BlueSnapXP(tm) Mobile Bluetooth RS-232 dongle
"The BlueSnapXP allows me to work safely with both feet on the ground, not standing on a ladder balancing my laptop in one hand and typing with the other ... One of the best things I've ever purchased for my work!..." testimonials.
"The BlueSnapXP DTR Bluetooth Dongle is used for long range connections from our HP50g calculators to our Sokkia total survey stations ..." testimonials.
The BlueSnap RS-232 Bluetooth radio dongle provides seamless connectivity for most any RS-232 serial devices. The BlueSnapXP Bluetooth module can be used to Bluetooth enable virtually all legacy RS-232 devices to virtually any platfrom that supports Bluetooth Serial port profile (Spp). This includes Android, BlackBerry, PalmOS, Symbian, OS X, Linux, Windows Mobile, Windows.
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The BlueSnap XP Bluetooth provides a long-lasting rechargable battery allowing the module to be easily used in mobile environments providing wireless Bluetooth connections to legacy devices like multimeters, GPS receivers, vending machines, sensors, and most all RS-232 devices. The module will easily run a full 24 hour day on a single charge even with a continuous Bluetooth connection. When used for mobile applications where the Bluetooth connection is infrequent, the battery can provide working time up to a week or more.
The BlueSnap RS-232 Bluetooth dongle has an interchangable antenna and can support wireless Bluetooth connections up to 100 meters*. The BlueSnap XP provides several modes such as Bluetooth Master, Bluetooth Slave, Auto-Connect, and Connect Any.
*Testing has been done in unobstructed outdoor setting with 2 BlueSnap XP units paired together with optional 4" antennas and has achieved reliable connections at 500 feet. Disclaimer: Performance is not guaranteed to this distance.
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Below is an example of using the BlueSnapXP with an RS-232 serial device. The LaserChamp scanner shown below has an RS-232 serial interface that is connected via the RS-232 serial cable to the BlueSnapXP Bluetooth RS-232 dongle. This BlueSnap is Bluetooth connected to the Palm TX handheld using SerialMagic Professional Tx software for Palm OS. Scans performed by the scanner are sent over the serial cable to the Blutooth dongle, then wirelessly on the Bluetooth connection to the Palm TX. Once the data is received by the Palm TX it is placed into the application on the Palm where the cursor is.
Also shown below is the BlueSnapXP connected to a BlackBerry 8700 using SerialMagic Professional for BlackBerry. Using the Bluetooth RS-232 adaptor with the BlackBerry 8700 or other Bluetooth enabled BlackBerry allows quick integration with existing legacy RS-232 systems to the BlackBerry using Bluetooth.
Download the BlueSnapXP information guide. Detailed BlueSnap Advanced Command Interface.
Need a Bluetooth RS-232 module without a battery? Check out the standard BlueSnap RS-232 Bluetooth module.
Note: Device may not be exactly as pictured.