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  • Page 1 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 3 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide 72E-71538-03 Revision A February 2007...
  • Page 4 The software is provided strictly on an “as is” basis. All software, including firmware, furnished to the user is on a licensed basis. Motorola grants to the user a non-transferable and non-exclusive license to use each software or firmware program delivered hereunder (licensed program). Except as noted below, such license may not be assigned, sublicensed, or otherwise transferred by the user without prior written consent of Motorola.
  • Page 5: Revision History

    Revision History Changes to the original manual are listed below: Change Date Description 72E-71538-01 3/2005 Initial release. 72E-71538-02 10/2005 Update for additional Simple Comm Port Emulation bar code. 72E-71538-03 2/2007 Update service information, add parameter bar codes for Bookland ISBN, new UPC supplemental decode options, report software version...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Contents About This Guide Introduction ............xiii Chapter Descriptions .
  • Page 8 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Chapter 3. Maintenance and Technical Specifications Introduction............3-3 Maintenance.
  • Page 9 Contents vii RS-232 Host Types ..........6-7 Baud Rate .
  • Page 10 viii Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Chapter 9. Symbologies Introduction............9-5 Scanning Sequence Examples .
  • Page 11 Contents ix Code 11 Check Digit Verification ........9-67 Transmit Code 11 Check Digits .
  • Page 12 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Appendix A. Standard Default Parameters Appendix B. Programming Reference Symbol Code Identifiers ..........B-3 AIM Code Identifiers.
  • Page 13: About This Guide

    About This Guide Chapter Contents Introduction ............xiii Chapter Descriptions .
  • Page 14 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 15: Introduction

    xiii Introduction The Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide provides general instructions for setting up, operating, maintaining and troubleshooting the Symbol LS9203 scanner. Chapter Descriptions • Chapter 1, Getting Started provides a product overview and unpacking instructions. • Chapter 2, Scanning describes parts of the scanner, beeper and LED definitions, how to use the scanner in hand-held and hands-free modes.
  • Page 16: Related Publications

    The Advanced Data Formatting Programmer Guide, p/n 72-69680-01, provides bar codes that allow the user to perform advanced programming of a Motorola scanner, and instructions for using them.provides general information to help the user get started with the scanner. It includes basic set-up and operation instructions.
  • Page 17 Getting Started Chapter Contents Introduction ............1-3 Unpacking the Scanner .
  • Page 18 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 19: Introduction

    Getting Started 1-3 Introduction The Symbol LS9203 is a high value, omnidirectional presentation scanner, offering performance and reliability in a compact design built to fit into virtually any POS environment. The Symbol LS9203 can be used as a presentation scanner or hand-held for added versatility.
  • Page 20: Setting Up The Scanner

    Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Setting Up the Scanner Installing the Interface Cable 1. Connect the interface cable to the host computer. 2. Plug the interface cable modular connector into the interface cable port on the rear of the Symbol LS9203 (See Figure 1-2.) 3.
  • Page 21: Removing The Interface Cable

    Getting Started 1-5 Removing the Interface Cable To remove the interface cable: 1. Unplug the installed cable’s modular connector by depressing the connector clip and gently pulling back. 2. Follow the steps for Installing the Interface Cable on page 1-4 to connect a new cable.
  • Page 22 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 23: Scanning

    Scanning Chapter Contents Introduction ............2-3 Scanning in Omni Mode.
  • Page 24 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 25: Introduction

    Scanning 2-3 Introduction This chapter covers the techniques involved in scanning bar codes, beeper and LED definitions, and general instructions and tips about scanning. Scanning An omni scan pattern provides rapid, orientation-free scanning. Scanning can be done as either a hands-free or hand-held operation. To scan a bar code, direct it in toward the window of the scanner (“presentation”...
  • Page 26 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Figure 2-2. Hands-Free Mode Figure 2-3. Hand-Held Mode...
  • Page 27 Scanning 2-5 To scan a bar code, present it to the exit window of the scanner (“presentation” scanning) or move it from side-to-side in a sweeping motion (“swipe” scanning) as shown in Figure 2-4 Figure 2-5. Figure 2-4. “Presentation” scanning Figure 2-5.
  • Page 28: Beeper Definitions

    Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Beeper Definitions The scanner communicates with the user by emitting different beeper sequences and patterns. Table 2-1 defines beep sequences that occur during both normal scanning and while programming the scanner. Table 2-1. Standard Beeper Definitions Beeper Sequence Indication Standard Use...
  • Page 29: Led Definitions

    Scanning 2-7 LED Definitions In addition to beeper sequences, the scanner communicates with the user using an LED display. Table 2-2 defines LED flashes that display during scanning. Table 2-2. Standard LED Definitions Indication No power is applied to the scanner. Green The scanner is on and “ready to scan.”...
  • Page 30: Decode Zone

    Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Decode Zone 12.7 LS 9203 5 mil 7.8 mil (60%) 12.7 10.4 mil (80%) 13 mil 100% UPC Figure 2-7. Symbol LS9203 Decode Zone...
  • Page 31: Mounting Template

    Scanning 2-9 Mounting Template Use the template to mount the optional hands-free stand on a flat surface. Two #6-32 screws, 5/8 in. long, are recommended. 2.00 in. 5.08 cm Figure 2-8. Detachable Stand Mounting Template...
  • Page 32 2-10 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 33: Scanner Signal Descriptions

    Maintenance and Technical Specifications Chapter Contents Introduction ............3-3 Maintenance .
  • Page 34 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 35: Introduction

    Maintenance and Technical Specifications 3-3 Introduction This chapter covers 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 36: Technical Specifications

    Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Technical Specifications Table 3-1. Technical Specifications Item Description Physical Characteristics Dimensions: without stand: Height 5.51 in. (14 cm) Width 3.49 in. (8.8 cm) Depth 2.96 in. (7.5 cm) with stand: Height 6.15 in. (15.62 cm) Width 3.87 in.
  • Page 37 Maintenance and Technical Specifications 3-5 Table 3-1. Technical Specifications (Continued) Item Description User Environment Operating Temperature 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C) Storage Temperature -40° to 158°F (-40° to 70°C) Humidity 5% to 95% (non-condensing) Drop Specifications Designed to withstand 4 ft. (1.2 m) drops. Ambient Light Immunity Immune to normal artificial indoor and natural outdoor (direct sunlight) lighting conditions.
  • Page 38: Scanner Signal Descriptions

    Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Scanner Signal Descriptions Back of scanner Cable interface port PIN 1 PIN 10 Interface cable modular connector Figure 3-1. Scanner Cable Pinouts The signal descriptions in Table 3-2 apply to the connector on the scanner and are for reference only.
  • Page 39 Maintenance and Technical Specifications 3-7 Table 3-2. Scanner Signal Pin-outs Symbol LS9203 RS-232 Keyboard Wedge Wand Reserved Reserved Reserved Jump to Pin 6 Power Power Power Power Ground Ground Ground Ground KeyClock Reserved TermData KeyData Jump to Pin 1 TermClock Reserved Reserved Reserved...
  • Page 40 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 41 User Preferences Chapter Contents Introduction ............4-3 Scanning Sequence Examples .
  • Page 42 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 43: Chapter 4. User Preferences

    User Preferences 4-3 Introduction The Symbol LS9203 scanner can be programmed 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 for the Symbol LS9203 scanner.
  • Page 44: User Preferences Default Parameters

    Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide User Preferences Default Parameters 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 4-5. Chapter A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and miscellaneous default parameters.
  • Page 45: User Preferences

    User Preferences 4-5 User Preferences Set Default Parameter Scanning this bar code returns all parameters to the default values listed in Table A-1 on page A-1. Set All Defaults...
  • Page 46: Beeper Tone

    Symbol LS9203 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...
  • Page 47 User Preferences 4-7 Beeper Tone (Continued) High Frequency...
  • Page 48: Beeper Volume

    Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Beeper Volume To select a beeper volume, scan the Low Volume, Medium Volume, or High Volume bar code. Low Volume Medium Volume...
  • Page 49 User Preferences 4-9 Beeper Volume (Continued) High Volume...
  • Page 50: Laser On Time

    4-10 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide 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 10 seconds. The default Laser On Time is 3.0 seconds. To set a Laser On Time, scan the bar code below.
  • Page 51: Beep After Good Decode

