Using Y Cable, LS9208 Prefix appears along with I 2of 5 data (does not happen with USB cable)
25-62417-20 Y cable with LS 9208 hooked up to keyboard into PS2 on PC, and programmed for scanning I 2 of 5 bar codes... prefix is present, and have been unable to find scan sheets to remove the prefix. Any ideas? Interesting that with a USB cable plugged into the same scanner, and into the PC, this prefix does not show up. We have setups in the field with both Y cables and USB cables, and before spending money on removing the Y cable setups, I wanted to know if there is a scanning solution to fix the Y cable / Prefix problem.
Note, identified prefix as follows: hooked up Y cable and scanner to a VT terminal to see prefix, and we actually saw the special characters. On a PC, while the characters did not actually show, the scanner reacted by advancing on a menu driven screen by at least 2 returns - which I believe was related to the prefix echoing to the screen along with the actual I 2of 5 data from our scanned barcode label. Again, the Y cable setup was the only scanning issue with the LS9208 (PC and VT). The USB cable setup worked w/o a hitch on a PC.
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If the scanner is connected through USB connection, the barcode should appear in the Notepad. If you use the Serial connection RS232, the Barcode data are showed than in Hyperterminal or other application, which is interpreting data from Serial Port.
Please scan the barcode from Product Guide according to your connection. And check the scanned data in an application - Notepad for Keyboard Wedge or USB, Hyperterminal for RS232.
Be sure to use a full PS2 to USB adapter not just the plug adapter. The one to use has the cable and a small encoder box in the middle, usually for keyboard and mouse together. We have seen some of the cheaper adapters not pass the proper voltages to the scanner for a good read. The ones we suggest to our customers is made by Belkin part # F5U119VE1SN
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Your PSC QuickScan 6000 should not require any drivers. If this unit plugs into your keyboard port, you should be able to scan a barcode and view the data results in a text editor, such as Notepad. This technology is called "Keyboard Wedge" and consists of a cable with three ends. The first is plugged into your hand-held scanner. The second and third are rather close together and are at the end of the cable. This cable is called a "Y" cable because it resembles the uppercase letter "Y". The bottom part of the "Y" plugs into your scanner, while the first upper part plugs into your computer. The second upper part of the "Y" should be a female plug, allowing you to plug your keyboard into it.
Now if you are using a Keyboard Wedge scanner with a USB keyboard, the female end of the "Y" cable would not have anything plugged into. Unfortunately, the scanner will most likely not operate properly if no keyboard is attached to the keyboard port.
I suspect you may have an RS232 or "serial" scanner. Does your scanner have a power supply that plugs into a standard wall outlet? If so, you may have a serial interface scanner. You could use a program called Com to Keyboard, which would convert RS232 or "serial" data into keyboard data. This is a free program, however, it is a resource hog and may slow your system down
The scanner is sending the data to the serial port. You need an application to pull that data in off of the COM port. You can test using HyperTerminal. The scanner defaults to 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity and no hardware or software handshaking. Point HyperTerminal to the correct COM port (most likely COM1) and set it to the settings I just listed. When you scan you should see the data show up in the window.
If you want the data to go into Notepad or any other program expecting keyboard strokes I would recommend the Motorola (formerly Symbol) USB cable CBA-U01-S07ZAR or the CBA-K01-S07PAR keyboard wedge cable.
There is more than one way for that imager to send data to the computer. Are you using USB, serial, or is there a little box that goes between your existing keyboard and the PC that accepts the scanner connector?
The first thing you need to do is set the LS9100 to know it's connected to a synapse cable. Scan the "set all defaults" barcode and then the "set synpase host" barcode. Once you have done this you can program the unit for the specific synpase cable your purchase, such as USB, PS/2, etc.