Bluetooth better thru the Shell Object?

    Mar 24 2006 | 5:43 am
    I"m workin with a serial bluetooth device that I'm having limited sucess with using max's serial object. I can get it to listen to Max but the data returned thru bluetooth is intermittant.Does the serial object translate asci to regular values or do I have to use another object? (The data coming thru is mixed and formatted , ie X=$$$ Y=$$$ Z=$$$ -text and integers. I have the option to get the device to dump binary values but this seems tough translation for MAX.)
    I can get everything to work wonderfully in a terminal shell in osx. Anyway Should I forgo the serial object and use the shell object to pipe this data from the terminal shell into Max? maybe with a script? The serial object seems alittle picky.
    My other option is the object hi. Use hi with a bluetooth dongle, althought it's unclear to me if hi can send commands out as well as bring data in....... Anyone have any thoughts?
    Thanks very much. Sorry to X post but this seems like a good dev ?-Teflon