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  • Page 1 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 3 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 72E-86039-03 Revision A September 2007...
  • Page 4 Motorola. No right to copy a licensed program in whole or in part is granted, except as permitted under copyright law. The user shall not modify, merge, or incorporate any form or portion of a licensed program with other program material, create a derivative work from a licensed program, or use a licensed program in a network without written permission from Motorola.
  • Page 5: Revision History

    Revision History Changes to the original manual are listed below: Change Date Description -01 Rev A 01/2007 Initial Release. -02 Rev A 04/2007 Update service information, update operating temperature and drop specifications, remove sealing specification, correct Symbol PTC Terminal bar code, add new UPC/EAN supplemental options, Bookland ISBN format, 4State Postal, Aztec, and and inverse code type parameters, changed RSS references to GS1 DataBar.
  • Page 6 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Setting Up the Digital Scanner ..................1-3 Installing the Interface Cable .................. 1-3 Removing the Interface Cable ................1-3 Connecting a Synapse Cable Interface (Symbol DS6708 0nly) ......1-4 Connecting Power (if required) ................1-4 Configuring the Digital Scanner ................1-4 Mounting the Digital Scanner ..................
  • Page 8 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Chapter 3: Maintenance & Technical Specifications Introduction ........................3-1 Maintenance ......................... 3-1 Troubleshooting ......................3-2 Technical Specifications ....................3-5 Digital Scanner Signal Descriptions ................3-7 Chapter 4: User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options Introduction ........................
  • Page 9 Table of Contents USB Device Type ....................6-4 USB Country Keyboard Types - Country Codes ............. 6-5 USB Keystroke Delay ..................... 6-7 USB CAPS Lock Override ..................6-7 USB Ignore Unknown Characters ................6-8 Emulate Keypad ...................... 6-8 Emulate Keypad with Leading Zero ................ 6-9 USB Keyboard FN 1 Substitution ................
  • Page 10 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Wand Emulation Host Types .................. 9-4 Leading Margin (Quiet Zone) .................. 9-5 Polarity ........................9-6 Ignore Unknown Characters ................... 9-6 Convert All Bar Codes to Code 39 ................9-7 Convert Code 39 to Full ASCII ................9-8 Chapter 10: Keyboard Wedge Interface Introduction ........................
  • Page 11 Table of Contents Chapter 13: Symbologies Introduction ........................13-1 Scanning Sequence Examples ..................13-1 Errors While Scanning ....................13-2 Symbology Parameter Defaults ..................13-2 UPC/EAN ........................13-7 Enable/Disable UPC-A .................... 13-7 Enable/Disable UPC-E .................... 13-7 Enable/Disable UPC-E1 ..................13-8 Enable/Disable EAN-8/JAN-8 ................. 13-8 Enable/Disable EAN-13/JAN-13 ................
  • Page 12 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Interleaved 2 of 5 ................13-38 I 2 of 5 Check Digit Verification ................13-40 Transmit I 2 of 5 Check Digit ................... 13-40 Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN-13 ..................13-41 Discrete 2 of 5 (DTF) ....................
  • Page 13 Table of Contents QR Inverse ......................13-66 Aztec ........................13-67 Aztec Inverse ......................13-67 Redundancy Level ......................13-68 Redundancy Level 1 ....................13-68 Redundancy Level 2 ....................13-68 Redundancy Level 3 ....................13-68 Redundancy Level 4 ....................13-69 Security Level ....................... 13-70 Intercharacter Gap Size ..................
  • Page 14 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner 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 15: About This Guide

    About This Guide Introduction The Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide provides general instructions for setting up, operating, maintaining and troubleshooting the Symbol DS6708 digital scanner. NOTE The Symbol DS6708 premier digital decoder does not support imaging. For imaging features and parameters, refer to the Symbol DS6707 Digital Imager Scanner Product Reference Guide, p/n 72E-83978-xx.
  • Page 16: Notational Conventions

    Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide • Chapter 8, IBM 468X / 469X Interface describes how to set up the digital scanner with IBM 468X/469X POS systems. • Chapter 9, Wand Emulation Interface describes how to set up the digital scanner with a Wand Emulation host when Wand Emulation communication is needed.
  • Page 17: Related Documents

    Indicates Default Related Documents The Symbol DS6708 Quick Start Guide, p/n 72-83973-xx, provides general information for getting started with the Symbol DS6708 digital scanner, and includes basic set up and operation instructions. For the latest version of this guide and all Symbol guides, go to: http://support.symbol.com/.
  • Page 18 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 19: Chapter 1 Getting Started

    Chapter 1 Getting Started Introduction The Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner combines superior 1D and 2D omnidirectional bar code scanning and sub-second image capture and transfer to provide the best value in a digital scanner. Whether in hand-held mode or hands-free mode in a stand, the digital scanner ensures comfort and ease of use for extended periods of time.
  • Page 20: Supported Interfaces

    1 - 2 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Supported Interfaces The DS 6708 digital scanner supports: • Keyboard Wedge connection to a host. The host interprets scanned data as keystrokes. This interface supports the following international keyboards (for Windows® environment): North America, German, French, French Canadian, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, UK English, Portuguese-Brazilian, and Japanese.
  • Page 21: Setting Up The Digital Scanner

    Getting Started 1 - 3 Setting Up the Digital Scanner Installing the Interface Cable Plug the interface cable modular connector into the cable interface port on the bottom of the scanner handle. (See Figure 1-2.) Gently tug the cable to ensure the connector is properly secured. Connect the other end of the interface cable to the host (see the specific host chapter for information on host connections).
  • Page 22: Connecting A Synapse Cable Interface (Symbol Ds6708 0Nly)

    1 - 4 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Connecting a Synapse Cable Interface (Symbol DS6708 0nly) NOTE Refer to the Synapse Interface Guide provided with the Synapse cable for detailed setup instructions Synapse Smart Cables enable interfacing to a variety of hosts. The Synapse cable has built-in intelligence to detect that host.
  • Page 23: Mounting The Digital Scanner

    Getting Started 1 - 5 Mounting the Digital Scanner Desk Mount Use the optional desk mount for convenient and protective placement of the digital scanner on a flat surface. Simply place the mount on the surface. The rubber feet hold the mount securely in place when inserting and removing the digital scanner.
  • Page 24 1 - 6 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide For convenience, print this page and use the template below for mounting hole locations. Insert mounting Insert mounting screw screw 2.98” Wall Mounting Template Figure 1-7...
  • Page 25: Chapter 2 Scanning

    Chapter 2 Scanning Introduction This chapter provides beeper and LED definitions, techniques involved in scanning bar codes, general instructions and tips about scanning, and decode zone diagrams. Beeper Scan Window Trigger Parts Figure 2-8...
  • Page 26: Beeper Definitions

    2 - 2 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 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.
  • Page 27 Scanning 2 - 3 Beeper Definitions (Continued) Table 2-1 Beeper Sequence Indication Fast warble beep Aborting MPDF sequence. Low/high beeps Flushing an already empty MPDF buffer. ADF Programming: Normal Data Entry. Duration of tones are short. High/low beeps Enter another digit. Add leading zeros to the front if necessary. Low/low beeps Enter another alphabetic character or scan the End of Message bar code.
  • Page 28: Led Definitions

    2 - 4 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide LED Definitions In addition to beep sequences, the digital scanner uses a two-color LED to indicate status. Table 2-2 defines LED colors that display during scanning. Standard LED Definitions Table 2-2 Indication No power is applied to the digital scanner, or the digital scanner is on and ready to scan.
  • Page 29: Aiming

    Scanning 2 - 5 Center the symbol in any orientation within the aiming pattern. Be sure the entire symbol is within the rectangular area formed by the brackets in the pattern. 2D bar code 1D bar code Linear bar code PDF417 symbol Symbol Aiming Pattern...
  • Page 30: Scanning In Hands-Free Mode

    2 - 6 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Scanning in Hands-Free Mode The optional Intellistand adds greater flexibility to scanning operation. When the digital scanner is seated in the stand’s “cup,” the digital scanner’s built-in sensor places the digital scanner in hands-free mode. When the digital scanner is removed from the stand it operates in its normal hand-held mode.
  • Page 31: Decode Zones

    5 mil (Code 39) 10 mil I 2 of 5 25.4 13 mil (100% UPC/EAN) 20 mil (Code 39) 12.9 Postnet 12.5 In . 12.7 25.4 38.1 Depth of Field Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Decode Zone for 1D Bar Codes Figure 2-14...
  • Page 32 10 mil QR Code PDF417 (10 mil) 10 mil MicroPDF 7.50 Datamatrix (10 mil) 7.50 1.10 35 mil Maxicode 12.8 In . 12.7 25.4 38.1 Depth of Field Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Decode Zone for 2D Bar Codes Figure 2-15...
  • Page 33: Chapter 3 Maintenance & Technical Specifications

