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  • Page 1 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 3 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide 72E-58808-06 Revision A May 2008...
  • Page 4 © 2007-2008 by Motorola, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or used in any form, or by any electrical or mechanical means, without permission in writing from Motorola. This includes electronic or mechanical means, such as photocopying, recording, or information storage and retrieval systems.
  • Page 5: Revision History

    -06 Rev A 5/2008 Updated service information, removed IBM XT bar code and keyboard from Keyboard Wedge chapter, add French Belgian country codes, added note regarding Code ID and No Read, added Send Pause and Comma bar codes to ADF chapter.
  • Page 6 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Setting Up the Scanner ....................1-3 Installing the Interface Cable .................. 1-3 Connecting Power (if required) ................1-4 Configuring Your Scanner ..................1-4 Connecting a Synapse Cable Interface ..............1-5 Removing the Interface Cable ................1-5 Chapter 2: Scanning Introduction ........................2-1 Beeper Definitions ......................
  • Page 8 Connecting a Keyboard Wedge Interface ..............5-2 Keyboard Wedge Default Parameters ................5-3 Keyboard Wedge Host Types ..................5-4 Keyboard Wedge Host Types ................. 5-4 Keyboard Wedge Country Types (Country Codes) ..........5-5 Ignore Unknown Characters ................... 5-7 Keystroke Delay ...................... 5-8 Intra-Keystroke Delay ..................... 5-9 Alternate Numeric Keypad Emulation ..............
  • Page 9 USB Default Parameters ....................7-3 USB Host Parameters ....................7-4 USB Device Type ....................7-4 USB Country Keyboard Types (Country Codes) ............ 7-6 USB Keystroke Delay ..................... 7-9 USB CAPS Lock Override ..................7-10 USB Ignore Unknown Characters ................7-11 Emulate Keypad ......................
  • Page 10 Leading Margin ....................... 10-11 Check For Decode LED ..................10-12 Chapter 11: 123Scan Introduction ........................11-1 Communication With the 123Scan PC Based Configuration Tool ........ 11-1 123Scan Parameter ...................... 11-2 Chapter 12: Symbologies Introduction ........................12-1 Scanning Sequence Examples ..................12-1 Errors While Scanning ....................
  • Page 11 Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF) ....................12-38 Enable/Disable Interleaved 2 of 5 ................12-38 Set Lengths for Interleaved 2 of 5 ................12-39 I 2 of 5 Check Digit Verification ................12-40 Transmit I 2 of 5 Check Digit ................... 12-41 Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN-13 ..................
  • Page 12 Rules: Criteria Linked to Actions ................... 14-1 Using ADF Bar Codes ....................14-2 ADF Bar Code Menu Example ..................14-2 Rule 1: The Code 128 Scanning Rule ..............14-3 Rule 2: The UPC Scanning Rule ................14-3 Alternate Rule Sets ....................14-3 Rules Hierarchy (in Bar Codes) ................
  • Page 13 Pad Data with Spaces ..................... 14-29 Pad Data with Zeros ....................14-33 Beeps ........................14-37 Send Keystroke (Control Characters and Keyboard Characters) ......14-38 Send Right Control Key ..................14-66 Send Graphic User Interface (GUI) Characters ............14-67 Turn On/Off Rule Sets .................... 14-72 Alphanumeric Keyboard ....................
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  • Page 15: About This Guide

    Chapter 1, Getting Started provides a product overview and unpacking instructions. • Chapter 2, Scanning describes parts of the scanner, beeper and LED definitions, and how to use the scanner in hand-held and hands-free modes. • Chapter 3, Maintenance and Technical Specifications provides information on how to care for the scanner, troubleshooting, and technical specifications.
  • Page 16: Notational Conventions

    Feature/Option Indicates Default NOTE This symbol indicates something of special interest or importance to the reader. Failure to read the note will not result in physical harm to the reader, equipment or data. This symbol indicates that if this information is ignored, the possiblity of data or material damage may CAUTION occur.
  • Page 17: Related Documents

    Software type and version number. Motorola responds to calls by E-mail, telephone or fax within the time limits set forth in support agreements. If your problem cannot be solved by Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support, you may need to return your equipment for servicing and will be given specific directions.
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  • Page 19: Chapter 1 Getting Started

    The Symbol LS2208 scanner combines excellent scanning performance and advanced ergonomics to provide the best value in a lightweight laser scanner. Whether used as a hand-held scanner or in hands-free mode in a stand, the scanner ensures comfort and ease of use for extended periods of time.
  • Page 20: Unpacking Your Scanner

    • Configuration via 123Scan. Unpacking Your Scanner Remove the scanner from its packing and inspect it for damage. If the scanner was damaged in transit, contact Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support. See page xv for contact information. KEEP THE PACKING. It is the...
  • Page 21: Setting Up The Scanner

    (See Figure 1-2.) Gently tug the cable to ensure the connector is properly secured. Connect the other end of the interface cable to the host (see the specific host chapter for information on host connections). Cable Interface Port Interface Cable...
  • Page 22: Connecting Power (If Required)

    1-3. Connect the other end of the interface cable to the host (refer to the host manual to locate the correct port). Plug the power supply into the power jack on the interface cable. Plug the other end of the power supply into an AC outlet.
  • Page 23: Connecting A Synapse Cable Interface

    Interface Cable on page 1-3. Align the ‘S’ on the Synapse adapter cable with the ‘S’ on the Synapse Smart Cable and plug the cable in. Connect the other end of the Synapse Smart Cable to the host. Removing the Interface Cable To remove the interface cable: Unplug the installed cable’s modular connector by depressing the connector clip with the tip of a screwdriver.
  • Page 24 1 - 6 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 25: Chapter 2 Scanning

    Chapter 2 Scanning Introduction This chapter includes the techniques involved in scanning bar codes, beeper and LED definitions, and general instructions and tips about scanning. Scan Window Trigger Scanner Parts Figure 2-1...
  • Page 26: Beeper Definitions

    Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Beeper Definitions The scanner communicates by emitting different beeper sequences and patterns. Table 2-1 defines beep sequences that occur during both normal scanning and while programming the scanner. Standard Beeper Definitions Table 2-1 Beeper Sequence Indication...
  • Page 27: Led Definitions

    Standard LED Definitions Table 2-2 Indication No power is applied to the scanner, or the scanner is on and ready to scan. Green A bar code was successfully decoded. A data transmission error or scanner malfunction occurred.
  • Page 28: Scanning In Hand-Held Mode

    Ensure the scan line crosses every bar and space of the symbol. WRONG RIGHT 012345 012345 Upon successful decode, the scanner beeps and the LED turns green. For more information on beeper and LED definitions, see Table 2-1 Table 2-2.
  • Page 29: Aiming

    2 - 5 Aiming Do not hold the scanner directly over the bar code. Laser light reflecting directly back into the scanner from the bar code is known as specular reflection. This specular reflection can make decoding difficult. You can tilt the scanner up to 55° forward or back and achieve a successful decode (Figure 2-3).
  • Page 30: Decode Zone

    2 - 6 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Decode Zone Note: Typical performance at 73˚ F (23˚ C) on 25.4 high quality symbols in normal room light. 12.7 LS 2208 5 mil 12.7 6" 2.5" 7.5 mil 1.5" 10.0" 25.4 10 mil 1.0"...
  • Page 31: Scanning In Hands-Free Mode

    Bend the neck to the desired position for scanning. Wingnut Assembling the Stand Figure 2-5 NOTE Before tightening the wingnut under the base, ensure that the flat areas on the flexible neck fit securely in the grooves in the base.
  • Page 32: Mounting The Stand (Optional)

    Peel the paper liner off one side of each piece of tape and place the sticky surface over each of the three rectangular tape holders. Peel the paper liner off the exposed sides of each piece of tape and press the stand on a flat surface until it is secure (see Figure 2-6).
  • Page 33: Scanning In Hands-Free Mode

    Insert the scanner in the optional Intellistand by placing the front of the scanner into the stand’s “cup” (see Figure 2-7). To scan a bar code, present the bar code and ensure the scan line crosses every bar and space of the symbol. Upon successful decode, the scanner beeps and the LED turns green.
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  • Page 35: Chapter 3 Maintenance And Technical Specifications

    This chapter includes suggested scanner maintenance, troubleshooting, technical specifications, and signal descriptions (pinouts). Maintenance Cleaning the exit window is the only maintenance required. A dirty window can affect scanning accuracy. • Do not allow any abrasive material to touch the window •...
  • Page 36: Troubleshooting

    Bar code symbol is Check the symbol to make sure it is not unreadable. defaced. Try scanning test symbols of the same bar code type.
  • Page 37 Be sure editing options (e.g., ADF, UPC-E to UPC-A Conversion) are properly programmed. NOTE If after performing these checks the symbol still does not scan, contact your distributor or Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support. See page xv for contact information.
  • Page 38: Technical Specifications

