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    Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide...

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    Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide 72E-131700-01 Revision A April 2010...

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    Except as noted below, such license may not be assigned, sublicensed, or otherwise transferred by the user without prior written consent of 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

    NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. Motorola, Inc. One Motorola Plaza Holtsville, New York 11742-1300 http://www.motorola.com/enterprisemobility. Warranty The complete Motorola hardware product warranty statement is available at: http://www.motorola.com/enterprisemobility/warranty. Revision History Changes to the original manual are listed below: Change Date Description...

  • Page 6

    Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Warranty ........................iii Revision History ......................iii About This Guide Introduction ........................xvii Configurations........................ xvii Chapter Descriptions ..................... xvii Notational Conventions....................xviii Related Documents ....................... xix Service Information......................xix Chapter 1: Getting Started Introduction ........................1-1 Interfaces ........................1-2 Unpacking the Digital Scanner and Cradle ..............

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    Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Vertical Cradle Mount ..................... 1-12 Wall Mount Bracket Template ..................1-12 Radio Communications ....................1-14 Configuring the Digital Scanner ..................1-14 Accessories ........................1-15 Lanyard ........................1-15 Chapter 2: Scanning Introduction ........................2-1 Beeper Definitions ......................2-1 LED Definitions ......................

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    Table of Contents Convert Case ......................4-13 Auto-reconnect Feature ....................4-14 Reconnect Attempt Beep Feedback ............... 4-14 Reconnect Attempt Interval ..................4-15 Auto-reconnect in Bluetooth Keyboard Emulation (HID Slave) Mode ..... 4-17 Out of Range Indicator ....................4-17 Digital Scanner(s) To Cradle Support ................4-18 Modes of Operation ....................

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    Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide PDF Prioritization Timeout ..................5-18 Continuous Bar Code Read ..................5-19 Unique Bar Code Reporting ..................5-19 Decode Session Timeout ..................5-20 Timeout Between Decodes, Same Symbol ............5-21 Timeout Between Decodes, Different Symbols ............5-21 Fuzzy 1D Processing ....................

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    Table of Contents Chapter 7: RS-232 Interface Introduction ........................7-1 Connecting an RS-232 Interface .................. 7-2 RS-232 Parameter Defaults ..................7-3 RS-232 Host Parameters ....................7-4 RS-232 Host Types ....................7-6 Baud Rate ....................... 7-8 Parity ........................7-9 Stop Bit Select ......................7-9 Data Bits (ASCII Format) ..................

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    Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Optional IBM Parameters ..................... 9-5 Ignore Beep ......................9-5 Ignore Bar Code Configuration ................9-6 Chapter 10: Wand Emulation Interface Introduction ........................10-1 Connecting Using Wand Emulation ................10-2 Wand Emulation Parameter Defaults ................10-3 Wand Emulation Host Parameters ................

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    Table of Contents Enable/Disable US Currency Serial Number ............13-10 OCR Orientation ..................... 13-10 OCR Lines ......................13-12 OCR Minimum Characters ..................13-12 OCR Maximum Characters ..................13-13 OCR Security Level ....................13-13 OCR Subset ......................13-14 OCR Quiet Zone ..................... 13-14 OCR Bright Illumination ..................

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    Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals ..............14-10 User-Programmable Supplementals ............... 14-13 UPC/EAN/JAN Supplemental Redundancy ............14-13 UPC/EAN/JAN Supplemental AIM ID Format ............14-14 Transmit UPC-A Check Digit .................. 14-14 Transmit UPC-E Check Digit .................. 14-15 Transmit UPC-E1 Check Digit ................14-15 UPC-A Preamble ....................

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    Table of Contents xiii Set Lengths for Interleaved 2 of 5 ................14-43 I 2 of 5 Check Digit Verification ................14-45 Transmit I 2 of 5 Check Digit ................... 14-45 Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN-13 ..................14-46 Discrete 2 of 5 (DTF) ....................

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    Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Composite Beep Mode ................... 14-70 GS1-128 Emulation Mode for UCC/EAN Composite Codes ........14-70 2D Symbologies ......................14-71 Enable/Disable PDF417 ..................14-71 Enable/Disable MicroPDF417 ................. 14-71 Code 128 Emulation ....................14-72 Data Matrix ......................14-73 Data Matrix Inverse ....................

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    Table of Contents Specific String, Any Location ................15-20 Any Message OK ....................15-20 Numeric Keypad ....................15-21 Rule Belongs To Set ..................15-23 Actions .......................... 15-24 Send Data ....................... 15-24 Setup Field(s) ......................15-27 Move Cursor ..................... 15-28 Send Pause ...................... 15-28 Skip Ahead ......................

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    Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Appendix A: Standard Default Parameters Appendix B: Programming Reference Symbol Code Identifiers ....................B-1 AIM Code Identifiers ..................... B-3 Appendix C: Sample Bar Codes Code 39 ........................C-1 UPC/EAN ........................C-1 UPC-A, 100% ......................C-1 EAN-13, 100% ......................

  • Page 19: About This Guide

    About This Guide Introduction The Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide provides general instructions for setting up, operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting the Symbol DS6878 digital scanner and cradles. Configurations This guide includes the following configurations: • DS6878-SR20001WR - DS6878 digital scanner, standard range, cash register white •...

  • Page 20: Notational Conventions

    Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide • Chapter 5, User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options provides programming bar codes for selecting user preference features for the digital scanner and commonly used bar codes to customize how the data is transmitted to the host device.

  • Page 21: Related Documents

    Related Documents • The Symbol DS6878 Quick Start Guide (p/n 72-131700-xx) provides general information to help the user get started with the digital scanner. It includes basic operation instructions and start up bar codes. • The CR0078-S/CR0008-S Cradle Quick Reference Guide (p/n 72-135874-xx) provides information to help the user set up and use the charge only and host interface cradles.

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

  • Page 23: Chapter 1 Getting Started

    Chapter 1 Getting Started Introduction The Symbol DS6878 combines superior 1D and 2D omnidirectional bar code scanning performance and advanced ergonomics in a light-weight design. The digital scanner ensures comfort and ease of use for extended periods of time. Symbol DS6878 Digital Scanner...

  • Page 24: Interfaces

    Unpacking the Digital Scanner and Cradle Remove the digital scanner and cradle from their respective packing and inspect for damage. If the digital scanner or cradle was damaged in transit, contact Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support. See page xix for contact information.

  • Page 25: Parts

    Getting Started 1 - 3 Parts Scanner Scan Beeper Window Battery Door Latch Trigger Metal Charging Contacts Parts of the Digital Scanner Figure 1-2...

  • Page 26: Cradle

    1 - 4 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Cradle Pairing Bar Code Convertible Mount Hook Charging LED Latch Latch Charging/ Communications Contacts Cradle Front View Figure 1-3...

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    Getting Started 1 - 5 Mounting Hole Rubber Foot Rubber Foot Host Cable Hook Power Cable Hook Power Port Host Port Host Cable Groove Power Cable Groove Desk/Wall Mount Converter Knob Rubber Foot Rubber Foot Mounting Hole Cradle Back View Figure 1-4...

  • Page 28: Digital Scanner Cradle

    1 - 6 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Digital Scanner Cradle The digital scanner cradle serves as a stand, charger, and host interface for the digital scanner. The cradle sits on a desktop or mounts on a vertical surface (such as a wall). For more information about mounting options and procedures, refer to the documentation included with the cradle.

  • Page 29: Supplying Power To The Cradle

    Getting Started 1 - 7 If applicable, thread the interface cable over the cable support hook and run the host and power cables into their respective cable grooves. Mount the cradle, as necessary. (For information on mounting the cradle, refer to the documentation included with the cradle.) NOTE Disconnect the power supply before changing host cables, or the cradle may not recognize the new host.

  • Page 30: Mounting The Cradle

    1 - 8 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Mounting the Cradle For information on mounting the cradle, refer to the documentation included with the cradle.

  • Page 31: Replacing The Digital Scanner Battery

    Getting Started 1 - 9 Replacing the Digital Scanner Battery The battery is installed in the cordless digital scanner by the factory and resides in a chamber in the digital scanner handle. To replace the battery: Insert a Phillips screwdriver in the screw at the base of the digital scanner, then turn the screw counterclockwise to release the latch.

  • Page 32: Charging The Digital Scanner Battery

    1 - 10 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Charging the Digital Scanner Battery Fully charge the digital scanner battery before using the digital scanner for the first time. To charge the digital scanner battery, place the digital scanner in the cradle, ensuring that the metal contacts on the bottom of the digital scanner touch the contacts on the cradle.

  • Page 33: Battery Reconditioning Led Definitions

    Getting Started 1 - 11 The digital scanner must perform two charge cycles to complete the battery reconditioning process (discharge/charge/discharge/charge). See Table 1-1. Battery Reconditioning LED Definitions Battery Reconditioning LED Definitions Table 1-1 Battery Reconditioning Comments Mode Discharging Red Flash Time to discharge is approximately 2.5 hours.

  • Page 34: Vertical Cradle Mount

    Vertical Mount - Inserting the Digital Scanner in the Cradle Figure 1-8 Wall Mount Bracket Template For your convenience, a wall mount bracket can be purchased from Motorola. Use the mounting holes on the Wall Mount Bracket or see Figure 1-9 for a Wall Mount Bracket Template to determine the location of the screw holes.

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    Getting Started 1 - 13 1.7 in. (43.18 mm) Wall Mount Bracket Template Figure 1-9...

  • Page 36: Radio Communications

    1 - 14 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Radio Communications The digital scanner can communicate with remote devices via Bluetooth Technology Profile Support, or by pairing with a cradle. For radio communication parameters, detailed information about operational modes, Bluetooth Technology Profile Support and pairing, see Chapter 4, Radio Communications.

  • Page 37: Accessories

    Getting Started 1 - 15 Accessories The digital scanner and cradle accessories that are available separately include: • Power supplies for applications that do not supply power over the host cable. See each host interface chapter for set up information. •...

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    1 - 16 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Hook the loop of the lanyard around the screw container inside the battery door latch, between the loop guides. Loop Guides Screw Container Battery Door Latch Attaching Lanyard Figure 1-11 Close the battery door latch.

  • Page 39: Chapter 2 Scanning

    Chapter 2 Scanning Introduction This chapter provides beeper and LED definitions, scanning techniques, general instructions and tips about scanning, and decode ranges. Beeper Definitions The digital 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 digital scanner.

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    2 - 2 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Standard Beeper Definitions (Continued) Table 2-1 Beeper Sequence Indication Low beep Digital scanner detects power when inserted into a cradle. Note: This feature is enabled by default and can be disabled (see Beep on Insertion on page 5-9).

  • Page 41: Led Definitions

    Scanning 2 - 3 Standard Beeper Definitions (Continued) Table 2-1 Beeper Sequence Indication Host Specific USB only Four high beeps Digital scanner has not completed initialization. Wait several seconds and scan again. Digital scanner gives a power-up beep after Communication with the bus must be established before the digital scanning a USB Device Type.

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    2 - 4 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Standard Scanner LED Definitions (Continued) Table 2-2 Indication Green - Solid Digital scanner is fully charged. Battery may require pre-charge. Amber - Continuous Flash Critical battery temperature fault. Battery is above or below normal operating temperature.

  • Page 43: Scanning

    Scanning 2 - 5 Scanning To program the digital scanner, see the appropriate host chapter, Chapter 4, Radio Communications Chapter Symbologies. (In addition to the parameters included in the chapters mentioned, user preference and miscellaneous digital scanner option parameters are also available in this guide.) To scan: Ensure all connections are secure (see appropriate host chapter).

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    2 - 6 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide To scan a bar code, center the symbol in any orientation within the aiming pattern. Be sure the entire symbol is within the rectangular area formed by the cross pattern. 2D bar code...

  • Page 45: Decode Ranges

    Scanning 2 - 7 Decode Ranges Typical Working Ranges Symbol Density Bar Code Type Near 5 mil Code 39 13 mil 100% UPC 14.2 5 mil 6.6 mil 10 mil Data Matrix DS6878-SR / DS6878-HC / DS6878-DL Decode Ranges Figure 2-5 Typical Working Ranges Symbol Density Bar Code Type...

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    2 - 8 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide...

  • Page 47: Chapter 3 Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Technical Specifications

    Chapter 3 Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Technical Specifications Introduction This chapter provides suggested digital scanner and cradle maintenance, troubleshooting, technical specifications, and signal descriptions (pinouts). Maintenance Digital Scanner Cleaning the exit window is required. A dirty window may affect scanning accuracy. •...

  • Page 48: Cradle

    3 - 2 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Cradle • Do not pour, spray, or spill any liquid on the cradle. Wipe cradle using approved cleansers. CAUTION Avoid using cleansers directly on the digital scanner battery door, contacts and cradle contacts. Use a cotton swab moistened with alcohol to gently clean contacts.

  • Page 49: Technical Specifications

    Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Technical Specifications 3 - 3 Troubleshooting (Continued) Table 3-1 Problem Possible Causes Possible Solutions Beeper Indications Digital Scanner emits low/high/low ADF transmit error. Chapter 15, Advanced Data beeps. Formatting for information about ADF programming. Invalid ADF rule is detected. Chapter 15, Advanced Data Formatting for information about ADF...

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    3 - 4 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Troubleshooting (Continued) Table 3-1 Problem Possible Causes Possible Solutions Digital Scanner emits high/low The digital scanner is buffering Normal. beeps. Code 39 data. Enter value using bar code keypad. Keyboard parameter selected.

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    Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Technical Specifications 3 - 5 Troubleshooting (Continued) Table 3-1 Problem Possible Causes Possible Solutions Distance between digital scanner Move the digital scanner closer to or and bar code is incorrect. further from the bar code. See Decode Ranges on page 2-7.

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    Check battery and charging contacts; ensure power and cable connections to cradle are secure. NOTE If after performing these checks the symbol still does not scan, contact the distributor or contact Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support. See page xix for contact information.

  • Page 53: Technical Specifications

    Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Technical Specifications 3 - 7 Technical Specifications Technical Specifications - Symbol DS6878 Digital Scanner Table 3-2 Item Description Physical Characteristics Dimensions 7.3 in. H x 3.85 in. L x 2.7 in. W (18.5 cm H x 9.7 cm L x 6.9 cm W) Weight (with battery) Approximately 8.4 oz.

  • Page 54

    3 - 8 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Technical Specifications - Symbol DS6878 Digital Scanner (Continued) Table 3-2 Item Description Ambient Light Immunity Incandescent - 150 ft. candles (1,600 Lux) Sunlight - 8,000 ft. candles (86,000 Lux) Flourescent - 150 ft. candles (1,600 Lux) Mercury Vapor - 150 ft.

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    Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Technical Specifications 3 - 9 Technical Specifications - CR0078-S/SR0008 Cradle (Continued) Table 3-3 Item Description Accessories Mounting Options Desktop, mount on a wall, computer work station or medical cart. Power Supplies Power supplies are available for applications that do not supply power over host cable.

  • Page 56: Cradle Signal Descriptions

    3 - 10 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Cradle Signal Descriptions The signal descriptions in Table 3-4 apply to the connector on the digital scanner and are for reference only. Cradle Signal Pin-outs Table 3-4 Keyboard Synapse RS-232 Wand Wedge...

  • Page 57: Chapter 4 Radio Communications

    Chapter 4 Radio Communications Introduction This chapter provides information about the modes of operation and features available for wireless communication between digital scanners, cradles and hosts. The chapter also includes the parameters necessary to configure the digital scanner. The digital scanner ships with the settings shown in the Radio Communication Default Table on page 4-2 (also see Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters...

