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  • Page 1 Symbol DS9808 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 3 Symbol DS9808 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 72E-112999-01 Revision 10 March 2009...
  • Page 4 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.
  • Page 5: Revision History

    Revision History Changes to the original manual are listed below: Change Date Description -01 Rev .1 09/2008 Beta draft. -01 Rev .2 10/2008 Beta draft. -01 Rev .3 11/2008 T&V draft. -01 Rev .4 11/2008 T&V draft. -01 Rev .5 12/2008 T&V draft.
  • Page 6 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents About This Guide Introduction ........................xiii Configurations........................ xiii Chapter Descriptions ..................... xiv Notational Conventions....................xv Related Documents ....................... xv Service Information......................xvi Chapter 1: Getting Started Introduction ........................1-1 Interfaces ........................1-2 Unpacking ........................1-2 Setting Up the Digital Scanner ..................1-3 Installing the Interface Cable ..................
  • Page 8 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Chapter 3: Maintenance & Technical Specifications Introduction ........................3-1 Maintenance ......................... 3-1 Troubleshooting ......................3-2 Technical Specifications ....................3-5 Digital Scanner Signal Descriptions ................3-7 Chapter 4: User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options Introduction ........................4-1 Scanning Sequence Examples ..................
  • Page 9 Table of Contents Imaging Preferences ..................... 5-4 Operational Modes ....................5-4 Image Capture Illumination ..................5-5 Gain/Exposure Priority for Snapshot Mode ............. 5-6 Snapshot Mode Timeout ..................5-7 Snapshot Aiming Pattern ..................5-7 Image Cropping ...................... 5-8 Crop to Pixel Addresses ..................5-9 Image Size (Number of Pixels) ................
  • Page 10 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide RS-232 Host Parameters ....................7-4 RS-232 Host Types ....................7-6 Baud Rate ....................... 7-7 Parity ........................7-9 Data Bits ......................... 7-9 Check Receive Errors ..................... 7-10 Hardware Handshaking ..................7-10 Software Handshaking .................... 7-12 Host Serial Response Time-out ................
  • Page 11 Table of Contents Errors While Scanning ....................10-2 Symbology Parameter Defaults ..................10-2 UPC/EAN ........................10-7 Enable/Disable UPC-A .................... 10-7 Enable/Disable UPC-E .................... 10-7 Enable/Disable UPC-E1 ..................10-8 Enable/Disable EAN-8/JAN-8 ................. 10-8 Enable/Disable EAN-13/JAN-13 ................10-9 Enable/Disable Bookland EAN ................10-9 Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals ..............
  • Page 12 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Transmit Code 11 Check Digits ................10-40 Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF) ....................10-40 Enable/Disable Interleaved 2 of 5 ................10-40 Set Lengths for Interleaved 2 of 5 ................10-41 I 2 of 5 Check Digit Verification ................10-43 Transmit I 2 of 5 Check Digit ...................
  • Page 13 Table of Contents UPC Composite Mode .................... 10-66 Composite Beep Mode ................... 10-67 GS1-128 Emulation Mode for UCC/EAN Composite Codes ........10-67 2D Symbologies ......................10-68 Enable/Disable PDF417 ..................10-68 Enable/Disable MicroPDF417 ................. 10-68 Code 128 Emulation ....................10-69 Data Matrix ......................10-70 Data Matrix Inverse ....................
  • Page 14 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Appendix A: Standard Default Parameters Appendix B: Programming Reference Symbol Code Identifiers ....................B-1 AIM Code Identifiers ..................... B-3 Appendix C: Sample Bar Codes Code 39 ........................C-1 UPC/EAN ........................C-1 UPC-A, 100% ......................C-1 EAN-13, 100% ......................
  • Page 15: About This Guide

    About This Guide Introduction The Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide provides general instructions for setting up, operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting the Symbol DS9808 digital scanner. Configurations This guide includes the following configurations: • DS9808-SR00007NNWR - DS9808 digital scanner, standard range •...
  • Page 16: Chapter Descriptions

    Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Chapter Descriptions Topics covered in this guide are as follows: • Chapter 1, Getting Started provides a product overview, unpacking instructions, and cable connection information. • Chapter 2, Scanning describes parts of the digital scanner, beeper and LED definitions, and how to use the scanner in hand-held and hands-free (presentation) modes.
  • Page 17: Notational Conventions

    Indicates Default Related Documents • Symbol DS9808 Quick Start Guide, p/n 72-109917-xx - provides general information for getting started with the Symbol DS9808 digital scanner, and includes basic set up and operation instructions. • Advanced Data Formatting Programmer Guide, p/n 72E-69680-xx - provides information on ADF, a means of customizing data before transmission to a host.
  • Page 18: Service Information

    Software type and version number Motorola responds to calls by e-mail, telephone or fax within the time limits set forth in service 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.
  • Page 19: Chapter 1 Getting Started

    Chapter 1 Getting Started Introduction The Symbol DS9808 combines superior 1D and 2D omnidirectional bar code scanning and sub-second image capture and transfer with a light-weight, hands-free/hand-held design. The digital scanner’s built-in stand seamlessly accommodates both counter-top and hand-held use. Whether in hands-free (presentation) or hand-held mode, the digital scanner ensures comfort and ease of use for extended periods of time.
  • Page 20: Interfaces

    1 - 2 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Interfaces The DS9808 digital scanner supports: • USB connection to a host. The digital scanner autodetects a USB host and defaults to the HID keyboard interface type. Select other USB interface types by scanning programming bar code menus.This interface supports the following international keyboards (for Windows®...
  • Page 21: Setting Up The Digital Scanner

    Getting Started 1 - 3 Setting Up the Digital Scanner Installing the Interface Cable Plug the interface cable modular connector into the cable interface port on the bottom of the digital scanner’s base (see Figure 1-2). Gently tug the cable to ensure the connector is secure. Connect the other end of the interface cable to the host (see the specific host chapter for information on host connections).
  • Page 22: Connecting Power (If Required)

    1 - 4 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Follow the steps for Installing the Interface Cable to connect a new cable. Connecting Power (if required) If the host does not provide power to the digital scanner, connect an external power supply:...
  • Page 23: Accessories

    Getting Started 1 - 5 Slide the base of the digital scanner into the bracket, oriented so the scan window faces down. Inserting the Symbol DS9808 into the Wall Mount Bracket Figure 1-5 Accessories Required Accessories The digital scanner ships with an interface cable, a universal power supply, and the DS9808 Quick Start Guide. For additional items, contact your local Motorola representative or business partner.
  • Page 24 1 - 6 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 25: Chapter 2 Scanning

    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 Multifunction Trigger Interface cable port Beeper Parts Figure 2-1...
  • Page 26: Beeper Definitions

    2 - 2 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Beeper Definitions The digital scanner issues different beep sequences and patterns to indicate status. Table 2-1 defines beep sequences that occur during both normal scanning and while programming the digital scanner. Beeper Definitions...
  • Page 27 Scanning 2 - 3 Beeper Definitions (Continued) Table 2-1 Beeper Sequence Indication 3 long low beeps Out of memory. There is not enough buffer space to store the current MPDF symbol. 4 long low beeps Bad symbology. Scanned a 1D or 2D bar code in a MPDF sequence, a duplicate MPDF label, a label in an incorrect order, or trying to transmit an empty or illegal MPDF field.
  • Page 28: Led Definitions

    2 - 4 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide LED Definitions In addition to beep sequences, the digital scanner uses a two-color LED to indicate status. Table 2-2 defines LED colors that display during scanning. Standard LED Definitions Table 2-2 Indication...
  • Page 29: Scanning

    Scanning 2 - 5 Scanning The Symbol DS9808 has a built-in, light-weight stand to easily accommodate both hands-free (presentation) and hand-held scanning. NOTE Certain areas of the digital scanner’s handle may feel warm at times. This is normal. Hands-Free Scanning The digital scanner is in hands-free (presentation) mode when it sits on a countertop, or when it is mounted on a wall in the wall mount bracket.
  • Page 30: Aiming

    2 - 6 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide DS9808-LR/LL Multifunction Trigger The DS9808-LR/LL digital scanner includes a multifunction trigger which you can program to quickly switch between imaging, laser scanning, and/or RFID reading. See Multifunction Mode Triggering (DS9808-LR/LL Only) on page 4-19 for more information.
  • Page 31 Scanning 2 - 7 To scan a bar code, center the symbol in any orientation within the aiming pattern. Be sure the entire symbol is within the rectangular area formed by the cross pattern. 2D bar code 1D bar code Symbol Aiming Pattern Scanning Orientation with Imager Aiming Pattern...
  • Page 32: Decode Ranges

    2 - 8 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Decode Ranges DS9808-LR/LL 1D Laser Decode Distances Table 2-3 Typical Working Ranges Symbol Density Bar Code Type Near 5.0 mil Code 39 0 in / 0 cm 5.0 in / 12.7 cm...
  • Page 33: Chapter 3 Maintenance & Technical Specifications

    Chapter 3 Maintenance & Technical Specifications Introduction This chapter provides suggested digital scanner maintenance, troubleshooting, technical specifications, and signal descriptions (pinouts). Maintenance Cleaning the scan window is the only maintenance required. A dirty window can affect scanning accuracy. • Do not allow abrasive material to touch the window. •...
  • Page 34: Troubleshooting

    3 - 2 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Table 3-1 Problem Possible Causes Possible Solutions The aiming pattern does not No power to the digital scanner. If the configuration requires a power appear when pressing the supply, re-connect the power supply.
  • Page 35 Maintenance & Technical Specifications 3 - 3 Troubleshooting (Continued) Table 3-1 Problem Possible Causes Possible Solutions Digital scanner decodes bar Digital scanner is not programmed for Scan the appropriate host type code, but does not transmit the the correct host type. programming bar code.
  • Page 36 3 - 4 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Troubleshooting (Continued) Table 3-1 Problem Possible Causes Possible Solutions Digital scanner emits Clearing Code 39 buffer. Normal when scanning the Code 39 low/high/low beeps. Buffering Clear Buffer bar code or upon attempt to transmit an empty Code 39 buffer.
  • Page 37: Technical Specifications

    Maintenance & Technical Specifications 3 - 5 Technical Specifications Technical Specifications Table 3-2 Item Description Physical Characteristics Dimensions 8 in. (max) H x 5.4 in. L x 3.4 in. W 20.3 cm (max) H x 13.7 cm L x 8.6 cm W Weight 12 oz.
  • Page 38 3 - 6 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Technical Specifications (Continued) Table 3-2 Item Description Interfaces Supported The scanner supports the following protocols over USB: HID Keyboard (default mode), SNAPI, COM Port Emulation, IBM SurePOS (Yellowstone) (IBM Handheld, IBM Tabletop, OPOS)
  • Page 39: Digital Scanner Signal Descriptions

    Interface cable modular connector Digital Scanner Cable Pinouts Figure 3-1 The signal descriptions in Table 3-3 apply to the connectors on the Symbol DS9808 digital scanner and are for reference only. Symbol DS9808 Digital Scanner Signal Pin-outs Table 3-3 Keyboard RS-232...
  • Page 40 3 - 8 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 41: Chapter 4 User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options

    Chapter 4 User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options Introduction You can program the digital scanner to perform various functions, or activate different features. This chapter describes each user preference feature and provides programming bar codes for selecting these features. The digital scanner ships with the settings shown in Table 4-1 on page 4-2 (also see...
  • Page 42: Scanning Sequence Examples