    Chapter 3 Maintenance & Technical Specifications Introduction This chapter provides suggested scanner maintenance, troubleshooting, technical specifications, and signal descriptions (pinouts). Maintenance Cleaning the scan window is the only maintenance required. A dirty window can affect scanning accuracy. • Do not allow abrasive material to touch the window. •...
  • Page 34: Troubleshooting

    3 - 2 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Table 3-1 Problem Possible Causes Possible Solutions The aiming pattern does not No power to the digital scanner. If the configuration requires a power appear when pressing the supply, re-connect the power supply.
  • Page 35 Maintenance & Technical Specifications 3 - 3 Troubleshooting (Continued) Table 3-1 Problem Possible Causes Possible Solutions Digital scanner decodes bar Digital scanner is not programmed for Scan the appropriate host type code, but does not transmit the the correct host type. programming bar code.
  • Page 36 3 - 4 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Troubleshooting (Continued) Table 3-1 Problem Possible Causes Possible Solutions Digital scanner emits Clearing Code 39 buffer. Normal when scanning the Code 39 low/high/low beeps. Buffering Clear Buffer bar code or upon attempt to transmit an empty Code 39 buffer.
  • Page 37: Technical Specifications

    Maintenance & Technical Specifications 3 - 5 Technical Specifications Technical Specifications Table 3-2 Item Description Physical Characteristics Dimensions 6.55 in. x 4.72 in. x 2.82 in. (16.6 cm x 11.9 cm x 7.1 cm) (H x L x W) Weight: 6.4 oz.
  • Page 38 3 - 6 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Technical Specifications (Continued) Table 3-2 Item Description Print Contrast 25% minimum reflectance Motion Tolerances Horizontal Velocity: 5 in. (12.7 cm) per second Interfaces Supported RS-232C (Standard, Nixdorf, ICL, & Fujitsu); USB (Standard, IBM SurePOS, Macintosh);...
  • Page 39: Digital Scanner Signal Descriptions

    Interface cable modular connector Digital Scanner Cable Pinouts Figure 3-1 The signal descriptions in Table 3-3 applies to the connectors on the Symbol DS6708 digital scanner and are for reference only. Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Signal Pin-outs Table 3-3 Keyboard Scanner...
  • Page 40 3 - 8 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 41: Chapter 4 User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options

    Chapter 4 User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options Introduction If desired, program the digital scanner to perform various functions, or activate different features. This chapter describes each user preference feature and provides the programming bar codes necessary for selecting these features.
  • Page 42: Scanning Sequence Examples

    4 - 2 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner 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 4-5.
  • Page 43 User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 3 User Preferences Parameter Defaults (Continued) Table 4-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Miscellaneous Options Transmit Code ID Character None 4-12 Prefix Value 63h, 69h 7013 <CR><LF> 4-13 Suffix 1 Value 62h, 68h 7013 <CR><LF>...
  • Page 44: User Preferences

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 4 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 Parameter Scanning Parameter # ECh To disable decoding of parameter bar codes, scan the Disable Parameter Scanning bar code below.
  • Page 45: Beeper Tone

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 5 Beeper Tone Parameter # 91h To select a decode beep frequency (tone), scan the Low Frequency, Medium Frequency, or High Frequency bar code. Low Frequency (02h) Medium Frequency (Optimum Setting) (01h) High Frequency (00h)
  • Page 46: Beeper Volume

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 6 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) Power Mode Parameter # 80h This parameter determines whether or not power remains on after a decode attempt.
  • Page 47: Time Delay To Low Power Mode

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 7 Time Delay to Low Power Mode Parameter # 92h NOTE This parameter only applies when Power Mode is set to Reduced Power. This parameter sets the time the digital scanner remains active after decoding. The digital scanner wakes upon trigger pull or when the host attempts to communicate with the digital scanner.
  • Page 48: Trigger Mode

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 8 Trigger Mode Parameter # 8Ah Select one of the following trigger modes for the digital scanner: • Level - A trigger pull activates decode processing. Decode processing continues until the bar code is decoded, the trigger is released, or the Decode Session Timeout is reached.
  • Page 49: Picklist Mode

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 9 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 50: Decode Session Timeout

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 10 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. To set a Decode Session Timeout, scan the bar code below.
  • Page 51: Beep After Good Decode

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 11 Beep After Good Decode Parameter # 38h Scan a bar code below to select whether or not the digital scanner beeps after a good decode. If selecting Do Not Beep After Good Decode, the beeper still operates during parameter menu scanning and to indicate error conditions.
  • Page 52: Miscellaneous Scanner Parameters

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 12 Miscellaneous Scanner Parameters Transmit Code ID Character Parameter # 2Dh A Code ID character identifies the code type of a scanned bar code. This is useful when the digital scanner is decoding more than one code type.
  • Page 53: Prefix/Suffix Values

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 13 Prefix/Suffix Values Key Category Parameter # P = 63h, S1 = 62h, S2 = 64h Decimal Value Parameter # P = 69h, S1 = 68h, S2 = 6Ah A prefix and/or one or two suffixes can be appended 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 Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes) that corresponds to...
  • Page 54: Scan Data Transmission Format

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 14 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 4-13.
  • Page 55: Fn1 Substitution Values

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 15 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 56: Transmit "No Read" Message

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 16 Transmit “No Read” Message Parameter # 5Eh Scan a bar code below to select whether or not to transmit a No Read message. When enabled, the characters NR are transmitted when a bar code is not decoded. When disabled, if a symbol does not decode, nothing is sent to the host.
  • Page 57: Synapse Interface

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Digital Scanner Options 4 - 17 Synapse Interface Parameter # F0h, ACh The auto-detection of a Synapse cable varies in duration depending on the type of Synapse connection. If a digital scanner is connected to another scanner using a Synapse cable, use the Auxiliary Synapse Port connection. In all other cases, where the cable is used, the default setting is recommended.
  • Page 58 4 - 18 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 59: Chapter 5 Decoding Preferences

    Chapter 5 Decoding Preferences Introduction If desired, program the digital scanner to perform various functions, or activate different features. This chapter describes decoding preference features and provides the programming bar codes for selecting these features. The digital scanner ships with the settings shown in the Decoding Preferences Parameter Defaults on page 5-2 (also see Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters...
  • Page 60: Scanning Sequence Examples

    5 - 2 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Scanning Sequence Examples In most cases scanning one bar code sets the parameter value. For example, to disable the decode aiming pattern, scan the Disable Decode Aiming Pattern bar code listed under Decode Aiming Pattern on page 5-5.
  • Page 61: Decoding Preferences

    Decoding Preferences 5 - 3 Decoding Preferences The parameters in this chapter control bar code decoding characteristics. 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. Enabling illumination usually results in superior images.
  • Page 62: Illumination Bank Control

    5 - 4 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Illumination Bank Control Parameter # F1h 3Bh Selecting an illumination bank control parameter allows the user to control the illumination banks on the scan engine. • Full (0) (default): The full illumination system is enabled.
  • Page 63: Decode Aiming Pattern

    Decoding Preferences 5 - 5 Decode Aiming Pattern Parameter # F0h, 32h This parameter only applies when in Decode Mode. Select Enable Decode Aiming Pattern to project the aiming pattern during bar code capture, or Disable Decode Aiming Pattern to turn the aiming pattern off. NOTE With picklist enabled, the decode aiming pattern flashes even when the Decode Aiming Pattern is disabled.
  • Page 64 5 - 6 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 65: Chapter 6 Usb Interface

    Chapter 6 USB Interface Introduction This chapter describes how to set up the digital scanner with a USB host. The digital scanner connects directly to a USB host, or a powered USB hub, and is powered by it. No additional power supply is required. Throughout the programming bar code menus, default values are indicated with asterisks ( Indicates Default North American Standard USB Keyboard...
  • Page 66: Connecting A Usb Interface

    6 - 2 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Connecting a USB Interface Interface Cable USB Series A Connector USB Connection Figure 6-1 The digital scanner connects with USB-capable hosts including: • Desktop PCs and notebooks • Apple™ iMac, G4, iBooks (North America only) •...
  • Page 67: Usb Parameter Defaults

    USB Interface 6 - 3 To modify any other parameter options, scan the appropriate bar codes in this chapter. If problems occur with the system, see Troubleshooting on page 3-2. USB Parameter Defaults Table 6-1 lists the defaults for USB host parameters. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided in the Parameter Descriptions section beginning on page 6-4.
  • Page 68: Usb Host Parameters

