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  • Page 1 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 3 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide 72E-69413-05 Revision A July 2007...
  • 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 A 5/2005 Initial release. -02 Rev A 6/2005 Update RSS description. -03 Rev A 1/2007 Update service section, add special IBM command bar codes, add parameter bar codes for Bookland ISBN format and new UPC supplemental decode options, add bar codes for report version, report MIMIC version, and report Synapse cable, add ADF section.
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  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Revision History......................iii About This Guide Introduction ........................xiii Notational Conventions....................xiv Referenced Documents ....................xiv Service Information......................xv Chapter 1: Getting Started Introduction ........................1-1 Unpacking ........................1-2 Setting Up the Scanner ....................1-3 Installing the Interface Cable .................. 1-3 Removing the Interface Cable ................
  • Page 8 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Scanning in Hands-Free Mode ................2-9 Assemble the Stand ..................2-9 Scanning with Intellistand ................. 2-10 LS4208 Decode Zone ....................2-11 Chapter 3: Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Technical Specifications Introduction ........................3-1 Maintenance ......................... 3-1 Troubleshooting ......................3-2 Technical Specifications ....................
  • Page 9 Table of Contents Chapter 6: RS-232 Interface Introduction ........................6-1 Connecting an RS-232 Interface .................. 6-2 RS-232 Parameter Defaults ..................6-3 RS-232 Host Parameters ....................6-4 RS-232 Host Types ....................6-6 Baud Rate ....................... 6-7 Parity ........................6-8 Stop Bit Select ......................6-9 Data Bits (ASCII Format) ..................
  • Page 10 viii Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Chapter 9: Wand Emulation Interface Introduction ........................9-1 Connecting Using Wand Emulation ................9-2 Wand Emulation Parameter Defaults ................9-3 Wand Emulation Host Parameters ................9-4 Wand Emulation Host Types .................. 9-4 Leading Margin (Quiet Zone) .................. 9-5 Polarity ........................
  • Page 11 Table of Contents Transmit UPC-E Check Digit .................. 12-15 Transmit UPC-E1 Check Digit ................12-15 UPC-A Preamble ....................12-16 UPC-E Preamble ....................12-17 UPC-E1 Preamble ....................12-18 Convert UPC-E to UPC-A ..................12-19 Convert UPC-E1 to UPC-A ..................12-19 EAN-8/JAN-8 Extend ....................12-20 Bookland ISBN Format ...................
  • Page 12 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Codabar ..................12-47 CLSI Editing ......................12-49 NOTIS Editing ......................12-49 MSI ..........................12-50 Enable/Disable MSI ....................12-50 Set Lengths for MSI ....................12-50 MSI Check Digits ....................12-51 Transmit MSI Check Digit(s) ................... 12-52 MSI Check Digit Algorithm ..................
  • Page 13 Table of Contents Chapter 14: Advanced Data Formatting Introduction ........................14-1 Rules: Criteria Linked to Actions ................... 14-1 Using ADF Bar Codes ....................14-2 ADF Bar Code Menu Example ..................14-3 Rule 1: The Code 128 Scanning Rule ..............14-3 Rule 2: The UPC Scanning Rule ................
  • Page 14 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Send Graphic User Interface (GUI) Characters ............14-72 Turn On/Off Rule Sets .................... 14-78 Alphanumeric Keyboard ....................14-79 Appendix A: Standard Default Parameters Default Parameters ....................... A-1 Appendix B: Programming References Symbol Code Identifiers ....................B-1 AIM Code Identifiers .....................
  • Page 15: About This Guide

    About This Guide Introduction The LS4208 Product Reference Guide provides general instructions for setting up, operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting the LS4208 scanner. The scanner includes the following variations of the scanner: • LS4208-SR: Standard version • LS4208-PR: PDF417 version Chapter Descriptions •...
  • Page 16: Notational Conventions

    Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide • Chapter 12, Symbologies describes all symbology features and provides the programming bar codes necessary for selecting these features for the scanner. • Chapter 13, Miscellaneous Scanner Options includes commonly used bar codes to customize how the data is transmitted to the host device.
  • Page 17: Service Information

    About This Guide Service Information If you have a problem with your equipment, contact Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support for your region. Contact information is available at: http://www.symbol.com/customersupport. If you purchased your Enterprise Mobility business product from a Motorola business partner, contact that business partner for support.
  • Page 18 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 19: Chapter 1 Getting Started

    Chapter 1 Getting Started Introduction The 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. In addition to single-line laser scanning, the scanner supports multi-line rastering.
  • Page 20: Unpacking

    Configuration via 123Scan. Unpacking 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 approved shipping container and should be used if the equipment ever needs to be return for servicing.
  • Page 21: Setting Up The Scanner

    Getting Started 1 - 3 Setting Up the Scanner Installing the Interface Cable To connect the interface cable: Insert the interface cable’s modular connector clip into the cable interface port on the bottom of the scanner handle. (See Figure 1-2.). Gently tug the cable to ensure the connector is properly secured.
  • Page 22: Removing The Interface Cable

    1 - 4 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide 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. Carefully slide out the cable. Follow the steps for Installing the Interface Cable on page 1-3 to connect a new cable. Connecting a Synapse Cable Interface Refer to the Synapse Interface Guide provided with the Synapse cable for detailed setup NOTE...
  • Page 23: Configuring The Scanner

    Getting Started 1 - 5 Configuring the Scanner To configure the scanner, use the bar codes included in this manual, or the 123Scan configuration program. Chapter 4, User Preferences, Chapter 12, Symbologies Chapter 13, Miscellaneous Scanner Options information about programming the scanner using bar code menus. Also see each host-specific chapter to set up a connection to a specific host type.
  • Page 24 1 - 6 Symbol LS4208 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 diagram. Scan Window Beeper Trigger Parts Figure 2-1...
  • Page 26: Beeper Definitions

    2 - 2 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Beeper Definitions The 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 scanner. Beeper Definitions Table 2-1 Beeper Sequence Indication Standard Use...
  • Page 27: Led Definitions

    Scanning 2 - 3 Beeper Definitions (Continued) Table 2-1 Beeper Sequence Indication Host Specific USB only 4 short high beeps Scanner has not completed initialization. Wait several seconds and scan again. Scanner gives a power-up beep after Communication with the bus must be established before the scanning a USB Device Type.
  • Page 28: Scan Patterns

    2 - 4 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Scan Patterns The scanner emits several scanning patterns, described as follows. To select a pattern, see Scan Pattern on page 4-6. Single-Line Only The laser has no up and down scan line movement (no raster). Single-Line Only Scan Pattern Figure 2-2 Multi-Line Smart Raster...
  • Page 29: Scanning Modes

    In hands-free mode, the scanner sits in the Intellistand and automatically decodes a bar code presented in its field of view. Scanning in Hand-Held Mode Install and program the scanner (see Setting Up the Scanner on page 1-3). For assistance, contact Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support. See page xv for contact information.
  • Page 30: Aiming

    2 - 6 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Aiming On a typical UPC 100% hold the scanner between contact and 19 inches from the symbol (see LS4208 Decode Zone on page 2-11). When scanning using a single-line scan mode, ensure the scan line crosses every bar and space of the symbol.
  • Page 31: Scanning Pdf Symbols

    Scanning 2 - 7 The scanner can be tilted up to 65° forward or back and achieve a successful decode (Figure 2-8). Simple practice quickly shows what tolerances to work within. Maximum Tilt Angles and Dead Zone Figure 2-8 Scanning PDF Symbols For optimal scanning performance, use rastering mode to scan PDF417 symbols.
  • Page 32: Scanning Composite Bar Codes

    2 - 8 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Moving Scan Pattern Upward and Downward on “Tall” PDF Symbol Figure 2-10 Keep the scan pattern parallel to the symbol rows. Upon successful decode, the scanner beeps and the LED turns green. (For more information about beeper and LED definitions, see Table 2-1 Table 2-2.)
  • Page 33: Scanning In Hands-Free Mode

    Scanning 2 - 9 Scanning in Hands-Free Mode The optional Intellistand adds greater flexibility to scanning operation. When the scanner is seated in the stand’s “cup,” the scanner’s built-in sensor places the scanner in hands-free mode. When the scanner is removed from the stand, it automatically switches modes to operate in its normal hand-held triggered mode.
  • Page 34: Scanning With Intellistand

    2 - 10 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Scanning with Intellistand When the scanner is placed in the Intellistand, the scan pattern selected in hand-held triggered mode continues (see Scan Pattern on page 4-6). To operate the scanner in Intellistand: Ensure the scanner is properly connected to the host (see the appropriate host chapter for information on host connections).
  • Page 35: Ls4208 Decode Zone

    Scanning 2 - 11 LS4208 Decode Zone Note: Typical performance at 73° F (23° C) on high quality symbols in normal room light. 25.4 12.7 LS4208 5 mil 12.7 10 mil 14.5 13 mil 25.4 20 mil ** 6.6 mil PDF417 (3:1) ** 10 mil PDF417 (3:1) 11.75 0.75...
  • Page 36 2 - 12 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 37: Chapter 3 Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Technical Specifications

    Chapter 3 Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Technical Specifications Introduction This chapter provides suggested scanner maintenance, troubleshooting, technical specifications, and signal descriptions (pinouts). Maintenance Cleaning the exit window is the only maintenance required. A dirty window may affect scanning accuracy. • Do not allow any abrasive material to touch the window •...
  • Page 38 3 - 2 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Table 3-1 Problem Possible Causes Possible Solutions Beeper Indications The scanner emits frequent No power to the scanner. Check the system power. If the beeps. configuration requires a power supply, re-connect the power supply.
  • Page 39 Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Technical Specifications 3 - 3 Troubleshooting (Continued) Table 3-1 Problem Possible Causes Possible Solutions Decoding Bar Codes Scanner emits the laser, but Scanner is not programmed for the Program the scanner to read that type of bar does not decode the bar correct bar code type.
  • Page 40 Interface/power cables are loose. Check for loose cable connections and re-connect cables. If after performing these checks the symbol still does not scan, contact the distributor or NOTE Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support. See page xv for contact information.
  • Page 41 Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Technical Specifications 3 - 5 Technical Specifications Technical Specifications Table 3-2 Item Description Physical Characteristics Dimensions: 6.7 in. H x 3.7 in. L x 2.7 in. W (17 cm H x 9.3 cm L x 6.8 cm W) Weight (without cable) Approximately 6.4 oz.
  • Page 42 3 - 6 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Technical Specifications (Continued) Table 3-2 Item Description Interfaces Supported RS-232C (Standard, Nixdorf, ICL, & Fujitsu); IBM 468x/469x; Keyboard Wedge; USB (Standard, IBM SurePOS, Macintosh); Laser/Wand Emulation. Synapse Adaptive Connectivity allows for connectivity to interfaces above and many non-standard interfaces.
  • Page 43: Scanner Signal Descriptions

    Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Technical Specifications 3 - 7 Scanner Signal Descriptions Bottom of scanner Cable interface port PIN 1 PIN 10 Interface cable modular connector Scanner Cable Pin-outs Figure 3-1...
  • Page 44 3 - 8 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide The signal descriptions in Table 3-3 apply to the connector on the scanner and are for reference only. Scanner Signal Pin-outs Table 3-3 Keyboard Synapse RS-232 Wand Wedge Reserved SynClock Reserved Reserved Reserved Jump to Pin 6 Power...
  • Page 45: Chapter 4 User Preferences

    Chapter 4 User Preferences Introduction If desired, program the scanner to perform various functions, or activate different features. This chapter describes each user preference feature and provides the programming bar codes necessary for selecting these features. The scanner ships with the settings shown in the User Preferences Default Table on page 4-2 (also see Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all host device and miscellaneous defaults).
  • Page 46: User Preferences Parameter Defaults

    4 - 2 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide User Preferences Parameter Defaults Table 4-1 lists the defaults for user preferences parameters. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided in the User Preferences section beginning on page 4-3. Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, NOTE...
  • Page 47: User Preferences

    User Preferences 4 - 3 User Preferences Default Parameters The scanner can be reset to two types of defaults: factory defaults or custom defaults. Scan the appropriate bar code below to reset the scanner to its default settings and/or set the scanner’s current settings as the custom default.
  • Page 48: Beeper Tone

    4 - 4 Symbol LS4208 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 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 49: Power Mode

    User Preferences 4 - 5 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 50: Scan Pattern

    4 - 6 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Scan Pattern This parameter determines the pattern (mode) of scanning. Scan the appropriate bar code below to set the scanning mode. • Single-line Only - Scan Single-line Only for a single-line scan mode. The laser has no up and down scan line movement (no raster).
  • Page 51: Scan Line Width

    User Preferences 4 - 7 Scan Line Width Scan a bar code below to set the scan line width. Full Width Medium Width Small Width...
  • Page 52: Raster Height

    4 - 8 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Raster Height This parameter determines the scanner’s raster height when scanning PDF symbols only. • Short Raster - Scan Short Raster to use the standard 1D raster height of approximately 4 . This option provides the best performance on MicroPDF and short PDF symbols.
  • Page 53: Laser On Time

    User Preferences 4 - 9 Laser On Time This parameter sets the maximum time that decode processing continues during a scan attempt. It is programmable in 0.1 second increments from 0.5 to 9.9 seconds. The default Laser On Time is 3.0 seconds. To set a Laser On Time, scan the bar code below.
  • Page 54: Pdf Decode Feedback

    4 - 10 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide PDF Decode Feedback Scan a bar code below to select whether or not the scanner emits a clicking sound during PDF417 decoding. This clicking helps the user ensure proper alignment, motion, and distance during decoding. The scanner issues a standard decode beep upon successfully decoding the bar code.
  • Page 55: Chapter 5 Keyboard Wedge Interface

    Chapter 5 Keyboard Wedge Interface Introduction This chapter describes how to set up a Keyboard Wedge interface with the scanner. With this interface, the scanner is connected between the keyboard and host computer, and translates bar code data into keystrokes. The host computer accepts the keystrokes as if they originated from the keyboard.
  • Page 56: Connecting A Keyboard Wedge Interface

    5 - 2 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Connecting a Keyboard Wedge Interface Male DIN Connector Female DIN Connector Keyboard Connector Keyboard Wedge Connection with Y-cable Figure 5-1 To connect the Keyboard Wedge interface Y-cable: Interface cables vary depending on configuration. The connectors illustrated in Figure 5-1 NOTE are examples only.
  • Page 57: Keyboard Wedge Parameter Defaults

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 5 - 3 Keyboard Wedge Parameter Defaults Table 5-1 lists the defaults for Keyboard Wedge host parameters. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) in the Keyboard Wedge Host Parameters section beginning on page 5-4. Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, NOTE...
  • Page 58: Keyboard Wedge Host Parameters

    5 - 4 Symbol LS4208 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 NCR 7052 User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common NOTE selection.
  • Page 59: 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 the keyboard type is not listed, see Alternate Numeric Keypad Emulation on page 5-8. North American German Windows French Windows French Canadian Windows 95/98 French Canadian Windows XP/2000...
  • Page 60: Ignore Unknown Characters

    5 - 6 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge Country Types (continued) Swedish Windows UK English Windows Japanese Windows Portuguese-Brazilian Windows Ignore Unknown Characters Unknown characters are characters the host does not recognize. When Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters is selected, all bar code data is sent except for unknown characters, and no error beeps sound on the scanner.
  • Page 61: Keystroke Delay

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 5 - 7 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) Long Delay (40 msec) Intra-Keystroke Delay When enabled, an additional delay is inserted between each emulated key depression and release.
  • Page 62: Alternate Numeric Keypad Emulation

    5 - 8 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Alternate Numeric Keypad Emulation This allows emulation of most other country keyboard types not listed in Keyboard Wedge Country Types (Country ® Codes) on page 5-5 in a Microsoft operating system environment. Enable Alternate Numeric Keypad Disable Alternate Numeric Keypad Caps Lock On...
  • Page 63: Caps Lock Override

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 5 - 9 Caps Lock Override When enabled, on AT or AT Notebook hosts, the keyboard ignores the state of the Caps Lock key. Therefore, an ‘A’ in the bar code is sent as an ‘A’ no matter what the state of the keyboard’s Caps Lock key. Note that if both Caps Lock On and Caps Lock Override are enabled, Caps Lock Override takes precedence.
  • Page 64: Convert Wedge Data

    5 - 10 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Convert Wedge Data When enabled, the scanner will 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 5-2 on page 5-13).
  • Page 65: Fn1 Substitution

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 5 - 11 FN1 Substitution When enabled, the scanner replaces FN1 characters in an EAN128 bar code with a keystroke chosen by the user (see FN1 Substitution Values on page 13-6). Enable FN1 Substitution *Disable FN1 Substitution Send Make and Break When enabled, the scan codes for releasing a key are not sent.
  • Page 66: Keyboard Maps

    5 - 12 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Maps The following keyboard maps are provided for prefix/suffix keystroke parameters. To program the prefix/suffix values, see the bar codes on page 13-3. 5001 5002 7008 7014 7009 7012 7003 5003 5004 7013 5005...
  • Page 67: Ascii Character Set For Keyboard Wedge

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 5 - 13 ASCII Character Set for Keyboard Wedge Code 39 Full ASCII interprets the bar code special character ($ + % /) preceding a Code 39 NOTE character and assigns an ASCII character value to the pair. For example, when Code 39 Full ASCII is enabled and a +B is scanned, it is interpreted as b, %J as ?, and %V as @.
  • Page 68 5 - 14 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued) Table 5-2 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Character 1022 CTRL V 1023 CTRL W 1024 CTRL X 1025 CTRL Y 1026 CTRL Z 1027 CTRL [ /ESC 1028...
  • Page 69 Keyboard Wedge Interface 5 - 15 Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued) Table 5-2 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Character 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 < 1061 1062 > 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067...
  • Page 70 5 - 16 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued) Table 5-2 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Character 1078 1079 1080 1081 1082 1083 1084 1085 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092 1093 1094 1095...
  • Page 71 Keyboard Wedge Interface 5 - 17 Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued) Table 5-2 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Character 1106 1107 1108 1109 1110 1111 1112 1113 1114 1115 1116 1117 1118 1119 1120 1121 1122 1123 1124 1125...
  • Page 72 5 - 18 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge ALT Key Character Set (Continued) Table 5-3 ALT Keys Keystroke 2070 ALT F 2071 ALT G 2072 ALT H 2073 ALT I 2074 ALT J 2075 ALT K 2076 ALT L 2077 ALT M 2078...
  • Page 73 Keyboard Wedge Interface 5 - 19 Keyboard Wedge GIU Key Character Set (Continued) Table 5-4 GUI Keys Keystrokes 3054 GUI 6 3055 GUI 7 3056 GUI 8 3057 GUI 9 3065 GUI A 3066 GUI B 3067 GUI C 3068 GUI D 3069 GUI E...
  • Page 74 5 - 20 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge F Key Character Set Table 5-5 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 75 Keyboard Wedge Interface 5 - 21 Keyboard Wedge Numeric Keypad Character Set Table 5-6 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 76 5 - 22 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge Extended Keypad Character Set 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 77: Chapter 6 Rs-232 Interface

    The scanner uses TTL RS-232 signal levels, which interface with most system architectures. NOTE For system architectures requiring RS-232C signal levels, Symbol offers different cables providing TTL-to-RS-232C conversion. Contact Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support for more information. Throughout the programming bar code menus, default values are indicated with asterisks ( *Baud Rate 57,600...
  • Page 78: Connecting An Rs-232 Interface

    6 - 2 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Connecting an RS-232 Interface This connection is made directly from the scanner to the host computer. Interface Cable Serial Port Connector to Host Power Supply Cable RS-232 Direct Connection Figure 6-1 Interface cables vary depending on configuration. The connectors illustrated in Figure 6-1 NOTE are examples only.
  • Page 79: Rs-232 Parameter Defaults

    RS-232 Interface 6 - 3 RS-232 Parameter Defaults Table 6-1 lists the defaults for RS-232 host parameters. If any option needs to be changed, scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided in the Parameter Descriptions section beginning on page 6-4. Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, NOTE and miscellaneous default parameters.
  • Page 80: Host Parameters

