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Bluetooth is a wireless technology that has less bandwidth and range than the 802.11 series.

The big advantages are low cost and low power (great for handheld devices like mobile phones).

Visit External linkBluetooth.com for more information.

The term PAN (Personal Area Network) was coined for Bluetooth due to its limited working range.

It was envisioned that bluetooth chips would be integrated into devices like PDAs, Mobile Phones, headsets and laptops and that all these devices could communicate with each other when in close proximity. (ie; all on ones person - in your bag etc.)

In practice:

(updated; txrx05092002)


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