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LS 2208
Product Reference Guide
LS 2208
Product Reference Guide
72-58808-02
Revision A
September 2003
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Contents
About This Guide
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xi
Chapter Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xi
Notational Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiii
Related Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiii
Service Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiii
Symbol Support Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiv
Chapter 1. Getting Started
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
Unpacking Your Scanner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Setting Up the Scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Installing the Interface Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Connecting Power (if required). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Configuring Your Scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Connecting a Synapse Cable Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Removing the Interface Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Chapter 2. Scanning
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Beeper Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
LED Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Scanning in Hand-Held Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Decode Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Scanning in Hands-Free Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Assembling the Stand. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Mounting the Stand (optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Scanning in Hands-Free Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
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Scanning in the Hands-Free Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
Chapter 3. Maintenance and Technical Specifications
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Scanner Signal Descriptions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Chapter 4. User Preferences
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Scanning Sequence Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-2
Errors While Scanning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
User Preferences Default Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
User Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Set Default Parameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Beeper Tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Beeper Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
Power Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
Laser On Time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
Beep After Good Decode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
Chapter 5. Keyboard Wedge Interface
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1
Connecting a Keyboard Wedge Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Keyboard Wedge Default Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Keyboard Wedge Host Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Keyboard Wedge Host Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Keyboard Wedge Country Types (Country Codes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Ignore Unknown Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8
Keystroke Delay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
Intra-Keystroke Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-10
Alternate Numeric Keypad Emulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10
Caps Lock On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Caps Lock Override. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-12
Convert Wedge Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-12
Function Key Mapping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-13
FN1 Substitution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-14
Send Make and Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-14
Keyboard Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-15
ASCII Character Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18
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Chapter 6. RS-232 Interface
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Connecting an RS-232 Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
RS-232 Default Parameters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
RS-232 Host Parameters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
RS-232 Host Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Baud Rate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
Parity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11
Stop Bit Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-13
Data Bits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-13
Check Receive Errors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-14
Hardware Handshaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15
Software Handshaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-17
Host Serial Response Time-out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-20
RTS Line State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-21
Beep on <BEL> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-21
Intercharacter Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-22
Nixdorf Beep/LED Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-23
Ignore Unknown Characters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-24
ASCII / Character Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-25
Chapter 7. USB Interface
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1
Connecting a USB Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
USB Default Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
USB Host Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
USB Device Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
USB Country Keyboard Types (Country Codes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-6
USB Keystroke Delay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9
USB CAPS Lock Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-10
USB Ignore Unknown Characters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-11
Emulate Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-12
USB Keyboard FN 1 Substitution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-12
Function Key Mapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-13
Simulated Caps Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-13
Convert Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-14
ASCII Character Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-15
Chapter 8. IBM 468X/469X Interface
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1
Connecting to an IBM 468X/469X Host. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
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IBM Default Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3
IBM 468X/469X Host Parameters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-4
Port Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-4
Convert Unknown to Code 39 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5
Chapter 9. Wand Emulation Interface
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-1
Connecting Using Wand Emulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-2
Wand Emulation Default Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3
Wand Emulation Host Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-4
Wand Emulation Host Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-4
Leading Margin (Quiet Zone). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-5
Polarity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-6
Ignore Unknown Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-7
Convert All Bar Codes to Code 39. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-7
Convert Code 39 to Full ASCII . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-8
Chapter 10. Undecoded Scanner Emulation Interface
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-1
Connecting Using Undecoded Scanner Emulation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-2
Undecoded Scanner Emulation Default Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-3
Undecoded Scanner Emulation Host . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-4
Undecoded Scanner Emulation Host Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-5
Beep Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-5
Parameter Pass-Through. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-6
Convert Newer Code Types. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-7
Module Width. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-8
Convert All Bar Codes to Code 39. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-9
Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-9
Transmission Timeout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-10
Ignore Unknown Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11
Leading Margin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-12
Check For Decode LED. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-13
Chapter 11. 123Scan
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-1
Communication With the 123Scan PC Based Configuration Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-1
123Scan Parameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-2
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Chapter 12. Symbologies
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-1
Scanning Sequence Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-1
Errors While Scanning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-2
Symbology Default Parameters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-3
UPC/EAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-7
Enable/Disable UPC-A/UPC-E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-7
Enable/Disable UPC-E1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-8
Enable/Disable EAN-13/EAN-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-9
Enable/Disable Bookland EAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-10
Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-11
UPC/EAN/JAN Supplemental Redundancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13
Transmit UPC-A/UPC-E/UPC-E1 Check Digit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-14
UPC-A Preamble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-16
UPC-E Preamble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-17
UPC-E1 Preamble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-18
Convert UPC-E to UPC-A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-19
Convert UPC-E1 to UPC-A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-20
EAN-8/JAN-8 Extend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-21
UPC/EAN Security Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-22
UCC Coupon Extended Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-24
Code 128 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-25
Enable/Disable Code 128. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-25
Enable/Disable UCC/EAN-128 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-26
Code 39 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-27
Enable/Disable Code 39. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-27
Enable/Disable Trioptic Code 39 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-28
Convert Code 39 to Code 32 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-29
Code 32 Prefix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-30
Set Lengths for Code 39. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-31
Code 39 Check Digit Verification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-33
Transmit Code 39 Check Digit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-34
Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-35
Code 39 Buffering (Scan & Store) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-36
Code 93 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-40
Enable/Disable Code 93. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-40
Set Lengths for Code 93. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-41
Code 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-43
Code 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-43
Set Lengths for Code 11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-44
Code 11 Check Digit Verification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-46
Transmit Code 11 Check Digits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-47
Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-48
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Enable/Disable Interleaved 2 of 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-48
Set Lengths for Interleaved 2 of 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-49
I 2 of 5 Check Digit Verification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-51
Transmit I 2 of 5 Check Digit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-52
Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN-13. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-53
Discrete 2 of 5 (DTF). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-54
Enable/Disable Discrete 2 of 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-54
Set Lengths for Discrete 2 of 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-55
Chinese 2 of 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-57
Enable/Disable Chinese 2 of 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-57
Codabar (NW - 7) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-58
Enable/Disable Codabar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-58
Set Lengths for Codabar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-59
CLSI Editing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-61
NOTIS Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-62
MSI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-63
Enable/Disable MSI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-63
Set Lengths for MSI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-64
MSI Check Digits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-66
Transmit MSI Check Digit(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-67
MSI Check Digit Algorithm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-68
RSS (Reduced Space Symbology). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-69
RSS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-69
Convert RSS to UPC/EAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-71
Redundancy Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-72
Redundancy Level 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-72
Redundancy Level 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-73
Redundancy Level 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-74
Security Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-75
Bi-directional Redundancy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-77
Intercharacter Gap Size. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-78
Chapter 13. Miscellaneous Scanner Options
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-1
Scanning Sequence Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-2
Errors While Scanning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-2
Miscellaneous Default Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-3
Miscellaneous Scanner Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-4
Transmit Code ID Character . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-4
Prefix/Suffix Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-5
Scan Data Transmission Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-6
FN1 Substitution Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-9
Transmit “No Read” Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-10
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Synapse Interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-11
Chapter 14. Advanced Data Formatting
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-1
Rules: Criteria Linked to Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-1
Using ADF Bar Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-2
ADF Bar Code Menu Example. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-3
Rule 1: The Code 128 Scanning Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-4
Rule 2: The UPC Scanning Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-4
Alternate Rule Sets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-4
Rules Hierarchy (in Bar Codes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-6
Default Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-7
Special Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-8
Pause Duration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-8
Begin New Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-8
Save Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-9
Erase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-9
Quit Entering Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-10
Disable Rule Set. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-11
Criteria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-12
Code Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-12
Code Lengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15
Message Containing A Specific Data String. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-20
Actions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-24
Send Data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-24
Setup Field(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-28
Modify Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-34
Pad Data with Spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-37
Pad Data with Zeros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-41
Beeps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-45
Send Keystroke (Control Characters and Keyboard Characters). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-46
Send Right Control Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-76
Send Graphic User Interface (GUI) Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-76
Turn On/Off Rule Sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-83
Alphanumeric Keyboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-84
Appendix A. Standard Default Parameters
Appendix B. Programming Reference
Symbol Code Identifiers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1
AIM Code Identifiers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-3
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Appendix C. Sample Bar Codes
Code 39 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-1
UPC/EAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-1
UPC-A, 100 % . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-1
EAN-13, 100 % . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-2
Code 128 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-2
Interleaved 2 of 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-2
RSS 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-3
Appendix D. Numeric Bar Codes
0, 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-1
2, 3, 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-2
5, 6, 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-3
8, 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-4
Cancel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-5
Glossary
Index
Feedback
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Introduction
The LS 2208 Product Reference Guide provides general instructions for setting up,
operating, maintaining and troubleshooting the LS 2208.
Chapter Descriptions
Chapter 1, Getting Started provides a product overview and unpacking
instructions.
Chapter 2, Scanning describes parts of the scanner, beeper and LED definitions,
how to use the scanner in hand-held and hands-free modes.
Chapter 3, Maintenance and Technical Specifications provides information on how
to care for your scanner, troubleshooting, and technical specifications.
Chapter 4, User Preferences provides the programming bar codes necessary for
selecting user preference features for your scanner.
Chapter 5, Keyboard Wedge Interface covers information for setting up your
scanner for Keyboard Wedge operation.
Chapter 6, RS-232 Interface covers information for setting up your scanner for RS-
232 operation.
Chapter 7, USB Interface covers information for setting up your scanner for USB
operation.
Chapter 8, IBM 468X/469X Interface covers all information for setting up your
scanner with IBM 468X/469X POS systems.
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Chapter 9, Wand Emulation Interface covers all information for setting up your
scanner for Wand emulation operation.
Chapter 10, Undecoded Scanner Emulation Interface covers information for setting
up your scanner for Undecoded Scanner emulation operation.
Chapter 11, 123Scan (PC based scanner configuration tool) provides the bar code
you must scan to communicate with the 123Scan program.
Chapter 12, Symbologies describes all symbology features and provides the
programming bar codes necessary for selecting these features for your scanner.
Chapter 13, Miscellaneous Scanner Options includes commonly used bar codes to
customize how your data is transmitted to your host device.
Chapter 14, Advanced Data Formatting (ADF) describes how to customize
scanned data before transmitting to the host.
Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters provides a table of all host devices and
miscellaneous scanner defaults.
Appendix B, Programming Reference provides a table of AIM code identifiers,
ASCII character conversions, and keyboard maps.
Appendix C, Sample Bar Codes includes sample bar codes.
Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes includes the numeric bar codes to scan for
parameters requiring specific numeric values.
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Notational Conventions
The following conventions are used in this document:
Bullets (•) indicate:
action items
lists of alternatives
lists of required steps that are not necessarily sequential
Sequential lists (e.g., those that describe step-by-step procedures) appear as
numbered lists.
Throughout the programming bar code menus, asterisks (*) are used to denote
default parameter settings.
Related Publications
The LS 2208 Series Quick Reference Guide, p/n 72-58807-xx, provides general
information to help the user get started with the scanner. It includes basic set-up and
operation instructions.
For the latest versions of the LS 2208 Series Quick Reference Guide and Product
Reference Guide go to: http://www.symbol.com/manuals.
Service Information
If you have a problem with your equipment, contact the Symbol Support Center for your
region. See page xiv for contact information. Before calling, have the model number, serial
number, and several of your bar code symbols at hand.
Call the Support Center from a phone near the scanning equipment so that the service
person can try to talk you through your problem. If the equipment is found to be working
properly and the problem is reading bar codes, the Support Center will request samples of
your bar codes for analysis at our plant.
*Baud Rate 9600 Feature/Option
* Indicates Default
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If your problem cannot be solved over the phone, you may need to return your equipment
for servicing. If that is necessary, you will be given specific directions.
Note: Symbol Technologies is not responsible for any damages incurred during
shipment if the approved shipping container is not used. Shipping the units
improperly can possibly void the warranty. If the original shipping container
was not kept, contact Symbol to have another sent to you.
Symbol Support Center
For service information, warranty information or technical assistance contact or call the
Symbol Support Center in:
United States
Symbol Technologies, Inc.
One Symbol Plaza
Holtsville, New York 11742-1300
1-800-653-5350
Canada
Symbol Technologies Canada, Inc.
2540 Matheson Boulevard East
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L4W 4Z2
905-629-7226
United Kingdom
Symbol Technologies
Symbol Place
Winnersh Triangle, Berkshire RG41 5TP
United Kingdom
0800 328 2424 (Inside UK)
+44 118 945 7529 (Outside UK)
Asia/Pacific
Symbol Technologies Asia, Inc (Singapore
Branch)
230 Victoria Street #05-07/09
Bugis Junction Office Tower
Singapore 188024
Tel : +65-6796-9600
Fax : +65-6337-6488
Australia
Symbol Technologies Pty. Ltd.
432 St. Kilda Road
Melbourne, Victoria 3004
1-800-672-906 (Inside Australia)
+61-3-9866-6044 (Outside Australia)
Austria/Österreich
Symbol Technologies Austria GmbH
Prinz-Eugen Strasse 70 / 2.Haus
1040 Vienna, Austria
01-5055794-0 (Inside Austria)
+43-1-5055794-0 (Outside Austria)
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Denmark/Danmark
Symbol Technologies AS
Dr. Neergaardsvej 3
2970 Hørsholm
7020-1718 (Inside Denmark)
+45-7020-1718 (Outside Denmark)
Europe/Mid-East Distributor Operations
Contact your local distributor or call
+44 118 945 7360
Finland/Suomi
Oy Symbol Technologies
Kaupintie 8 A 6
FIN-00440 Helsinki, Finland
9 5407 580 (Inside Finland)
+358 9 5407 580 (Outside Finland)
France
Symbol Technologies France
Centre d'Affaire d'Antony
3 Rue de la Renaissance
92184 Antony Cedex, France
01-40-96-52-21 (Inside France)
+33-1-40-96-52-50 (Outside France)
Germany/Deutchland
Symbol Technologies GmbH
Waldstrasse 66
D-63128 Dietzenbach, Germany
6074-49020 (Inside Germany)
+49-6074-49020 (Outside Germany)
Italy/Italia
Symbol Technologies Italia S.R.L.
Via Cristoforo Columbo, 49
20090 Trezzano S/N Navigilo
Milano, Italy
2-484441 (Inside Italy)
+39-02-484441 (Outside Italy)
Latin America Sales Support
2730 University Dr.
Coral Springs, FL 33065
954-255-2610 PH
954-340-9454 Fax
1-800-347-0178 (Inside United States)
+1-954-255-2610 (Outside United States)
Mexico/México
Symbol Technologies Mexico Ltd.
Torre Picasso
Boulevard Manuel Avila Camacho No 88
Lomas de Chapultepec CP 11000
Mexico City, DF, Mexico
5-520-1835 (Inside Mexico)
+52-5-520-1835 (Outside Mexico)
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Netherlands/Nederland
Symbol Technologies
Kerkplein 2, 7051 CX
Postbus 24 7050 AA
Varsseveld, Netherlands
315-271700 (Inside Netherlands)
+31-315-271700 (Outside Netherlands)
Norway/Norge
Symbol’s registered and mailing address:
Symbol Technologies Norway
Hoybratenveien 35 C
N-1055 OSLO, Norway
Symbol’s repair depot and shipping address:
Symbol Technologies Norway
Enebakkveien 123
N-0680 OSLO, Norway
+47 2232 4375
South Africa
Symbol Technologies Africa Inc.
Block B2
Rutherford Estate
1 Scott Street
Waverly 2090 Johannesburg
Republic of South Africa
11-809 5311 (Inside South Africa)
+27-11-809 5311 (Outside South Africa)
Spain/España
Symbol Technologies S.L.
C/ Peonias, 2
Edificio Piovera Azul
28042 Madrid, Spain
91 324 40 00 (Inside Spain)
+34 91 324 40 00 (Outside Spain)
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If you purchased your Symbol product from a Symbol Business Partner, contact that
Business Partner for service.
For the latest version of this guide go to:http://www.symbol.com/manuals.
