BlueSnap Support

This page shows how to set baudrate (aka bitrate) on BlueSnap M6A wireless RS232 Adapter. Load yACK BLE app on Android or iOS Connect to M6A with yACK BLE app. Android: tap STRM so it shows RCMD. iOS: Tap COMMAND. yACK BLE is now in COMMAND mode. Check the baudrate using command 'get ua b' (type "get ua b" on command line) then tap SEND (iOS / Android) Set the baudrate using command 'set ua b baudrate' then tap SEND, then use command 'save', now power off/on the BlueSnap M6A and the baudrate will be changed.
This article demonstrates how to pair the BlueSnap Smart BLE dongle to connect to Windows 10. If you haven't already set up your BlueSnap Smart dongle to be able to pair with Windows 10 (by default it will only pair with Android/iOS), please do so now by following our guide on configuring the BlueSnap Smart to pair with Windows 10.  Pair your BlueSnap Smart with Windows 10 Bluetooth settings 1. Make sure that your Window 10 PC or tablet supports Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth 4.0 or later) and that Bluetooth is ON. 2. Launch the Windows 10 Settings app. 3. Navigate to Devices.…
This article demonstrates how to use the yACK BLE app for Android to set up the BlueSnap Smart BLE dongle to connect to Windows 10. Due to how Windows 10 Bluetooth pairing works, you cannot pair with the BlueSnap Smart without changing the "bl e e" setting from 0 to 1. Please note, that this process doesn't work for Windows 7 (nor earlier versions of Windows). To follow through with this tutorial, you will need: The yACK BLE app (available on iOS and Android) A BlueSnap Smart dongle A Windows 10 computer with BLE support (Bluetooth 4.0 or later) Note: This applies only to…
This article shows how to fix the "send fail" error in the Movilizer app when using the BlueSnap Smart BLE DEX dongle.   Connect your BlueSnap Smart with yACK BLE on iOS or Android Download the yACK BLE app from the iOS App Store or Googl Play Store Launch the app and connect to the BlueSnap  Tap "Command" on iOS or "STRM" on Android to switch from 'Stream' mode to 'Command' Mode Change the Baud Rate of the device to '9600' In command mode, send the following commands (note: commands are case sensitive) set ua b 9600 save reboot The device should now be…
The default baud rate for the BlueSnap Smart Dongle is 115200. Some applications may require a different baud rate. This article will walk you through the steps to change the baud rate (to 9600 in this example). You will need a terminal application like TeraTerm, PuTTy, or Serialio's JavaTerm. We will use PuTTy in this example. You will also need a USB-RS232 cable to connect the BlueSnap Smart Dongle to the PC. Open PuTTy, select the Serial radio button and set your communication options to the correct COM port and baud rate. For this example, our USB-RS232 cable is assigned to COM 235 and…
This article demonstrates the steps necessary to configure the BlueSnap Standard Bluetooth 2.1 to RS-232 adapter and a Serialio Scanfob Bluetooth barcode (or RFID) scanner (like the Scanfob® 2006 scanner) for use with a Nikon D300S camera. Configure the BlueSnap The first step is to make sure that the BlueSnap's baud rate matches that of the Nikon D300S. By default, the BlueSnap has a baud rate of 115200. In order to communicate with the Nikon camera, the BlueSnap must be configured with a baud rate of 4800. To change the BlueSnap's baud rate from 115200 to 4800, we need to connect to…
This support article will demonstrate the differences and similarities between the pairing process for Bluetooth SPP (Serial Port Profile) and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). Although these two Bluetooth profiles are commonly used for a variety of applications, the focus of this guide is on the implications related to using Serialio's Bluetooth scanners in either SPP or BLE mode. Click here to learn more about the difference between Bluetooth LE and Bluetooth SPP. The most important difference when switching between BLE and SPP is that you CANNOT pair through your device's Bluetooth Settings…
