Can Android Acer A500 use a barcode scanner and the onscreen keyboard at the same time?
Posted on 2011-10-30
I have just purchased an Acer Iconia A500 and want to use it in our warehouse to scan in products into a web based inventory system we have.
When I plug in the scanner at the moment it allows me to scan but then the keyboard is not available until I unplug the scanner from the USB port.
The scanner also doesnt seem to ENTER at the end of the scan I need to click ok or next on the screen.
The problem I have is that I need to scan an item and then press Enter and then because the keyboard disables itself I cannot enter an amount without unplugging the scanner from the USB port.
I need the USB scanner and the keyboard to work at the same time or alternatively use the camera of the Acer and a barcode reader for Android that can read barcodes from within the browser.
Hope that all made sense. TIA