    User Preferences 4-11 Beep After Good Decode Scan a bar code below to select whether or not the scanner beeps after a good decode. If Do Not Beep After Good Decode is selected, the beeper still operates during parameter menu scanning and indicates error conditions. Beep After Good Decode (Enable) Do Not Beep After Good Decode...
  • Page 52: Timeout Between Decodes

    4-12 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Timeout Between Decodes Timeout Between Decodes, Same Symbol This parameter sets the minimum time between decodes of different symbols. It is programmable in 0.1-second increments from 0.0 to 9.9 seconds. Setting this above 0.4 seconds is recommended.) The default for this parameter is 0.6 seconds. Scan the bar code below to select a new timeout.
  • Page 53: Time Delay To Low Power Mode

    User Preferences 4-13 Time Delay to Low Power Mode The scanner (after a period of inactivity) goes into low power mode and blinks infrequently to save power. This parameter sets the time that the scanner remains active after any scanning activity. Scan one of the five options. Depending on the selection, the scanner enters a low power mode 15, 30, 60, 90 minutes or 127.5 hours (Extended) after the last attempted decode.
  • Page 54 4-14 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Time Delay to Low Power Mode (Continued) 60 Minutes 90 Minutes...
  • Page 55 User Preferences 4-15 Time Delay to Low Power Mode (Continued) Extended (127.5 Hours)
  • Page 56 4-16 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 57 Keyboard Wedge Interface Chapter Contents Introduction ............5-3 Connecting a Keyboard Wedge Interface .
  • Page 58 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 59: Chapter 5. Keyboard Wedge Interface

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 5-3 Introduction This chapter covers Keyboard Wedge interface information for setting up the scanner. This interface type is used to attach the scanner between the keyboard and host computer. The scanner translates the bar code data into keystrokes. The host computer accepts the keystrokes as if they originate from the keyboard.
  • Page 60: Keyboard Wedge Default Parameters

    Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge Default Parameters Table 5-1 lists the defaults for Keyboard Wedge host parameters. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided in the Keyboard Wedge Host Parameters section beginning on page 5-5. Chapter A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and miscellaneous default parameters.
  • Page 61: Keyboard Wedge Host Types

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 5-5 Keyboard Wedge Host Types Keyboard Wedge Host Types Select the keyboard wedge host by scanning one of the bar codes below. IBM PC/AT & IBM PC Compatibles IBM PS/2 (Model 30)
  • Page 62 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge Host Types (Continued) IBM AT NOTEBOOK IBM XT...
  • Page 63 Keyboard Wedge Interface 5-7 Keyboard Wedge Host Types (Continued) NCR 7052 User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection. Note...
  • Page 64: Keyboard Wedge Country Types (Country Codes)

    Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge Country Types (Country Codes) Scan the bar code corresponding to the keyboard type. If the particular keyboard type is not listed, see Alternate Numeric Keypad Emulation on page 5-18. North American German Windows...
  • Page 65 Keyboard Wedge Interface 5-9 Keyboard Wedge Country Types (Continued) French Windows French Canadian Win 95/98...
  • Page 66 5-10 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge Country Types (Continued) French Canadian Windows XP/2000 Spanish Windows...
  • Page 67 Keyboard Wedge Interface 5-11 Keyboard Wedge Country Types (Continued) Italian Windows Swedish Windows...
  • Page 68 5-12 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge Country Types (Continued) UK English Windows Japanese Windows...
  • Page 69 Keyboard Wedge Interface 5-13 Keyboard Wedge Country Types (Continued) Brazilian/Portuguese Windows...
  • Page 70: Ignore Unknown Characters

    5-14 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide 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. When Do Not Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters is selected, bar code data is sent up to the first unknown character and then an error beep will sound on the scanner.
  • Page 71: Keystroke Delay

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 5-15 Keystroke Delay This is the delay in milliseconds between emulated keystrokes. Scan a bar code below to increase the delay when hosts require a slower transmission of data. No Delay Medium Delay (20 msec)
  • Page 72 5-16 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Keystroke Delay (Continued) Long Delay (40 msec)
  • Page 73: Intra-Keystroke Delay

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 5-17 Intra-Keystroke Delay When enabled, an additional delay is inserted between each emulated key depression and release. This sets the Keystroke Delay parameter to a minimum of 5 msec as well. Enable Disable...
  • Page 74: Alternate Numeric Keypad Emulation

    5-18 Symbol LS9203 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- in a Microsoft operating system environment. Enable Alternate Numeric Keypad Disable Alternate Numeric Keypad...
  • Page 75: Caps Lock On

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 5-19 Caps Lock On When enabled, the scanner emulates keystrokes as if the Caps Lock key is always pressed. Enable Caps Lock On Disable Caps Lock On...
  • Page 76: Caps Lock Override

    5-20 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide 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. Enable Caps Lock Override Disable Caps Lock Override If both Caps Lock On and Caps Lock Override are enabled, Caps Lock Override takes precedence.
  • Page 77: Convert Wedge Data

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 5-21 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...
  • Page 78 5-22 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Convert Wedge Data (Continued) No Convert...
  • Page 79: Function Key Mapping

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 5-23 Function Key Mapping ASCII values under 32 are normally sent as a control-key sequences (see Table 7-2 on page 7-24). When this parameter is enabled, the keys in bold are sent in place of the standard key mapping. Table entries that do not have a bold entry remain the same whether or not this parameter is enabled.
  • Page 80: Fn1 Substitution

    5-24 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide FN1 Substitution When enabled, this allows replacement of any FN1 characters in an Code 128 or EAN 128 bar code with a Key Category and Key Value choose by the user (see “FN1 Substitution Values” on page 9). Enable *Disable...
  • Page 81: Send Make Break

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 5-25 Send Make Break When enabled, the scan codes for releasing a key are not sent. *Send Make and Break Scan Codes Send Make Scan Code Only...
  • Page 82: Keyboard Maps

    5-26 Symbol LS9203 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 10-6. Figure 5-2. IBM PS2 Type Keyboard 5001 7014 7008 5002 7009 5003 7012...
  • Page 83 Keyboard Wedge Interface 5-27 5001 5002 5011 1045 5013 5003 5004 5014 5015 5005 5006 1043 5016 5007 5018 5008 5017 7013 5019 5009 5010 5012 1046 1048 (7013 if double key) (1048 if double key) Figure 5-5. NCR 7052 32-KEY 1068 1067 1066...
  • Page 84: Ascii Character Set

    5-28 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide ASCII Character Set Code 39 Full ASCII interprets the bar code special character ($+ % /) preceding a Code 39 character and assigns an ASCII character value to the pair. For example, when Code 39 Full ASCII is enabled and a +B is Note scanned, it is interpreted as b, %J as ?, and %V as @.
  • Page 85 Keyboard Wedge Interface 5-29 Table 5-2. Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued) Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Encode Character Keystroke 1029 CTRL ] 1030 CTRL 6 1031 CTRL - 1032 Space Space 1033 1034 “ 1035 1036 1037 1038 &...
  • Page 86 5-30 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Table 5-2. Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued) Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Encode Character Keystroke 1062 > 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072 1073 1074 1075 1076 1077 1078 1079 1080...
  • Page 87 Keyboard Wedge Interface 5-31 Table 5-2. Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued) Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Encode Character Keystroke 1095 1096 ‘ 1097 1098 1099 1100 1101 1102 1103 1104 1105 1106 1107 1108 1109 1110 1111 1112 1113 1114 1115...
  • Page 88 5-32 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Table 5-3. Keyboard Wedge ALT Key Character Set ALT Keys Keystroke 2065 ALT A 2066 ALT B 2067 ALT C 2068 ALT D 2069 ALT E 2070 ALT F 2071 ALT G 2072 ALT H 2073 ALT I 2074...
  • Page 89 Keyboard Wedge Interface 5-33 Table 5-4. Keyboard Wedge GUI Key Character Set GUI Keys Keystrokes 3000 Right Control Key 3048 GUI 0 3049 GUI 1 3050 GUI 2 3051 GUI 3 3052 GUI 4 3053 GUI 5 3054 GUI 6 3055 GUI 7 3056...
  • Page 90 5-34 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Table 5-4. Keyboard Wedge GUI Key Character Set (Continued) GUI Keys Keystrokes 3090 GUI Z Table 5-5. Keyboard Wedge F Key Character Set F Keys Keystroke 5001 5002 5003 5004 5005 5006 5007 5008 5009 5010 5011...
  • Page 91 Keyboard Wedge Interface 5-35 Table 5-6. Keyboard Wedge Numeric Keypad Character Set 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 92 5-36 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Table 5-7. Keyboard Wedge Extended Keypad Character Set 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 Home...
  • Page 93 RS-232 Interface Chapter Contents Introduction ............6-3 Connecting an RS-232 Interface .
  • Page 94 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 95: Introduction

