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    Eclipse.net Barcode Scanner?

    Our barcode scanner that we use for eclipse.net has broken Does anyone know a cheap place to buy one which works with eclipse?

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    Since our librarian hated the scanner that came with Eclipse.net we ended up buying a new one off of insight and sending it off to MLS to be setup to work correctly.

    Before we purchased we checked that they were pretty sure they'd be able to get it to work though. Hope that helps

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    When we renewed our subscription, we bought a new scanner from Eclipse - also meant we went from PS2+serial to USB.

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    We are about to buy the webparts, and we also need a new one.

    I believe it's around £260 and that is from MicroLib

    James.

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    Do microlib sell them online? I have looked on their website and can't find anything
    Soulfish, don't suppose you have that old one knocking about do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee91 View Post
    Do microlib sell them online? I have looked on their website and can't find anything
    Soulfish, don't suppose you have that old one knocking about do you?
    Not Sure, But I can PM you the details for the contact i have there :-)

    James.

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    That would be great, thanks

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    MLS only sell one kind of barcode scanner. It's not really very good (our librarian hated it!).

    As Soulfish said, we got ours off insight. If you contact your account manager (Laura Smith did ours) - she will take the scanner and get it programmed for you. This was done for us free of charge and then sent back. Very helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee91 View Post
    That would be great, thanks
    PM Sent.

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    We've got a wireless one which we use with Alice, although are considering moving to Eclipse - it hadn't occurred to me that it might not work, will make sure we check that...

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    Wasp scanner

    We've just this week bought a Wasp WCS 3905 scanner from Misco (link), and found that whilst the scanner itself works and will read a barcode, it doesn't seem to fully work in Eclipse. There is an barcode config dialog in Eclipse where you can scan a barcode and it'll tell you if a config exists - it doesn't find one for the new Wasp scanner and even making a custom entry doesn't work (it finds a config obviously when using the old scanner though).

    We can scan for books when in the catalogue and it picks it up, but struggles to detect the book when in the circulate area. It seems with the Wasp scanner, it adds a carriage return after the barcode whereas the old scanner didn't and added a tab/bullet point before the number - whether this makes any difference I don't know!

    Any suggestions what we could do? Are these scanners reprogrammable (I can't see any drivers)? We have contacted MLS but they are slow in responding and our librarian would like it sorted asap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgsmith View Post
    We've just this week bought a Wasp WCS 3905 scanner from Misco (link), and found that whilst the scanner itself works and will read a barcode, it doesn't seem to fully work in Eclipse. There is an barcode config dialog in Eclipse where you can scan a barcode and it'll tell you if a config exists - it doesn't find one for the new Wasp scanner and even making a custom entry doesn't work (it finds a config obviously when using the old scanner though).

    We can scan for books when in the catalogue and it picks it up, but struggles to detect the book when in the circulate area. It seems with the Wasp scanner, it adds a carriage return after the barcode whereas the old scanner didn't and added a tab/bullet point before the number - whether this makes any difference I don't know!

    Any suggestions what we could do? Are these scanners reprogrammable (I can't see any drivers)? We have contacted MLS but they are slow in responding and our librarian would like it sorted asap!
    The best thing to do has to be contacting MLS - hassle your account manager, that's what we did!

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    Most scanners come with a book of barcodes that you scan to configure it - changes things like carriage returns, start markers etc.

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    I have to work with particularly picky librarians and they insist on having the bulky, cumbersome MLS scanners that cost a ridiculous amount of money. I did get them 2 WASP scanners for about £60 each and MLS sent us the setup codes which made them work perfectly IMHO.

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    Any chance you could send those barcodes? I have looked in the book config although unless you know exactly how it is meant to be setup, it's a little tricky! It seems you can add things before and after (as I said the old scanner added bullet points) but understanding it seems harder than first thought..



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