Companies Called On to Submit Bluetooth® Devices for Consideration in 4th Annual ContestBellevue, WA
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) today extended the deadline for its 4th annual product contest to Monday, December 8. The trade organization calls on its member companies to submit their consumer electronics products featuring Bluetooth wireless technology for consideration in the 4th annual Bluetooth SIG Best of CES contest. The ten finalists will be announced on Friday, December 19, a...
To experience the Bluetooth Gadget Guide, go to http://gadgetguide.bluetooth.comBellevue, WA
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) today launched a new consumer tool on Bluetooth.com, the Bluetooth Gadget Guide, to help consumers match their current Bluetooth enabled devices to companion products.
The Bluetooth Gadget Guide helps users find products based on the gadget they already have, gives instructions on how to connect gadgets, and shows what gadgets have capability to pri...
Consumers Can Win Top Products in Bluetooth.com Online GiveawayBellevue, WA
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is pleased to announce the 12 hottest Bluetooth enabled products for the 2008 holiday season by launching a giveaway event on Bluetooth.com. After much debate, the “12 Days of Bluetooth Technology” products were hand selected to highlight fun, gift worthy Bluetooth enabled devices available today. Visitors to Bluetooth.com can enter to win one of the hot...
SIG wins Stevie® Award in 5th Annual International Business AwardsMalmo, Sweden
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) earned a Stevie Award for Most Innovative Company in Europe in the 2008 International Business Awards program. With an entry “A Wireless Teenager Ready for the Future”, the Bluetooth SIG highlighted the milestones and innovations of the last year including the 10th anniversary of the technology, development of Bluetooth low energy technology, Bluetooth h...
Testing Tool Enhanced to Address New Markets, Saves Time and MoneyBellevue, WA
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) today launched an enhanced version of its Bluetooth Profile Tuning Suite (PTS), the SIG’s one-of-a-kind software tool that simulates multiple Bluetooth devices and profiles for interoperability testing. In preparation for an explosion of development around the upcoming Bluetooth high speed and low energy specifications, the PTS Version 3 adds test suites...
The Bluetooth low energy standard offers the first universal approach to remote controlTokyo, Japan
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) today announced the upcoming Bluetooth low energy specification will meet the requirements of the consumer products industry for interoperable, universal remote controls. Bluetooth low energy technology, which will enable low cost, ultra low power applications, is currently in development and expected to be available next year. “Remote controls were ide...
Latest Bluetooth devices and technologies on display at key Japanese expoTokyo, Japan
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) will participate in Wireless Japan 2008 at Tokyo Big Site by showcasing a Bluetooth low energy prototype for the first time publicly. Wireless Japan, on 22-24 July, is a specialized exposition focusing on the leading wireless and mobile businesses in the region. “We are happy to give Japan, one of our most important markets in APAC, the first peek at th...
On July 1 California and Washington Join Growing Number of States Banning Use of Handheld Devices While DrivingBellevue, WA
Drivers in California and Washington need to beware come July 1. That’s when enforcement begins for new laws banning the use of handheld communication devices while driving. In short, you can no longer drive and hold a phone to your ear unless you want a ticket in your hand. With the new laws about to go into effect, more drivers will look to Bluetooth hands-free devices to keep them connected - a...
Lamarr and Antheil’s invention is the basis of Frequency-hopping Spread SpectrumBellevue, WA
It is a little known fact that Bluetooth technology and many other popular wireless technologies used today are modeled on a 1940’s secret communication system developed by Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is delighted to honor Lamarr and Antheil’s contribution to the revolutionary invention of frequency hopping by sponsoring a ...
Groups Sign Memorandum Of Understanding Outlining Significant Cooperative EffortsTokyo, Japan
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) and Japan’s Mobile Computing Promotion Consortium (MCPC) today announced the establishment of formal ties and cooperation between the two organizations with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which outlines the details of their expanded working relationship. The two organizations have long shared the goal of continuing the success of Blu...
85 Percent of Consumers Recognizing the Wireless TechnologyBellevue, WA
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has more to celebrate this week than just the 10th anniversary of its launch. According to an annual survey conducted by research firm Millward Brown, global awareness of Bluetooth technology is at an all time high with 85 percent of consumers recognizing the wireless technology. This is the fifth consecutive year awareness of Bluetooth technology has cl...
Bluetooth Small Business Incentive Program Launches WorldwideHong Kong, China
The Bluetooth SIG announced today that it is launching the Bluetooth Small Business Incentive Program designed to grow the Bluetooth® technology market by creating new avenues of innovation and market entry for small businesses. The incentive program will provide a one-time discount on qualification related fees to those who apply for and meet the SIG’s small business designation criteria. Small,...
Nokia Wireless Expert Brings Broad Range of Technology Experience to Bluetooth SIG Board Bellevue, WA
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) today announced the appointment of Ian Macnamara of Nokia to the position of Chairman of the Board. As chairman, Macnamara will lead the group of seven board members who provide guidance to the Bluetooth SIG on the creation and promotion of Bluetooth wireless technology.
“For years, Ian and Nokia have been deeply involved in the development of Bluetooth...
Bluetooth SIG Expands its Plans to Meet the Need for SpeedBarcelona, Spain
Wireless transfer of large format entertainment data – music, video, and photos – between devices at short range is imminent. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) today announced a new way it will provide for consumers’ growing need for speed.
The Bluetooth SIG is developing an innovative method of radio substitution. It will allow the well known Bluetooth protocols, profiles, security an...
Eric Choi Appointed as the First Technical Marketing Manager for KoreaSeoul, Korea
The Bluetooth SIG (Bluetooth Special Interest Group), a multinational organization to promote the global short-range wireless standard Bluetooth technology, is to open a Seoul office and start working more closely with members and customers in Korea. The Bluetooth SIG announced today that Seoul office will officially start running from the 2nd of February and has appointed Eric Choi as the first T...