FAQs For Barcode Scanners

Control codes are special barcodes used to configure settings and parameters on barcode scanners. Control codes vary by scanner vendor, model, and firmware (so a control code that works on the Scanfob 2006 will not work for the KDC20). To download control codes for your scanner, visit our control codes directory.
Click on the Bluetooth mode beneath your platform to learn how to pair with your scanner. Android iOS Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Bluetooth SPP Bluetooth MFi Bluetooth HID ("keyboard mode") Bluetooth HID ("keyboard mode")  
The chart below shows which scanners support which Bluetooth modes. An "x" indicates that the scanner has support for that mode.   BLEⓘ SPPⓘ HIDⓘ MFiⓘ Scanfob 2006ⓘ x x x   Scanfob 4000iⓘ   x x x Scanfob 4000nⓘ   x x   Scanfob 3002iⓘ   x x x KDC20ⓘ   x x   KDC20iⓘ   x x x KDC100ⓘ   x x x KDC200ⓘ   x x x KDC300ⓘ   x…
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.
The KeyBatch BR2 is a batch scanner, capable of storing scans wirelessly and sending those scans to a computer once connected via USB. The KeyBatch BR2 can be configured in one of two ways; USB SerialMagic Mode or USB Keyboard Mode. Regardless of mode, you can configure the KeyBatch BR2 to store just the scans, store the scans with a timestamp, and send a CR (carriage return) after each scan. Additional prefix/suffix settings can be configured with control codes. USB SerialMagic Mode — When using the KeyBatch BR2 in SerialMagic Mode, the scanner sends scans through…
  Barcodes Barcodes have been around for decades. They are versatile with a large variety of uses — especially in retail, manufacturing settings, and in transport and shipping. We’re used to seeing the common barcode printed on packaging at the grocery store or in other retail outlets, like when items are passed over the barcode reader at the checkout counter to ring up a sale. Barcodes not only are valuable at the point of sale but also for managing inventory and raw materials internally so that tracking is done accurately and without error.  Barcodes have become common in…
Barcodes (sometimes called barcode symbologies) are visual representations of data encoded in a machine-readable format that is recognized by the International Organization for Standards (ISO) and GS1. Barcode symbologies — generally speaking — come in two forms: 1D (one-dimensional) and 2D (two-dimensional). 1D barcodes were the first type of barcode to be standardized and consist of white and black spaces of varying widths that depend on the specific symbology's standards. 2D barcodes were later introduced as a solution that could store a considerably larger amount of data than one-…
Why Consider Purchasing a Barcode Scanner? Barcodes and barcode scanners have long been used for decades for quick, easy and error-free data collection.  Now, with modern wireless Bluetooth scanners, and their compatibility mobile devices like Android and iOS, barcode scanning is easier than ever. What Should You Consider When Selecting A Barcode Scanner? ♦ What is your scan environment? Office, warehouse, outdoors? ♦ What type of barcodes will you be scanning? 1D or 2D or both? ♦ Do you need scan barcodes from a screen, i.e. scan a barcode displayed on a mobile screen…
Scanfob Brand barcode scanners (Scanfob 2002/2005/2005/3002i/4000)— Hold down BOTH the large and small buttons on the Scanfob simultaneously for 30 seconds. You will see a red LED and hear a single-tone beep upon completion. Scanfob BB2 scanners (Scanfob Ultra-BB2/NFC-BB2) — Hold down the power button for six seconds. If your device is still unresponsive, let the battery drain completely and then charge it and try again. Scanfob qID Mini — Hold down BOTH buttons simultaneously for six seconds, then release.
Yes. Battery replacements are available through the manufacturer. You can contact them here.