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Input Options
TurboWedge 1 Input Port 1 Bar Code Wands, Lasers, CCD's, Bar Code Slots, etc.
  Input Port 2 Magnetic Stripe- Single/Dual Track
Serial RS 232 - Portable Terminals, Scales, etc.

TurboWedge 2 Input Port 1 Bar Code Wands, Lasers, CCD's, Bar Code Slots, etc.
  Input Port 2 Serial RS 232 - Portable Terminals, Scales, etc.
Bar Code Scanners - Wand Emulation
  Input Port 3 Magnetic Stripe - Single/Dual or Triple Track

Interface Options 

  • Keyboard Wedge
  • Serial RS 232 - Single Port
  • Serial RS 232 - In-Line (Dual Port)

The TurboWedge excels when it comes to input and output options. Input devices supported include bar code reader, Magnetic Stripe Readers and RS 232 input devices such as scales and portable terminals. Data passing through the TurboWedge can be decoded, edited and transmitted either as keyboard input or RS 232 ASCII. Wedge interface connections supported include all types of PC's and clones, as well a variety of other terminals from DEC, IBM, HP, Wyse, etc.

Installation of the wedge is simple and fast, simply plug between the keyboard and the terminal. For customization, the user can choose from seven different methods to program the TurboWedge set up parameters. Added to the traditional menu and cloning methods is serial or bar code batch, symbology validation, on-screen or Compsee's Windows based PC program WinCape.

As with all Compsee wedges, the TurboWedge contains the powerful editing features that allow the user to qualify the data input, inhibit invalid data from passing through and then format the output of the data to match the applications input screen


Interface Options
RS 232 - Single or Dual (In-Line) Port
Keyboard Wedge - Call for additional Interface Options
AT&T 6500
IBM PC XT/AT, PS/2, 3151, 3161, 3163, 3179-1, 3179-2, 3180-1,
3180-2, 3191, 3192, 3196, 3197, 3471, 3472, 3476, 3478, 3477, 3481, 3486, 3487
DEC 220, 320, 420
Decision Data 3776, 3496, 3497, 3596-122K, 3596-83K, 3596-102K
3781, 3776, 386, 387C
Hewlett Packard 700-43/60/92/96, 2392-A, HIL, Vectra
Memorex 1196, 1475, 2192
Telex 191, 78X, 79X, 80X, 1192,1196, 1476, 1197

Bar Code Symbologies
Auto-discriminates between the following symbologies
Code 3 of 9 Extended  Code 3 of 9 UPC A
Interleaved 2 of 5 Industrial 2 of 5 UPC E
Codabar Code 11 EAN/JAN 8
Code 128 Plessey EAN/JAN 13
Code 93 Matrix 2 of 5

Input Options
Bar Code Readers
    - Non-Contact Lasers
Presentation (Slot) Scanners
    - Contact Wands
Bar Code Slot
Magnetic Stripe Readers
    Single Track 1, 2 or 3
    Dual Track 1 & 2, 1 & 3 or 2 & 3
    Triple Track 1, 2 & 3 (TurboWedge 2 Only)
RS 232 Auxiliary Input
    Portable Terminals
Slot Scanners

Length 3.65"
Height 1.10"
Width 3.75"
Weight 3.5 oz.

Power Requirements

    Power is consumed from the terminal on most keyboard interfaces. An external 9 Volt power supply is required for some terminal interfaces and for RS 232 communications.
Environmental Characteristics
Operating Temperature +32° F to +122° F   (-5° C to +40° C) 
Non­Operating Temperature -77° F to +140° F    (-20° C to +65° C)
Relative Humidity To 95% (Non­Condensing)
Electrostatic Discharge 15KV to any external surface 
EMC Regulations FCC and CE

Keyboard Wedge Programming

The TurboWedge programmability lets the user customize by defining data input validation and data output formatting

Program Modes

    Default All  Reset to Factory Defaults
    Bar Code Menu Program by scanning individual bar codes for menu selection
    Bar Code Batch Combine multiple program selections into one bar code for program scanning
    Serial Batch Program selections are communicated to the unit via the RS 232 Port
    On-Screen  For PC's only. Menus are displayed on the screen and selections made and transmitted via the keyboard with the unit attached as a keyboard wedge
    WinCape  PC Based Program
    Wedge Clone  Copy the program from one wedge to another
    Symbology Validation Program the unit to read only specific bar code types and lengths
General Parameters
Terminal Type Keyboard Type
Numeric Keypad Intercharacter Delay
Beeper Volume Interfunction Delay
Mag Track Selection Set Pause Time
Scale Solicit Record Laser with Marker Beam
Output Edited Records Only Turbo Mode Wyse/HP
Laser with Auto Sense Turbo Mode Wyse/HP

Bar Code Input Parameters
Preamble - (Up to 16 Characters or Functions) 
Postamble - (Up to 16 Characters or Functions)
Embedded Function Code Code Identification
AutoScan MultiScan
Redundancy  Code ID Transmit
Code Enable/Disable Code Length
Check Digit Checks Start/Stop Transmit
Check Digit Transmit

Serial Parameters
Baud Rate Parity
Word Length Stop Bits
Input RS232 Protocol Dual Port Protocol
Record Terminator Fixed Length Enable
Transmit Path Embedded Function Codes

Input/Output Data Edit Parameters
Qualify by Port Add Data
Qualify by Symbology Delete Data
Qualify by Length Reformat Data
Qualify by Data Match Define 2 Output Formats

Keyboard Mapping Parameters
Single Key Positions Data Records
Multiple Key Positions Function Records

Examples - User Programming
1) Qualify by Length, Symbology and 2 Match Positions
- If Code 3 of 9 - Position 4 = M 
- 12 Digits - Position 7 = T
Output Format =  Ignore Match Characters, Insert Tab and Enter 
Input Record =  192M74T93842
Output Format =  192<Tab>7493842<Enter>
2) Qualify by Symbology and 1 Match Position
- If Code 128 - Position 8 = 5
- Variable Length
Output Format = Ignore Match Character, Insert Data and Function Codes
Input Record = 00433005920000223
Output Format = 0043300<F9><9001><Enter> 920000223<ALT"B">