Configuring barcode scanner settings for the Fixed Assets Inventory module

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Perform the following steps to configure a barcode scanner for use with the Fixed Assets Inventory module.


  1. In the desktop installation of Fixed Assets CS, open a client.
  2. Open an active inventory.
  3. In the Fixed Assets Inventory module, choose Setup > Barcode Scanner.
  4. In the Barcode Scanner Settings dialog, perform one of the following steps.

    • For RS-232 (serial) barcode scanners, select the COM Port option and then select the appropriate settings from the Port and Baud drop-down lists. Refer to the scanner manufacturer's manual to determine the proper settings.
    • For POS-compliant barcode scanners, select the OPOS option and then select the name of the scanner from the Device Name drop-down list. If no devices are listed, verify the scanner software has been installed. It may be necessary to install an updated scanner driver from the manufacturer’s website.

      Note: The OPOS option is not available in a Virtual Office CS environment.

  5. From the Asset label layout name drop-down list, select the label you used to print the barcodes.

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

  6. 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 label layout you printed most recently appears in this field by default.

  7. Click OK to save the settings.

Related topics:

Support: You first need to verify if the firm is licensed for the Inventory module in Flash or EMS. If they are, have the user download their licenses. If the firm encounters issues downloading their licenses, you can download the firm's license, rename their DWNAME.DAT to DINVNAME.DAT, and then email the license file you created to the firm.

Never walk an external user through renaming their DWNAME.DAT license. This is to be completed internally only if a firm is having problems with downloading their licenses. If the firm is not licensed for the Inventory Module, you will need to submit an EMS Help Desk ticket so that the license can be made available to the firm through CS Connect. If the firm does not license the Inventory Module and is interested in doing so please transfer the user to Sales (x751363).

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