Date: Tuesday, April 9th, 2002, 02:36
Bluetooth is an open specification, originally developed by Ericsson, for a cutting-edge technology that “enables short-range wireless connections between desktop and laptop computers, personal digital assistants, cellular phones, printers, scanners, digital cameras and even home appliances – on a globally available band (2.4GHz) for worldwide compatibility.” Bluetooth has a range of 10 meters (33 feet) and is more susceptible to interference from walls, doors and glass than Apple’s 802.11b Airport wireless networks are. Although it does not require line-of-sight (like Infrared) it works best when all devices are in the same room.
Bluetooth can be used to create a Personal Area Networks (PAN) allowing you to connect your PowerBook to your Palm to your mobile phone, for example. Soon all the devices in your PAN will be able to carry out secure, wireless tasks without any intervention on your part whatsoever.
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