Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Drilling into Bluetooth

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Drilling into Bluetooth

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October 2003--Wireless Update

The emergence of wireless technology has come in many forms. While the 802.11 standards are well-known for their capability to run WLANs and other broadband transmissions, other standards exist that perform distinct wireless functions. Most notable of this class is Bluetooth. But, what exactly is Bluetooth and how does it coexist with the 802.11 standards?

What is Bluetooth?

Bluetooth is a wireless standard used to emit a powerful short-range radio signal. The 30' signal is best suited for connecting mobile devices such as phones, headsets, laptops and PDAs to one another. For more information, visit the official Bluetooth Web site at www.bluetooth.com.

How does Bluetooth coexist with the 802.11 wireless standards?

Bluetooth and the 802.11 standards can peacefully coexist because each was designed for a distinct purpose. The 802.11 standards are specifically designed for running WLANs that create a network of computers and connect users to the Internet. …

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