Bluetooth Revealed

Bluetooth Revealed : The Insider's Guide to an Open Specification for Global Wireless Communications

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For users, the new Bluetooth wireless standard will cut through the complexity of wireless communications, enabling devices to communicate seamlessly. Bluetooth Revealed offers the first insider's view of the Bluetooth standards: crucial information and insight professionals need to start implementing Bluetooth solutions now. After a high-level introduction to Bluetooth and the standards process, it reviews key design decisions driven by the use of the 2.4 GHz spectrum, power consumption restrictions, requirements for a global standard, and other key issues. It presents each key Bluetooth usage model, including cordless computing, advanced headsets, file transfer/synchronization, dial-up networking, speakerphones and conference table applications, hidden computing, and more. Next, it reviews the entire specification in unprecedented depth: its purpose, scope, structure, and interrelationships. The entire Bluetooth protocol stack is covered, including radio, baseband, and software layers; hardware and interfaces; and Link Manager and Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol (L2CAP). The book also contains detailed information on each major Bluetooth profile, showing how to achieve interoperable solutions for a wide variety of applications. Finally, the authors preview Bluetooth's future, including new automotive, imaging, printing, and other applications.
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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 635.03g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130902942
  • 9780130902948

About Brent A. Miller

BRENT A. MILLER is Senior Software Engineer in the Pervasive Computing Division at IBM Research Triangle Park, NC, USA. He chaired the Bluetooth Service Discovery task force that produced the V. 1.0 Service Discovery Protocol and Service Discovery Application Profile. He is currently involved in the Bluetooth SIG's Printing and Extended Service Discovery working groups. CHATSCHIK BISDIKIAN is Research Staff Member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, NY, specializing in short-range wireless networks, service discovery, spontaneous networking, multimedia/broadband communications, and related research. He has contributed heavily to the Bluetooth specifications and is involved with the standardization of the Bluetooth wireless technology in the IEEE 802.15 working group.
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Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION. TO BLUETOOTH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION. 1. What Is Bluetooth? The Bluetooth Special Interest Group. The Bluetooth Name and History. Reader's Guide to This Book.2. Technology Basics. Wired and Wireless Communications. Radio Frequency Wireless Communications. Infrared Wireless Communication. The Bluetooth RF Communications Solution.3. Bluetooth Usage Models. The Cordless Computer. The Ultimate Headset. The Three-in-One Phone. The Interactive Conference (File Transfer). The Internet Bridge. The Speaking Laptop. The Automatic Synchronizer. The Instant Postcard. Ad Hoc Networking. Hidden Computing.4. Introduction to the Bluetooth Specification. Purpose of the Specification. Scope. The Specification's Structure. Relationships. Guide to Understanding the Specification.II. THE BLUETOOTH SPECIFICATION EXAMINED. 5. The Bluetooth Protocol Stack. The Protocol Stack Components. The Transport Protocol Group. The Middleware Protocol Group. The Application Group.6. The Lower Protocols of the Transport Group. The Bluetooth Radio. The Link Controller and Baseband. The Link Manager and Link Manager Protocol. Summary.7. The Upper Protocols of the Transport Group. The L2CAP Layer. The Host Controller Interface (HCI). Summary.8. The RFCOMM and SDP Middleware Protocols. The RFCOMM Protocol. The Service Discovery Protocol (SDP).9. IrDA Interoperability Middleware Protocols. IrDA and Bluetooth Wireless Communication Compared. The IrDA Interoperability Protocols.10. Audio and Telephony Control. Audio and Telephony Control Operation.III. THE BLUETOOTH PROFILES EXAMINED. 11. The Bluetooth Profiles. The Version 1.0 Profiles.12. The Generic Profiles. Relationships. The Generic Access Profile. The Service Discovery Application Profile. Summary.13. The Telephony Profiles. Relationships. The Cordless Telephony Profile. The Intercom Profile. The Headset Profile.14. The Serial and Object Exchange Profiles. Relationships. The Serial Port Profile. The Generic Object Exchange Profile. The Object Push Profile. The File Transfer Profile. The Synchronization Profile.15. The Networking Profiles. Relationships. The Dial-Up Networking Profile. The LAN Access Profile. DUNP and LAP Compared. The Fax Profile.IV. THE FUTURE OF BLUETOOTH TECHNOLOGY. 16. Beyond the Version 1.0 Specification. The SIG Reconstituted. Bluetooth Products.17. Concluding Thoughts. Interoperability. Opportunities.Bibliography Cited References. Index.
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