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Barcode Scanner Programming

***The barcode device must be plugged directly into the CHERRY keyboard for the following programming rules to apply. If you are using a separate keyboard wedge or the barcode device is plugged directly into the pc; Please contact the manufacturer of the Barcode device directly.

Important Note: When programming any of the following sequences, do not use the Numeric Keypad unless specified. Any numbers that you use for programming must be from the alphanumeric (QWERTY) side of the keyboard. After every line of code listed below, you should get a message. If not, immediately press the Enter key in the Numeric Keypad and start that programming string again.

Num Enter = The enter key from the Numeric Keypad
QWERTY Enter = The enter key from the alphanumeric section of the keyboard

Step 1:
Close all programs and open an editor such as Notepad or go to a DOS prompt.

Step 2:
Enter programming mode by holding down the following six key combination until you hear two beeps and ***MENU ENTRY*** is displayed in your editor.
Ctrl (left), Shift (left), Alt (left), Ctrl (right), Shift (right), Alt (right)

Step 3:
Program the Barcode Terminator:

If you are using the 9pin port on the back of the keyboard, do the following:
Press: T then 3 then QWERTY Enter (from the alphanumeric section of the keyboard) then Num Enter (from the Numeric Keypad)

If you are using the 6pin port on the side of the keyboard, do the following:
Press: T then 4 then QWERTY Enter (from the alphanumeric section of the keyboard) then Num Enter (from the Numeric Keypad)

Step 4:
Exit Programming Mode
Press: Spacebar (you should see ***MENU EXIT***)

***The barcode device must be plugged directly into the CHERRY keyboard for the following programming rules to apply. If you are using a separate keyboard wedge or the barcode device is plugged directly into the pc; Please contact the manufacturer of the barcode device directly.

Important Note: When programming any of the following sequences, do not use the Numeric Keypad unless specified. Any numbers that you use for programming must be from the alphanumeric (QWERTY) side of the keyboard.

Step 1:
Close all programs and open an editor such as Notepad or go to a DOS prompt.

Step 2:
Enter programming mode by:
Flip dipswitch #2 to “ON”
Flip dipswitch #3 to “ON”

**Dipswitches are located on the underside of the keyboard.

Step 3:
Program the Barcode Terminator:
Press: F1 then Ctrl plus T then Enter then F1

Step 4:
Exit Programming Mode:
Flip dipswitch #2 to “OFF”
Flip dipswitch #3 to “OFF”

***The barcode device must be plugged directly into the CHERRY keyboard for the following programming rules to apply. If you are using a separate keyboard wedge or the barcode device is plugged directly into the pc; Please contact the manufacturer of the Barcode device directly.

Important Note: When programming any of the following sequences, do not use the Numeric Keypad unless specified. Any numbers that you use for programming must be from the alphanumeric (QWERTY) side of the keyboard. After every line of code listed below, you should get a message. If not, immediately press the Enter key in the Numeric Keypad and start that programming string again.

Num Enter = The enter key from the Numeric Keypad
QWERTY Enter = The enter key from the alphanumeric section of the keyboard

Step 1:
Close all programs and open an editor such as Notepad or go to a DOS prompt.

Step 2:
Enter programming mode by holding down the following six key combination until you hear two beeps and ***MENU ENTRY*** is displayed in your editor.
Ctrl (left), Shift (left), Alt (left), Ctrl (right), Shift (right), Alt (right)

Step 3:
Disabling the Code ID (the “A” or “E” in front of your barcode output) and Modifier (the extra “0”):
Press: R then 1 then N
Press: R then 2 then N
Press: R then 3 then N

Step 4:
Exit Programming Mode
Press: Spacebar (you should see ***MENU EXIT***)

Keyboard Programming

This article refers to:

G81-8308 (keyboard with 24 programmable keys)

Description:
After I have programmed my 24 programmable keys (including layer), I would like to prevent them being accidentally overwritten in my application (e.g. by inadvertently pressing the Programming key).

Solution:
The CHERRY Tools Software, has an option to deactivate (or later reactivate) the program key of the 8308.

This function, however, can only be used with a keyboard index value of /06 or higher (derived from the article number, e.g. G81-8308xxxxx /06).

If your keyboard has a lower index value (or was manufactured before 18th July 1999), you will need the latest firmware update.

Step 1:
Close all programs and open an editor such as Notepad or go to a DOS prompt.