    RS-232 port (e.g., com port). This scanner utilizes TTL RS-232 signal levels, which will interface with most system architectures. For system architectures requiring RS-232C signal levels, Motorola offers different cables providing the TTL to Note RS-232C conversion.
  • Page 96 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Chapter A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and miscellaneous default parameters. Note Table 6-1. RS-232 Host Default Table Parameter Default Page Number RS-232 Host Parameters RS-232 Host Types Standard Baud Rate 9600 6-11 Parity...
  • Page 97: Rs-232 Host Parameters

    RS-232 Interface 6-5 RS-232 Host Parameters Various RS-232 hosts are set up with their own parameter default settings (Table ). Selecting the ICL, Fujitsu, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode A, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode B, Olivetti, Omron, or terminal sets the defaults listed below. Table 6-2. Terminal Specific RS-232 Standard Wincor-Nixdorf Wincor-Nixdorf...
  • Page 98 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Table 6-3. Terminal Specific Code ID Characters Wincor- Wincor- Nixdorf Nixdorf Fujitsu Mode A Mode B/OPOS Olivetti Omron UPC-A UPC-E EAN-8/JAN-8 EAN-13/JAN-13 Code 39 C <len> None M <len> C <len> Codabar N <len> None N <len>...
  • Page 99: Rs-232 Host Types

    RS-232 Interface 6-7 RS-232 Host Types To select an RS-232 host interface, scan one of the following bar codes. Standard RS-232 ICL RS-232 User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection. Note...
  • Page 100 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide RS-232 Host Types (Continued) Wincor-Nixdorf RS-232 Mode A Wincor-Nixdorf RS-232 Mode B User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection. Note...
  • Page 101 RS-232 Interface 6-9 RS-232 Host Types (continued) Fujitsu RS-232 Olivetti ORS4500 User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection. Note...
  • Page 102 6-10 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide RS-232 Host Types (continued) Omron OPOS/JPOS User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection. Note...
  • Page 103: Baud Rate

    RS-232 Interface 6-11 Baud Rate Baud rate is the number of bits of data transmitted per second. The scanner's baud rate setting should match the baud rate setting of the host device. If not, data may not reach the host device or may reach it in distorted form. Baud Rate 600 Baud Rate 1200...
  • Page 104 6-12 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Baud Rate (continued) Baud Rate 2400 Baud Rate 4800...
  • Page 105 RS-232 Interface 6-13 Baud Rate (continued) Baud Rate 9600 Baud Rate 19,200...
  • Page 106 6-14 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Baud Rate (continued) Baud Rate 38,400...
  • Page 107: Parity

    RS-232 Interface 6-15 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 108 6-16 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Parity (Continued) Select Mark parity and the parity bit is always 1. Mark Select Space parity and the parity bit is always 0. Space...
  • Page 109 RS-232 Interface 6-17 Parity (Continued) Select None when no parity bit is required. None...
  • Page 110: Check Receive Errors

    6-18 Symbol LS9203 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 Do Not Check For Received Errors...
  • Page 111: Hardware Handshaking

    RS-232 Interface 6-19 Hardware Handshaking The data interface consists of an RS-232 port designed to operate either with or without the hardware handshaking lines, Request to Send (RTS), and Clear to Send (CTS). If Standard RTS/CTS handshaking is not selected, scan data is transmitted as it becomes available. If Standard RTS/CTS handshaking is selected, scan data is transmitted according to the following sequence: •...
  • Page 112 6-20 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Standard RTS/CTS Scan the bar code below to select Standard RTS/CTS Hardware Handshaking. Standard RTS/CTS RTS/CTS Option 1 When RTS/CTS Option 1 is selected, the scanner asserts RTS before transmitting and ignores the state of CTS. The scanner de- asserts RTS when the transmission is complete.
  • Page 113 RS-232 Interface 6-21 RTS/CTS Option 2 When Option 2 is selected, RTS is always high or low (user-programmed logic level). However, the scanner waits for CTS to be asserted before transmitting data. If CTS is not asserted within 2 seconds (default), the scanner issues an error indication and discards the data.
  • Page 114: Software Handshaking

    6-22 Symbol LS9203 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. None When this option is selected, data is transmitted immediately.
  • Page 115 RS-232 Interface 6-23 When this option is selected, the scanner waits for an ENQ character from the host before transmitting data. If an ENQ is not received within the Host Serial Response Time-out, the scanner issues an error indication and discards the data. The host must transmit an ENQ character at least every Host Serial Response Time-out to prevent transmission errors.
  • Page 116 6-24 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide XON/XOFF An XOFF character turns the scanner transmission off until the scanner receives an XON character. There are two situations for XON/ XOFF: • XOFF is received before the scanner has data to send. When the scanner has data to send, it waits up to 2 seconds for an XON character before transmission.
  • Page 117: Host Serial Response Time-Out

    RS-232 Interface 6-25 Host Serial Response Time-out This parameter specifies how long the scanner waits for an ACK, NAK, or CTS before determining that a transmission error has occurred. This only applies when in one of the ACK/NAK Software Handshaking modes, or RTS/CTS Hardware Handshaking option. Minimum: 2 Sec Low: 2.5 Sec...
  • Page 118 6-26 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Host Serial Response Time-out (Continued) Medium: 5 Sec High: 7.5 Sec...
  • Page 119 RS-232 Interface 6-27 Host Serial Response Time-out (Continued) Maximum: 9.9 Sec...
  • Page 120: Rts Line State

    6-28 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide 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...
  • Page 121: Stop Bit Select

    RS-232 Interface 6-29 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 122: Data Bits

    6-30 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Data Bits This parameter allows the scanner to interface with devices requiring a 7-bit or 8-bit ASCII protocol. 7-Bit 8-Bit...
  • Page 123: Beep On

    RS-232 Interface 6-31 Beep on <BEL> When this parameter is enabled, the scanner issues a beep when a <BEL> character is detected on the RS-232 serial line. <BEL> is issued to gain a user's attention to an illegal entry or other important event. Beep On <BEL>...
  • Page 124: Intercharacter Delay

    6-32 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Intercharacter Delay This parameter specifies the intercharacter delay inserted between character transmissions. Minimum: 0 msec Low: 25 msec...
  • Page 125 RS-232 Interface 6-33 Intercharacter Delay (Continued) Medium: 50 msec High: 75 msec...
  • Page 126 6-34 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Intercharacter Delay (Continued) Maximum: 99 msec...
  • Page 127: Nixdorf Beep/Led Options

    RS-232 Interface 6-35 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...
  • Page 128 6-36 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Nixdorf Beep/LED Options (Continued) Beep/LED After CTS Pulse...
  • Page 129: Ignore Unknown Characters

    RS-232 Interface 6-37 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 send except for unknown characters, and no error beeps sound on the scanner. When Do Not Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters is selected, bar code data is sent up to the first unknown character and then an error beep will sound on the scanner.
  • Page 130: Ascii / Character Set

    6-38 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide ASCII / Character Set The values in Table 6-4 can be assigned as prefixes or suffixes for ASCII character data transmission. Table 6-4. RS-232 Prefix/Suffix Values Full ASCII Code 39 Prefix/Suffix Value Encode Character ASCII Character 1000 1001...
  • Page 131 RS-232 Interface 6-39 Table 6-4. RS-232 Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Full ASCII Code 39 Prefix/Suffix Value Encode Character ASCII Character 1034 " 1035 1036 1037 1038 & 1039 ‘ 1040 1041 1042 1043 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054...
  • Page 132 6-40 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Table 6-4. RS-232 Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Full ASCII Code 39 Prefix/Suffix Value Encode Character ASCII Character 1070 1071 1072 1073 1074 1075 1076 1077 1078 1079 1080 1081 1082 1083 1084 1085 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090...
  • Page 133 RS-232 Interface 6-41 Table 6-4. RS-232 Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Full ASCII Code 39 Prefix/Suffix Value Encode Character ASCII Character 1106 1107 1108 1109 1110 1111 1112 1113 1114 1115 1116 1117 1118 1119 1120 1121 1122 1123 1124 1125 1126 1127 Undefined 7013...
  • Page 134 6-42 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 135 USB Interface Chapter Contents Introduction ............7-3 Connecting a USB Interface .
  • Page 136 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 137: Chapter 7. Usb Interface

