Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Bluetooth royalty-free driver for Windows Mobile Smartphones and PDAs
Posted on 15-Dec-2003 17:54 | Filed under: News



Think Outside, maker of the Stowaway Portable Keyboards for handheld devices, announced that it has created a royalty-free keyboard driver uses the Bluetooth Human Interface Device (HID) profile and it will be available to any OEM interested in including it in a smartphone or PDA design. As a result, device manufacturers will be able to include Think Outside’s keyboard HID driver in their Bluetooth enabled products to ensure that they will support an external keyboard in the future.

One of the design limitations of Bluetooth has been that OEMs had to license a Bluetooth software stack from a software supplier to make their devices operational, and a HID profile had to be either licensed or created. The HID profile lists a series of devices, and it is this list that tells the Bluetooth radio how to communicate with a specific device. If a Bluetooth product doesn’t have a particular device listed in its profile, it can’t communicate with it.

“Until now, OEMs who were interested in providing a Bluetooth keyboard had to purchase a license for a keyboard HID profile,” said Greg van den Dries, vice president of sales and marketing for Think Outside. “To address this compatibility and cost issue, Think Outside has developed a HID profile for keyboards and is making it available, free of royalties, to OEMs. This offer will allow any device manufacturer to support external keyboards in their Bluetooth products, either now or in the future.”


More information: http://www.thinkoutside.com...





Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

2019 Novel Coronavirus Covid-19 Discussion
Created by Batman, last reply by shoedoos on 26-May-2020 19:41 (9991 replies)
Pages... 665 666 667


NZ COVID Tracer app for Android and iOS
Created by freitasm, last reply by neb on 26-May-2020 17:16 (218 replies)
Pages... 13 14 15


Courier Post delays
Created by cyril7, last reply by Handsomedan on 25-May-2020 13:16 (412 replies)
Pages... 26 27 28


Is Vodafone giving up on UltraFast HFC /FibreX? (Not offered to new customers)
Created by Yabanize, last reply by Linux on 26-May-2020 10:51 (43 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Sky getting into broadband
Created by langi27, last reply by tdgeek on 26-May-2020 19:20 (81 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


HELP - RX470 Crashes at 61deg .. never 59 or 60 .. only at 61 deg
Created by GoranZ, last reply by GoranZ on 26-May-2020 16:58 (12 replies)

Popping the hood on the Vodafone TV (gen.2) - Sagemcom DIW387-UHD (NZ-512/131329)
Created by freakalad, last reply by mattwnz on 26-May-2020 18:57 (11 replies)

Computer games you used to play on PC [pre-2002]
Created by Wakrak, last reply by sittingduckz on 26-May-2020 11:29 (58 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4