To take advantage of «Proximity Promoter 24x7», you will need a PC:
any personal computer
any umpc, netbook
(e.g. Asus eeePC 701/900/901,
MSI Wind U90/100)
Operating system: Microsoft® Windows XP® (with SP2 or SP3), Microsoft® Windows Vista®, Microsoft® Windows 7
Bluetooth: Bluetooth dongle with drivers installed, supports:
* Microsoft Bluetooth drivers (Windows XP SP2 and high)
* Toshiba Bluetooth drivers (42001T and high)
* WidComm Bluetooth drivers (220.127.116.110 and high)
* BlueSoleil Bluetooth drivers (version 1.6 and high)
Video: 800*600, True colors
RAM: 256 MB
CPU Speed: 800Mhz or highest
Disk space: 50 MB free disk space
In other words, any modern office computer, laptop or netbook will be enough to run the software. The application has been tested on ultra-mobile computers like ASUS Eee PC 701/900/901 (with CPU Intel Atom and Intel Celeron) and demonstrated very fine performance. The size of the main application window was designed with the reference to the minimum screen resolution available Asus eeePC 701, 800x600 pixels.
Bluetooth adapter (Bluetooth dongle): To be able to use the application, you will need a Bluetooth dongle, class 1 (up to 100m). Supported brands include BlueSoleil, Toshiba, WidComm/Broadcomm and Microsoft® stacks. Bluetooth adaptors can be purchased at any computer store at $15-$30. Here is what it looks like:
Bluetooth adapter must be classified as Class 1 (up to 100m), have version 2.0 or higher. The application can run with drivers BlueSoleil, Toshiba, WidComm/Broadcomm and Microsoft stack; however, from the results of real-life tests, we would recommend you getting along with Microsoft stack. It’s worth of mentioning that Microsoft stack can handle 99% of Bluetooth adapters (even if they originally went with different drivers). As arule, Windows XP SP2/SP3 and Windows Vista don't require installing any additional drivers – simply plug your Bluetooth adapter in an USB port, and Microsoft stack will catch it up automatically.
Bluetooth is a standard and communications protocol primarily designed for low power consumption, with a short range (power-class-dependent: 1 meter, 10 meters, 100 meters) based on low-cost transceiver microchips in each device.
|Bluetooth Class||Maximum Permitted Power
|Class 1||100 mW (20 dBm)||~100 meters|
|Class 2||2.5 mW (4 dBm)||~10 meters|
|Class 3||1 mW (0 dBm)||~1 meter|
In most cases the effective range of class 2 devices is extended if they connect to a class 1 transceiver, compared to a pure class 2 network. This is accomplished by the higher sensitivity and transmission power of Class 1 devices.
|Bluetooth Version||Data Rate|
|Version 1.2||1 Mbit/s|
|Version 2.0 + EDR||3 Mbit/s|