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Barcode Reader Driver?

Question asked by VRFuser on Feb 24, 1997
Latest reply on Mar 25, 2014 by cindy313
Does anyone have drivers constructed for VEE for HP barcode readers?

Or has anyone written an interface using VEE?

Stan Bischof
stanb@sr.hp.com


from: Greg Goebel / HP-MXD
      gvg@lvld.hp.com / 970-679-3030 / FAX 970-679-5971
to:   VRf-Stan
date: Monday, 24 February 1997 1248 MST

> Does anyone have drivers constructed for VEE for HP barcode readers?

Actually, most modern HP barcode readers plug into the PC keyboard connector
and are transparent to the application.  Not sure how they work on HP-UX.

I have some antique notes on RS-232 barcode readers that I could leverage
into VEE, but those things are pretty dead, dead, dead.

> Or has anyone written an interface using VEE?
>
> Stan Bischof
> stanb@sr.hp.com

[<>] regards -- gvg

From: Greg Goebel <gvg@hpislsup.lvld.hp.com>
Subject: Re: Re[2]: Barcode Reader Driver?
To: stanb@hpnmrsb2.sr.hp.com (Stan Bischof)
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 97 13:13:29 MST

>
> Well- the user here wants to enter data from barcodes into VEE as part
> of a production process.
>
> If it's "transparent to the application" then does that mean they could
> simply pop up a a text constant or the like, swipe the bar code and
> have it show ip as if typed in?

It's indistinguishable from the application's point of view from typing into
the keyboard.

> thanks for the info - yet another big system to be driven by VEE.
>
> Stan
>
>
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> Stan Bischof   Hewlett Packard Company   707-577-3994  stanb@sr.hp.com
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From: Greg Goebel <gvg@hpislsup.lvld.hp.com>
Subject: Re: Re[4]: Barcode Reader Driver?
To: stanb@hpnmrsb2.sr.hp.com (Stan Bischof)
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 97 13:18:19 MST

> > It's indistinguishable from the application's point of view from typing into
> > the keyboard.
>
> Sounds good.
>
> What if I want to have the program read directly from the barcode
> reader (i.e silently enter the data without showing the user anything)?
>
> This is on PC- is there some equiv to std in?

You just exceeded my bandwidth.

> thanks
> Stan
>
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> Stan Bischof   Hewlett Packard Company   707-577-3994  stanb@sr.hp.com
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