Symbol CS1504 Keychain Barcode Memory Scanner Answered
A couple of years ago at work I purchased this little keyring barcode reader http://www.symbol.com/product.php?productID=204
It's a great little thing. It comes with no software so I paid to download some reading software (don't know what I did with it) which had fairly limited functionality it would show me the date and time of reading, the type of barcode format and the barcode number.
What I really want to do with this now is use it for asset checking. I want to put a barcode on every door in my building and an asset number barcode on every asset. That way when the yearly audit comes round I can nip from room to room and scan the door and then all the assets. Come back to a PC and download - Room ID, Asset ID and a date and time stamp.
But what I really want this to do is to just pull the description data associated with the asset number from so sort of table. The developer software is freely available... but I don't want to learn Pearl or any other language just for this... If someone made a little open source app... I'd pay for it (as long as it was like the budgy) If you could compile a little app for the Symbol how cool it would be!