Step 2:
Enter programming mode by holding down the following six key combination until you hear two beeps and ***MENU ENTRY*** is displayed in your editor.
Ctrl (left), Shift (left), Alt (left), Ctrl (right), Shift (right), Alt (right)

Step 3:
Press the mis-programmed key twice.
Continue with multiple keys if needed.

Step 4:
Exit program mode:
Press: Spacebar (***MENU EXIT*** will be displayed in your editor)

  1. Close all programs and open an editor such as Notepad or go to a DOS Prompt 
  1. Enter program mode by holding down the following six key combination until you hear two     beeps and ***MENU ENTRY*** is displayed in your editor.

Ctrl (left) ,Shift (left), Alt(left), Ctrl (right), Shift (right), Alt (right)

  1. Press the key you wish to set to program (to select it) 
  1. Enter the string of keystrokes that you want 
  1. Press the key a second time (to set to close the key) 
  1. Cancel the Find/Replace box using the mouse (for Windows 2000 and XP users) if it opens

Repeat Steps 3 through 6 for any other keys that you would like to program

  1. Exit Program Mode by pressing the Spacebar (you should see ***MENU EXIT*** and hear two beeps)

1. Open the CHERRY Tools Designer software and choose to “Modify the Active Configuration of a Keyboard” and click Next.

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2. Click Next to upload the configuration from the keyboard.

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3. Click on the key that you want to program and it will turn yellow.

4. Enable software Settings

5. Select “Software Macro” and click Next.

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6. Enter the desired text string and then click OK.

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7. Click on “Activate”.

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8. Click “Next” to download changes to keyboard.

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9. Test the key. If your key macro contains a Ctrl or Alt key, it will not show properly in the test window and it should be tested in your application instead.

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Open the CHERRY Tools Designer application and choose to “Modify the Active Configuration of a Keyboard”.

Select the “Magnetic Card” tab and then select “Common Options”

Place a checkmark in the “Enable reset of Num, Caps, Scroll” option (if available)

Click on the “Keyboard” Tab

Place a checkmark in the “Enable reset of Num, Caps, Scroll” option (if available)

Click on “Activate” to download the changes to the keyboard

Magnetic Strip Reader Programming

Programming CHERRY PS/2 Keyboards
for Use with Microsoft RMS (Retail Management System) 2.0

Important Note: When programming any of the following sequences, do not use the Numeric Keypad unless specified. Any numbers that you program must be from the alphanumeric (QWERTY) side of the keyboard.

After every line of code listed below, you should get a message. If not, immediately press the Enter in the Numeric Keypad and start that programming string again.

If a Find or Replace box opens after hitting the Enter (on NumPad), close or cancel the box.

Programming Steps:

Important – Make sure to press the correct <Enter> key.

  1. Go to a DOS prompt or enter an editor program such as NotePad.
  2. Enter the keyboard’s programming mode by holding <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Shift> on both sides of the keyboard (a total of 6 keys) for 3 seconds until you hear 2 beeps.
  3. Enable Track 1 by pressing the following sequence:
    J 1 Y
  4. Enable Track 2 by pressing the following sequence:
    J 2 Y
  5. Define & Enable Track 1 Header by pressing the following sequence:
    V 5 %
    Then press the <Enter> key on the numeric keypad.
  6. Define & Enable Track 2 Header by pressing the following sequence:
    V 6 ;
    Then press the <Enter> key on the numeric keypad.
  7. Define & Enable Track 1 Terminator by pressing the following sequence:
    W 5 ? <Enter> key on the alphanumeric side of the keyboard                                                                     Then press the <Enter> key on the numeric keypad.
  8. Define & Enable Track 2 Terminator by pressing the following sequence:
    W 6 ? <Enter> key on the alphanumeric side of the keyboard.
    Then press the <Enter> key on the numeric keypad.
  9. Exit the programming mode by pressing the <Space Bar>.

Output of a swiped card should look like this:

%B1234567890123456^Doe/John Q^0908123456789012345670000?

;1234567890123456=0908123456789000?

