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Default Barcode as the one used in the manual

I want to create a laminated scan card with various core functions directly out of the programing manual.  To do so I need to know the name of the barcode format the Metrologic uses for the instructions set forth in the manual and from which you can directly scan.  In other words, what barcode format does Metrologic use in their manuals to be able to tell the reader how it is to be programed?  I'd love some help with this.

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  • StormJenkins Jan 06, 2008

    Thanks for offering to take a look at the barcodes.  I am attaching them in a jpg.  I wasn't able to email them to you as I could not figure out how to locate your email address, so I hope this makes it way to you.  I would normally just cut and paste them out of the manual, but many of the barcodes I want to include on the laminated cards are custom, so c&p isn't an option.  If you can determine what barcode format the attached file contains, I'd be grateful.  I have emailed Metrologic four times, but they don't answer.  If you can, please email me the response, as well as posting it.  My email address is shown with the barcodes in the attached jpg.  Thanks!  Storm Jenkins

  • StormJenkins Jan 06, 2008

    I may have failed to properly attach the jpg to my last post.  



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I finally figured out the problem, thanks to Here4you's help.  The Metrologic VoyagerBT does indeed use the 128 barcoding protocols.  The reason my barcodes were not scanning in properly is that the correct barcodes had a hidden "Function-3" prefix, which all of the scanner's programming codes have.  I am still having trouble figuring out how to input a "Function-3" prefix into the various barcode generation programs I am testing.  I use Macs, not PCs so many of you may be inclined to recommend certain programs that are are exclusively made for PCs.  I will be creating the data for the barcodes in either Excel or Filemaker, so I am attempting to input the ASCII equivalent for the Function-3, with mixed results.  Thanks for the help!

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I don't have a manual with me tonight .. but I think its a code 3 of 9 with a twist. If the codes in your manual only have 2 barwidths (narrow and wide) my memory is correct. If there are more than 2 barwidths its c128.

A standard c3 of 9 barcode has a start-stop pattern that decodes into an '*'

When '12345 is rendered into a C3of9 barcode the code actually holds *12345*

Barcode readers spot the code by looking for the *. Metrologic's codes are using a different start stop pattern. Again if memory services me they use a '#' so this makes the code "unreadable" by all but a verifier. It also means that most barcode production programs can't print it ...becuase they impose the standard for start/stop patterns.

The easy way to create one of those cards (for Metrologic) is to forget all the yadda I'm giving you. Instead figure out which pages you need . Next copy the pages of barcodes you used to get the setup correct. Then do a cut and paste job onto a blank page of paper. It goes quite quickly and the barcodes copy well.

If none of that helps then PCscan a page of codes in your manual and email the image to me. My eyeballs are (sadly) calibrated to read barcodes and I can quickly tell you what you've got.
Good lucuk

Posted on Jan 05, 2008

  • Daniel Lind Jan 06, 2008

    My highly calibrated eyeballs can tell you with certainty that is a Code 128. calibrated eyeballs cannot tell if it is mode A,B, or C. .. but my verifier can from your jpeg.

    I'll email you Tuesday with the content it you'd like. I will print them and then scan them with a verifier. ... and hand the results back to you.

    FYI I'm in the midwest. My email is Please retransmit your codes to me in JPG.

  • Daniel Lind Jan 09, 2008

    I still haven't received received your jpeg so I'm hoping knowing it was C128 has helped you move forward.




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