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Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Security

Many of our customers want to know just how secure Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) — or Bluetooth Smart/Bluetooth 4.0 — communication is. In response, we’ve made this article to provide basic information about the BLE standard, what it entails and what it means for your security concerns. The BLE Pairing Process How does Bluetooth Low Energy pairing work? Generally, the process of pairing two BLE or Bluetooth Smart devices consists of three phases; the information exchange, key generation and transport-specific key generation. Phase One: Information Exchange The first phase consists of the

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How to remove idChamp RS3 keystroke delimiters on iOS

This support article demonstrates how to remove keystroke delimiters from the idChamp RS3 Dual Engine RFID Reader with the RS3-NFC Setup application for iOS. This tutorial assumes that you have already installed the RS3-NFC Setup application for iOS. If you have not already done so, please do so now. Adjust the DIP Switches for BLE Mode You must set the idChamp RS3’s DIP switches to BLE mode in order to adjust the configuration with the RS3-NFC Setup application for iOS. To see how to do this, click here. Once the RS3 is in BLE mode, you

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How to toggle constant read mode on the Scanfob qID Mini

Required for this tutorial: a Scanfob® qID Mini with the Constant Read Mode firmware upgrade* Step 1. Hold down the scan button for three seconds. You will see either “CMODE ON” or “CMODE OFF.” CMODE Stands for Constant Read Mode.  Step 2. To toggle CMODE, hold down the scan button again for three seconds. This will toggle constant read mode either ON or OFF, depending on the previous value of CMODE. Note that the CMODE state remains either ON or OFF, even after rebooting the device.

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How to disable the Bluetooth-SPP engine on the idChamp RS3

This support article demonstrates how to disable and re-enable the Bluetooth-SPP engine on the idChamp RS3. Before We Start Due to popular request, Serialio has released the RS3 Disable SPP-HID Android application that allows our customers to disable the Bluetooth-SPP engine on their idChamp RS3 Dual Engine RFID Scanners. This solution is primarily for those who use their idChamp RS3 exclusively in BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) mode and would like to turn off the Bluetooth-SPP engine to avoid conflicts and confusion. Before you disable the SPP engine, there are a

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How to read and write RFID-NFC tags on iOS with the Scanfob BB2

This article demonstrates how to read and write RFID/NFC tags on iOS with the Scanfob Ultra-BB2e or the Scanfob NFC-BB2e. This option is available through Serialio’s Serial Device Manager (SDM). You can access the SDM through our iScanBrowser app for iOS or our Cloud-in-Hand Mobile Grid for Android. 1. Launch either Cloud-in-Hand Mobile Grid or iScanBrowser. For this tutorial, we will be using the Mobile Grid application for iOS. 2. Tap on the Serial Device Manager icon. 3. Make your Scanfob BB2e discoverable by holding down the button for 1-2

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How to change the Bluetooth awake timer on the idChamp RS3

By default, the idChamp RS3 Reader’s Bluetooth Smart module will turn off after 5 minutes of inactivity. This article will walk you through the steps to change the setting to disable that Bluetooth Awake timer. Update System Awake Timer Open the idChamp RS3 Reader and make sure that the switches match the pictures below: idChamp RS3 Reader Diagram For banks S2 and S3 (See diagram above). For banks S4 and S5 (Note: You will need to remove the idChamp RS3 Reader from the case to access these banks – See

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Using the IceKey HF in Keyboard Mode on Windows

To use the IceKey HF with SerialMagic for keyboard emulation follow the steps below. Download and install SerialMagic Professional from our downloads page. Be sure to select the link for the correct Windows version. 1. Add the IceKey HF   Plug your IceKey HF reader into the PC. When you open SerialMagic you will be prompted with the device wizard. Select Cabled connection and choose IceKey HF as the scanner type. Click Next. Select the COM port assigned to your IceKey HF reader. Click Next. Select Like a keyboard… for how the scanner will be used. Click Next. Complete the setup

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How to adjust the sleep timer on the idChamp RS3

You can adjust the sleep timer for the idChamp RS3 Reader to allow for a longer timeout period or disable it completely. To do so, you will need a USB-RS232 adapter and a terminal program such as TeraTerm or PuTTY. Follow the steps below to configure this timeout period (all typed commands will be without the quotes and followed by the enter key): For DIP switch banks S3 and S2: For DIP switch banks S4 and S5: 1. Set the DIP switches for Windows Bluetooth configuration mode (S2/S3 left, S4/S5

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How to configure the Scanfob Ultra-BB2 with SerialMagic Professional for Windows

To configure the Scanfob® Ultra-BB2 you will need the following items: The Scanfob® Ultra-BB2 scanner The provided USB cable A Windows PC A copy of SerialMagic Professional installed Add the Scanfob® Ultra-BB2 Once you have all the necessary components, plug the Scanfob® Ultra-BB2 into your Windows PC using the USB cable then open SerialMagic Professional. If you have never used SerialMagic Professional before, you will be prompted with the device wizard. If you do not see this screen, but rather the main SerialMagic Professional window, click the Add button to access the wizard.

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