Last night we had a show where one of the numbers used Wiimote as a
controller. What I discovered is that apparently Wiimote's Bluetooth
connectivity with computer (in this case we tested it with 1st and 2nd gen
Intel MBPs) is lost as soon as there are other competing Bluetooth signal in
the vicinity (we are not even sure if this is the core reason--it appears to
have been the only logical parallel we could draw between the observed
symptoms and environmental variables we could easily quantify during the
limited time we had for troubleshooting). We literally had to ask audience
to shut off their cell phones completely to attain a reasonable level of
reliability. On the other hand, I had no problems with this in the lab where
we used an iMac (first gen Intel) and yet where we have tons of tightly
packed equipment that could've very well caused similar connectivity issues,
and yet has not done so.
With all that in mind, I was wondering if anyone had similar experiences. Is
this perhaps because iMacs may have stronger Bluetooth antennae than MBPs?
Ivica Ico Bukvic, D.M.A.
Composition, Music Technology, CCTAD, CHCI, CS and Art (by courtesy)
Director, DISIS Interactive Sound & Intermedia Studio
Dept. of Music - 0240
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-5034 (fax)