  • Page 58: Radio Communications Parameter Defaults

    4 - 2 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Radio Communications Parameter Defaults Table 4-1 lists the defaults for radio communication parameters. If you wish to change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided in the Radio Communications Parameters section beginning on page 4-4.

  • Page 59: Wireless Beeper Definitions

    Radio Communications 4 - 3 Wireless Beeper Definitions When the digital scanner scans the pairing bar code it issues various beep sequences indicating successful or unsuccessful operations. Table 4-2 defines beep sequences that occur during pairing operations. (For additional beeper definitions, see Beeper Definitions on page 2-1.).

  • Page 60: Radio Communications Host Types

    4 - 4 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Radio Communications Host Types To set up the digital scanner for communication with a cradle, or to use standard Bluetooth profiles, scan the appropriate host type bar code below. • Cradle Host (default) - Select this host type for digital scanner(s) to cradle operation. The digital scanner must then be paired to the cradle and the cradle communicates directly to the host via the host interface cable connection.

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    Radio Communications 4 - 5 Radio Communications Host Types (continued) *Cradle Host Serial Port Profile (Master) Serial Port Profile (Slave) Bluetooth Keyboard Emulation (HID Slave)

  • Page 62: Bluetooth Technology Profile Support

    4 - 6 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Bluetooth Technology Profile Support With Bluetooth Technology Profile Support, the cradle is not required for wireless communication. The digital scanner communicates directly to the host using Bluetooth technology. The digital scanner supports the standard Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP) and HID Profiles which enable the digital scanner to communicate with other Bluetooth devices that support these profiles.

  • Page 63: Bluetooth Friendly Name

    Select General Discoverable Mode when initiating connection from a PC. • Select Limited Discoverable Mode when initiating connection from a mobile device (e.g., Motorola Q), and the device does not appear in General Discoverable Mode. Note that it can take longer to discover the device in this mode.

  • Page 64: Hid Host Parameters

    4 - 8 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide HID Host Parameters The digital scanner supports keyboard emulation over the Bluetooth HID profile. In this mode the digital scanner can interact with Bluetooth enabled hosts supporting the HID profile as a Bluetooth keyboard. Scanned data is transmitted to the host as keystrokes.

  • Page 65

    Radio Communications 4 - 9 HID Country Keyboard Types (Country Codes - continued) Swedish Windows UK English Windows Japanese Windows French Canadian Windows 2000/XP Portuguese/Brazilian Windows...

  • Page 66: Hid Keyboard Keystroke Delay

    4 - 10 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide HID Keyboard Keystroke Delay This parameter sets the delay, in milliseconds, between emulated keystrokes. Scan a bar code below to increase the delay when the HID host requires a slower transmission of data.

  • Page 67: Hid Ignore Unknown Characters

    Radio Communications 4 - 11 HID Ignore Unknown Characters Unknown characters are characters the host does not recognize. When Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters is scanned, all bar code data is sent except for unknown characters, and no error beeps sound. When Do Not Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters is scanned, bar codes containing at least one unknown character are not sent to the host, and an error beep sounds.

  • Page 68: Hid Keyboard Fn1 Substitution

    4 - 12 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide HID Keyboard FN1 Substitution When enabled, this parameter allows replacement of any FN1 character in an EAN128 bar code with a Key Category and value chosen by the user. See FN1 Substitution Values on page 5-38 to set the Key Category and Key Value.

  • Page 69: Simulated Caps Lock

    Radio Communications 4 - 13 Simulated Caps Lock When enabled, the digital scanner inverts upper and lower case characters on the digital 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 Caps Lock state.

  • Page 70: Auto-reconnect Feature

    4 - 14 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Auto-reconnect Feature When in SPP Master or Cradle Host mode, the digital scanner automatically tries to reconnect to a remote device when a disconnection occurs that is due to the radio losing communication. This can happen if the digital scanner goes out of range with the remote device, or if the remote device powers down.

  • Page 71: Reconnect Attempt Interval

    Radio Communications 4 - 15 Scan a bar code below to enable or disable Beep on Reconnect Attempt. *Disable Beep on Reconnect Attempt Enable Beep on Reconnect Attempt Reconnect Attempt Interval When a digital scanner disconnects as it goes out of range, it immediately attempts to reconnect for the default time interval of 30 seconds.

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    4 - 16 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Reconnect Attempt Interval (continued) Attempt to Reconnect for 30 Minutes Attempt to Reconnect for 1 Hour Attempt to Reconnect Indefinitely...

  • Page 73: Auto-reconnect In Bluetooth Keyboard Emulation (hid Slave) Mode

    Radio Communications 4 - 17 Auto-reconnect in Bluetooth Keyboard Emulation (HID Slave) Mode In Bluetooth Keyboard Emulation (HID Slave) mode, select a re-connect option for when the digital scanner loses its connection with a remote device: • Auto-reconnect on Bar Code Data: The digital scanner auto-reconnects when you scan a bar code. With this option, a delay can occur when transmitting the first characters.

  • Page 74: Digital Scanner(s) To Cradle Support

    4 - 18 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Digital Scanner(s) To Cradle Support Modes of Operation The charging cradle with radio supports two radio communication modes of operation, allowing the digital scanner to communicate wirelessly: • Point-to-Point • Multipoint-to-Point. Point-to-Point Communication In Point-to-Point communication mode, the cradle allows one digital scanner to connect to it at a time.

  • Page 75: Parameter Broadcast (cradle Host Only)

    Radio Communications 4 - 19 Parameter Broadcast (Cradle Host Only) When in multipoint-to-point mode, enable Parameter Broadcast to broadcast all parameter bar codes scanned to all other digital scanners in the piconet. If disabled, parameter bar codes are processed by the individual digital scanner only, and the digital scanner ignores parameters broadcast from other digital scanners or from the cradle.

  • Page 76: Pairing Modes

    4 - 20 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Pairing Modes When operating with the cradle, two modes of pairing are supported: • Locked Pairing Mode - When a cradle is paired (connected) to the digital scanner (or to three digital scanners...

  • Page 77: Pairing Methods

    Unpair the digital scanner from the cradle or PC/host to make the cradle available for pairing with another digital scanner. Scan the bar code below to disconnect the digital scanner from its cradle/PC host. An unpairing bar code is also included in the Symbol DS6878 Quick Reference Guide. Unpairing...

  • Page 78: Pairing Bar Code Format

    4 - 22 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Pairing Bar Code Format When the digital scanner is configured as an SPP Master, you must create a pairing bar code for the remote Bluetooth device to which the digital scanner can connect. The Bluetooth address of the remote device must be known.

  • Page 79: Connection Maintenance Interval

    Radio Communications 4 - 23 Connection Maintenance Interval NOTE The Connection Maintenance Interval only applies in locked pairing mode (see page 4-20). When a digital scanner disconnects from a cradle due to a Link Supervision Timeout, the digital scanner immediately attempts to reconnect to the cradle for 30 seconds. If the auto-reconnect process fails, it can be restarted by pulling the digital scanner trigger.

  • Page 80

    4 - 24 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide To set the Connection Maintenance Interval, scan one of the bar codes below *Set Interval to 15 Minutes Set Interval to 30 Minutes Set Interval to 60 Minutes Set Interval to 2 Hours...

  • Page 81: Bluetooth Security

    Radio Communications 4 - 25 Bluetooth Security The digital scanner supports Bluetooth Authentication and Encryption. Authentication can be requested by either the remote device or the digital scanner. When Authentication is requested, the digital scanner uses its programmed PIN code to generate a link key. Once Authentication is complete, either device may then negotiate to enable Encryption.

  • Page 82: Pin Code

    4 - 26 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide PIN Code To set the PIN code (e.g., password) on the digital scanner, scan the bar code below followed by five alphanumeric programming bar codes (see Appendix E, Alphanumeric Bar Codes). The default PIN code is 12345.

  • Page 83: Encryption

    Radio Communications 4 - 27 Encryption NOTE Authentication must be performed before Encryption can take effect. To set up the digital scanner for enabling Encryption, scan Enable Encryption. To prevent the digital scanner from enabling Encryption, scan Disable Encryption. When enabled, the radio encrypts data Enable Encryption * Disable Encryption...

  • Page 84

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  • Page 85: Chapter 5: User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options

    Chapter 5 User Preferences & Miscella- neous Digital Scanner Options Introduction If desired, program the digital scanner to perform various functions, or activate different features. This chapter describes imaging preference features and provides programming bar codes for selecting these features. The digital scanner ships with the settings in User Preferences Parameter Defaults on page 5-2 (also see...

  • Page 86: Scanning Sequence Examples

    5 - 2 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Scanning Sequence Examples In most cases scanning one bar code sets the parameter value. For example, to set the beeper tone to high, scan the High Frequency (beeper tone) bar code listed under Beeper Tone on page 5-7.

  • Page 87

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 5 - 3 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Hand-Held Trigger Mode Level 5-15 Picklist Mode F0h 92h Disabled Always 5-16 Mobile Phone/Display Mode F1h CCh Disable 5-17 PDF Prioritization F1h CFh Disable 5-18 Continuous Bar Code Read F1 89h...

  • Page 88: User Preferences

    5 - 4 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide 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 89: Parameter Bar Code Scanning

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 5 - 5 Parameter Bar Code Scanning Parameter # ECh To disable the decoding of parameter bar codes, including the Set Defaults parameter bar codes, scan the Disable Parameter Scanning bar code below. To enable decoding of parameter bar codes, scan Enable Parameter Scanning.

  • Page 90: Suppress Power Up Beeps

    5 - 6 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Suppress Power Up Beeps Parameter # F1h D1h Scan a bar code below to select whether or not to suppress digital scanner beeps upon power up.. Do Not Supress Power Up Beeps...

  • Page 91: Beeper Tone

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 5 - 7 Beeper Tone Parameter # 91h To select a decode beep frequency (tone), scan one of the following bar codes. (03h) Low Tone (02h) Medium Tone (01h) High Tone (00h) Medium to High Tone (2-tone) (04h)

  • Page 92: Beeper Volume

    5 - 8 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Beeper Volume Parameter # 8Ch To select a beeper volume, scan the Low Volume, Medium Volume, or High Volume bar code. Low Volume (02h) Medium Volume (01h) High Volume (00h)

  • Page 93: Beeper Duration

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 5 - 9 Beeper Duration Parameter # F1 74h To select the duration for the beeper, scan one of the following bar codes. Short (00h) Medium (01h) Long (02h) Beep on Insertion When a digital scanner is inserted into a cradle and detects power, it emits a short low beep. This feature is enabled by default.

  • Page 94: Batch Mode

    5 - 10 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Batch Mode The digital scanner supports three versions of batch mode. When the digital scanner is configured for any of the batch modes, it attempts to store bar code data (not parameter bar codes) until transmission is initialized, or the maximum number of bar codes are stored.

  • Page 95

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 5 - 11 Batch Mode (continued) *Normal Out of Range Batch Mode Standard Batch Mode Cradle Contact Batch Mode Enter Batch Mode Send Batch Data...

  • Page 96: Low Power Mode

    5 - 12 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Low Power Mode Parameter # 80h If enabled, the digital scanner enters a low power consumption mode after Sleep Mode has expired, in which the LEDs turn off in order to conserve energy and prolong the life of the scanner. The digital scanner wakes when it is lifted, senses a trigger pull, or when the host attempts to communicate.

  • Page 97: Time Delay To Reduced Power Mode

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 5 - 13 Time Delay to Reduced Power Mode Parameter # 92h This parameter sets the time it takes the digital scanner to enter reduced power mode after any scanning activity. Scan the appropriate bar code below to set the time. 500 msecs 100 msecs 1 sec...

  • Page 98: Timeout To Low Power Mode From Auto Aim

    5 - 14 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Timeout to Low Power Mode from Auto Aim Parameter # F1h D9h This parameter sets the time the digital scanner remains in auto aim before entering low power mode. Disabled 5 secs...

  • Page 99: Hand-held Trigger Mode

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 5 - 15 Hand-Held Trigger Mode Parameter # 8Ah Select one of the following trigger modes for the digital scanner: • Standard (Level) - A trigger pull activates decode processing. Decode processing continues until the bar code decodes, you release the trigger, or the Decode Session Timeout occurs.

  • Page 100: Picklist Mode

    5 - 16 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Picklist Mode Parameter # F0h 92h Picklist mode enables the digital scanner to decode only bar codes that are aligned under the laser crosshair. Select one of the following picklist modes for the digital scanner: •...

  • Page 101: Mobile Phone/display Mode

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 5 - 17 Mobile Phone/Display Mode Parameter # F1h CCh Select to improve bar code reading performance off mobile phones and Enable Mobile Phone/Display Mode electronic displays. . Disable Mobile Phone/Display Mode (00h) Enable Mobile Phone/Display Mode (01h)

  • Page 102: Pdf Prioritization

    5 - 18 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide PDF Prioritization Parameter # F1h CFh Enable this feature to delay decoding a 1D bar code (Code 128 of 8 to 25 characters length) by the value specified PDF Prioritization Timeout. During that time the digital scanner attempts to decode a PDF417 symbol (e.g., on a US driver's license), and if successful reports this only.

  • Page 103: Continuous Bar Code Read

    Continuous Bar Code Read Parameter # F1 89h Enable this to report every bar code while the trigger is pressed. NOTE Motorola strongly recommends enabling Picklist Mode on page 5-16 with this feature. Disabling Picklist Mode can cause accidental decodes when more than one bar code is in the imaging engine's field of view.

  • Page 104: Decode Session Timeout

    5 - 20 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Decode Session Timeout Parameter # 88h This parameter sets the maximum time decode processing continues during a scan attempt. It is programmable in 0.1 second increments from 0.5 to 9.9 seconds. The default timeout is 9.9 seconds.

  • Page 105: Timeout Between Decodes, Same Symbol

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 5 - 21 Timeout Between Decodes, Same Symbol Parameter # 89h Use this option in presentation mode and Continuous Bar Code Read to prevent the beeper from continuously beeping when a symbol is left in the digital scanner’s field of view. It is programmable in 0.1 second increments from 0.0 to 9.9 seconds.

  • Page 106: Fuzzy 1d Processing

    5 - 22 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Fuzzy 1D Processing Parameter # F1h 02h This option is enabled by default to optimize decode performance on 1D bar codes, including damaged and poor quality symbols. Disable this only if you experience time delays when decoding 2D bar codes, or in detecting a no decode.

  • Page 107: Hand-held Decode Aiming Pattern

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 5 - 23 Hand-Held Decode Aiming Pattern Parameter # F0h, 32h Select Enable Hand-Held Decode Aiming Pattern to project the aiming pattern during bar code capture, Disable Hand-Held Decode Aiming Pattern to turn the aiming pattern off, or Enable Hand-Held Decode Aiming Pattern on PDF to project the aiming pattern when the digital scanner detects a 2D bar code.

  • Page 108: Decoding Illumination

    5 - 24 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Decoding Illumination Parameter # F0h, 2Ah Selecting Enable Decoding Illumination causes the digital scanner to flash illumination to aid decoding. Select Disable Decoding Illumination to prevent the digital scanner from using decoding illumination.

  • Page 109: Multicode Expression

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 5 - 25 Multicode Expression Parameter # F1h, 95h Use this feature to program a multicode expression for Multicode Mode (grid method). The default is 1, which indicates any bar code. To set the multicode expression: Scan the bar code below.

  • Page 110: Defining Multicode Expression Notes

    5 - 26 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Where: • [C] is the character C • [2] is 0x02, indicating there are two bytes thereafter to describe the code type • [Code Type] is the desired symbology's parameter number (see Chapter 14, Symbologies).

