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    asset tagging / barcode scanner

    Been asked to look into getting a barcode scanner and barcode tags for all our IT equipment. Our current access database is great, but when someone comes to borrow stuff the db isnt always updated. Thinking with a barcode scanner it will make it easier to log things in and out.

    Got a mailshot from Seton Duraguard which looks OK, if a bit pricey, but Ive got nothing to compare it to.

    Is there any other providers of such stuff you can recommend (preferebly multinational that will be available here?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    Been asked to look into getting a barcode scanner and barcode tags for all our IT equipment. Our current access database is great, but when someone comes to borrow stuff the db isnt always updated. Thinking with a barcode scanner it will make it easier to log things in and out.

    Got a mailshot from Seton Duraguard which looks OK, if a bit pricey, but Ive got nothing to compare it to.

    Is there any other providers of such stuff you can recommend (preferebly multinational that will be available here?)
    We used a standard library scanner with an access database. did the job fine

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    How do you set up access to read from the scanner?

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    Those library scanners do direct input as if they were a keyboard...

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    Avery do a couple of different types of tough label so you can print your own using a barcode font (you can download one for free). I think we had a metal-type one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kylewilliamson View Post
    Those library scanners do direct input as if they were a keyboard...
    Like he said. Just click your feild then scan

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    Look up Wasp Technologies, their scanners and software looks spot on

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    Quote Originally Posted by gshaw View Post
    Look up Wasp Technologies, their scanners and software looks spot on
    I found that barcode labels printed using the Wasp barcode printer were not very practical, the ink would just rub off them. The Wasp software was alright though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gshaw View Post
    Look up Wasp Technologies, their scanners and software looks spot on
    Yeah - we've just bought a couple of the cheap USB Wasp scanners for the library - they were pretty easy to set up (about £44 from Insight)

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    I use a datalogic heron usb scanner and print the labels from the avery software onto their triplebond labels.

    Ben

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    Yep, we use a USB Wasp scanner and print our own labels with a 3of9 font. Works absolutley fine.

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    Right,

    I might see if I can get hold of a USB scanner then and have a play with varios things.

    Cheers

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