Bluetooth Version 2.0 – Faster, Lower Power Consumption, Enhanced Security

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Bluetooth Version 2.0 – Faster, Lower Power Consumption, Enhanced Security

Users of Bluetooth devices and technology can look forward to an upgrade. Up to this point, bluetooth has been a wonderful low-powered, short range wireless technology. Since the worldwide acceptance of Bluetooth functionality used in mobile phones, computer peripherals (such as mice, keyboards, etc.), and PDAs, this technology has inspired a vast array of devices to connect to one another without the need for tangled cords. So what can make it even better? Read further to get the full story from the official Bluetooth SIG press release:


Bluetooth Special Interest Group Launches Bluetooth Core Specification Version 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate

 

New Specification Improves Usability through Smoother Multi-Device Scenarios, Faster File Transfers and Longer Battery Life

 

Overland Park, KS Nov. 8, 2004 The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) today announced the adoption of Bluetooth Core Specification Version 2.0 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate). Increased data rates up to three times current levels   and lower power consumption will improve the Bluetooth user experience when running multiple Bluetooth devices simultaneously and transferring large data files, as well as enabling longer battery life in mobile devices.

 

The new specification provides improved facilities to use several functions or devices simultaneously and transfer large data files, due to more available bandwidth. The lower power consumption will enable a new generation of Bluetooth devices to last up to twice the current operating time. Version 2.0 + EDR is backwards compatible with all previous specifications.

 

 

 

Bluetooth SIG Lays Out Roadmap for Bluetooth Wireless Technology

 

Three-year plan includes enhancements to performance, security, power consumption and usability

 

Overland Park, KS Nov. 8, 2004 With the purpose of helping manufacturers plan for future products and setting industry expectations, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) today unveiled a three-year roadmap outlining a series of enhancements to the Bluetooth specification.  Updates in the areas of performance, security, power optimization and usability will help maintain Bluetooth technology s position as the leading personal connectivity technology and establish a role in new markets.

 

Bluetooth technology is currently the leading and only proven short-range wireless technology, used widely for personal area networking with devices like mobile phones, PCs, PDAs, headsets, and automotive hands-free systems.  While Bluetooth technology is designed for personal area network applications, planned enhancements increase Bluetooth technology s applicability in new areas such as sensor scenarios, streaming audio applications, multi-player gaming and ad-hoc file sharing.

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