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In search of bluetooth device to transmit text messages

by stlcardsfan13 / September 30, 2008 9:22 AM PDT

I am looking to buy a bluetooth device that can be connected to a desktop computer and used to send out text messages and multimedia to cell phones within a range of 500 meters or more. I am not familiar with this type of technology, so I'm not sure what type of device I need to purchase or where I could purchase it. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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Out of range.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 30, 2008 9:37 AM PDT

Sorry but that 500 meters is beyond most bluetooth devices. Yes you might jury rig a base station or such but the device you try to talk to can't respond.

Maybe you need to reveal more since the bluetooth speed is far too slow for video files.
Bob

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Bluetooth device to transmit text messages
by slaynes / January 19, 2009 11:47 PM PST

stlcardsfan13,
Have you found a means to do this? I am interested in doing the same thing to distribute multiple text messages (for a new media art piece). I am running a Mac oSX.

I am also hoping that when people respond to this text message on their mobile phones it uploads to an online blog (like Twitter).

Any suggestions would be great!

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