Sweden/Sverige
“Letter” address:
Symbol Technologies AB
Box 1354
S-171 26 SOLNA
Sweden
Visit/shipping address:
Symbol Technologies AB
Solna Strandväg 78
S-171 54 SOLNA
Sweden
Switchboard: 08 445 29 00 (domestic)
Call Center: +46 8 445 29 29 (international)
Support E-Mail:
Sweden.Support@se.symbol.com
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Chapter 1
Getting Started
Introduction
The LS 2208 scanner combines excellent scanning performance and advanced
ergonomics to provide the best value in a lightweight laser scanner. Whether used as a
hand-held scanner or in hands-free mode in a stand, the scanner ensures comfort and ease
of use for extended periods of time.
Figure 1-1. LS 2208 Scanner
This LS 2208 scanner supports the following interfaces:
Standard RS-232 connection to a host. Proper communications of the scanner
with the host is set up by scanning bar code menus.
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Keyboard Wedge connection to a host. Scanned data is interpreted by your
host as keystrokes.
International Keyboards supported: North America, German, French, French
International, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, British, Japanese, and Portuguese-
Brazilian.
Wand Emulation connection to a host. The scanner is connected to a portable
data terminal, a controller, or host which collects the data as wand data and
decodes it.
Undecoded Emulation connection to a host. The scanner is connected to a
portable data terminal, a controller which collects the data and interprets it for
the host.
Connection to IBM 468X/469X hosts. Proper communications of the scanner
with the IBM terminal is set up by scanning bar codes.
USB connection to a host. The scanner autodetects a USB host and defaults to
the HID keyboard interface type. Other USB interface types are selectable by
scanning programming bar code menus.
International Keyboards supported (for Windows environment): North
America, German, French, French International, Spanish, Italian, Swedish,
British, Portuguese-Brazilian, and Japanese.
Synapse capability which allows you to connect to a wide variety of host
systems using a Synapse and Synapse adapter cable to connect to a host. The
scanner autodetects a Synapse.
Configuration via 123Scan.
Unpacking Your Scanner
Remove the scanner from its packing and inspect it for damage. If the scanner was
damaged in transit, call the Symbol Support Center at one of the telephone numbers listed
on page xiv. KEEP THE PACKING. It is the approved shipping container and should be
used if you ever need to return your equipment for servicing.
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Getting Started
Setting Up the Scanner
Installing the Interface Cable
1. Plug the interface cable modular connector into the cable interface port on the
bottom of the scanner handle. (See Figure 1-2.)
2. Gently tug the cable to ensure the connector is properly secured.
3. Connect the other end of the interface cable to the host (see the specific host
chapter for information on host connections).
Figure 1-2. Installing the Cable
Note:Different cables are required for different hosts. The connectors
illustrated in each host chapter are examples only. Your connectors
may be different than those illustrated, but the steps to connect your
scanner remain the same.
Interface cable modular
connector
To host
Cable interface
port
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Connecting Power (if required)
If your host does not provide power to the scanner, you will need an external power
connection to the scanner:
1. Connect the interface cable to the bottom of the scanner, as described in Installing
the Interface Cable on page 1-3.
2. Connect the other end of the interface cable to the host (refer to your host manual
to locate the correct port).
3. Plug the power supply into the power jack on the interface cable. Plug the other
end of the power supply into an AC outlet.
Configuring Your Scanner
Two methods are available to configure your scanner: using the bar codes included in this
manual, or the 123Scan configuration program.
Refer to Chapter 4, User Preferences for information about programming your scanner
using bar code menus. Refer to Chapter 11, 123Scan to configure your scanner using this
configuration program. A helpfile is available in the program.
The scanner supports RS-232, IBM 468X/469X, Keyboard Wedge, Wand Emulation,
Undecoded Scanner Emulation, USB, and Synapse to interface to a host system. Each
host specific chapter describes how to set up each of these connections.
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Getting Started
Connecting a Synapse Cable Interface
Note:See the Synapse Interface Guide provided with your Synapse cable
for detailed setup instructions.
Symbol’s Synapse Smart Cables enable interfacing to a variety of hosts. The appropriate
Synapse cable has the built-in intelligence to detect the host to which it is connected.
Figure 1-3. Synapse Cable Connection
1. Plug the Synapse adapter cable (p/n 25-32463-xx) into the bottom of the scanner,
as described in Installing the Interface Cable on page 1-3.
2. Align the ‘S’ on the Synapse adapter cable with the ‘S’ on the Synapse Smart Cable
and plug the cable in.
3. Connect the other end of the Synapse Smart Cable to the host.
Removing the Interface Cable
To remove the interface cable:
1. Unplug the installed cable’s modular connector by depressing the connector clip
with the tip of a screwdriver.
2. Carefully slide out the cable.
3. Follow the steps for Installing the Interface Cable on page 1-3 to connect a new
cable.
Synapse adapter cable
To scanner
Synapse Smart Cable
To host
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Chapter 2
Scanning
Introduction
This chapter covers the techniques involved in scanning bar codes, beeper and LED
definitions, and general instructions and tips about scanning.
Exit Window
Trigger
LED
Beeper
Figure 2-1. Scanner Parts
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Beeper Definitions
The scanner communicates with the user by emitting different beeper sequences and
patterns. Table 2-1 defines beep sequences that occur during both normal scanning and
while programming the scanner.
Table 2-1. Standard Beeper Definitions
Beeper Sequence Indication
Standard Use
Low/medium/high beep Power up.
Short high beep A bar code symbol was decoded (if decode beeper
is enabled).
4 long low beeps A transmission error was detected in a scanned
symbol. The data is ignored. This occurs if a unit is
not properly configured. Check option setting.
5 low beeps Conversion or format error.
Lo/hi/lo beep ADF transmit error.
Hi/hi/hi/lo beep RS-232 receive error.
Parameter Menu Scanning
Short high beep Correct entry scanned or correct menu sequence
performed.
Lo/hi beep Input error, incorrect bar code or “Cancel” scanned,
wrong entry, incorrect bar code programming
sequence; remain in program mode.
Hi/lo beep Keyboard parameter selected. Enter value using
bar code keypad.
Hi/lo/hi/lo beep Successful program exit with change in the
parameter setting.
Low/hi/low/hi beep Out of host parameter storage space. Scan Set
Default Parameter on page 4-4.
Code 39 Buffering
Hi/lo beep New Code 39 data was entered into the buffer.
3 Beeps - long high beep Code 39 buffer is full.
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Lo/hi/lo beep The Code 39 buffer was erased or there was an
attempt to clear or transmit an empty buffer.
Lo/hi beep A successful transmission of buffered data.
Host Specific
USB only
4 short high beeps Scanner has not completed initialization. Wait
several seconds and scan again.
Scanner gives a power-up
beep after scanning a USB
Device Type.
Communication with the bus must be established
before the scanner can operate at the highest
power level.
This power-up beep occurs
more than once. The USB bus may put the scanner in a state where
power to the scanner is cycled on and off more than
once. This is normal and usually happens when the
PC cold boots.
RS-232 only
1 short high beep A <BEL> character is received and Beep on <BEL>
is enabled.
Table 2-1. Standard Beeper Definitions (Continued)
Beeper Sequence Indication
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LED Definitions
In addition to beeper sequences, the scanner communicates with the user using a two-color
LED display. Table 2-2 defines LED colors that display during scanning.
Table 2-2. Standard LED Definitions
LED Indication
Off No power is applied to the scanner, or the scanner
is on and ready to scan.
Green A bar code was successfully decoded.
Red A data transmission error or scanner malfunction
occurred.
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Scanning
Scanning in Hand-Held Mode
Install and program your scanner. (Refer to each host chapter and Chapter 4, User
Preferences, Chapter 12, Symbologies, Chapter 13, Miscellaneous Scanner Options, and
Chapter 14, Advanced Data Formatting for instructions on programming your scanner.) If
you need assistance, contact your local supplier or your local Symbol Support Center.
Figure 2-2. Scanning in Hand-Held Mode
1. Ensure all connections are secure. (Refer to the host chapter for your scanner.)
2. Aim the scanner at the bar code. Press the trigger.
3. Ensure the scan line crosses every bar and space of the symbol.
4. Upon successful decode, the scanner beeps and the LED turns green. (For more
information on beeper and LED definitions, refer to Table 2-1 and Table 2-2.)
RIGHT
012345
WRONG
012345
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Aiming
Do not hold the scanner directly over the bar code. Laser light reflecting directly back into
the scanner from the bar code is known as specular reflection. This specular reflection can
make decoding difficult.
You can tilt the scanner up to 55° forward or back and achieve a successful decode (Figure
2-3). Simple practice quickly shows what tolerances to work within.
Figure 2-3. Maximum Tilt Angles and Dead Zone
65 65
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Scanning
Decode Zone
Figure 2-4. LS 2208 Decode Zone
in.
cm
5 mil 6"
7.5 mil
10 mil
10.0"
14.5"
100% UPC 17.0"
23.0"
20 mil
*
in. cm
W
i
d
t
h
o
f
F
i
e
l
d
*Minimum distance determined by symbol length and scan angle
Depth of Field
Note: Typical performance at 73˚ F (23˚ C) on
high quality symbols in normal room light.
0
05
12.7 10
25.4 15
38.1
0
1.0"
1.5"
2.5"
20
50.8 25
63.5
LS 2208
10 25.4
5 12.7
0 0
5 12.7
10 25.4
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Scanning in Hands-Free Mode
The LS 2208 Intellistand adds greater flexibility to your scanning operation. Refer to
Assembling the Stand, Mounting the Stand (optional), and Scanning in the Hands-Free
Mode for detailed information about hands-free scanning.
Assembling the Stand
Figure 2-5. Assembling the Stand
Note:Before tightening the wingnut under the base, ensure that the flat
areas on the flexible neck fit securely in the grooves in the base.
Stand base
Wingnut
1. Unscrew the wingnut
from the bottom of the
one piece scanner
“cup”.
2. Fit the bottom of the
neck piece into the
opening on the top of
the stand base.
3. Tighten the wingnut
underneath the base
to secure the cup and
neck piece to the base
(see the note below).
4.Bend the neck to the
desired position for
scanning.
One piece scanner
“cup” with flexible neck.
Flat areas
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Mounting the Stand (optional)
You can attach the base of the scanner’s stand to a flat surface using two screws or double-
sided tape (not provided).
Figure 2-6. Mounting the Stand
Screw Mount
1. Position the assembled base on a flat surface.
2. Screw one #10 wood screw into each screw-mount hole until the base of the stand
is secure (see Figure 2-6).
Tape Mount
1. Peel the paper liner off one side of each piece of tape and place the sticky surface
over each of the three rectangular tape holders.
2. Peel the paper liner off the exposed sides of each piece of tape and press the stand
on a flat surface until it is secure (see Figure 2-6).
Two screw-mount holes.
Double-sided tape
areas
(3 places)
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Scanning in Hands-Free Mode
The optional Intellistand adds greater flexibility to your scanning operation.
Scanning in the Hands-Free Mode
When the scanner is seated in the stand’s “cup”, the scanner’s built-in sensor places the
scanner in hands-free mode. When the scanner is removed from the stand it operates in its
normal hand-held mode.
Figure 2-7. Inserting and Using the Scanner in the Stand
Intellistand operation:
1. Ensure all cable connections are secure.
2. Insert the scanner in the optional Intellistand by placing the front of the scanner into
the stand’s “cup” (see Figure 2-7).
3. To scan a bar code, present the bar code and ensure the scan line crosses every
bar and space of the symbol.
4. Upon successful decode, the scanner beeps and the LED turns green.
Scanner Holder
(Front)
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Chapter 3
Maintenance and Technical Specifications
Introduction
This chapter covers suggested scanner maintenance, troubleshooting, technical
specifications, and signal descriptions (pinouts).
Maintenance
Cleaning the exit window is the only maintenance required. A dirty window may affect
scanning accuracy.
Do not allow any abrasive material to touch the window
Remove any dirt particles with a damp cloth
Wipe the window using a tissue moistened with ammonia/water
Do not spray water or other cleaning liquids directly into the window.
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Troubleshooting
Table 3-1. Troubleshooting
Problem Possible Causes Possible Solutions
Nothing happens when
you follow the operating
instructions, or the
scanner displays erratic
behavior (laser does not
come on, scanner emits
frequent beeps).
No power to the scanner. Check the system power. Ensure the
power supply is connected if your
configuration requires a power supply.
Interface/power cables are
loose. Check for loose cable connections.
Laser comes on, but
symbol does not decode. Scanner is not programmed
for the correct bar code type. Be sure the scanner is programmed to
read the type of bar code you are
scanning.
Bar code symbol is
unreadable. Check the symbol to make sure it is not
defaced. Try scanning test symbols of
the same bar code type.
Distance between scanner
and bar code is incorrect. Move the scanner closer to or further
from the bar code.
Symbol is decoded, but
not transmitted to the
host.
Scanner is not programmed
for the correct host type. Scan the appropriate host type bar code.
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Note:If after performing these checks the symbol still does not scan,
contact your distributor or call the local Symbol Support Center. See
page xiv for the telephone numbers.
Scanned data is
incorrectly displayed on
the host.
Scanner is not programmed to
work with the host. Check
scanner host type parameters
or editing options.
Be sure proper host is selected. (See the
host chapter for your scanner.)
For RS-232, ensure the scanner’s
communication parameters match the
host’s settings.
For a USB HID keyboard or a keyboard
wedge configuration, ensure the system
is programmed for the correct keyboard
type and language, and the CAPS LOCK
key is in the correct state.
Be sure editing options (e.g., ADF, UPC-
E to UPC-A Conversion) are properly
programmed.
Table 3-1. Troubleshooting (Continued)
Problem Possible Causes Possible Solutions
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Technical Specifications
Table 3-2. Technical Specifications
Item Description
Power Requirements Decoded:
5 VDC + / - 10% @ approximately 200mA (nominal)
Stand-By Current 500mA (max)
Power Source Depending on host:
Host powered
External power supply
Battery box:
Converts a 9 Volt battery to a 5 Volt battery
Decode Capability Decoded:
UPC/EAN, UPC/EAN with supplementals, UCC/EAN,
JAN 8 & 13, 128, Code 39, Code 39 Full ASCII, Code
39 Trioptic, Codabar (NW7), Interleaved 2 of 5,
Discrete 2 of 5, Code 128, Code 93, MSI, Code 11,
UCC/EAN RSS, Code 32, Coupon Code, Bookland
EAN, 1ATA, and RSS.
Beeper Operation User-selectable: Enable, Disable
Beeper Volume User-selectable: three levels
Beeper Tone User-selectable: three tones
Scan Repetition Rate 100 ± 5 scans/second
Yaw Tolerance ± 10° from nominal
Pitch Tolerance ± 65° from nominal
Roll Tolerance ± 60° from nominal
Print Contrast Minimum 25% minimum reflectance differential, measured at
650 nm.
Ambient Light Immunity
Indoor:
Outdoor:
450 Ft Candles (4,842 Lux) (indoor)
10,000 Ft Candles (107,600 Lux) (outdoor)
Durability 5 ft (1.5 m) drops to concrete
Operating Temperature 32° to 120° F (0° to 50° C)
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Storage Temperature -40° to 140° F (-40° to 60° C)
Humidity 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Weight (without cable) 5.15 oz. (146 g)
Dimensions:
Height
Width
Depth
6.0 in. (15.2 cm)
2.5in. (6.3 cm)
3.34 in. (8.4 cm)
Laser 650nm laser diode
Laser Classifications IEC 825-1 Class 2
ESD 15 kV area discharge
8 kV contact discharge
Minimum Element Width 5 mil (0.127 mm)
Interfaces Supported Decoded:
RS-232, Keyboard Wedge, Wand Emulation,
Undecoded Scanner Emulation, IBM 468X/469X,
USB, Synapse
Electrical Safety Certified Pending to UL1950, CSA C22.2 No.950.
EN60950/IC950
Input Transient Protection IEC 1000-4-(2,3,4,5,6,11)
EMI FCC Part 15 Class B, ICES-003 Class B European
Union EMC Directive, Australian SMA, Taiwan EMC,
Japan VCCI/MITI/Dentori
Table 3-2. Technical Specifications (Continued)
Item Description
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Scanner Signal Descriptions
Figure 3-1. Scanner Cable Pinouts
PIN 10
Bottom of scanner
PIN 1
Interface cable
modular connector
Cable interface port
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Maintenance and Technical Specifications
The signal descriptions in Table 3-3 apply to the connector on the scanner and are for
reference only.
