From S to T
A location where the data will not be lost. Storing the message
to disk is storing it in a safe place. Receiving confirmation from
the application program that it has responsibility for the transaction
is considered a safe place.
1. To read a bar code with a device known as a scanner, which converts
optical information into electrical signals. 2. The search for a
symbol that is to be optically recognized. Movement of a light source
over a bar code and recognition of the reflective qualities of the
The location on the conveyor belt that is viewed by the camera.
The scan line can be found by using the oscilloscope, which is provided
in the software. The oscilloscope trace identifies anything that
is in the scan line.
A symbol that can be successfully scanned and correctly decoded.
1. An electronic device that converts printed bar code into electrical
signals. 2. A device that examines a spatial pattern, one part after
another, and generates analog or digital signals corresponding to
the pattern. Scanners are often used in mark sensing, pattern recognition,
character recognition, and bar code recognition. The scanner converts
bar code symbols to electrical signals for input to a bar code reader
decoder for processing and subsequent output through a data communications
Defines how the scanner operates when the trigger is pulled. There
are two types of modes: One-Shot mode and Automatic mode.
The modular connector on the top of the JANUS reader. Also called
the input port. This port may be configured as a scanner port, where
a scanner device may be attached, or as COM2 if you use the Intermec
COM2 Hardware Adapter.
Maximum time the laser is on. The laser will automatically turn
off if timeout occurs before the trigger is released.
The physical hard drive that you use to build the JANUS reader's
Any graphical display of data. A screen can be a dialog box, list
box, or window.
A procedure used to create a bitmap of a display from the 7350 software.
In screen mapping, the operation that is performed on the host screen
when data collection starts. There are three types of screen events:
mapping data (from a transaction field or a static string) onto
a host field, taking actions when a region is detected or not detected,
and sending a message to the source of the transaction.
An application that that allows you to map data fields from a smaller
reader screen to larger host application screens. This image can
be stored in the host, in the controller, or on the local device.
In screen mapping, a user-defined string that is sent to the source
of the transaction after certain screen events.
A file that provides instructions for navigating around host application
screens. It also provides instructions for mapping transaction fields
from the reader to the host application screens.
Defines the password for secured transmission and receipt of data
between devices in the wireless network. To communicate, each access
point and RF terminal must have matching security IDs.
Select character. Sent by the host to request if the reader can
accept data. For User Defined Multi-Drop protocol, a unique character
should be defined for each reader on a data line.
A controller command to request if a polled device can receive data.
A procedure that copies selected formats, fonts, graphics, or pages
stored in the memory of one printer to the memory of another.
Characteristic of a bar code symbology that, without the use of
a check digit, allows the bar code to be decoded without an error.
Self-checking bar code uses an algorithm that can be applied against
each character so substitution errors can only occur if two or more
independent printing defects appear within a single character.
An optional device for the printer that presents each label after
it is printed, with the backing removed so it may be applied immediately.
An operationing mode for the 4100 printer that presents each label
after it is printed, with the backing removed so it may be applied
immediately. This requires the installation of the optional present
The search for malfunctions in the electrical or mechanical systems
of a device by its own actions.
The responsiveness to heat of thermal media or thermal transfer
ribbon. Sensitivity is determined by the time required for a unit
measure of heat to affect the media or ribbon.
Substitution error rate. The rate of occurrence of incorrect characters
from an automatic identification system.
A communication scheme in which the bits of a byte are transferred
one at a time. Often serial transmission is used to link hosts to
terminals and PCs to printers.
With serial communications, data is transmitted one bit at a time
over a single line from one computer to another. Often serial communications
link hosts to terminals and PCs to printers.
Parameters that control serial communications from one device to
another, such as baud rate and parity.
A link between a microcomputer and a peripheral device through which
data is transmitted.
A computer that is configured to provide services to the network,
such as files and programs. See also client.
A single runtime copy of a 3270 or 5250 terminal emulator, through
which a host application can be accessed.
The controller establishes one 3270 or 5250 terminal session upline
to an IBM host. Then, multiple 3270 or 5250 devices downline from
the controller can log in to the controller and send data asynchronously
to the host. Each device does not need to establish a separate terminal
A screen in the 7350 software that is used to calibrate the lighting
after lamps have been replaced. This screen contains an oscilloscope
that displays objects in the scan line.
A screen in the 7350 software that contains commands used for calibrating
the 7350. This screen contains an oscilloscope that displays objects
in the scan line.
Shop floor management. The part of the factory data environment
that is responsible for the daily up-to-the-minute tracking of materials
and labor. It manages and generates reports pertaining to scheduling
and dispatch of materials, labor, and work order status.
shell out feature
Feature that allows you to go to the DOS command line without exiting
the installation utility.
A covering on the light bar that protects the lamps.
