For those of you with an E30(bx)
(not E4) PN 40xxx-xxxx with firmware 2.23.14, you can add Bluetooth by :
- Adding a cheap USB bluetooth dongle (there's the bluetooth USB driver in the OS), see the attached picture
- Modify the \FlashFS\system\services.d\config.d\conf.cfg to enable Bluetooth :
# Appservices wlan configuration
.caps.config.name text "srvs E60"
.caps.config.revision text "0.10"
.caps.config.wlan.enabled bool true
.caps.config.bluetooth.enabled bool true
# ID 49xxxxxx
# CRC01 xxxxxxxx
And voila it should work. I say it should because I don't have any MeterLink compatible device to test. But it shows the Bluetooth icon, allows me to turn it off/on and the LED pattern on the Bluetooth dongle changes accordingly, and I can start a scan.
The Bluetooth feature allows you to link some MeterLink compatible meters to add data directly into the IR images OSD (current, humidity, ...). http://www.extech.com/meterlink/
About Wifi ? Well I found out that the chipset used must be 88W8688 (it's a combination bluetooth/wifi chip).
The bad news is that it's SDIO only, which means a module most be soldered onto the PCB. I didn't open the camera yet but I suspect the module is not there (or if it's there it's disabled either by hardware of software).
If I have an opportunity to open the camera, I'll try to see if the module is there and if no, I'll try to find where to buy it.
I think it's extremely likely that FLIR is using an off the shelf module.
Another option is to add the driver of a USB Wifi dongle. Several manufacturers publish compatible drivers. But I'm not familiar with WinCE enough to do that. Can anyone help me out with this ?