Part number B-TRON 5000
Operating systems The B-TRON 5000 works with Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, ME, 98, Linux, Mac, Android.
The configuration utility works with Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista
Interface type RS232, 1-port female D-Sub 9-pin
Baud Rates 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, 115200, 230400, 460800, 921600 bps
RS232 Signals TX, RX, CTS, RTS, GND
Stop bits 1 or 2
Data bits 7 or 8
Parity None, odd, even
Data buffer size 4Kb
Flow control CTS/RTS
DEC/DTE Manual switch
Bluetooth standard V2.1 Class 1, + EDR
Bluetooth stack Serial Port Profile (SPP)
Chipset CSR BlueCore4 model BC417
Frequency range 2.4GHz – 2.4835 GHz ISM Band
Connection type Point-to-point
Number of slaves per master 7
Communication range 200 to 330 feet (60 to 100 meters) in open space line of sight
Antenna (internal version) Internal chip
Antenna (external version) External 2dBi di-pole, Reverse Polarity SMA male (inside threads / center receptacle)
Connector on adapter: Reverse Polarity SMA female (outside threads / center pin)
Antenna gain max 1 to 2 dBi
Hopping 1.600/sec, 1MHz channel space
Modulation GFSK-1, DQPSK-2, 8-DPSK-3 Mbps
Tx power Max. 18dBm (class 1)
Rx sensivity -86 dBm typical
Indication lights Power/Batt, Link Status, TX, RX, Charging
Works with iPad/iPod? No, however it does work with most other Bluetooth enabled smartphones, tablets and devices
PIN PIN code available for pairing
Parameters configurable by
  • Downloadable free configuration utility (through serial port or over Bluetooth)
  • Terminal software such as Tera Term or Putty (through serial port)
Echo Configurable by software (on/off)
NMEA 183 compatible Yes
Works with Cisco products Yes, routers and switches (tested with Cisco Catalyst 3560)
Works with Windows 2008/20012 Server? No, Windows Server does not have built-in Bluetooth drivers
Can pair while serial interface receives data Yes
Full duplex RS232 Yes, can send and receive simultaneously both when connected over Bluetooth and when used in pairs.
Power supply +5 to +6VDC powered by:
Option 1: USB cable (included)
Option 2: Internal battery
(up to 12 hours operation)
Option 3: Pin 9 on DB9 connector
Option 4: 110/230VAC to 5VDC mini USB wall adapter (not included)
Current draw Max 90mA
Operating temp. -20C to 85C (-68 to 185F)
Dimensions 87 x 33 x 16 mm
Certifications CE, FCC, RoHS

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