This support article provides instructions on how to pair the Scanfob 2006 Bluetooth barcode scanner (as the master) with the BlueSnap standard Bluetooth to RS-232 adapter (as the slave) via SPP mode. For this tutorial, we will be configuring the Scanfob 2006 as the Bluetooth master and the BlueSnap as the Bluetooth slave. After you pair the Scanfob and the BlueSnap in this way, you can create a barcode of the BlueSnap's MAC address that you can scan (with the paired Scanfob 2006) any time you want…
It is possible for the BlueSnap Smart Dongle to become unresponsive at times. Check the unit settings with 'get al' command 1. Download yACK BLE for Android or iOS. 2. Press and hold the power button on the BlueSnap Smart Dongle. Even if you do not see any LED activity, the unit may still broadcast as long as the power button is held down. 3. Launch the yACK BLE app and wait for the BlueSnap Smart Dongle to appear in the list of devices. 4. Tap to connect the BlueSnap to yACK BLE app 5. Type the command "get al" (without quotes), then tap SEND 6. View the BlueSnap Smart settings Reset…
You can configure a BlueSnap dongle by using a terminal application, such as PuTTY, TeraTerm, or JavaTerm. In this example, we are changing the baud rate of a BlueSnap AAA from the default 115200 to 9600 using PuTTY. Afterward, we will verify the BlueSnap's firmware, then save the configuration. Set the Communication Configuration 1. Open PuTTY and select the Serial radio button, choose your COM port, and set the baud rate (by default 115200). 2. Type $$$ on your keyboard. You should see a return of CMD. This will enter command mode; you can verify this by looking at the green LED on the…
Operating Modes Mode Description Command Slave Mode Slave Mode is the default mode of the BlueSnap. While in this mode, other Bluetooth devices can discover and connect to the BlueSnap. SM,0 Master Mode Master Mode enables the ability to make outbound connections via the C command. SM,1 Trigger Mode Trigger Mode configures the BlueSnap to connect to the remote stored address automatically when data is received on the local serial port of the master. SM,2 Auto Master Mode Auto Master Mode configures the BlueSnap to…
The article demonstrates how to set up the BlueSnap AAA Bluetooth 2.1 to RS-232 adapter for use with the Fowler digital caliper. Requirements The BlueSnap must have the DTR modification option and firmware version 4.77. Jumpers Set the BlueSnap's jumpers for DTE. See page 3 in the BlueSnap manual. Establish a Connection via the Terminal 1. Connect the BlueSnap to a Mac or Windows PC via the RS-232 to USB configuration cable. 2. Launch a terminal application, and set the serial communication settings to match the BlueSnap defaults (see table below). RTS Enabled…
This support article demonstrates how to set up a BlueSnap Bluetooth to RS-232 adapter for use with the Mitutoyo Absolute Digital Caliper and RS-232C converter.  1. Set the BlueSnap's jumpers for DTE. RX = 2 TX = 3 RTS = 7 CTS = 8 2. Connect the BlueSnap adapter to a computer (Mac, Windows or Linux) using an RS-232 to USB converter. Once connected, launch JavaTerm or a similar terminal application. 3. Enable the RTS option for the terminal application. 4. Connect to the COM port that your computer assigned to the…
This support article is intended as a quick reference guide for configuring a terminal emulator application for communication with the BlueSnap RS-232 Adapter (Bluetooth 2.1 and BLE). Default Serial Communication Settings These are the default communication values that BlueSnap adapters ship with (unless special ordered) Baud Rate → 115200 Parity → None Data Bits → 8 Stop Bits → 1 Flow Control → None Bluetooth Profile → SPP
To set up the BlueSnap Bridge, you connect one side of the bridge to the Bluetooth SPP (Serial Port Profile) device and the other side of the Bridge to the host supporting Bluetooth HID (keyboard). The Bridge can always be setup manually using a terminal program from a PC, Mac, or Linux PC using the Serialio.com USB to RS-232 adapter and BlueSnap Bridge cable (DB9 female to USB micro) both are available from Serialio.com. To Setup the bridge you MUST have cable set shown below or Android device with Bluetooth that can run SerialMagic Gears Android. See below for details. Getting at…
