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  • Page 1 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 3 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide 72E-67563-04 Revision A March 2007...
  • Page 4 The software is provided strictly on an “as is” basis. All software, including firmware, furnished to the user is on a licensed basis. Motorola grants to the user a non-transferable and non-exclusive license to use each software or firmware program delivered hereunder (licensed program). Except as noted below, such license may not be assigned, sublicensed, or otherwise transferred by the user without prior written consent of Motorola.
  • Page 5: Revision History

    Revision History Changes to the original manual are listed below: Change Date Description 72E-67563-01 3/2004 Initial release. 72E-67563-02 7/2004 Change VS6608 to DS6608; added imager preference and SSI bar codes. 72E-67563-03 2/2006 Software updates. 72E-67563-04 2/2007 Update service information, add Simple COM Port Emulation bar code in USB chapter, change RSS code type references to GS1 DataBar.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Contents About This Guide Chapter Descriptions ...............xv Notational Conventions .
  • Page 8 Symbol DS6608 Standard Range Digital Scanner ........
  • Page 9 Contents Keyboard Wedge Country Types (Country Codes) ..........6-6 Ignore Unknown Characters .
  • Page 10 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Emulate Keypad with Leading Zero ............8-10 USB Keyboard FN 1 Substitution .
  • Page 11 Contents 123Scan Parameter ..............12-3 Chapter 13.
  • Page 12 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF) ..............13-34 Enable/Disable Interleaved 2 of 5 .
  • Page 13 Contents Redundancy Level...............13-59 Security Level .
  • Page 14 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Pad Data with Zeros ..............15-41 Beeps .
  • Page 15: About This Guide

    About This Guide Chapter Descriptions ...............xv Notational Conventions .
  • Page 16 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 17: Chapter Descriptions

    Introduction The Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide provides general instructions for setting up, operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting the Symbol DS6608 Standard Range and Symbol DS6608 High Density digital scanners. Chapter Descriptions • Chapter 1, Getting Started provides a product overview, unpacking instructions, and cable connection information.
  • Page 18: Related Publications

    Call Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support from a phone near the scanning equipment so that the service person can try to troubleshoot the problem. If the equipment is found to be working properly and the problem is reading bar codes, Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support will request samples of the bar codes for analysis at our plant.
  • Page 19 Getting Started Introduction ................1-3 Unpacking.
  • Page 20 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 21: Introduction

    The digital scanner autodetects the host. • Configuration via 123Scan. Unpacking Remove the digital scanner from its packing and inspect it for damage. If the digital scanner was damaged in transit, contact Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support. See page xvi for contact information. KEEP THE PACKING. It is the approved shipping container; use...
  • Page 22: Setting Up The Digital Scanner

    Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Setting Up the Digital Scanner Installing the Interface Cable 1. Plug the interface cable modular connector into the cable interface port on the bottom of the scanner handle. (See Figure 1- 2. Gently tug the cable to ensure the connector is properly secured.
  • Page 23: Connecting A Synapse Cable Interface

    Getting Started 1-5 Connecting a Synapse Cable Interface Refer to the Synapse Interface Guide provided with the Synapse cable for detailed setup instructions. Note Synapse Smart Cables enable interfacing to a variety of hosts. The Synapse cable has built-in intelligence to detect that host. To host Synapse Adapter Cable Synapse Smart Cable...
  • Page 24: Mounting The Digital Scanner

    Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Mounting the Digital Scanner Desk Mount Use the optional desk mount for convenient and protective placement of the digital scanner on a flat surface. Simply place the mount on the surface. The rubber feet hold the mount securely in place when inserting and removing the digital scanner.
  • Page 25 Getting Started 1-7 For convenience, print this page and use the template below for mounting hole locations. Insert mounting screw Insert mounting screw 2.98” Figure 1-7. Wall Mounting Template...
  • Page 26 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 27 Symbol DS6608 Standard Range Digital Scanner ........
  • Page 28 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 29: Introduction

    Scanning 2-3 Introduction This chapter provides beeper and LED definitions, techniques involved in scanning bar codes, general instructions and tips about scanning, and decode zone diagrams. Beeper Scan Window Trigger Figure 2-1. Parts...
  • Page 30: Beeper Definitions

    Symbol DS6608 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. Table 2-1. Beeper Definitions...
  • Page 31: Led Definitions

    Scanning 2-5 Table 2-1. Beeper Definitions (Continued) Beeper Sequence Indication Low beep Delete last saved rule. The current rule is left intact. Lo/Hi/Hi beeps All rules are deleted. ADF Programming: Error Indications. Duration of tones are very long. Lo/Hi/Lo/Hi beeps Out of rule memory.
  • Page 32: Scanning In Hand-Held Mode

    Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Scanning in Hand-Held Mode Install and program the digital scanner (see Setting Up the Digital Scanner on page 1-4). For assistance, contact the local supplier or Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support. Scanning with the Digital Scanner 1.
  • Page 33: Aiming

    Scanning 2-7 5. Hold the trigger until the digital scanner beeps, indicating the bar code is successfully decoded. For more information on beeper and LED definitions, see Table 2-1 Table 2-2. This process usually occurs instantaneously. Steps 2 - 4 are repeated on poor quality or difficult bar codes, until the bar code is decoded, the trigger is released, or the Decode Session Timeout is reached.
  • Page 34: Scanning In Hands-Free Mode

    Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Scanning in Hands-Free Mode The optional Intellistand adds greater flexibility to scanning operation. When the digital scanner is seated in the stand’s “cup,” the digital scanner’s built-in sensor places the digital scanner in hands-free mode. When the digital scanner is removed from the stand it operates in its normal hand-held mode.
  • Page 35: Decode Zones

    15.2 20.3 25.4 30.5 35.6 50.8 55.9 Depth of Field Figure 2-7. Symbol DS6608 Standard Range Digital Scanner Decode Zone for 1D Bar Codes Note: Typical performance at 68˚F (20˚C) on high quality symbols. Top of scanner 6.6 mil PDF417...
  • Page 36: Symbol Ds6608 High Density Digital Scanner

    10 mil Code 39 Postnet 10.1 12.7 15.2 17.8 20.3 Depth of Field Figure 2-9. Symbol DS6608 High Density Digital Scanner Decode Zone for 1D Bar Codes Note: Typical performance at 68˚F (20˚C) on high quality symbols. Top of scanner 5 mil PDF417 6.6 mil PDF417...
  • Page 37: Digital Scanner Signal Descriptions

    Maintenance and Technical Specifications Introduction ................3-3 Maintenance .
  • Page 38 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 39: Chapter 3. Maintenance And Technical Specifications

    Maintenance and Technical Specifications 3-3 Introduction This chapter provides suggested scanner maintenance, troubleshooting, technical specifications, and signal descriptions (pinouts). Maintenance Cleaning the scan window is the only maintenance required. A dirty window can affect scanning accuracy. • Do not allow abrasive material to touch the window. •...
  • Page 40 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Table 3-1. Troubleshooting (Continued) Problem Possible Causes Possible Solutions Digital scanner decodes bar code, but does not Digital scanner is not programmed for the correct Scan the appropriate host type programming bar transmit the data to the host.
  • Page 41: Technical Specifications

    Maintenance and Technical Specifications 3-5 Technical Specifications Table 3-2. Technical Specifications Item Description Power Requirements 5 VDC + / - 10% @ approximately 220 mA RMS (nominal), 500 mA (max) Depending on host: Power Source • Host powered • External power supply, 5.2 V nominal UPC/EAN, UPC/EAN with supplementals, UCC/EAN, JAN 8 &...
  • Page 42: Digital Scanner Signal Descriptions

    Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Digital Scanner Signal Descriptions Bottom of digital scanner Cable interface port Pin 1 Pin 10 Interface cable modular connector Figure 3-1. Digital Scanner Cable Pinouts The signal descriptions in Table 3-3 apply to the connector on the digital scanner and are for reference only.
  • Page 43 User Preferences Introduction ................4-3 Scanning Sequence Examples .
  • Page 44 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 45: Chapter 4. User Preferences

    User Preferences 4-3 Introduction If desired, program the digital scanner to perform various functions, or activate different features. This chapter describes each user preference feature and provides the programming bar codes necessary for selecting these features. The digital scanner ships with the settings shown in the Table 4-1 on page 4-4 (also see Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters...
  • Page 46: User Preferences Parameter Defaults

    Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide User Preferences Parameter Defaults Table 4-1 lists defaults for user preferences parameters. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided in the User Preferences section beginning on page 4-5. Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and miscellaneous default parameters.
  • Page 47: User Preferences

    User Preferences 4-5 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-3. *Set All Defaults Parameter Scanning Parameter # ECh To disable decoding of parameter bar codes, scan the Disable Parameter Scanning bar code below. Note that the Set Defaults parameter bar code can still be decoded.
  • Page 48: Beeper Tone

    Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Beeper Tone Parameter # 91h To select a decode beep frequency (tone), scan the Low Frequency, Medium Frequency, or High Frequency bar code. Low Frequency (02h) Medium Frequency (Optimum Setting) (01h) High Frequency (00h)
  • Page 49: Beeper Volume

    User Preferences 4-7 Beeper Volume Parameter # 8Ch To select a beeper volume, scan the Low Volume, Medium Volume, or High Volume bar code. Low Volume (02h) Medium Volume (01h) High Volume (00h) Power Mode Parameter # 80h This parameter determines whether or not power remains on after a decode attempt. In reduced power mode, the digital scanner enters into a low power consumption mode to preserve battery life after each decode attempt.
  • Page 50: Time Delay To Low Power Mode

    Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Time Delay to Low Power Mode Parameter # 92h This parameter only applies when Power Mode is set to Reduced Power. Note This parameter sets the time the digital scanner remains active after decoding. The digital scanner wakes upon trigger pull or when the host attempts to communicate with the digital scanner.
  • Page 51: Trigger Mode

    User Preferences 4-9 Time Delay to Low Power Mode (continued) 15 Minutes (2Bh) 1 Hour (31h) Trigger Mode Parameter # 8Ah Select one of the following trigger modes for the digital scanner: • Level - A trigger pull activates decode processing. Decode processing continues until the bar code is decoded, the trigger is released, or the Decode Session Timeout is reached.
  • Page 52: Picklist Mode

    4-10 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Picklist Mode Parameter # F0h 92h Picklist mode enables the digital scanner to decode only bar codes that are aligned under the laser crosshair. Select one of the following picklist modes for the digital scanner: •...
  • Page 53: Decode Session Timeout

    User Preferences 4-11 Decode Session Timeout Parameter # 88h This parameter sets the maximum time decode processing continues during a scan attempt. It is programmable in 0.1 second increments from 0.5 to 9.9 seconds. The default timeout is 9.9 seconds. To set a Decode Session Timeout, scan the bar code below.
  • Page 54: Beep After Good Decode

    4-12 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Beep After Good Decode Parameter # 38h Scan a bar code below to select whether or not the digital scanner beeps after a good decode. If selecting Do Not Beep After Good Decode, the beeper still operates during parameter menu scanning and to indicate error conditions.
  • Page 55 Decoding Preferences Introduction ................5-3 Scanning Sequence Examples .
  • Page 56 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 57: Introduction

