abm Bluetooth

Android Tablet






This is a photo of an Android tablet screen which is connected to an ajet 101 via a Bluetooth adaptor.

  The ajet 101 printer has a RS-232 port which is used to enter messages set variables such as dot size, speed, delay ect.  Most often the ajet is connected to a computer but sometimes a handheld device is used.  However, if a Bluetooth adaptor is connected to the ajet 101, then it could also be connected to an Android phone or tablet.

In this test we used a Google designed Nexus 7 tablet.  The cost was $200 plus sales tax and shipping.  Other android tablets could be used.  The most important feature the tablet must have is Bluetooth capability.  Most are not equipped with this feature but it is also not that rare.  I did some searching on the internet and found quite a few in the $100 to $200 range.  In some cases shipping is free.

We tested several terminal emulator apps.  The one that seemed most satisfactory was Blue Term.  It is a free app that can be downloaded from Google Play.  Be sure that any tablet you buy has Google Play installed.  Most, but not all, do.  Also it is recommended that android 4.0 or higher is used.

I have written detailed instructions on installing the Bluetooth adaptor and Blue Term.



Here the tablet is held vertical with the on screen keyboard.









Here the tablet is held horizontal with the on screen keyboard.

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This page written by Roger Schaefer
Updated July, 2013