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Using The Scanner; Reading Barcodes - HP Linear Barcode Scanner II User Manual

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Using the scanner

Reading barcodes

Point the scanner at the target and pull the trigger to enable the illuminator (red beam) to decode the barcode
label. The illuminator will remain on until the trigger is released, or a label is read, or the "maximum scan on
time" is reached. When scanning a barcode label, you can adjust the distance or angle to the label to help
facilitate reading. Make sure that the scan line crosses every bar and space of the barcode.
Do not hold the scanner directly over the barcode. Light reflecting directly back into the scanner from the
barcode is known as specular reflection. This specular reflection can make decoding difficult. You can tilt the
scanner up to 65° forward or back and achieve a successful decode.
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Chapter 2 Using the scanner

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