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FARO® Knowledge Base

Bluetooth Connection with Quantum Series FaroArm and ScanArm

Overview

This article provides the procedure on how to connect to the Quantum series FaroArm® or ScanArm® via Bluetooth using Windows 10.

Quick Steps


Note: Please first establish a connection to the FaroArm via USB in order to use alternative connection methods, such as Bluetooth.
 

  1. On your FaroArm or ScanArm, press the Bluetooth button. See image below for reference.

    QuantumBTButton.jpg
  2. On your PC, click Start icon and then Settings.

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  3. Click Devices.

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  4. Under Bluetooth & other devices, ensure Bluetooth is turned on and click, Add Bluetooth or other devices

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  5. Under Add a Device, click Bluetooth.

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  6. Find your FaroArm on the list by its serial number, located on your Arm. See image below for reference.

    bluetoothserialnumber.jpgQuantumSerialLabel.jpg
  7. Enter the pin, 'faro' and click Connect.

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  8. Your device should be paired and ready to go. Click Done.

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  9. Return to the Bluetooth & other devices window. On the right hand side of the page, click Devices and printers.

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  10. On the next window, under the 'Unspecified' section, locate your FaroArm by its serial number. 
  11. Right-click and select Properties, then in the Services tab, take note of which serial port is being used, likely COM3 or COM4. Click OK.

    Note: The port number can be different for everyone, depending on how many Bluetooth devices are being used.

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  12. Open FaroArm manager. The FaroArm Manager is included with the FaroArm driver installation. If you don't have this software installed, click here to download and install the latest driver.
  13. On the bottom right, click the Adapters drop down menu and select Bluetooth.

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  14. Under Devices, use the drop down menu to select the COM port previously noted in step 11.

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  15. Click the + icon to connect to the FaroArm.
  16. You should be prompted by the FaroArm manager that your Bluetooth is now connected.
    See image below for what a successful connection looks like.

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