Bluetooth barcode scanner

Hi all,
I’m having the problem to connect a bt scanner (Tera barcode scanner) to our tulip apps.
It’s a bt qrcode/barcode scanner (wireless), who is connected as a barcode scanner HID.
It works, but the result will only appear in the field with focus.
I tried the trigger inside the step triggers “machines and devices” and using a “barcode scanner” also an “optical barcode scanner” with the device output storing in a variable.
But the last stept “storing in a varaible” will not work, so I guess I have configured the scanner wrong.
I can’t add the scanner in the tulip player cause it’s not a USB device with VID and PID.

I looked inside the knowledgebase/community articles but can’t find a solution.
So I’m needing help to solve my problem.

Any suggestions/ideas?

Regards Chris

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Hi @ChrisF ,

I am with the same issue right now.
Have you found a solution ?


Hi @ChrisF and @Jian,

Sorry for the delayed response here - are you both trying to connect to the Tulip Player on a Windows device?

Hey @ChrisF,

Totally my fault we didn’t get a response back, it was half written and just never sent.

We are looking to unify this behavior in the very near future. From your post I kicked off further conversation with our Product Team and got this feature request on the roadmap. It is on the roadmap in the next quarter.

Thanks for the patience-

Sounds great!
Is the scope only for Scanners or the intended is to include other BT devices, such as Calipers that can transmit data via BT.

Appreciate your help

Hey @Jian -

The scope, and most of our testing is around barcode scanners specifically, but many other devices transmit data the same way (basically acting as a keyboard) so there is a decent chance you will find additional compatibility.

I know in the case of Mitutoyo, they don’t output data in an open protocol, so this improvement won’t help you there, but others might.


Hi @Pete_Hartnett,
Has Tulip made progress with HID input as mentioned in the comment.
Im looking at buying a simple caliper with HID interface for a proof of concept. I dont want to spend the extra money to buy the Mitutoyo U-Wave if I dont have to.
thank you.