Serialio News

1/24/2021
Suppose you have LOTS of Bluetooth devices (say 30, 70, 100+) paired to a device. How can this happen? When testing devices during production, this can easily happen. Doing tap gear icon, and tap Unpair hundreds of times, is really not a productive use of time. yACK BLE Android app provides a tool to unpair ALL Bluetooth device pairings in ONE step. Tap SELECT DEVICE, tap upper-right menu, tap "Unpair all devices". This displays all the currently paired Bluetooth…
1/19/2021
The Scanfob PX-20 Bluetooth (BLE) wireless scanner provides 2D and 1D scanning speed significantly faster, more accurate, and easier to use than any camera scanner. No matter what generation of iOS device iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android Tablet, Android Phone or Windows PC, the PX20 is faster. In addition to the unmatched speed and performance, the fast charge time, long battery life, small keyfob size, make the Scanfob PX-20 wireless Bluetooth scanner the best mobile wireless scanner for inventory counting & tracking, inspections, attendance management, field service, healthcare, and…
12/30/2020
How do you know what RFID-NFC chip model-type to use for your NFC project? There are hundreds of models, some more popular shown below. What read & write range is needed? What material will RFID-NFC tag be applied to, or inserted in? How much data needs to be stored? What read & write speed is required? Read range is often an important parameter in choosing type of RFID-NFC chip. Video below shows the read range of NTAG213 vs SLIX2 chips in tiny rigid PCB NFC tags (4.8mm square, 1.8mm thick). This type of tag is available in reel form for use with Pick-and-Place machines for…
12/25/2020
The rechargeable battery powered Bluetooth Tru-Test S3 Scale Head is supported on SerialMagic Keys iOS providing weight readings to be posted as simulated keystrokes on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch. Support is also available to license using Serial Device Manger (SDM) libraries for 3rd party applications. Also works on Android 
12/14/2020
A food production facility on the east coast was on the hunt for a solution for their production line. When dealing with food products, they needed to be sure that weights were properly recorded and within reasonable limits in order to proceed. Once the software was in place, the next important step was getting the right hardware.  Manual entry is cumbersome and prone to human error. When a significant portion of the day is spent recording weights, a mistake being made doesn’t just eat up time--it costs money. With, of course, human employees they’re bound to make errors every now and…
12/8/2020
Keeping People Safe with the idChamp® NF4 Wireless Smart Card Reader for NFC/RFID and Employee Badges Amidst this global epidemic, COVID-19, employees are beginning to return to their offices. Businesses are doing their best to implement safe social distancing and taking other precautionary measures to prevent the spread of infection. From maintaining appropriate physical distance to making sure work areas are staying clean, the first step to staying safe starts as soon as you step on site. The idChamp® NF4 Wireless Smart Card Reader is working on the front line to help businesses keep…
12/3/2020
BlueSnap M6A wireless RS-232 serial adapter with optional HID firmware provides solutions to post ASCII data as keystrokes for solutions that must work without a software application like SerialMagic Professional, or alternate on-screen-keyboard like SerialMagic Keys. As anyone who has used a Bluetooth device that connects as a keyboard knows, the on-screen keyboard is automatically hidden by iOS while the device is connected. BlueSnap M6A…
11/29/2020
How To Use Standard NFC Sticker Tag On Metal Surface Standard NFC tags fail to read when placed on a metal surface. Here is a typical round 8mm adhesive sticker tag that will read with any NFC reader when placed on stone, wood, glass, plastic, paper, and other non-metal surfaces. Put the NFC tag on metal and it will fail to read. NFC tags can be purchased to read on metal, commonly called 'anti-metal' tags. To discuss your on-metal NFC-RFID tag solution needs contact a solution…
11/26/2020
Connect RS-232 scale with DB9 plug to MacOS (formerly OS X) and post weight readings as keystrokes to any application without special software. BlueSnap M6A serial dongle wireless connection eliminates cable between scale and Mac. Transmit data up to 30 feet (10 meters) between scale and Mac. No special software is needed since the scale connects like a wireless keyboard post to any MacOS application. Post weight readings to browser, webpage, spreadsheet, database, remote connection, any app you need. Also works with NFC-RFID & barcode readers that post ASCII data…
11/18/2020
idChamp® RS4 reader will post Apple student ID, HID Global Mobile Access ID, and physical RFID badges via wireless connection to any app on iPad, iPhone, Android, Win10. Manage all types of student IDs with one conveniently sized mobile reader. Use RS4 ID reader with stratus-io Mobile Time & Attendance and other attendance solutions.