    4 - 2 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Scanning Sequence Examples In most cases, scanning one bar code sets the parameter value. For example, to set the beeper tone to high, scan the High Frequency (beeper tone) bar code listed under Beeper Tone on page 4-6.
  • Page 43 User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 3 User Preferences Parameter Defaults (Continued) Table 4-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Multifunction Triggering (DS9808-LR/LL Only) Single Trigger 4-19 Trigger A F1 77h Laser Preferred Decoding 4-20 Trigger B F1 78h Trigger A value 4-21...
  • Page 44: User Preferences

    4 - 4 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide User Preferences Set Default Parameter You can reset the digital scanner to two types of defaults: factory defaults or custom defaults. Scan the appropriate bar code below to reset the decoder to its default settings and/or set its current settings as custom defaults.
  • Page 45: Parameter Bar Code Scanning

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 5 Parameter Bar Code Scanning Parameter # ECh To disable the decoding of parameter bar codes, including the Set Defaults parameter bar codes, scan the Disable Parameter Scanning bar code below. To enable decoding of parameter bar codes, scan Enable Parameter Scanning.
  • Page 46: Beeper Tone

    4 - 6 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Beeper Tone Parameter # 91h To select a decode beep frequency (tone), scan one of the following bar codes. (03h) Low Tone (02h) Medium Tone (01h) High Tone (00h) Medium to High Tone (2-tone)
  • Page 47: Beeper Volume

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 7 Beeper Volume Parameter # 8Ch To select a beeper volume, scan the Low Volume, Medium Volume, or High Volume bar code. Low Volume (02h) Medium Volume (01h) High Volume (00h)
  • Page 48: Beeper Duration

    4 - 8 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Beeper Duration Parameter # F1 74h To select the duration for the beeper, scan one of the following bar codes. Short (00h) Medium (01h) Long (02h)
  • Page 49: Hands-Free Mode

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 9 Hands-Free Mode Parameter # F1h 76h In hands-free mode, when you place the digital scanner on the countertop, it automatically triggers when presented with a bar code. Lifting the digital scanner causes it to behave according to the setting of the Hand-Held Trigger Mode on page 4-18.
  • Page 50: Digital Scanner Activity Modes

    4 - 10 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Digital Scanner Activity Modes The digital scanner is capable of four modes of activity: • Active Mode - The digital scanner uses full illumination for active scanning. • Idle Mode - In presentation mode only, the digital scanner’s illumination dims after a programmable time period.
  • Page 51 User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 11 Time Delay to Presentation Idle Mode Parameter # F1 97h In Presentation Mode, this parameter sets the time the digital scanner remains active before entering idle mode with dim illumination. The digital scanner wakes upon presentation of a bar code or a trigger pull. Disable (00h) 1 Second...
  • Page 52 4 - 12 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Time Delay to Presentation Idle Mode (continued) 30 Minutes (1Dh) 45 Minutes (1Eh) 1 Hour (21h) 3 Hours (23h) 6 Hours (26h) 9 Hours (29h)
  • Page 53 User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 13 Time Delay to Presentation Sleep Mode Parameter # F1 96h In Presentation Mode, this parameter sets the time the digital scanner remains active before entering sleep mode with no illumination. The digital scanner wakes when it senses motion, upon presentation of a bar code, or a trigger pull.
  • Page 54 4 - 14 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Time Delay to Presentation Sleep Mode (continued) 15 Minutes (1Bh) 30 Minutes (1Dh) 45 Minutes (1Eh) *1 Hour (21h) 3 Hours (23h) 6 Hours (26h) 9 Hours (29h)
  • Page 55 User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 15 Low Power Mode Parameter # 80h If enabled, the digital scanner enters a low power consumption mode after Sleep Mode has expired, in which the LEDs turn off in order to conserve energy and prolong the life of the scanner. In hand-held mode, this occurs immediately after the programmed Time Delay to Low Power Mode.
  • Page 56 4 - 16 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Time Delay to Low Power Mode Parameter # 92h NOTE This parameter only applies when Low Power Mode is enabled. This parameter sets the time the digital scanner remains active before entering lower power mode (after the...
  • Page 57 User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 17 Time Delay to Low Power Mode (continued) 30 Minutes (2Dh) 45 Minutes (2Eh) 1 Hour (31h) 3 Hours (33h) 6 Hours (36h) 9 Hours (39h)
  • Page 58: Hand-Held Trigger Mode

    4 - 18 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Hand-Held Trigger Mode Parameter # 8Ah Select one of the following trigger modes for the digital scanner: • Standard (Level) - A trigger pull activates decode processing. Decode processing continues until the bar code decodes, you release the trigger, or the Decode Session Timeout occurs.
  • Page 59: Multifunction Mode Triggering (Ds9808-Lr/Ll Only)

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 19 Multifunction Mode Triggering (DS9808-LR/LL Only) NOTE Multifunction Mode Triggering is only available in the dual-engine (imager and laser) models of the digital scanner. You can set trigger options for each of the digital scanner’s trigger positions. For example, set Trigger A (pressed with your index finger) to imager decoding, set Trigger B (pressed with your middle finger) for laser decoding, and set Trigger A + B (pressed with both fingers) to RFID reading.
  • Page 60 4 - 20 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Trigger A (DS9808-LR/LL Only) Parameter # F1 77h Laser Preferred Decoding (00h) Imager Decoding (01h) RFID Reading (02h) Imager Plus RFID (03h) Laser Preferred Plus RFID (04h) Laser Only Decoding (06h)
  • Page 61 User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 21 Trigger B (DS9808-LR/LL Only) Parameter # F1 78h Laser Preferred Decoding (00h) Imager Decoding (01h) RFID Reading (02h) Imager Plus RFID (03h) Preferred Laser Plus RFID (04h) Set to Trigger A Value (05h) Laser Only Decoding (06h)
  • Page 62 4 - 22 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Trigger A+B (DS9808-LR/LL Only) Parameter # F1 79h Laser Preferred Decoding (00h) Imager Decoding (01h) RFID Reading (02h) Imager Plus RFID (03h) Preferred Laser Plus RFID (04h) *Ignore Dual Trigger Pull (Use Mode of First Trigger Pull)
  • Page 63 User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 23 Laser Preferred Timeout (DS9808-LR/LL Only) Parameter # F1 7Dh If Multifunction Mode Triggering is set to Laser Preferred Decoding, use this parameter to set the time period that the laser remains on before using the imager if a decode does not occur. To set the timeout, scan the bar code below, followed by two bar codes from Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes that...
  • Page 64: Host Triggering (Ds9808-Lr/Ll Only)

    4 - 24 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Dual Trigger Processing (DS9808-LR/LL Only) Parameter # F1 7Bh Select whether the digital scanner processes the first trigger pull immediately, or waits until the Dual Trigger Debounce Timeout expires before processing. If the second trigger pull occurs within the timeout, the scanner switches to the combination function.
  • Page 65 User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 25 Host Triggering (continued) Laser Preferred Decoding (00h) Imager Decoding (01h) RFID Reading (02h) Imager Plus RFID (03h) Preferred Laser Plus RFID (04h) Laser Only Decoding (06h)
  • Page 66: Picklist Mode

    4 - 26 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Picklist Mode Parameter # F0h 92h Picklist mode enables the digital scanner to decode only bar codes that are aligned under the laser crosshair. Select one of the following picklist modes for the digital scanner: •...
  • Page 67: Continuous Bar Code Read

    Continuous Bar Code Read Parameter # F1 89h Enable this to report every bar code while the trigger is pressed. NOTE Motorola strongly recommends enabling Picklist Mode on page 4-26 with this feature. Disabling Picklist Mode can cause accidental decodes when more than one bar code is in the imaging engine's field of view.
  • Page 68: Timeout Between Decodes, Same Symbol

    4 - 28 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Timeout Between Decodes, Same Symbol Parameter # 89h Use this option in presentation mode and Continuous Bar Code Read to prevent the beeper from continuously beeping when a symbol is left in the digital scanner’s field of view. It is programmable in 0.1 second increments from 0.0 to 9.9 seconds.
  • Page 69: Fuzzy 1D Processing

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 29 Fuzzy 1D Processing Parameter # F1h 02h This option is enabled by default to optimize decode performance on 1D bar codes, including damaged and poor quality symbols. Disable this only if you experience time delays when decoding 2D bar codes, or in detecting a no decode.
  • Page 70: Hand-Held Decode Aiming Pattern

    4 - 30 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Hand-Held Decode Aiming Pattern Parameter # F0h, 32h Select Enable Hand-Held Decode Aiming Pattern to project the aiming pattern during bar code capture, Disable Hand-Held Decode Aiming Pattern to turn the aiming pattern off, or Enable Hand-Held Decode Aiming Pattern on PDF to project the aiming pattern when the digital scanner detects a 2D bar code.
  • Page 71: Hands-Free Decode Aiming Pattern

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 31 Hands-Free Decode Aiming Pattern Parameter # F1h, 4Eh Select Enable Hands-Free Decode Aiming Pattern to project the aiming pattern during bar code capture, Disable Hands-Free Decode Aiming Pattern to turn the aiming pattern off, or Enable Hands-Free Decode Aiming Pattern on PDF to project the aiming pattern when the digital scanner detects a 2D bar code.
  • Page 72: Presentation Mode Field Of View

    4 - 32 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Presentation Mode Field of View Parameter # F1h 61h In presentation mode, by default the digital scanner searches the larger area of the aiming pattern ( Full Field of View To search for a bar code in a smaller region around the aiming pattern’s center cross in order to speed search time,...
  • Page 73: Decoding Illumination (Hand-Held Mode Only)

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 33 Decoding Illumination (Hand-Held Mode only) Parameter # F0h, 2Ah When in hand-held mode, selecting Enable Decoding Illumination causes the digital scanner to flash illumination to aid decoding. Select Disable Decoding Illumination to prevent the digital scanner from using decoding illumination.
  • Page 74: Miscellaneous Scanner Parameters

    4 - 34 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Miscellaneous Scanner Parameters Transmit Code ID Character Parameter # 2Dh A Code ID character identifies the code type of a scanned bar code. This is useful when decoding more than one code type. In addition to any single character prefix already selected, the Code ID character is inserted between the prefix and the decoded symbol.
  • Page 75: Prefix/Suffix Values

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 35 Prefix/Suffix Values Key Category Parameter # P = 63h, S1 = 62h, S2 = 64h Decimal Value Parameter # P = 69h, S1 = 68h, S2 = 6Ah You can append a prefix and/or one or two suffixes to scan data for use in data editing. To set a value for a prefix or suffix, scan a four-digit number (i.e., four bar codes from Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes) that corresponds to that...
  • Page 76: Scan Data Transmission Format

    4 - 36 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Scan Data Transmission Format Parameter # EBh To change the scan data format, scan one of the following eight bar codes corresponding to the desired format. NOTE If using this parameter do not use ADF rules to set the prefix/suffix...
  • Page 77: Fn1 Substitution Values

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 37 Scan Data Transmission Format (continued) <PREFIX> <DATA> <SUFFIX 1> (05h) <PREFIX> <DATA> <SUFFIX 2> (06h) <PREFIX> <DATA> <SUFFIX 1> <SUFFIX 2> (07h) FN1 Substitution Values Key Category Parameter # 67h Decimal Value Parameter # 6Dh The Wedge and USB HID Keyboard hosts support a FN1 Substitution feature.
  • Page 78: Transmit "No Read" Message

    4 - 38 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Transmit “No Read” Message Parameter # 5Eh Scan a bar code below to select whether or not to transmit a No Read message. Enable this to transmit the characters NR when a successful decode does not occur before trigger release or the Decode Session Timeout expires.
  • Page 79: Chapter 5 Imaging Preferences

