Start Date: 10/21/13 06:00 PM
End Date: 11/11/13 06:00 PM
Kits Offered: 5
by  ratsept  on Dec 9, 2013
First I'd like to thank Element14 for choosing me again. This review is going to take longer to complete than before because I have a lot of ground to cover comparing at least three different modules by three different manufacturers. In addition to the Panasonic module Element14 sent me I have a set of modules from Laird that we are using for a few projects already. Quite unexpectedly Anaren contacted me and informed that their BLE module is also soon going to be available and they graciously sent me one of their BoosterPack kits to test. I have no experience with any of these modules - I did the layout and prototype electronics for the BL600 by Laird but I haven't used any of them in applications myself (we have a developer working on the smartdevice connectivity part). I'm planning on...
by  dwinhold  on Feb 23, 2014
First I would like to thank Element14 for the opportunity to review this product. The PAN1720 was the most frustrating hardware I have ever worked with. After the hassle of repeatedly trying to sign up for the forum which is required in order to get the software, I finally used my business to do this due to the requirements. I downloaded the (Demo) software which was basically a hyper terminal that was very limited. I updated the Bluetooth software hoping to get more use out of them besides sending texts back and forth. I have tried everything with no prevail. I looked into developing my own software for this but got shut down quickly with the $2000 price of the developing software. I tried Windows 7 and 8 as well as Linux Kali to try to do more, nothing worked. When I tried to download...
by  hipcatcoolcap  on Dec 30, 2013
I was disappointed in the support materials for this device. I requested access to blue radio forum and was denied. I tried emailing them a few times and was ignored. So I went with what I had. The case was nice, not wife proof, but with my wife nothing really is. A small slip of paper telling you where the blue radios forum is (so that you can be promptly ignored) and to download a zip file. In the zipfile is a exe file, and a demo guide to run the file. The demo exe does a search for the other module, connects to it, allows you to send back and forth, and really that's about it. I at one point downloaded the wrong zip file for an Intel version. The demo boards looked identical for the most part. the zip file had a whole folder structure of different eeproms to load. Also programs that...