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Made a new prof. Application with barcode scanner

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 4:13 am
by Cipolla
Hi foks,

i just wanted to let you know what all could be done with neobook in an easy way.

I have a customer that wanted to have a video browser for his video store. The visitors should take a dvd, go to the videobrowser station and than a barcodescanner should identify the video and than play a trailer for this film.

Hm, i thought that could be a difficult part using nebook because i also had never experiences with barcode scanners and how to get in contact with neobook.

But it is really easy! The Barcodescanner simply puts the resulting number code into the keyboard buffer and i can use a simple text entry box with the focus to get this barcode.

The rest is standard neobooking... look for the barcode number inside a database for the corresponding path of the trailer and play it!

I love neobook!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 7:02 am
by Wrangler
Cool. Thanks, Cipolla. Do all barcode scanners copy the data to the keyboard buffer?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 8:21 am
by Cipolla
Wrangler,

i donĀ“t know if all copy the content to the keyboard buffer, there are of course some scanners that use the rs232 port and than you have to read out the data from the com port.

But if you plan to look for an scanner i can tell you that scanners with a keyboard wedge which are simply connected through the ps2 port, send their data over the keyboard buffer.

I use this scanner:
http://www.metrologic.com/corporate/products/oem/IS3480.htm