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  • Page 1 DS9208 DIGITAL SCANNER PRODUCT REFERENCE GUIDE...
  • Page 3: Product Reference Guide

    DS9208 PRODUCT REFERENCE GUIDE 72E-139635-04 Revision A December 2014...
  • Page 4 DS9208 Product Reference Guide © 2014 Symbol Technologies, Inc. No part of this publication may be reproduced or used in any form, or by any electrical or mechanical means, without permission in writing from Zebra. This includes electronic or mechanical means, such as photocopying, recording, or information storage and retrieval systems.
  • Page 5: Revision History

    Revision History Changes to the original guide are listed below: Change Date Description -01 Rev A 3/2011 Initial release -02 Rev A 2/2012 Added mounting template; added new parameters: Illumination Always On, Motion Sensitivity, Fast HID Keyboard Emulation, IBM Specification Version, Codabar Upper or Lower Case Start/Stop Characters Detection;...
  • Page 6 DS9208 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS About This Guide Introduction ............................. xv Configurations..........................xv Chapter Descriptions ........................xvi Notational Conventions........................xvii Related Documents ........................xvii Service Information......................... xviii Chapter 1: Getting Started Introduction ............................ 1-1 Interfaces ............................1-2 Unpacking ............................1-2 Setting Up the Digital Scanner ....................... 1-3 Installing the Interface Cable ....................
  • Page 8 Integrated Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) ................2-8 Deactivation Antenna for Checkpoint EAS Systems ..............2-8 EAS Deactivation Range ......................2-8 DS9208 Host Interface Cables and EAS ................. 2-8 Checkpoint Contact Information ....................2-8 Chapter 3: Maintenance & Technical Specifications Introduction ............................ 3-1 Maintenance ..........................
  • Page 9 Table of Contents PDF Prioritization ........................4-31 PDF Prioritization Timeout ....................... 4-31 Multicode Mode ........................4-32 Multicode Expression ....................... 4-33 Multicode Mode Concatenation ....................4-38 Multicode Concatenation Symbology ..................4-39 Multicode Troubleshooting ....................... 4-40 Miscellaneous Scanner Parameters ....................4-42 Transmit Code ID Character ....................4-42 Prefix/Suffix Values ........................
  • Page 10 DS9208 Product Reference Guide USB Keystroke Delay ......................6-8 Simulated Caps Lock ....................... 6-9 USB CAPS Lock Override ....................... 6-9 USB Ignore Unknown Characters .................... 6-10 USB Convert Unknown to Code 39 ..................6-10 USB Ignore Beep Directive ...................... 6-11 USB Ignore Type Directive ......................
  • Page 11 Table of Contents Chapter 9: Keyboard Wedge Interface Introduction ............................ 9-1 Connecting a Keyboard Wedge Interface ..................9-2 Keyboard Wedge Parameter Defaults ................... 9-3 Keyboard Wedge Host Parameters ....................9-4 Keyboard Wedge Host Types ....................9-4 Keyboard Wedge Country Types - Country Codes ..............9-5 Ignore Unknown Characters ....................
  • Page 12 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Enable/Disable Code 128 ......................10-25 Set Lengths for Code 128 ......................10-25 Enable/Disable GS1-128 (formerly UCC/EAN-128) ..............10-26 Enable/Disable ISBT 128 ......................10-27 ISBT Concatenation ......................... 10-28 Check ISBT Table ........................10-29 ISBT Concatenation Redundancy .................... 10-29 Code 39 ............................
  • Page 13 Table of Contents Matrix 2 of 5 Check Digit ......................10-59 Transmit Matrix 2 of 5 Check Digit ................... 10-59 Korean 3 of 5 ..........................10-60 Enable/Disable Korean 3 of 5 ....................10-60 Inverse 1D ............................10-61 Postal Codes ..........................10-62 US Postnet ..........................
  • Page 14 Scanner SDK, Other Software Tools, and Videos ................. 11-2 Chapter 12: Advanced Data Formatting Introduction ............................ 12-1 Chapter 13: Driver’s License Set Up (DS9208-DL) Introduction ............................ 13-1 Driver’s License Parsing ........................ 13-2 Parsing Driver’s License Data Fields (Embedded Driver's License Parsing) ........ 13-3 Embedded Driver's License Parsing Criteria - Code Type ............
  • Page 15 Table of Contents xiii Appendix D: Numeric Bar Codes Numeric Bar Codes ........................D-1 Cancel ............................D-2 Appendix E: ASCII Character Sets Appendix F: Signature Capture Code Introduction ............................ F-1 Code Structure ..........................F-1 Signature Capture Area ......................F-1 CapCode Pattern Structure ...................... F-2 Start / Stop Patterns ........................
  • Page 16 DS9208 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 17: About This Guide

    ABOUT THIS GUIDE Introduction The DS9208 Product Reference Guide provides general instructions for setting up, operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting the DS9208 digital scanner. Configurations This guide includes the following DS9208 digital scanner configurations: • DS9208-SR00004NNWW - DS9208 Digital Scanner, Standard Range, Black •...
  • Page 18: Chapter Descriptions

    ADF Programmer Guide. • Chapter 13, Driver’s License Set Up (DS9208-DL) describes how the DS9208-DL digital scanner can parse out information from standard US driver's licenses and certain other American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) compliant ID cards.
  • Page 19: Notational Conventions

    Feature/Option Related Documents • DS9208 Quick Start Guide, p/n 72-140088-xx - provides general information for getting started with the DS9208 digital scanner, and includes basic set up and operation instructions. • Advanced Data Formatting Programmer Guide, p/n 72E-69680-xx - provides information on ADF, a means of customizing data before transmission to a host.
  • Page 20: Service Information

    DS9208 Product Reference Guide Service Information If you have a problem using the equipment, contact your facility's technical or systems support. If there is a problem with the equipment, they will contact the Zebra Global Customer Support Center at: http://www.motorolasolutions.com/support.
  • Page 21: Chapter 1 Getting Started

    CHAPTER 1 GETTING STARTED Introduction The DS9208 combines superior 1D and 2D omnidirectional bar code scanning and advanced feature set in a compact design. The digital scanner’s built-in stand seamlessly accommodates both counter-top and hand-held use. Whether in presentation or trigger mode, the digital scanner ensures comfort and ease of use for extended periods of time.
  • Page 22: Interfaces

    1 - 2 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Interfaces The DS9208 digital scanner supports: • USB connection to a host. The digital scanner autodetects a USB host and defaults to the HID keyboard interface type. Select other USB interface types by scanning programming bar code menus.This interface supports the following international keyboards (for Windows®...
  • Page 23: Setting Up The Digital Scanner

    Getting Started 1 - 3 Setting Up the Digital Scanner Installing the Interface Cable Insert the interface cable modular connector into the interface cable port on the rear of the digital scanner until you hear a click. The green LED lights and low/medium/high beeps sound, indicating that the scanner is operational.
  • Page 24: Configuring The Digital Scanner

    1 - 4 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Configuring the Digital Scanner To configure the digital scanner use the bar codes included in this manual, or use the 123Scan configuration program. See Chapter 4, User Preferences & Miscellaneous Options, Chapter 5, Imaging...
  • Page 25: Locking Mount Bracket

    Getting Started 1 - 5 Slide the base of the digital scanner into the bracket, oriented so the scan window faces down. Inserting the DS9208 into the Wall Mount Bracket Figure 1-4 Locking Mount Bracket An optional locking mount bracket is available for "locking" the scanner into position on a horizontal (or vertical) surface.
  • Page 26 To insert the scanner into the Locking Mount Bracket, place the scanner onto the bracket and turn it 1/4 revolution clockwise until you hear a click and the scanner faces its final position. Inserting the DS9208 into the Locking Mount Bracket Figure 1-6...
  • Page 27: Accessories

    Accessories Required Accessories The digital scanner ships with the DS9208 Quick Start Guide. Also order an interface cable for the appropriate interface, and a universal power supply if the interface requires this. For additional items, contact a local Zebra representative or business partner.
  • Page 28: Mounting Templates

    1 - 8 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Mounting Templates Use the following templates to facilitate the proper placement of brackets and screws. 40 mm Wall Mount Bracket Template Figure 1-8 49 mm 54 mm Locking Mount Bracket Template Figure 1-9...
  • Page 29: Chapter 2 Data Capture

    CHAPTER 2 DATA CAPTURE Introduction This chapter provides beeper and LED definitions, techniques involved in capturing bar codes, general instructions and tips about scanning, and decode range information. Decode LEDs Exit Window Finger Grips Trigger and Volume Control Beeper Adjustable Stand Parts Figure 2-1...
  • Page 30: Beeper Definitions

    2 - 2 DS9208 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. Beeper Definitions...
  • Page 31 Data Capture 2 - 3 Beeper Definitions (Continued) Table 2-1 Beeper Sequence Indication Code 39 Buffering High/low beeps New Code 39 data was entered into the buffer. 3 long high beeps Code 39 buffer is full. High/low/high beeps The Code 39 buffer was erased. Low/high/low beeps The Code 39 buffer was erased or there was an attempt to clear or transmit an empty buffer.
  • Page 32: Selecting Beeper Volume Using Trigger

    2 - 4 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Selecting Beeper Volume using Trigger The digital scanner emits a short beep when it successfully reads a bar code. To change the volume of the beep either scan the appropriate bar code in...
  • Page 33: Scanning

    This indicator is followed by a low/medium/high power up beep. Scanning The DS9208 has an integrated, adjustable stand to easily accommodate both presentation and triggered scanning. Presentation Mode Scanning For standard operation, the digital scanner is in presentation mode and automatically decodes bar codes that are presented in its field of view.
  • Page 34: Momentary Trigger Mode Scanning

    2 - 6 DS9208 Product Reference Guide To scan in hand-held presentation mode, pick up the digital scanner. It remains in presentation mode and decodes bar codes that are in its field of view. Scanning in Presentation Mode, Hand-Held Figure 2-3...
  • Page 35 Data Capture 2 - 7 After a programmable time period (see Momentary Trigger Mode Timeout on page 4-17), the aiming dot turns off and the digital scanner returns to presentation mode, ready to read bar codes without use of the trigger. For beeper definitions, see Table 2-1.
  • Page 36: Decode Ranges

    There are several adjustments that can be made on the Checkpoint Deactivation System side. Contact Checkpoint Systems, Inc. for details. DS9208 Host Interface Cables and EAS The digital scanner requires a special EAS scanner cable to connect to the Checkpoint EAS deactivation system.
  • Page 37: Chapter 3 Maintenance & Technical Specifications

    CHAPTER 3 MAINTENANCE & TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Introduction This chapter provides suggested digital 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 38: Troubleshooting

    3 - 2 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Table 3-1 Problem Possible Causes Possible Solutions The aiming dot 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 39 Maintenance & Technical Specifications 3 - 3 Troubleshooting (Continued) Table 3-1 Problem Possible Causes Possible Solutions Digital scanner decodes bar Digital scanner is not programmed Scan the appropriate host type code, but does not transmit for the correct host type. programming bar code.
  • Page 40: Report Software Version Bar Code

    3 - 4 DS9208 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 41: Technical Specifications

