Bluetooth wireless technology

GC: n

CT: In order for Bluetooth wireless technology enabled devices to communicate with one another, the Bluetooth wireless technology enabled devices must communicate in the same language also known as a profile. A Bluetooth wireless technology profile is a specification that defines the minimum requirements that the Bluetooth wireless technology enabled device must support in a specific usage scenario. Compatibility and operation between Bluetooth wireless technology enabled devices may vary. The following describes the profiles supported by the Bluetooth Utility preloaded on VAIO® notebook computers.

S: SONY – (last access: 11 December 2014)

N: 1. Bluetooth: The name “Bluetooth” comes from the 10th century Danish King Harald Blåtand or Harold Bluetooth in English. King Blåtand helped unite warring factions in parts of what are now Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Similarly, Bluetooth technology was created as an open standard to allow connectivity and collaboration between disparate products and industries.
wireless (adj): 1894, in reference to as a type of telegraph, from wire (n.) + -less. As a noun, “radio broadcasting,” attested from 1903, subsequently superseded by radio.
technology (n): 1610s, “a discourse or treatise on an art or the arts,” from Greek tekhnologia “systematic treatment of an art, craft, or technique,” originally referring to grammar, from tekhno- + -logy. The meaning “study of mechanical and industrial arts” (Century Dictionary, 1902, gives examples of “spinning, metal-working, or brewing”) is first recorded 1859. High technology attested from 1964; short form high-tech is from 1972.
2. Bluetooth wireless technology is a technology that allows computers, phones, headsets, PDA’s and other devices to wirelessly communicate over short distances (typically about 33 feet). Bluetooth wireless technology uses radio waves (in the 2.4 GHz range), and is designed to be a secure, low power and inexpensive way of connecting and exchanging information between devices without the need for wires or cables to link devices together.
3. Cultural Interrelation: Danish King Harald I Blatand (“Bluetooth”) was born in 910 c.e., ruled after his father King Gorm of Juteland (part of Denmark) from 940 to 985 c.e. In 960 c.e. he took control of Norway after the death of King Blodoks of Norway. “Blatand” does not mean bluetooth though, there is debate on that. It is said that King Harald Blatand also converted the Danes to Christianity.

S: (last access: 11 December 2014); OED – (last access: 11 December 2014); (last access: 11 December 2014). 2. SONY – (last access: 11 December 2014). 3. (last access: 31 March 2015).

SYN: Bluetooth technology

S: GDT; (last access: 22 June 2014)

CR: beacon, computer science, Wi-Fi.