The development of Bluetooth technology has been boosted massively. Around the world, especially in major technological manufacturers, we can see advance research and development programs regarding to this technology. And as a result, there are many new inventories regarding to the Bluetooth, no matter it is a new technology or the variation of it.
Just take a look at the growing version of Bluetooth as an example. Or, you can see the high number of application that this technology has. All of them prove that Bluetooth technology applications are something growing, and barely have no limitation in term of technology.
However, in the middle of popularity of Bluetooth technology applications, there is a dilemma inside it. Indeed, majority population in the world use this technology.
But, user understanding to this technology is relatively low. In other words, people just act as they only a user, the passive one, and there is no intention to understand it in from the deeper point of view.
As a result, it is easy for the companies to play in this gap. They keep reinventing new technology with minimum upgrade, and sell it to customer. With the good marketing cover, people will easily attracted and keep buying the product over and over.
Of course it is not good in the consumer since they have to buy a pricey product with no significant change. The good marketing strategy will corrupt the mind of consumers to keep buying new product over and over. Well, this thing needs to stop.
And one of the ways to stop it is by learning. Learn about the basic information of it, or even the detail one. So, you will not easily fooled by this kind of marketing strategy.
Further, as the beginning of this learning process, here we provide you the information about Bluetooth basic information, and a bit of Bluetooth technology applications.
Bluetooth Technology Knowledge Base:
1. What is the Bluetooth? :
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances (using short-wavelength UHF radio waves in the ISM band from 2.4 to 2.485 GHz) from fixed and mobile devices, and building personal area networks (PANs). Via Wiki
2. Who is invented Bluetooth?
In 1994 a group of engineers at Ericsson, a Swedish company, invented a wireless communication technology, later called Bluetooth. In 1998, the original group of Promoter companies—Ericsson, Intel, Nokia, Toshiba and IBM—came together to form the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG).
3. What is the frequency of Bluetooth?
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth both occupy a section of the 2.4 GHz ISM band that is 83 MHz-wide. Bluetooth uses Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) and is allowed to hop between 79 different 1 MHz-wide channels in this band. Via hp
4. How long has the Bluetooth been around?
Since its creation 20 years ago Bluetooth has seen a number of improvements. Over the years the speed of connection and discovery of Bluetooth devices has been increased, the data transfer rate has got faster and support for low energy use (known as Bluetooth Smart or BLE) has been added.
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Bluetooth Technology Applications
It will really be a long talk when we discuss about Bluetooth technology application. So, here we enclose several example of it. But, before jumping up in there, here is the basic information about Bluetooth.
Well, the early invention of Bluetooth technology was in 1994. At that time, one of the popular telecom vendors at that time, Ericsson, invented wireless technology to do data exchange.
This technology exchange is done over the short range of distance over UHF radio waves. This is why many Bluetooth technology applications are limited to the technology that requires short range of data transmission. In addition, to work as it is already planned, this radio wave operates in the2.4 to 2.485 GHz of ISM band.
And now, after several decades have passed, the Bluetooth technology is managed by a group called Bluetooth Special Interest Group. With more than 25.000members from many areas such as computing, networking, telecommunication, and others, the group has standardized Bluetooth technology as IEEE 802.15.1. This is the standard that used by Bluetooth technology until now.
Bluetooth Technology Fundamentals and Applications
Fundamentally, Bluetooth technology is built as standalone protocol that includes many required layers which are required in its application. This technology is based on the FHSS modulation which is able to create 1600 hops in a single second.
You might often see the 1 Mbps symbol rate of a Bluetooth device. This rate symbol means that the Bluetooth device is able to translate 700 Kbps actual data transfer. Even for the new technology, the transfer rate could be more than that.
With above principle, there will be so many kinds of Bluetooth Technology Applications, especially with the high applicability of it. Nowadays, you can find many application of it in several aspects. Bluetooth in your personal gadget such as smartphone or tablet might be an ordinary example.
But, you can take a look at your audio system, in your TV, refrigerator, or even in your simple electronic stuff such as power bank, they might already equipped with Bluetooth function.
Performance of Bluetooth Technologies and Their Applications to Location Sensing
The interesting part of Bluetooth technology is the performance of it. It always increases from time to time, from version to version. Every month, or every year, there must be any progress of this technology.
Further, talking about version, the BT technology has reached the BT V.4.2 which promises heftier, faster, and more secure connection.
This version of BT also called the Bluetooth smart and believed to be the basis of Internet of Things (IOT) concept. And now, even before this version is fully adopted, the rumor of Bluetooth 5 has tickled enthusiast. Of course it promises even better performance than the previous one.
Due to above performance, Bluetooth technology can also be applied in location sensing. Among other Bluetooth technology applications, this one is interesting.
You can really use your Bluetooth to track something indoor. This is due to the fact that GPS signal is difficult to work inside the building. So, Bluetooth comes as an alternative.
By employing one Bluetooth beacons and one Bluetooth device, you can have your indoor tracking system. The beacon is really interesting. Beside the fact that this is much cheaper, this device is also able to send signals out effectively but without the ability to receive the signals.
So, all you need to do is attaching the beacon to something you want to track, and then track it with your Bluetooth tracking device.
Applications of Bluetooth Technology in an Enterprise
One of the Bluetooth technology applications is in the field of enterprise. So, what can be done by Bluetooth technology to support the enterprise? Well, there is a lot of it. In the enterprise, everything is directed to boost the productivity, and Bluetooth has been the media to do this.
By connecting devices such as computer, keyboard, mouse, printer, projector, fax, and other typical enterprise office equipment, the job will be really helped.
Employees don’t even have to deal with the wired connection anymore. And the devices will be simple to set, tidier view, easy to operate, and time saving. As a result, we can see the employee productiveness increase whether directly or indirectly.
With the high functionality and various kinds of Bluetooth technology application, this kind of wireless seems to be the promising future technology.
We never know, but the development of it must be surprising in every way possible. So, in order to we just need to be ready and selective, to choose which Bluetooth technology that will fit to us and which will not.
Overall, even if Bluetooth has several weakness points such as short range of operation, slower rate of data transfer, and so on, this technology is still worth to be used. At least, it already took part in the development of file transferring system.
That’s all of the information regarding to the Bluetooth technology that we need to share. Hopefully it will be informative, and if you have any other opinions about this, you can put them in the comment session below.