Compatible Barcode Scanners

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Microinvest Warehouse Pro and Microinvest Warehouse Pro Light work with all kinds of laser and CCD barcode scanners. The communication between the computer and the barcode reader can be achieved through RS232, USB and PS2 interface. For the program, there is no difference no matter which interface the scanner is connected to.

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Setup of a Keyboard PS2 Scanner

Such a scanner is connected to the keyboard and does not require any additional setting of the interface. The program automatically recognizes such a scanner and starts to work with it. The only thing that should be taken into consideration is the format of the data which the scanner transmits, according to the description in “Other Settings”.

Setup of a Serial RS232 Scanner

The servicing of the RS232 scanner is achieved through an additional driver for emulation of a keyboard. Microinvest offers two free products for such emulation - Microinvest Serial Driver and Microinvest Utility Center. Both products are independent from the system and read the data from a serial port by turning them into keyboard emulation. The setting regards the selection of communication speed, number of the port, to which the scanner is connected and other additional connection data. It is important to pay attention to the format of the data which the scanner transmits, according to the description in “Other Settings”.

Setup of a USB Scanner

Standardly, USB scanners can work in an emulation regime of a keyboard PS2 scanner or emulation of a RS232 scanner. When the work is performed in a regime of keyboard emulation, all setting for a keyboard scanner are set. When the work is performed in a regime of serial emulation, all settings for an RS232 scanner are set. The keyboard emulation is recommended, since the work with an additional driver in the system is eliminated.

Setup of a Data Collector

The terminal for collection of data is an autonomous device, which works through its own interface. The connection between such terminal and the computer is achieved through USB or a serial interface. For proper working with such terminal, it is necessary to install and configure Microinvest Utility Center. Through this program, receiving and exchange data from the terminal is performed.

Other Important Settings

After connecting the reader with the system, it is necessary that settings for the work mode and data exchange mode be made. The settings are:

  • Not to transmit a prefix. The beginning of the data does not contain official symbols;
  • Not to transmit a suffix. The beginning of the data does not contain official symbols;
  • After the end of the data, an <Enter> is automatically transmitted.

The settings are specific for each reader model and are made with the help of the user manual in the scanner’s box. Practically, these are the standard setting of the manufacturer himself and are supported by all scanner models.

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