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Polar S-Series IRDA question.(5 posts)

Polar S-Series IRDA question.Phatty
Dec 29, 2001 10:29 PM
Does anyone have any emulator software for a basic IR device to work with a polar s-610 under windows 2000. According to polar, people using windows 2000 must buy the polar IRDA device in-order to uplink/downlink data. I know that Windows 2000 does not support infrared devices(IRDA) however, some people have written software to get around this problem. Thank you

Phatty.
re: Polar S-Series IRDA question.Akirasho
Dec 30, 2001 11:46 AM
... I don't have an answer but I DID do a quick GOOGLE search and turned up what might be a few leads.

Here's an interesting PDF...

http://www.vishay.com/docs/irdc_software_protocol.pdf

... and the Google page I surfed first...

http://www.google.com/search?q=irda+emulation+software&btnG=Google+Search

Good luck

We abide.

Remain In Light.
no diceDuane Gran
Dec 31, 2001 5:29 AM
For reasons that baffle me, the built in IR device on a system can only be used with Windows95 and later versions won't work. This is a software bug and I'm astonished that Polar hasn't fixed this or given a good explanation of it. The bottom line is that you need the optional IR kit for later Windows releases.

However... if you are feeling resourceful, there is a message forum in Australia called Pursuit Performance. Search for it on Google. They have some instructions for making it work, but the results are incosistent.
no dicePhatty
Dec 31, 2001 10:51 AM
thank you for your help.

Phatty
It most certainly works fine.hammer_cycle
Dec 31, 2001 11:01 AM
I bought the Polar IRDA device and it works great with Win2k. Basically, just plug it into one of your comm ports and set the software to use that port and it will work great. Win 2k doesn't 'see' the device as an IRDA device, but the software seems to get around this nicely. I am only running win2k and I assure you it worked the first time I tried it.

Good luck.