Origin of Bluetooth

What is Bluetooth?

Bluetooth is a wireless communication technology (wireless) that connects and enables the transmission of data between computers, mobile phones, digital cameras and other devices using radio waves.

It was created in 1994 by Swedish company Ericsson mentioned on abbreviationfinder.org that it wished to a low-cost technology that would enable the communications between mobile phones and accessories without the need for cables.

A very important application of bluetooth communication between cell phones and wireless headsets. Who’s driving a vehicle, has the advantage of not needing to use your hands to answer the phone or headphones connected by wires.

The cars that have this technology work with hands-free systems. The driver turn on the bluetooth on the phone and, when there is a call, activates the handsfree system.

The use of Bluetooth technology is also applied in keyboards, mice, and printers, that work without the need of cables connected to the computer.

Origin of the name Bluetooth

It is said that the Bluetooth name was chosen in homage to the King of Denmark and Norway’s Harald Bluetooth (Bluetooth is an English version for the original Scandinavian name) during his reign (wikipedia.org) managed to unify tribes of the Scandinavian countries. The analogy is a reference to the technology which also joins a universal standard communication protocols.

 

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