TS
Enable configuring via RS232
TT
Disable trigger via RS232
8B
Enable trigger via RS232
8C
Disable buzzer via RS232
WB
Enable buzzer via RS232
WA
Disable good read LED via RS232
TY
Enable good read LED via RS232
TZ
Disable ACK/NAK for RS232 comm.
WD
Enable ACK/NAK for RS232 comm.
WC
Clear error messages No label and No decode
TG
Error message No label
TH
Error message No decode
TI
END
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APPENDIX A. TROUBLE SHOOTING
The trouble shooting diagram can be of help if your reader does not operate as
expected. If any problem is not covered or solved with this diagram you need to
contact your dealer.
Whether the reader operates or not can be checked in the following way:
• it should beep after the power has been switched ON
• it should either react on a trigger(if any) or it should emit light at the scan side of the
reader (LEDs)
See figure A.01.
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APPENDIX B. GLOSSARY OF TERMS
AIM:
An acronym for Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility. This is
referring to an organization that is an authority for standards for bar codes.
ASCII:
An acronym for American Standard Code for Information Interchange. This refers to
a set of 128 characters that are standardized. These characters include all basic
English characters, digits, punctuation characters and control characters.
Bar:
The dark element of a printed symbol.
Bar code:
An array of parallel rectangular bars and spaces which together represent data
elements of characters in a particular symbology. The bars and spaces are arranged in
a predetermined pattern, following unambiguous rules defined by the symbology.
Bar code density:
The number of bar code characters which can be represented in a linear unit of
measure. Bar code density is often expressed in characters per inch.
Bar code label:
A label that carries a bar code and, optionally, other human-readable information; it
can be affixed to an article.
Bar code reader:
A device used to scan and decode a bar code symbol.
Bar width:
The thickness of a bar measured from the edge closest to the symbol start character to
the trailing edge of the same bar. Also known as element width.
Baudrate:
The rate at which data is transferred over a serial interface, expressed in bits per
second.
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CCD reader:
A scanning device which uses the CCD technology. CCD is an acronym for Charge
Coupled Device. Light from a lightsource within the CCD reader is reflected by a bar
code label and falls on an array of light sensitive elements in the reader, the CCD.
Whether the light is reflected depends on black or white parts of the bar code. The
presence (or absence) of reflected light determines the presence (or absence) of
electrical charge (electrons) in the distinct elements. The result is an electrical image
of the bar code which can be used for further processing.
Character:
A single group of bars and spaces which represent an individual number, letter or
punctuation mark. It is usually composed of six, seven or eight bits.
Check digit:
A character included within a symbol whose value is based, mathematically, on other
characters within the symbol. It is used to perform a mathematical check to ensure the
accuracy of the read.
CMOS interface:
A serial interface that typically is used between embedded devices. The CMOS
standard defines a logical "1" level at the same level as the power supply of the
electronic components that are used inside the device.
CMOS imager:
A scanning device, which uses the CMOS technology. CMOS is an acronym for
Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductors. Light from a light source within the
CMOS is reflected by a bar code label and falls on an array of light sensitive elements
in the scanner, the CMOS sensor. Whether the light is reflected depends on black or
white parts of the bar code. The presence (or absence) of reflected light determines
the presence (or absence) of electrical charge (electrons) in the distinct elements. The
result is an electrical image of the bar code, which can be used for further processing.
Composite code:
A bar code label that consists of two parts of two different symbologies: a linear (1D)
part and a composite (2D) part. The composite part holds meta information about the
product (like manufacturing date, quantity, etc.), while the linear part holds the
product identification code.
Data:
Digital information.
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Default:
A standard option or parameter setting. Default settings are present in the memory of
a device. If no other value or option is chosen within a program (or bar code menu),
the default settings are automatically chosen.
Disable:
To disable an option means, to deactivate.
ECC:
An acronym for Error Correction Code. See error correction.
ECI:
An acronym for Extended Channel Interpretation. This refers to a method used in
2-dimensional bar codes to encode characters in other code sets then ASCII.
Emulation:
The imitation of all or part of one device by another so that the mimicking device can
accept the same data and perform the same functions as the actual device.
Enable:
To enable an option means, to activate it.
