IdentifyingItems With A Bar Code Scanner

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BCScan: Introduction
BCScan is a new way to organize your life. By using bar codes found on practically
anything you buy, you can identify products, share product directions and information, and inventory items in your house.
How it Works
The main page on BCScan includes a box for you to scan items. Using a bar code scanner,
place your cursor in the box and scan the item. With most scanners, you will hear
a beep, and the page with the item information will be displayed. We get our information from a variety of sources including online stores, online UPC databases, DirectionsForMe,
and many others. There is never a charge for a database update. Additional Features
You can create a free account to use some advanced features. First, instead of just scanning items, you can add them to a personal list which you can view later. We track the number of times you scan each item. Go to the “View my Inventory” link
to see your complete list and make changes. You can also submit updates to the database for items that we don’t have listed.
While logged in, you can also add personal notes to an item. These will be displayed as a part of your inventory or when you scan the same item again. More to Come
Please check back often, as we will be adding more features in the coming months. Bar codes are a powerful tool, and we welcome you to the world of BCScan. BCScan: Available Software
Now available, the Metrologic Fusion 3780 Scanner from A T Guys. This version is especially customized for use with BCScan.
BCScan is more than just a website. Not only can you use BCScan on the web, you can use the software programs below to retrieve and add information to the site. BCScan Window-Eyes App
The BCScan app for Window-eyes 7.2 or newer offers a simple interface to the site. Press Alt+Insert+B to bring up a box where you can scan an item or type in a bar
code. The product information will be spoken within a couple seconds. Version 2.0 adds support for information from Directions for Me.
Visit the App information page
http://www.gwmicro.com/scripts/bar_code_scan
Below are the results of items I have scanned using the app for Window Eyes Item 1
Torani Syrup, Chocolate, Sugar Free
25.4 oz (750 ml)
Info from Directions for Me:
Directions:
For a delicious sugar-free beverage, add 1/2 – 1 oz Torani Sugar Free Chocolate to caffe lattes, cappuccinos, or steamed milk.
Ingredients:
Purified Water, Natural Flavors, Caramel Color, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate
(to Preserve Freshness), Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Sucralose (Splenda Brand), and Acesulfame Potassium.
Notes:
Sweetened with Splenda. All Torani syrups are fat-free and a flavorful addition to specialty desserts and culinary dishes.
Item 2
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough Formula, Liquid Gels
20 gels
Info from Directions for Me:
Directions:
Do not take more than the recommended dose. Adults and Children 12 Years and Over:
Take 2 capsules with water every 4 hours. Do not exceed 12 capsules in 24 hours or
as directed by a doctor. Children Under 12 Years: Do not use. Store at room temperature. Avoid excessive heat.
Ingredients:
Active Ingredients (in Each Capsule): Acetaminophen (325 mg), Chlorpheniramine Maleate
(2 mg), Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide (10 mg), Phenylephrine Hydrochloride (5 mg).
Inactive Ingredients: Butylated Hydroxyanisole, Butylated Hydroxytoluene, D&C Red
33, FD&C Blue 1, Gelatin, Glycerin, Hypromellose, Mannitol, Polyethylene Glycol 400,
Polyethylene Glycol 600, Povidone, Propylene Glycol, Purified Water, Sorbitan, Sorbitol, Titanium Dioxide.
Notes:
Acetaminophen/pain reliever-fever reducer. Chlorpheniramine maleate/antihistamine.
Dextromethorphan hydrobromide/cough suppressant. Phenylephrine HCl/nasal decongestant.
Cough. Nasal congestion. Runny nose. Headache + body ache. Sinus pressure. (Liquid filled capsules.) Does not contain aspirin. Made in USA.
Item 3
Hormel Chili, with Beans
15 oz (425 g)
Info from Directions for Me:
Directions:
Stove Top: Empty chili into saucepan. Stir occasionally while heating over Medium
heat, about 5 minutes or until hot. Microwave: Empty chili into microwaveable bowl; cover loosely. Heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until hot, stirring once. Careful. Let
chili stand in microwave 1 minute and stir before serving. (All microwaves and stoves vary. Times given are approximate).
Ingredients:
Water, Beef, Beans, Concentrated Crushed Tomatoes, Corn Flour, Salt, Chili Powder
(Chili Peppers, Flavoring), Flavoring, Modified Cornstarch, Sugar, Green Chiles (Contains Citric Acid), Onions, Spices, Jalapeno Peppers (Contains Vinegar). Notes:
Since 1891. US inspected and passed by Department of Agriculture. Gluten free.

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