Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Bluetooth SIG advances standardization of active 3D glasses using Bluetooth

2012 International CES, KIRKLAND, USA: The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has reached the first iteration of its active 3D glasses standard using Bluetooth wireless technology.

Samsung, among other member companies, is actively working within the Bluetooth SIG to finalize the standard that will give 3D glasses users greater freedom of movement, longer battery life, and increased interoperability with an ever-expanding group of television brands. As the 3D glasses specification makes progress, millions of Bluetooth enabled TVs have already shipped, paving the road to mass adoption of Bluetooth technology in the living room.

Announcements from the major consumer electronics and semiconductor manufacturers at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 are expected to further cement Bluetooth technology’s position in the TV. Soon Bluetooth enabled TVs will serve as the hub of the connected living room, enabling seamless, robust connections with all Bluetooth technology and Bluetooth Smart devices including remote controls, gaming consoles, speaker systems, keyboards, phones, tablets, health and medical devices and more.

In addition, the first wave of the recently announced Bluetooth Smart devices for the connected living room, which take advantage of Bluetooth 4.0’s low energy technology, will be hitting at CES.

In 2011, millions of Bluetooth enabled TVs were shipped to market. The connected living room also includes 71 percent penetration of Bluetooth technology into gaming consoles, with an expected 95.5 percent penetration rate by 2015, according to Peter Cooney, practice director, semiconductors, ABI Research. When coupled with Bluetooth technology’s near 100 percent adoption rate in smartphones, the standard becomes the simple and secure way to wirelessly connect and control devices in the living room and throughout the home.

Bluetooth SIG members currently ship more than 5 million devices per day, with an established installed base of 4 billion devices worldwide. Bluetooth technology is simple, secure and everywhere.

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