TRENDnet R91007G User Manual

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BlueFlyersTM TM

Bluetooth Flyers

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Embedded Solutions, Inc

www.BlueFlyers.com

R91007G

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Warnings...............................................................................................................

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Manufacturer Certifications ...................................................................................

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BlueFlyers Base Unit.........................................................................................

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AIRcable Bluetooth Transmitter........................................................................

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TRENDnet Bluetooth Transmitter.....................................................................

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FM Transmitter .................................................................................................

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BlueFlyers Overview .............................................................................................

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BlueFlyers Concept ...........................................................................................

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About Bluetooth.................................................................................................

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BlueFlyers Base Unit.........................................................................................

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TRENDnet Bluetooth Transmitter......................................................................

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AIRcable Bluetooth Transmitter.........................................................................

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Cell Phones .......................................................................................................

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Other Devices....................................................................................................

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FM Transmitter ..................................................................................................

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Software ............................................................................................................

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BlueFlyers Modes of Operation .........................................................................

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Using BlueFlyers...................................................................................................

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Operation Overview...........................................................................................

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Software ............................................................................................................

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Installation......................................................................................................

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Creating A Flyer File Set..............................................................................

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Modifying An Existing Flyer File Set ............................................................

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Remove A Flyer File Set ..............................................................................

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Configuration ...............................................................................................

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Logs .............................................................................................................

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Audio Recordings ........................................................................................

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Hardware.........................................................................................................

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Setup ...........................................................................................................

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Configuration ...............................................................................................

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Time.............................................................................................................

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Audio Tones.................................................................................................

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HTTP Server ...................................................................................................

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Successful Campaign Tips .................................................................................

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Troubleshooting ..................................................................................................

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Warranty .............................................................................................................

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Export .................................................................................................................

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Trademark ..........................................................................................................

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WARNINGS

Read the eBox 2300, AIRcable Host XR, TRENDnet TBW-104UB,and C.Crane FM transmitter manuals for complete safety instructions.

Operating the AIRcable Bluetooth transmitter without the external antenna connected may result in damage to the unit.

The BlueFlyers unit is not intended for use outdoors. Exposing the unit to rain or moisture may result in electrical shock or fire hazards or damage to the equipment.

Never install the BlueFlyers unit in wet locations.

Opening the BlueFlyers unit, Bluetooth transmitter, or FM transmitter housings may result in electrical shock.

Never touch un-insulatedterminals or wires.

USB connectors are not supplied with Limited Power Sources.

MANUFACTURER CERTIFICATIONS

BlueFlyers Base Unit

FCC Class A Note

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense. Testing was done with shielded cables. Therefore, in order to comply with the FCC regulations, you must use shielded cables with your installation.

Warning

This product complies with EN55022 class A. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.

Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and

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(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the interference - causing equipment standard entitled “Digital Apparatus”, ICES-003of the Department of Communications.

Manufacturer’s Declaration Of Conformity

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the requirements of European Community Council Directives 89/336/EEC and 73/23/EEC relating to electromagnetic compatibility and product safety respectively.

Attention

This product has been designed and certified to comply with certain regulatory requirements pertaining to Information Technology Equipment. This product has not been designed for use as a medical device. Without limitation of the foregoing, this product is not intended and has not been certified for use in a hospital or clinical environment to diagnose, treat, or monitor patients under medical supervision, and is not intended and has not been certified to make physical or electrical contact with patients, nor to transfer energy to or from patients and/or to detect such energy transfer to or from patients.

AIRcable Bluetooth Transmitter

Certifications

Bluetooth Certified (BQB)

Bluetooth 2.0 compatible with 802.11b tolerance (AFH)

FCC authorization 15C

CE certification

TRENDnet Bluetooth Transmitter

Certifications

Compliant with Bluetooth v2.0 Specification with EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) support

Backward compatible with Bluetooth v1.1 and v1.2 devices

Compliant with Class I Bluetooth Operations

CE, FCC

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FM Transmitter

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions.

1.This device may not cause harmful interference, and

2.This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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BLUEFLYERS OVERVIEW

BlueFlyers Concept

The BlueFlyers unit electronically transmits information directly to Bluetooth enabled cell phones, laptops, PDAs, Blackberries, or other portable devices. The Bluetooth advertisement can contain images, audio, video, business cards, Java applications, and more. Bluetooth marketing is proximity-based,and the choice of Bluetooth transmitters will determine the distance covered by the marketing effort.

The BlueFlyers unit can also transmit an FM broadcast audio message. The FM broadcast can be used to transmit instructions on how to access BlueFlyers from a cell phone, details about a daily special, or music. Multiple MP3 files can be put on the BlueFlyers unit for FM transmission and the unit will rotate through them.

About Bluetooth

Bluetooth uses a wireless connection protocol that allows devices to exchange data. This protocol is commonly built into modern cell phones and PDAs, and many laptops. If not present, Bluetooth capability can easily be added to many of these devices using a small external Bluetooth transmitter.

Bluetooth is in common use today in wireless headsets, allowing hands-freeuse of cell phones. In addition to the voice connections, this protocol also allows the exchange of data files. These files can be images, audio MP3s, videos, text, Word documents, vCards (virtual business cards), or other formats.

