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How to use Android’s built-in NFC sensor to instantly pair with a Bluetooth scanner

This article demonstrates how to use Android‘s built-in NFC sensor to pair with a Bluetooth scanner that has an embedded NFC chip with it’s MAC address stored in the NDEF data (such as the Scanfob 2006). Tip —  You can enable this feature with any BLE scanner by writing the scanner’s MAC address to the …

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Fix for unresponsive BlueSnap Smart

This support article provides instructions on how to pair the Scanfob 2006 Bluetooth barcode scanner (as the master) with the BlueSnap standard Bluetooth to RS-232 adapter (as the slave) via SPP mode. For this tutorial, we will be configuring the Scanfob 2006 as the Bluetooth master and the BlueSnap as the Bluetooth slave. After you pair the Scanfob and the BlueSnap in this way, you can create a barcode of …

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How to pair your Scanfob Brand Barcode Scanner with iOS in Keyboard Mode

This support article will walk you through the steps to pair your Serialio Scanfob with iOS (iPhone, iPod, iPad) in HID-Keyboard mode. As a general best-practice, make sure your Scanfob is fully charged (indicated by a green LED when plugged in). 1. Put your Scanfob in Bluetooth HID (keyboard) mode by scanning the control code …

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A note for customers using a Scanfob Brand Barcode Scanner with ScanPower on Android

Due to the high degree of variability between different Android devices, the way any individual Android works with Bluetooth-HID connections is not consistent and therefore exact functionality cannot be guaranteed. Therefore, Serialio typically advises our customers to use Bluetooth-SPP mode instead of HID when pairing our Scanfobs with an Android device. Bluetooth-SPP connections are more …

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How to pair in Bluetooth SPP vs Bluetooth Low Energy

This support article will demonstrate the differences and similarities between the pairing process for Bluetooth SPP (Serial Port Profile) and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). Although these two Bluetooth profiles are commonly used for a variety of applications, the focus of this guide is on the implications related to using Serialio’s Bluetooth scanners in either SPP …

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How to factory reset the KDC200

This article provides instructions on how to perform a factory reset on a KDC200 barcode scanner. 1. Hold down both the up and down arrows, located on the left side of the device. 2. Once the menu appears, use the same arrow buttons to scroll through the options until you see “System Config” highlighted. 3. …

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How to configure the BlueSnap Standard for the Nikon D300S camera and a Scanfob Brand barcode scanner

This article demonstrates the steps necessary to configure the BlueSnap Standard Bluetooth 2.1 to RS-232 adapter and a Serialio Scanfob Bluetooth barcode (or RFID) scanner (like the Scanfob® 2006 scanner) for use with a Nikon D300S camera. Configure the BlueSnap The first step is to make sure that the BlueSnap’s baud rate matches that of the …

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Having to re-scan control codes each time you reconnect?

Problem Control codes or settings for the Scanfob® 2006 Bluetooth barcode scanner are not persistent after disconnecting and reconnecting via Bluetooth. For example, your Scanfob’s buzzer is re-enabled after disconnecting/reconnecting to an iOS or Android device. Solution 1. Print out this control code. 2. Scan the control codes that you want to remain persistent. 3. …

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