    Decoding Preferences 5-3 Introduction If desired, program the digital scanner to perform various functions, or activate different features. This chapter describes digital scanner preference features and provides the programming bar codes for selecting these features. The digital scanner ships with the settings shown in the Decoding Preferences Default Table on page 5-4 (also see Appendix A,...
  • Page 58: Decoding Preferences Parameter Defaults

    Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Decoding Preferences Parameter Defaults Table 5-1 lists defaults for digital scanner preferences parameters. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided Decoding Preferences on page 5-5. Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and miscellaneous default parameters.
  • Page 59: Decoding Preferences

    Decoding Preferences 5-5 Decoding Preferences The parameters in this chapter control bar code decoding characteristics. Decoding Illumination Parameter # F0h, 2Ah Selecting Enable Illumination causes the digital scanner to flash illumination to aid decoding. Select Disable Illumination to prevent the digital scanner from using decoding illumination. Enabling illumination usually results in superior images.
  • Page 60 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 61 Keyboard Wedge Interface Introduction ................6-3 Connecting a Keyboard Wedge Interface .
  • Page 62 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 63: Chapter 6. Keyboard Wedge Interface

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 6-3 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. The host computer accepts the keystrokes as if they originated from the keyboard.
  • Page 64: Keyboard Wedge Parameter Defaults

    Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide 3. Connect the round male DIN host connector of the Y-cable to the keyboard port on the host device. 4. Connect the round female DIN keyboard connector of the Y-cable to the keyboard connector. 5. If needed, attach the optional power supply to the connector in the middle of the Y-cable.
  • Page 65: Keyboard Wedge Host Parameters

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 6-5 Keyboard Wedge Host Parameters Keyboard Wedge Host Types Select the Keyboard Wedge host by scanning one of the bar codes below. IBM PC/AT & IBM PC Compatibles IBM PS/2 (Model 30) IBM AT Notebook IBM XT NCR 7052...
  • Page 66: Keyboard Wedge Country Types (Country Codes)

    Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Wedge Country Types (Country Codes) Scan the bar code corresponding to the keyboard type. If the keyboard type is not listed, see Alternate Numeric Keypad Emulation on page 6-9. North American German Windows French Windows...
  • Page 67 Keyboard Wedge Interface 6-7 Keyboard Wedge Country Types (continued) Italian Windows Swedish Windows UK English Windows Japanese Windows Portuguese-Brazilian Windows...
  • Page 68: Ignore Unknown Characters

    Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Ignore Unknown Characters Unknown characters are characters the host does not recognize. When Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters is selected, all bar code data is sent except for unknown characters, and no error beeps sound on the digital scanner. When Do Not Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters is selected, bar code data is sent up to the first unknown character, then the digital scanner issues an error beep.
  • Page 69: Intra-Keystroke Delay

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 6-9 Intra-Keystroke Delay When enabled, an additional delay is inserted between each emulated key depression and release. This sets the Keystroke Delay parameter to a minimum of 5 msec as well. Enable Disable Alternate Numeric Keypad Emulation This allows emulation of most other country keyboard types not listed in Keyboard Wedge Country Types (Country Codes) on page 6- ®...
  • Page 70: Caps Lock On

    6-10 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Caps Lock On When enabled, the digital scanner emulates keystrokes as if the Caps Lock key is always pressed. Enable Caps Lock On Disable Caps Lock On Caps Lock Override When enabled, on AT or AT Notebook hosts, the keyboard ignores the state of the Caps Lock key. Therefore, an ‘A’ in the bar code is sent as an ‘A’...
  • Page 71: Convert Wedge Data

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 6-11 Convert Wedge Data When enabled, the digital scanner converts all bar code data to the selected case. Convert to Upper Case Convert to Lower Case No Convert Function Key Mapping ASCII values under 32 are normally sent as control key sequences (see Table 6-2 on page 6-15).
  • Page 72: Fn1 Substitution

    6-12 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide FN1 Substitution When this is enabled, the digital scanner replaces FN1 characters in an EAN128 bar code with a keystroke chosen by the user (see FN1 Substitution Values on page 14-8). Enable Disable Send Make and Break When enabled, the scan codes for releasing a key are not sent.
  • Page 73: Keyboard Maps

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 6-13 Keyboard Maps The following keyboard maps are provided for prefix/suffix keystroke parameters. To program the prefix/suffix values, see the bar codes on page 14-6. 7006 7014 5001 5002 5003 5004 5005 5006 5007 5008 5009 5010 7010 7007 5011...
  • Page 74 6-14 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide 5001 5002 5011 1045 5013 5003 5004 5014 5015 5005 5006 1043 5016 5007 5018 5008 5017 7013 5019 5009 5010 1048 5012 1046 (7013 if double key) (1048 if double key) Figure 6-5. NCR 7052 32-KEY...
  • Page 75: Ascii Character Set For Keyboard Wedge

    Keyboard Wedge Interface 6-15 ASCII Character Set for Keyboard Wedge Code 39 Full ASCII interprets the bar code special character ($ + % /) preceding a Code 39 character and assigns an ASCII character value to the pair. For example, when Code 39 Full ASCII is enabled and +B is Note scanned, it is interpreted as b, %J as ?, and %V as @.
  • Page 76 6-16 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Table 6-2. Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued) Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Encode Char.acter Keystroke 1028 CTRL \ 1029 CTRL ] 1030 CTRL 6 1031 CTRL - 1032 Space Space 1033 1034 “...
  • Page 77 Keyboard Wedge Interface 6-17 Table 6-2. Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued) Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Encode Char.acter Keystroke 1061 1062 > 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072 1073 1074 1075 1076 1077 1078 1079 1080 1081...
  • Page 78 6-18 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Table 6-2. Keyboard Wedge ASCII Character Set (Continued) Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Encode Char.acter Keystroke 1094 1095 1096 ‘ 1097 1098 1099 1100 1101 1102 1103 1104 1105 1106 1107 1108 1109...
  • Page 79 Keyboard Wedge Interface 6-19 Table 6-3. Keyboard Wedge ALT Key Character Set ALT Keys Keystroke 2065 ALT A 2066 ALT B 2067 ALT C 2068 ALT D 2069 ALT E 2070 ALT F 2071 ALT G 2072 ALT H 2073 ALT I 2074 ALT J...
  • Page 80 6-20 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Table 6-4. Keyboard Wedge GUI Key Character Set (Continued) GUI Keys Keystrokes 3053 GUI 5 3054 GUI 6 3055 GUI 7 3056 GUI 8 3057 GUI 9 3065 GUI A 3066 GUI B 3067...
  • Page 81 Keyboard Wedge Interface 6-21 Table 6-5. Keyboard Wedge F Key Character Set F Keys Keystroke 5001 5002 5003 5004 5005 5006 5007 5008 5009 5010 5011 5012 5013 5014 5015 5016 5017 5018 5019 5020 5021 5022 5023 5024 Table 6-6. Keyboard Wedge Numeric Keypad Character Set Numeric Keypad Keystroke 6042...
  • Page 82 6-22 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Table 6-6. Keyboard Wedge Numeric Keypad Character Set (Continued) Numeric Keypad Keystroke 6050 6051 6052 6053 6054 6055 6056 6057 6058 Enter 6059 Num Lock Table 6-7. Keyboard Wedge Extended Keypad Character Set Extended Keypad...
  • Page 83 RS-232 Interface Introduction ................7-3 Connecting an RS-232 Interface .
  • Page 84 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 85: Introduction

    7-2, refer to the documentation for the host device to set communication parameters to match the host. The digital scanner uses TTL RS-232 signal levels, which interface with most system architectures. For system architectures requiring RS-232C signal levels, Motorola offers different cables providing Note TTL-to-RS-232C conversion.
  • Page 86: Connecting An Rs-232 Interface

    Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Connecting an RS-232 Interface This connection is made directly from the digital scanner to the host computer. Interface Cable Serial Port Connector to Host Power Supply Cable Figure 7-1. RS-232 Direct Connection Interface cables vary depending on configuration. The connectors illustrated in Figure 7-1 are examples only.
  • Page 87: Rs-232 Parameter Defaults

    RS-232 Interface 7-5 RS-232 Parameter Defaults Table 7-1 lists the defaults for RS-232 host parameters. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided in the RS- 232 Host Parameters section beginning on page 7-6. Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and miscellaneous default parameters.
  • Page 88: Rs-232 Host Parameters

    Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide RS-232 Host Parameters Various RS-232 hosts are set up with their own parameter default settings (Table 7-2). Selecting standard, ICL, Fujitsu, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode A, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode B, OPOS/JPOS, Olivetti, or Omron sets the defaults listed below.
  • Page 89 RS-232 Interface 7-7 RS-232 Host Parameters (continued) Selecting ICL, Fujitsu, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode A, Wincor-Nixdorf Mode B, OPOS/JPOS, Olivetti, or Omron enables the transmission of code ID characters listed in Table 7-3. These code ID characters are not programmable and are separate from the Transmit Code ID feature.
  • Page 90: Rs-232 Host Types

    Symbol DS6608 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...
  • Page 91: Baud Rate

    RS-232 Interface 7-9 RS-232 Host Types (continued) OPOS/JPOS Fujitsu RS-232 Baud Rate Baud rate is the number of bits of data transmitted per second. Set the digital scanner's baud rate to match the baud rate setting of the host device. Otherwise, data may not reach the host device or may reach it in distorted form. Baud Rate 600 Baud Rate 1200 Baud Rate 2400...
  • Page 92 7-10 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Baud Rate (continued) *Baud Rate 9600 Baud Rate 19,200 Baud Rate 38,400 Baud Rate 57,600...
  • Page 93: Parity

    RS-232 Interface 7-11 Parity A parity check bit is the most significant bit of each ASCII coded character. Select the parity type according to host device requirements. • Select Odd parity and the parity bit value is set to 0 or 1, based on data, to ensure that an odd number of 1 bits are contained in the coded character.
  • Page 94: Stop Bit Select

    7-12 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Stop Bit Select The stop bit(s) at the end of each transmitted character marks the end of transmission of one character and prepares the receiving device for the next character in the serial data stream. The number of stop bits selected (one or two) depends on the number the receiving terminal is programmed to accommodate.
  • Page 95: Check Receive Errors

    RS-232 Interface 7-13 Check Receive Errors Select whether or not the parity, framing, and overrun of received characters are checked. The parity value of received characters is verified against the parity parameter selected above. Check For Received Errors Do Not Check For Received Errors...
  • Page 96: Hardware Handshaking

    7-14 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Hardware Handshaking The data interface consists of an RS-232 port designed to operate either with or without the hardware handshaking lines, Request to Send (RTS), and Clear to Send (CTS). If Standard RTS/CTS handshaking is not selected, scan data is transmitted as it becomes available. If Standard RTS/CTS handshaking is selected, scan data is transmitted according to the following sequence: •...
  • Page 97: Hardware Handshaking (Continued)

    RS-232 Interface 7-15 Hardware Handshaking (continued) None Standard RTS/CTS RTS/CTS Option 1 RTS/CTS Option 2 RTS/CTS Option 3...
  • Page 98: Software Handshaking

    7-16 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Software Handshaking This parameter offers control of the data transmission process in addition to, or instead of, that offered by hardware handshaking. There are five options. If Software Handshaking and Hardware Handshaking are both enabled, Hardware Handshaking takes precedence.
  • Page 99: Host Serial Response Time-Out

