Glossary

Appload

Appload is Opticon's Windows utility for loading firmware and application files onto Opticon brand barcode scanners. Additionally, Appload includes an RS-232 terminal for configuring and retrieving information from Opticon scanners via command codes. For more information about Appload, visit Opticon's support wiki.

Batch Mode

Batch mode is ideal for when the user wants to use the scanner wirelessly to accumulate all the scanned data in the scanner's internal memory until the scanner is plugged into a host device (typically a Windows or Mac computer). Once plugged into the host device, the batch data can be sent all at once to the cursor location (e.g., a program, web application or text file) or downloaded to a text or CSV file by a program such as SerialMagic Professional.

BLE

Bluetooth Low Energy — also known as Bluetooth Smart — is a major release of the Bluetooth standard designed to optimize energy consumption and speed to work with extremely low power applications. Bluetooth Low Energy also simplifies the user experience by circumventing the typical process of having to pair through the host device's Bluetooth settings before the application — with BLE the user need only pair through the application itself.

BlueSnap

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).

BlueSnap Smart

The BlueSnap RS-232 Bluetooth Smart (BLE) serial radio dongle provides seamless connectivity for most any RS-232 serial device via Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0. To learn more, see the BlueSnap Smart product page or download the spec sheet.

BlueSnap SPP-KEY Bridge

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 Standard

The BlueSnap RS-232 to Bluetooth 2.1 serial radio dongle provides smooth connectivity for legacy serial devices in a variety of environments. Whether you are connecting a serial caliper to an iPad or a vending machine to an Android phone, your data will transmit seamlessly without the need for cables. Available in multiple forms and types to meet your specific needs, the BlueSnap RS-232 Bluetooth serial radio dongle is also easy to configure using terminal software like our JavaTerm or PuTTY.

BlueSnap USB

The BlueSnap USB Model 5 is an SPP Bluetooth adapter to simplify PC and OS X pairing and connecting for Scanfob and idChamp Scanners. To learn more, visit the BlueSnap USB product page.

Cloud-In-Hand

Cloud-In-Hand is Serialio's scalable mobile solutions framework. To learn more about Cloud-In-Hand, visit https://cloud-in-hand.com. 

HID

Bluetooth HID (Human Input Device) is a wireless spinoff of the HID profile original standardized for USB input devices (in fact, Bluetooth HID is often referred to as "keyboard mode"). Just as Bluetooth SPP serves to replace serial interfaces (e.g., RS-232 or UART), Bluetooth HID serves to replace USB connections.

Honeywell 8650 Ring Scanner

The 8650 Bluetooth Ring Scanner is a mobile barcode scanner manufactured by Honeywell. For more information, see Honeywell's product page for the 8650 Ring Scanner.

IceKey HF

The IceKey HF is a USB RFID reader manufactured by Tertium Technology. It is designed to perform read/write operations on HF (high frequency) RFID tags. For more information, visit Tertium Technology's product page for the IceKey HF.  Serialio.com is a certified reseller of Tertium Technology products.

idChamp 1128

The new 1128 Bluetooth UHF RFID Reader (aka TSL 1128) is designed to read and write to EPC Class 1 Gen 2 (ISO18000-6C) UHF transponders and communicate with a variety of host devices via Bluetooth wireless technology. With its Impinj R2000 core and range of interchangeable high-performance antennas, the 1128 performs like no other reader, giving the user the highest levels of flexibility currently available in today’s market. The reader includes class-leading high-performance 2D data scanning to bring unparalleled data collection capabilities to connected devices.

idChamp 1862 UHF

The 1862 series handheld RFID reader gives you extensive RFID reading and writing capabilities via Bluetooth pairing with user's existing mobile devices. Enabling to read tags up to 5 m (16.5 ft.) away and simultaneously capture multiple EPC Gen 2 (ISO 18000-6C) tags, it makes RFID data collections accessible and efficient for users. When combined with powerful software for easy configuration and customization, the 1860 series is the ideal companion to help enterprises smoothly adopt the RFID technology into the existing operations.

