What are some interesting facts about Bluetooth technology? Did you know that Bluetooth technology was named after the king of Denmark, who was also known as King Bluetooth? Here is an infographic with more interesting facts.
What is Bluetooth?
Bluetooth technology was created to replace the wires that connect portable electronics devices like phones, tablets, and computers with each other, as well as to connect them to their chargers. The idea for Bluetooth came about in the 1980s when developing a short-range wireless connection for mobile phones in conjunction with Volvo Cars! Nowadays, these benefits allow you to: (1) Receive texts and emails without distraction while driving; (2) Stream music from your phone to speakers wirelessly in your house; and (3) Browse the web on your computer without connecting it with an Ethernet cable or worrying about a battery life!
History of Bluetooth technology
Bluetooth technology was originally known as the Nordic word Hertzian wave. This is because Bluetooth uses infrared waves to send messages back and forth, similar to the way your remote control works by sending out microwaves or infrared waves in order to communicate with your TV set. The first personal use Bluetooth device was released in 1995, but it was difficult to connect them because they couldn’t find each other. In 1997, Ericsson opened up their code so that other companies could create their own devices without having to purchase expensive licenses from Ericsson. This sparked the rapid growth of this new type of wireless communication which would eventually lead to our more modern take on Bluetooth, which we now call pairing.
How Bluetooth works
Bluetooth technology has been around for more than 20 years and the word Bluetooth has become so commonly associated with wireless devices that people often think it is the name of the company who developed Bluetooth or a term referring to any wireless transmission device. But, in reality, the name Bluetooth only refers to one specific type of digital protocol designed to wirelessly synchronize data on mobile phones, laptops, printers and many other consumer electronics devices. And interestingly enough, this important but somewhat obscure little feature was actually given its unusual moniker by Compaq engineers who were researching ways to make their devices interoperable without the need for cables or wires at all. The idea was that their products would be blue toothed together using radio waves instead!
What can you do with Bluetooth devices?
You can stream videos, transfer data and sync your devices with Bluetooth technology! There are many awesome applications of the Bluetooth device that can make life so much easier! Find out what you can do with a Bluetooth device by reading on below:
* You can connect two devices wirelessly to transfer files, play games and even show each other what you’re seeing on your screens
* You’ll be able to call and text without cables getting in the way
* Syncing all your Bluetooth enabled apps on one device
* Great for mapping out routes when travelling and don’t want to find where you parked
The role played by Nils Reedbuck
Nils Reedbuck, Swedish medical doctor and engineer invented the wireless communication, Bluetooth technology in 1994 while he was working at Ericsson in Sweden. The name Bluetooth came from combining the attributes of two Norse heroes: Harald (blue) and Blatant (white), although it’s just as likely that it comes from being blue on one side (the other end is white). A USB version was released in 2003, with some refinements to make it easier to integrate with PCs or phones.
Denmark used to be called Holstein in the past, before it was unified with other Danish territories in 1920 under the present name. In addition to Bluetooth there are several other things that have been named after the royal family or people who come from Denmark including Bjorn Borg and Ove Gherla Olsen. Interestingly, none of these people had anything to do with creating Bluetooth technology so the connection may not be clear at first glance! There’s no specific information on why this system was given its name, but one possibility is that it has something to do with the blue toothsome flowers that grow plentifully in Denmark during summertime when many companies come up with new ideas for products.
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