Thursday, June 10, 2004

Bluetooth specification upgrade

The next generation of Bluetooth will support 2.1Mbps, which is quite an upgrade on what is currently available. Known as Bluetooth Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) it is currently in testing. Using compression allows for more data to be transmitted at the same time rather than increasing the rate at which the data is sent.

The current limit is 712Kbps so 2.1Mbps is quite an increase. It can be quite slow transmitting data from one Bluetooth device to another at the moment, but the new technology will not only speed things up but it might also allow new mobile gaming, such as proper gaming on hand held units playing via wireless over Bluetooth or even Wireless USB when it is released.

These developments in technology will certainly help improve what is going to be possible!

Post ID: 405, posted by jase at 01:49 PM
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