BlueFlyers can transmit multiple file formats, including information in formats which give the prospect immediate access to vital information and long term access to detailed information.

Depending on the device and the format of the data transferred, the information may be usable immediately or may need to be transferred to a PC before use. For example, images may be viewable on cell phones and PDAs. Audio MP3s may be playable on newer cell phones and PDAs. A Word document would not be usable on a cell phone and would need to be transferred to a PC. Some cellular service providers purposely cripple the cell phone manufacturer's built-inBluetooth functionality and limit file types that may be transferred over Bluetooth. Using a variety of file formats helps ensure the flyer is received.

Bluetooth transfers are not "high-speed".Devices that use early versions of the protocol are limited to a maximum of 721 kbps, while newer devices may support up to 3 Mbps. Transferring a 1MB file to an older device could take more than 10

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seconds. Some devices implement a size limit for file transfers; transferring reasonably sized files will help avoid reaching a device's limit.

Additional Bluetooth Information can be found at:

http://www.bluetooth.com/

http://www.bluetooth.org/

BlueFlyers Base Unit

Base Unit Front Panel (BlueAgent version shown)

The BlueFlyers unit consists of a compact base unit, and a Bluetooth transmitter. Depending on the chosen Bluetooth transmitter, an external antenna may be required. An optional FM transmitter can be connected to the base unit via the audio output port on the front panel.

The BlueFlyers unit is highly portable. The base unit measures 4.5" x 4.5" x 1.4" and weighs 1.1 lbs. The AIRcable Bluetooth transmitter’s enclosure measures 3.5” x 3” x 1”, and the TRENDnet unit is even smaller at 2.8” x 1.4” x 0.44”. BlueFlyers runs silently; it is fanless and uses a solid state hard drive.

There are two power buttons on the BlueFlyers base unit, a physical rocker switch located on the rear panel and a soft switch on the front panel. The physical switch on the rear panel must be in the ‘ON’ position for the unit to

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operate. The soft switch on the front panel can be used to turn the unit on and off. The unit has an AC to DC power transformer built into its power cable. The AC end of the power cable plugs into a standard 120V AC outlet. The DC end of cable connects to the power jack on the rear panel of the base unit.

Neither of the Bluetooth transmitters requires a separate power connection.

Base Unit Rear Panel

There are two USB ports on the front of the unit and one on the rear of the unit. Any available USB port can be used for the AIRcable Bluetooth transmitter’s USB cable. For the TRENDnet Bluetooth transmitter, a USB port should be chosen so that the transmitter‘s built in antenna can be extended vertically.

The BlueFlyers unit is shipped with a demonstration advertisement installed, but must be configured to transmit the desired advertisement flyer. Files are transferred to BlueFlyers via the provided USB flash drive. The USB flash drive can be plugged into any available USB port on the base unit.

Example Flash Drive

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The CompactFlash (CF) card installed in the front of the BlueFlyers unit is not removable. Attempts to do so may cause damage and void the warranty.

TRENDnet Bluetooth Transmitter

TRENDnet Bluetooth Transmitter

The TRENDnet Bluetooth transmitter connects to the base unit via a USB port. Select a USB port that allows the antenna to be extended vertically. Power is provided to the transmitter over USB and no other power connection is required for the transmitter.

AIRcable Bluetooth Transmitter

WARNING: NEVER OPERATE THE AIRCABLE BLUETOOTH TRANSMITTER WITHOUT THE EXTERNAL ANTENNA CONNECTED OR DAMAGE MAY OCCUR TO THE UNIT.

AIRcable Bluetooth Transmitter Front and Rear Panels

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The optional AIRcable Bluetooth transmitter connects to the base unit using the USB cable (provided). Plug one end of the USB cable into the transmitter and the other end into the base unit. The antenna connects to the RP-SMAantenna jack on the transmitter. Power is provided to the transmitter over the USB cable and no other power connection is required for the transmitter.

Cell Phones

Customers will typically use a cell phone to download the BlueFlyers’ electronic advertisement. The functionality provided by cell phones may be limited by the phones manufacturer or by the cellular service provider. Some Bluetooth enabled phones will only accept virtual business cards or vCards. Other phones will accept audio files also, but not images. Some camera phones do not allow the owner to transfer pictures over Bluetooth to their computer. Capabilities will vary between cell phones.

Other Devices

Many laptops and PDAs are produced with built-inBluetooth. These devices can take advantage of more media formats than the typical cell phone. Customers with these devices can also use the BlueFlyers’ FTP transfer mode (described in the BlueFlyers Modes of Operation section below) if they desire.

FM Transmitter

The FM broadcast can be used to transmit instructions on how to access the BlueFlyers unit, details about a daily special, or music. Multiple MP3 files can be put on the BlueFlyers unit for FM transmission and the unit will rotate through them.

Software

A Windows application, BlueFlyers Wizard, is provided to create file sets for a marketing campaign, configure the BlueFlyers unit, and analyze logs. A free audio recording application,Audacity, is provided to aid in creating MP3 audio files for FM transmission.

BlueFlyers Modes of Operation

The BlueFlyers Wizard allows the selection of BlueFlyers’ operating mode. Multiple modes may be enabled simultaneously; they are not exclusive.

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