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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 consistent and offer the ability to use SerialMagic Gears to configure your Scanfob and process data before it is posted into your application. However, if you are using your Scanfob with the ScanPower app for Android,

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How factory reset your scanner’s settings

f your barcode or RFID scanner is having problems sending data, connecting or is behaving in an unexpected manner, try resetting it. You will find instructions for performing a “reset” on various scanners sold by Serialio in the table below. If you continue to have issues after resetting your scanner (or if you don’t see your model and you’d like us to add it), contact Serialio’s support team. Scanner Model Reset Method Scanfob 3002i Method A Scanfob 4000i & 4000n Method A Scanfob 2006 Method A KeyBatch BR2 Method A

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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 or BLE mode. Click here to learn more about the difference between Bluetooth LE and Bluetooth SPP. The most important difference when switching between BLE and SPP is that you CANNOT pair through your device’s

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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. Press the scan button, located on the front of the device. 4. Use the arrow buttons to scroll through the options until you see “Fac. Default” highlighted. 5. Use the scan button to select it.

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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 Nikon D300S. By default, the BlueSnap has a baud rate of 115200. In order to communicate with the Nikon camera, the BlueSnap must be configured with a baud rate of 4800. To change the BlueSnap’s

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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. Scan the control code (“Z2”) you printed out in step #1.

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Scanfob® 2006 vs Scanfob® CS3070

  Scanfob® 2006 Scanfob® CS3070 Bluetooth SPP Wedge —  YES* YES* Bluetooth HID —  YES YES Bluetooth HID Batch —  YES NO Tethered Wedge —  YES* NO Tethered Batch —  Download via COM port* Plain text file on scanner disk Battery Life —  8 hours 12 hours Charge time —  4 hours 4 hours Use while charging —  YES Non-Computer Only Available 10-unit charging cradle —  YES NO Field Upgradable Firmware —  YES NO Warranty —  2 Years 1 Year Weight —  1 ounce 2.5 ounces Maximum scanning range —  12-14 inches 14-18 inches Fully Programmable —  YES NO Set clock over USB —  YES

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How to setup the KDC200 for SerialMagic Gears

This support article provides step-by-step instructions on how to set up the KDC200 barcode scanner with SerialMagic Gears for Android.  Before continuing, make sure that you’ve charged your KDC200 for at least three hours. 1. Press both the up and down buttons simultaneously. This launches the “Setup Menu.” 2. Use the arrow keys to scroll down to “Bluetooth,” then press the Scan Button to select. 3. Scroll down to and select “Pairing.” 4. This triggers the KDC to begin the pairing process. 5. Launch SerialMagic Gears on your Android device and

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How to retrieve scanner info with Appload

This article demonstrates how to retrieve information from Opticon brand barcode scanners (Scanfob® 2006, 3002i, 4000n, 4000i, or KeyBatch BR2) by using the Appload application for Windows. You will need the following —  An Opticon Brand Barcode Scanner  A Windows PC Opticon drivers installed* Appload installed* If you haven’t already done so, go ahead and download and install the necessary drivers and software. Download Appload and the OPN drivers from [HERE]. Setup Appload 1. First, launch Appload. You can usually do this by navigating to the Windows start menu, then looking under “Recently

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How to setup the Scanfob 2006 in BLE mode

This article provides the necessary steps for pairing the Scanfob 2006 Bluetooth barcode scanner with a BLE-enabled application on iOS or Android via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE mode). If you are switching from Bluetooth SPP to Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) due to a problem you’re experiencing with SerialMagic Gears, make sure to clear out any previous connections within the SerialMagic Gears device manager before following these instructions; doing so increases the likelihood of success. If you are unsure how to do this, refer to our article on the process here:

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