Solved

Honeywell Voyager MS9540 barcode scanner not scanning into Windows

Posted on 2014-12-06
4
987 Views
Last Modified: 2014-12-08
Hi,

We bought multiple Voyager MS9540 barcode scanners used.  They are working on the serial port.  We do not have any CDs, if there were.  

We are trying to scan a simple barcode into notepad, in Windows.  It seems to detect a barcode, because it beeps, but it doesn't write anything into notepad.

When I look at the model, it is written MS9540

Questions:
Do I need to configure my Com port in a special way?
Do I need to install a driver, even if it's working on serial port?
Do I need to use the Metroset software to configure it, and if I do, which of those 3 models should I choose : (1 Voyager MS9540 V, 2 Voyager 9540(no MS?) or 3 Voyager MS9540  N/S/R/T)  and what configuration does it need?

Thanks for helping me
0
Comment
Question by:giaalie
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 61

Accepted Solution

by:
gheist earned 500 total points
ID: 40485384
Serial port is not input
USB barcode scanners are tested over notepad.
0
 

Author Comment

by:giaalie
ID: 40485519
Thanks.  I'm used to USB or PS2 barcode scanners so that makes sense.  You will be awarded at least some of the points.

Now at some point there has to be input...  Is it a POS software only that can manage that input?  Can you give me more information?
0
 

Author Comment

by:giaalie
ID: 40486121
This explains the differences between interfaces very well:
http://www.taltech.com/barcodesoftware/articles/which_barcode_scanner_interface

So a POS software has to come get the data when using a barcode scanner over a Serial port.  There is no other way around
0
 
LVL 61

Expert Comment

by:gheist
ID: 40486426
you can test input from serial port using putty if you have no hyperterm.

your scanners datasheet says it supports USB. good if it is usb input in that case...
0

Featured Post

What Security Threats Are You Missing?

Enhance your security with threat intelligence from the web. Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.

Join & Write a Comment

Stuck in voice control mode on your Amazon Firestick?  Here is how to turn it off!!!
This paper addresses the security of Sennheiser DECT Contact Center and Office (CC&O) headsets. It describes the DECT security chain comprised of “Pairing”, “Per Call Authentication” and “Encryption”, which are all part of the standard DECT protocol.
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, fr…
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…

747 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now