14 The Telephony Control Protocol

Bluetooth’s Telephony Control protocol Specification (TCS) defines how telephone calls should be sent across a Bluetooth link. It gives guidelines for the signalling needed to set up both point to point, and point to multipoint calls. It also provides a way to send DTMF tones across a Bluetooth link. TCS is adapted from ITU-T Recommendation Q.931. Bluetooth also defines a subset of TCS called “lean TCS”.

The acronym used for telephony control does not fit in with the convention used in the rest of the Bluetooth stack. The Link Manager Protocol specification is abbreviated to LMP, the Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol specification is abbreviated to L2CAP, but the Telephony Control protocol Specification ...

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