The charging base for the bluetooth scanner is the receiver as well. It
plugs in USB and (for the mode it's currently set on) it just acts as input
device although I do believe I have it configured to output a carriage
return at the end of each read to advance to the next input field in the
software I was using. Another nice feature that you can configure is
"Bulk" mode. "Bulk" mode allows you to go well outside of the readers
wireless range and gather a TON of barcode scans as fast as you can scan
them and then go back to the base and "dump" all the codes into whatever
software your using. It was really helpful for me to be able to quickly
scan all our merchandise UPC codes and then let the software pull the
needed data afterwards. This way I wasn't going back and forth between
items, the computer, waiting for the software to pull data, and then going
back to scanning.
> I have a good USB hand scanner that I was going to do the same with my
> home collection of books - that was until I figured out that the majority
> of my books didn't have ISBN's or reliable UPCs... (still planning to use
> it for my DVD collection)
> Do you have software that will pull in the data about the book or are you
> just hand cataloging?
> If you need software, I wrote a small app that pulls in info based on ISBN
> using a Google API.
> It grabs stuff such as Title, publisher, publish date, # of pages,
> description (back cover type stuff), author(s), and cover art.
> Do you need that sort of thing as well?
> I hope to find time to stop by the space within the next week or so.
> Family stuff has kept me swamped for the past month, but hopefully I'll
> get some free time soon.
> On Thursday, October 11, 2012 1:14:26 PM UTC-4, Seeker wrote:
>> Does anyone have a working barcode scanner that LVL1 could borrow for a
>> short period of time? I am trying to catalog all the books in the library
>> in order to track their movement (some books we originally had are no
>> longer there) and to set up a lending system. On Monday night I went
>> through the large box of scanners in the boneyard but was unable to get any
>> of them working. If you have a working barcode scanner -- even a CueCat --
>> I would appreciate being able to borrow it for a short period of time.
>> Likewise, if you are able to get any of the scanners at the space working,
>> please help me out!