is a COM-to-key
utility designed for CipherLab
cordless scanners (Model: 156x, 166x, 176x) to work as input device for smart devices, enabling intensive data collection via Bluetooth Serial Port Connection, and available for Android
Supports older Android version 2 and 3
A demo data processing utility
cordless scanners are also able to pair and connect to your smart devices via Bluetooth HID Profile where CipherConnect is not required. Please use the "Cordless Scanner Setup Cards
" in Download
section to setup and connect your devices.
Android OS 2.x and 3.x
Install and Update
Complete Google Account Registration and Sign In
Launch Google Play and Search for CipherConnect
Install or Update
Preparation for Scanner
Turn on the scanner, and wait until the LED indicator becomes flashing blue
Set the output interface as "BT SPP Slave"
Specify the PIN code for authentication (default: 0000)
The scanner is active at power-on for two minutes by default, waiting for a connection request from the smart device
** Please update the firmware of your CipherLab cordless scanner to enable the best connectivity.
** With Transmit Buffer enabled on the scanner, you can continue scanning data even you're out of Bluetooth connection range.
Go to "Settings" -> "Wireless & networks" and select "Bluetooth settings"
Turn on Bluetooth and select "Scan for devices"
Select CipherLab cordless scanner (e.g. 1660) and input the preset PIN code.
The scanner is active at power-on for two minutes by default, waiting for a connection request from the smart device.
CipherConnect for Android works as "Input Method" and comes with English keyboard for you to input alpha-numeric and symbol characters.
Go to "Settings" -> "Language & keyboard" and tick on "CipherConnect Pro"
Select "Touch Input" under previous checkbox -> "Bluetooth Device" and select the CipherLab cordless scanner you have paired.
Check on "Bluetooth Device Status" to connect to the scanner, once connected the message "Connected" is displayed.
** We suggest you to enable "Auto Connect". It allows the scanner to resume the connection when errors are gone after first initial connection.
CipherConnect for Android acts as "Input Method" and comes with English keyboard and 7 additional languages as second keyboard option: Czech, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish for you to input alpha-numeric and symbol characters
Long press on the input field you would like to do data entry -> "Input Method"
Select "CipherConnect Pro" to start, you will be able to scan barcode and input text simultaneously
Latest update: May 27, 2016
We still recommended you to download and install thru official method, it's easier to obtain updates and report bugs.
Instructions to download, install, connect, configure, and use, with screenshots.
Cordless Scanner Setup Cards