Barcoding

There really isn't any "recommendation" from Epicor as far as I've ever seen for barcode readers. Virtually all on the market are able to read the major coding schemes. In particular Code 39 (3 of 9) which is what the bar code font supplied with Vantage is. The choice of reader comes down to what works in your environment - pen, wand, gun, wireless, etc.... When we switched from DCD-Classic we switched from pen (requiring contact with the paper) to gun (Welch-Allyn ImageTeam 3800) due to the pen tips getting dirty all the time. The most popular setup is a "keyboard wedge" - so called becuase they used to have the electronics in a small box but now, especially with gun types, have them in the scanner itself. They sit in-line with the keyboard and turn the scan into fake keystrokes. No software on the PC or terminal - just plug in and scan (after reboot). Other environmental considerations are how rough they will be handled and likelyhood of damage from banging around. You can either go cheap and figure to replace them every so often or more expensive and rugged. Might be worth going cheap and seeing how long they are lasting then repalce with more ruggedized scanners.

Another factor beyond the scanner itself that might enter into the purchase decision is the capability for handling special characters and extended ASCII if you should want to play with the barcodes themselves and create multiple entry barcodes - to insert tabs and Enter keys and fill in multiple fields in one shot and even "OK" the screen. There are pros and cons for this - trading speed for a little less accuracy from visual verification between fields. Some scanners are more "smart" than others or easier to setup things like delays between fields. Sometimes the best way to find this out is to visit the makers web site before you buy and see if they have a downloadable (usually PDF) copy of their user manual in the support area.

-Todd C.

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Vantage 5.0, what are recommendations for barcode readers to enter
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Vantage 5.0, what are recommendations for barcode readers to enter
data into Vantage.

TIA
Ann
AMFAB
Working on this now also.



Mike

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Vantage 5.0, what are recommendations for barcode readers to enter
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Ann
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