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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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How to use yACK BLE for Android to setup the idChamp EUA to pair with Windows 10 via BLE

This article demonstrates how to set up the idChamp EUA to connect to Windows 10. Due to how Windows 10 Bluetooth pairing works, you cannot pair with the idChamp EUA without changing the “bl e e” setting from 0 to 1. Please note, that this process doesn’t work for Windows 7 nor earlier versions of Windows. To follow through with this tutorial, you will need: The yACK BLE app (available on iOS and Android) An idChamp EUA A Windows 10 computer with BLE support (Bluetooth 4.0 or later) Follow the steps below

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How to use yACK BLE for Android to set up the Scanfob BB2e to pair with Windows 10 via BLE

This article demonstrates how to use yACK BLE for Android to set up the Scanfob BB2e (Ultra-BB2e or NFC-BB2e) to connect to Windows 10. Due to how Windows 10 Bluetooth pairing works, you cannot pair with the Scanfob BB2e without changing the “bl e e” setting from 0 to 1. Please note, that this process doesn’t work for Windows 7 nor earlier versions of Windows. To follow through with this tutorial, you will need: The yACK BLE app (available on iOS and Android) A Scanfob Ultra-BB2e or Scanfob NFC-BB2e A Windows 10

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How to configure the idChamp RS3 for Bluetooth-SPP mode

To prepare your idChamp RS3 for Bluetooth SPP, follow the instructions below. Use the DIP switch table at the end of this page for reference. 1. Power off your RS3 and take it out of its enclosure by unscrewing the four screws, then lifting the lid. 2. Locate the DIP switch banks labeled “S2” and “S3” along the short edge opposite the micro-USB port. 3. Grab a paperclip or similarly shaped object (pens are NOT recommended) and flip the DIP switches up or down to match the image below. If

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How to configure the idChamp RS3 for Bluetooth-HID (keyboard) mode

To prepare your idChamp RS3 for Bluetooth HID (otherwise known as “keyboard mode”), follow the instructions below. Use the DIP switch table at the end of this page for reference. 1. Power off your RS3 and take it out of its enclosure by unscrewing the four screws, then lifting the lid. 2. Locate the DIP switch banks labeled “S2” and “S3” along the short edge opposite the micro-USB port. 3. Grab a paperclip or similarly shaped object (pens are NOT recommended) and flip the DIP switches up or down to

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How to pair idChamp EUA UHF RFID with SerialMagic Professional Windows 10 via BLE

This article demonstrates how to pair the idChamp EUA with SerialMagic Professional for Windows 10 via BLE. Note — you must first use yACK BLE (for Android or iOS) to enable the bl e e setting for the idChamp EUA to work with Windows 10 Bluetooth (BLE). If you have not already done so, visit our page on how to setup the idChamp EUA 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

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How to pair the BB2e with SerialMagic Professional on Windows 10 via BLE

This article demonstrates how to pair the Scanfob Ultra-BB2e or Scanfob NFC-BB2e to connect to Windows 10. Note — you must first use yACK BLE (for Android or iOS) to enable the bl e e setting for the Scanfob BB2e to work with Windows 10 Bluetooth (BLE). If you have not already done so, visit our page on how to setup the 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

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