Bluetooth Adapter Support

 

Bluetooth Adapter Support

 

 

This support article provides instructions on how to pair the Scanfob 2006 Bluetooth barcode scanner with the BlueSnap standard Bluetooth to RS-232 adapter 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.
It is possible for the BlueSnap Smart Dongle to become unresponsive at times. If this occurs you will need to update the firmware on the unit and reset the GFU settings. Note: you must use the yACK BLE iOS app to update the firmware of the BlueSnap Smart Dongle. The yACK BLE app is also available for Android . Update the BlueSnap Smart Firmware 1. Download the yACK BLE app for iOS . 2. Press and hold the power button on the BlueSnap Smart Dongle. Even if you do not see any LED activity, the unit may still broadcast as long as the power button is held down. 3. Launch the yACK BLE app and wait...
You can configure a BlueSnap dongle by using a terminal application, such as PuTTY, TeraTerm, or JavaTerm. In this example, we are changing the baud rate of a BlueSnap AAA from the default 115200 to 9600 using PuTTY. Afterwards, we will verify the BlueSnap's firmware, then save the configuration. Set the Configuration 1. Open PuTTY and select the Serial radio button, choose your COM port, and set the baud rate (by default 115200). 2. Type $$$ on your keyboard. You should see a return of CMD . This will enter command mode; you can verify this by looking at the green LED on the BlueSnap...
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) or Human Interface Device (HID) configurations. Please note HID modules are able to send data to iOS devices but can not receive data from the iOS device.
The BlueSnap SPP-KEY bridge connects any Bluetooth SPP device to iOS handhelds, allowing data to be posted to cursor location of ANY iOS app. The only requirement to connect a Bluetooth SPP device to the iOS device (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) using the BlueSnap Bridge is the Bluetooth device needs to send text/number data that can be typed on a regular keyboard (ASCII values). This solution also works with Macs, PCs, Linux computers and more.
Operating Modes Mode Description Command Slave Mode Slave Mode is the default mode of the BlueSnap. While in this mode, other Bluetooth devices can discover and connect to the BlueSnap. SM,0 Master Mode Master Mode enables the ability to make outbound connections via the C command. SM,1 Trigger Mode Trigger Mode configures the BlueSnap to connect to the remote stored address automatically when data is received on the local serial port of the master. SM,2 Auto Master Mode Auto Master Mode configures the BlueSnap to automatically connect to the stored remote Bluetooth address upon power up. SM,...
The article demonstrates how to setup the BlueSnap AAA Bluetooth 2.1 to RS-232 adapter for use with the Fowler digital caliper. Requirements The BlueSnap must have the DTR modification option and firmware version 4.77. Jumpers Set the BlueSnap's jumpers for DTE. See page 3 on the BlueSnap manual . Establish a Connection via the Terminal 1. Connect the BlueSnap to a Mac or Windows PC via the RS-232 to USB configuration cable. 2. Launch a terminal application, and set the serial communication settings to match the BlueSnap defaults (see table below). RTS Enabled Baud rate 115200 Parity None...
This support article demonstrates how to set up a BlueSnap Bluetooth to RS-232 adapter for use with the Mitutoyo Absolute Digital Caliper and RS-232C converter. 1. Set the BlueSnap's jumpers for DTE. RX = 2 TX = 3 RTS = 7 CTS = 8 2. Connect the BlueSnap adapter to a computer (Mac, Windows or Linux) using an RS-232 to USB converter. Once connected, launch JavaTerm or a similar terminal application. 3. Enable the RTS option for the terminal application. 4. Connect to the COM port that your computer assigned to the BlueSnap with the following serial communication settings (these are the...
This article demonstrates how to connect the BlueSnap Smart Bluetooth Low Energy (4.0) to RS-232 adapter to Windows using SerialMagic Professional. We have broken down this process into three steps: 1. Pair through Windows Bluetooth, 2. Pair through SerialMagic Professional and 3. Start the connection. Connect to SerialMagic Professional 1. Launch the SerialMagic Professional application. 2. From the main window, click on " Add " to add a new connection. 3. Select " SerialMagic will connect to the remote Bluetooth device using Bluetooth LE ." It is the 5 th option from the...
Need a quick refresher of the BlueSnap command syntax? See our Quick Command Guide . Knowledgebase Articles • Configure BlueSnap modules via Bluetooth using SerialMagic Professional. • Using BlueSnap USB to BlueSnap RS-232 as cable replacement. • Using BlueSnap module with a Nikon D300S • Using BlueSnap module with Digital Calipers Downloads • Download the BlueSnap Information Guide. • Download the BlueSnap Advanced Command Interface. • Download the BlueSnap Smart User Guide...
