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Old 19th May 2017, 7:51 PM   #31
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Da fuck does that mean???
Your post implied that you are using a RS-232 <-> USB cable to talk to the device. Some devices wont communicate over RS-232 unless some of the pins are in the correct state (DTR = Data Terminal Ready, CTS = Clear To Send). It would help to know what brand/model of USB to RS-232 cable you are using and what software as well as what configuration options you used to set up the reader otherwise we're all going to be guessing.
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How are you reading the data over the serial port? you can't expect it to just enter text like a keyboard would. You either need to have an app that supports serial scanners, or use a program to act as a software wedge.
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Old 19th May 2017, 8:16 PM   #33
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How are you reading the data over the serial port? you can't expect it to just enter text like a keyboard would. You either need to have an app that supports serial scanners, or use a program to act as a software wedge.
ScanMaster? I'm not sure I'll need to double check. As for the rest. I'll need to double check as well. Lol
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Old 19th May 2017, 9:12 PM   #34
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Da fuck does that mean???
At this point, you contact the suppliers of the software, and say "Hey guys, what hardwired Barcode scanner do you recommend" and then just go and buy one. plug it in, and get back to work.
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Old 19th May 2017, 9:47 PM   #35
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At this point, you contact the suppliers of the software, and say "Hey guys, what hardwired Barcode scanner do you recommend" and then just go and buy one. plug it in, and get back to work.
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But then I hate barcode scanners, especially serial ones (and dont get me started on those stupid ones that want 24V from the serial port for power)
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Was the serial-USB convertor supplied with the scanner, or was it a spare one you had lying around? Some have compatibility issues.
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Was the serial-USB convertor supplied with the scanner, or was it a spare one you had lying around? Some have compatibility issues.
Nah it was the supplied cable. Ended up calling the manufacturer, described the issue, and they wanted us to send the whole kit back to them so they could test and replace if necessary.
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