CSR BlueCore Enables Dual-port Bluetooth Printer Combo Adapter

12/4/2003 - CSR (Cambridge Silicon Radio), a market leader in Bluetooth silicon, announced that its BlueCore silicon has been selected by CC&C Technologies Inc., the wireless module and solution company from Taiwan, to Bluetooth enable the CC&C BT-260 Bluetooth Printer Combo Adapter. The BT-260 is a Bluetooth printer adapter that offers both USB and parallel (1284) ports making it suitable for converting most PC compatible printers to wireless operation up to a range of 100 metres.

Because the BT-260 supports both USB and 1284 (parallel) port printers, the Bluetooth adapter is ideally suited for both home and office use. The dual-port BT-260 can be plugged into virtually any PC compatible printer to wirelessly network the office. In the home, the Bluetooth Class 1 device provides up to 100m range of Bluetooth connectivity and would, for example, enable a user to work on a notebook PC at the breakfast table and send print commands to the printer which is conveniently tucked away under the bed.

CSR's BlueCore Bluetooth solution has been implemented into CC&C's BT-260 Bluetooth printer adapter with the necessary profiles to choose from. The BT-260 implements both HCRP (Hardcopy Cable Replacement Profile) and SPP (Serial Port Profile) profiles, thus ensuring compatibility with PC Bluetooth adapters. CC&C was involved in the development of both SPP and HCRP profiles so is well equipped to understand the intricacies of developing workable Bluetooth solutions.

Mr. Dandy Hsu, President, CC&C, commented, "Our brief for the BT-260 Bluetooth printer adapter was to provide a wireless solution that would allow the widest range of printers to become Bluetooth enabled. CSR’s BlueCore has helped support our aim by allowing easy integration as well as support for the full range of interfaces."

Sebastian Koh, Regional Sales Director SE Asia & China, CSR, added, "CSR is dedicated to providing Bluetooth silicon that allows companies such as CC&C to design high performance products like the BT-260." Koh continued "BlueCore2 has allowed CC&C the flexibility to support more than one interface port and all the necessary printing profiles to perform simple printing both at home and in the office."

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