  • Page 111

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 5 - 27 Example 1 To decode one Code 128 bar code anywhere in the image (even when bar codes of other types are in view), as in Figure 5-1, program the expression as follows: The expression in decimal is (formatted for readability): 1 C 2 0 8 ;...

  • Page 112

    5 - 28 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Example 2a To decode a Code128 (Code Type=8) on the top half of the image and a PDF417 (Code Type=15) on the bottom half of the image, as in Figure 5-2, program the expression as follows: The expression in decimal is (formatted for readability): 2 C 2 0 8 R 4 0 0 100 50 ;...

  • Page 113

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 5 - 29 100% (0,0) Code 128 Code (100,50) (0,50) PDF417 Code (160,100) 100% Multicode Expression Example 2 Figure 5-2...

  • Page 114

    5 - 30 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Example 3 To decode the set of three bar codes while excluding the center Code 128 bar code, as in Figure 5-3, the expression is: The expression in decimal is (formatted for readability): 3 C 2 0 15 R 4 0 0 50 50 ;...

  • Page 115: Multicode Mode Concatenation

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 5 - 31 Multicode Mode Concatenation Enable this parameter to transmit multiple decoded bar codes, as specified by the Multicode Expression, as one bar code. Use the Multicode Concatenation Symbology parameter to specify how the concatenated bar codes transmit.

  • Page 116: Multicode Concatenation Symbology

    5 - 32 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Multicode Concatenation Symbology Use this parameter to specify how to transmit the concatenated bar codes decoded as specified by the Multicode Expression. Multicode Mode Concatenation must be enabled to use this option.

  • Page 117: Multicode Troubleshooting

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 5 - 33 Multicode Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Multicode Expression Programming Use the following suggestions if encountering problems programming a multicode expression: • Ensure the expression is valid. Invalid expressions are rejected during programming. When an expression is rejected the previous expression remains intact.

  • Page 118

    5 - 34 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Examples of Simple Multicode Expressions The simplest multicode expression is: • One bar code of any type, anywhere in the image. • To program this use: [MultiCode-Expression] 01 ; [End Of Message] Another simple multicode expression is: •...

  • Page 119: Miscellaneous Scanner Parameters

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 5 - 35 Miscellaneous Scanner Parameters Transmit Code ID Character A Code ID character identifies the code type of a scanned bar code. This is useful when 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 120: Prefix/suffix Values

    5 - 36 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Prefix/Suffix Values Key Category Parameter # P = 63h, S1 = 62h, S2 = 64h Decimal Value Parameter # P = 69h, S1 = 68h, S2 = 6Ah You can append a prefix and/or one or two suffixes to scan data for use in data editing. To set a value for a prefix or suffix, scan a four-digit number (i.e., four bar codes from...

  • Page 121: Scan Data Transmission Format

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 5 - 37 Scan Data Transmission Format Parameter # EBh To change the scan data format, scan one of the following eight bar codes corresponding to the desired format. NOTE If using this parameter do not use ADF rules to set the prefix/suffix To set values for the prefix and/or suffix, see Prefix/Suffix Values on page 5-36.

  • Page 122: Fn1 Substitution Values

    5 - 38 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Scan Data Transmission Format (continued) <PREFIX> <DATA> <SUFFIX 1> (05h) <PREFIX> <DATA> <SUFFIX 2> (06h) <PREFIX> <DATA> <SUFFIX 1> <SUFFIX 2> (07h) FN1 Substitution Values Key Category Parameter # 67h Decimal Value Parameter # 6Dh The Wedge and USB HID Keyboard hosts support a FN1 Substitution feature.

  • Page 123: Transmit "no Read" Message

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 5 - 39 Transmit “No Read” Message Scan a bar code below to select whether or not to transmit a No Read message. Enable this to transmit the characters NR when a successful decode does not occur before trigger release or the Decode Session Timeout expires.

  • Page 124

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  • Page 125: Chapter 6 Usb Interface

    Chapter 6 USB Interface Introduction This chapter provides instructions for programming the cradle to interface with a USB host. The digital scanner cradle connects directly to a USB host, or a powered USB hub. The USB host can power the cradle and recharge the digital scanner battery, but this charging method has limitations.

  • Page 126: Connecting A Usb Interface

    6 - 2 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Connecting a USB Interface NOTE See Chapter 4, Radio Communications for information about digital scanner/cradle pairing and wireless communication The digital scanner must be connected to the cradle for the host parameter setting to take effect. When the digital scanner is not connected to a cradle, and a host parameter bar code is scanned, a long low/long high beep sequence sounds.

  • Page 127: Usb Parameter Defaults

    USB Interface 6 - 3 Plug the series A connector in the USB host or hub, or plug the Plus Power connector in an available port of the IBM SurePOS terminal. Select the USB device type by scanning the appropriate bar code from USB Device Type on page 6-4.

  • Page 128: Usb Host Parameters

    6 - 4 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide USB Host Parameters USB Device Type Select the desired USB device type. NOTE When changing USB Device Types, the digital scanner automatically restarts. The digital scanner issues the standard startup beep sequences.

  • Page 129: Usb Country Keyboard Types (country Codes)

    USB Interface 6 - 5 USB Country Keyboard Types (Country Codes) Scan the bar code corresponding to the keyboard type. This setting applies only to the USB HID Keyboard Emulation device. NOTE When changing USB country keyboard types the digital scanner automatically resets. The digital scanner issues the standard startup beep sequences.

  • Page 130

    6 - 6 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide USB Country Keyboard Types (Country Codes continued) Italian Windows Swedish Windows UK English Windows Japanese Windows (ASCII) Portuguese-Brazilian Windows...

  • Page 131: Usb Keystroke Delay

    USB Interface 6 - 7 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 This option applies only to the HID Keyboard Emulation device.

  • Page 132: Usb Ignore Unknown Characters

    6 - 8 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide 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 133: Usb Keyboard Fn 1 Substitution

    USB Interface 6 - 9 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 Substitution Values on page 5-38 to set the Key Category and Key Value).

  • Page 134: Simulated Caps Lock

    6 - 10 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Simulated Caps Lock When enabled, the digital scanner inverts upper and lower case characters on the digital 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 135: Optional Usb Parameters

    USB Interface 6 - 11 Optional USB Parameters If you configure the digital scanner and find the settings were not saved, or changed, when the system is restarted scan the bar codes that follow to override USB interface defaults. Scan a bar code below after setting defaults and before configuring the digital scanner. Ignore Beep The host can send a beep request to the digital scanner.

  • Page 136: Ascii Character Set For Usb

    6 - 12 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide ASCII Character Set for USB ASCII Character Set for USB Table 6-2 Full ASCII ASCII Value Code 39 Encode Keystroke Character 1000 CTRL 2 1001 CTRL A 1002 CTRL B 1003 CTRL C...

  • Page 137

    USB Interface 6 - 13 ASCII Character Set for USB (Continued) Table 6-2 Full ASCII ASCII Value Code 39 Encode Keystroke Character 1025 CTRL Y 1026 CTRL Z 1027 CTRL [/ESC 1028 CTRL \ 1029 CTRL ] 1030 CTRL 6 1031 CTRL - 1032...

  • Page 138

    6 - 14 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide ASCII Character Set for USB (Continued) Table 6-2 Full ASCII ASCII Value Code 39 Encode Keystroke Character 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 < 1061 1062 > 1063 1064 1065...

  • Page 139

    USB Interface 6 - 15 ASCII Character Set for USB (Continued) Table 6-2 Full ASCII ASCII Value Code 39 Encode Keystroke Character 1081 1082 1083 1084 1085 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092 1093 1094 1095 1096 1097 1098 1099 1100 1101...

  • Page 140

    6 - 16 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide ASCII Character Set for USB (Continued) Table 6-2 Full ASCII ASCII Value Code 39 Encode Keystroke Character 1109 1110 1111 1112 1113 1114 1115 1116 1117 1118 1119 1120 1121 1122 1123...

  • Page 141

    USB Interface 6 - 17 USB ALT Key Character Set Table 6-3 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 142

    6 - 18 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide USB GUI Key Character Set Table 6-4 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...

  • Page 143

    USB Interface 6 - 19 USB GUI Key Character Set (Continued) Table 6-4 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 144

    6 - 20 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide USB F Key Character Set (Continued) Table 6-5 F Keys Keystroke 5016 5017 5018 5019 5020 5021 5022 5023 5024 USB Numeric Keypad Character Set Table 6-6 Numeric Keypad Keystroke 6042 6043...

  • Page 145

    USB Interface 6 - 21 USB Extended Keypad Character Set Table 6-7 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...

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  • Page 147: Chapter 7 Rs-232 Interface

    NOTE This digital scanner uses TTL RS-232 signal levels, which interface with most system architectures. For system architectures requiring RS-232C signal levels, Motorola offers different cables providing the TTL to RS-232C conversion. Contact Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support for more information.

  • Page 148: Connecting An Rs-232 Interface

    7 - 2 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Connecting an RS-232 Interface NOTE See Chapter 4, Radio Communications for information about digital scanner/cradle pairing and wireless communication The digital scanner must be connected to the cradle for the host parameter setting to take effect. When the digital scanner is not connected to a cradle, and a host parameter bar code is scanned, a long low/long high beep sequence sounds.

  • Page 149: Rs-232 Parameter Defaults

    RS-232 Interface 7 - 3 RS-232 Parameter Defaults Table 7-1 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 7-4. NOTE See Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and miscellaneous default parameters.

  • Page 150: Host Parameters

    7 - 4 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide RS-232 Host Parameters Various RS-232 hosts are set up with their own parameter default settings (Table 7-2). Selecting the ICL, Fujitsu, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode A, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode B, Olivetti, Omron, or terminal sets the defaults listed below.

  • Page 151

    RS-232 Interface 7 - 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 7-3 below. These code ID characters are not programmable and are separate from the Transmit Code ID feature.

  • Page 152: Host Types

    7 - 6 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide RS-232 Host Types To select an RS-232 host interface, scan one of the following bar codes. Standard RS-232 ICL RS-232 Wincor-Nixdorf RS-232 Mode A Wincor-Nixdorf RS-232 Mode B Olivetti ORS4500...

  • Page 153

    RS-232 Interface 7 - 7 Omron OPOS/JPOS Fujitsu RS-232 SITA/CUTE...

  • Page 154: Baud Rate

    7 - 8 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Baud Rate Baud rate is the number of bits of data transmitted per second. Set the digital 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.

  • Page 155: Parity

    RS-232 Interface 7 - 9 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 156: Data Bits (ascii Format)

    7 - 10 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide (one or two) depends on the number the receiving terminal is programmed to accommodate. Set the number of stop bits to match host device requirements. 1 Stop Bit 2 Stop Bits Data Bits (ASCII Format) This parameter allows the digital scanner to interface with devices requiring a 7-bit or 8-bit ASCII protocol.

  • Page 157: Check Receive Errors

    RS-232 Interface 7 - 11 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 158

    7 - 12 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Hardware Handshaking (continued) • 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 digital scanner asserts RTS before transmitting and ignores the state of CTS.

  • Page 159: Software Handshaking

    RS-232 Interface 7 - 13 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 160

    7 - 14 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Software Handshaking (continued) None ACK/NAK ACK/NAK with ENQ XON/XOFF...

  • Page 161: Host Serial Response Time-out

    RS-232 Interface 7 - 15 Host Serial Response Time-out This parameter specifies how long the digital 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 162: Rts Line State

    7 - 16 Symbol DS6878 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 Beep on <BEL>...

  • Page 163: Intercharacter Delay

    RS-232 Interface 7 - 17 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 164: Nixdorf Beep/led Options

    7 - 18 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Nixdorf Beep/LED Options When Nixdorf Mode B is selected, this indicates when the digital scanner should beep and turn on its LED after a decode. *Normal Operation (Beep/LED immediately after decode) Beep/LED After Transmission...

  • Page 165: Ascii Character Set For Rs-232

    RS-232 Interface 7 - 19 ASCII Character Set for RS-232 The values in Table 7-4 can be assigned as prefixes or suffixes for ASCII character data transmission. ASCII Character Set for RS-232 Table 7-4 Full ASCII ASCII Value ASCII Character Code 39 Encode Character 1000 1001...

  • Page 166

    7 - 20 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide ASCII Character Set for RS-232 (Continued) Table 7-4 Full ASCII ASCII Value ASCII Character Code 39 Encode Character 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 Space Space 1033 1034 " 1035 1036 1037 1038 &...

  • Page 167

    RS-232 Interface 7 - 21 ASCII Character Set for RS-232 (Continued) Table 7-4 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 1072 1073 1074...

  • Page 168

    7 - 22 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide ASCII Character Set for RS-232 (Continued) Table 7-4 Full ASCII ASCII Value ASCII Character Code 39 Encode Character 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092 1093 1094 1095 1096 1097 1098 1099 1100...

  • Page 169

    RS-232 Interface 7 - 23 ASCII Character Set for RS-232 (Continued) Table 7-4 Full ASCII ASCII Value ASCII Character Code 39 Encode Character 1117 1118 1119 1120 1121 1122 1123 1124 1125 1126 1127 Undefined 7013 ENTER...

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  • Page 171: Chapter 8 Keyboard Wedge Interface

    Chapter 8 Keyboard Wedge Interface Introduction This chapter provides instructions for programming the cradle for keyboard wedge host interface, used to connect the cradle between the keyboard and host computer. The digital scanner translates the bar code data into keystrokes, and transmits the information to the host computer via the cradle interface. The host computer accepts the keystrokes as if they originated from the keyboard.

  • Page 172: Connecting A Keyboard Wedge Interface

    8 - 2 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Connecting a Keyboard Wedge Interface NOTE See Chapter 4, Radio Communications for information about digital scanner/cradle pairing and wireless communication. The digital scanner must be connected to the cradle for the host parameter setting to take effect. When the digital scanner is not connected to a cradle, and a host parameter bar code is scanned, a long low/long high beep sequence sounds.

  • Page 173: Keyboard Wedge Parameter Defaults

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 8 - 3 NOTE Interface cables vary depending on configuration. The connectors illustrated in Figure 8-1 are examples only. The connectors may be different than those illustrated, but the steps to connect the cradle remain the same. If a power supply is used, disconnect the power supply before changing host cables or the cradle may not recognize the new host.

  • Page 174: Keyboard Wedge Host Parameters

    8 - 4 Symbol DS6878 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 NOTE User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.

  • Page 175: Keyboard Wedge Country Types (country Codes)

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 8 - 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 8-8. North American German Windows French Windows French Canadian Windows 95/98 French Canadian Windows XP/2000...

  • Page 176: Ignore Unknown Characters

    8 - 6 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge Country Types (Country Codes 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 digital scanner.

  • Page 177: Keystroke Delay

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 8 - 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 178: Alternate Numeric Keypad Emulation

    8 - 8 Symbol DS6878 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 8-5 in a Microsoft operating system environment.

  • Page 179: Caps Lock Override

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 8 - 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 180: Function Key Mapping

    8 - 10 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Function Key Mapping ASCII values under 32 are normally sent as control key sequences (see Table 8-2 on page 8-13). 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 181: Send Make And Break

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 8 - 11 Send Make and 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 182: Keyboard Maps

    8 - 12 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Maps Refer to the following keyboard map for prefix/suffix keystroke parameters. To program the prefix/suffix values, see the bar codes on page 5-36. 7006 7014 5001 5002 5003 5004 5005 5006...