    6 - 4 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner 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 resets. The digital scanner issues the standard startup beep sequences.
  • Page 69: 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 70 6 - 6 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide USB Country Keyboard Types - Country Codes (continued) Spanish Windows Italian Windows Swedish Windows UK English Windows Japanese Windows (ASCII) Portuguese-Brazilian Windows...
  • Page 71: 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 72: Usb Ignore Unknown Characters

    6 - 8 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner 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 73: Emulate Keypad With Leading Zero

    USB Interface 6 - 9 Emulate Keypad with Leading Zero When enabled, character sequences sent over the numeric keypad are sent as ISO characters which have a leading zero. For example ASCII A would be sent as “ALT MAKE” 0 0 6 5 “ALT BREAK”. Disable Keypad Emulation with Leading Zero Enable Keypad Emulation with Leading Zero USB Keyboard FN 1 Substitution...
  • Page 74: Function Key Mapping

    6 - 10 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Function Key Mapping ASCII values under 32 are normally sent as a control-key sequences (see Table 6-2 on page 6-12). 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 75: Convert Case

    USB Interface 6 - 11 Convert Case When enabled, the digital scanner converts all bar code data to the selected case. No Case Conversion Convert All to Upper Case Convert All to Lower Case...
  • Page 76: Ascii Character Set For Usb

    6 - 12 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide ASCII Character Set for USB USB Prefix/Suffix Values Table 6-2 Full ASCII Code 39 Prefix/ Suffix Value Keystroke Encode Char.acter 1000 CTRL 2 1001 CTRL A 1002 CTRL B 1003...
  • Page 77 USB Interface 6 - 13 USB Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Table 6-2 Full ASCII Code 39 Prefix/ Suffix Value Keystroke Encode Char.acter 1025 CTRL Y 1026 CTRL Z 1027 CTRL [/ESC 1028 CTRL \ 1029 CTRL ] 1030 CTRL 6 1031 CTRL - 1032 Space...
  • Page 78 6 - 14 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide USB Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Table 6-2 Full ASCII Code 39 Prefix/ Suffix Value Keystroke Encode Char.acter 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 < 1061 1062 > 1063 1064...
  • Page 79 USB Interface 6 - 15 USB Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Table 6-2 Full ASCII Code 39 Prefix/ Suffix Value Keystroke Encode Char.acter 1081 1082 1083 1084 1085 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092 1093 1094 1095 1096 1097 1098 1099 1100 1101 1102...
  • Page 80 6 - 16 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide USB Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Table 6-2 Full ASCII Code 39 Prefix/ Suffix Value Keystroke Encode Char.acter 1109 1110 1111 1112 1113 1114 1115 1116 1117 1118 1119 1120 1121 1122...
  • Page 81 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 82 6 - 18 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner 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...
  • Page 83 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 84 6 - 20 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide USB F Key Character Set Table 6-5 F Keys Keystroke 5001 5002 5003 5004 5005 5006 5007 5008 5009 5010 5011 5012 5013 5014 5015 5016 5017 5018 5019 5020...
  • Page 85 USB Interface 6 - 21 USB Numeric Keypad Character Set Table 6-6 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 86 6 - 22 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 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...
  • Page 87: Chapter 7 Rs-232 Interface

    TTL RS-232 signal levels, which interface with most system architectures. For NOTE system architectures requiring RS-232C signal levels, Motorola offers different cables providing TTL-to-RS-232C conversion. Contact Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support for more information. Throughout the programming bar code menus, default values are indicated with asterisks (...
  • Page 88: Connecting An Rs-232 Interface

    7 - 2 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Connecting an RS-232 Interface This connection is made directly from the digital scanner to the host computer. Interface Cable Serial Port Connector to Host Power Supply Cable RS-232 Direct Connection Figure 7-1 NOTE Interface cables vary depending on configuration.
  • Page 89: Rs-232 Parameter Defaults

    RS-232 Interface 7 - 3 RS-232 Parameter Defaults Table 7-1 lists the defaults for RS-232 host parameters. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided in the RS-232 Host Parameters section beginning on page 7-4. NOTE See Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and miscellaneous default parameters.
  • Page 90: Rs-232 Host Parameters

    7 - 4 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide RS-232 Host Parameters Various RS-232 hosts are set up with their own parameter default settings (Table 7-2). Selecting standard, ICL, Fujitsu, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode A, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode B, OPOS/JPOS, Olivetti, or Omron sets the defaults listed below.
  • Page 91 RS-232 Interface 7 - 5 RS-232 Host Parameters (continued) Selecting ICL, Fujitsu, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode A, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode B, OPOS/JPOS, Olivetti, or Omron enables the transmission of code ID characters listed in Table 7-3. These code ID characters are not programmable and are separate from the Transmit Code ID feature.
  • Page 92: Host Types

    7 - 6 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide RS-232 Host Types To select an RS-232 host interface, scan one of the following bar codes. Standard RS-232 ICL RS-232 Wincor-Nixdorf RS-232 Mode A Wincor-Nixdorf RS-232 Mode B Olivetti ORS4500 Omron Scanning Standard RS-232 activates the RS-232 driver, but does not change port settings (e.g., parity, data bits,...
  • Page 93: Baud Rate

    RS-232 Interface 7 - 7 RS-232 Host Types (continued) OPOS/JPOS Fujitsu RS-232 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 94 7 - 8 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Baud Rate (continued) Baud Rate 9600 Baud Rate 19,200 Baud Rate 38,400 Baud Rate 57,600 Baud Rate 115,200...
  • Page 95: 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 96: Stop Bit Select

    7 - 10 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Stop Bit Select The stop bit(s) at the end of each transmitted character marks the end of transmission of one character and prepares the receiving device for the next character in the serial data stream. The number of stop bits selected (one or two) depends on the number the receiving terminal is programmed to accommodate.
  • Page 97: 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 Do Not Check For Received Errors Hardware Handshaking The data interface consists of an RS-232 port designed to operate either with or without the hardware handshaking...
  • Page 98 7 - 12 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner 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.
  • Page 99: 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 100 7 - 14 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Software Handshaking (continued) None ACK/NAK ACK/NAK with ENQ XON/XOFF...
  • Page 101: 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, or CTS before determining that a transmission error has occurred. This only applies when in one of the ACK/NAK Software Handshaking modes, or RTS/CTS Hardware Handshaking option.
  • Page 102: Rts Line State

    7 - 16 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner 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 103: 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 104: Nixdorf Beep/Led Options

    7 - 18 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner 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)
  • Page 105: 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. Prefix/Suffix Values Table 7-4 Prefix/Suffix Full ASCII ASCII Character Value Code 39 Encode Character 1000 1001 1002...
  • Page 106 7 - 20 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Table 7-4 Prefix/Suffix Full ASCII ASCII Character Value Code 39 Encode Character 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 Space Space 1033 1034 " 1035 1036 1037 1038 &...
  • Page 107 RS-232 Interface 7 - 21 Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Table 7-4 Prefix/Suffix Full ASCII ASCII Character Value Code 39 Encode Character 1057 1058 1059 1060 < 1061 1062 > 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072 1073 1074 1075 1076 1077...
  • Page 108 7 - 22 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Table 7-4 Prefix/Suffix Full ASCII ASCII Character Value Code 39 Encode Character 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092 1093 1094 1095 1096 1097 1098 1099 1100 1101...
  • Page 109 RS-232 Interface 7 - 23 Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Table 7-4 Prefix/Suffix Full ASCII ASCII Character Value Code 39 Encode Character 1117 1118 1119 1120 1121 1122 1123 1124 1125 1126 1127 Undefined 7013 ENTER...
  • Page 110 7 - 24 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 111: Chapter 8 Ibm 468X / 469X Interface

    Chapter 8 IBM 468X / 469X Interface Introduction This chapter describes how to set up the digital scanner with an IBM 468X/469X host. Throughout the programming bar code menus, default values are indicated with asterisks ( Disable Convert to Code 39 Feature/Option Indicates Default NOTE Most computer monitors allow scanning the bar codes directly on the screen.
  • Page 112: Connecting To An Ibm 468X/469X Host

    8 - 2 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Connecting to an IBM 468X/469X Host This connection is made directly from the digital scanner to the host interface. Interface Cable Host Port Connector IBM Direct Connection Figure 8-1 NOTE Interface cables vary depending on configuration. The connectors illustrated in...
  • Page 113: Ibm Parameter Defaults

    IBM 468X / 469X Interface 8 - 3 IBM Parameter Defaults Table 8-1 lists the defaults for IBM host parameters. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided in the Parameter Descriptions section beginning on page 8-4. NOTE See Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and miscellaneous default parameters.
  • Page 114: Ibm 468X/469X Host Parameters

    8 - 4 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner 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...
  • Page 115: Convert Unknown To Code 39