    RS-232 Interface 7-17 Software Handshaking (continued) ACK/NAK with ENQ XON/XOFF Host Serial Response Time-out This parameter specifies how long the digital scanner waits for an ACK, NAK, or CTS before determining that a transmission error has occurred. This only applies when in one of the ACK/NAK Software Handshaking modes, or RTS/CTS Hardware Handshaking option.
  • Page 100: Rts Line State

    7-18 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Host Serial Response Time-out (continued) Maximum: 9.9 Sec 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.
  • Page 101: Intercharacter Delay

    RS-232 Interface 7-19 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 102: Nixdorf Beep/Led Options

    7-20 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Nixdorf Beep/LED Options When Nixdorf Mode B is selected, this indicates when the digital scanner should beep and turn on its LED after a decode. *Normal Operation (Beep/LED immediately after decode) Beep/LED After Transmission...
  • Page 103: Ascii Character Set For Rs-232

    RS-232 Interface 7-21 ASCII Character Set for RS-232 The values in Table 7-4 can be assigned as prefixes or suffixes for ASCII character data transmission. Table 7-4. Prefix/Suffix Values Full ASCII Prefix/Suffix Value Code 39 Encode Character ASCII Character 1000 1001 1002 1003...
  • Page 104 7-22 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Table 7-4. Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Full ASCII Prefix/Suffix Value Code 39 Encode Character ASCII Character 1033 1034 " 1035 1036 1037 1038 & 1039 ‘ 1040 1041 1042 1043 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048...
  • Page 105 RS-232 Interface 7-23 Table 7-4. Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Full ASCII Prefix/Suffix Value Code 39 Encode Character ASCII Character 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072 1073 1074 1075 1076 1077 1078 1079 1080 1081 1082 1083 1084 1085 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092...
  • Page 106 7-24 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Table 7-4. Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Full ASCII Prefix/Suffix Value Code 39 Encode Character ASCII Character 1103 1104 1105 1106 1107 1108 1109 1110 1111 1112 1113 1114 1115 1116 1117 1118 1119 1120 1121...
  • Page 107 USB Interface Introduction ................8-3 Connecting a USB Interface .
  • Page 108 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 109: Chapter 8. Usb Interface

    USB Interface 8-3 Introduction This chapter describes how to set up the digital scanner with a USB host. The digital scanner connects directly to a USB host, or a powered USB hub, and is powered by it. No additional power supply is required. Throughout the programming bar code menus, default values are indicated with asterisks ( Indicates Default North American Standard USB Keyboard...
  • Page 110: Usb Parameter Defaults

    Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide To set up the digital scanner: Interface cables vary depending on configuration. The connectors illustrated in Figure 8-1 are examples only. The connectors may be different than those illustrated, but the steps to connect the scanner remain the Note same.
  • Page 111: Usb Host Parameters

    USB Interface 8-5 USB Host Parameters USB Device Type Select the desired USB device type. When changing USB Device Types, the digital scanner automatically resets. The digital scanner issues the standard startup beep sequences. Note *HID Keyboard Emulation IBM Table Top USB IBM Hand-Held USB USB OPOS Handheld Simple COM Port Emulation...
  • Page 112: Usb Country Keyboard Types (Country Codes)

    Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide USB Country Keyboard Types (Country Codes) Scan the bar code corresponding to the keyboard type. This setting applies only to the USB HID Keyboard Emulation device. When changing USB country keyboard types the digital scanner automatically resets. The digital scanner issues the standard startup beep sequences.
  • Page 113 USB Interface 8-7 USB Country Keyboard Types (continued) Spanish Windows Italian Windows Swedish Windows UK English Windows Japanese Windows (ASCII) Portuguese-Brazilian Windows...
  • Page 114: Usb Keystroke Delay

    Symbol DS6608 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 115: Usb Ignore Unknown Characters

    USB Interface 8-9 USB Ignore Unknown Characters This option applies only to the HID Keyboard Emulation device and IBM device. Unknown characters are characters the host does not recognize. When Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters is selected, all bar code data is sent except for unknown characters, and no error beeps sound.
  • Page 116: Emulate Keypad With Leading Zero

    8-10 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Emulate Keypad with Leading Zero When enabled, character sequences sent over the numeric keypad are sent as ISO characters which have a leading zero. For example ASCII A would be sent as “ALT MAKE” 0 0 6 5 “ALT BREAK”.
  • Page 117: Function Key Mapping

    USB Interface 8-11 Function Key Mapping ASCII values under 32 are normally sent as a control-key sequences (see Table 8-2 on page 8-13). When this parameter is enabled, the keys in bold are sent in place of the standard key mapping. Table entries that do not have a bold entry remain the same whether or not this parameter is enabled.
  • Page 118: Convert Case

    8-12 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Convert Case When enabled, the digital scanner converts all bar code data to the selected case. *No Case Conversion Convert All to Upper Case Convert All to Lower Case...
  • Page 119: Ascii Character Set For Usb

    USB Interface 8-13 ASCII Character Set for USB Table 8-2. USB Prefix/Suffix Values Full ASCII Code 39 Prefix/ Suffix Value Encode Char.acter Keystroke 1000 CTRL 2 1001 CTRL A 1002 CTRL B 1003 CTRL C 1004 CTRL D 1005 CTRL E 1006 CTRL F 1007...
  • Page 120 8-14 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Table 8-2. USB Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Full ASCII Code 39 Prefix/ Suffix Value Encode Char.acter Keystroke 1030 CTRL 6 1031 CTRL - 1032 Space Space 1033 1034 “ 1035 1036 1037 1038 & 1039 ‘...
  • Page 121 USB Interface 8-15 Table 8-2. USB Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Full ASCII Code 39 Prefix/ Suffix Value Encode Char.acter Keystroke 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072 1073 1074 1075 1076 1077 1078 1079 1080 1081 1082 1083 1084 1085 1086...
  • Page 122 8-16 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Table 8-2. USB Prefix/Suffix Values (Continued) Full ASCII Code 39 Prefix/ Suffix Value Encode Char.acter Keystroke 1096 1097 1098 1099 1100 1101 1102 1103 1104 1105 1106 1107 1108 1109 1110 1111 1112 1113...
  • Page 123 USB Interface 8-17 Table 8-3. USB ALT Key Character Set ALT Keys Keystroke 2064 ALT 2 2065 ALT A 2066 ALT B 2067 ALT C 2068 ALT D 2069 ALT E 2070 ALT F 2071 ALT G 2072 ALT H 2073 ALT I 2074...
  • Page 124 8-18 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Table 8-4. USB GUI Key Character Set GUI Key Keystroke 3000 Right Control Key 3048 GUI 0 3049 GUI 1 3050 GUI 2 3051 GUI 3 3052 GUI 4 3053 GUI 5 3054 GUI 6...
  • Page 125 USB Interface 8-19 Table 8-4. USB GUI Key Character Set (Continued) GUI Key Keystroke 3087 GUI W 3088 GUI X 3089 GUI Y 3090 GUI Z Note: ™ GUI Shift Keys - The Apple iMac keyboard has an apple key on either side of the space bar.
  • Page 126 8-20 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Table 8-6. USB Numeric Keypad Character Set Numeric Keypad Keystroke 6042 6043 6044 undefined 6045 6046 6047 6048 6049 6050 6051 6052 6053 6054 6055 6056 6057 6058 Enter 6059 Num Lock...
  • Page 127 USB Interface 8-21 Table 8-7. USB Extended Keypad Character Set Extended Keypad Keystroke 7001 Break 7002 Delete 7003 PgUp 7004 7005 Pg Dn 7006 Pause 7007 Scroll Lock 7008 Backspace 7009 7010 Print Screen 7011 Insert 7012 Home 7013 Enter 7014 Escape 7015...
  • Page 128 8-22 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 129: Introduction

    IBM 468X/469X Interface Introduction ................9-3 Connecting to an IBM 468X/469X Host .
  • Page 130 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 131: Introduction

    IBM 468X/469X Interface 9-3 Introduction This chapter describes how to set up the digital scanner with an IBM 468X/469X host. Throughout the programming bar code menus, default values are indicated with asterisks ( Disable Convert to Code 39 Feature/Option Indicates Default Most computer monitors allow scanning the bar codes directly on the screen.
  • Page 132: Convert Unknown To Code 39

    Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide The only required configuration is the port address. Other digital scanner parameters are typically controlled by the IBM system. Note IBM Parameter Defaults Table 9-1 lists the defaults for IBM host parameters. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided in the Parameter Descriptions section beginning on page 9-5.
  • Page 133: Ibm 468X/469X Host Parameters

    IBM 468X/469X Interface 9-5 IBM 468X/469X Host Parameters Port Address This parameter sets the IBM 468X/469X port used. Scanning one of these bar codes enables the RS-485 interface on the digital scanner. Note None Selected Hand-held Scanner Emulation (Port 9B) Non-IBM Scanner Emulation (Port 5B) Table-top Scanner Emulation (Port 17)
  • Page 134: Convert Unknown To Code 39

    Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Convert Unknown to Code 39 Scan a bar code below to enable or disable the conversion of unknown bar code type data to Code 39. Enable Convert Unknown to Code 39 Disable Convert Unknown to Code 39...
  • Page 135 Wand Emulation Interface Introduction ................10-3 Connecting Using Wand Emulation .
  • Page 136 10-2 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 137: Chapter 10. Wand Emulation Interface

    Wand Emulation Interface 10-3 Introduction This chapter describes how to set up the digital scanner with a wand emulation host when Wand Emulation communication is needed. The digital scanner connects to an external wand decoder or to a decoder integrated in a mobile computer or Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal.
  • Page 138: Wand Emulation Parameter Defaults

    10-4 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide 2. Connect the other end of the Wand Emulation interface cable to the wand port on the mobile computer or controller. 3. Select the Wand Emulation host type by scanning the appropriate bar code from Wand Emulation Host Types on page 10-5.
  • Page 139: Wand Emulation Host Parameters

    Wand Emulation Interface 10-5 Wand Emulation Host Parameters Wand Emulation Host Types Select a Wand Emulation host by scanning one of the bar codes below. Symbol OmniLink Interface Controller Symbol PDT Terminal (MSI) Symbol PTC Terminal (Telxon)
  • Page 140: Leading Margin (Quiet Zone)

    10-6 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Leading Margin (Quiet Zone) Scan a bar code below to select a leading margin duration. A leading margin is the time that precedes the first bar of the scan, (in milliseconds). The minimum allowed value is 80 msec and the maximum is 250 msec. This parameter accommodates older wand decoders which cannot handle short leading margins.
  • Page 141 Wand Emulation Interface 10-7 Scan the appropriate bar code to select the polarity required by the decoder. Bar High/Margin Low Bar Low/Margin High...
  • Page 142: Ignore Unknown Characters

    10-8 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Ignore Unknown Characters Unknown characters are characters the host does not recognize. When Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters is selected, all bar code data is sent except for unknown characters, and no error beeps sound on the digital scanner. When Do Not Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters is selected, bar codes containing at least one unknown character are not sent to the host, and the digital scanner emits an error beep.
  • Page 143: Convert Code 39 To Full Ascii

    Wand Emulation Interface 10-9 Convert Code 39 to Full ASCII By default, any characters that do not have a corresponding character in the Code 39 symbology set are replaced by a space. If this parameter is enabled, the data sent to the wand Interface is encoded in Code 39 Full ASCII. This setting requires that the Host be able to interpret Code 39 Full ASCII data.
  • Page 144 10-10 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 145 Scanner Emulation Interface Introduction ................11-3 Connecting Using Scanner Emulation .
  • Page 146 11-2 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 147: Chapter 11. Scanner Emulation Interface

