Manufacturer: Cognex Corporation
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 211.1 MB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 3.2.1 / 18 Mar 2009
This hardware component is a type of handheld scanning device. Unlike conventional scanners that transform paper bound documents to their digital counterpart, the DataMan 700 series COM port is used as a type of ID code reader. This is commonly found in supermarket checkouts, drugstores, and convenience stores among others. In a sense it also converts the paper based bar codes into their digital counterpart in order to be read from a stored database file. The main difference is that this type of scanning device is normally used for security and authentication procedures rather than archiving. The device driver of this particular hardware component must be properly installed into the host computer system in order to properly operate. In most instances the deployment of the DataMan 700 series COM port is based on its operation with a customized software application. The device driver is partly responsible for maintaining the established link on the communication port where data exchange occurs.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
When an ID or a bar code is scanned, the read information is sent by the DataMan 700 series COM port to the communication port of the host computer system. From there the operating system environment sends the data to the associated software application. Once received it is verified against a database file to establish authenticity. The result is then sent to the display subsystem to render the information to the computer user via the display monitor. All of these processes occur in the background at increased speeds without involving the computer user with the technical details. All in all these transactions are completed in a matter of one to two seconds due to the communication link that is established with all the elements involved in the process. In this context the device driver of the DataMan 700 series COM port is partly responsible for establishing, checking, and maintaining this communication link. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and DataMan 700 series COM port errors before installing any driver updates.