Generic Barcode Reader

Barcode Readers in the industrial environment

Barcode readers, connected via RS232 to the COM port of the PC, are the simplest variant of barcode readers in industrial environments. These barcode readers normally supply a character string with the barcode information after the scan. The OPC Router Plug-in for generic bar code readers enables the reception and further processing of the character string.

Gen. Barcode Reader

Bringing Industry 4.0 to life with Barcode Readers

  • Achieving more with coupled systems:
    If the barcode reader is connected to the OPC Router, the scan data can be transferred directly to other systems.
  • Industry 4.0 with Barcode Reader:
    The simple scan can have far-reaching consequences due to the transmission of the data through the OPC Router. Processes can make immediate decisions based on the identification made and the information about it. This achieves the goal of networked and self-controlling production in Industry 4.0.
  • About OPC Router:
    The OPC Router offers a visual network configuration interface for successful cross-linking of your systems. A high variety of Plug-ins turns the OPC Router into a powerful data hub for industrial applications.Easy configuration, sophisticated monitoring and robustness are main distinguishing features of the OPC Router.

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Connecting Systems with the OPC Router OPC UA Client Plug-in


The Generic Barcode Reader Plug-in does not have a transfer object, since the data is made available by the trigger object after receipt.


The Generic Barcode Reader Plug-in provides a receive trigger for barcodes. After receipt, the transfer is triggered and the barcode including all basic data is available in a data field.


The Generic Barcode Reader Plug-in does not use browsing.

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