    USB Interface 7-3 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 138: Usb Default Parameters

    Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide 3. Select the USB device type. See USB Device Type on page 7-5. 4. On first installation when using Windows, the software prompts to select or install the “Human Interface Device” driver. To install the “Human Interface Device” driver provided by Windows click “Next” through all the choices and click “Finished” on the last choice.
  • Page 139: Usb Host Parameters

    Symbol’s Software Developer Zone at http://devzone.symbol.com. Motorola only supports one OPOS connection per host. • Simple COM Port Emulation - This device type requires a Motorola driver download from the Software Developer Zone at http://devzone.symbol.com. When the scanner is connected to the host the next available comm port is automatically selected, emulating a one-way RS-232 connection.
  • Page 140 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide USB Device Type (Continued) IBM Table Top USB IBM Hand-Held USB...
  • Page 141 USB Interface 7-7 USB Device Type (Continued) USB OPOS Hand-Held Simple COM Port Emulation...
  • Page 142: Usb Country Keyboard Types (Country Codes)

    Symbol LS9203 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 Country Selection, the scanner automatically restarts. The scanner issues the standard startup beep sequences.
  • Page 143 USB Interface 7-9 USB Country Keyboard Types (Continued) German, Windows French Canadian, Windows...
  • Page 144 7-10 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide USB Country Keyboard Types (Continued) French Canadian, Windows 2000/XP Spanish (Traditional), Windows...
  • Page 145 USB Interface 7-11 USB Country Keyboard Types (Continued) Italian, Windows Swedish, Windows...
  • Page 146 7-12 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide USB Country Keyboard Types (Continued) UK English, Windows Japanese, Windows (ASCII)
  • Page 147 USB Interface 7-13 USB Country Keyboard Types (Continued) Portuguese-Brazilian, Windows...
  • Page 148: Usb Keystroke Delay

    7-14 Symbol LS9203 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)
  • Page 149 USB Interface 7-15 USB Keystroke Delay (Continued) Long Delay (40 msec)
  • Page 150: Usb Caps Lock Override

    7-16 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide USB CAPS Lock Override This option applies only to the HID Keyboard Emulation device. When enabled, the case of the data is preserved regardless of the state of the caps lock key. This setting is always enabled for the “Japanese, Windows (ASCII)” keyboard type and can not be disabled. Override Caps Lock Key (Enable) Do Not Override Caps Lock Key...
  • Page 151: Usb Ignore Unknown Characters

    USB Interface 7-17 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 152: Emulate Keypad

    7-18 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Emulate Keypad When enabled, all characters are sent as ASCII sequences over the numeric keypad. For example ASCII A would be sent as “ALT make” 0 6 5 “ALT Break”. *Disable Keypad Emulation Enable Keypad Emulation...
  • Page 153: Usb Keyboard Fn1 Substitution

    USB Interface 7-19 USB Keyboard FN1 Substitution This option applies only to the USB HID Keyboard Emulation device. When enabled, this allows replacement of any FN1 characters in a Code 128 or an EAN 128 bar code with a Key Category and value chosen by the user (see FN1 Substitution Values on page 10-9 to set the Key Category and Key Value).
  • Page 154: Function Key Mapping

    7-20 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Function Key Mapping ASCII values under 32 are normally sent as a control-key sequences (see Table 7-2 on page 7-24). When this parameter is enabled, the keys in bold are sent in place of the standard key mapping. Table entries that do not have a bold entry remain the same whether or not this parameter is enabled.
  • Page 155: Simulated Caps Lock

    USB Interface 7-21 Simulated Caps Lock *Disable Simulated Caps Lock Enable Simulated Caps Lock...
  • Page 156: Convert Case

    7-22 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Convert Case When enabled, the scanner will convert all bar code data to the selected case. *No Case Conversion Convert All to Upper Case...
  • Page 157 USB Interface 7-23 Convert Case (Continued) Convert All to Lower Case...
  • Page 158: Ascii Character Set

    7-24 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide ASCII Character Set Table 7-2. USB Prefix/Suffix Values Full ASCII Code 39 Prefix/ Suffix Value Encode Character Keystroke 1000 CTRL 2 1001 CTRL A 1002 CTRL B 1003 CTRL C 1004 CTRL D 1005 CTRL E 1006 CTRL F...
  • Page 159 USB Interface 7-25 Table 7-2. USB Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Full ASCII Code 39 Prefix/ Suffix Value Encode Character Keystroke 1030 CTRL 6 1031 CTRL - 1032 Space Space 1033 1034 “ 1035 1036 1037 1038 & 1039 ‘ 1040 1041 1042 1043 1044...
  • Page 160 7-26 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Table 7-2. USB Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Full ASCII Code 39 Prefix/ Suffix Value Encode Character Keystroke 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072 1073 1074 1075 1076 1077 1078 1079 1080 1081 1082 1083...
  • Page 161 USB Interface 7-27 Table 7-2. USB Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Full ASCII Code 39 Prefix/ Suffix Value Encode Character Keystroke 1096 1097 1098 1099 1100 1101 1102 1103 1104 1105 1106 1107 1108 1109 1110 1111 1112 1113 1114 1115 1116 1117 1118 1119...
  • Page 162 7-28 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Table 7-3. USB ALT Key Character Set 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...
  • Page 163 USB Interface 7-29 Table 7-4. USB GUI Key Character Set GUI Key Keystroke 3000 Right Control Key 3048 GUI 0 3049 GUI 1 3050 GUI 2 3051 GUI 3 3052 GUI 4 3053 GUI 5 3054 GUI 6 3055 GUI 7 3056 GUI 8 3057...
  • Page 164 7-30 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Table 7-4. USB GUI Key Character Set (Continued) GUI Key Keystroke 3088 GUI X 3089 GUI Y 3090 GUI Z Note: ™ GUI Shift Keys - The Apple iMac keyboard has an apple key on either side of the space bar. Windows-based systems have a GUI key to the left of the left ALT key, and to the right of the right ALT key.
  • Page 165 USB Interface 7-31 Table 7-5. USB F Key Character Set 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 166 7-32 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Table 7-6. USB Numeric Keypad Character Set 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 167 USB Interface 7-33 Table 7-7. USB Extended Keypad Character Set 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 Escape 7015...
  • Page 168 7-34 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 169 Wand Emulation Interface Chapter Contents Introduction ............8-3 Connecting Using Wand Emulation .
  • Page 170 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 171: Chapter 8. Wand Emulation Interface

    Wand Emulation Interface 8-3 Introduction This chapter covers Wand Emulation host information for setting up the scanner. This mode is used whenever Wand Emulation communication is needed. The scanner will attach either to an external wand decoder or to a decoder integrated in a portable terminal or Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal.
  • Page 172: Wand Emulation Default Parameters

    Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Wand Emulation Default Parameters Table 8-1 lists the defaults for Wand Emulation host types. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided in the Wand Emulation Host Parameters section beginning on page 8-5. Chapter A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and miscellaneous default parameters.
  • Page 173: Wand Emulation Host Parameters

    Wand Emulation Interface 8-5 Wand Emulation Host Parameters Wand Emulation Host Types Select the wand emulation host by scanning one of the bar codes below. Symbol OmniLink Interface Controller Symbol PDT Terminal (MSI) User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection. Note...
  • Page 174 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Wand Emulation Host Types (Continued) Symbol PTC Terminal (Telxon)
  • Page 175: Leading Margin (Quiet Zone)

    Wand Emulation Interface 8-7 Leading Margin (Quiet Zone) Scan a bar code below to select a leading margin duration. A leading margin is the time that precedes the first bar of the scan, (in milliseconds). The minimum allowed value is 80 msec and the maximum is 250 msec. This parameter is used to accommodate older wand decoders which cannot handle short leading margins.
  • Page 176 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Leading Margin (Quiet Zone) (Continued) 200 msec...
  • Page 177: Polarity

