From W to Z
Wide area network, which is distributed over a large area and involves
routing nodes. Compare to LAN.
See wand scanner.
A handheld scanning device used as a contact bar code or OCR reader.
One of two ways to boot the reader; compare to cold boot. A warm
boot performs the power-on self test (POST) to ensure that the hardware
and peripherals are operational, runs CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT,
and displays the DOS prompt. The contents of both conventional memory
and the physical RAM drive (drive E) remain intact. You may warm
boot the reader to execute startup files, such as AUTOEXEC.BAT,
that have changed. You may also warm boot to start Interlnk.
A bar code reader that connects to a PC. The wedge lets you scan
bar code and enters the data into the PC as if it were typed at
wide to narrow
The comparison of the widest bar in a bar code symbol to the narrowest
bar. Expressed as a ratio such as 2:1 or 2.5:1.
Wireless local area network. A flexible data communication system
implemented as an extension to, or alternative for, a wired LAN
within a building or campus. Using electromagnetic waves, a WLAN
transmits and receives data through the air, minimizing the need
for wired connections. A WLAN combines data connectivity with user
mobility, which enables mobile LANs through simplified configuration.
Warehouse management systems. Software that integrates mechanical
and human activities with an information system to effectively manage
warehouse business processes and direct warehouse activities. These
systems automate receiving, put away, picking, and shipping in warehouses
and can prompt workers to do inventory cycle counts. Most support
radio-frequency communications, allowing real-time data transfer
between the system and warehouse personnel.
Wireless Transport Protocol. WTP is a legacy protocol stack that
provides robust wireless connectivity between 1100, 1700, 6400,
5900, and 6550 terminals and the associated controllers. WTP is
also an efficient protocol stack that overcomes many of the limitations
associated with assigning an IP address to each terminal. Large
customers have selected WTP to minimize the impact of managing IP
The width of the narrowest element in a bar code symbol. An element
can be a bar or a space.
A protocol that allows you to send commands to and communicate through
Defines a character that disables the transmission event. The receiving
device sends XOFF when its receive buffers are nearly full of data.
Older Intermec products may not include these protocol characters.
Newer generation online reader products implement these protocol
Enables or disables XON/XOFF flow control and defines a character
that reenables transmission when the device can receive data again
after an XOFF. Older Intermec products may not include these protocol
characters. Newer generation online reader products implement these
A type of software flow control for communication between digital
devices. It stops the host from sending data when the device buffer
fills up (XOFF) and starts it again when the buffer empties (XON).
The achieved width of the narrow elements, calculated as the average
of the average narrow bar width and the average narrow space width.ank.