Table 3-3. Scanner Signal Pin-outs
LS2208
Pin IBM Synapse RS-232 Keyboard
Wedge Wand USB
1Reserved SynClock Reserved Reserved Reserved Jump to Pin 6
2Power Power Power Power Power Power
3Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground
4IBM_A(+) Reserved TxD KeyClock DBP Reserved
5Reserved Reserved RxD TermData CTS D +
6IBM_B(-) SynData RTS KeyData RTS Jump to Pin 1
7Reserved Reserved CTS TermClock Reserved D -
8Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved
9Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved
10 Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved
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Chapter 4
User Preferences
Introduction
You have the option to program the LS 2208 scanner to perform various functions, or
activate different features. This chapter describes each user preference feature and
provides the programming bar codes necessary for selecting these features for your LS
2208 scanner.
Your LS 2208 is shipped with the settings shown in the User Preferences Default Table on
page 4-3 (also see Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all host device and
miscellaneous scanner defaults). If the default values suit your requirements, programming
may not be necessary.
Features values are set by scanning single bar codes or short bar code sequences. The
settings are stored in non-volatile memory and are preserved even when the scanner is
powered down.
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If you are not using a Synapse or USB cable you must select a host type (see each host
chapter for specific host information). After you hear the power-up beeps, select a host
type. This only needs to be done once, upon the first power-up when connected to a new
host.
To return all features to their default values, all you need to do is scan the Set All Defaults
bar code on page 4-4. Throughout the programming bar code menus, default values are
indicated with asterisks (*).
Scanning Sequence Examples
In most cases you need only scan one bar code to set a specific parameter value. For
example, if you want to set the beeper tone to high, simply scan the High Frequency
(beeper tone) bar code listed under Beeper Tone on page 4-5. The scanner issues a fast
warble beep and the LED turns green, signifying a successful parameter entry.
Other parameters, such as specifying Serial Response Time-Out or setting Data
Transmission Formats, require that you scan several bar codes. Refer to Laser On Time on
page 4-7 and Scan Data Transmission Format on page 13-6 for descriptions of this
procedure.
Errors While Scanning
Unless otherwise specified, if you make an error during a scanning sequence, just re-scan
the correct parameter.
*High Frequency Feature/Option
* Indicates Default
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User Preferences Default Parameters
Table 4-1 lists the defaults for user preferences parameters. If you wish to change any
option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided in the User Preferences section
beginning on page 4-4.
Note:See Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user
preferences, hosts, symbologies, and miscellaneous default
parameters.
Table 4-1. User Preferences Default Table
Parameter Default Page
Number
User Preferences
Set Default Parameter All Defaults 4-4
Beeper Tone Medium 4-5
Beeper Volume High 4-6
Power Mode Continuous On 4-7
Laser On Time 3.0 Sec 4-8
Beep After Good Decode Enable 4-9
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User Preferences
Set Default Parameter
Scanning this bar code returns all parameters to the default values listed in Table A-1 on
page A-1.
Set All Defaults
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Beeper Tone
To select a decode beep frequency (tone), scan the Low Frequency, Medium Frequency,
or High Frequency bar code.
Low Frequency
*Medium Frequency
(Optimum Settings)
High Frequency
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Beeper Volume
To select a beeper volume, scan the Low Volume, Medium Volume, or High Volume bar
code.
Low Volume
Medium Volume
*High Volume
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Power Mode
This parameter determines whether or not power remains on after a decode attempt. When
in reduced power mode, the scanner enters into a low power consumption mode to
preserve battery life after each decode attempt. When in continuous power mode, power
remains on after each decode attempt.
*Continuous On
Reduced Power Mode
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Laser On Time
This parameter sets the maximum time that decode processing continues during a scan
attempt. It is programmable in 0.1 second increments from 0.5 to 9.9 seconds. The default
Laser On Time is 3.0 seconds.
To set a Laser On Time, scan the bar code below. Next, scan two numeric bar codes
beginning on page D-1 in Appendix D that correspond to the desired on time. Single digit
numbers must have a leading zero. For example, to set an On Time of 0.5 seconds, scan
the bar code below, then scan the “0” and “5” bar codes. If you make an error, or wish to
change your selection, scan Cancel on page D-5.
Laser On Time
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Beep After Good Decode
Scan a bar code below to select whether or not the scanner beeps after a good decode. If
Do Not Beep After Good Decode is selected, the beeper still operates during parameter
menu scanning and indicates error conditions.
*Beep After Good Decode
(Enable)
Do Not Beep After Good Decode
(Disable)
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Chapter 5
Keyboard Wedge Interface
Introduction
This chapter covers Keyboard Wedge interface information for setting up your scanner.
This interface type is used to attach the scanner between the keyboard and host computer.
The scanner translates the bar code data into keystrokes. The host computer accepts the
keystrokes as if they originate from the keyboard.
This mode of operation allows adding bar code reading functionality to a system designed
for manual keyboard input. In this mode the keyboard keystrokes are simply passed
through.
Throughout the programming bar code menus, default values are indicated with asterisks
(*).
*North American Feature/Option
* Indicates Default
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Connecting a Keyboard Wedge Interface
Figure 5-1. Keyboard Wedge Connection with Y-cable
To connect the Keyboard Wedge Y-cable:
1. Switch off the host and unplug the keyboard connector.
2. Attach the modular connector of the Y-cable to the cable interface port on the
scanner. (See Installing the Interface Cable on page 1-3.)
3. Connect the round male DIN host connector of the Y-cable to the keyboard port on
the host device.
4. Connect the round female DIN keyboard connector of the Y-cable to the keyboard.
5. If needed, attach the optional power supply to the connector in the middle of the Y-
cable.
6. Ensure that all connections are secure.
7. Switch on your host system.
8. Scan the appropriate bar codes in this chapter to configure the scanner.
Power supply
(if needed)
Y-cable
Male DIN Keyboard Connector to Host Connector to Host
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Keyboard Wedge Default Parameters
Table 5-1 lists the defaults for Keyboard Wedge host parameters. If you wish to change any
option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided in the Keyboard Wedge Host Parameters
section beginning on page 5-4.
Note:See Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user
preferences, hosts, symbologies, and miscellaneous default
parameters.
Table 5-1. Keyboard Wedge Host Default Table
Parameter Default Page Number
Keyboard Wedge Host Parameters
Keyboard Wedge Host Type IBM PC/AT& IBM PC
Compatibles15-4
Country Types (Country Codes) North American 5-5
Ignore Unknown Characters Transmit 5-8
Keystroke Delay No Delay 5-9
Intra-Keystroke Delay Disable 5-10
Alternate Numeric Keypad Emulation Disable 5-10
Caps Lock On Disable 5-11
Caps Lock Override Disable 5-12
Convert Wedge Data No Convert 5-12
Function Key Mapping Disable 5-13
FN1 Substitution Disable 5-14
Send and Make Break Send 5-14
1User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.
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Keyboard Wedge Host Types
Keyboard Wedge Host Types
Select your keyboard wedge host by scanning one of the bar codes below.
IBM PC/AT & IBM PC Compatibles1
IBM PS/2 (Model 30)
IBM AT NOTEBOOK
IBM XT
NCR 7052
Note:1User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the
most common selection.
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Keyboard Wedge Country Types (Country Codes)
Scan the bar code corresponding to your keyboard type. If your particular keyboard type is
not listed, see Alternate Numeric Keypad Emulation on page 5-10.
*North American
German Windows
French Windows
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French Canadian Windows 95/98
French Canadian Windows XP/2000
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Keyboard Wedge Country Types (continued)
Spanish Windows
Italian Windows
Swedish Windows
UK English Windows
Japanese Windows
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Keyboard Wedge Country Types (continued)
Portuguese-Brazilian Windows
Ignore Unknown Characters
Unknown characters are characters the host does not recognize. When Send Bar Codes
With Unknown Characters is selected, all bar code data is sent except for unknown
characters, and no error beeps sound on the scanner. When Do Not Send Bar Codes With
Unknown Characters is selected, bar code data is sent up to the first unknown character
and then an error beep will sound on the scanner.
*Send Bar Codes with Unknown Characters
(Transmit)
Do Not Send Bar Codes with Unknown Characters
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Keystroke Delay
This is the delay in milliseconds between emulated keystrokes. Scan a bar code below to
increase the delay when hosts require a slower transmission of data.
*No Delay
Medium Delay (20 msec)
Long Delay (40 msec)
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Intra-Keystroke Delay
When enabled, an additional delay is inserted between each emulated key depression and
release. This sets the Keystroke Delay parameter to a minimum of 5 msec as well.
Enable
*Disable
Alternate Numeric Keypad Emulation
This allows emulation of most other country keyboard types not listed in Keyboard Wedge
Country Types (Country Codes) on page 5-5 in a Microsoft operating system environment.
Enable Alternate Numeric Keypad
*Disable Alternate Numeric Keypad
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Caps Lock On
When enabled, the scanner emulates keystrokes as if the Caps Lock key is always
pressed.
Enable Caps Lock On
*Disable Caps Lock On
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Caps Lock Override
When enabled, on AT or AT Notebook hosts, the keyboard ignores the state of the Caps
Lock key. Therefore, an ‘A’ in the bar code is sent as an ‘A’ no matter what the state of the
keyboard’s Caps Lock key.
Enable Caps Lock Override
*Disable Caps Lock Override
Note:If both Caps Lock On and Caps Lock Override are enabled, Caps
Lock Override takes precedence.
Convert Wedge Data
When enabled, the scanner will convert all bar code data to the selected case.
Convert to Upper Case
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Convert to Lower Case
*No Convert
Function Key Mapping
ASCII values under 32 are normally sent as control key sequences (see Table 5-2 on page
5-18). When this parameter is enabled, the keys in bold are sent in place of the standard
key mapping. Table entries that do not have a bold entry remain the same whether or not
this parameter is enabled.
Enable
*Disable
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FN1 Substitution
When enabled, this parameter allows replacement of any FN1 characters in an EAN128 bar
code with a keystroke chosen by the user.(see FN1 Substitution Values on page 13-9).
Enable
*Disable
Send Make and Break
When enabled, the scan codes for releasing a key are not sent.
*Send Make and Break Scan Codes
Send Make Scan Code Only
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Keyboard Maps
The following keyboard maps are provided for prefix/suffix keystroke parameters. To
program the prefix/suffix values, see the bar codes on page 13-5.
Figure 5-2. IBM PS2 Type Keyboard
Figure 5-3. IBM PC/XT
7014 5001
7009
5002 5003 5004 5005 5006 5007 5008 5009 5010 5011 5012
7008
7013
7011
7002
7012
7004
7003
7005
7010 7007 7006
7001
7017 7018
5001 5002
5003 5004
5005 5006
5007 5008
5009 5010
7009
7014 7008
7013
7012
7004
7011 7002
7003
7006
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Figure 5-4. IBM PC/AT
Figure 5-5. NCR 7052 32-KEY
5001 5002
5003 5004
5005 5006
5007 5008
5009 5010
7009
7008
7013
7012
7004
7011
7003
7002
7014
5007 5008
5010
5002
5003 5004
5005 5006
1046
1045
5014
1043
5013
5015
5016
5018
5019
5001
5017
7013
5011
(7013 if double key)
(1048 if double key)
1048 5012
5009
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Figure 5-6. NCR 7052 58-KEY
5007 5008
5010
5002
5003 5004
5005 5006
1046
1045
5014
1043
5013
5015
5016
5018
5019
1086
1087
1088
1089
1090
5001
1066
1072 1073
1079 1080
1065 1070
1076 1077
1083 1084
1071
1078
1085
1069
5017
7013
5011
1082
1075
1068
1067
(1043 if double key)
(1048 if double key)
1048 5012
5009
1074
1081
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ASCII Character Set
Note:Code 39 Full ASCII interprets the bar code special character
($ + % /) preceding a Code 39 character and assigns an ASCII
character value to the pair. For example, when Code 39 Full ASCII
is enabled and a +B is scanned, it is interpreted as b, %J as ?, and
%V as @. Scanning ABC%I outputs the keystroke equivalent of
ABC >.
Table 5-2. Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set
ASCII Value Full
ASCII
Code 39
Encode
Char.
Keystroke
1001 $A CTRL A
1002 $B CTRL B
1003 $C CTRL C
1004 $D CTRL D
1005 $E CTRL E
1006 $F CTRL F
1007 $G CTRL G
1008 $H CTRL H/
BACKSPACE1
1009 $I CTRL I/
HORIZONTAL
TAB1
1010 $J CTRL J
1011 $K CTRL K
1012 $L CTRL L
1013 $M CTRL M/
ENTER1
1014 $N CTRL N
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1015 $O CTRL O
1016 $P CTRL P
1017 $Q CTRL Q
1018 $R CTRL R
1019 $S CTRL S
1020 $T CTRL T
1021 $U CTRL U
1022 $V CTRL V
1023 $W CTRL W
1024 $X CTRL X
1025 $Y CTRL Y
1026 $Z CTRL Z
1027 %A CTRL [ /ESC1
1028 %B CTRL \
1029 %C CTRL ]
1030 %D CTRL 6
1031 %E CTRL -
1032 Space Space
1033 /A !
1034 /B “
1035 /C #
1036 /D $
1037 /E %
1038 /F &
1039 /G ‘
1040 /H (
1041 /I )
Table 5-2. Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued)
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1042 /J *
1043 /K +
1044 /L ,
1045 - -
1046 . .
1047 /O /
1048 0 0
1049 1 1
1050 2 2
1051 3 3
1052 4 4
1053 5 5
1054 6 6
1055 7 7
1056 8 8
1057 9 9
1058 /Z :
1059 %F ;
1060 %G <
1061 %H =
1062 %I >
1063 %J ?
1064 %V @
1065 A A
1066 B B
1067 C C
1068 D D
Table 5-2. Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued)
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1069 E E
1070 F F
1071 G G
1072 H H
1073 I I
1074 J J
1075 K K
1076 L L
1077 M M
1078 N N
1079 O O
1080 P P
1081 Q Q
1082 R R
1083 S S
1084 T T
1085 U U
1086 V V
1087 W W
1088 X X
1089 Y Y
1090 Z Z
1091 %K [
1092 %L \
1093 %M ]
1094 %N ^
1095 %O _
Table 5-2. Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued)
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1096 %W ‘
1097 +A a
1098 +B b
1099 +C c
1100 +D d
1101 +E e
1102 +F f
1103 +G g
1104 +H h
1105 +I i
1106 +J j
1107 +K k
1108 +L l
1109 +M m
1110 +N n
1111 +O o
1112 +P p
1113 +Q q
1114 +R r
1115 +S s
1116 +T t
1117 +U u
1118 +V v
1119 +W w
1120 +X x
1121 +Y y
1122 +Z z
Table 5-2. Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued)
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1123 %P {
1124 %Q |
1125 %R }
1126 %S ~
ALT Keys Keystroke
2065 ALT A
2066 ALT B
2067 ALT C
2068 ALT D
2069 ALT E
2070 ALT F
2071 ALT G
2072 ALT H
2073 ALT I
2074 ALT J
2075 ALT K
2076 ALT L
2077 ALT M
2078 ALT N
2079 ALT O
2080 ALT P
2081 ALT Q
2082 ALT R
2083 ALT S
2084 ALT T
2085 ALT U
2086 ALT V
Table 5-2. Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued)
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2087 ALT W
2088 ALT X
2089 ALT Y
2090 ALT Z
GUI Keys Keystrokes
3000 Right Control Key
3048 GUI 0
3049 GUI 1
3050 GUI 2
3051 GUI 3
3052 GUI 4
3053 GUI 5
3054 GUI 6
3055 GUI 7
3056 GUI 8
3057 GUI 9
3065 GUI A
3066 GUI B
3067 GUI C
3068 GUI D
3069 GUI E
3070 GUI F
3071 GUI G
3072 GUI H
3073 GUI I
3074 GUI J
3075 GUI K
Table 5-2. Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued)
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3076 GUI L
3077 GUI M
3078 GUI N
3079 GUI O
3080 GUI P
3081 GUI Q
3082 GUI R
3083 GUI S
3084 GUI T
3085 GUI U
3086 GUI V
3087 GUI W
3088 GUI X
3089 GUI Y
3090 GUI Z
F Keys Keystroke
5001 F1
5002 F2
5003 F3
5004 F4
5005 F5
5006 F6
5007 F7
5008 F8
5009 F9
5010 F10
5011 F11
Table 5-2. Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued)
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5012 F12
5013 F13
5014 F14
5015 F15
5016 F16
5017 F17
5018 F18
5019 F19
5020 F20
5021 F21
5022 F22
5023 F23
5024 F24
Numeric Keypad Keystroke
6042 *
6043 +
6044 undefined
6045 -
6046 .
