Bluetooth Wireless Technologies

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I. INTRODUCTIONBluetooth is an open wireless protocol for exchanging data over short distances from fixed and mobile devices, creating personal area networks (PANs). It was originally conceived as a wireless alternative to RS232 data cables. It can connect several devices, overcoming problems of synchronization. The Bluetooth wireless technology provides the means for the replacement of cables and infrared links that connect one device to another with a universal short-range radio link. Although this technology was initially developed for replacing cables, it has now evolved into a way to create small radio LANs.

II. HISTORYThe Bluetooth SIG The name "Bluetooth" and its logo are trademarked by the privately held trade association named the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). [pic][pic][pic][pic][pic]Founded in September 1998, the Bluetooth SIG is a unification of leaders in the telecommunications, computing, network, industrial automation, and Automotive industries. Today, the Bluetooth SIG is responsible for encouraging and supporting research and development in Bluetooth technology.

The Bluetooth SIG includes promoter member companies Microsoft, Ericsson, IBM, Intel, Agere, Motorola, Nokia, and Toshiba, plus thousands of Associate and Adopter member companies ('s parent company, SP Commerce LLC, is a licensed and certified Adopter member of the Bluetooth SIG). A Scandinavian firm originally designed the logo at the time the SIG was formally introduced to the public. Keeping to the same origin as the Bluetooth name, the logo unites the Runic alphabetic characters "H", which looks similar to an asterisk, and a "B", which are the initials for Harald Bluetooth. If you look close enough you can see both embodied in the logo. The word Bluetooth is an anglicized version of Old Norse Blátönn or Danish Blåtand, the name of the tenth-century king Harald I of Denmark and Norway, who united dissonant Scandinavian tribes into a single kingdom. The implication is that Bluetooth...