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Bluetooth Wireless Technology

Robust & Secure Connectivity for Cordless Scanning Applications

Selected excerpts from the Honeywell White Paper.

Bluetooth In-Brief

Bluetooth wireless technology is a short-range communication technology intended to replace the cables connecting portable and/or fixed devices while maintaining high levels of security. The Bluetooth specification defines a uniform structure for a wide range of devices to connect and communicate with each other. The key features of Bluetooth technology are robustness, low power consumption, and low cost.

Bluetooth technology operates in the unlicensed industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) band at 2.4 GHz, using a spread spectrum, frequency hopping, full-duplex signal at a nominal rate of 1600 hops/sec. A benefit of utilizing the 2.4 GHz ISM band is its unlicensed availability in most countries.

The technology is now available in its fourth version of the specification and continues to develop, building on its inherent strengths — small-form factor radio, low power, low cost, built-in security, robustness, ease-of-use, and ad hoc networking abilities. Bluetooth wireless technology is the leading short-range wireless technology on the market today shipping over five million units every week with an installed base of one billion units in 2006.

Key Bluetooth Facts:

  • Bluetooth wireless technology is geared towards voice and data applications
  • Bluetooth wireless technology operates in the unlicensed 2.4 GHz spectrum, a standardized frequency band without any fees.
  • Depending on the device class, Bluetooth wireless technology can operate over a range of distances: Class I: 330’ (100m), Class II: 33’ (10m), Class III: 3’ (1m)
  • Bluetooth technology is omni-directional and does not require line-of-sight positioning of connected devices
  • The Bluetooth specification allows multiple modes of security
  • Standardized Bluetooth profiles ensure interoperability between Bluetooth products

Based on the global adoption of Bluetooth wireless technology across a wide range of applications, it’s lowcost, low power consumption and built-in security features, Honeywell has standardized on this technology as the wireless platform for our cordless line of handheld imaging solutions. The security and robustness of data transmission offered by Bluetooth make it the right choice for customers who demand high-performance wireless data transmission within the enterprise.

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