Here is a program that will run on any of the pictured mobile data terminals
which provides for use of the barcode scanner and keypad for use with the
This is the most portable barcode scanner solution you'll find.
I had to find a compiler and write this myself since I found nothing on the
net that did both. Data is output at 9600 baud 8,N,1.
School kiddies forget about it... you can expect to pay a couple of thousand
dollars for one of these units, but I have seen one on eBay for $800.
You'd still need a serious use for one to justify that price, as I have.
The unit connects via the serial port at the PSP headphone connector,
just as my (or Deniska's) GPS does. I thought I'd upload it because you
won't ever find one anywhere else.
Here's a 20Mb video demo of the application I'm using it with:
Imagine your job was to determine the value of all items in a chain of
retail stores while watching it.
The previous equipment/software, did not allow for counting whole cartons,
so you had to split boxes to scan individual items.
Whenever she says "5hi7", it means that the item is not ranged in,
and not supposed to be carried by the store.