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FAQ'S

What’s the difference between Bluetooth LE and Bluetooth SPP (BLE vs SPP)?

Bluetooth LE and Bluetooth SPP are both Bluetooth profiles (sometimes called “pairing modes”). One practical difference between the two aforementioned Bluetooth profiles is the pairing process. Bluetooth SPP typically requires you to pair with the host operating system (through Bluetooth settings), then with the individual application (such as SerialMagic Gears or Cloud-In-Hand Mobile Grid). On the other hand, Bluetooth LE only requires that you pair with the individual application. Unlike Bluetooth SPP (which isn’t supported on iOS devices; iPhones and iPads use Apple’s proprietary profile Bluetooth iAP/MFi instead), the process for pairing via

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What are control characters?

Control characters are characters that do not representable a printable character but instead serves to initiate a specific action. There are various types of control characters, including printing control characters, data structuring control characters, and transmission control characters—many of which are often used in the prefix or suffix configurations of barcode and RFID scanners. Some applications, such as SerialMagic Gears allow you to append a control character to scan data at the software level.  The table below provides information regarding some of the more common ASCII control characters. Control Character Name Explanation SOH

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What is UHF?

UHF (Ultra High Frequency) is the Internation Telecommunications Union‘s designation for radio frequency identification in the range between 300 MHz and 3 GHz. The UHF frequency range is further allocated for various purposes that vary by geographical location (see the Wikipedia page for UHF for more information on UHF frequency allocations). UHF is used for television broadcasting, cell phones, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and RFID business applications that require longer read ranges than lower frequency bands can provide (think livestock tracking and race timing).  To learn more about UHF, click here.

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What is Java SerialPort?

SerialPort is the world’s first, and still foremost Java product for serial ports. SerialPort provides highly flexible control of serial ports from your Java application. SerialPort is a high-performance class that also provides low-level serial port control. If your device plugs into a serial port—on or off the Internet—it is almost certain that you can use SerialPort to communicate with it. SerialPort is visionary, shipping over a full year before Sun Microsystems announced the first beta of javax.comm.SerialPort. The SerialPort package also provides javax.comm.SerialPort on more platforms than any company

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Which platforms does Java SerialPort support?

SerialPort works with Java 1.x (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8) applications and trusted applets. Java 1.0.2 is supported on Windows. If you need support for a platform we don’t currently support, we may be able to provide a custom port for you at a reasonable cost. SerialPort should work with any Java 1.x JNI compliant Java VM on the supported platforms listed below. See Java SerialPort change log. Below is a partial list of supported platforms: Windows 10 (64-bit and 32-bit) Windows 8.1 (64-bit and 32-bit) Windows

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Is SerialPort 100% Java?

It is unfortunate, but there seems to be much confusion about what 100% Pure Java means. One of the requirements for 100% Pure is that classes do not contain native methods. Since native methods are required to implement the Java Virtual Machine (VM), this in effect means that Java itself is not 100% pure. Only applications can be 100% pure Java. Classes for doing things like communicating with serial ports cannot be 100% pure; however, this does not mean that applications that use these classes cannot be 100% pure. Many

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Who is using Java SerialPort?

To provide a few examples of our many customers: Sun, Microsoft, Nortel, Hewlett-Packard, MCI, Bank of Montreal, Texas Instruments, Xerox, IBM, Fluke, AT&T, Pick ‘n Pay, Lexmark, Nokia, Motorola, NCR, Ericsson, Cisco, StockPower, SGS Thompson, Mitel, Sony, Borland, Lucent, 3M, Northrop, Tandem, Disney, Rockwell, Compaq-DEC, Siemens, Tektronix, Dupont, NEC, Swedbank, FedEx, Oracle, Mondex, General Dynamics, Equinox, Powerware-Invensys, Seleriti, MobileCom AG, MIT, Lockheed Martin, Cabletron, TRW, Compuware, Fleming, Mettler Toledo, Impulse Radio, Storage Technology, Dupont, Carnegie Mellon, Argonne National Labs, Wavtrace, Alcatel, Dragon Systems, Geoworks, Seiko Epson, Silicon Graphics, Sandia National

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What are the terms and conditions for Java SerialPort licensing?

The term “Product” pertains to any of the following products SerialPort, X/YModem, ZModem, JKermit, and any and all files included with the product, or received as an update to the product. The term “User” pertains to the purchaser of the product, be it an individual or a company. The Term “Application” pertains to the User’s product be it an Application or Applet. 1. The Product source code or any part thereof, may not be distributed or resold. 2. With exception to section 9, the Product class files may be distributed without royalties with a Java Application that the

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What package options are available for Java SerialPort?

SerialPort is available in many package options to suit the needs of a great variety of developers. SerialPort Changelog Licensing SerialPort is licensed Per Developer Seat. When multiple developers will use SerialPort, multiple licenses need to be purchased. For example, if SerialPort is installed on a network then a license must be purchased for each developer who will have access to the files. Once you deploy your application there is generally no runtime license so long as the end user installs the software. Check license details click here. For multiple-license discounts, or distribution license information contact us

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What is SerialMagic?

SerialMagic is a versatile cross-platform program that allows you to use nearly any Bluetooth, USB, or RS-232 device that uses Serial Port Profile (SPP) to send data into virtually any application. Furthermore, SerialMagic allows for various automation techniques, such as string manipulation (include control characters) and device configuration. The SerialMagic product line consists of SerialMagic Professional for desktop operating systems (Mac OS X and Windows), SerialMagic Gears for Android, and SerialMagic Keys for iOS. SerialMagic programs allow data entry from many Bluetooth barcode, RFID, and NFC scanners into applications that

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