To connect two or more parts together electrically. See also open
The property of a substrate that permits underlying markings to
Single inline memory module. A printed circuit board that holds
several semiconductor memory chips and is used to add memory to
the Access Point.
Rotation of a bar code symbol about an axis parallel to the symbol's
To move the paper to the next label in your printer.
System network architecture. This is IBM's data communication architecture
defining levels of protocols for communications between terminals
and applications and between programs.
Simple network management protocol. A protocol used to manage the
network activity of different devices.
A file stored in the printer to provide the ability to print text
using fonts that are not resident in the printer.
Coded instructions that direct the operation of a computer. A set
of such instructions for accomplishing a particular task is referred
to as a program. See also firmware.
A communication event that initiates data transmission. The solicitation
can be either a poll or select sequence. To enable solicitation,
define POL to be other than NULL.
Start of message character. The first character in messages sent
to or received from the host.
Start of program block character. Sent by the host at the beginning
of a block of IRL program statements.
The light element of a printed bar code symbol. The white lines.
The thickness of a space measured from the edge closest to the symbol
start character to the trailing edge of the same space.
Keys that perform specific functions within the user interface portion
of DCM. The Page Up and Page Down keys are special keys.
The variation in sensitivity of a reading device or the variation
in reflectivity of a test surface to light to different wavelengths.
The abrupt change in direction of a light beam at an interface between
two dissimilar media so that the light beam returns into the medium
of origin. Reflection from a smooth surface is specular. Reflection
from a rough surface is diffuse.
1. The presence of ink or dirt in a space. 2. The area on a bar
code symbol that is being examined by an input device at any given
point of time.
A radio data transmission modulation technique by which the transmitted
signal is spread over a bandwidth wider than the information bandwidth.
Sequenced packet exchange protocol. This protocol provides a method
for two workstations or applications to communicate across the network.
SPX works with IPX to deliver the messages. However, SPX guarantees
the delivery of the messages and maintains the order of messages
on the packet stream.
Static RAM. See RAM drive.
SRAM PC card
A type of memory PC card that provides additional disk storage space,
not more executable conventional memory, on the reader. An SRAM
card has a lithium battery to back up data for the life of the battery.
Symbol Technical Advisory Committee to the Uniform Code Council,
Inc. See Uniform Code Council (UCC).
A communications protocol capable of controlling communications
between two devices connected by a single data communication line.
The process that allows you to make sure your JANUS reader has the
most current version of firmware and that it has the default configuration.
A plastic peg used to support a PCB at a distance from the surface
on which the PCB is mounted.
Start and Stop
A special bar code character that provides the scanner with start
and stop reading instructions as well as a scanning direction indicator.
The start character is normally at the left end of a horizontally
oriented symbol (bar code label). The stop character is normally
at the right end of a horizontally oriented symbol. For Code 39,
the asterisk (*) character is used. Depending on the software they
use, users may not have to enter the start and stop codes when they
create their own bar code labels.
The state, condition, or current value of a device, program, or
A bit that signals the end of a character. One of the serial communications
A power management mode on the reader that lets you preserve the
life of the lithium backup battery. Place the reader in Storage
mode if you will not use the reader for 1 week or more. While the
reader is in Storage mode, the NiCad battery pack must be removed;
otherwise, the reader slowly drains the battery pack and backup
battery. All data in conventional memory is lost when the reader
enters Storage mode.
store and forward
A method where messages are temporarily stored in the controller
before they are transmitted to their destination. It is used when
the upline network or host application is temporarily stopped.
A mask that is used in the IP protocol to separate the subnet address
from the local IP address. The IP protocol performs a bit-wise AND
on the IP address and the subnet mask. Each address segment represents
one byte, where 255 converts to FF hex. For example, if the IP address
is 192.009.150.184 and the subnet mask is 255.255.255.0, the subnet
address is 192.009.150.
A section of a large network that functions as an independent network,
but does not appear separate to remote networks.
A erroe in encoding, reading, or key entry, causing incorrect information
to be substituted for the character should have been entered. Example:
correct information -- 1, 2, 3, 4; substitution -- 1, 2, 3, 5.
The surface on which a bar code symbol is printed.
Using information technology to give automated intelligence to a
network of vendors, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers,
and other trading partners. The goal is for each player in the supply
chain to conduct business with the best and latest information from
everyone else in the chain, balancing supply and demand. Effective
management of the supply chain allows a company to move product
from the point of origin to that of consumption in the least amount
of time at the smallest cost.
The mode the terminal or reader enters when you press q to turn
it off. In Suspend mode, the terminal or reader saves all memory
and turns off the power to most of the hardware. Contrast with resume.
See bar code symbol.
See bar code density.
The distance between the outside edges of the quiet zones on the
two ends of a bar code symbol.
