idChamp™ RS3 Configuration Support

idChamp™ RS3 Configuration Support

Getting Started

Multi-mode Bluetooth idChamp RS3 NFC reader engines can be setup 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 cables are available from Serialio.com:

Getting at least one of these cables is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. To use the reader in cabled mode to a USB port BOTH cables are required.

HSE, and LE models can also be setup via Bluetooth Smart (BLE) connection using the RS3 NFC Setup application for iOS and Android.

These applications are available here:

Powering ON/OFF

To be sure you can charge the bridge, get the cable set above, or get the travel Micro USB cable to charge if you plan to do setup via Android Bluetooth.

  •  To power on the idChamp RS3, press and hold the button (about 2 seconds) until the LED's blink, then release the button and the reader is on.
  •  To power off the idChamp RS3, press and hold the button (about 3 seconds) until the LED's blink, then release the button and the reader should power off.

 

  • When Power is correctly applied, the CHG LED will be RED when charging, and GREEN when charged.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Not all Micro USB cables will work with the idChamp RS3.

Note: After the unit is turned on, wait at least 8 seconds before turning off. When you try to turn the idChamp RS3 off immediately after powering on, it will blink the LEDs but will not turn off. The reason is a different function is setup for immediately after power on. When the idChamp RS3 power button is held down for about 8 seconds after powering on, or press-and-hold within 8 seconds after powering on, this instructs the NFC reader to 'forget the last connected Bluetooth device'. Since the idChamp RS3 attempts to auto-reconnect to the last Bluetooth device it was connected with last, this feature is used when the reader is to be connected with a new host device.

 

Setup Options

Options for the idChamp RS3-HSE

idChamp RS3 HSE Reader Setup (Bluetooth HID + SPP + Bluetooth Smart aka Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0 / BLE & Cabled Connection)

Options for the idChamp RS3-LE

idChamp RS3 LE Reader Setup (Bluetooth Smart aka Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0 / BLE & Cabled Connection)

Options for the idChamp RS3-HS

idChamp RS3 HS Reader Setup (Bluetooth HID + SPP & Cabled Connection)