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Symbol LS1203
Product Reference Guide

Summary of Contents

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    Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide...

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    Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide 72E-73953-04 Revision A August 2008...

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    Motorola. No right to copy a licensed program in whole or in part is granted, except as permitted under copyright law. The user shall not modify, merge, or incorporate any form or portion of a licensed program with other program material, create a derivative work from a licensed program, or use a licensed program in a network without written permission from Motorola.

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    3/2006 Guide format updates. No content changes. -03 Rev A 1/2008 Motorola rebranding, add hands free stand assembly instructions, add new UPC/EAN supplemental options and Bookland ISBN format option. -04 Rev A 8/2008 Add HD model, change UCC/EAN-128 code type name to GS1-128.

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  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Beeper Definitions ... 2-2 LED Definitions ... 2-3 Scanning ... 2-3 Aiming ... 2-4 Decode Zones ... 2-6 Symbol LS1203-SR Standard Range ... 2-6 Symbol LS1203-HD High Density ... 2-7 Chapter 3: Maintenance & Technical Specifications Introduction ... 3-1 Maintenance ... 3-1...

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    Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Troubleshooting ... 3-2 Technical Specifications ... 3-5 Scanner Signal Descriptions ... 3-6 Chapter 4: User Preferences Introduction ... 4-1 Scanning Sequence Examples ... 4-1 Errors While Scanning ... 4-2 User Preferences Parameter Defaults ... 4-2 User Preferences ...

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    RS-232 Parameter Defaults ... 6-3 RS-232 Host Parameters ... 6-4 RS-232 Host Types ... 6-6 Baud Rate ... 6-7 Parity ... 6-8 Stop Bit Select ... 6-9 Data Bits (ASCII Format) ... 6-9 Check Receive Errors ... 6-10 Hardware Handshaking ... 6-10 Software Handshaking ...

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    Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Transmit UPC-A Check Digit ... 8-12 Transmit UPC-E Check Digit ... 8-12 Transmit UPC-E1 Check Digit ... 8-13 UPC-A Preamble ... 8-13 UPC-E Preamble ... 8-14 UPC-E1 Preamble ... 8-15 Convert UPC-E to UPC-A ... 8-15 Convert UPC-E1 to UPC-A ...

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    Enable/Disable MSI ... 8-39 Set Lengths for MSI ... 8-39 MSI Check Digits ... 8-40 Transmit MSI Check Digit(s) ... 8-41 MSI Check Digit Algorithm ... 8-41 GS1 DataBar (formerly RSS, Reduced Space Symbology) ... 8-42 Convert GS1 DataBar to UPC/EAN ... 8-43 Symbology - Specific Security Levels ...

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    About This Guide Introduction The Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide provides general instructions for setting up, operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting the Symbol LS1203 scanner. Configurations This guide includes the following configurations: • Symbol LS1203-SR - Standard range scanning • Symbol LS1203-HD - High density scanning...

  • Page 14: Aim Code Identifiers

    Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide • Chapter 8, Symbologies necessary for selecting these features for the scanner. • Chapter 9, 123Scan (PC based scanner configuration tool) provides the bar code that must be scanned to communicate with the 123Scan program.

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    Software type and version number. Motorola responds to calls by E-mail, telephone or fax within the time limits set forth in support agreements. If your problem cannot be solved by Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support, you may need to return your equipment for servicing and will be given specific directions.

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  • Page 17: Introduction

    Whether used in triggered mode or Auto-Scan ease of use for extended periods of time. NOTE The scanner does not support PDF417 bar codes and its variants. LS1203 Scanner Figure 1-1 This scanner supports the following interfaces: •...

  • Page 18: Unpacking, Setting Up The Scanner, Installing The Interface Cable

    1 - 2 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide following international keyboards (for Windows Canadian, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, UK English, Portuguese-Brazilian, and Japanese. Unpacking Remove the scanner from its packing and inspect it for damage. If the scanner was damaged in transit, call Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support.

  • Page 19: Removing The Interface Cable, Connecting Power (if Required)

    NOTE Different cables are required for different hosts. The connectors illustrated in each host chapter are examples only. Actual connectors may be different than those illustrated, but the steps to connect the scanner remain the same. Removing the Interface Cable To remove the interface cable: Unplug the installed cable modular connector by depressing the connector clip with the tip of a screwdriver, or a paper clip as shown in...

  • Page 20: Assembling The Hands Free Stand

    1 - 4 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Assembling the Hands Free Stand Unscrew the wingnut from the bottom of the flexible neck. Fit the bottom of the neck piece into the opening on the top of the stand base. When positioned correctly, the flat areas of the neck piece fit into place in the stand base opening.

  • Page 21: Configuring The Scanner

    Mount Stand (Optional) Attach the base of the scanner stand to a flat surface using two screws or double-sided tape. NOTE Screws and double-sided tape are not provided. Two screw-mount holes Rectangular tape holders (3 places) (dimensions = 1” x 2”) Scanner Mount Stand Figure 1-5 Screw Mount...

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  • Page 23: Chapter 2: Scanning Introduction

    Chapter 2 Scanning Introduction This chapter provides beeper and LED definitions, techniques involved in scanning bar codes, general instructions and tips about scanning, and decode zone diagrams. Scan Window Parts Figure 2-1 Trigger Button...

  • Page 24: Beeper Definitions, Cancel

    2 - 2 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Beeper Definitions The scanner issues different beep sequences and patterns to indicate status. that occur during both normal scanning and while programming the scanner. Beeper Definitions Table 2-1 Beeper Sequence Standard Use...

  • Page 25: Led Definitions, Scanning

    Beeper Definitions (Continued) Table 2-1 Beeper Sequence Host Specific USB only 4 short high beeps Scanner gives a power-up beep after scanning a USB Device Type. This power-up beep occurs more than once. RS-232 only 1 short high beep LED Definitions In addition to beeper sequences, the scanner communicates with the user using a two-color LED display.

  • Page 26: Aiming

    Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide To scan a bar code: Install and program the scanner (see supplier or Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support on Ensure all connections are secure. (See the host chapter for the scanner.) Aim the scanner at the bar code.

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    Scanning 2 - 5 The scanner can be tilted up to 65° forward or back and achieve a successful decode (Figure 2-4). Simple practice quickly shows what tolerances to work within. Maximum Tilt Angles and Dead Zone Figure 2-4...

  • Page 28: Decode Zones, Symbol Ls1203-sr Standard Range

    2 - 6 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Decode Zones Symbol LS1203-SR Standard Range Symbol LS1203-SR Standard Range Decode Zone Figure 2-5...

  • Page 29: Symbol Ls1203-hd High Density

    5 mil 3.75” 7.5 mil 10 mil 13 mil 100% UPC 20 mil 6.35 Depth of Field *Minimum distance determined by symbol length and scan angle Symbol LS1203-HD High Density Decode Zone Figure 2-6 6.35 6.35 4.5” 5.25” 5.25” 6.63” 12.7 19.1...