    Maintenance & Technical Specifications 3 - 5 Technical Specifications Technical Specifications Table 3-2 Item Description Physical Characteristics Dimensions 5.512 in H x 3.232 in W x 3.150 in D 14.0 cm H x 8.21 cm W x 8.0 cm D Weight 9.5 oz (269.3 g) Voltage and Current...
  • Page 42 3 - 6 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Technical Specifications (Continued) Table 3-2 Item Description Typical Working Distance Decode Ranges on page 2-8. Imaging Characteristics Graphics Format Support Images can be exported as bitmap, JPEG, or TIFF Image Transfer Speed USB 2.0: Up to 12 megabits/second...
  • Page 43: Digital Scanner Signal Descriptions

    Interface cable modular connector Digital Scanner Cable Pinouts Figure 3-1 The signal descriptions in Table 3-3 apply to the connectors on the DS9208 digital scanner and are for reference only. DS9208 Digital Scanner Signal Pin-outs Table 3-3 Keyboard RS-232 Wedge...
  • Page 44 3 - 8 DS9208 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 45: Chapter 4 User Preferences & Miscellaneous Options

    CHAPTER 4 USER PREFERENCES & MISCELLANEOUS OPTIONS Introduction You can program the digital scanner to perform various functions, or activate different features. This chapter describes each user preference feature and provides programming bar codes for selecting these features. The digital scanner ships with the settings shown in Table 4-1 on page 4-2 (also see Appendix A, Standard...
  • Page 46: Scanning Sequence Examples

    4 - 2 DS9208 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 4-7.
  • Page 47 User Preferences & Miscellaneous Options 4 - 3 User Preferences Parameter Defaults (Continued) Table 4-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Decoding Illumination (Hand-Held Mode Only) F0h, 2Ah Enable 4-19 Post Decode Illumination F2h 29h Always Off 4-19 Illumination Always On F2h 59h Illumination Automatically 4-20...
  • Page 48 4 - 4 DS9208 Product Reference Guide User Preferences Parameter Defaults (Continued) Table 4-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number 4-44 Scan Data Transmission Format Data as is FN1 Substitution Values 67h 6Dh 4-45 4-46 Transmit “No Read” Message Disable...
  • Page 49: User Preferences

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Options 4 - 5 User Preferences Set Default Parameter You can reset the digital scanner to two types of defaults: factory defaults or custom defaults. Scan the appropriate bar code below to reset the digital scanner to its default settings and/or set its current settings as custom defaults.
  • Page 50: Parameter Bar Code Scanning

    4 - 6 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Parameter Bar Code Scanning Parameter # ECh To disable the decoding of parameter bar codes, including the Set Defaults parameter bar codes, scan the Disable Parameter Scanning bar code below. To enable decoding of parameter bar codes, scan Enable Parameter Scanning.
  • Page 51: Beeper Tone

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Options 4 - 7 Beeper Tone Parameter # 91h To select a decode beep frequency (tone), scan one of the following bar codes. (03h) Low Tone (02h) Medium Tone (01h) High Tone (00h) Medium to High Tone (2-tone) (04h)
  • Page 52: Beeper Volume

    4 - 8 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Beeper Volume Parameter # 8Ch To select a beeper volume, scan the Low Volume, Medium Volume, or High Volume bar code. Low Volume (02h) Medium Volume (01h) High Volume (00h)
  • Page 53: Volume Adjustment Trigger Timeout

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Options 4 - 9 Volume Adjustment Trigger Timeout Parameter # F0h 93h Use this parameter to set the length of time needed to hold the trigger to adjust the volume. The scanner changes volume and beeps with the new volume. Volume Adjustment Trigger Timeout 3 sec (1Eh) *Volume Adjustment Trigger Timeout 5 sec...
  • Page 54: Beeper Duration

    4 - 10 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Beeper Duration Parameter # F1h 74h To select the duration for the beeper, scan one of the following bar codes. Short (00h) Medium (01h) Long (02h) Suppress Power-up Beeps Parameter # F1h D1h Select whether or not to suppress the digital scanner’s power-up beeps.
  • Page 55: Low Power Mode

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Options 4 - 11 Low Power Mode Parameter # 80h This parameter determines whether or not the digital scanner enters low power mode after a decode attempt. If disabled, power remains on after each decode attempt. Disable Low Power Mode (00h) Enable Low Power Mode...
  • Page 56: Time Delay To Low Power Mode

    4 - 12 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Time Delay to Low Power Mode Parameter # 92h NOTE This parameter only applies when Low Power Mode is enabled. This parameter sets the time the digital scanner remains active before entering low power mode. The digital scanner wakes upon trigger pull or when the host attempts to communicate with the digital scanner.
  • Page 57 User Preferences & Miscellaneous Options 4 - 13 Time Delay to Low Power Mode (continued) 30 Minutes (2Dh) 45 Minutes (2Eh) 1 Hour (31h) 3 Hours (33h) 6 Hours (36h) 9 Hours (39h)
  • Page 58: Trigger Mode

    4 - 14 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Trigger Mode Parameter # 8Ah Select one of the following trigger modes for the digital scanner: • Standard (Level) - A trigger pull activates decode processing. Decode processing continues until the bar code decodes, you release the trigger, or the Decode Session Timeout occurs.
  • Page 59: Trigger Aiming Pattern

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Options 4 - 15 Trigger Aiming Pattern Parameter # F0h, 32h Select Enable Trigger Aiming Pattern to project the aiming pattern during bar code capture in trigger mode, or Disable Trigger Aiming Pattern to turn the aiming pattern off. This parameter does not apply to Snapshot Mode.
  • Page 60: Presentation Aiming Pattern

    4 - 16 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Presentation Aiming Pattern Parameter # F1h, 4Eh Select Enable Presentation Aiming Pattern to project the aiming pattern during bar code capture in presentation mode, Disable Presentation Aiming Pattern to turn the aiming pattern off, or Enable Presentation Aiming Pattern on PDF to project the aiming pattern when the digital scanner detects a 2D bar code.
  • Page 61: Momentary Trigger Mode Timeout

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Options 4 - 17 Momentary Trigger Mode Timeout Parameter # EDh In momentary trigger mode, the aiming dot appears upon pressing the trigger. Once in this mode, upon each trigger press the scanner attempts to decode the bar code in front of it. After a period of inactivity while the trigger is not pressed, the scanner reverts to presentation mode where there is no illumination until an item is presented.
  • Page 62: Motion Detect Range

    4 - 18 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Motion Detect Range Parameter # F2h 3Bh This parameter controls the distance, or range, at which the scanner detects object motion and then triggers while in Presentation Mode. Full Range (01h) Medium Range...
  • Page 63: Decoding Illumination (Hand-Held Mode Only)

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Options 4 - 19 Decoding Illumination (Hand-Held Mode Only) Parameter # F0h, 2Ah When in hand-held mode, selecting Enable Decoding Illumination causes the digital scanner to flash illumination to aid decoding. Select Disable Decoding Illumination to prevent the digital scanner from using decoding illumination.
  • Page 64: Illumination Always On (Presentation Mode Only)

    4 - 20 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Illumination Always On (Presentation Mode Only) Parameter # F2h 59h Select Illumination Always On to keep the illumination LEDs on all the time. In this mode, the scanner bypasses IR detection and aggressively decodes the bar code presented in its field of view.
  • Page 65: Illumination Control Timer (Dim Mode)

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Options 4 - 21 Illumination Control Timer (Dim Mode) Parameter # F1h 97h When Illumination Always On (Presentation Mode Only) is enabled, this parameter sets the time the scanner remains active before lowering illumination to dim mode until the next bar code is presented. Disable (00h) 1 Second...
  • Page 66 4 - 22 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Illumination Control (continued) 30 Minutes (1Dh) 45 Minutes (1Eh) 1 Hour (21h) 3 Hours (23h) 6 Hours (26h) 9 Hours (29h)
  • Page 67: Presentation Mode Field Of View

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Options 4 - 23 Presentation Mode Field of View Parameter # F1h 61h This parameter defines the size of the field of view in presentation mode. A smaller field of view results in a smaller image to process and therefore faster decode times. A larger field of view supports larger symbologies but may slow decode time.
  • Page 68: Picklist Mode

    4 - 24 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Picklist Mode Parameter # F0h 92h Picklist mode enables the digital scanner to decode only the bar code targeted by the aiming dot. Select one of the following picklist modes for the digital scanner: •...
  • Page 69: Continuous Bar Code Read

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Options 4 - 25 Continuous Bar Code Read Parameter # F1h 89h Enable this to report every bar code while the trigger is pressed. NOTE Zebra strongly recommends enabling Picklist Mode with this feature. Disabling Picklist Mode can cause accidental decodes when more than one bar code is in the imaging engine's field of view.
  • Page 70: Decode Session Timeout

    4 - 26 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Decode Session Timeout Parameter # 88h This parameter sets the maximum time decode processing continues during a scan attempt. It is programmable in 0.1 second increments from 0.5 to 9.9 seconds. The default timeout is 9.9 seconds.
  • Page 71: Timeout Between Decodes, Different Symbols

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Options 4 - 27 Timeout Between Decodes, Different Symbols Parameter # 90h Use this option in presentation mode and Continuous Bar Code Read to control the time the scanner is inactive between decoding different symbols. It is programmable in 0.1 second increments from 0.1 to 9.9 seconds. The default is 0.2 seconds.
  • Page 72: Motion Tolerance (Hand-Held Trigger Modes Only)

    4 - 28 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Motion Tolerance (Hand-Held Trigger Modes Only) Parameter # F2h 5Ah Less Motion Tolerance provides optimal decoding performance on both 1D and 2D bar codes. To increase motion tolerance and speed decoding when scanning a series of 1D bar codes in rapid progression, scan More Motion Tolerance.
  • Page 73: Decode Mirror Images (Data Matrix Only)

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Options 4 - 29 Decode Mirror Images (Data Matrix Only) Parameter # F1h 19h Select an option for decoding mirror image Data Matrix bar codes: • Always - decode only Data Matrix bar codes that are mirror images •...
  • Page 74: Mobile Phone/Display Mode

    4 - 30 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Mobile Phone/Display Mode Parameter # F1h CCh This mode improves bar code reading performance on mobile phones and electronic displays. Enable this in hand-held, hands-free, or both modes, or disable this. NOTE If you enable this mode, for best performance also enable Presentation Aiming Pattern on page 4-16.
  • Page 75: Pdf Prioritization

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Options 4 - 31 PDF Prioritization Parameter # F1h CFh Enable this feature to delay decoding a 1D bar code (Code 128 of 8 to 25 characters length) by the value specified in PDF Prioritization Timeout. During that time the digital scanner attempts to decode a PDF417 symbol (e.g., on a US driver's license), and if successful reports this only.
  • Page 76: Multicode Mode

    4 - 32 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Multicode Mode Parameter # F1h, A5h Enable this parameter to allow multiple bar codes to decode upon one trigger event based on the programmed multicode expression. The digital scanner reports a successful decode and provides user indication only if it decodes all bar codes indicated by the multicode expression, otherwise the decode fails.
  • Page 77: Multicode Expression

