BlueSnap XP Rechargeable Dongle BlueSnapXP(tm) Mobile Bluetooth RS-232 dongle
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 platform 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 rechargeable 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 interchangeable 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.
Enable Bluetooth data wireless to virtually any application with SerialMagicTM.
Capture RS-232 data via Bluetooth and email Excel & CSV files, or post directly to SQL with Grid-In-Hand™ Mobile Grid app.
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 Bluetooth 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.
Download the BlueSnap setup tool, to configure the BlueSnap on Windows.
Or use SerialMagic Professional to setup BlueSnap hardware on other platforms, wirelessly!
BlueSnap support page.
- Bluetooth v2.1 compliant - Class 1.
- External antenna is interchangeable supporting an optional long range antenna.
- Internal jumper settings allow setup for RTS & CTS so the BlueSnap can be setup as DTE or DCE. What does that mean do you ask? It allows the unit to be used with devices that expect flow control so you can can simulate a null-modem adpater for example. OK, but What does that mean? It means the unit is flexible and can be connected to virtually any RS-232 device.
- External switch for 9600/115200 bitrate (baudrate) settings (other bitrate settings are done via setup over Bluetooth or via setup using a cable connection).
- External switches for simple master and discovery setup.
- Robust command set for configuring many things via an RS-232 connection and even via the Bluetooth connection.
Need a Bluetooth RS-232 module without a battery? Check out the standard BlueSnap RS-232 Bluetooth module.
Need a Bluetooth RS-232 module that uses standard AAA batteries? Check out the BlueSnap AAA RS-232 Bluetooth module.
I purchased a BlueSnapXP Bluetooth Dongle with a 4" Long-Range Antenna last fall. My experience with your product has been great, I used it to retrofit a very expensive GPS Correction unit so I'm able to eliminate many feet of cables. I have had no problems with the BlueSnap, the range and battery life of the product have been great. Thank you for providing a product as advertised.