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Wireless Networking

+ - Bluetooth teams with Wibree. What about Zigbee?->

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coondoggie
coondoggie writes "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Today the group that develops Bluetooth technology said it would join with rival short-range wireless technology from Nokia known as Wibree to develop all manner of small devices for business and consumers. With this announcement, the Wibree specification will become part of the Bluetooth specification as an ultra low power Bluetooth technology. Because Wibree addresses devices with very low battery capacity and can be easily integrated with Bluetooth technology, it will round out Bluetooth technology's wireless Personal Area Networking (PAN) offering and strengthen the technology's ability to provide wireless connectivity for smaller devices, the companies said in a statement. At first blush however, devices with Wibree chips cannot communicate with existing Bluetooth-equipped devices, the companies said. Future Bluetooth devices could be upgraded to include the ability to talk to Wibree devices, since the technologies use the same frequencie.... http://www.networkworld.com/community/?q=node/1613 7"
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