WIRELESS INNOVATIONS IN COMMUNICATIONS INITIATIVE
IRAC Ad Hoc Group 215
October 24, 2000
1.30 - 3.30 PM
Herbert C. Hoover Building - Room 1605 (IRAC ROOM)
1401 Constitution Avenue N. W. Washington, D. C. 20230
The WICI committee will host the following presentation on October 24, 2000:
Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity - What, How and When
Technologies that Will Change the Future
R. E. Skip Bryan
Director, Technology Market Development, Ericsson Inc.
Bluetooth is a newly formed industry standard for short‑range wireless high data rate communications. Originally formulated as a means of replacing cabling within data communications networks, it can have applications as diverse as wireless LANs and point-to-point video transmission. Its specification defines a system solution comprising hardware, software and interoperability requirements. The Bluetooth radio operates in a globally available 2.4 GHz ISM band, ensuring communication compatibility worldwide. The desirable features of the Bluetooth standard include: simplicity of implementation, widespread adoption by multiple equipment vendors, compatibility of equipment, absence of licensing fees for the open standard, and flexibility of configuration.
WICI, an initiative of the Commerce Department=s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), is designed to provide a venue for the federal government to promote innovative thinking in the development and utilization of new communications technologies. Specific goals of the WICI are to identify new wireless technologies and new spectrum management approaches that will enable federal users to satisfy their communications needs more effectively and efficiently, and to encourage private sector innovation and greater public/private cooperation. The WICI Committee, established as an ad hoc committee of the Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee, is composed of senior experts from various federal government agencies.