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
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.