Barcode scanners can be integrated and are intended to operate in the same way a keyboard would -- as a "text input" device.
- We used the following devices when testing (not all scanners can read all types of bar codes):
- Honeywell Model 1902 (USB)
- Intermec SF61 Bluetooth scanner.
- Barcode scanners that meets the following criteria should be compatible:
- The workstation operating system classifies it as a HID (human input device) where it will act like a keyboard for text entry when plugged into a computer.
- The barcode scanner must terminate the scan with a carriage return and not a tab.
To add a barcode to a billable item (package, inventory, procedure, or lab)
- Edit the item.
- Place the cursor into the barcode box.
- Scan the item's barcode to enter it into the box.
- Once a barcode is assigned to a billable item, you can scan the barcode on any of the search screens to add or lookup the product.
- Custom barcodes can be created using DYMO's Label Designer software, software that comes with the scanner, or various third party applications. Note that not all barcode scanners read all barcodes.