Bluetooth Properties

Bluetooth devices share the same basic pattern. All require the fundamental communication details to allow a connection to be made between the Pilot™ device and the Bluetooth peripheral. Options are:

  • PIN – specific to the protocol or individual piece of hardware.
  • MAC – this is unique to every Bluetooth device and controls which will be accepted. The field can accept the wildcard character “*” or “X” which both represent “don’t care” i.e. if the MAC is set to “XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:01”, pairing will be attempted with any device whose address ends in “01”. It is recommended that full, explicit addresses are used whenever possible to avoid unwanted pairing attempts.
  • Initiator – this not normally editable and controls who initiates the Bluetooth pairing/connection. Consider as a reserved feature.