    Scanner Emulation Interface 11-3 Introduction This chapter describes how to set up the digital scanner with a Scanner Emulation host. Use this mode when Scanner Emulation communication is needed. In this mode, the digital scanner connects to an external decoder or to a decoder integrated in a mobile computer or Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal.
  • Page 148: Scanner Emulation Parameter Defaults

    11-4 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide 3. Scan the Scanner Emulation Host bar code from Scanner Emulation Host on page 11-5 to enable the Scanner Emulation host interface. 4. To modify any other parameter options, scan the appropriate bar codes in this chapter.
  • Page 149: Scanner Emulation Host

    Scanner Emulation Interface 11-5 Scanner Emulation Host Scan the bar code below to enable the Scanner Emulation host. Scanner Emulation Host Scanner Emulation Host Parameters Beep Style The Scanner Emulation host supports three beep styles. • Beep On Successful Transmit: The digital scanner beeps when the attached decoder issues the decode signal to the digital scanner, so the digital scanner and the attached decoder beep at the same time.
  • Page 150: Parameter Pass-Through

    11-6 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Parameter Pass-Through The Scanner Emulation host can process parameter bar code messages and send them to the attached decoder. In this way, customers using Symbol compliant decoders can control the behavior of the entire system by scanning the necessary parameters only once.
  • Page 151: Convert Newer Code Types

    Scanner Emulation Interface 11-7 Convert Newer Code Types The digital scanner supports a variety of code types that are not decodable by attached decoder systems. To allow compatibility in these environments, the digital scanner converts these code types to more commonly decodable symbologies, as per the following chart.
  • Page 152: Module Width

    11-8 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Module Width The standard module width is 20 µs. For an extremely slow decoder system, select 50 µs Module Width. *20 µs Module Width 50 µs Module Width Convert All Bar Codes to Code 39 Scan a bar code below to enable or disable the conversion of all bar code data to Code 39.
  • Page 153: Code 39 Full Ascii Conversion

    Scanner Emulation Interface 11-9 Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion By default, any characters that do not have a corresponding character in the Code 39 symbology set are replaced by a space. If this parameter is enabled, the data sent to the Scanner Emulation host is encoded in Code 39 Full ASCII. The host must be able to interpret Code 39 Full ASCII data.
  • Page 154 11-10 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide 5 Second Transmission Timeout...
  • Page 155: Ignore Unknown Characters

    Scanner Emulation Interface 11-11 Transmission Timeout (continued) 10 Second Transmission Timeout 30 Second Transmission Timeout Ignore Unknown Characters Unknown characters are characters the decoder does not recognize. When Ignore Unknown Characters is selected, all bar code data is sent except for unknown characters, and no error beeps sound. When Convert Error on Unknown Characters is selected, bar codes containing at least one unknown character are not sent to the decoder, and a convert error beep sounds.
  • Page 156: Leading Margin

    11-12 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Leading Margin Scan a bar code below to select a leading margin duration. 1 ms Leading Margin *2 ms Leading Margin 3 ms Leading Margin 5 ms Leading Margin 10 ms Leading Margin...
  • Page 157: Check For Decode Led

    Scanner Emulation Interface 11-13 Check For Decode LED The attached decoder normally asserts the Decode line to signal to the Scanner Emulation host that it successfully decoded the transmitted bar code. Some decoders, however, do not assert the Decode signal. In this case, the digital scanner emits transmit error beeps to indicate that the bar code was not successfully transmitted.
  • Page 158 11-14 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 159: Chapter 12. 123 Scan

    123 Scan Introduction ................12-3 Communication with 123Scan .
  • Page 160 12-2 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guid...
  • Page 161: Introduction

    123 Scan 12-3 Introduction ® 123Scan is a Windows -based utility that programs the digital scanner with all parameters including Advanced Data Formatting (ADF) Rules. An ADF rule modifies bar code data before it is sent to the host to ensure compatibility between bar coded data and the host application.
  • Page 162 12-4 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guid...
  • Page 163 Symbologies Introduction ................13-5 Scanning Sequence Examples .
  • Page 164 13-2 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Enable/Disable UCC/EAN-128 ............13-21 Enable/Disable ISBT 128 .
  • Page 165 Symbologies 13-3 GS1 DataBar ................13-49 GS1 DataBar-14 .
  • Page 166 13-4 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 167: Introduction

    Symbologies 13-5 Introduction This chapter describes symbology features and provides the programming bar codes for selecting these features. Before programming, follow the instructions in Chapter 1, Getting Started. The digital scanner is shipped with the settings shown in the Symbology Default Table on page 13-6 (also see Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters...
  • Page 168: Symbology Parameter Defaults

    13-6 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Symbology Parameter Defaults Table 13-1 lists the defaults for all symbologies parameters. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided in the Symbologies Parameters section beginning on 13-10. Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, and miscellaneous default parameters.
  • Page 169 Symbologies 13-7 Table 13-1. Symbology Default Table (Continued) Parameter Page Parameter Number Default Number Code 39 Code 39 Enable 13-22 Trioptic Code 39 Disable 13-22 Convert Code 39 to Code 32 (Italian Pharmacy Code) Disable 13-23 Code 32 Prefix Disable 13-23 Set Length(s) for Code 39 12h 13h...
  • Page 170 13-8 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Table 13-1. Symbology Default Table (Continued) Parameter Page Parameter Number Default Number Codabar (NW - 7) Codabar Disable 13-39 Set Lengths for Codabar 18h 19h 5 to 55 13-40 CLSI Editing Disable 13-41 NOTIS Editing...
  • Page 171 Symbologies 13-9 Table 13-1. Symbology Default Table (Continued) Parameter Page Parameter Number Default Number Composite TLC-39 F0h 73h Disable 13-52 UPC Composite Mode F0h 58h Always Linked 13-53 Composite Beep Mode F0h 8Eh Beep As Each Code Type is 13-54 Decoded UCC/EAN Code 128 Emulation Mode for UCC/EAN F0h ABh...
  • Page 172: Upc/Ean

    13-10 Symbol DS6608 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 173: Enable/Disable Upc-E1

    Symbologies 13-11 Enable/Disable UPC-E1 Parameter # 0Ch UPC-E1 is disabled by default. To enable or disable UPC-E1, scan the appropriate bar code below. UPC-E1 is not a UCC (Uniform Code Council) approved symbology. Note Enable UPC-E1 (01h) Disable UPC-E1 (00h) Enable/Disable EAN-8/JAN-8 Parameter # 04h To enable or disable EAN-8/JAN-8, scan the appropriate bar code below.
  • Page 174: Enable/Disable Bookland Ean

    13-12 Symbol DS6608 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 175: Decode Upc/Ean/Jan Supplementals

    Symbologies 13-13 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). Six options are available. • If Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Only With Supplementals is selected, UPC/EAN/JAN symbols without supplementals are not decoded.
  • Page 176: Upc/Ean/Jan Supplemental Redundancy

    13-14 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals (continued) Enable 378/379 Supplemental Mode (04h) Enable 978 Supplemental Mode (05h) Enable Smart Supplemental Mode (03h) UPC/EAN/JAN Supplemental Redundancy Parameter # 50h With Autodiscriminate UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals selected, this option adjusts the number of times a symbol without supplementals is decoded before transmission.
  • Page 177: Transmit Upc-A Check Digit

    Symbologies 13-15 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. Transmit UPC-A Check Digit (01h) Do Not Transmit UPC-A Check Digit...
  • Page 178: Transmit Upc-E1 Check Digit

    13-16 Symbol DS6608 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 179: Upc-E Preamble

    Symbologies 13-17 UPC-E Preamble Parameter # 23h Preamble characters are part of the UPC symbol, and include Country Code and System Character. There are three options for transmitting a UPC-E preamble to the host device: transmit System Character only, transmit System Character and Country Code (“0” for USA), and transmit no preamble.
  • Page 180: Upc-E1 Preamble

    13-18 Symbol DS6608 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 181: Convert Upc-E1 To Upc-A

    Symbologies 13-19 Convert UPC-E1 to UPC-A Parameter # 26h Enable this to convert UPC-E1 decoded data to UPC-A format before transmission. After conversion, the data follows UPC-A format and is affected by UPC-A programming selections (e.g., Preamble, Check Digit). When disabled, UPC-E1 decoded data is transmitted as UPC-E1 data, without conversion. Convert UPC-E1 to UPC-A (Enable) (01h) Do Not Convert UPC-E1 to UPC-A (Disable)
  • Page 182: Ucc Coupon Extended Code

    13-20 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide UCC Coupon Extended Code Parameter # 55h When enabled, this parameter decodes UPC-A bar codes starting with digit ‘5’, EAN-13 bar codes starting with digit ‘99’, and UPC- A/EAN-128 Coupon Codes. UPCA, EAN-13, and EAN-128 must be enabled to scan all types of Coupon Codes.
  • Page 183: Enable/Disable Ucc/Ean-128

    Symbologies 13-21 Enable/Disable UCC/EAN-128 Parameter # 0Eh To enable or disable UCC/EAN-128, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable UCC/EAN-128 (01h) Disable UCC/EAN-128 (00h) Enable/Disable ISBT 128 Parameter # 54h ISBT 128 is a variant of Code 128 used in the blood bank industry. Scan a bar code below to enable or disable ISBT 128. If necessary, the host must perform concatenation of the ISBT data.
  • Page 184: Code 39

    13-22 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Code 39 Enable/Disable Code 39 Parameter # 00h To enable or disable Code 39, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Code 39 (01h) Disable Code 39 (00h) Enable/Disable Trioptic Code 39 Parameter # 0Dh Trioptic Code 39 is a variant of Code 39 used in the marking of computer tape cartridges.
  • Page 185: Convert Code 39 To Code 32

    Symbologies 13-23 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. Code 39 must be enabled for this parameter to function.
  • Page 186: Set Lengths For Code 39

    13-24 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Code 39 Parameter # L1 = 12h, L2 = 13h The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s) the code contains.
  • Page 187: Code 39 Check Digit Verification

    Symbologies 13-25 Set Lengths for Code 39 (continued) Code 39 - Length Within Range Code 39 - Any Length Code 39 Check Digit Verification Parameter # 30h When this feature is enabled, the digital scanner checks the integrity of all Code 39 symbols to verify that the data complies with specified check digit algorithm.
  • Page 188: Transmit Code 39 Check Digit

    13-26 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Transmit Code 39 Check Digit Parameter # 2Bh Scan a bar code below to transmit Code 39 data with or without the check digit. Transmit Code 39 Check Digit (Enable) (01h) Do Not Transmit Code 39 Check Digit (Disable) (00h) Code 39 Check Digit Verification must be enabled for this parameter to function.
  • Page 189: Code 39 Buffering (Scan & Store)

    Symbologies 13-27 Code 39 Buffering (Scan & Store) Parameter # 71h This feature allows the digital scanner to accumulate data from multiple Code 39 symbols. Selecting the Scan and Store option (Buffer Code 39) temporarily buffers all Code 39 symbols having a leading space as a first character for later transmission.
  • Page 190: Transmit Buffer

