The AR3100 Series scanners are designed for Office or Point of Sale use. There
are two standard interfaces, USB and RS-232. The unit is housed
in a high-impact ABS plastic case, and can sustain a 1 meter drop to a concrete
surface. The unit reads all standard linear barcodes. It will read codes with
narrow bar widths of 0.003" or larger, and code widths of up to 4 inches
The AR3100 Model is normally used to add a barcode "front end" to existing
applications. If these applications normally accept input from the keyboard,
this scanner enables use of barcodes without any software modification. Data
from the scanned barcodes appears as though it was entered on the keyboard. The
USB Model it connects
through the USB port. The RS-232 Model can connect to any device that normally
takes a serial data input. Baud rates are user selectable, as are
7 or 8 bit word lengths and parity. USB Model feature
an ASCII character translation table, where the unprintable ASCII Characters
can be translated into Function keys, Control and ALT sequences, and other special
purpose keys on a standard keyboard. This feature can be used will full ASCII
barcodes, such at Code 128 and Extended Code 39. Another special editing feature
allows the insertion of up to 4 text strings within the barcode data.
Quick Programing Sheets in PDF
Reading Distance: See Chart Below
Resolution: Will resolve bar widths of 0.003" or wider.
Barcode Lengths: 0.007" narrow bar width - 3" width maximum.
0.010" narrow bar width - 3.75" width max.
0.013" narrow bar width - 4" width maximum.
Configuration: Via Scanning Barcode Menus. Complete Manual
Barcodes Read: EAN/UPC (including supplements), Code 39,
2 of 5 Code (Including industrial and matrix.)
Codabar, Code 128, Code 11, Code 93,
and MSI/Plessey, UK/Plessey and Telepen.
Keyboards: PC/AT, PC/XT, PS/2 Models 25 & 30,
Keyboard Layouts: US, French, German, Spanish, Swiss, UK.
RS-232: Selectable baud rates from 600 to 115,200. Seven
or eight bit data word. Odd, even,
or No Parity. RTS/CTS Handshaking.
Connectors: USB Model has standard Type A connector
RS-232 has a DB-9S connector wired as DCE
(will plug directly into PC Com Port).
Power: The USB model derives power
from the PC. The RS-232 model requires
an external power supply, furnishing 5VDC±5% at
200 milliamps. Accessory power supply Model APS002