Protocol specifications define the protocols that govern communication among devices on Bluetooth wireless networks.

Protocol Specification Version Status​ Adoption Date
​AVCTP A/V ​​Control Transport 1.4 ​Active 24 July 2012
AVDTP A/V Distribution Transport 1.3 ​Active 24 July 2012
BNEP Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol 1.0 ​Active 20 February 2003
IrDA IrDA Interoperability 2.0 ​Active 26 August 2010
MCAP Multi-Channel Adaptation Protocol 1.0 ​Active 26 June 2008
RFCOMM RFCOMM 1.2 ​Active​ 06 November 2012​

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