Programming CHERRY USB Keyboards
for Use with Microsoft RMS (Retail Management System) 2.0

Programming Steps:

  1. Open the CHERRY Tools Designer program
  2. At the Designer Wizard screen, choose to Modify the Active Configuration of a Keyboard and click Next
  3. Click on the Magnetic Card Tab and then click on Track 1
  4. Enable the Header and click on Create/Edit
  5. Define the Track 1 Header by pressing the following sequence:
    Shift+5
  6. Enable the Terminator and click on Create/Edit
  7. Define the Track 1 Terminator by pressing the following sequence:

Shift+/ Enter                                                                                                    

  1. Select Track 2
  2. Enable the Header and click on Create/Edit
  3. Define the Track 2 Header by pressing the following sequence:
    ;
  4. Enable the Terminator and click on Create/Edit
  5. Define the Track 2 Terminator by pressing the following sequence:

Shift+/ Enter

  1. Click on Activate on the top toolbar and click Next.

Output of a swiped card should look like this:

%B1234567890123456^Doe/John Q^0908123456789012345670000?

;1234567890123456=0908123456789000?

Programming CHERRY PS/2 Keyboards
for Use with PC Charge Pro (Server)

Important Note: When programming any of the following sequences, do not use the Numeric Keypad unless specified. Any numbers that you program must be from the alphanumeric (QWERTY) side of the keyboard.

After every line of code listed below, you should get a message. If not, immediately press the Enter in the Numeric Keypad and start that programming string again.

If a Find or Replace box opens after hitting the Enter (on NumPad), close or cancel the box.

Programming Steps:

Important – Make sure to press the correct <Enter> key.

  1. Go to a DOS prompt or enter an editor program such as NotePad.
  2. Enter the keyboard’s programming mode by holding <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Shift>              on both sides of the keyboard (a total of 6 keys) for 3 seconds until you hear 2 beeps.
  3. Enable Track 1 by pressing the following sequence:
    J 1 Y
  4. Enable Track 2 by pressing the following sequence:
    J 2 Y
  5. Define & Enable Track 1 Header by pressing the following sequence:
    V 5 %
    Then press the <Enter> key on the numeric keypad.
  6. Define & Enable Track 2 Header by pressing the following sequence:
    V 6 ;
    Then press the <Enter> key on the numeric keypad.
  7. Define & Enable Track 1 Terminator by pressing the following sequence:
    W 5 ?                                                                  Then press the <Enter> key on the numeric keypad.
  8. Define & Enable Track 2 Terminator by pressing the following sequence:
    W 6 ? <Enter> on the alphanumeric side Tab
    Then press the <Enter> key on the numeric keypad.
  9. Exit the programming mode by pressing the <Space Bar>.

Output of a swiped card should look like this:

%B1234567890123456^Doe/John   Q^0908123456789012345670000?;1234567890123456=0908123456789000?

Programming CHERRY USB Keyboards
for Use with PC Charge Pro (Server)

  1. Open CHERRY Tools Designer
  2. Choose “Modify Active Configuration”
  3. Select the Magnetic Card tab
  4. Select Track 1
  5. Make sure the Track 1 Header and Terminator are enabled
  6. Click on Edit or Create for the Track 1 Header
  7. Put a checkmark in the “Show Upcode” box
  8. Hold down the Shift key then press and release the % (5)key and then release the Shift key
  9. You should see the following in the text box: Shift 5 ^5 ^Shift
  10. Click the OK button
  11. Click on Edit or Create for the Track 1 Terminator
  12. Put a checkmark in the “Show Upcode” box
  13. Hold down the Shift key then press and release the ? (/) key then release the Shift key
  14. You should see the following in the text box: Shift / ^/ ^Shift
  15. Click the OK button
  16. Select Track 2
  17. Make sure the Track 2 Header and Terminator are enabled
  18. Click on Edit or Create for the Track 2 Header
  19. Put a checkmark in the “Show Upcode” box
  20. Press and release the ; key
  21. You should see the following in the text box: ; ^ ;
  22. Click the OK button
  23. Click on Edit or Create for the Track 2 Terminator
  24. Put a checkmark in the “Show Upcode” box
  25. Hold down the Shift key then press and release the ? (/) key then release the Shift key then press and release the Enter key that is above the Shift key then press the Tab key
  26. You should see the following in the text box: Shift / ^/ ^Shift ¿ ^ ¿ ® ^®
  27. Click the OK button
  28. Click on Download or Activate in the toolbar

Programming CHERRY PS/2 Keyboards
for Use with Microsoft POS

Important Note: When programming any of the following sequences, do not use the Numeric Keypad unless specified. Any numbers that you program must be from the alphanumeric (QWERTY) side of the keyboard.

After every line of code listed below, you should get a message. If not, immediately press the Enter in the Numeric Keypad and start that programming string again.

