Wireless devices have exploded in popularity and most often, we forget what type of technology is actually being utilized. Granted, you can find the Bluetooth logo everywhere, but do you know how beneficial Bluetooth is, or even why? Let us take a look at the top ten benefits of Bluetooth.
One: Wireless…need I say more. Going wireless alone can have many of its own benefits, mostly, freedom from wires. No more having wires interfere with your work, accidentally being pulled off your head, or tripping someone. No more having to worry about bringing the connection wires when traveling. I always found it a pain, digging in my briefcase, only to realize, I forgot the connection wire to my headphones…bummer.
Two: Low Interference. Bluetooth is known for its ability to stay out of the way of other wireless communications. Interference is a major issue with most other forms of wireless communication.
Three: Bluetooth is fairly homogenized. This means a standard by which all devices, regardless of their operation, has the ability to connect if Bluetooth is installed, or enabled. This guarantee’s connectivity across a wide range of electronics and other product lines.
Four: Bluetooth is automated. Connection of Bluetooth devices is simple. Unlike WI-FI, or others, where a long, drawn-out process is required to connect. For Bluetooth, so long as the devices are within 30 feet (that has been extended now in Bluetooth 2.0), the devices have the capability of acknowledging each other and having quick connections.
Five: From an expense point of view…Bluetooth is less expensive to purchase and implement than other wireless technologies for any business. These savings can certainly help the bottom line.
Six: Instant network capability. Bluetooth allows you to instantly create an intranet, what is known as a PAN (Private Area Network). At the time of this writing, it is possible to connect up to seven devices, within thirty feet. You can also setup multiple PAN’s in a single area, as again, the interference will not be a problem.
Seven: Since the standard for Bluetooth is connectivity, this allows devices the opportunity to instantly share information. What this truly means is that both devices have the ability to receive and send the information as the technology to send it and reproduce is the same. Granted, you will need the respective application handlers on the other end in order to interface with the information sent.
Eight: Low energy usage. Bluetooth incorporates a unique power saving strategy called ‘frequency hopping’. The signals are low in energy, and therefore, low on power consumption. This technology requires little, in terms of battery power in order to proper function. This truly comes into play when in use with mobile devices, such as Bluetooth headsets.
Nine: Easy upgrades. One of the many standards is the ability for easy upgrade of the technology. All devices are required to be upgraded, which will provide new Bluetooth benefits and backwards compatibility.
Ten: Universally recognized. As preferred as Bluetooth is, it was easy to make it a worldwide, universal standard. With the backwards capability, you will only see Bluetooth technology blossom and redefining wireless communications.