Changing Prox’N’Roll firmware mode

If you’ve flashed a Prox’N’Roll RFID Scanner with a PC/SC firmware, or vice-versa a Prox’N’Roll PC/SC with a RFID Scanner firmware, the device will not run as expected until the firmware has been correctly configured. Until so, the firmware is in ’emergency’ mode, seen on the USB as a virtual communication port (USB CDC-ACM profile). You need to install the corresponding driver in order to access the device through a terminal program (HyperTerminal for instance) to be able to configure it.

Make sure your PC runs a 32-bit version of Windows

The driver is not WHQL-certified, therefore it can’t be installed on any 64-bit version of Windows. Should you need help there, we do support only Windows XP Pro 32 bits.

Download and install sdd470 driver

Download SDD470 driver setup.

Install the driver.

Go to Control Panel, Device Manager, and check that your device is now seen under “Communication ports”. Note the COM number that has been assigned to it by the system.

Launch HyperTerminal

Connect to the COM port you’ve identified in the device manager, using the following configuration:

  • 38400bps,
  • 8 data bits,
  • 1 stop bit,
  • no parity,
  • no flow control.

Once connected, enter “info” to check that you have the correct firmware (“Prox’N’Roll RFID Scanner” in one case, “CSB6 Prox’N’Roll” in the other).

If you need a replacement for Hyper Terminal, you can use Putty.

First command

From firmware version 1.56 (for the Prox’N’Roll) the first command you type in your Hyper Terminal session needs to start by an escape char. So for example, if your first command is info, you need to type

^info and not info

Set the new configuration

  • Enter “cfgC0=02” to put the firmware “CSB6 Prox’N’Roll” into PC/SC mode
  • Enter “cfgC0=03” to put the firmware “Prox’N’Roll RFID Scanner” into keyboard emulation mode

Check configuration

Close HyperTerminal (important !!!).

Unplug the device.

Plug the device again.

Check in Device Manager:

  • The PC/SC reader is listed under “Smartcard readers”
  • The keyboard emulation reader is listed under “Human interface devices”