What is the Bluetooth Passkey for the Scanfob® 2002 scanner?

The default passkey for the Scanfob® 2002 scanner is 0000. (Please note that the scanner passkey is different from the software license key)

Where can I download the control codes for my scanner?

For basic control codes, download the Quick Start Guide for your barcode scanner. For more control codes, click here.

How can I reset my scanner?

To instructions on how to factory reset the various scanners we sell, click here.

My scanner's configuration keeps resetting (and I have to rescan the control codes). Is there any way to prevent this?

Yes! To learn how, visit our support page on having to rescan control codes each time you reconnect.

I scanned ONE barcode. Why does it keep displaying it over and over again?

Check to make sure that the correct “Device Type” is selected in SerialMagic. If the problem persists, contact your supplier or Serialio.com Technical Support.

What are the different scanner transfer methods?

Wireless transfer methods:

  • 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.
  • 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. However, this improvement does not come without some drawbacks; BLE sacrifices range to achieve faster speeds (up to 10 times faster than other Bluetooth profiles) and decreased energy consumption.
  • Bluetooth MFi (Made for iOS) is a proprietary Bluetooth profile by Apple explicitly designed to work with Apple's mobile operating system, iOS (iPhone, iPods, and iPads). Apart from the specific proprietary nature, MFi works similarly to Bluetooth SPP.
  • 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.

Cabled transfer methods:

  • Real-time cabled 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.
  • 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.

More questions?

View our all of our barcode scanner support articles here or browse all FAQs here.