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  • Page 31: Chapter 3: Maintenance & Technical Specifications Introduction, Maintenance

    Chapter 3 Maintenance & Technical Specifications Introduction This chapter provides suggested scanner maintenance, troubleshooting, technical specifications, and signal descriptions (pinouts). Maintenance Cleaning the exit window is the only maintenance required. A dirty window may affect scanning ability. • Do not allow any abrasive material to touch the window •...

  • Page 32: Troubleshooting

    3 - 2 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Table 3-1 Problem Beeper Indications (Also see The scanner emits frequent beeps. (USB host interface only.) Scanner emits low/high/low beeps. Scanner emits low/high beeps. Scanner emits low/high/low beeps. Scanner emits low/high/low/high beeps.

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    Troubleshooting (Continued) Table 3-1 Problem Decoding Bar Codes Scanner emits the laser, but does not decode the bar code. Scanner decodes bar code, but does not transmit the data to the host. Scanner emits five long low beep after a bar code is decoded. Maintenance &...

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    Trigger Nothing happens when the trigger button is pressed. NOTE If after performing these checks the symbol still does not scan, contact the distributor or Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support. See Possible Causes Scanner is not programmed to work with the host.

  • Page 35: Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications Technical Specifications Table 3-2 Item Physical Characteristics Dimensions Weight (without cable) Voltage & Current Color Performance Characteristics Light Source (Laser) Scan Rate Roll (Tilt) Tolerance Pitch Tolerance Skew (Yaw) Tolerance Typical Working Distance Print Contrast Minimum Decode Capability Interfaces Supported User Environment Operating Temperature...

  • Page 36: Scanner Signal Descriptions

    3 - 6 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Technical Specifications (Continued) Table 3-2 Item Electrostatic Discharge Regulatory Electrical Safety Laser Safety EMI/RFI Scanner Signal Descriptions Bottom of scanner PIN 10 Interface cable modular connector Scanner Cable Pin-outs Figure 3-1 Description Conforms to 15 kV air discharge and 8 kV of contact discharge.

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    The signal descriptions in Table 3-3 apply to the connector on the scanner and are for reference only. Scanner Signal Pin-outs Table 3-3 Keyboard RS-232 Wedge Reserved Reserved Power Power Ground Ground KeyClock TermData KeyData TermClock Reserved Reserved Maintenance & Technical Specifications Jump to Pin 6 Power Ground...

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  • Page 39: Chapter 4: User Preferences Introduction, Scanning Sequence Examples

    Chapter 4 User Preferences Introduction If desired, program the scanner to perform various functions, or activate different features.If preferred, the 123Scan configuration utility is also available for programming the scanner (see describes each user preference feature and provides the programming bar codes necessary for selecting these features.

  • Page 40: Errors While Scanning, User Preferences Parameter Defaults

    4 - 2 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Errors While Scanning Unless otherwise specified, when an error is made during a scanning sequence, just re-scan the correct parameter. User Preferences Parameter Defaults Table 4-1 lists the defaults for user preferences parameters. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar...

  • Page 41: User Preferences, Default Parameters

    User Preferences Default Parameters The scanner can be reset to two types of defaults: factory defaults or custom defaults. Scan the appropriate bar code below to reset the scanner to its default settings and/or set the scanner’s current settings as the custom default.

  • Page 42: Beeper Tone, Beeper Volume

    4 - 4 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Beeper Tone To select a decode beep frequency (tone), scan the Low Frequency, Medium Frequency, or High Frequency bar code. Low Frequency High Frequency Beeper Volume To select a beeper volume, scan the Low Volume, Medium Volume, or High Volume bar code.

  • Page 43: Power Mode, Scanning Mode

    Power Mode This parameter determines whether or not power remains on after a decode attempt. When in reduced power mode, the scanner enters low power consumption mode after each decode. When in continuous power mode, power remains on after each decode. Continuous On Scanning Mode This parameter determines whether or not the scanner is in triggered mode or Auto-Scan...

  • Page 44: Scan Line Width, Laser On Time

    4 - 6 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Scan Line Width Scan a bar code below to set the scan line width. NOTE This feature applies to triggered mode only. Full Width Laser On Time This parameter sets the maximum time that decode processing continues during a scan attempt. It is programmable in 0.1 second increments from 0.5 to 9.9 seconds.

  • Page 45: Beep After Good Decode, Transmit Code Id Character

    Beep After Good Decode Scan a bar code below to select whether or not the scanner beeps after a good decode. If Do Not Beep After Good Decode is selected, the beeper still operates during parameter menu scanning and indicates error conditions.

  • Page 46: Prefix/suffix Values, Scan Data Transmission Format

    4 - 8 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Prefix/Suffix Values A prefix and/or suffix can be appended to scan data for use in data editing. To set a value for a prefix or suffix: Change the scan data format by scanning the appropriate Scan the appropriate prefix/suffix bar code on Scan a four-digit number (i.e., four bar codes from...

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    User Preferences 4 - 9 Scan Data Transmission Format (continued) Scan Options Data As Is <DATA> <SUFFIX> <PREFIX> <DATA> <PREFIX> <DATA> <SUFFIX> Enter Data Format Cancel...

  • Page 48: Fn1 Substitution Values, Transmit "no Read" Message

    4 - 10 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide FN1 Substitution Values The Wedge and USB HID Keyboard hosts support an FN1 substitution feature. When enabled any FN1 character (0x1b) in an EAN128 bar code is substituted with a value. This value defaults to 7013 (Enter Key).

  • Page 49: Chapter 5: Keyboard Wedge Interface Introduction

    Chapter 5 Keyboard Wedge Interface Introduction This chapter describes how to set up a Keyboard Wedge interface with the scanner. With this interface, the scanner is connected between the keyboard and host computer, and translates bar code data into keystrokes. The host computer accepts the keystrokes as if they originated from the keyboard.

  • Page 50: Connecting A Keyboard Wedge Interface

    5 - 2 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Connecting a Keyboard Wedge Interface Male DIN Connector Keyboard Female DIN Connector Connector Keyboard Wedge Connection with Y-cable Figure 5-1 To connect the Keyboard Wedge interface Y-cable: NOTE Interface cables vary depending on configuration. The connectors illustrated in only.

  • Page 51: Keyboard Wedge Parameter Defaults

    Keyboard Wedge Parameter Defaults Appendix A, Standard Defaults NOTE See default parameters. Table 5-1 lists the defaults for Keyboard Wedge host parameters. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) in the Keyboard Wedge Host Parameters section beginning on Keyboard Wedge Defaults Table 5-1 Parameter...

  • Page 52: Keyboard Wedge Host Parameters, Keyboard Wedge Host Types

    5 - 4 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge Host Parameters Keyboard Wedge Host Types Select the Keyboard Wedge host by scanning one of the bar codes below. IBM PC/AT & IBM PC Compatibles NCR 7052 NOTE User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.

  • Page 53: Keyboard Wedge Country Types (country Codes)

    Keyboard Wedge Country Types (Country Codes) Scan the bar code corresponding to the keyboard type. If the keyboard type is not listed, see Keypad Emulation on page 5-8. North American French Windows French Canadian Windows XP/2000 Italian Windows Keyboard Wedge Interface Alternate Numeric German Windows French Canadian Windows 95/98...

