RS6000 SPP Mode Peripheral: Pair and Connect with Windows 10

Article ID: 98896180

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How to pair and connect a RS6000 in SPP mode as a peripheral device with Windows 10?

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NOTE Zebra Support Community Site has been updated to replace obsolete industry terms with modern terminology. This article uses the term Central instead of Master, and Peripheral instead of Slave

Firstly, the RS6000 for SPP needs to be configured to be peripheral.


  1. Remove battery.
  2. Press and hold the Restore Key.
  3. Insert the battery into the RS6000.
  4. Continue to press and hold the Restore Key for about five seconds until you hear a beep. (The scanner's LED should be flashing green light.)
    NOTE The steps above were the actions to take for performing a clean boot. For more information, refer to the PDF guide RS6000 User Guide.
    The RS6000 is now in its factory default configuration.
  5. Scan the SPP Bluetooth Classic (Discoverable) barcode (also available from Table 5 of the RS6000 User Guide)

Now, the RS6000 starts to operate and is discoverable as a Bluetooth serial device.
The following steps to connect the RS6000 will take place at the Bluetooth system settings of Windows 10.

Windows 10 Procedure: 

  1. Right-click the Bluetooth icon and select Add a Bluetooth Device.

  2. Select [+Add Bluetooth or other device.

  3. Select Bluetooth (Mice, keyboards, pens, or audio and other kinds of Bluetooth devices).

  4. Select the RS6000 (RS507 compatible).

  5. Wait for the connection and setup to complete.

  6. Once the device is paired and ready, check the assigned COM ports.

  7. Right-click the Bluetooth icon and select Open Settings.

  8. Select More Bluetooth options.

  9. Click the COM Ports tab and take note of the assigned outgoing Serial Port. (Example: COM9)

    TeraTerm is used to test the connection.
    For more information, go to the Tera Term Page.
  10. Open TeraTerm, select Serial and the virtual COM port set for the RS6000 connection. (Example: COM9)

  11. RS6000 will produce a low/high beep sound if connected.
  12. Scan barcodes.

NOTE Successful decoding of a barcode is indicated by one green flash of the System LED and a loud beep sound. If Bluetooth disconnection happens, the Status LED will flash a blue double blink and emit a beep sound. 

+ Applicable Products

  • RS6000 Ring Scanner