Sorry for the late reply.
Is your problem solved?
Yes, the Connect, as a Linux based device, absolute can be used in your scenario.
I have never used a usb-to-serial scanner before, but I would try to give you some advices to employ it.
After the device has been plugged in the usb port, command lsusb can be used to check whether it is recongnized by linux.
I think you can compare the outputs of lsusb with the device plugged in or not .
If it is reconized, then check the new item in /dev/, again by comparing the outputs of with the device plugged in or not(ls -l /dev).
Probably it would be /dev/ttyUSBx, if it is not, I think maybe you need to get a driver from manufactor of the scanner.