  • Page 183: Ascii Character Set For Keyboard Wedge

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 8 - 13 ASCII Character Set for Keyboard Wedge NOTE Code 39 Full ASCII interprets the bar code special character ($ + % /) preceding a Code 39 character and assigns an ASCII character value to the pair. For example, when Code 39 Full ASCII is enabled and a +B is scanned, it is interpreted as b, %J as ?, and %V as @.

  • Page 184

    8 - 14 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued) Table 8-2 Full ASCII ASCII Value Keystroke Code 39 Encode Character 1022 CTRL V 1023 CTRL W 1024 CTRL X 1025 CTRL Y 1026 CTRL Z...

  • Page 185

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 8 - 15 Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued) Table 8-2 Full ASCII ASCII Value Keystroke Code 39 Encode Character 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 < 1061 1062 > 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067...

  • Page 186

    8 - 16 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued) Table 8-2 Full ASCII ASCII Value Keystroke Code 39 Encode Character 1078 1079 1080 1081 1082 1083 1084 1085 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092...

  • Page 187

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 8 - 17 Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued) Table 8-2 Full ASCII ASCII Value Keystroke Code 39 Encode Character 1106 1107 1108 1109 1110 1111 1112 1113 1114 1115 1116 1117 1118 1119 1120 1121 1122 1123 1124 1125...

  • Page 188

    8 - 18 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge ALT Key Character Set (Continued) Table 8-3 ALT Keys Keystroke 2070 ALT F 2071 ALT G 2072 ALT H 2073 ALT I 2074 ALT J 2075 ALT K 2076 ALT L...

  • Page 189

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 8 - 19 Keyboard Wedge GIU Key Character Set (Continued) Table 8-4 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 190

    8 - 20 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge F Key Character Set Table 8-5 F Keys Keystroke 5001 5002 5003 5004 5005 5006 5007 5008 5009 5010 5011 5012 5013 5014 5015 5016 5017 5018 5019 5020 5021...

  • Page 191

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 8 - 21 Keyboard Wedge Numeric Keypad Character Set Table 8-6 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 192

    8 - 22 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge Extended Keypad Character Set Table 8-7 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...

  • Page 193: Chapter 9 Ibm Interface

    Chapter 9 IBM Interface Introduction This chapter provides instructions for programming the cradle to interface with an IBM 468X/469X host computer. Throughout the programming bar code menus, default values are indicated with asterisks ( Disable Convert to Code 39 Indicates Default Feature/Option...

  • Page 194: Connecting To An Ibm 468x/469x Host

    9 - 2 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Connecting to an IBM 468X/469X Host NOTE See Chapter 4, Radio Communications for information about digital scanner/cradle pairing and wireless communication The digital scanner must be connected to the cradle for the host parameter setting to take effect. When the digital scanner is not connected to a cradle, and a host parameter bar code is scanned, a long low/long high beep sequence sounds.

  • Page 195: Ibm Parameter Defaults

    IBM Interface 9 - 3 IBM Parameter Defaults Table 9-1 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 9-4. NOTE See Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and miscellaneous default parameters.

  • Page 196: Ibm 468x/469x Host Parameters

    9 - 4 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide IBM 468X/469X Host Parameters Port Address This parameter sets the IBM 468X/469X port used. NOTE Scanning one of these bar codes enables the RS-485 interface on the digital scanner. None Selected Hand-held Scanner Emulation (Port 9B)

  • Page 197: Convert Unknown To Code 39

    IBM Interface 9 - 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 Optional IBM Parameters If you configure the digital 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.

  • Page 198: Ignore Bar Code Configuration

    9 - 6 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Ignore Bar Code Configuration The host has the ability to enable/disable code types. When this parameter is enabled, the request is not sent to the attached digital scanner. All directives are still acknowledged to the IBM RS485 host as if it were processed.

  • Page 199: Chapter 10 Wand Emulation Interface

    Chapter 10 Wand Emulation Interface Introduction This chapter provides instructions for programming the cradle to interface with a wand emulation host. This mode is used whenever wand emulation communication is needed. The digital scanner cradle connects either to an external wand decoder or to a decoder integrated in a portable terminal or Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal. In this mode the digital scanner emulates the signal of a digital wand to make it “readable”...

  • Page 200: Connecting Using Wand Emulation

    10 - 2 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Connecting Using Wand Emulation NOTE See Chapter 4, Radio Communications for information about digital scanner/cradle pairing and wireless communication The digital scanner must be connected to the cradle for the host parameter setting to take effect. When the digital scanner is not connected to a cradle, and a host parameter bar code is scanned, a long low/long high beep sequence sounds.

  • Page 201: Wand Emulation Parameter Defaults

    Wand Emulation Interface 10 - 3 Wand Emulation Parameter Defaults Table 10-1 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 10-4. NOTE See Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and miscellaneous default parameters.

  • Page 202: Wand Emulation Host Parameters

    10 - 4 Symbol DS6878 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) NOTE User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.

  • Page 203: Leading Margin (quiet Zone)

    Wand Emulation Interface 10 - 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 204: Polarity

    10 - 6 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Polarity Scan a bar code below to select the polarity required by the decoder. Polarity determines how the cradle's Wand Emulation interface creates the Digitized Bar code Pattern (DBP). DBP is a digital signal that represents the scanned bar code.

  • Page 205: Convert All Bar Codes To Code 39

    Wand Emulation Interface 10 - 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 206: Convert Code 39 To Full Ascii

    10 - 8 Symbol DS6878 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 207: Chapter 11 Scanner Emulation Interface

    Chapter 11 Scanner Emulation Interface This chapter provides instructions for programming the cradle to interface with a digital scanner emulation host. With digital scanner emulation, the cradle connects either to an external decoder or to a decoder integrated in a portable terminal or Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal.

  • Page 208: Connecting Using Scanner Emulation

    11 - 2 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Connecting Using Scanner Emulation NOTE See Chapter 4, Radio Communications for information about scanner/cradle pairing and wireless communication The digital scanner must be connected to the cradle for the host parameter setting to take effect. When the digital scanner is not connected to a cradle, and a host parameter bar code is scanned, a long low/long high beep sequence sounds.

  • Page 209: Scanner Emulation Parameter Defaults

    Scanner Emulation Interface 11 - 3 Scanner Emulation Parameter Defaults Table 11-1 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 11-4.

  • Page 210: Scanner Emulation Host Parameters

    11 - 4 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Scanner Emulation Host Parameters Beep Style The Scanner Emulation host supports three beep styles. • Beep On Successful Transmit: The digital scanner beeps when the attached decoder issues the decode signal to the digital scanner, so the digital scanner and the attached decoder beep at the same time.

  • Page 211: Parameter Pass-through

    Scanner Emulation Interface 11 - 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 212: Convert Newer Code Types

    11 - 6 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Convert Newer Code Types The digital scanner supports a variety of code types that are not decodable by attached decoder systems. To allow compatibility in these environments, the digital scanner converts these code types to more commonly decodable symbologies, as per the following chart.

  • Page 213: Convert All Bar Codes To Code 39

    Scanner Emulation Interface 11 - 7 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. *Do Not Convert Bar Codes To Code 39 Convert All To Code 39 Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion By default, any characters that do not have a corresponding character in the Code 39 symbology set are replaced...

  • Page 214: Transmission Timeout

    11 - 8 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide 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 digital scanner issues transmit error beeps.

  • Page 215: Ignore Unknown Characters

    Scanner Emulation Interface 11 - 9 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 216: Check For Decode Led

    11 - 10 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide 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.

  • Page 217: Chapter 12 123scan2

    Introduction 123Scan² is an easy-to-use, PC-based software tool that enables rapid and easy customized setup of Symbol scanners by Motorola. 123Scan² uses a wizard tool to guide users through a streamlined set up process. Settings are saved in a configuration file that can be distributed via e-mail, electronically downloaded via a USB cable, or used to generate a sheet of scannable programming bar codes.

  • Page 218

    12 - 2 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide For more information on123Scan², go to: http://www.motorola.com/123Scan2 To download 123Scan² software and access the Help file integrated in the utility, go to: http://support.symbol.com/support/product/123Scan2.html...

  • Page 219: Chapter 13 Ocr Programming

    Chapter 13 OCR Programming Introduction This chapter describes how to set up the digital scanner for OCR programming. The digital scanner can read 6 to 60 point OCR typeface. It supports font types OCR-A, OCR-B, MICR-E13B, and US Currency Serial Number. OCR is not as secure as a bar code.

  • Page 220: Ocr Parameter Defaults

    13 - 2 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide OCR Parameter Defaults Table 13-1 lists the defaults for OCR parameters. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided in the Parameter Descriptions section beginning on page 13-3. NOTE See...

  • Page 221: Ocr Programming Parameters

    OCR Programming 13 - 3 OCR Programming Parameters Enable/Disable OCR-A Parameter # F1h A8h To enable or disable OCR-A, scan one of the following bar codes. Enable OCR-A *Disable OCR-A OCR-A Variant Parameter # F1 ACh Font variant sets a processing algorithm and default character subset for the given font. To choose a variant, scan one of the following bar codes.

  • Page 222

    13 - 4 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide OCR-A Variant (continued) *OCR-A Full ASCII (00h) OCR-A Reserved 1 (01h) OCR-A Reserved 2 (02h) OCR-A Banking (03h)

  • Page 223: Enable/disable Ocr-b

    OCR Programming 13 - 5 Enable/Disable OCR-B Parameter # F1h A9h To enable or disable OCR-B, scan one of the following bar codes. Enable OCR-B *Disable OCR-B...

  • Page 224: Ocr-b Variant

    13 - 6 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide OCR-B Variant Parameter # F1 ADh OCR-B has the following variants. Selecting the most appropriate font variant affects performance and accuracy. • OCR-B Full ASCII !#$%()*+,-./0123456789<>ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ^|Ñ • OCR-B Banking #+-0123456789<>JNP| • OCR-B Limited +,-./0123456789<>ACENPSTVX...

  • Page 225

    OCR Programming 13 - 7 OCR-B Variant (continued) *OCR-B Full ASCII (00h) OCR-B Banking (01h) OCR-B Limited (02h) OCR-B Travel Document Version 1 (TD1) 3 Line ID Cards (03h) OCR-B Passport (04h)

  • Page 226

    13 - 8 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide OCR-B Variant (continued) OCR-B ISBN 10-Digit Book Numbers (06h) OCR-B ISBN 10 or 13-Digit Book Numbers (07h) OCR-B Travel Document Version 2 (TD2) 2-Line ID Cards (08h) OCR-B Visa Type A (09h)

  • Page 227: Enable/disable Micr E13b

    OCR Programming 13 - 9 Enable/Disable MICR E13B Parameter # F1h AAh To enable or disable MICR E13B, scan one of the following bar codes. MICR E 13B uses the following characters: TOAD characters (Transit, On Us, Amount, and Dash) output as the following representative characters: outputs as outputs as outputs as...

  • Page 228: Enable/disable Us Currency Serial Number

    13 - 10 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Enable/Disable US Currency Serial Number Parameter # F1 ABh To enable or disable US Currency Serial Number, scan one of the following bar codes. Enable US Currency *Disable US Currency OCR Orientation...

  • Page 229

    OCR Programming 13 - 11 OCR Orientation (continued) *OCR Orientation 0 (00h) OCR Orientation 270 Clockwise (01h) OCR Orientation 180 Clockwise (02h) OCR Orientation 90 Clockwise (03h) OCR Orientation Omnidirectional (04h)

  • Page 230: Ocr Lines

    13 - 12 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide OCR Lines Parameter # F1 B3h To select the number of OCR lines to decode, scan one of the following bar codes. Selecting Visas, Passport, TD1, or TD2 ID cards automatically sets the appropriate .

  • Page 231: Ocr Maximum Characters

    OCR Programming 13 - 13 OCR Maximum Characters Parameter # F1 B2h To select the maximum number of OCR characters (including spaces) per line to decode, scan the following bar code, then scan a three-digit number between 003 and 100 using the numeric keypad in Chapter 15, Advanced Data Formatting represents the number of OCR characters to decode.

  • Page 232: Ocr Subset

    13 - 14 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide OCR Subset Parameter # F1 AEh Set an OCR subset to define a custom group of characters in place of a preset font variant. For example, if scanning only numbers and the letters A, B, and C, create a subset of just these characters to speed decoding.

  • Page 233: Ocr Bright Illumination

    OCR Bright Illumination Parameter # F1h BDh When enabled, image contrast is improved for OCR scanning. Motorola recommends enabling this when the OCR string is longer than 20 characters, and for applications with busy backgrounds such as passport, check, or VISA reading.

  • Page 234: Ocr Template

    13 - 16 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide OCR Template Parameter # F1 23h This option creates a template for precisely matching scanned OCR characters to a desired input format. Carefully constructing an OCR template eliminates scanning errors. To set or modify the OCR decode template, scan the...

  • Page 235: Optional Alphanumeric (1)

    OCR Programming 13 - 17 Optional Alphanumeric (1) When this option appears in the template string, the data validator accepts an alphanumeric character if present. Optional characters are not allowed as the first character(s) in a field of like characters. Template Valid data Valid data...

  • Page 236: Any Including Space & Reject (4)

    13 - 18 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Any Including Space & Reject (4) The template accepts any character in this position, including space and reject. Rejects are represented as an underscore (_) in the output. This is a good selection for troubleshooting.

  • Page 237: Digit Or Fill (8)

    OCR Programming 13 - 19 Digit or Fill (8) The data validator accepts any numeric or fill character in this position. Template Valid data Valid data Invalid data 88899 12345 >>789 <<789 Alpha or Fill (F) The data validator accepts any alpha or fill character in this position. Template Valid data Valid data...

  • Page 238: Optional Small Special (.)

    13 - 20 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Optional Small Special (.) When this option appears in the template string, the data validator accepts a special character if present. Optional characters are not allowed as the first character(s) in a field of like characters. Small special characters are - , and .

  • Page 239

    OCR Programming 13 - 21 New Line (E) To create a template of multiple lines, add between the template of each single line. Template Valid data Valid data Invalid data 999EAAAA XYZW BCAD ZXYW String Extract (C) This operator combined with others defines a string of characters to extract from the scanned data. The string extract is structured as follows: CbPe Where:...

  • Page 240

    13 - 22 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Ignore to End of Field (D) This operator causes all characters after a template to be ignored. Use this as the last character in a template expression. Examples for the template 999D:...

  • Page 241

    OCR Programming 13 - 23 The trigger character or literal string is included in output from a Skip Until operator, and the first character in the template should accommodate this trigger. Template Incoming data Output P1"PN"AA999 123PN9876 PN9876 PN1234 PN1234 X-PN3592 PN3592 Skip Until Not (P0)

  • Page 242: Repeat Previous (r)

    13 - 24 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide The trigger character or literal string is not included in output from a Skip Until Not operator. Template Incoming data Output P0A9999 BPN3456 3456 PN1234 PN1234 5341 5341 Template Incoming data Output P0"PN"9999...

  • Page 243: Template Examples

    OCR Programming 13 - 25 Template Examples Following are sample templates with descriptions of valid data for each definition. Field Definition Description followed by three digits and two optional digits. "M"99977 followed by two digits, four optional digits, and an X. "X"997777"X"...

  • Page 244: Ocr Check Digit Multiplier

    13 - 26 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide OCR Check Digit Multiplier Parameter # F1h BCh This option sets OCR check digit multipliers for the character positions. For check digit validation, each character in scanned data has an equivalent weight used in the check digit calculation. DS9808 OCR ships with the following...

  • Page 245: Ocr Check Digit Validation

    OCR Programming 13 - 27 OCR Check Digit Validation Parameter # F1h B6h to protect against scanning errors by applying a check digit validation scheme. The OCR Check Digit Validation following is a list of options. None No check digit validation, indicating no check digit is applied. This is the default. *No Check Digit (00h) Product Add Left to Right...