    Wand Emulation Interface 8-9 Polarity Polarity determines how the scanner's wand emulation interface creates the Digitized Barcode Pattern (DBP). DBP is a digital signal that represents the scanned bar code. Different decoders, to which this device could be attached, are expecting the DBP to be in a certain format.
  • Page 178: Ignore Unknown Characters

    8-10 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide 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. When Do Not Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters is selected, bar codes containing at least one unknown character are not sent to the host, and then an error beep will sound on the scanner.
  • Page 179: Convert All Bar Codes To Code 39

    Wand Emulation Interface 8-11 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 may present a problem for customers with legacy systems that do not recognize some newer symbologies (for example, RSS). Enabling this parameter ignores the original symbology that was decoded, and outputs the data as if it were a Code 39 barcode.
  • Page 180: Convert Code 39 To Full Ascii

    8-12 Symbol LS9203 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 will be encoded in Code 39 Full ASCII. This setting requires that the Host be able to interpret Code 39 Full ASCII data.
  • Page 181: Upc/Ean

    Symbologies Chapter Contents Introduction ............9-5 Scanning Sequence Examples .
  • Page 182: Code 128

    Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Enable/Disable ISBT 128 ........9-42 Code 128 Decode Performance .
  • Page 183 Symbologies 9-3 RSS Limited ..........9-93 RSS Expanded.
  • Page 184 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 185: Introduction

    Symbologies 9-5 Introduction This chapter describes all symbology features and provides the programming bar codes necessary for selecting these features for the Symbol LS9203 scanner. Before programming, follow the instructions in Chapter 1, Getting Started. The scanner is shipped with the settings shown in the Symbology Default Table on page 9-6 (also see Chapter A, Standard Default...
  • Page 186: Symbology Default Parameters

    Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Symbology Default Parameters Table 9-1 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 9-9. Chapter A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and miscellaneous default parameters.
  • Page 187 Symbologies 9-7 Table 9-1. Symbology Default Table (Continued) Parameter Default Page Number UCC/EAN-128 Enable 9-41 ISBT 128 (non-concatenated) Enable 9-42 Code 128 Decode Performance Enable 9-43 Code 128 Decode Performance Level Level 3 9-44 Code 39 Code 39 Enable 9-46 Trioptic Code 39 Disable 9-47...
  • Page 188 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Table 9-1. Symbology Default Table (Continued) Parameter Default Page Number Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN 13 Disable 9-76 Discrete 2 of 5 (DTF) Discrete 2 of 5 Disable 9-77 Set Length(s) for D 2 of 5 9-78 Chinese 2 of 5 Enable/Disable Chinese 2 of 5...
  • Page 189: Upc/Ean

    Symbologies 9-9 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...
  • Page 190: Enable/Disable Upc-E1

    9-10 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Enable/Disable UPC-A/UPC-E (Continued) Enable UPC-E Disable UPC-E...
  • Page 191: Enable/Disable Upc-E1

    Symbologies 9-11 Enable/Disable UPC-E1 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 192: Enable/Disable Ean-13/Jan-13/Ean-8/Jan-8

    9-12 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Enable/Disable EAN-13/JAN-13/EAN-8/JAN-8 To enable or disable EAN-13/JAN-13 or EAN-8/JAN-8, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable EAN-13/JAN-13 Disable EAN-13/JAN-13...
  • Page 193: Enable/Disable Ean-13/Jan-13/Ean-8/Jan-8

    Symbologies 9-13 Enable/Disable EAN-13/JAN-13/EAN-8/JAN-8 (Continued) Enable EAN-8/JAN-8 Disable EAN-8/JAN-8...
  • Page 194: Enable/Disable Bookland Ean

    9-14 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Enable/Disable Bookland EAN To enable or disable Bookland EAN, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Bookland EAN Disable Bookland EAN If you enable Bookland EAN, select a Bookland ISBN Format on page 9-37. Also select either Decode UPC/ EAN Supplementals, Autodiscriminate UPC/EAN Supplementals, or Enable 978/979 Supplemental Mode in Note Decode UPC/EAN Supplementals on page...
  • Page 195: Decode Upc/Ean Supplementals

    Symbologies 9-15 Decode UPC/EAN Supplementals Supplementals are bar codes appended according to specific format conventions (e.g., UPC-A+2, UPC-E+2, EAN 13+2). The following options are available: • If you select Ignore UPC/EAN with Supplementals, and the scanner is presented with a UPC/EAN plus supplemental symbol, the scanner decodes UPC/EAN and ignores the supplemental characters.
  • Page 196 9-16 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Decode UPC/EAN Supplementals (Continued) Ignore UPC/EAN With Supplementals Decode UPC/EAN Only With Supplementals...
  • Page 197 Symbologies 9-17 Decode UPC/EAN Supplementals (Continued) Autodiscriminate UPC/EAN Supplementals Enable 378/379 Supplemental Mode...
  • Page 198 9-18 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Decode UPC/EAN Supplementals (Continued) Enable 978/979 Supplemental Mode Enable 977 Supplemental Mode...
  • Page 199 Symbologies 9-19 Decode UPC/EAN Supplementals (Continued) Enable 414/419/434/439 Supplemental Mode Enable 491 Supplemental Mode...
  • Page 200 9-20 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Decode UPC/EAN Supplementals (Continued) Enable Smart Supplemental Mode...
  • Page 201 Symbologies 9-21 Decode UPC/EAN Supplementals (Continued) Supplemental User-Programmable Type 1 Supplemental User-Programmable Type 1 and 2...
  • Page 202 9-22 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Decode UPC/EAN Supplementals (Continued) Smart Supplemental Plus User-Programmable 1 Smart Supplemental Plus User-Programmable 1 and 2...
  • Page 203 Symbologies 9-23 Decode UPC/EAN Supplementals (Continued) Supplemental User-Programmable 1 Supplemental User-Programmable 2...
  • Page 204: Upc/Ean Supplemental Redundancy

    9-24 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide UPC/EAN Supplemental Redundancy With Autodiscriminate UPC/EAN 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 two to thirty times. Five or above is recommended when decoding a mix of UPC/EAN symbols with and without supplementals, and the autodiscriminate option is selected.
  • Page 205: Transmit Upc-A/Upc-E/Upc-E1 Check Digit

    Symbologies 9-25 Transmit UPC-A/UPC-E/UPC-E1 Check Digit The check digit is the last character of the symbol used to verify the integrity of the data. Scan the appropriate bar code below to transmit the bar code data with or without the UPC-A, UPC-E or UPC-E1 check digit. It is always verified to guarantee the integrity of the data.
  • Page 206 9-26 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Transmit UPC-A/UPC-E/UPC-E1 Check Digit (Continued) Transmit UPC-E Check Digit Do Not Transmit UPC-E Check Digit...
  • Page 207 Symbologies 9-27 Transmit UPC-A/UPC-E/UPC-E1 Check Digit (Continued) Transmit UPC-E1 Check Digit Do Not Transmit UPC-E1 Check Digit...
  • Page 208: Upc-A Preamble

    9-28 Symbol LS9203 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” for USA), and no preamble transmitted.
  • Page 209 Symbologies 9-29 UPC-A Preamble (Continued) System Character & Country Code (< COUNTRY CODE> <SYSTEM CHARACTER> <DATA>)
  • Page 210: Upc-E Preamble

    9-30 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide 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.
  • Page 211 Symbologies 9-31 UPC-E Preamble (Continued) System Character & Country Code (< COUNTRY CODE> <SYSTEM CHARACTER> <DATA>)
  • Page 212: Upc-E1 Preamble

    9-32 Symbol LS9203 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” for USA), and no preamble transmitted.
  • Page 213 Symbologies 9-33 UPC-E1 Preamble (Continued) System Character & Country Code (< COUNTRY CODE> <SYSTEM CHARACTER> <DATA>)
  • Page 214: Convert Upc-E To Upc-A

    9-34 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Convert UPC-E to UPC-A When enabled, UPC-E (zero suppressed) decoded data is converted 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 215: Convert Upc-E1 To Upc-A

    Symbologies 9-35 Convert UPC-E1 to UPC-A When enabled, UPC-E1 decoded data is converted 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-E1 decoded data is transmitted as UPC-E1 data, without conversion. Convert UPC-E1 to UPC-A (Enable) Do Not Convert UPC-E1 to UPC-A...
  • Page 216: Ean Zero Extend