    6 - 4 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide RS-232 Host Parameters Various RS-232 hosts are set up with their own parameter default settings (Table 6-2). Selecting the ICL, Fujitsu, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode A, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode B, Olivetti, Omron, or terminal sets the defaults listed below. Terminal Specific RS-232 Table 6-2 Wincor-...
  • Page 81 RS-232 Interface 6 - 5 RS-232 Host Parameters (continued) Selecting the ICL, Fujitsu, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode A, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode B, OPOS terminal enables the transmission of code ID characters listed in Table 6-3 below. These code ID characters are not programmable and are separate from the Transmit Code ID feature.
  • Page 82: Host Types

    6 - 6 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide RS-232 Host Types To select an RS-232 host interface, scan one of the following bar codes. Standard RS-232 ICL RS-232 Wincor-Nixdorf RS-232 Mode A Wincor-Nixdorf RS-232 Mode B Olivetti ORS4500 Omron OPOS/JPOS Fujitsu RS-232...
  • Page 83: Baud Rate

    RS-232 Interface 6 - 7 Baud Rate Baud rate is the number of bits of data transmitted per second. Set the scanner's baud rate to match the baud rate setting of the host device. Otherwise, data may not reach the host device or may reach it in distorted form. Baud Rate 600 Baud Rate 1200 Baud Rate 2400...
  • Page 84: Parity

    6 - 8 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Parity A parity check bit is the most significant bit of each ASCII coded character. Select the parity type according to host device requirements. • Select Odd parity and the parity bit value is set to 0 or 1, based on data, to ensure that an odd number of 1 bits are contained in the coded character.
  • Page 85: Stop Bit Select

    RS-232 Interface 6 - 9 Stop Bit Select The stop bit(s) at the end of each transmitted character marks the end of transmission of one character and prepares the receiving device for the next character in the serial data stream. The number of stop bits selected (one or two) depends on the number the receiving terminal is programmed to accommodate.
  • Page 86: Check Receive Errors

    6 - 10 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Check Receive Errors Select whether or not the parity, framing, and overrun of received characters are checked. The parity value of received characters is verified against the parity parameter selected above. Check For Received Errors (Enable) Do Not Check For Received Errors (Disable)
  • Page 87 RS-232 Interface 6 - 11 • None: Scan the bar code below if no Hardware Handshaking is desired. • Standard RTS/CTS: Scan the bar code below to select Standard RTS/CTS Hardware Handshaking. • RTS/CTS Option 1: When RTS/CTS Option 1 is selected, the scanner asserts RTS before transmitting and ignores the state of CTS.
  • Page 88: Software Handshaking

    6 - 12 Symbol LS4208 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 89 RS-232 Interface 6 - 13 Software Handshaking (continued) None ACK/NAK ACK/NAK with ENQ XON/XOFF...
  • Page 90: Host Serial Response Time-Out

    6 - 14 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Host Serial Response Time-out This parameter specifies how long the scanner waits for an ACK, NAK, ENQ, XON, or CTS before determining that a transmission error occurred. Minimum: 2 Sec Low: 2.5 Sec Medium: 5 Sec High: 7.5 Sec Maximum: 9.9 Sec...
  • Page 91: Rts Line State

    RS-232 Interface 6 - 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 92: Intercharacter Delay

    6 - 16 Symbol LS4208 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 93: Nixdorf Beep/Led Options

    RS-232 Interface 6 - 17 Nixdorf Beep/LED Options When Nixdorf Mode B is selected, this indicates when the scanner should beep and turn on its LED after a decode. *Normal Operation (Beep/LED immediately after decode) Beep/LED After Transmission Beep/LED After CTS Pulse Ignore Unknown Characters Unknown characters are characters the host does not recognize.
  • Page 94: Ascii Character Set For Rs-232

    6 - 18 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide ASCII Character Set for RS-232 The values in Table 6-4 can be assigned as prefixes or suffixes for ASCII character data transmission. ASCII Character Set for RS-232 Table 6-4 Full ASCII ASCII Value ASCII Character Code 39 Encode Character 1000...
  • Page 95 RS-232 Interface 6 - 19 ASCII Character Set for RS-232 (Continued) Table 6-4 Full ASCII ASCII Value ASCII Character Code 39 Encode Character 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 Space Space 1033 1034 " 1035 1036 1037 1038 & 1039 ‘...
  • Page 96 6 - 20 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide ASCII Character Set for RS-232 (Continued) Table 6-4 Full ASCII ASCII Value ASCII Character Code 39 Encode Character 1057 1058 1059 1060 < 1061 1062 > 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071...
  • Page 97 RS-232 Interface 6 - 21 ASCII Character Set for RS-232 (Continued) Table 6-4 Full ASCII ASCII Value ASCII Character 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 98 6 - 22 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide ASCII Character Set for RS-232 (Continued) Table 6-4 Full ASCII ASCII Value ASCII Character Code 39 Encode Character 1117 1118 1119 1120 1121 1122 1123 1124 1125 1126 1127 Undefined 7013 ENTER...
  • Page 99: Chapter 7 Usb Interface

    Chapter 7 USB Interface Introduction This chapter covers the connection and setup of the scanner to a USB host. The scanner attaches directly to a USB host, or a powered USB hub, and is powered by it. No additional power supply is required. Throughout the programming bar code menus, default values are indicated with asterisks ( North American Standard USB Keyboard Indicates Default...
  • Page 100: Connecting A Usb Interface

    7 - 2 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Connecting a USB Interface Interface cable USB Series A Connector USB Connection Figure 7-1 The scanner connects with USB capable hosts including: • Desktop PCs and Notebooks • Apple™ iMac, G4, iBooks (North America only) •...
  • Page 101 USB Interface 7 - 3 To set up the scanner: Interface cables vary depending on configuration. The connectors illustrated in Figure 7-1 NOTE are examples only. The connectors may be different than those illustrated, but the steps to connect the scanner remain the same. Attach the modular connector of the USB interface cable to the cable interface port on the scanner (see Installing the Interface Cable on page 1-3).
  • Page 102: Usb Parameter Defaults

    7 - 4 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide USB Parameter Defaults Table 7-1 lists the defaults for USB host parameters. If any option needs to be changed, scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided in the Parameter Descriptions section beginning on page 7-5.
  • Page 103: Usb Host Parameters

    USB Interface 7 - 5 USB Host Parameters USB Device Type Select the desired USB device type. When changing USB Device Types, the scanner automatically restarts. The scanner issues NOTE the standard startup beep sequences. HID Keyboard Emulation IBM Table Top USB IBM Hand-Held USB USB OPOS Handheld...
  • Page 104: Usb Country Keyboard Types (Country Codes)

    7 - 6 Symbol LS4208 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. When changing USB country keyboard types the scanner automatically resets. The scanner NOTE issues the standard startup beep sequences.
  • Page 105 USB Interface 7 - 7 USB Country Keyboard Types (Country Codes continued) Italian Windows Swedish Windows UK English Windows Japanese Windows (ASCII) Portuguese-Brazilian Windows...
  • Page 106: Usb Keystroke Delay

    7 - 8 Symbol LS4208 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 Medium Delay (20 msec) Long Delay (40 msec) USB CAPS Lock Override...
  • Page 107: Usb Ignore Unknown Characters

    USB Interface 7 - 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. When Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters is selected, all bar code data is sent except for unknown characters, and no error beeps sound.
  • Page 108: Usb Keyboard Fn 1 Substitution

    7 - 10 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide USB Keyboard FN 1 Substitution This option applies only to the USB HID Keyboard Emulation device. When enabled, this allows replacement of any FN 1 characters in an EAN 128 bar code with a Key Category and value chosen by the user (see FN1 Substitution Values on page 13-6 to set the Key Category and Key Value).
  • Page 109: Simulated Caps Lock

    USB Interface 7 - 11 Simulated Caps Lock When enabled, the scanner will invert upper and lower case characters on the scanner bar code as if the Caps Lock state is enabled on the keyboard. This inversion is done regardless of the current state of the keyboard’s Caps Lock state.
  • Page 110: Ascii Character Set For Usb

    7 - 12 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide ASCII Character Set for USB ASCII Character Set for USB Table 7-2 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Character 1000 CTRL 2 1001 CTRL A 1002 CTRL B 1003 CTRL C 1004 CTRL D 1005...
  • Page 111 USB Interface 7 - 13 ASCII Character Set for USB (Continued) Table 7-2 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Character 1025 CTRL Y 1026 CTRL Z 1027 CTRL [/ESC 1028 CTRL \ 1029 CTRL ] 1030 CTRL 6 1031 CTRL - 1032...
  • Page 112 7 - 14 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide ASCII Character Set for USB (Continued) Table 7-2 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Character 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 < 1061 1062 > 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068...
  • Page 113 USB Interface 7 - 15 ASCII Character Set for USB (Continued) Table 7-2 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Character 1081 1082 1083 1084 1085 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092 1093 1094 1095 1096 1097 1098 1099 1100 1101...
  • Page 114 7 - 16 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide ASCII Character Set for USB (Continued) Table 7-2 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Character 1109 1110 1111 1112 1113 1114 1115 1116 1117 1118 1119 1120 1121 1122 1123 1124 1125 1126...
  • Page 115 USB Interface 7 - 17 USB ALT Key Character Set 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 2072 ALT H 2073 ALT I...
  • Page 116 7 - 18 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide USB GUI Key Character Set Table 7-4 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...
  • Page 117 USB Interface 7 - 19 USB GUI Key Character Set (Continued) Table 7-4 GUI Key Keystroke 3081 GUI Q 3082 GUI R 3083 GUI S 3084 GUI T 3085 GUI U 3086 GUI V 3087 GUI W 3088 GUI X 3089 GUI Y 3090...
  • Page 118 7 - 20 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide USB F Key Character Set (Continued) Table 7-5 F Keys Keystroke 5016 5017 5018 5019 5020 5021 5022 5023 5024 USB Numeric Keypad Character Set Table 7-6 Numeric Keypad Keystroke 6042 6043 6044 undefined 6045...
  • Page 119 USB Interface 7 - 21 USB Extended Keypad Character Set 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 7014...
  • Page 120 7 - 22 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 121: Chapter 8 Ibm Interface