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Options 4 - 33 Multicode Expression Parameter # F1h, 95h Use this feature to program a multicode expression for Multicode Mode (grid method). The default is 1, which indicates any bar code. To set the multicode expression: Scan the bar code below.
  • Page 78 4 - 34 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Notes When defining multicode expressions consider the following: • Use the Code Type specifier if there are bar codes of more than one code type in view. • Always use the Region specifier when there are multiple bar codes of the same code type.
  • Page 79 User Preferences & Miscellaneous Options 4 - 35 Example 1 To decode one Code 128 bar code anywhere in the image (even when bar codes of other types are in view), as Figure 4-1, program the expression as follows: The expression in decimal is (formatted for readability): 1 C 2 0 8 ;...
  • Page 80 4 - 36 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Example 2a To decode a Code128 (Code Type=8) on the top half of the image and a PDF417 (Code Type=15) on the bottom half of the image, as in Figure 4-2, program the expression as follows: The expression in decimal is (formatted for readability): 2 C 2 0 8 R 4 0 0 100 50 ;...
  • Page 81 User Preferences & Miscellaneous Options 4 - 37 Example 3 To decode the set of three bar codes while excluding the center Code 128 bar code, as in Figure 4-3, the expression is: The expression in decimal is (formatted for readability): 3 C 2 0 15 R 4 0 0 50 50 ;...
  • Page 82: Multicode Mode Concatenation

    4 - 38 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Multicode Mode Concatenation Parameter # F1h, CDh Enable this parameter to transmit multiple decoded bar codes, as specified by the Multicode Expression, as one bar code. Use the Multicode Concatenation Symbology parameter to specify how the concatenated bar codes transmit.
  • Page 83: Multicode Concatenation Symbology

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Options 4 - 39 Multicode Concatenation Symbology Parameter # F1h, D2h Use this parameter to specify how to transmit the concatenated bar codes decoded as specified by the Multicode Expression. Multicode Mode Concatenation must be enabled to use this option. Concatenation as Code 128 (01h) Concatenation as PDF417...
  • Page 84: Multicode Troubleshooting

    4 - 40 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Multicode Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Multicode Expression Programming Use the following suggestions if encountering problems programming a multicode expression: • Ensure the expression is valid. Invalid expressions are rejected during programming. When an expression is rejected the previous expression remains intact. If after programming the expression the digital scanner can still decode any bar code, the expression was possibly rejected.
  • Page 85 User Preferences & Miscellaneous Options 4 - 41 Examples of Simple Multicode Expressions The simplest multicode expression is: • One bar code of any type, anywhere in the image. • To program this use: [MultiCode-Expression] 01 ; [End Of Message] Another simple multicode expression is: •...
  • Page 86: Miscellaneous Scanner Parameters

    4 - 42 DS9208 Product Reference Guide 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 decoding more than one code type. In addition to any single character prefix already selected, the Code ID character is inserted between the prefix and the decoded symbol.
  • Page 87: Prefix/Suffix Values

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Options 4 - 43 Prefix/Suffix Values Key Category Parameter # P = 63h, S1 = 62h, S2 = 64h Decimal Value Parameter # P = 69h, S1 = 68h, S2 = 6Ah You can append a prefix and/or one or two suffixes to scan data for use in data editing. To set a value for a prefix or suffix, scan a four-digit number (i.e., four bar codes from Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes) that...
  • Page 88: Scan Data Transmission Format

    4 - 44 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Scan Data Transmission Format Parameter # EBh To set the scan data format, scan one of the following bar codes. NOTE If using this parameter do not use ADF rules to set the prefix/suffix...
  • Page 89: Fn1 Substitution Values

    User Preferences & Miscellaneous Options 4 - 45 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 90: Transmit "No Read" Message

    4 - 46 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Transmit “No Read” Message Parameter # 5Eh Scan a bar code below to select whether or not to transmit a No Read message. Enable this to transmit the characters NR when a successful decode does not occur before trigger release or the Decode Session Timeout expires.
  • Page 91: Chapter 5 Imaging Preferences

    CHAPTER 5 IMAGING PREFERENCES Introduction You can program the digital scanner to perform various functions, or activate different features. This chapter describes imaging preference features and provides programming bar codes for selecting these features. NOTE Only the Symbol Native API (SNAPI) with Imaging interface supports image capture. See USB Device Type on page 6-4 to enable this host.
  • Page 92: Scanning Sequence Examples

    5 - 2 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Scanning Sequence Examples In most cases scanning one bar code sets the parameter value. For example, to disable image capture illumination, scan the Disable Image Capture Illumination bar code under Image Capture Illumination on page 5-5.
  • Page 93 Imaging Preferences 5 - 3 Imaging Preferences Parameter Defaults (Continued) Table 5-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Image Enhancement F1h 34h Low (1) 5-12 Image File Format Selection F0h 30h JPEG 5-13 Image Rotation F1h 99h 5-14 Bits per Pixel (BPP) F0h 2Fh 8 BPP 5-15...
  • Page 94: Imaging Preferences

    5 - 4 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Imaging Preferences The parameters in this chapter control image capture characteristics. Image capture occurs in all modes of operation, including decode and snapshot. Operational Modes The digital scanner has two modes of operation: •...
  • Page 95: Image Capture Illumination

    Imaging Preferences 5 - 5 Image Capture Illumination Parameter # F0h 69h Selecting Enable Image Capture Illumination causes illumination to turn on during every image capture. Disable illumination to prevent the digital scanner from using illumination. Enabling illumination usually results in superior images. The effectiveness of illumination decreases as the distance to the target increases.
  • Page 96: Snapshot Mode Timeout

    5 - 6 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Snapshot Mode Timeout Parameter # F0h, 43h This parameter sets the amount of time the digital scanner remains in Snapshot Mode. The digital scanner exits Snapshot Mode when you pull the trigger, or when the Snapshot Mode Timeout elapses. To set this...
  • Page 97: Image Cropping

    Imaging Preferences 5 - 7 Image Cropping Parameter # F0h, 2Dh This parameter crops a captured image. Select Disable Image Cropping to present the full 752 x 480 pixels. Select Enable Image Cropping to crop the image to the pixel addresses set in Crop to Pixel Addresses on page 5-8.
  • Page 98: Crop To Pixel Addresses

    5 - 8 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Crop to Pixel Addresses Parameter # F4h, F0h, 3Bh (Top) Parameter # F4h, F0h, 3Ch (Left) Parameter # F4h, F0h, 3Dh (Bottom) Parameter # F4h, F0h, 3Eh (Right) If you selected Enable Image Cropping, set the pixel addresses from (0,0) to (751,479) to crop to.
  • Page 99: Image Size (Number Of Pixels)

    Imaging Preferences 5 - 9 Image Size (Number of Pixels) Parameter # F0h, 2Eh This option alters image resolution before compression. Multiple pixels are combined to one pixel, resulting in a smaller image containing the original content with reduced resolution. Select one of the following values: Resolution Uncropped Image Size...
  • Page 100: Image Brightness (Target White)

    5 - 10 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Image Brightness (Target White) Parameter # F0h 86h Type: Byte Range: 1 - 240 This parameter sets the Target White value used in Snapshot and Video Viewfinder mode when using auto exposure. White and black are defined as 240 decimal and 1, respectively. Setting the value to the factory default of 180 sets the white level of the image to ~180.
  • Page 101: Jpeg Target File Size

    Imaging Preferences 5 - 11 JPEG Target File Size Parameter # F4h, F1h, 31h Type: Word Range: 5-350 This parameter defines the target JPEG file size in terms 1 Kilobytes (1024 bytes). The default value is 160 kB which represents 160 Kilobytes. JPEG compress may take 10 to 15 seconds based on the amount of information in the target image.
  • Page 102: Image Enhancement

    5 - 12 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Image Enhancement Parameter # F1h, 34h This parameter configures the digital scanner's Image Enhance feature. This feature uses a combination of edge sharpening and contrast enhancement to produce an image that is visually pleasing.
  • Page 103: Image File Format Selector

    Imaging Preferences 5 - 13 Image File Format Selector Parameter # F0h, 30h Select an image format appropriate for the system (BMP, TIFF, or JPEG). The digital scanner stores captured images in the selected format. BMP File Format (03h) JPEG File Format (01h) TIFF File Format (04h)
  • Page 104: Image Rotation

    5 - 14 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Image Rotation Parameter # F1h 99h This parameter controls the rotation of the image by 0, 90,180, or 270 degrees. *Rotate 0 (00h) Rotate 90 (01h) Rotate 180 (02h) Rotate 270 (03h)
  • Page 105: Bits Per Pixel

    Imaging Preferences 5 - 15 Bits Per Pixel Parameter # F0h, 2Fh Select the number of significant bits per pixel (BPP) to use when capturing an image. Select 1 BPP for a black and white image, 4 BPP to assign 1 of 16 levels of grey to each pixel, or 8 BPP to assign 1 of 256 levels of grey to each pixel.
  • Page 106: Signature Capture

    5 - 16 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Signature Capture Parameter # 5Dh A signature capture bar code is a special-purpose symbology which delineates a signature capture area in a document with a machine-readable format. The recognition pattern is variable so it can optionally provide an index to various signatures.
  • Page 107: Signature Capture File Format Selector

    Imaging Preferences 5 - 17 Signature Capture File Format Selector Parameter # F0h, 39h Select a signature file format appropriate for the system (BMP, TIFF, or JPEG). The digital scanner stores captured signatures in the selected format. BMP Signature Format (03h) JPEG Signature Format (01h)
  • Page 108: Signature Capture Bits Per Pixel

    5 - 18 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Signature Capture Bits Per Pixel Parameter # F0h, 3Ah Select the number of significant bits per pixel (BPP) to use when capturing a signature. Select 1 BPP for a black and white image, 4 BPP to assign 1 of 16 levels of grey to each pixel, or 8 BPP to assign 1 of 256 levels of grey to each pixel.
  • Page 109: Signature Capture Width

    Imaging Preferences 5 - 19 Signature Capture Width Parameter # F4h, F0h, 6Eh The aspect ratio of the Signature Capture Width and Signature Capture Height parameters must match that of the signature capture area. For example, a 4 x 1 inch signature capture area would require a 4 to 1 aspect ratio of width to height.
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  • Page 111: 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, which powers it. No additional power supply is required. Throughout the programming bar code menus, asterisks ( ) indicate default values.
  • Page 112: Connecting A Usb Interface

    6 - 2 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Connecting a USB Interface Interface Cable USB 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 113: Usb Parameter Defaults

    USB Interface 6 - 3 On first installation when using Windows, the software prompts to select or install the Human Interface Device driver. To install this driver, provided by Windows, click Next through all the choices and click Finished on the last choice. The digital scanner powers up during this installation. To modify any other parameter options, scan the appropriate bar codes in this chapter.
  • Page 114: Usb Host Parameters

    6 - 4 DS9208 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 and issues the standard startup beep sequences. NOTE Before selecting CDC COM Port Emulation, install the CDC INF file on the host to ensure the scanner does not stall during power up (due to a failure to enumerate USB).
  • Page 115: Symbol Native Api (Snapi) Status Handshaking

    USB Interface 6 - 5 USB Device Type (continued) Simple COM Port Emulation CDC COM Port Emulation Symbol Native API (SNAPI) with Imaging Interface Symbol Native API (SNAPI) without Imaging Interface Symbol Native API (SNAPI) Status Handshaking After selecting a SNAPI interface as the USB device type, select whether to enable or disable status handshaking.
  • Page 116: Usb Country Keyboard Types - Country Codes