  • Page 246: Product Add Right To Left

    13 - 28 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Product Add Right to Left Each character in the scanned data is assigned a numeric value (see OCR Check Digit Multiplier on page 13-26). The check digit multiplier is reversed in order. Each value representing a character in the scanned data is multiplied by its corresponding digit in the reversed multiplier, resulting in a product for each character in the scanned data.

  • Page 247: Digit Add Right To Left

    OCR Programming 13 - 29 Digit Add Right to Left Each character in the scanned data is assigned a numeric value (see OCR Check Digit Multiplier on page 13-26). The check digit multiplier is reversed in order. Each value representing a character in the scanned data is multiplied by its corresponding digit in the reversed multiplier, resulting in a product for each character in the scanned data.

  • Page 248: Product Add Right To Left Simple Remainder

    13 - 30 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Product Add Right to Left Simple Remainder Each character in the scanned data is assigned a numeric value (see OCR Check Digit Multiplier on page 13-26). The check digit multiplier is reversed in order. Each value representing a character in the scanned data is multiplied by its corresponding digit in the reversed multiplier, resulting in a product for each character in the scanned data.

  • Page 249: Digit Add Right To Left Simple Remainder

    OCR Programming 13 - 31 Digit Add Right To Left Simple Remainder Each character in the scanned data is assigned a numeric value (see OCR Check Digit Multiplier on page 13-26). The check digit multiplier is reversed in order. Each value representing a character in the scanned data is multiplied by its corresponding digit in the reversed multiplier, resulting in a product for each character in the scanned data.

  • Page 250

    13 - 32 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide...

  • Page 251: Chapter 14 Symbologies

    Chapter 14 Symbologies Introduction This chapter describes symbology features and provides programming bar codes for selecting these features. Before programming, follow the instructions in Chapter 1, Getting Started. To set feature values, scan a single bar code or a short bar code sequence. The settings are stored in non-volatile memory and are preserved even when the digital scanner powers down.

  • Page 252: Errors While Scanning

    14 - 2 Symbol DS6878 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 14-1 lists the defaults for all symbologies parameters. To change the default values, scan the appropriate bar codes in this guide.

  • Page 253

    Symbologies 14 - 3 Parameter Defaults (Continued) Table 14-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Convert UPC-E1 to A Disable 14-19 EAN-8/JAN-8 Extend Disable 14-20 Bookland ISBN Format F1h 40h ISBN-10 14-21 UCC Coupon Extended Code Disable 14-22 Coupon Report F1h DAh Old Coupon Format 14-23...

  • Page 254

    14 - 4 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Parameter Defaults (Continued) Table 14-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Code 11 Check Digit Verification Disable 14-41 Transmit Code 11 Check Digit(s) Disable 14-42 Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF) Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF)

  • Page 255

    Symbologies 14 - 5 Parameter Defaults (Continued) Table 14-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Transmit Matrix 2 of 5 Check Digit F1h 6Fh Disable 14-59 Korean 3 of 5 Korean 3 of 5 F1h 45h Disable 14-59 Inverse 1D F1h 4Ah Regular 14-60...

  • Page 256

    14 - 6 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Parameter Defaults (Continued) Table 14-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number MicroPDF417 Disable 14-71 Code 128 Emulation Disable 14-72 Data Matrix F0h 24h Enable 14-73 Data Matrix Inverse F1h 4Ch Regular 14-73...

  • Page 257: Upc/ean

    Symbologies 14 - 7 UPC/EAN Enable/Disable UPC-A Parameter # 01h To enable or disable UPC-A, scan the appropriate bar code below Enable UPC-A (01h) Disable UPC-A (00h) Enable/Disable UPC-E Parameter # 02h To enable or disable UPC-E, scan the appropriate bar code below Enable UPC-E (01h) Disable UPC-E...

  • Page 258: Enable/disable Upc-e1

    14 - 8 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Enable/Disable UPC-E1 Parameter # 0Ch UPC-E1 is disabled by default. To enable or disable UPC-E1, scan the appropriate bar code below. NOTE UPC-E1 is not a UCC (Uniform Code Council) approved symbology.

  • Page 259: Enable/disable Ean-13/jan-13

    Symbologies 14 - 9 Enable/Disable EAN-13/JAN-13 Parameter # 03h To enable or disable EAN-13/JAN-13, scan the appropriate bar code below Enable EAN-13/JAN-13 (01h) Disable EAN-13/JAN-13 (00h) Enable/Disable Bookland EAN Parameter # 53h To enable or disable Bookland EAN, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Bookland EAN (01h) Disable Bookland EAN...

  • Page 260: Decode Upc/ean/jan Supplementals

    14 - 10 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals Parameter # 10h 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 digital scanner is presented with a UPC/EAN plus supplemental symbol, the digital scanner decodes UPC/EAN and ignores the supplemental characters.

  • Page 261

    Symbologies 14 - 11 Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals (continued) Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Only With Supplementals (01h) Ignore Supplementals (00h) Autodiscriminate UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals (02h) Enable 378/379 Supplemental Mode (04h) Enable 978/979 Supplemental Mode (05h) Enable 977 Supplemental Mode (07h)

  • Page 262

    14 - 12 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals (continued) 414/419/434/439 Supplemental Mode Enable (06h) 491 Supplemental Mode Enable (08h) Enable Smart Supplemental Mode (03h) Supplemental User-Programmable Type 1 (09h) Supplemental User-Programmable Type 1 and 2 (0Ah) Smart Supplemental Plus User-Programmable...

  • Page 263: User-programmable Supplementals

    Symbologies 14 - 13 User-Programmable Supplementals Supplemental 1: Parameter # F1h 43h Supplemental 2: Parameter # F1h 44h If you selected a Supplemental User-Programmable option from Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals on page 14-10, select User-Programmable Supplemental 1 to set the 3-digit prefix. Then select the 3 digits using the numeric bar codes beginning on page D-1.

  • Page 264: Upc/ean/jan Supplemental Aim Id Format

    14 - 14 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide UPC/EAN/JAN Supplemental AIM ID Format Parameter # F1h A0h Select an output format when reporting UPC/EAN/JAN bar codes with supplementals with AIM ID enabled: • Separate - UPC/EAN with supplementals transmit as ]E<0 or 4><data>]E<1 or 2>[supp data] •...

  • Page 265: Transmit Upc-e Check Digit

    Symbologies 14 - 15 Transmit UPC-E Check Digit Parameter # 29h 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 266: Upc-a Preamble

    14 - 16 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide UPC-A Preamble Parameter # 22h Preamble characters are part of the UPC symbol, and include Country Code and System Character. There are three options for transmitting a UPC-A preamble to the host device: transmit System Character only, transmit System Character and Country Code (“0”...

  • Page 267: Upc-e Preamble

    Symbologies 14 - 17 UPC-E Preamble Parameter # 23h Preamble characters are part of the UPC symbol, and include Country Code and System Character. There are three options for transmitting a UPC-E preamble to the host device: transmit System Character only, transmit System Character and Country Code (“0”...

  • Page 268: Upc-e1 Preamble

    14 - 18 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide UPC-E1 Preamble Parameter # 24h Preamble characters are part of the UPC symbol, and include Country Code and System Character. There are three options for transmitting a UPC-E1 preamble to the host device: transmit System Character only, transmit System Character and Country Code (“0”...

  • Page 269: Convert Upc-e To Upc-a

    Symbologies 14 - 19 Convert UPC-E to UPC-A Parameter # 25h Enable this to convert UPC-E (zero suppressed) decoded data to UPC-A format before transmission. After conversion, the data follows UPC-A format and is affected by UPC-A programming selections (e.g., Preamble, Check Digit).

  • Page 270: Ean-8/jan-8 Extend

    14 - 20 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide EAN-8/JAN-8 Extend Parameter # 27h Enable this parameter to add five leading zeros to decoded EAN-8 symbols to make them compatible in format to EAN-13 symbols. Disable this to transmit EAN-8 symbols as is.

  • Page 271: Bookland Isbn Format

    Symbologies 14 - 21 Bookland ISBN Format Parameter # F1h 40h If you enabled Bookland EAN using Enable/Disable Bookland EAN on page 14-9, select one of the following formats for Bookland data: • Bookland ISBN-10 - The digital scanner reports Bookland data starting with 978 in traditional 10-digit format with the special Bookland check digit for backward-compatibility.

  • Page 272: Ucc Coupon Extended Code

    14 - 22 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide UCC Coupon Extended Code Parameter # 55h Enable this parameter to decode UPC-A bar codes starting with digit ‘5’, EAN-13 bar codes starting with digit ‘99’, and UPC-A/GS1-128 Coupon Codes. UPCA, EAN-13, and GS1-128 must be enabled to scan all types of Coupon Codes.

  • Page 273: Coupon Report

    Symbologies 14 - 23 Coupon Report Parameter # F1h DAh Select an option to determine which type of coupon format to support. • Select Old Coupon Format to support UPC-A/GS1-128 and EAN-13/GS1-128. • Select New Coupon Format as an interim format to support UPC-A/GS1-DataBar and EAN-13/GS1-DataBar.

  • Page 274: Issn Ean

    14 - 24 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide ISSN EAN Parameter # F1h 69h To enable or disable ISSN EAN, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable ISSN EAN (01h) Disable ISSN EAN (00h)

  • Page 275: Code 128

    Symbologies 14 - 25 Code 128 Enable/Disable Code 128 Parameter # 08h To enable or disable Code 128, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Code 128 (01h) Disable Code 128 (00h) Set Lengths for Code 128 Parameter # L1 = D1h, L2 = D2h The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s) the code contains.

  • Page 276: Enable/disable Gs1-128 (formerly Ucc/ean-128)

    14 - 26 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Code 128 (continued) Code 128 - One Discrete Length Code 128 - Two Discrete Lengths Code 128 - Length Within Range *Code 128 - Any Length Enable/Disable GS1-128 (formerly UCC/EAN-128) Parameter # 0Eh To enable or disable GS1-128, scan the appropriate bar code below.

  • Page 277: Enable/disable Isbt 128

    Symbologies 14 - 27 Enable/Disable ISBT 128 Parameter # 54h ISBT 128 is a variant of Code 128 used in the blood bank industry. Scan a bar code below to enable or disable ISBT 128. If necessary, the host must perform concatenation of the ISBT data. Enable ISBT 128 (01h) Disable ISBT 128...

  • Page 278: Isbt Concatenation

    14 - 28 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide ISBT Concatenation Parameter # F1h 41h Select an option for concatenating pairs of ISBT code types: • If you select Disable ISBT Concatenation, the digital scanner does not concatenate pairs of ISBT codes it encounters.

  • Page 279: Check Isbt Table

    Symbologies 14 - 29 Check ISBT Table Parameter # F1h 42h The ISBT specification includes a table that lists several types of ISBT bar codes that are commonly used in pairs. If you set ISBT Concatenation to Enable, enable Check ISBT Table to concatenate only those pairs found in this table.

  • Page 280: Code 39

    14 - 30 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Code 39 Enable/Disable Code 39 Parameter # 00h To enable or disable Code 39, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Code 39 (01h) Disable Code 39 (00h) Enable/Disable Trioptic Code 39 Parameter # 0Dh Trioptic Code 39 is a variant of Code 39 used in the marking of computer tape cartridges.

  • Page 281: Convert Code 39 To Code 32

    Symbologies 14 - 31 Convert Code 39 to Code 32 Parameter # 56h 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. NOTE Code 39 must be enabled for this parameter to function.

  • Page 282: Set Lengths For Code 39

    14 - 32 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Code 39 Parameter # L1 = 12h, L2 = 13h The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s) the code contains. Set lengths for Code 39 to any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range.

  • Page 283: Code 39 Check Digit Verification

    Symbologies 14 - 33 Code 39 Check Digit Verification Parameter # 30h Enable this feature to check the integrity of all Code 39 symbols to verify that the data complies with specified check digit algorithm. Only Code 39 symbols which include a modulo 43 check digit are decoded. Enable this feature if the Code 39 symbols contain a Modulo 43 check digit.

  • Page 284: Code 39 Full Ascii Conversion

    14 - 34 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion Parameter # 11h Code 39 Full ASCII is a variant of Code 39 which pairs characters to encode the full ASCII character set. To enable or disable Code 39 Full ASCII, scan the appropriate bar code below.

  • Page 285: Buffer Data

    Symbologies 14 - 35 Code 39 Buffering - Scan & Store (continued) This feature affects Code 39 only. If selecting Buffer Code 39, we recommend configuring the digital scanner to decode Code 39 symbology only. Buffer Code 39 (Enable) (01h) Do Not Buffer Code 39 (Disable) (00h) While there is data in the transmission buffer, you cannot select Do Not Buffer Code 39.

  • Page 286: Transmit Buffer

    14 - 36 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Transmit Buffer There are two methods to transmit the Code 39 buffer. Scan the Transmit Buffer bar code below, which includes only a start character, a plus (+), and a stop character.

  • Page 287: Code 93

    Symbologies 14 - 37 Code 93 Enable/Disable Code 93 To enable or disable Code 93, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Code 93 (01h) Disable Code 93 (00h) 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 288

    14 - 38 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide 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 289: Code 11

    Symbologies 14 - 39 Code 11 Code 11 To enable or disable Code 11, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Code 11 (01h) Disable Code 11 (00h) 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 290

    14 - 40 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide 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 291: Code 11 Check Digit Verification

    Symbologies 14 - 41 Code 11 Check Digit Verification This feature allows the digital 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 292: Transmit Code 11 Check Digits

    14 - 42 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide 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) (01h) Do Not Transmit Code 11 Check Digit(s) (Disable) (00h) NOTE Code 11 Check Digit Verification must be enabled for this parameter to function.

  • Page 293: Set Lengths For Interleaved 2 Of 5

    Symbologies 14 - 43 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. Set lengths for I 2 of 5 to any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range.

  • Page 294

    14 - 44 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide 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...

  • Page 295: I 2 Of 5 Check Digit Verification

    Symbologies 14 - 45 I 2 of 5 Check Digit Verification Enable this feature to check the integrity of all I 2 of 5 symbols to verify the data complies with either the specified Uniform Symbology Specification (USS), or the Optical Product Code Council (OPCC) check digit algorithm. Disable (00h) USS Check Digit...

  • Page 296: Convert I 2 Of 5 To Ean-13

    14 - 46 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide 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. To accomplish this, the I 2 of 5 code must be enabled, and the code must have a leading zero and a valid EAN-13 check digit.

  • Page 297: Set Lengths For Discrete 2 Of 5

    Symbologies 14 - 47 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. Set lengths for D 2 of 5 to any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range.

  • Page 298

    14 - 48 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide 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...

  • Page 299: Codabar (nw - 7)

    Symbologies 14 - 49 Codabar (NW - 7) Enable/Disable Codabar To enable or disable Codabar, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Codabar (01h) Disable Codabar (00h) 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 300

    14 - 50 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Codabar (continued) Codabar - One Discrete Length Codabar - Two Discrete Lengths Codabar - Length Within Range Codabar - Any Length...

  • Page 301: Clsi Editing

    Symbologies 14 - 51 CLSI Editing Enable this parameter to strip the start and stop characters and insert 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. NOTE Symbol length does not include start and stop characters.