    13-28 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Clear Transmission Buffer To clear the transmission buffer, scan the Clear Buffer bar code below, which contains only a start character, a dash (minus), and a stop character. • The digital scanner issues a short hi/lo/hi beep.
  • Page 191: Code 93

    Symbologies 13-29 Overfilling Transmission Buffer The Code 39 buffer holds 200 characters. If the symbol just read results in an overflow of the transmission buffer: • The digital scanner indicates that the symbol was rejected by issuing three long, high beeps. •...
  • Page 192: Set Lengths For Code 93

    13-30 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide 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 193: Code 11

    Symbologies 13-31 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 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...
  • Page 194: Code 11

    13-32 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide 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 195: Code 11 Check Digit Verification

    Symbologies 13-33 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. The options are to check for one check digit, check for two check digits, or disable the feature.
  • Page 196: Transmit Code 11 Check Digits

    13-34 Symbol DS6608 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) Code 11 Check Digit Verification must be enabled for this parameter to function.
  • Page 197: Set Lengths For Interleaved 2 Of 5

    Symbologies 13-35 Set Lengths for Interleaved 2 of 5 Parameter # L1 = 16h, L2 = 17h The length of a code refers to the number of characters (i.e., human readable characters), including check digit(s) the code contains. Set lengths for I 2 of 5 to any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range. •...
  • Page 198: I 2 Of 5 Check Digit Verification

    13-36 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Set Lengths for Interleaved 2 of 5 (continued) I 2 of 5 - Length Within Range I 2 of 5 - Any Length I 2 of 5 Check Digit Verification Parameter # 31h When this feature is enabled, the digital scanner checks the integrity of all I 2 of 5 symbols to verify the data complies with either the specified Uniform Symbology Specification (USS), or the Optical Product Code Council (OPCC) check digit algorithm.
  • Page 199: Transmit I 2 Of 5 Check Digit

    Symbologies 13-37 Transmit I 2 of 5 Check Digit Parameter # 2Ch Scan the appropriate bar code below to transmit I 2 of 5 data with or without the check digit. Transmit I 2 of 5 Check Digit (Enable) (01h) Do Not Transmit I 2 of 5 Check Digit (Disable) (00h) Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN-13...
  • Page 200: Discrete 2 Of 5 (Dtf)

    13-38 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Discrete 2 of 5 (DTF) Enable/Disable Discrete 2 of 5 Parameter # 05h To enable or disable Discrete 2 of 5, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable Discrete 2 of 5 (01h) Disable Discrete 2 of 5...
  • Page 201: Set Lengths For Discrete 2 Of 5

    Symbologies 13-39 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 Codabar (NW - 7) Enable/Disable Codabar Parameter # 07h...
  • Page 202: Set Lengths For Codabar

    13-40 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide 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. Set lengths for Codabar to any length, one or two discrete lengths, or lengths within a specific range.
  • Page 203: Clsi Editing

    Symbologies 13-41 CLSI Editing Parameter # 36h When enabled, this parameter strips the start and stop characters and inserts a space after the first, fifth, and tenth characters of a 14-character Codabar symbol. Enable this feature if the host system requires this data format. Symbol length does not include start and stop characters.
  • Page 204: Msi

    13-42 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide 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 205: Msi Check Digits

    Symbologies 13-43 Set Lengths for MSI (continued) MSI - One Discrete Length MSI - Two Discrete Lengths MSI - Length Within Range MSI - Any Length 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 206: Transmit Msi Check Digit(S)

    13-44 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Transmit MSI Check Digit(s) Parameter # 2Eh Scan a bar code below to transmit MSI data with or without the check digit. Transmit MSI Check Digit(s) (Enable) (01h Do Not Transmit MSI Check Digit(s) (Disable)
  • Page 207: Postal Codes

    Symbologies 13-45 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. *Enable US Planet (01h) Disable US Planet...
  • Page 208: Uk Postal

    13-46 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide UK Postal Parameter # 5Bh To enable or disable UK Postal, scan the appropriate bar code below. *Enable UK Postal (01h) Disable UK Postal (00h) Transmit UK Postal Check Digit Parameter # 60h Select whether to transmit UK Postal data with or without the check digit.
  • Page 209: Japan Postal

    Symbologies 13-47 Japan Postal Parameter # F0h, 22h To enable or disable Japan Postal, scan the appropriate bar code below. *Enable Japan Postal (01h) Disable Japan Postal (00h) Australian Postal Parameter # F0h, 23h To enable or disable Australian Postal, scan the appropriate bar code below. *Enable Australian Postal (01h) Disable Australian Postal...
  • Page 210: Dutch Postal

    13-48 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Dutch Postal Parameter # F0h, 46h To enable or disable Dutch Postal, scan the appropriate bar code below. *Enable Dutch Postal (01h) Disable Dutch Postal (00h) Transmit US Postal Check Digit Parameter # 5Fh Select whether to transmit US Postal data with or without the check digit.
  • Page 211: Gs1 Databar

    Symbologies 13-49 GS1 DataBar The variants of GS1 DataBar are DataBar-14, DataBar Expanded, and DataBar Limited. The limited and expanded versions have stacked variants. Scan the appropriate bar code below to enable or disable each variant of GS1 DataBar. GS1 DataBar-14 Parameter # F0h 52h *Enable GS1 DataBar-14 (01h)
  • Page 212: Gs1 Databar Expanded

    13-50 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide GS1 DataBar Expanded Parameter # F0h 54h *Enable GS1 DataBar Expanded (01h) Disable GS1 DataBar Expanded (00h) Convert GS1 DataBar to UPC/EAN Parameter # F0h, 8Dh This parameter only applies to GS1 DataBar-14 and GS1 DataBar Limited symbols not decoded as part of a Composite symbol. Enable this to strip the leading '010' from GS1 DataBar-14 and GS1 DataBar Limited symbols encoding a single zero as the first digit, and report the bar code as EAN-13.
  • Page 213: Composite

    Symbologies 13-51 Composite Composite CC-C Parameter # F0h 55h Scan a bar code below to enable or disable Composite bar codes of type CC-C. Enable CC-C (01h) Disable CC-C (00h) Composite CC-A/B Parameter # F0h 56h Scan a bar code below to enable or disable Composite bar codes of type CC-A/B. Enable CC-A/B (01h) *Disable CC-A/B...
  • Page 214: Composite Tlc-39

    13-52 Symbol DS6608 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)
  • Page 215: Upc Composite Mode

    Symbologies 13-53 UPC Composite Mode Parameter # F0h 58h UPC symbols can be “linked” with a 2D symbol during transmission as if they were one symbol. There are three options for these symbols: • Select UPC Never Linked to transmit UPC bar codes regardless of whether a 2D symbol is detected. •...
  • Page 216: Composite Beep Mode

    13-54 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Composite Beep Mode Parameter # F0h, 8Eh To select the number of decode beeps when a composite bar code is decoded, scan the appropriate bar code. Single Beep after both are decoded (00h) *Beep as each code type is decoded...
  • Page 217: 2D Symbologies

    Symbologies 13-55 2D Symbologies Enable/Disable PDF417 Parameter # 0Fh To enable or disable PDF417, scan the appropriate bar code below. *Enable PDF417 (01h) Disable PDF417 (00h) Enable/Disable MicroPDF417 Parameter # E3h To enable or disable MicroPDF417, scan the appropriate bar code below. Enable MicroPDF417 (01h) *Disable MicroPDF417...
  • Page 218: Code 128 Emulation

    13-56 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Code 128 Emulation Parameter # 7Bh When this parameter is enabled, the scanner transmits data from certain MicroPDF417 symbols as if it was encoded in Code 128 symbols. Transmit AIM Symbology Identifiers must be enabled for this parameter to work.
  • Page 219: Data Matrix

    Symbologies 13-57 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) Maxicode Parameter # F0h, 26h To enable or disable Maxicode, scan the appropriate bar code below. *Enable Maxicode (01h) Disable Maxicode...
  • Page 220: Qr Code

    13-58 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide QR Code Parameter # F0h,25h To enable or disable QR Code, scan the appropriate bar code below. *Enable QR Code (01h) Disable QR Code (00h)
  • Page 221: Redundancy Level

    Symbologies 13-59 Redundancy Level Parameter # 4Eh The digital scanner offers four levels of decode redundancy. Select higher redundancy levels for decreasing levels of bar code quality. As redundancy levels increase, the digital scanner’s aggressiveness decreases. Select the redundancy level appropriate for the bar code quality. Redundancy Level 1 The following code types must be successfully read twice before being decoded: Code Type...
  • Page 222 13-60 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Redundancy Level (continued) *Redundancy Level 1 (01h) Redundancy Level 2 (02h) Redundancy Level 3 (03h) Redundancy Level 4 (04h)
  • Page 223: Security Level

    Symbologies 13-61 Security Level Parameter # 4Dh The digital scanner offers four levels of decode security for delta bar codes, which include the Code 128 family, UPC/EAN, and Code 93. Select increasing levels of security for decreasing levels of bar code quality. There is an inverse relationship between security and digital scanner aggressiveness, so choose only that level of security necessary for any given application.
  • Page 224: Intercharacter Gap Size

    13-62 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Intercharacter Gap Size Parameter # F0h, 7Dh The Code 39 and Codabar symbologies have an intercharacter gap that is typically quite small. Due to various bar code-printing technologies, this gap can grow larger than the maximum size allowed, preventing the digital scanner from decoding the symbol. If this problem occurs, scan the Large Intercharacter Gaps parameter to tolerate these out-of-specification bar codes.
  • Page 225: Macro Pdf Features

    Symbologies 13-63 Macro PDF Features Macro PDF is a special feature for concatenating multiple PDF symbols into one file. The digital scanner can decode symbols that are encoded with this feature, and can store more than 64 kb of decoded data stored in up to 50 MacroPDF symbols. When printing, keep each Macro PDF sequence separate, as each sequence has unique identifiers.
  • Page 226 13-64 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 227 Miscellaneous Scanner Options Introduction ................14-3 Scanning Sequence Examples .
  • Page 228 14-2 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 229: Chapter 14. Miscellaneous Scanner Options

    Miscellaneous Scanner Options 14-3 Introduction This chapter includes commonly used bar codes to customize how data is transmitted to the host device. See Chapter 15, Advanced Data Formatting for further customization options. The digital scanner ships with the settings shown in the Miscellaneous Scanner Options Default Table on page 14-4 (also see Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters...
  • Page 230: Miscellaneous Scanner Parameter Defaults

    14-4 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Miscellaneous Scanner Parameter Defaults Table 14-1 lists the defaults for miscellaneous scanner options parameters. To change any option, scan the appropriate bar code(s) provided in the Miscellaneous Scanner Parameters on page 14-5. Appendix A, Standard Default Parameters for all user preferences, hosts, symbologies, and miscellaneous default parameters.
  • Page 231: Miscellaneous Scanner Parameters

    Miscellaneous Scanner Options 14-5 Miscellaneous Scanner Parameters Transmit Code ID Character Parameter # 2Dh A Code ID character identifies the code type of a scanned bar code. This is useful when the digital scanner is decoding more than one code type. In addition to any single character prefix already selected, the Code ID character is inserted between the prefix and the decoded symbol.
  • Page 232: Prefix/Suffix Values