6047 /
6048 0
6049 1
6050 2
6051 3
6052 4
6053 5
6054 6
Table 5-2. Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued)
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6055 7
6056 8
6057 9
6058 Enter
6059 Num Lock
Extended Keypad Keystroke
7001 Break
7002 Delete
7003 Pg Up
7004 End
7005 Pg Dn
7006 Pause
7007 Scroll Lock
7008 Backspace
7009 Tab
7010 Print Screen
7011 Insert
7012 Home
7013 Enter
7014 Escape
7015 Up Arrow
7016 Dn Arrow
7017 Left Arrow
7018 Right Arrow
The keystroke in bold is sent only if the “Function
Key Mapping” is enabled. Otherwise, the
unbolden keystroke is sent.
Table 5-2. Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued)
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Chapter 6
RS-232 Interface
Introduction
This chapter covers RS-232 host information for setting up your scanner. The RS-232
interface is used to attach the scanner to point-of-sale devices, host computers, or other
devices with an available RS-232 port (e.g., com port).
If your particular host is not listed in Table 6-2, you need to set the communication
parameters to match your host device. To set communication parameters for hosts not
listed, refer to the documentation for the host device.
Note:This scanner utilizes TTL RS-232 signal levels, which will interface
with most system architectures. For system architectures requiring
RS-232C signal levels, Symbol offers different cables providing
theTTL to RS-232C conversion. Please contact your Symbol
Support Center for more information.
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Throughout the programming bar code menus, default values are indicated with asterisks
(*).
Connecting an RS-232 Interface
This connection is made directly from the scanner to the host computer.
Figure 6-1. RS-232 Direct Connection
1. Connect the RS-232 interface cable to the bottom of the scanner, as described in
Installing the Interface Cable on page 1-3.
2. Connect the other end of the interface cable to the serial port on the host.
3. Connect the power supply.
4. Scan appropriate bar codes in this chapter to match your host settings.
*Baud Rate 9600 Feature/Option
* Indicates Default
Serial Port Connector to Host
Interface cable
Power supply
Interface cable
Power supply cable
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RS-232 Default Parameters
Table 6-1 lists the defaults for RS-232 host parameters. If you wish to change any option,
scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided in the Parameter Descriptions section beginning
on page 6-5.
Note:See Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user
preferences, hosts, symbologies, and miscellaneous default
parameters.
Table 6-1. RS-232 Host Default Table
Parameter Default Page
Number
RS-232 Host Parameters
RS-232 Host Types Standard16-7
Baud Rate 9600 6-10
Parity Type None 6-12
Stop Bit Select 1 Stop Bit 6-13
Data Bits 8-Bit 6-13
Check Receive Errors Enable 6-14
Hardware Handshaking None 6-16
Software Handshaking None 6-17
Host Serial Response Time-out 2 Sec 6-20
RTS Line State Low RTS 6-21
Beep on <BEL> Disable 6-21
Intercharacter Delay 0 msec 6-22
Nixdorf Beep/LED Options Normal Operation 6-23
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Ignore Unknown Characters Send Bar Code 6-24
1User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.
Table 6-1. RS-232 Host Default Table (Continued)
Parameter Default Page
Number
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RS-232 Host Parameters
Various RS-232 hosts are set up with their own parameter default settings (Table 6-2).
Selecting the ICL, Fujitsu, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode A, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode B, Olivetti, Omron,
or terminal sets the defaults listed below.
Table 6-2. Terminal Specific RS-232
Parameter Standard
(Default) ICL Fujitsu
Wincor-
Nixdorf
Mode A
Wincor-
Nixdorf
Mode B/
OPOS Olivetti Omron
Transmit Code ID No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Data
Transmission
Format
Data as is Data/
Suffix
Data/
Suffix
Data/Suffix Data/Suffix Prefix/Data/
Suffix
Data/Suffix
Suffix CR/LF
(7013)
CR (1013) CR (1013) CR (1013) CR (1013) ETX (1002) CR (1013)
Baud Rate 9600 9600 9600 9600 9600 9600 9600
Parity None Even None Odd Odd Even None
Hardware
Handshaking None RTS/CTS
Option 3
None RTS/CTS
Option 3
RTS/CTS
Option 3
None None
Software
Handshaking None None None None None Ack/Nak None
Serial Response
Time-out 2 Sec. 9.9 Sec. 2 Sec. 9.9 Sec. 9.9 Sec. 9.9 Sec. 9.9 Sec.
Stop Bit Select One One One One One One One
ASCII Format 8-Bit 8-Bit 8-Bit 8-Bit 8-Bit 7-Bit 8-Bit
Beep On <BEL> Disable Disable Disable Disable Disable Disable Disable
RTS Line State Low High Low Low Low = No
data to send
Low High
Prefix None None None None None STX (1003) None
*In the Nixdorf Mode B, if CTS is Low, scanning is disabled. When CTS is High, the user can scan
bar codes.
**If Nixdorf Mode B is scanned without the scanner connected to the proper host, it may appear
unable to scan. If this happens, scan a different RS-232 host type within 5 seconds of cycling power
to the scanner.
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RS-232 Host Parameters (continued)
Selecting the ICL, Fujitsu, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode A, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode B, OPOS terminal
enables the transmission of code ID characters listed in Table 6-3 below. These code ID
characters are not programmable and are separate from the Transmit Code ID feature. The
Transmit Code ID feature should not be enabled for these terminals.
Table 6-3. Terminal Specific Code ID Characters
ICL Fujitsu
Wincor-
Nixdorf
Mode A
Wincor-
Nixdorf
Mode B/OPOS Olivetti Omron
UPC-A AAA A A A
UPC-E EEC C C E
EAN-8/JAN-8 FF FF B B B FF
EAN-13/JAN-13 FFA A A F
Code 39 C <len> None M M M <len> C <len>
Codabar N <len> None N N N <len> N <len>
Code 128 L <len> None K K K <len> L <len>
I 2 of 5 I <len> None I I I <len> I <len>
Code 93 None None L L L <len> None
D 2 of 5 H <len> None H H H <len> H <len>
UCC/EAN 128 L <len> None P P P <len> L <len>
MSI None None O O O <len> None
Bookland EAN FFA A A F
Trioptic None None None None None None
Code 11 None None None None None None
IATA H<len> None H H None None
Code 32 None None None None None None
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RS-232 Host Types
To select an RS-232 host interface, scan one of the following bar codes.
Standard RS-2321
ICL RS-232
Wincor-Nixdorf RS-232 Mode A
Wincor-Nixdorf RS-232 Mode B
Olivetti ORS4500
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Omron
OPOS/JPOS
Fujitsu RS-232
Note:1User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the
most common selection.
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Baud Rate
Baud rate is the number of bits of data transmitted per second. The scanner's baud rate
setting should match the baud rate setting of the host device. If not, data may not reach the
host device or may reach it in distorted form.
Baud Rate 600
Baud Rate 1200
Baud Rate 2400
Baud Rate 4800
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Baud Rate (continued)
*Baud Rate 9600
Baud Rate 19,200
Baud Rate 38,400
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Parity
A parity check bit is the most significant bit of each ASCII coded character. Select the parity
type according to host device requirements.
Select Odd parity and the parity bit value is set to 0 or 1, based on data, to ensure that an
odd number of 1 bits are contained in the coded character.
Odd
Select Even parity and the parity bit value is set to 0 or 1, based on data, to ensure that an
even number of 1 bits are contained in the coded character.
Even
Select Mark parity and the parity bit is always 1.
Mark
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Parity (continued)
Select Space parity and the parity bit is always 0.
Space
Select None when no parity bit is required.
*None
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Stop Bit Select
The stop bit(s) at the end of each transmitted character marks the end of transmission of
one character and prepares the receiving device for the next character in the serial data
stream. The number of stop bits selected (one or two) depends on the number the receiving
terminal is programmed to accommodate. Set the number of stop bits to match host device
requirements.
*1 Stop Bit
2 Stop Bits
Data Bits
This parameter allows the scanner to interface with devices requiring a 7-bit or 8-bit ASCII
protocol.
7-Bit
*8-Bit
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Check Receive Errors
Select whether or not the parity, framing, and overrun of received characters are checked.
The parity value of received characters is verified against the parity parameter selected
above.
*Check For Received Errors
Do Not Check For Received Errors
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Hardware Handshaking
The data interface consists of an RS-232 port designed to operate either with or without the
hardware handshaking lines, Request to Send (RTS), and Clear to Send (CTS).
If Standard RTS/CTS handshaking is not selected, scan data is transmitted as it becomes
available. If Standard RTS/CTS handshaking is selected, scan data is transmitted
according to the following sequence:
The scanner reads the CTS line for activity. If CTS is asserted, the scanner waits
up to Host Serial Response Time-out for the host to negate the CTS line. If, after
Host Serial Response Time-out (default), the CTS line is still asserted, the scanner
sounds a transmit error, and any scanned data is lost
When the CTS line is negated, the scanner asserts the RTS line and waits up to
Host Serial Response Time-out for the host to assert CTS. When the host asserts
CTS, data is transmitted. If, after Host Serial Response Time-out (default), the CTS
line is not asserted, the scanner sounds a transmit error, and discards the data
When data transmission is complete, the scanner negates RTS 10 msec after
sending the last character
The host should respond by negating CTS. The scanner checks for a negated CTS
upon the next transmission of data.
During the transmission of data, the CTS line should be asserted. If CTS is deasserted for
more than 50 ms between characters, the transmission is aborted, the scanner sounds a
transmission error, and the data is discarded.
If the above communications sequence fails, the scanner issues an error indication. In this
case, the data is lost and must be rescanned.
If Hardware Handshaking and Software Handshaking are both enabled, Hardware
Handshaking takes precedence.
Note:The DTR signal is jumpered to the active state.
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None
Scan the bar code below if no Hardware Handshaking is desired.
*None
Standard RTS/CTS
Scan the bar code below to select Standard RTS/CTS Hardware Handshaking.
Standard RTS/CTS
RTS/CTS Option 1
When RTS/CTS Option 1 is selected, the scanner asserts RTS before transmitting and
ignores the state of CTS. The scanner de-asserts RTS when the transmission is complete.
RTS/CTS Option 1
RTS/CTS Option 2
When Option 2 is selected, RTS is always high or low (user-programmed logic level).
However, the scanner waits for CTS to be asserted before transmitting data. If CTS is not
asserted within Host Serial Response Time-out (default), the scanner issues an error
indication and discards the data.
RTS/CTS Option 2
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RTS/CTS Option 3
When Option 3 is selected, the scanner asserts RTS prior to any data transmission,
regardless of the state of CTS. The scanner waits up to Host Serial Response Time-out
(default) for CTS to be asserted. If CTS is not asserted during this time, the scanner issues
an error indication and discards the data. The scanner de-asserts RTS when transmission
is complete.
RTS/CTS Option 3
Software Handshaking
This parameter offers control of the data transmission process in addition to, or instead of,
that offered by hardware handshaking. There are five options.
If Software Handshaking and Hardware Handshaking are both enabled, Hardware
Handshaking takes precedence.
None
When this option is selected, data is transmitted immediately. No response is expected
from host.
*None
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ACK/NAK
When this option is selected, after transmitting data, the scanner expects either an ACK or
NAK response from the host. When a NAK is received, the scanner transmits the same data
again and waits for either an ACK or NAK. After three unsuccessful attempts to send data
when NAKs are received, the scanner issues an error indication and discards the data.
The scanner waits up to the programmable Host Serial Response Time-out to receive an
ACK or NAK. If the scanner does not get a response in this time, it issues an error indication
and discards the data. There are no retries when a time-out occurs.
ACK/NAK
ENQ
When this option is selected, the scanner waits for an ENQ character from the host before
transmitting data. If an ENQ is not received within the Host Serial Response Time-out, the
scanner issues an error indication and discards the data. The host must transmit an ENQ
character at least every Host Serial Response Time-out to prevent transmission errors.
ENQ
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ACK/NAK with ENQ
This combines the two previous options. For re-transmissions of data, due to a NAK from
the host, an additional ENQ is not required.
ACK/NAK with ENQ
XON/XOFF
An XOFF character turns the scanner transmission off until the scanner receives an XON
character. There are two situations for XON/XOFF:
XOFF is received before the scanner has data to send. When the scanner has data
to send, it waits up to Host Serial Response Time-out for an XON character before
transmission. If the XON is not received within this time, the scanner issues an
error indication and discards the data.
XOFF is received during a transmission. Data transmission then stops after
sending the current byte. When the scanner receives an XON character, it sends
the rest of the data message. The scanner waits up to 30 seconds for the XON.
XON/XOFF
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Host Serial Response Time-out
This parameter specifies how long the scanner waits for an ACK, NAK, or CTS before
determining that a transmission error has occurred. This only applies when in one of the
ACK/NAK Software Handshaking modes, or RTS/CTS Hardware Handshaking option.
*Minimum: 2 Sec
Low: 2.5 Sec
Medium: 5 Sec
High: 7.5 Sec
Maximum: 9.9 Sec
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RTS Line State
This parameter sets the idle state of the Serial Host RTS line. Scan a bar code below to
select Low RTS or High RTS line state.
*Host: Low RTS
Host: High RTS
Beep on <BEL>
When this parameter is enabled, the scanner issues a beep when a <BEL> character is
detected on the RS-232 serial line. <BEL> is issued to gain a user's attention to an illegal
entry or other important event.
Beep On <BEL> Character
(Enable)
*Do Not Beep On <BEL> Character
(Disable)
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Intercharacter Delay
This parameter specifies the intercharacter delay inserted between character
transmissions.
*Minimum: 0 msec
Low: 25 msec
Medium: 50 msec
High: 75 msec
Maximum: 99 msec
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Nixdorf Beep/LED Options
When Nixdorf Mode B is selected, this indicates when the scanner should beep and turn
on its LED after a decode.
*Normal Operation
(Beep/LED immediately after decode)
Beep/LED After Transmission
Beep/LED After CTS Pulse
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Ignore Unknown Characters
Unknown characters are characters the host does not recognize. When Send Bar Codes
with Unknown Characters is selected, all bar code data is send except for unknown
characters, and no error beeps sound on the scanner. When Do Not Send Bar Codes With
Unknown Characters is selected, bar code data is sent up to the first unknown character
and then an error beep will sound on the scanner.
*Send Bar Code
(with unknown characters)
Do Not Send Bar Codes
(with unknown characters)
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ASCII / Character Set
The values in Table 6-4 can be assigned as prefixes or suffixes for ASCII character data
transmission.
Table 6-4. Prefix/Suffix Values
Prefix/Suffix Value Full ASCII
Code 39 Encode Character ASCII Character
1000 %U NUL
1001 $A SOH
1002 $B STX
1003 $C ETX
1004 $D EOT
1005 $E ENQ
1006 $F ACK
1007 $G BELL
1008 $H BCKSPC
1009 $I HORIZ TAB
1010 $J LF/NW LN
1011 $K VT
1012 $L FF
1013 $M CR/ENTER
1014 $N SO
1015 $O SI
1016 $P DLE
1017 $Q DC1/XON
1018 $R DC2
1019 $S DC3/XOFF
1020 $T DC4
1021 $U NAK
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1022 $V SYN
1023 $W ETB
1024 $X CAN
1025 $Y EM
1026 $Z SUB
1027 %A ESC
1028 %B FS
1029 %C GS
1030 %D RS
1031 %E US
1032 Space Space
1033 /A !
1034 /B "
1035 /C #
1036 /D $
1037 /E %
1038 /F &
1039 /G ‘
1040 /H (
1041 /I )
1042 /J *
1043 /K +
1044 /L ,
1045 --
1046 ..