    IBM 468X / 469X Interface 8 - 5 Convert Unknown to Code 39 Scan a bar code below to enable or disable the conversion of unknown bar code type data to Code 39. Enable Convert Unknown to Code 39 Disable Convert Unknown to Code 39...
  • Page 116 8 - 6 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 117: Chapter 9 Wand Emulation Interface

    Chapter 9 Wand Emulation Interface Introduction This chapter describes how to set up the digital scanner with a wand emulation host when Wand Emulation communication is needed. The digital scanner connects to an external wand decoder or to a decoder integrated in a mobile computer or Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal.
  • Page 118: Connecting Using Wand Emulation

    9 - 2 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Connecting Using Wand Emulation To perform Wand Emulation, connect the digital scanner to a mobile computer, or a controller which collects the wand data and interprets it for the host.
  • Page 119: Wand Emulation Parameter Defaults

    Wand Emulation Interface 9 - 3 Wand Emulation Parameter Defaults Table 9-1 lists the defaults for Wand Emulation host types. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided in Wand Emulation Host Parameters on page 9-4. NOTE See Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and miscellaneous default parameters.
  • Page 120: Wand Emulation Host Parameters

    9 - 4 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner 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)
  • Page 121: Leading Margin (Quiet Zone)

    Wand Emulation Interface 9 - 5 Leading Margin (Quiet Zone) Scan a bar code below to select a leading margin duration. A leading margin is the time that precedes the first bar of the scan, (in milliseconds). The minimum allowed value is 80 msec and the maximum is 250 msec. This parameter accommodates older wand decoders which cannot handle short leading margins.
  • Page 122: Polarity

    9 - 6 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Polarity Polarity determines how the digital scanner's Wand Emulation interface creates the Digitized Barcode Pattern (DBP). DBP is a digital signal that represents the scanned bar code. Different decoders expect the DBP to be in a certain format.
  • Page 123: Convert All Bar Codes To Code 39

    Wand Emulation Interface 9 - 7 Convert All Bar Codes to Code 39 By default, the Wand Emulation interface sends data to the attached host in the same symbology that was decoded. This can be a problem for customers with older systems that do not recognize newer symbologies (for example, GS1 DataBar).
  • Page 124: Convert Code 39 To Full Ascii

    9 - 8 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner 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 125: Chapter 10 Keyboard Wedge Interface

    Chapter 10 Keyboard Wedge Interface Introduction This chapter describes how to set up a Keyboard Wedge interface with the digital scanner. With this interface, the digital scanner is connected between the keyboard and host computer, and translates bar code data into keystrokes.
  • Page 126: Connecting A Keyboard Wedge Interface

    10 - 2 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Connecting a Keyboard Wedge Interface Male DIN Connector Female DIN Connector Keyboard Connector Keyboard Wedge Connection with Y-cable Figure 10-1 To connect the Keyboard Wedge interface Y-cable: NOTE Interface cables vary depending on configuration. The connectors illustrated in...
  • Page 127: Keyboard Wedge Parameter Defaults

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 10 - 3 Keyboard Wedge Parameter Defaults Table 10-1 lists the defaults for Keyboard Wedge host parameters. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) in the Keyboard Wedge Host Parameters section beginning on page 10-4. NOTE See Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and...
  • Page 128: Keyboard Wedge Host Parameters

    10 - 4 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner 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 PS/2 (Model 30)
  • Page 129: Keyboard Wedge Country Types - Country Codes

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 10 - 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 10-8. North American German Windows French Windows French Canadian Windows 95/98 French Canadian Windows XP/2000...
  • Page 130 10 - 6 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge Country Types - Country Codes (continued) Italian Windows Swedish Windows UK English Windows Japanese Windows Portuguese-Brazilian Windows...
  • Page 131: Ignore Unknown Characters

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 10 - 7 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 132: Intra-Keystroke Delay

    10 - 8 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Intra-Keystroke Delay When enabled, an additional delay is inserted between each emulated key depression and release. This sets the Keystroke Delay parameter to a minimum of 5 msec as well.
  • Page 133: Caps Lock On

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 10 - 9 Caps Lock On When enabled, the digital scanner emulates keystrokes as if the Caps Lock key is always pressed. Enable Caps Lock On Disable Caps Lock On Caps Lock Override When enabled, on AT or AT Notebook hosts, the keyboard ignores the state of the Caps Lock key. Therefore, an ‘A’...
  • Page 134: Convert Wedge Data

    10 - 10 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Convert Wedge Data When enabled, the digital scanner converts all bar code data to the selected case. Convert to Upper Case Convert to Lower Case No Convert Function Key Mapping...
  • Page 135: Fn1 Substitution

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 10 - 11 FN1 Substitution When this is enabled, the digital scanner replaces FN1 characters in an EAN128 bar code with a keystroke chosen by the user (see FN1 Substitution on page 10-11). Enable Disable Send Make and Break When enabled, the scan codes for releasing a key are not sent.
  • Page 136: Keyboard Maps

    10 - 12 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Keyboard Maps The following keyboard maps are provided for prefix/suffix keystroke parameters. To program the prefix/suffix values, see the bar codes on page 4-13. 7006 7014 5001 5002 5003 5004...
  • Page 137 Keyboard Wedge Interface 10 - 13 5001 5002 5011 1045 5013 5003 5004 5014 5015 5005 5006 1043 5016 5007 5018 5008 5017 7013 5019 5009 5010 1048 5012 1046 (7013 if double key) (1048 if double key) NCR 7052 32-Key Figure 10-5 1068 1067...
  • Page 138: Ascii Character Set For Keyboard Wedge

    10 - 14 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 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 +B is scanned, it is interpreted as b, %J as ?, and %V as @.
  • Page 139 Keyboard Wedge Interface 10 - 15 Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued) Table 10-2 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Char.acter 1023 CTRL W 1024 CTRL X 1025 CTRL Y 1026 CTRL Z 1027 CTRL [ /ESC 1028 CTRL \ 1029 CTRL ]...
  • Page 140 10 - 16 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued) Table 10-2 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Char.acter 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 < 1061 1062 >...
  • Page 141 Keyboard Wedge Interface 10 - 17 Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued) Table 10-2 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Char.acter 1079 1080 1081 1082 1083 1084 1085 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092 1093 1094 1095 1096 ‘...
  • Page 142 10 - 18 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued) Table 10-2 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Char.acter 1107 1108 1109 1110 1111 1112 1113 1114 1115 1116 1117 1118 1119...
  • Page 143 Keyboard Wedge Interface 10 - 19 Keyboard Wedge ALT Key Character Set (Continued) Table 10-3 ALT Keys Keystroke 2071 ALT G 2072 ALT H 2073 ALT I 2074 ALT J 2075 ALT K 2076 ALT L 2077 ALT M 2078 ALT N 2079 ALT O...
  • Page 144 10 - 20 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge GUI Key Character Set (Continued) Table 10-4 GUI Keys Keystrokes 3055 GUI 7 3056 GUI 8 3057 GUI 9 3065 GUI A 3066 GUI B 3067 GUI C...
  • Page 145 Keyboard Wedge Interface 10 - 21 Keyboard Wedge F Key Character Set Table 10-5 F Keys Keystroke 5001 5002 5003 5004 5005 5006 5007 5008 5009 5010 5011 5012 5013 5014 5015 5016 5017 5018 5019 5020 5021 5022 5023 5024 Keyboard Wedge Numeric Keypad Character Set Table 10-6...
  • Page 146 10 - 22 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge Numeric Keypad Character Set (Continued) Table 10-6 Numeric Keypad Keystroke 6046 6047 6048 6049 6050 6051 6052 6053 6054 6055 6056 6057 6058 Enter 6059 Num Lock Keyboard Wedge Extended Keypad Character Set...
  • Page 147 Keyboard Wedge Interface 10 - 23 Keyboard Wedge Extended Keypad Character Set (Continued) Table 10-7 Extended Keypad Keystroke 7015 Up Arrow 7016 Dn Arrow 7017 Left Arrow 7018 Right Arrow...
  • Page 148 10 - 24 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 149: Chapter 11 Scanner Emulation Interface

    Chapter 11 Scanner Emulation Interface Introduction This chapter describes how to set up the digital scanner with a Scanner Emulation host. Use this mode when Scanner Emulation communication is needed. In this mode, the digital scanner connects to an external decoder or to a decoder integrated in a mobile computer or Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal.
  • Page 150: Connecting Using Scanner Emulation

    11 - 2 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Connecting Using Scanner Emulation To perform Scanner Emulation, connect the digital scanner to a mobile computer, or a controller which collects the data and interprets it for the host. Host Port Connector...
  • Page 151: 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. NOTE See Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and...
  • Page 152: Scanner Emulation Host

