Bluegiga's Class 1 Module Certified for Bluetooth 2.0+EDR Standard
Press Release, April 4th, 2006
BLUEGIGA’S CLASS 1 ENHANCED DATA RATE MODULE CERTIFIED FOR BLUETOOTH 2.0 STANDARD
The latest addition to Bluegiga’s embedded Bluetooth product range, WT11 module offers the latest Bluetooth specification 2.0 features in a fully certified OEM solution.
Espoo, Finland and Embedded Systems Conference, San Jose, US - Bluegiga Technologies is proud to announce that its class 1 Bluetooth 2.0 Enhanced Data Rate (EDR – supporting speed up to 3Mbps) module, named WT11, recently gained Bluetooth end product certification status. WT11 is the first Bluetooth 2.0+EDR class 1 module, which is certified as an end product. End product status means that no additional Bluetooth certification is needed when using WT11.
WT11 module is a complete system that OEM’s can utilize without putting any effort for extremely time consuming and expensive RF and Bluetooth certifications. WT11 module integrates the latest CSR’s BC04 chipset, flash memory and antenna with all the needed components. WT11 module’s range in line of sight is up to 200 meters.
“This new WT11 module really differentiates from the competing solutions at the market with it‘s maximum certification level. Bluetooth certification system consists of several product classes where you can certify your products: Components, subsystems and end products. All other certification statuses than end product require at least a product listing to Bluetooth Special Interest Group. As WT11 is listed as a complete end product and OEM does not need to worry about Bluetooth certifications at all. Naturally we also have full CE and FCC certifications meaning that significant money and time savings with national authorities and certification houses is gained as well”, comments Mr. Tom Nordman, Vice President of Sales at Bluegiga Technologies.
“The WT11 module has proven to be a very versatile Bluetooth class 1 module and we are happy to see it join forces with our 10 meter version WT12. The integration work is easy as ever with the integrated antenna not forgetting the option for U.FL connector. Combining this with the possibility to use an end product certified firmware makes it a very lucrative choice for many designs. Also, one shouldn't miss the intuitive and simple control interface offered in the iWRAP firmware which makes it totally unnecessary to integrate any 3rd party Bluetooth stack into the application.” says Mr. Teemu Vainio, Product Director at Bluegiga Technologies.
About Bluegiga Technologies, Inc.
Bluegiga Technologies, Inc. is a provider of cutting-edge Bluetooth-based wireless communication platforms. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Finland, the European hotbed of wireless technology, Bluegiga is strategically positioned to deliver its products globally through the extensive network of qualified distributors and value added resellers to original equipment manufacturers and system integrator. Bluegiga is the innovator of Bluetooth multi-radio access server products having seamless co-existence with other wired and wireless technologies, BluRoamTM, the unique roaming technology for Bluetooth devices and iWRAPTM, the easy-to-use Bluetooth control interface. Bluegiga, with its expertise in the Bluetooth technology, has been a contributing member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group since the company inception. For more information, please visit http://www.bluegiga.com.
About Bluetooth Wireless Technology
Bluetooth wireless technology is the global short-range wireless standard for personal connectivity of a broad range of electronic devices. The technology is now available in its fourth version of the core specification and continues to develop, building on its inherent strengths – small-form factor radio, low power, low cost, built-in security, robustness, ease-of-use, and ad hoc networking abilities. Three new Bluetooth enabled products are qualified every day and 10 million Bluetooth units are shipping per week. The installed base of Bluetooth devices was over 500 million products at the end of 2005 and is projected to surpass one billion by the end of 2006, making it the only proven choice for developers, product manufacturers, and consumers worldwide.
Tom Nordman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
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