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General

CipherConnect 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 now available for Android, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile via Bluetooth SPP (Slave).
Pro
Now FREE with limited support
Demo
A demo data processing utility

HID Profile

CipherLab cordless scanners are also able to pair and connect to your smart devices via Bluetooth HID Profile where CipherConnect isn't needed. Please use the "Cordless Scanner Setup Cards" in Download section to setup and connect your devices.

Compatible List (but not limited to)

  • Apple - iOS 4 and above: iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch (Note)
  • Android - Gingerbread (2.3): HTC Sensation, Samsung Galaxy Series; Honeycomb (3.x): Tablets; ICS/Jelly Beans (4.x): Phones and Tablets
  • BlackBerry - PlayBook (OS 1.x, 2.x)

  • Latest update: Oct. 24, 2012

    CipherConnect for Android

    System Requirements

  • Android OS 2.1 and above
  • Bluetooth
  • 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.

    Connection

  • 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
  • Configuration

  • 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.

    Use

  • 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: Oct. 24, 2012

    CipherConnect for BlackBerry

    System Requirements

  • BlackBerry OS 5 and above
  • Bluetooth
  • Install and Update

  • Launch App World and accept BlackBerry's Agreement
  • Click on "Magnifier" icon and Search for CipherConnect
  • Select and Download

  • ** You will need a BlackBerry ID to proceed.

    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.

    Connection

  • From "Home", press "Menu" key, go to "Options" -> "Bluetooth"
  • Press "Menu" key and select "Add Device" -> "Search"
  • Select CipherLab cordless scanner (e.g. 1660) and input the preset PIN code
  • Once paired successfully, the message "Pairing with 1660 complete" is displayed on the screen
  • Configuration & Use

  • From "Home", press "Menu" key, go to "Options" -> "Applications" and select "CipherConnect Pro"
  • Click on "Edit Permissions" and make sure all three parameters are set to "Allow"
  • Press "Escape" key and click on "Save" to confirm the changes made
  • From "Home", go to "Download" and select "CipherConnect Pro"
  • Press "Menu" key and select "Connect to (a scanner, e.g. 1660)", a message "Bluetooth is connected" is displayed on the screen
  • Select "Switch Application" to switch in between applications, or "Close" to minimize the program

  • ** We suggest you to enable "Auto Connect" in the "Setting". It allows the scanner to resume the connection when errors are gone after first initial connection.
    Latest update: Dec. 12, 2012

    CipherConnect for Windows Mobile

    System Requirements

  • Windows Mobile 6.0, 6.1, 6.5
  • Bluetooth

  • ** Some Windows Mobile devices support Bluetooth HID, so you will not need CipherConnect and should be able to connect CipherLab cordless scanners directly via HID.

    Install and Update

  • Launch Marketplace and accept Microsoft's Agreement
  • Click on search field and look for CipherConnect
  • Select and Install

  • ** You will need a Windows Live ID to proceed.

    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.

    Connection

  • From "Start", select "Settings" -> "Bluetooth"
  • At "Devices" tab, click on "Add new device..." and wait for device scanning
  • Select CipherLab cordless scanner (e.g. 1660), press "Next" to input the preset PIN code, and press "Next"
  • Once paired successfully, the message "Your Pocket PC has connected with 1660" is displayed on the screen, then press "Done"
  • Go to "COM Ports" tab, click on "New Outgoing Port", select the scanner, then press "Next"
  • Select a COM port (e.g. COM2), and then press "Finish", tap "OK" to leave settings

    Configuration & Use

  • From "Start", select "CipherConnect Pro"
  • Press "Menu" -> "Setting", tab "Open" and select the COM port you defined earlier, then tap "OK" to go back to CipherConnect
  • At "Menu", select "Close" to minimize CipherConnect and use other application, or "Exit" to stop CipherConnect

  • ** We suggest you to enable "Auto Connect" in the "Setting". It allows the scanner to resume the connection when errors are gone after first initial connection.
    Latest update: Nov. 23, 2010

    Download

    We still recommended you to download and install thru official method, it's easier to obtain updates and report bugs.

    Android (.apk)

  • Pro (2.3.5)
  • Demo (1.0.0)
  • BlackBerry (.jar/jad)

  • Pro (3.0.1)
  • Demo (1.0.0)
  • Windows Mobile (.cab)

  • Pro (2.0.1)
  • Demo (1.0.0)
  • PDF Manual

    Instructions to download, install, connect, configure, and use, with screenshots.
  • Android
  • BlackBerry
  • Windows Mobile
  • Cordless Scanner Setup Cards
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