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Connection Methods for the Digital Paper System

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The chart below provides different ways to connect your DPT-RP1 to your computer. Use the most convenient option for you.

USB Bluetooth Wi-Fi

Overview

Offers fast reliable transfer of files and folders. Offers reliable wireless transfer of files and folders. Offers fast wireless transfer for large files and folders.

Recommended if

You would like to transfer documents at maximum speed and reliability. You prefer to transfer documents wirelessly, without the need to setup a Wi-Fi® connection. You prefer to transfer documents wirelessly.
You have the USB cable and don't mind connecting the cable each time. You don't have the USB cable with you. You don't have the USB cable with you.
Wi-Fi is available on your location.
You don't want to configure a wireless connection. You don't frequently transfer large files. You frequently transfer large files.
You don't have the authority or expertise to configure Wi-Fi settings. You don't have the authority or expertise to configure Wi-Fi settings. You have the authority and expertise to configure Wi-Fi settings, and possibly modify the firewall of the computer.

Transfer Speed

3 Mbps 0.2 Mbps 4 Mbps

Ease of Connection

Needs the use of a USB cable. Automatic with Microsoft® Windows® operating system. Manual selection with Apple® macOS® operating system. Automatic if previously configured.

Communication Stability

Strong Strong, but dependent on the wireless environment. Dependent on the network and wireless environment

Firewall Resistant

Yes Yes There's a possibility that the firewall of the computer will block the connection.

Dependent on Network Infrastructure

No No Yes, dependent on Wi-Fi infrastructure policies restrictions.

Impact on Battery Life of Digital Paper

Negligible Low Low

Note: The actual transfer rate varies under certain conditions.