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We make it easier to communicate Communicating to ASCII devices can be a hassle with some control systems, but the Productivity3000 controller's user-friendly design makes that job easier. Follow along in this example to set up communications with a bar code scanner: • Connect the scanner to one of the Productivity3000 CPU's embedded serial ports • Configure the port through the FREE Productivity Suite programming software. Intuitive dialog boxes let you set parameters such as baud rate, stop bits, and the protocol in this case, ASCII/Custom - using selection menus. • Configure the ladder logic instruction "ASCII IN" - define number of characters, assign the destination memory, and update the program in the controller. • You're ready to read data from the scanner. It's that easy! Watch the bar code scanner tutorial and other informative videos to learn why ... Performance + Value =

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