    Chapter 5 Imaging Preferences Introduction You can program the digital scanner to perform various functions, or activate different features. This chapter describes imaging preference features and provides programming bar codes for selecting these features. The digital scanner ships with the settings in Imaging Preferences Parameter Defaults on page 5-2 (also see Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters...
  • Page 80: Scanning Sequence Examples

    5 - 2 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Scanning Sequence Examples In most cases scanning one bar code sets the parameter value. For example, to disable image capture illumination, scan the Disable Image Capture Illumination bar code under Image Capture Illumination on page 5-5.
  • Page 81 Imaging Preferences 5 - 3 Imaging Preferences Parameter Defaults (Continued) Table 5-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number JPEG Quality and Size Value F0h 31h 5-12 Image Enhancement F1h 34h Off (0) 5-13 Image File Format Selection F0h 30h JPEG 5-14 Bits per Pixel (BPP) F0h 2Fh...
  • Page 82: Imaging Preferences

    5 - 4 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Imaging Preferences The parameters in this chapter control image capture characteristics. Image capture occurs in all modes of operation, including decode and snapshot. Operational Modes The digital scanner has two modes of operation: •...
  • Page 83: Image Capture Illumination

    Imaging Preferences 5 - 5 Image Capture Illumination Parameter # F0h 69h Selecting Enable Image Capture Illumination causes illumination to turn on during every image capture. Disable illumination to prevent the digital scanner from using illumination. Enabling illumination usually results in superior images. The effectiveness of illumination decreases as the distance to the target increases.
  • Page 84: Gain/Exposure Priority For Snapshot Mode

    5 - 6 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Gain/Exposure Priority for Snapshot Mode Parameter # F1h, 32h This parameter alters the digital scanner’s gain exposure priority when it acquires an image in Snapshot Mode in auto exposure mode. • Scan Low Exposure Priority to set a mode in which the digital scanner favors higher gain over exposure to capture an image.
  • Page 85: Snapshot Mode Timeout

    Imaging Preferences 5 - 7 Snapshot Mode Timeout Parameter # F0h, 43h This parameter sets the amount of time the digital scanner remains in Snapshot Mode. The digital scanner exits Snapshot Mode when you pull the trigger, or when the Snapshot Mode Timeout elapses. To set this timeout value, scan the bar code below followed by a bar code from Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes.
  • Page 86: Image Cropping

    5 - 8 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Image Cropping Parameter # F0h, 2Dh This parameter crops a captured image. Select Disable Image Cropping to present the full 752 x 480 pixels. Select Enable Image Cropping to crop the image to the pixel addresses set in Crop to Pixel Addresses on page 5-9.
  • Page 87: Crop To Pixel Addresses

    Imaging Preferences 5 - 9 Crop to Pixel Addresses Parameter # F4h, F0h, 3Bh (Top) Parameter # F4h, F0h, 3Ch (Left) Parameter # F4h, F0h, 3Dh (Bottom) Parameter # F4h, F0h, 3Eh (Right) If you selected Enable Image Cropping, set the pixel addresses from (0,0) to (751,479) to crop to. Columns are numbered from 0 to 751, rows from 0 to 479.
  • Page 88: Image Size (Number Of Pixels)

    5 - 10 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Image Size (Number of Pixels) Parameter # F0h, 2Eh This option alters image resolution before compression. Multiple pixels are combined to one pixel, resulting in a smaller image containing the original content with reduced resolution.
  • Page 89: Image Brightness (Target White)

    Imaging Preferences 5 - 11 Image Brightness (Target White) Parameter # F0h 86h Type: Byte Range: 1 - 240 This parameter sets the Target White value used in Snapshot and Video Viewfinder mode when using auto exposure. White and black are defined as 240 decimal and 1, respectively. Setting the value to the factory default of 180 sets the white level of the image to ~180.
  • Page 90: Jpeg Target File Size

    5 - 12 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide JPEG Target File Size Parameter # F4h, F1h, 31h Type: Word Range: 5-350 This parameter defines the target JPEG file size in terms 1 Kilobytes (1024 bytes). The default value is 160 kB which represents 160 Kilobytes.
  • Page 91: Image Enhancement

    Imaging Preferences 5 - 13 Image Enhancement Parameter # F1h, 34h This parameter configures the digital scanner's Image Enhance feature. This feature uses a combination of edge sharpening and contrast enhancement to produce an image that is visually pleasing. The levels of image enhancement are: •...
  • Page 92: Image File Format Selector

    5 - 14 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Image File Format Selector Parameter # F0h, 30h Select an image format appropriate for the system (BMP, TIFF, or JPEG). The digital scanner stores captured images in the selected format. BMP File Format...
  • Page 93: Bits Per Pixel

    Imaging Preferences 5 - 15 Bits Per Pixel Parameter # F0h, 2Fh Select the number of significant bits per pixel (BPP) to use when capturing an image. Select 1 BPP for a black and white image, 4 BPP to assign 1 of 16 levels of grey to each pixel, or 8 BPP to assign 1 of 256 levels of grey to each pixel.
  • Page 94: Signature Capture

    5 - 16 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Signature Capture Parameter # 5Dh A signature capture bar code is a special-purpose symbology which delineates a signature capture area in a document with a machine-readable format. The recognition pattern is variable so it can optionally provide an index to various signatures.
  • Page 95: Signature Capture File Format Selector

    Imaging Preferences 5 - 17 Signature Capture File Format Selector Parameter # F0h, 39h Select a signature file format appropriate for the system (BMP, TIFF, or JPEG). The digital scanner stores captured signatures in the selected format. BMP Signature Format (03h) JPEG Signature Format (01h)
  • Page 96: Signature Capture Bits Per Pixel

    5 - 18 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Signature Capture Bits Per Pixel Parameter # F0h, 3Ah Select the number of significant bits per pixel (BPP) to use when capturing a signature. Select 1 BPP for a black and white image, 4 BPP to assign 1 of 16 levels of grey to each pixel, or 8 BPP to assign 1 of 256 levels of grey to each pixel.
  • Page 97: Signature Capture Width

    Imaging Preferences 5 - 19 Signature Capture Width Parameter # F4h, F0h, 6Eh The aspect ratio of the Signature Capture Width and Signature Capture Height parameters must match that of the signature capture area. For example, a 4 x 1 inch signature capture area would require a 4 to 1 aspect ratio of width to height.
  • Page 98: Video View Finder

    5 - 20 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Video View Finder Parameter # F0h, 44h Select Enable Video View Finder to project the video view finder, or Disable Video View Finder to turn the video view finder off. Disable Video View Finder...
  • Page 99: Chapter 6 Usb Interface

    Chapter 6 USB Interface Introduction This chapter describes how to set up the digital scanner with a USB host. The digital scanner connects directly to a USB host, or a powered USB hub, which powers it. No additional power supply is required. Throughout the programming bar code menus, asterisks ( ) indicate default values.
  • Page 100: Connecting A Usb Interface

    6 - 2 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Connecting a USB Interface Interface Cable USB Connector USB Connection Figure 6-1 The digital scanner connects with USB-capable hosts including: • Desktop PCs and notebooks • Apple™ iMac, G4, iBooks (North America only) •...
  • Page 101: Usb Parameter Defaults

    USB Interface 6 - 3 On first installation when using Windows, the software prompts to select or install the Human Interface Device driver. To install this driver, provided by Windows, click Next through all the choices and click Finished on the last choice.
  • Page 102: Usb Host Parameters

    6 - 4 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide USB Host Parameters USB Device Type Select the desired USB device type. NOTE When changing USB Device Types, the digital scanner automatically resets and issues the standard startup beep sequences. HID Keyboard Emulation...
  • Page 103: Symbol Native Api (Snapi) Status Handshaking

    USB Interface 6 - 5 USB Device Type (continued) Symbol Native API (SNAPI) with Imaging Interface Symbol Native API (SNAPI) without Imaging Interface Symbol Native API (SNAPI) Status Handshaking After selecting a SNAPI interface as the USB device type, select whether to enable or disable status handshaking. Enable SNAPI Status Handshaking Disable SNAPI Status Handshaking...
  • Page 104: Usb Country Keyboard Types - Country Codes

    6 - 6 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide 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 digital scanner automatically resets and issues the standard startup beep sequences.
  • Page 105 USB Interface 6 - 7 USB Country Keyboard Types - Country Codes (continued) French Belgian Windows Spanish Windows Italian Windows Swedish Windows UK English Windows Japanese Windows (ASCII) Portuguese-Brazilian Windows...
  • Page 106: Usb Keystroke Delay

    6 - 8 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide 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...
  • Page 107: Usb Ignore Unknown Characters

    USB Interface 6 - 9 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. Select Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters to send all bar code data except for unknown characters.
  • Page 108: Emulate Keypad With Leading Zero

    6 - 10 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Emulate Keypad with Leading Zero Enable this to send character sequences sent over the numeric keypad as ISO characters which have a leading zero. For example ASCII A transmits as “ALT MAKE” 0 0 6 5 “ALT BREAK”.
  • Page 109: Function Key Mapping

    USB Interface 6 - 11 Function Key Mapping ASCII values under 32 are normally sent as a control-key sequences (see Table 6-2 on page 6-13). Enable this parameter to send the keys in bold in place of the standard key mapping. Table entries that do not have a bold entry remain the same whether or not you enable this parameter.
  • Page 110: Convert Case

    6 - 12 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Convert Case Enable this to convert all bar code data to the selected case. No Case Conversion Convert All to Upper Case Convert All to Lower Case...
  • Page 111: Ascii Character Set For Usb

    USB Interface 6 - 13 ASCII Character Set for USB USB Prefix/Suffix Values Table 6-2 Full ASCII Code 39 Prefix/ Suffix Value Keystroke Encode Char.acter 1000 CTRL 2 1001 CTRL A 1002 CTRL B 1003 CTRL C 1004 CTRL D 1005 CTRL E 1006...
  • Page 112 6 - 14 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide USB Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Table 6-2 Full ASCII Code 39 Prefix/ Suffix Value Keystroke Encode Char.acter 1025 CTRL Y 1026 CTRL Z 1027 CTRL [/ESC 1028 CTRL \ 1029 CTRL ] 1030...
  • Page 113 USB Interface 6 - 15 USB Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Table 6-2 Full ASCII Code 39 Prefix/ Suffix Value Keystroke Encode Char.acter 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 < 1061 1062 > 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072...
  • Page 114 6 - 16 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide USB Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Table 6-2 Full ASCII Code 39 Prefix/ Suffix Value Keystroke Encode Char.acter 1081 1082 1083 1084 1085 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092 1093 1094 1095 1096...
  • Page 115 USB Interface 6 - 17 USB Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Table 6-2 Full ASCII Code 39 Prefix/ Suffix Value Keystroke Encode Char.acter 1109 1110 1111 1112 1113 1114 1115 1116 1117 1118 1119 1120 1121 1122 1123 1124 1125 1126 The keystroke in bold transmits only if you enable Function Key Mapping on page 6-11.
  • Page 116 6 - 18 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide USB ALT Key Character Set Table 6-3 ALT Keys Keystroke 2064 ALT 2 2065 ALT A 2066 ALT B 2067 ALT C 2068 ALT D 2069 ALT E 2070 ALT F 2071...
  • Page 117 USB Interface 6 - 19 USB GUI Key Character Set Table 6-4 GUI Key Keystroke 3000 Right Control Key 3048 GUI 0 3049 GUI 1 3050 GUI 2 3051 GUI 3 3052 GUI 4 3053 GUI 5 3054 GUI 6 3055 GUI 7 3056...
  • Page 118 6 - 20 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide USB GUI Key Character Set (Continued) Table 6-4 GUI Key Keystroke 3081 GUI Q 3082 GUI R 3083 GUI S 3084 GUI T 3085 GUI U 3086 GUI V 3087 GUI W...
  • Page 119 USB Interface 6 - 21 USB F Key Character Set Table 6-5 F Keys Keystroke 5001 5002 5003 5004 5005 5006 5007 5008 5009 5010 5011 5012 5013 5014 5015 5016 5017 5018 5019 5020 5021 5022 5023 5024...
  • Page 120 6 - 22 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide USB Numeric Keypad Character Set Table 6-6 Numeric Keypad Keystroke 6042 6043 6044 undefined 6045 6046 6047 6048 6049 6050 6051 6052 6053 6054 6055 6056 6057 6058 Enter 6059 Num Lock...
  • Page 121 USB Interface 6 - 23 USB Extended Keypad Character Set Table 6-7 Extended Keypad Keystroke 7001 Break 7002 Delete 7003 PgUp 7004 7005 Pg Dn 7006 Pause 7007 Scroll Lock 7008 Backspace 7009 7010 Print Screen 7011 Insert 7012 Home 7013 Enter 7014...
  • Page 122 6 - 24 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 123: Chapter 7 Rs-232 Interface