    6 - 6 DS9208 Product Reference Guide USB Country Keyboard Types - Country Codes Scan the bar code corresponding to the keyboard type. This setting applies only to the USB HID Keyboard Emulation device. NOTE When changing USB country keyboard types the digital scanner automatically resets and issues the standard startup beep sequences.
  • Page 117 USB Interface 6 - 7 USB Country Keyboard Types - Country Codes (continued) French Belgian Windows Spanish Windows Italian Windows Swedish Windows UK English Windows Japanese Windows (ASCII) Portuguese-Brazilian Windows...
  • Page 118: Usb Keystroke Delay

    6 - 8 DS9208 Product Reference Guide USB Keystroke Delay This parameter sets the delay, in milliseconds, between emulated keystrokes. Scan a bar code below to increase the delay when hosts require a slower transmission of data. No Delay Medium Delay (20 msec)
  • Page 119: Simulated Caps Lock

    USB Interface 6 - 9 Simulated Caps Lock Enable this to invert upper and lower case characters on the bar code as if the Caps Lock state is enabled on the keyboard. This inversion occurs regardless of the keyboard’s Caps Lock state. Note that this only applies to alpha characters.
  • Page 120: Usb Ignore Unknown Characters

    6 - 10 DS9208 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. Select Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters to send all bar code data except for unknown characters.
  • Page 121: Usb Ignore Beep Directive

    USB Interface 6 - 11 USB Ignore Beep Directive This applies only to IBM hand-held, IBM tabletop, and OPOS devices. Scan one of the following bar codes to honor or ignore a beep directive. All directives are still acknowledged as if they were processed. Honor USB Beep Directive Ignore USB Beep Directive USB Ignore Type Directive...
  • Page 122: Emulate Keypad

    6 - 12 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Emulate Keypad Enable this to send all characters as ASCII sequences over the numeric keypad. For example ASCII A transmits as “ALT make” 0 6 5 “ALT Break”. Disable Keypad Emulation Enable Keypad Emulation...
  • Page 123: Usb Keyboard Fn 1 Substitution

    USB Interface 6 - 13 USB Keyboard FN 1 Substitution This option applies only to the USB HID Keyboard Emulation device. Enable this to replace any FN 1 characters in an EAN 128 bar code with a user-selected Key Category and value (see FN1 Substitution Values on page 4-45 to set the Key Category and Key Value).
  • Page 124: Convert Case

    6 - 14 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Convert Case Enable this to convert all bar code data to the selected case. No Case Conversion Convert All to Upper Case Convert All to Lower Case USB Static CDC When disabled, each device connected consumes another COM port (first device = COM1, second device = COM2, third device = COM3, etc.)
  • Page 125: Usb Transmission Speed Parameters

    USB Interface 6 - 15 USB Transmission Speed Parameters Use the following parameters to speed USB data transmission: • USB Polling Interval - When using more current USB systems, use this parameter to set a lower interval in order to increase data transmission speed. •...
  • Page 126 6 - 16 DS9208 Product Reference Guide USB Polling Interval (continued) 3 msec 4 msec 5 msec 6 msec 7 msec 8 msec 9 msec...
  • Page 127 USB Interface 6 - 17 Fast HID Keyboard This option transmits USB HID keyboard data at a faster rate. NOTE Enabling Emulate Keypad on page 6-12 Quick Keypad Emulation overrides Fast HID Keyboard. Enable Disable Quick Keypad Emulation This option applies only to the HID keyboard emulation device when Emulate Keypad on page 6-12 is enabled.
  • Page 128: Ibm Specification Version

    6 - 18 DS9208 Product Reference Guide IBM Specification Version The IBM USB interface specification version selected defines how code types are reported over the IBM USB interface. Original Specification Version 2.2...
  • Page 129: Ascii Character Set For Usb

    USB Interface 6 - 19 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 CTRL C 1004 CTRL D 1005 CTRL E 1006...
  • Page 130 6 - 20 DS9208 Product Reference Guide USB Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Table 6-2 Full ASCII Code 39 Prefix/ Suffix Value Keystroke Encode Char.acter 1026 CTRL Z 1027 CTRL [/ESC 1028 CTRL \ 1029 CTRL ] 1030 CTRL 6 1031 CTRL -...
  • Page 131 USB Interface 6 - 21 USB Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Table 6-2 Full ASCII Code 39 Prefix/ Suffix Value Keystroke Encode Char.acter 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 < 1061 1062 > 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072 1073 1074...
  • Page 132 6 - 22 DS9208 Product Reference Guide USB Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Table 6-2 Full ASCII Code 39 Prefix/ Suffix Value Keystroke Encode Char.acter 1084 1085 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092 1093 1094 1095 1096 1097 1098 1099 1100...
  • Page 133 USB Interface 6 - 23 USB Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Table 6-2 Full ASCII Code 39 Prefix/ Suffix Value Keystroke Encode Char.acter 1113 1114 1115 1116 1117 1118 1119 1120 1121 1122 1123 1124 1125 1126 The keystroke in bold transmits only if you enable Function Key Mapping on page 6-13.
  • Page 134 6 - 24 DS9208 Product Reference Guide 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...
  • Page 135 USB Interface 6 - 25 USB GUI Key Character Set Table 6-4 GUI Key Keystroke 3000 Right Control Key 3048 GUI 0 3049 GUI 1 3050 GUI 2 3051 GUI 3 3052 GUI 4 3053 GUI 5 3054 GUI 6 3055 GUI 7 3056...
  • Page 136 6 - 26 DS9208 Product Reference Guide USB GUI Key Character Set (Continued) Table 6-4 GUI Key Keystroke 3082 GUI R 3083 GUI S 3084 GUI T 3085 GUI U 3086 GUI V 3087 GUI W 3088 GUI X 3089...
  • Page 137 USB Interface 6 - 27 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 5021 5022 5023 5024...
  • Page 138 6 - 28 DS9208 Product Reference Guide 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 139 USB Interface 6 - 29 USB Extended Keypad Character Set Table 6-7 Extended Keypad Keystroke 7001 Break 7002 Delete 7003 PgUp 7004 7005 Pg Dn 7006 Pause 7007 Scroll Lock 7008 Backspace 7009 7010 Print Screen 7011 Insert 7012 Home 7013 Enter 7014...
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  • Page 141: Chapter 7 Rs-232 Interface

    CHAPTER 7 RS-232 INTERFACE Introduction This chapter describes how to set up the digital scanner with an RS-232 host. Use the RS-232 interface to connect the digital scanner to point-of-sale devices, host computers, or other devices with an available RS-232 port (e.g., com port).
  • Page 142: Connecting An Rs-232 Interface

    7 - 2 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Connecting an RS-232 Interface Connect the digital scanner directly 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. The connectors illustrated in...
  • Page 143: Rs-232 Parameter Defaults

    2 Sec 7-15 RTS Line State Low RTS 7-16 Beep on <BEL> Disable 7-16 Intercharacter Delay 0 msec 7-17 Nixdorf Beep/LED Options Normal Operation 7-18 Ignore Unknown Characters Send Bar Code 7-18 Note: The DS9208 supports one stop bit only.
  • Page 144: Host Parameters

    7 - 4 DS9208 Product Reference Guide RS-232 Host Parameters Various RS-232 hosts use their own parameter default settings. Selecting standard, ICL, Fujitsu, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode A, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode B, OPOS/JPOS, Olivetti, Omron, or Common Use Terminal Equipment (CUTE-LP/LG bar code readers) sets the defaults listed in Table 7-2.
  • Page 145 RS-232 Interface 7 - 5 RS-232 Host Parameters (continued) Selecting ICL, Fujitsu, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode A, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode B, OPOS/JPOS, Olivetti, Omron, or Common Use Terminal Equipment (CUTE-LP/LG bar code readers) enables the transmission of code ID characters listed in Table 7-3.
  • Page 146: Host Types

    7 - 6 DS9208 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...
  • Page 147 RS-232 Interface 7 - 7 RS-232 Host Types (continued) OPOS/JPOS Fujitsu RS-232 CUTE The CUTE host disables all parameter scanning, including Set Defaults. If you inadvertently select CUTE, scan *Enable Parameter Bar Code Scanning (01h) on page 4-6, then change the host selection.
  • Page 148: Baud Rate

    7 - 8 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Baud Rate Baud rate is the number of bits of data transmitted per second. Set the digital scanner's baud rate to match the baud rate setting of the host device. Otherwise, data may not reach the host device or may reach it in distorted form.
  • Page 149: 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 to set the parity bit value to 0 or 1, based on data, to ensure that the coded character contains an odd number of 1 bits.
  • Page 150: Stop Bits

    7 - 10 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Stop Bits The stop bit(s) at the end of each transmitted character marks the end of transmission of one character and prepares the receiving device for the next character in the serial data stream. Select the number of stop bits (one or two) based on the number the receiving terminal is programmed to accommodate.
  • Page 151: Check Receive Errors

    RS-232 Interface 7 - 11 Check Receive Errors Select whether or not to check the parity, framing, and overrun of received characters. The parity value of received characters is verified against the parity parameter selected above. Check For Received Errors 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...
  • Page 152 7 - 12 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Hardware Handshaking (continued) • None: Scan this bar code to disable hardware handshaking. • Standard RTS/CTS: Scan this bar code to select Standard RTS/CTS Hardware Handshaking. • RTS/CTS Option 1: If you select RTS/CTS Option 1, the digital scanner asserts RTS before transmitting and ignores the state of CTS.
  • Page 153: 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 154 7 - 14 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Software Handshaking (continued) None ACK/NAK ACK/NAK with ENQ XON/XOFF...
  • Page 155: Host Serial Response Timeout

    RS-232 Interface 7 - 15 Host Serial Response Timeout This parameter specifies how long the digital scanner waits for an ACK, NAK, or CTS before determining that a transmission error occurred. This only applies when in one of the ACK/NAK software handshaking modes, or RTS/CTS hardware handshaking mode.
  • Page 156: Rts Line State

    7 - 16 DS9208 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 157: 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 158: Nixdorf Beep/Led Options

    7 - 18 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Nixdorf Beep/LED Options If you selected Nixdorf Mode B, this indicates when the digital scanner beeps and turns on its LED after a decode. Normal Operation (Beep/LED immediately after decode) Beep/LED After Transmission...
  • Page 159: Ascii Character Set For Rs-232

    RS-232 Interface 7 - 19 ASCII Character Set for RS-232 You can assign the values in Table 7-4 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 160 7 - 20 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Table 7-4 Prefix/Suffix Full ASCII ASCII Character Value Code 39 Encode Character 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 Space Space 1033 1034 " 1035 1036 1037 1038 & 1039 ‘ 1040...
  • Page 161 RS-232 Interface 7 - 21 Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Table 7-4 Prefix/Suffix Full ASCII ASCII Character Value Code 39 Encode Character 1059 1060 < 1061 1062 > 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072 1073 1074 1075 1076 1077 1078 1079...
  • Page 162 7 - 22 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Table 7-4 Prefix/Suffix Full ASCII ASCII Character Value Code 39 Encode Character 1090 1091 1092 1093 1094 1095 1096 1097 1098 1099 1100 1101 1102 1103 1104 1105 1106 1107...
  • Page 163 RS-232 Interface 7 - 23 Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Table 7-4 Prefix/Suffix Full ASCII ASCII Character Value Code 39 Encode Character 1121 1122 1123 1124 1125 1126 1127 Undefined 7013 ENTER...
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  • Page 165: 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, asterisks ( ) indicate default values. Disable Convert to Code 39 Feature/Option Indicates Default NOTE Most computer monitors allow scanning the bar codes directly on the screen.
  • Page 166: Connecting To An Ibm 468X/469X Host

