Newland Barcode Scanning Device Integration
Devices with built in barcode scanners are built for speed and reliability that no camera barcode scanner can match.
We have worked with a number of devices with integrated barcode scanners to ensure that Kiosk Browser & Kiosk Launcher integrate with the barcode scanner in the best way possible.
Barcode scan results are "sent" in the form of keyboard input (HID) by default, however Kiosk Browser/Launcher automatically listens to scan events and the results are automatically processed by Kiosk Browser/Launcher. However there are scenarios where you may want to receive the results of scans differently or receive the data of multiple scans. To send the results directly to Kiosk Browser/Launcher follow the steps below:
Open Android Settings
Tap Scan Settings
Tap Output Mode
Select Output via API and tap OK
Receiving Result and loading via Barcode Redirect URL
If the barcode data scanned contains a URL then it will automatically load this within Kiosk Browser/Launcher. If the data is just a string i.e. a product code "9549548L". This data will be returned and appended to the end of the Barcode Redirect URL as specified in Settings. So if the redirect URL is http://www.android-kiosk.com/stock.php?productcode= the resulting URL after scanning would be http://www.android-kiosk.com/stock.php?productcode=9549548L.
Alternative method via URL variable %BARCODEDATA%
Consider a scenario where the barcode data needs to be placed elsewhere (not at the end of a url). In this instance you can use a URL such as:
The end result would be:
Updated on: 03/03/2021