  • Page 54: Ignore Unknown Characters

    5 - 6 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge Country Types (continued) Swedish Windows UK English Windows Japanese Windows Portuguese-Brazilian Windows Ignore Unknown Characters Unknown characters are characters the host does not recognize. When Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters is selected, all bar code data is sent except for unknown characters, and no error beeps sound on the scanner.

  • Page 55: Keystroke Delay, Intra-keystroke Delay

    Keystroke Delay This is the delay in milliseconds between emulated keystrokes. Scan a bar code below to increase the delay when hosts require a slower transmission of data. No Delay Long Delay (40 msec) Intra-Keystroke Delay When enabled, an additional delay is inserted between each emulated key depression and release. This sets the Keystroke Delay parameter to a minimum of 5 msec as well.

  • Page 56: Alternate Numeric Keypad Emulation, Caps Lock On

    5 - 8 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Alternate Numeric Keypad Emulation This allows emulation of most other country keyboard types not listed in Codes) on page 5-5 in a Microsoft Enable Alternate Numeric Keypad Caps Lock On When enabled, the scanner emulates keystrokes as if the Caps Lock key is always pressed. Note that if both Caps...

  • Page 57: Caps Lock Override, Convert Wedge Data

    Caps Lock Override When enabled, on AT or AT Notebook hosts, the keyboard ignores the state of the Caps Lock key. Therefore, an ‘A’ in the bar code is sent as an ‘A’ no matter what the state of the keyboard’s Caps Lock key. If both Caps Lock On and Caps Lock Override are enabled, Caps Lock Override takes NOTE precedence...

  • Page 58: Function Key Mapping, Fn1 Substitution

    5 - 10 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Function Key Mapping ASCII values under 32 are normally sent as control key sequences (see parameter is enabled, the keys in bold are sent in place of the standard key mapping. Table entries that do not have a bold entry remain the same whether or not this parameter is enabled.

  • Page 59: Send Make And Break, Keyboard Maps

    Send Make and Break When enabled, the scan codes for releasing a key are not sent. *Send Make and Break Scan Codes Keyboard Maps The following keyboard maps are provided for prefix/suffix keystroke parameters. To program the prefix/suffix values, see the bar codes on page 5001 5002...

  • Page 60: Ascii Character Set For Keyboard Wedge

    5 - 12 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide ASCII Character Set for Keyboard Wedge NOTE Code 39 Full ASCII interprets the bar code special character ($ + % /) preceding a Code 39 character and assigns an ASCII character value to the pair. For example, when Code 39 Full ASCII is enabled and a +B is scanned, it is interpreted as b, %J as ?, and %V as @.

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    Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued) Table 5-2 ASCII Value Code 39 Encode Character 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 Space 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1043 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050...

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    5 - 14 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued) Table 5-2 ASCII Value 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 1061 1062 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072...

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    Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued) Table 5-2 ASCII Value Code 39 Encode Character 1079 1080 1081 1082 1083 1084 1085 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092 1093 1094 1095 1096 1097 1098 1099 1100 1101 1102 1103 1104 1105 1106 The keystroke in bold is sent only if the “Function Key Mapping”...

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    5 - 16 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued) Table 5-2 ASCII Value 1107 1108 1109 1110 1111 1112 1113 1114 1115 1116 1117 1118 1119 1120 1121 1122 1123 1124 1125 1126 The keystroke in bold is sent only if the “Function Key Mapping” is enabled.

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    Keyboard Wedge ALT Key Character Set (Continued) Table 5-3 ALT Keys 2071 2072 2073 2074 2075 2076 2077 2078 2079 2080 2081 2082 2083 2084 2085 2086 2087 2088 2089 2090 Keyboard Wedge GIU Key Character Set Table 5-4 GUI Keys 3000 3048 3049...

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    5 - 18 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge GIU Key Character Set (Continued) Table 5-4 GUI Keys 3055 3056 3057 3065 3066 3067 3068 3069 3070 3071 3072 3073 3074 3075 3076 3077 3078 3079 3080 3081 3082...

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    Keyboard Wedge F Key Character Set Table 5-5 F Keys 5001 5002 5003 5004 5005 5006 5007 5008 5009 5010 5011 5012 5013 5014 5015 5016 5017 5018 5019 5020 5021 5022 5023 5024 Keyboard Wedge Interface 5 - 19 Keystroke...

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    5 - 20 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge Numeric Keypad Character Set Table 5-6 Numeric Keypad 6042 6043 6044 6045 6046 6047 6048 6049 6050 6051 6052 6053 6054 6055 6056 6057 6058 6059 Keystroke undefined Enter Num Lock...

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    Keyboard Wedge Extended Keypad Character Set Table 5-7 Extended Keypad 7001 7002 7003 7004 7005 7006 7007 7008 7009 7010 7011 7012 7013 7014 7015 7016 7017 7018 Keyboard Wedge Interface 5 - 21 Keystroke Break Delete Pg Up Pg Dn Pause Scroll Lock Backspace...

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  • Page 71: Chapter 6: Rs-232 Interface Introduction

    NOTE The scanner uses TTL RS-232 signal levels, which interface with most system architectures. For system architectures requiring RS-232C signal levels, Symbol offers different cables providing TTL-to-RS-232C conversion. Contact Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support for more information. Throughout the programming bar code menus, default values are indicated with asterisks...

  • Page 72: Connecting An Rs-232 Interface

    6 - 2 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Connecting an RS-232 Interface This connection is made directly from the scanner to the host computer. Serial Port Connector to Host Power Supply Cable RS-232 Direct Connection Figure 6-1 NOTE Interface cables vary depending on configuration. The connectors illustrated in only.

  • Page 73: Rs-232 Parameter Defaults

    RS-232 Parameter Defaults Table 6-1 lists the defaults for RS-232 host parameters. If any option needs to be changed, scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided in the Parameter Descriptions section beginning on Appendix A, Standard Defaults NOTE See default parameters. RS-232 Defaults Table 6-1 Parameter...

  • Page 74: Rs-232 Host Parameters

    6 - 4 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide RS-232 Host Parameters Various RS-232 hosts are set up with their own parameter default settings Wincor-Nixdorf Mode A, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode B, Olivetti, Omron, or terminal sets the defaults listed in Selecting the ICL, Fujitsu, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode A, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode B, OPOS terminal enables the transmission of code ID characters listed in programmable and are separate from the Transmit Code ID feature.

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    Terminal Specific Code ID Characters Table 6-3 Code Type UPC-A UPC-E EAN-8/JAN-8 EAN-13/JAN-13 Code 39 C <len> Codabar N <len> Code 128 L <len> I 2 of 5 I <len> Code 93 None D 2 of 5 H <len> GS1-128 L <len>...

  • Page 76: Rs-232 Host Types

    6 - 6 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide RS-232 Host Types To select an RS-232 host interface, scan one of the following bar codes. Standard RS-232 ICL RS-232 Wincor-Nixdorf RS-232 Mode A Wincor-Nixdorf RS-232 Mode B Olivetti ORS4500 Omron OPOS/JPOS...

