I have a Java application that is supposed to take input from a barcode reader. Is it possible to connect a barcode reader to the serial port of the 9210i and when a barcode is scanned, if a textfield on my form has got input focus the barcode will be scanned directly into this textfield?

Are there any specific APIs that I should be using?

Also what barcode readers would anyone recommend?

Many thanks in advance for your advice.