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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
|Frequency Band||2.4 to 2.483 GHz|
|Modulation Scheme||FHSS, GMSK|
|Receive Sensitivity||-80 dBm type for BER, 0.1%|
|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|
|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)|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion Rechargeable 4.2 VDC|
|Battery Life||Approx. 4 hours continuous use|
|Number of Recharge|
|External Power Supply||6 to 15 VDC|
|Transmit Power||20 dBm max.|
|master mode||55 mA typical|
|slave mode||40 mA typical|
|master mode||5 mA typical|
|slave mode||4 mA typical|
|Common Usage Scenarios|
Set up a CSA pair as serial cable replacement.
Set up the CSA pair as a passive serial Bluetooth receiver.
|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|