  • Page 77: Baud Rate

    Baud Rate Baud rate is the number of bits of data transmitted per second. Set the scanner's baud rate to match the baud rate setting of the host device. Otherwise, data may not reach the host device or may reach it in distorted form. Baud Rate 600 Baud Rate 2400 Baud Rate 9600...

  • Page 78: Parity

    6 - 8 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Parity A parity check bit is the most significant bit of each ASCII coded character. Select the parity type according to host device requirements. • Select Odd parity and the parity bit value is set to 0 or 1, based on data, to ensure that an odd number of 1 bits are contained in the coded character.

  • Page 79: Stop Bit Select, Data Bits (ascii Format)

    Stop Bit Select The stop bit(s) at the end of each transmitted character marks the end of transmission of one character and prepares the receiving device for the next character in the serial data stream. The number of stop bits selected (one or two) depends on the number the receiving terminal is programmed to accommodate.

  • Page 80: Check Receive Errors, Hardware Handshaking

    6 - 10 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Check Receive Errors Select whether or not the parity, framing, and overrun of received characters are checked. The parity value of received characters is verified against the parity parameter selected above. Check For Received Errors...

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    Hardware Handshaking (continued) • None: Scan the bar code below if no Hardware Handshaking is desired. • Standard RTS/CTS: Scan the bar code below to select Standard RTS/CTS Hardware Handshaking. • RTS/CTS Option 1: When RTS/CTS Option 1 is selected, the scanner asserts RTS before transmitting and ignores the state of CTS.

  • Page 82: Software Handshaking

    6 - 12 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Software Handshaking This parameter offers control of the data transmission process in addition to, or instead of, that offered by hardware handshaking. There are five options. If Software Handshaking and Hardware Handshaking are both enabled, Hardware Handshaking takes precedence.

  • Page 83: Host Serial Response Time-out

    Software Handshaking (continued) ACK/NAK with ENQ Host Serial Response Time-out This parameter specifies how long the scanner waits for an ACK, NAK, ENQ, XON, or CTS before determining that a transmission error occurred. Minimum: 2 Sec Medium: 5 Sec Maximum: 9.9 Sec RS-232 Interface 6 - 13 XON/XOFF Low: 2.5 Sec...

  • Page 84: Rts Line State, Beep On

    6 - 14 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide RTS Line State This parameter sets the idle state of the Serial Host RTS line. Scan a bar code below to select Low RTS or High RTS line state. Host: Low RTS Beep on <BEL>...

  • Page 85: Intercharacter Delay

    RS-232 Interface 6 - 15 Intercharacter Delay This parameter specifies the intercharacter delay inserted between character transmissions. Minimum: 0 msec Low: 25 msec Medium: 50 msec High: 75 msec Maximum: 99 msec...

  • Page 86: Nixdorf Beep/led Options, Ignore Unknown Characters

    6 - 16 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Nixdorf Beep/LED Options When Nixdorf Mode B is selected, this indicates when the scanner should beep and turn on its LED after a decode. *Normal Operation (Beep/LED immediately after decode) Beep/LED After CTS Pulse Ignore Unknown Characters Unknown characters are characters the host does not recognize.

  • Page 87: Ascii Character Set For Rs-232

    ASCII Character Set for RS-232 The values in Table 6-4 can be assigned as prefixes or suffixes for ASCII character data transmission. ASCII Character Set for RS-232 Table 6-4 ASCII Value Code 39 Encode Character 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007...

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    6 - 18 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide ASCII Character Set for RS-232 (Continued) Table 6-4 ASCII Value Code 39 Encode Character 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 Space 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1043...

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    ASCII Character Set for RS-232 (Continued) Table 6-4 Full ASCII ASCII Value Code 39 Encode Character 1057 1058 1059 1060 1061 1062 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072 1073 1074 1075 1076 1077 1078 1079 1080 1081 1082 1083...

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    6 - 20 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide ASCII Character Set for RS-232 (Continued) Table 6-4 ASCII Value Code 39 Encode Character 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092 1093 1094 1095 1096 1097 1098 1099 1100 1101 1102 1103 1104...

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    ASCII Character Set for RS-232 (Continued) Table 6-4 Full ASCII ASCII Value Code 39 Encode Character 1117 1118 1119 1120 1121 1122 1123 1124 1125 1126 1127 7013 RS-232 Interface 6 - 21 ASCII Character Undefined ENTER...

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  • Page 93: Chapter 7: Usb Interface Introduction

    Chapter 7 USB Interface Introduction This chapter covers the connection and setup of the scanner to a USB host. The scanner attaches directly to a USB host, or a powered USB hub, and is powered by it. No additional power supply is required. Throughout the programming bar code menus, default values are indicated with asterisks ( Indicates Default North American Standard USB Keyboard...

  • Page 94: Connecting A Usb Interface

    7 - 2 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Connecting a USB Interface USB Series A Connector USB Connection Figure 7-1 The scanner connects with USB capable hosts including: • Desktop PCs and Notebooks • Apple™ iMac, G4, iBooks (North America only) •...

  • Page 95: Usb Parameter Defaults

    To set up the scanner: Attach the modular connector of the USB interface cable to the cable interface port on the scanner (see Installing the Interface Cable on page Plug the series A connector in the USB host or hub, or plug the Plus Power connector in an available port of the IBM SurePOS terminal.

  • Page 96: Usb Host Parameters, Usb Device Type

    7 - 4 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide USB Host Parameters USB Device Type Select the desired USB device type. NOTE When changing USB Device Types, the scanner automatically restarts. The scanner issues the standard startup beep sequences. HID Keyboard Emulation...

  • Page 97: Usb Country Keyboard Types (country Codes)

    USB Interface 7 - 5 USB Country Keyboard Types (Country Codes) Scan the bar code corresponding to the keyboard type. This setting applies only to the USB HID Keyboard Emulation device. NOTE When changing USB country keyboard types the scanner automatically resets. The scanner issues the standard startup beep sequences.

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    7 - 6 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide USB Country Keyboard Types (Country Codes continued) Italian Windows Swedish Windows UK English Windows Japanese Windows (ASCII) Portuguese-Brazilian Windows...

  • Page 99: Usb Keystroke Delay, Usb Caps Lock Override

    USB Keystroke Delay This parameter sets the delay, in milliseconds, between emulated keystrokes. Scan a bar code below to increase the delay when hosts require a slower transmission of data. No Delay Long Delay (40 msec) USB CAPS Lock Override This option applies only to the HID Keyboard Emulation device.

  • Page 100: Usb Ignore Unknown Characters, Emulate Keypad

    7 - 8 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide USB Ignore Unknown Characters This option applies only to the HID Keyboard Emulation device and IBM device. Unknown characters are characters the host does not recognize. When Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters is selected, all bar code data is sent except for unknown characters, and no error beeps sound.

