Whether in homes and offices, the cables extend under the floor or at the foot of the walls to connect power points, line up traditional telephones, or provide broadband Internet access. Also in these places it is common to use cables to charge or power electronic devices, exchange data between a PC and a mobile phone or tablet, link the image between a video player and a television, or transmit sound between a WiFi device and its satellite speakers. Cables have always been part of our world, analog or digital, but for some cases wireless technologies can already supply physical solutions, which may not always turn out to be the best option.
In 1994, Ericsson, at that time the brand of mobile phones, created the wireless technology called “bluetooth“, with the objective of supplying the RS-232 data cables in the function of sharing data and connecting computers with mobile devices. Nowadays, bluetooth technology is essential in practically any professional sector and for the particular consumer.
Uses Of Bluetooth Technology
The bluetooth is a communication system between devices that can be found in mobile phones, A/V receivers, tablets, compact speakers and sound systems, headphones, video game consoles or even keyboards and you can buy these gadgets online: the benefits of this technology without cables has meant that its adoption is widespread. Until 2013, Bluetooth has seen four generations in its evolution as wireless technology, improving key aspects such as energy consumption and data transfer rate: the bandwidth in which the bluetooth moves is within 2.4Ghz.
Bluetooth technology can be used to fulfill two types of functions when two devices are paired: communication and data transfer, or simple file transfer (digital content). Bluetooth is the main solution for linking a hands-free with a mobile phone, as usual in professional environments. Thanks to this technology, users can talk on the phone more easily, through a headset or hands-free car, leaving both hands free and improving the communication experience in voice calls.
Also related to the transmission of sound, Bluetooth has become a centerpiece for consumer headset brands, which design products to enjoy digital music. The wireless technology contributes to greater freedom for the user when managing their mobile phone, MP4 player or tablet, avoiding the physical limitations derived from the length of the cable: thanks to a range of 10 meters, the user can use his device mobile in total comfort, or host it anywhere within the wireless coverage distance. On the other hand, such wireless coverage has also contributed to the proliferation of compact bluetooth speaker systems to be able to reproduce the sound of audio files hosted on any mobile device.
The transfer of digital files is another of the great strengths of Bluetooth technology, which in its 4th generation maintains a transfer rate of up to 24Mbps. The sending of files between mobile devices is the most common, being common the transfer of documents or images. The Bluetooth provides the user with an almost instantaneous transfer of a specific element, at a specific time, and for two devices connected in a range of less than 10 meters.
Bluetooth is the fastest and easiest way to share files in a timely manner, and without the need to be connected to a mobile or broadband network.
This technology is one of the most practical and easily configurable solutions that, thanks to the NFC (Near Field Communication), have seen the process of pairing between devices with “physical contact” simplified.
Bluetooth technology, with low consumption and a high enough transfer rate, is still the best alternative to be connected to electronic audio devices and to exchange certain type of digital content on time.