    8 - 2 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Connecting to an IBM 468X/469X Host Connect the digital scanner directly 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 167: 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 168: Ibm 468X/469X Host Parameters

    8 - 4 DS9208 Product Reference Guide IBM 468X/469X Host Parameters Port Address This parameter sets the IBM 468X/469X port used. NOTE Scanning one of these bar codes enables the RS-485 interface on the digital scanner. None Selected Hand-Held Scanner Emulation (Port 9B)
  • Page 169: 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 Ignore Beep Directive Scan one of the following bar codes to honor or ignore a beep directive made over the IBM RS-485 bus.
  • Page 170: Ignore Configuration Directive

    8 - 6 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Ignore Configuration Directive Scan one of the following bar codes to honor or ignore a code type enable/disable directive made over the IBM RS-485 bus. All directives are still acknowledged to the IBM RS-485 host as if they were processed.
  • Page 171: Chapter 9 Keyboard Wedge Interface

    CHAPTER 9 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 172: Connecting A Keyboard Wedge Interface

    9 - 2 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Connecting a Keyboard Wedge Interface Male DIN Connector Keyboard Connector Female DIN Connector Keyboard Wedge Connection with Y-cable Figure 9-1 To connect the Keyboard Wedge interface Y-cable: NOTE Interface cables vary depending on configuration. The connectors illustrated in...
  • Page 173: Keyboard Wedge Parameter Defaults

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 9 - 3 Keyboard Wedge Parameter Defaults Table 9-1 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 <Blue><Italic>9-4. NOTE See Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and...
  • Page 174: Keyboard Wedge Host Parameters

    9 - 4 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge Host Parameters Keyboard Wedge Host Types Select the Keyboard Wedge host by scanning one of the bar codes below. IBM PC/AT & IBM PC Compatibles IBM AT Notebook...
  • Page 175: Keyboard Wedge Country Types - Country Codes

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 9 - 5 Keyboard Wedge Country Types - Country Codes Scan the bar code corresponding to the keyboard type. If your keyboard type does not appear, see Alternate Numeric Keypad Emulation on page 9-8. North American German Windows French Windows French Canadian Windows 95/98 French Canadian Windows XP/2000...
  • Page 176 9 - 6 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge Country Types - Country Codes (continued) Spanish Windows Italian Windows Swedish Windows UK English Windows Japanese Windows Portuguese-Brazilian Windows...
  • Page 177: Ignore Unknown Characters

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 9 - 7 Ignore Unknown Characters Unknown characters are characters the host does not recognize. Select Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters to send all bar code data except for unknown characters. The digital scanner issues no error beeps.
  • Page 178: Intra-Keystroke Delay

    9 - 8 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Intra-Keystroke Delay Enable this to insert an additional delay between each emulated key depression and release. This sets the Keystroke Delay parameter to a minimum of 5 msec as well. Enable Disable Alternate Numeric Keypad Emulation...
  • Page 179: Simulated Caps Lock

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 9 - 9 Simulated Caps Lock Enable this to invert upper and lower case characters on the bar code as if the Caps Lock state is enabled on the keyboard. This inversion occurs regardless of the keyboard’s Caps Lock state. Note that this only applies to alpha characters.
  • Page 180: Convert Wedge Data

    9 - 10 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Convert Wedge Data Enable this to convert all bar code data to the selected case. Convert to Upper Case Convert to Lower Case No Convert Function Key Mapping ASCII values under 32 are normally sent as control key sequences (see Table 9-2 on page 9-13).
  • Page 181: Fn1 Substitution

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 9 - 11 FN1 Substitution Enable this to replace FN1 characters in an EAN128 bar code with a user-selected keystroke (see Substitution on page 9-11). Enable Disable Send Make and Break Enable this to prevent sending the scan codes for releasing a key. *Send Make and Break Scan Codes Send Make Scan Code Only NOTE Windows-based systems must use Send Make and Break Scan Codes.
  • Page 182: Keyboard Maps

    9 - 12 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Maps Refer to the following keyboard maps for prefix/suffix keystroke parameters. To program the prefix/suffix values, see the bar codes on <Blue><Italic>page 4-43. 7006 7014 5001 5002 5003 5004 5005 5006 5007...
  • Page 183: Ascii Character Set For Keyboard Wedge

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 9 - 13 ASCII Character Set for Keyboard Wedge NOTE Code 39 Full ASCII interprets the bar code special character ($ + % /) preceding a Code 39 character and assigns an ASCII character value to the pair. For example, if you enable Code 39 Full ASCII and scan +B, it transmits as b, %J as ?, and %V as @.
  • Page 184 9 - 14 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued) Table 9-2 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Char.acter 1024 CTRL X 1025 CTRL Y 1026 CTRL Z 1027 CTRL [ /ESC 1028 CTRL \...
  • Page 185 Keyboard Wedge Interface 9 - 15 Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued) Table 9-2 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Char.acter 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 < 1061 1062 > 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070...
  • Page 186 9 - 16 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued) Table 9-2 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Char.acter 1082 1083 1084 1085 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092 1093 1094 1095 1096 ‘...
  • Page 187 Keyboard Wedge Interface 9 - 17 Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued) Table 9-2 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Char.acter 1111 1112 1113 1114 1115 1116 1117 1118 1119 1120 1121 1122 1123 1124 1125 1126 The keystroke in bold transmits only if you enabled Function Key Mapping on page 9-10.
  • Page 188 9 - 18 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge ALT Key Character Set (Continued) Table 9-3 ALT Keys Keystroke 2076 ALT L 2077 ALT M 2078 ALT N 2079 ALT O 2080 ALT P 2081 ALT Q 2082 ALT R...
  • Page 189 Keyboard Wedge Interface 9 - 19 Keyboard Wedge GUI Key Character Set (Continued) Table 9-4 GUI Keys Keystrokes 3068 GUI D 3069 GUI E 3070 GUI F 3071 GUI G 3072 GUI H 3073 GUI I 3074 GUI J 3075 GUI K 3076 GUI L...
  • Page 190 9 - 20 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge F Key Character Set (Continued) Table 9-5 F Keys Keystroke 5007 5008 5009 5010 5011 5012 5013 5014 5015 5016 5017 5018 5019 5020 5021 5022 5023 5024 Keyboard Wedge Numeric Keypad Character Set...
  • Page 191 Keyboard Wedge Interface 9 - 21 Keyboard Wedge Numeric Keypad Character Set (Continued) Table 9-6 Numeric Keypad Keystroke 6053 6054 6055 6056 6057 6058 Enter 6059 Num Lock Keyboard Wedge Extended Keypad Character Set Table 9-7 Extended Keypad Keystroke 7001 Break 7002 Delete...
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  • Page 193: Chapter 10 Symbologies

    CHAPTER 10 SYMBOLOGIES Introduction This chapter describes symbology features and provides programming bar codes for selecting these features. Before programming, follow the instructions in Chapter 1, Getting Started. To set feature values, scan a single bar code or a short bar code sequence. The settings are stored in non-volatile memory and are preserved even when the digital scanner powers down.
  • Page 194: Errors While Scanning

    10 - 2 DS9208 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 10-1 lists the defaults for all symbologies parameters. To change the default values, scan the appropriate bar codes in this guide.
  • Page 195 Symbologies 10 - 3 Parameter Defaults (Continued) Table 10-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Convert UPC-E to A Disable 10-21 Convert UPC-E1 to A Disable 10-21 EAN-8/JAN-8 Extend Disable 10-22 UCC Coupon Extended Code Disable 10-22 Coupon Report F1h DAh New Coupon 10-23 Symbols...
  • Page 196 10 - 4 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Parameter Defaults (Continued) Table 10-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Code 11 Code 11 Disable 10-39 Set Lengths for Code 11 1Ch, 1Dh Length Within 10-39 Range: 4 to 55 Code 11 Check Digit Verification...
  • Page 197 Symbologies 10 - 5 Parameter Defaults (Continued) Table 10-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Chinese 2 of 5 Chinese 2 of 5 F0h 98h Disable 10-56 Matrix 2 of 5 Matrix 2 of 5 F1h 6Ah Disable 10-57 Matrix 2 of 5 Lengths F1h 6Bh Length;...
  • Page 198 10 - 6 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Parameter Defaults (Continued) Table 10-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Composite Composite CC-C F0h 55h Disable 10-73 Composite CC-A/B F0h 56h Disable 10-73 Composite TLC-39 F0h 73h Disable 10-74 UPC Composite Mode...
  • Page 199: Disable All Code Types

    Symbologies 10 - 7 Disable All Code Types To disable all symbologies, scan the bar code below. This is useful when enabling only a few code types. Disable All Code Types...
  • Page 200: Upc/Ean

    10 - 8 DS9208 Product Reference Guide 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...
  • Page 201: Enable/Disable Upc-E1

    Symbologies 10 - 9 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. Enable UPC-E1 (01h) Disable UPC-E1 (00h) Enable/Disable EAN-8/JAN-8 Parameter # 04h...
  • Page 202: Enable/Disable Bookland Ean

    10 - 10 DS9208 Product Reference Guide 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.
  • Page 203: Bookland Isbn Format

    Symbologies 10 - 11 Bookland ISBN Format Parameter # F1h 40h If Bookland EAN is enabled, select one of the following formats for Bookland data: • Bookland ISBN-10 - The digital scanner reports Bookland data starting with 978 in traditional 10-digit format with the special Bookland check digit for backward-compatibility.
  • Page 204: Decode Upc/Ean/Jan Supplementals

    10 - 12 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals Parameter # 10h Supplementals are bar codes appended according to specific format conventions (e.g., UPC A+2, UPC E+2, EAN 13+2). The following options are available: • If you select Ignore UPC/EAN with Supplementals, and the digital scanner is presented with a UPC/EAN plus supplemental symbol, the scanner decodes UPC/EAN and ignores the supplemental characters.
  • Page 205 Symbologies 10 - 13 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 206 10 - 14 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals (continued) 414/419/434/439 Supplemental Mode Enable (06h) 491 Supplemental Mode Enable (08h) Enable Smart Supplemental Mode (03h) Supplemental User-Programmable Type 1 (09h) Supplemental User-Programmable Type 1 and 2 (0Ah) Smart Supplemental Plus User-Programmable...
  • Page 207: User-Programmable Supplementals

    Symbologies 10 - 15 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 10-12, 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 208: Upc/Ean/Jan Supplemental Aim Id Format

    10 - 16 DS9208 Product Reference Guide UPC/EAN/JAN Supplemental AIM ID Format Parameter # F1h A0h Select an output format when reporting UPC/EAN/JAN bar codes with Supplementals with Transmit Code ID Character on page 4-42 set to AIM Code ID Character •...
  • Page 209: Transmit Upc-A Check Digit