  • Page 101: Usb Keyboard Fn 1 Substitution, Function Key Mapping

    USB Keyboard FN 1 Substitution This option applies only to the USB HID Keyboard Emulation device. When enabled, this allows replacement of any FN 1 characters in an EAN 128 bar code with a Key Category and value chosen by the user (see Substitution Values on page 4-10 Enable FN1 Substitution Function Key Mapping...

  • Page 102: Simulated Caps Lock, Convert Case

    7 - 10 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Simulated Caps Lock When enabled, the scanner will invert upper and lower case characters on the scanner bar code as if the Caps Lock state is enabled on the keyboard. This inversion is done regardless of the current state of the keyboard’s Caps Lock state.

  • Page 103: Ascii Character Set For Usb

    ASCII Character Set for USB ASCII Character Set for USB Table 7-2 ASCII Value 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 The keystroke in bold is sent only if the “Function Key Mapping” is enabled. Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke is sent.

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    7 - 12 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide ASCII Character Set for USB (Continued) Table 7-2 ASCII Value 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1043 1044 1045 1046...

  • Page 105

    ASCII Character Set for USB (Continued) Table 7-2 ASCII Value Code 39 Encode Character 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 1061 1062 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072 1073 1074 1075 1076 1077 1078 1079 1080 The keystroke in bold is sent only if the “Function Key Mapping”...

  • Page 106

    7 - 14 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide ASCII Character Set for USB (Continued) Table 7-2 ASCII Value 1081 1082 1083 1084 1085 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092 1093 1094 1095 1096 1097 1098 1099 1100 1101 1102...

  • Page 107

    ASCII Character Set for USB (Continued) Table 7-2 ASCII Value Code 39 Encode Character 1109 1110 1111 1112 1113 1114 1115 1116 1117 1118 1119 1120 1121 1122 1123 1124 1125 1126 The keystroke in bold is sent only if the “Function Key Mapping” is enabled. Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke is sent.

  • Page 108

    7 - 16 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide USB ALT Key Character Set Table 7-3 ALT Keys 2064 2065 2066 2067 2068 2069 2070 2071 2072 2073 2074 2075 2076 2077 2078 2079 2080 2081 2082 2083 2084 2085 2086...

  • Page 109

    USB GUI Key Character Set Table 7-4 GUI Key 3000 3048 3049 3050 3051 3052 3053 3054 3055 3056 3057 3065 3066 3067 3068 3069 3070 3071 3072 3073 3074 3075 3076 3077 3078 3079 3080 Note: ™ GUI Shift Keys - The Apple iMac keyboard has an apple key on either side of the space bar.

  • Page 110

    7 - 18 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide USB GUI Key Character Set (Continued) Table 7-4 GUI Key 3081 3082 3083 3084 3085 3086 3087 3088 3089 3090 Note: GUI Shift Keys - The Apple space bar. Windows-based systems have a GUI key to the left of the left ALT key, and to the right of the right ALT key.

  • Page 111

    USB F Key Character Set (Continued) Table 7-5 F Keys 5016 5017 5018 5019 5020 5021 5022 5023 5024 USB Numeric Keypad Character Set Table 7-6 Numeric Keypad 6042 6043 6044 6045 6046 6047 6048 6049 6050 6051 6052 6053 6054 6055 6056...

  • Page 112

    7 - 20 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide USB Extended Keypad Character Set Table 7-7 Extended Keypad 7001 7002 7003 7004 7005 7006 7007 7008 7009 7010 7011 7012 7013 7014 7015 7016 7017 7018 Keystroke Break Delete PgUp Pg Dn...

  • Page 113: Chapter 8: Symbologies Introduction, Scanning Sequence Examples

    Chapter 8 Symbologies Introduction This chapter describes symbology features and provides the programming bar codes for selecting these features. Before programming, follow the instructions in The scanner is shipped with the settings shown in the Standard Defaults for all host device and miscellaneous defaults). If the default values suit requirements, programming is not necessary.

  • Page 114: Upc/ean, Errors While Scanning, Symbology Parameter Defaults

    8 - 2 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Errors While Scanning Unless otherwise specified, to correct an error during a scanning sequence, just re-scan the correct parameter. Symbology Parameter Defaults Table 8-1 lists the defaults for all symbologies parameters. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s)

  • Page 115: Code 128, Interleaved 2 Of 5

    Symbology Defaults (Continued) Table 8-1 Parameter Code 128 Code 128 GS1-128 (formerly UCC/EAN-128) ISBT 128 (non-concatenated) Code 39 Code 39 Trioptic Code 39 Convert Code 39 to Code 32 (Italian Pharmacy Code) Code 32 Prefix Set Length(s) for Code 39 Code 39 Check Digit Verification Transmit Code 39 Check Digit Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion...

  • Page 116: Gs1 Databar

    8 - 4 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Symbology Defaults (Continued) Table 8-1 Parameter Discrete 2 of 5 (DTF) Discrete 2 of 5 Set Length(s) for D 2 of 5 Chinese 2 of 5 Enable/Disable Chinese 2 of 5 Codabar (NW - 7)

  • Page 117: Enable/disable Upc-a/upc-e, Upc/ean

    UPC/EAN Enable/Disable UPC-A/UPC-E To enable or disable UPC-A or UPC-E, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable UPC-A Enable UPC-E Symbologies 8 - 5 Disable UPC-A Disable UPC-E...

  • Page 118: Enable/disable Upc-e1

    8 - 6 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Enable/Disable UPC-E1 UPC-E1 is disabled by default. To enable or disable UPC-E1, scan the appropriate bar code below. NOTE UPC-E1 is not a UCC (Uniform Code Council) approved symbology. Enable UPC-E1 Disable UPC-E1...

  • Page 119: Enable/disags1ble Ean-13/ean-8, Enable/disable Bookland Ean

    Enable/DisaGS1ble EAN-13/EAN-8 To enable or disable EAN-13 or EAN-8, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable EAN-13 Enable EAN-8 Enable/Disable Bookland EAN To enable or disable Bookland EAN, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Bookland EAN NOTE If you enable Bookland EAN, select a UPC/EAN Supplementals, Autodiscriminate UPC/EAN Supplementals, or Enable 978/979 Supplemental Mode in Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals on page...

  • Page 120: Decode Upc/ean/jan Supplementals

    8 - 8 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals Supplementals are bar codes appended according to specific format conventions (e.g., UPC A+2, UPC E+2, EAN 13+2). The following options are available: • If you select Ignore UPC/EAN with Supplementals, and the scanner is presented with a UPC/EAN plus supplemental symbol, the scanner decodes UPC/EAN and ignores the supplemental characters.

  • Page 121

    Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals (continued) Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Only With Supplementals (01h) Autodiscriminate UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals (02h) Enable 978/979 Supplemental Mode (05h) Symbologies Ignore Supplementals (00h) Enable 378/379 Supplemental Mode (04h) Enable 977 Supplemental Mode (07h) 8 - 9...

  • Page 122

    8 - 10 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals (continued) 414/419/434/439 Supplemental Mode Enable (06h) Enable Smart Supplemental Mode (03h) Supplemental User-Programmable Type 1 and 2 (0Ah) Smart Supplemental Plus User-Programmable 1 and 2 (0Ch) 491 Supplemental Mode...

