I’ve been working on an application that pairs an iPhone, or iPod Touch, with a KoamTac KDC300i Bluetooth Scanner. I’m having a great time on the app and the scanner is awesome, but the website of the company supporting it is difficult to navigate. Every time I need to configure one of these little darlings I have to find the instructions included in the package to do it.

Not any more! I’m going to write it down, here in my web brain, so I can find it the next time I need to use it.

Step #1: Prepare the Bluetooth Scanner

  1. Press both Side Buttons at once to access the KDC Menu.
  2. Press the side Bottom Button until “BT Config” is highlighted.
  3. Press the Scan Button to select.
  4. Make sure “Connect Device” is highlighted, if not, press up or down Side Button and locate it.
  5. Press the Scan Button to select.
  6. Use the Side Buttons to navigate to HID.
  7. Press the Scan Button to move the asterisk.
  8. Highlight “Save & Exit”
  9. Press the Scan Button to select.
  10. Use the Side Buttons to navigate to “Top Menu”
  11. Press the Scan Button to select.
  12. Press the Side Buttons to navigate to “BT Service”
  13. Press the Scan Button to select.
  14. Press the Side Buttons to navigate to “Pairing”
  15. Wait here – Move on to Step #2

Step #2: Prepare the iOS Device

  1. Tap on “Settings”
  2. Tap on “General”
  3. Tap on “Bluetooth”
  4. Set the “Bluetooth” Switch control to “On”

Step #3: Finish Configuring the Bluetooth Scann

  1. The Scanner should be waiting on “Pairing”
  2. Press the Scan Button
  3. “Pairing Started…” should display
  4. Wait
  5. When finished the Scanner will beep and display HID Connected

Done! Now you can scan to your hearts content.

PS: It figures that once I write these down I find the instructions on the website.

PPS: Barcode Guy does an awesome job with these scanners.