What is Bluetooth?Bluetooth is a method for data communication that uses short-range radio links to replacecables between computers and their connected units.The effective range of Bluetooth devices is 10 meters. It provides us to connect and exchange information between devices such as mobilephones, laptops, personal computers, printers, GPS receivers, digital cameras, and videogame consoles.Bluetooth is managed by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, which has more than16,000 member companies in the areas of telecommunication, computing, Networkingand Consumer Electronics.
HistoryIn 1994, Ericsson Mobile Communication Ltd. Started Project Named “Bluetooth”.In 1998 Bluetooth SIG(Special Interest Group) was formed and it officially adopts theproject name “Bluetooth” as the name of technology.A lot has changed since the first Bluetooth Core Specification Version was introduced in1998.Over the past couple years Bluetooth technology has really begun to take giant leapsforward.In 2000, Bluetooth headset and phone adaptor for Ericsson ; the first consumer product.In 2003, Bluetooth 1.2 version was released.In 2004, Bluetooth version 2.0 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) was introduced. Devicesusing version 2.0 + EDR began to hit the market in late 2005.
HistoryBluetooth can be used to wirelessly synchronize and transfer data among devices.Bluetooth can be thought of as a cable replacement technology. Typical uses includeautomatically synchronizing contact and calendar information among desktop, notebookand palmtop computers without connecting cables. Bluetooth can also be used to access anetwork or the Internet with a notebook computer by connecting wirelessly to a cellularphone.
HistoryThe word "Bluetooth" is taken from the 10th century Danish King Harald Bluetooth, hehad been influential in uniting Scandinavian Europe.The developers of this wireless technology first used the name "Bluetooth" as a code name,but as time past, the name stuck.The founders of the Bluetooth SIG felt the name wasfitting because:1) Bluetooth technology was first developed in Scandinavia, and2) Bluetooth technology is able to unite differing industries such as the cell phone,computing, and automotive markets. Also it simplifies and combines multiple forms ofwireless communication into a single, secure, low-power, low-cost, globally available radiofrequency.
History Reason for its logo.A Scandinavian firm originally designed the logo at the time the SIG was formallyintroduced to the public. Keeping to the same origin as the Bluetooth name, the logo unitesthe Runic alphabetic characters "H", which looks similar to an asterisk, and a "B", whichare the initials for Harald Bluetooth. If you look close enough you can see both embodied inthe logo.
NowA limited, but growing number of devices use Bluetooth at present. Devices that arestarting to have Bluetooth connectivity built in include :•Digital cameras and camcorders•Printers•Scanners•Cell Phones•PDAs•Laptops•Keyboards and Mice•Headsets•In-car handsfree kits•GPS navigation receivers•Home appliances (microwaves, washers, driers, refrigerators)•In addition, add on Bluetooth adapters are available for computers (e.g. with a USBinterface) and for PDAs (e.g. SD cards).Bluetooth Wireless Networking Explained If your PC doesnt have Bluetooth built in, a USBadapter is inexpensive and simple to add. But dont buy a D-Link adapter.
FutureEver want to know if u can use your cell phone as a mouse? Well this is the right slide uhave come to. Bluetooth is now introducing a mouse where u can use your own phone aslong as u Get the right Data installed on your cell phone.
FutureWe all know how cool and sophisticated USB sticks really are. Well bluetooth have seentheir future and have come up with this cool design, which is;The USB network stick. Everything that a USB could do before and now it can be openedby other uses through out the whole world (according to which code to put in).
FutureWireless headsets have just been upgraded even more:If u buy the new headset it will be able to connect to a device automatically (such asmobile phone, laptop or PC). By doing this u will have need to have programmed it beforehand, putting in the right codes. The range is outrageous and can come up to a mile whichmeans you could get your headset and listen to some of your friends televisions (doesntinclude picture Im afraid).