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News Archive - January 2002

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January News


N102: Rococo Software Extends Beta Program
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Rococo Software has extended its beta program for Impronto Simulator, which runs Java applications in a simulated Bluetooth environment, and Impronto DK, a Java tool for developing Bluetooth applications. Rococo launched a limited beta program in December, 2001, but has extended the program to accommodate growing interest from Bluetooth developers.

For full details see the full press release.
   


N101: Stollmann has released the BlueTA+ ISDN Bluetooth Adapter
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Stollmann has released the BlueTA+ ISDN Bluetooth Adapter. BlueTA+ is Bluetooth-certified and supports the Dial-up Networking profile. It allows any Bluetooth terminal devices offered by third-party manufacturers to access the Internet via ISDN. From the point of view of the terminal device, the BlueTA+ presents itself as a standard modem, eliminating the need for special ISDN drivers. This means that not only PCs but also PDAs, web pads, and other terminal devices can utilize BlueTA+ for wireless ISDN and Internet access the only prerequisite being a Bluetooth interface.

For full details see the full press release.
  Details of Stollman's products can be found on the Innovative Products, Protocol Stack, Serial Port Adapters pages.  


N100: Kodak forms wireless technology company to be known as Appairent
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Eastman Kodak Co. said that it will spin off a new company to facilitate the development of wireless technologies from its research organization. The spin-off, named Appairent Technologies Inc., will focus on products that support the 802.11b and 802.15 wireless specifications, but not the 802.11a and Bluetooth specs.
   


N99: Nokia release new Bluetooth-enabled Mobile Phone 
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Nokia have announced that the new 7650 mobile phone is to be released, which incorporates a color screen, a built-in camera and Bluetooth wireless networking.

Due to ship in Europe and Asia in the second quarter of 2002, the 7650 will also be compatible with General Packet Radio Services, GPRS, ie it will support a fast, always-on Internet connection. Using that live connection, the phone is able to send and receive Multimedia Messaging Services (MMS).

The phone can also act like modem for a notebook PC with a Bluetooth card, enabling Internet access at speeds of up to 43.2 kb/s. But it also has its own Wireless Access Protocol Web browser already on board.
  For details about Nokia's solutions see the Cameras, Mobile Phones, Automotive Applications pages.  


N98: Mentor Graphics Offers NewLogic Bluetooth Intellectual Property in Platform Solution
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Mentor Graphics Corporation and NewLogic, a supplier of Bluetooth design solutions, have announced a marketing agreement that allows system-on-chip designers to license Bluetooth silicon intellectual property from the Mentor Graphics Inventra Intellectual Property division. The cores are available as part of a new, easy-to-integrate Bluetooth Platform from Mentor Graphics that features CPU bus wrappers and interface bridges for the Bluetooth core to other IP cores such as USB 2.0 and Ethernet.

For full details see the press release.

  Details on New Logic can be found on the IP for Silicon page.  


N97: Code Blue Communications demonstrates Bluetooth 1.1 approved Interfaces to Medical Devices

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Code Blue Communications, Inc. has demonstrated the wireless transfer of electronic patient data from medical devices utilizing Bluetooth 1.1 approved interfaces, at the Bluetooth Developers Conference. 

Using connectBlue’s Serial Port Adapter technology, Code Blue Communications worked with patient monitors from medical device industry leaders Welch Allyn, Inc., and Nonin Medical, Inc., to demonstrate both a complete portable monitoring solution and the first Bluetooth wireless wearable medical sensor shown to the public.

For full details see the press release.

  Details on Code Blue Communications can be found on the Consultancy, Design Solutions, Medical Applications, Modules, Serial Port Adapters, Training pages.

Details on connectBlue can be found on the Access Points, Routers and Infrastructure, Consultancy, Design Solutions, Development Kits, Developer Tools, Industrial Applications, Serial Port Adapters, Training
 


N96:Bluetooth V1.1 certification for the BlueCode+ from Stollmann
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The Stollmann Bluetooth upper layer stack, BlueCode+, has been certified according to the Bluetooth V1.1 specification. It includes the Headset, Dial-up Network, LAN-Access, OBEX, Fax, Serial Port, and Cordless Telephony profiles and is used for embedded as well as PC-based systems. In addition BlueCode+ can also be used on SoC (System on Chip) systems intended to feature an open application interface. 

