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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 NDEF data of an NFC chip. 1. Navigate to the Serial Device Manager (SDM). or 2. Tap on the options menu button (the three vertical dots button at the top right-hand corner of the SDM

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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 the BlueSnap’s MAC address that you can scan (with the paired Scanfob 2006) any time you want to connect to the BlueSnap. If the Scanfob 2006 begins to beep repeatedly instead of connecting to the BlueSnap, follow these instructions. 1. Turn

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How to use your scanner with Profit Bandit on Android

Prepare Your Scanner 1. Make sure that your Scanfob has been charged until the LED is green. It typically takes 2-4 hours to reach a full charge, depending on your Scanfob model. 2. Once your Scanfob is charged, take your Quick Start Guide and scan the barcode labeled either “SerialMagic – SPP” or “Bluetooth – SPP.” Pair with SerialMagic Gears 1. From the main screen of SerialMagic Gears, tap on the Serial Device Manager icon. You can also tap on the “Device Manager” option from the Options menu. 2. The

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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 labeled “Bluetooth-HID” on your Quick Start Guide (included in Scanfob package). If you don’t have your Quick Start Guide, you can download a new copy from our Quick Start Guide page. 2. Make your Scanfob

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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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