A scheme for encoding data as bar code. Code 39, Interleaved 2 of
5, and Codabar are examples of different symbologies.
A data communication scheme that transmits data in reference to
a master clock signal. The clock can be a separate signal or can
be part of the data.
The way in which commands or data are put together.
The person responsible for installing, configuring, and maintaining
the networks and computers in your company.
Companies that connect computers, instrumentation, and equipment
to share data or applications with other components in the same
or other functional areas. Systems integrators often provide consulting
services and hardware sales as well.
Transmission control protocol. This protocol provides a method for
creating a connection-oriented, reliable, error-free, full-duplex,
byte-stream communication between two processes. See also IP.
A menu-driven application that lets you configure 3270, 5250, or
VTXXX/ANSI terminal emulation parameters. You can access the TE
Configuration Menu at any time during a terminal emulation session.
An output mode that can communicate with Kosan Krisplant® sorters.
The TCP/IP remote terminal protocol for connection to a login server.
TE. A device that is running terminal emulation looks like the terminal.
For example, it uses no CPU, no RAM, and no hard disk. Two general
classifications are devices running in Character mode and those
running in Block mode. Character mode devices emulate VTXXX terminals
where a character travels all the way from the host to a device
and back. Block mode devices emulate 3270 or 5250 terminals where
entire screens are sent to a device, the user fills in all the data
fields on the device, and sends the entire screen back to the host.
terminal IP address
Identifies the IP address assigned to the TRAKKER 2425 terminal.
The IP address you set on the terminal must match the address that
is set on the Model 200 Controller.
A license that you can purchase from Intermec that determines how
many devices you can simultaneously use to communicate with the
Model 200 Controller.
A terminal session is an active communication link between a device
and the host. See also session pooling.
A file that contains a menu of screens for data collection devices.
The template is downloaded to the devices from the Model 200 Controller
or the devices can use the reader program to request the template.
An application that runs on the data collection device that requests
and runs the templates for 3270 or 5250 screen mapping.
Human-readable alphanumeric characters, as opposed to machine-readable
One of two display modes on the reader. By default, the reader uses
Text mode and you can set the display size to 25 x 80, 16 x 20,
8 x 20, 16 x 10, and 8 x 10. If your application only recognizes
DOS mode, you must use a display size of 25 x 80 or 25 x 40. The
other display sizes are not DOS standard and are for use with custom
applications. Text mode also supports two character attributes:
blinking and reverse video. Contrast with graphics mode.
A method of printing by which heat from the printhead melts ink
from the ribbon onto media. The ink adheres to the media as it cools.
Rotation of a bar code symbol about an axis perpendicular to the
A controller feature that stamps the time to incoming messages at
specified intervals. The time appears with the messages as they
are received at the controller.
A controller feature that broadcasts the current time (may include
a short message) to the data collection devices. The time is updated
at specified intervals.
A defined time allowed for an event after which an alternative action
The time the reader waits between received characters before an
I/O (input/output) error occurs.
A type of LAN that transfers data at either 4 or 16 Mbits/s. It
is a network transport technology in which a token is passed around
a ring topology.
top of form
The point where printing can start on a label. Separated from the
edge of the label by the margin.
The first form of two-dimensional OCR developed, using the stylized
OCR-A and OCR-B fonts.
2400 Menu System
A menu-driven application that lets you configure the terminal,
view system information, and run diagnostics. You can access the
TRAKKER 2400 Menu System while running any application.
1. Individual event (such as receipts, issues, and transfers) reported
to the computer system. 2. A group of one or more message fields.
3. A transaction is made up of a header and a group of fields. For
example, a work order transaction might have a transaction type
and three fields consisting of a work order number, part number,
and due date.
The conditions that turn the laser on and off. See also Edge Trigger
mode and Level Trigger mode.
Terminate and stay resident program. A DOS program that remains
loaded in conventional memory after you have terminated it. You
must explicitly unload the TSR if you want to free the conventional
memory it is using.
The amount of time a polled device waits after receiving a character
before transmitting any response to the controller.
A type of cable used to connect the controller directly to an IBM
host. Twinaxial cables consist of an outer layer of insulation,
an outer conductor, another insulating layer, and two side-by-side
center conductors. See also coaxial.
Two of Five Code
See 2 of 5 Code.
Transmit end of message first character. Enables or disables the
transmission of the TX EOM characters and/or indicates the end of
a data block in the data transmission event. Older Intermec products
may not include these protocol characters. Newer generation online
reader products implement these protocol acronyms.
Transmit end of message second character. Enables or disables the
second character of the TX EOM and indicates the end of a data block
in the data transmission event. Older Intermec products may not
include these protocol characters. Newer generation online reader
products implement these protocol acronyms.