This guide will demonstrate how to use two BlueSnap Bluetooth 2.1 to RS-232 Adapters to form a bridge to connect SPP and HID devices. Step-by-Step Guide 1. Verify that your idChamp is set to connect to Android (SPP mode) and then power it on 2. Connect your BlueSnap SPP dongle to your PC with the configuration cables 3. Launch Terminal 4. Make sure your bit-rate, parity, and stop are correct and then click OK to connect 5. In JavaTerm (or your preferred terminal application): → Type $$$ to enter CMD mode → Type d to see device information → Type i to run…
This guide provides instructions on how to connect a Mac OS X computer to an external serial device with a BlueSnap AAA and CoolTerm (*or your preferred terminal application) You will need: A Mac with a terminal application installed BlueSnap AAA dongle Step-by-Step Guide Note: You must first configure your terminal application for communication with the BlueSnap's default COM settings (shown below.) 1. Begin by connecting your BlueSnap AAA to your Mac 2. Navigate to System Preferences → Bluetooth 3. Once the BlueSnap AAA is connected, launch your terminal application…
This article demonstrates the steps necessary to configure the BlueSnap Bluetooth to RS-232 adapter and a Serialio Scanfob Bluetooth barcode (or RFID) scanner for use with a Nikon D300S camera. Configure the BlueSnap The first step is to make sure that the BlueSnap's baud rate matches that of the Nikon D300S. By default the BlueSnap has a baud rate of 115200. In order to communicate with the Nikon camera, the BlueSnap must be configured with a baud rate of 4800. To change the BlueSnap's baud rate from 115200 to 4800, we need to connect to the BlueSnap with a terminal application (such as…
We DO NOT recommend using the Zentri BLE OTA application with the BlueSnap Smart Bluetooth 4.0 to RS232 adapter. Using this application to flash the BlueSnap's firmware will more than likely brick the device. This is because the Zentri application loads the default firmware (the only firmware that should be loaded on the BlueSnap Smart is "minnow-1.0.05"). If you have made this mistake, your device will no longer have the "BlueSnap-XXXX" naming scheme and may not power on. This is NOT covered under warranty. However, there is a chance that you will be able to recover the device by following…
BlueSnap M6A Wireless Bluetooth BLE to RS232 dongle/adapter can work to wirelessly enable hundreds of RS232 scale models. The following is a list of scales that have been reported as known to work with software products and/or with 3rd party software. This list is not exhaustive by any means, there are hundreds of models that work. Using the BlueSnap M6A and SerialMagic, Cloud-in-Hand, or iScanBrowser, you can collect and process data from a scale into any native, web, or hybrid app on iOS and Android. SerialMagic SDK and SDM Library (Serial Device Manager) options are available for…
This guide will walk you through the process of configuring your BlueSnap module with a serial communication terminal on Windows. There are many serial communication terminals available, including JavaTerm and YAT. For this tutorial, we will be using Tera Term  on a Windows 10 PC. Tera Term is a free and can be downloaded here. You will need the following for this tutorial: The BlueSnap RS-232 to Bluetooth 2.1 adapter A USB to RS-232 adapter cable If your BlueSnap is male, you will need a Female-to-Female NULL Modem A terminal application such as JavaTerm or Tera Term 1. Using an RS…
This article demonstrates how to connect the BlueSnap Smart Bluetooth Low Energy (4.0) to an RS-232 adapter to Windows using SerialMagic Professional. We have broken down this process into three steps: (1) Pair through Windows Bluetooth, (2) Pair through SerialMagic Professional, and (3) Start the connection. This tutorial will only work after yACK BLE has been used to set up the BlueSnap Smart to be able to pair with Windows 10. If you haven't already done so, click here. Pair via Windows 10 Bluetooth Settings 1. Power on your BlueSnap Smart by either plugging it into a power source…