automobile built in the last 20 years has a World Manufacturer Identifier code (WMI) or Vehicle
Identification Number (VIN) in bar code format somewhere
on the vehicle. Most makes of automobiles have the VIN
bar code on the inside of the driver's door or on the dash under the windshield. Dashboard bar codes are particularly hard to
read for most bar code readers because the bar code
must be read through the windshield of the car.
Data provides special support for reading the VINs,
including through the windshield. Our readers also allow suppressing the "I" on VINs.
Reader should I use?
Our LT5100 TriCoder with a built in laser has special support for reading the VIN. This
special support accomplishes two objectives:
- Reading of all VINs, including reading those through
- Support to allow entry of the VIN to any software
as keyed data after the bar code has been scanned
away from the computer (in the lot) with the TriCoder. The scanned bar
code is saved in the memory of the reader. The person
doing the scanning can then return to the computer
and transmit the VIN directly into whatever software
package is being used, being sure the correct screen
and cursor position is ready for the data transfer.
needs to read the VIN number?
shops, body shops, and car dealers can enjoy the speed
and accuracy of VIN bar code scanning. Most parts ordering
and lookup are all based on the VIN. Getting the VIN
copied onto paper and then keyed into the software
correctly is very difficult due to the ease of transposition
and misreading of a zero for the letter "O". By scanning
the bar code, the accuracy is assured the first time,
so parts lookup and completion of the new customer
data becomes faster and easier. Repeat customers are accurately and quickly identified. With the speed and accuracy of scanning bar code VINs, significant increases in
shop productivity can be realized.
would I use the TriCoder to scan VIN numbers?
out to the cars on the lot. Scan all the cars you
wish, one by one. Come back to the computer, attach
the TriCoder its USB cable, and the upload the VINs
one by one as though the data were keyed, all under
your control of time and location on the screen. This
allows you to input the first VIN to one work order,
finish the work order, and then input the second VIN
scanned into the next work order, etc.
here for more information on the TriCoder Portable Scanners
you have questions or need advice, feel free to call or Email Us with your questions or concerns.