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How do you incorporate the Symbol PTC-960SL with a system?

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  • ajojeda Apr 13, 2009

    I do already have 2 of the units on hand. I just have no clue how to make them work the way they are supposed to.



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To answer your question there are a number of ways to use the PTC960SL in a system. The main 2 ways are by batch process or Telnet session.

The batch process requires a custom program to be written for the device either in DOS or TCAL. This would then produce a single file or a set of files which would then be downloaded to a host pc using a cable or cradle.

The more common method is to have a Telnet Server running and the PTC960SL logs into the session using a Telnet client, AirvuAnsi for example. The Telnet Server holds the menu structure and database manipulation for the PTC960SL. The PTC960SL only emulates what’s running on the server. A permanent connection is required to keep the session open. This is done by either using a stable wireless network or a network controller which keeps the sessions active even if the hand held device goes out of range. This would mean the PTC960SL would have to have a wireless card within it.

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