idChamp A9

idChamp® A9-UHF is a fast Android device with three (3) different built-in scanning devices:

idChamp DX1

The idChamp® DX1 is a Durable Low-Frequency Handheld Bluetooth Smart enabled RFID Reader. It is capable of reading animal ear tags and injectable microchip tags at 134.2 kHz. Read/Write - FDX-B/HDX ISO-11784/85, TIRIS, EM4100. The reader is designed for close-proximity work with livestock, domestic animals, pets, or animal samples.

idChamp EUA

The idChamp® EUA Embedded is the world's first Bluetooth Smart fixed-mobile UHF reader.

idChamp NF2

The idChamp® NF2-5011 is a cross-platform Bluetooth mobile NFC-RFID reader/writer with support for iOS, Android, and Windows (BLE and USB). It can read NDEF data and CSN from most major NFC cards, making it perfect for nearly any mobile RFID application.

idChamp RS3

Read access control credentials like PROX and SEOS with your iPhone or Android device! With its compact size, programmable features, and endless possibilities, the idChamp RS3 Bluetooth RFID Reader provides you with a seamless experience that's impossible to achieve with the typical built-in NFC readers you'll find on iPhones and Android devices.

idChamp RS4

The idChamp RS4 supports the HID Global Mobile Access app allowing Android and iOS phones to be used as credentials. RS4 also supports reading and writing of NFC tags like NTAG and MiFARE. RS4 reads and writes NDEF data, and RAW data, as well as all common access control badges for both 125 kHz and 13.56 Mhz including iCLASS SEOS tags.

Impinj Speedway

The Speedway Revolution R420 UHF RFID Reader delivers the performance, quality, and reliability necessary for maximum visibility of tagged inventory and assets. Able to maintain high read rates regardless of RF noise or interference as the readers adapt automatically for optimal functionality, Speedway readers are a powerful piece of item visibility platform solutions. Impinj's innovative Speedway Revolution RFID reader with Autopilot automatically optimizes its operation to the environment—delivering peak performance at all times.

Intermec SG20

The Intermec SG20 is a 1D/2D handheld barcode scanner manufactured by Honeywell. For more information, see Honeywell's product page for the Intermec SG20.

IP30

The IP30 is a handheld UHF (ultra-high frequency) RFID reader manufactured by Honeywell. To learn more, visit Honeywell's product page for the IP30.

iScanBrowser

iScanBrowser is a powerful tool for iOS and Android that allows you to scan data into a web browser. You can set up Web Form Rules (WFRs) to automatically send scans into a specific form field, use the scan as the URL address, run JavaScript, and more based on the conditions you configured in the WFR.

KDC

KDC refers to Koamtac's product line of KDC barcode and RFID scanners, including the KDC20, KDC100, KDC200, and KDC300.

KDC100

The KDC100 is a 1D laser USB barcode scanner manufactured by Koamtac. Note that only KDC scanners purchased from Serialio come with our firmware layer and will work with SerialMagic applications (SMP/SMG/SMK) for free without any nag messages. 

KDC20

The KDC20 is a 1D CCD and laser Bluetooth barcode scanner manufactured by Koamtac.  Note that only KDC scanners purchased from Serialio come with our firmware layer and will work with SerialMagic applications (SMP/SMG/SMK) for free without any nag messages. 

KDC200

The KDC200 is a 1D Bluetooth laser barcode scanner manufactured by Koamtac. Note that only KDC scanners purchased from Serialio come with our firmware layer and will work with SerialMagic applications (SMP/SMG/SMK) for free without any nag messages. 

KDC300

The KDC300 is a 2D imager Bluetooth barcode scanner and data collector manufactured by Koamtac. Note that only KDC scanners purchased from Serialio come with our firmware layer and will work with SerialMagic applications (SMP/SMG/SMK) for free without any nag messages. 

