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Detecting nearby Bluetooth devices in Windows 7 - which hardware to use?

Topics: Bluetooth - BlueSoliel, Bluetooth - Microsoft, Bluetooth - Other, Bluetooth - Stonestreet, Bluetooth - Widcomm/Broadcom
Sep 17, 2012 at 9:07 PM

I need to detect nearby Bluetooth devices to determine which, of a set of known devices, are closest. I will do this in C# on a Windows 7 machine which does not currently have built-in Bluetooth. I have understood that 32feet will allow me to read the RSSI strength if I am not using a Microsoft stack.

Could anyone make a recommendation on which Windows 7 compatible Bluetooth dongle I should purchase to be able to do this?