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USB BLUETOOTH ADAPTER
‘WIRELESS SOLUTIONS ENGINEERED TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS‘
Description
Brainboxes USB Bluetooth adapter allows a personal computer with
a USB socket to communicate with other Bluetooth devices.
Brainboxes Bluetooth device supports many Bluetooth profiles,
upgradeable firmware, is fully qualified by the Bluetooth SIG and has
Microsoft Hardware logo approval. Being mobile no longer limits
your options.
Brainboxes USB Bluetooth adapter was one of the first Bluetooth
products in the industry to achieve Microsoft Logo approval, and
remains one of the few.
Features
• Class 2 Bluetooth device operating
at 3.5dBm
• USB
• Range, Office: 10m Field: 30m
subject to local environment conditions
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Integral Antenna
• Upgradable onboard flash memory for
latest Bluetooth Features
Software
Native support; Software designed by Microsoft in partnership with
Brainboxes.
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Windows XP (SP2)
Included on our Brainboxes Bluetooth Solutions CD:
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Full product documentation
Detailed Installation Guide
Interactive tutorials
Thorough troubleshooting guide
• Support for many Bluetooth profiles
• Windows XP (SP2) support
Click on each feature to find similar products
Applications
• File sharing
• Cable Replacement
• Sync PC with Mobile Phone
• Instant Networking
• Internet Access through Mobile Phone
For PDA OS support see: BL-565 & BL-752
TEL: +44 (0) 151 220 2500
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Description
Code
USB BLUETOOTH ADAPTER
BL-554
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Product Code
Bluetooth General
BL-5
554
Bluetooth Qualification
1.1 Qualified
Bluetooth Radio
Class Of Device
Radio Frequency
Integral Antenna
Receiver Sensitivity
Output Power
Operating Distance (Typical) Metres*
Class 2
2.4GHz
Yes
0.01%
3.5 dBm
Field: 30m Office: 10m
Bluetooth Settings
Max Transfer rate (Kb/s)
Configurable Local Device Name and Device Class
Configurable Discoverability, Security mode and PIN number
PICONET & SCATTERNET capable
PARK and SNIFF mode
up to 723
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth Profile Support
Serial Port Profile (SPP)
Service Discovery Application Profile (SDAP)
Object Push Profile (OPP)
File Transfer Profile (FTP)
Dial-up Network Profile (DUN)
LAN Access Profile (LAP)
Fax Profile (FAX)
Human Interface Device (HID)
Synchronisation Profile (SP)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth Security
Encryption
PIN Authentication
Security Levels
Yes
Yes
Yes
General
Status LED's
Power Consumption
Weight
Size WxDxH (mm)
Power, Tx, Rx
USB powered: more info CLICK HERE
45g
38 x 77 x 20 mm (plus 70 cm cable and connector)
Interface
OS Compatibility
Bus interface
Microsoft Approval
Windows XP SP2
USB
Windows XP Pro, Windows XP Home
Approvals & Accreditations
UL, CE, FCC, Bluetooth SIG Approved
Box Contents
Bluetooth Solutions CD including manual, interactive
tutorials, guides etc.
USB Bluetooth Adaptor
Bluetooth QUICK START GUIDE
OEM option
Available for bulk buy OEM
Product Support
Lifetime Email and Phone Support
from fully qualified, friendly staff 40 hours a week
Warranty
3 years
Made In
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Customisable
For Comprehensive Technical Specification Click Here
Manufactured in the UK by Brainboxes
Winner 2005 European Electronics Industry Awards
“Manufacturer of the Year”
Brainboxes operate a "Perfect Fit Custom Design"
policy for volume users More Info: CLICK HERE
*Subject to Local Environment Conditions
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Brainboxes' Service
“Brainboxes offers free lifetime support for ALL customers.”
We aim to provide industry leading support for our customers. Our highly trained and helpful support
engineers sit and work closely with the product designers, developers, and testers to ensure an in-depth
knowledge of the products. Support can be found by emailing support@brainboxes.com or
calling: +44 (0)151 220 2500 during UK office hours.
Support website: www.brainboxes.com/support/index.asp
“Brainboxes offers 3 year ‘no quibble warranty’ on all Bluetooth products.”
If, for whatever reason, your Brainboxes Bluetooth device does become disfunctional Brainboxes are happy to replace
it thanks to our “3 year no quibble warranty”. Peace of mind for your investment.
Brainboxes' Kaizen
"Brainboxes constantly strives to achieve higher standards for the benefit of customers."
‘Kaizen’ is a Japanese term meaning ‘continuous improvement’. Kaizen has been implemented
throughout Brainboxes, resulting in significant improvements to our products and our customer service,
as illustrated by the development of our own custom ASIC “LYNX” and our new lifetime warranty. As part of this
ongoing process, in 2004 we embarked on ‘Lean’ and ‘6 Sigma’ programs which are successfully increasing
productivity and efficiency in all areas of the company. More Info: Click Here
What Can I do with Bluetooth?
Bluetooth makes the sharing and exchange of information between mobile or static devices as
simple as possible. Whether at home, on the move, or in the office it can be used for
networking, sharing files, synchronizing information, email, Internet access, printing, and more.
In industry it can be used to wirelessly control equipment and machinery - perfect for servicing
inaccessible devices.
Use Bluetooth in test or manufacturing
to control and monitor equipment
TEL: +44 (0) 151 220 2500
Create instant ad-hoc networks to
share files and information
Connect to the Internet from
anywhere at home via a Bluetooth
broadband modem
EMAIL: SALES@BRAINBOXES.COM
Connect wirelessly to a Bluetooth
printer to easily print copies of
your documents
Email anywhere by connecting
your laptop or Pocket PC to your
Bluetooth phone
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Glossary: Product Features Explained
Bluetooth Profiles
Profiles are invisible connectors. Simply match 2 profiles on the devices you want to connect
and begin sharing information.
SDAP- Service Discovery Application Profile
Allow Bluetooth devices to discover compatible services
SPP - Serial Port Profile
Behaves like a serial cable, using virtual COM ports for transmitting and receiving data.
DUN - Dial up Networking
Connect to the internet through a phone
FTP - File Transfer Profile
Send or receive files, for example documents or pictures
OPP - Object Push Profile
Send/Receive business cards / calendar items and other mobile phone entries
FAX - Fax profile
Send faxes through a phone
LAN - Local area network access profile
Get onto network through access point, in the office or the home
HID-H
Human Interface Device
Allows Bluetooth devices such as a keyboard and mouse to be interfaced.
Bluetooth Device Class
There are 3 classes of Bluetooth device defined to suit different needs:
Class 1 - Long Range
Maximum Output Power of 100mW (20dBm)
Class 2 - Medium Range
Maximum Output Power of 2.5mW (4dBm) most common
Class 3 - Short Range
Maximum Output Power of 1mW (0dBm) very rare
A value of distance cannot be explicitly stated for each device class; every user environment is slightly
different, and affects the signal in different ways. The best way to compare devices operating range is by
comparing Output Power. A device with a larger output power will be able to communicate with other
devices over a further distance. Most Brainboxes devices are class 1 devices with a very powerful Power Output,
Brainboxes Bluetooth Class 1 devices have one of the most powerful Bluetooth radios in the industry - 14dBm!
Bluetooth Specification
There are 4 different Bluetooth Specifications; each specification include different profile support. All Brainboxes
Bluetooth devices are Qualified to Bluetooth Specification 1.1 or 1.2. Brainboxes Bluetooth products are officially
qualified by the Bluetooth SIG and can be found listed on the official Bluetooth SIG website.
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