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Scanning Barcode Labels - Can the audible beeps produced by the barcode scanner be disabled within the LIMS-Plus application?

Title:

Scanning Barcode Labels - Can the audible beeps produced by the barcode scanner be disabled within the LIMS-Plus application?

Affected Users:

LIMS Administrators, Lab Analysts, Evidence Technicians

Description:

When scanning the barcode for evidence to be included in a transfer, a loud beeping noise emits from the PC when the evidence transfer is successful. This occurs even if the volume setting on the PC is set to “mute”.

Root Cause:

Barcode scanners send signals to the computer speaker when transferring evidence. A Sound card installed within a computer is not involved in the beep. Since the sound card is not involved, adjusting the volume level in windows has no effect. The computer speaker is found within the computer case and is connected to the motherboard directly.

Scenario:

Evidence technician scanning in multiple barcode labels in repetition.

Resolution:

In order to stay in compliance of Section 508, the audible indicators (beeps) produced when scanning barcodes within LIMS cannot be disabled from within the application.

For more information about Section 508, please visit http://www.section508.gov/

Symbol/Motorola scanners such as LS2208 do provide an option where the volume can be lowered.  If you are looking to make similar changes to your barcode scanner, please refer to your device manufacturer. Please refer your respective state law and laboratory standard operating procedures with respect to Section 508. Changes to the barcode scanner properties are not controlled within the LIMS application.

Fielded Statements:

Can I turn off the barcode beep when transferring evidence?

Can the audible beeps produced when transferring evidence within LIMS be disabled within the LIMS application?

Is there a setting within the LIMS-plus application that disables the audible beeps when transferring evidence.

When transferring evidence, the barcode scanner produces a long loud beep, can this be disabled within LIMS?

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