Enable handheld scanners to decode the UPC/EAN barcodes with Supplementals

Article ID: 22157713

Issue / Question

Scanners unable to decode the UPC/EAN barcodes with Supplementals

Applicable To

All handheld scanners

Resolution / Answer

1. Refer to Product Reference Guide/User Guide


2. Search for "Decode UPC/EAN/JAN Supplementals"

3. Select Autodiscriminate UPC/EAN Supplementals
- the digital scanner decodes UPC/EAN symbols with supplemental characters immediately. 
- If the symbol does not have a supplemental, the digital scanner must decode the bar code the number of times set via UPC/EAN/JAN Supplemental Redundancy  before transmitting its data to confirm that there is no supplemental.


Additional Notes : 
1. Ignore UPC/EAN with Supplementals
- the digital scanner is presented with a UPC/EAN plus supplemental symbol, the digital scanner decodes UPC/EAN and ignores the supplemental characters.

2. Decode UPC/EAN with Supplementals
- the digital scanner only decodes UPC/EAN symbols
with supplemental characters, and ignores symbols without supplementals.

+ Applicable Products

  • DS1000
  • DS1001
  • DS2208-HC
  • DS2208-SR
  • DS2278-HC
  • DS2278-SR
  • DS3407 Handheld Scanner
  • DS3408 Handheld Scanner
  • DS3478
  • DS3478-SF Handheld Scanner
  • DS3500-ER Series
  • DS3508 Series of Rugged 1D 2D Imager Scanners
  • DS3608-DP DS3678-DP Ultra Rugged Scanners
  • DS3608-DPA
  • DS3608-DPX
  • 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
  • DS3678-DPA
  • DS3678-DPX
  • DS4208
  • DS4208-HC Handheld 2D Imager for Healthcare Applications
  • DS4308-XD 1D 2D Extreme Density Imager Scanner
  • DS457 Series
  • DS4608-DL
  • DS4608-DPE
  • DS4608-HC
  • DS4608-HD
  • DS4608-SR
  • DS4608-XD
  • DS4800 Series
  • DS6700
  • DS6707
  • DS6707-DP Handheld DPM Digital Imager Scanner
  • DS6707-DS6708
  • DS6707-HD Handheld Digital Imager Scanner
  • DS6708
  • DS6878-DL
  • DS6878-HC
  • DS6878-SR Cordless Bluetooth 2D Imager
  • DS8108-HC
  • DS8108-SR
  • DS8178-HC
  • DS8178-SR
  • DS9208 Omnidirectional Hands-Free Presentation Imager
  • DS9808-R
  • DS9908-HD
  • DS9908-SR
  • DS9908R-HD
  • DS9908R-SR
  • LI2208
  • LI2208-HC
  • LI2208-HC Healthcare Scanner
  • LI3608-ER
  • LI3608-SR
  • LI3678-ER
  • LI3678-SR
  • LI4278
  • LS3400 Handheld Scanner
  • LS3408 Handheld Scanner
  • LS3408-ER Rugged Bar Code Scanner
  • LS3408-FZ Rugged Bar Code Scanner
  • LS3578-ER Rugged Bar Code Scanner
  • LS3578-FZ Rugged Bar Code Scanner
  • MS4717
  • MT2000 Mobile Terminals
  • Symbol CS4070-HC Companion Scanner
  • Symbol DS 6708-DL Handheld Imager Scanner
  • Symbol DS3578 Series
  • Symbol DS4308
  • Symbol DS4308-HC
  • Symbol DS4308P
  • Symbol DS6700 1D 2D Imager Scanner
  • Symbol DS7708
  • Symbol DS9808 Hybrid Presentation Imager
  • Symbol LS1203 General Purpose Bar Code Scanner
  • Symbol LS1203-HD General Purpose Handheld Scanner
  • Symbol LS2208 General Purpose Bar Code Scanner
  • Symbol LS3008 Rugged Bar Code Scanner
  • Symbol LS4208 General Purpose Bar Code Scanner
  • Symbol LS7708 General Purpose Presentation Scanner
  • Symbol LS7808 General Purpose Bar Code Scanner