    11 - 4 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Scanner Emulation Host Scan the bar code below to enable the Scanner Emulation host. Scanner Emulation Host Scanner Emulation Host Parameters Beep Style The Scanner Emulation host supports three beep styles.
  • Page 153: 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 154: Convert Newer Code Types

    11 - 6 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner 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 155: Convert All Bar Codes To Code 39

    Scanner Emulation Interface 11 - 7 Convert All Bar Codes to Code 39 Scan a 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 156: Transmission Timeout

    11 - 8 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner 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 157: 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 158: Check For Decode Led

    11 - 10 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner 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 159: Chapter 12 123Scan

    Chapter 12 123Scan Introduction 123Scan is a Windows ® -based utility that programs the digital scanner with all parameters including Advanced Data Formatting (ADF) Rules. An ADF rule modifies bar code data before it is sent to the host to ensure compatibility between bar coded data and the host application.
  • Page 160 12 - 2 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 161: Chapter 13 Symbologies

    Chapter 13 Symbologies Introduction This chapter describes symbology features and provides the programming bar codes for selecting these features. Before programming, follow the instructions in Chapter 1, Getting Started. 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 is powered down.
  • Page 162: Errors While Scanning

    13 - 2 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner 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 13-1 lists the defaults for all symbologies parameters. There are two ways to change the default values: •...
  • Page 163 Symbologies 13 - 3 Parameter Defaults (Continued) Table 13-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number UPC-E1 Preamble System Character 13-18 Convert UPC-E to A Disable 13-19 Convert UPC-E1 to A Disable 13-19 EAN-8/JAN-8 Extend Disable 13-20 Bookland ISBN Format F1h 40h ISBN-10 13-21 UCC Coupon Extended Code...
  • Page 164 13 - 4 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Parameter Defaults (Continued) Table 13-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Set Lengths for I 2 of 5 16h 17h 13-38 I 2 of 5 Check Digit Verification Disable 13-40...
  • Page 165 Symbologies 13 - 5 Parameter Defaults (Continued) Table 13-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number GS1 DataBar GS1 DataBar-14 F0h 52h Enable 13-57 GS1 DataBar Limited F0h 53h Enable 13-57 GS1 DataBar Expanded F0h 54h Enable 13-58 Convert GS1 DataBar to UPC/EAN F0h 8Dh Disable 13-58...
  • Page 166 13 - 6 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Parameter Defaults (Continued) Table 13-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Macro PDF Flush Macro PDF Buffer 13-72 Abort Macro PDF Entry 13-72...
  • Page 167: Upc/Ean

    Symbologies 13 - 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 168: Enable/Disable Upc-E1

    13 - 8 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner 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 169: Enable/Disable Bookland Ean

    Symbologies 13 - 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 170: Decode Upc/Ean/Jan Supplementals

    13 - 10 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner 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 scanner is presented with a UPC/EAN plus supplemental symbol, the scanner decodes UPC/EAN and ignores the supplemental characters.
  • Page 171 Symbologies 13 - 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 172 13 - 12 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner 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...
  • Page 173: User-Programmable Supplementals

    Symbologies 13 - 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 13-10, 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 174: Transmit Upc-A Check Digit

    13 - 14 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Transmit UPC-A Check Digit Parameter # 28h The check digit is the last character of the symbol used to verify the integrity of the data. Scan the appropriate bar code below to transmit the bar code data with or without the UPC-A check digit. It is always verified to guarantee the integrity of the data.
  • Page 175: Transmit Upc-E1 Check Digit

    Symbologies 13 - 15 Transmit UPC-E1 Check Digit Parameter # 2Ah 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-E1 check digit. It is always verified to guarantee the integrity of the data.
  • Page 176: Upc-A Preamble

    13 - 16 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner 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 177: Upc-E Preamble

    Symbologies 13 - 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 178: Upc-E1 Preamble

    13 - 18 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner 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 179: Convert Upc-E To Upc-A

    Symbologies 13 - 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 180: Ean-8/Jan-8 Extend

    13 - 20 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide EAN-8/JAN-8 Extend Parameter # 27h When enabled, this parameter adds five leading zeros to decoded EAN-8 symbols to make them compatible in format to EAN-13 symbols. When disabled, EAN-8 symbols are transmitted as is.
  • Page 181: Bookland Isbn Format

    Symbologies 13 - 21 Bookland ISBN Format Parameter # F1h 40h If you enabled Bookland EAN using Enable/Disable Bookland EAN on page 13-9, select one of the following formats for Bookland data: • Bookland ISBN-10 - The scanner reports Bookland data starting with 978 in traditional 10-digit format with the special Bookland check digit for backward-compatibility.
  • Page 182: Ucc Coupon Extended Code

    13 - 22 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide UCC Coupon Extended Code Parameter # 55h When enabled, this parameter decodes UPC-A bar codes starting with digit ‘5’, EAN-13 bar codes starting with digit ‘99’, and UPC-A/EAN-128 Coupon Codes. UPCA, EAN-13, and EAN-128 must be enabled to scan all types of Coupon Codes.
  • Page 183: Enable/Disable Ucc/Ean-128

    Symbologies 13 - 23 Enable/Disable UCC/EAN-128 Parameter # 0Eh To enable or disable UCC/EAN-128, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable UCC/EAN-128 (01h) Disable UCC/EAN-128 (00h) 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.
  • Page 184: Code 39

    13 - 24 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner 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 185: Convert Code 39 To Code 32

    Symbologies 13 - 25 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 186: Set Lengths For Code 39

    13 - 26 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner 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.
  • Page 187 Symbologies 13 - 27 Set Lengths for Code 39 (continued) Code 39 - One Discrete Length Code 39 - Two Discrete Lengths Code 39 - Length Within Range Code 39 - Any Length...
  • Page 188: Code 39 Check Digit Verification

    13 - 28 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Code 39 Check Digit Verification Parameter # 30h When this feature is enabled, the digital scanner checks 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.
  • Page 189: Code 39 Full Ascii Conversion

    Symbologies 13 - 29 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. Enable Code 39 Full ASCII (01h) Disable Code 39 Full ASCII...
  • Page 190 13 - 30 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 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.
  • Page 191 Symbologies 13 - 31 Transmit Buffer There are two methods to transmit the Code 39 buffer. Scan the Transmit Buffer bar code below. Only a start character, a plus (+), and a stop character. The digital scanner transmits and clears the buffer. •...
  • Page 192: Code 93

    13 - 32 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Code 93 Enable/Disable Code 93 Parameter # 09h 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 Parameter # L1 = 1Ah, L2 = 1Bh The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s)
  • Page 193: Set Lengths For Code 93

    Symbologies 13 - 33 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 194: Code 11

    13 - 34 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Code 11 Code 11 Parameter # 0Ah 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 Parameter # L1 = 1Ch, L2 = 1Dh The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s)
  • Page 195 Symbologies 13 - 35 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 196: Code 11 Check Digit Verification

    13 - 36 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Code 11 Check Digit Verification Parameter # 34h 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.
  • Page 197: Transmit Code 11 Check Digits

    Symbologies 13 - 37 Transmit Code 11 Check Digits Parameter # 2Fh 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 198: Set Lengths For Interleaved 2 Of 5

    13 - 38 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Interleaved 2 of 5 Parameter # L1 = 16h, L2 = 17h The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s) the code contains.
  • Page 199 Symbologies 13 - 39 Set Lengths for Code 11 (continued) NOTE Due to the construction of the I 2 of 5 symbology, it is possible for a scan line covering only a portion of the code to be interpreted as a complete scan, yielding less data than is encoded in the bar code. To prevent this, select specific lengths (I 2 of 5 - One Discrete Length - Two Discrete Lengths) for I 2 of 5 applications.
  • Page 200: I 2 Of 5 Check Digit Verification

    13 - 40 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide I 2 of 5 Check Digit Verification Parameter # 31h When this feature is enabled, the digital scanner checks the integrity of all I 2 of 5 symbols to verify the data complies with either the specified Uniform Symbology Specification (USS), or the Optical Product Code Council (OPCC) check digit algorithm.
  • Page 201: Convert I 2 Of 5 To Ean-13

    Symbologies 13 - 41 Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN-13 Parameter # 52h 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 202: Set Lengths For Discrete 2 Of 5

    13 - 42 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Discrete 2 of 5 Parameter # L1 = 14h, L2 = 15h The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s) the code contains.
  • Page 203 Symbologies 13 - 43 Set Lengths for Discrete 2 of 5 (continued) D 2 of 5 - One Discrete Length D 2 of 5 - Two Discrete Lengths D 2 of 5 - Length Within Range D 2 of 5 - Any Length...
  • Page 204: Codabar (Nw - 7)

