LinuxDevices.com: Bluetooth ‘hot spot’ appliance contains tiny Linux server

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“Axis Communications has created a network/Internet
appliance that generates local “cells” which extend the range of
Bluetooth signals for access by client devices like PDAs, laptops,
Webpads, and specialized embedded devices.
The company
demonstrated the product, dubbed the Bluetooth Axis Point, at
Network-Interop in Las Vegas last week.”

“The device… which contains a tiny embedded Linux computer,
creates localized Bluetooth “hot spots” — areas where instant
wireless broadband access to the Internet or a network is available
to Bluetooth-enabled portable devices. The company claims that its
Bluetooth Access Point is the first such device to support both
data and voice services.”

“Kjell-Eivind Kolstad, business development manager for mobile
Internet products, expects his company’s new product to be an
enabler of a wide range of innovative new services for use in
office, hotel, home, and public environments such as airports,
shopping centers, and convention centers. According to Kolstad, the
product is the first member of a family of Axis products targeting
mobile Internet applications for voice and data services.
Production shipments of the Bluetooth Access Point will begin
during Q4 2000.”


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