  • Page 302: Msi

    14 - 52 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Enable/Disable MSI To enable or disable MSI, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable MSI (01h) Disable MSI (00h) 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 303

    Symbologies 14 - 53 Set Lengths for MSI (continued) NOTE Due to the construction of the MSI symbology, it is possible for a scan line covering only a portion of the code to transmit as a complete scan, yielding less data than is encoded in the bar code. To prevent this, select specific lengths (MSI - One Discrete Length, Two Discrete Lengths) for MSI applications.

  • Page 304: Msi Check Digits

    14 - 54 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide 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, scan the Two MSI Check Digits bar code to enable verification of the second check digit.

  • Page 305: Msi Check Digit Algorithm

    Symbologies 14 - 55 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 (00h) MOD 10/MOD 10 (01h) Chinese 2 of 5...

  • Page 306: Matrix 2 Of 5

    14 - 56 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Matrix 2 of 5 Enable/Disable Matrix 2 of 5 To enable or disable Matrix 2 of 5, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Matrix 2 of 5 (01h) Disable Matrix 2 of 5...

  • Page 307: Set Lengths For Matrix 2 Of 5

    Symbologies 14 - 57 Set Lengths for Matrix 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. Set lengths for Matrix 2 of 5 to any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range.

  • Page 308: Matrix 2 Of 5 Redundancy

    14 - 58 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Matrix 2 of 5 Redundancy To enable or disable Matrix 2 of 5 redundancy, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Matrix 2 of 5 Redundancy (01h) Disable Matrix 2 of 5 Redundancy...

  • Page 309: Transmit Matrix 2 Of 5 Check Digit

    Symbologies 14 - 59 Transmit Matrix 2 of 5 Check Digit Scan a bar code below to transmit Matrix 2 of 5 data with or without the check digit. Transmit Matrix 2 of 5 Check Digit (01h) Do Not Transmit Matrix 2 of 5 Check Digit (00h) Korean 3 of 5 Enable/Disable Korean 3 of 5...

  • Page 310: Inverse 1d

    14 - 60 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Inverse 1D This parameter sets the 1D inverse decoder setting. Options are: • - the digital scanner decodes regular 1D bar codes only. Regular Only • - the digital scanner decodes inverse 1D bar codes only.

  • Page 311: Postal Codes

    Symbologies 14 - 61 Postal Codes US Postnet To enable or disable US Postnet, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable US Postnet (01h) Disable US Postnet (00h) US Planet To enable or disable US Planet, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable US Planet (01h) Disable US Planet...

  • Page 312: Transmit Us Postal Check Digit

    14 - 62 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Transmit US Postal Check Digit Select whether to transmit US Postal data, which includes both US Postnet and US Planet, with or without the check digit. Transmit US Postal Check Digit (01h)

  • Page 313: Transmit Uk Postal Check Digit

    Symbologies 14 - 63 Transmit UK Postal Check Digit Select whether to transmit UK Postal data with or without the check digit. Transmit UK Postal Check Digit (01h) Do Not Transmit UK Postal Check Digit (00h) Japan Postal To enable or disable Japan Postal, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Japan Postal (01h) Disable Japan Postal...

  • Page 314: Australian Postal

    14 - 64 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Australian Postal To enable or disable Australian Postal, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Australian Postal (01h) Disable Australian Postal (00h) Netherlands KIX Code To enable or disable Netherlands KIX Code, scan the appropriate bar code below.

  • Page 315: Usps 4cb/one Code/intelligent Mail

    Symbologies 14 - 65 USPS 4CB/One Code/Intelligent Mail To enable or disable USPS 4CB/One Code/Intelligent Mail, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable USPS 4CB/One Code/Intelligent Mail (01h) Disable USPS 4CB/One Code/Intelligent Mail (00h) UPU FICS Postal To enable or disable UPU FICS Postal, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable UPU FICS Postal (01h) Disable UPU FICS Postal...

  • Page 316: Gs1 Databar

    14 - 66 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide GS1 DataBar The variants of GS1 DataBar are DataBar-14, DataBar Expanded, and DataBar Limited. The limited and expanded versions have stacked variants. Scan the appropriate bar codes to enable or disable each variant of GS1 DataBar.

  • Page 317: Gs1 Databar Expanded

    Symbologies 14 - 67 GS1 DataBar Expanded Parameter # F0h 54h. Enable GS1 DataBar Expanded (01h) Disable GS1 DataBar Expanded (00h) Convert GS1 DataBar to UPC/EAN Parameter # F0h, 8Dh This parameter only applies to GS1 DataBar-14 and GS1 DataBar Limited symbols not decoded as part of a Composite symbol.

  • Page 318: Composite

    14 - 68 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Composite Composite CC-C Parameter # F0h 55h Scan a bar code below to enable or disable Composite bar codes of type CC-C. Enable CC-C (01h) Disable CC-C (00h) Composite CC-A/B Parameter # F0h 56h Scan a bar code below to enable or disable Composite bar codes of type CC-A/B.

  • Page 319: Composite Tlc-39

    Symbologies 14 - 69 Composite TLC-39 Parameter # F0h 73h Scan a bar code below to enable or disable Composite bar codes of type TLC-39. Enable TLC39 (01h) Disable TLC39 (00h) UPC Composite Mode Parameter # F0h 58h Select an option for linking UPC symbols with a 2D symbol during transmission as if they were one symbol: •...

  • Page 320: Composite Beep Mode

    14 - 70 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Composite Beep Mode Parameter # F0h, 8Eh 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...

  • Page 321: 2d Symbologies

    Symbologies 14 - 71 2D Symbologies Enable/Disable PDF417 Parameter # 0Fh To enable or disable PDF417, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable PDF417 (01h) Disable PDF417 (00h) Enable/Disable MicroPDF417 Parameter # E3h To enable or disable MicroPDF417, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable MicroPDF417 (01h) Disable MicroPDF417...

  • Page 322: Code 128 Emulation

    14 - 72 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Code 128 Emulation Parameter # 7Bh Enable this parameter to transmit data from certain MicroPDF417 symbols as Code 128. UPC/EAN/JAN Supplemental AIM ID Format on page 14-14 must be enabled for this parameter to work.

  • Page 323: Data Matrix

    Symbologies 14 - 73 Data Matrix Parameter # F0h, 24h To enable or disable Data Matrix, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Data Matrix (01h) Disable Data Matrix (00h) Data Matrix Inverse Parameter # F1h 4Ch This parameter sets the Data Matrix inverse decoder setting. Options are: •...

  • Page 324: Maxicode

    14 - 74 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Maxicode Parameter # F0h, 26h To enable or disable Maxicode, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Maxicode (01h) Disable Maxicode (00h) QR Code Parameter # F0h,25h To enable or disable QR Code, scan the appropriate bar code below.

  • Page 325: Qr Inverse

    Symbologies 14 - 75 QR Inverse Parameter # F1h 4Bh This parameter sets the QR inverse decoder setting. Options are: • - the digital scanner decodes regular QR bar codes only. Regular Only • - the digital scanner decodes inverse QR bar codes only. Inverse Only •...

  • Page 326: Aztec

    14 - 76 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Aztec Parameter # F1h 3Eh To enable or disable Aztec, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Aztec (01h) Disable Aztec (00h) Aztec Inverse Parameter # F1h 4Dh This parameter sets the Aztec inverse decoder setting. Options are: •...

  • Page 327: Redundancy Level 1

    Symbologies 14 - 77 Redundancy Level Parameter # 4Eh The digital scanner offers four levels of decode redundancy. Select higher redundancy levels for decreasing levels of bar code quality. As redundancy levels increase, the digital 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: Redundancy Level 1 Codes...

  • Page 328: Redundancy Level 4

    14 - 78 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Redundancy Level 4 The following code types must be successfully read three times before being decoded: Redundancy Level 4 Codes Table 14-5 Code Type Code Length Redundancy Level 1 (01h) Redundancy Level 2...

  • Page 329: Security Level

    Symbologies 14 - 79 Security Level Parameter # 4Dh The digital 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 digital scanner aggressiveness, so choose only that level of security necessary for any given application.

  • Page 330: Intercharacter Gap Size

    14 - 80 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Intercharacter Gap Size The Code 39 and Codabar symbologies have an intercharacter gap that is typically quite small. Due to various bar code-printing technologies, this gap can grow larger than the maximum size allowed, preventing the digital scanner from decoding the symbol.

  • Page 331: Macro Pdf Features

    Symbologies 14 - 81 Macro PDF Features Macro PDF is a special feature for concatenating multiple PDF symbols into one file. The scanner can decode symbols that are encoded with this feature, and can store more than 64 Kb of decoded data stored in up to 50 MacroPDF symbols.

  • Page 332

    14 - 82 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide...

  • Page 333: Chapter 15 Advanced Data Formatting

    Chapter 15 Advanced Data Formatting Introduction Advanced Data Formatting (ADF) is a means of customizing data before transmission to the host device. Scan data can be edited to suit particular requirements. To implement ADF, scan a related series of bar codes, which begin on page 15-8, which allows programming the digital scanner with Advanced Data Formatting (ADF) Rules.

  • Page 334: Using Adf Bar Codes

    15 - 2 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Using ADF Bar Codes When programming a rule, make sure the rule is logically correct. Plan ahead before scanning. To program each data formatting rule: • Start the Rule. Scan the Begin New Rule bar code on page 15-8.

  • Page 335: Rule 1: The Code 128 Scanning Rule

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 3 Rule 1: The Code 128 Scanning Rule Step Bar Code On Page Beep Indication Begin New Rule 15-8 High High Code 128 15-11 High High Send next 5 characters 15-25 High High Send <CTRL M> 15-45 High High Send next 5 characters...

  • Page 336: Rules Hierarchy (in Bar Codes)

    15 - 4 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide and the cashier keys the price manually. To implement this, first enter an ADF rule that applies to the normal situation, such as: Scan Rule Belongs to Set 1. When scanning a bar code of length 15, send the next 2 characters, send the class key, send the next 8 characters, send the stock key, send the data that remains, send the Enter key.

  • Page 337: Default Rules

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 5 Note that using the standard data editing functions also creates ADF rules. Scan options are entered as ADF rules, and the hierarchy mentioned above also applies to them. For the digital scanner, this applies to prefix/suffix programming in the parameter Scan Data Transmission Format on page 5-37.

  • Page 338: Adf Bar Codes

    15 - 6 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide ADF Bar Codes Table 15-1 lists the bar codes available through ADF. ADF Bar Codes Table 15-1 Page Parameter Number Special Commands 15-8 Pause Duration 15-8 Begin New Rule 15-8 Save Rule...

  • Page 339

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 7 ADF Bar Codes (Continued) Table 15-1 Page Parameter Number Send Pause 15-28 Skip Ahead 15-29 Skip Back 15-30 Send Preset Value 15-32 Remove All Spaces 15-32 Crunch All Spaces 15-32 Stop Space Removal 15-32 Remove Leading Zeros 15-33 Stop Zero Removal...

  • Page 340: Special Commands

    15 - 8 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide ADF Bar Codes (Continued) Table 15-1 Page Parameter Number End of Message 15-96 15-96 15-100 Special Commands Pause Duration Use this parameter, along with Send Pause on page 15-28, to insert a pause in the data transmission. Set the pause by scanning a two-digit number (i.e., two bar codes) from...

  • Page 341: Erase

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 9 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 the bar code below to quit entering rules. Quit Entering Rules...

  • Page 342: Disable Rule Set

    15 - 10 Symbol DS6878 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 343: Criteria

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 11 Criteria Code Types Scan the bar codes for all code to be affected by the rule. Scan the codes in succession, prior to selecting other criteria. To select all code types, do not scan any code type Code 39 Codabar GS1 DataBar-14...

  • Page 344

    15 - 12 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Code Types (continued) IATA 2 OF 5 I 2 OF 5 Code 93 UPC-A UPC-E EAN-8 EAN-13...

  • Page 345

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 13 Code Types (continued) GS1-128 UPC-E1 Bookland EAN Trioptic Code 39 Code 11 Code 32...

  • Page 346

    15 - 14 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Code Types (continued) ISBT 128 Coupon Code TLC 39 UPC/EAN Composites GS1 DataBar and EAN128 Composites NOTE When selecting composite bar codes, enable AIM IDs if parsing UPC or EAN composite data, or data from...

  • Page 347: Code Lengths

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 15 Code Lengths Scan these bar codes to define the number of characters the selected code type must contain. Select one length per rule only. Do not select any code length to select code types of any length. 1 Character 2 Characters 3 Characters...

  • Page 348

    15 - 16 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Code Lengths (continued) 7 Characters 8 Characters 9 Characters 10 Characters 11 Characters 12 Characters 13 Characters...

  • Page 349

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 17 Code Lengths (continued) 14 Characters 15 Characters 16 Characters 17 Characters 18 Characters 19 Characters 20 Characters...

  • Page 350

    15 - 18 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Code Lengths (continued) 21 Characters 22 Characters 23 Characters 24 Characters 25 Characters 26 Characters 27 Characters...

  • Page 351: Message Containing A Specific Data String

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 19 Code Lengths (continued) 28 Characters 29 Characters 30 Characters 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.

  • Page 352

    15 - 20 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Specific String, Any Location Scan the following bar code. Enter a location by scanning a two-digit number representing the position (use a leading “zero” if necessary) using the Numeric Keypad on page 15-21.

  • Page 353: Numeric Keypad

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 21 Numeric Keypad Do not confuse bar codes on this page with those on the alphanumeric keyboard.

  • Page 354

    15 - 22 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Numeric Keypad (continued) Cancel...

  • Page 355: Rule Belongs To Set

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 23 Rule Belongs To Set Select the set to which a rule belongs. There are four possible rule sets. See Alternate Rule Sets on page 15-3 more information about rule sets. Rule Belongs To Set 1 Rule Belongs To Set 2 Rule Belongs To Set 3 Rule Belongs To Set 4...

  • Page 356: Actions

    15 - 24 Symbol DS6878 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 15-87, or send the next X characters. Note that only bar codes for Send Next 1 to 20 appear here, and can be scanned multiple times to send values greater then 20.

  • Page 357

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 25 Send Data (continued) Send Next 5 Characters Send Next 6 Characters Send Next 7 Characters Send Next 8 Characters Send Next 9 Characters Send Next 10 Characters Send Next 11 Characters...

  • Page 358

    15 - 26 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Send Data (continued) Send Next 12 Characters Send Next 13 Characters Send Next 14 Characters Send Next 15 Characters Send Next 16 Characters Send Next 17 Characters Send Next 18 Characters...

  • Page 359: Setup Field(s)

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 27 Send Data (continued) Send Next 19 Characters Send Next 20 Characters Setup Field(s) Setup Field(s) Definitions Table 15-2 Parameter Description Page Move Cursor Move Cursor To a Character Scan the Move Cursor To Character on page 15-28, then any 15-28 printable ASCII character from the...

  • Page 360: Move Cursor

    15 - 28 Symbol DS6878 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 15-87.

  • Page 361: Skip Ahead

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 29 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 Skip Ahead 7 Characters...

  • Page 362: Skip Back

    15 - 30 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Skip Ahead (continued) Skip Ahead 8 Characters Skip Ahead 9 Characters Skip Ahead 10 Characters Skip Back Use the following bar codes to skip back characters. Skip Back 1 Character Skip Back 2 Characters...

  • Page 363

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 31 Skip Back (continued) Skip Back 4 Characters Skip Back 5 Characters Skip Back 6 Characters Skip Back 7 Characters Skip Back 8 Characters Skip Back 9 Characters Skip Back 10 Characters...

  • Page 364: Send Preset Value

    15 - 32 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Send Preset Value Use these bar codes to send preset values. See Prefix/Suffix Values on page 5-36 to set these values. Send Prefix Send Suffix Modify Data Modify data as described below. The following actions work for all send commands that follow it within a rule.

