Chapter 3 — About the Scanner
About the Scanner
How to Scan Bar Codes as Keyboard Input
Change the Scanner Settings
Restore Default Scanner Settings
The internal scanner can read 1D and 2D bar code symbologies,
composite symbologies, and postal codes. It also supports omni-
directional scanning for greater flexibility in real-world settings. The
image engine can also capture black and white images, such as
signatures and pictures of damaged inventory.
The scan wedge feature sends scanned bar code data to an active
application as Android keypad input. To scan a bar code as keyboard
input, open an application that accepts text input and then scan a bar
code. By default, scan wedging is enabled on the computer.
You can use applications that are coded to use the scanner or
applications that receive data through the scan wedge feature. If an
application claims the scanner through the BarcodeReader API, the
scan wedge feature is temporarily disabled. You can find information on
how to create custom applications for the computer in the Software
Development Kit (SDK) available for download at
Changes you make to the Default profile apply to all applications with no
1 Tap the Settings app.
2 Tap Scanning.
3 Tap Default.
4 Select Data Processing Settings, Symbology Settings, Decode
Settings, Imager Settings, Trigger Settings, or Notification Settings.
5 Modify the settings to meet your application needs.
You can easily discard all changes you made to the Default profile and
restore the default values.
Note: When you select to restore the default values of one of the
settings, it also restores the default values of all settings within the
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