You may configure SpeedBase to automatically find and open the record whose barcode is read by a barcode scanning device. To do this, create a small text field in the required catalog and save barcode text for each record. Then, set the catalog and the field carrying barcode data on system preferences window. Whenever you want to use your barcode scanning device, just click the "Barcode" button from the main toolbar and scan a barcode. SpeedBase will automatically search for the barcode and open the associated record window whenever it recognizes a barcode input.
Remember that you may also manually type in the barcode text from your keyboard to open the related record as long as you
keep the barcode button activated.