Pairing RFID Reader in Windows via Bluetooth

Pairing RFID Reader to Windows using Bluetooth
Summary:

This Article explains pairing an RFID reader in Windows via Bluetooth with TagMatiks Asset Tracking Lite Software.

Prerequisite:

Enable Bluetooth for both PC & RFID Readers. Supportive drivers may need to be installed.

This step is required before connecting an RFID Reader in TagMatiks AT Lite.

Step 1

Add Bluetooth Device to the computer.

Figure 01: From the Start Menu, select Settings. Then in the Settings window, select Devices.

From the Devices window, select Bluetooth & other device submenus. Then click on the Add Bluetooth or other device option, as shown in Figure 02. Make sure that Bluetooth is turned ON.

Figure 02: Bluetooth & Other devices

From the Devices window, select Bluetooth & other device submenus. Then click on the Add Bluetooth or other device option, as shown in Figure 02. Make sure that Bluetooth is turned ON. Another window will open to add a device. Select Bluetooth from this window. Then all the Bluetooth devices in range will be displayed, similar to Figure 03. Be sure that the RFID reader is turned ON.

Figure 03: Add a Device
Figure 04: Successfully Paired
Step 2:

Determine the Outgoing COM Port for the reader. TagMatiks Asset Tracking Lite needs to know which Outgoing COM Port is used to communicate with the paired reader. This can be found in the Bluetooth Settings. From the Start Menu, select Settings. In the Settings window, select Devices. In Devices window, select Bluetooth & other device submenus. Then find the option called “More Bluetooth Options” as seen in Fig 05 and click on Bluetooth Settings option. Within the Bluetooth Settings window, select the COM Ports tab. Determine the COM port number that matches the paired reader and Outgoing Port direction, as shown in Fig 05

Figure 05: Bluetooth Settings
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