Bluetooth – Born in Scandinavia & Uniting Communication Across The World

by November 2, 2012 0 comments

The best way to transfer files from your mobile device to another is via Bluetooth. Though many know how to use the feature very few are aware of how it actually works or where the name ‘Bluetooth’ derived from. Bluetooth (created in 1994) is a wireless technology designed to exchange data from mobile devices over a short distance with high levels of security. The technology is currently managed by Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG).
The name Bluetooth proposed by Jim Kardach, a member of SIG, derived from a 10th century Danish king named Harald Bluetooth (c 935). The king played a key role in bringing together divided Scandinavian tribes into one single kingdom. Likewise, the Bluetooth technology connects different types of devices such as mobile phones, computers and other portable devices.

Over the years, the Bluetooth technology has gone through some serious enhancements and a brand new version was introduced every time an improvement was made. Bluetooth version 1.0 was introduced in 1999. However, it did have a few problems and therefore version 1.1 was developed which turned out to be the most successful version. Next to follow was 1.2 with some added new features. 2.0 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) was later introduced in 2004 for better data transfer speed.

The present day devices are equipped with the latest Bluetooth Version 3.0 + HS (High Speed). It is not just the consumers, but also the manufacturers who greatly benefiting from this high speed technology, as the quality of the Bluetooth products offered by the company is sure to improve. With a better and an improvised version of Bluetooth soon available in the near future at much lowered prices, it is definitely going to be a highly preferred data transfer device.

Not many are aware of the fact that ‘Bluetooth was just a temporary code-name used by SIG. The team had decided to change it once the marketing group came up with an official name for the same. However, this never happened and so the name ‘Bluetooth’ is still in existence.








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