IrDA on Mac OS X

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by hugov, Dec 21, 2003.

  1. hugov macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2003
    Hi everyone,

    I have an Alcatel 735 phone with Infrared capability, and I think I could get some software written for it based on and gammu, but I would like to know what are my options for IR. I have a USB to Serial Adaptor, and am thinking about making a Serial to IR adaptor. Anyone know if this is possible?

    What USB-IR bridges have people sucessfully used (not necessarily with this phone but in general), or alternatively Serial-IR adaptors?

    I would like to initially sync contacts and scheduler events, but also one day sync pictures etc (phone has built in camera), and maybe sometimes use it as a modem for with my PB12.

    Does anyone know if Mac OS X has a API for programming IrDA applications? I don't really want to have to write any kernel extensions.... :(

    Any GSM phone sync utils in general?

    Cheers, Hugo.
  2. 7on macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    I know that there are a lot of IR wireless keyboards and mice for OSX that come with USB-IR adatpers.
  3. hugov thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2003
    IR Keyboards/Mice

    Thanks 7on, you are right, but USB keyboards and mice use a propiertery IR interface, and not the IrDA standard. They present themselves to the computer (usually) as a standard wired keyboard or mice I think. Nice idea though...

    Has anyone used IrDA sucessfully with an external USB or Serial to IrDA bridge? How bout a homemade one... :)

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