We have recently procured few Neo hand held scanners.
I am new to these scanners and would like the community to give me some pointers regarding our requirement.
My requirement is to capture the bar code data in the following format.
scan data<,> scan data<carraige return>
Please let me know if this can be achieved by tweaking the data options or creating a new rule in the scanner options.
any suggestions/comments are highly appreciated.
To the best of my knowledge, unless there is a way to differentiate the scanned data - E.g. use of different symbolgies - I can't think of any solutions.
The only alternative that comes to mind, is to write a program that would receive the barcode data, add the appropriate suffix - based on a odd/even comparison - and finally wedge it .
For my own information, which application is capturing the barcode data?
Thank you for the reply Jacques.
We wanted to use the barcode to capture information for physical asset tracking into our oracle system.
So my intention was to capture the data in the mentioned format and export it as a txt file. We can then import the text file into oracle.
Can you please eloborate on the option 1 you have suggested.?
does symbolgies mean the following ($,& in the scan data?)
scan data$<,> scan data&<carraige return>
This can be achieved, however could you help in configuring the scanner settings in order to get the desired result.
Thank you very much , again!
Can you please let me know how to program neo scanner to accept for the code 3 of 9 extended characters to scan properly?
Good morning / afternoon Jay,
Let me try answering your questions
jayv Can you please eloborate on the option 1 you have suggested.?does symbolgies mean the following ($,& in the scan data?)
When stating symbology, I am referring to the specification used to encode the barcode data, such as Code39, EAN, UPC, etc.
For example, if you were to use two distinct symbologies, you could define/add a unique suffix for each of them.
E.g. a comma for the first symbology and a carriage return for the second one.
jayvCan you please let me know how to program neo scanner to accept for the code 3 of 9 extended characters to scan properly?
Have you tried setting the Code39 | Full ASCII parameter to on?I.e. Start » Settings » Teklogix Scanner » Barcodes » Code 39 » Full ASCII: on
This said, can you please let us know which scan engine is physically present on your device?
Thanks for your reply.
I am using free 3 of 9 extended font to print the bar codes.
I have set the option of Full Ascii to on, but still cant figure out to get the tabs or carraige returns.
When I scan *123%I*, I expect to get 123 (TAB),
similarly for *123%M*, I expect to get 123 (Carraige return),
Am i doing something wrong?
Could you let me know how to find the scan engine on our Neo handheld?
The scanner type can be found in the device system propertiesI.e. Start » Settings » System » PropertiesWhat does the Scanner line read?
This said, can you please post an electronic copy of your *123%I* and *123%M* barcodes and/or let us know what info the built-in Demo Scanner  program returns as you read these barcodes?
 Start » Programs » Demo » Demo Scanner
Hi Jacques" Start » Settings » System » PropertiesWhat does the Scanner line read? " -- The scanner line reads Symbol 955 Scanner Firmware : NBRSYPAH
When I Demo Scanner returns the following
Type : Code 39 Full ASCII
Length : 7
I am enclosing the test imagewhich has the bar codes
Thanks for the prompt follow up.
I conducted some tests and noticed that - while using a decoded EV15 or Symbol SE1223 HP scanner  - the built-in Demo Scanner program returns the below information as I read the *123%I* and *123%M* barcodes
Type: code 39Length: 6Barcode 123/EI
Type: code 39Length: 6Barcode 123/EM
Have you tried adding two cases with a 'Seach and replace' rule to replace /EI with <TAB> and /EM with <CR>
Case 1 Case 2
 I do not have access to a Symbol SE955 scan engine as I write this note.
Thank you Jacques.
I cant help but notice the Demo scanner never shows the barcode in our device.
Type: code 39
If I do get the barcode displayed, then I can follow your example and create a rule for search and replace.
I have tried the search and replace with no success.
Could you please provide us your device system properties?To do so, please click è Settings è Control Panel è System è Properties and post the content of the \Flash Disk\SystemProperties_NNNNNN.txt file.
Now if you delete the rules you added and make sure the Scan Result parameter is set to on  - what info appears in the scan result splash screen as you read the *123%M* barcode? Do you also get
 Start » Settings » Control Panel » Teklogix Scanner » Options » Display » Scan Result: on
/E is showing up because you don't have "Full ASCII" enabled in the scanner settings under code 39.
You won't see the tab or CR effect in demo scanner, just an empty box character. Scan into Word Pad to see the tabbing or your own application.
The Display » Scan Result: on, by default.I have deleted the rules and have done as you suggested. The following are the results.
1 - for *location%I* the scan is shown as ?location%I?
2 - for *123%M* the scan is shown as ?123%M?
Note: I am using Free 3 of 9 Extended font. Can font make a difference?. Can you suggest any other free Code 3of 9 Extended fonts?
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Below is the content in the SystemProperties_PX1CUA130179.txt.
Windows CE - 5.0 ProfessionalBuild type - ReleaseBoot code - C050rOS code - C050rPCon code - C050rKeyboard Micro code - C050rProcessor - PXA270Processor Speed - 312 MHzRam - 128 MBFlash - 128 MBScanner - Symbol 955Scanner Firmware - NBRSYPAHKeyboard - 26 keyDisplay - NECOrientation - PortraitMLB type - AMLB part number - 1002405-302AMLB Serial - PX1CUA130179Term Serial - PX0CUA150049Bluetooth - Installed (disabled)WiFi - Installed (enabled)MAC Address - 00:0B:6C:B6:3E:E7 - SDIO86861MMC/SD Slot - Empty SlotDSA Supplicant - 1.4.0
I am not sure I would rely on barcode fonts to produce reproducible, readable barcodes reliably. Especially free ones. Too many variables at play here, and you could be wasting your time trying to solve the wrong problem. Of course you may find differing opinions - anyone with a good experience using free fonts is encouraged to contribute here :)
In any case, to get your application going why not use one of the many online barcode generators out there.For example this one at ID Automation: http://www.bcgen.com/linear-barcode-creator.html
This will create the barcode in image format, which is easier to work with.
When I printed your posted barcodes I could not read them with an se955 scanner in a NEO, but could easily read this:
I hope you can read it - if not, create your own from the url above and print it locally. You don't need the asterisks when you enter your data on the site - they are automatically inserted.
The time you save with this approach may offset the cost of purchasing some good barcode software. :)