    TTL RS-232 signal levels, which interface with most system architectures. For NOTE system architectures requiring RS-232C signal levels, Motorola offers different cables providing TTL-to-RS-232C conversion. Contact Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support for more information. Throughout the programming bar code menus, asterisks ( ) indicate default values.
  • Page 124: Connecting An Rs-232 Interface

    7 - 2 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Connecting an RS-232 Interface Connect the digital scanner directly to the host computer. Interface Cable Serial Port Connector to Host Power Supply Cable RS-232 Direct Connection Figure 7-1 NOTE Interface cables vary depending on configuration. The connectors illustrated in...
  • Page 125: Rs-232 Parameter Defaults

    2 Sec 7-14 RTS Line State Low RTS 7-15 Beep on <BEL> Disable 7-15 Intercharacter Delay 0 msec 7-16 Nixdorf Beep/LED Options Normal Operation 7-17 Ignore Unknown Characters Send Bar Code 7-17 Note: The Symbol DS9808 supports one stop bit only.
  • Page 126: Rs-232 Host Parameters

    7 - 4 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide RS-232 Host Parameters Various RS-232 hosts use their own parameter default settings. Selecting standard, ICL, Fujitsu, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode A, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode B, OPOS/JPOS, Olivetti, or Omron sets the defaults listed in Table 7-2.
  • Page 127 RS-232 Interface 7 - 5 RS-232 Host Parameters (continued) Selecting ICL, Fujitsu, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode A, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode B, OPOS/JPOS, Olivetti, or Omron enables the transmission of code ID characters listed in Table 7-3. These code ID characters are not programmable and are separate from the Transmit Code ID feature.
  • Page 128: Host Types

    7 - 6 Symbol DS9808 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 Scanning Standard RS-232 activates the RS-232 driver, but does not change port settings (e.g., parity, data bits,...
  • Page 129: Baud Rate

    RS-232 Interface 7 - 7 RS-232 Host Types (continued) OPOS/JPOS Fujitsu RS-232 Baud Rate Baud rate is the number of bits of data transmitted per second. Set the digital 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.
  • Page 130 7 - 8 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Baud Rate (continued) Baud Rate 9600 Baud Rate 19,200 Baud Rate 38,400 Baud Rate 57,600 Baud Rate 115,200...
  • Page 131: Parity

    RS-232 Interface 7 - 9 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 to set the parity bit value to 0 or 1, based on data, to ensure that the coded character contains an odd number of 1 bits.
  • Page 132: Check Receive Errors

    7 - 10 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Check Receive Errors Select whether or not to check the parity, framing, and overrun of received characters. The parity value of received characters is verified against the parity parameter selected above. Check For Received Errors...
  • Page 133 RS-232 Interface 7 - 11 Hardware Handshaking (continued) • None: Scan this bar code to disable hardware handshaking. • Standard RTS/CTS: Scan this bar code to select Standard RTS/CTS Hardware Handshaking. • RTS/CTS Option 1: If you select RTS/CTS Option 1, the digital scanner asserts RTS before transmitting and ignores the state of CTS.
  • Page 134: Software Handshaking

    7 - 12 Symbol DS9808 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 135 RS-232 Interface 7 - 13 Software Handshaking (continued) None ACK/NAK ACK/NAK with ENQ XON/XOFF...
  • Page 136: Host Serial Response Time-Out

    7 - 14 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Host Serial Response Time-out This parameter specifies how long the digital scanner waits for an ACK, NAK, or CTS before determining that a transmission error occurred. This only applies when in one of the ACK/NAK software handshaking modes, or RTS/CTS hardware handshaking mode.
  • Page 137: Rts Line State

    RS-232 Interface 7 - 15 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 Host: High RTS Beep on <BEL>...
  • Page 138: Intercharacter Delay

    7 - 16 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide 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 139: Nixdorf Beep/Led Options

    RS-232 Interface 7 - 17 Nixdorf Beep/LED Options If you selected Nixdorf Mode B, this indicates when the digital scanner beeps and turns on its LED after a decode. Normal Operation (Beep/LED immediately after decode) Beep/LED After Transmission Beep/LED After CTS Pulse Ignore Unknown Characters Unknown characters are characters the host does not recognize.
  • Page 140: Ascii Character Set For Rs-232

    7 - 18 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide ASCII Character Set for RS-232 You can assign the values in Table 7-4 as prefixes or suffixes for ASCII character data transmission. Prefix/Suffix Values Table 7-4 Prefix/Suffix Full ASCII ASCII Character Value...
  • Page 141 RS-232 Interface 7 - 19 Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Table 7-4 Prefix/Suffix Full ASCII ASCII Character Value Code 39 Encode Character 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 Space Space 1033 1034 " 1035 1036 1037 1038 & 1039 ‘ 1040 1041 1042 1043 1044...
  • Page 142 7 - 20 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Table 7-4 Prefix/Suffix Full ASCII ASCII Character Value Code 39 Encode Character 1057 1058 1059 1060 < 1061 1062 > 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071...
  • Page 143 RS-232 Interface 7 - 21 Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Table 7-4 Prefix/Suffix Full ASCII ASCII Character Value Code 39 Encode Character 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092 1093 1094 1095 1096 1097 1098 1099 1100 1101 1102 1103 1104 1105 1106 1107 1108 1109...
  • Page 144 7 - 22 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Table 7-4 Prefix/Suffix Full ASCII ASCII Character Value Code 39 Encode Character 1117 1118 1119 1120 1121 1122 1123 1124 1125 1126 1127 Undefined 7013 ENTER...
  • Page 145: Chapter 8 Ibm 468X / 469X Interface

    Chapter 8 IBM 468X / 469X Interface Introduction This chapter describes how to set up the digital scanner with an IBM 468X/469X host. Throughout the programming bar code menus, asterisks ( ) indicate default values. Disable Convert to Code 39 Feature/Option Indicates Default NOTE Most computer monitors allow scanning the bar codes directly on the screen.
  • Page 146: Connecting To An Ibm 468X/469X Host

    8 - 2 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Connecting to an IBM 468X/469X Host Connect the digital scanner directly to the host interface. Interface Cable Host Port Connector IBM Direct Connection Figure 8-1 NOTE Interface cables vary depending on configuration. The connectors illustrated in...
  • Page 147: Ibm Parameter Defaults

    IBM 468X / 469X Interface 8 - 3 IBM Parameter Defaults Table 8-1 lists the defaults for IBM host parameters. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided in the Parameter Descriptions section beginning on page 8-4. NOTE See Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and miscellaneous default parameters.
  • Page 148: Ibm 468X/469X Host Parameters

    8 - 4 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide IBM 468X/469X Host Parameters Port Address This parameter sets the IBM 468X/469X port used. NOTE Scanning one of these bar codes enables the RS-485 interface on the digital scanner. None Selected Hand-Held Scanner Emulation (Port 9B)
  • Page 149: Convert Unknown To Code 39

    IBM 468X / 469X Interface 8 - 5 Convert Unknown to Code 39 Scan a bar code below to enable or disable the conversion of unknown bar code type data to Code 39. Enable Convert Unknown to Code 39 Disable Convert Unknown to Code 39...
  • Page 150 8 - 6 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 151: Chapter 9 Keyboard Wedge Interface

    Chapter 9 Keyboard Wedge Interface Introduction This chapter describes how to set up a Keyboard Wedge interface with the digital scanner. With this interface, the digital scanner is connected between the keyboard and host computer, and translates bar code data into keystrokes.
  • Page 152: Connecting A Keyboard Wedge Interface

    9 - 2 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Connecting a Keyboard Wedge Interface Male DIN Connector Female DIN Connector Keyboard Connector Keyboard Wedge Connection with Y-cable Figure 9-1 To connect the Keyboard Wedge interface Y-cable: NOTE Interface cables vary depending on configuration. The connectors illustrated in...
  • Page 153: Keyboard Wedge Parameter Defaults

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 9 - 3 Keyboard Wedge Parameter Defaults Table 9-1 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 page 9-4. NOTE See Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and...
  • Page 154: Keyboard Wedge Host Parameters

    9 - 4 Symbol DS9808 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 IBM AT Notebook...
  • Page 155: Keyboard Wedge Country Types - Country Codes

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 9 - 5 Keyboard Wedge Country Types - Country Codes Scan the bar code corresponding to the keyboard type. If your keyboard type does not appear, see Alternate Numeric Keypad Emulation on page 9-8. North American German Windows French Windows French Canadian Windows 95/98 French Canadian Windows XP/2000...
  • Page 156 9 - 6 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge Country Types - Country Codes (continued) Spanish Windows Italian Windows Swedish Windows UK English Windows Japanese Windows Portuguese-Brazilian Windows...
  • Page 157: Ignore Unknown Characters

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 9 - 7 Ignore Unknown Characters Unknown characters are characters the host does not recognize. Select Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters to send all bar code data except for unknown characters. The digital scanner issues no error beeps. Select Do Not Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters to send bar code data up to the first unknown character.
  • Page 158: Intra-Keystroke Delay

    9 - 8 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Intra-Keystroke Delay Enable this to insert an additional delay between each emulated key depression and release. This sets the Keystroke Delay parameter to a minimum of 5 msec as well. Enable Disable...
  • Page 159: Caps Lock On

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 9 - 9 Caps Lock On Enable this to emulate keystrokes as if the Caps Lock key is always pressed. Enable Caps Lock On Disable Caps Lock On Caps Lock Override If you enable this, on AT or AT Notebook hosts, the scanner ignores the state of the Caps Lock key. Therefore, an ‘A’...
  • Page 160: Convert Wedge Data

    9 - 10 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Convert Wedge Data Enable this to convert all bar code data to the selected case. Convert to Upper Case Convert to Lower Case No Convert Function Key Mapping ASCII values under 32 are normally sent as control key sequences (see Table 9-2 on page 9-13).
  • Page 161: Fn1 Substitution

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 9 - 11 FN1 Substitution Enable this to replace FN1 characters in an EAN128 bar code with a user-selected keystroke (see Substitution on page 9-11). Enable Disable Send Make and Break Enable this to prevent sending the scan codes for releasing a key. *Send Make and Break Scan Codes Send Make Scan Code Only NOTE Windows-based systems must use Send Make and Break Scan Codes.
  • Page 162: Keyboard Maps

    9 - 12 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Maps Refer to the following keyboard maps for prefix/suffix keystroke parameters. To program the prefix/suffix values, see the bar codes on page 4-35. 7006 7014 5001 5002 5003 5004 5005 5006...
  • Page 163: Ascii Character Set For Keyboard Wedge

