Using the Bluetooth Adapter Kit
 as a Serial Cable Eliminator

  • Serial Printers can be wirelessly connected using Bluetooth technology
  • No need for PC or notebook
  • Offers a simple and reliable serial cable replacement
Background
The serial interface printer is one of the most common interface found on POS printers. Connecting cables limit the installation possibilities as well changes in layout. A Bluetooth wireless 'cable' can be the perfect solution to get rid of physical cables. The Bluetooth adapters from Beagle Software are active devices with integrated processors and can be used as a true serial cable replacement solution. They require just a one-time setup and pairing of the two adapters. The adapters work independently of any operating system and no software is necessary.
Use the adapters to replace an existing printer cable

Our Bluetooth wireless adapter kit consists of two adapters, power supplies and the necessary serial adapters to convert most wired installations. Set-up consists of setting the adapter same settings as the serial device and pairing the two adapters to talk to each other.

Paired Adapters

Pairing adapters lets you use two adapters to wireless connect a serial device. In this mode the adapters serve as a serial cable eliminator. In a pared mode one adapter functions as a 'master' and the other as a 'slave'. Once the adapters are paired the connection is made automatically - even after power failures.

Steps to Replace Your Serial Cable

  1. Configure. Configure the adapters using the same settings of the device you are wireless connecting. The quickest way to do that is to check the DIP switch settings on the bottom of the printer. See our support section on help on reading the settings.
  2. Replace. Plug one adapter into the end of the printer cable connected to the printer, one into the computer

That's it. The printer should now be connected and will stayed connected without further effort.

 

Serial Settings for Common Epson Printers

Set the adapters to the same settings as your printer.

Printer:

Epson TM-T88IV

Epson TM-U220

Epson TM-U295

Baud Rate*

4800, 9600, 19200 or 38400

4800 or 9600

1200,2400,4800 or 9600

Port Parameters*:
(data bits, stop bits, parity)

same as printer

same as printer

same as printer

Flow Control*:

same as printer

same as printer

same as printer

Pairing: Master/DCE: computer
Slave/DTE: printer
Master/DCE: computer
Slave/DTE: printer
Master/DCE: computer
Slave/DTE: printer

*Check current settings on bottom of printer.

cable eliminator / 2-pak
Catalog number
BLU2322
$198.90
$173.95

save $25

For More Information

Bluetooth to serial adapter

Installation

Adapter FAQ