Cannot Bluetooth pair Focus 40 Blue 5th gen to MacOS Sierra

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Braille on Apple Products

Hi,

I’m using: MacOS 10.12.6 and Focus 40 Blue 5th gen.

I’m attempting to establish a Bluetooth connection between VoiceOver and the Focus 40 Blue 5th gen. USB connection between the Mac and Braille display works fine, Bluetooth connection works fine for iPhone and Android, but not Mac.

1. With the Focus 40 Blue 5th gen POWERED ON and USB cable disconnected
2. VO+F8 for VoiceOVer Utilities > Braille > Displays
3. Add > Select

Observed:
VoiceOver failed to load a driver for the Bluetooth device "Focus 40 BT AB608B0F."
If the device must be in a "terminal mode" to be used as a braille display, please make sure it is in that mode.

Expected:
macOS Sierra VoiceOver to be able to establish a Bluetooth connection to Focus 40 Blue 5th gen.

Note:
Not sure if it requires High Sierra, as it’s noted in the manual that it only works with iOS 11 and later, but interestingly works with BrailleBack from a couple of years ago.

Have you heard of this before? Do you know if it’s possible?
Thanks!

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