    14-6 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Prefix/Suffix Values Key Category Parameter # P = 63h, S1 = 62h, S2 = 64h Decimal Value Parameter # P = 69h, S1 = 68h, S2 = 6Ah A prefix and/or one or two suffixes can be appended to scan data for use in data editing. To set a value for a prefix or suffix, scan a four-digit number (i.e., four bar codes from...
  • Page 233: Scan Data Transmission Format

    Miscellaneous Scanner Options 14-7 Scan Data Transmission Format Parameter # EBh To change the scan data format, scan one of the following eight bar codes corresponding to the desired format. If using this parameter do not use ADF rules to set the prefix/suffix. Note To set values for the prefix and/or suffix, see Prefix/Suffix Values on page...
  • Page 234: Fn1 Substitution Values

    14-8 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Scan Data Transmission Format (continued) <PREFIX> <DATA> <SUFFIX 1> (05h) <PREFIX> <DATA> <SUFFIX 2> (06h) <PREFIX> <DATA> <SUFFIX 1> <SUFFIX 2> (07h) FN1 Substitution Values Key Category Parameter # 67h Decimal Value Parameter # 6Dh The Wedge and USB HID Keyboard hosts support a FN1 Substitution feature.
  • Page 235: Transmit "No Read" Message

    Miscellaneous Scanner Options 14-9 Transmit “No Read” Message Parameter # 5Eh Scan a bar code below to select whether or not to transmit a No Read message. When enabled, the characters NR are transmitted when a bar code is not decoded. When disabled, if a symbol does not decode, nothing is sent to the host. Enable No Read (01h) Disable No Read...
  • Page 236: Synapse Interface

    14-10 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Synapse Interface Parameter # F0h, ACh The auto-detection of a Synapse cable varies in duration depending on the type of Synapse connection. If a digital scanner is connected to another scanner using a Synapse cable, use the Auxiliary Synapse Port connection. In all other cases, where the cable is used, the default setting is recommended.
  • Page 237 Advanced Data Formatting Introduction ................15-3 Rules: Criteria Linked to Actions .
  • Page 238 15-2 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Beeps ................15-46 Send Keystroke (Control Characters and Keyboard Characters) .
  • Page 239: Chapter 15. Advanced Data Formatting

    Advanced Data Formatting 15-3 Introduction Advanced Data Formatting (ADF) is a means of customizing data before transmission to the host device. Scan data can be edited to suit particular requirements. ADF can be implemented through scanning a related series of bar codes, which begin on page 15-8, or by installing the 123Scan utility (see Chapter 12, 123 Scan) which allows the digital scanner to be setup and programmed with Advanced Data Formatting (ADF) Rules.
  • Page 240: Using Adf Bar Codes

    15-4 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Using ADF Bar Codes When programming a rule, make sure the rule is logically correct. Plan ahead before scanning. To program each data formatting rule: • Start the Rule. Scan the Begin New Rule bar code on page 15-8.
  • Page 241: Rule 1: The Code 128 Scanning Rule

    Advanced Data Formatting 15-5 Rule 1: The Code 128 Scanning Rule Step Bar Code On Page Beep Indication Begin New Rule 15-8 High High Code 128 15-11 High High Send next 5 characters 15-28 High High Send <CTRL M> 15-48 High High Send next 5 characters 15-28...
  • Page 242: Rules Hierarchy (In Bar Codes)

    15-6 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide and the cashier will key the price manually. To implement this, first enter an ADF rule that applies to the normal situation, such as: Scan Rule Belongs to Set 1. When scanning a bar code of length 15, send the next 2 characters, send the class key, send the next 8 characters, send the stock key, send the data that remains, send the Enter key.
  • Page 243: Default Rules

    Advanced Data Formatting 15-7 These rules reside in the same “rule list” as ADF Rules, so the order of their creation is also important. Default Rules Every unit has a default rule to send all scan data. Units with custom software may have one or more default rules burned in. The rules hierarchy checks user programmable rules first, then the default rules.
  • Page 244: Special Commands

    15-8 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Special Commands Pause Duration This parameter along with the Send Pause parameter on page 15-31 allows a pause to be inserted in the data transmission. Pauses are set by scanning a two-digit number (i.e., two bar codes), and are measured in 0.1 second intervals. For example, scanning bar codes “0”...
  • Page 245: Erase

    Advanced Data Formatting 15-9 Erase Use these bar codes to erase criteria, actions, or rules. Erase Criteria And Start Again Erase Actions And Start Again Erase Previously Saved Rule Erase All Rules Quit Entering Rules Scan this bar code to quit entering rules. Quit Entering Rules...
  • Page 246: Disable Rule Set

    15-10 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Disable Rule Set Use these bar codes to disable rule sets. Disable Rule Set 1 Disable Rule Set 2 Disable Rule Set 3 Disable Rule Set 4 Disable All Rule Sets...
  • Page 247: Criteria

    Advanced Data Formatting 15-11 Criteria Code Types Select any number of code types to be affected. All selected codes must be scanned in succession, prior to selecting other criteria. To select all code types, do not scan any code type. Scan the bar codes for all code types desired before selecting other criteria.
  • Page 248 15-12 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Code Types (continued) IATA 2 OF 5 I 2 OF 5 Code 93 UPC-A UPC-E EAN-8 EAN-13...
  • Page 249 Advanced Data Formatting 15-13 Code Types (continued) UCC/EAN 128 UPC-E1 Bookland EAN Trioptic Code 39 Code 11 Code 32...
  • Page 250 15-14 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Code Types (continued) ISBT 128 EAN 128 Coupon Code US Postnet US Planet UK Postal Japan Postal...
  • Page 251 Advanced Data Formatting 15-15 Code Types (continued) Australian Postal Dutch Postal PDF417 MicroPDF Macro PDF Macro MicroPDF MaxiCode...
  • Page 252 15-16 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Code Types (continued) Datamatrix QR Code TLC 39 UPC/EAN Composites GS1 DataBar and EAN128 Composites When selecting composite bar codes, enable AIM IDs if parsing UPC or EAN composite data, or data from an...
  • Page 253: Code Lengths

    Advanced Data Formatting 15-17 Code Lengths Define the number of characters the selected code type must contain. Do not select any code length to select code types of any length. Scan these bar codes to define the number of characters the selected code types must contain. Select one length per rule only. 1 Character 2 Characters 3 Characters...
  • Page 254 15-18 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Code Lengths (continued) 7 Characters 8 Characters 9 Characters 10 Characters 11 Characters 12 Characters 13 Characters...
  • Page 255 Advanced Data Formatting 15-19 Code Lengths (continued) 14 Characters 15 Characters 16 Characters 17 Characters 18 Characters 19 Characters 20 Characters...
  • Page 256 15-20 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Code Lengths (continued) 21 Characters 22 Characters 23 Characters 24 Characters 25 Characters 26 Characters 27 Characters...
  • Page 257 Advanced Data Formatting 15-21 Code Lengths (continued) 28 Characters 29 Characters 30 Characters...
  • Page 258: Message Containing A Specific Data String

    15-22 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Message Containing A Specific Data String Use this feature to select whether the formatting affects data that begins with a specific character or data string, or contains a specific character or data string. There are 4 features: •...
  • Page 259 Advanced Data Formatting 15-23 Specific String, Any Location Scan this bar code, then, using the Numeric Keypad on page 15-24, scan a two-digit number representing the position (use a leading “zero” if necessary). Then scan the desired character or characters (up to a total of 8) on the Alphanumeric Keyboard on page 15-90, followed by the...
  • Page 260: Numeric Keypad

    15-24 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Numeric Keypad Bar codes on this page should not be confused with those on the alphanumeric keyboard.
  • Page 261 Advanced Data Formatting 15-25 Numeric Keypad (continued) Cancel...
  • Page 262 15-26 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Rule Belongs To Set Select the set a rule belongs to. (There are four possible rule sets.) See Alternate Rule Sets on page 15-5 for more information about rule sets. Scan a bar code below to select which set a rule belongs to.
  • Page 263: Actions

    Advanced Data Formatting 15-27 Actions Select how to format the data for transmission. Send Data Send all data that remains, send all data up to a specific character selected from the Alphanumeric Keyboard on page 15-90, or send the next N characters. N = any number from 1 to 254, selected from the Alphanumeric Keyboard.
  • Page 264 15-28 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Send Data (continued) Send Next 5 Characters Send Next 6 Characters Send Next 7 Characters Send Next 8 Characters Send Next 9 Characters Send Next 10 Characters Send Next 11 Characters...
  • Page 265 Advanced Data Formatting 15-29 Send Data (continued) Send Next 12 Characters Send Next 13 Characters Send Next 14 Characters Send Next 15 Characters Send Next 16 Characters Send Next 17 Characters Send Next 18 Characters...
  • Page 266: Setup Field(S)

    15-30 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Send Data (continued) Send Next 19 Characters Send Next 20 Characters Setup Field(s) Table 15-1. Setup Field(s) Definitions Parameter Description Page Move Cursor Scan the Move Cursor To Character bar code on page 15-31,...
  • Page 267 Advanced Data Formatting 15-31 Move Cursor Scan a bar code below to move the cursor in relation to a specified character. Then enter a character by scanning a bar code from the Alphanumeric Keyboard beginning on page 15-90. If there is no match when the rule is interpreted and the rule fails, the next rule is checked. Move Cursor To Character Move Cursor To Start Move Cursor Past Character...
  • Page 268: Skip Ahead

    15-32 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Skip Ahead Use the following bar codes to skip ahead characters. Skip Ahead 1 Character Skip Ahead 2 Characters Skip Ahead 3 Characters Skip Ahead 4 Characters Skip Ahead 5 Characters Skip Ahead 7 Characters...
  • Page 269: Skip Back

    Advanced Data Formatting 15-33 Skip Ahead (continued) Skip Ahead 9 Characters Skip Ahead 10 Characters Skip Ahead 6 Characters Skip Back Use the following bar codes to skip back characters. Skip Back 1 Character Skip Back 2 Characters Skip Back 3 Characters...
  • Page 270 15-34 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Skip Back (continued) Skip Back 4 Characters Skip Back 5 Characters Skip Back 6 Characters Skip Back 7 Characters Skip Back 8 Characters Skip Back 9 Characters Skip Back 10 Characters...
  • Page 271: Send Preset Value

    Advanced Data Formatting 15-35 Send Preset Value Use these bar codes to send preset values. These values must be set using the Scan Prefix and Scan Suffix bar codes on page 14-6. Send Prefix Send Suffix...
  • Page 272: Modify Data

    15-36 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Modify Data Modify data in the ways listed. The following actions work for all send commands that follow it within a rule. Programming pad zeros to length 6, send next 3 characters, stop padding, send next 5 characters, adds three zeros to the first send, and the next send is unaffected by the padding.
  • Page 273: Pad Data With Spaces