  • Page 123: User-programmable Supplementals, Upc/ean/jan Supplemental Redundancy

    User-Programmable Supplementals If you selected a Supplemental User-Programmable option from 8-8, select User-Programmable Supplemental 1 to set the 3-digit prefix. Then select the 3 digits using the numeric bar codes beginning onpage D-1. prefix. Then select the 3 digits using the numeric bar codes beginning User-Programmable Supplemental 1 UPC/EAN/JAN Supplemental Redundancy With Autodiscriminate UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals selected, this option adjusts the number of times a...

  • Page 124: Transmit Upc-a Check Digit, Transmit Upc-e Check Digit

    8 - 12 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Transmit UPC-A Check Digit The check digit is the last character of the symbol used to verify the integrity of the data. Scan the appropriate bar code below to transmit the bar code data with or without the UPC-A check digit. It is always verified to guarantee the integrity of the data.

  • Page 125: Transmit Upc-e1 Check Digit, Upc-a Preamble

    Transmit UPC-E1 Check Digit The check digit is the last character of the symbol used to verify the integrity of the data. Scan the appropriate bar code below to transmit the bar code data with or without the UPC-E1 check digit. It is always verified to guarantee the integrity of the data.

  • Page 126: Upc-e Preamble

    8 - 14 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide UPC-E Preamble Preamble characters are part of the UPC symbol consisting of Country Code and System Character. Three options are given for transmitting UPC-E preamble to the host device: transmit System Character only, transmit System Character and Country Code (“0”...

  • Page 127: Upc-e1 Preamble, Convert Upc-e To Upc-a

    UPC-E1 Preamble Preamble characters are part of the UPC symbol consisting of Country Code and System Character. Three options are given for transmitting UPC-E1 preamble to the host device: transmit System Character only, transmit System Character and Country Code (“0” for USA), and no preamble transmitted. Scan a bar code below to match the host system.

  • Page 128: Convert Upc-e1 To Upc-a, Ean-8/jan-8 Extend

    8 - 16 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Convert UPC-E1 to UPC-A Enable this to convert UPC-E1 decoded data to UPC-A format before transmission. After conversion, the data follows UPC-A format and is affected by UPC-A programming selections (e.g., Preamble, Check Digit).

  • Page 129: Bookland Isbn Format

    Bookland ISBN Format If you enabled Bookland EAN using for Bookland data: • Bookland ISBN-10 - The scanner reports Bookland data starting with 978 in traditional 10-digit format with the special Bookland check digit for backward-compatibility. Data starting with 979 is not considered Bookland in this mode.

  • Page 130: Ucc Coupon Extended Code, Code 128, Enable/disable Code 128

    8 - 18 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide UCC Coupon Extended Code When enabled, this parameter decodes UPCA bar codes starting with digit ‘5’, EAN-13 bar codes starting with digit ‘99’, and UPCA/EAN-128 Coupon Codes. UPCA, EAN-13 and EAN-128 must be enabled to scan all types of Coupon Codes.

  • Page 131: Enable/disable Gs1-128 (formerly Ucc/ean-128), Enable/disable Isbt 128

    Enable/Disable GS1-128 (formerly UCC/EAN-128) To enable or disable GS1-128, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable GS1-128 Enable/Disable ISBT 128 ISBT 128 is a variant of Code 128 used in the blood bank industry. Scan the appropriate bar code below to enable or disable ISBT 128.

  • Page 132: Enable/disable Code 39, Enable/disable Trioptic Code 39

    8 - 20 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Code 39 Enable/Disable Code 39 To enable or disable Code 39, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Code 39 Enable/Disable Trioptic Code 39 Trioptic Code 39 is a variant of Code 39 used in the marking of computer tape cartridges. Trioptic Code 39 symbols always contain six characters.

  • Page 133: Convert Code 39 To Code 32, Code 32 Prefix

    Convert Code 39 to Code 32 Code 32 is a variant of Code 39 used by the Italian pharmaceutical industry. Scan the appropriate bar code below to enable or disable converting Code 39 to Code 32. NOTE Code 39 must be enabled for this parameter to function. Enable Convert Code 39 to Code 32 Code 32 Prefix Scan the appropriate bar code below to enable or disable adding the prefix character “A”...

  • Page 134: Set Lengths For Code 39

    8 - 22 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Code 39 The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s) the code contains. Set lengths for Code 39 to any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range.

  • Page 135: Code 39 Check Digit Verification, Transmit Code 39 Check Digit

    Code 39 Check Digit Verification When this feature is enabled, the scanner checks the integrity of all Code 39 symbols to verify that the data complies with specified check digit algorithm. Only Code 39 symbols which include a modulo 43 check digit are decoded.

  • Page 136: Code 39 Full Ascii Conversion, Code 39 Buffering (scan & Store)

    8 - 24 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion Code 39 Full ASCII is a variant of Code 39 which pairs characters to encode the full ASCII character set. To enable or disable Code 39 Full ASCII, scan the appropriate bar code below.

  • Page 137

    Code 39 Buffering (Scan & Store) (continued) This feature affects Code 39 only. If selecting Buffer Code 39, we recommend configuring the scanner to decode Code 39 symbology only. Buffer Code 39 (Enable) While there is data in the transmission buffer, selecting Do Not Buffer Code 39 is not allowed. The buffer holds 200 bytes of information.

  • Page 138

    8 - 26 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide NOTE Because the Clear Buffer contains only the dash (minus) character, set the Code 39 length to include length 1 before scanning this bar code. Transmit Buffer There are two methods to transmit the Code 39 buffer.

  • Page 139: Enable/disable Code 93, Set Lengths For Code 93

    Code 93 Enable/Disable Code 93 To enable or disable Code 93, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Code 93 Set Lengths for Code 93 The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s) the code contains.

  • Page 140

    8 - 28 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Code 93 (continued) Code 93 - One Discrete Length Code 93 - Length Within Range Code 11 Code 11 To enable or disable Code 11, scan the appropriate bar code below.

  • Page 141: Set Lengths For Code 11

    Set Lengths for Code 11 The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s) the code contains. Set lengths for Code 11 to any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range.

  • Page 142: Code 11 Check Digit Verification, Transmit Code 11 Check Digits

    8 - 30 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Code 11 Check Digit Verification This feature allows the scanner to check the integrity of all Code 11 symbols to verify that the data complies with the specified check digit algorithm. This selects the check digit mechanism for the decoded Code 11 bar code. The options are to check for one check digit, check for two check digits, or disable the feature.

  • Page 143: Interleaved 2 Of 5 (itf), Enable/disable Interleaved 2 Of 5

    Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF) Enable/Disable Interleaved 2 of 5 To enable or disable Interleaved 2 of 5, scan the appropriate bar code below, and select an Interleaved 2 of 5 length from the following pages. Enable Interleaved 2 of 5 Set Lengths for Interleaved 2 of 5 The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s) the code contains.