Error correction:
The possibility to correct read errors in a bar code. Most 2D bar codes have extra
information that allows correction of the bar code. This makes it possible to read
(partly) damaged bar codes.
Fixed length:
Relates to a symbol in which the data elements must be of specific length.
Flow control:
See handshaking.
Format:
A message or data structure that allows identification of control and data parts by their
position within a frame.
Handshaking:
The initial exchange between two data communication systems prior to and during
data transmission. The first unit sends a signal, then waits for an appropriate signal in
response. A handshake method (such as XON/ XOFF), parity setting, number of data
bits, and number of stop bits.
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GUI:
This key is the Windows key on a Microsoft keyboard or the Command key on a
Apple keyboard.
HID:
An acronym for Human Interface Device. Keyboard, mouse and barcode readers
belong to this category.
IEEE 802.15.4:
A wireless transmission protocol that uses radio frequency waves.
Intensity:
The amount of radiant or luminous flux per unit solid angle that is diverging from a
light source.
Inter character delay:
The time between transmitting two characters.
Interface:
Allows devices to communicate with each other. Used most often to refer to the
design of hardware and software which allows connection of network components
and transfer of information.
Keyboard wedge:
This device permits you to connect a bar code reader between the computer and it's
keyboard by way of an Y-cable. The computer "suggests" that the scanned data is
keyboard entered. Normal software can still be used.
Parity:
A method of checking for errors in transmitted data. The eight bits of each transmitted
character are added, and the total must always be an odd number for odd parity and an
even number for even parity. If the total is wrong, the communications software
detects that an error has occurred during transmission and may request that the data is
retransmitted.
Preamble:
Also known as common prefix. This is one or more characters, which accompany the
transported data. The preamble is put in front of the code specific prefix and the bar
code data itself.
Prefix:
One or more characters which accompany transported data. A prefix is put in front of
the data and is part of the frame.
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Postamble:
Also known as common suffix. This is one or more characters, which accompany the
transported data. The postamble is transmitted at the end of the data, right after the
code specific suffix.
Protocol:
Usually, a specified method for determining how and when to format and send data. A
serial (asynchronous) transmission protocol might include the baud rate, handshake
method (XON/XOFF, etc.), parity setting, number of data bits (character length), and
number of stop bits.
Resolution:
In optics, sharpness; the ability of a reader to read the narrow bars in bar codes.
Reader:
A device that examines a spatial pattern, one part after another, and generates analog
or digital signals corresponding to the pattern. The reader converts bar code symbols
to electrical signals for input to a bar code reader decoder for processing and
subsequent output through a data communications interface.
RS232:
A standard for serial communication between two devices. The serial communication
consists of data transfer and handshaking. The exact data format and protocol are not
defined by this standard. All Opticon products use ASCII for the data format. All
handheld and stationary readers use plain text protocol. Opticon terminals are free to
implement any protocol.
Scan engine:
The scan engine consists of an illumination part (optional), a sensor part and a
digitizer part. With this, it translates a printed bar code into a computer readable form.
The scan engine uses one of the following techniques: laser, CCD or CMOS.
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Scan rate:
The number of scans (the attempts to recognise a barcode symbol optically) per time
unit.
Scanner:
See Scan engine.
Start bit:
A control bit used to indicate the start of a group of data bits being sent in
asynchronous transmission.
Stop bit:
A control bit used to indicate the end of a group of data bits being sent in
asynchronous transmission.
Structured append:
The possibility to concatenate multiple bar codes into one block of data. This method
is supported by most 2D bar codes.
Suffix:
One or more characters which accompany transported data. A suffix is put at the end
of the data and is part of the frame.
Symbology:
A set of rules specifying the way in which data may be represented.
Trigger:
A signal that initiates an action or a series of events. The trigger button on a bar code
reader will start the scan-engine and try to decode the scanned and digitized data.
TTL interface:
A serial interface that typically is used between embedded devices. The TTL standard
defines a logical "1" level at 5 volt.
USB:
An acronym for Universal Serial Bus. This bus allows for multiple and different
devices to connect to a single host, like a computer.
VCP:
An acronym for Virtual Communications Port. This will emulate the RS232 port for
the USB interface.
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