|Developed by||Bluetooth Special Interest Group|
|Introduced||7 May 1989|
|Industry||Personal area networks|
|Compatible hardware||Personal computers|
|Physical range||Typically less than 10 m (33 ft), up to 100 m (330 ft)|
Bluetooth 5.0: 40–400 m (100–1,000 ft)
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard used for exchanging data between fixed and mobile devices over short distances using UHF radio waves in the ISM bands, from 2.402 GHz to 2.480 GHz, and building personal area networks (PANs). It was originally conceived as a wireless alternative to RS-232 data cables.
Bluetooth is a short-range wireless communication technology standard. Bluetooth is managed by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), which has more than 35,000 member companies in the areas of telecommunication, computing, networking, and consumer electronics. The IEEE standardized Bluetooth as IEEE 802.15.1, but no longer maintains the standard. The Bluetooth SIG oversees development of the specification, manages the qualification program, and protects the trademarks. A manufacturer must meet Bluetooth SIG standards to market it as a Bluetooth device. A network of patents apply to the technology, which are licensed to individual qualifying devices. As of 2009[update], Bluetooth integrated circuit chips ship approximately 920 million units annually.
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