Willem Ferguson willemferguson at
Thu Dec 6 22:42:56 PST 2018

On 2018/12/06 21:37, Jef Driesen wrote:
> On 6/12/18 19:48, Dirk Hohndel wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 06, 2018 at 06:10:25PM +0100, Robert Helling wrote:
>>> a user ask on Facebook about accessing his Galileo Luna computer from
>>> Android. That dive computer has an irda interface and he has an OTG
>>> usb-irda cable. Is there a chance to get this to work or not? What am I
>>> supposed to answer?
>> I have no idea, no access to such a setup, and no faith whatsoever 
>> that this
>> would work ever (or consistently between different phones / Android 
>> versions
>> / dongle versions / dive computers. This simply isn't something that 
>> we ever
>> looked at.
> To make this work, the phone would need an irda stack and the kernel 
> drivers for the usb dongle. I would be very surprised if there are 
> phones with those features enabled. Most phones don't even have the 
> more common usb-serial drivers. So the chance that this will work out 
> of the box is probably near zero.
> In theory you could implement a userspace stack (there is a java 
> implementation, which is also being used by Scubapro's Logtrak 
> application) in combination with a userspace usb driver.
> Jef 

Divemate has an IR mobile phone dongle that works for at least the 
Uwatec range of computers that are IrDA. I have no idea whether that is 
a full implementation of the IrDA stack or whether it is just a hack. It 
would be very useful to know what their approach was in designing this.

Kind regards,


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