Bluetooth technology was first developed by Ericsson and then formalized by a group of electronics manufacturers (Ericsson, IBM, Intel, Nokia, and Toshiba) who joined forces to form a private trade association known as the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). When they formallyintroduced the Bluetooth specification to the public, they established a global standard, thuscreating a universal way for mobile computers, cell phones, and various other devices to wirelesslyconnect with one another.The name “Bluetooth” and its logo are trademarked by the privately held trade association namedthe Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). Founded in September 1998, the Bluetooth SIG is aunification of leaders in the telecommunications, computing, network, industrial automation, andAutomotive industries. Today, the Bluetooth SIG is responsible for encouraging and supportingresearch and development in Bluetooth technology.The Bluetooth SIG includes promoter member companies Microsoft, Ericsson, IBM, Intel, Agere,Motorola, Nokia, and Toshiba, plus thousands of Associate and Adopter member companies.
Why is It Called Bluetooth
The developers of this wireless technology first used the name"Bluetooth" as a code name, but as time past, the name stuck.The word "Bluetooth" is taken from the 10th century Danish King Harald Bluetooth. KingBluetooth had been influential in uniting Scandinavian Europe during an era when the region wastorn apart by wars and feuding clans. The founders of the Bluetooth SIG felt the name was fitting because: Bluetooth technology was first developed in Scandinavia, and is able to unite differingindustries such as the cell phone, computing, and automotive markets. Bluetooth wirelesstechnology simplifies and combines multiple forms of wireless communication into a single,secure, low-power, low-cost, globally available radio frequency.
Bluetooth Technology Over the Years
When Bluetooth was officially introduced in 1998, its intended basic purpose was to be a wirereplacement technology in order to rapidly transfer voice and data. There were many doubters who believed Bluetooth would be a distant memory in just a couple of years. However, multiple yearshave passed and Bluetooth continues to make strides and advancements everyday.
Bluetooth Technology by Omokaro Richardson…. HD Computer Engineering, Olabisi Onabanjo Univerisity.