    UPC/EAN, UPC/EAN with supplementals, UCC/EAN, JAN 8 & 13, 128, Code 39, Code 39 Full ASCII, Code 39 Trioptic, Codabar (NW7), Interleaved 2 of 5, Discrete 2 of 5, Code 128, Code 93, MSI, Code 11, UCC/EAN, GS1 DataBar, Code 32, Coupon Code, Bookland EAN, IATA.
  • Page 39 RS-232, Keyboard Wedge, Wand Emulation, Undecoded Scanner Emulation, IBM 468X/469X, USB, Synapse Electrical Safety Certified Pending to UL1950, CSA C22.2 No.950. EN60950/IC950 Input Transient Protection IEC 1000-4-(2,3,4,5,6,11) FCC Part 15 Class B, ICES-003 Class B European Union EMC Directive, Australian SMA, Taiwan EMC, Japan VCCI/MITI/Dentori...
  • Page 40: Scanner Signal Descriptions

    3 - 6 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Scanner Signal Descriptions Bottom of Scanner Cable Interface Port PIN 1 PIN 10 Interface Cable Modular Connector Scanner Cable Pinouts Figure 3-1...
  • Page 41 Maintenance and Technical Specifications 3 - 7 The signal descriptions in Table 3-3 apply to the connector on the scanner and are for reference only. Scanner Signal Pin-outs Table 3-3 Symbol LS2208 Keyboard Synapse RS-232 Wand Wedge Reserved SynClock Reserved...
  • Page 42 3 - 8 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 43: Chapter 4 User Preferences

    If you are not using a Synapse or USB cable you must select a host type (see each host chapter for specific host information). After the power-up beeps sound, select a host type. You only need to this once, upon the first power-up when connecting to a new host.
  • Page 44: Errors While Scanning

    4 - 2 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Errors While Scanning Unless otherwise specified, to correct an error during a scanning sequence, just re-scan the correct parameter. User Preferences Default Parameters Table 4-1 lists the defaults for user preferences parameters. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar...
  • Page 45: User Preferences

    User Preferences 4 - 3 User Preferences Set Default Parameter Scanning this bar code returns all parameters to the default values listed in Table A-1 on page A-1. Set All Defaults...
  • Page 46: Beeper Tone

    4 - 4 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Beeper Tone To select a decode beep frequency (tone), scan the Low Frequency, Medium Frequency, or High Frequency bar code. Low Frequency Medium Frequency (Optimum Settings) High Frequency...
  • Page 47: Beeper Volume

    User Preferences 4 - 5 Beeper Volume To select a beeper volume, scan the Low Volume, Medium Volume, or High Volume bar code. Low Volume Medium Volume High Volume...
  • Page 48: Power Mode

    This parameter determines whether or not power remains on after a decode attempt. When in reduced power mode, the scanner enters into a low power consumption mode to preserve battery life after each decode attempt. When in continuous power mode, power remains on after each decode attempt.
  • Page 49: Laser On Time

    Include a leading zero for single digit numbers. For example, to set an On Time of 0.5 seconds, scan the bar code below, then scan the “0” and “5” bar codes. To correct an error or change a selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
  • Page 50: Beep After Good Decode

    Beep After Good Decode Scan a bar code below to select whether or not the scanner beeps after a good decode. If you select Do Not Beep After Good Decode, the beeper still operates during parameter menu scanning and indicates error conditions.
  • Page 51: Timeout Between Decodes

    Include a leading zero for single digit numbers. For example, to set a timeout of 0.5 seconds, scan the bar code below, then scan the “0” and “5” bar codes. If an error occurs, or to change the selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
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  • Page 53: Chapter 5 Keyboard Wedge Interface

    Chapter 5 Keyboard Wedge Interface Introduction This chapter covers Keyboard Wedge interface information for setting up the scanner. Use this interface type to attach the scanner between the keyboard and host computer. The scanner translates the bar code data into keystrokes.
  • Page 54: Connecting A Keyboard Wedge Interface

    Installing the Interface Cable on page 1-3.) Connect the round male DIN host connector of the Y-cable to the keyboard port on the host device. Connect the round female DIN keyboard connector of the Y-cable to the keyboard. If needed, attach the optional power supply to the connector in the middle of the Y-cable.
  • Page 55: Keyboard Wedge Default Parameters

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 5 - 3 Keyboard Wedge Default Parameters Table 5-1 lists the defaults for Keyboard Wedge host parameters. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided in the Keyboard Wedge Host Parameters section beginning on page 5-4.
  • Page 56: Keyboard Wedge Host Types

    Select the keyboard wedge host by scanning one of the bar codes below. IBM PC/AT & IBM PC Compatibles IBM PS/2 (Model 30) IBM AT NOTEBOOK NCR 7052 NOTE User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.
  • Page 57: Keyboard Wedge Country Types (Country Codes)

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 5 - 5 Keyboard Wedge Country Types (Country Codes) Scan the bar code corresponding to the keyboard type. If your particular keyboard type is not listed, see Alternate Numeric Keypad Emulation on page 5-9. North American German Windows...
  • Page 58 5 - 6 Symbol LS2208 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 59: Ignore Unknown Characters

    Characters to send all bar code data except for unknown characters. The scanner sounds no error beeps. Select Do Not Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters to send bar code data up to the first unknown character. The scanner sounds an error beep.
  • Page 60: Keystroke Delay

    5 - 8 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Keystroke Delay This is the delay in milliseconds between emulated keystrokes. Scan a bar code below to increase the delay when hosts require a slower transmission of data. No Delay Medium Delay (20 msec)
  • Page 61: Intra-Keystroke Delay

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 5 - 9 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 Alternate Numeric Keypad Emulation...
  • Page 62: Caps Lock On

    Caps Lock Override When enabled, on AT or AT Notebook hosts, the keyboard ignores the state of the Caps Lock key. Therefore, an ‘A’ in the bar code transmits as an ‘A’ regardless of the state of the keyboard’s Caps Lock key.
  • Page 63: Convert Wedge Data

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 5 - 11 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...
  • Page 64: Function Key Mapping

    Table 5-2 on page 5-16). Enable this 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 enabled this parameter. Enable...
  • Page 65: Fn1 Substitution

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 5 - 13 FN1 Substitution Enable this to allow replacing any FN1 characters in an EAN128 bar code with a user-selected keystroke (see Substitution Values on page 13-6). Enable *Disable Send Make and Break When enabled, the scan codes for releasing a key are not sent.
  • Page 66: Keyboard Maps

    5 - 14 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Maps Use the following keyboard maps for reference for prefix/suffix keystroke parameters. To program the prefix/suffix values, see the bar codes on page 13-4. 7006 7014 5001 5002 5003 5004 5005...
  • Page 67 Keyboard Wedge Interface 5 - 15 Keyboard Maps (continued) 1068 1067 1065 1066 1069 1070 1071 1075 1072 1074 1076 1073 1077 1078 1079 1080 1082 1083 1084 1085 1081 5002 1045 5013 1086 5001 5011 5003 5004 5014 5015...
  • Page 68: Ascii Character Set

    ASCII Character Set NOTE Code 39 Full ASCII interprets the bar code special character ($ + % /) preceding a Code 39 character and assigns an ASCII character value to the pair. For example, when if you enable Code 39 Full ASCII and scan a +B, it is interpreted as b, %J as ?, and %V as @.
  • Page 69 Space 1033 1034 “ 1035 1036 1037 1038 & 1039 ‘ 1040 1041 1042 1043 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 The keystroke in bold transmits only if you enabled Function Key Mapping on page 5-12. Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke transmits.
  • Page 70 1058 1059 1060 < 1061 1062 > 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072 1073 1074 1075 The keystroke in bold transmits only if you enabled Function Key Mapping on page 5-12. Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke transmits.
  • Page 71 1084 1085 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092 1093 1094 1095 1096 ‘ 1097 1098 1099 1100 1101 1102 The keystroke in bold transmits only if you enabled Function Key Mapping on page 5-12. Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke transmits.
  • Page 72 1107 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 5-12. Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke transmits.
  • Page 73 Keyboard Wedge Interface 5 - 21 Keyboard Wedge ALT Keys Table 5-3 ALT Keys Keystroke 2065 ALT A 2066 ALT B 2067 ALT C 2068 ALT D 2069 ALT E 2070 ALT F 2071 ALT G 2072 ALT H 2073...
  • Page 74 5 - 22 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge GUI Keys Table 5-4 GUI Keys Keystroke 3000 Right Control Key 3048 GUI 0 3049 GUI 1 3050 GUI 2 3051 GUI 3 3052 GUI 4 3053 GUI 5 3054...
  • Page 75 Keyboard Wedge Interface 5 - 23 Keyboard Wedge GUI Keys (continued) Table 5-4 GUI Keys Keystroke 3082 GUI R 3083 GUI S 3084 GUI T 3085 GUI U 3086 GUI V 3087 GUI W 3088 GUI X 3089 GUI Y...
  • Page 76 5 - 24 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge F Keys (continued) Table 5-5 F Keys Keystroke 5018 5019 5020 5021 5022 5023 5024 Keyboard Wedge Numeric Keypad Table 5-6 Numeric Keypad Keystroke 6042 6043 6044 undefined 6045 6046...
  • Page 77 Keyboard Wedge Interface 5 - 25 Keyboard Wedge Extended Keypad Table 5-7 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 7011 Insert 7012...
  • Page 78 5 - 26 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 79: Chapter 6 Rs-232 Interface

