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Bluetooth reaches three million shipments per week
Posted on 8-Sep-2004 18:00 | Tags Filed under: News


Bluetooth reaches three million shipments per week
According to IMS Research, Bluetooth technology shipment figures now exceed three million units per week. This news comes just three months after the technology met the two million units per week milestone.

The Bluetooth wireless technology is supported and used in products by over 3000 companies including BMW, IBM, HP, Logitech, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, PalmOne, Sony Ericsson and Toyota. The short-range wireless technology has made its way into products with strong, household brands such as the wireless photo kiosk available in Eckerd and CVS stores across the globe, and the wireless MP3/pedometer by Nike and Philips. This month, Ford Motor Company selected the US carrier Sprint to provide Bluetooth enabled phones to work with hands-free systems in its North American automobiles.

Bluetooth wireless technology is also included in less obvious, peripheral applications. It serves as a trusted wireless connection in critical medical devices such as Nonin Medical's pulse oximetry system. Bluetooth technology is used to scan bar codes with the Baracoda Pencil and keep UPS logistics running smoothly across the globe.

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), the trade association responsible for the development of the short-range wireless technology, attributes increased Bluetooth technology adoption to improved interoperability in second and third generation products as well as innovative applications such as hands-free in the automobile and wireless headsets that have increased consumer awareness and demand.

For more information, read our articles "What is Bluetooth?" and a multimedia presentation "What can you do with Bluetooth?".


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




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