  • Page 365: Remove Leading Zeros

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 33 Remove Leading Zeros Scan the bar code below to remove all leading zeros. Remove Leading Zeros Stop Zero Removal Scan the bar code below to disable the removal of zeros. Stop Zero Removal...

  • Page 366: Pad Data With Spaces

    15 - 34 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Pad Data with Spaces To pad data to the left, scan the bar code containing the desired number of spaces. Use Send commands to activate this parameter. Pad Spaces To Length 1...

  • Page 367

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 35 Pad Data with Spaces (continued) Pad Spaces To Length 8 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...

  • Page 368

    15 - 36 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Pad Data with Spaces (continued) Pad Spaces To Length 15 Pad Spaces To Length 16 Pad Spaces To Length 17 Pad Spaces To Length 18 Pad Spaces To Length 19 Pad Spaces To Length 20...

  • Page 369

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 37 Pad Data with Spaces (continued) Pad Spaces To Length 22 Pad Spaces To Length 23 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...

  • Page 370: Pad Data With Zeros

    15 - 38 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Pad Data with Spaces (continued) Pad Spaces To Length 29 Pad Spaces To Length 30 Stop Pad Spaces Pad Data with Zeros To pad data to the left, scan the bar code containing the desired number of zeros. Use Send commands to activate this parameter.

  • Page 371

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 39 Pad Data with Zeros (continued) Pad Zeros To Length 4 Pad Zeros To Length 5 Pad Zeros To Length 6 Pad Zeros To Length 7 Pad Zeros To Length 8 Pad Zeros To Length 9 Pad Zeros To Length 10...

  • Page 372

    15 - 40 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Pad Data with Zeros (continued) 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 373

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 41 Pad Data with Zeros (continued) 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 374

    15 - 42 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide 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...

  • Page 375: Beeps

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 43 Beeps Select a beep sequence for each ADF rule. Beep Once Beep Twice Beep Three Times Send Keystroke (Control Characters and Keyboard Characters) Control Characters Scan a Send bar code for the keystroke to send. Send Control 2 Send Control A Send Control B...

  • Page 376

    15 - 44 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Control Characters (continued) Send Control C Send Control D Send Control E Send Control F Send Control G Send Control H Send Control I...

  • Page 377

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 45 Control Characters (continued) Send Control J Send Control K Send Control L Send Control M Send Control N Send Control O Send Control P...

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    15 - 46 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Control Characters (continued) Send Control Q Send Control R Send Control S Send Control T Send Control U Send Control V Send Control W...

  • Page 379

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 47 Control Characters (continued) Send Control X Send Control Y Send Control Z Send Control [ Send Control \ Send Control ]...

  • Page 380: Keyboard Characters

    15 - 48 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Control Characters (continued) Send Control 6 Send Control - Keyboard Characters Scan a Send bar code for the keyboard characters to send. Send Space Send ! Send “ Send #...

  • Page 381

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 49 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send $ Send % Send & Send ‘ Send ( Send ) Send *...

  • Page 382

    15 - 50 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send + Send , Send - Send . Send / Send 0 Send 1...

  • Page 383

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 51 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send 2 Send 3 Send 4 Send 5 Send 6 Send 7 Send 8...

  • Page 384

    15 - 52 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send 9 Send : Send ; Send < Send = Send > Send ?

  • Page 385

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 53 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send @ Send A Send B Send C Send D Send E Send F...

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    15 - 54 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send G Send H Send I Send J Send K Send L Send M...

  • Page 387

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 55 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send N Send O Send P Send Q Send R Send S Send T...

  • Page 388

    15 - 56 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send U Send V Send W Send X Send Y Send Z Send [...

  • Page 389

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 57 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send \ Send ] Send ^ Send _ Send ` Send a Send b...

  • Page 390

    15 - 58 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send c Send d Send e Send f Send g Send h Send i...

  • Page 391

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 59 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send j Send k Send l Send m Send n Send o Send p...

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    15 - 60 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send q Send r Send s Send t Send u Send v Send w...

  • Page 393: Send Alt Characters

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 61 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send x Send y Send z Send { Send | Send } Send ~ Send ALT Characters...

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    15 - 62 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Send Alt 2 Send Alt A Send Alt B Send Alt C Send Alt D Send Alt E Send Alt F...

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    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 63 Send ALT Characters (continued) Send Alt G Send Alt H Send Alt I Send Alt J Send Alt K Send Alt L Send Alt M...

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    15 - 64 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Send ALT Characters (continued) Send Alt N Send Alt O Send Alt P Send Alt Q Send Alt R Send Alt S Send Alt T...

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    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 65 Send ALT Characters (continued) Send Alt U Send Alt V Send Alt W Send Alt X Send Alt Y Send Alt Z Send Alt [...

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    15 - 66 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Send ALT Characters (continued) Send Alt \ Send Alt ]...

  • Page 399: Send Keypad Characters

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 67 Send Keypad Characters Send Keypad * Send Keypad + Send Keypad - Send Keypad . Send Keypad / Send Keypad 0 Send Keypad 1...

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    15 - 68 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Send Keypad Characters (continued) Send Keypad 2 Send Keypad 3 Send Keypad 4 Send Keypad 5 Send Keypad 6 Send Keypad 7 Send Keypad 8...

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    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 69 Send Keypad Characters (continued) Send Keypad 9 Send Keypad Enter Send Keypad Numlock Send Break Key Send Delete Key Send Page Up Key Send End Key...

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    15 - 70 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Send Keypad Characters (continued) Send Page Down Key Send Pause Key Send Scroll Lock Key Send Backspace Key Send Tab Key Send Print Screen Key Send Insert Key...

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    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 71 Send Keypad Characters (continued) Send Home Key Send Enter Key Send Escape Key Send Up Arrow Key Send Down Arrow Key Send Left Arrow Key Send Right Arrow Key...

  • Page 404: Send Function Key

    15 - 72 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Send Function Key Send F1 Key Send F2 Key Send F3 Key Send F4 Key Send F5 Key Send F6 Key Send F7 Key...

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    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 73 Send Function Key (continued) Send F8 Key Send F9 Key Send F10 Key Send F11 Key Send F12 Key Send F13 Key Send F14 Key...

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    15 - 74 Symbol DS6878 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...

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    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 75 Send Function Key (continued) Send F22 Key Send F23 Key Send F24 Key Send PF1 Key Send PF2 Key Send PF3 Key Send PF4 Key...

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    15 - 76 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Send Function Key (continued) Send PF5 Key Send PF6 Key Send PF7 Key Send PF8 Key Send PF9 Key Send PF10 Key Send PF11 Key...

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    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 77 Send Function Key (continued) Send PF12 Key Send PF13 Key Send PF14 Key Send PF15 Key Send PF16 Key Send PF17 Key Send PF18 Key...

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    15 - 78 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Send Function Key (continued) Send PF19 Key Send PF20 Key Send PF21 Key Send PF22 Key Send PF23 Key Send PF24 Key Send PF25 Key...

  • Page 411: Send Right Control Key

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 79 Send Function Key (continued) Send PF26 Key Send PF27 Key Send PF28 Key Send PF29 Key Send PF30 Key Send Right Control Key The “Send Right Control Key” action will send a tap (press and release) of the Right Control Key. Send Right Control Key...

  • Page 412: Send Graphic User Interface (gui) Characters

    15 - 80 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Send Graphic User Interface (GUI) Characters The Send Graphic User Interface Character actions taps the specified key while holding the System Dependent Graphic User Interface (GUI) Key. The definition of the Graphic User Interface key depends on the attached system.

  • Page 413

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 81 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...

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    15 - 82 Symbol DS6878 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 415

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 83 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 416

    15 - 84 Symbol DS6878 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 417: Turn On/off Rule Sets

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 85 Send Graphic User Interface (GUI) Characters (continued) Send GUI Y Send GUI Z Turn On/Off Rule Sets Use these bar codes to turn rule sets on and off. Turn On Rule Set 1 Turn On Rule Set 2 Turn On Rule Set 3 Turn On Rule Set 4...

  • Page 418

    15 - 86 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Turn On/Off Rule Sets (continued) Use these bar codes to turn rule sets on and off. Turn Off Rule Set 1 Turn Off Rule Set 2 Turn Off Rule Set 3 Turn Off Rule Set 4...

  • Page 419: Alphanumeric Keyboard

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 87 Alphanumeric Keyboard Space (Single Quote) (Dash)

  • Page 420

    15 - 88 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued) (Comma) “ & ‘...

  • Page 421

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 89 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued) < >...

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    15 - 90 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued) (Underscore)

  • Page 423

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 91 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued) NOTE Do not confuse the numeric bar codes below with those on the numeric keypad.

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    15 - 92 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)

  • Page 425

    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 93 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)

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    15 - 94 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)

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    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 95 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)

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    15 - 96 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued) Cancel End of Message...

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    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 97 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)

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    15 - 98 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)

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    Advanced Data Formatting 15 - 99 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)

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    15 - 100Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)

  • Page 433: Chapter 16 Driver's License Set Up (ds6878-dl)

    .DLL, to produce formatted data. This chapter describes how to program the Symbol DS6878-DL digital scanner to read and use the data contained in the 2D bar codes on US driver's licenses and AAMVA compliant ID cards.

  • Page 434: Driver's License Parsing

    Motorola's server based parsing algorithms. Download/install the software from the Motorola Web site at: http//www.motorola.com/enterprisemobility/support. When the Motorola .DLL installs on the host server along with a custom driver's license application, the Symbol DS6878 digital scanner can read 2D bar codes on standard US driver's licenses and AAMVA compliant ID cards to produce formatted data.

  • Page 435: Parsing Driver's License Data Fields (embedded Driver's License Parsing)

    Driver’s License Set Up (DS6878-DL) 16 - 3 Parsing Driver’s License Data Fields (Embedded Driver's License Parsing) To begin programming a parsing rule: Scan Begin New Driver’s License Parse Rule on page 16-4. Scan any of the field bar codes on the following pages, or Send Keystroke (Control Characters and Keyboard Characters) on page 16-24 to complete the parsing rule.

  • Page 436: Driver's License Parse Field Bar Codes

    16 - 4 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Driver’s License Parse Field Bar Codes Begin New Driver’s License Parse Rule Save Driver’s License Parse Rule Quit Entering Driver’s License Rule Erase Driver’s License Parse Rules...

  • Page 437

    Driver’s License Set Up (DS6878-DL) 16 - 5 Driver’s License Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) The parse fields currently supported begin below. Not all IDs present data in the same format. For example, some IDs may have separate fields for first name, last name, and middle initial, and others may have a single field with the entire name. In addition, some IDs may expire on the subject's birth date and the actual expiration date field may only indicate the year.

  • Page 438

    16 - 6 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Driver’s License Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) Issue Date ID Number (Formatted)

  • Page 439: Aamva Parse Field Bar Codes

    Driver’s License Set Up (DS6878-DL) 16 - 7 AAMVA Parse Field Bar Codes AAMVA Issuer ID Full Name Last Name First Name Middle Name / Initial Name Suffix Name Prefix...

  • Page 440

    16 - 8 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide AAMVA Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) Mailing Address Line 1 Mailing Address Line 2 Mailing Address City Mailing Address State Mailing Address Postal Code Home Address Line 1 Home Address Line 2...

  • Page 441

    Driver’s License Set Up (DS6878-DL) 16 - 9 AAMVA Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) Home Address City Home Address State Home Address Postal Code License ID Number License Class License Restrictions License Endorsements...

  • Page 442

    16 - 10 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide AAMVA Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) Height (Feet and/or Inches) Height (Centimeters) Weight (Pounds) Weight (Kilograms) Eye Color Hair Color License Expiration Date...

  • Page 443

    Driver’s License Set Up (DS6878-DL) 16 - 11 AAMVA Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) Birth Date Gender License Issue Date Social Security Number Permit Class Permit Expiration Date Permit ID Number...

  • Page 444

    16 - 12 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide AAMVA Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) Permit Issue Date Permit Restrictions Permit Endorsements AKA Social Security Name AKA Full Name AKA Last Name AKA First Name...

  • Page 445

    Driver’s License Set Up (DS6878-DL) 16 - 13 AAMVA Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) AKA Middle Name / Initial AKA Name Suffix AKA Name Prefix AKA Birth Date Issue Timestamp Number of Duplicates Medical Codes...

  • Page 446

    16 - 14 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide AAMVA Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) Organ Donor Nonresident Customer ID Weight Range Document Discriminator Country Federal Commission Codes...

  • Page 447

    Driver’s License Set Up (DS6878-DL) 16 - 15 AAMVA Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) Place of Birth Audit Information Inventory Control Race / Ethnicity Std Vehicle Class Std Endorsements Std Restrictions...

  • Page 448

    16 - 16 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide AAMVA Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) Class Description Endorsement Description Restrictions Description Height in Inches Height in Centimeters Parser Version ID Bar Codes Include this field to emit embedded parser software version identification...

  • Page 449: Parsing Rule Example

    Driver’s License Set Up (DS6878-DL) 16 - 17 Parsing Rule Example Scan the following bar codes in sequence to program the digital scanner to extract and transmit first, middle, and last names; mailing address line 1; mailing address line 2; mailing address city; mailing address state; mailing address postal code;...

  • Page 450

    16 - 18 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Parsing Rule Example (continued) Last Name Send Enter Key Mailing Address Line 1 Send Space Mailing Address Line 2 Send Enter Key...

  • Page 451

    Driver’s License Set Up (DS6878-DL) 16 - 19 Parsing Rule Example (continued) Mailing Address City Send Space Mailing Address State Send Space Mailing Address Postal Code...

  • Page 452

    16 - 20 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Parsing Rule Example (continued) Send Enter Key Birth Date Send Enter Key Save Driver’s Licence Parse Rule...

  • Page 453: Embedded Driver's License Parsing Adf Example

    Driver’s License Set Up (DS6878-DL) 16 - 21 Embedded Driver's License Parsing ADF Example This example creates a parsing rule for parsed data configured to result in the format: Last Name, First Name Begin New Driver’s License Parse Rule Last Name Send , Send Space First Name...

  • Page 454

    16 - 22 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Then, in order to limit the full name to 15 characters, create the following ADF rule: Begin New Rule Criterion: Parsed Driver's License Action: Send Next 15 Characters Save Rule For a license belonging to Michael Williams, the parsed data is Williams, Michael and Williams, Micha after...

  • Page 455: Field Update Procedure

    Driver’s License Set Up (DS6878-DL) 16 - 23 Field Update Procedure Scan the following bar codes in order to perform a field update. This update COMPLETELY REPLACES prior updates and overrides any embedded parsing software programmed in the digital scanner. Scan Field Update Start.

  • Page 456: User Preferences

    16 - 24 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide User Preferences Set Default Parameter Scan this bar code to return all parameters to the default values listed in Table A-1 on page A-1. Set All Defaults Send Keystroke (Control Characters and Keyboard Characters) Control Characters Scan a Send bar code for the keystroke to send.

  • Page 457

    Driver’s License Set Up (DS6878-DL) 16 - 25 Control Characters (continued) Send Control C Send Control D Send Control E Send Control F Send Control G Send Control H Send Control I...

  • Page 458

    16 - 26 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Control Characters (continued) Send Control J Send Control K Send Control L Send Control M Send Control N Send Control O Send Control P...

  • Page 459

    Driver’s License Set Up (DS6878-DL) 16 - 27 Control Characters (continued) Send Control Q Send Control R Send Control S Send Control T Send Control U Send Control V Send Control W...

