Choosing The Right Barcode Scanner
by: Humphrey Appleby
Barcode CCD Scanner
Barcode Laser Scanner
Connecting a Barcode Scanner to a Computer
PCs still outnumber Macs by far, so it comes as no surprise that most scanners use an interface that will only connect to PC's: A keyboard wedge. Basically a keyboard wedge is a "Y" shaped cable that connects the scanner, the keyboard and the PC. Everything the scanner sends looks to the computer as if the user has typed it into the keyboard. Drivers are not required. The installation is child's play.
For Macintosh computers or laptops without keyboard ports, a connection via USB is the only viable alternative.
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