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    Quote Originally Posted by ClockWorK View Post
    BlueTooth currently uses the BlueSoleil stack. BlueSoleil 6.4 or higher is the requirement. Pair your phone with your PC first. Then fire up DriveLine, and go into the Settings. Scroll down to BlueTooth, and then click "BTphone Device Name". Your phone should be in the list. Click it. Rock and roll.

    I'd love to find a solution that is stack-independent. I just started looking at a free component from 32feet.net, but not sure if it actually does the things that I need it to.
    It doesn't. 32Feet, and the WCL library (expensive!) both provide extensive control of the Microsoft, WidComm, Toshiba and BlueSoliel stacks. There's all kinds of things you can do with them. But the ONLY stack that exposes the "hands-free" profile is BlueSoliel. The other's simply don't make it available. I've spent a LOT of time (and a good bit of money) looking at this for Centrafuse. Of course, if headset mode is all you're interested in, then it should work fine with almost any stack.

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    VegasGuy,

    Thanks for the info. I'm kinda new to the whole bluetooth thing. I've never owned a headset/jawbone, so the only thing I've ever paired my phone with is my CarPC running DriveLine. It works well enough for me, but I do want to make this as universal as possible. From my understanding, Hands-Free profile allows more functionality (such as DTMF, Redial, Caller ID), but HeadSet profile would be good enough to answer a phone call.

    So, it sounds like the ideal solution would be to first attempt to connect Hands-Free profile via Blue Soleil. If that fails, try to fall back to HeadSet profile via 32Feet. Would you agree?

    (i still cannot believe Microsoft hasn't wrapped Bluetooth into the .Net framework in some usable way.)

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    Clockwork,
    Have you got your phone answering or is that one of the teething troubles, I only ask because I got bluetooth going and am able to dial, just not answer calls. The calls just don't seem to be monitored.
    Keep up the good work.

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    Just to get a little bit more information, did you receive the "Your Phone Is Ringing" notification? I want to know if the problem is with the notification, or with actually answering the incoming call. My hope (expectation) is that you received the notification, but the "Answer" button didn't work.

    I received a call today while I was driving. DriveLine did notify me to the call. Like an idiot, I turned my volume all the way down just out of habit, and then clicked answer. DriveLine did answer the call and put it through my speakers. Shortly after that, I realized that my microphone was somewhere on my floor, and my speakers were turned all the way down. So I hung up on them. So, DriveLine was successful, but I turned that particular phonecall into complete fail.

    I'm sure there will be some teething issues, and there is room for improvement. My experience with Hands-Free goes all the way back to about 3 weeks ago. I don't have the resources (local friends with free time) to help me test incoming calls, so I pretty much have to write the code and then hope somebody calls me to test it out. I know the incoming call detection can take a few seconds to detect the call, but it seems pretty reliable from my end. Of course, I can testing dialing all day long, so that had better be working. :-) And the fact that it dials means you've got your software and phone set up correctly.

    Also, can you confirm the date/time stamp on the DriveLine.exe file?

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    I got my wife to ring me from downstairs 4 times, my mobile rang with the usual klaxon warning but nothing came up on the program. I have not had chance to see whether or not any other program can pick up incoming, I still have about 3 weeks trial left on bluesoliel phone app on the comp, so I will have a go with that to try and isolate the software responsible.
    You have far more experience than me with bluetooth, I know how to pair and ... thats all.
    Driveline.exe = 24/6/2012 manifest=26/6/2012.
    Just as an aside, I was asked why I wanted to put a computer into my car and not a bought unit that does all the usual already, I replied that even though the computer costs more (about 3x so far), and takes longer to prepare, install etc, The sense achievement, lessons learnt, interaction with developers and general all around "look what I have achieved" smugness is worth all the hassle. Would this be a fair assesment of the general feeling that you have come across?

    Loving it so far, keep it up.

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    I'll keep looking into the BlueTooth code. It could even be a limitation of the BlueSoleil trial. DriveLine uses two different methods to detect the incoming call, so I'm not quite sure what to make of this issue yet.

    As for why to build a CarPC? Obviously, the challenge. Anybody can go out and buy a canned unit that will be junk in a few years. Or the real men can step up to the plate and build something that is their own, and that will be as customizable and upgradeable as they choose to make it. With a CarPC, you can replace parts easily, change software, do whatever. I love my car, and I love driving, so I really want to love the way that I interact with my car. Having my own PC with a custom interface satisfies that for me. It's been educational, and it's kept my brain busy. Worth every penny. (Lots of pennies!)

    One thing I have been pondering lately is using a Win7 tablet instead of a full PC. That will be another experiment.

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    I like that fact I can do anything on my carputer vs all in one DD box. Had one and they are too limited. As for tablets I have a bunch here 5" and 7" viliv's both with 3g a 10" chinese atom with 3g and my by far the best tablet on the market today is the exopc/bModo/vibe 11.6" tablet with 3g and multi-touch but not for in a car they are great in a transport truck that has the room but 11.6" is too big for most dash's. Plus I have had a couple of android tablets but quickly realized their limitations. Honestly the separate box-monitor in dash is the best solution, upgradable via software and hardware for the future. Also being with windows you get the pick of the hardware and usually the software over mac/linux/meego/android. enough rambling SNO

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    hello ClockWork Great app i have been on a tear trying every single car pc front end i can find, yours is by far the most stable.
    my only issue is everytime i try to add streets and trips 2011 or destinator 9 to the xml settings driveline deletes all the apps out of the xml settings after turning driveline back on.
    what noobish thing am i doing wrong.
    thnx

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    Are you using the latest build 246 i think is the most current here is the link http://www.mp3car.com/driveline/1311...2-06-24-a.html post #1 Hope this helps SNO

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    Clockwork,
    When I said trial I meant the phone plugin for Bluesoliel. I actually paid cash pennies (shock, horror) to get a full working version of the bluesoliel bluetooth program, anyway back onto nights now, more trialling tommorrow.
    Tara.

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