1 Overview

Bluetooth has been the subject of much hype and media attention over the last couple of years. As various manufacturers prepare to launch products using Bluetooth technology, an unsuspecting public is about to be catapulted into the next stage of the information technology revolution.

Bluetooth is a low cost, low power, short range radio technology, originally developed as a cable replacement to connect devices such as mobile phone handsets, headsets, and portable computers. This in itself sounds relatively innocuous; however, by enabling standardised wireless communications between any electrical devices, Bluetooth has created the notion of a Personal Area Network (PAN), a kind of close range wireless network that looks set to revolutionise ...

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