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Where the “Bluetooth” protocol got it’s name April 18, 2009

Posted by HubTechInsider in Telecommunications.
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In the tenth century, there was a king in Denmark named Harald Blatand, which translates to Harold Bluetooth in English. King Blatand was instrumental in united warring factions in parts of what is now Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. He was renowned for his ability to help people communicate.
During the formative stages of the IEEE 802.15.1 trade association, the effort required a name. It was thought that just as King Blatand had untied warring factions, so is Bluetooth technology designed to allow collaborative networking among disparate industries, such as mobile telephones, automotive markets, and the computer industry. The name proves resilient and has been with us ever since.
Even the Bluetooth logo has an interesting origin. To read about it, click here.


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