    Advanced Data Formatting 15-37 Pad Data with Spaces To pad data to the left, scan the bar code containing the desired number of spaces. This parameter is activated by Send commands. Pad Spaces To Length 1 Pad Spaces To Length 2 Pad Spaces To Length 3 Pad Spaces To Length 4 Pad Spaces To Length 5...
  • Page 274 15-38 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Pad Data with Spaces (continued) Pad Spaces To Length 8 Pad Spaces To Length 9 Pad Spaces To Length 10 Pad Spaces To Length 11 Pad Spaces To Length 12 Pad Spaces To Length 13...
  • Page 275 Advanced Data Formatting 15-39 Pad Data with Spaces (continued) Pad Spaces To Length 15 Pad Spaces To Length 16 Pad Spaces To Length 17 Pad Spaces To Length 18 Pad Spaces To Length 19 Pad Spaces To Length 20 Pad Spaces To Length 21...
  • Page 276 15-40 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Pad Data with Spaces (continued) Pad Spaces To Length 22 Pad Spaces To Length 23 Pad Spaces To Length 24 Pad Spaces To Length 25 Pad Spaces To Length 26 Pad Spaces To Length 27...
  • Page 277: Pad Data With Zeros

    Advanced Data Formatting 15-41 Pad Data with Spaces (continued) Pad Spaces To Length 29 Pad Spaces To Length 30 Stop Pad Spaces Pad Data with Zeros To pad data to the left, scan the bar code containing the desired number of zeros. This parameter is activated by Send commands. Pad Zeros To Length 1 Pad Zeros To Length 2 Pad Zeros To Length 3...
  • Page 278 15-42 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Pad Data with Zeros (continued) Pad Zeros To Length 4 Pad Zeros To Length 5 Pad Zeros To Length 6 Pad Zeros To Length 7 Pad Zeros To Length 8 Pad Zeros To Length 9...
  • Page 279 Advanced Data Formatting 15-43 Pad Data with Zeros (continued) Pad Zeros To Length 11 Pad Zeros To Length 12 Pad Zeros To Length 13 Pad Zeros To Length 14 Pad Zeros To Length 15 Pad Zeros To Length 16 Pad Zeros To Length 17...
  • Page 280 15-44 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Pad Data with Zeros (continued) Pad Zeros To Length 18 Pad Zeros To Length 19 Pad Zeros To Length 20 Pad Zeros To Length 21 Pad Zeros To Length 22 Pad Zeros To Length 23...
  • Page 281 Advanced Data Formatting 15-45 Pad Data with Zeros (continued) Pad Zeros To Length 25 Pad Zeros To Length 26 Pad Zeros To Length 27 Pad Zeros To Length 28 Pad Zeros To Length 29 Pad Zeros To Length 30 Stop Pad Zeros...
  • Page 282: Beeps

    15-46 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Beeps Select a beep sequence for each ADF rule. Beep Once Beep Twice Beep Three Times Send Keystroke (Control Characters and Keyboard Characters) Control Characters Scan the “Send __” bar code for the keystroke to send...
  • Page 283 Advanced Data Formatting 15-47 Control Characters (continued) Send Control C Send Control D Send Control E Send Control F Send Control G Send Control H Send Control I...
  • Page 284 15-48 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Control Characters (continued) Send Control J Send Control K Send Control L Send Control M Send Control N Send Control O Send Control P...
  • Page 285 Advanced Data Formatting 15-49 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 286 15-50 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Control Characters (continued) Send Control X Send Control Y Send Control Z Send Control [ Send Control \ Send Control ]...
  • Page 287 Advanced Data Formatting 15-51 Control Characters (continued) Send Control 6 Send Control - Keyboard Characters Scan the “Send __” bar code for the keyboard characters to send. Send Space Send ! Send “ Send #...
  • Page 288 15-52 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send $ Send % Send & Send ‘ Send ( Send ) Send *...
  • Page 289 Advanced Data Formatting 15-53 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send + Send , Send - Send . Send / Send 0 Send 1...
  • Page 290 15-54 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send 2 Send 3 Send 4 Send 5 Send 6 Send 7 Send 8...
  • Page 291 Advanced Data Formatting 15-55 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send 9 Send : Send ; Send < Send = Send > Send ?
  • Page 292 15-56 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send @ Send A Send B Send C Send D Send E Send F...
  • Page 293 Advanced Data Formatting 15-57 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send G Send H Send I Send J Send K Send L Send M...
  • Page 294 15-58 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send N Send O Send P Send Q Send R Send S Send T...
  • Page 295 Advanced Data Formatting 15-59 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send U Send V Send W Send X Send Y Send Z Send [...
  • Page 296 15-60 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send \ Send ] Send ^ Send _ Send ` Send a Send b...
  • Page 297 Advanced Data Formatting 15-61 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send c Send d Send e Send f Send g Send h Send i...
  • Page 298 15-62 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send j Send k Send l Send m Send n Send o Send p...
  • Page 299 Advanced Data Formatting 15-63 Keyboard Characters (continued) Send q Send r Send s Send t Send u Send v Send w...
  • Page 300 15-64 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Keyboard Characters (continued) Send x Send y Send z Send { Send | Send } Send ~...
  • Page 301: Send Alt Characters

    Advanced Data Formatting 15-65 Send ALT Characters Send Alt 2 Send Alt A Send Alt B Send Alt C Send Alt D Send Alt E Send Alt F...
  • Page 302 15-66 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Send ALT Characters (continued) Send Alt G Send Alt H Send Alt I Send Alt J Send Alt K Send Alt L Send Alt M...
  • Page 303 Advanced Data Formatting 15-67 Send ALT Characters (continued) Send Alt N Send Alt O Send Alt P Send Alt Q Send Alt R Send Alt S Send Alt T...
  • Page 304 15-68 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Send ALT Characters (continued) Send Alt U Send Alt V Send Alt W Send Alt X Send Alt Y Send Alt Z Send Alt [...
  • Page 305 Advanced Data Formatting 15-69 Send ALT Characters (continued) Send Alt \ Send Alt ] Send Alt 6 Send Alt -...
  • Page 306: Send Keypad Characters

    15-70 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Send Keypad Characters Send Keypad * Send Keypad + Send Keypad - Send Keypad . Send Keypad / Send Keypad 0 Send Keypad 1...
  • Page 307 Advanced Data Formatting 15-71 Send Keypad Characters (continued) Send Keypad 2 Send Keypad 3 Send Keypad 4 Send Keypad 5 Send Keypad 6 Send Keypad 7 Send Keypad 8...
  • Page 308 15-72 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Send Keypad Characters (continued) Send Keypad 9 Send Keypad Enter Send Keypad Numlock Send Break Key Send Delete Key Send Page Up Key Send End Key...
  • Page 309 Advanced Data Formatting 15-73 Send Keypad Characters (continued) Send Page Down Key Send Pause Key Send Scroll Lock Key Send Backspace Key Send Tab Key Send Print Screen Key Send Insert Key...
  • Page 310 15-74 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Send Keypad Characters (continued) Send Home Key Send Enter Key Send Escape Key Send Up Arrow Key Send Down Arrow Key Send Left Arrow Key Send Right Arrow Key...
  • Page 311: Send Function Key

    Advanced Data Formatting 15-75 Send Function Key Send F1 Key Send F2 Key Send F3 Key Send F4 Key Send F5 Key Send F6 Key Send F7 Key...
  • Page 312 15-76 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Send Function Key (continued) Send F8 Key Send F9 Key Send F10 Key Send F11 Key Send F12 Key Send F13 Key Send F14 Key...
  • Page 313 Advanced Data Formatting 15-77 Send Function Key (continued) Send F15 Key Send F16 Key Send F17 Key Send F18 Key Send F19 Key Send F20 Key Send F21 Key...
  • Page 314 15-78 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Send Function Key (continued) Send F22 Key Send F23 Key Send F24 Key Send PF1 Key Send PF2 Key Send PF3 Key Send PF4 Key...
  • Page 315 Advanced Data Formatting 15-79 Send Function Key (continued) Send PF5 Key Send PF6 Key Send PF7 Key Send PF8 Key Send PF9 Key Send PF10 Key Send PF11 Key...
  • Page 316 15-80 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Send Function Key (continued) Send PF12 Key Send PF13 Key Send PF14 Key Send PF15 Key Send PF16 Key Send PF17 Key Send PF18 Key...
  • Page 317 Advanced Data Formatting 15-81 Send Function Key (continued) Send PF19 Key Send PF20 Key Send PF21 Key Send PF22 Key Send PF23 Key Send PF24 Key Send PF25 Key...
  • Page 318: Send Right Control Key

    15-82 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Send Function Key (continued) Send PF26 Key Send PF27 Key Send PF28 Key Send PF29 Key Send PF30 Key Send Right Control Key The “Send Right Control Key” action will send a tap (press and release) of the Right Control Key.
  • Page 319: Send Graphic User Interface (Gui) Characters

    Advanced Data Formatting 15-83 Send Graphic User Interface (GUI) Characters The “Send Graphic User Interface Character” actions will tap the specified key while holding the System Dependent Graphic User Interface (GUI) Key. The definition of the Graphic User Interface key is dependant upon the attached system: Send GUI 0 Send GUI 1 Send GUI 2...
  • Page 320 15-84 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Send Graphic User Interface (GUI) Characters (continued) Send GUI 6 Send GUI 7 Send GUI 8 Send GUI 9 Send GUI A Send GUI B Send GUI C...
  • Page 321 Advanced Data Formatting 15-85 Send Graphic User Interface (GUI) Characters (continued) Send GUI D Send GUI E Send GUI F Send GUI G Send GUI H Send GUI I Send GUI J...
  • Page 322 15-86 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Send Graphic User Interface (GUI) Characters (continued) Send GUI K Send GUI L Send GUI M Send GUI N Send GUI O Send GUI P Send GUI Q...
  • Page 323 Advanced Data Formatting 15-87 Send Graphic User Interface (GUI) Characters (continued) Send GUI R Send GUI S Send GUI T Send GUI U Send GUI V Send GUI W Send GUI X...
  • Page 324: Turn On/Off Rule Sets

    15-88 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Send Graphic User Interface (GUI) Characters (continued) Send GUI Y Send GUI Z Turn On/Off Rule Sets Use these bar codes to turn rule sets on and off. Turn On Rule Set 1 Turn On Rule Set 2...
  • Page 325 Advanced Data Formatting 15-89 Turn On/Off Rule Sets (continued) Use these bar codes to turn rule sets on and off. Turn Off Rule Set 1 Turn Off Rule Set 2 Turn Off Rule Set 3 Turn Off Rule Set 4...
  • Page 326: Alphanumeric Keyboard

    15-90 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard Space (Dash)
  • Page 327 Advanced Data Formatting 15-91 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued) “ & ‘...
  • Page 328 15-92 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued) < >...
  • Page 329 Advanced Data Formatting 15-93 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued) (Underscore)
  • Page 330 15-94 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued) Numeric bar codes below should not be confused with those on the numeric keypad.
  • Page 331 Advanced Data Formatting 15-95 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
  • Page 332 15-96 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
  • Page 333 Advanced Data Formatting 15-97 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
  • Page 334 15-98 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
  • Page 335 Advanced Data Formatting 15-99 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued) Cancel End of Message...
  • Page 336 15-100 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
  • Page 337 Advanced Data Formatting 15-101 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
  • Page 338 15-102 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
  • Page 339 Advanced Data Formatting 15-103 Alphanumeric Keyboard (continued)
  • Page 340 15-104 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 341: Appendix A. Standard Default Parameters

