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2/15/2021
Connect Ohaus Defender 3000 scale wirelessly to iOS devices: iPhone, iPad, iPod-Touch using BlueSnap RS-232 serial dongle with DB9 connector. BlueSnap M6A dongle plugs to Ohaus scale RS-232 port, iPhone11 (iPhone12, iPhone13, iPhone14...) makes wireless connection to BlueSnap dongle with the SerialMagic Keys app. Weight is posted as keystrokes to any application that has keyboard focus. Press scale print button or tap the SerialMagic trigger key on iPhone/iPad/iPodTouch This example uses FileMaker Go app. Item is put on scale, trigger weight reading,…
2/8/2021
Connect Ohaus Ranger 3000 scale to iOS devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod-Touch using BlueSnap M6A wirelessly serial dongle. BlueSnap dongle connects to scale RS-232 port, with wireless connection to iPhone11. SerialMagic Keys app connects iPhone (iOS) to the scale, weight posted as keystrokes to any application that has keyboard focus. This example uses FileMaker Go app. Item is put on scale, press print button, weight posted via wireless connection to FileMaker app.  Works for ALL apps that take keyboard input, with Serial Device Manager (SDM) libraries, connect with…
2/8/2021
How to read RFID-NFC access control badges, tags, chips with iPod Touch Read low-frequency (LF) and high-frequency (HF) access control badges with wireless connection to iPod-Touch using the idChamp® brand NF4x RFID-NFC wireless badge reader. Read HITAG1, HITAG2, PROX, ioPROX, Indala, FeliCa, SecuraKey, Tag-It ISO-14443A, ISO-14443B, ISO-15693, CASI-RUSCO, ReadyKey, AWID, Dimpna, Cotag, Corbin Russwin, Deister, DIGITAG, EM 410x (4100, 4102, 4105, 4200), NDEF data, and more. …
2/5/2021
The wireless BlueSnap DEX M6A adapter provides unmatched mobile DEX exchange sessions using iOS, Android, and more. This video uses iPod Touch device to perform wireless DEX exchange session. Also other iOS device like iPhone, iPad, and use Android phones, and tablets.
1/26/2021
How do you know the read distance of the iPhone built-in RFID-NFC reader? Will a small NFC tag give the required distance? How big do you need to have an NFC inlay-tag to get a long read distance? This video uses iPhone 11, the same results will correlate with iPhone 12, and iPhone 13, iPhone 14, iPhone 15, etc. The iPhone built-in RFID-NFC distance between the iPhone and varies based on Inlay/Tag antenna size Round and square antenna shapes are both produce the same correlation: large NFC/antenna/tag size means longer read distance. All NFC inlays in the video are NXP NTAG213 chips,…
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…
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…
12/14/2020
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…
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…