Emulating a COM/Serial Port Over USB using CDC driver

Article ID: 54574790

Issue / Question

How Do I Emulate a COM/Serial Port Over USB?

Applicable To

Supported DCS products, refer to the USB CDC Driver for Windows page or the user guide of the scanner.

* If using DS3578 or LS3578 , Bluetooth FIPs cradle part # STB3578-CF007WR must be used

Resolution / Answer

To emulate a COM port over a USB connection, please follow these steps


  1. Download ONE of the following files based on the architecture of your Windows computer from USB CDC Driver for Windows page:

     - 64 Bit COM Emulation Drivers
     - 32 Bit COM Emulation Drivers

  2. Install the downloaded file.
 
  3. Reboot the host.

  4. Scan the following bar code

      
      

  5. Your scanner should now show up in Device Manager with a COM port number.

+ Applicable Products

  • DS2200 Series
  • DS3508 Series of Rugged 1D 2D Imager Scanners
  • DS3608-DP DS3678-DP Ultra Rugged Scanners
  • 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
  • DS6607 Handheld Scanner
  • DS6707
  • DS6707-DS6708
  • DS6708
  • DS6878-SR Cordless Bluetooth 2D Imager
  • DS8100 Series
  • DS9208 Omnidirectional Hands-Free Presentation Imager
  • LI2208
  • LI36X8-SR
  • LI4278
  • LS3578-FZ Rugged Bar Code Scanner
  • LS9203i General Purpose Bar Code Scanner
  • LS9208i General Purpose Bar Code Scanner
  • Platform SDK MT2000
  • Symbol DS3578 Series
  • Symbol DS4308
  • Symbol DS7708
  • Symbol DS9808 Hybrid Presentation Imager
  • Symbol LS1203 General Purpose Bar Code Scanner
  • Symbol LS2208 General Purpose Bar Code Scanner
  • Symbol LS4208 General Purpose Bar Code Scanner
  • Symbol LS4278 Cordless General Purpose Bar Code Scanner
  • Symbol LS7708 General Purpose Presentation Scanner
  • Symbol LS7808 General Purpose Bar Code Scanner
  • Symbol LS9203 General Purpose Bar Code Scanner
  • Symbol LS9208 General Purpose Bar Code Scanner