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System and Method for Using a Bluetooth-Enabled PDA As a Headset in a Corporate Environment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131872D
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 26K

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Abstract

Currently some desktop phone solutions are requiring Bluetooth headsets to work. These phone solutions are IP-centric. Instead of having a traditional handset, they use a Bluetooth ear-bud and have the controls embedded within the desktop computer system. This type of solution is bound to be a problem as the headsets run out of battery power quickly, and they get lost, stolen, etc. Since mobile devices and wireless personal digital assistants (PDAs) already have Bluetooth support, perhaps these devices may be leveraged to solve this problem. This proposed solution utilizes a PDA or mobile device as a Bluetooth headset when in the office environment. This would allow a user to either 'activate' or 'auto-detect' a system that is looking for a Bluetooth headset to opererate. Furthermore, this connection is reversed for a car environment, wherein the car is the headset (hands-free system) and the mobile device is the Bluetooth receiver and transmission point to phone services. In this case, the mobile device is simply the headset and the desktop environment is the transmission point to reach phone services. This solution would be very cost-effective and should allow mobile device users to save the extra hassle of using a separate Bluetooth headset. It is also less likely to be lost or stolen as the user always keeps it on them at all times. This solution also provides a low-cost, dual-mode phone solution that eliminates a major component at the desktop.

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PDA AS BLUETOOTH HEADSET

System and Method for Using a Bluetooth-Enabled PDA As a Headset in a Corporate Environment

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Currently some desktop phone solutions are requiring Bluetooth headsets to work. These phone solutions are IP-centric. Instead of having a traditional handset, they use a Bluetooth ear-bud and have the controls embedded within the desktop computer system.

This type of solution is bound to be a problem as the headsets run out of battery power quickly, and they get lost, stolen, etc. Since mobile devices and wireless personal digital assistants (PDAs) already have Bluetooth support, perhaps these devices may be leveraged to solve this problem.

This proposed solution utilizes a PDA or mobile device as a Bluetooth headset when in the office environment. This would allow a user to either 'activate' or 'auto-detect' a system that is looking for a Bluetooth headset to opererate.  Furthermore, this connection is reversed for a car environment, wherein the car is the headset (hands-free system) and the mobile device is the Bluetooth receiver and transmission point to phone services. In this case, the mobile device is simply the headset and the desktop environment is the transmission point to reach phone services.

This solution would be very cost-effective and should allow mobile device users to save the extra hassle of using a separate Bluetooth headset.  It is also less likely to be lost or stolen as the user always keeps it on them at all time...