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Bluetooth revealed
Miller, Brent A.
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Second edition.
Publication Information:
Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall PTR, [2002]

Physical Description:
xx, 362 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
This is a guide to Bluetooth for practitioners seeking an accessible introduction to Bluetooth technology written by two major contributors to the Bluetooth specification.
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Previous ed.: 2000.
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Bluetooth is a computing and telecommunications cable replacement that allows mobile telephones, computers and personal digital assistants to connect with each other and with home and business telephones and computers, using a short-range wireless connection. This handbook was written by two contributors to the Bluetooth specification. In its second edition, it features new chapters on Bluetooth in comparison with other technologies and information on the Bluetooth Qualification Program - which involves testing products for compatibility with Bluetooth. The volume also discusses the future of Bluetooth and what products we can expect to see included in it next.

Author Notes

Brent A. Miller is Senior Software Engineer in the Pervasive Computing Division at IBM Research Triangle Park, NC
Chatschik Bisdikian is Research Staff Member at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, NY

Table of Contents

Foreword to the First Editionp. ix
Foreword to the Second Editonp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Trademark Listp. xix
Part 1 Introduction to Bluetooth Wireless Communicationp. 1
Chapter 1 What Is Bluetooth?p. 3
The Bluetooth Special Interest Groupp. 5
The Bluetooth Name and Historyp. 9
Reader's Guide to This Bookp. 10
Chapter 2 Technology Basicsp. 15
Wired and Wireless Communicationsp. 15
Radio Frequency Wireless Communicationsp. 16
Infrared Wireless Communicationp. 19
The Bluetooth RF Communications Solutionp. 20
Summaryp. 28
Chapter 3 Bluetooth Usage Modelsp. 29
The Cordless Computerp. 30
The Ultimate Headsetp. 32
The Three-in-One Phonep. 34
The Interactive Conference (File Transfer)p. 35
The Internet Bridgep. 37
The Speaking Laptopp. 40
The Automatic Synchronizerp. 41
The Instant Postcardp. 42
Ad Hoc Networkingp. 44
Hidden Computingp. 44
Other Usage Scenariosp. 46
Summaryp. 47
Chapter 4 Introduction to the Bluetooth Specificationp. 49
Purpose of the Specificationp. 50
Scopep. 51
The Specification's Structurep. 53
Relationshipsp. 55
Guide to Understanding the Specificationp. 56
Summaryp. 60
Part 2 The Bluetooth Specification Examinedp. 61
Chapter 5 The Bluetooth Protocol Stackp. 63
The Protocol Stack Componentsp. 63
The Transport Protocol Groupp. 65
The Middleware Protocol Groupp. 70
The Application Groupp. 76
Summaryp. 79
Chapter 6 The Lower Protocols of the Transport Groupp. 81
Protocol Layering and Terminologyp. 83
The Bluetooth Radiop. 85
The Link Controller and Basebandp. 88
The Link Manager and Link Manager Protocolp. 116
Summaryp. 131
Chapter 7 The Upper Protocols of the Transport Groupp. 133
The L2CAP Layerp. 135
The Host Controller Interface (HCI)p. 151
Summaryp. 164
Chapter 8 The RFCOMM and SDP Middleware Protocolsp. 167
The RFCOMM Protocolp. 168
The Service Discovery Protocol (SDP)p. 176
Summaryp. 188
Chapter 9 IrDA Interoperability Middleware Protocolsp. 191
The IrDA Interoperability Protocolsp. 193
Summaryp. 200
Chapter 10 Audio and Telephony Controlp. 201
Audio and Telephony Control Operationp. 202
Summaryp. 212
Part 3 The Bluetooth Profiles Examinedp. 213
Chapter 11 The Bluetooth Profilesp. 215
The Version 1.x Profilesp. 215
Summaryp. 219
Chapter 12 The Generic Profilesp. 221
Relationshipsp. 222
The Generic Access Profilep. 223
The Service Discovery Application Profilep. 229
Summaryp. 234
Chapter 13 The Telephony Profilesp. 235
Relationshipsp. 236
The Cordless Telephony Profilep. 237
The Intercom Profilep. 243
The Headset Profilep. 246
Summaryp. 249
Chapter 14 The Serial and Object Exchange Profilesp. 251
Relationshipsp. 252
The Serial Port Profilep. 252
The Generic Object Exchange Profilep. 255
The Object Push Profilep. 257
The File Transfer Profilep. 262
The Synchronization Profilep. 265
Summaryp. 270
Chapter 15 The Networking Profilesp. 273
Relationshipsp. 274
The Dial-Up Networking Profilep. 275
The LAN Access Profilep. 279
DUNP and LAP Comparedp. 285
The Fax Profilep. 288
Summaryp. 291
Part 4 Bluetooth Technnology 293 in Contextp. 293
Chapter 16 Related Technology Comparisonsp. 295
Types of Networksp. 295
Other Wireless Technologiesp. 298
IrDA and Bluetooth Wireless Communication Comparedp. 298
HomeRF and Bluetooth Wireless Communication Comparedp. 301
WPAN Technology Summaryp. 303
Wireless LANsp. 303
IEEE 802.15 and Bluetooth Wireless Communicationp. 306
Summaryp. 310
Chapter 17 Bluetooth Qualificationp. 313
What Is Qualification?p. 313
Why Qualification?p. 314
The Bluetooth Qualification Programp. 317
Summaryp. 323
Part 5 The Future of Bluetooth Technologyp. 325
Chapter 18 Beyond the Version 1.x Specificationp. 327
The SIG Reconstitutedp. 328
Future Application Domainsp. 337
Bluetooth Productsp. 341
Summaryp. 346
Chapter 19 Concluding Thoughtsp. 347
The Bluetooth Marketplacep. 347
Opportunitiesp. 348
Bibliographyp. 351
Author Background and Publication Experiencep. 355
Indexp. 357