KeyBatch BR2

The KeyBatch BR2 is a batch mode and USB real-time laser barcode scanner.  Looking for something else?

LLRP

LLRP or Low-Level Reader Protocol is a protocol for communication between software and a reader. To learn more about LLRP, the official GS1 documentation.

MFi

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.

Mobile Attendance

Cloud-In-Hand Mobile Attendance is a Cloud-In-Hand application for Android that is designed for attendance-taking and check-in solutions. To learn more about Cloud-In-Hand Mobile Attendance, visit https://cloud-in-hand.com. Need to download Mobile Attendance? Click here.

Mobile Grid

Cloud-In-Hand Mobile Grid is a highly customizable Cloud-In-Hand application for Android and iOS that is tailored for each of our customer's custom workforce solutions with Mobile Grid Action Profiles. To learn more about Cloud-In-Hand Mobile Grid, visit https://cloud-in-hand.com. Need to download Mobile Grid? Click here.

NFC Gears

NFC Gears is a companion app for Android that runs as a service to make information from the built-in NFC reader available to other apps. You can download NFC Gears from the Google Play Store.

pcProx

The pcProx Configuration utility is RFIDeas Windows-based tool for communicating with and configuring RFIDeas engines, such as those used in the idChamp RS3. You can download pcProx from the official RFIDeas download page (or to download the pcProx manual, click here).

RS3 NFC Setup

The RS3 NFC Setup app is Serialio's free tool for configuring the idChamp RS3 from iOS or Android via a BLE connection. Download RS3 NFC Setup from the Google Play Store or the App Store. 

Scanfob 2006

The Scanfob® 2006 is our best selling and highest-rated 1D barcode scanner. It supports multiple Bluetooth modes (Bluetooth SPP, Bluetooth HID, and Bluetooth Low Energy), USB modes (cabled mode and batch mode), and is highly configurable via control codes.

Scanfob 3002i

The Scanfob® 3002i 2D Bluetooth Scanner—with its multi-platform support and fully programmable interface (via control codes)—is by far the most convenient, versatile 2D imager barcode scanner on the market. Robust in features, this wireless 2D barcode scanner is ideal for use with many applications such as inventory counting, shopping, time tracking, security, health care, packing, shipping, delivery, book scouting and more.

Scanfob 4000

The Scanfob® 4000 Bluetooth barcode scanner is a CCD barcode reader. CCD (Charged Coupling Device) barcode scanners use an imaging engine to take a picture of the barcode and then decode the characters. To learn more, see the Scanfob 4000 product page or download the spec sheet. Looking for something else?

Scanfob BB2

Scanfob BB2 refers to a subset of scanners that are nearly identical in their operation and setup requirements: the Scanfob NFC-BB2 (for NFC applications) and the Scanfob Ultra-BB2 (for UHF applications). Both BB2 scanners are available in several variants based on the Bluetooth profiles they support: BLE, HID/SPP, or MFi/SPP.

Scanfob Brand Barcode Scanners

Scanfob Brand Barcode Scanners is a parent term that includes the Scanfob 2006, Scanfob 3002i, and Scanfob 4000.

Scanfob NFC-BB2

The Scanfob® NFC-BB2 is an NFC reader/writer that transmits RFID card and tag data, including MIFARE* and ICODE, over Bluetooth. Its simple design and one push button make this reader/writer ideal for any use case. The Scanfob NFC-BB2 is available in several variants based on the Bluetooth profiles it supports: BLE, HID/SPP, or MFi/SPP.

Scanfob qID Mini

The Scanfob® qID has an integrated antenna suited for short to medium range applications and, thanks to the Bluetooth communication interface, it is a perfect UHF RFID add-on for any Bluetooth enabled hosts such as a PC, a smartphone, a PDA or a tablet. The qID supports Bluetooth HID and Bluetooth SPP or Bluetooth SPP and Bluetooth iAP (MFi), depending on the model variant.

