Bluetooth USB Dongle achieves range of up to 30 km.

Press Release Summary:

With high sensitivity and long range, AIRcable Host XR can extend range of shorter-range Bluetooth devices like cell phones and headsets. Users can extend range by 2 km with 9 dBi omni-directional antenna and by 10 km with 18 dBi directional antenna. It features standard USB connector, H2-compatible HCI interface, and ability to work with Windows, Linux, and OSX. Enclosed in aluminum case for reduced interference, unit needs no external power.

Original Press Release:

The AIRcable Host XR: The Only Long-Range (10 Km-Class) Bluetooth® USB Dongle

Santa Cruz, CA-June 12, 2007 - Wireless Cables, Inc. is pleased to announce its next-generation Bluetooth device, the AIRcable Host XR. Equipped with an extremely powerful, highly sensitive Bluetooth transmitter, the device can achieve an unparalleled range of up to 30 km with professional installation. With a 9 dBi omni-directional antenna, the extended range is up to 2 km, and with an 18 dBi directional antenna, it is up to 10 km. Additionally, given its high sensitivity, it can extend the range of weaker Bluetooth devices like cell phones and headsets by hundreds of meters. With most other Bluetooth devices only capable of obtaining a range 10 m or less, no other device comes even close. Its high sensitivity and long-range can extend the range of shorter-range Bluetooth devices up to 100 m. The AIRcable Host XR easily attaches to any computer with a USB port, giving it long-range capabilities. And it works seamlessly with Windows, Mac and Linux supporting virtually any Bluetooth profile available. Uses include standard data, streaming data, headsets communication (like Skype calls), and stereo headphone communication, amongst others.

When used in conjunction with the AIRcable Industrial XR, the combination results in a powerful, affordable, scalable solution for the deployment of wireless sensor networks. For remote applications, data can be logged while the AIRcable Industrial XR waits for a connection across which to transmit it-such as when a service truck with a computer and AIRcable Host XR comes within 10 km of its location. All of this long-range, wireless interoperability is possible via the AIRcable Host XR's and the AIRcable Industrial XR's extremely powerful and sensitive, standards-based Bluetooth communication technology.

The AIRcable Host XR needs no external power, and its aluminum case reduces interference while increasing sensitivity. For more information on AIRcable Host XR, see:

AIRcable Host XR features and pricing:

Bluetooth 2.0-compatible
Standard USB connector
H2-compatible HCI interface
Works with Windows, Linux, and OSX.
1 km external antenna included
Optional antennas: indoor rubber 9dBi, directional outdoor 18dBi, and directional patch antenna for up to 30 km with professional installation
No external power needed
Magnetic stand Included
Aluminum case for reduced interference and increased sensitivity
Price: $129.00

About Wireless Cables Inc.

Wireless Cables Inc, a California corporation, designs, manufactures and sells long range Bluetooth(TM) based wireless cable-replacement and wireless micro-controller (W-PLC) products, or "Wireless Cables(TM)", under the brand name AIRcable(TM) for the wireless sensor market.

Wireless Cables Inc. is based in Santa Cruz, California.

Additional information on Wireless Cables Inc. can be found at

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