Windows 2000 then installed the Wireless Link control panel.
There are two important things to remember with Windows 2000 IR support: I think the built-in security features are inadequate.
As of March 2004 there's a blog related to this page, it's dedicated to helping PDA orphans left behind by Palm and Microsoft as they chase other game.
It was reliable, relatively inexpensive, the right size (actually the Palm Vx is the right size, the Palm III is close), and had market share.
The integration of the built-in applications with the desktop was decent, although add-on applications had weak or non-existent desktop equivalents.
(The pathetic interrupt limitations that we experience still are a direct descendant of the first IBM PC.) (Last Rev @2001, this works better with XP and Palm OS 5.) After years of failure I actually got IR Hot Sync working with a laptop.
To say the least the industry's litany of problems with implementing the IRDA spec bodes ill for Bluetooth!
Even a shorcut to hide/show/mask private records would be an improvement. If you use the built-in security feature with Teal Lock as follows Nowadays when you sync a new device to an existing Palm desktop user account, the default behavior is a full restore. I moved my wife from a CLIE (ugh, buggy, unreliable) to an m515 (has its own problems).
Unfortunately some OS patches and hacks on the CLIE were incompatible with the 515. I did a warm reset, tracked down the suspicious files and deleted them, then successfully restarted.
It is working with a Micron Trans Port ZX PIII running Win2K SP2 with Hot Sync Manager 4.0 and Palm OS 3.5.3.
This laptop was configured with COM2 disabled, I had to enable COM2 in the BIOS (auto) and restart.
One day Bluetooth may realize the neglected promise of Ir DA -- albeit at a terrible cost in battery life.