FreeRider 4 Switch Unit HID to BLUETOOTH
The Portset FreeRider four input switch unit permits a wide range of equipment created for students with Special Educational Needs to be connected to desktop computer devices without wires.
Present devices needs students with special educational needs to physically link their individual SEN devices to the COMPUTER, through a wired USB connection. This is typically impossible for those with bad manual dexterity, indicating that they require the services of a helper.
The Portset Bluetooth 4 Switch takes the switch inputs straight and sends out the info via the Bluetooth wireless interaction system to the set COMPUTER equipment. This releases the individual with special educational needs from being tethered to the devices, enabling the student to remain in contact with the workstation while being free to relocate within the class.
Typical Switch Used with the Portset SEN4 switching unit
- A unique pairing with special encoded Bluetooth dongles ensures that devices do not interfere witheach other and that students are uniquely identified.
- The device has an internal Lithium-ion rechargeable battery providing hours of operation and powerto the keyboard or mouse.
- Indicators are provided for Bluetooth connection, battery charging and low battery level, with an audible alarm tone.
- The internal Lithium-ion battery is charged via a micro USB connector similar to those used by smartphones.
- Works with all versions of Microsoft Windows.
- Fundamentally the device converts switch inputs to Bluetooth data for use in the AAC (Alternative and Augmentative Communication) applications which are becoming a standard in emerging technology such as tablets and smartphones.
It provides a totally mobile solution for students with special educational needs within the confines of a location, such as a classroom or workplace.
Dimensions: ABS case 111 x 75 x 25mm.
Battery: Lithium Ion 1A 3.7Volt.
Charging connection: micro USB Charging current: 200mA.
Illuminated indicators for Bluetooth connection, battery charging and low battery with additional audio tone warning.
Portset Systems Ltd reserves the right to change the specification of its products without notice.
Portset and FreeRider are registered trademarks.
This product have been developed with funding from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and the UK Technology Strategy Board through the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition and managed by JISC TechDis.