When programming a show with Pc•MACs, it is often necessary to run a cable from your PC to the controller you are programming. The Bt-Rs232Rx and Bt-USBTx form a ‘wireless’ cable that you can use while programming, without having to run an actual cable.
Both the Bt-Rs232Rx and Bt-USBTx feature Class 1 Bluetooth transceivers. Line of sight range is approximately 100 meters when using a Class 1 Bluetooth link. This is about the same range as a WiFi link.
Most Bluetooth transmitters that are built into laptop and desktop PCs will be either Class 2 or Class 3. The Class 2 and Class 3 Bluetooth links are rated for 10 meters and 1 meter, respectively. They are meant to be used with mice and keyboards, where long range is not needed. The Bt-Rs232Rx will work with a PC's built in Bluetooth, but don't expect to get full range performance.
- Forms a wireless Rs-232 serial link when paired with the Bt-USBTx or other Bluetooth transceiver.
- Powered by a standard Nine volt battery (not included). Nine volt Battery clip is included.
- Compatible with the Bt-USBTx Bluetooth Receiver.
- Class 1 Bluetooth power for a line of sight range of approximately 100 meters.