    Chapter 8 IBM Interface Introduction This chapter describes how to set up the scanner with an IBM 468X/469X host. Throughout the programming bar code menus, default values are indicated with asterisks ( Disable Convert to Code 39 Feature/Option Indicates Default...
  • Page 122: Connecting To An Ibm 468X/469X Host

    8 - 2 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Connecting to an IBM 468X/469X Host This connection is made directly from the scanner to the host interface. Interface cable Host Port Connector IBM Direct Connection Figure 8-1 Interface cables vary depending on configuration. The connectors illustrated in Figure 8-1 NOTE are examples only.
  • Page 123: Ibm Parameter Defaults

    IBM 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. Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, NOTE and miscellaneous default parameters.
  • Page 124: Ibm 468X/469X Host Parameters

    8 - 4 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide IBM 468X/469X Host Parameters Port Address This parameter sets the IBM 468X/469X port used. Scanning one of these bar codes enables the RS-485 interface on the scanner. NOTE None Selected Hand-held Scanner Emulation (Port 9B) Non-IBM Scanner Emulation (Port 5B) Table-top Scanner Emulation (Port 17) User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common...
  • Page 125: Convert Unknown To Code 39

    IBM 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 126: Optional Ibm Parameters

    8 - 6 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Optional IBM Parameters If you configure the scanner and find the settings were not saved, or changed, when the system is restarted scan the bar codes that follow to override IBM interface defaults. Scan a bar code below after setting defaults and before configuring the scanner.
  • Page 127: Chapter 9 Wand Emulation Interface

    Chapter 9 Wand Emulation Interface Introduction This chapter describes how to set up the scanner with a wand emulation host when Wand Emulation communication is needed. The scanner connects to an external wand decoder or to a decoder integrated in a mobile computer or Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal.
  • Page 128: Connecting Using Wand Emulation

    9 - 2 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Connecting Using Wand Emulation To perform Wand Emulation, connect the scanner to a portable data terminal, or a controller which collects the wand data and interprets it for the host. Mobile Computer Wand Port Interface Cable Wand Emulation Connection...
  • Page 129: Wand Emulation Parameter Defaults

    Wand Emulation Interface 9 - 3 Wand Emulation Parameter Defaults Table 9-1 lists the defaults for Wand Emulation host types. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided in Wand Emulation Host Parameters beginning on page 9-4. Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, NOTE and miscellaneous default parameters.
  • Page 130: Wand Emulation Host Parameters

    9 - 4 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Wand Emulation Host Parameters Wand Emulation Host Types Select a Wand Emulation host by scanning one of the bar codes below. Symbol OmniLink Interface Controller Symbol PDT Terminal (MSI) Symbol PTC Terminal (Telxon) User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common NOTE selection.
  • Page 131: Leading Margin (Quiet Zone)

    Wand Emulation Interface 9 - 5 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 accommodates older wand decoders which cannot handle short leading margins.
  • Page 132: Polarity

    9 - 6 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Polarity Scan a bar code below to select the polarity required by the decoder. 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.
  • Page 133: Convert All Bar Codes To Code 39

    Wand Emulation Interface 9 - 7 Convert All Bar Codes to Code 39 By default, the Wand Emulation interface sends data to the attached host in the same symbology that was decoded. This can be a problem for customers with older systems that do not recognize newer symbologies (for example, GS1 DataBar).
  • Page 134: Convert Code 39 To Full Ascii

    9 - 8 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Convert Code 39 to Full ASCII By default, any characters that do not have a corresponding character in the Code 39 symbology set are replaced by a space. If this parameter is enabled, the data sent to the wand interface is encoded in Code 39 Full ASCII. This setting requires that the host be able to interpret Code 39 Full ASCII data.
  • Page 135: Chapter 10 Scanner Emulation Interface

    Chapter 10 Scanner Emulation Interface Introduction This chapter describes how to set up the scanner with a Scanner Emulation host. Use this mode when Scanner Emulation communication is needed. In this mode, the scanner connects to an external decoder or to a decoder integrated in a mobile computer or Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal.
  • Page 136: Connecting Using Scanner Emulation

    10 - 2 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Connecting Using Scanner Emulation To perform Scanner Emulation, connect the scanner to a mobile computer, or a controller which collects the data and interprets it for the host. Interface Cable Host Port Connector Scanner Emulation Connection Figure 10-1...
  • Page 137: Scanner Emulation Parameter Defaults

    Scanner Emulation Interface 10 - 3 Scanner Emulation Parameter Defaults Table 10-1 lists the defaults for the Scanner Emulation host. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided in the Scanner Emulation Host Parameters section beginning on page 10-4.
  • Page 138: Scanner Emulation Host

    10 - 4 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Scanner Emulation Host Scan the bar code below to enable the Scanner Emulation host. Undecoded Scanner Emulation Host Scanner Emulation Host Parameters Beep Style The Scanner Emulation host supports three beep styles. •...
  • Page 139: Parameter Pass-Through

    Scanner Emulation Interface 10 - 5 Parameter Pass-Through The Scanner Emulation host can process parameter bar code messages and send them to the attached decoder. In this way, customers using Symbol compliant decoders can control the behavior of the entire system by scanning the necessary parameters only once.
  • Page 140: Convert Newer Code Types

    10 - 6 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Convert Newer Code Types The scanner supports a variety of code types that are not decodable by attached decoder systems. To allow compatibility in these environments, the scanner converts these code types to more commonly decodable symbologies, as per the following chart.
  • Page 141: Module Width

    Scanner Emulation Interface 10 - 7 Module Width The standard module width is 20 µs. For an extremely slow decoder system, select 50 µs Module Width. 20 µs Module Width 50 µs Module Width Convert All Bar Codes to Code 39 Scan the bar code below to enable or disable the conversion of all bar code data to Code 39.
  • Page 142: Code 39 Full Ascii Conversion

    10 - 8 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion By default, any characters that do not have a corresponding character in the Code 39 symbology set are replaced by a space. If this parameter is enabled, the data sent to the Scanner Emulation host is encoded in Code 39 Full ASCII.
  • Page 143: Transmission Timeout

    Scanner Emulation Interface 10 - 9 Transmission Timeout The Scanner Emulation host transmits bar code data to the attached decoder and waits for the decoder to assert the Decode signal, indicating successful transmission. If, after a specified amount of time, the Decode signal is not asserted (indicating that the attached decoder has not successfully received the bar code data), the scanner issues transmit error beeps.
  • Page 144: Ignore Unknown Characters

    10 - 10 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Ignore Unknown Characters Unknown characters are characters the decoder does not recognize. When Ignore Unknown Characters is selected, all bar code data is sent except for unknown characters, and no error beeps sound. When Convert Error on Unknown Characters is selected, bar codes containing at least one unknown character are not sent to the decoder, and a convert error beep sounds.
  • Page 145: Check For Decode Led

    Scanner Emulation Interface 10 - 11 Leading Margin (continued) 5 ms Leading Margin 10 ms Leading Margin Check For Decode LED The attached decoder normally asserts the Decode line to signal to the Scanner Emulation host that it successfully decoded the transmitted bar code. Some decoders, however, do not assert the Decode signal. In this case, the scanner emits transmit error beeps to indicate that the bar code was not successfully transmitted.
  • Page 146 10 - 12 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 147: Chapter 11 123Scan

    Chapter 11 123Scan Introduction 123Scan is a Windows ® -based utility that programs the scanner with all parameters including ADF rules. An ADF rule modifies bar code data before it is sent to the host to ensure compatibility between bar coded data and the host application.
  • Page 148 11 - 2 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 149: Chapter 12 Symbologies

    Chapter 12 Symbologies Introduction This chapter describes symbology features and provides the programming bar codes for selecting these features. Before programming, follow the instructions in Chapter 1, Getting Started. The scanner is shipped with the settings shown in Table 12-1 on page 12-2 (also see Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters...
  • Page 150: Upc/Ean

    12 - 2 Symbol LS4208 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 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 12-6.
  • Page 151: Code 128

    Symbologies 12 - 3 Symbology Parameter Defaults (Continued) Table 12-1 Page Parameter Default Number UCC Coupon Extended Code Disable 12-21 Code 128 Code 128 Enable 12-23 UCC/EAN-128 Enable 12-23 ISBT 128 (non-concatenated) Enable 12-24 Code 39 Code 39 Enable 12-25 Trioptic Code 39 Disable 12-25...
  • Page 152 12 - 4 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Symbology Parameter Defaults (Continued) Table 12-1 Page Parameter Default Number Discrete 2 of 5 (DTF) Discrete 2 of 5 Disable 12-44 Set Length(s) for D 2 of 5 12-44 Chinese 2 of 5 Enable/Disable Chinese 2 of 5 Disable 12-46...
  • Page 153 Symbologies 12 - 5 Symbology Parameter Defaults (Continued) Table 12-1 Page Parameter Default Number Character Escape Character None 12-58 Delete Character Set ECI’s Transmit 12-59 Composite Composite CC-C Disable 12-60 Composite CC-A/B Disable 12-60 UPC Composite Mode UPC Always Linked 12-61 Composite Beep Mode Beep as Each Code...
  • Page 154: Upc/Ean

    12 - 6 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide 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 155: Enable/Disable Upc-E1

    Symbologies 12 - 7 Enable/Disable UPC-E1 UPC-E1 is disabled by default. To enable or disable UPC-E1, scan the appropriate bar code below. UPC-E1 is not a UCC (Uniform Code Council) approved symbology. NOTE Enable UPC-E1 Disable UPC-E1...
  • Page 156: Enable/Disable Ean-13/Ean-8

    12 - 8 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide 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 157: Enable/Disable Bookland Ean

    Symbologies 12 - 9 Enable/Disable Bookland EAN To enable or disable Bookland EAN, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Bookland EAN Disable Bookland EAN If you enable Bookland EAN, select a Bookland ISBN Format on page 12-21. Also select NOTE either Decode UPC/EAN Supplementals, Autodiscriminate UPC/EAN Supplementals, or Enable 978/979 Supplemental Mode in...
  • Page 158 12 - 10 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide • Enable 977 Supplemental Mode • Enable 414/419/434/439 Supplemental Mode • Enable 491 Supplemental Mode • Enable Smart Supplemental Mode - applies to EAN-13 bar codes starting with any prefix listed previously. •...
  • Page 159 Symbologies 12 - 11 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...
  • Page 160 12 - 12 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals (continued) Enable 414/419/434/439 Supplemental Mode Enable 491 Supplemental Mode Enable Smart Supplemental Mode Supplemental User-Programmable Type 1 Supplemental User-Programmable Type 1 and 2...
  • Page 161 Symbologies 12 - 13 Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals (continued) Smart Supplemental Plus User-Programmable 1 Smart Supplemental Plus User-Programmable 1 and 2 Supplemental User-Programmable 1 Supplemental User-Programmable 2...
  • Page 162: Upc/Ean/Jan Supplemental Redundancy