1047 /O /
Table 6-4. Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued)
Prefix/Suffix Value Full ASCII
Code 39 Encode Character ASCII Character
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1048 00
1049 11
1050 22
1051 33
1052 44
1053 55
1054 66
1057 77
1056 88
1057 99
1058 /Z :
1059 %F ;
1060 %G <
1061 %H =
1062 %I >
1063 %J ?
1064 %V @
1065 AA
1066 BB
1067 CC
1068 DD
1069 EE
1070 FF
1071 GG
1072 HH
1073 II
Table 6-4. Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued)
Prefix/Suffix Value Full ASCII
Code 39 Encode Character ASCII Character
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1074 JJ
1075 KK
1076 LL
1077 MM
1078 NN
1079 OO
1080 PP
1081 QQ
1082 RR
1083 SS
1084 TT
1085 UU
1086 VV
1087 WW
1088 XX
1089 YY
1090 ZZ
1091 %K [
1092 %L \
1093 %M ]
1094 %N ^
1095 %O _
1096 %W `
1097 +A a
1098 +B b
1099 +C c
Table 6-4. Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued)
Prefix/Suffix Value Full ASCII
Code 39 Encode Character ASCII Character
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1100 +D d
1101 +E e
1102 +F f
1103 +G g
1104 +H h
1105 +I i
1106 +J j
1107 +K k
1108 +L l
1109 +M m
1110 +N n
1111 +O o
1112 +P p
1113 +Q q
1114 +R r
1115 +S s
1116 +T t
1117 +U u
1118 +V v
1119 +W w
1120 +X x
1121 +Y y
1122 +Z z
1123 %P {
1124 %Q |
1125 %R }
Table 6-4. Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued)
Prefix/Suffix Value Full ASCII
Code 39 Encode Character ASCII Character
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1126 %S ~
1127 Undefined
7013 ENTER
Table 6-4. Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued)
Prefix/Suffix Value Full ASCII
Code 39 Encode Character ASCII Character
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Chapter 7
USB Interface
Introduction
This chapter covers the connection and setup of the scanner to a USB host. The scanner
attaches directly to a USB host, or a powered USB hub, and is powered by it. No additional
power supply is required.
Throughout the programming bar code menus, default values are indicated with asterisks
(*).
*North American Standard USB Keyboard Feature/Option
* Indicates Default
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Connecting a USB Interface
Figure 7-1. USB Connection
The scanner connects with USB capable hosts including:
Desktop PCs and Notebooks
Apple™ iMac, G4, iBooks (North America only)
IBM SurePOS terminals
Sun, IBM, and other network computers that support more than one keyboard.
The following operating systems support the scanner through USB:
Windows 98, 2000, ME, XP
MacOS 8.5 and above
IBM 4690 OS.
The scanner will also interface with other USB hosts which support USB Human Interface
Devices (HID). For more information on USB technology, hosts, and peripheral devices,
visit www.symbol.com/usb.
To set up your scanner:
1. Connect the USB interface cable to the bottom of the scanner, as described in
Installing the Interface Cable on page 1-3.
USB Series A Connector
Interface cable
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2. Plug the series A connector in the USB host or hub, or plug the Plus Power
connector in an available port of the IBM SurePOS terminal.
3. Select the USB device type. See USB Device Type on page 7-5.
4. On first installation when using Windows, the software prompts you to select or
install the "Human Interface Device" driver. To install the "Human Interface Device"
driver provided by Windows click "Next" through all the choices and click "Finished"
on the last choice. The scanner powers up during this installation.
5. If you are not using a North American keyboard, scan the appropriate country bar
code under USB Country Keyboard Types (Country Codes) on page 7-6.
If you are having any problems with your system, see Troubleshooting on page 3-2.
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USB Default Parameters
Table 7-1 lists the defaults for USB host parameters. If you wish to change any option, scan
the appropriate bar code(s) provided in the Parameter Descriptions section beginning on
page 7-5.
Note:See Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user
preferences, hosts, symbologies, and miscellaneous default
parameters.
Table 7-1. USB Host Default Table
Parameter Default Page
Number
USB Host Parameters
USB Device Type HID Keyboard
Emulation 7-5
USB Country Keyboard Types (Country Codes) North American 7-6
USB Keystroke Delay No Delay 7-9
USB CAPS Lock Override Disable 7-10
USB Ignore Unknown Characters Enable 7-11
Emulate Keypad Disable 7-12
USB FN1 Substitution Disable 7-12
Function Key Mapping Disable 7-13
Simulated Caps Lock Disable 7-13
Convert Case None 7-14
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USB Host Parameters
USB Device Type
Select the desired USB device type.
Note:When changing USB Device Types, the scanner automatically
restarts. The scanner issues the standard startup beep sequences.
IBM Table Top USB
*HID Keyboard Emulation
IBM Hand-Held USB
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USB Country Keyboard Types (Country Codes)
Scan the bar code corresponding to your keyboard type. This setting applies only to the
USB HID Keyboard Emulation device.
Note:When changing Country Selection, the scanner automatically
restarts. The scanner issues the standard startup beep sequences.
*North American Standard USB Keyboard
French Windows
German Windows
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USB Country Keyboard Types (continued)
Spanish Windows
Italian Windows
French Canadian Windows 95/98
French Canadian Windows 2000/XP
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USB Country Keyboard Types (continued)
Swedish Windows
UK English Windows
Japanese Windows (ASCII)
Portuguese-Brazilian Windows
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USB Keystroke Delay
This parameter sets the delay, in milliseconds, between emulated keystrokes. Scan a bar
code below to increase the delay when hosts require a slower transmission of data.
*No Delay
Long Delay (40 msec)
Medium Delay (20 msec)
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USB CAPS Lock Override
This option applies only to the HID Keyboard Emulation device. When enabled, the case of
the data is preserved regardless of the state of the caps lock key. This setting is always
enabled for the “Japanese, Windows (ASCII)” keyboard type and can not be disabled.
*Do Not Override Caps Lock Key
(Disable)
Override Caps Lock Key
(Enable)
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USB Ignore Unknown Characters
This option applies only to the HID Keyboard Emulation device and IBM device. Unknown
characters are characters the host does not recognize. When “Send Bar Codes With
Unknown Characters” is selected, all bar code data is sent except for unknown characters,
and no error beeps sound. When “Do Not Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters” is
selected, bar codes containing at least one unknown character are not sent to the host, and
an error beep sounds.
*Send Bar Codes with Unknown Characters
(Transmit)
Do Not Send Bar Codes with Unknown Characters
(Disable)
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Emulate Keypad
When enabled, all characters are sent as ASCII sequences over the numeric keypad. For
example ASCII A would be sent as “ALT make” 0 6 5 “ALT Break”.
*Disable Keypad Emulation
Enable Keypad Emulation
USB Keyboard FN 1 Substitution
This option applies only to the USB HID Keyboard Emulation device. When enabled, this
allows replacement of any FN 1 characters in an EAN 128 bar code with a Key Category
and value chosen by the user (see FN 1 Substitution Values on page 13-9 to set the Key
Category and Key Value).
Enable
*Disable
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Function Key Mapping
ASCII values under 32 are normally sent as a control-key sequences (see Table 7-2 on
page 7-15). When this parameter is enabled, the keys in bold are sent in place of the
standard key mapping. Table entries that do not have a bold entry remain the same whether
or not this parameter is enabled.
*Disable Function Key Mapping
Enable Function Key Mapping
Simulated Caps Lock
When enabled, the scanner will invert upper and lower case characters on the scanner bar
code as if the Caps Lock state is enabled on the keyboard. This inversion is done
regardless of the current state of the keyboard’s Caps Lock state.
*Disable Simulated Caps Lock
Enable Simulated Caps Lock
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Convert Case
When enabled, the scanner will convert all bar code data to the selected case.
*No Case Conversion
Convert All to Upper Case
Convert All to Lower Case
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ASCII Character Set
Table 7-2. USB ASCII Character Set
Prefix/ Suffix
Value Full ASCII Code
39 Encode Char. Keystroke
1000 %U CTRL 2
1001 $A CTRL A
1002 $B CTRL B
1003 $C CTRL C
1004 $D CTRL D
1005 $E CTRL E
1006 $F CTRL F
1007 $G CTRL G
1008 $H CTRL H/BACKSPACE1
1009 $I CTRL I/HORIZONTAL TAB1
1010 $J CTRL J
1011 $K CTRL K
1012 $L CTRL L
1013 $M CTRL M/ENTER1
1014 $N CTRL N
1015 $O CTRL O
1016 $P CTRL P
1017 $Q CTRL Q
1018 $R CTRL R
1019 $S CTRL S
1020 $T CTRL T
1021 $U CTRL U
1022 $V CTRL V
1023 $W CTRL W
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1024 $X CTRL X
1025 $Y CTRL Y
1026 $Z CTRL Z
1027 %A CTRL [/ESC1
1028 %B CTRL \
1029 %C CTRL ]
1030 %D CTRL 6
1031 %E CTRL -
1032 Space Space
1033 /A !
1034 /B
1035 /C #
1036 /D $
1037 /E %
1038 /F &
1039 /G
1040 /H (
1041 /I )
1042 /J *
1043 /K +
1044 /L ,
1045 - -
1046 . .
1047 /O /
1048 0 0
1049 1 1
1050 2 2
Table 7-2. USB ASCII Character Set (Continued)
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1051 3 3
1052 4 4
1053 5 5
1054 6 6
1055 7 7
1056 8 8
1057 9 9
1058 /Z :
1059 %F ;
1060 %G <
1061 %H =
1062 %I >
1063 %J ?
1064 %V @
1065 A A
1066 B B
1067 C C
1068 D D
1069 E E
1070 F F
1071 G G
1072 H H
1073 I I
1074 J J
1075 K K
1076 L L
1077 M M
Table 7-2. USB ASCII Character Set (Continued)
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1078 N N
1079 O O
1080 P P
1081 Q Q
1082 R R
1083 S S
1084 T T
1085 U U
1086 V V
1087 W W
1088 X X
1089 Y Y
1090 Z Z
1091 %K [
1092 %L \
1093 %M ]
1094 %N ^
1095 %O _
1096 %W `
1097 +A a
1098 +B b
1099 +C c
1100 +D d
1101 +E e
1102 +F f
1103 +G g
1104 +H h
Table 7-2. USB ASCII Character Set (Continued)
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1105 +I i
1106 +J j
1107 +K k
1108 +L l
1109 +M m
1110 +N n
1111 +O o
1112 +P p
1113 +Q q
1114 +R r
1115 +S s
1116 +T t
1117 +U u
1118 +V v
1119 +W w
1120 +X x
1121 +Y y
1122 +Z z
1123 %P {
1124 %Q |
1125 %R }
1126 %S ~
ALT Keys Keystroke
2064 ALT 2
2065 ALT A
2066 ALT B
2067 ALT C
Table 7-2. USB ASCII Character Set (Continued)
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2068 ALT D
2069 ALT E
2070 ALT F
2071 ALT G
2072 ALT H
2073 ALT I
2074 ALT J
2075 ALT K
2076 ALT L
2077 ALT M
2078 ALT N
2079 ALT O
2080 ALT P
2081 ALT Q
2082 ALT R
2083 ALT S
2084 ALT T
2085 ALT U
2086 ALT V
2087 ALT W
2088 ALT X
2089 ALT Y
2090 ALT Z
GUI Shift Keys
The Apple iMac keyboard has an apple key on either side of the space
bar. Windows-based systems have a GUI key to the left of the left ALT key,
and to the right of the right ALT key.
Other Value Keystroke
Table 7-2. USB ASCII Character Set (Continued)
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3000 Right Control Key
3048 GUI 0
3049 GUI 1
3050 GUI 2
3051 GUI 3
3052 GUI 4
3053 GUI 5
3054 GUI 6
3055 GUI 7
3056 GUI 8
3057 GUI 9
3065 GUI A
3066 GUI B
3067 GUI C
3068 GUI D
3069 GUI E
3070 GUI F
3071 GUI G
3072 GUI H
3073 GUI I
3074 GUI J
3075 GUI K
3076 GUI L
3077 GUI M
3078 GUI N
3079 GUI O
3080 GUI P
Table 7-2. USB ASCII Character Set (Continued)
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3081 GUI Q
3082 GUI R
3083 GUI S
3084 GUI T
3085 GUI U
3086 GUI V
3087 GUI W
3088 GUI X
3089 GUI Y
3090 GUI Z
F Keys Keystroke
5001 F1
5002 F2
5003 F3
5004 F4
5005 F5
5006 F6
5007 F7
5008 F8
5009 F9
5010 F10
5011 F11
5012 F 12
5013 F 13
5014 F 14
5015 F 15
5016 F16
Table 7-2. USB ASCII Character Set (Continued)
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5017 F 17
5018 F 18
5019 F 19
5020 F 20
5021 F 21
5022 F 22
5023 F 23
5024 F 24
Keypad Keystroke
6042 *
6043 +
6044 undefined
6045 -
6046 .
6047 /
6048 0
6049 1
6050 2
6051 3
6052 4
6053 5
6054 6
6055 7
6056 8
6057 9
6058 Enter
6059 Num Lock
Table 7-2. USB ASCII Character Set (Continued)
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Extended
Keypad Keystroke
7001 Break
7002 Delete
7003 PgUp
7004 End
7005 Pg Dn
7006 Pause
7007 Scroll Lock
7008 Backspace
7009 Tab
7010 Print Screen
7011 Insert
7012 Home
7013 Enter
7014 Escape
7015 Up Arrow
7016 Down Arrow
7017 Left Arrow
7018 Right Arrow
The keystroke in bold is sent only if the “Function Key Mapping” is
enabled. Otherwise, the unbolden keystroke is sent.
Table 7-2. USB ASCII Character Set (Continued)
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Chapter 8
IBM 468X/469X Interface
Introduction
This chapter covers IBM 468X/469X host information for setting up your scanner.
Throughout the programming bar code menus, default values are indicated with asterisks
(*).
*Disable Convert to
Code 39
Feature/Option
* Indicates Default
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Connecting to an IBM 468X/469X Host
This connection is made directly from the scanner to the host interface.
Figure 8-1. IBM Direct Connection
1. Connect the interface cable to the bottom of the scanner, as described in Installing
the Interface Cable on page 1-3.
2. Connect the other end of the interface cable to the appropriate port on the host
(typically, Port 9).
3. Scan the appropriate bar codes in this chapter to configure the scanner.
Note:The only required configuration is the port number. Most other
scanner parameters are typically controlled by the IBM system.
Host Port Connector
Interface cable
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IBM Default Parameters
Table 8-1 lists the defaults for IBM host parameters. If you wish to change any option, scan
the appropriate bar code(s) provided in the Parameter Descriptions section beginning on
page 8-4.
Note:See Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user
preferences, hosts, symbologies, and miscellaneous default
parameters.
Table 8-1. IBM Host Default Table
Parameter Default Page
Number
IBM 468X/469X Host Parameters
Port Address None Selected 8-4
Convert Unknown to Code 39 Disable 8-5
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IBM 468X/469X Host Parameters
Port Address
This parameter sets the IBM 468X/469X port being used.
Note:Scanning one of these bar codes enables the RS-485 interface on
the scanner.
Non-IBM Scanner Emulation (Port 5B)
Hand-held Scanner Emulation (Port 9B)1
* None Selected
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Port Address (continued)
Note:1User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the
most common selection.
Convert Unknown to Code 39
Scan a bar code below to enable or disable the conversion of unknown bar code type data
to Code 39.
Enable Convert Unknown to Code 39
*Disable Convert Unknown to Code 39
Table-top Scanner Emulation (Port 17)
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Chapter 9
Wand Emulation Interface
Introduction
This chapter covers Wand Emulation host information for setting up your scanner. This
mode is used whenever Wand Emulation communication is needed. The scanner will
attach either to an external wand decoder or to a decoder integrated in a portable terminal
or Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal.
In this mode the scanner emulates the signal of a digital wand to make it "readable" by a
wand decoder.
Throughout the programming bar code menus, default values are indicated with asterisks
(*).
