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Barcode scanners and cameras that work well with the Pedias

Postby Nora » Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:32 am

There are a few barcode scanners we usually recommend when users ask but I'm sure we could expand that list with even more recommendations. I'd like to make this the 'go to' post for new users or those in the market for a barcode scanner. Here are the scanners we either use ourselves and or have heard good things about from other users:

CueCat (can be had for cheap on eBay, regular or modified version works with the Pedias)
Flic Microvision (either with USB or Bluetooth connection)
Serialio LaserChamp
Peninsula Phoenix II

If you're using a different scanner, please post about it here. Of course, if you came across a scanner that didn't work well with the Pedias, include that too! Thanks :)
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Re: Barcode scanners that work well with the Pedias

Postby verdejt » Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:32 pm

I use the iSight camera. I have the mid 2007 20" iMac and the iSight works just fine as does a declawed cuecat.
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Re: Barcode scanners that work well with the Pedias

Postby mbruns » Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:50 am

Nora, would you recommend the Intelliscanner?

I've never been able to get my CueCat to scan (it lights up, so it's "awake," but it won't read any barcodes).

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Re: Barcode scanners that work well with the Pedias

Postby Nora » Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:12 am

I haven't tried the Intelliscanner so I can't really tell you much about it apart from what I can find on the web. (Judging from the tech specs it should work fine with the Pedias.) One of our users switched from IntelliScanner's media library to the Pedias and I asked him if he had any experience with the Intelliscanner and the Pedias but so far I haven't heard back. I'll let you know if I find out anything else.
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Re: Barcode scanners that work well with the Pedias

Postby tontonfranz » Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:01 am

Hi,
as I still have (too) many problems with the build-in iSight and that I don't find a cueCat at a reasonable price in Europe, I was wondering if you have any feedback (does it works with the Pedias, is it good, etc...) on this low price barcode scanner: ZEBEX Z-3010-B CCD
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Re: Barcode scanners that work well with the Pedias

Postby alexvl » Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:53 pm

Hi,

I just started scanning my collection last friday and so far no problem after adding 1500 DVDs with a Datalogic Touch65 Light - USB. It cost me 50 EUR + VAT with the USB cable. http://www.scanning.datalogic.com/sitefiles/touch.aspx

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Re: Barcode scanners and cameras that work well with the Pedias

Postby Nora » Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:26 am

Apparently the Logitech Quickcam Vision Pro (a camera, not a barcode scanner) works well too.
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Re: Barcode scanners and cameras that work well with the Pedias

Postby tontonfranz » Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:01 am

Hi ,
Thanks a lot for your answers, I will try my logitech webcams (I don't know why I didn't think about it) and give you feed back on the 2 models I own (if you're interested). If it's not working I will search for the Touch 65.
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Re: Barcode scanners and cameras that work well with the Pedias

Postby Nora » Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:59 am

I will try my logitech webcams (I don't know why I didn't think about it) and give you feed back on the 2 models I own (if you're interested)


Definitely let us know how it goes.
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Re: Barcode scanners and cameras that work well with the Pedias

Postby tontonfranz » Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:03 am

Hi,
I have a stupid question :roll:
I manage to get my quickcam pro 4000 working on my Mac with macam. But how do you tell DvdPedia, for example, to use it to scan and not the build-in iSight (I'm on a Macbook 2007)?
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Re: Barcode scanners and cameras that work well with the Pedias

Postby Conor » Sun Oct 19, 2008 3:10 pm

That is a tough question. DVDpedia uses the camera that the Mac OS X system provides and there is no way to turn off the built-in iSight, that I know of. If you happen to have your built-in iSight busy, then the system might provide the Quickcam as an alternative. Try running PhotoBooth with the built-in iSIght and then DVDpedia at the same time.
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Re: Barcode scanners and cameras that work well with the Pedias

Postby Bruce » Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:17 am

Howdy. You list the Microvision Flic as working well. But they seem to have replaced the Flic with the ROV? Is that still a good choice? Many thanks ... y'all have a good weekend.
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Re: Barcode scanners and cameras that work well with the Pedias

Postby Conor » Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:12 am

We haven't tried the ROV but it should work just as well as the Flic. I would be very surprised if they changed the interface and made it incompatible with all the systems already out there. If you buy one, do let us know.
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Symbol barcode reader seems OK

Postby fpy » Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:18 pm

I've just bought an used Symbol handheld barcode reader, which work perfectly with Pedias.

My model is LS1908T, but I presume other types are OK. I used model 2208 barcodes to program my reader (keyboard language emulation, "enter" command..)
Everything fine. Much faster and accurate than the build iSight!!!
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Re: Barcode scanners and cameras that work well with the Pedias

Postby onno » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:13 pm

alexvl already said the "Datalogic Touch 65 Light" works.
I can confirm that the "Datalogic Touch 90 Light" also works very well.
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