Bluetooth binding Setup & Configuration Troubles Win 64bit

First Post here,
Hopefully someone more knowledgeable than I can assist.

I am trying to setup a Bluetooth Item where I can stream sounds or music to a specific device but am running into a problem with openhab when I run start.bat. Any thoughts on what I’m missing?

I have downloaded and moved
bluecove-2.1.0.jar to D:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_73\lib.
I have JAVA_HOME set to D:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_73

org.openhab.binding.bluetooth-1.8.1.jar moved to


Text item=NoOfPairedDevices

Switch BT_Merkury “BT_Merkury " {bluetooth=“0012b760a575”}
Number NoOfPairedDevices “Paired devices in range: [%d]” { bluetooth=”!" }

no rules yet till it actually runs

Error on startup:
2016-03-15 21:38:33.854 [INFO ] [c.internal.ModelRepositoryImpl] - Loading model 'demo.rules’
2016-03-15 21:38:42.072 [ERROR] [b.b.i.BTDeviceDiscoveryService] - Error while initializing local bluetooth device.
javax.bluetooth.BluetoothStateException: BlueCove libraries not available
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at Method) ~[na:1.8.0_73]
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at javax.bluetooth.LocalDevice.getLocalDeviceInstance( ~[na:na]
at javax.bluetooth.LocalDevice.getLocalDevice( ~[na:na]
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