Connect BB2e to Windows Wirelessly with SerialMagic Professional

This post shows how to wirelessly connect the Scanfob Ultra-BB2e or Scanfob NFC-BB2e to connect to Windows 10 & Windows 11. 

Note for versions of BB2e prior to 2022 — you must first use yACK FAST (for Android or iOS) to enable the bl e e setting for the Scanfob BB2e to work with Windows 10 Bluetooth (BLE). You can see here how to setup the BLE 4.0 version of Scanfob BB2e to pair with Windows 10 via BLE before continuing

Pair with Windows 10 Bluetooth settings

1. Make sure that your Window 10 PC or tablet supports Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth 4.0 or later) and that Bluetooth is ON.

2. Launch the Windows 10 Settings app.

Windows 10 settings

3. Navigate to Devices. The first section you’ll see is Bluetooth & other devices

Connect Scanfob BB2e Win10 Win11 SerialMagic Professional
Connect Scanfob BB2e NFC-RFID Reader Writer to Windows10 Windows11 Select Devices

4. Click on Add Bluetooth or other device.

Windows 10 Bluetooth settings

5. Select Bluetooth.

Connect Scanfob BB2e RFID ScannerWin10 Win11 Add a device Bluetooth
Connect Scanfob BB2e NFC-RFID Reader Writer to Windows10 Windows11 Select Add a device Bluetooth

6. On the Add a device window, select your Scanfob BB2e when it appears in the discovered list.

7. Power on the BB2e (this tutorial is applicable to the Ultra-BB2e or the NFC-BB2e) by holding down for ~ three seconds.

Once paired with Windows Bluetooth, you can connect your BB2e to applications like SerialMagic Professional for Windows to send data to any application as keystrokes!

Connect your BB2e to SerialMagic Professional

1. Launch SerialMagic Professional for Windows. If you do not already have it installed, you can download the installer here.

2. Click Add to add a new connection.

SerialMagic Professional for Windows - Add a new connection

3. On the Select How Scanner Will Connect window, select “SerialMagic will connect to the remote Bluetooth device using Bluetooth LE” and the image of the either the Scanfob Ultra-BB2e or the Scanfob NFC-BB2e.

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SerialMagicPro Connect Scanfob BB2e Windows10 Windows11 Pick BB2e Device

4. Select your Scanfob BB2e Reader from the nearby BLE device names list.

Connect Scanfob BB2e Win10 Win11 SerialMagicPro Pick Device BLE Name
Connect your Scanfob BB2e with SerialMagicPro to Win10 Win11 Pick Your Device BLE Name

5. Select how you’d like to use the BB2e. Here we’ve selected “like a keyboard, data posted to the cursor location.”

Connect Scanfob BB2e Windows10 & Windows11 SerialMagicPro Setup RFID NFC Reader Writer Details
Connect Scanfob BB2e Windows10 / Windows11 SerialMagicPro Post NFC Reads as Keystrokes

6. Continue through the setup prompts until you see the Add New Connection confirmation window. Here you can double check that the setup is correct. Click OK.

7. On the main screen of SerialMagic Professional, click Start

You can now send RFID data from your Scanfob BB2e to the cursor location!