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Old 07-21-07, 03:16 PM
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UPC scanning with Infrared PDA port?

Is it possible to use an Infrared port on a PDA to record UPC info, say in conjunction with DVD profiler or some other program?
Old 07-23-07, 02:48 AM
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Nope. Irda ports are (were?) for sharing data back and forth between devices - say exchanging "virtual business cards" between PDAs or printing to an Irda printer from a laptop without having to connect to the network or carry a parallel cable around.

They require a transmitter and a receiver. UPC codes have neither. You need a full blown barcode scanner. Too bad Que Cats went away!
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you can get a decent basic usb barcode scanner on ebay for cheap.
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You could get an add on for your PDA that scans barcodes:

http://www.scansmart.com/catalog/pda-scanner.asp

Or you could get an all in one unit:

http://www.scansmart.com/catalog/palm.asp

Only $1,300 for the all in one. What a deal...
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You can buy USB-modified Cuecats still
http://www.amazon.com/USB-Modified-Cue-Barcode-Reader/dp/B0006SJTOY/ref=pd_bbs_2/105-4280522-3843609?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1191875970&sr=8-2
http://search.ebay.com/search/search...cat&category0=

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