2D codes reporting Unknown or Not applicable Identifier Type when using (IBM Table-Top USB / IBM Hand-Held USB /OPOS)

Article ID: 36688992

Issue / Question

Why my 2D scanner is sending unknown or not applicable type as identifier for my 2D barcodes when connected over USB OPOS or USB IBM Hand-Held  / IBM Table-Top

Applicable To

DS9808 MP6000 DS8100 DS2200 DS3608/DS3678 MP7000 DS9908 DS7708 DS4308 DS4208 DS9208 DS4800 DS457

Resolution / Answer


IBM Specification Version
The IBM USB interface specification version selected defines how code types are reported over the IBM USB interface.
From The scanner Product Reference Guide under USB interface > IBM Specification Version

Select IBM Specification Level Version 0 (Original) and default settings to send the following code types as Unknown:
• Data Matrix
 • GS1 Data Matrix
• QR Code
 • GS1 QR
 • MicroQR Code
• Aztec
Select IBM Specification Level Version 2.2 to send the code types with the appropriate IBM identifiers.

+ Applicable Products

  • DS2200 Series
  • DS3608-DP DS3678-DP Ultra Rugged Scanners
  • DS3608-DPA
  • DS3608-ER DS3678-ER Ultra Rugged Scanners
  • DS3608-HD DS3678-HD Ultra Rugged Scanners
  • DS3608-HP DS3678-HP Ultra Rugged Scanners
  • DS3608-SR DS3678-SR Ultra Rugged Scanners
  • DS4208
  • DS457 Series
  • DS4800 Series
  • DS8100 Series
  • DS9208 Omnidirectional Hands-Free Presentation Imager
  • DS9908-HD
  • DS9908-SR
  • MP6000 Scanner Scale
  • MP7000 Multi-Plane Scanner
  • Symbol DS4308
  • Symbol DS7708
  • Symbol DS9808 Hybrid Presentation Imager