Here's Intel's take on Bluetooth. Of course they include a lot of
self-serving hype, but a pretty good description of the technology and the
hope for a wireless connected world as well.
Here's the Executive summary, but the whole article is worth reading.
Mobile devices are quickly becoming part of everyday life, yet they remain
digital "islands" that require cable connections before they can communicate
with each other. Forthcoming Bluetooth* wireless technology solves the cable
problem by enabling impromptu connections between mobile devices based on
radio technology. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), of which Intel
is a promoter and leading member, drives the Bluetooth wireless technology
Among the key benefits of the Bluetooth wireless technology:
* Unlike the static configurations of traditional networks, Bluetooth
personal networks can assemble themselves, grow, shrink and disappear, as
people with Bluetooth devices move within range and then out again.
* With the Bluetooth wireless technology, connection and communication
between devices can occur automatically with no interaction or intervention
from the device owners.
* Bluetooth connections are built with security in mind, with security
procedures incorporating encryption, authentication, low power limitations,
and frequency hopping.
* The Bluetooth wireless technology operates on the same 2.45GHz worldwide
* The Intel(r) software suite lets users configure, monitor, and manage
their personal network.
Received on Wed Aug 23 05:45:16 2000