BluetoothView is a small utility that runs in the background, and monitor the activity of Bluetooth devices around you. For each detected Bluetooth device, it displays the following information: Device Name, Bluetooth Address, Major Device Type, Minor Device Type, First Detection Time, Last Detection Time, and more.
BluetoothView can also notify you when a new Bluetooth device is detected, by displaying a balloon in your taskbar or by playing a small beep sound.
What can you do with BluetoothView?
If you have neighbors or family members that use a cellular phone with Bluetooth turned on:
* You can easily know when they come home and when they leave, by using the 'First Detected On' and 'Last Detected On' fields.
* Each time that a new device is detected, BluetoothView automatically displays an alert as a balloon in your taskbar. This means that you can detect when your neighbors/friends/family members are coming even before they knock on your door...
Start Using BluetoothView
BluetoothView doesn't require any installation process or additional DLL files. In order to start using it, simply copy the executable file (BluetoothView.exe) to any folder you like, and run it.
A few seconds after you run it, BluetoothView will start to gradually display all detected Bluetooth around you.
The 'Company Name' Column
Starting from version 1.10, BluetoothView allows you to view the company name of each BluetoothView device. The company name is determined according to the Bluetooth address. However, in order to get this feature, you must download the following external file, and put in the same folder of BluetoothView.exe: http://standards.ieee.org/develop/regauth/oui/oui.txt
Be aware that you must save it as 'oui.txt'
The Description Column
In addition to the name of Bluetooth device, you can set your own short description to allow you to easily detect the device in the future. The description that you set will also be displayed in the taskbar balloon, when the device is detected as a new one.
In order to set a description, double-click the desired item, and in the 'Description' field, simply type the description text and click 'OK'.
Custom Timeout Value
In 'Advanced Options' window, you can set a custom timeout value for the bluetooth scanning. The timeout value is defined in units of 1.28 seconds. If you set a low timeout value (around 5), the scanning process will be relatively fast, but there is a risk that some bluetooth devices won't be detected, esepcially if they are located in a greater distance. If you set a relatively high timeout value (15 or more), the scanning process will be slow, but the device detection will work a little better.
Connecting To Bluetooth Device
Starting from version 1.20, BluetoothView allows you to connect the desired Bluetooth devices. BluetoothView doesn't send any information to the device, it only tries to connect the device for testing purposes, and then closes the connection.
When you choose the 'Try To Connect' option, BluetoothView automatically send a connection request to the selected devices. On the device, you should get a qesution like "Do you want to accept data from xyz". If you choose yes, the connection will be succeeded. Otherwise it'll be failed. The connection result is displayed in the 'Connection Result' column