Socket Communications, Inc., today announced the expansion of its Bluetooth wireless technology product line with a new cordless serial adapter. Socket's Cordless Serial Adapter with Bluetooth Wireless Technology replaces a conventional RS-232 serial data cable, creating an easy-to-use, cable-free connection between existing equipment and Bluetooth enabled notebook computers or Pocket PCs. The Cordless Serial Adapter adds to Socket's industry leading position in offering plug-in serial adapters for notebooks, laptops, and PDAs.
"As Bluetooth technology becomes more widely available, users are quickly finding new ways to implement it," said Patti Cassalia, senior product marketing manager for Socket's Bluetooth wireless technology product line. "We've developed the Cordless Serial Adapter to benefit users seeking to protect their investment in legacy equipment, while quickly, easily, and cost-effectively moving into the world of cordless communications."
The Cordless Serial Adapter removes the cabling from any device that has a standard 9-pin serial port by using Bluetooth wireless technology. No software installation on the host device is required. Just plug in the adapter and the cordless serial connection is made, enabling users to take advantage of Personal Area Networking easily and quickly. The product uses an internal antenna and is Class 2, Bluetooth 1.1 compliant. It supports the Bluetooth General Access Protocol, Service Discovery Protocol, and Serial Port Profile. The Socket MyConfigurator software works with Windows 98SE, 2000 and XP. It enables settings such as baud rate, flow control serial port parameters, discoverable mode, connectable mode and security mode to be custom programmed.
Pricing and Availability
A limited number of early adopter seed units will be available in late June to Socket's developers and key partners. Ordering information will be posted on Socket's web site when available.
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