See press release.

  Details of Stollman's products can be found on the Innovative Products, Protocol Stack, Serial Port Adapters pages.  


N95:Inventel receive the Bluetooth 1.1 and CE qualifications for BlueDSL
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The BlueDSL has received the Bluetooth 1.1 and CE qualifications, Inventel's long range Bluetooth access point that includes an ADSL router. This certifies that the product can be sold in the European countries and brings a perfect Bluetooth 1.1 interoperability. The BlueDSL is particularly suited to the SoHo (small office/home office) and Residential markets.

BlueDSL, the first product from Inventel to be qualified, allows Bluetooth enabled devices to communicate between themselves in a radius of 100 m and gives them a permanent Internet connection via an ADSL line. The product has also been formally appraised with a nomination for the ‘Best Consumer Product or Application’ at the Bluetooth Congress 2001 Awards.

See full press release.

  For details on Inventel's other products and solutions see the Access Points, Routers and Infrastructure, Design Solutions, Development Kits, Modules pages.    


N94:Inventel announce availability of its mid-range, Class 2, Bluetooth Module
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Inventel has released its first mid-range, class 2, Bluetooth module: Mini-BlueBird (ref. miniBLUEBIRD). The Mini-BlueBird completes the range of Bluetooth modules from Inventel. In June 2001, Inventel was launching the first long-range, class 1, Bluetooth module : BlueBird.

The new Mid-Range Bluetooth Module will have the following features:

  • Mid-Range : Class 2 (4dBm) output power and very high sensitivity ( –80dBm)

  • Audio capabilities included : 1 codec, audio interface for microphone and receiver included

  • High-speed serial port UART, SPI, I2C, free GPIO, ADC, DAC, analog audio, power supply.

  • Bluetooth 1.1 protocol layers included up to HCI

  • Point to Multi-point operation

  • Baseband and radio Bluetooth 1.1 qualified

  • Small size : 15 x 32 mm

For more details see their press release.

  For details on Inventel's other products and solutions see the Access Points, Routers and Infrastructure, Design Solutions, Development Kits, Modules pages.    

N93:New Q-Zone Subscription Service from BlueLinx
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BlueLinx have announced that its Q-Zone cell phone courtesy system will be available through a monthly subscription plan. The Q-Zone solution is designed to prevent use of Mobile Phones in specific areas using the Bluetooth technology. 

The Q-Zone solution will enable public venues to prevent interruptions from mobile phones and other wireless electronic devices. It creates “quiet zones” in hotels, theaters, and meeting facilities by automatically lowering ring volumes while users are inside the zone. When users leave the zone, alert systems return to normal settings.  

The subscription service will make use of existing cellular networks and be administered by carriers.  This structure allows providers to activate or deactivate the system remotely – lowering maintenance costs. 

Further details can be found on their press release.
  Details of this solution can be found on the Innovative Products page.  

N92:GN Netcom granted BluetoothTM version 1.1 certification for wireless headsets
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GN Netcom, a part of the hands-free communications solutions market, have announced today that it has received the world's first Bluetooth Version 1.1 certification for its new second-generation headset using Bluetooth wireless technology.

In March 2001, GN Netcom announced that it had chosen RTX Telecom as the company's partner of choice for developing its second-generation hands-free, wireless BluetoothTM solutions. As a result of this partnership, RTX Telecom played a significant role in the development of the new headset.

Click here to see the full press release.
  For details on GN Netcom's products see the Headsets page.
For details on RTX's solutions see the Access Points, Routers and Infrastructure, Consultancy, Design Solutions, Development KitsHeadsets, IP for Silicon, Mobile Phones, Protocol Stack ,Software Developers, Test Equipment, USB Dongles page. 
 

N91:ATO Bluetooth Headset BT20 gets v1.1 Approval
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The ATO Bluetooth Headset BT20 has been accredited by Bluetooth Qualification Boby (BQB) . The approval of the headset means compliance with Bluetooth Core Specification Version 1.1 and support profiles of GAP, SPP and Headset.
  For details on ATO Technology's products see the Headsets, Mobile Phones, PC Cards pages.  

 

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