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Method for computer access to common POTS using Bluetooth wireless technology

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005558D
Publication Date: 2001-Oct-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 113K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for computer access to common plain old telephone system (POTS) using Bluetooth wireless technology. Benefits include improved user access to networks in public places.

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Method for computer access to common POTS using Bluetooth wireless technology

Disclosed is a method for computer access to common plain old telephone system (POTS) using Bluetooth wireless technology. Benefits include improved user access to networks in public places.

              Bluetooth technology has been adopted by cellular handset vendors so that other devices such as notebook computers and handheld devices can connect to the cellular telephone system. The disclosed method includes adding Bluetooth to standard telephone handsets and/or payphones to enable easy access to the POTS connection for dial-up networking with portable PCs (see Fig 1).

              Manufacturers of standard telephone handsets would include Bluetooth transceivers in the units that are made for use in homes, office, hotels, and pay phones.

              A Bluetooth transceiver in a telephone handset enables easy access from a notebook PC to POTS for dial up connections. Bluetooth support in telephone handsets eliminates the requirement for special wires for connecting in hotel rooms and public areas such as an airport or bus terminal. Service providers do not need separate or special kiosks as they can use the standard telephone booth.

Fig. 1

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