    Chapter 6 RS-232 Interface Introduction This chapter includes RS-232 host information for setting up the scanner. Use the RS-232 interface to attach the scanner to point-of-sale devices, host computers, or other devices with an available RS-232 port (e.g., com port).
  • Page 80: Connecting An Rs-232 Interface

    Connect the RS-232 interface cable to the bottom of the scanner, as described in Installing the Interface Cable on page 1-3. Connect the other end of the interface cable to the serial port on the host. Connect the power supply. Scan appropriate bar codes in this chapter to match host settings.
  • Page 81: Rs-232 Default Parameters

    RS-232 Interface 6 - 3 RS-232 Default Parameters Table 6-1 lists the defaults for RS-232 host parameters. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided in the Parameter Descriptions section beginning on page 6-4. NOTE See Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and miscellaneous default parameters.
  • Page 82: Host Parameters

    STX (1003) None *In the Nixdorf Mode B, if CTS is low, scanning is disabled. When CTS is high, scanning is enabled. **If you scan Nixdorf Mode B without connecting the scanner to the proper host, it may appear unable to scan.
  • Page 83 ID characters listed in Table 6-3 below. These code ID characters are not programmable and are separate from the Transmit Code ID feature. Do not enable the Transmit Code ID feature for these terminals. Terminal Specific Code ID Characters Table 6-3...
  • Page 84: Host Types

    6 - 6 Symbol LS2208 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...
  • Page 85 RS-232 Interface 6 - 7 RS-232 Host Types (continued) Omron OPOS/JPOS Fujitsu RS-232 NOTE User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.
  • Page 86: Baud Rate

    Baud Rate Baud rate is the number of bits of data transmitted per second. Set the scanner's baud rate to match the host’s baud rate setting, or data may not reach the host device or may reach it in distorted form.
  • Page 87 RS-232 Interface 6 - 9 Baud Rate (continued) Baud Rate 9600 Baud Rate 19,200 Baud Rate 38,400...
  • Page 88: 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 89 RS-232 Interface 6 - 11 Parity (continued) Select Space parity and the parity bit is always 0. Space Select None when no parity bit is required. None...
  • Page 90: Stop Bit Select

    The stop bit(s) at the end of each transmitted character marks the end of transmission of one character and prepares the receiving device for the next character in the serial data stream. Select the number of stop bits (one or two) depending on the number the receiving terminal/host is programmed to accommodate.
  • Page 91: Check Receive Errors

    RS-232 Interface 6 - 13 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 92: Hardware Handshaking

    • The scanner reads the CTS line for activity. If CTS is asserted, the scanner waits up to Host Serial Response Time-out for the host to negate the CTS line. If, after the Host Serial Response Time-out (default), the CTS line is still asserted, the scanner sounds a transmit error, and discards any scanned data.
  • Page 93 RTS/CTS Option 3 If you select Option 3, the scanner asserts RTS prior to any data transmission, regardless of the state of CTS. The scanner waits up to Host Serial Response Time-out (default) for CTS to be asserted. If CTS is not asserted during this time, the scanner issues an error indication and discards the data.
  • Page 94: Software Handshaking

    If you select this option, after transmitting data, the scanner expects either an ACK or NAK response from the host. When a NAK is received, the scanner transmits the same data again and waits for either an ACK or NAK. After three unsuccessful attempts to send data after receiving NAKs, the scanner issues an error indication and discards the data.
  • Page 95 • The scanner receives an XOFF before it has data to send. When the scanner has data to send, it waits up to Host Serial Response Time-out for an XON character before transmission. If it does not receive an XON within this time, it issues an error indication and discards the data.
  • Page 96: Host Serial Response Time-Out

    6 - 18 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Host Serial Response Time-out This parameter specifies how long the 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 in RTS/CTS hardware handshaking mode.
  • Page 97: Rts Line State

    RS-232 Interface 6 - 19 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 98: Intercharacter Delay

    6 - 20 Symbol LS2208 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 99: Nixdorf Beep/Led Options

    RS-232 Interface 6 - 21 Nixdorf Beep/LED Options When Nixdorf Mode B is selected, this indicates when the 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 100: Ascii Character Set

    6 - 22 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide ASCII Character Set You can assign the values in Table 6-4 as prefixes or suffixes for ASCII character data transmission. Prefix/Suffix Values Table 6-4 Prefix/Suffix Full ASCII ASCII Character Value Code 39 Encode Character...
  • Page 101 RS-232 Interface 6 - 23 Prefix/Suffix Values (continued) Table 6-4 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...
  • Page 102 6 - 24 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Prefix/Suffix Values (continued) Table 6-4 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 103 RS-232 Interface 6 - 25 Prefix/Suffix Values (continued) Table 6-4 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...
  • Page 104 6 - 26 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Prefix/Suffix Values (continued) Table 6-4 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 105: Chapter 7 Usb Interface

    This chapter includes information on how to connect and set up the scanner with a USB host. The 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 106 Installing the Interface Cable on page 1-3. Plug the series A connector in the USB host or hub, or plug the Plus Power connector in an available port of the IBM SurePOS terminal. Select the USB device type. See USB Device Type on page 7-4.
  • Page 107: Usb Default Parameters

    USB Interface 7 - 3 USB Default Parameters Table 7-1 lists the defaults for USB host parameters. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) in the Parameter Descriptions section beginning on page 7-4. NOTE See Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and miscellaneous default parameters.
  • Page 108: Usb Host Parameters

    HID Keyboard Emulation (default) - This allows the scanner to emulate a USB keyboard. Upon a successful decode, bar code data transmits to the console as if the data was typed on a keyboard. Most USB drivers support HID Keyboard Emulation so it requires no special drivers.
  • Page 109 USB Interface 7 - 5 USB Device Type (continued) NOTE When changing USB Device Types, the scanner automatically restarts and issues the standard startup beep sequences. *HID Keyboard Emulation IBM Table Top USB IBM Hand-Held USB USB OPOS Hand-Held Simple COM Port Emulation...
  • Page 110: Usb Country Keyboard Types (Country Codes)

    Symbol LS2208 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 Country Selection, the scanner automatically restarts and issues the standard startup beep sequences.
  • Page 111 USB Interface 7 - 7 USB Country Keyboard Types (continued) French Canadian Windows 95/98 French Canadian Windows 2000/XP French Belgian Windows Spanish Windows Italian Windows...
  • Page 112 7 - 8 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide USB Country Keyboard Types (continued) Swedish Windows UK English Windows Japanese Windows (ASCII) Portuguese-Brazilian Windows...
  • Page 113: Usb Keystroke Delay

    USB Interface 7 - 9 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 slower data transmission. No Delay Medium Delay (20 msec) Long Delay (40 msec)
  • Page 114: Usb Caps Lock Override

    USB CAPS Lock Override This option applies only to the HID Keyboard Emulation device. Enable this to preserve the case of the data regardless of the state of the Caps Lock key. This setting is always enabled for the “Japanese, Windows (ASCII)”...
  • Page 115: 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. The scanner sounds no error beeps.
  • Page 116: Emulate Keypad

    This option applies only to the USB HID Keyboard Emulation device. When enabled, this allows replacing any FN 1 characters in an EAN 128 bar code with a Key Category and value chosen by the user (see FN 1 Substitution...
  • Page 117: Function Key Mapping

    Table 7-2 on page 7-15). 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 118: Convert Case

    7 - 14 Symbol LS2208 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 119: Ascii Character Set

    CTRL Q 1018 CTRL R 1019 CTRL S 1020 CTRL T 1021 CTRL U 1022 CTRL V 1023 CTRL W The keystroke in bold transmits only if you enabled Function Key Mapping on page 7-13. Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke transmits.
  • Page 120 1034 “ 1035 1036 1037 1038 & 1039 ‘ 1040 1041 1042 1043 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 The keystroke in bold transmits only if you enabled Function Key Mapping on page 7-13. Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke transmits.
  • Page 121 1060 < 1061 1062 > 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072 1073 1074 1075 1076 1077 The keystroke in bold transmits only if you enabled Function Key Mapping on page 7-13. Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke transmits.
  • Page 122 1085 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092 1093 1094 1095 1096 1097 1098 1099 1100 1101 1102 1103 1104 The keystroke in bold transmits only if you enabled Function Key Mapping on page 7-13. Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke transmits.
  • Page 123 1107 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 7-13. Otherwise, the unbolded keystroke transmits.
  • Page 124 7 - 20 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide USB ALT Keys Table 7-3 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 ALT G...
  • Page 125 GUI O ™ The Apple iMac keyboard has an apple key on either side of the space bar. Windows-based systems have a GUI key to the left of the left ALT key, and to the right of the right ALT key.
  • Page 126 GUI Z ™ The Apple iMac keyboard has an apple key on either side of the space bar. Windows-based systems have a GUI key to the left of the left ALT key, and to the right of the right ALT key.
  • Page 127 USB Interface 7 - 23 USB F Keys Table 7-5 F Keys Keystroke 5001 5002 5003 5004 5005 5006 5007 5008 5009 5010 5011 5012 F 12 5013 F 13 5014 F 14 5015 F 15 5016 5017 F 17...
  • Page 128 7 - 24 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide USB Keypad Keys Table 7-6 Keypad Keys Keystroke 6042 6043 6044 undefined 6045 6046 6047 6048 6049 6050 6051 6052 6053 6054 6055 6056 6057 6058 Enter 6059 Num Lock...
  • Page 129 USB Interface 7 - 25 USB Extended Keypad Table 7-7 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...
  • Page 130 7 - 26 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 131: Chapter 8 Ibm 468X/469X Interface

