What are the Applications?
(Major Portion of Content Provided by Puneet Gupta - a MobileInfo.Com
Bluetooth has a tremendous potential in
moving and synchronizing information in a localized setting. Potential for Bluetooth
applications is huge, because we transact business and communicate more with
people who are close by than with those who are far away - a natural
phenomenon of human interaction. The following list represents only a small
set of potential applications - in future many more imaginative applications
will come along:
By installing a Bluetooth network in your office you can
do away with the complex and tedious task of networking between the
computing devices, yet have the power of connected devices. No longer
would you be bound to fixed locations where you can connect to the
network. Each Bluetooth device could be connected to 200 other devices
making the connection of every device with every other possible. Since it
supports both point to point and point to multipoint it will virtually
make the maximum number of simultaneously linked devices unlimited.
- The Bluetooth technology connects all your office
peripherals wirelessly. Connect your PC or notebook to printers,
scanners and faxes without the ugly and trouble some cable attachments.
You can increase your freedom by connecting your mouse or the keyboard
wirelessly to your computer.
- If your digital cameras in Bluetooth enabled, you can
send still or video images from any location to any location without the
hassle of connecting your camera to the mobile phone on the wireline
- Bluetooth allows us to have three way phones. At home,
your phone functions as a portable phone (fixed line charge). When
you're on the move, it functions as a mobile phone (cellular charge).
And when your phone comes within range of another mobile phone with
built-in Bluetooth wireless technology it functions as a walkie-talkie
(no telephony charge).
- In meetings and conferences you can transfer selected
documents instantly with selected participants, and exchange electronic
business cards automatically, without any wired connections.
- Connect your wireless headset to your mobile phone, mobile
computer or any wired connection to keep your hands free for more
important tasks when you're at the office or in your car.
- Have automatic synchronization of your desktop, mobile
computer, notebook (PC-PDA and PC-HPC) and your mobile phone. For
instance, as soon as you enter your office the address list and calendar
in your notebook will automatically be updated to agree with the one in
your desktop, or vice versa.
- Automatic Message Delivery: Compose e-mails on your
portable PC while you're on an airplane. As soon as you've landed and
switched on your mobile phone, all messages are immediately sent.
- Upon arriving at your home, the door automatically
unlocks for you, the entry way lights come on, and the heat is adjusted
to your pre-set preferences.
- IBM researchers are working on a number of
personal devices like a WatchPad that could be connected with other
devices through Bluetooth. The Watch Pad is very thin and contains
8MB of RAM. They are also working on a version of CyberPhone called
CyberPhone - that can project data onto a small mirror. The CyberPhone
can show as much information as a small PDA because of high resolution
You enter the airport-waiting lounge, equipped with
Bluetooth-enabled Internet ports. Via the ports, you and other guests use
Bluetooth-enabled laptops, PDAs, and other devices to access your office or
home-based servers via the airline server. Using voice-over IP, you also
make "free" Internet voice calls courtesy of your airline.