GN Netcom has said it is the first in the industry to qualify a Bluetooth headset to version 1.2 of the Bluetooth specification.
Future GN Netcom office and mobile headset products and the JABRA brand of hands-free communication solutions will be approved to this version of the standard and become available when version 1.2 supported mobile phones and other devices utilising Bluetooth come to market.
“GN Netcom is committed to incorporating the latest technology to provide customers with the full range of capabilities offered by Bluetooth technology,” said Leo Larsen, chief technology officer, GN Netcom. “With this qualification, GN Netcom now has the capability to support next generation mobile products that incorporate the new functionality offered by the new specification.”
The new version of the Bluetooth specification offers features including Adaptive Frequency Hopping (AFH) technology. AFH minimises interference between Bluetooth and 2.4 GHz-based wireless applications such as WLANS (wireless local area networks) or WiFi operating in the same environment such as in offices or hotspots.
In addition, Fast Connect is supported and allows users to significantly reduce the time required to establish a connection between devices. The new standard is also compatible with Bluetooth v.1.1 products.