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AML M4000 Laptop, Palmtop Decoder for Wands, CCDs and Lasers M4000 Laptop/Palmtop Decoder

The AML M4000 bar code reader allows you to easily add portable bar code scanning to your existing laptop computer by connecting to the RS-232 port. Special software is included which captures the bar code data and makes it appear as keyboard data, allowing you to add bar code scanning to existing applications without any software changes. With an internal 9V battery, the AML M4000 is completely portable.

Comes complete with decoder, manual, serial cable, and setup menu. Requires undecoded input device, sold separately.


  • Accepts wand, laser, CCDs or slot reader input
  • Audible beep indicates successful scan
  • Automatically recognizes different bar code types (auto-discriminates)
  • Bar Code data appears as if typed from the keyboard
  • Completely portable, no power cords necessary - uses an internal 9V battery
  • Easily programmed by scanning bar codes from the reader setup menu. Choose from over 150 different options to fully customize th
  • Highest first read rates achieved by using advanced decoding algorithms
  • Sends warning beep after 10 minutes of inactivity to alert user that power is still on
  • User programmable preambles and postamble up to 15 characters each

General Specifications

Bar Codes
Auto-discriminates between: Code 39, Extended Code 39 (full ASCII), Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC & EAN supplements, Code 128, Code 93, Code 11, Codabar, MSI/Plessey, Bookland EAN, ISBN, Logmars

Input Device
Laser, CCDs, Wand

4.6" L x 2.75" W x 1.0" H, 6.0oz (excluding cable), 32F -120F

Serial Port
Baud Rates: 300-38, 400 Connector: 9-pin D-Sub Data bits,: 7 or 8, Parity: None, odd, even, mark Protocol: XON / XOFF or None Interchanger Delay: 0-99 msec.

Special Keys
Function Keys F1-F10, Ctrl, Alt, Shift, Home, End, PgUp, PgDn, Ins, Del, Arrow Keys, Backspace, Tab, Enter, Esc

Termination Character
Carriage return (ENTER), carriage return & line feed, tab, user defined character, none

Two year, 30 day money-back-guarantee


Specifications and information subject to change without notice.

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