    13 - 44 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Codabar (NW - 7) Enable/Disable Codabar Parameter # 07h To enable or disable Codabar, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Codabar (01h) Disable Codabar (00h) Set Lengths for Codabar Parameter # L1 = 18h, L2 = 19h The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s)
  • Page 205 Symbologies 13 - 45 Set Lengths for Codabar (continued) Codabar - One Discrete Length Codabar - Two Discrete Lengths Codabar - Length Within Range Codabar - Any Length...
  • Page 206: Clsi Editing

    13 - 46 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide CLSI Editing Parameter # 36h When enabled, this parameter strips the start and stop characters and inserts a space after the first, fifth, and tenth characters of a 14-character Codabar symbol. Enable this feature if the host system requires this data format.
  • Page 207: Msi

    Symbologies 13 - 47 Enable/Disable MSI Parameter # 0Bh To enable or disable MSI, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable MSI (01h) Disable MSI (00h) Set Lengths for MSI Parameter # L1 = 1Eh, L2 = 1Fh The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s) the code contains.
  • Page 208 13 - 48 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 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 be interpreted 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 209: Msi Check Digits

    Symbologies 13 - 49 MSI Check Digits Parameter # 32h 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 210: Msi Check Digit Algorithm

    13 - 50 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide MSI Check Digit Algorithm Parameter # 33h 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.
  • Page 211: Inverse 1D

    Symbologies 13 - 51 Inverse 1D Parameter # F1h 4Ah This parameter sets the 1D inverse decoder setting. Options are: • - the scanner decodes regular 1D bar codes only. Regular Only • - the scanner decodes inverse 1D bar codes only. Inverse Only •...
  • Page 212: Postal Codes

    13 - 52 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Postal Codes US Postnet Parameter # 59h To enable or disable US Postnet, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable US Postnet (01h) Disable US Postnet (00h) US Planet Parameter # 5Ah To enable or disable US Planet, scan the appropriate bar code below.
  • Page 213: Uk Postal

    Symbologies 13 - 53 UK Postal Parameter # 5Bh To enable or disable UK Postal, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable UK Postal (01h) Disable UK Postal (00h) Transmit UK Postal Check Digit Parameter # 60h Select whether to transmit UK Postal data with or without the check digit. Transmit UK Postal Check Digit (01h)
  • Page 214: Japan Postal

    13 - 54 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Japan Postal Parameter # F0h, 22h To enable or disable Japan Postal, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Japan Postal (01h) Disable Japan Postal (00h) Australian Postal Parameter # F0h, 23h To enable or disable Australian Postal, scan the appropriate bar code below.
  • Page 215: Dutch Postal

    Symbologies 13 - 55 Dutch Postal Parameter # F0h, 46h To enable or disable Dutch Postal, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Dutch Postal (01h) Disable Dutch Postal (00h) Transmit US Postal Check Digit Parameter # 5Fh Select whether to transmit US Postal data with or without the check digit. Transmit US Postal Check Digit (01h) Do Not Transmit US Postal Check Digit...
  • Page 216: 4State Postal

    13 - 56 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 4State Postal Parameter # F1h 50h To enable or disable 4State Postal, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable 4State Postal (01h) Disable 4State Postal (00h)
  • Page 217: Gs1 Databar

    Symbologies 13 - 57 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 code below to enable or disable each variant of GS1 DataBar.
  • Page 218: Gs1 Databar Expanded

    13 - 58 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 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 219: Composite

    Symbologies 13 - 59 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. Enable CC-A/B (01h) Disable CC-A/B...
  • Page 220: Composite Tlc-39

    13 - 60 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 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 UPC symbols can be “linked”...
  • Page 221: Composite Beep Mode

    Symbologies 13 - 61 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 (00h) Beep as each code type is decoded (01h) Double Beep after both are decoded (02h)
  • Page 222: 2D Symbologies

    13 - 62 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 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.
  • Page 223: Code 128 Emulation

    Symbologies 13 - 63 Code 128 Emulation Parameter # 7Bh When this parameter is enabled, the scanner transmits data from certain MicroPDF417 symbols as if it was encoded in Code 128 symbols. Transmit AIM Symbology Identifiers must be enabled for this parameter to work. If Code 128 Emulation is enabled, these MicroPDF417 symbols are transmitted with one of the following prefixes: if the first codeword is 903-907, 912, 914, 915 if the first codeword is 908 or 909...
  • Page 224: Data Matrix

    13 - 64 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 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.
  • Page 225: Maxicode

    Symbologies 13 - 65 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. Enable QR Code (01h) Disable QR Code...
  • Page 226: Microqr

    13 - 66 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide MicroQR Parameter # F1h 3Dh To enable or disable MicroQR, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable MicroQR (01h) Disable MicroQR (00h) QR Inverse Parameter # F1h 4Bh This parameter sets the QR inverse decoder setting. Options are: •...
  • Page 227: Aztec

    Symbologies 13 - 67 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 228: Redundancy Level 1

    13 - 68 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 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.
  • Page 229: Redundancy Level 4

    Symbologies 13 - 69 Redundancy Level 4 The following code types must be successfully read three times before being decoded: Redundancy Level 4 Codes Table 13-5 Code Type Code Length Redundancy Level 1 (01h) Redundancy Level 2 (02h) Redundancy Level 3 (03h) Redundancy Level 4 (04h)
  • Page 230: Security Level

    13 - 70 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 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 231: Intercharacter Gap Size

    Symbologies 13 - 71 Intercharacter Gap Size Parameter # F0h, 7Dh 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 232: Macro Pdf Features

    13 - 72 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Macro PDF Features Macro PDF is a special feature for concatenating multiple PDF symbols into one file. The digital 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 233: Chapter 14 Advanced Data Formatting

    Chapter 14 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. ADF can be implemented through scanning a related series of bar codes, which begin on page 14-5, or by installing the 123Scan utility (see...
  • Page 234: Using Adf Bar Codes

    14 - 2 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner 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 14-5.
  • Page 235: Rule 1: The Code 128 Scanning Rule

    Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 3 Rule 1: The Code 128 Scanning Rule Step Bar Code On Page Beep Indication Begin New Rule 14-5 High High Code 128 14-8 High High Send next 5 characters 14-24 High High Send <CTRL M> 14-44 High High Send next 5 characters...
  • Page 236: Rules Hierarchy (In Bar Codes)

    14 - 4 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide and the cashier will key 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 237: Default Rules

    Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 5 Note also that ADF rules are actually created when using the standard data editing functions. 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.
  • Page 238: Erase

    14 - 6 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 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.
  • Page 239: Disable Rule Set

    Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 7 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 240: Criteria

    14 - 8 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Criteria Code Types Select any number of code types to be affected. All selected codes must be scanned in succession, prior to selecting other criteria. To select all code types, do not scan any code type.
  • Page 241 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 9 Code Types (continued) IATA 2 OF 5 I 2 OF 5 Code 93 UPC-A UPC-E EAN-8 EAN-13...
  • Page 242 14 - 10 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Code Types (continued) UCC/EAN 128 UPC-E1 Bookland EAN Trioptic Code 39 Code 11 Code 32...
  • Page 243 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 11 Code Types (continued) ISBT 128 Coupon Code US Postnet US Planet UK Postal Japan Postal Australian Postal...
  • Page 244 14 - 12 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Code Types (continued) Dutch Postal 4State Postal PDF417 MicroPDF Macro PDF Macro MicroPDF MaxiCode...
  • Page 245 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 13 Code Types (continued) Datamatrix QR Code MicroQR TLC 39 UPC/EAN Composites GS1 DataBar and EAN128 Composites Aztec Aztec Rune NOTE When selecting composite bar codes, enable AIM IDs if parsing UPC or EAN composite data, or data from an application that uses symbol separators.
  • Page 246: Code Lengths

    14 - 14 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Code Lengths Define the number of characters the selected code type must contain. Do not select any code length to select code types of any length. Scan these bar codes to define the number of characters the selected code types must contain. Select one length per rule only.
  • Page 247 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 15 Code Lengths (continued) 7 Characters 8 Characters 9 Characters 10 Characters 11 Characters 12 Characters 13 Characters...
  • Page 248 14 - 16 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Code Lengths (continued) 14 Characters 15 Characters 16 Characters 17 Characters 18 Characters 19 Characters 20 Characters...
  • Page 249 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 17 Code Lengths (continued) 21 Characters 22 Characters 23 Characters 24 Characters 25 Characters 26 Characters 27 Characters...
  • Page 250: Message Containing A Specific Data String

