Grid Connect, Inc. has introduced a new version of FireFly, a Bluetooth to RS232 serial adapter, as a replacement product for legacy versions with an obsolete Bluetooth module. Grid Connect’s FireFly serial adapter features the same form, fit and function as older versions.
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Bluetooth FAQ: Installing the BluePlug with the Toshiba drivers and Discovering a Firefly, BluePort, or Blueport XP.
Browse the Bluetooth CD and navigate to \BU2073J\Toshiba XP,2K,ME,98SE V3.03.06\setup.exe. This will bring up the Toshiba Bluetooth stack for Windows setup screen. Click "Install" Navigate through the prompts, including the EULA. The software will prompt you to insert your Bluetooth device. Insert the BluePlug. Let the software finish installing. When it is done you will be prompted to restart your computer.
The Firefly is a Bluetooth class 1 Serial device with a db9 connector. It has 4 switches on the outside and 10 jumper pins on the inside for configuration. It can be connected to most serial devices and supports RX, TX, RTS, CTS, and GND. Power can come from the serial port, a standard wall adapter, or a usb port. It is available with a male or female DB9 connector.
Some of our clients have had problems understanding the functionality of our Firefly modules. We want to make sure that our products are used to their full capability so here is a mini users guide to those devices:
“This product is NOT compatible with your application.” These are the dreaded words that no customer is glad to hear. Not only were you looking forward to using the device, but now after built anticipation and empty hopes, you are told it will not work. At Grid Connect we try to avoid this statement at all costs. Our technical sales advisory, expert technical support, and vast product versatility give us the tools to make our Bluetooth products work for you.
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