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Q: How Can I Verify That My ZBA Scanner Works?

For a keyboard wedge interface or USB/keyboard
emulation interface scanner:

a. Get into any simple text editor. Notepad is
recommended in the Windows environment. (Locate it
through Start/All Programs/Accessories/Notepad)

b. Scan a valid sample bar code (use your ZBA
scanner box it should have a barcoded part no. and serial
number). The scanner should beep once and the correct data
should be displayed on Notepad screen.


For an RS-232 serial interface scanner:
a. Get into HyperTerminal in the Windows environment.
(Locate it through Start/All
Programs/Accessories/Communications/HyperTerminal)

b. Set up Hyper Terminal to communicate at 9600, none, 8,
1, Xon/Xoff through the COM port where the scanner is
connected

c. Scan a valid sample bar code. The scanner should beep
once and the correct barcode data should be displayed on the
Hyper Terminal Screen



Note 1: Do not use the configuration bar codes in the
manual as test bar codes.

Note 2: If the scanner doesn't beep, check the bar code
label and verify that the bar code is a valid one.

Note 3: If the scanner beeps, but no data is shown in the
text editor (Notepad or HyperTerminal), check the scanner's
interface setting.

Note 4: If the scanner is verified as working, but it won't
work with your application software, check the software for
the bar code scanner's required data output format. Re-
configure the scanner accordingly.