    14 - 18 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 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 251 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 19 Specific String, Any Location Scan the bar code below, then, using the Numeric Keypad beginning on page 14-20, scan a two-digit number representing the position (use a leading “zero” if necessary). Then scan the desired character or characters (up to a total of 8) on the Alphanumeric Keyboard beginning on page 14-86, followed by the...
  • Page 252 14 - 20 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Numeric Keypad Bar codes on this page should not be confused with those on the alphanumeric keyboard.
  • Page 253 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 21 Numeric Keypad (continued) Cancel...
  • Page 254 14 - 22 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Rule Belongs To Set Select the set a rule belongs to. (There are four possible rule sets.) See Alternate Rule Sets on page 14-3 for more information about rule sets.
  • Page 255: Actions

    Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 23 Actions Select how to format the data for transmission. Send Data Send all data that remains, send all data up to a specific character selected from the Alphanumeric Keyboard on page 14-86, or send the next N characters. N = any number from 1 to 254 selected from the Alphanumeric Keyboard on page 14-86.
  • Page 256 14 - 24 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 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 257 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 25 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 258: Setup Field(S)

    14 - 26 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Send Data (continued) Send Next 19 Characters Send Next 20 Characters Setup Field(s) Setup Field(s) Definitions Table 14-1 Parameter Description Page Move Cursor Move Cursor To a Character Scan the...
  • Page 259 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 27 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 beginning on page 14-86. NOTE If there is no match when the rule is interpreted and the rule fails, the next rule is checked.
  • Page 260 14 - 28 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 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...
  • Page 261 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 29 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 Skip Back 3 Characters...
  • Page 262 14 - 30 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 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 263: Modify Data

    Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 31 Send Preset Value Use these bar codes to send preset values. These values must be set using the Scan Prefix and Scan Suffix bar codes on page 4-13. Send Prefix Send Suffix Modify Data Modify data in the ways listed.
  • Page 264 14 - 32 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 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.
  • Page 265: Pad Data With Spaces

    Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 33 Pad Data with Spaces To pad data to the left, scan the bar code containing the desired number of spaces. This parameter is activated by Send commands. Pad Spaces To Length 1 Pad Spaces To Length 2 Pad Spaces To Length 3 Pad Spaces To Length 4 Pad Spaces To Length 5...
  • Page 266 14 - 34 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 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...
  • Page 267 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 35 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 Pad Spaces To Length 21...
  • Page 268 14 - 36 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 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...
  • Page 269: Pad Data With Zeros

    Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 37 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. This parameter is activated by Send commands.
  • Page 270 14 - 38 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 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...
  • Page 271 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 39 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 Pad Zeros To Length 17...
  • Page 272 14 - 40 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 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...
  • Page 273 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 41 Pad Data with Zeros (continued) Pad Zeros To Length 25 Pad Zeros To Length 26 Pad Zeros To Length 27 Pad Zeros To Length 28 Pad Zeros To Length 29 Pad Zeros To Length 30 Stop Pad Zeros...
  • Page 274: Beeps

    14 - 42 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 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 the “Send __” bar code for the keystroke to send...
  • Page 275 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 43 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 276 14 - 44 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner 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 277 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 45 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 278 14 - 46 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Control Characters (continued) Send Control X Send Control Y Send Control Z Send Control [ Send Control \ Send Control ]...
  • Page 279 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 47 Control Characters (continued) Send Control 6 Send Control - Keyboard Characters Scan the “Send __” bar code for the keyboard characters to send. Send Space Send ! Send “ Send #...
  • Page 280 14 - 48 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send $ Send % Send & Send ‘ Send ( Send ) Send *...
  • Page 281 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 49 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send + Send , Send - Send . Send / Send 0 Send 1...
  • Page 282 14 - 50 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send 2 Send 3 Send 4 Send 5 Send 6 Send 7 Send 8...
  • Page 283 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 51 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send 9 Send : Send ; Send < Send = Send > Send ?
  • Page 284 14 - 52 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send @ Send A Send B Send C Send D Send E Send F...
  • Page 285 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 53 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send G Send H Send I Send J Send K Send L Send M...
  • Page 286 14 - 54 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send N Send O Send P Send Q Send R Send S Send T...
  • Page 287 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 55 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send U Send V Send W Send X Send Y Send Z Send [...
  • Page 288 14 - 56 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send \ Send ] Send ^ Send _ Send ` Send a Send b...
  • Page 289 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 57 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send c Send d Send e Send f Send g Send h Send i...
  • Page 290 14 - 58 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send j Send k Send l Send m Send n Send o Send p...
  • Page 291 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 59 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send q Send r Send s Send t Send u Send v Send w...
  • Page 292 14 - 60 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send x Send y Send z Send { Send | Send } Send ~...
  • Page 293 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 61 Send ALT Characters Send Alt 2 Send Alt A Send Alt B Send Alt C Send Alt D Send Alt E Send Alt F...
  • Page 294 14 - 62 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 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...
  • Page 295 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 63 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...
  • Page 296 14 - 64 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Send ALT Characters (continued) Send Alt U Send Alt V Send Alt W Send Alt X Send Alt Y Send Alt Z Send Alt [...
  • Page 297 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 65 Send ALT Characters (continued) Send Alt \ Send Alt ] Send Alt 6 Send Alt -...
  • Page 298 14 - 66 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Send Keypad Characters Send Keypad * Send Keypad + Send Keypad - Send Keypad . Send Keypad / Send Keypad 0 Send Keypad 1...
  • Page 299 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 67 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...
  • Page 300 14 - 68 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 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...
  • Page 301 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 69 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...
  • Page 302 14 - 70 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 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 303 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 71 Send Function Key Send F1 Key Send F2 Key Send F3 Key Send F4 Key Send F5 Key Send F6 Key Send F7 Key...
  • Page 304 14 - 72 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 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...
  • Page 305 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 73 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...
  • Page 306 14 - 74 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 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...
  • Page 307 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 75 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...
  • Page 308 14 - 76 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 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...
  • Page 309 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 77 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 310: Send Right Control Key

    14 - 78 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 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.
  • Page 311: Send Graphic User Interface (Gui) Characters

    Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 79 Send Graphic User Interface (GUI) Characters The “Send Graphic User Interface Character” actions will tap the specified key while holding the System Dependent Graphic User Interface (GUI) Key. The definition of the Graphic User Interface key is dependant upon the attached system: Send GUI 0 Send GUI 1...
  • Page 312 14 - 80 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Send Graphic User Interface (GUI) Characters (continued) Send GUI 6 Send GUI 7 Send GUI 8 Send GUI 9 Send GUI A Send GUI B Send GUI C...
  • Page 313 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 81 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 314 14 - 82 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 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 315 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 83 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 316: Turn On/Off Rule Sets

    14 - 84 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide 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...
  • Page 317 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 85 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 318: Alphanumeric Keyboard

    14 - 86 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard Space (Dash)
  • Page 319 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 87 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued) “ & ‘...
  • Page 320 14 - 88 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued) < >...
  • Page 321 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 89 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued) (Underscore)
  • Page 322 14 - 90 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued) NOTE Numeric bar codes below should not be confused with those on the numeric keypad...
  • Page 323 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 91 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
  • Page 324 14 - 92 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
  • Page 325 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 93 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
  • Page 326 14 - 94 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
  • Page 327 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 95 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued) Cancel End of Message...
  • Page 328 14 - 96 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
  • Page 329 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 97 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
  • Page 330 14 - 98 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
  • Page 331 Advanced Data Formatting 14 - 99 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
  • Page 332 14 - 100Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 333: Appendix A Standard Default Parameters

    Appendix A Standard Default Parameters Standard Default Parameters Table Table A-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number User Preferences Set Default Parameter All Defaults Parameter Scanning Enable Beeper Tone Medium Beeper Volume High Power Mode Continuous On Time Delay to Low Power Mode 1 Minute Trigger Mode Auto Aim...
  • Page 334 A - 2 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Scan Data Transmission Format Data as is 4-14 FN1 Substitution Values 67h, 6Dh 4-15 Transmit “No Read” Message...
  • Page 335 Standard Default Parameters A - 3 Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Software Handshaking None 7-13 Host Serial Response Time-out 2 Sec 7-15 RTS Line State Low RTS 7-16 Beep on <BEL> Disable 7-16 Intercharacter Delay 0 msec...
  • Page 336 A - 4 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Function Key Mapping Disable 10-10 FN1 Substitution Disable 10-11 Send and Make Break Send 10-11 Undecoded Scanner Emulation...
  • Page 337 Standard Default Parameters A - 5 Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Transmit UPC-A Check Digit Enable 13-14 Transmit UPC-E Check Digit Enable 13-14 Transmit UPC-E1 Check Digit Enable 13-15 UPC-A Preamble System Character 13-16 UPC-E Preamble System Character...
  • Page 338 A - 6 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Code 11 Code 11 Disable 13-34 Set Lengths for Code 11 1Ch 1Dh 4 to 55 13-34...
  • Page 339: Upc/Ean