If a Find or Replace box opens after hitting the Enter (on NumPad), close or cancel the box.

Programming Steps:

Important – Make sure to press the correct <Enter> key.

  1. Go to a DOS prompt or enter an editor program such as NotePad.
  2. Enter the keyboard’s programming mode by holding <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Shift>              on both sides of the keyboard (a total of 6 keys) for 3 seconds until you hear 2 beeps.
  3. Enable Track 1 by pressing the following sequence:
    J 1 Y
  4. Enable Track 2 by pressing the following sequence:
    J 2 Y
  5. Define & Enable Track 1 Header by pressing the following sequence:
    V 5 %
    Then press the <Enter> key on the numeric keypad.
  6. Define & Enable Track 2 Header by pressing the following sequence:
    V 6 ;
    Then press the <Enter> key on the numeric keypad.
  7. Define & Enable Track 1 Terminator by pressing the following sequence:
    W 5 ? <Enter> key on the alphanumeric side of the keyboard.                                                            Then press the <Enter> key on the numeric keypad.
  8. Define & Enable Track 2 Terminator by pressing the following sequence:
    W 6 ? <Enter> key on the alphanumeric side of the keyboard.
    Then press the <Enter> key on the numeric keypad.
  9. Exit the programming mode by pressing the <Space Bar>.

Output of a swiped card should look like this:

%B1234567890123456^Doe/John Q^0908123456789012345670000?

;1234567890123456=0908123456789000?

Programming CHERRY USB Keyboards for 
Use with Microsoft POS

Important Note: You must install CHERRY Tools Designer 4.0 or higher in order to program the keyboard.

Programming Steps:

  1. Open the CHERRY Tools Designer program
  2. At the Designer Wizard screen, choose to Modify the Active Configuration of a Keyboard and click Next
  3. Click on the Magnetic Card Tab and then click on Track 1
  4. Enable the Header and click on Create/Edit
  5. Define the Track 1 Header by pressing the following sequence:
    Shift+5
  6. Enable the Terminator and click on Create/Edit
  7. Define the Track 1 Terminator by pressing the following sequence:\

Shift+/ Enter                                                                                                    

  1. Select Track 2
  2. Enable the Header and click on Create/Edit
  3. Define the Track 2 Header by pressing the following sequence:
    ;
  4. Enable the Terminator and click on Create/Edit
  5. Define the Track 2 Terminator by pressing the following sequence:

     Shift+/ Enter

  1. Click on Activate on the top toolbar and click Next.

Output of a swiped card should look like this:

%B1234567890123456^Doe/John Q^0908123456789012345670000?

;1234567890123456=0908123456789000?

Programming CHERRY PS/2 Keyboards
for Use with QuickBooks POS

Important Note: When programming any of the following sequences, do not use the Numeric Keypad unless specified. Any numbers that you program must be from the alphanumeric (QWERTY) side of the keyboard.

After every line of code listed below, you should get a message.   If not, immediately press the Enter in the Numeric Keypad and start that programming string again.

If a Find or Replace box opens after hitting the Enter (on NumPad), close or cancel the box.

Programming Steps:

Important – Make sure to press the correct <Enter> key.

  1. Go to a DOS prompt or enter an editor program such as NotePad.
  2. Enter the keyboard’s programming mode by holding <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Shift>                 on both sides of the keyboard (a total of 6 keys) for 3 seconds until you hear 2 beeps.
  3. Enable Track 1 by pressing the following sequence:
    J 1 Y
  4. Enable Track 2 by pressing the following sequence:
    J 2 Y
  5. Define & Enable Track 1 Header by pressing the following sequence:
    V 5 %
    Then press the <Enter> key on the numeric keypad.
  6. Define & Enable Track 2 Header by pressing the following sequence:
    V 6 ;
    Then press the <Enter> key on the numeric keypad.
  7. Define & Enable Track 1 Terminator by pressing the following sequence:
    W 5 ?       Then press the <Enter> key on the numeric keypad.
  8. Define & Enable Track 2 Terminator by pressing the following sequence:
    W 6 ? <Enter> key on the alphanumeric side of the keyboard.
    Then press the <Enter> key on the numeric keypad.
  9. Exit the programming mode by pressing the <Space Bar>.

Output of a swiped card should look like this:

%B1234567890123456^Doe/John   Q^0908123456789012345670000?;1234567890123456=0908123456789000?

