Barcodes (sometimes called barcode symbologies) are visual representations of data encoded in a machine-readable format that is recognized by the International Organization for Standards (ISO) and GS1. Barcode symbologies — generally speaking — come in two forms: 1D (one-dimensional) and 2D (two-dimensional). 1D barcodes were the first type of barcode to be standardized and consist of white and black spaces of varying widths that depend on the specific symbology’s standards. 2D barcodes were later introduced as a solution that could store a considerably larger amount of data than one-dimensional barcodes.
Barcodes Barcodes have been around for decades. They are versatile with a large variety of uses — especially in retail, manufacturing settings, and in transport and shipping. We’re used to seeing the common barcode printed on packaging at the grocery store or in other retail outlets, like when items are passed over the barcode reader at the checkout counter to ring up a sale. Barcodes not only are valuable at the point of sale but also for managing inventory and raw materials internally so that tracking is done accurately and without
The KeyBatch BR2 is a batch scanner, capable of storing scans wirelessly and sending those scans to a computer once connected via USB. The KeyBatch BR2 can be configured in one of two ways; USB SerialMagic Mode or USB Keyboard Mode. Regardless of mode, you can configure the KeyBatch BR2 to store just the scans, store the scans with a timestamp, and send a CR (carriage return) after each scan. Additional prefix/suffix settings can be configured with control codes. USB SerialMagic Mode — When using the KeyBatch BR2 in SerialMagic Mode, the scanner
If your Serialio Scanfob Brand Barcode Scanner is having problems sending data, connecting or is behaving in an unexpected manner, try resetting it by following the instructions here. If you continue to have issues after resetting your Scanfob, contact Serialio’s support team.
The chart below shows which scanners support which Bluetooth modes. An “x” indicates that the scanner has support for that mode. BLEⓘ SPPⓘ HIDⓘ MFiⓘ Scanfob 2006ⓘ x x x Scanfob 4000iⓘ x x x Scanfob 4000nⓘ x x Scanfob 3002iⓘ x x x KDC20ⓘ x x KDC20iⓘ x x x KDC100ⓘ x x x KDC200ⓘ x x x KDC300ⓘ x x x Scanfob qIDⓘ x x Scanfob qID (iAP model)ⓘ x x x Scanfob
BLE mode app connects directly to Bluetooth device the only OS that needs to PAIR the BLE device before app connects is Windows (depending on what app is used) SPP & HID mode pairing is done in the OS Bluetooth settings app MFi mode pairing is done in iOS Bluetooth settings app Android iOS Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Bluetooth SPP Bluetooth MFi Bluetooth HID (“keyboard mode”) Bluetooth HID (“keyboard mode”)
Control codes are special barcodes used to configure settings and parameters on barcode scanners. Control codes vary by scanner vendor, model, and firmware (so a control code that works on the Scanfob 2006 will not work for the KDC20). To download control codes for your scanner, visit control codes page.
Bluetooth SPP (Serial Port Profile) is intended to replace RS-232 cables (or other serial communication interfaces). SPP is excellent for sending and receiving bursts of data/information between two devices. Bluetooth Low Energy — also known as Bluetooth Smart — is a major release of the Bluetooth standard designed to optimize energy consumption and speed to work with extremely low power applications. Bluetooth Low Energy also simplifies the user experience by circumventing the typical process of having to pair through the host device’s Bluetooth settings before the application — with BLE
The table below provides a list of MFi (Made for iOS) certified scanners sold by Serialio.com. Barcode Scanners RFID Readers Sleds & All-In-One Units Scanfob 3002i Scanfob NFC-BB2i Honeywell Captuvo Sled Scanfob 4000i Scanfob Ultra-BB2i KDC 4000i Sled Scanfob 2002i Scanfob qID Mini iAP KDC 20i idChamp 1128 KDC 200i KDC 300i KDC 350i Socket 7Ci Socket 7Xi Socket 7Di For a comprehensive list of all MFi certified devices, contact our sales team.
Product Category Product(s) Standard Warranty Barcode Scanners Scanfob 2006, 3002i, 4000, and KeyBatch BR2 Up to 2 years Other barcode scanners 1 year RFID Scanners Scanfob Ultra-BB2, Scanfob NFC-BB2, Scanfob qID Mini, idChamp NF4/RS4/RS3/DX1/NF2 1 year Other RFID readers Adapters BlueSnap adapters 1 year Battery Replacements All, unless otherwise specified 90-days