[ skip to main content ]

Honeywell Scanning & Mobility Home

Choose your Location

North America

Latin America

Asia Pacific

Europe, Middle East & Africa

How to Buy

Contact Sales »
Get in touch with an Intermec expert.
Find a Partner »
Search our Partner Finder to find an Intermec reseller.
Call 1-800-934-3163
Contact Intermec by phone.

Partner Login

Partner Logo

Glossary of Terms

The Intermec glossary provides definitions of technical terms used to describe systems, devices, solutions and applications within the Automated Data Capture Industry.

Open Applications Group. A non-profit, vendor-focused consortium formed by leading enterprise software vendors. Their purpose is to create more open application inte re that automates the direct business functions occurring in an enterprise.
Open applications integration. An OAG term for the process of integrating the software.
Optical character recognition. The machine identification of printed characters through use of light-sensitive devices.
The character set contained in ANSI Standard X3.17-1981. A stylized font for traditional OCR printing.
The character set contained in ANSI Standard X3.49-1975. A stylized font for traditional OCR printing.
OCR font
A font that is recognized by optical character recognition.
Open database connectivity. Microsoft's strategy for open database interface. Part of the Windows Open Services Architecture (WOSA), ODBC makes it possible to access both relational and non-relational database management systems (DBMS) in a heterogeneous PC environment with minicomputers linked to a mainframe. Defined by the SQL Group, a standards group made up of database vendors.
The state in which the printer is not able to carry out two-way communication with the host.
Object linking and embedding. A technology that allows object-based components to be transferred between various machines and applications.
One-Shot mode
A scanner mode that requires you to activate the scanner each time you want to scan a bar code. Once you scan a bar code, the scanner turns off.
1. The state in which the printer is able to carry out two-way communication with the host. 2. An operation in which peripheral devices are connected directly to the processing unit.
The optical property of a substrate material that quantifies the show-through from the back side or the next sheet. The ratio of the reflectance with a black backing to the reflectance with a white backing. Ink opacity is the property of an ink that prevents the substrate from showing through.
open circuit
To keep two or more parts electrically separate or disconnected. See also short circuit.
operating environment
Generally connotes hardware and software combined; differs from an operating system, which refers to software only.
operating system
Refers to the code that operates a computer by managing its file systems, handling user input and output, and running programs. DOS, Windows, and UNIX are all operating systems.
operator information area
OIA. A line on a 3270 or 5250 emulator screen that contains status information (for example, input inhibited, keylock, system available) for a terminal session.
operator software
A software package that accompanies the 7350 and can be used by the operator to view scanned images or decoded information and configure some of the parameters of the 7350.
optical head
Part of the 7350 Wide Area Bar Code Scanner. The optical head is mounted over the conveyor belt and contains the camera and lights.
optical serial port
The reader's COM1 is an optical serial port. You can communicate through COM1 using a communications dock, optical link adapter, or another reader if you align the two readers' receive and transmit signals on their optical serial ports.
optional back
Optional hardware that extends the features of the basic JANUS 2010 reader. Two optional backs are available: the PCMCIA Back provides a Type II PC card drive, and the RF Back provides RF communications.
The alignment of a bar code symbol with respect to the horizontal dimension. Two possible orientations are horizontal with vertical bars and spaces (picket fence) and vertical with horizontal bars and spaces (ladder).
OSI model
Open Systems Interconnection reference model. A framework developed by the International Standards Organization (ISO) to provide worldwide standards for computer communications.
Output mode
The type of output protocol that is selected with the 7350 software.
In a bar code system, the fixed number of characters required for start, stop, and checking in a given symbol. For example, a symbol requiring a start/stop and two check characters contains four characters of overhead.