IT & Telecomms

What is Bluetooth?

With increasing emphasis on flexible working and greater ownership of mobile devices, Bluetooth is growing in popularity. What is Bluetooth? Bluetooth gets equipment ‘talking’, letting businesses create instant wireless networks and share computing resources. It is short-range wireless technology that allows electronic devices like mobile phones, PDAs, mice, headsets, PCs, printers and keyboards to communicate securely with each other. How Does Bluetooth Work? Using radio waves, any Bluetooth-enabled item can automatically connect securely to others within a range of 10m (or 100m using a higher specification). The data transfer speed is up to 1Mbps, less than the 10Mbps available for standard Ethernet office networks. This means that, while Bluetooth generally isn’t fast ... »