Stock Taking Barcode Scanner

Shop owners often ask how they can simplify their Stock Taking procedures using a barcode scanner. I will try my best to explain how it works and how it makes stock taking easier.

Using a Portable Data Terminal

A Portable Data Terminal like the Cipherlab 8200 or 8001 is ideal. For the purpose of explanation I will refer to the Cipherlab 8200. The 8001 works exactly the same, the 8001 is just the entry level product and has a smaller memory capacity.

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How to install the Cipherlab 8001

A short tutorial on how to install the Cipherlab 8001 and 8200 on your computer. This covers the USB kit, the RS232 model is slightly simpler.

Install the USB Drivers

First download USB Drivers (CP210x_VCP_Windows_v6.7) and install. This will install the USB Driver needed to make the Cipherlab 8001 communicate with your PC via the USB Port. It creates a virtual com port which we will get the number of shortly.

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