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Bluetooth Profiles

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  • Copyright 2003
  • Dimensions: 7 x 9 1/4
  • Pages: 592
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-009221-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-009221-2

Build reliable, interoperable Bluetooth products—right now!

  • Practical guidance for building reliable, interoperable Bluetooth products
  • Covers usage models, profile principles, user expectations and dependencies
  • Details every foundation profile and key application, from cordless telephony to file transfer
  • Introduces emerging profiles for personal area networking, imaging, printing and automotive applications
  • Shows how to build your own new profiles

Bluetooth Profiles are the key to delivering interoperable products that work reliably, "right out of the box." Now, leading Bluetooth expert Dean Anthony Gratton brings the Bluetooth Profiles to life, showing you exactly how to use them to build winning user-centered products. Gratton takes you "under the hood" of every significant Bluetooth Profile, from Bluetooth's essential Foundation Profiles to powerful emerging profiles for personal area networking, automotive applications and imaging. Drawing on his extensive experience with Bluetooth development, Gratton also offers practical guidance for creating innovative new profiles of your own.

  • Accessible, authoritative coverage of usage models, profile principles, user expectations and dependencies
  • Presents practical introductions to GAP, SDAP, OBEX and SPP—the Foundation Profiles that underlie most of Bluetooth's application development
  • Covers all core Bluetooth application profiles: cordless telephony, intercom, headset, dial-up networking, fax, LAN access, object push, file transfer and synchronisation
  • Previews new profiles for imaging, printing, extended services discovery, hands-free and much more
  • Contains a concise "macro-level" review of current Bluetooth protocol stacks and development kits
  • Includes a detailed Bluetooth glossary and reference section

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What are Bluetooth Profiles?

Table of Contents

Foreword.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.

I. BUILDING ON SOLID FOUNDATIONS.

1. My Bluetooth Application.
Introduction. What are Bluetooth Profiles? Developing Bluetooth Applications. Understanding the Bluetooth Protocol Stack. Interoperability. Qualification. Summary.

II. THE PROFILES IN DEPTH.


2. The Generic Access Profile.
Introduction. Defining Profile Requirements. Profile Principles. User Expectations. Modes. Establishment Procedures. Summary.

3. The Service Discovery Application Profile.
Introduction. Profile Principles. Lifting The Lid. Summary.

4. The Cordless Telephony Profile.
Introduction. Usage Models. Profile Principles. User Expectations. Lifting The Lid. Summary.

5. The Intercom Profile.
Introduction. Usage Models. Profile Principles. User Expectations. Lifting The Lid. Summary.

6. The Serial Port Profile.
Introduction. Usage Models. Profile Principles. User Expectations. Lifting The Lid. Summary.

7. The Headset Profile.
Introduction. Usage Models. Profile Principles. User Expectations. Lifting The Lid. Summary.

8. The Dial-up Networking Profile.
Introduction. Usage Models. Profile Principles. User Expectations. Lifting The Lid. Summary.

9. The Fax Profile.
Introduction. Usage Models. Profile Principles. User Expectations. Lifting The Lid. Summary.

10. The LAN Access Profile.
Introduction. Usage Models. Profile Principles. User Expectations. Lifting The Lid. Summary.

11. The Generic Object Exchange Profile.
Introduction. Profile Principles. Lifting The Lid. Summary.

12. The Object Push Profile.
Introduction. Usage Models. Profile Principles. User Expectations. Lifting The Lid. Summary.

13. The File Transfer Profile.
Introduction. Usage Models. Profile Principles. User Expectations. Lifting The Lid. Summary.

14. The Synchronisation Profile.
Introduction. Usage Models. Profile Principles. User Expectations. Lifting The Lid. Summary.

III. THE NEW PROFILES.


15. Defining New Profiles.
Introduction. Identifying New Profiles. Profiles And New Protocols Under Development.

16. The PAN Profile: An Overview.
Introduction. Usage Models. Profile Principles. User Expectations. Summary.

17. The Car Profiles: An Overview.
Introduction. Usage Models. The Hands-Free Profile Basics. The Phone Access Profile Basics. The SIM Access Profile Basics. Summary.

18. The ESDP: An Overview.
Introduction. Profile Principles. User Expectations. Summary.

19. The Basic Printing and Basic Imaging Profiles: An Overview.
Introduction. The Basic Printing Profile. The Basic Imaging Profile. Summary.

Appendix A. Link Manager Protocol Reasons.
Appendix B. Host Controller Interface Reasons.
Glossary.
References.
About the Author.
Index.

Preface

Preface

There must be something in the Belgium air, for it seems to inspire many people to write. My own experience of authoring a book began with an idea I conceived whilst slowly sipping a cool Trappist beer in the Triangel restaurant at the end of the wonderful Cogels Osylei in Antwerp. I was considering the Bluetooth Profiles specification and its effective implementation into the "grand scheme of things," when my eyes where drawn to Anneke, the landlady, as she placed several glasses of beer before expectant customers. Their contented reactions made me realise that effective profile implementation begins first and foremost with the customer or end-user. Building an understanding of user expectations from a union of observation and existing knowledge is the key to understanding the true value of profile development, both now and in the future.

My early career as a software engineer, developing software for the amusement industry, taught me the importance of creating the right user experience. For the user, the Bluetooth experience should be a wonderful and almost seamless transition from having cables to having no cables. For all intents and purposes, the user should be unaware that a Bluetooth-enabled application sits beneath the wireless communication tools at their disposal.

I look upon the profile specification as being the veins within a leaf. They provide support and structure, but without their surrounding matter they have no purpose and no reason to exist. A comprehensive understanding of the user experience is fundamental to the development of future Bluetooth Profiles and this philosophy forms the foundation for the entire book. In essence, I hope to provide all developers and researchers with the necessary understanding to find their own answers to the questions raised by the prospect of a world without wires.

I have worked within the Bluetooth industry for a number of years and have witnessed first hand the various implementations that are currently available from numerous vendors. The English novelist Aldous Huxley once said "Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead." This quote has particular meaning for the book. The old ways are slowly slipping away and, as voyagers and explorers in this exciting new arena, we have an opportunity to cross new boundaries and shape the technological world of the future. Bluetooth Profiles will enable you to gain an holistic understanding of the technology from both a developmental and consumer perspective; as such, it should give you the scope and insight to become a key contributor to the future of wireless communications.

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