    Chapter 8 IBM 468X/469X Interface Introduction This chapter includes IBM 468X/469X host information for setting up the scanner. Throughout the programming bar code menus, asterisks ( ) indicate default values. Disable Convert to Code 39 Feature/Option Indicates Default...
  • Page 132: Connecting To An Ibm 468X/469X Host

    Installing the Interface Cable on page 1-3. Connect the other end of the interface cable to the appropriate port on the host (typically, Port 9). Scan the appropriate bar codes in this chapter to configure the scanner. NOTE The only required configuration is the port number. The IBM system typically controls most other scanner...
  • Page 133: Ibm Default Parameters

    IBM 468X/469X Interface 8 - 3 IBM Default Parameters Table 8-1 lists the defaults for IBM host parameters. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) 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 134: Ibm 468X/469X Host Parameters

    NOTE Scanning one of these bar codes enables the RS-485 interface on the scanner. None Selected Hand-held Scanner Emulation (Port 9B) Non-IBM Scanner Emulation (Port 5B) Table Top Scanner Emulation (Port 17) NOTE User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.
  • Page 135: Convert Unknown To Code 39

    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 136 8 - 6 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 137: Chapter 9 Wand Emulation Interface

    Wand Emulation communication. The scanner connects either to an external wand decoder or to a decoder integrated in a portable terminal or Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal. In this mode the scanner emulates the signal of a digital wand to make it "readable" by a wand decoder. Throughout the programming bar code menus, asterisks ( ) indicate default values.
  • Page 138: Connecting Using Wand Emulation

    Connect the Wand Emulation interface cable to the bottom of the scanner, as described in Installing the Interface Cable on page 1-3. Connect the other end of the interface cable to the Wand port on the portable data terminal or controller. Scan the appropriate bar codes in this chapter to configure the scanner.
  • Page 139: Wand Emulation Default Parameters

    Wand Emulation Interface 9 - 3 Wand Emulation Default Parameters Table 9-1 lists the defaults for Wand Emulation host types. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided in the Wand Emulation Host Parameters section beginning on page 9-4.
  • Page 140: Wand Emulation Host Parameters

    Select the wand emulation host by scanning one of the bar codes below. Symbol OmniLink Interface Controller Symbol PDT Terminal (MSI) Symbol PTC Terminal (Telxon) NOTE User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.
  • Page 141: Leading Margin (Quiet Zone)

    Leading Margin (Quiet Zone) Scan a bar code below to select a leading margin duration. A leading margin is the time that precedes the first bar of the scan, (in milliseconds). The minimum allowed value is 80 msec and the maximum is 250 msec. This parameter is used to accommodate older wand decoders which cannot handle short leading margins.
  • Page 142: Polarity

    Polarity determines how the scanner's wand emulation interface creates the Digitized Barcode Pattern (DBP). DBP is a digital signal that represents the scanned bar code. Different decoders, to which this device can connect, are expecting the DBP in a certain format. The DBP either has the "highs" represent bars and the "lows" represent spaces (margins), or the "highs"...
  • Page 143: Convert All Bar Codes To Code 39

    By default, a space replaces any characters that do not have a corresponding character in the Code 39 symbology set. Enable this parameter to encode the data sent to the Wand interface in Code 39 Full ASCII. In order to do this, the host must be able to interpret Code 39 Full ASCII data.
  • Page 144 9 - 8 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 145: Chapter 10 Undecoded Scanner Emulation Interface

    Interface Introduction This chapter includes undecoded scanner emulation host information for setting up the scanner. Use this mode when you require undecoded scanner emulation communication. With this host, the scanner connects either to an external decoder or to a decoder integrated in a portable terminal or Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal.
  • Page 146: Connecting Using Undecoded Scanner Emulation

    Installing the Interface Cable on page 1-3. Connect the other end of the interface cable to the scanner port on the portable data terminal or controller. Scan the appropriate bar codes in this chapter to configure the scanner. CAUTION Connect the scanner to 5 volt decoders only. Connecting the scanner to a 12 volt decoder invalidates...
  • Page 147: Undecoded Scanner Emulation Default Parameters

    Undecoded Scanner Emulation Interface 10 - 3 Undecoded Scanner Emulation Default Parameters Table 10-1 lists the defaults for the undecoded scanner emulation host. To change an option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) in the Undecoded Scanner Host Parameters section beginning on page 10-5.
  • Page 148: Undecoded Scanner Emulation Host

    10 - 4 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Undecoded Scanner Emulation Host Scan the bar code below to enable the undecoded scanner emulation host. Undecoded Scanner Emulation Host...
  • Page 149: Undecoded Scanner Emulation Host Parameters

    Beep Style The undecoded scanner emulation host supports three different beep styles. The default is to beep when the attached decoder issues the decode signal to the scanner. This way, the scanner and the attached decoder beep at the same time.
  • Page 150: Parameter Pass-Through

    NOTE To enable D 2 of 5, for example, simply scan the D 2 of 5 Enable parameter bar code on the scanner. The scanner and the attached decoder both process the parameter.
  • Page 151: Convert Newer Code Types

    Undecoded Scanner Emulation Interface 10 - 7 Convert Newer Code Types The Symbol LS2208 supports a variety of code types that are typically not decodable by attached decoder systems. To allow compatibility in these environments, the scanner converts these code types to more common symbologies, as per the following chart.
  • Page 152: Convert All Bar Codes To Code 39

    Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion By default, a space replaces any characters that do not have a corresponding character in the Code 39 symbology set. Enable this parameter to encode the data sent to the undecoded scanner emulation host in Code 39 Full ASCII.
  • Page 153: Transmission Timeout

    Undecoded Scanner Emulation Interface 10 - 9 Transmission Timeout The undecoded scanner emulation host transmits bar code data to the attached decoder and waits for the attached decoder to assert the Decode signal, indicating successful transmission. If, after a specified amount of time, the Decode signal is not asserted (indicating the attached decoder did not receive the bar code data), the scanner issues Transmit Error beeps.
  • Page 154: Ignore Unknown Characters

    The scanner sounds no error beeps. Select Convert Error on Unknown Characters to prevent sending bar codes containing at least one unknown character to the decoder. The scanner sounds a Convert Error beep.
  • Page 155: Leading Margin

    Undecoded Scanner Emulation Interface 10 - 11 Leading Margin Scan a bar code below to select a leading margin duration. 1 ms Leading Margin *2 ms Leading Margin 3 ms Leading Margin 5 ms Leading Margin 10 ms Leading Margin...
  • Page 156: Check For Decode Led

    Some decoders, however, do not assert the Decode signal to tell the scanner that a decode occurred. In this case, the scanner emits Transmit Error beeps to indicate that the bar code was not successfully transmitted. Scan the Ignore Decode LED bar code below to disable the Transmit Error beeps.
  • Page 157: Chapter 11 123Scan

    Program scanners via PC download or by scanning a sheet of bar codes generated by the utility. Scanner programming is saved in a file for electronic distribution. 123Scan includes a help file.
  • Page 158: 123Scan Parameter

    11 - 2 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide 123Scan Parameter To communicate with the 123Scan program, load 123Scan, included in the documentation CD-ROM, onto your PC and scan the bar code below. Refer to 123Scan instructions for programming the scanner.
  • Page 159: Chapter 12 Symbologies

    To return all features to default values, scan Set All Defaults on page 4-3. If you are not using a Synapse or USB cable, you must select a host type. See each host chapter for specific host information. Scanning Sequence Examples In most cases, scan one bar code to set a specific parameter value.
  • Page 160: Symbology Default Parameters

    12 - 2 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Symbology Default Parameters Table 12-1 lists the defaults for all symbologies parameters. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided in the Symbologies Parameters section beginning on page 12-5. NOTE See...
  • Page 161 Enable 12-23 Code 39 Code 39 Enable 12-24 Trioptic Code 39 Disable 12-24 Convert Code 39 to Code 32 (Italian Pharmacy Code) Disable 12-25 Code 32 Prefix Disable 12-25 Set Length(s) for Code 39 2 to 55 12-26 Code 39 Check Digit Verification...
  • Page 162 12 - 4 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Symbology Default Table (continued) Table 12-1 Parameter Default Page Number Discrete 2 of 5 (DTF) Discrete 2 of 5 Disable 12-42 Set Length(s) for D 2 of 5 12-43 Chinese 2 of 5...
  • Page 163: Upc/Ean