    12 - 14 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide UPC/EAN/JAN Supplemental Redundancy With Autodiscriminate UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals or one of the supplemental modes selected, this option adjusts the number of times a symbol without supplementals is decoded before transmission. The range is from 2 to 22 times.
  • Page 163: Transmit Upc-E Check Digit

    Symbologies 12 - 15 Transmit UPC-E 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-E check digit. It is always verified to guarantee the integrity of the data.
  • Page 164: Upc-A Preamble

    12 - 16 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide UPC-A Preamble Preamble characters are part of the UPC symbol consisting of Country Code and System Character. Three options are given for transmitting UPC-A preamble to the host device: transmit System Character only, transmit System Character and Country Code (“0”...
  • Page 165: Upc-E Preamble

    Symbologies 12 - 17 UPC-E Preamble Preamble characters are part of the UPC symbol consisting of Country Code and System Character. Three options are given for transmitting UPC-E preamble to the host device: transmit System Character only, transmit System Character and Country Code (“0” for USA), and no preamble transmitted. Scan a bar code below to match the host system.
  • Page 166: Upc-E1 Preamble

    12 - 18 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide UPC-E1 Preamble Preamble characters are part of the UPC symbol consisting of Country Code and System Character. Three options are given for transmitting UPC-E1 preamble to the host device: transmit System Character only, transmit System Character and Country Code (“0”...
  • Page 167: Convert Upc-E To Upc-A

    Symbologies 12 - 19 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). When disabled, UPC-E decoded data is transmitted as UPC-E data, without conversion.
  • Page 168: Ean-8/Jan-8 Extend

    12 - 20 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide EAN-8/JAN-8 Extend When enabled, this parameter adds five leading zeros to decoded EAN-8 symbols to make them compatible in format to EAN-13 symbols. When disabled, EAN-8 symbols are transmitted as is. Enable EAN/JAN Zero Extend Disable EAN/JAN Zero Extend...
  • Page 169: Bookland Isbn Format

    Symbologies 12 - 21 Bookland ISBN Format If you enabled Bookland EAN using Enable/Disable Bookland EAN on page 12-9, select one of the following formats for Bookland data: • Bookland ISBN-10 - The scanner reports Bookland data starting with 978 in traditional 10-digit format with the special Bookland check digit for backward-compatibility.
  • Page 170 12 - 22 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Use the UPC/EAN/JAN Supplemental Redundancy parameter to control autodiscrimination NOTE of the EAN128 (right half) of a coupon code.
  • Page 171: Code 128

    Symbologies 12 - 23 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. Enable UCC/EAN-128 Disable UCC/EAN-128...
  • Page 172: Enable/Disable Isbt 128

    12 - 24 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Enable/Disable ISBT 128 ISBT 128 is a variant of Code 128 used in the blood bank industry. Scan the appropriate bar code below to enable or disable ISBT 128. If necessary, the host must perform concatenation of the ISBT data. Enable ISBT 128 Disable ISBT 128...
  • Page 173: Code 39

    Symbologies 12 - 25 Code 39 Enable/Disable Code 39 To enable or disable Code 39, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Code 39 Disable Code 39 Enable/Disable Trioptic Code 39 Trioptic Code 39 is a variant of Code 39 used in the marking of computer tape cartridges. Trioptic Code 39 symbols always contain six characters.
  • Page 174: Convert Code 39 To Code 32

    12 - 26 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Convert Code 39 to Code 32 Code 32 is a variant of Code 39 used by the Italian pharmaceutical industry. Scan the appropriate bar code below to enable or disable converting Code 39 to Code 32. Code 39 must be enabled for this parameter to function.
  • Page 175: Set Lengths For Code 39

    Symbologies 12 - 27 Set Lengths for Code 39 he 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 176: Code 39 Check Digit Verification

    12 - 28 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Code 39 Code 39 - One Discrete Length Code 39 - Two Discrete Lengths Code 39 - Length Within Range Code 39 - Any Length Code 39 Check Digit Verification When this feature is enabled, the scanner checks the integrity of all Code 39 symbols to verify that the data complies with specified check digit algorithm.
  • Page 177: Transmit Code 39 Check Digit

    Symbologies 12 - 29 Transmit Code 39 Check Digit Scan the appropriate bar code below to transmit Code 39 data with or without the check digit. Transmit Code 39 Check Digit (Enable) Do Not Transmit Code 39 Check Digit (Disable) Code 39 Check Digit Verification must be enabled for this parameter to function.
  • Page 178: Code 39 Full Ascii Conversion

    12 - 30 Symbol LS4208 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. Enable Code 39 Full ASCII Disable Code 39 Full ASCII Trioptic Code 39 and Code 39 Full ASCII cannot be enabled simultaneously.
  • Page 179: Code 39 Buffering (Scan & Store)

    Symbologies 12 - 31 Code 39 Buffering (Scan & Store) This feature allows the scanner to accumulate data from multiple Code 39 symbols. Selecting the Scan and Store option (Buffer Code 39) temporarily buffers all Code 39 symbols having a leading space as a first character for later transmission.
  • Page 180: Clear Transmission Buffer

    12 - 32 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Clear Transmission Buffer To clear the transmission buffer, scan the Clear Buffer bar code below, which contains only a start character, a dash (minus), and a stop character. • The scanner issues a short high/low/high beep. •...
  • Page 181: Overfilling Transmission Buffer

    Symbologies 12 - 33 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 182: Code 93

    12 - 34 Symbol LS4208 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 Set Lengths for Code 93 The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s) the code contains.
  • Page 183 Symbologies 12 - 35 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 184: Code 11

    12 - 36 Symbol LS4208 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 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.
  • Page 185 Symbologies 12 - 37 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 186: Code 11 Check Digit Verification

    12 - 38 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Code 11 Check Digit Verification This feature allows the scanner to check the integrity of all Code 11 symbols to verify that the data complies with the specified check digit algorithm. This selects the check digit mechanism for the decoded Code 11 bar code. The options are to check for one check digit, check for two check digits, or disable the feature.
  • Page 187: Transmit Code 11 Check Digits

    Symbologies 12 - 39 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) Code 11 Check Digit Verification must be enabled for this parameter to function. NOTE...
  • Page 188: Interleaved 2 Of 5 (Itf)

    12 - 40 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide 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 Disable Interleaved 2 of 5 Set Lengths for Interleaved 2 of 5...
  • Page 189 Symbologies 12 - 41 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 I 2 of 5 - Any Length...
  • Page 190: I 2 Of 5 Check Digit Verification

    12 - 42 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide I 2 of 5 Check Digit Verification When this feature is enabled, the scanner checks the integrity of all I 2 of 5 symbols to verify the data complies with either the specified Uniform Symbology Specification (USS), or the Optical Product Code Council (OPCC) check digit algorithm.
  • Page 191: Transmit I 2 Of 5 Check Digit

    Symbologies 12 - 43 Transmit I 2 of 5 Check Digit Scan the appropriate bar code below to transmit I 2 of 5 data with or without the check digit. Transmit I 2 of 5 Check Digit (Enable) Do Not Transmit I 2 of 5 Check Digit (Disable) Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN-13 Enable this parameter to convert 14-character I 2 of 5 codes to EAN-13, and transmit to the host as EAN-13.
  • Page 192: Discrete 2 Of 5 (Dtf)

    12 - 44 Symbol LS4208 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 Set Lengths for Discrete 2 of 5 he length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s) the code contains.
  • Page 193 Symbologies 12 - 45 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 D 2 of 5 - Any Length...
  • Page 194: Chinese 2 Of 5

    12 - 46 Symbol LS4208 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 195: Codabar (Nw - 7)

    Symbologies 12 - 47 Codabar (NW - 7) Enable/Disable Codabar To enable or disable Codabar, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Codabar Disable Codabar Set Lengths for Codabar The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s) the code contains.
  • Page 196 12 - 48 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Codabar (continued). Codabar - One Discrete Length Codabar - Two Discrete Lengths Codabar - Length Within Range Codabar - Any Length...
  • Page 197: Clsi Editing

    Symbologies 12 - 49 CLSI Editing When enabled, this parameter strips the start and stop characters and inserts a space after the first, fifth, and tenth characters of a 14-character Codabar symbol. Enable this feature if your host system requires this data format. Symbol length does not include start and stop characters.
  • Page 198: Msi

    12 - 50 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Enable/Disable MSI To enable or disable MSI, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable MSI Disable MSI Set Lengths for MSI The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s) the code contains.
  • Page 199: Msi Check Digits

    Symbologies 12 - 51 Set Lengths for MSI (continued) MSI - One Discrete Length MSI - Two Discrete Lengths MSI - Length Within Range MSI - Any Length MSI Check Digits With MSI symbols, one check digit is mandatory and always verified by the reader. The second check digit is optional.
  • Page 200: Transmit Msi Check Digit(S)

    12 - 52 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Transmit MSI Check Digit(s) Scan the appropriate bar code below to transmit MSI data with or without the check digit. Transmit MSI Check Digit(s) (Enable) Do Not Transmit MSI Check Digit(s) (Disable) MSI Check Digit Algorithm Two algorithms are possible for the verification of the second MSI check digit.
  • Page 201: Gs1 Databar (Formerly Rss - Reduced Space Symbology)

    Symbologies 12 - 53 GS1 DataBar (formerly RSS - Reduced Space Symbology) The variants of GS1 DataBar are DataBar-14, GS1 DataBar Expanded and GS1 DataBar Limited. GS1 DataBar 14 and GS1 DataBar Expanded include stacked versions. Scan the appropriate bar code below to enable or disable each variant of GS1 DataBar.
  • Page 202: Convert Gs1 Databar To Upc/Ean

