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Apr 19, 2007 at 04:52 PM

xMII and Barcoding Equipment

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I am an xMII novice and we have started to architect a manufacturing solution that will utilize xMII's capabilities integrated with a back end SAP R/3 (v. 4.6C) instance. I have a few questions that I would like to pose to the group to assist us on our way.

1. I would think that xMII should have no issues receiving information from barcode scanning devices (e.g. for shop floor confirmations), but have not heard of anyone using such devices directly interfaced with xMII. Could someone confirm (hopefully from experience)? Are there specific vendors who's devices are more readily interfaced with xMII than others?

2. Provided that it is feasible to interface barcode scanning devices directly with xMII, what is the better mechanism for shop floor confirmation:

Scanner --> xMII --> R/3?

Scanner --> R/3 --> xMII?

Other?

I would think that either mechanism is sound, however I wanted to solicit some opinions to find out if there is a better way.

3. Has anyone interfaced xMII with barcode printing devices, so that activities within xMII could generate barcoded labels? Or is this process better facilitated out of R/3? For example, production confirmation generating a barcoded label for the produced goods.

Thanks.

Dave