Recently a laptop and a tablet computer, both running Windows 7, were released with Bluetooth 4.0 chipsets. Using these computers I am able to identify and pair with a SimpleBLEPeripheral device using Windows's standard Bluetooth device manager. Unfortunately, I have no idea how to interface with said device once it is discovered.
MS docs indicate that the user mode sockets interface only works with the RFCOMM protocol, which is not available in BLE. Does anyone have experience with this and can tell me whether I have to write a kernel mode driver for the device or if I should just give up because Windows 8 might have user mode support for BLE?
I'm not sure. This sounds a little like the Motorola setup - where the default scanning will let you pair with BLE device. The next step is to expose the API. I'll be at UPF this week and will ask about windows sw support.
Any answers to your questions regarding BLE and W7?
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