    12 - 54 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Convert GS1 DataBar to UPC/EAN This parameter only applies to GS1 DataBar-14 and GS1 DataBar Limited symbols not decoded as part of a Composite symbol. Enable this to strip the leading '010' from GS1 DataBar-14 and GS1 DataBar Limited symbols encoding a single zero as the first digit, and report the bar code as EAN-13.
  • Page 203: Pdf417/Micropdf417

    Symbologies 12 - 55 PDF417/MicroPDF417 Enable/Disable PDF417 PDF417 is enabled by default for the LS4208-PR (PDF417 version) scanner only. NOTE *Enable PDF417 Disable PDF417 Enable/Disable MicroPDF417 Enable MicroPDF417 Disable MicroPDF417...
  • Page 204: Micropdf Performance

    12 - 56 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide MicroPDF Performance If your scanner is having trouble decoding MicroPDF symbols, select Selective Performance. Note that this may decrease decoding aggressiveness on some symbols. *Standard Performance for MicroPDF Selective Performance for MicroPDF...
  • Page 205: Transmit Symbols In Codeword Format

    Symbologies 12 - 57 Transmit Symbols in Codeword Format Enabling this activates transmission of each PDF symbol as directly decoded data codewords, whether that symbol is part of a macro PDF sequence or not. Note that data is output as codeword values — not as interpreted data. “Codeword values”...
  • Page 206: Transmit Unknown Codewords

    12 - 58 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Transmit Unknown Codewords This enables using the output codeword format for transmitting any non-GLI or non-macro PDF codeword. If this is not enabled and an unknown codeword is found, a decode error beep sounds. Transmit Unknown Codewords *Do Not Transmit Unknown Codewords Escape Characters...
  • Page 207: Delete Character Set Ecis

    Symbologies 12 - 59 Delete Character Set ECIs This parameter enables the scanner to delete any escape sequences representing Character Set ECIs (also known as GLIs) from its buffer before transmission. In many receiving systems, Character Set ECIs can be removed without affecting the way data is displayed or processed.
  • Page 208: Composite Codes

    12 - 60 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Composite Codes Composite CC-C Scan a bar code below to enable or disable composite bar codes of type CC-C. If you select Enable, EAN-128 (the associated 1D symbology) must also be enabled. Enable CC-C *Disable CC-C Composite CC-A/B...
  • Page 209: Upc Composite Mode

    Symbologies 12 - 61 UPC Composite Mode UPC symbols can be “linked” with a 2D symbol during transmission as if they were one symbol. Three options are offered for these symbols: • If UPC Never Linked is selected, UPC bar codes are transmitted regardless of whether a 2D symbol is detected.
  • Page 210: Composite Beep Mode

    12 - 62 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Composite Beep Mode 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 *Beep as Each Code Type is Decoded Double Beep After Both are Decoded...
  • Page 211: Symbology - Specific Security Levels

    Symbologies 12 - 63 Symbology - Specific Security Levels Redundancy Level The scanner offers four levels of decode redundancy. Select higher redundancy levels for decreasing levels of bar code quality. As redundancy levels increase, the scanner’s aggressiveness decreases. Select the redundancy level appropriate for the bar code quality. Redundancy Level 1 The following code types must be successfully read twice before being decoded: Code Type...
  • Page 212 12 - 64 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Redundancy Level (continued) *Redundancy Level 1 Redundancy Level 2 Redundancy Level 3 Redundancy Level 4...
  • Page 213: Security Level

    Symbologies 12 - 65 Security Level The scanner offers four levels of decode security for delta bar codes, which include the Code 128 family, UPC/EAN, and Code 93. Select increasing levels of security for decreasing levels of bar code quality. There is an inverse relationship between security and scanner aggressiveness, so choose only that level of security necessary for any given application.
  • Page 214: Bi-Directional Redunda\Ncy

    12 - 66 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Bi-directional Redunda\ncy Enable Bi-directional Redundancy to add security to linear code type security levels. When enabled, a bar code must be successfully scanned in both directions (forward and reverse) before reporting a good decode. Enable Bi-directional Redundancy Disable Bi-directional Redundancy Intercharacter Gap...
  • Page 215: Chapter 13 Miscellaneous Scanner Options

    Chapter 13 Miscellaneous Scanner Options Introduction This chapter includes commonly used bar codes to customize how data is transmitted to the host device. Refer to the Advanced Data Formatting Programming Guide p/n 72-69680-xx for further customization options. The scanner ships with the settings shown in the Miscellaneous Scanner Options Default Table on page 13-2 (also Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all host device and miscellaneous scanner defaults).
  • Page 216: Miscellaneous Parameter Defaults

    13 - 2 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Miscellaneous Parameter Defaults Table 13-1 lists the defaults for miscellaneous scanner options parameters. If you wish to change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided in the Miscellaneous Scanner Parameters section beginning on page 13-3.
  • Page 217: Miscellaneous Scanner Parameters

    Miscellaneous Scanner Options 13 - 3 Miscellaneous Scanner Parameters Transmit Code ID Character A Code ID character identifies the code type of a scanned bar code. This may be 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 218: Scan Data Transmission Format

    13 - 4 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Prefix/Suffix Values (continued) 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: •...
  • Page 219 Miscellaneous Scanner Options 13 - 5 Scan Data Transmission Format (continued) Scan Options Data As Is <DATA> <SUFFIX> <PREFIX> <DATA> <PREFIX> <DATA> <SUFFIX> Enter Data Format Cancel...
  • Page 220: Fn1 Substitution Values

    13 - 6 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide FN1 Substitution Values The Wedge and USB HID Keyboard hosts support an FN1 substitution feature. When enabled any FN1 character (0x1b) in an EAN128 bar code is substituted with a value. This value defaults to 7013 (Enter Key). To select an FN1 substitution value via bar code menus: Scan the bar code below.
  • Page 221: Synapse Interface

    Miscellaneous Scanner Options 13 - 7 Synapse Interface The auto-detection of a Synapse cable varies in duration depending on the type of Synapse connection. If a scanner is connected to another scanner using a Synapse cable, use the Auxiliary Synapse Port connection. In all other cases, where the cable is used, the default setting is recommended.
  • Page 222: Report Version

    13 - 8 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Report Version Scan the bar code below to report the software revision installed in the scanner’s primary microprocessor. Report 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.
  • Page 223: Chapter 14 Advanced Data Formatting

    Chapter 14 Advanced Data Formatting Introduction Advanced Data Formatting (ADF) is a means of customizing data before transmission to your host device. Scan data can be edited to suit your particular requirements. ADF can be implemented by scanning a related series of bar codes, which begin on page 14-6, or by installing the 123Scan utility (see...
  • Page 224: Using Adf Bar Codes

    14 - 2 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Using ADF Bar Codes When you program a rule, make sure the rule is logically correct. Plan ahead before you start scanning. To program each data formatting rule: • Start the Rule. Scan the Begin New Rule bar code on page 14-6.
  • Page 225: Adf Bar Code Menu Example

    Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 3 ADF Bar Code Menu Example This section provides an example of how ADF rules are entered and used for scan data. An auto parts distribution center wants to encode manufacturer ID, part number, and destination code into their own Code 128 bar codes.
  • Page 226: Alternate Rule Sets

    14 - 4 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Alternate Rule Sets ADF rules may be grouped into one of four alternate sets which can be turned on and off when needed. This is useful when you want to format the same message in different ways. For example, a Code 128 bar code contains the following information: Class (2 digits), Stock Number (8) digits, Price (5 digits) This bar code might look like this:...
  • Page 227: Rules Hierarchy (In Bar Codes)

    Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 5 In addition to enabling and disabling rule sets within the rules, you can enable or disable them by scanning the appropriate bar codes beginning on page 14-8. Rules Hierarchy (in Bar Codes) The order of programming individual rules is important.The most general rule should be programmed last. All programmed rules are stored in a buffer.
  • Page 228: Special Commands

    14 - 6 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Special Commands Pause Duration This parameter along with the Send Pause parameter on page 14-24 allows a pause to be inserted in the data transmission. Pauses are set by scanning a two-digit number (i.e., two bar codes), and are measured in 0.1 second intervals.
  • Page 229: Erase

    Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 7 Erase Use these bar codes to erase criteria, actions, or rules. Erase Criteria And Start Again Erase Actions And Start Again Erase Previously Saved Rule Erase All Rules Quit Entering Rules Scan this bar code to quit entering rules. Quit Entering Rules...
  • Page 230: Disable Rule Set

    14 - 8 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Disable Rule Set Use these bar codes to disable rule sets. Disable Rule Set 1 Disable Rule Set 2 Disable Rule Set 3 Disable Rule Set 4 Disable All Rule Sets...
  • Page 231: Criteria

    Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 9 Criteria Code Types Select any number of code types to be affected. All selected codes must be scanned in succession, prior to selecting other criteria. If a code type is not selected, all code types are affected. Scan the bar codes for all code types desired before selecting other criteria.
  • Page 232 14 - 10 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Code Types (continued) D 2 OF 5 IATA 2 OF 5 I 2 OF 5 Code 93 UPC-A UPC-E EAN-8 EAN-13...
  • Page 233 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 11 Code Types (continued) UCC/EAN 128 UPC-E1 Bookland EAN Trioptic Code 39 Code 11...
  • Page 234 14 - 12 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Code Types (continued) PDF417 MicroPDF UPC/EAN Composites GS1 DataBar and EAN128 Composites...
  • Page 235: Code Lengths

    Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 13 Code Lengths Define the number of characters the selected code type must contain. If a code length is not selected, selected code types of any length are affected. Scan these bar codes to define the number of characters the selected code types must contain. Select one length per rule only.
  • Page 236 14 - 14 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Code Lengths (continued) 8 Characters 9 Characters 10 Characters 11 Characters 12 Characters 13 Characters 14 Characters...
  • Page 237 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 15 Code Lengths (continued) 15 Characters 16 Characters 17 Characters 18 Characters 19 Characters 20 Characters 21 Characters 22 Characters...
  • Page 238 14 - 16 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Code Lengths (continued) 23 Characters 24 Characters 25 Characters 26 Characters 27 Characters 28 Characters 29 Characters 30 Characters...
  • Page 239: 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 240: Numeric Keypad

