Scanning HIBC Barcodes

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Milfin, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. Milfin macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2008
    I have a macbook pro and using parallels.

    I'm having trouble with both OS reading (scanning) barcodes.
    Now if I scan the same barcode on a windows system it will read the barcode correctly..

    The barcodes are just regular HIBC format. What I'm seeing is that it does not reads some characters and changes + to *

    Can anyone help?
  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    I'm confused how you're scanning barcodes with your computer?
  3. arkitect macrumors 603


    Sep 5, 2005
    Bath, United Kingdom
    There are plenty of USB scanners available…
    Like these.
  4. Milfin thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2008
  5. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    I don't know if it will make a difference, but can you tell parallels (you can with Fusion) to directly attatch itself to the usb barcode device instead of accepting keyboard input from OS X?
  6. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2008
    if you really want to get that scanner working 100%, I say skip parallels, install XP, and use bootcamp.

    Stuff like that, from what Ive read, always has issues in a VM.

    Thats not to say you cant get it to work eventually the way you intend, or at all for that matter. My way is just easier :)

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