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Enhanced Bar Code Testing in VRS Test Console


Question / Problem: 

Is it possible to read bar codes using the Enhanced Bar Code Engine (EBC) in the Kofax VRS 5.x Test Console?

Answer / Solution: 

The Kofax VRS 5.x Test Console automatically determines which Bar Code Engine to use based on the Scan Settings. If an EBC license is detected (provided by a hardware EBC license or a Kofax VRS Workgroup-level or Production-level license) the Test Console will choose to use the Enhanced Bar Code engine in the following scenarios:

  • Color Mode is set to Color or Grayscale in the Scan Settings

  • A 2D bar code is selected as the Bar Code Type in the Scan Settings.

In all other scenarios, the Test Console will use the Standard Bar Code engine.

The Kofax Test Console does not allow the user to manually override this automatic process. VCDemo.exe is the recommended utility for testing the Enhanced Bar Code Engine when scanning bitonal 1D bar codes.


Applies to:  

Product Version
VRS 5.1



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