Configuring trigger mode for Presentation (Blink Mode)

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Issue / Question

How can I configure my scanner to decode barcodes in its field of view without pulling the trigger?
Can the scanner be configured so it auto decodes the barcode without pressing the scan button?
How can I change or remove the Auto Aim trigger mode feature on my scanner?

Applicable To

LI2208, DS22x8, 3600, DS81x8, DS46x8, DS43x8, DS9908

Resolution / Answer

By default, standard (level) is enabled. To enable the presentation mode, scan the Presentation (Blink) barcode.


Presentation (Blink) - The scanner activates decode processing when it detects a barcode in its field of view. After a period of non-use, the scanner enters a low power mode, in which the LEDs turn off until the scanner senses motion. 

There are other two types of trigger modes which are Standard (Level) and Auto Aim:  

  • Standard (Level) - A trigger pull activates decode processing. Decode processing continues until the barcode decodes, you release the trigger, or the Decode Session Timeout occurs.
  • Auto Aim - This trigger mode projects the aiming dot when you lift the scanner. A trigger pull activates decode processing. After 5 seconds of inactivity, the aiming dot shuts off. 
If you are looking for the same feature for your LS2208, do visit the following link for more details: 

+ Applicable Products

  • DS2208-HC
  • DS2208-SR
  • DS2278-HC
  • DS2278-SR
  • DS4608-DL
  • DS4608-DPE
  • DS4608-HC
  • DS4608-HD
  • DS4608-SR
  • DS4608-XD
  • DS4608-XK
  • DS8108-HC
  • DS8108-SR
  • DS8178-HC
  • DS8178-SR
  • DS9908-HD
  • DS9908-SR
  • DS9908R-HD
  • DS9908R-SR
  • LI2208
  • LI2208-HC
  • LI2208-HC Healthcare Scanner
  • Symbol DS4308
  • Symbol DS4308-HC
  • Symbol DS4308P