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Configure output path

Last updated July 26th, 2023

Knox Capture can send scanned data to a Bluetooth-enabled device, like a PC, as a Human Interface Device (HID) keyboard, emulating the functionality of a hardware scanner.

This feature is ideal for high-security enterprises with wireless network restrictions. For example, you might want to keep track of which assets are checked in or out of a restricted facility. In that case, you can use Knox Capture to scan an asset tag and send its data directly to a PC through Bluetooth.

How it works

The following describes how connected devices and scanned data are handled when using Knox Capture’s Bluetooth wedge functionality:

  • If the device is connected to a PC, output data is entered at the location of the keyboard cursor.
  • Knox Capture applies any basic and advanced data formatting rules set in the default scanning profile to the output data.
  • Only one Bluetooth-enabled device can be connected at a time. To connect to another device, you must first disconnect the current one.
  • Scanning profiles are not supported, as Knox Capture operates as an HID keyboard.

Connect a device

To connect your device to a PC or other Bluetooth-enabled device using Knox Capture:

  1. On the home screen, next to Profiles, tap the more actions menu icon.

  2. Select Output path.

  3. Under Bluetooth, toggle Use bluetooth wedge to the on position.

  4. Under Paired devices, tap Make this device discoverable.

    To avoid unexpected scanning or output behavior, ensure you use Make this device discoverable instead of the Bluetooth menu in the device’s settings.

  5. If Bluetooth is disabled on your device, you’re prompted to enable it. Then, Knox Capture asks for permission to make your device visible to others. Tap Allow.

  6. Select a device to pair with. A status message confirms that the two devices are connected.

A notification will alert you that the HID service is running. Any scanned data is then sent to the paired device through Bluetooth.

Unpair a device

To unpair a device through Knox Capture:

  1. On the home screen, next to Profiles, tap the three dots.
  2. Select Output path.
  3. Under Paired devices, tap the gear next to the device you want to unpair.

The device will be unpaired and removed from the Paired devices list.

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