laser barcode connection in ios

hi

is it possible to read barcodes from external hardware laser barcode device on iOS?

andreas

Most apps I’ve seen use the camera, but you might be able to do it over a Bluetooth connection.

yes but the camera is not ok in dark areas. it has to be a laser barcodescanner

http://www.intermec.com/products/scansf61b/

i believe this emulates a bluetooth keyboard. i’ve not tried it, but its listed as ‘supports IOS.’

[quote=171411:@andreas overmeyer]hi

is it possible to read barcodes from external hardware laser barcode device on iOS?

andreas[/quote]
Hi Andreas

Take a look at the Linea Pro barcode readers. I have set up a batch of these for stock-takes in a few different locations and they work great.

http://ipcprint.com/ios-peripherals.html

@Gavin Smith they look great! where do you get them from in the UK?

http://www.ers-online.co.uk/p2791/ipc-linea-pro-4-iphone-barcode-scanner-magnetic-stripe-reader

I have used them on a number of iPod touches. Works great with Xojo iOS apps.

thanks @Gavin Smith they look like just the sort of thing i’ve been looking for.

its good to have a recommendation though!

hey @Gavin Smith , we have been using them for FileMaker iOS apps, they work great indeed. Have you managed to interface them without popping the keyboard interface in Xojo iOS? i.e.: got them working natively and calling them a a USB HID device? thanks much