    Symbologies 12 - 5 UPC/EAN Enable/Disable UPC-A/UPC-E To enable or disable UPC-A or UPC-E, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable UPC-A Disable UPC-A Enable UPC-E Disable UPC-E...
  • Page 164: Enable/Disable Upc-E1

    12 - 6 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Enable/Disable UPC-E1 UPC-E1 is disabled by default. To enable or disable UPC-E1, scan the appropriate bar code below. NOTE UPC-E1 is not a UCC (Uniform Code Council) approved symbology. Enable UPC-E1 Disable UPC-E1...
  • Page 165: Enable/Disable Ean-13/Ean-8

    Symbologies 12 - 7 Enable/Disable EAN-13/EAN-8 To enable or disable EAN-13 or EAN-8, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable EAN-13 Disable EAN-13 Enable EAN-8 Disable EAN-8...
  • Page 166: Enable/Disable Bookland Ean

    12 - 8 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Enable/Disable Bookland EAN To enable or disable Bookland EAN, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Bookland EAN Disable Bookland EAN NOTE If you enable Bookland EAN, select a Bookland ISBN Format on page 12-19.
  • Page 167: Decode Upc/Ean/Jan Supplementals

    If you select one of the following Supplemental Mode options, the scanner immediately transmits EAN-13 bar codes starting with that prefix that have supplemental characters. If the symbol does not have a supplemental, the scanner must decode the bar code the number of times set via...
  • Page 168 12 - 10 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals (continued) Ignore UPC/EAN/JAN With Supplementals Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Only With Supplementals Autodiscriminate UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals Enable 378/379 Supplemental Mode Enable 978/979 Supplemental Mode Enable 977 Supplemental Mode Enable 414/419/434/439 Supplemental Mode...
  • Page 169 Symbologies 12 - 11 Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals (continued) Enable 491 Supplemental Mode Enable Smart Supplemental Mode Supplemental User-Programmable Type 1 Supplemental User-Programmable Type 1 and 2 Smart Supplemental Plus User-Programmable 1 Smart Supplemental Plus User-Programmable 1 and 2...
  • Page 170: User-Programmable Supplementals

    Five or above is recommended when decoding a mix of UPC/EAN symbols with and without supplementals. The default is 7. Scan the bar code below to set a decode redundancy value. Next, scan two numeric bar codes beginning on page Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes.
  • Page 171: Transmit Upc-A/Upc-E/Upc-E1 Check Digit

    Transmit UPC-A/UPC-E/UPC-E1 Check Digit The check digit is the last character of the symbol used to verify the integrity of the data. Scan the appropriate bar code below to transmit the bar code data with or without the UPC-A, UPC-E or UPC-E1 check digit. It is always verified to guarantee the integrity of the data.
  • Page 172: Upc-A Preamble

    Preamble characters are part of the UPC symbol consisting of Country Code and System Character. There are three options for transmitting UPC-A preamble to the host device: transmit System Character only, transmit System Character and Country Code (“0” for USA), and transmit no preamble. Select the appropriate option to match the host system.
  • Page 173: Upc-E Preamble

    Preamble characters are part of the UPC symbol consisting of Country Code and System Character. There are three options for transmitting UPC-E preamble to the host device: transmit System Character only, transmit System Character and Country Code (“0” for USA), and transmit no preamble. Select the appropriate option to match the host system.
  • Page 174: Upc-E1 Preamble

    12 - 16 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide UPC-E1 Preamble Preamble characters are part of the UPC symbol consisting of Country Code and System Character. There are three options for transmitting UPC-E1 preamble to the host device: transmit System Character only, transmit System Character and Country Code (“0”...
  • Page 175: Convert Upc-E To Upc-A

    Symbologies 12 - 17 Convert UPC-E to UPC-A 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 176: Convert Upc-E1 To Upc-A

    Do Not Convert UPC-E1 to UPC-A (Disable) EAN-8/JAN-8 Extend Enable this 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. Enable EAN/JAN Zero Extend...
  • Page 177: Bookland Isbn Format

    Bookland check digit for backward-compatibility. Data starting with 979 is not considered Bookland in this mode. • Bookland ISBN-13 - The scanner reports Bookland data (starting with either 978 or 979) as EAN-13 in 13-digit format to meet the 2007 ISBN-13 protocol. *Bookland ISBN-10...
  • Page 178: Upc/Ean Security Level

    UPC/EAN Security Level 1 As bar code quality levels diminish, certain characters become prone to misdecodes before others (i.e., 1, 2, 7, 8). If you are experiencing misdecodes of poorly printed bar codes, and the misdecodes are limited to these characters, select this security level.
  • Page 179: Ucc Coupon Extended Code

    Symbologies 12 - 21 UCC Coupon Extended Code Enable this to decode UPC-A bar codes starting with digit ‘5’, EAN-13 bar codes starting with digit ‘99’, and UPCA/EAN-128 Coupon Codes. You must enable UPC-A, EAN-13, and EAN-128 to scan all types of Coupon Codes.
  • Page 180: Code 128

    12 - 22 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Code 128 Enable/Disable Code 128 To enable or disable Code 128, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Code 128 Disable Code 128 Enable/Disable UCC/EAN-128 To enable or disable UCC/EAN-128, scan the appropriate bar code below.
  • Page 181: Enable/Disable Isbt 128

    Symbologies 12 - 23 Enable/Disable ISBT 128 To enable or disable ISBT 128, scan the appropriate bar code below. *Enable ISBT 128 Disable ISBT 128...
  • Page 182: Code 39

    Enable/Disable Trioptic Code 39 Trioptic Code 39 is a variant of Code 39 used in the marking of computer tape cartridges. Trioptic Code 39 symbols always contain six characters. To enable or disable Trioptic Code 39, scan the appropriate bar code below.
  • Page 183: Convert Code 39 To Code 32

    Disable Convert Code 39 to Code 32 Code 32 Prefix Scan the appropriate bar code below to enable or disable adding the prefix character “A” to all Code 32 bar codes. NOTE Convert Code 39 to Code 32 must be enabled for this parameter to function.
  • Page 184: Set Lengths For Code 39

    The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s) the code contains. Set lengths for Code 39 for any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range. If you enabled Code 39 Full ASCII, the preferred options are Length Within a Range or Any Length.
  • Page 185: Code 39 Check Digit Verification

    Code 39 Check Digit Verification Enable this feature to checks the integrity of all Code 39 symbols to verify that the data complies with specified check digit algorithm. If you enable this feature, only Code 39 symbols which include a modulo 43 check digit are decoded.
  • Page 186: Code 39 Full Ascii Conversion

    12 - 28 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion Code 39 Full ASCII is a variant of Code 39 which pairs characters to encode the full ASCII character set. To enable or disable Code 39 Full ASCII, scan the appropriate bar code below.
  • Page 187: Code 39 Buffering (Scan & Store)

    Transmit Buffer on page 12-30) or clear the buffer. Buffer Data To buffer data, Code 39 buffering must be enabled and a Code 39 symbol must be read with a space immediately following the start pattern. • Unless the data overflows the transmission buffer, the scanner issues a low/high beep to indicate successful decode and buffering.
  • Page 188 The scanner signals that the buffer transmitted with a low/high beep. • Scanner transmits and clears the buffer. NOTE The Transmit Buffer contains only a plus (+) character. In order to scan this command, set Code 39 length to include length 1.
  • Page 189 Symbologies 12 - 31 Overfilling Transmission Buffer The Code 39 buffer holds 200 characters. If the symbol just read results in an overflow of the transmission buffer: • The scanner indicates that the symbol was rejected by issuing three long, high beeps.
  • Page 190: Code 93

    12 - 32 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Code 93 Enable/Disable Code 93 To enable or disable Code 93, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Code 93 Disable Code 93...
  • Page 191: Set Lengths For Code 93

    The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s) the code contains. Set lengths for Code 93 for any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range.
  • Page 192: Code 11

    12 - 34 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Code 11 Code 11 To enable or disable Code 11, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Code 11 Disable Code 11...
  • Page 193: Set Lengths For Code 11

    The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s) the code contains. Set lengths for Code 11 for any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range.
  • Page 194: Code 11 Check Digit Verification

    Code 11 Check Digit Verification Enable this feature 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 195: Transmit Code 11 Check Digits

    This feature selects whether or not to transmit the Code 11 check digit(s). Transmit Code 11 Check Digit(s) (Enable) Do Not Transmit Code 11 Check Digit(s) (Disable) NOTE You must enable Code 11 Check Digit Verification for this parameter to function.
  • Page 196: Interleaved 2 Of 5 (Itf)

    Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF) Enable/Disable Interleaved 2 of 5 To enable or disable Interleaved 2 of 5, scan the appropriate bar code below, and select an Interleaved 2 of 5 length from the following pages. Enable Interleaved 2 of 5...
  • Page 197: Set Lengths For Interleaved 2 Of 5

    NOTE Due to the construction of the I 2 of 5 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, Motorola recommends selecting specific lengths (I 2 of 5 - One Discrete Length, Two Discrete Lengths) for I 2 of 5 applications.
  • Page 198: I 2 Of 5 Check Digit Verification

