Like most things in life, luxuries too come with strings attached, or wires. The explosion of consumer items in our domestic and business life has made a little mess in our lives and living rooms. Wires, wires and wires. We install a phone, and it comes with yards of wire. We install a home theater, and it makes a mess behind the television. The computer, which keeps adding one peripheral every month, creates a wired babel behind the table. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could somehow bid adieu to wires, without saying goodbye to the luxuries they provide? And so, the desire of wireless technology has been intense during the last decades of electronic devices.
Bluetooth is one such latest wireless technology which has a few unique features of its own – features that make them immensely popular. Unlike Infra Red (IR) technology, Bluetooth does not require line-of-sight operation – it can communicate through walls or doors. It requires very low energy of operation, making the operating units small and really mobile. Its evolving technology has gained greater control over the security and interference issues that had been causing problems to earlier avatars of Bluetooth. Its unique frequency channel and frequency hopping absolutely retards any interference, allowing multiple Bluetooth devices to work flawlessly within the same environment.
Its communication protocols allows it to be used as a wireless communicating and data-transfer device for all instruments – from in-car phones and hands-free cell phones, to MP3 and PDA data transfer, cell to computer transfer, Omni-directional remotes, headsets, computer devices including printers, modem, and others. While many wireless technologies exist, most of them suffer from certain drawbacks that work as a hindrance to their acceptance. Bluetooth has been endeared thanks to its positive features that allow seamless interface between devices, making a truly wireless world possible.