Trying to control an MS1207FZY via serial port

I am not having a lot of success.  Most of the information I have about communicating with the MS1207FZY comes from the document "Simple Serial Interface Developer's Guide (5070501c)".  Does anyone have any examples of sending hexadecimal to the scanner to pull the trigger?  My development environment is python 2.7 on a Windows 8.1 machine.  But having an example of how to communicate via putty would answer many (most?) of my questions.