Scanfob Ultra-BB2

Scanfob® Ultra-BB2 is an Ultra-High Frequency (UHF - ISO 18000 EPC Class1 Gen2) reader/writer that transmits RFID card and tag data over Bluetooth. It is capable of reading EPC, TID, and user memory. The simple design and one push button make this reader/writer ideal for any use case. Users will also have the ability to write their software interface, giving them flexibility for their RFID needs.

SerialMagic

SerialMagic is the parent term for the SerialMagic applications, including SerialMagic Gears for Android, SerialMagic Professional for Windows and OSX, and SerialMagic Keys for iOS. 

SerialPort

SerialPort is the world's first, and still foremost Java product for serial ports. SerialPort provides highly flexible control of serial ports from your Java application. SerialPort is a high-performance class that also provides low-level serial port control. If your device plugs into a serial port—on or off the Internet—it is almost certain that you can use SerialPort to communicate with it.

SMG

SMG, short for SerialMagic Gears, uses the SDM to provide a simple yet powerful way to connect to, configure, and capture data from Bluetooth RFID readers, barcode scanners, and other wireless devices on Android. When used with SerialMagic Keys, SerialMagic Gears allows you to send RFID and barcode data (from the connected scanners/devices) as text to any application that accepts text-input.

SMK

SMK, short for SerialMagic Keys, is a keyboard for iOS (as an independent app) and Android (as part of SerialMagic Gears) that allows its user to send data from RFID and barcode readers as text to any application that accepts text-input. You can download SerialMagic Keys for iOS from the App Store.

SMP

SMP, short for SerialMagic Professional, is a powerful tool for OS X and Microsoft Windows for connecting to, configuring, and collecting data from RFID readers (idChamp RS3/RS4/1128, Scanfob BB2, etc.), barcode scanners (Scanfob 2006/3002i/4000, etc.), adaptors (BlueSnap Smart,

Splashtop SOS

Splashtop SOS is a tool for remotely accessing your Windows or Mac computer for the purpose of providing a remote support, such as a remote firmware flash (Windows only). To learn more about our remote support option, click here.

SPP

Bluetooth SPP (Serial Port Profile) is intended to replace RS-232 cables (or other serial communication interfaces). SPP is excellent for sending and receiving bursts of data/information between two devices.

Terminal

A terminal application, or terminal emulator, is a program that allows its user to access command-line interfaces and text user interfaces for the machine the program is running on or a remote machine via protocols such as telnet or ssh.

Ultra-PD1

The Ultra-PD1 (or IceKey UHF) is an RFID reader that is used to perform read/write operations on the major RFID UHF standard tags. The easy installation, the practical on-board man-machine interface with three colored LEDs, a multitone beeper and, last but not least, a presence detector characterize this product. IceKey has an integrated antenna with a reading capacity of 120 cm (depending on the tag used) but can also support an external antenna thus reaching higher reading distances. An external antenna with magnetic coupling can be used for near-field UHF tag reading.

USB

Real-time cabled mode (or USB mode) is used when the user wants to output the scanned data to their computer real-time or immediately after the scanner reads the data.

WiFi

WiFi (or "Wi-Fi") is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance for a radio technology for wireless communication between devices based on the IEEE 802.11 standard.

WiSnap

The WiSnap WiFi dongle can be used to Wi-Fi enable most legacy RS-232 devices. The WiSnap is a WiFi certified 802.11 b/g solution incorporating a serial adapter, 2.4GHz radio, processor, Full TCP/IP stack, real-time clock, FTP, DHCP, DNS and web server. To learn more, visit the WiSnap product page or download the spec sheet.

yACK BLE

yACK BLE is Serialio's tool for communicating with and configuring BLE devices (such as the Scanfob 2006 and the BlueSnap Smart) on iOS and Android. Download yACK BLE from the Google Play Store or the App Store.