This support article is intended as a quick reference guide for configuring a terminal emulator application for communication with the BlueSnap RS-232 Adapter (Bluetooth 2.1 and BLE). Default Serial Communication Settings These are the default communication values that BlueSnap adapters ship with (unless special ordered) Baud Rate → 115200 Parity → None Data Bits → 8 Stop Bits → 1 Flow Control → None Bluetooth Profile → SPP...
To set up the BlueSnap Bridge, you connect one side of the bridge to the Bluetooth SPP (Serial Port Profile) device and the other side of the Bridge to the host supporting Bluetooth HID (keyboard). The Bridge can always be setup manually using a terminal program from a PC, Mac, or Linux PC using the Serialio.com USB to RS-232 adapter and BlueSnap Bridge cable (DB9 female to USB micro) both are available from Serialio.com. To Setup the bridge you MUST have cable set shown below or Android device with Bluetooth that can run SerialMagic Gears Android. See below for details. Getting at least one...
This guide will demonstrate how to use two BlueSnap Bluetooth 2.1 to RS-232 Adapters to form a bridge to connect SPP and HID devices. Step-by-Step Guide 1. Verify that your idChamp is set to connect to Android (SPP mode) and then power it on 2. Connect your BlueSnap SPP dongle to your PC with the configuration cables 3. Launch Terminal 4. Make sure your bit-rate, parity, and stop are correct and then click OK to connect 5. In JavaTerm (or your preferred terminal application): → Type $$$ to enter CMD mode → Type d to see device information → Type i to run Bluetooth inquiry Note...
This guide provides instructions on how to connect a Mac OS X computer to an external serial device with a BlueSnap AAA and CoolTerm (*or your preferred terminal application) You will need: ● A Mac with a terminal application installed ● BlueSnap AAA dongle Step-by-Step Guide Note: You must first configure your terminal application for communication with the BlueSnap's default COM settings (shown below.) 1. Begin by connecting your BlueSnap AAA to you Mac 2. Navigate to System Preferences → Bluetooth 3. Once the BlueSnap AAA is connected, launch your terminal application on your Mac...
This article demonstrates the steps necessary to configure the BlueSnap Bluetooth to RS-232 adapter and a Serialio Scanfob Bluetooth barcode (or RFID) 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 baud rate from 115200 to 4800, we need to connect to the BlueSnap with a terminal application (...
When purchasing these two devices to be used together (such as the Nikon solution), Serialio will normally pre-pair them so that when you receive them, they will be ready to go. However, if you need to pair a Scanfob and BlueSnap that were not purchased at the same time, this article is for you! In the content below, we demonstrate how to pair a Bluetooth barcode scanner (such as the Scanfob 2006) with a BlueSnap Bluetooth to RS232 adapter using SerialMagic Gears for Android. Note: Although we used SerialMagic Gears for this tutorial, the BlueSnap Setup feature is available in all Serialio...
We DO NOT recommend using the Zentri BLE OTA application with the BlueSnap Smart Bluetooth 4.0 to RS232 adapter. Using this application to flash the BlueSnap's firmware will more than likely brick the device. This is because the Zentri application loads the default firmware (the only firmware that should be loaded on the BlueSnap Smart is "minnow-1.0.05"). If you have made this mistake, your device will no longer have the "BlueSnap-XXXX" naming scheme and may not power on. This is NOT covered under warranty. However, there is a chance that you will be able to recover...
This support article will walk you through how to configure your BlueSnap 2.1 to work with the Precision Digital Caliper. For this tutorial, we used JavaTerm. However, you can use any serial communication terminal application (such as YAT). Below is a table overview of the configuration changes we will make. You will need the following for this tutorial: The BlueSnap RS-232 to Bluetooth 2.1 adapter A USB to RS-232 adapter cable If your BlueSnap is male, you will need a Female-to-Female NULL Modem A terminal application such as JavaTerm or YAT Note that the jumpers musty be set correctly for...
1. Using an RS-232 to USB adapter cable (and NULL modem, if necessary), plug your BlueSnap into your PC (personal computer). 2. Power on your BlueSnap by holding down the red power button for approximately three seconds. Prepare the Terminal 1. Once your BlueSnap is ready to go, launch the YAT program. 2. Our BlueSnap adapters are shipping our with the following configurations (unless a customer has requested otherwise, such as with the Caliper Firmware add-on). Configure YAT accordingly and select the COM port assigned to your BlueSnap. Baud/Bit Rate 115200 Data Bits 8 Parity None Stop Bits...
This commands (along with many others) can be found in the Serialio Bluetooth Serial Module Command Set . Command Syntax is in RED. Do not inclue "<" or ">." Related Content: BlueSnap Support Home Download the BlueSnap Smart User Guide Download the BlueSnap Information Guide...

 

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