Your device ID is an alphanumeric code generated by our software that is unique to your computer or mobile device; it is how we keep track of registration keys and licensing. The knowledge base articles below demonstrate how to find your device ID. SerialMagic Professional for Windows SerialMagic Gears for Android SerialMagic Scripts MacOS : SerialMagic Scripts MacOS > Preferences (or ⌘) > License > Computer ID
Serial Device Manager (SDM) (sometimes referred to as “device manager”). The Serial Device Manager is a Software Developer Library providing Serialio.com applications for Android, iOS, Windows, MacOS providing 3rd party apps to connect to and manage multiple wireless, Bluetooth, and cabled devices. Most of the time, when you see “SDM” in the documentation. The user interface for the SDM on Android is different from the user interface on iOS, but both implementations of the SDM offer similar core features. Interested in our SDM? Click here for our libraries.
BlueSnap dongles are used to Bluetooth enable RS-232 devices. BlueSnap dongles are available in 9-pin male or female connections. These units are also available in battery powered (two AAA batteries – rechargeable or alkaline) or externally powered modules. BlueSnap units are compatible with Serial Port Profile (SPP), Human Interface Device (HID), and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) configurations. Note HID modules can send data to iOS devices but can not receive data from the iOS device.
The WiSnap can be set up using two methods; connected via RS-232 to a computer (PC or Mac) or using the WiSnap Setup App for iOS. If you use a computer to set up the WiSnap, SerialIO recommends using a terminal tool like TeraTerm or CoolTerm—please avoid HyperTerm as issues have been documented using this tool. Configuration for the WiSnap is extensive and a working knowledge of network configuration is highly advised. See the WiSnap User Guide for full details.
WiSnap dongles are used to Wi-Fi enable RS-232 devices. The WiSnap is a Wi-Fi certified 802.11 b/g solution incorporating a 2.4GHz radio, processor, Full TCP/IP stack, real-time clock, FTP, DHCP, DNS and web server. WiSnap is available in models using AAA battery power or external power.
RFID tags are composed of several components—a micro-chip, a substrate (e.g., Mylar or plastic coating), and an antenna, which is attached to the micro-chip. The primary difference between active and passive RFID tags is that active tags incorporate a built-in power supply, while passive tags use the power from the electromagnetic wave from the RFID reader to send its data to the reader. Apart from this primary distinction, you’ll find more in-depth differences in the table below. Active Tags Passive Tags Power Powered by internal source (e.g., battery or solar
NFC is an acronym for Near Field Communication. NFC is a fairly recent ‘labeling’ for a subset of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) for short-range, wireless protocols. It’s most commonly used for close-range applications (hence the “near field”). NFC has some features that distinguish it from other forms of RFID, such as the capacity for bidirectional peer-to-peer communication. To learn more about NFC, click here.