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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2002

    Unanswered: Help?? SERIAL PORTS

    I am trying to create a program that will communicate with my magnetic stripe reader and I'm not sure where to start. Right now I'm just trying to write a code that will turn the red LED light on. The reader is connected to COM1 and it requires that the program sends out a code like so: <ESC><85>. Can someone help me get started? Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Gouda, Netherlands
    I did something simular once with a serial barcode printer..

    What I did is make some text files containing different escape sequences (look in the manual for those sequences) and then I used the dos print commando to send it to the printer.

    Something like c:\>print esc1.txt > com1:

    As soon as that works, you call the same dos command from within your database..

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