Handheld Bluetooth transmitter
The iBlue by ITAMCO gathers, records and sends data wirelessly though its three multicompatible ports and does not require special software for installation.
Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies (ITAMCO) has released the iBlue, which is a handheld bluetooth transmitter that gathers crucial production data and sends it to bluetooth-enabled smartphones, tablets and computers.
When the iBlue is paired with a bluetooth-enabled device, it gathers, records and sends data through its three ports: a K-type thermocouple port-the iBlue comes with a K-type thermocouple probe-, a 3-pin metal hardness probe port and a USB Human Interface Device (HID) enabled port that connects with a wide range of non-proprietary tools including keyboards, micrometers, calipers, and barcode scanners. No special software is required and data from the iBlue can be sent as a text email or placed into Microsoft Excel and Notepad. iBlue is compatible with the most common operating systems including Apple's iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows and Linux.
Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies (ITAMCO)
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