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 9 - 13 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, if you enable Code 39 Full ASCII and scan +B, it transmits as b, %J as ?, and %V as @.
  • Page 164 9 - 14 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued) Table 9-2 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Char.acter 1024 CTRL X 1025 CTRL Y 1026 CTRL Z 1027 CTRL [ /ESC 1028 CTRL \...
  • Page 165 Keyboard Wedge Interface 9 - 15 Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued) Table 9-2 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Char.acter 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 < 1061 1062 > 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069...
  • Page 166 9 - 16 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued) Table 9-2 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Char.acter 1080 1081 1082 1083 1084 1085 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092 1093 1094...
  • Page 167 Keyboard Wedge Interface 9 - 17 Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued) Table 9-2 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Char.acter 1108 1109 1110 1111 1112 1113 1114 1115 1116 1117 1118 1119 1120 1121 1122 1123 1124 1125 1126 The keystroke in bold transmits only if you enabled Function Key Mapping on...
  • Page 168 9 - 18 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge ALT Key Character Set (Continued) Table 9-3 ALT Keys Keystroke 2072 ALT H 2073 ALT I 2074 ALT J 2075 ALT K 2076 ALT L 2077 ALT M 2078 ALT N...
  • Page 169 Keyboard Wedge Interface 9 - 19 Keyboard Wedge GUI Key Character Set (Continued) Table 9-4 GUI Keys Keystrokes 3056 GUI 8 3057 GUI 9 3065 GUI A 3066 GUI B 3067 GUI C 3068 GUI D 3069 GUI E 3070 GUI F 3071 GUI G...
  • Page 170 9 - 20 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge F Key Character Set Table 9-5 F Keys Keystroke 5001 5002 5003 5004 5005 5006 5007 5008 5009 5010 5011 5012 5013 5014 5015 5016 5017 5018 5019 5020 5021...
  • Page 171 Keyboard Wedge Interface 9 - 21 Keyboard Wedge Numeric Keypad Character Set (Continued) Table 9-6 Numeric Keypad Keystroke 6046 6047 6048 6049 6050 6051 6052 6053 6054 6055 6056 6057 6058 Enter 6059 Num Lock Keyboard Wedge Extended Keypad Character Set Table 9-7 Extended Keypad Keystroke...
  • Page 172 9 - 22 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge Extended Keypad Character Set (Continued) Table 9-7 Extended Keypad Keystroke 7015 Up Arrow 7016 Dn Arrow 7017 Left Arrow 7018 Right Arrow...
  • Page 173: Chapter 10 Symbologies

    Chapter 10 Symbologies Introduction This chapter describes symbology features and provides programming bar codes for selecting these features. Before programming, follow the instructions in Chapter 1, Getting Started. To set feature values, scan a single bar code or a short bar code sequence. The settings are stored in non-volatile memory and are preserved even when the digital scanner powers down.
  • Page 174: Errors While Scanning

    10 - 2 Symbol DS9808 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 10-1 lists the defaults for all symbologies parameters. To change the default values, scan the appropriate bar codes in this guide.
  • Page 175 Symbologies 10 - 3 Parameter Defaults (Continued) Table 10-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Convert UPC-E1 to A Disable 10-19 EAN-8/JAN-8 Extend Disable 10-20 Bookland ISBN Format F1h 40h ISBN-10 10-21 UCC Coupon Extended Code Enable 10-22 ISSN EAN F1h 69h Disable 10-22...
  • Page 176 10 - 4 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Parameter Defaults (Continued) Table 10-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Transmit Code 11 Check Digit(s) Disable 10-40 Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF) Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF) Disable 10-40 Set Lengths for I 2 of 5...
  • Page 177 Symbologies 10 - 5 Parameter Defaults (Continued) Table 10-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Inverse 1D F1h 4Ah Regular 10-57 Postal Codes US Postnet Disable 10-58 US Planet Disable 10-58 Transmit US Postal Check Digit Enable 10-59 UK Postal Disable 10-59 Transmit UK Postal Check Digit...
  • Page 178 10 - 6 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Parameter Defaults (Continued) Table 10-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Data Matrix Inverse F1h 4Ch Regular 10-70 Maxicode F0h 26h Disable 10-71 QR Code F0h 25h Enable 10-71 QR Inverse F1h 4Bh...
  • Page 179: Upc/Ean

    Symbologies 10 - 7 UPC/EAN Enable/Disable UPC-A Parameter # 01h To enable or disable UPC-A, scan the appropriate bar code below Enable UPC-A (01h) Disable UPC-A (00h) Enable/Disable UPC-E Parameter # 02h To enable or disable UPC-E, scan the appropriate bar code below Enable UPC-E (01h) Disable UPC-E...
  • Page 180: Enable/Disable Upc-E1

    10 - 8 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Enable/Disable UPC-E1 Parameter # 0Ch 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.
  • Page 181: Enable/Disable Bookland Ean

    Symbologies 10 - 9 Enable/Disable EAN-13/JAN-13 Parameter # 03h To enable or disable EAN-13/JAN-13, scan the appropriate bar code below Enable EAN-13/JAN-13 (01h) Disable EAN-13/JAN-13 (00h) Enable/Disable Bookland EAN Parameter # 53h To enable or disable Bookland EAN, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Bookland EAN (01h) Disable Bookland EAN...
  • Page 182: Decode Upc/Ean/Jan Supplementals

    10 - 10 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals Parameter # 10h 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 digital scanner is presented with a UPC/EAN plus supplemental symbol, the scanner decodes UPC/EAN and ignores the supplemental characters.
  • Page 183 Symbologies 10 - 11 Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals (continued) Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Only With Supplementals (01h) Ignore Supplementals (00h) Autodiscriminate UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals (02h) Enable 378/379 Supplemental Mode (04h) Enable 978/979 Supplemental Mode (05h) Enable 977 Supplemental Mode (07h)
  • Page 184 10 - 12 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals (continued) 414/419/434/439 Supplemental Mode Enable (06h) 491 Supplemental Mode Enable (08h) Enable Smart Supplemental Mode (03h) Supplemental User-Programmable Type 1 (09h) Supplemental User-Programmable Type 1 and 2 (0Ah) Smart Supplemental Plus User-Programmable...
  • Page 185: User-Programmable Supplementals

    Symbologies 10 - 13 User-Programmable Supplementals Supplemental 1: Parameter # F1h 43h Supplemental 2: Parameter # F1h 44h If you selected a Supplemental User-Programmable option from Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals on page 10-10, select User-Programmable Supplemental 1 to set the 3-digit prefix. Then select the 3 digits using the numeric bar codes beginning on page D-1.
  • Page 186: Upc/Ean/Jan Supplemental Aim Id Format

    10 - 14 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide UPC/EAN/JAN Supplemental AIM ID Format Parameter # F1h A0h Select an output format when reporting UPC/EAN/JAN bar codes with supplementals with AIM ID enabled: • Separate - UPC/EAN with supplementals transmit as ]E<0 or 4><data>]E<1 or 2>[supp data] •...
  • Page 187: Transmit Upc-E Check Digit

    Symbologies 10 - 15 Transmit UPC-E Check Digit Parameter # 29h 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-E check digit. It is always verified to guarantee the integrity of the data.
  • Page 188: Upc-A Preamble

    10 - 16 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide UPC-A Preamble Parameter # 22h Preamble characters are part of the UPC symbol, and include Country Code and System Character. There are three options for transmitting a UPC-A preamble to the host device: transmit System Character only, transmit System Character and Country Code (“0”...
  • Page 189: Upc-E Preamble

    Symbologies 10 - 17 UPC-E Preamble Parameter # 23h Preamble characters are part of the UPC symbol, and include Country Code and System Character. There are three options for transmitting a UPC-E preamble to the host device: transmit System Character only, transmit System Character and Country Code (“0”...
  • Page 190: Upc-E1 Preamble

    10 - 18 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide UPC-E1 Preamble Parameter # 24h Preamble characters are part of the UPC symbol, and include Country Code and System Character. There are three options for transmitting a UPC-E1 preamble to the host device: transmit System Character only, transmit System Character and Country Code (“0”...
  • Page 191: Convert Upc-E To Upc-A

    Symbologies 10 - 19 Convert UPC-E to UPC-A Parameter # 25h Enable this to convert UPC-E (zero suppressed) 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 192: Ean-8/Jan-8 Extend

    10 - 20 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide EAN-8/JAN-8 Extend Parameter # 27h Enable this parameter to add five leading zeros to decoded EAN-8 symbols to make them compatible in format to EAN-13 symbols. Disable this to transmit EAN-8 symbols as is.
  • Page 193: Bookland Isbn Format

    Symbologies 10 - 21 Bookland ISBN Format Parameter # F1h 40h If you enabled Bookland EAN using Enable/Disable Bookland EAN on page 10-9, select one of the following formats for Bookland data: • Bookland ISBN-10 - The digital scanner reports Bookland data starting with 978 in traditional 10-digit format with the special Bookland check digit for backward-compatibility.
  • Page 194: Ucc Coupon Extended Code

    10 - 22 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide UCC Coupon Extended Code Parameter # 55h Enable this parameter to decode UPC-A bar codes starting with digit ‘5’, EAN-13 bar codes starting with digit ‘99’, and UPC-A/GS1-128 Coupon Codes. UPCA, EAN-13, and GS1-128 must be enabled to scan all types of Coupon Codes.
  • Page 195: Code 128

    Symbologies 10 - 23 Code 128 Enable/Disable Code 128 Parameter # 08h To enable or disable Code 128, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Code 128 (01h) Disable Code 128 (00h) Set Lengths for Code 128 Parameter # L1 = D1h, L2 = D2h The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s) the code contains.
  • Page 196: Set Lengths For Code 128

    10 - 24 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Code 128 (continued) Code 128 - One Discrete Length Code 128 - Two Discrete Lengths Code 128 - Length Within Range *Code 128 - Any Length Enable/Disable GS1-128 (formerly UCC/EAN-128) Parameter # 0Eh To enable or disable GS1-128, scan the appropriate bar code below.
  • Page 197: Enable/Disable Isbt 128

    Symbologies 10 - 25 Enable/Disable ISBT 128 Parameter # 54h ISBT 128 is a variant of Code 128 used in the blood bank industry. Scan a bar code below to enable or disable ISBT 128. If necessary, the host must perform concatenation of the ISBT data. Enable ISBT 128 (01h) Disable ISBT 128...
  • Page 198: Isbt Concatenation

    10 - 26 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide ISBT Concatenation Parameter # F1h 41h Select an option for concatenating pairs of ISBT code types: • If you select Disable ISBT Concatenation, the digital scanner does not concatenate pairs of ISBT codes it encounters.
  • Page 199: Check Isbt Table

    Symbologies 10 - 27 Check ISBT Table Parameter # F1h 42h The ISBT specification includes a table that lists several types of ISBT bar codes that are commonly used in pairs. If you set ISBT Concatenation to Enable, enable Check ISBT Table to concatenate only those pairs found in this table.
  • Page 200: Code 39

    10 - 28 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Code 39 Enable/Disable Code 39 Parameter # 00h To enable or disable Code 39, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Code 39 (01h) Disable Code 39 (00h) Enable/Disable Trioptic Code 39 Parameter # 0Dh Trioptic Code 39 is a variant of Code 39 used in the marking of computer tape cartridges.
  • Page 201: Convert Code 39 To Code 32

    Symbologies 10 - 29 Convert Code 39 to Code 32 Parameter # 56h 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.
  • Page 202: Set Lengths For Code 39

    10 - 30 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Code 39 Parameter # L1 = 12h, L2 = 13h 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 203: Code 39 Check Digit Verification

