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 Standard units are compatible with Serial Port Profile (SPP) or Human Interface Device (HID) configurations and BlueSnap Smart units are compatible with Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE). Please…
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. It's most commonly 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. To learn more about NFC, click here.
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.
Bluetooth 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…