Re: Bar code scanners
On 1 Jan 2001, Matthew Sackman wrote:
> Dear all!
> I have been asked to start looking into providing an EPOS system for the shop
> that I work at. I am hoping to be able to develop all the software myself
> (using Perl and the GTK+ bindings). However, I have no idea about how well or
> otherwise bar code scanners work under Linux.
In the same boat :(
> Does anyone have any information as to which scanners are particularly good/bad
> and how they should be connected etc etc, and the same for cash-drawer
Don't know about cash drawers, but afaik most use a serial connection, and
there's plenty of serial line sniffers about. Bar code scanners are pretty
handy in the main - almost all connect through the keyboard port and send
data as such; the barcode followed by a newline.
> Any info is very gratefully received.
> Using intelligent power:
> RISC OS, Be OS, Debian Linux
> Enjoying computing.
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