Bluetooth to get speeds like Wi-Fi
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced a new way in which Bluetooth will provide for consumers’ ever growing need for speed at the
Mobile World Congress which was held at Spain this year (16-19 feb to be precise.
The Bluetooth SIG is taking a logical step by applying Bluetooth protocols over an existing 802.11 radio to achieve efficient transfers of high data throughput applications. The SIG has been developing an innovative method of radio substitution technique which will take the classic Bluetooth connections – using Bluetooth protocols, profiles, security and other architectural elements – and allowing it to jump on top of the already present 802.11 radio (which is the technical specification for the more common term - WiFi), when necessary, to send bulky entertainment data, faster. After which the connection returns to normal operation on a Bluetooth radio for optimal power management and performance.
With the availability of high speed Bluetooth technology, device users can expect to move their entertainment data between their own devices and the trusted devices of friends, without the need for cables and wires. Some applications consumers will experience include wirelessly bulk synchronize music libraries between PC and MP3 player, bulk download photos to a printer or PC and sending video files from camera or phone to computer or television.
Via [Bluetooth SIG Report]
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