    Symbologies 10 - 17 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 210: Transmit Upc-E1 Check Digit

    10 - 18 DS9208 Product Reference Guide 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 211: Upc-E Preamble

    Symbologies 10 - 19 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 212: Upc-E1 Preamble

    10 - 20 DS9208 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 213: Convert Upc-E To Upc-A

    Symbologies 10 - 21 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 214: Ean-8/Jan-8 Extend

    10 - 22 DS9208 Product Reference Guide EAN-8/JAN-8 Extend Parameter # 27h Enable this parameter to add five leading zeros to decoded EAN-8 symbols to make them compatible in format to EAN-13 symbols. Disable this to transmit EAN-8 symbols as is.
  • Page 215: Coupon Report

    Symbologies 10 - 23 Coupon Report Parameter # F1h DAh Traditional coupon symbols (old coupon symbols) are composed of two bar codes: UPC/EAN and Code128. A new coupon symbol is composed of a single Databar Expanded bar code. The new coupon format offers more options for purchase values (up to $999.99) and supports complex discount offers such as a second purchase requirement.
  • Page 216: Issn Ean

    10 - 24 DS9208 Product Reference Guide ISSN EAN Parameter # F1h 69h To enable or disable ISSN EAN, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable ISSN EAN (01h) Disable ISSN EAN (00h)
  • Page 217: Code 128

    Symbologies 10 - 25 Code 128 Enable/Disable Code 128 Parameter # 08h To enable or disable Code 128, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Code 128 (01h) Disable Code 128 (00h) Set Lengths for Code 128 Parameter # L1 = D1h, L2 = D2h The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s) the code contains.
  • Page 218: Set Lengths For Code 128

    10 - 26 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Code 128 (continued) Code 128 - One Discrete Length Code 128 - Two Discrete Lengths Code 128 - Length Within Range *Code 128 - Any Length Enable/Disable GS1-128 (formerly UCC/EAN-128) Parameter # 0Eh To enable or disable GS1-128, scan the appropriate bar code below.
  • Page 219: Enable/Disable Isbt 128

    Symbologies 10 - 27 Enable/Disable ISBT 128 Parameter # 54h ISBT 128 is a variant of Code 128 used in the blood bank industry. Scan a bar code below to enable or disable ISBT 128. If necessary, the host must perform concatenation of the ISBT data. Enable ISBT 128 (01h) Disable ISBT 128...
  • Page 220: Isbt Concatenation

    10 - 28 DS9208 Product Reference Guide ISBT Concatenation Parameter # F1h 41h Select an option for concatenating pairs of ISBT code types: • If you select Disable ISBT Concatenation, the digital scanner does not concatenate pairs of ISBT codes it encounters.
  • Page 221: Check Isbt Table

    Symbologies 10 - 29 Check ISBT Table Parameter # F1h 42h The ISBT specification includes a table that lists several types of ISBT bar codes that are commonly used in pairs. If you set ISBT Concatenation to Enable, enable Check ISBT Table to concatenate only those pairs found in this table.
  • Page 222: Code 39

    10 - 30 DS9208 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 223: Convert Code 39 To Code 32

    Symbologies 10 - 31 Convert Code 39 to Code 32 Parameter # 56h Code 32 is a variant of Code 39 used by the Italian pharmaceutical industry. Scan the appropriate bar code below to enable or disable converting Code 39 to Code 32. NOTE Code 39 must be enabled for this parameter to function.
  • Page 224: Set Lengths For Code 39

    10 - 32 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Code 39 Parameter # L1 = 12h, L2 = 13h The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s) the code contains. Set lengths for Code 39 to any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range.
  • Page 225: Code 39 Check Digit Verification

    Symbologies 10 - 33 Code 39 Check Digit Verification Parameter # 30h Enable this feature to check the integrity of all Code 39 symbols to verify that the data complies with specified check digit algorithm. Only Code 39 symbols which include a modulo 43 check digit are decoded. Enable this feature if the Code 39 symbols contain a Modulo 43 check digit.
  • Page 226: Code 39 Full Ascii Conversion

    10 - 34 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion Parameter # 11h Code 39 Full ASCII is a variant of Code 39 which pairs characters to encode the full ASCII character set. To enable or disable Code 39 Full ASCII, scan the appropriate bar code below.
  • Page 227: Code 39 Buffering

    Symbologies 10 - 35 Code 39 Buffering Parameter # 71h This feature allows the digital scanner to accumulate data from multiple Code 39 symbols. Enabling Code 39 Buffering temporarily buffers all Code 39 symbols having a leading space as a first character for later transmission.
  • Page 228 10 - 36 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Clear Buffer NOTE Because the Clear Buffer bar code contains only the dash (minus) character, Set Lengths for Code 39 to include length 1 in order to scan this command. Transmit Buffer There are two methods to transmit the Code 39 buffer.
  • Page 229: Code 93

    Symbologies 10 - 37 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) the code contains.
  • Page 230: Set Lengths For Code 93

    10 - 38 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Code 93 (continued) Code 93 - One Discrete Length Code 93 - Two Discrete Lengths Code 93 - Length Within Range Code 93 - Any Length...
  • Page 231: Code 11

    Symbologies 10 - 39 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) the code contains.
  • Page 232 10 - 40 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Code 11 (continued) Code 11 - One Discrete Length Code 11 - Two Discrete Lengths Code 11 - Length Within Range Code 11 - Any Length...
  • Page 233: Code 11 Check Digit Verification

    Symbologies 10 - 41 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 234: Transmit Code 11 Check Digits

    10 - 42 DS9208 Product Reference Guide 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 235 Symbologies 10 - 43 • One Discrete Length - Select this option to decode only I 2 of 5 symbols containing a selected length. Select the length using the numeric bar codes in Appendix D, Numeric Bar Codes. For example, to decode only I 2 of 5 symbols with 14 characters, scan I 2 of 5 - One Discrete Length, then scan 1 followed by 4.
  • Page 236: Set Lengths For Interleaved 2 Of 5

    10 - 44 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Interleaved 2 of 5 (continued) I 2 of 5 - One Discrete Length I 2 of 5 - Two Discrete Lengths I 2 of 5 - Length Within Range I 2 of 5 - Any Length...
  • Page 237: I 2 Of 5 Check Digit Verification

    Symbologies 10 - 45 I 2 of 5 Check Digit Verification Parameter # 31h Enable this feature to check the integrity of all I 2 of 5 symbols to verify the data complies with either the specified Uniform Symbology Specification (USS), or the Optical Product Code Council (OPCC) check digit algorithm.
  • Page 238: Convert I 2 Of 5 To Ean-13

    10 - 46 DS9208 Product Reference Guide 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 239: Set Lengths For Discrete 2 Of 5

    Symbologies 10 - 47 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. Set lengths for D 2 of 5 to any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range.
  • Page 240 10 - 48 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Discrete 2 of 5 (continued) D 2 of 5 - One Discrete Length D 2 of 5 - Two Discrete Lengths D 2 of 5 - Length Within Range D 2 of 5 - Any Length...
  • Page 241: Codabar (Nw - 7)

    Symbologies 10 - 49 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) the code contains.
  • Page 242 10 - 50 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Codabar (continued) Codabar - One Discrete Length Codabar - Two Discrete Lengths Codabar - Length Within Range Codabar - Any Length...
  • Page 243: Clsi Editing

    Symbologies 10 - 51 CLSI Editing Parameter # 36h Enable this parameter to strip the start and stop characters and insert a space after the first, fifth, and tenth characters of a 14-character Codabar symbol. Enable this feature if the host system requires this data format. NOTE Symbol length does not include start and stop characters.
  • Page 244: Codabar Upper Or Lower Case Start/Stop Characters Detection

    10 - 52 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Codabar Upper or Lower Case Start/Stop Characters Detection Parameter # F2h 57h Select whether to detect upper case or lower case Codabar start/stop characters. Upper Case (00h) Lower Case (01h)
  • Page 245: Msi

    Symbologies 10 - 53 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 246 10 - 54 DS9208 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 transmit as a complete scan, yielding less data than is encoded in the bar code. To prevent this, select specific lengths (MSI - One Discrete Length, Two Discrete Lengths) for MSI applications.
  • Page 247: Msi Check Digits

    Symbologies 10 - 55 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 248: Msi Check Digit Algorithm

    10 - 56 DS9208 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 249: Matrix 2 Of 5

    Symbologies 10 - 57 Matrix 2 of 5 Enable/Disable Matrix 2 of 5 Parameter # F1h 6Ah To enable or disable Matrix 2 of 5, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Matrix 2 of 5 (01h) Disable Matrix 2 of 5 (00h)
  • Page 250: Set Lengths For Matrix 2 Of 5

    10 - 58 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Matrix 2 of 5 Parameter # L1 = F1h 6Bh, L2 = F1h 6Ch The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s) the code contains.
  • Page 251: Matrix 2 Of 5 Check Digit

    Symbologies 10 - 59 Matrix 2 of 5 Check Digit Parameter # F1h 6Eh 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 Matrix 2 of 5 check digit. Enable Matrix 2 of 5 Check Digit (01h) Disable Matrix 2 of 5 Check Digit...
  • Page 252: Enable/Disable Korean 3 Of 5

    10 - 60 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Korean 3 of 5 Enable/Disable Korean 3 of 5 Parameter # F1h 45h To enable or disable Korean 3 of 5, scan the appropriate bar code below. NOTE The length for Korean 3 of 5 is fixed at 6.
  • Page 253: Inverse 1D

    Symbologies 10 - 61 Inverse 1D Parameter # F1h 4Ah This parameter sets the 1D inverse decoder setting. Options are: • - the digital scanner decodes regular 1D bar codes only. Regular Only • - the digital scanner decodes inverse 1D bar codes only. Inverse Only •...
  • Page 254: Postal Codes

    10 - 62 DS9208 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 255: Transmit Us Postal Check Digit

    Symbologies 10 - 63 Transmit US Postal Check Digit Parameter # 5Fh Select whether to transmit US Postal data, which includes both US Postnet and US Planet, with or without the check digit. Transmit US Postal Check Digit (01h) Do Not Transmit US Postal Check Digit (00h) UK Postal Parameter # 5Bh...
  • Page 256: Transmit Uk Postal Check Digit

    10 - 64 DS9208 Product Reference Guide 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) Do Not Transmit UK Postal Check Digit...
  • Page 257: Australia Post

    Symbologies 10 - 65 Australia Post Parameter # F0h, 23h To enable or disable Australia Post, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Australia Post (01h) Disable Australia Post (00h)
  • Page 258: Australia Post Format

    10 - 66 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Australia Post Format Parameter # F1h, CEh To select one of the following formats for Australia Post, scan the appropriate bar code below: • (or Smart mode) - Attempt to decode the Customer Information Field using the N and C Autodiscriminate Encoding Tables.
  • Page 259: Netherlands Kix Code

    Symbologies 10 - 67 Netherlands KIX Code Parameter # F0h, 46h To enable or disable Netherlands KIX Code, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Netherlands KIX Code (01h) Disable Netherlands KIX Code (00h) USPS 4CB/One Code/Intelligent Mail Parameter # F1h 50h To enable or disable USPS 4CB/One Code/Intelligent Mail, scan the appropriate bar code below.
  • Page 260: Upu Fics Postal

