Barcode reader options

Glink can either receive scanner data as simulated keyboard input (Keyboard Wedge) or receive scanner data through device specific configuration. Most scanners are using Keyboard Wedge by default.

It is however recommended to use device specific configuration if available (or Keyboard Wedge X) since that gives better performance and more control of how scanned data is handled.

When device specific configuration is selected, scanned data is also displayed on the status line. If scanned data is received, but not displayed on the status line, you should check your settings, since scanned data is still received as keyboard input.

Barcode reader device type
Select the proper barcode reader device type:

Keyboard Wedge

Default. Scanned data is received as keyboard input. Glink cannot separate scanned data from keyboard input.

Keyboard Wedge A

Scanned data is still received as keyboard input, but if a special prefix and suffix character is configured, Keyboard Wedge Advanced is used.

Camera

Enables scanning using the camera. An icon is added to the action bar at the top of the Glink display. Tap the icon to use the camera for barcode scanning.

AML scanner

Use with AML devices. Use the AML Barcode Scanning app supplied with the device to set scanner parameters.

Cipherlab scanner

Use with Cipherlab devices. Use the ReaderConfig app supplied with the device to set scanner parameters.

Datalogic scanner

Use with Datalogic devices. Use the standard Android Settings app to set the Datalogic scanner parameters.

Denso scanner

Use with Denso devices. Tap the settings icon on the action bar to set Denso scanner options.

Honeywell scanner

Use with Honeywell devices. Tap the settings icon on the action bar to set Honeywell scanner options.

M3 Mobile

Use with M3 Mobile devices. Use the ScanEmul app supplied with the device to set scanner parameters.

Socket Mobile

Use with Socket Mobile Scanner (CHS). Use the Socket Mobile Companion App to pair and set up the scanner to use Application Mode (SPP) for Android.

Unitech scanner

Use with Unitech devices. Tap the settings icon on the action bar to set Unitech scanner options.

Zebra scanner

Use with Zebra devices. Tap the settings icon on the action bar to set Zebra scanner options.

More options

Please note that most scanner software can be configured with options like the ones below. Make sure that these options either is set here in Glink or in the Device Scanner settings itself. Check the Device Scanner manual.

Action after scan

None

Do no action after scanning

Tab

Do Tab after scanning

Enter

Do Enter after scanning

FldExit

Do Field Exit after scanning (5250 emulation mode only)

Remove char(s) at start
Removes one or more characters at the beginning of the barcode.

Remove char(s) at end
Removes one or more characters at the end of the barcode.

Add text before
Add text before the barcode.

Add text after
Add text after the barcode (the Action after scan will be added after this text).

Use keyboard mapping
Check this option if keyboard mapping should apply for scanned data. For example, if colon (:) is mapped to the Tab function and the semicolon (;) is mapped to the Enter function, a scanned barcode text 1234:5678; will be interpreted as key input 1234Tab5678Enter

Show on status line
Display the scanned data as a status message at the bottom of the screen as well.