Bluetooth Glass "Half Full"
Speakers here at a Bluetooth conference said developers have an obligation to publicize and simplify the technology further to ensure its success.Speakers here at a Bluetooth conference said developers have an obligation to publicize and simplify the technology further to ensure its success. More work must be done to educate consumers on the advantages of Bluetooth, executives said. Meanwhile, more manufacturers, especially carriers, need to sign on to the wireless technology to enable the wireless personal-area-network (PAN) technology to become pervasive, they said. Mike McCamon, the executive director of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, called Bluetooths glass "half full". "Next year will be a really exciting year for Bluetooth," he said.
The problem is that executives have been saying this since Bluetooth was first introduced nearly four years ago. Since then, developers have made great strides in developing devices that are interoperable. With many technical questions answered, Bluetooth proponents are faced now with convincing customers that Bluetooth will be a profitable proposition.