Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Bluetooth 3.0 will bring Bluetooth over Wi-Fi

Post from: dailytech.com

Bluetooth has become one of the most used wireless connectivity specifications used in all sorts of devices wireless printing and streaming music from MP3 players to headphones. Like most things in the technology world, researchers are always working hard to improve the specification.

Dvice reports that Bluetooth 3.0 specifications are due to be released from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group on April 21. The specification promises to deliver more speed than Bluetooth 2.0/2.1 is capable of today along with other feature aimed at making Bluetooth more usable and reliable.

The Bluetooth SIG says, "Transferring an entire music library, a complete DVD, a vacation's worth of photos, all within seconds at the touch of a button and wirelessly will now be possible."

One new feature of Bluetooth 3.0 will be called Enhanced Power Control (EPC) designed to reduce the incidence of disconnects caused by things like placing a phone in your pocket. The specification will also allow Generic Alternate MAC/PHY (AMP) enabling Bluetooth profiles to take advantage of 802.11 speeds and will allow the Generic AMP to be used with an 802.11 radio.

In other words, this is the specification for allowing Bluetooth over Wi-Fi, which is where the massive speed increases will come from.

from: isabelle

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