    Symbologies 10 - 31 Code 39 Check Digit Verification Parameter # 30h Enable this feature to check 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. Enable this feature if the Code 39 symbols contain a Modulo 43 check digit.
  • Page 204: Code 39 Full Ascii Conversion

    10 - 32 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion Parameter # 11h 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 205 Symbologies 10 - 33 Code 39 Buffering - Scan & Store (continued) This feature affects Code 39 only. If selecting Buffer Code 39, we recommend configuring the digital scanner to decode Code 39 symbology only. Buffer Code 39 (Enable) (01h) Do Not Buffer Code 39 (Disable) (00h) While there is data in the transmission buffer, you cannot select Do Not Buffer Code 39.
  • Page 206 10 - 34 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Transmit Buffer There are two methods to transmit the Code 39 buffer. Scan the Transmit Buffer bar code below, which includes only a start character, a plus (+), and a stop character.
  • Page 207: Code 93

    Symbologies 10 - 35 Code 93 Enable/Disable Code 93 Parameter # 09h To enable or disable Code 93, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Code 93 (01h) Disable Code 93 (00h) Set Lengths for Code 93 Parameter # L1 = 1Ah, L2 = 1Bh The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s) the code contains.
  • Page 208: Set Lengths For Code 93

    10 - 36 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Code 93 (continued) Code 93 - One Discrete Length Code 93 - Two Discrete Lengths Code 93 - Length Within Range Code 93 - Any Length...
  • Page 209: Code 11

    Symbologies 10 - 37 Code 11 Code 11 Parameter # 0Ah To enable or disable Code 11, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Code 11 (01h) Disable Code 11 (00h) Set Lengths for Code 11 Parameter # L1 = 1Ch, L2 = 1Dh The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s) the code contains.
  • Page 210 10 - 38 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Code 11 (continued) Code 11 - One Discrete Length Code 11 - Two Discrete Lengths Code 11 - Length Within Range Code 11 - Any Length...
  • Page 211: Code 11 Check Digit Verification

    Symbologies 10 - 39 Code 11 Check Digit Verification Parameter # 34h This feature allows the digital 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 212: Transmit Code 11 Check Digits

    10 - 40 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Transmit Code 11 Check Digits Parameter # 2Fh This feature selects whether or not to transmit the Code 11 check digit(s). Transmit Code 11 Check Digit(s) (Enable) (01h) Do Not Transmit Code 11 Check Digit(s) (Disable) (00h) NOTE Code 11 Check Digit Verification must be enabled for this parameter to function.
  • Page 213: Set Lengths For Interleaved 2 Of 5

    Symbologies 10 - 41 Set Lengths for Interleaved 2 of 5 Parameter # L1 = 16h, L2 = 17h 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 I 2 of 5 to any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range.
  • Page 214 10 - 42 Symbol DS9808 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 215: I 2 Of 5 Check Digit Verification

    Symbologies 10 - 43 I 2 of 5 Check Digit Verification Parameter # 31h Enable this feature to check 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. Disable (00h) USS Check Digit...
  • Page 216: Convert I 2 Of 5 To Ean-13

    10 - 44 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN-13 Parameter # 52h 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 217: Set Lengths For Discrete 2 Of 5

    Symbologies 10 - 45 Set Lengths for Discrete 2 of 5 Parameter # L1 = 14h, L2 = 15h 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 218 10 - 46 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Discrete 2 of 5 (continued) D 2 of 5 - One Discrete Length D 2 of 5 - Two Discrete Lengths D 2 of 5 - Length Within Range...
  • Page 219: Codabar (Nw - 7)

    Symbologies 10 - 47 Codabar (NW - 7) Enable/Disable Codabar Parameter # 07h To enable or disable Codabar, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Codabar (01h) Disable Codabar (00h) Set Lengths for Codabar Parameter # L1 = 18h, L2 = 19h The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s) the code contains.
  • Page 220 10 - 48 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Codabar (continued) Codabar - One Discrete Length Codabar - Two Discrete Lengths Codabar - Length Within Range Codabar - Any Length...
  • Page 221: Clsi Editing

    Symbologies 10 - 49 CLSI Editing Parameter # 36h Enable this parameter to strip the start and stop characters and insert a space after the first, fifth, and tenth characters of a 14-character Codabar symbol. Enable this feature if the host system requires this data format. NOTE Symbol length does not include start and stop characters.
  • Page 222: Msi

    10 - 50 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Enable/Disable MSI Parameter # 0Bh To enable or disable MSI, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable MSI (01h) Disable MSI (00h) Set Lengths for MSI Parameter # L1 = 1Eh, L2 = 1Fh The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s)
  • Page 223 Symbologies 10 - 51 Set Lengths for MSI (continued) NOTE Due to the construction of the MSI symbology, it is possible for a scan line covering only a portion of the code to transmit as a complete scan, yielding less data than is encoded in the bar code. To prevent this, select specific lengths (MSI - One Discrete Length, Two Discrete Lengths) for MSI applications.
  • Page 224: Msi Check Digits

    10 - 52 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide MSI Check Digits Parameter # 32h With MSI symbols, one check digit is mandatory and always verified by the reader. The second check digit is optional. If the MSI codes include two check digits, scan the Two MSI Check Digits bar code to enable verification of the second check digit.
  • Page 225: Msi Check Digit Algorithm

    Symbologies 10 - 53 MSI Check Digit Algorithm Parameter # 33h 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 the check digit. MOD 10/MOD 11 (00h) MOD 10/MOD 10 (01h)
  • Page 226: Matrix 2 Of 5

    10 - 54 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Matrix 2 of 5 Enable/Disable Matrix 2 of 5 Parameter # F1h 6Ah To enable or disable Matrix 2 of 5, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Matrix 2 of 5...
  • Page 227: Set Lengths For Matrix 2 Of 5

    Symbologies 10 - 55 Set Lengths for Matrix 2 of 5 Parameter # L1 = F1h 6Bh, L2 = F1h 6Ch 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 Matrix 2 of 5 to any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range.
  • Page 228: Matrix 2 Of 5 Redundancy

    10 - 56 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Matrix 2 of 5 Redundancy Parameter # F1h 6Dh To enable or disable Matrix 2 of 5 redundancy, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Matrix 2 of 5 Redundancy (01h) Disable Matrix 2 of 5 Redundancy...
  • Page 229: Transmit Matrix 2 Of 5 Check Digit

    Symbologies 10 - 57 Transmit Matrix 2 of 5 Check Digit Parameter # F1h 6Fh Scan a bar code below to transmit Matrix 2 of 5 data with or without the check digit. Transmit Matrix 2 of 5 Check Digit (01h) Do Not Transmit Matrix 2 of 5 Check Digit (00h)
  • Page 230: Postal Codes

    10 - 58 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Postal Codes US Postnet Parameter # 59h To enable or disable US Postnet, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable US Postnet (01h) Disable US Postnet (00h) US Planet Parameter # 5Ah To enable or disable US Planet, scan the appropriate bar code below.
  • Page 231: Transmit Us Postal Check Digit

    Symbologies 10 - 59 Transmit US Postal Check Digit Parameter # 5Fh Select whether to transmit US Postal data, which includes both US Postnet and US Planet, with or without the check digit. Transmit US Postal Check Digit (01h) Do Not Transmit US Postal Check Digit (00h) UK Postal Parameter # 5Bh...
  • Page 232: Transmit Uk Postal Check Digit

    10 - 60 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Transmit UK Postal Check Digit Parameter # 60h Select whether to transmit UK Postal data with or without the check digit. Transmit UK Postal Check Digit (01h) Do Not Transmit UK Postal Check Digit...
  • Page 233: Australian Postal

    Symbologies 10 - 61 Australian Postal Parameter # F0h, 23h To enable or disable Australian Postal, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Australian Postal (01h) Disable Australian Postal (00h) Netherlands KIX Code Parameter # F0h, 46h To enable or disable Netherlands KIX Code, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Netherlands KIX Code (01h) Disable Netherlands KIX Code...
  • Page 234: Usps 4Cb/One Code/Intelligent Mail

    10 - 62 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide USPS 4CB/One Code/Intelligent Mail Parameter # F1h 50h To enable or disable USPS 4CB/One Code/Intelligent Mail, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable USPS 4CB/One Code/Intelligent Mail (01h) Disable USPS 4CB/One Code/Intelligent Mail...
  • Page 235: Gs1 Databar

    Symbologies 10 - 63 GS1 DataBar The variants of GS1 DataBar are DataBar-14, DataBar Expanded, and DataBar Limited. The limited and expanded versions have stacked variants. Scan the appropriate bar codes to enable or disable each variant of GS1 DataBar. GS1 DataBar-14 Parameter # F0h 52h.
  • Page 236: Gs1 Databar Expanded

    10 - 64 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide GS1 DataBar Expanded Parameter # F0h 54h. Enable GS1 DataBar Expanded (01h) Disable GS1 DataBar Expanded (00h) Convert GS1 DataBar to UPC/EAN Parameter # F0h, 8Dh This parameter only applies to GS1 DataBar-14 and GS1 DataBar Limited symbols not decoded as part of a Composite symbol.
  • Page 237: Composite

    Symbologies 10 - 65 Composite Composite CC-C Parameter # F0h 55h Scan a bar code below to enable or disable Composite bar codes of type CC-C. Enable CC-C (01h) Disable CC-C (00h) Composite CC-A/B Parameter # F0h 56h Scan a bar code below to enable or disable Composite bar codes of type CC-A/B. Enable CC-A/B (01h) Disable CC-A/B...
  • Page 238: Composite Tlc-39

    10 - 66 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Composite TLC-39 Parameter # F0h 73h Scan a bar code below to enable or disable Composite bar codes of type TLC-39. Enable TLC39 (01h) Disable TLC39 (00h) UPC Composite Mode Parameter # F0h 58h Select an option for linking UPC symbols with a 2D symbol during transmission as if they were one symbol: •...
  • Page 239: Composite Beep Mode

    Symbologies 10 - 67 Composite Beep Mode Parameter # F0h, 8Eh To select the number of decode beeps when a composite bar code is decoded, scan the appropriate bar code. Single Beep after both are decoded (00h) Beep as each code type is decoded (01h) Double Beep after both are decoded (02h)
  • Page 240: 2D Symbologies

    10 - 68 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide 2D Symbologies Enable/Disable PDF417 Parameter # 0Fh To enable or disable PDF417, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable PDF417 (01h) Disable PDF417 (00h) Enable/Disable MicroPDF417 Parameter # E3h To enable or disable MicroPDF417, scan the appropriate bar code below.
  • Page 241: Code 128 Emulation

    Symbologies 10 - 69 Code 128 Emulation Parameter # 7Bh Enable this parameter to transmit data from certain MicroPDF417 symbols as Code 128. AIM Code ID Character (01h) on page 4-34 must be enabled for this parameter to work. Enable Code 128 Emulation to transmit these MicroPDF417 symbols with one of the following prefixes: if the first codeword is 903-905 if the first codeword is 908 or 909 if the first codeword is 910 or 911...
  • Page 242: Data Matrix

    10 - 70 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Data Matrix Parameter # F0h, 24h To enable or disable Data Matrix, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Data Matrix (01h) Disable Data Matrix (00h) Data Matrix Inverse Parameter # F1h 4Ch This parameter sets the Data Matrix inverse decoder setting.
  • Page 243: Maxicode

    Symbologies 10 - 71 Maxicode Parameter # F0h, 26h To enable or disable Maxicode, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Maxicode (01h) Disable Maxicode (00h) QR Code Parameter # F0h,25h To enable or disable QR Code, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable QR Code (01h) Disable QR Code...
  • Page 244: Qr Inverse