  • Page 144

    8 - 32 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Interleaved 2 of 5 (continued) I 2 of 5 - One Discrete Length I 2 of 5 - Two Discrete Lengths I 2 of 5 - Length Within Range...

  • Page 145: I 2 Of 5 Check Digit Verification, Transmit I 2 Of 5 Check Digit

    I 2 of 5 Check Digit Verification When this feature is enabled, the scanner checks the integrity of all I 2 of 5 symbols to verify the data complies with either the specified Uniform Symbology Specification (USS), or the Optical Product Code Council (OPCC) check digit algorithm.

  • Page 146: Discrete 2 Of 5 (dtf), Enable/disable Discrete 2 Of 5

    8 - 34 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN-13 Enable this parameter to convert 14-character I 2 of 5 codes to EAN-13, and transmit to the host as EAN-13. To accomplish this, the I 2 of 5 code must be enabled, and the code must have a leading zero and a valid EAN-13 check digit.

  • Page 147: Set Lengths For Discrete 2 Of 5

    Set Lengths for Discrete 2 of 5 The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s) the code contains. Set lengths for D 2 of 5 to any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range.

  • Page 148: Chinese 2 Of, Enable/disable Chinese 2 Of 5, Codabar (nw - 7), Enable/disable Codabar

    8 - 36 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Chinese 2 of 5 Enable/Disable Chinese 2 of 5 To enable or disable Chinese 2 of 5, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Chinese 2 of 5 Codabar (NW - 7) Enable/Disable Codabar To enable or disable Codabar, scan the appropriate bar code below.

  • Page 149: Set Lengths For Codabar

    Set Lengths for Codabar The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s) the code contains. Set lengths for Codabar to any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range.

  • Page 150: Clsi Editing, Notis Editing

    8 - 38 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide CLSI Editing When enabled, this parameter strips the start and stop characters and inserts a space after the first, fifth, and tenth characters of a 14-character Codabar symbol. Enable this feature if your host system requires this data format.

  • Page 151: Enable/disable Msi, Set Lengths For Msi

    Enable/Disable MSI To enable or disable MSI, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable MSI Set Lengths for MSI The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s) the code contains. Set lengths for MSI to any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range. •...

  • Page 152: Msi Check Digits

    8 - 40 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for MSI (continued) MSI - One Discrete Length MSI - Length Within Range MSI Check Digits With MSI symbols, one check digit is mandatory and always verified by the reader. The second check digit is optional.

  • Page 153: Transmit Msi Check Digit(s), Msi Check Digit Algorithm

    Transmit MSI Check Digit(s) Scan the appropriate bar code below to transmit MSI data with or without the check digit. Transmit MSI Check Digit(s) (Enable) MSI Check Digit Algorithm Two algorithms are possible for the verification of the second MSI check digit. Select the bar code below corresponding to the algorithm used to encode your check digit.

  • Page 154: Gs1 Databar (formerly Rss, Reduced Space Symbology)

    8 - 42 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide GS1 DataBar (formerly RSS, Reduced Space Symbology) The variants of GS1 DataBar are GS1 DataBar-14, GS1 DataBar Expanded and GS1 DataBar Limited. GS1 DataBar-14 and GS1 DataBar Expanded include stacked versions. Scan the appropriate bar code below to enable or disable each variant of GS1 DataBar.

  • Page 155: Convert Gs1 Databar To Upc/ean

    Symbologies 8 - 43 Convert GS1 DataBar to UPC/EAN This parameter only applies to GS1 DataBar-14 and GS1 DataBar Limited symbols not decoded as part of a Composite symbol. Enable this to strip the leading '010' from GS1 DataBar-14 and GS1 DataBar Limited symbols encoding a single zero as the first digit, and report the bar code as EAN-13.

  • Page 156: Symbology - Specific Security Levels, Redundancy Level

    8 - 44 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Symbology - Specific Security Levels Redundancy Level The scanner offers four levels of decode redundancy. Select higher redundancy levels for decreasing levels of bar code quality. As redundancy levels increase, the scanner’s aggressiveness decreases.

  • Page 157

    Redundancy Level 4 The following code types must be successfully read three times before being decoded: Redundancy Level 4 Code Types Table 8-5 Code Type *Redundancy Level 1 Redundancy Level 3 Code Length Redundancy Level 2 Redundancy Level 4 Symbologies 8 - 45...

  • Page 158: Security Level

    8 - 46 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Security Level The scanner offers four levels of decode security for delta bar codes, which include the Code 128 family, UPC/EAN, and Code 93. Select increasing levels of security for decreasing levels of bar code quality. There is an inverse relationship between security and scanner aggressiveness, so choose only that level of security necessary for any given application.

  • Page 159: Bi-directional Redundancy, Symbology - Intercharacter Gap

    Symbologies 8 - 47 Bi-directional Redundancy Enable Bi-directional Redundancy to add security to linear code type security levels. When enabled, a bar code must be successfully scanned in both directions (forward and reverse) before reporting a good decode. Enable Bi-directional Redundancy Disable Bi-directional Redundancy Symbology - Intercharacter Gap The Code 39 and Codabar symbologies have an intercharacter gap that is customarily quite small.

  • Page 160

    8 - 48 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide...

  • Page 161: Chapter 9: 123scan Introduction, Communication With 123scan, Scan Parameter

    Chapter 9 123Scan Introduction 123Scan is a Windows ® -based utility that programs the scanner with all parameters including ADF rules. An ADF rule modifies bar code data before it is sent to the host to ensure compatibility between bar coded data and the host application.

  • Page 162

    9 - 2 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide...

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    123Scan 9 - 3...

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    9 - 4 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide...

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    123Scan 9 - 5...

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    9 - 6 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide...

  • Page 167

    Appendix A Standard Defaults All Default Parameters Table A-1 Parameter User Preferences Set Default Parameter Beeper Tone Beeper Volume Power Mode Scan Line Width Laser On Time Beep After Good Decode Transmit Code ID Character Prefix Value Suffix Value Scan Data Transmission Format FN1 Substitution Values Transmit “No Read”...

  • Page 168

    A - 2 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide All Default Parameters (Continued) Table A-1 Parameter Keystroke Delay Intra-Keystroke Delay Alternate Numeric Keypad Emulation Caps Lock On Caps Lock Override Convert Wedge Data Function Key Mapping FN1 Substitution Send and Make Break...

  • Page 169

    All Default Parameters (Continued) Table A-1 Parameter USB Ignore Unknown Characters Emulate Keypad USB FN1 Substitution Function Key Mapping Simulated Caps Lock Convert Case UPC/EAN UPC-A UPC-E UPC-E1 EAN-8/JAN 8 EAN-13/JAN 13 Bookland EAN Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals (2 and 5 digits) User-Programmable Supplementals Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplemental Redundancy Transmit UPC-A Check Digit...

