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 ====== Makes And Models of Scanners ====== ====== Makes And Models of Scanners ======
-The overall idea behind a scanner is that it needs to get the barcode and related information input to the program that consumes that information. That means it needs to do those small extra little tasks that are critical to enabling the program to recognize it as a barcode. For HID, and Keyboard Wedge style interfaces the prefix and suffix are very important. Since the input is taken in just like someone typing the information you need a way to differentiate between normally typed text and a barcode scan. Control characters are the way this is done.+The overall idea behind a scanner is that it needs to get the barcode and related information input to the program that consumes that information. That means it needs to do those small extra little tasks that are critical to enabling the program to recognize it as a barcode. For HID, and Keyboard Wedge style interfaces the prefix and suffix are very important. Since the input is taken in just like someone typing the information you need a way to differentiate between normally typed text and a barcode scan. USB-Serial or Control characters are the way this is done
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 +===== Preferred Configuration is USB-Serial ===== 
 +Most modern scanners support USB-Serial, sometimes called USB CDC Host. This can be used with the POS device manager and will work reliably without losing scans. It will work with all versions of Remote Desktop. It is also the easiest to configure as it requires no preamble characters. Just select the Virtual COM port in System Five and you are done. 
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 +See [[faq:​programming_a_symbol_ls_2208_barcode_scanner]] for more configuration information.
  
 ===== CTRL + B, our control character ===== ===== CTRL + B, our control character =====
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