THE BARCODE EXPERTS
The Axicon Verifier can perform data content analysis for almost any barcode application by means of plugin files. The results of these do not affect the verification grade of the barcode, but can provide you with useful information about the data that is contained within the code.
To see a list of the plugins already available with your software, go to the verifier set up dialogue, and choose the ‘Plugins’ tab. To do this, go to the Command window, choose Options, then Set Up. The plugins that are enabled will be marked with a tick, and you can choose to switch these on or off. Further plugins can be added to your software, and the full list is set out below.
The results of the plugins are displayed in tabs across the top of the Summary window, and also in the Pass/Fail window. Some plugins can also display their own windows containing more information about the data content of your barcode. You can display this information (if any) by clicking the "More info..." button, to the right of the plugin's tab in the Summary window.
Plugin results are also saved in Axicon Verifier Saved Scan files. When a scan file is opened (‘loaded’ is the term used by Axicon) all of the plugin results that were available when the scan was saved will be shown, even if the original plugin is disabled or not installed. If the plugin is not installed, the "More Info..." button will have no effect.
All the plugins that are installed and enabled will also be used to recalculate the result of any scan file that is loaded. Any applicable plugins that were not installed when the scan file was saved will also display their results here when the scan is loaded. If a plugin determines that the data content of the code is invalid in some way, a red cross is shown in the tab. If it is valid, a green tick will appear.
If you have a much smaller selection of plugins than shown above, you will need to add them to the software. This is done very easily using the CD-ROM supplied with the verifier, but you can also download these free of charge via the downloads page
Installing the optional plugins from the CD-ROM is straightforward because the autorun brings up a menu with a button that leads to a window that allows plugins to be selected and copied into the appropriate location.
You can see from this window that the location where plugins need to be copied is the default installation folder (assuming the user has not selected a different location for the installation of the software), which on a 64-bit Windows computer is:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Axicon\Verifier
If you download the plugins from the website, and have chosen all of them, first of all unzip the downloaded file. Copy all the individual .avp files (.avp stands for Axicon Verifier Plugin), and paste them onto the Verifier folder that is shown in the diagram above. This will place all the .avp files inside this folder where they can now be enabled or disabled from the Setup dialogue box.