Bluetooth In Action

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In the United States, Bluetooth gets absolutely no respect. It is however, becoming more and more common in notebooks, PDAs, and especially cell phones. Bluetooth will provide wireless users a way to transmit small amounts of data over short distances. Now, Bluetooth is facing stiff competition from new wireless technology. Referred to as UWB or […]


Bluetooth Technical Operations

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Bluetooth is a high speed, low powered wireless link technology that’s designed to connect phones or other portable equipment together with little to no work required by the user. Unlike infrared, Bluetooth doesn’t require line of site positioning to work. Current prototype circuits are contained on a board that is 0.9 cm square, with a […]


Bluetooth Profiles

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The profile found in Bluetooth will describe how the technology is used. Profiles can be best described as vertical slices through the protocol stack. It will define options in each protocol that are mandatory for the profile. The profile will also define the parameter ranges for each protocol. The concept of the profile is used […]


Bluetooth And Infared

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With new electrical devices being produced every day, the problem of connecting things is becoming more and more complex in nature. The system that comprises computers and other electronics makes use of varieties of wires, cables, etc. These parts will communicate through light beams, lasers, radio signals, and infrared. The problem however, is the devices […]


10 Benefits Of Bluetooth

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Below, are 10 benefits and reasons to use Bluetooth technology. 1. Wireless As you probably already know, there are many benefits and advantages to using wireless devices. Along with improving safety as a result of eliminating wires you don’t need, wireless also offers you plenty of other advantages. When traveling with your laptop or other […]


Advantages And Disadvantages

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Bluetooth has a lot to offer with an increasingly difficult market place. Bluetooth helps to bring with it the promise of freedom from the cables and simplicity in networking that has yet to be matched by LAN (Local Area Network). In the key marketplace, of wireless and handheld devices, the closest competitor to Bluetooth is […]


Bluetooth Wireless Networking

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Bluetooth technology offers three different types of defined ranges, based on output ranges. Class 1 devices are the most powerful, as they can have up to 100 mW of power, with a regular antenna giving them a range of around 130 – 330 feet. The class 2 devices are lower power, offering up to 2.5 […]


Bluetooth Versions

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Version 1.1 and earlier Since the technology of Bluetooth was introduced in 1998, several specification versions have been released. Versions 1.0 and 1.0B had too many issues and problems for manufacturers to develop devices for Bluetooth. The main issue was the lack of communication among the devices. The core specification version 1.1 is the first […]


Introduction To Bluetooth

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Bluetooth was designed to allow low bandwidth wireless connections to become easy to use so even those who are new to wireless can use them. Version 1.1 of Bluetooth describes a low power, short range wireless networking technology that uses radio waves to send data at rates up to 720 kilobits a second. The specification […]


How Bluetooth Works

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Bluetooth devices will normally operate at 2.4 GHZ in the license free, globally available ISM radio band. The advantage to this band includes worldwide availability and compatibility. A disadvantage to this however, is that the devices must share this band with other RF emitters. This includes automobile security systems, other wireless devices, and other noise […]


Bluetooth Security

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These days, all communication technology faces the issue of privacy and identity theft, with Bluetooth being no exception. Almost everyone knows that email services and networks require security. What users of Bluetooth need to realize is that Bluetooth also requires security measures as well. The good news for Bluetooth users is that the security scares, […]


Bluetooth And Apple

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The new Apple powerbook G4 are among the first computers to offer Bluetooth technology 2.0+EDR. The 2.0+EDR technology, which still backwards compatible with 1.0, is up to three times faster than previous versions, offering maximum data rate transfers of up to 3 MBps. Being the first company to certify a system with 2.0+EDR, Apple continues […]


Bluetooth Specifications

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Below, you’ll find several specifications for the well known Bluetooth: 1. Throughout the United States and even Europe, the range of frequency is 2,400 – 2,483.5 MHZ, with 79 1-MHz RF (radio frequency) channels. The frequency range in Japan is 2,472 to 2,497 MHz with 23 1-MHz RF channels. 2. A data channel of Bluetooth […]


Bluetooth Glossary

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Below, you’ll find a list of the most used terms in Bluetooth technology. They can serve as a look up, or to help you learn more about Bluetooth terms in general. 2 in 1 handset The situation where a subscriber’s handset is acting as a remote handset to a base unit that provides a network […]


Bluetooth Definition

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Bluetooth is a specification for the use of low power radio communications to wireless phones, computers, and other network wireless devices over short distances. The name Bluetooth is actually borrowed from Harald Bluetooth, a Denmark king more than 1,000 years ago. The technology of Bluetooth was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of devices […]


Using Bluetooth

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The amazing technology of Bluetooth presents a great way of exchanging data between two wireless devices. Unlike telephones, there are no wires or messy leads to worry about. You can enjoy wireless communications with short distances of up to thirty feet. Bluetooth also offers interoperability, meaning that you can use your portable Bluetooth device to […]


The Future Of Bluetooth

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Because it meets the basic needs of connectivity in close range, Bluetooth has a very bright future ahead of it. Bluetooth is actually the result of initiatives from nine leading communications and computer industry giants, including 3-COM, Sony, Lucent, IBM, Nokia, Microsoft, etc. Since the forming of the original group, more than 1,800 manufacturers around […]


Bluetooth Applications

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With Bluetooth being very popular with wireless, it’s no wonder there are many applications available for the technology. Below, you’ll find the applications for Bluetooth. 1. Wireless networking between laptops and desktop computers, or desktops that are in a confined space and little bandwidth is needed. 2. Peripherals such as mice, keyboards, and printers. 3. […]


The Bluetooth Solution

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The technology of Bluetooth will take small area networking to the next level by removing the need for user intervention and help keep transmission power very low to preserve battery power. Each transmission signal to and from your cellular phone will use just 1 mw of power, giving you plenty of space on your battery […]


Bluetooth Technology Intro

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The technology of Bluetooth is nothing new, but in many respects it can still seem like more of a buzz word rather than an accepted technology. You may see the ads for Bluetooth enabled devices, although you still may be wondering what it is. Capabilities The Bluetooth definition is a wireless technology that is a […]