    10 - 72 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide QR Inverse Parameter # F1h 4Bh This parameter sets the QR inverse decoder setting. Options are: • - the digital scanner decodes regular QR bar codes only. Regular Only • - the digital scanner decodes inverse QR bar codes only.
  • Page 245: Aztec

    Symbologies 10 - 73 Aztec Parameter # F1h 3Eh To enable or disable Aztec, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Aztec (01h) Disable Aztec (00h) Aztec Inverse Parameter # F1h 4Dh This parameter sets the Aztec inverse decoder setting. Options are: •...
  • Page 246: Redundancy Level 1

    10 - 74 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Redundancy Level Parameter # 4Eh The digital scanner offers four levels of decode redundancy. Select higher redundancy levels for decreasing levels of bar code quality. As redundancy levels increase, the digital scanner’s aggressiveness decreases.
  • Page 247: Redundancy Level 4

    Symbologies 10 - 75 Redundancy Level 4 The following code types must be successfully read three times before being decoded: Redundancy Level 4 Codes Table 10-5 Code Type Code Length Redundancy Level 1 (01h) Redundancy Level 2 (02h) Redundancy Level 3 (03h) Redundancy Level 4 (04h)
  • Page 248: Security Level

    10 - 76 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Security Level Parameter # 4Dh The digital 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 digital scanner aggressiveness, so choose only that level of security necessary for any given application.
  • Page 249: Intercharacter Gap Size

    Symbologies 10 - 77 Intercharacter Gap Size Parameter # F0h, 7Dh The Code 39 and Codabar symbologies have an intercharacter gap that is typically quite small. Due to various bar code-printing technologies, this gap can grow larger than the maximum size allowed, preventing the digital scanner from decoding the symbol.
  • Page 250: Macro Pdf Features

    10 - 78 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Macro PDF Features Macro PDF is a special feature for concatenating multiple PDF symbols into one file. The scanner can decode symbols that are encoded with this feature, and can store more than 64 Kb of decoded data stored in up to 50 MacroPDF symbols.
  • Page 251: Chapter 11 Advanced Data Formatting

    For information and programming bar codes for ADF, refer to the Advanced Data Formatting Programmer Guide, p/n 72E-69680-xx. NOTE ADF rules modify input to the parser. As a result, when using the Symbol DS9808-DL/LL, applying some ADF rules to PDF bar codes can pass invalid data to the parser. For this reason, for the Symbol...
  • Page 252 11 - 2 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 253: Chapter 12 Driver's License Set Up (Ds9808-Dl / Ds9808-Ll)

    2D bar codes on US driver's licenses and AAMVA compliant ID cards. NOTE ADF rules modify input to the parser. As a result, when using the Symbol DS9808-DL/LL, applying some ADF rules to PDF bar codes can pass invalid data to the parser. For this reason, for the Symbol...
  • Page 254: Driver's License Parsing

    Motorola's server based parsing algorithms. Download/install the software from the Motorola Web site at: http//www.motorola.com/enterprisemobility/support. When the Motorola .DLL installs on the host server along with a custom driver's license application, the Symbol DS9808-DL/LL digital scanner can read 2D bar codes on standard US driver's licenses and AAMVA compliant ID cards to produce formatted data.
  • Page 255: Parsing Driver's License Data Fields (Embedded Driver's License Parsing)

    Driver’s License Set Up (DS9808-DL / DS9808-LL) 12 - 3 Parsing Driver’s License Data Fields (Embedded Driver's License Parsing) To begin programming a parsing rule: Scan Begin New Driver’s License Parse Rule below. Scan any of the field bar codes on the following pages, or Send Keystroke (Control Characters and Keyboard Characters) on page 12-21 to complete the parsing rule.
  • Page 256: Driver's License Parse Field Bar Codes (Continued)

    12 - 4 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Driver’s License Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) The parse fields currently supported begin below. Not all IDs present data in the same format. For example, some IDs may have separate fields for first name, last name, and middle initial, and others may have a single field with the entire name.
  • Page 257 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9808-DL / DS9808-LL) 12 - 5 Driver’s License Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) Issue Date ID Number (Formatted)
  • Page 258: Aamva Parse Field Bar Codes

    12 - 6 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide AAMVA Parse Field Bar Codes AAMVA Issuer ID Full Name Last Name First Name Middle Name / Initial Name Suffix Name Prefix...
  • Page 259: Aamva Parse Field Bar Codes (Continued)

    Driver’s License Set Up (DS9808-DL / DS9808-LL) 12 - 7 AAMVA Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) Mailing Address Line 1 Mailing Address Line 2 Mailing Address City Mailing Address State Mailing Address Postal Code Home Address Line 1 Home Address Line 2...
  • Page 260 12 - 8 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide AAMVA Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) Home Address City Home Address State Home Address Postal Code License ID Number License Class License Restrictions License Endorsements...
  • Page 261 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9808-DL / DS9808-LL) 12 - 9 AAMVA Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) Height (Feet and/or Inches) Height (Centimeters) Weight (Pounds) Weight (Kilograms) Eye Color Hair Color License Expiration Date...
  • Page 262 12 - 10 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide AAMVA Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) Birth Date Gender License Issue Date Social Security Number Permit Class Permit Expiration Date Permit ID Number...
  • Page 263 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9808-DL / DS9808-LL) 12 - 11 AAMVA Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) Permit Issue Date Permit Restrictions Permit Endorsements AKA Social Security Name AKA Full Name AKA Last Name AKA First Name...
  • Page 264 12 - 12 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide AAMVA Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) AKA Middle Name / Initial AKA Name Suffix AKA Name Prefix AKA Birth Date Issue Timestamp Number of Duplicates Medical Codes...
  • Page 265 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9808-DL / DS9808-LL) 12 - 13 AAMVA Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) Organ Donor Nonresident Customer ID Weight Range Document Discriminator Country Federal Commission Codes...
  • Page 266 12 - 14 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide AAMVA Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) Place of Birth Audit Information Inventory Control Race / Ethnicity Std Vehicle Class Std Endorsements Std Restrictions...
  • Page 267 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9808-DL / DS9808-LL) 12 - 15 AAMVA Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) Class Description Endorsement Description Restrictions Description Height in Inches Height in Centimeters Parser Version ID Bar Codes Include this field to emit embedded parser software version identification Parser Version ID...
  • Page 268: Parsing Rule Example

    12 - 16 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Parsing Rule Example Scan the following bar codes in sequence to program the digital scanner to extract and transmit first, middle, and last names; mailing address line 1; mailing address line 2; mailing address city; mailing address state; mailing address postal code;...
  • Page 269 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9808-DL / DS9808-LL) 12 - 17 Parsing Rule Example (continued) Last Name Send Enter Key Mailing Address Line 1 Send Space Mailing Address Line 2 Send Enter Key...
  • Page 270 12 - 18 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Parsing Rule Example (continued) Mailing Address City Send Space Mailing Address State Send Space Mailing Address Postal Code...
  • Page 271 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9808-DL / DS9808-LL) 12 - 19 Parsing Rule Example (continued) Send Enter Key Birth Date Send Enter Key Save Driver’s Licence Parse Rule...
  • Page 272: Field Update Procedure

    12 - 20 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Field Update Procedure Scan the following bar codes in order to perform a field update. This update COMPLETELY REPLACES prior updates and overrides any embedded parsing software programmed in the digital scanner.
  • Page 273: User Preferences

    Driver’s License Set Up (DS9808-DL / DS9808-LL) 12 - 21 User Preferences Set Default Parameter Scan this bar code to return all parameters to the default values listed in Table A-1 on page A-1. Set All Defaults Send Keystroke (Control Characters and Keyboard Characters) Control Characters Scan a Send bar code for the keystroke to send.
  • Page 274 12 - 22 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Control Characters (continued) Send Control C Send Control D Send Control E Send Control F Send Control G Send Control H Send Control I...
  • Page 275 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9808-DL / DS9808-LL) 12 - 23 Control Characters (continued) Send Control J Send Control K Send Control L Send Control M Send Control N Send Control O Send Control P...
  • Page 276 12 - 24 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Control Characters (continued) Send Control Q Send Control R Send Control S Send Control T Send Control U Send Control V Send Control W...
  • Page 277 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9808-DL / DS9808-LL) 12 - 25 Control Characters (continued) Send Control X Send Control Y Send Control Z Send Control [ Send Control \ Send Control ]...
  • Page 278 12 - 26 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Control Characters (continued) Send Control 6 Send Control - Keyboard Characters Scan a Send bar code for the keyboard characters to send. Send Space Send ! Send “ Send #...
  • Page 279 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9808-DL / DS9808-LL) 12 - 27 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send $ Send % Send & Send ‘ Send ( Send ) Send *...
  • Page 280 12 - 28 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send + Send , Send - Send . Send / Send 0 Send 1...
  • Page 281 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9808-DL / DS9808-LL) 12 - 29 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send 2 Send 3 Send 4 Send 5 Send 6 Send 7 Send 8...
  • Page 282 12 - 30 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send 9 Send : Send ; Send < Send = Send > Send ?
  • Page 283 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9808-DL / DS9808-LL) 12 - 31 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send @ Send A Send B Send C Send D Send E Send F...
  • Page 284 12 - 32 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send G Send H Send I Send J Send K Send L Send M...
  • Page 285 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9808-DL / DS9808-LL) 12 - 33 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send N Send O Send P Send Q Send R Send S Send T...
  • Page 286 12 - 34 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send U Send V Send W Send X Send Y Send Z Send [...
  • Page 287 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9808-DL / DS9808-LL) 12 - 35 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send \ Send ] Send ^ Send _ Send ` Send a Send b...
  • Page 288 12 - 36 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send c Send d Send e Send f Send g Send h Send i...
  • Page 289 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9808-DL / DS9808-LL) 12 - 37 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send j Send k Send l Send m Send n Send o Send p...
  • Page 290 12 - 38 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send q Send r Send s Send t Send u Send v Send w...
  • Page 291 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9808-DL / DS9808-LL) 12 - 39 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send x Send y Send z Send { Send | Send } Send ~...
  • Page 292 12 - 40 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send Tab Key Send Enter Key...
  • Page 293: Appendix A Standard Default Parameters

    Appendix A Standard Default Parameters Standard Default Parameters Table Table A-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number User Preferences Set Default Parameter Set Defaults Parameter Bar Code Scanning Enable Beep After Good Decode Enable Beeper Tone Medium Beeper Volume High Beeper Duration F1 74h Medium...
  • Page 294 A - 2 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Laser Preferred Timeout F1 7Dh 1.5 seconds 4-23 Dual Trigger Debounce Timeout F1 7Ah 0.05 seconds 4-23 Dual Trigger Processing...
  • Page 295 Standard Default Parameters A - 3 Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Image Cropping F0h 2Dh Disable Crop to Pixel Addresses F4h F0h 3Bh; 0 top F4h F0h 3Ch; 0 left F4h F0h 3Dh; 479 bottom F4h F0h 3Eh 751 right...
  • Page 296 A - 4 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Emulate Keypad Disable Emulate Keypad with Leading Zero Disable 6-10 USB Keyboard FN1 Substitution Disable 6-10 Function Key Mapping...
  • Page 297 Standard Default Parameters A - 5 Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Intra-Keystroke Delay Disable Alternate Numeric Keypad Emulation Disable Caps Lock On Disable Caps Lock Override Disable Convert Wedge Data No Convert 9-10 Function Key Mapping Disable...
  • Page 298 A - 6 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Convert UPC-E1 to A Disable 10-19 EAN-8/JAN-8 Extend Disable 10-22 Bookland ISBN Format F1h 40h ISBN-10 10-21 UCC Coupon Extended Code...
  • Page 299 Standard Default Parameters A - 7 Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Set Lengths for Code 11 1Ch, 1Dh 4 to 55 10-37 Code 11 Check Digit Verification Disable 10-39 Transmit Code 11 Check Digit(s) Disable 10-40 Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF)
  • Page 300 A - 8 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Matrix 2 of 5 Matrix 2 of 5 F1h 6Ah Disable 10-54 Matrix 2 of 5 Lengths F1h 6Bh...
  • Page 301 Standard Default Parameters A - 9 Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number UPC Composite Mode F0h 58h Never Linked 10-66 Composite Beep Mode F0h 8Eh Beep As Each Code Type is 10-67 Decoded GS1-128 Emulation Mode for UCC/EAN F0h ABh Disable...
  • Page 302 A - 10 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 303: Appendix B Programming Reference