    Standard Default Parameters...
  • Page 342 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 343 Standard Default Parameters Table A-1. Standard Default Parameters Table Parameter Page Parameter Number Default Number User Preferences Set Default Parameter All Defaults Parameter Scanning Enable Beeper Tone Medium Beeper Volume High Power Mode Continuous On Time Delay to Low Power Mode 1 Minute Trigger Mode Auto Aim...
  • Page 344 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Table A-1. Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Parameter Page Parameter Number Default Number Function Key Mapping Disable 6-11 FN1 Substitution Disable 6-12 Send and Make Break Send 6-12 RS-232 Host Parameters RS-232 Host Types Standard...
  • Page 345 Standard Default Parameters Table A-1. Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Parameter Page Parameter Number Default Number Function Key Mapping Disable 8-11 Simulated Caps Lock Disable 8-11 Convert Case No Case Conversion 8-12 IBM 468X/469X Host Parameters Port Address None Selected Convert Unknown to Code 39 Disable Wand Emulation Host Parameters...
  • Page 346 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Table A-1. Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Parameter Page Parameter Number Default Number UPC-A Enable 13-10 UPC-E Enable 13-10 UPC-E1 Disable 13-11 EAN-8/JAN 8 Enable 13-11 EAN-13/JAN 13 Enable 13-12 Bookland EAN Disable 13-12 Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals (2 and 5 digits)
  • Page 347 Standard Default Parameters Table A-1. Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Parameter Page Parameter Number Default Number Set Length(s) for Code 39 12h 13h 2 to 55 13-24 Code 39 Check Digit Verification Disable 13-25 Transmit Code 39 Check Digit Disable 13-26 Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion Disable...
  • Page 348 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Table A-1. Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Parameter Page Parameter Number Default Number Disable 13-42 Set Length(s) for MSI 1Eh 1Fh 1 to 55 13-42 MSI Check Digits 13-43 Transmit MSI Check Digit Disable 13-44...
  • Page 349 Standard Default Parameters Table A-1. Standard Default Parameters Table (Continued) Parameter Page Parameter Number Default Number UCC/EAN Code 128 Emulation Mode for UCC/EAN F0h ABh Disable 13-54 Composite Codes 2D Symbologies PDF417 Enable 13-55 MicroPDF417 Disable 13-55 Code 128 Emulation Disable 13-56 Data Matrix...
  • Page 350 A-10 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 351: Appendix B. Programming Reference

    Programming Reference Symbol Code Identifiers ..............B-3 AIM Code Identifiers .
  • Page 352 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 353: Symbol Code Identifiers

    Programming Reference Symbol Code Identifiers Table B-1. Symbol Code Characters Code Character Code Type UPC-A, UPC-E, UPC-E1, EAN-8, EAN-13 Code 39, Code 32 Codabar Code 128 Code 93 Interleaved 2 of 5 Discrete 2 of 5, or Discrete 2 of 5 IATA Code 11 UCC/EAN-128 Bookland EAN...
  • Page 354: Aim Code Identifiers

    Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide AIM Code Identifiers Each AIM Code Identifier contains the three-character string ]cm where: Flag Character (ASCII 93) Code Character (see Table B-2) Modifier Character (see Table B-3) Table B-2. Aim Code Characters Code Character Code Type...
  • Page 355: Code 39

    Programming Reference The modifier character is the sum of the applicable option values based on Table B-3. Table B-3. Modifier Characters Code Type Option Value Option No check character or Full ASCII processing. Reader has checked one check character. Reader has checked and stripped check character. Code 39 Reader has performed Full ASCII character conversion.
  • Page 356 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Table B-3. Modifier Characters (Continued) Code Type Option Value Option Standard packet in full EAN country code format, which is 13 digits for UPC-A, UPC-E, and EAN-13 (not including supplemental data). Two-digit supplement data only.
  • Page 357 Programming Reference Table B-3. Modifier Characters (Continued) Code Type Option Value Option ECC 000-140, not supported. ECC 200. ECC 200, FNC1 in first or fifth position. Data Matrix ECC 200, FNC1 in second or sixth position. ECC 200, ECI protocol implemented. ECC 200, FNC1 in first or fifth position, ECI protocol implemented.
  • Page 358 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 359: Upc

    Sample Bar Codes Code 39................C-3 UPC/EAN .
  • Page 360 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 361: Ean-13, 100

    Sample Bar Codes C-3 Code 39 123ABC UPC/EAN UPC-A, 100 % 12345 67890 EAN-13, 100 % 3 4 5 67 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 0 Code 128 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4...
  • Page 362: Pdf417

    Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Interleaved 2 of 5 12345678901231 GS1 DataBar-14 GS1 DataBar-14 must be enabled to read the bar code below (see GS1 DataBar-14 on page 13-49). Note 7612341562341 PDF417 Data Matrix...
  • Page 363: Maxicode

    Sample Bar Codes C-5 Maxicode QR Code US Postnet UK Postal...
  • Page 364 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 365: Appendix D. Numeric Bar Codes

    Numeric Bar Codes Numeric Bar Codes............... D-3 Cancel.
  • Page 366 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 367 Numeric Bar Codes D-3 Numeric Bar Codes For parameters requiring specific numeric values, scan the appropriately numbered bar code(s).
  • Page 368: Cancel

    Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Numeric Bar Codes For parameters requiring specific numeric values, scan the appropriately numbered bar code(s). Cancel To correct an error or change a selection, scan the bar code below. Cancel...
  • Page 369 ASCII Character Sets...
  • Page 370 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 371 ASCII Character Sets E-3 Table E-1. ASCII Value Table Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Encode Char Keystroke 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 CTRL H/BACKSPACE...
  • Page 372 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Table E-1. ASCII Value Table (Continued) Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Encode Char Keystroke 1025 CTRL Y 1026 CTRL Z 1027 CTRL [ 1028 CTRL \ 1029 CTRL ] 1030 CTRL 6 1031 CTRL -...
  • Page 373 ASCII Character Sets E-5 Table E-1. ASCII Value Table (Continued) Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Encode Char Keystroke 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 < 1061 1062 > 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072 1073...
  • Page 374 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Table E-1. ASCII Value Table (Continued) Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Encode Char Keystroke 1079 1080 1081 1082 1083 1084 1085 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092 1093 1094 1095 1096 ‘ 1097...
  • Page 375 ASCII Character Sets E-7 Table E-1. ASCII Value Table (Continued) Full ASCII Code 39 ASCII Value Encode Char Keystroke 1106 1107 1108 1109 1110 1111 1112 1113 1114 1115 1116 1117 1118 1119 1120 1121 1122 1123 1124 1125 1126 The keystroke in bold is sent only if the Function Key Mapping is enabled.
  • Page 376 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Table E-2. ALT Key Standard Default Tables ALT Keys Keystroke 2064 ALT 2 2065 ALT A 2066 ALT B 2067 ALT C 2068 ALT D 2069 ALT E 2070 ALT F 2071 ALT G 2072...
  • Page 377 ASCII Character Sets E-9 Table 5-3. USB GUI Key Character Set GUI Key Keystroke 3000 Right Control Key 3048 GUI 0 3049 GUI 1 3050 GUI 2 3051 GUI 3 3052 GUI 4 3053 GUI 5 3054 GUI 6 3055 GUI 7 3056 GUI 8...
  • Page 378 E-10 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Table 5-3. USB GUI Key Character Set (Continued) GUI Key Keystroke 3087 GUI W 3088 GUI X 3089 GUI Y 3090 GUI Z Note: ™ GUI Shift Keys - The Apple iMac keyboard has an apple key on either side of the space bar.
  • Page 379 ASCII Character Sets E-11 Table E-5. F key Standard Default Table F Keys Keystroke 5001 5002 5003 5004 5005 5006 5007 5008 5009 5010 F 10 5011 F 11 5012 F 12 5013 F 13 5014 F 14 5015 F 15 5016 F 16 5017...
  • Page 380 E-12 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Table E-6. Numeric Key Standard Default Table (Continued) Numeric Keypad Keystroke 6048 6049 6050 6051 6052 6053 6054 6055 6056 6057 6058 Enter 6059 Num Lock Table E-7. Extended Keypad Standard Default Table Extended Keypad...
  • Page 381: Glossary

    Glossary Automatic Identification Manufacturers, Inc. is the trade association for manufacturers of automatic identification systems. Alphanumeric A character set that contains letters, numbers and other characters such as special symbols. Aperture The opening in an optical system defined by a lens or baffle that establishes the field of view.
  • Page 382 GL-2 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Bar Code Density The number of characters represented per unit of measurement (e.g., characters per inch). Bar Code Reader A device used to read or decode a bar code symbol. Bar Code Symbol The combination of symbol characters and features required by a particular...
  • Page 383 GL-3 CDRH Class 2 No additional software mechanisms are needed to conform to this limit. Laser operation in this class poses no danger for unintentional direct human exposure. Character A pattern of bars and spaces which either directly represents data or indicates a control function, such as a number, letter, punctuation mark, or communications control contained in a message.
  • Page 384 GL-4 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Data Matrix This error correcting, 2-dimensional matrix symbology was originally developed in 1989, and a finalized design was completed in 1995 by International Data Matrix. It's capable of encoding various character sets including strictly numeric data, alphanumeric data and all ISO 646 (ASCII) characters, as well as special character sets.
  • Page 385 GL-5 EAN/U.P.C. A fixed-length, numeric 13-digit bar code symbol consisting of 30 dark elements and 29 intervening light elements. Each character is represented by 2 bars and 2 spaces over 7 modules. A bar may be comprised of 1, 2, 3 or 4 modules.
  • Page 386 GL-6 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Interleaved Bar Code A bar code in which characters are paired together, using bars to represent the first character and the intervening spaces to represent the second. LASER - Light Amplification by The laser is an intense light source. Light from a laser is all the same frequency, Stimulated Emission of Radiation unlike the output of an incandescent bulb.
  • Page 387 GL-7 Orientation The alignment of the symbol's scan path. Two possible orientations are horizontal with vertical bars and spaces (picket fence) and vertical with horizontal bars and spaces (ladder). Overhead The fixed number of characters required for start, stop and checking in a given symbol.
  • Page 388 GL-8 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide Self-Checking Code A symbology that uses a checking algorithm to detect encoding errors within the characters of a bar code symbol. Skew Rotation of a bar code symbol on an axis parallel to the symbol's length.
  • Page 389 GL-9 Vertical Bar Code A bar code pattern presented in such orientation that the symbol from start to stop is perpendicular to the horizon. The individual bars are in an array appearing as rungs of a ladder. Visible Laser Diode (VLD) A solid state device which produces visible laser light.
  • Page 390 GL-10 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 391: Index

    Index Numerics pad zeros ......15-41 rules ....... . 15-3 123Scan parameters .
  • Page 392 IN-2 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide code types ......15-11 decode session timeout ....4-11 criteria .
  • Page 393 Index IN-3 check for decode LED ... . . 11-13 UPC-E preamble ....13-17 code 39 full ASCII conversion .
  • Page 394 ...14-4 Motorola enterprise mobility support ... .xvi RS-232 ....... .7-5 mounting scanner emulation .
  • Page 395 Index IN-5 Australian postal ..... 13-47 convert UPC-E to UPC-A ....13-18 Dutch postal .
  • Page 396 IN-6 Symbol DS6608 Product Reference Guide...
  • Page 397: Tell Us What You Think

    Tell Us What You Think... We’d like to know what you think about this Manual. Please take a moment to fill out this questionnaire and fax this form to: (631) 738-4618, or mail to: Motorola One Symbol Plaza M/S B-10 Holtsville, NY 11742-1300...
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