    14 - 18 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Numeric Keypad Bar codes on this page should not be confused with those on the alphanumeric keyboard.
  • Page 241: Rule Belongs To Set

    Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 19 Numeric Keypad (continued) Cancel Rule Belongs To Set Select the set a rule belongs to. (There are four possible rule sets.) See Alternate Rule Sets on page 14-4 for more information about rule sets. Scan a bar code below to select which set a rule belongs to.
  • Page 242: Actions

    14 - 20 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Actions Select how to format the data for transmission. Send Data Send all data that remains, send all data up to a specific character selected from the Alphanumeric Keyboard on page 14-79, or send the next N characters. N = any number from 1 to 254, selected from the Alphanumeric Keyboard on page 14-79.
  • Page 243 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 21 Send Data (continued) Send Next 6 Characters Send Next 7 Characters Send Next 8 Characters Send Next 9 Characters Send Next 10 Characters Send Next 11 Characters Send Next 12 Characters Send Next 13 Characters...
  • Page 244 14 - 22 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Send Data (continued) Send Next 14 Characters Send Next 15 Characters Send Next 16 Characters Send Next 17 Characters Send Next 18 Characters Send Next 19 Characters Send Next 20 Characters...
  • Page 245: Setup Field(S)

    Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 23 Setup Field(s) Setup Field(s) Definitions Table 14-1 Parameter Description Page Move Cursor Scan the Move Cursor To Character bar code 14-24 Move Cursor to a Character on page 14-24, then any printable ASCII character from the Alphanumeric Keyboard.
  • Page 246: Move Cursor

    14 - 24 Symbol LS4208 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 14-79.
  • Page 247: Skip Ahead

    Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 25 Skip Ahead Use the following bar codes to skip ahead characters. Skip Ahead 1 Character Skip Ahead 2 Characters Skip Ahead 3 Characters Skip Ahead 4 Characters Skip Ahead 5 Characters Skip Ahead 6 Characters...
  • Page 248 14 - 26 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Skip Ahead (continued) Skip Ahead 7 Characters Skip Ahead 8 Characters Skip Ahead 9 Characters Skip Ahead 10 Characters...
  • Page 249: Skip Back

    Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 27 Skip Back Use the following bar codes to skip back characters. Skip Back 1 Character Skip Back 2 Characters Skip Back 3 Characters Skip Back 4 Characters Skip Back 5 Characters Skip Back 6 Characters Skip Back 7 Characters...
  • Page 250: Send Preset Value

    14 - 28 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Skip Back (continued) Skip Back 8 Characters Skip Back 9 Characters Skip Back 10 Characters Send Preset Value Use these bar codes to send preset values. These values must be set using the Scan Prefix and Scan Suffix bar codes on page 13-4.
  • Page 251: Modify Data

    Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 29 Modify Data Modify data in the ways listed. The following actions work for all send commands that follow it within a rule. If pad zeros to length 6, send next 3 characters, stop padding, send next 5 characters is programmed, three zeros are added to the first send, and the next send is unaffected by the padding.
  • Page 252: Pad Data With Spaces

    14 - 30 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Pad Data with Spaces To pad data to the left, scan the bar code containing the desired number of spaces. This parameter is activated by Send commands. Pad Spaces To Length 1 Pad Spaces To Length 2 Pad Spaces To Length 3 Pad Spaces To Length 4...
  • Page 253 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 31 Pad Data with Spaces (continued) Pad Spaces To Length 9 Pad Spaces To Length 10 Pad Spaces To Length 11 Pad Spaces To Length 12 Pad Spaces To Length 13 Pad Spaces To Length 14 Pad Spaces To Length 15 Pad Spaces To Length 16...
  • Page 254 14 - 32 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Pad Data with Spaces (continued) Pad Spaces To Length 17 Pad Spaces To Length 18 Pad Spaces To Length 19 Pad Spaces To Length 20 Pad Spaces To Length 21 Pad Spaces To Length 22 Pad Spaces To Length 23...
  • Page 255 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 33 Pad Data with Spaces (continued) Pad Spaces To Length 24 Pad Spaces To Length 25 Pad Spaces To Length 26 Pad Spaces To Length 27 Pad Spaces To Length 28 Pad Spaces To Length 29 Pad Spaces To Length 30 Stop Pad Spaces...
  • Page 256: Pad Data With Zeros

    14 - 34 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide 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 Length 1 Pad Zeros To Length 2 Pad Zeros To Length 3 Pad Zeros To Length 4...
  • Page 257 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 35 Pad Data with Zeros (continued) Pad Zeros To Length 9 Pad Zeros To Length 10 Pad Zeros To Length 11 Pad Zeros To Length 12 Pad Zeros To Length 13 Pad Zeros To Length 14 Pad Zeros To Length 15 Pad Zeros To Length 16...
  • Page 258 14 - 36 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Pad Data with Zeros (continued) Pad Zeros To Length 17 Pad Zeros To Length 18 Pad Zeros To Length 19 Pad Zeros To Length 20 Pad Zeros To Length 21 Pad Zeros To Length 22 Pad Zeros To Length 23 Pad Zeros To Length 24...
  • Page 259 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 37 Pad Data with Zeros (continued) Pad Zeros To Length 25 Pad Zeros To Length 26 Pad Zeros To Length 27 Pad Zeros To Length 28 Pad Zeros To Length 29 Pad Zeros To Length 30 Stop Pad Zeros...
  • Page 260: Beeps

    14 - 38 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Beeps Select a beep sequence for each ADF rule. Beep Once Beep Twice Beep Three Times...
  • Page 261: Send Keystroke (Control Characters And Keyboard Characters)

    Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 39 Send Keystroke (Control Characters and Keyboard Characters) Control Characters Scan the “Send __” bar code for the desired keystroke Send Control 2 Send Control A Send Control B Send Control C Send Control D Send Control E Send Control F Send Control G...
  • Page 262 14 - 40 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide 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 263 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 41 Control Characters (continued) Send Control P Send Control Q Send Control R Send Control S Send Control T Send Control U Send Control V Send Control W...
  • Page 264 14 - 42 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Control Characters (continued) Send Control X Send Control Y Send Control Z Send Control [ Send Control \ Send Control ] Send Control 6 Send Control -...
  • Page 265: Keyboard Characters

    Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 43 Keyboard Characters Scan the “Send __” bar code for the desired keyboard characters Send Space Send ! Send “ Send # Send $ Send % Send & Send ‘...
  • Page 266 14 - 44 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send ( Send ) Send * Send + Send , Send - Send . Send /...
  • Page 267 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 45 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send 0 Send 1 Send 2 Send 3 Send 4 Send 5 Send 6 Send 7...
  • Page 268 14 - 46 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send 8 Send 9 Send : Send ; Send < Send = Send > Send ?
  • Page 269 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 47 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send @ Send A Send B Send C Send D Send E Send F Send G...
  • Page 270 14 - 48 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send H Send I Send J Send K Send L Send M Send N Send O...
  • Page 271 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 49 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send P Send Q Send R Send S Send T Send U Send V Send W...
  • Page 272 14 - 50 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send X Send Y Send Z Send [ Send \ Send ] Send ^ Send _...
  • Page 273 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 51 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send ` Send a Send b Send c Send d Send e Send f Send g...
  • Page 274 14 - 52 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send h Send i Send j Send k Send l Send m Send n Send o...
  • Page 275 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 53 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send p Send q Send r Send s Send t Send u Send v Send w...
  • Page 276 14 - 54 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send x Send y Send z Send { Send | Send } Send ~...
  • Page 277: Send Alt Characters

    Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 55 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 278 14 - 56 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Send ALT Characters (continued) Send Alt H Send Alt I Send Alt J Send Alt K Send Alt L Send Alt M Send Alt N Send Alt O...
  • Page 279 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 57 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 280 14 - 58 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Send ALT Characters (continued) Send Alt X Send Alt Y Send Alt Z Send Alt [ Send Alt \ Send Alt ] Send Alt 6 Send Alt -...
  • Page 281: Send Keypad Characters

    Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 59 Send Keypad Characters Send Keypad * Send Keypad + Send Keypad - Send Keypad . Send Keypad / Send Keypad 0 Send Keypad 1 Send Keypad 2...
  • Page 282 14 - 60 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Send Keypad Characters (continued) Send Keypad 3 Send Keypad 4 Send Keypad 5 Send Keypad 6 Send Keypad 7 Send Keypad 8 Send Keypad 9 Send Keypad Enter...
  • Page 283 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 61 Send Keypad Characters (continued) Send Keypad Numlock NUM LOCK Send Break Key Send Delete Key Send Page Up Key Send End Key Send Page Down Key Send Pause Key Send Scroll Lock Key...
  • Page 284 14 - 62 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Send Keypad Characters (continued) Send Backspace Key Send Tab Key Send Print Screen Key Send Insert Key Send Home Key Send Enter Key Send Escape Key Send Up Arrow Key...
  • Page 285 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 63 Send Keypad Characters (continued) Send Down Arrow Key Send Left Arrow Key Send Right Arrow Key...
  • Page 286: Send Function Key

    14 - 64 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Send Function Key Send F1 Key Send F2 Key Send F3 Key Send F4 Key Send F5 Key Send F6 Key...
  • Page 287 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 65 Send Function Key (continued) Send F7 Key Send F8 Key Send F9 Key Send F10 Key Send F11 Key Send F12 Key Send F13 Key Send F14 Key...
  • Page 288 14 - 66 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Send Function Key (continued) Send F15 Key Send F16 Key Send F17 Key Send F18 Key Send F19 Key Send F20 Key Send F21 Key Send F22 Key...
  • Page 289 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 67 Send Function Key (continued) Send F23 Key Send F24 Key Send PF1 Key Send PF2 Key Send PF3 Key Send PF4 Key Send PF5 Key Send PF6 Key...
  • Page 290 14 - 68 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Send Function Key (continued) Send PF7 Key Send PF8 Key Send PF9 Key Send PF10 Key Send PF11 Key Send PF12 Key Send PF13 Key Send PF14 Key...
  • Page 291 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 69 Send Function Key (continued) Send PF15 Key Send PF16 Key Send PF17 Key Send PF18 Key Send PF19 Key Send PF20 Key Send PF21 Key Send PF22 Key...
  • Page 292 14 - 70 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Send Function Key (continued) Send PF23 Key Send PF24 Key Send PF25 Key Send PF26 Key Send PF27 Key Send PF28 Key Send PF29 Key Send PF30 Key...
  • Page 293: Send Right Control Key

    Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 71 Send Right Control Key The “Send Right Control Key” action sends a tap (press and release) of the Right Control Key. Send Right Control Key...
  • Page 294: Send Graphic User Interface (Gui) Characters

    14 - 72 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Send Graphic User Interface (GUI) Characters The “Send Graphic User Interface Character” actions tap the specified key while holding the System Dependent Graphic User Interface (GUI) Key. The definition of the Graphic User Interface key is dependent upon the attached system: Send GUI 0 Send GUI 1...
  • Page 295 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 73 Send Graphic User Interface (GUI) Characters (continued) Send GUI 6 Send GUI 7 Send GUI 8 Send GUI 9 Send GUI A Send GUI B Send GUI C...
  • Page 296 14 - 74 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Send Graphic User Interface (GUI) Characters (continued) Send GUI D Send GUI E Send GUI F Send GUI G Send GUI H Send GUI I Send GUI J...
  • Page 297 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 75 Send Graphic User Interface (GUI) Characters (continued) Send GUI K Send GUI L Send GUI M Send GUI N Send GUI O Send GUI P Send GUI Q...
  • Page 298 14 - 76 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Send Graphic User Interface (GUI) Characters (continued) Send GUI R Send GUI S Send GUI T Send GUI U Send GUI V Send GUI W Send GUI X...
  • Page 299 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 77 Send Graphic User Interface (GUI) Characters (continued) Send GUI Y Send GUI Z...
  • Page 300: Turn On/Off Rule Sets

    14 - 78 Symbol LS4208 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 Turn Off Rule Set 1 Turn Off Rule Set 2 Turn Off Rule Set 3...
  • Page 301: Alphanumeric Keyboard

    Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 79 Alphanumeric Keyboard Space (Dash)
  • Page 302 14 - 80 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued) “ & ‘...
  • Page 303 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 81 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued) < >...
  • Page 304 14 - 82 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued) (Underscore)
  • Page 305 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 83 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued) Bar codes on this page should not be confused with those on the numeric keypad. NOTE...
  • Page 306 14 - 84 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
  • Page 307 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 85 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
  • Page 308 14 - 86 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
  • Page 309 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 87 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued) Cancel End of Message...
  • Page 310 14 - 88 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
  • Page 311 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 89 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
  • Page 312 14 - 90 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
  • Page 313 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 91 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
  • Page 314 14 - 92 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 315: Appendix A Standard Default Parameters

    Appendix A Standard Default Parameters Default Parameters Standard Default Parameters Table Table A-1 Page Parameter Default Number User Preferences Set Default Parameter Restore Defaults Beeper Tone Medium Beeper Volume High Power Mode Continuous On Scan Pattern Multi-line Always Raster Scan Line Width Full Width Raster Height Adjustable Raster...
  • Page 316 A - 2 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Page Parameter Default Number Intra-Keystroke Delay Disable Alternate Numeric Keypad Emulation Disable Caps Lock On Disable Caps Lock Override Disable Convert Wedge Data No Convert 5-10 Function Key Mapping Disable...
  • Page 317 Standard Default Parameters A - 3 Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Page Parameter Default Number USB Ignore Unknown Characters Send Emulate Keypad Disable USB FN1 Substitution Disable 7-10 Function Key Mapping Disable 7-10 Simulated Caps Lock Disable 7-11 Convert Case No Case Conversion 7-11...
  • Page 318 A - 4 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Page Parameter Default Number Leading Margin 2 ms 10-10 Check for Decode LED Check for Decode LED 10-11 123Scan Configuration Tool 123Scan Configuration 11-1 None UPC/EAN UPC-A Enable...
  • Page 319 Standard Default Parameters A - 5 Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Page Parameter Default Number Code 128 Code 128 Enable 12-23 UCC/EAN-128 Enable 12-23 ISBT 128 (non-concatenated) Enable 12-24 Code 39 Code 39 Enable 12-25 Trioptic Code 39 Disable 12-25 Convert Code 39 to Code 32...
  • Page 320 A - 6 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Page Parameter Default Number Transmit I 2 of 5 Check Digit Disable 12-43 Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN 13 Disable 12-43 Discrete 2 of 5 (DTF) Discrete 2 of 5 Disable 12-44...
  • Page 321 Standard Default Parameters A - 7 Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Page Parameter Default Number Transmit Transmit Symbol in Codeword Format Disable 12-57 Transmit Unknown Codewords Disable 12-58 Character Escape Character None 12-58 Delete Character Set ECI’s Transmit 12-59 Composite Composite CC-C...
  • Page 322 A - 8 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 323: Symbol Code Identifiers

    Appendix B Programming References Symbol Code Identifiers Symbol Code Characters Table B-1 Code Character Code Type UPC/EAN Code 39, Code 39 Full ASCII, Code 32 Codabar Code 128, ISBT 128 Code 93 Interleaved 2 of 5 Discrete 2 of 5, or Discrete 2 of 5 IATA Code 11 UCC/EAN-128 Bookland EAN...
  • Page 324: Aim Code Identifiers

    B - 2 Symbol LS4208 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 Code Character Code Type Code 39, Code 39 Full ASCII, Code 32...
  • Page 325 Programming References B - 3 Modifier Characters (Continued) Table B-3 Code Type Option Value Option Trioptic Code 39 No option specified at this time. Always transmit 0. Example: A Trioptic bar code 412356 is transmitted as ]X0412356 Code 128 Standard data packet, no Function code 1 in first symbol position.
  • Page 326 B - 4 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Modifier Characters (Continued) Table B-3 Code Type Option Value Option Bookland EAN No options specified at this time. Always transmit 0. Example: A Bookland EAN bar code 123456789X is transmitted as ]X0123456789X Code 11 Single check digit Two check digits...
  • Page 327: Appendix C Sample Bar Codes

    Appendix C Sample Bar Codes Code 39 123ABC UPC/EAN UPC-A, 100% 12345 67890...
  • Page 328: Ean-13, 100%

    C - 2 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide EAN-13, 100% 3 456789 012340 Code 128 12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234 Interleaved 2 of 5 12345678901231...
  • Page 329: Gs1 Databar

    Sample Bar Codes C - 3 GS1 DataBar GS1 DataBar variants must be enabled to read the bar codes below (see GS1 DataBar NOTE (formerly RSS - Reduced Space Symbology) on page 12-53). GS1 DataBar 10293847560192837465019283746029478450366523 (GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked) 1234890hjio9900mnb (GS1 DataBar Expanded) 08672345650916...
  • Page 330: Gs1 Databar-14

    C - 4 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide GS1 DataBar-14 55432198673467 (GS1 DataBar-14 Truncated) 90876523412674 (GS1 DataBar-14 Stacked) 78123465709811 (GS1 DataBar-14 Stacked Omni-Directional)
  • Page 331: 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 332 D - 2 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Numeric Bar Codes (continued) For parameters requiring specific numeric values, scan the appropriately numbered bar code(s).
  • Page 333: Cancel

    Numeric Bar Codes D - 3 Cancel To correct an error or change a selection, scan the bar code below. Cancel...
  • Page 334 D - 4 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 335: Appendix E Ascii Character Sets

    Appendix E ASCII Character Sets ASCII Value Standard Default Parameters Table Table E-1 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Character 1000 CTRL 2 1001 CTRL A 1002 CTRL B 1003 CTRL C 1004 CTRL D 1005 CTRL E 1006 CTRL F 1007...
  • Page 336 E - 2 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide ASCII Value Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table E-1 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Character 1016 CTRL P 1017 CTRL Q 1018 CTRL R 1019 CTRL S 1020 CTRL T 1021 CTRL U 1022...
  • Page 337 ASCII Character Sets E - 3 ASCII Value Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table E-1 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Character 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 <...
  • Page 338 E - 4 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide ASCII Value Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table E-1 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Character 1072 1073 1074 1075 1076 1077 1078 1079 1080 1081 1082 1083 1084 1085 1086 1087 1088...
  • Page 339 ASCII Character Sets E - 5 ASCII Value Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table E-1 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Character 1100 1101 1102 1103 1104 1105 1106 1107 1108 1109 1110 1111 1112 1113 1114 1115 1116 1117 1118...
  • Page 340 E - 6 Symbol LS4208 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 ALT G 2072 ALT H...
  • Page 341 ASCII Character Sets E - 7 Misc. Key Standard Default Table Table E-3 Misc. Key Keystroke 3001 PA 1 3002 PA 2 3003 CMD 1 3004 CMD 2 3005 CMD 3 3006 CMD 4 3007 CMD 5 3008 CMD 6 3009 CMD 7 3010...
  • Page 342 E - 8 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide GUI Shift Keys (Continued) Table E-4 Other Value Keystroke 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 3072...
  • Page 343 ASCII Character Sets E - 9 GUI Shift Keys (Continued) Table E-4 Other Value Keystroke 3088 GUI X 3089 GUI Y 3090 GUI Z GUI Shift Keys The Apple™ iMac keyboard has an apple key on either side of the space bar.
  • Page 344 E - 10 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide F key Standard Default Table Table E-6 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 F 14 5015 F 15...
  • Page 345 ASCII Character Sets E - 11 Numeric Key Standard Default Table Table E-7 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 346 E - 12 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide Extended Keypad Standard Default Table Table E-8 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 347 ASCII Character Sets E - 13...
  • Page 348 E - 14 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 349 Index Numerics skip ahead characters ....14-25 skip back "n" characters ....14-23 123Scan configuration .
  • Page 350 Index - 2 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide skip back characters ....14-27 synapse interface ....13-7 space removal .
  • Page 351 Index - 3 GS1 DataBar, enable/disable ..12-53 code 128 bar codes ......12-23 I 2 of 5 check digit verification .
  • Page 352 Index - 4 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide transmission ....2-2, 2-3, 3-2, 6-14 unknown characters ....5-6, 6-17, 7-9 overview .
  • Page 353 Index - 5 report synapse cable ......13-8 report version ......13-8 technical specifications .
  • Page 354 Index - 6 Symbol LS4208 Product Reference Guide...
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