>Any recommendations for an industrial perfomance barcode scanner and >AS/400 attached terminal? > >Thanks, >Dave We're using equipment from Intermec. One of Intermec's technicians and I have just completed configuring the first of several of their DCS300 controllers to talk to our AS/400. Their system works as follows: Handheld scanners (laser tag thingies) communicate to 'antennas.' The antennae are Ethernet/IP connected to the local network. Also Ethernet /IP connected is the DCS300 controller, which interfaces to the antennae. The DCS300 controller then talks IP to the AS/400, which issues signon screens to the itsy-bitsy screens on the scanners (via the controller and the antennae). The antennae have the capability of talking directly to each other via RF in case they lose their network connection. It's a daisy chain configuration that works 'somewhat slower' than the direct connections. We have an older version of their controller in use at several of our locations. We've had our share of problems-- sometimes folks at the remote locations have to wander from antenna to antenna, powering them off to reset them. [My personal opinion is that we're getting power glitches, but I'm not directly involved at the remote sites.] [Resetting the antennae is even worse than it sounds-- they're all mounted about 12' up the warehouse walls to keep stray fingers away. (: ] But, generally, they've given us good service. Worth checking out. --Paul E Musselman PaulMmn@ix.netcom.com +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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