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Using Bluetooth to stream video?

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 29 Mar 2006 15:50 User comments (4)

Using Bluetooth to stream video? Two groups, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group and WiMedia Alliance, are aiming to use Bluetooth technology to send video between devices in the home. The groups include the world's largest electronics firms such as Microsoft, Nokia and Intel. They claim that by 2008, the short-range radio system will be 100 times faster than current devices. A statement said that the new version of Bluetooth will meet "the high-speed demands of synchronising and transferring large amounts of data".
Specifically, new version of Bluetooth will enable connections of 100MBPS. The technology is now used mainly with mobile phones to link them to separate devices such as headphones or microphones. The current data transfer speeds are less than 1MBPS. For video and television streaming from one device to another, a speed of at least 10MBPS is required.

Home entertainment systems are becoming even more popular and now consumer electronics giants are aiming to bring wireless technology to devices. Bluetooth at 100MBPS seems a good candidate to link up devices in a home without the extra clutter of wires and cords, but unfortunately we'll have to wait until 2008 to see it in action.

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4 user comments

129.3.2006 22:03

100MBPS? Sounds pretty impressive. But will they extend the range? I don't want to have to wait to find out. Other than that, this new bluetooth might have some potential.

230.3.2006 9:02

If it's going to be 2.4 mghrz..we will be able to see our microwave on our TV won't that be great..our phones will have so much static..WOW

331.3.2006 1:42

Can BT stay cheaper than WiFi or DVBH? Why not a new broader standard with the new technology?

41.4.2006 2:02

100 MBps or 100Mbps????

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