I am invetigating into designing a system which will read data (barcodes) into a Java program using a scanner. This Java program will using beans and will be designed using swing components.
The scanner is connected to the pc via a cable. One end of the cable is rj45 and other end is usb which plugs into the pc. Is it possible to read the data from the USB port as a barcode is scanned..if so can u plz assist. This program will run on windows xp, i have no experience of I/O apart from reading data from text file within java.
PS: if i have accidentally posted this topic under a wrong section, please guide me to the right section and i will be more then happy to move it.