    I 2 of 5 Check Digit Verification 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.
  • Page 199: Transmit I 2 Of 5 Check Digit

    This parameter converts a 14 character I 2 of 5 code into EAN-13, and transmits 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 200: Discrete 2 Of 5 (Dtf)

    12 - 42 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Discrete 2 of 5 (DTF) Enable/Disable Discrete 2 of 5 To enable or disable Discrete 2 of 5, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Discrete 2 of 5 Disable Discrete 2 of 5...
  • Page 201: Set Lengths For Discrete 2 Of 5

    NOTE Due to the construction of the D 2 of 5 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, Motorola recommends selecting specific lengths (D 2 of 5 - One Discrete Length, Two Discrete Lengths) for D 2 of 5 applications.
  • Page 202: Chinese 2 Of 5

    12 - 44 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Chinese 2 of 5 Enable/Disable Chinese 2 of 5 To enable or disable Chinese 2 of 5, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Chinese 2 of 5 Disable Chinese 2 of 5...
  • Page 203: Codabar (Nw - 7)

    Symbologies 12 - 45 Codabar (NW - 7) Enable/Disable Codabar To enable or disable Codabar, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Codabar Disable Codabar...
  • Page 204: Set Lengths For Codabar

    Codabar symbols containing between 4 and 12 characters, first scan Codabar - Length Within Range. Then scan 0, 4, 1, and 2 (include a leading zero for single digit numbers). To correct an error or change a selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
  • Page 205: Clsi Editing

    Symbologies 12 - 47 CLSI Editing Enable this to strip the start and stop characters and insert a space after the first, fifth, and tenth characters of a 14-character Codabar symbol. Use this feature if your host system requires this data format.
  • Page 206: Msi

    12 - 48 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Enable/Disable MSI To enable or disable MSI, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable MSI Disable MSI...
  • Page 207: Set Lengths For Msi

    Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes. For example, to decode only MSI symbols with 14 characters, scan MSI - One Discrete Length, then scan 1 followed by 4. To correct an error or change a selection, scan Cancel on page D-3.
  • Page 208: Msi Check Digits

    MSI Check Digits With MSI symbols, one check digit is mandatory and always verified by the reader. The second check digit is optional. If your MSI codes include two check digits, scan the Two MSI Check Digits bar code to enable verification of the second check digit.
  • Page 209: Msi Check Digit Algorithm

    Symbologies 12 - 51 MSI Check Digit Algorithm There are two algorithms for verifying the second MSI check digit. Select the bar code corresponding to the algorithm used to encode your check digit. MOD 10/MOD 11 MOD 10/MOD 10...
  • Page 210: Gs1 Databar (Formerly Rss, Reduced Space Symbology)

    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. Enable GS1 DataBar-14 Disable GS1 DataBar-14...
  • Page 211: Convert Gs1 Databar To Upc/Ean

    Limited symbols encoding a single zero as the first digit, and report the bar code as EAN-13. Enabling this strips the leading '0100' from bar codes beginning with two or more zeros but not six zeros, and reports the bar code as UPC-A. The UPC-A Preamble parameter to transmit the system character and country code applies to converted bar codes.
  • Page 212: Redundancy Level 1

    12 - 54 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Redundancy Level The Symbol LS2208 offers four levels of decode redundancy. Select higher redundancy levels for decreasing levels of bar code quality. As redundancy levels increase, the scanner’s aggressiveness decreases. Select the redundancy level appropriate for the bar code quality.
  • Page 213: Redundancy Level 3

    Symbologies 12 - 55 Redundancy Level 3 Code types other than the following must be successfully read twice before being decoded. The following codes must be read three times: Code Type Code Length MSI Plessey 4 characters or less D 2 of 5...
  • Page 214: Security Level

    Security Level The Symbol LS2208 offers four levels of decode security for delta bar codes. These include the Code 128 family, UPC/EAN, and Code 93. Select higher security levels for decreasing levels of bar code quality. There is an inverse relationship between security and scanner aggressiveness, so be sure to choose only that level of security necessary for your application.
  • Page 215: Security Level 3

    Selecting this level of security significantly impairs the scanner’s decoding ability. If you need this level of security, try to improve the quality of the bar codes.
  • Page 216: Bi-Directional Redundancy

    Disable Bi-directional Redundancy Intercharacter Gap Size 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 decode. If this occurs, select Large Intercharacter Gaps to tolerate these out-of-specification bar codes.
  • Page 217: Report Version

    Report MIMIC Software Version Report Synapse Cable Scan the bar code below to report the software revision of the attached Synapse cable. If the scanner does not detect an attached Synapse cable, it reports Synapse not attached. Report Synapse Cable...
  • Page 218 12 - 60 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 219: Chapter 13 Miscellaneous Scanner Options

    Chapter 13 Miscellaneous Scanner Options Introduction This chapter includes features frequently used to customize how data transmits to the host. In addition to these bar codes for data formatting, see each host chapter for the appropriate host connections and features for the scanner.
  • Page 220: Scanning Sequence Examples

    13 - 2 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Scanning Sequence Examples In most cases you need only scan one bar code to set a specific parameter value. Parameters, such as Prefix Value, require scanning several bar codes in sequence. See each individual parameter for descriptions of this procedure.
  • Page 221: Miscellaneous Scanner Parameters

    Transmit Code ID Character A Code ID character identifies the code type of a scanned bar code. This is useful when the scanner is 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 222: Prefix/Suffix Values

    Cancel on page D-3. Scan Prefix Scan Suffix Scan Data Transmission Format To change the scan data format, scan Scan Options and one of the following four bar codes corresponding to the desired format: • Data As Is • <DATA> <SUFFIX>...
  • Page 223 Miscellaneous Scanner Options 13 - 5 Scan Data Transmission Format (continued) *Data As Is <DATA> <SUFFIX> <PREFIX> <DATA> <PREFIX> <DATA> <SUFFIX> Enter Data Format Cancel...
  • Page 224: Fn1 Substitution Values

    Transmit “No Read” Message Scan a bar code below to select whether or not a No Read message transmits. Enable this to transmit the characters NR when a bar code is not decoded. Disable this to transmit nothing if a symbol does not decode.
  • Page 225: Synapse Interface

    Motorola recommends the default setting. To disconnect and reconnect the scanner from a Synapse cable that is connected to a live host via a Synapse, use the Plug and Play setting. Do not change this setting from the default if an on-board wedge host is enabled.
  • Page 226 13 - 8 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 227: Chapter 14 Advanced Data Formatting

    Chapter 11, 123Scan) which allows programming the scanner with ADF rules. NOTE If using the Wand interface with the scanner, you can not use ADF rules to format data unless you enable Convert All Bar Codes to Code 39 on page 9-7.
  • Page 228: Using Adf Bar Codes

    An auto parts distribution center wants to encode manufacturer ID, part number, and destination code into their own Code 128 bar codes. The distribution center also has products that carry UPC bar codes, placed there by the manufacturer. The Code 128 bar codes have the following format:...
  • Page 229: Rule 1: The Code 128 Scanning Rule

    Alternate Rule Sets You can group ADF rules into one of four alternate sets which you can turn on and off when needed. This is useful to format the same message in different ways. For example, a Code 128 bar code contains the following...
  • Page 230: Rules Hierarchy (In Bar Codes)

    The order of programming individual rules is important. Program the most general rule first. All programmed rules are stored in a buffer. As they are programmed, they are stored at the top of a rules list. If you create three rules, the list is configured as follows:...
  • Page 231: Default Rules

    When scanning a Code 128 bar code of length 12, send the first four characters, then send the ENTER key, then send all remaining data. If you scan a Code 128 bar code of length 12, the THIRD rule would apply, and the SECOND rule would appear to not function.
  • Page 232: Special Commands

    14-24 inserts a pause in the data transmission. To set the pause scan a two-digit number (i.e., two bar codes), to represent a 0.1 second interval. For example, scan bar codes 0 and 1 from Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes to insert a 0.1 second pause;...
  • Page 233: Erase

    Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 7 Erase Use these bar codes to erase criteria, actions, or rules. Erase Actions Erase Criteria And Start Again And Start Again Erase Previously Erase All Rules Saved Rule Quit Entering Rules Scan this bar code to quit entering rules.
  • Page 234: Disable Rule Set

    14 - 8 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Disable Rule Set Use these bar codes to disable rule sets. Disable Rule Set 2 Disable Rule Set 1 Disable Rule Set 3 Disable Rule Set 4 Disable All Rule Sets...
  • Page 235: Criteria

    Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 9 Criteria Code Types Select all code types to be affected by the rule. Scan all selected codes in succession, before selecting other criteria. To select all code types, don't select any code types. Codabar...
  • Page 236 14 - 10 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Scan the bar codes for all code types desired before selecting other criteria. D 2 OF 5 IATA 2 OF 5 I 2 OF 5 Code 93 UPC-E UPC-A EAN-13 EAN-8...
  • Page 237 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 11 Code Types (continued) UCC/EAN 128 UPC-E1 Bookland EAN Trioptic Code 39 Chinese 2 of 5 Coupon Code...
  • Page 238: Code Lengths