    10 - 68 DS9208 Product Reference Guide UPU FICS Postal Parameter # F1h 63h To enable or disable UPU FICS Postal, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable UPU FICS Postal (01h) Disable UPU FICS Postal (00h)
  • Page 261: Gs1 Databar

    Symbologies 10 - 69 GS1 DataBar GS1 DataBar types are: • GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional • GS1 DataBar Truncated • GS1 DataBar Stacked • GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional • GS1 DataBar Limited • GS1 DataBar Expanded • GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked Scan the appropriate bar codes to enable or disable each type of GS1 DataBar.
  • Page 262: Gs1 Databar Limited

    10 - 70 DS9208 Product Reference Guide GS1 DataBar Limited Parameter # F0h 53h Enable GS1 DataBar Limited (01h) Disable GS1 DataBar Limited (00h)
  • Page 263: Gs1 Databar Limited Security Level

    Symbologies 10 - 71 GS1 DataBar Limited Security Level Parameter # F1h D8h The digital scanner offers four levels of decode security for GS1 DataBar Limited bar codes. There is an inverse relationship between security and digital scanner aggressiveness. Increasing the level of security may result in reduced aggressiveness in scanning, so only choose the level of security necessary.
  • Page 264: Gs1 Databar Expanded

    10 - 72 DS9208 Product Reference Guide GS1 DataBar Expanded Parameter # F0h 54h Scan the appropriate bar code below to enable or disable the following code types: • GS1 DataBar Expanded • GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked. Enable GS1 DataBar Expanded...
  • Page 265: Composite

    Symbologies 10 - 73 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. NOTE If you enable this code type, also see UPC Composite Mode on page 10-74.
  • Page 266: Composite Tlc-39

    10 - 74 DS9208 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...
  • Page 267: Composite Beep Mode

    Symbologies 10 - 75 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 268: 2D Symbologies

    10 - 76 DS9208 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 269: Code 128 Emulation

    Symbologies 10 - 77 Code 128 Emulation Parameter # 7Bh Enable this parameter to transmit data from certain MicroPDF417 symbols as Code 128. AIM Code ID Character (01h) on page 4-42 must be enabled for this parameter to work. Enable Code 128 Emulation to transmit these MicroPDF417 symbols with one of the following prefixes: if the first codeword is 903-905 if the first codeword is 908 or 909 if the first codeword is 910 or 911...
  • Page 270: Data Matrix

    10 - 78 DS9208 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 271: Maxicode

    Symbologies 10 - 79 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 272: Qr Inverse

    10 - 80 DS9208 Product Reference Guide QR Inverse Parameter # F1h 4Bh This parameter sets the QR inverse decoder setting. Options are: • - the digital scanner decodes regular QR bar codes only. Regular Only • - the digital scanner decodes inverse QR bar codes only.
  • Page 273: Aztec

    Symbologies 10 - 81 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 274: Redundancy Level 1

    10 - 82 DS9208 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 275: Redundancy Level 4

    Symbologies 10 - 83 Redundancy Level 4 The following code types must be successfully read three times before being decoded: Redundancy Level 4 Codes Table 10-5 Code Type Code Length Redundancy Level 1 (01h) Redundancy Level 2 (02h) Redundancy Level 3 (03h) Redundancy Level 4 (04h)
  • Page 276: Security Level

    10 - 84 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Security Level Parameter # 4Dh The digital scanner offers four levels of decode security for delta bar codes, which include 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 277 Symbologies 10 - 85 scanner from decoding the symbol. If this problem occurs, scan the Large Intercharacter Gaps parameter to tolerate these out-of-specification bar codes. Normal Intercharacter Gaps (06h) Large Intercharacter Gaps (0Ah)
  • Page 278: Macro Pdf Features

    10 - 86 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Macro PDF Features Macro PDF is a special feature for concatenating multiple PDF symbols into one file. The scanner can decode symbols that are encoded with this feature, and can store more than 64 Kb of decoded data stored in up to 50 MacroPDF symbols.
  • Page 279: Chapter 11 123Scan2

    CHAPTER 11 123SCAN2 Introduction 123Scan² is an easy to use, PC-based software tool that enables rapid customized setup of Zebra decoders. 123Scan² uses a wizard tool to guide users through a streamlined set up process. Settings are saved in a configuration file that can be distributed via e-mail, electronically downloaded via a USB cable, or used to generate a sheet of scannable programming bar codes.
  • Page 280: 123Scan2 Requirements

    11 - 2 DS9208 Product Reference Guide 123Scan Requirements • Host computer with Windows XP SP2 or Windows 7 • Scanner • USB cable. For more information on123Scan², go to: http://www.motorolasolutions.com/123Scan For a 1 minute tour of 123Scan², go to: http://www.motorolasolutions.com/scannerhowtovideos...
  • Page 281: Chapter 12 Advanced Data Formatting

    CHAPTER 12 ADVANCED DATA FORMATTING Introduction Advanced Data Formatting (ADF) is a means of customizing data before transmission to the host device. Use ADF to edit scan data to suit requirements. Implement ADF by scanning a related series of bar codes which program the digital scanner with ADF rules.
  • Page 282 12 - 2 DS9208 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 283: Chapter 13: Driver's License Set Up (Ds9208-Dl)

    Use the formatted data for age verification, credit card application information, and more. This chapter describes how to program the DS9208-DL digital scanner to read and use the data contained in the 2D bar codes on US driver's licenses and AAMVA compliant ID cards.
  • Page 284: Driver's License Parsing

    13 - 2 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Driver’s License Parsing To enable driver's license parsing on the digital scanner, scan the bar code. Embedded Driver's License Parsing This does not require Zebra software (.DLL). Scan the bar codes on the following pages in the order indicating the sequence of data fields that the digital scanner outputs.
  • Page 285: Parsing Driver's License Data Fields (Embedded Driver's License Parsing)

    Driver’s License Set Up (DS9208-DL) 13 - 3 Parsing Driver’s License Data Fields (Embedded Driver's License Parsing) To begin programming a parsing rule: Scan Begin New Driver’s License Parse Rule on page 13-4. Scan any of the field bar codes on the following pages, or...
  • Page 286: Driver's License Parse Field Bar Codes

    13 - 4 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Driver’s License Parse Field Bar Codes Begin New Driver’s License Parse Rule Save Driver’s License Parse Rule Quit Entering Driver’s License Rule Erase Driver’s License Parse Rules...
  • Page 287 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9208-DL) 13 - 5 Driver’s License Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) The parse fields currently supported begin below. Not all IDs present data in the same format. For example, some IDs may have separate fields for first name, last name, and middle initial, and others may have a single field with the entire name.
  • Page 288 13 - 6 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Driver’s License Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) Issue Date ID Number (Formatted)
  • Page 289: Aamva Parse Field Bar Codes

    Driver’s License Set Up (DS9208-DL) 13 - 7 AAMVA Parse Field Bar Codes AAMVA Issuer ID Full Name Last Name First Name Middle Name / Initial Name Suffix Name Prefix...
  • Page 290 13 - 8 DS9208 Product Reference Guide AAMVA Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) Mailing Address Line 1 Mailing Address Line 2 Mailing Address City Mailing Address State Mailing Address Postal Code Home Address Line 1 Home Address Line 2...
  • Page 291 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9208-DL) 13 - 9 AAMVA Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) Home Address City Home Address State Home Address Postal Code License ID Number License Class License Restrictions License Endorsements...
  • Page 292 13 - 10 DS9208 Product Reference Guide AAMVA Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) Height (Feet and/or Inches) Height (Centimeters) Weight (Pounds) Weight (Kilograms) Eye Color Hair Color License Expiration Date...
  • Page 293 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9208-DL) 13 - 11 AAMVA Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) Birth Date Gender License Issue Date License Issue State Social Security Number Permit Class Permit Expiration Date...
  • Page 294 13 - 12 DS9208 Product Reference Guide AAMVA Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) Permit ID Number Permit Issue Date Permit Restrictions Permit Endorsements AKA Social Security Name AKA Full Name AKA Last Name AKA First Name...
  • Page 295 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9208-DL) 13 - 13 AAMVA Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) AKA Middle Name / Initial AKA Name Suffix AKA Name Prefix AKA Birth Date Issue Timestamp Number of Duplicates Medical Codes...
  • Page 296 13 - 14 DS9208 Product Reference Guide AAMVA Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) Organ Donor Nonresident Customer ID Weight Range Document Discriminator Country Federal Commission Codes...
  • Page 297 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9208-DL) 13 - 15 AAMVA Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) Place of Birth Audit Information Inventory Control Race / Ethnicity Std Vehicle Class Std Endorsements Std Restrictions...
  • Page 298 13 - 16 DS9208 Product Reference Guide AAMVA Parse Field Bar Codes (continued) Class Description Endorsement Description Restrictions Description Height in Inches Height in Centimeters Parser Version ID Bar Codes Include this field to emit embedded parser software version identification...
  • Page 299: User Preferences

    Driver’s License Set Up (DS9208-DL) 13 - 17 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 Output Gender as M or F Scan this bar code to report the gender as M or F instead of a numeric value.
  • Page 300: Date Format

    13 - 18 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Date Format Use these bar codes to select the date format that is displayed. Date fields include the following: • CCYY = 4-digit year (CC=2-digit century [00-99], YY=2-digit year in the century [00-99]) •...
  • Page 301 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9208-DL) 13 - 19 Date Format (continued) YYMMDD YYDDMM MMDDYY MMYYDD DDMMYY DDYYMM No Separator Scan this bar code immediately following a date format bar code to use no separator character between the date fields. No Separator...
  • Page 302: Send Keystroke (Control Characters And Keyboard Characters)

    13 - 20 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Send Keystroke (Control Characters and Keyboard Characters) Control Characters Scan a Send bar code for the keystroke to send. Send Control A Send Control B Send Control C Send Control D Send Control E...
  • Page 303 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9208-DL) 13 - 21 Control Characters (continued) Send Control I Send Control J Send Control K Send Control L Send Control M Send Control N Send Control O Send Control P...
  • Page 304 13 - 22 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Control Characters (continued) Send Control Q Send Control R Send Control S Send Control T Send Control U Send Control V Send Control W...
  • Page 305 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9208-DL) 13 - 23 Control Characters (continued) Send Control X Send Control Y Send Control Z Send Control [ Send Control \ Send Control ]...
  • Page 306 13 - 24 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Control Characters (continued) Send Control 6 Send Control - Keyboard Characters Scan a Send bar code for the keyboard characters to send. Send Space Send ! Send “ Send #...
  • Page 307 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9208-DL) 13 - 25 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send $ Send % Send & Send ‘ Send ( Send ) Send *...
  • Page 308 13 - 26 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send + Send , Send - Send . Send / Send 0 Send 1...
  • Page 309 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9208-DL) 13 - 27 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send 2 Send 3 Send 4 Send 5 Send 6 Send 7 Send 8...
  • Page 310 13 - 28 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send 9 Send : Send ; Send < Send = Send > Send ?
  • Page 311 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9208-DL) 13 - 29 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send @ Send A Send B Send C Send D Send E Send F...
  • Page 312 13 - 30 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send G Send H Send I Send J Send K Send L Send M...
  • Page 313 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9208-DL) 13 - 31 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send N Send O Send P Send Q Send R Send S Send T...
  • Page 314 13 - 32 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send U Send V Send W Send X Send Y Send Z Send [...
  • Page 315 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9208-DL) 13 - 33 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send \ Send ] Send ^ Send _ Send ` Send a Send b...
  • Page 316 13 - 34 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send c Send d Send e Send f Send g Send h Send i...
  • Page 317 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9208-DL) 13 - 35 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send j Send k Send l Send m Send n Send o Send p...
  • Page 318 13 - 36 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send q Send r Send s Send t Send u Send v Send w...
  • Page 319 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9208-DL) 13 - 37 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send x Send y Send z Send { Send | Send } Send ~...
  • Page 320 13 - 38 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send Tab Key Send Enter Key...
  • Page 321: Parsing Rule Example