Programming CHERRY USB Keyboards
for Use with QuickBooks

Important Note: You must install CHERRY Tools Designer 4.0 or higher in order to program the keyboard.

Programming Steps:

  1. Open the CHERRY Tools Designer program
  2. At the Designer Wizard screen, choose to Modify the Active Configuration of a Keyboard and click Next
  3. Click on the Magnetic Card Tab and then click on Track 1
  4. Enable the Header and click on Create/Edit
  5. Define the Track 1 Header by pressing the following sequence:
    Shift+5
  6. Enable the Terminator and click on Create/Edit
  7. Define the Track 1 Terminator by pressing the following sequence:

Shift+/          

  1. Select Track 2
  2. Enable the Header and click on Create/Edit
  3. Define the Track 2 Header by pressing the following sequence:
    ;
  4. Enable the Terminator and click on Create/Edit
  5. Define the Track 2 Terminator by pressing the following sequence:

Shift+/ Enter

  1. Click on Activate on the top toolbar and click Next.

Output of a swiped card should look like this:

%B1234567890123456^Doe/John   Q^0908123456789012345670000?;1234567890123456=0908123456789000?

Programming CHERRY PS/2 Keyboards
for Use with ICVerify

Important Note: When programming any of the following sequences, do not use the Numeric Keypad unless specified. Any numbers that you program must be from the alphanumeric (QWERTY) side of the keyboard.

After every line of code listed below, you should get a message.   If not, immediately press the Enter in the Numeric Keypad and start that programming string again.

If a Find or Replace box opens after hitting the Enter (on NumPad), close or cancel the box.

Programming Steps:

Important – Make sure to press the correct <Enter> key.

  1. Go to a DOS prompt or enter an editor program such as NotePad.
  2. Enter the keyboard’s programming mode by holding <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Shift>               on both sides of the keyboard (a total of 6 keys) for 3 seconds until you hear 2 beeps.
  3. Enable Track 1 by pressing the following sequence:
    J 1 Y
  4. Enable Track 2 by pressing the following sequence:
    J 2 Y
  5. Define & Enable Track 1 Header by pressing the following sequence:
    V 5 %
    Then press the <Enter> key on the numeric keypad.
  6. Define & Enable Track 2 Header by pressing the following sequence:
    V 6 ;
    Then press the <Enter> key on the numeric keypad.
  7. Define & Enable Track 1 Terminator by pressing the following sequence:
    W 5 ? <Enter> key on the alphanumeric side of the keyboard                                                            Then press the <Enter> key on the numeric keypad.
  8. Define & Enable Track 2 Terminator by pressing the following sequence:
    W 6 ? <Enter> key on the alphanumeric side of the keyboard.
    Then press the <Enter> key on the numeric keypad.
  9. Exit the programming mode by pressing the <Space Bar>.

Output of a swiped card should look like this:

%B1234567890123456^Doe/John Q^0908123456789012345670000?

;1234567890123456=0908123456789000?

Important Note: You must install CHERRY Tools Designer 4.0 or higher in order to program the keyboard.

Programming Steps:

  1. Open the CHERRY Tools Designer program
  2. At the Designer Wizard screen, choose to Modify the Active Configuration of a Keyboard and click Next
  3. Click on the Magnetic Card Tab and then click on Track 1
  4. Enable the Header and click on Create/Edit
  5. Define the Track 1 Header by pressing the following sequence:
    Shift+5
  6. Enable the Terminator and click on Create/Edit
  7. Define the Track 1 Terminator by pressing the following sequence:

   Shift+/ Enter                                                                                                    

  1. Select Track 2
  2. Enable the Header and click on Create/Edit
  3. Define the Track 2 Header by pressing the following sequence:
    ;
  4. Enable the Terminator and click on Create/Edit
  5. Define the Track 2 Terminator by pressing the following sequence:

     Shift+/ Enter

  1. Click on Activate on the top toolbar and click Next.

Output of a swiped card should look like this:

%B1234567890123456^Doe/John Q^0908123456789012345670000?

;1234567890123456=0908123456789000?

Miscellaneous

1. Open the CHERRY Tools Designer application.

2. Choose to “Modify the active configuration of a keyboard”.

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3. Click “Next” to begin the upload (if necessary).

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4. Click on the Configuration menu and choose “Reset to default”.

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5. Click “Yes” to comfirm.  keyboard-default4

6. Click on “Activate” and then “Next” to begin download.

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