FAQs

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.
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 table below provides a list of MFi (Made for iOS) certified scanners sold by Serialio.com. Barcode Scanners RFID Readers Sleds & All-In-One Units Scanfob® 3002i Scanfob® NFC-BB2i Honeywell Captuvo Sled Scanfob® 4000i Scanfob® Ultra-BB2i Olli Sled Scanfob® 2002i Scanfob® qID Mini iAP KDC 4000i Sled KDC 20i idChamp™ 1128   KDC 200i     KDC 300i     KDC 350i     Socket 7Ci     Socket 7Xi…
The LED patterns of the Scanfob Ultra-BB2 and Scanfob NFC-BB2 are used to indicate current actions and statuses to the user.  To learn about what the individual LED indicator patterns, click here.
RFID (Radio-frequency identification) is a term used to refer to technology that uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify people, livestock, assets, and more. To learn more about RFID, see our article on the topic here.
NFC is an acronym for Near Field Communication. NFC is a fairly recent 'labeling' for a subset of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) for short-range, wireless protocols. While NFC type RFID can apply to low frequency (LF), high frequency (HF), and ultra-high frequency (UHF) types, it's most commonly associated with HF and used for close-range applications (hence the "near field"). NFC has some features that distinguish it from other forms of RFID, such as the capacity for bidirectional peer-to-peer communication. This article, An Introduction to NFC, is part of a…
The WiSnap supports the following Wi-Fi modes: Enterprise networking Ad-hoc Access Point COM-TCP For more information refer to the WiSnap user guide. For information specific to the Access Point mode, see our app note for using the WiSnap in Access Point mode.
WiSnap dongles are used to WiFi enable RS-232 devices. The WiSnap is a WiFi certified 802.11 b/g solution incorporating a 2.4GHz radio, processor, Full TCP/IP stack, real-time clock, FTP, DHCP, DNS and web server. WiSnap is available in models using AAA battery power or external power.
If your Serialio Scanfob Brand Barcode Scanner is having problems sending data, connecting or is behaving in an unexpected manner, try resetting it by following the instructions here. If you continue to have issues after resetting your Scanfob, contact Serialio's support team.
MFi is Apple's licensing program for hardware and software specific to their iDevices. MFi, or Made for iOS (iPod/iPhone/iPad), in hardware like the Scanfob® 3002i denotes a special Bluetooth connection mode called IAP. IAP is similar to SPP on Android — which allows a peripheral device to connect as a virtual COM port. This capability allows software developers to interface peripherals directly with their apps. Simulating a virtual COM port means that scans are sent faster and more reliably. Simulated COM ports have the additional benefit of being able to send special characters or…