To meet these objectives, the project was divided into the following well-defined tasks:
Comparison Between Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and HomeRF:
-Research specifications for each technology entailing methods used to handle physical layer (radio) and data link layer (baseband) issues.
-Research market trends for each technology covering issues such as manufacturer's support, projected growth rates, and consumer confidence.
Bluetooth Evaluation :
-Develop a sample application to support the use of Bluetooth as a viable solution for providing short-range wireless communication.
-Evaluate the performance of Bluetooth in terms of distance of operations and its immunity to noise interference.
Bluetooth is a wireless communications standard with its market space geared more towards wireless personal area networks and mobile communications. Wi-Fi and HomeRF are similar wireless technologies, however the focus on Wi-Fi is towards wireless LANs applications, while HomeRF deals more with wireless LANs and wireless PANs for the home network
Research shows that although there are few Bluetooth-enabled products at present, the number of Bluetooth-enabled devices that will be introduced in the market are projected to skyrocket in the next few years.