    14 - 12 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Code Lengths Scan these bar codes to define the number of characters the selected code types must contain. Select one length per rule only. Don't select any code length to select code types of any length.
  • Page 239 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 13 Code Lengths (continued) 8 Characters 7 Characters 9 Characters 10 Characters 11 Characters 12 Characters...
  • Page 240 14 - 14 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Code Lengths (continued) 14 Characters 13 Characters 15 Characters 16 Characters 18 Characters 17 Characters...
  • Page 241 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 15 Code Lengths (continued) 19 Characters 20 Characters 21 Characters 22 Characters 23 Characters 24 Characters...
  • Page 242 14 - 16 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Code Lengths (continued) 25 Characters 26 Characters 27 Characters 28 Characters 29 Characters 30 Characters...
  • Page 243: Message Containing A Specific Data String

    Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 17 Message Containing A Specific Data String Use this feature to select whether the formatting affects data that begins with a specific character or data string, or contains a specific character or data string. There are 4 features: •...
  • Page 244 14 - 18 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Numeric Keypad Do not confuse bar codes on this page with those on the alphanumeric keyboard. Cancel...
  • Page 245 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 19 Rule Belongs To Set Select the set to which a rule belongs. There are four possible rule sets. See Alternate Rule Sets on page 14-3 more information. Rule Belongs To Set 1 Rule Belongs To Set 2...
  • Page 246: Actions

    14-73, or send the next X characters. Note that only bar codes for Send Next 1 to 20 appear here, and can be scanned multiple times to send values greater then 20. For instance, to send the next 28 characters, scan Send Next 20 Characters, then Send Next 8 Characters.
  • Page 247 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 21 Send Data (continued) Send Next Send Next 9 Characters 8 Characters Send Next Send Next 10 Characters 11 Characters Send Next Send Next 13 Characters 12 Characters Send Next Send Next 15 Characters 14 Characters...
  • Page 248 14 - 22 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Send Data (continued) Send Next Send Next 18 Characters 19 Characters Send Next 20 Characters...
  • Page 249: Setup Field(S)

    Keyboard. This moves the cursor to the position after the matching character. If the character is not there, the rule fails and ADF tries the next rule. Move Cursor to Start of Data Scan this bar code to move cursor to the beginning of the data.
  • Page 250 14 - 24 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Move Cursor Scan a bar code below to move the cursor in relation to a specified character. Then enter a character by scanning a bar code from the Alphanumeric Keyboard on page 14-73.
  • Page 251 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 25 Skip Ahead Use the following bar codes to skip ahead characters. Skip Ahead Skip Ahead 1 Character 2 Characters Skip Ahead Skip Ahead 3 Characters 4 Characters Skip Ahead Skip Ahead 5 Characters 6 Characters...
  • Page 252 14 - 26 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Skip Back Use the following bar codes to skip back characters. Skip Back Skip Back 2 Characters 1 Characters Skip Back Skip Back 4 Characters 3 Characters Skip Back Skip Back 5 Characters...
  • Page 253 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 27 Send Preset Value Use these bar codes to send preset values. Set these values using the prefix/suffix values in Table 6-4 on page 6-22. Send Value 1 Send Value 2 Send Value 4 Send Value 3...
  • Page 254: Modify Data

    Programming pad zeros to length 6, send next 3 characters, stop padding, send next 5 characters, adds three zeros to the first send, and does not pad the next send. These options do not apply to the Send Keystroke or Send Preset Value options.
  • Page 255: Pad Data With Spaces

    Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 29 Pad Data with Spaces To pad data to the left, scan the bar code containing the desired number of spaces. Send commands activate this parameter. Pad Spaces To Pad Spaces To Length 1 Length 2...
  • Page 256 14 - 30 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Pad Data with Spaces (continued) Pad Spaces To Pad Spaces To Length 9 Length 10 Pad Spaces To Pad Spaces To Length 12 Length 11 Pad Spaces To Pad Spaces To Length 13...
  • Page 257 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 31 Pad Data with Spaces (continued) Pad Spaces To Pad Spaces To Length 17 Length 18 Pad Spaces To Pad Spaces To Length 19 Length 20 Pad Spaces To Pad Spaces To Length 21 Length 22...
  • Page 258 14 - 32 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Pad Data with Spaces (continued) Pad Spaces To Pad Spaces To Length 25 Length 26 Pad Spaces To Pad Spaces To Length 28 Length 27 Pad Spaces To Pad Spaces To Length 29...
  • Page 259: Pad Data With Zeros

    Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 33 Pad Data with Zeros To pad data to the left, scan the bar code containing the desired number of zeros. This parameter is activated by Send commands. Pad Zeros To Pad Zeros To Length 1...
  • Page 260 14 - 34 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Pad Data with Zeros (continued) Pad Zeros To Pad Zeros To Length 9 Length 10 Pad Zeros To Pad Zeros To Length 11 Length 12 Pad Zeros To Pad Zeros To Length 13...
  • Page 261 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 35 Pad Data with Zeros (continued) Pad Zeros To Pad Zeros To Length 17 Length 18 Pad Zeros To Pad Zeros To Length 20 Length 19 Pad Zeros To Pad Zeros To Length 22 Length 21...
  • Page 262 14 - 36 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Pad Data with Zeros (continued) Pad Zeros To Pad Zeros To Length 25 Length 26 Pad Zeros To Pad Zeros To Length 28 Length 27 Pad Zeros To Pad Zeros To Length 30...
  • Page 263: Beeps

    Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 37 Beeps Select a beep sequence for each ADF rule. Beep Once Beep Twice Beep Three Times...
  • Page 264: Send Keystroke (Control Characters And Keyboard Characters)

    14 - 38 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Send Keystroke (Control Characters and Keyboard Characters) Control Characters Scan the “Send __” bar code for the keystroke to send. Send Control 2 Send Control A Send Control B Send Control C...
  • Page 265 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 39 Control Characters (continued) Send Control H Send Control I Send Control J Send Control K Send Control L Send Control M Send Control N Send Control O...
  • Page 266 14 - 40 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Control Characters (continued) Send Control Q Send Control P Send Control S Send Control R Send Control T Send Control U Send Control W Send Control V...
  • Page 267 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 41 Control Characters (continued) Send Control X Send Control Y Send Control Z Send Control [ Send Control \ Send Control ] Send Control 6 Send Control -...
  • Page 268 14 - 42 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters Scan the “Send __” bar code for the keyboard characters to send. Send Space Send ! Send “ Send # Send $ Send % Send & Send ‘...
  • Page 269 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 43 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send ) Send ( Send + Send * Send - Send , Send / Send .
  • Page 270 14 - 44 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send 1 Send 0 Send 3 Send 2 Send 5 Send 4 Send 7 Send 6...
  • Page 271 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 45 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send 8 Send 9 Send : Send ; Send < Send = Send > Send ?
  • Page 272 14 - 46 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send @ Send A Send B Send C Send D Send E Send F Send G...
  • Page 273 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 47 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send I Send H Send K Send J Send L Send M Send O Send N...
  • Page 274 14 - 48 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send P Send Q Send R Send S Send T Send U Send V Send W...
  • Page 275 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 49 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send Y Send X Send [ Send Z Send ] Send \ Send _ Send ^...
  • Page 276 14 - 50 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send ` Send a Send b Send c Send d Send e Send f Send g...
  • Page 277 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 51 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send h Send i Send j Send k Send l Send m Send n Send o...
  • Page 278 14 - 52 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send p Send q Send r Send s Send t Send u Send v Send w...
  • Page 279 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 53 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send y Send x Send { Send z Send } Send | Send ~...
  • Page 280 14 - 54 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Send ALT Characters Send Alt 2 Send Alt A Send Alt B Send Alt C Send Alt D Send Alt E Send Alt F Send Alt G...
  • Page 281 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 55 Send ALT Characters (continued) Send Alt I Send Alt H Send Alt K Send Alt J Send Alt L Send Alt M Send Alt O Send Alt N...
  • Page 282 14 - 56 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Send ALT Characters (continued) Send Alt P Send Alt Q Send Alt R Send Alt S Send Alt T Send Alt U Send Alt V Send Alt W...
  • Page 283 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 57 Send ALT Characters (continued) Send Alt Y Send Alt X Send Alt [ Send Alt Z Send Alt \ Send Alt ]...
  • Page 284 14 - 58 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Send Keypad Characters Send Keypad + Send Keypad * Send Keypad . Send Keypad - Send Keypad / Send Keypad 0 Send Keypad 2 Send Keypad 1 Send Keypad 4 Send Keypad 3...
  • Page 285 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 59 Send Keypad Characters (continued) Send Keypad 5 Send Keypad 6 Send Keypad 7 Send Keypad 8 Send Keypad 9 Send Keypad Enter Send Keypad Numlock NUM LOCK...
  • Page 286 14 - 60 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Send Keypad Characters (continued) Send Break Key Send Delete Key Send Page Up Key Send End Key Send Page Down Key Send Pause Key Send Scroll Lock Key Send Backspace Key Send Print Screen Key...
  • Page 287 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 61 Send Keypad Characters (continued) Send Insert Key Send Home Key Send Enter Key Send Escape Key Send Up Arrow Key Send Down Arrow Key Send Left Arrow Key Send Right Arrow Key...
  • Page 288 14 - 62 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Send Function Key Send F1 Key Send F2 Key Send F3 Key Send F4 Key Send F5 Key Send F6 Key Send F7 Key Send F8 Key Send F9 Key Send F10 Key...
  • Page 289 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 63 Send Function Key (continued) Send F11 Key Send F12 Key Send F13 Key Send F14 Key Send F15 Key Send F16 Key Send F17 Key Send F18 Key Send F19 Key Send F20 Key...
  • Page 290 14 - 64 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Send Function Key (continued) Send PF1 Key Send PF2 Key Send PF3 Key Send PF4 Key Send PF5 Key Send PF6 Key Send PF7 Key Send PF8 Key Send PF9 Key Send PF10 Key...
  • Page 291 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 65 Send Function Key (continued) Send PF11 Key Send PF12 Key Send PF13 Key Send PF14 Key Send PF15 Key Send PF16 Key Send PF17 Key Send PF18 Key Send PF19 Key Send PF20 Key...
  • Page 292: Send Right Control Key

