Using HyperTerminal to Troubleshoot the 4810 Barcode Scanner

The default configuration of a 4810 Barcode Scanner has it connect to your computer using USB COM port emulation.  If you have already followed these troubleshooting steps but you still cannot get data into your application, you can use other applications to test the connection further. This article walks you through using HyperTerminal to test …

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OEM Application Solutions

Since forming the company, working with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) has been a vertical focus for L-Tron.  Helping engineers develop requirements which focus on successful implementation of embedded computing and barcode scanning platforms within their own designs has helped to keep our customers successful. Working early in the process helping develop the requirements, matching technologies, …

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Emergency Supplies Management Is Critical To Public Safety

The more I speak with healthcare professionals in both the public and private sectors, the more I understand how mandates and productivity improvements play a big role in the adoption of new technology solutions.  Emergency Supplies Management is an area where technology solutions can be the difference between life or death. In the aftermath of several …

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How To Select A Warehouse Handheld Computer

Trying to determine the right handheld computer for your warehouse workers?  Here are some questions you may want to ask. How rugged does the handheld computer need to be? Warehouses have dust, dirt, water, and concrete floors.  For this reason, devices are given an IP rating, or International Protection Rating.  IP ratings classify the degree of …

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Troubleshooting a 4810 Barcode Scanner

About once a month I receive a phone call from one of our Law Enforcement customers saying they just installed a brand new 4810 Barcode Scanner and it doesn’t work.  Our ensuing conversation follows a similar route of troubleshooting the installation.  There are two areas where the problem may exist – within the software (about …

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Emergency Supplies Tracking: Up, Close and Personal

I must say that as I write this article on emergency supplies tracking, I do so with a different perspective than I would have just a couple of weeks ago, since I recently had the misfortune of heading to my local emergency room for a 5-night stay at the hospital. Ironically, the hospital was deploying a new electronic health record …

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Dimensional Barcodes

One of the topics that I find myself explaining to customers from time to time is what a dimensional barcode means, usually in reference to 1D vs. 2D barcodes.  One dimensional, two dimensional, even three dimensional barcodes exist and hopefully this post will give you a clear idea of the differences between them. 1D barcodes are …

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Law Enforcement Barcode Scanners: Built To Do The Job

Almost every state now uses a PDF417 barcode on their driver’s licenses.  The barcode contains all of the information that’s readable by your eyes (such as name, date of birth, etc.) in a format that can be read almost instantly by a 2D barcode imager.  Any 2D barcode imager can read a PDF417, so what makes a …

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Expand the Use of Bar Codes To Your Vendors

If your manufacturing business is like most today, you are probably always looking for ways to save time, cut costs and run a more efficient company.  Have you considered the benefits of receiving shipments from your suppliers with ship manifests that already contain bar codes?  Would you like to speed up the receiving  process and eliminate re-keying …

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