  • Page 170

    A - 4 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide All Default Parameters (Continued) Table A-1 Parameter Code 128 Code 128 GS1-128 (formerly UCC/EAN-128) ISBT 128 (non-concatenated) Code 39 Code 39 Trioptic Code 39 Convert Code 39 to Code 32 (Italian Pharmacy Code)

  • Page 171

    All Default Parameters (Continued) Table A-1 Parameter Discrete 2 of 5 (DTF) Discrete 2 of 5 Set Length(s) for D 2 of 5 Chinese 2 of 5 Enable/Disable Chinese 2 of 5 Codabar (NW - 7) Codabar Set Lengths for Codabar CLSI Editing NOTIS Editing Set Length(s) for MSI...

  • Page 172

    Appendix B Programming Reference Symbol Code Identifiers Symbol Code Characters Table B-1 Code Character Code Type UPC-A, UPC-E, UPC-E1, EAN-8, EAN-13 Code 39, Code 39 Full ASCII, Code 32 Codabar Code 128, ISBT 128 Code 93 Interleaved 2 of 5 Discrete 2 of 5, or Discrete 2 of 5 IATA Code 11 GS1-128...

  • Page 173

    AIM Code Identifiers Each AIM Code Identifier contains the three-character string ]cm where: Flag Character (ASCII 93) Code Character (see Modifier Character (see Aim Code Characters Table B-2 Code Character The modifier character is the sum of the applicable option values based on Modifier Characters Table B-3 Code Type...

  • Page 174

    B - 3 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Modifier Characters (Continued) Table B-3 Code Type Trioptic Code 39 Example: A Trioptic bar code 412356 is transmitted as ]X0412356 Code 128 Example: A Code (EAN) 128 bar code with Function 1 character...

  • Page 175

    Modifier Characters (Continued) Table B-3 Code Type Option Value Bookland EAN Example: A Bookland EAN bar code 123456789X is transmitted as ]X0123456789X Code 11 GS1 DataBar Family Example: A GS1 DataBar-14 bar code 100123456788902 is transmitted as ]e001100123456788902. Programming Reference Option No options specified at this time.

  • Page 176: Upc-a, 100%, Ean-13, 100%

    Appendix C Sample Bar Codes Code 39 123ABC UPC/EAN UPC-A, 100% EAN-13, 100% 3 456789 012340 12345 67890...

  • Page 177

    Sample Bar Codes C - 2 Code 128 12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234 Interleaved 2 of 5 12345678901231...

  • Page 178

    C - 3 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide GS1 DataBar NOTE GS1 DataBar variants must be enabled to read the bar codes below (see GS1 DataBar (formerly RSS, Reduced Space Symbology) on page 8-42). 10293847560192837465019283746029478450366523 (GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked) 1234890hjio9900mnb...

  • Page 179

    Sample Bar Codes C - 4 GS1 DataBar-14 55432198673467 (GS1 DataBar-14 Truncated) 90876523412674 (GS1 DataBar-14 Stacked) 78123465709811 (GS1 DataBar-14 Stacked Omni-Directional)

  • Page 180

    C - 5 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide...

  • Page 181

    Appendix D Numeric Bar Codes Numeric Bar Codes For parameters requiring specific numeric values, scan the appropriately numbered bar code(s).

  • Page 182

    D - 2 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Numeric Bar Codes (continued)

  • Page 183

    Numeric Bar Codes D - 3 Cancel To correct an error or change a selection, scan the bar code below. Cancel...

  • Page 184

    D - 4 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide...

  • Page 185

    Appendix E ASCII Character Sets ASCII Value - Code 39 Encode - Keystroke Table E-1 ASCII Value 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 The keystroke in bold is sent only if the “Function Key Mapping” is enabled. Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke is sent.

  • Page 186

    E - 2 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide ASCII Value - Code 39 Encode - Keystroke (Continued) Table E-1 ASCII Value 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034...

  • Page 187

    ASCII Value - Code 39 Encode - Keystroke (Continued) Table E-1 ASCII Value 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 1061 1062 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 The keystroke in bold is sent only if the “Function Key Mapping”...

  • Page 188

    E - 4 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide ASCII Value - Code 39 Encode - Keystroke (Continued) Table E-1 ASCII Value 1072 1073 1074 1075 1076 1077 1078 1079 1080 1081 1082 1083 1084 1085 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090...

  • Page 189

    ASCII Value - Code 39 Encode - Keystroke (Continued) Table E-1 ASCII Value 1100 1101 1102 1103 1104 1105 1106 1107 1108 1109 1110 1111 1112 1113 1114 1115 1116 1117 1118 1119 1120 1121 1122 1123 1124 1125 1126 The keystroke in bold is sent only if the “Function Key Mapping”...

  • Page 190

    E - 6 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide ALT Key Standard Defaults Table E-2 ALT Keys 2064 2065 2066 2067 2068 2069 2070 2071 2072 2073 2074 2075 2076 2077 2078 2079 2080 2081 2082 2083 2084 2085 2086 2087...

  • Page 191

    Miscellaneous Key Standard Defaults Table E-3 Misc. Key 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 Keystroke PA 1 PA 2 CMD 1 CMD 2 CMD 3 CMD 4 CMD 5 CMD 6 CMD 7 CMD 8 CMD 9...

  • Page 192

    E - 8 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide GUI Shift Keys Table E-4 Other Value 3048 3049 3050 3051 3052 3053 3054 3055 3056 3057 3065 3066 3067 3068 3069 3070 3071 3072 3073 3074 3075 3076 3077 3078 3079...

  • Page 193

    GUI Shift Keys (Continued) Table E-4 Other Value 3081 GUI Q 3082 GUI R 3083 GUI S 3084 GUI T 3085 GUI U 3086 GUI V 3087 GUI W 3088 GUI X 3089 GUI Y 3090 GUI Z GUI Shift Keys ™...

  • Page 194

    E - 10 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide PF Key Standard Default Table (Continued) Table E-5 PF Keys 4014 4015 4016 F key Standard Default Table Table E-6 F Keys 5001 5002 5003 5004 5005 5006 5007 5008 5009 5010...

  • Page 195

    F key Standard Default Table (Continued) Table E-6 F Keys 5022 5023 5024 Numeric Key Standard Default Table Table E-7 Numeric Keypad 6042 6043 6044 6045 6046 6047 6048 6049 6050 6051 6052 6053 6054 6055 6056 6057 6058 6059 Keystroke F 22 F 23...

  • Page 196

    E - 12 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide Extended Keypad Standard Default Table Table E-8 Extended Keypad 7001 7002 7003 7004 7005 7006 7007 7008 7009 7010 7011 7012 7013 7014 7015 7016 7017 7018 Keystroke Break Delete Pg Up...

  • Page 197

    Index Numerics 123Scan configuration ......9-1 invalid rule ......3-2 rules .

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    Index - 2 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide code 11 check digit verification ..8-30 code 11 lengths ..... 8-29 code 11, transmit check digits .

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    unknown characters ....5-6, 6-16, 7-8 user preferences ......4-2 xon/xoff .

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    Index - 4 Symbol LS1203 Product Reference Guide unpacking ......1-2 signal descriptions .

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    1-800-927-9626 http://www.motorola.com/enterprisemobility MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo and Symbol and the Symbol logo are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2008...

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