How to configure bar codes on a metrologic barcode scanner

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How to configure bar codes on a metrologic barcode scanner
Configuring a Metrologic bar code scanner requires that you use the Metrologic Scanner Programming Guide. (barcode_02 image by Perth from Fotolia.com)

Many workplaces use bar code scanners to assist with daily operations. The Metrologic brand bar code scanners can be configured to track specific equipment, inventory and point of sale (POS) transactions thanks to their ability to read and understand preprogrammed bar codes. Proper configuration requires programming the necessary bar codes into the scanner before using it the first time. Configure a new Metrologic bar code scanner by using the standard programming method, or save time by cloning an existing scanner.

Skill level:
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Things you need

  • ScanSelect Scanner Programming Guide
  • Pre-configured scanner (optional)
  • Cloning cable (optional)

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Connect the Metrologic bar code scanner to the host system following the manufacturer's instructions. The connection method varies depending on the scanner model.

  2. 2

    Scan the "Enter/Exit" bar code to enter the scanner's programming mode. The scanner will beep 3 times to confirm program mode entry. Find the "Enter/Exit" bar code in the Metrologic ScanSelect Scanner Programming Guide.

  3. 3

    Configure the Metrologic bar code scanner by scanning the appropriate bar codes found in the ScanSelect Scanner Programming Guide. Make sure you only scan one bar code at a time.

  4. 4

    Scan the "Enter/Exit" bar code to take the scanner out of programming mode. The Metrologic bar code scanner is now configured and ready for operation.

  1. 1

    Power off both the scanner you wish to configure and the scanner you wish to clone. Connect one end of the cloning cable to both scanners, and then on the scanners.

  2. 2

    Scan the "Cloning" bar code using the Metrologic bar code scanner you wish to clone. Find the "Cloning" bar code in the Metrologic ScanSelect Scanner Programming Guide.

  3. 3

    Power off both scanners and remove the cloning cable once the clone is complete. The second scanner is now configured and ready for operation.

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