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Bluetooth Interface Overview

Bluetooth Communication

The Instrument Control Toolbox™ Bluetooth® interface lets you connect to devices over the Bluetooth interface and to transmit and receive ASCII and binary data. Instrument Control Toolbox supports the Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP). You can identify any SPP Bluetooth device and establish a two-way connection with that device.

Bluetooth is an open wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances using short wavelength radio transmissions from fixed and mobile devices using a packet-based protocol. Bluetooth provides a secure way to connect and exchange information between devices such as Lego Mindstorm NXT robots, USB Bluetooth adaptors (dongles), wireless sensors, mobile phones, faxes, laptops, computers, printers, GPS receivers, etc.

Specifications about the Bluetooth standard are at the web site of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group:

https://www.bluetooth.org/Technical/Specifications/adopted.htm

Supported Platforms for Bluetooth

The Bluetooth interface is supported on these platforms:

  • Mac OS 10.7 and earlier versions only 64-bit

  • Microsoft® Windows® 32-bit

  • Microsoft Windows 64-bit

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