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Bar Code Readers/PS2 Port Reading

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Hi,

My company has purchased a bar code reader, generally to experiment with. Unfortunately no software came with the device so we are unable to do anything with it. After scouring the net I have obtained a few progs for listening to serial ports and capturing data from devices such as bar code readers. The problem is that my reader only has a PS/2 connection. I tried using a PS/2>RS232 adapter but it doesn't even receive power when connected this way. Does anybody know where I might be able to acquire any PS/2 port listening software? (freeware, shareware or commercial).

There seems to be plenty of bar code creation software but none to actually read the things...

Thanks for all suggestions and comments in advance...

Caralinus
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There is a reason that there is no software with the reader - readers don't NEED software!

Typically your barcode reader should conenct into the KEYBOARD connector. *ANY* program that accepts input from the keyboard is now BARCODE ENABLED!

All you have to do is have barcodes printed. When your program is in a field that you have a pre-printed barcode for - wave the wand & the data should appear just as if you had typed it!

Use your barcode creation software to print up "scan sheets" with common responses to the software that you want to use most often. When the software is running wand your heart out.

The *ONLY* time you need software is if you've ordered a *serial* reader and then you need a little TSR that redirects the COM port to the keyboard. If you order a "wedge" reader you simply unplug the keyboard, plug in the wedge, plug the keyboard into the wedge and you're done!

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