enables Bluetooth information points. This will drive the adoption of
Bluetooth into cell phones, and enable advertising models based around
users pulling information from the information points, and not based
around the object push model that is used in a limited way today.
enables the automatic configuration of the Pico net topologies especially
in scatter net situations that are becoming more common today. This should
all be invisible to the users of the technology, while also making the
technology just work.
Alternate MAC PHY:
enables the use of alternative MAC and PHY''s for transporting Bluetooth
profile data. The Bluetooth Radio will still be used for device discovery,
initial connection and profile configuration, however when lots of data
needs to be sent, the high speed alternate MAC PHY''s will be used to
transport the data. This means that the proven low power connection models
of Bluetooth are used when the system is idle, and the low power per bit
radios are used when lots of data needs to be sent.
QoS improvements: enable
audio and video data to be transmitted at a higher quality, especially
when best effort traffic is being transmitted in the same Pico net.
Bluetooth technology already plays a part in the rising Voice over IP (VOIP)
scene, with Bluetooth headsets being used as wireless extensions to the PC
audio system. As VOIP becomes more popular, and more suitable for general home
or office users than wired phone lines, Bluetooth may be used in cordless
handsets, with a base station connected to the Internet link.