    Send PF26 Key Send PF27 Key Send PF28 Key Send PF29 Key Send PF30 Key Send Right Control Key The “Send Right Control Key” action will send a tap (press and release) of the Right Control Key. Send Right Control Key...
  • Page 293: Send Graphic User Interface (Gui) Characters

    Send Graphic User Interface (GUI) Characters The Send Graphic User Interface Character actions taps the specified key while holding the System Dependent Graphic User Interface (GUI) Key. The definition of the Graphic User Interface key depends on the attached system:...
  • Page 294 14 - 68 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Send Graphic User Interface (GUI) Characters (continued) Send GUI 8 Send GUI 9 Send GUI A Send GUI B Send GUI C Send GUI D Send GUI F Send GUI E...
  • Page 295 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 69 Send Graphic User Interface (GUI) Characters (continued) Send GUI G Send GUI H Send GUI J Send GUI I Send GUI K Send GUI L Send GUI N Send GUI M...
  • Page 296 14 - 70 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Send Graphic User Interface (GUI) Characters (continued) Send GUI P Send GUI O Send GUI Q Send GUI R Send GUI T Send GUI S Send GUI U Send GUI V...
  • Page 297 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 71 Send Graphic User Interface (GUI) Characters (continued) Send GUI X Send GUI W Send GUI Y Send GUI Z...
  • Page 298: Turn On/Off Rule Sets

    14 - 72 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Turn On/Off Rule Sets Use these bar codes to turn rule sets on and off. Turn On Rule Set 1 Turn On Rule Set 2 Turn On Rule Set 3 Turn On Rule Set 4...
  • Page 299: Alphanumeric Keyboard

    Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 73 Alphanumeric Keyboard Space (Dash)
  • Page 300 14 - 74 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued) “ & ‘ < >...
  • Page 301 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 75 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued) (Underscore)
  • Page 302 14 - 76 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued) Do not confuse bar codes on this page with those on the numeric keypad.
  • Page 303 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 77 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
  • Page 304 14 - 78 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
  • Page 305 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 79 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued) End Of Message Cancel...
  • Page 306 14 - 80 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
  • Page 307 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 81 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
  • Page 308 14 - 82 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
  • Page 309: Appendix A Standard Default Parameters

    Country Types (Country Codes) North American Ignore Unknown Characters Transmit Keystroke Delay No Delay Intra-Keystroke Delay Disable Alternate Numeric Keypad Emulation Disable Caps Lock On Disable 5-10 User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.
  • Page 310 USB Keystroke Delay No Delay USB CAPS Lock Override Disable 7-10 USB Ignore Unknown Characters Enable 7-11 Emulate Keypad Disable 7-12 USB Keyboard FN1 Substitution Disable 7-12 User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.
  • Page 311 Ignore Unknown Characters 10-10 Leading Margin 2 ms 10-11 Check for Decode LED Check for Decode LED 10-12 123Scan Configuration Tool 123Scan Configuration 11-2 None User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.
  • Page 312 ISBN-10 12-19 UPC/EAN Security Levels 12-20 UCC Coupon Extended Code Disable 12-21 Code 128 Code 128 Enable 12-22 UCC/EAN-128 Enable 12-22 ISBT 128 Enable 12-23 User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.
  • Page 313 Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN 13 Disable 12-41 Discrete 2 of 5 (DTF) Discrete 2 of 5 Disable 12-42 Set Length(s) for D 2 of 5 12-43 User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.
  • Page 314 Redundancy Level 12-54 Security Level 12-56 Bi-directional Redundancy Disable 12-58 Intercharacter Gap Size Normal 12-58 Report Version 12-59 Report MIMIC Version 12-59 Report Synapse Cable 12-59 User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.
  • Page 315 7013 <CR><LF> 13-4 Scan Data Transmission Format Data as is 13-4 FN1 Substitution Values 13-6 Transmit “No Read” Message Disable 13-6 Synapse Interface Standard 13-7 User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.
  • Page 316 A - 8 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 317: Appendix B Programming Reference

    UPC-A, UPC-E, UPC-E1, EAN-8, EAN-13 Code 39, Code 32 Codabar Code 128 Code 93 Interleaved 2 of 5 Discrete 2 of 5, or Discrete 2 of 5 IATA Code 11 UCC/EAN-128 Bookland EAN Trioptic Code 39 Coupon Code GS1 DataBar...
  • Page 318: Aim Code Identifiers

    B - 2 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide AIM Code Identifiers Each AIM Code Identifier contains the three-character string ]cm where: Flag Character (ASCII 93) Code Character (see Table B-2) Modifier Character (see Table B-3) Aim Code Characters Table B-2...
  • Page 319 No check digit processing. Reader has validated check digit. Reader has validated and stripped check digit. Example: An I 2 of 5 bar code without check digit, 4123, is transmitted as ]I04123 Codabar No check digit processing. Reader has checked check digit.
  • Page 320 Option Value Option Check digits are sent. No check digit is sent. Example: An MSI bar code 4123, with a single check digit checked, is transmitted as ]M14123 D 2 of 5 No options specified at this time. Always transmit 0.
  • Page 321: Appendix C Sample Bar Codes

    Appendix C Sample Bar Codes Code 39 123ABC UPC/EAN UPC-A, 100 % 12345 67890...
  • Page 322: Ean-13, 100 %

    Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide EAN-13, 100 % 3 456789 012340 Code 128 12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234 Interleaved 2 of 5 12345678901231 GS1 DataBar-14 NOTE You must enable GS1 DataBar-14 to read the bar code below (see Enable GS1 DataBar-14 on page 12-52).
  • Page 323: Appendix D: Numeric Bar Codes

    Appendix D Numeric Bar Codes Numeric Bar Codes 0, 1, 2 For parameters requiring specific numeric values, scan the appropriately numbered bar code(s).
  • Page 324 D - 2 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide 3, 4, 5, 6...
  • Page 325: Cancel

    Numeric Bar Codes D - 3 7, 8, 9 Cancel To correct an error or change a selection, scan the bar code below. Cancel...
  • Page 326 D - 4 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 327: Glossary

    Bar Code Density. The number of characters represented per unit of measurement (e.g., characters per inch). Bar Height. The dimension of a bar measured perpendicular to the bar width. Bar Width. Thickness of a bar measured from the edge closest to the symbol start character to the trailing edge of the same bar.
  • Page 328 Code 3 of 9 (Code 39). A versatile and widely used alphanumeric bar code symbology with a set of 43 character types, including all uppercase letters, numerals from 0 to 9 and 7 special characters (- . / + % $ and space). The code name is derived from the fact that 3 of 9 elements representing a character are wide, while the remaining 6 are narrow.
  • Page 329 Discrete Code. A bar code or symbol in which the spaces between characters (intercharacter gaps) are not part of the code. Discrete 2 of 5. A binary bar code symbology representing each character by a group of five bars, two of which are wide.
  • Page 330 Types of interfaces include RS-232 and PCMCIA. Key. A key is the specific code used by the algorithm to encrypt or decrypt the data. Also see, Encryption and Decrypting. LASER. Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.The laser is an intense light source. Light from a laser is all the same frequency, unlike the output of an incandescent bulb.
  • Page 331 Parameter. A variable that can have different values assigned to it. 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%.
  • Page 332 Print Contrast Signal (PCS). Measurement of the contrast (brightness difference) between the bars and spaces of a symbol. A minimum PCS value is needed for a bar code symbol to be scannable. PCS = (RL - RD) / RL, where RL is the reflectance factor of the background and RD the reflectance factor of the dark bars.
  • Page 333 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 334 Glossary - 8 Symbol LS2208 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 335 ..... . . 14-17 ADF ........14-1 any message ok .
  • Page 336 ........2-5 ASCII values ..... 5-16, 6-22, 7-15 bi-directional redundancy .
  • Page 337 ....... 12-43 bullets ........xiv...
  • Page 338 ........2-1...
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