The WPS1500 scanner sends an unwanted character before the barcode data. The character varies depending on the symbology (barcode language).
For example, a Code 128 barcode with data 12345 is sent by the scanner as #12345. Code 39 barcodes add the asterisk * character.
One of the scanner's default settings is "Label ID Control = Enable as a Prefix".
To configure the scanner to no longer send the Label ID character, download and print the configuration sheet PDF below, then scan barcodes in the following sequence:
1. Enter/Exit Programming Mode (at the top of the page)
2. Label ID Control = Disable
3. Enter/Exit Programming Mode