    Standard Default Parameters A - 7 Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Postal Codes US Postnet Enable 13-52 US Planet Enable 13-52 UK Postal Enable 13-53 Transmit UK Postal Check Digit Enable 13-53 Japan Postal F0h 22h Enable...
  • Page 340 A - 8 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Data Matrix Inverse F1h 4Ch Regular 13-64 Maxicode F0h 26h Enable 13-65 QR Code F0h 25h Enable...
  • Page 341: Appendix B Programming Reference

    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 Code 93 Interleaved 2 of 5 Discrete 2 of 5, or Discrete 2 of 5 IATA Code 11 UCC/EAN-128 Bookland EAN...
  • Page 342 B - 2 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Symbol Code Characters (Continued) Table B-1 Code Character Code Type QR Code Maxicode US Postnet US Planet Japan Postal UK Postal Dutch Postal Australian Postal UK Postal...
  • Page 343: Aim Code Identifiers

    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 344 B - 4 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner 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 345 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 346 B - 6 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Modifier Characters (Continued) Table B-3 Code Type Option Value Option PDF417, Reader set to conform to protocol defined in 1994 PDF417 symbology specifications. Note: When this option is transmitted, Micro PDF417...
  • Page 347 Programming Reference B - 7 Modifier Characters (Continued) Table B-3 Code Type Option Value Option QR Code Model 1 symbol. Model 2 symbol, ECI protocol not implemented. Model 2 symbol, ECI protocol implemented. Model 2 symbol, ECI protocol not implemented, FNC1 implied in first position.
  • Page 348 B - 8 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 349: Appendix C Sample Bar Codes

    Appendix C Sample Bar Codes Code 39 123ABC UPC/EAN UPC-A, 100% 12345 67890...
  • Page 350: Ean-13, 100%

    C - 2 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide EAN-13, 100% 3 456789 012340 Code 128 12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234 Interleaved 2 of 5 12345678901231...
  • Page 351: Pdf417

    Sample Bar Codes C - 3 GS1 DataBar-14 NOTE DataBar-14 must be enabled to read the bar code below (see GS1 DataBar-14 on page 13-57). 7612341562341 PDF417 Data Matrix...
  • Page 352: Maxicode

    C - 4 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Maxicode QR Code US Postnet UK Postal...
  • Page 353: Appendix D: Numeric Bar Codes

    Appendix D Numeric Bar Codes Numeric Bar Codes For parameters requiring specific numeric values, scan the appropriately numbered bar code(s).
  • Page 354: Cancel

    D - 2 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Numeric Bar Codes (continued) Cancel To correct an error or change a selection, scan the bar code below. Cancel...
  • Page 355: Appendix E Ascii Character Sets

    Appendix E ASCII Character Sets ASCII Value Table Table E-1 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Char 1000 CTRL 2 1001 CTRL A 1002 CTRL B 1003 CTRL C 1004 CTRL D 1005 CTRL E 1006 CTRL F 1007 CTRL G 1008...
  • Page 356 E - 2 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide ASCII Value Table (Continued) Table E-1 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Char 1016 CTRL P 1017 CTRL Q 1018 CTRL R 1019 CTRL S 1020 CTRL T...
  • Page 357 ASCII Character Sets E - 3 ASCII Value Table (Continued) Table E-1 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Char 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 < 1061 1062 >...
  • Page 358 E - 4 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide ASCII Value Table (Continued) Table E-1 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Char 1072 1073 1074 1075 1076 1077 1078 1079 1080 1081 1082 1083 1084 1085 1086...
  • Page 359 ASCII Character Sets E - 5 ASCII Value Table (Continued) Table E-1 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Char 1100 1101 1102 1103 1104 1105 1106 1107 1108 1109 1110 1111 1112 1113 1114 1115 1116 1117 1118 1119 1120 1121...
  • Page 360 E - 6 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide ALT Key Standard Default Tables Table E-2 ALT Keys Keystroke 2064 ALT 2 2065 ALT A 2066 ALT B 2067 ALT C 2068 ALT D 2069 ALT E 2070 ALT F...
  • Page 361 ASCII Character Sets E - 7 USB GUI Key Character Set Table E-3 GUI Key Keystroke 3000 Right Control Key 3048 GUI 0 3049 GUI 1 3050 GUI 2 3051 GUI 3 3052 GUI 4 3053 GUI 5 3054 GUI 6 3055 GUI 7 3056...
  • Page 362 E - 8 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide USB GUI Key Character Set (Continued) Table E-3 GUI Key Keystroke 3081 GUI Q 3082 GUI R 3083 GUI S 3084 GUI T 3085 GUI U 3086 GUI V 3087...
  • Page 363 ASCII Character Sets E - 9 PF Key Standard Default Table Table E-4 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...
  • Page 364 E - 10 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide F key Standard Default Table Table E-5 F Keys Keystroke 5001 5002 5003 5004 5005 5006 5007 5008 5009 5010 F 10 5011 F 11 5012 F 12 5013 F 13...
  • Page 365 ASCII Character Sets E - 11 Numeric Key Standard Default Table Table E-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 366 E - 12 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Extended Keypad Standard Default Table Table E-7 Extended Keypad Keystroke 7001 Break 7002 Delete 7003 Pg Up 7004 7005 Pg Dn 7006 Pause 7007 Scroll Lock 7008 Backspace 7009 7010...
  • Page 367 Glossary Aperture. The opening in an optical system defined by a lens or baffle that establishes the field of view. API. An interface by means of which one software component communicates with or controls another. Usually used to refer to services provided by one software component to another, usually via software interrupts or function calls Application Programming Interface.
  • Page 368 Glossary - 2 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Bit. Binary digit. One bit is the basic unit of binary information. Generally, eight consecutive bits compose one byte of data. The pattern of 0 and 1 values within the byte determines its meaning.
  • Page 369 Glossary - 3 Code Length. Number of data characters in a bar code between the start and stop characters, not including those characters. Cold Boot. A cold boot restarts the mobile computer and erases all user stored records and entries. COM port.
  • Page 370 Glossary - 4 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Flash Disk. An additional megabyte of non-volatile memory for storing application and configuration files. Flash Memory. Flash memory is responsible for storing the system firmware and is non-volatile. If the system power is interrupted the data is not be lost.
  • Page 371 Glossary - 5 group determines which characters are encoded. This continuous code type uses no intercharacter spaces. Only numeric (0 to 9) and START/STOP characters may be encoded. I/O Ports. interface The connection between two devices, defined by common physical characteristics, signal characteristics, and signal meanings.
  • Page 372 Glossary - 6 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide MIL. 1 mil = 1 thousandth of an inch. Misread (Misdecode). A condition which occurs when the data output of a reader or interface controller does not agree with the data encoded within a bar code symbol.
  • Page 373 Glossary - 7 Percent Decode. The average probability that a single scan of a bar code would result in a successful decode. In a well-designed bar code scanning system, that probability should approach near 100%. PING. (Packet Internet Groper) An Internet utility used to determine whether a particular IP address is online. It is used to test and debug a network by sending out a packet and waiting for a response.
  • Page 374 Glossary - 8 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide Scan Area. Area intended to contain a symbol. Scanner. An electronic device used to scan bar code symbols and produce a digitized pattern that corresponds to the bars and spaces of the symbol. Its three main components are: 1) Light source (laser or photoelectric cell) - illuminates a bar code,;...
  • Page 375 Glossary - 9 Symbol Length. Length of symbol measured from the beginning of the quiet zone (margin) adjacent to the start character to the end of the quiet zone (margin) adjacent to a stop character. Symbology. The structural rules and conventions for representing data within a particular bar code type (e.g. UPC/EAN, Code 39, PDF417, etc.).
  • Page 376 Glossary - 10 Symbol DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide UPC. Universal Product Code. A relatively complex numeric symbology. Each character consists of two bars and two spaces, each of which is any of four widths. The standard symbology for retail food packages in the United States.
  • Page 377 Index Numerics pad zeros ......14-37 rules ....... . . 14-1 123Scan parameters .
  • Page 378 Index - 2 DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide rules ....... . . 14-1 pause duration .
  • Page 379 Index - 3 data bits ......7-10 GS1 DataBar limited ....13-57 default table .
  • Page 380 Index - 4 DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide interface ....... 1-4 removing cables .
  • Page 381 ......2-6 Motorola enterprise mobility support ....xv sequence example .
  • Page 382 Index - 6 DS6708 Digital Scanner Product Reference Guide EAN zero extend ..... . . 13-20 EAN-13/JAN-13 ......13-9 EAN-8/JAN-8 .
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