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Bluetake BT200 Bluetooth printer adapter review
Posted on 6-Jul-2003 13:53. | Tags Filed under: Reviews.

Bluetake sent us the BT200 printer adapter for review. This adapter is part of their line of Bluetooth products, which includes the Bluetake BT400 GII headset and two USB adapters.

The BT200 is a cable replacement adapter. This device will receive a serial communication over Bluetooth and forward it to a physical adapter, in this case a parallel format, suitable for use with printers. The advantage of this approach is compatibility with older Bluetooth devices. Since the Hardcopy Print profile is not required, any Bluetooth device with Serial profile can be connected to a printer - and this includes desktops, laptops, Palm and Pocket PCs . This is a Class 2 device, with a 10m range in open areas.

  • Bluetooth v1.1
  • 10 meters coverage area (in open space)
  • OS supporting in Windows XP/2000/ME/98SE, PocketPC 2002/2000, Palm 5.0/4.0 (extra printing software is required with Bluetooth enabled PDA, the exact version varying according to the PDA’s OS )
  • Supports Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP)
  • Sensitivity: -80dBm
  • Printing speed up to 115200bps
  • 36-pin Parallel Port Connector

    The installation is simple, and the sheet provided with instructions is very clear, with easy to use instructions and diagrams. If the computer is already paired with other Serial Bluetooth devices, the user might have to add COM Ports to the configuration, but this is very easy to do. Creating a shortcut to the connection is a must, to make easy to connect to the printer at any time. The installation CD comes with a demo version of PrintPocketCE. This software, for Pocket PCs, allows the user to print out Pocket Excel spreadsheets, Pocket Word documents, e-mails, as well as Rich Text (RTF) and Plain Text (TXT) files. Pocket Excel, Word and RTF files are printed with text formatting, including multiple fonts, text attributes (plain, bold, italic, underline, strike-through), justification (left, center right) and color. Images contained within Pocket Word and Pocket RTF files are also printed. Emails can be printed with user-selected fonts for header and email text, plus additional options. Many other special features and options are included.

    Users of Palm OS devices can use PrintBoy to interface with the BT200 printer connection. PrintBoy offers the same functionality as PrintPocketCE, for the Palm OS environment.

    Below you can see the Laserjet Printer paired with an iPaq H3970 and the PrintPocketPC dialog. The last images shows the printer paired with a Windows 2000 computer.


    I recommend this device for SoHo (small office/home office) users who want to remove another one of the cables from the environment, place the printer somewhere less intrusive or even share the printer with other users in the office .

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