Intel Corp. has conducted its first public demonstration of upcoming products based on Bluetooth, an emerging specification for wireless communications between portable devices.
The company showed off its “Ambler” module at a Bluetooth Developers Conference in Silicon Valley. Including both silicon and an antenna, as well as software drivers for Windows 98 and 2000, Ambler was shown connecting two PCs wirelessly. When a business card was scanned into one PC, the image appeared instantly on a second PC that sat nearby.
The products integrating the technology are due to ship by the second half of 2000.
Other members of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group attempted to demonstrate a PC sending information to a cell phone, but the demo failed.
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