    9-36 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide EAN Zero 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 Zero Extend Disable EAN Zero Extend...
  • Page 217: Bookland Isbn Format

    Symbologies 9-37 Bookland ISBN Format If you enabled Bookland EAN using Enable/Disable Bookland EAN on page 9-14, 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 218: Ucc Coupon Extended Code

    9-38 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide UCC Coupon Extended Code The UCC Coupon Extended Code is an additional bar code adjacent to a UCC Coupon Code. To enable or disable UCC Coupon Extended Code, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable UCC Coupon Extended Code Disable UCC Coupon Extended Code...
  • Page 219: Linear Upc/Ean Decode

    Symbologies 9-39 Linear UPC/EAN Decode This option applies to code types containing two adjacent blocks (e.g., UPC-A, EAN-8, EAN-13). When enabled, a bar code is transmitted only when both the left and right blocks are successfully decoded within one laser scan. Enable this option when bar codes are in proximity to each other.
  • Page 220: Code 128

    9-40 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Code 128 Enable/Disable Code 128 To enable or disable Code 128, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Code 128 Disable Code 128...
  • Page 221: Enable/Disable Ucc/Ean-128

    Symbologies 9-41 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 222: Enable/Disable Isbt 128

    9-42 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Enable/Disable ISBT 128 ISBT 128 is a variant of Code 128 used in the blood banking industry. To enable or disable ISBT 128, scan the appropriate bar code below. Concatenation of the ISBT data, if required, must be performed in the host. Enable ISBT 128 Disable ISBT 128...
  • Page 223: Code 128 Decode Performance

    Symbologies 9-43 Code 128 Decode Performance This option offers three levels of decode performance or “aggressiveness” for Code 128 symbols. Increasing the performance level reduces the amount of required bar code orientation, which is useful when scanning very long and/or truncated bar codes. Increased levels reduce decode security.
  • Page 224: Code 128 Decode Performance Level

    9-44 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Code 128 Decode Performance Level This option offers three levels of decode performance or “aggressiveness” for Code 128 symbols. Increasing the performance level reduces the amount of required bar code orientation, which is useful when scanning very long and/or truncated bar codes. Increased levels reduce decode security.
  • Page 225 Symbologies 9-45 Code 128 Decode Performance Level (Continued) *Code 128 Decode Performance Level 3...
  • Page 226: Code 39

    9-46 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Code 39 Enable/Disable Code 39 To enable or disable Code 39, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Code 39 Disable Code 39 When a large gap bar code is encountered, refer to Symbology - Intercharacter Gap on page 9-101 Note...
  • Page 227: Enable/Disable Trioptic Code 39

    Symbologies 9-47 Enable/Disable Trioptic Code 39 Trioptic Code 39 is a variant of Code 39 used in the marking of computer tape cartridges. Trioptic Code 39 symbols always contain six characters. To enable or disable Trioptic Code 39, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Trioptic Code 39 Disable Trioptic Code 39 Trioptic Code 39 and Code 39 Full ASCII should not be enabled simultaneously.
  • Page 228: Convert Code 39 To Code 32

    9-48 Symbol LS9203 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 in order for this parameter to function.
  • Page 229: Code 32 Prefix

    Symbologies 9-49 Code 32 Prefix Scan the appropriate bar code below to enable or disable adding the prefix character “A” to all Code 32 bar codes. Convert Code 39 to Code 32 must be enabled for this parameter to function. Note Enable Code 32 Prefix Disable Code 32 Prefix...
  • Page 230: Set Lengths For Code 39

    9-50 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Code 39 The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s) the code contains. Lengths for Code 39 may be set for any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range. If Code 39 Full ASCII is enabled, Length Within a Range or Any Length are the preferred options.
  • Page 231 Symbologies 9-51 Set Lengths for Code 39 (Continued) Length Within Range - This option allows the scanner to decode a Code 39 symbol with a specific length range. The length range is selected from numeric bar codes beginning on page Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes.
  • Page 232: Code 39 Check Digit Verification

    9-52 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide 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. Only those Code 39 symbols which include a modulo 43 check digit are decoded when this feature is enabled. This feature should only be enabled if the code 39 symbols contain a module 43 check digit.
  • Page 233: Transmit Code 39 Check Digit

    Symbologies 9-53 Transmit Code 39 Check Digit Scan a 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. Note...
  • Page 234: Enable/Disable Code 39 Full Ascii

    9-54 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Enable/Disable Code 39 Full ASCII 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. Code 39 Full ASCII to Full ASCII Correlation is host-dependent, and therefore described in the “ASCII Character Set”...
  • Page 235: Code 39 Buffering (Scan & Store)

    Symbologies 9-55 Code 39 Buffering (Scan & Store) This feature allows the scanner to accumulate data from multiple Code 39 symbols. When the Scan and Store option (Buffer Code 39) is selected, all Code 39 symbols having a leading space as a first character are temporarily buffered in the unit to be transmitted later.
  • Page 236: Transmit Buffer

    9-56 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Buffer Data To buffer data, Code 39 buffering must be enabled and a Code 39 symbol must be read with a space immediately following the start pattern. • Unless the data overflows the transmission buffer, the scanner issues a lo/hi beep to indicate successful decode and buffering.
  • Page 237 Symbologies 9-57 The Transmit Buffer contains only a plus (+) character. In order to scan this command, be sure Code 39 length is set to include length 1. Note Overfilling Transmission Buffer The Code 39 buffer holds 200 characters. If the symbol just read results in an overflow of the transmission buffer: •...
  • Page 238: Code 39 Decode Performance

    9-58 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Code 39 Decode Performance This option offers three levels of decode performance or “aggressiveness” for Code 39 symbols. Increasing the performance level reduces the amount of required bar code orientation, which is useful when scanning very long and/or truncated bar codes. Increased levels reduce decode security.
  • Page 239: Code 39 Decode Performance Level

    Symbologies 9-59 Code 39 Decode Performance Level This option offers three levels of decode performance or “aggressiveness” for Code 39 symbols. Increasing the performance level reduces the amount of required bar code orientation, which is useful when scanning very long and/or truncated bar codes. Increased levels reduce decode security.
  • Page 240 9-60 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Code 39 Decode Performance Level (Continued) *Code 39 Decode Performance Level 3...
  • Page 241: Code 93

    Symbologies 9-61 Code 93 Enable/Disable Code 93 To enable or disable Code 93, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Code 93 Disable Code 93...
  • Page 242: Set Lengths For Code 93

    9-62 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide 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. Lengths for Code 93 may be set for any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range. discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range.
  • Page 243 Symbologies 9-63 Set Lengths for Code 93 (Continued) Length Within Range - This option allows the scanner to decode a Code 93 symbol with a specific length range. The length range is selected from numeric bar codes beginning on page Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes.
  • Page 244: Code 11

    9-64 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Code 11 Code 11 To enable or disable Code 11, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Code 11 Disable Code 11...
  • Page 245: Set Lengths For Code 11

    Symbologies 9-65 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. Lengths for Code 11 may be set for any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range. discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range.
  • Page 246: Set Lengths For Code 11

    9-66 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Code 11 (Continued) Length Within Range - This option allows the scanner to decode a Code 11 symbol with a specific length range. The length range is selected from numeric bar codes beginning on page Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes.
  • Page 247: Code 11 Check Digit Verification

    Symbologies 9-67 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 248 9-68 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Code 11 Check Digit Verification (Continued) Two Check Digits...
  • Page 249: Transmit Code 11 Check Digits

    Symbologies 9-69 Transmit Code 11 Check Digits This feature selects whether or not to transmit the Code 11 check digit(s). Transmit Code 11 Check Digit (Enable) Do Not Transmit Code 11 Check Digit (Disable) Code 11 Check Digit Verification must be enabled for this parameter to function. Note...
  • Page 250: Interleaved 2 Of 5 (Itf)

    9-70 Symbol LS9203 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.
  • Page 251: Set Lengths For Interleaved 2 Of 5

    Symbologies 9-71 Set Lengths for Interleaved 2 of 5 The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s) the code contains. Lengths for I 2 of 5 may be set for any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range. When setting lengths for different bar code types by scanning single digit numbers, single digit numbers must always be preceded by a leading zero.
  • Page 252: Set Lengths For Interleaved 2 Of 5

