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Wireless Adapter model Shark

Wireless Adapter

Product Code:Shark

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Stevens’ Shark serial cable replacement uses Bluetooth wireless technology to transmit critical data in industrial, medical, security and environmental monitoring applications.

Its robust design handles many extreme environmental conditions. The Shark will communicate with another Shark or with any Bluetooth-enabled device.

The Shark is a Class 1 Bluetooth radio that provides a 100-meter range of communications. With an external antenna attachment and specific antenna options, the user may increase the communication range between the Shark and other Bluetooth wireless-enabled devices. Unlike other RS 232 adapters, the Stevens Shark emulates the behavior of a serial cable connection by controlling the serial port and turning the serial port on only when a Bluetooth wireless connection is established.

The Shark includes an internal lithium ion rechargeable battery as an optional power source that provides approximately 4 hours of continuous operation in Bluetooth wireless connected mode.

The Shark also incorporates LEDs that indicate various levels of connection and power status. Power management is an integral part of the Shark design, including the serial port control, idle mode, low operating current and a switch that turns off the power LED to conserve standby current.

In addition to built-in durability and flexibility, the Shark RS 232/485 Adapter is designed for ease-of- use. It is pre-configured in slave mode to operate with most applications without any set-up procedures. The Shark Config Utility Software is an easy-to-use Windows application for configuration of the Shark to individual needs, including designating the Shark as a master device to control and discover other Bluetooth devices, assigning a unique device name and activating secure communications. Shark Config can be used over a Bluetooth wireless link. No installation of drivers is required.



• Class 1 BLUETOOTH radio
• Multiple security features
• RS 232 and RS 485 serial cable emulation
• External RF antenna connector for flexible and optimal installation
• Ranges of > 100 meters with alternate antenna configurations
• Internal rechargeable battery
• Optimal power management including serial port control
• AT command set available for advanced operations



  • For industrial, medical, security, environmental monitoring equipment and instruments with a serial cable connection for communications
  • For use with data loggers, SCADA, communications relays, control, PCs and other electronic instrumentation


Technical Specifications:

Frequency Band 2.4 to 2.483 GHz
Modulation Scheme FHSS, GMSK
Receive Sensitivity -80 dBm type for BER, 0.1%
Default 9600 bps
Configurable 1200 to 115.200 bps
Flow Control, Default None
Operating Temperature -40º to +80º C1
Storage Temperature  -40º to 95º C
Humidity 5% to 95% non-condensing
External Antenna + 2 dBi2
RF Connector Female SMA
Impedance 50 ohm
Serial Connector 9-Pin Male D-SUB Shark Config.
Utility Software Windows 98, 2000, ME, XP compatible
Enclosure Polycarbonate 48.8 x 85.75 x 20 mm (W x L x H)
  • General Access Profile
  • Service Discovery Profile
  • Serial Port Profile
Battery Type Lithium Ion Rechargeable 4.2 VDC
Battery Life Approx. 4 hours continuous use
Number of Recharge
Cycles  500
External Power Supply 6 to 15 VDC
Transmit Power 20 dBm max.
Operating Current:
master mode 55 mA typical
slave mode 40 mA typical
Standby Current:
master mode 5 mA typical
slave mode 4 mA typical
  • Bluetooth 1.1 qualified
  • FCC / CFR 47, part 15
  • Industry Canada (CSA)
  • CE Mark: EN 300 328-2 & EN 301 489-17
  • Safety LVD: EN60950-1


Common Usage Scenarios

Scenario 1:
Set up a CSA pair as serial cable replacement.
Scenario 2:
Set up the CSA pair as a passive serial Bluetooth receiver.



Ordering Information

Part No.  Description  Part No.  Description
80000  The Shark Adapter
(includes power plug, antenna and utility software) 
92988  Null Modem Cable
80039  90º Adapter UP  80040  90º Adapter DOWN
80042  Desktop Utility Supply  SEE NOTE2  Optional Antennas
80043 RS 485 4-Wire to
RS 485 2-Wire Adapter 
80044  RS 232 to RS 485 2-Wire Adapter

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