iNode Serial Transceiver USB is a Bluetooth Low Energy transceiver with USB 2.0 connector. It has been designed to be easy to use in each operating system: Windows, Android, Linux, Raspberry Pi etc.
Additional functionality of the iNode Serial Transceiver USB is a special characteristic, which allows you a bidirectional data transfer BLE <-> RS232.
How the iNode Serial Transceiver USB is universal, is the fact that you can run the iNode Setup.exe (connecting with Bluetooth Low Energy tags) on Linux Ubuntu with Wine (more in FAQ section):
Because it is seen as a PC's serial port, you can use it in your own programs, to communicate in a simple way with the BLE type devices e.g. iNode. To control BLE devices it uses a basic set of HCI commands HEX-encoded transmitted character strings. To turn the scan on is enough to send to the 010C20020100 string. The same way of communication is used in the iNode LAN over TCP/IP or WebSocket or iNode Serial Transceiver UART.