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Anti-metal tags are specialized RFID tags that can be read from conductive surfaces, such as metal (something that regular tags can't do). To learn more about anti-metal tags, see About Anti-Metal Tags or contact us to speak with an RFID specialist.
RFID tags are composed of several components—a micro-chip, a substrate (e.g., Mylar or plastic coating), and an antenna, which is attached to the micro-chip. The primary difference between active and passive RFID tags is that active tags incorporate a built-in power supply, while passive tags use the power from the electromagnetic wave from the RFID reader to send its data to the reader. Apart from this primary distinction, you'll find more in-depth differences in the table below.   Active Tags Passive Tags Power Powered by internal source (e.g.,…
The WiSnap can be set up using two methods; connected via RS-232 to a computer (PC or Mac) or using the WiSnap Setup App for iOS. (or the WiSnap Setup Plus App for iOS) If you use a computer to set up the WiSnap, SerialIO recommends using a terminal tool like TeraTerm or CoolTerm—please avoid HyperTerm as issues have been documented using this tool.…
Well, for one, that would limit you to only HID devices. Many Bluetooth devices aren't supported on iOS. Even among the devices that are supported, many of them still require application-level support specific to that device. SerialMagic Keys drastically simplifies the process of using data from Bluetooth-enabled serial devices with native iOS applications and web applications accessed from iOS web browsers.
The applications of using SerialMagic Keys are endless. Here are a few examples. Seamlessly integrate iAP and BLE devices (such as barcode scanners, RFID reader/writers, and various serial modules) into your iOS workflow, simply by switching your keyboard to SerialMagic Keys. Read HID Corporate 1000 cards, Seos access control and BLE credentials into high-security applications with the idChamp RS4. Read and write NDEF data using the idChamp RS4. Read and…
SerialMagic Keys is the only keyboard for iOS that gives you the ability to connect directly to a wide variety of Bluetooth devices, including RFID-NFC readers/writers, barcode scanners, calipers, sensors, et al. Connecting these Bluetooth devices directly to SerialMagic Keys allows you to send the scan data directly into any native iOS application — including your own — without the hassle of adding additional code to communicate with the device(s) and interpret the (often serial) data. And best of all — SerialMagic Keys…
SerialMagic is supported on a variety of desktop and mobile operating systems, as shown in the list below. Android (with SerialMagic Gears on Android 2.1 and later) Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7, 8, and 10 (SerialMagic Professional) Windows Mobile 6 Professional & Classic, Windows Mobile 5 Pocket-PC (touchscreen devices) Apple Mac OS X (with SerialMagic Professional on OS X 10.6 and later)
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…
  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…
SerialPort is available in many package options to suit the needs of a great variety of developers. SerialPort Changelog Licensing SerialPort is licensed Per Developer Seat. When multiple developers will use SerialPort, multiple licenses need to be purchased. For example, if SerialPort is installed on a network then a license must be purchased for each developer who will have access to the files. Once you deploy your application there is generally no runtime…