BRM handsfree mode uses the following prefixes to differentiate types of data:

Items (e.g. bikes) are the only primary data type not to require a prefix.

So if you scan NF1 BRM will search for a bike with ID NF1 (and or barcode ID of NF1)

The following types of data require these prefixes so BRM can identify the type of data

prefixdata typeexamples
(no prefix)
- (hyphen)Reservations
. (full stop)Service Entry.FULL
+ (plus)command+99 (ok)   +00 (cancel)
@ (ampersand)person@dave (a mechanic)  [coming soon]

See Also

handsfree mode overview