Bluetooth® News – April 29

Apr 30
2009

April 29, 2009 – Finding the Perfect Bluetooth® Headset

I just got in what are likely the two best Bluetooth Headsets in the market: the Plantronics Voyager Pro, and the third-generation Aliph Jawbone, which will start shipping next month.

April 29, 2009 – Wireless rivals vie to replace IR remote controls
The recently ratified Bluetooth® 3.0 specification not only ups the wireless interface’s speed to 25 Mbits per second. The spec also defines a new function called Unicast Connectionless Data (UCD), …

Bluetooth® Life – A Kodak Moment

Apr 29
2009

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Bluetooth® News – April 28

Apr 28
2009

April 28, 2009 – IVT Releases the World’s first Bluetooth® V3.0 Stack for Moblin and Android
IVT, a major global supplier of Bluetooth software, announced it has released the world’s first Bluetooth V3.0+HS commercial stack for Intel’s Moblin and Google’s Android platforms.

Bluetooth® News – April 27

Apr 27
2009

April 27th, 2009 – First Continua-certified Bluetooth device next week
You can expect the Continua Health Alliance to announce two new certified products by next week, Rick Cnossen, chairman of the alliance’s technical working group, told attendees at the American Telemedicine Association event here in Las Vegas.

April 27, 2009 – How Bluetooth got as fast as Wi-Fi
Bluetooth last week stopped being chained to the low-power, low-throughput radio that has been both its strength and its weakness.

Bluetooth® News – April 25

Apr 25
2009

April 25, 2009
PROFIBUS chooses Bluetooth for Wireless Automation Standard
PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) – the group leading manufacturing automation connectivity standards, has announced that having completed an investigation of the different wireless options, they are moving forward with the Bluetooth standard for their radio technology.

It’s a Blue-tiful Day!: Goldilocks – Part III

Apr 24
2009
Tom Allebrandi

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In Part I and Part II of our story I retold “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” and discussed the reasons why High Speed Bluetooth® technology will be “just right”. Now, we’ll take a look at Bluetooth low energy.

Just as in High Speed Bluetooth, the low energy initiative is driven by applications. The difference however is that the applications will be mostly new applications where Bluetooth technology has not gone before.

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The Japanese Bluetooth® Markets

Apr 24
2009
Eric Kaplan

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Eric Kaplan Bio

April 23, 2009
I arrived in Japan thirteen days ago. I came to visit customers and to attend the annual Bluetooth All Hands Meeting that was held in Tokyo yesterday and today. I’ve been coming to Japan about twice a year for the last seven years to demonstrate Frontline’s (www.fte.com) protocol analyzer products and discuss Bluetooth, ZigBee, and other communication technologies. Typically I come for about two weeks and spend a few days in the Osaka region and the rest of the time in the Tokyo area. These are usually very interesting visits because I meet with a wide range of companies.
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Bluetooth® News – April 24

Apr 24
2009

April 24, 2009 – Atheros Intros Bluetooth® 3.0 with WiFi Integration
Atheros Communications, Inc., a provider of technology solutions for wireless and wired communications, reportedly has merged the simplicity of Bluetooth with the speed and energy efficiency of 802.11.

Bluetooth® News – April 23

Apr 23
2009

April 23, 2009 – Report: Bluetooth® low energy to enable mHealth devices
Low-power Bluetooth connections are set to enable even more health functionalities for the mobile phone, according to Nick Hunn over at Creative Connectivity.

April 23, 2009 – Bluetooth® 3.0 Offers 8X the Speed
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has finally adopted 3.0, a much zippier version of the wireless data transfer solution.

April 23, 2009 -Bluetooth® 3.0 arrives with promise of eightfold speed
The next version of the Bluetooth short-range wireless protocol officially launched this week, promising an eightfold speed increase to boost the low power protocol into the same performance range as WiFi wireless networking, while allowing Bluetooth 3.0 devices to fall back to lower power mode when not actively transferring data.

Bluetooth® Life – Mad Developer

Apr 22
2009

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