*Transmit Unknown
Characters
Feature/Option
* Indicates Default
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Connecting Using Wand Emulation
To perform Wand Emulation, connect the scanner to a portable data terminal, or a controller
which collects the wand data and interprets it for the host.
Figure 9-1. Wand Emulation Connection
1. Connect the Wand Emulation interface cable to the bottom of the scanner, as
described in Installing the Interface Cable on page 1-3.
2. Connect the other end of the interface cable to the Wand port on the portable data
terminal or controller.
3. Scan the appropriate bar codes in this chapter to configure the scanner.
Wand port
Portable Data
Terminal Interface cable
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Wand Emulation Default Parameters
Table 9-1 lists the defaults for Wand Emulation host types. If you wish to change any option,
scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided in the Wand Emulation Host Parameters section
beginning on page 9-4.
Note:See Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user
preferences, hosts, symbologies, and miscellaneous default
parameters.
Table 9-1. Wand Emulation Default Table
Parameter Default Page
Number
Wand Emulation Host Parameters
Wand Emulation Host Types Symbol OmniLink
Interface Controller19-4
Leading Margin 80 msec 9-5
Polarity Bar High/Margin Low 9-6
Ignore Unknown Characters Ignore 9-7
Convert All Bar Codes to Code 39 Disable 9-7
Convert Code 39 to Full ASCII Disable 9-8
1User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.
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Wand Emulation Host Parameters
Wand Emulation Host Types
Select your wand emulation host by scanning one of the bar codes below.
Symbol OmniLink Interface Controller1
Symbol PDT Terminal (MSI)
Symbol PTC Terminal (Telxon)
Note:1User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the
most common selection.
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Leading Margin (Quiet Zone)
Scan a bar code below to select a leading margin duration. A leading margin is the time that
precedes the first bar of the scan, (in milliseconds). The minimum allowed value is 80 msec
and the maximum is 250 msec. This parameter is used to accommodate older wand
decoders which cannot handle short leading margins.
Note:250 msec is the maximum value that this parameter can attain,
however, 200 msec is sufficient.
*80 msec
140 msec
200 msec
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Polarity
Polarity determines how the scanner's wand emulation interface creates the Digitized
Barcode Pattern (DBP). DBP is a digital signal that represents the scanned bar code.
Different decoders, to which this device could be attached, are expecting the DBP to be in
a certain format. The DBP either has the "highs" represent bars and the "lows" represent
spaces (margins), or the "highs" represent spaces (margins) and the "lows" represent bars.
Scan the appropriate bar code below to select the polarity required by your decoder.
*Bar High/Margin Low
Bar Low/Margin High
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Ignore Unknown Characters
Unknown characters are characters the host does not recognize. When Send Bar Codes
With Unknown Characters is selected, all bar code data is sent except for unknown
characters, and no error beeps sound on the scanner. When Do Not Send Bar Codes With
Unknown Characters is selected, bar codes containing at least one unknown character
are not sent to the host, and an error beep will sound on the scanner.
*Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters
(Transmit)
Do Not Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters
(Do Not Transmit)
Convert All Bar Codes to Code 39
By default, the Wand Emulation Interface sends data to the attached host in the same
symbology that was decoded. This may present a problem for customers with older
systems that do not recognize some newer symbologies (for example, RSS).
Enabling this parameter ignores the original symbology that was decoded, and outputs the
data as if it were a Code 39 barcode. Any lowercase characters that were in the original
data stream are transmitted as uppercase characters. This also allows ADF Formatting to
occur.
If Ignore Unknown Characters is enabled, any characters that do not have a
corresponding character in the Code 39 symbology set are replaced by a space.
If Ignore Unknown Characters is disabled, if any characters that do not have a
corresponding character are encountered, the scanner emits an error beep and no data is
transmitted.
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ADF Note: By default, the Wand Emulation Interface does not allow scanned data to be
processed by ADF rules. Enabling this parameter has the side effect of allowing the
scanned data to be processed by the ADF rules (Chapter 14, Advanced Data Formatting).
.
Enable Convert to Code 39 for Wand Host
*Disable Convert to Code 39 for Wand Host
Convert Code 39 to Full ASCII
By default, any characters that do not have a corresponding character in the Code 39
symbology set are replaced by a space. If this parameter is enabled, the data sent to the
Wand Interface will be encoded in Code 39 Full ASCII. This setting requires that the Host
be able to interpret Code 39 Full ASCII data.
This setting applies only if Convert to Code 39 is also enabled.
*Disable Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion
Enable Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion
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Chapter 10
Undecoded Scanner Emulation Interface
Introduction
This chapter covers Undecoded Scanner Emulation host information for setting up your
scanner. This mode is used whenever Undecoded Scanner Emulation communication is
needed. When Undecoded Scanner Emulation is used, the scanner will attach either to an
external decoder or to a decoder integrated in a portable terminal or Point-of-Sale (POS)
terminal.
Throughout the programming bar code menus, default values are indicated with asterisks
(*).
*Parameter Process
and Pass-Through
Feature/Option
* Indicates Default
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Connecting Using Undecoded Scanner Emulation
To perform Undecoded Scanner Emulation, connect the scanner to a portable data
terminal, or a controller which collects the data and interprets it for the host.
Figure 10-1. Undecoded Scanner Emulation Connection
1. Connect the Undecoded interface cable to the bottom of the scanner, as described
in Installing the Interface Cable on page 1-3.
2. Connect the other end of the interface cable to the scanner port on the portable
data terminal or controller.
3. Scan the appropriate bar codes in this chapter to configure the scanner.
WARNING
The scanner should only be connected to 5 volt decod-
ers. Connecting the scanner to a 12 volt decoder will
invalidate your warranty.
Host Port Connector
Interface cable
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Undecoded Scanner Emulation Interface
Undecoded Scanner Emulation Default Parameters
Table 10-1 lists the defaults for the Undecoded Scanner Emulation Host. If you wish to
change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided in the Undecoded Scanner
Host Parameters section beginning on page 10-5.
Note:See Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user
preferences, hosts, symbologies, and miscellaneous default
parameters.
Table 10-1. Undecoded Scanner Emulation Default Table
Parameter Default Page Number
Beep Style Beep on Successful
Transmit 10-5
Parameter Pass-Through Parameter Process and
Pass Through 10-6
Convert Newer Code Types Convert Newer Code
Types 10-7
Module Width 20 µs 10-8
Convert All Bar Codes to Code 39 Do Not Convert to Bar
Codes to Code 39 10-9
Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion Disable 10-9
Transmission Timeout 3 seconds 10-10
Ignore Unknown Characters Ignore Unknown
Characters 10-11
Leading Margin 2 ms 10-12
Check for Decode LED Check for Decode LED 10-13
1User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.
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Undecoded Scanner Emulation Host
Scan the bar code below to enable the Undecoded Scanner Emulation Host.
Undecoded Scanner Emulation Host
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Undecoded Scanner Emulation Host Parameters
Beep Style
The Undecoded Scanner Emulation Host supports three different beep styles.
The default is to beep when the attached decoder issues the decode signal to the scanner.
This way, the scanner and the attached decoder beep at the same time.
The second option is to beep on the scanner's decode. This results in a double beep
sequence from most decoders, since the scanner beeps, and the decoder beeps (at a
different frequency) when it successfully decodes the output.
The third option is to not beep at all since the attached decoder issues the decode beep.
In all cases, if an error condition is encountered, the scanner issues error beeps.
*Beep On Successful Transmit
Beep At Decode Time
Do Not Beep
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Parameter Pass-Through
The Undecoded Scanner Emulation Host has the ability to process parameter barcode
messages and send them to the attached decoder. In this way, customers using Symbol
compliant decoders can control the behavior of the entire system by scanning the
necessary parameters only once.
Note:Enabling D 2 of 5, for example, can be performed simply by
scanning the "D 2 of 5 Enable" parameter barcode on the Scanner.
The scanner and the attached decoder will both process the
parameter.
*Parameter Process and Pass-Through
Parameter Process Only
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Convert Newer Code Types
The LS2208 supports a variety of code types that are customarily not decodable by
attached decoder systems. To allow compatibility in these environments, the scanner
converts these code types to more commonly decodable symbologies, as per the following
chart. Symbologies not listed on this chart are transmitted normally.
When decoding these code types with this parameter disabled, the scanner issues Convert
Error beeps and transmits no data.
*Convert Newer Code Types
Reject Newer Code Types
Scan this code type: Transmitted as:
Code 11 Code 39
Chinese 2 of 5 Code 39
RSS (14, Limited, and Expanded) Code 128
Coupon Code Code 128
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Module Width
The standard module width is 20 µs.
In the case of an extremely slow decoder system, this module width can be extended to 50
µs through use of this parameter.
*20 µs Module Width
50 µs Module Width
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Convert All Bar Codes to Code 39
Scan the appropriate bar code below to enable or disable the conversion of all bar code
data to Code 39.
*Do Not Convert Bar Codes To Code 39
Convert All To Code 39
Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion
By default, any characters that do not have a corresponding character in the Code 39
symbology set are replaced by a space. If this parameter is enabled, the data sent to the
Undecoded Scanner Emulation Host will be encoded in Code 39 Full ASCII. This setting
requires that the Host be able to interpret Code 39 Full ASCII data.
This setting applies only if Convert to Code 39 is also enabled.
*Disable Convert Code 39 To Full ASCII
Enable Convert Code 39 To Full ASCII
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Transmission Timeout
The Undecoded Scanner Emulation Host transmits barcode data to the attached decoder
and waits for the attached decoder to assert the Decode signal, indicating successful
transmission. If, after a specified amount of time, the Decode signal has not been asserted
(indicating that the attached decoder has not successfully received the barcode data), the
scanner issues Transmit Error beeps.
Scan the appropriate bar code below to select the desired transmission timeout.
*3 Second Transmission Timeout
4 Second Transmission Timeout
5 Second Transmission Timeout
10 Second Transmission Timeout
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Transmission Timeout (Continued)
30 Second Transmission Timeout
Ignore Unknown Characters
Unknown characters are characters that the decoder does not recognize. When "Ignore
Unknown Characters" is selected, all bar code data is sent except for unknown characters,
and no error beeps are sounded. When "Convert Error on Unknown Characters" is
selected, bar codes containing at least one unknown character are not sent to the decoder,
and a Convert Error beep is sounded.
*Ignore Unknown Characters
Convert Error On Unknown Characters
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Leading Margin
Scan a bar code below to select a leading margin duration.
1 ms Leading Margin
*2 ms Leading Margin
3 ms Leading Margin
5 ms Leading Margin
10 ms Leading Margin
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Check For Decode LED
The attached decoder normally asserts the Decode line to signal to the Undecoded
Scanner Emulation Host that it has successfully decoded the transmitted barcode. Some
decoders, however, do not assert the Decode signal to tell the scanner that a decode has
occurred. In this case, the scanner emits Transmit Error beeps to indicate that the barcode
was not successfully transmitted. Scanning the "Ignore Decode LED" bar code below to
disable the Transmit Error beeps.
*Check For Decode LED
Ignore Decode LED
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Chapter 11
123Scan
Introduction
This chapter includes the bar code you must scan to use the 123Scan program.
123Scan is a Windows® based utility that allows the scanner to be setup and programmed
with all parameters including Advanced Data Formatting (ADF) Rules. An ADF rule allows
bar code data to be modified before it is sent on to the host. This ensures compatibility
between bar coded data and the host application; the scanner is programmed rather than
modifying the host software. Scanners can be programmed via PC download or by
scanning a sheet of bar codes generated by the utility. Scanner programming is saved in a
file that can be distributed electronically by e-mail. A help file is built into the program
123Scan.
Communication With the 123Scan PC Based
Configuration Tool
In order to communicate with the 123Scan program, which runs on a PC with Windows, use
an RS-232 cable to connect the scanner to the PC (see Connecting an RS-232 Interface
on page 6-2).
You will need:
PC with Windows
• Scanner
RS-232 cable.
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123Scan Parameter
In order to communicate with the 123Scan program, load 123Scan, included in the
documentation CD-ROM, onto your PC and scan the bar code below. Refer to 123Scan
instructions for programming your scanner.
Note:Scanning this bar code enables the 123Scan interface on the
scanner.
123Scan Configuration
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Chapter 12
Symbologies
Introduction
This chapter describes all symbology features and provides the programming bar codes
necessary for selecting these features for your LS 2208 scanner. Before programming,
follow the instructions in Chapter 1, Getting Started.
Your scanner is shipped with the settings shown in the Symbology Default Table on page
12-3 (also see Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all host device and
miscellaneous scanner defaults). If the default values suit your requirements, programming
may not be necessary. Features values are set by scanning single bar codes or short bar
code sequences.
To return all features to their default values, all you need to do is scan the Set All Defaults
bar code on page 4-4.
If you are not using a Synapse or USB cable you must select a host type. Refer to each
host chapter for specific host information.
Scanning Sequence Examples
In most cases you need only scan one bar code to set a specific parameter value. For
example, if you want to transmit bar code data without the UPC-A check digit, simply scan
the Do Not Transmit UPC-A Check Digit bar code listed under Transmit UPC-A/UPC-E/UPC-
E1 Check Digit on page 12-14. The scanner issues a fast warble beep and the LED turns
green, signifying a successful parameter entry.
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Other parameters, such as Set Length(s) for D 2 of 5 require that you scan several bar
codes in the proper sequence. Refer to the individual parameter, like Set Length(s) for D
2 of 5, for this procedure.
Errors While Scanning
Unless otherwise specified, if you make an error during a scanning sequence, just re-scan
the correct parameter.
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Symbology Default Parameters
Table 12-1 lists the defaults for all symbologies parameters. If you wish to change any
option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided in the Symbologies Parameters section
beginning on 12-7.
Note:See Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user
preferences, hosts, symbologies, and miscellaneous default
parameters.
Table 12-1. Symbology Default Table
Parameter Default Page
Number
UPC/EAN
UPC-A Enable 12-7
UPC-E Enable 12-7
UPC-E1 Disable 12-8
EAN-8/JAN 8 Enable 12-9
EAN-13/JAN 13 Enable 12-9
Bookland EAN Disable 12-10
Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals (2 and 5
digits) Ignore 12-12
UPC/EAN/JAN Supplemental Redundancy 7 12-13
Transmit UPC-A Check Digit Enable 12-14
Transmit UPC-E Check Digit Enable 12-14
Transmit UPC-E1 Check Digit Enable 12-15
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UPC-A Preamble System Character 12-16
UPC-E Preamble System Character 12-16
UPC-E1 Preamble System Character 12-18
Convert UPC-E to A Disable 12-20
Convert UPC-E1 to A Disable 12-20
EAN-8/JAN-8 Extend Disable 12-21
UPC/EAN Security Levels 0 12-22
UCC Coupon Extended Code Disable 12-24
Code 128
Code 128 Enable 12-25
UCC/EAN-128 Enable 12-26
Code 39
Code 39 Enable 12-27
Trioptic Code 39 Disable 12-28
Convert Code 39 to Code 32 (Italian Pharmacy
Code) Disable 12-29
Code 32 Prefix Disable 12-30
Set Length(s) for Code 39 2 to 55 12-31
Code 39 Check Digit Verification Disable 12-33
Transmit Code 39 Check Digit Disable 12-34
Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion Disable 12-35
Table 12-1. Symbology Default Table (Continued)
Parameter Default Page
Number
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Symbologies
Buffer Code 39 Disable 12-36
Code 93
Code 93 Disable 12-40
Set Length(s) for Code 93 4 to 55 12-41
Code 11
Code 11 Disable 12-43
Set Lengths for Code 11 4 to 55 12-44
Code 11 Check Digit Verification Disable 12-46
Transmit Code 11 Check Digit(s) Disable 12-47
Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF)
Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF) Enable 12-48
Set Lengths for I 2 of 5 14 12-49
I 2 of 5 Check Digit Verification Disable 12-51
Transmit I 2 of 5 Check Digit Disable 12-52
Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN 13 Disable 12-53
Discrete 2 of 5 (DTF)
Discrete 2 of 5 Disable 12-54
Set Length(s) for D 2 of 5 12 12-55
Chinese 2 of 5
Enable/Disable Chinese 2 of 5 Disable 12-57
Table 12-1. Symbology Default Table (Continued)
Parameter Default Page
Number
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Codabar (NW - 7)
Codabar Disable 12-58
Set Lengths for Codabar 5 to 55 12-59
CLSI Editing Disable 12-61
NOTIS Editing Disable 12-62
MSI
MSI Disable 12-63
Set Length(s) for MSI 1 to 55 12-64
MSI Check Digits One 12-66
Transmit MSI Check Digit Disable 12-67
MSI Check Digit Algorithm Mod 10/Mod 10 12-68
RSS (Reduced Space Symbology)
RSS 14 Disable 12-69
RSS Limited Disable 12-69
RSS Expanded Disable 12-69
Convert RSS to UPC/EAN Disable 12-71
Symbology - Specific Security Levels
Redundancy Level 1 12-72
Table 12-1. Symbology Default Table (Continued)
Parameter Default Page
Number
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UPC/EAN
Enable/Disable UPC-A/UPC-E
To enable or disable UPC-A or UPC-E, scan the appropriate bar code below.