  • Page 460

    16 - 28 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Control Characters (continued) Send Control X Send Control Y Send Control Z Send Control [ Send Control \ Send Control ]...

  • Page 461: Keyboard Characters

    Driver’s License Set Up (DS6878-DL) 16 - 29 Control Characters (continued) Send Control 6 Send Control - Keyboard Characters Scan a Send bar code for the keyboard characters to send. Send Space Send ! Send “ Send #...

  • Page 462

    16 - 30 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send $ Send % Send & Send ‘ Send ( Send ) Send *...

  • Page 463

    Driver’s License Set Up (DS6878-DL) 16 - 31 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send + Send , Send - Send . Send / Send 0 Send 1...

  • Page 464

    16 - 32 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send 2 Send 3 Send 4 Send 5 Send 6 Send 7 Send 8...

  • Page 465

    Driver’s License Set Up (DS6878-DL) 16 - 33 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send 9 Send : Send ; Send < Send = Send > Send ?

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    16 - 34 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send @ Send A Send B Send C Send D Send E Send F...

  • Page 467

    Driver’s License Set Up (DS6878-DL) 16 - 35 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send G Send H Send I Send J Send K Send L Send M...

  • Page 468

    16 - 36 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send N Send O Send P Send Q Send R Send S Send T...

  • Page 469

    Driver’s License Set Up (DS6878-DL) 16 - 37 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send U Send V Send W Send X Send Y Send Z Send [...

  • Page 470

    16 - 38 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send \ Send ] Send ^ Send _ Send ` Send a Send b...

  • Page 471

    Driver’s License Set Up (DS6878-DL) 16 - 39 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send c Send d Send e Send f Send g Send h Send i...

  • Page 472

    16 - 40 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send j Send k Send l Send m Send n Send o Send p...

  • Page 473

    Driver’s License Set Up (DS6878-DL) 16 - 41 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send q Send r Send s Send t Send u Send v Send w...

  • Page 474

    16 - 42 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send x Send y Send z Send { Send | Send } Send ~...

  • Page 475

    Driver’s License Set Up (DS6878-DL) 16 - 43 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send Tab Key Send Enter Key...

  • Page 476

    16 - 44 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide...

  • Page 477

    Appendix A Standard Default Parameters Standard Default Parameters Table Table A-1 Page Parameter Default Number Radio Communications Bluetooth Host (Host Type) Cradle Host Discoverable Mode General Country Keyboard Types (Country Code) North American HID Keyboard Keystroke Delay No Delay (0 msec) 4-10 CAPS Lock Override Disable...

  • Page 478

    A - 2 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Page Parameter Default Number Pairing Modes Unlocked 4-20 Pairing on Contacts Enable 4-21 Connection Maintenance Interval 15 min 4-24 Authentication Disable 4-25 Variable Pin Code...

  • Page 479

    Standard Default Parameters A - 3 Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Page Parameter Default Number Hand-Held Decode Aiming Pattern Enable 5-23 Decoding Illumination Enable 5-24 Multicode Mode Disable 5-24 Multicode Expression 5-25 Multicode Mode Concatenation Disable 5-31 Multicode Concatenation Symbology Concatenate as PDF417 5-32 Miscellaneous Options...

  • Page 480

    A - 4 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Page Parameter Default Number RS-232 Host Types Standard Baud Rate 9600 Parity Type None Stop Bit Select 1 Stop Bit Data Bits (ASCII Format) 8-Bit...

  • Page 481: Code 39

    Standard Default Parameters A - 5 Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Page Parameter Default Number IBM 468X/469X Host Parameters Port Address None Selected Convert Unknown to Code 39 Disable Ignore Beep Disable Ignore Bar Code Configuration Disable Wand Emulation Host Parameters Wand Emulation Host Types Symbol OmniLink Interface 10-4...

  • Page 482: Upc/ean

    A - 6 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Page Parameter Default Number OCR Programming Parameters OCR-A Disable 13-3 OCR-A Variant Full ASCII 13-3 OCR-B Disable 13-5 OCR-B Variant Full ASCII 13-6 MICR E13B...

  • Page 483: Code 128

    Standard Default Parameters A - 7 Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Page Parameter Default Number Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplemental Redundancy 14-13 Transmit UPC-A Check Digit Enable 14-14 Transmit UPC-E Check Digit Enable 14-15 Transmit UPC-E1 Check Digit Enable 14-15 UPC-A Preamble System Character 14-16...

  • Page 484: Interleaved 2 Of 5

    A - 8 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Page Parameter Default Number Code 39 Check Digit Verification Disable 14-33 Transmit Code 39 Check Digit Disable 14-33 Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion Disable 14-34...

  • Page 485: Gs1 Databar

    Standard Default Parameters A - 9 Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Page Parameter Default Number Set Length(s) for MSI 2 to 55 14-52 MSI Check Digits 14-54 Transmit MSI Check Digit Disable 14-54 MSI Check Digit Algorithm Mod 10/Mod 10 14-55 Chinese 2 of 5 Enable/Disable Chinese 2 of 5...

  • Page 486: Gs1 Databar-14

    A - 10 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Page Parameter Default Number GS1 DataBar-14 Disable 14-66 GS1 DataBar Limited Disable 14-66 GS1 DataBar Expanded Disable 14-67 Convert GS1 DataBar to UPC/EAN Disable 14-67...

  • Page 487

    Standard Default Parameters A - 11 Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Page Parameter Default Number Report Version Report Software Version 14-80 Macro PDF Flush Macro PDF Buffer 14-81 Abort Macro PDF Entry 14-81 User selection is required to configure this interface and this is the most common selection.

  • Page 488

    A - 12 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide...

  • Page 489

    Appendix B Programming Reference Symbol Code Identifiers Symbol Code Characters Table B-1 Code Character Code Type UPC-A, UPC-E, UPC-E1, EAN-8, EAN-13 Code 39, Code 32 Codabar Code 128, ISBT 128, ISBT 128 Concatenated Code 93 Interleaved 2 of 5 Discrete 2 of 5, or Discrete 2 of 5 IATA Code 11 GS1-128 Bookland EAN...

  • Page 490: Qr Code,

    B - 2 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Symbol Code Characters (Continued) Table B-1 Code Character Code Type Korean 3 of 5 ISSN EAN, PDF417, Macro PDF417, Micro PDF417 Aztec, Aztec Rune Data Matrix QR Code, MicroQR Maxicode US Postnet...

  • Page 491

    Programming Reference B - 3 AIM Code Identifiers Each AIM Code Identifier contains the three-character string ]cm where: = Flag Character (ASCII 93) c = Code Character (see Table B-2) m = Modifier Character (see Table B-3) Aim Code Characters Table B-2 Code Character Code Type...

  • Page 492

    B - 4 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide The modifier character is the sum of the applicable option values based on Table B-3. Modifier Characters Table B-3 Code Type Option Value Option Code 39 No check character or Full ASCII processing.

  • Page 493

    Programming Reference B - 5 Modifier Characters (Continued) Table B-3 Code Type Option Value Option D 2 of 5 No options specified at this time. Always transmit 0. Example: A D 2 of 5 bar code 4123, is transmitted as ]S04123 UPC/EAN Standard data packet in full EAN format, i.e.

  • Page 494

    B - 6 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Modifier Characters (Continued) Table B-3 Code Type Option Value Option EAN.UCC Native mode transmission. Composites Note: UPC portion of composite is transmitted using UPC rules. (GS1 DataBar, Standard data packet. GS1-128, 2D portion of...

  • Page 495: Qr Code

    Programming Reference B - 7 Modifier Characters (Continued) Table B-3 Code Type Option Value Option Data Matrix ECC 000-140, not supported. ECC 200. ECC 200, FNC1 in first or fifth position. ECC 200, FNC1 in second or sixth position. ECC 200, ECI protocol implemented. ECC 200, FNC1 in first or fifth position, ECI protocol implemented.

  • Page 496

    B - 8 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide...

  • Page 497: Upc-a, 100%

    Appendix C Sample Bar Codes Code 39 123ABC UPC/EAN UPC-A, 100% 12345 67890...

  • Page 498: Interleaved 2 Of

    C - 2 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide EAN-13, 100% 3 456789 012340 Code 128 12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234 Interleaved 2 of 5 12345678901231...

  • Page 499

    Sample Bar Codes C - 3 GS1 DataBar NOTE GS1 DataBar variants must be enabled to read the bar codes below (see GS1 DataBar on page 14-66). 10293847560192837465019283746029478450366523 (GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked) 1234890hjio9900mnb (GS1 DataBar Expanded) 08672345650916 (GS1 DataBar Limited)

  • Page 500

    C - 4 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide GS1 DataBar-14 55432198673467 (GS1 DataBar-14 Truncated) 90876523412674 (GS1 DataBar-14 Stacked) 78123465709811 (GS1 DataBar-14 Stacked Omni-Directional) PDF417 Data Matrix...

  • Page 501: Us Postnet

    Sample Bar Codes C - 5 Maxicode QR Code US Postnet UK Postal...

  • Page 502

    C - 6 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide...

  • Page 503: Numeric Bar Codes

    Appendix D Numeric Bar Codes...

  • Page 504: Numeric Bar Codes

    D - 2 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Numeric Bar Codes For parameters requiring specific numeric values, scan the appropriately numbered bar code(s).

  • Page 505: Cancel

    Numeric Bar Codes D - 3 Cancel To correct an error or change a selection, scan the bar code below. Cancel...

  • Page 506

    D - 4 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide...

  • Page 507: Appendix E Alphanumeric Bar Codes

    Appendix E Alphanumeric Bar Codes Alphanumeric Keyboard Space...

  • Page 508

    E - 2 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)

  • Page 509

    Alphanumeric Bar Codes E - 3 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued) “ & ‘...

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    E - 4 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued) < >...

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    Alphanumeric Bar Codes E - 5 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)

  • Page 512

    E - 6 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued) NOTE The bar codes that follow should not be confused with those on the numeric keypad.

  • Page 513

    Alphanumeric Bar Codes E - 7 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued) End of Message Cancel...

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    E - 8 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)

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    Alphanumeric Bar Codes E - 9 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)

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    E - 10 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)

  • Page 517

    Alphanumeric Bar Codes E - 11 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)

  • Page 518

    E - 12 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)

  • Page 519

    Alphanumeric Bar Codes E - 13 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)

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    E - 14 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)

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    Alphanumeric Bar Codes E - 15 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)

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    E - 16 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)

  • Page 523

    Alphanumeric Bar Codes E - 17 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)

  • Page 524

    E - 18 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide...

  • Page 525: Appendix F Ascii Character Sets

    Appendix F ASCII Character Sets ASCII Value Standard Default Parameters Table Table F-1 Full ASCII ASCII Value Keystroke Code 39 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 526

    F - 2 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide ASCII Value Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table F-1 Full ASCII ASCII Value Keystroke Code 39 Encode Character 1016 CTRL P 1017 CTRL Q 1018 CTRL R 1019 CTRL S 1020 CTRL T...

  • Page 527

    ASCII Character Sets F - 3 ASCII Value Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table F-1 Full ASCII ASCII Value Keystroke Code 39 Encode Character 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 <...

  • Page 528

    F - 4 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide ASCII Value Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table F-1 Full ASCII ASCII Value Keystroke Code 39 Encode Character 1072 1073 1074 1075 1076 1077 1078 1079 1080 1081 1082 1083 1084 1085...

  • Page 529

    ASCII Character Sets F - 5 ASCII Value Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table F-1 Full ASCII ASCII Value Keystroke Code 39 Encode Character 1100 1101 1102 1103 1104 1105 1106 1107 1108 1109 1110 1111 1112 1113 1114 1115 1116 1117 1118...

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    F - 6 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide ALT Key Standard Default Tables Table F-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...

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    ASCII Character Sets F - 7 Misc. Key Standard Default Table Table F-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...

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    F - 8 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide GUI Shift Keys (Continued) Table F-4 Other Value Keystroke 3057 GUI 9 3065 GUI A 3066 GUI B 3067 GUI C 3068 GUI D 3069 GUI E 3070 GUI F 3071 GUI G...

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    ASCII Character Sets F - 9 PF Key Standard Default Table Table F-5 PF Keys Keystroke 4001 PF 1 4002 PF 2 4003 PF 3 4004 PF 4 4005 PF 5 4006 PF 6 4007 PF 7 4008 PF 8 4009 PF 9 4010...

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    F - 10 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide F key Standard Default Table (Continued) Table F-6 F Keys Keystroke 5010 F 10 5011 F 11 5012 F 12 5013 F 13 5014 F 14 5015 F 15 5016 F 16...

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    ASCII Character Sets F - 11 Numeric Key Standard Default Table (Continued) Table F-7 Numeric Keypad Keystroke 6053 6054 6055 6056 6057 6058 Enter 6059 Num Lock Extended Keypad Standard Default Table Table F-8 Extended Keypad Keystroke 7001 Break 7002 Delete 7003 Pg Up...

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    F - 12 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide...

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    Glossary Aperture. The opening in an optical system defined by a lens or baffle that establishes the field of view. 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. Autodiscrimination.

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    Glossary - 2 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Boot or Boot-up. The process a computer goes through when it starts. During boot-up, the computer can run self-diagnostic tests and configure hardware and software. bps. See Bits Per Second. Byte. On an addressable boundary, eight adjacent binary digits (0 and 1) combined in a pattern to represent a specific character or numeric value.

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    Glossary - 3 Continuous Code. A bar code or symbol in which all spaces within the symbol are parts of characters. There are no intercharacter gaps in a continuous code. The absence of gaps allows for greater information density. Cradle. A cradle is used for charging the terminal battery and for communicating with a host computer, and provides a storage place for the terminal when not in use.

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    Glossary - 4 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Hz. Hertz; A unit of frequency equal to one cycle per second. IEC. International Electrotechnical Commission. This international agency regulates laser safety by specifying various laser operation classes based on power output during operation.

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    Glossary - 5 Light Emitting Diode. See LED. MIL. 1 mil = 1 thousandth of an inch. MIN. Mobile Identification Number. The unique account number associated with a cellular device. It is broadcast by the cellular device when accessing the cellular system. Misread (Misdecode).

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    Glossary - 6 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide Print Contrast Signal (PCS). Measurement of the contrast (brightness difference) between the bars and spaces of a symbol. A minimum PCS value is needed for a bar code symbol to be scannable. PCS = (RL - RD) / RL, where RL is the reflectance factor of the background and RD the reflectance factor of the dark bars.

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    Glossary - 7 SPP. Serial Port Profile. Start/Stop Character. A pattern of bars and spaces that provides the scanner with start and stop reading instructions and scanning direction. The start and stop characters are normally to the left and right margins of a horizontal code. Substrate.

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    Glossary - 8 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide...

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    Index Numerics criteria ......15-1, 15-11 default rules ......15-5 123Scan2 .

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    Index - 2 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide bar code menu example ....15-2 bar codes beep ....... . 15-43 AAMVA field parsing code lengths .

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    Index - 3 discoverable mode ..... . . 4-7 matrix 2 of 5 check digit ....14-58 discrete 2 of 5 .

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    Index - 4 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide baud rate ......7-8 emulate keypad ..... . . 6-8 beep on .

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    Index - 5 GS1-128 ......14-26 symbologies ......14-2 ISBT 128 .

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    Index - 6 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide information, service ......xix inserting battery ......1-9 notational conventions .

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    Index - 7 batch mode .....5-10, 5-11 parameters ......4-4, 4-5 connection maintenance interval .

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    Index - 8 Symbol DS6878 Product Reference Guide standard default parameters ....F-1 stored data batch mode ......5-10 symbology default parameters .

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