    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 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 Bookland EAN...
  • Page 304 B - 2 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Symbol Code Characters (Continued) Table B-1 Code Character Code Type ISSN, PDF417, Macro PDF417, Micro PDF417 Aztec, Aztec Rune Data Matrix QR Code, MicroQR Maxicode US Postnet US Planet Japan Postal UK Postal...
  • Page 305: Aim Code Identifiers

    Programming Reference B - 3 AIM Code Identifiers Each AIM Code Identifier contains the three-character string ]cm where: = Flag Character (ASCII 93) c = Code Character (see Table B-2) m = Modifier Character (see Table B-3) Aim Code Characters Table B-2 Code Character Code Type...
  • Page 306 B - 4 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide The modifier character is the sum of the applicable option values based on Table B-3. Modifier Characters Table B-3 Code Type Option Value Option Code 39 No check character or Full ASCII processing.
  • Page 307 Programming Reference B - 5 Modifier Characters (Continued) Table B-3 Code Type Option Value Option D 2 of 5 No options specified at this time. Always transmit 0. Example: A D 2 of 5 bar code 4123, is transmitted as ]S04123 UPC/EAN Standard data packet in full EAN format, i.e.
  • Page 308 B - 6 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Modifier Characters (Continued) Table B-3 Code Type Option Value Option PDF417, Reader set to conform to protocol defined in 1994 PDF417 Micro PDF417 symbology specifications. Note: When this option is transmitted, the receiver cannot reliably determine whether ECIs have been...
  • Page 309 Programming Reference B - 7 Modifier Characters (Continued) Table B-3 Code Type Option Value Option QR Code Model 1 symbol. Model 2 / MicroQR symbol, ECI protocol not implemented. Model 2 symbol, ECI protocol implemented. Model 2 symbol, ECI protocol not implemented, FNC1 implied in first position.
  • Page 310 B - 8 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 311: Appendix C Sample Bar Codes

    Appendix C Sample Bar Codes Code 39 123ABC UPC/EAN UPC-A, 100% 12345 67890...
  • Page 312: Ean-13, 100%

    C - 2 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide EAN-13, 100% 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 0 Code 128 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4...
  • Page 313: Pdf417

    Sample Bar Codes C - 3 GS1 DataBar-14 NOTE DataBar-14 must be enabled to read the bar code below (see GS1 DataBar-14 on page 10-63). 7612341562341 PDF417 Data Matrix...
  • Page 314: Maxicode

    C - 4 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Maxicode QR Code US Postnet UK Postal...
  • Page 315: Appendix D: Numeric Bar Codes

    Appendix D Numeric Bar Codes Numeric Bar Codes For parameters requiring specific numeric values, scan the appropriately numbered bar code(s).
  • Page 316: Cancel

    D - 2 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Numeric Bar Codes (continued) Cancel To correct an error or change a selection, scan the bar code below. Cancel...
  • Page 317: Appendix E Ascii Character Sets

    Appendix E ASCII Character Sets ASCII Value Table Table E-1 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Char 1000 CTRL 2 1001 CTRL A 1002 CTRL B 1003 CTRL C 1004 CTRL D 1005 CTRL E 1006 CTRL F 1007 CTRL G 1008...
  • Page 318 E - 2 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide ASCII Value Table (Continued) Table E-1 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Char 1016 CTRL P 1017 CTRL Q 1018 CTRL R 1019 CTRL S 1020 CTRL T 1021 CTRL U...
  • Page 319 ASCII Character Sets E - 3 ASCII Value Table (Continued) Table E-1 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Char 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 < 1061 1062 >...
  • Page 320 E - 4 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide ASCII Value Table (Continued) Table E-1 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Char 1072 1073 1074 1075 1076 1077 1078 1079 1080 1081 1082 1083 1084 1085 1086 1087 1088...
  • Page 321 ASCII Character Sets E - 5 ASCII Value Table (Continued) Table E-1 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Char 1100 1101 1102 1103 1104 1105 1106 1107 1108 1109 1110 1111 1112 1113 1114 1115 1116 1117 1118 1119 1120 1121...
  • Page 322 E - 6 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide ALT Key Standard Default Tables Table E-2 ALT Keys Keystroke 2064 ALT 2 2065 ALT A 2066 ALT B 2067 ALT C 2068 ALT D 2069 ALT E 2070 ALT F 2071...
  • Page 323 ASCII Character Sets E - 7 USB GUI Key Character Set Table E-3 GUI Key Keystroke 3000 Right Control Key 3048 GUI 0 3049 GUI 1 3050 GUI 2 3051 GUI 3 3052 GUI 4 3053 GUI 5 3054 GUI 6 3055 GUI 7 3056...
  • Page 324 E - 8 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide USB GUI Key Character Set (Continued) Table E-3 GUI Key Keystroke 3081 GUI Q 3082 GUI R 3083 GUI S 3084 GUI T 3085 GUI U 3086 GUI V 3087 GUI W...
  • Page 325 ASCII Character Sets E - 9 PF Key Standard Default Table Table E-4 PF Keys Keystroke 4001 PF 1 4002 PF 2 4003 PF 3 4004 PF 4 4005 PF 5 4006 PF 6 4007 PF 7 4008 PF 8 4009 PF 9 4010...
  • Page 326 E - 10 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide F key Standard Default Table Table E-5 F Keys Keystroke 5001 5002 5003 5004 5005 5006 5007 5008 5009 5010 F 10 5011 F 11 5012 F 12 5013 F 13 5014...
  • Page 327 ASCII Character Sets E - 11 Numeric Key Standard Default Table Table E-6 Numeric Keypad Keystroke 6042 6043 6044 Undefined 6045 6046 6047 6048 6049 6050 6051 6052 6053 6054 6055 6056 6057 6058 Enter 6059 Num Lock...
  • Page 328 E - 12 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Extended Keypad Standard Default Table Table E-7 Extended Keypad Keystroke 7001 Break 7002 Delete 7003 Pg Up 7004 7005 Pg Dn 7006 Pause 7007 Scroll Lock 7008 Backspace 7009 7010 Print Screen...
  • Page 329: Appendix F Signature Capture Code

    Appendix F Signature Capture Code Introduction CapCode, a signature capture code, is a special pattern that encloses a signature area on a document and allows a scanner to capture a signature. There are several accepted patterns that allow automatic identification of different signatures on the same form. For example, on the federal tax return 1040 form there are three signature areas, one each for two joint filers, and one for a professional preparer.
  • Page 330: Capcode Pattern Structure

    F - 2 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide CapCode Pattern Structure A CapCode pattern structure consists of a start pattern followed by a separator space, a signature capture box, a second separator space, and then a stop pattern. Assuming that X is the dimension of the thinnest element, the start and stop patterns each contains 9X total width in 4 bars and 3 spaces.
  • Page 331: Dimensions

    Signature Capture Code F - 3 Table F-2 lists selectable parameters used to generate the image of the captured signature. User Defined CapCode Parameters Table F-2 Parameter Defined Width Number of pixels Height Number of pixels Format JPEG, BMP, TIFF JPEG quality 1 (most compression) to 100 (best quality) Bits Per Pixel...
  • Page 332: Additional Capabilities

    F - 4 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide Additional Capabilities Regardless of how the signature is captured, the output signature image is de-skewed and right-side up. A scanner that captures signatures automatically determines whether it is scanning a signature or a bar code.
  • Page 333 Glossary Aperture. The opening in an optical system defined by a lens or baffle that establishes the field of view. API. An interface by means of which one software component communicates with or controls another. Usually used to refer to services provided by one software component to another, usually via software interrupts or function calls Application Programming Interface.
  • Page 334 Glossary - 2 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Bit. Binary digit. One bit is the basic unit of binary information. Generally, eight consecutive bits compose one byte of data. The pattern of 0 and 1 values within the byte determines its meaning. Bits per Second (bps).
  • Page 335 Glossary - 3 Code Length. Number of data characters in a bar code between the start and stop characters, not including those characters. Cold Boot. A cold boot restarts the mobile computer and erases all user stored records and entries. COM port.
  • Page 336 Glossary - 4 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Flash Disk. An additional megabyte of non-volatile memory for storing application and configuration files. Flash Memory. Flash memory is responsible for storing the system firmware and is non-volatile. If the system power is interrupted the data is not be lost.
  • Page 337 Glossary - 5 group determines which characters are encoded. This continuous code type uses no intercharacter spaces. Only numeric (0 to 9) and START/STOP characters may be encoded. I/O Ports. interface The connection between two devices, defined by common physical characteristics, signal characteristics, and signal meanings.
  • Page 338 Glossary - 6 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide MIL. 1 mil = 1 thousandth of an inch. Misread (Misdecode). A condition which occurs when the data output of a reader or interface controller does not agree with the data encoded within a bar code symbol. Nominal.
  • Page 339 Glossary - 7 Percent Decode. The average probability that a single scan of a bar code would result in a successful decode. In a well-designed bar code scanning system, that probability should approach near 100%. PING. (Packet Internet Groper) An Internet utility used to determine whether a particular IP address is online. It is used to test and debug a network by sending out a packet and waiting for a response.
  • Page 340 Glossary - 8 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Scan Area. Area intended to contain a symbol. Scanner. An electronic device used to scan bar code symbols and produce a digitized pattern that corresponds to the bars and spaces of the symbol. Its three main components are: 1) Light source (laser or photoelectric cell) - illuminates a bar code,;...
  • Page 341 Glossary - 9 Symbol Aspect Ratio. The ratio of symbol height to symbol width. Symbol Height. The distance between the outside edges of the quiet zones of the first row and the last row. Symbol Length. Length of symbol measured from the beginning of the quiet zone (margin) adjacent to the start character to the end of the quiet zone (margin) adjacent to a stop character.
  • Page 342 Glossary - 10 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide UDP. User Datagram Protocol. A protocol within the IP protocol suite that is used in place of TCP when a reliable delivery is not required. For example, UDP is used for real-time audio and video traffic where lost packets are simply ignored, because there is no time to retransmit.
  • Page 343: Index

    Index Numerics USB ....... . . 6-13 2D bar codes aztec .
  • Page 344 Index - 2 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide composite CC-A/B ..... 10-65 inverse 1D ......10-57 composite CC-C .
  • Page 345 Index - 3 host serial response time-out ... 7-14 SNAPI handshaking ....6-5 host types .
  • Page 346 Index - 4 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide UPC composite mode ....10-66 configurations ....... xiii...
  • Page 347 ......4-2, 5-2, 10-2 Motorola enterprise mobility support ....xvi hand-held .
  • Page 348 Index - 6 Symbol DS9808 Product Reference Guide EAN-13/JAN-13 ......10-9 EAN-8/JAN-8 ......10-8 ISSN EAN .
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