According to the official Bluetooth website, the technology was invented in 1994 by a group of engineers at Ericsson. It was originally intended to act as a wireless alternative to RS-232 cables.Know More
In 1998, Ericsson, Intel, Nokia, Toshiba and IBM came together to form the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. No single company owns the technology, so the member companies of the group work to promote awareness and use of Bluetooth technology.
The name comes from the 10th-century Danish king Harold Bluetooth. Bluetooth helped bring peace to the warring factions in Norway, Sweden and Denmark; like King Bluetooth, the technology "allow(s) connectivity and collaboration between disparate products and industries."Learn more about Inventions
A computer with installed Bluetooth has a label at the bottom of the system with the word “Bluetooth” plus the Bluetooth logo on it. Another way to tell if a computer has Bluetooth is to search for it.Full Answer >
A Bluetooth transmitter is a small device that, when paired with a Bluetooth receiver, can establish a small wireless network that has a range of about 30 feet, called a piconet. This network allows a person to synchronize different electronic devices without any cords when they are in range.Full Answer >
A Bluetooth dongle is an adapter used on non-Bluetooth enabled computers to connect wirelessly to a Bluetooth device. Most dongles plug into a USB port. A Bluetooth enabled computer has the adapter installed with the hardware inside the device, allowing the user to preserve USB ports for other uses.Full Answer >
Signals transmitted using Bluetooth, a technology for connecting devices wirelessly across short distances, reach about 32 feet. Bluetooth transmission is relatively weak so that it does not interfere with TVs and other electronics. It uses about 1 milliwatt of power, while mobile phones typically use about 3 watts.Full Answer >