*Enable UPC-A
Disable UPC-A
*Enable UPC-E
Disable UPC-E
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Enable/Disable UPC-E1
UPC-E1 is disabled by default.
To enable or disable UPC-E1, scan the appropriate bar code below.
Note:UPC-E1 is not a UCC (Uniform Code Council) approved symbology.
Enable UPC-E1
*Disable UPC-E1
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Enable/Disable EAN-13/EAN-8
To enable or disable EAN-13 or EAN-8, scan the appropriate bar code below.
*Enable EAN-13
Disable EAN-13
*Enable EAN-8
Disable EAN-8
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Enable/Disable Bookland EAN
To enable or disable Bookland EAN, scan the appropriate bar code below.
Enable Bookland EAN
*Disable Bookland EAN
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Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals
Supplementals are bar codes appended according to specific format conventions (e.g.,
UPC A+2, UPC E+2, EAN 13+2). Six options are available.
If Decode UPC/EAN Only With Supplementals is selected, UPC/EAN symbols
without supplementals are not decoded.
If Ignore Supplementals is selected, and the scanner is presented with a
UPC/EAN with a supplemental, the UPC/EAN is decoded and the supplemental
bar code is ignored.
•An Autodiscriminate Option is also available. If this option is selected, choose an
appropriate UPC/EAN/JAN Supplemental Redundancy value from the next page.
A value of 5 or more is recommended.
Enable 378/379 Supplemental Mode to enable only EAN13 bar codes starting
with a ‘378’ or ‘379’ prefix to be delayed by the supplemental search process. All
other UPC/EAN bar codes are exempted from the search and are reported
instantly upon their decode.
•Select Enable 978 Supplemental Mode to enable only EAN13 bar codes starting
with a ‘978’ prefix to be delayed by the supplemental search process. All other
UPC/EAN bar codes are exempted from the search and are reported instantly upon
their decode.
•Select Enable Smart Supplemental Mode to enable only EAN13 bar codes
starting with a ‘378’, ‘379’, or ‘978’ prefix to be delayed by the supplemental search
process. All other UPC/EAN bar codes are exempted from the search and are
reported instantly upon their decode.
Note:In order to minimize the risk of invalid data transmission, it is
recommended that you select either to decode or ignore
supplemental characters.
Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Only With Supplementals
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Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals (Continued))
*Ignore Supplementals
Autodiscriminate UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals
Enable 378/379 Supplemental Mode
Enable 978 Supplemental Mode
Enable Smart Supplemental Mode
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UPC/EAN/JAN Supplemental Redundancy
With Autodiscriminate UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals selected, this option adjusts the
number of times a symbol without supplementals is decoded before transmission. The
range is from two to thirty times. Five or above is recommended when decoding a mix of
UPC/EAN symbols with and without supplementals, and the autodiscriminate option is
selected. The default is set at 7.
Scan the bar code below to set a decode redundancy value. Next, scan two numeric bar
codes beginning on page D-1 in Appendix D. Single digit numbers must have a leading
zero. If you make an error, or wish to change your selection, scan Cancel on page D-5.
UPC/EAN/JAN Supplemental Redundancy
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Transmit UPC-A/UPC-E/UPC-E1 Check Digit
The check digit is the last character of the symbol used to verify the integrity of the data.
Scan the appropriate bar code below to transmit the bar code data with or without the UPC-
A, UPC-E or UPC-E1 check digit. It is always verified to guarantee the integrity of the data.
*Transmit UPC-A Check Digit
Do Not Transmit UPC-A Check Digit
*Transmit UPC-E Check Digit
Do Not Transmit UPC-E Check Digit
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Transmit UPC-A/UPC-E/UPC-E1 Check Digit (continued)
*Transmit UPC-E1 Check Digit
Do Not Transmit UPC-E1 Check Digit
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UPC-A Preamble
Preamble characters are part of the UPC symbol consisting of Country Code and System
Character. Three options are given for transmitting UPC-A preamble to the host device:
transmit System Character only, transmit System Character and Country Code (“0” for
USA), and no preamble transmitted. Select the appropriate option to match your host
system.
No Preamble
(<DATA>)
*System Character
(<SYSTEM CHARACTER> <DATA>)
System Character & Country Code
(< COUNTRY CODE> <SYSTEM CHARACTER> <DATA>)
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UPC-E Preamble
Preamble characters are part of the UPC symbol consisting of Country Code and System
Character. Three options are given for transmitting UPC-E preamble to the host device:
transmit System Character only, transmit System Character and Country Code (“0” for
USA), and no preamble transmitted. Select the appropriate option to match your host
system.
No Preamble
(<DATA>)
*System Character
(<SYSTEM CHARACTER> <DATA>)
System Character & Country Code
(< COUNTRY CODE> <SYSTEM CHARACTER> <DATA>)
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UPC-E1 Preamble
Preamble characters are part of the UPC symbol consisting of Country Code and System
Character. Three options are given for transmitting UPC-E1 preamble to the host device:
transmit System Character only, transmit System Character and Country Code (“0” for
USA), and no preamble transmitted. Select the appropriate option to match your host
system.
No Preamble
(<DATA>)
*System Character
(<SYSTEM CHARACTER> <DATA>)
System Character & Country Code
(< COUNTRY CODE> <SYSTEM CHARACTER> <DATA>)
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Convert UPC-E to UPC-A
When enabled, UPC-E (zero suppressed) decoded data is converted to UPC-A format
before transmission. After conversion, the data follows UPC-A format and is affected by
UPC-A programming selections (e.g., Preamble, Check Digit).
When disabled, UPC-E decoded data is transmitted as UPC-E data, without conversion.
Convert UPC-E to UPC-A
(Enable)
*Do Not Convert UPC-E to UPC-A
(Disable)
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Convert UPC-E1 to UPC-A
When enabled, UPC-E1 decoded data is converted to UPC-A format before transmission.
After conversion, the data follows UPC-A format and is affected by UPC-A programming
selections (e.g., Preamble, Check Digit).
When disabled, UPC-E1 decoded data is transmitted as UPC-E1 data, without conversion.
Convert UPC-E1 to UPC-A
(Enable)
*Do Not Convert UPC-E1 to UPC-A
(Disable)
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EAN-8/JAN-8 Extend
When enabled, this parameter adds five leading zeros to decoded EAN-8 symbols to make
them compatible in format to EAN-13 symbols.
When disabled, EAN-8 symbols are transmitted as is.
Enable EAN/JAN Zero Extend
*Disable EAN/JAN Zero Extend
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UPC/EAN Security Level
The scanner offers four levels of decode security for UPC/EAN bar codes. Increasing levels
of security are provided for decreasing levels of bar code quality. There is an inverse
relationship between security and scanner decode speed, so be sure to choose only that
level of security necessary for any given application.
UPC/EAN Security Level 0
This is the default setting which allows the scanner to operate fastest, while providing
sufficient security in decoding “in-spec” UPC/EAN bar codes.
*UPC/EAN Security Level 0
UPC/EAN Security Level 1
As bar code quality levels diminish, certain characters become prone to misdecodes before
others (i.e., 1, 2, 7, 8). If you are experiencing misdecodes of poorly printed bar codes, and
the misdecodes are limited to these characters, select this security level.
UPC/EAN Security Level 1
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UPC/EAN Security Level 2
If you are experiencing misdecodes of poorly printed bar codes, and the misdecodes are
not limited to characters 1, 2, 7, and 8, select this security level.
UPC/EAN Security Level 2
UPC/EAN Security Level 3
If you have tried Security Level 2, and are still experiencing misdecodes, select this security
level. Be advised, selecting this option is an extreme measure against misdecoding
severely out of spec bar codes. Selection of this level of security may significantly impair
the decoding ability of the scanner. If this level of security is necessary, you should try to
improve the quality of your bar codes.
UPC/EAN Security Level 3
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UCC Coupon Extended Code
When enabled, this parameter decodes UPCA barcodes starting with digit ‘5’, EAN-13
barcodes starting with digit ‘99’, and UPCA/EAN-128 Coupon Codes. UPCA, EAN-13
and EAN-128 must be enabled to scan all types of Coupon Codes.
Enable UCC Coupon Extended Code
*Disable UCC Coupon Extended Code
Note:Autodiscrimination of the EAN128 (right half) of a coupon code is
controlled by the Decode UPC/EAN Supplemental Redundancy
parameter.
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Code 128
Enable/Disable Code 128
To enable or disable Code 128, scan the appropriate bar code below.
*Enable Code 128
Disable Code 128
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Enable/Disable UCC/EAN-128
To enable or disable UCC/EAN-128, scan the appropriate bar code below.
*Enable UCC/EAN-128
Disable UCC/EAN-128
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Code 39
Enable/Disable Code 39
To enable or disable Code 39, scan the appropriate bar code below.
*Enable Code 39
Disable Code 39
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Enable/Disable Trioptic Code 39
Trioptic Code 39 is a variant of Code 39 used in the marking of computer tape cartridges.
Trioptic Code 39 symbols always contain six characters. To enable or disable Trioptic Code
39, scan the appropriate bar code below.
Enable Trioptic Code 39
*Disable Trioptic Code 39
Note:Trioptic Code 39 and Code 39 Full ASCII cannot be enabled
simultaneously.
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Convert Code 39 to Code 32
Code 32 is a variant of Code 39 used by the Italian pharmaceutical industry. Scan the
appropriate bar code below to enable or disable converting Code 39 to Code 32.
Note:Code 39 must be enabled in order for this parameter to function.
Enable Convert Code 39 to Code 32
*Disable Convert Code 39 to Code 32
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Code 32 Prefix
Scan the appropriate bar code below to enable or disable adding the prefix character “A”
to all Code 32 bar codes.
Note:Convert Code 39 to Code 32 must be enabled for this parameter to
function.
Enable Code 32 Prefix
*Disable Code 32 Prefix
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Set Lengths for Code 39
The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters),
including check digit(s) the code contains. Lengths for Code 39 may be set for any length,
one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range. If Code 39 Full ASCII is
enabled, Length Within a Range or Any Length are the preferred options.
Note:When setting lengths for different bar code types by scanning single
digit numbers, single digit numbers must always be preceded by a
leading zero.
One Discrete Length - This option allows you to decode only those Code 39 symbols
containing a selected length. Lengths are selected from the numeric bar codes beginning
on page D-1 in Appendix D. For example, to decode only Code 39 symbols with 14
characters, scan Code 39 - One Discrete Length, then scan 1 followed by 4. If you make
an error or wish to change your selection, scan Cancel on page D-5.
Code 39 - One Discrete Length
Two Discrete Lengths - This option allows you to decode only those Code 39 symbols
containing either of two selected lengths. Lengths are selected from the numeric bar
codes beginning on page D-1 in Appendix D. For example, to decode only those Code 39
symbols containing either 2 or 14 characters, select Code 39 - Two Discrete Lengths,
then scan 0, 2, 1, and then 4. If you make an error or wish to change your selection,
scan Cancel on page D-5.
Code 39 - Two Discrete Lengths
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Set Lengths for Code 39 (continued)
Length Within Range - This option allows you to decode a Code 39 symbol with a
specific length range. The length range is selected from numeric bar codes beginning
on page D-1 in Appendix D. For example, to decode Code 39 symbols containing
between 4 and 12 characters, first scan Code 39 - Length Within Range. Then scan 0, 4,
1, and 2 (single digit numbers must always be preceded by a leading zero). If you make an
error or wish to change your selection, scan Cancel on page D-5.
Code 39 - Length Within Range
Any Length - Scanning this option allows you to decode Code 39 symbols containing any
number of characters within the scanner capability.
Code 39 - Any Length
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Code 39 Check Digit Verification
When this feature is enabled, the scanner checks the integrity of all Code 39 symbols to
verify that the data complies with specified check digit algorithm. Only those Code 39
symbols which include a modulo 43 check digit are decoded when this feature is enabled.
This feature should only be enabled if your code 39 symbols contain a Modulo 43 check
digit.
Enable Code 39 Check Digit
*Disable Code 39 Check Digit
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Transmit Code 39 Check Digit
Scan a bar code below to transmit Code 39 data with or without the check digit.
Transmit Code 39 Check Digit
(Enable)
*Do Not Transmit Code 39 Check Digit
(Disable)
Note:Code 39 Check Digit Verification must be enabled for this parameter
to function.
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Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion
Code 39 Full ASCII is a variant of Code 39 which pairs characters to encode the full ASCII
character set. To enable or disable Code 39 Full ASCII, scan the appropriate bar code
below.
Refer to Table 5-2 on page 5-18 and for the mapping of Code 39 characters to ASCII
values.
Enable Code 39 Full ASCII
*Disable Code 39 Full ASCII
Note:Trioptic Code 39 and Code 39 Full ASCII cannot be enabled
simultaneously.
Note:Code 39 Full ASCII to Full ASCII Correlation is host-dependent, and
is therefore described in the "ASCII Character Set" Table for the
appropriate interface. The Wedge Host conversion table can be
found on 5-3, USB Host conversion table can be found on 7-4, and
RS-232 Host conversion table can be found on 6-3.
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Code 39 Buffering (Scan & Store)
This feature allows the scanner to accumulate data from multiple Code 39 symbols.
When you select the Scan and Store option (Buffer Code 39), all Code 39 symbols having
a leading space as a first character are temporarily buffered in the unit to be transmitted
later. The leading space is not buffered.
Decode of a valid Code 39 symbol with no leading space causes transmission in sequence
of all buffered data in a first-in first-out format, plus transmission of the “triggering” symbol.
See the following pages for further details.
When the Do Not Buffer Code 39 option is selected, all decoded Code 39 symbols are
transmitted immediately without being stored in the buffer.
This feature affects Code 39 only. If you select Buffer Code 39, we recommend that you
configure the scanner to decode Code 39 symbology only.
Buffer Code 39
(Enable)
*Do Not Buffer Code 39
(Disable)
While there is data in the transmission buffer, selecting Do Not Buffer Code 39 is not
allowed. The buffer holds 200 bytes of information.
To disable Code 39 buffering when there is data in the transmission buffer, first force
the buffer transmission (see Transmit Buffer on page 12-38) or clear the buffer.
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Buffer Data
To buffer data, Code 39 buffering must be enabled and a Code 39 symbol must be read
with a space immediately following the start pattern.
Unless the data overflows the transmission buffer, the scanner issues a lo/hi beep
to indicate successful decode and buffering. (For overflow conditions, see
Overfilling Transmission Buffer.)
The scanner adds the decoded data excluding the leading space to the
transmission buffer.
No transmission occurs.
Clear Transmission Buffer
To clear the transmission buffer, scan the Clear Buffer bar code below, which contains only
a start character, a dash (minus), and a stop character.
The scanner issues a short hi/lo/hi beep.
The scanner erases the transmission buffer.
No transmission occurs.
Clear Buffer
Note:The Clear Buffer contains only the dash (minus) character. In order
to scan this command, be sure Code 39 length is set to include
length 1.
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Transmit Buffer
There are two methods to transmit the Code 39 buffer.
1. Scan the Transmit Buffer bar code below. Only a start character, a plus (+), and a stop
character.
The scanner transmits and clears the buffer.
The scanner issues a Lo/Hi beep.
