Configuring barcode scanners for use with the Fixed Assets Inventory module

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If you are running Fixed Assets CS through Virtual Office CS or SaaS, follow these steps to configure a barcode scanner for use with the Fixed Assets Inventory module.

Notes

  • You can open applications through Virtual Office CS or SaaS by clicking the Applications link in the navigation pane and then clicking the appropriate icon. If you don’t see these items, you don’t have access to applications through Virtual Office CS or SaaS.
  • The Fixed Assets Inventory module is licensed separately from the Fixed Assets CS application.
  • The barcode scanner must have a serial connection (standard RS-232) or USB connection to your computer to work with the Inventory module. Refer to the manual from the scanner manufacturer to determine the scanner type.
  1. In the Virtual Office CS or SaaS installation of Fixed Assets CS, open a client and then open an active inventory.
  2. In the Inventory module, choose Setup > Barcode Scanner.
  3. In the Barcode Scanner Settings dialog:
    • For scanners with serial connections (standard RS-232), select the appropriate setting from the Baud drop-down list. Refer to the manual from the scanner manufacturer to determine the appropriate setting.

      Note: RS-232 barcode scanners must be configured locally to use COM1.

    • For scanners with USB connections, refer to the manual from the scanner manufacturer to verify that the scanner emulates COM1 and to determine the scanner’s baud rate. Then, select the appropriate baud rate from Baud drop-down list.

      Note: Barcode scanners with USB connections must support COM port emulation.

  4. Select the label layout that you used to print the barcodes from the Asset label layout name drop-down list.

    Note: The label layout you printed most recently appears in this field by default.

  5. From the Barcoded field drop-down list, select the field you used to generate barcodes when you printed asset labels. The available selections are based on the selection in the Asset label layout name field.

    Note: The field you used to generate bar codes most recently appears in this field by default.

  6. Click OK to save the settings.

If you have questions about using barcode scanners with the Inventory module, see the Fixed Assets CS topic Configuring barcode scanner settings for the Fixed Assets Inventory module.

Related topic: Overview of the Virtual Office CS or SaaS environment

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