    Driver’s License Set Up (DS9208-DL) 13 - 39 Parsing Rule Example Scan the following bar codes in sequence to program the digital scanner to extract and transmit first, middle, and last names; mailing address line 1; mailing address line 2; mailing address city; mailing address state;...
  • Page 322 13 - 40 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Parsing Rule Example (continued) Last Name Send Enter Key Mailing Address Line 1 Send Space Mailing Address Line 2 Send Enter Key...
  • Page 323 Driver’s License Set Up (DS9208-DL) 13 - 41 Parsing Rule Example (continued) Mailing Address City Send Space Mailing Address State Send Space Mailing Address Postal Code...
  • Page 324 13 - 42 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Parsing Rule Example (continued) Send Enter Key Birth Date Send Enter Key Save Driver’s Licence Parse Rule...
  • Page 325: Embedded Driver's License Parsing Adf Example

    Driver’s License Set Up (DS9208-DL) 13 - 43 Embedded Driver's License Parsing ADF Example This example creates a parsing rule for parsed data configured to result in the format: Last Name, First Name Begin New Driver’s License Parse Rule Last Name...
  • Page 326 13 - 44 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Then, in order to limit the full name to 15 characters, create the following ADF rule: Begin New Rule Criterion: Parsed Driver's License Action: Send Next 15 Characters Save Rule For a license belonging to Michael Williams, the parsed data is Williams, Michael and Williams, Micha after...
  • Page 327: 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 Set Defaults Parameter Bar Code Scanning Enable Beep After Good Decode Enable Beeper Tone Medium Beeper Volume High Volume Adjustment Trigger Timeout F0h 93h 5.0 Sec...
  • Page 328 A - 2 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Post Decode Illumination F2h 29h Always Off 4-19 Illumination Always On F2h 59h Illumination Automatically 4-20 (Presentation Mode Only) Controlled...
  • Page 329 Standard Default Parameters A - 3 Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Imaging Preferences Operational Modes Image Capture Illumination F0h 69h Enable Snapshot Mode Timeout F0h 43h 0 (30 seconds) Snapshot Aiming Pattern F0h 2Ch Enable Image Cropping...
  • Page 330 A - 4 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number USB Keystroke Delay No Delay Simulated Caps Lock Disable USB CAPS Lock Override Disable USB Ignore Unknown Characters Enable 6-10...
  • Page 331 Standard Default Parameters A - 5 Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Nixdorf Beep/LED Options Normal Operation 7-18 Ignore Unknown Characters Send Bar Code 7-18 IBM 468X/469X Host Parameters Port Address None Selected Convert Unknown to Code 39 Disable Ignore Beep Directive...
  • Page 332 A - 6 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Bookland ISBN Format F1h 40h ISBN-10 10-11 Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals Ignore 10-12 (2 and 5 digits) User-Programmable Supplementals 10-15 Supplemental 1:...
  • Page 333 Standard Default Parameters A - 7 Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Code 39 Code 39 Enable 10-30 Trioptic Code 39 Disable 10-30 Convert Code 39 to Code 32 Disable 10-31 (Italian Pharmacy Code) Code 32 Prefix Disable 10-31...
  • Page 334 A - 8 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Codabar (NW - 7) Codabar Disable 10-49 Set Lengths for Codabar 18h, 19h 5 to 55 10-49 CLSI Editing Disable...
  • Page 335 Standard Default Parameters A - 9 Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number Japan Postal F0h 22h Disable 10-64 Australia Post F0h 23h Disable 10-65 Australia Post Format F1h CEh Autodiscriminate 10-66 Netherlands KIX Code F0h 46h Disable 10-67...
  • Page 336: Upc/Ean

    A - 10 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Table A-1 Parameter Page Parameter Default Number Number QR Code F0h 25h Enable 10-79 QR Inverse F1h 4Bh Regular 10-80 MicroQR F1h 3Dh Enable 10-80 Aztec F1h 3Eh...
  • Page 337: 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, ISBT 128, ISBT 128 Concatenated Code 93 Interleaved 2 of 5 Discrete 2 of 5, or Discrete 2 of 5 IATA Code 11 GS1-128 Bookland EAN...
  • Page 338: Pdf417

    B - 2 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Symbol Code Characters (Continued) Table B-1 Code Character Code Type Korean 3 of 5 ISSN EAN, PDF417, Macro PDF417, Micro PDF417 Aztec, Aztec Rune Data Matrix QR Code, MicroQR Maxicode US Postnet US Planet...
  • Page 339: 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 340 B - 4 DS9208 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 341 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 342 B - 6 DS9208 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 Micro PDF417 symbology specifications. Note: When this option is transmitted, the receiver cannot reliably determine whether ECIs have been...
  • Page 343 Programming Reference B - 7 Modifier Characters (Continued) Table B-3 Code Type Option Value Option QR Code Model 1 symbol. Model 2 / MicroQR symbol, ECI protocol not implemented. Model 2 symbol, ECI protocol implemented. Model 2 symbol, ECI protocol not implemented, FNC1 implied in first position.
  • Page 344 B - 8 DS9208 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 345: Appendix C Sample Bar Codes

    APPENDIX C SAMPLE BAR CODES Code 39 123ABC UPC/EAN UPC-A, 100% 12345 67890...
  • Page 346: Ean-13, 100%

    C - 2 DS9208 Product Reference Guide EAN-13, 100% 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 0 Code 128 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Interleaved 2 of 5 12345678901231...
  • Page 347: Pdf417

    Sample Bar Codes C - 3 GS1 DataBar-14 NOTE DataBar-14 must be enabled to read the bar code below (see GS1 DataBar on page 10-69). 7612341562341 PDF417 Data Matrix Maxicode...
  • Page 348: Qr Code

    C - 4 DS9208 Product Reference Guide QR Code US Postnet UK Postal...
  • Page 349: 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 350: Cancel

    D - 2 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Numeric Bar Codes (continued) Cancel To correct an error or change a selection, scan the bar code below. Cancel...
  • Page 351: 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 352 E - 2 DS9208 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 1021 CTRL U...
  • Page 353 ASCII Character Sets E - 3 ASCII Value Table (Continued) Table E-1 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Char 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 < 1061 1062 >...
  • Page 354 E - 4 DS9208 Product Reference Guide ASCII Value Table (Continued) Table E-1 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Char 1074 1075 1076 1077 1078 1079 1080 1081 1082 1083 1084 1085 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091...
  • Page 355 ASCII Character Sets E - 5 ASCII Value Table (Continued) Table E-1 Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Keystroke Encode Char 1103 1104 1105 1106 1107 1108 1109 1110 1111 1112 1113 1114 1115 1116 1117 1118 1119 1120 1121 1122 1123 1124...
  • Page 356 E - 6 DS9208 Product Reference Guide ALT Key Standard Default Tables Table E-2 ALT Keys Keystroke 2064 ALT 2 2065 ALT A 2066 ALT B 2067 ALT C 2068 ALT D 2069 ALT E 2070 ALT F 2071 ALT G...
  • Page 357 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 358 E - 8 DS9208 Product Reference Guide USB GUI Key Character Set (Continued) Table E-3 GUI Key Keystroke 3082 GUI R 3083 GUI S 3084 GUI T 3085 GUI U 3086 GUI V 3087 GUI W 3088 GUI X 3089...
  • Page 359 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 360 E - 10 DS9208 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 5014 F 14...
  • Page 361 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 362 E - 12 DS9208 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 Print Screen 7011...
  • Page 363: Appendix F Signature Capture Code

    APPENDIX F SIGNATURE CAPTURE CODE Introduction CapCode, a signature capture code, is a special pattern that encloses a signature area on a document and allows a scanner to capture a signature. There are several accepted patterns that allow automatic identification of different signatures on the same form.
  • Page 364: Capcode Pattern Structure

    F - 2 DS9208 Product Reference Guide CapCode Pattern Structure A CapCode pattern structure consists of a start pattern followed by a separator space, a signature capture box, a second separator space, and then a stop pattern. Assuming that X is the dimension of the thinnest element, the start and stop patterns each contains 9X total width in 4 bars and 3 spaces.
  • Page 365: Dimensions

    Signature Capture Code F - 3 Table F-2 lists selectable parameters used to generate the image of the captured signature. User Defined CapCode Parameters Table F-2 Parameter Defined Width Number of pixels Height Number of pixels Format JPEG, BMP, TIFF JPEG quality 1 (most compression) to 100 (best quality) Bits Per Pixel...
  • Page 366: Additional Capabilities

    F - 4 DS9208 Product Reference Guide Additional Capabilities Regardless of how the signature is captured, the output signature image is de-skewed and right-side up. A scanner that captures signatures automatically determines whether it is scanning a signature or a bar code.
  • 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 DS9208 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 DS9208 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 I/O Ports. interface The connection between two devices, defined by common physical characteristics, signal characteristics, and signal meanings. Types of interfaces include RS-232 and PCMCIA. IOCTL. Input/Output Control. IP Address. (Internet Protocol address) The address of a computer attached to an IP network. Every client and server station must have a unique IP address.
  • Page 372 Glossary - 6 DS9208 Product Reference Guide MIL. 1 mil = 1 thousandth of a meter. 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 DS9208 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 Aspect Ratio. The ratio of symbol height to symbol width. Symbol Height. The distance between the outside edges of the quiet zones of the first row and the last row. Symbol Length. Length of symbol measured from the beginning of the quiet zone (margin) adjacent to the start character to the end of the quiet zone (margin) adjacent to a stop character.
  • Page 376 Glossary - 10 DS9208 Product Reference Guide ignored, because there is no time to retransmit. If UDP is used and a reliable delivery is required, packet sequence checking and error notification must be written into the applications. 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.
  • Page 377 INDEX ASCII values Numerics keyboard wedge ......9-13 123Scan2 ....... . 11-1 RS-232 .
  • Page 378 Index - 2 DS9208 Product Reference Guide code 39 lengths ......10-32 image file format ....5-13, 5-17 code 39 transmit check digit .
  • Page 379 Index - 3 presentation aiming pattern ....4-16 UPC-E ....... . 10-8 presentation mode field of view .
  • Page 380: Default Parameters

    Index - 4 DS9208 Product Reference Guide lengths ......10-49 RS-232 ....... . . 7-3 NOTIS editing .
  • Page 381 Index - 5 image resolution ......5-9 image rotation ......5-14 notational conventions .
  • Page 382 Index - 6 DS9208 Product Reference Guide setup UPC-E1 ....... 10-9 configuring .
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