    9-72 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Interleaved 2 of 5 (Continued) Length Within Range - This option allows the scanner to decode an I 2 of 5 symbol with a specific length range. The length range is selected from numeric bar codes beginning on page Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes.
  • Page 253: I 2 Of 5 Check Digit Verification

    Symbologies 9-73 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. Disable USS Check Digit...
  • Page 254 9-74 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide I 2 of 5 Check Digit Verification (Continued) OPCC Check Digit...
  • Page 255: Transmit I 2 Of 5 Check Digit

    Symbologies 9-75 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)
  • Page 256: Convert I 2 Of 5 To Ean-13

    9-76 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN-13 This parameter converts a 14 character I 2 of 5 code into EAN-13, and transmits to the host as EAN-13. In order to accomplish this, the I 2 of 5 code must be enabled, and the code must have a leading zero and a valid EAN-13 check digit. Scanning a single bar code below, Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN-13 (Enable), accomplishes this function.
  • Page 257: Discrete 2 Of 5 (Dtf)

    Symbologies 9-77 Discrete 2 of 5 (DTF) Enable/Disable Discrete 2 of 5 To enable or disable Discrete 2 of 5, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Discrete 2 of 5 Disable Discrete 2 of 5...
  • Page 258: Set Lengths For Discrete 2 Of 5

    9-78 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Discrete 2 of 5 The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s) the code contains. Lengths for D 2 of 5 may be set for any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range. When setting lengths for different bar code types by scanning single digit numbers, single digit numbers must always be preceded by a leading zero.
  • Page 259: Set Lengths For Discrete 2 Of 5

    Symbologies 9-79 Set Lengths for Discrete 2 of 5 (Continued) Length Within Range - This option allows the scanner to decode an D 2 of 5 symbol with a specific length range. The length range is selected from numeric bar codes beginning on page Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes.
  • Page 260: Chinese 2 Of 5

    9-80 Symbol LS9203 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 261: Codabar (Nw - 7)

    Symbologies 9-81 Codabar (NW - 7) Enable/Disable Codabar To enable or disable Codabar, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Codabar Disable Codabar When a large gap bar code is encountered, refer to Symbology - Intercharacter Gap on page 9-101 Note...
  • Page 262: Set Lengths For Codabar

    9-82 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide 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. Lengths for Codabar may be set for any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range. When setting lengths for different bar code types by scanning single digit numbers, single digit numbers must always be preceded by a leading zero.
  • Page 263 Symbologies 9-83 Set Lengths for Codabar (Continued) Length Within Range - This option allows the scanner to decode a Codabar symbol with a specific length range. The length range is selected from numeric bar codes beginning on page Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes. For example, to decode Codabar symbols containing between 4 and 12 characters, first scan Codabar - Length Within Range.
  • Page 264: Clsi Editing

    9-84 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide 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 the host system requires this data format. Symbol length does not include start and stop characters.
  • Page 265: Notis Editing

    Symbologies 9-85 NOTIS Editing When enabled, this parameter strips the start and stop characters from a decoded Codabar symbol. Enable this feature if the host system requires this data format. Enable NOTIS Editing Disable NOTIS Editing...
  • Page 266: Msi

    9-86 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Enable/Disable MSI To enable or disable MSI, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable MSI Disable MSI...
  • Page 267: Set Lengths For Msi

    Symbologies 9-87 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. Lengths for MSI may be set for any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range. When setting lengths for different bar code types by scanning single digit numbers, single digit numbers must always be preceded by a leading zero.
  • Page 268 9-88 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for MSI (Continued) Length Within Range - This option allows the scanner to decode an MSI symbol with a specific length range. The length range is selected from numeric bar codes beginning on page Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes.
  • Page 269: Msi Check Digits

    Symbologies 9-89 MSI Check Digits With MSI symbols, one check digit is mandatory and always verified by the reader. The second check digit is optional. If the MSI codes include two check digits, enable the verification of the second check digit by scanning the barcode below. Refer to MSI Check Digit Algorithm on page 9-91 for the selection of second digit algorithms.
  • Page 270: Transmit Msi Check Digit(S)

    9-90 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Transmit MSI Check Digit(s) Scan a 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)
  • Page 271: Msi Check Digit Algorithm

    Symbologies 9-91 MSI Check Digit Algorithm Two algorithms are possible for the verification of the second MSI check digit. Select the bar code below corresponding to the algorithm used to encode the check digit. MOD 10/MOD 11 MOD 10/MOD 10...
  • Page 272: Rss (Reduced Space Symbology)

    9-92 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide RSS (Reduced Space Symbology) The variants of RSS are RSS 14, RSS Expanded, and RSS Limited. The limited and expanded versions have stacked variants. Scan the appropriate bar code below to enable or disable each variant of RSS. RSS 14 Enable RSS 14 Disable RSS 14...
  • Page 273: Rss Limited

    Symbologies 9-93 RSS Limited Enable RSS Limited Disable RSS Limited...
  • Page 274: Rss Expanded

    9-94 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide RSS Expanded Enable RSS Expanded Disable RSS Expanded...
  • Page 275: Convert Rss To Upc/Ean

    Symbologies 9-95 Convert RSS to UPC/EAN The 14-digit Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) format will become a standard by January 2005 and will uniquely identify products worldwide. Although it is defined as a 14-digit structure, the barcode may contain 13 digits (EAN-13), 12 digits (UPC), or 8 digits (EAN- 8) of data.
  • Page 276 9-96 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Convert RSS to UPC/EAN (Continued) E.g. 0100000012345670 will remain 0100000012345670. Enable Convert RSS to UPC/EAN *Disable Convert RSS to UPC/EAN...
  • Page 277: Symbology - Specific Security Levels

    Symbologies 9-97 Symbology - Specific Security Levels Redundancy Level The Symbol LS9203 offer four levels of decode redundancy. Higher redundancy levels are selected 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: Table 9-2.
  • Page 278: Redundancy Level 3

    9-98 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Redundancy Level 3 Level 3 ensures that the enabled linear bar code types are read twice before reporting a good decode. The following codes must be read three times: Table 9-4. Redundancy Level 3 Code Types Code Type Length 4 characters or less...
  • Page 279: Security Level

    Symbologies 9-99 Security Level The Symbol LS9203 offer four levels of decode security for the delta bar codes. These include the Code 128 family, UPC/EAN, Code 93 and Scanlet. Increasing levels of security are provided for decreasing levels of bar code quality. There is an inverse relationship between security and scanner aggressiveness, so be sure to choose only that level of security necessary for any given application.
  • Page 280 9-100 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Security Level 2 Choose this option if Security Level 1 fails to eliminate misdecodes. Security Level 2 Security Level 3 If Security Level 2 has been tried, and are still experiencing misdecodes, select this security level. Be advised, selecting this option is an extreme measure against misdecoding severely out of spec bar codes.
  • Page 281: Symbology - Intercharacter Gap

    Symbologies 9-101 Symbology - Intercharacter Gap The Code 39 and Codabar symbologies have an intercharacter gap that is customarily quite small. Due to various bar code-printing technologies, this gap may grow larger than the maximum size allowed, causing the scanner to be unable to decode the symbol. If this problem is encountered, then the “Large Intercharacter Gaps”...
  • Page 282 9-102 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 283 Miscellaneous Scanner Options Chapter Contents Introduction ............10-3 Scanning Sequence Examples .
  • Page 284 10-2 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 285: Introduction

    Miscellaneous Scanner Options 10-3 Introduction This chapter includes commonly used bar codes to customize how your data is transmitted to your host device. In addition to these bar codes for data formatting, refer to each host chapter for the appropriate host connections and host device features for your scanner.
  • Page 286: Aim Code Identifiers

    10-4 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide 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 287 Miscellaneous Scanner Options 10-5 Transmit Code ID Character (Continued) None...
  • Page 288: Prefix/Suffix Values

    10-6 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Prefix/Suffix Values A prefix/suffix may be appended to scan data for use in data editing. These values are set by scanning a four-digit number (i.e., four bar codes) that corresponds to key codes for various terminals. Code 39 Full ASCII to Full ASCII Correlation is host-dependent, and therefore described in the “ASCII Character Set”...
  • Page 289 Miscellaneous Scanner Options 10-7 Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Set Value 3 Set Value 4...
  • Page 290 10-8 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Set Value 5 Set FN1 Substitution Value (Value 6)
  • Page 291: Fn1 Substitution Values

