Batch Reader Upload Dialog

You can use this dialog to upload barcodes from a batch barcode reader or mobile devivce directly into Readerware. Readerware supports Android and iOS mobile devices. Readerware supports several batch barcode readers including the LaserChamp (Flic), Symbol CS-1504 and CS-2000 readers.

Most barcode readers are directly connected to your PC. You simply scan a barcode and it is input into Readerware just as if you had typed in the data.

Batch barcode readers are not connected to a PC while scanning. This means that you can take your reader to the items you wish to catalog, rather than drag those items to your computer. The capacity of these readers varies by model. They can be very useful when cataloging your collections.

Once you have scanned the items you wish to catalog, you can connect the reader to your PC and upload the barcodes directly into Readerware.
 

Barcode Reader Type

Start by selecting the type of reader you have. The dialog will be reconfigured to handle input from this barcode reader.
Readerware Mobile - Use with Readerware Mobile on your smartphone or tablet. Readerware will display your IP address. Use this with the Readerware Mobile capture facility and upload your scans directly from your device over your home network.

LaserChamp (Flic) - If you are using a LaserChamp reader, make sure the wedge software that came with your reader, (SerialMagic or Flicware), is running. If you are using a tethered LaserChamp reader, connect your reader, the barcodes will be loaded into the input area. If you are using a LaserChamp Bluetooth reader, you can scan directly into the input area.

CueCat - Normally you would not use this dialog with a CueCat. You would scan directly into the Readerware ISBN/UPC field instead. However you can use this dialog if you prefer. It can be useful if you want to scan a lot of items and don't want to be interrupted with error messages. As you scan, Readerware will decode the CueCat input and display the barcodes in the input area.

Other wedge reader - Normally you would not use this dialog with a wedge barcode reader. You would scan directly into the Readerware ISBN/UPC field instead. However you can use this dialog if you prefer. It can be useful if you want to scan a lot of items and don't want to be interrupted with error messages. As you scan, Readerware will display the barcodes in the input area.

Symbol CS-1504 - Readerware connects directly to the Symbol CS-1504, you need to select the port and click on the Upload button.

Symbol CS-2000 - Readerware connects directly to the Symbol CS-2000, you need to select the port and click on the Upload button.
For barcode readers that use keyboard wedge software like the LaserChamp or wedge readers like the CueCat, you can simply select the reader type and the data is loaded into the input area. When done, click OK to return to the previous dialog. Your input will then be validated and loaded.

For the Symbol CS-1504 and CS-2000 batch barcode readers you need to select the port and upload the scans.

Select the port your barcode reader is connected to.

Readerware can upload the barcodes and leave them in your reader or it can delete the barcodes from the reader once the upload has completed. Check the Clear scanner after upload check box to have Readerware erase the barcodes. Clear this check box to leave the barcodes in your reader. If you leave the barcodes in the reader, you can normally delete them using the device itself. Refer to the documentation that came with your barcode reader for more information.

Readerware will remember your choices, so you only need to set up your barcode reader once. 
 

Uploading Barcodes from Symbol Readers

Click the Upload button. Readerware will do the rest. It communicates with your reader and uploads the barcodes.

If Readerware has problems communicating with your reader, try pressing the smaller button on your barcode reader, the light on the device will start flashing. Now click the Upload button. Alternatively click on the Upload button and press the smaller button within 5 seconds. These readers seem to behave a little differently depending on how they are connected to your computer.

When the upload completes click on the OK button to return to the previous window and your barcodes will be inserted automatically. 

 

Resetting your Symbol Reader

Normally Readerware will work with your Symbol reader right out of the box. But if Readerware has problems uploading barcodes from your reader, you can reset it to the factory defaults.

Select the reader type and port, then click on the Reset button. This will reset the reader to the default configuration. It will also erase any barcodes in the reader, so you will need to scan the barcodes again.

The Button Panel

Once you have uploaded your barcodes, click on OK to validate and load them into Readerware. Click on Cancel to discard the barcodes.
 
 

The Symbol CS-1504 Barcode Reader

The Symbol CS-1504 is a serial device and comes with either a serial or USB cable. If you have a choice I recommend the serial cable. The current level of USB driver support for this device is poor, it is much easier to install and configure the serial port version. 

If you have the serial cable, the CS-1504 is connected to an available serial port on your computer. When configuring this barcode reader you will need to select the serial port the device is connected to.

If you have the USB cable a special Windows device driver is needed. You may download the Symbol device driver from the Readerware web site.

Although the manufacturer only supports Windows, Readerware supports the CS-1504 barcode reader on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. See the Readerware web site for help in connecting your reader.
 
 

The Symbol CS-2000 Barcode Reader

The Symbol CS-2000 is connected to an available serial port on your computer. When configuring this barcode reader you will need to select the serial port the device is connected to.

Although the manufacturer only supports Windows, Readerware supports the CS-2000 barcode reader on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. See the Readerware web site for help in connecting your reader.

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