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Bluetooth RS232 to PC COM Port FireFly / FirePlug Pair

Part Number: GC-BT-FF-FP-PAIR

MPN: RN-240M, RN-270M, RN-USB-X, RN-240F, RN-270F

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Bluetooth Serial Port - FireFly / FirePlug Pair

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  • Connect your RS232 serial device wirelessly to your PC (via USB) with our Firefly (RS232) and FirePlug (USB)Pair! This combination simplifies the PC Setup, and creates a Bluetooth Class 1 wireless connection up to 100 meters (330 feet) away. Just plug these units in, set the baud rate DIP switches and you are connected; simple USB - COM Port driver included. The FirePlug is a Class 1 Bluetooth™ to USB - serial adapter. It plugs into the USB port on your PC, but shows up in Windows as a COM Port (Serial Port). The Windows Bluetooth drivers/stacks are NOT needed! No messy pairing using Windows. When used together, the FireFly/FirePlug Pair provide instant cable replacement, pairing automatically via their built in dip switches.

    The FirePlug is a Class 1 Bluetooth™ to USB - serial adapter. It plugs into the USB port on your PC, but shows up in Windows as a COM Port (Serial Port). The Windows Bluetooth drivers/stacks are NOT needed! No messy pairing using Windows. When used together, the FireFly/FirePlug Pair provide instant cable replacement, pairing automatically via their built in dip switches.

    Unlike standard Bluetooth USB Adapters that have just a Bluetooth radio, the FirePlug is an intelligent bluetooth serial device, capable of being permanently "paired" with the FireFly. With the FirePlug's onboard memory, you no longer need to rely on Windows to retain the connection. You can reboot your PC, turn it on and off, upgrade to Vista, you can even move the FirePlug from one PC to another - it doesn't matter. The units stay paired, and Windows just sees the FirePlug as a COM Port!

    The FirePlug runs the Bluetooth SPP (Serial Port Profile) on its own with no help from Windows, and it retains the bluetooth pairing information in its onboard flash memory. So set it up once and forget it!

  • FirePlug/FireFly Features:

    • Utilizes advanced Class 1 Bluetooth module using the latest Bluetooth Version 2.0 (EDR)
    • Settings can be easily changed with AT commands via serial port and remotely over Bluetooth
    • Supports SPP (Serial Port) or DUN (Dial UP networking) profiles
    • Can be setup to wake sleeping PC or MAC when connected by remote Bluetooth device
    • Slave, and multiple Master modes (auto, trigger, DTR) supported
    • DTR mode allows for connect disconnect via standard COM port signals
    • DIP switches for 9600/115200 Baud Rate (other baud rates available with AT commands), Auto Master,
          Auto Discover and factory reset


    FireFly Features:

    • DTE (Male) or DCE (Female) Serial Connector
    • Small Size: 3.0" X 1.3" X 0.9", Plastic Housing
    • 3 LEDs, Transmit/Received data, Power/Connection Status, Configuring mode
    • AAA Batteries not included (FireBat option only)


    FirePlug Features:

    • Auto-recognized and installed by Windows XP
    • Also includes USB-to-Serial drivers for Windows 98/SE, ME, 2000, XP
    • FTDI 232RL chipset installs like a USB to serial cable, no complicated Bluetooth drivers required
    • Small Size: 1.00"W x 2.7"L x 0.30“H, Plastic housing
    • 2 Status LEDs, Transmit/Received data, Power/Connection Status

  • Manufacturers Part Number RN-240M, RN-270M, RN-USB-X, RN-240F, RN-270F
    Security/Protection FHSS (Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum) Security
    Power Supply
    • Pin 9 of serial DB9 connector - must be regulated to 4-11 VDC
    • Wall Supply: 5 VDC @ 1A, Plug size (1.3 x 3.5 x 9.5 mm)
    Data Rates 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19.2k, 38.4k, 57.6k, 115.2k, 230k
    Characters 7 or 8 data bits
    Parity odd, even, none
    Stop Bits 1 or 2
    Flow Control Hardware (RTS/CTS) or None
    Protocols Bluetooth Specification 2.0 (with high EDR data rate!), compatible with 1.1 and 1.2
    Dimensions
    • 3.0" x 1.3" x 0.9" (FireFly)
    • 1.0" x 2.7" x 0.3" (FirePlug)
    Serial Interface(s) DB9 Female (DCE), DB9 Male (DTE)
    Storage Specifications Temperature: -40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F)
    Serial Type(s) RS232
    Power Consumption
    • Idle: 4-15 ma
    • Connected: 25-45 ma
    Connection Modes Master, Slave, Instant Cable Replacement
    Profiles Serial Port Profile (SPP), Dial-Up Networking (DUN)
    Radio Class 1 Bluetooth (up to 100 meters)
    Certifications RoHS
    Indicators (LED)
    • Transmit/Receive (TX/RX) Data
    • Power (FireFly Only)
    • Connection Status
    Connector(s) Firefly Serial: DB9-DTE (male) or DCE (female)
    Temperature Range Operating: -40°C to +85°C - All components rated at this range or better.
  • The FirePlug runs the Bluetooth SPP (Serial Port Profile) on its own with no help from Windows, and it retains the bluetooth pairing information in its onboard flash memory. So set it up once and forget it!

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  • The FirePlug runs the Bluetooth SPP (Serial Port Profile) on its own with no help from Windows, and it retains the bluetooth pairing information in its onboard flash memory. So set it up once and forget it!

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