    Miscellaneous Scanner Options 10-9 FN1 Substitution Values The Wedge and USB HID Keyboard hosts support a FN1 Substitution feature. In this feature, if enabled, any FN1 character (0x1b) in an EAN128 barcode is substituted for this value. This value defaults to 7013 (Enter Key) 1.
  • Page 292: Scan Data Transmission Format

    10-10 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Scan Data Transmission Format To change the Scan Data Transmission Format, scan the Scan Options bar code below. Then select one of four options: • Data As Is • <DATA> <SUFFIX> • <PREFIX> <DATA> •...
  • Page 293 Miscellaneous Scanner Options 10-11 Scan Data Transmission Format (Continued) <DATA> <SUFFIX> <PREFIX> <DATA>...
  • Page 294 10-12 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Scan Data Transmission Format (Continued) <PREFIX> <DATA> <SUFFIX> Enter...
  • Page 295 Miscellaneous Scanner Options 10-13 Scan Data Transmission Format (Continued) Data Format Cancel...
  • Page 296: Transmit "No Read" Message

    10-14 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Transmit “No Read” Message Scan a bar code below to select whether or not a “No Read” message is transmitted. When enabled, the characters NR are transmitted when a bar code is not decoded. Any prefixes or suffixes which are enabled are appended around this message. When disabled, if a symbol does not decode, nothing is sent to the host.
  • Page 297: Report Version

    Miscellaneous Scanner Options 10-15 Report Version Scan the bar code below to report the software revision installed in the scanner’s primary microprocessor. Report Software Version...
  • Page 298 10-16 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 299 Standard Default Parameters Table A-1. Standard Default Parameters Table Parameter Default Page Number User Preferences Set Default Parameter All Defaults Beeper Tone High Beeper Volume High Laser On Time 3.0 sec 4-10 Beep After Good Decode Enable 4-11 Time-out Between Same Symbol 0.6 sec 4-12 Time-out Between Different Symbols...
  • Page 300 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Table A-1. Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Parameter Default Page Number Ignore Unknown Characters Transmit 5-14 Keystroke Delay No Delay 5-15 Inter-Keystroke Delay Disable 5-17 Alternate Numeric Keypad Emulation Disable 5-18 Caps Lock On Disable 5-19 Caps Lock Override Disable...
  • Page 301 Standard Default Parameters A-3 Table A-1. Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Parameter Default Page Number RS-232 Host Parameters RS-232 Host Types Standard Baud Rate 9600 6-11 Parity None 6-15 Check Receive Errors Enable 6-18 Hardware Handshaking None 6-19 Software Handshaking None 6-22 Host Serial Response Time-out...
  • Page 302 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Table A-1. Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Parameter Default Page Number Wand Emulation Host Parameters Wand Emulation Host Types Symbol OmniLink Interface Controller Leading Margin 80 msec Polarity Bar High/Margin Low Ignore Unknown Characters Transmit 8-10 Convert All Bar Codes to Code 39 Disable...
  • Page 303 Standard Default Parameters A-5 Table A-1. Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Parameter Default Page Number Code 128 Code 128 Enable 9-40 UCC/EAN-128 Enable 9-41 ISBT 128 (non-concatenated) Enable 9-42 Code 128 Decode Performance Enable 9-43 Code 128 Decode Performance Level Level 3 9-44 Code 39...
  • Page 304 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Table A-1. Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Parameter Default Page Number Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF) Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF) Disable 9-70 Set Length(s) for I 2 of 5 9-71 I 2 of 5 Check Digit Verification Disable 9-73 Transmit I 2 of 5 Check Digit...
  • Page 305 Standard Default Parameters A-7 Table A-1. Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Parameter Default Page Number Symbology - Specific Security Levels Redundancy Security Levels 9-97 Security Level 9-99 Symbology - Intercharacter Gap Intercharacter Gaps Normal 9-101 Miscellaneous Scanner Options Transmit Code ID Character Disable 10-4 Suffix Value (Value 1)
  • Page 306 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 307: Appendix B. Programming Reference

    Programming Reference...
  • Page 308 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 309: Symbol Code Identifiers

    Programming Reference B-3 Symbol Code Identifiers Table B-1. Code Characters 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, IATA Code 11 MSI Plessey UCC/EAN-128 Bookland EAN...
  • Page 310: Aim Code Identifiers

    Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide AIM Code Identifiers Each AIM Code Identifier contains the three-character string ]cm where: ]=Flag Character (ASCII 93) c=Code Character m=Modifier Character Table B-2. AIM Code Characters Code Character Code Type Code 39, Code 39 Full ASCII, Code 32 Code 128 (all variants), Coupon (Code 128 portion) UPC/EAN, Coupon (UPC/EAN portion) Codabar...
  • Page 311 Programming Reference B-5 The modifier character is the sum of the applicable option values based on Table B-3. Table B-3. Modifier Characters Code Type Option Value Option Code 39 No Check character. Reader has checked one check character. Reader has checked and stripped check character. Reader has performed Full ASCII character conversion.
  • Page 312 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Table B-3. Modifier Characters (Continued) Code Type Option Value Option Chinese 2 of 5 No options specified at this time. Always transmit 0. Example: A Chinese 2 of 5 bar code 4123, is transmitted as ]X04123 UPC/EAN Standard packet in full EAN country code format, which is 13 digits for UPC-A, UPC-E, and EAN-13 (not including supplemental data).
  • Page 313: Appendix C. Sample Bar Codes

    Sample Bar Codes...
  • Page 314 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 315: Upc/Ean

    Sample Bar Codes C-3 Code 39 123ABC UPC/EAN UPC-A, 100% 12345 67890 EAN-13, 100% 3 4 5 67 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 0...
  • Page 316: Interleaved 2 Of

    Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Code 128 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 Interleaved 2 of 5 12345678901231 RSS 14...
  • Page 317: Append Ix D. Numeric Bar Codes

    Numeric Bar Codes...
  • Page 318 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 319 Numeric Bar Codes D-3 0, 1 For parameters requiring specific numeric values, scan the appropriately numbered bar code(s).
  • Page 320 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide 2, 3...
  • Page 321 Numeric Bar Codes D-5 4, 5...
  • Page 322 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide 6, 7...
  • Page 323 Numeric Bar Codes D-7 8, 9...
  • Page 324: Cancel

    Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Cancel If an error is made or to change a selection, scan the bar code below. Cancel...
  • Page 325: Glossary

    Glossary Aperture The opening in an optical system defined by a lens or baffle that establishes the field of view. The Automatic Identification Manufacturers Inc., a trade association. ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange. A 7 bit-plus-parity code representing 128 letters, numerals, punctuation marks, and control characters. It is a standard data transmission code in the U.S.
  • Page 326 GL-2 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Byte On an addressable boundary, eight adjacent binary digits (0 and 1) combined in a pattern to represent a specific character or numeric value. Bits are numbered from the right, 0 through 7, with bit 0 the low-order bit. One byte in memory is used to store one ASCII character.
  • Page 327 Glossary GL-3 Discrete 2 of 5 A binary bar code symbology representing each character by a group of five bars, two of which are wide. The location of wide bars in the group determines which character is encoded; spaces are insignificant. Only numeric characters (0 to 9) and START/ STOP characters may be encoded.
  • Page 328 GL-4 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide Print Contrast Signal Measurement of the contrast (brightness difference) between the bars and spaces of (PCS) a symbol. A minimum PCS value is needed for a bar code symbol to be scannable. PCS = (RL - RD) / RL, where RL is the reflectance factor of the background and RD the reflectance factor of the dark bars.
  • Page 329 Glossary GL-5 Symbology The structural rules and conventions for representing data within a particular bar code type (e.g. UPC/EAN, Code 39). Tolerance Allowable deviation from the nominal bar or space width. Universal Product Code. A relatively complex numeric symbology. Each character consists of two bars and two spaces, each of which is any of four widths.
  • Page 330 GL-6 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 331: Index

    Index intra-keystroke delay ....5-17 keystroke delay ....5-15, 5-16 AIM code identifiers ......B-4 laser on time .
  • Page 332 IN-2 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide code 11 ......9-64 character set ......6-38 code 11 lengths .
  • Page 333 Index IN-3 setup connecting a USB interface ....7-3 keyboard wedge connection ....5-3 connecting an RS-232 interface .
  • Page 334 IN-4 Symbol LS9203 Product Reference Guide...
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