Transmit Buffer
2. Scan a Code 39 bar code with a leading character other than a space.
The scanner appends new decode data to buffered data.
The scanner transmits and clears the buffer.
The scanner signals that the buffer was transmitted with a lo/hi beep.
Scanner transmits and clears the buffer.
Note:The Transmit Buffer contains only a plus (+) character. In order to
scan this command, be sure Code 39 length is set to include length
1.
Overfilling Transmission Buffer
The Code 39 buffer holds 200 characters. If the symbol just read results in an overflow of
the transmission buffer:
The scanner indicates that the symbol was rejected by issuing three long, high
beeps.
No transmission occurs. The data in the buffer is not affected.
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Attempt to Transmit an Empty Buffer
If the symbol just read was the Transmit Buffer symbol and the Code 39 buffer is empty:
A short lo/hi/lo beep signals that the buffer is empty.
No transmission occurs.
The buffer remains empty.
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Code 93
Enable/Disable Code 93
To enable or disable Code 93, scan the appropriate bar code below.
Enable Code 93
*Disable Code 93
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Set Lengths for Code 93
The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters),
including check digit(s) the code contains. Lengths for Code 93 may be set for any length,
one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range.
One Discrete Length - This option allows you to decode only those Code 93 symbols
containing a selected length. Lengths are selected from the numeric bar codes beginning
on page D-1 in Appendix D. For example, to decode only Code 93 symbols with 14
characters, scan Code 93 - One Discrete Length, then scan 1 followed by 4. If you make
an error or wish to change your selection, scan Cancel on page D-5.
Code 93 - One Discrete Length
Two Discrete Lengths - This option allows you to decode only those Code 93 symbols
containing either of two selected lengths. Lengths are selected from the numeric bar
codes beginning on page D-1 in Appendix D. For example, to decode only those Code 93
symbols containing either 2 or 14 characters, select Code 93 - Two Discrete Lengths,
then scan 0, 2, 1, and then 4. If you make an error or wish to change your selection,
scan Cancel on page D-5.
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Set Lengths for Code 93 (continued)
Length Within Range - This option allows you to decode a Code 93 symbol with a
specific length range. The length range is selected from numeric bar codes beginning
on page D-1 in Appendix D. For example, to decode Code 93 symbols containing
between 4 and 12 characters, first scan Code 93 - Length Within Range. Then scan 0, 4,
1, and 2 (single digit numbers must always be preceded by a leading zero). If you make an
error or wish to change your selection, scan Cancel on page D-5.
Code 93 - Length Within Range
Any Length - Scanning this option allows you to decode Code 93 symbols containing any
number of characters within the scanner’s capability.
Code 93 - Any Length
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Code 11
Code 11
To enable or disable Code 11, scan the appropriate bar code below.
Enable Code 11
*Disable Code 11
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Set Lengths for Code 11
The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters),
including check digit(s) the code contains. Lengths for Code 11 may be set for any length,
one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range.
One Discrete Length - This option allows you to decode only those Code 11 symbols
containing a selected length. Lengths are selected from the numeric bar codes beginning
on page D-1 in Appendix D. For example, to decode only Code 11 symbols with 14
characters, scan Code 11 - One Discrete Length, then scan 1 followed by 4. If you make
an error or wish to change your selection, scan Cancel on page D-5.
Code 11 - One Discrete Length
Two Discrete Lengths - This option allows you to decode only those Code 11 symbols
containing either of two selected lengths. Lengths are selected from the numeric bar
codes beginning on page D-1 in Appendix D. For example, to decode only those Code 11
symbols containing either 2 or 14 characters, select Code 11 - Two Discrete Lengths,
then scan 0, 2, 1, and then 4. If you make an error or wish to change your selection,
scan Cancel on page D-5.
Code 11 - Two Discrete Lengths
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Set Lengths for Code 11 (continued)
Length Within Range - This option allows you to decode a Code 11 symbol with a
specific length range. The length range is selected from numeric bar codes beginning
on page D-1 in Appendix D. For example, to decode Code 11 symbols containing
between 4 and 12 characters, first scan Code 11 - Length Within Range. Then scan 0, 4,
1, and 2 (single digit numbers must always be preceded by a leading zero). If you make an
error or wish to change your selection, scan Cancel on page D-5.
Code 11 - Length Within Range
Any Length - Scanning this option allows you to decode Code 11 symbols containing any
number of characters within the scanner capability.
Code 11 - Any Length
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Code 11 Check Digit Verification
This feature allows the scanner to check the integrity of all Code 11 symbols to verify that
the data complies with the specified check digit algorithm. This selects the check digit
mechanism for the decoded Code 11 bar code. The options are to check for one check digit,
check for two check digits, or disable the feature.
To enable this feature, scan the bar code below corresponding to the number of check dig-
its encoded in your Code 11 symbols.
*Disable
One Check Digit
Two Check Digits
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Transmit Code 11 Check Digits
This feature selects whether or not to transmit the Code 11 check digit(s).
Transmit Code 11 Check Digit(s)
(Enable)
*Do Not Transmit Code 11 Check Digit(s)
(Disable)
Note:Code 11 Check Digit Verification must be enabled for this parameter
to function.
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Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF)
Enable/Disable Interleaved 2 of 5
To enable or disable Interleaved 2 of 5, scan the appropriate bar code below, and select an
Interleaved 2 of 5 length from the following pages.
*Enable Interleaved 2 of 5
Disable Interleaved 2 of 5
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Set Lengths for Interleaved 2 of 5
The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters),
including check digit(s) the code contains. Lengths for I 2 of 5 may be set for any length,
one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range.
One Discrete Length - This option allows you to decode only those I 2 of 5 symbols
containing a selected length. Lengths are selected from the numeric bar codes beginning
on page D-1 in Appendix D. For example, to decode only I 2 of 5 symbols with 14
characters, scan I 2 of 5 - One Discrete Length, then scan 1 followed by 4. If you make
an error or wish to change your selection, scan Cancel on page D-5.
I 2 of 5 - One Discrete Length
Two Discrete Lengths - This option allows you to decode only those I 2 of 5 symbols
containing either of two selected lengths. Lengths are selected from the numeric bar
codes beginning on page D-1 in Appendix D. For example, to decode only those I 2 of 5
symbols containing either 2 or 14 characters, select I 2 of 5 - Two Discrete Lengths,
then scan 0, 2, 1, and then 4. If you make an error or wish to change your selection,
scan Cancel on page D-5.
I 2 of 5 - Two Discrete Lengths
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Set Lengths for Interleaved 2 of 5 (continued)
Length Within Range - This option allows you to decode an I 2 of 5 symbol with a
specific length range. The length range is selected from numeric bar codes beginning
on page D-1 in Appendix D. For example, to decode I 2 of 5 symbols containing
between 4 and 12 characters, first scan I 2 of 5 - Length Within Range. Then scan 0, 4,
1, and 2 (single digit numbers must always be preceded by a leading zero). If you make an
error or wish to change your selection, scan Cancel on page D-5.
I 2 of 5 - Length Within Range
Any Length - Scanning this option allows you to decode I 2 of 5 symbols containing any
number of characters within the scanner capability.
Note:Due to the construction of the I 2 of 5 symbology, it is possible for a
scan line covering only a portion of the code to be interpreted as a
complete scan, yielding less data than is actually encoded in the bar
code. To prevent this from happening, it is recommended that
specific lengths (I 2 of 5 - One Discrete Length - Two Discrete
Lengths) be selected for I 2 of 5 applications.
I 2 of 5 - Any Length
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I 2 of 5 Check Digit Verification
When this feature is enabled, the scanner checks the integrity of all I 2 of 5 symbols to verify
the data complies with either the specified Uniform Symbology Specification (USS), or the
Optical Product Code Council (OPCC) check digit algorithm.
*Disable
USS Check Digit
OPCC Check Digit
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Transmit I 2 of 5 Check Digit
Scan the appropriate bar code below to transmit I 2 of 5 data with or without the check digit.
Transmit I 2 of 5 Check Digit
(Enable)
*Do Not Transmit I 2 of 5 Check Digit
(Disable)
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Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN-13
This parameter converts a 14 character I 2 of 5 code into EAN-13, and transmits to the host
as EAN-13. In order to accomplish this, the I 2 of 5 code must be enabled, and the code
must have a leading zero and a valid EAN-13 check digit.
Scanning a single bar code below, Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN-13 (Enable), accomplishes this
function.
Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN-13
(Enable)
*Do Not Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN-13
(Disable)
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Discrete 2 of 5 (DTF)
Enable/Disable Discrete 2 of 5
To enable or disable Discrete 2 of 5, scan the appropriate bar code below.
Enable Discrete 2 of 5
*Disable Discrete 2 of 5
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Set Lengths for Discrete 2 of 5
The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters),
including check digit(s) the code contains. Lengths for D 2 of 5 may be set for any length,
one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range.
One Discrete Length - This option allows you to decode only those D 2 of 5 symbols
containing a selected length. Lengths are selected from the numeric bar codes beginning
on page D-1 in Appendix D. For example, to decode only D 2 of 5 symbols with 14
characters, scan D 2 of 5 - One Discrete Length, then scan 1 followed by 4. If you make
an error or wish to change your selection, scan Cancel on page D-5.
D 2 of 5 - One Discrete Length
Two Discrete Lengths - This option allows you to decode only those D 2 of 5 symbols
containing either of two selected lengths. Lengths are selected from the numeric bar
codes beginning on page D-1 in Appendix D. For example, to decode only those D 2 of 5
symbols containing either 2 or 14 characters, select D 2 of 5 - Two Discrete Lengths,
then scan 0, 2, 1, and then 4. If you make an error or wish to change your selection,
scan Cancel on page D-5.
D 2 of 5 - Two Discrete Lengths
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Set Lengths for Discrete 2 of 5 (continued)
Length Within Range - This option allows you to decode an D 2 of 5 symbol with a
specific length range. The length range is selected from numeric bar codes beginning
on page D-1 in Appendix D. For example, to decode D 2 of 5 symbols containing
between 4 and 12 characters, first scan D 2 of 5 - Length Within Range. Then scan 0, 4,
1, and 2 (single digit numbers must always be preceded by a leading zero). If you make an
error or wish to change your selection, scan Cancel on page D-5.
D 2 of 5 - Length Within Range
Any Length - Scanning this option allows you to decode D 2 of 5 symbols containing any
number of characters within the scanner capability.
Note:Due to the construction of the D 2 of 5 symbology, it is possible for a
scan line covering only a portion of the code to be interpreted as a
complete scan, yielding less data than is actually encoded in the bar
code. To prevent this from happening, it is recommended that
specific lengths (D 2 of 5 - One Discrete Length - Two Discrete
Lengths) be selected for D 2 of 5 applications.
D 2 of 5 - Any Length
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Chinese 2 of 5
Enable/Disable Chinese 2 of 5
To enable or disable Chinese 2 of 5, scan the appropriate bar code below.
Enable Chinese 2 of 5
*Disable Chinese 2 of 5
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Codabar (NW - 7)
Enable/Disable Codabar
To enable or disable Codabar, scan the appropriate bar code below.
Enable Codabar
*Disable Codabar
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Set Lengths for Codabar
The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters),
including check digit(s) the code contains. Lengths for Codabar may be set for any length,
one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range.
One Discrete Length - This option allows you to decode only those Codabar symbols
containing a selected length. Lengths are selected from the numeric bar codes beginning
on page D-1 in Appendix D. For example, to decode only Codabar symbols with 14
characters, scan Codabar - One Discrete Length, then scan 1 followed by 4. If you make
an error or wish to change your selection, scan Cancel on page D-5.
Codabar - One Discrete Length
Two Discrete Lengths - This option allows you to decode only those Codabar symbols
containing either of two selected lengths. Lengths are selected from the numeric bar
codes beginning on page D-1 in Appendix D. For example, to decode only those Codabar
symbols containing either 2 or 14 characters, select Codabar - Two Discrete Lengths,
then scan 0, 2, 1, and then 4. If you make an error or wish to change your selection,
scan Cancel on page D-5.
Codabar - Two Discrete Lengths
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Set Lengths for Codabar (continued)
Length Within Range - This option allows you to decode a Codabar symbol with a
specific length range. The length range is selected from numeric bar codes beginning
on page D-1 in Appendix D. For example, to decode Codabar symbols containing
between 4 and 12 characters, first scan Codabar - Length Within Range. Then scan 0, 4,
1, and 2 (single digit numbers must always be preceded by a leading zero). If you make an
error or wish to change your selection, scan Cancel on page D-5.
Codabar - Length Within Range
Any Length - Scanning this option allows you to decode Codabar symbols containing any
number of characters within the scanner capability.
Codabar - Any Length
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CLSI Editing
When enabled, this parameter strips the start and stop characters and inserts a space after
the first, fifth, and tenth characters of a 14-character Codabar symbol. Enable this feature
if your host system requires this data format.
Note:Symbol length does not include start and stop characters.
Enable CLSI Editing
*Disable CLSI Editing
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NOTIS Editing
When enabled, this parameter strips the start and stop characters from a decoded Codabar
symbol. Enable this feature if your host system requires this data format.
Enable NOTIS Editing
*Disable NOTIS Editing
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MSI
Enable/Disable MSI
To enable or disable MSI, scan the appropriate bar code below.
Enable MSI
*Disable MSI
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Set Lengths for MSI
The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters),
including check digit(s) the code contains. Lengths for MSI may be set for any length, one
or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range.
One Discrete Length - This option allows you to decode only those MSI symbols
containing a selected length. Lengths are selected from the numeric bar codes beginning
on page D-1 in Appendix D. For example, to decode only MSI symbols with 14 characters,
scan MSI - One Discrete Length, then scan 1 followed by 4. If you make an error or wish
to change your selection, scan Cancel on page D-5.
MSI - One Discrete Length
Two Discrete Lengths - This option allows you to decode only those MSI symbols
containing either of two selected lengths. Lengths are selected from the numeric bar
codes beginning on page D-1 in Appendix D. For example, to decode only those MSI
symbols containing either 2 or 14 characters, select MSI - Two Discrete Lengths, then
scan 0, 2, 1, and then 4. If you make an error or wish to change your selection, scan
Cancel on page D-5.
MSI - Two Discrete Lengths
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Set Lengths for MSI (continued)
Length Within Range - This option allows you to decode an MSI symbol with a
specific length range. The length range is selected from numeric bar codes beginning
on page D-1 in Appendix D. For example, to decode MSI symbols containing between
4 and 12 characters, first scan MSI - Length Within Range. Then scan 0, 4, 1, and 2
(single digit numbers must always be preceded by a leading zero). If you make an error or
wish to change your selection, scan Cancel on page D-5.
MSI - Length Within Range
Any Length - Scanning this option allows you to decode MSI symbols containing any
number of characters within the scanner capability.
Note:Due to the construction of the MSI symbology, it is possible for a
scan line covering only a portion of the code to be interpreted as a
complete scan, yielding less data than is actually encoded in the bar
code. To prevent this from happening, it is recommended that
specific lengths (MSI - One Discrete Length - Two Discrete
Lengths) be selected for MSI applications.
MSI - Any Length
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MSI Check Digits
With MSI symbols, one check digit is mandatory and always verified by the reader. The
second check digit is optional. If your MSI codes include two check digits, enable the
verification of the second check digit by scanning the barcode below.
Refer to MSI Check Digit Algorithm on page 12-68 for the selection of second digit
algorithms.
*One MSI Check Digit
Two MSI Check Digits
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Transmit MSI Check Digit(s)
Scan a bar code below to transmit MSI data with or without the check digit.
Transmit MSI Check Digit(s)
(Enable)
*Do Not Transmit MSI Check Digit(s)
(Disable)
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MSI Check Digit Algorithm
Two algorithms are possible for the verification of the second MSI check digit. Select the
bar code below corresponding to the algorithm used to encode your check digit.
MOD 10/MOD 11
*MOD 10/MOD 10
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RSS (Reduced Space Symbology)
RSS
The variants of RSS are RSS 14, RSS Expanded, and RSS Limited. The limited and
expanded versions have stacked variants. Scan the appropriate bar code below to enable
or disable each variant of RSS.
Enable RSS 14
*Disable RSS 14
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RSS (continued)<