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Smartphone gateway for desktop phone to bluetooth headset

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243881D
Publication Date: 2015-Oct-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

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Abstract

This invention describes a method to connect a bluetooth headset to a non-bluetooth enabled phone.

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Smartphone gateway for desktop phone to bluetooth headset

Although bluetooth headsets are very common, they are not able to connect to non-bluetooth enabled desktop phones. If a desktop phone does support a hands-free headset option it is often wired and/or proprietary. An office worker may require two different headsets, one for the desktop phone and another for the mobile phone.

Current solutions, such as purchasing a bluetooth dongle for a desktop phone are unsatisfactory since they require the purchase of additional hardware, and the complexity of re-pairing the bluetooth headset from mobile phone to the dongle, and back again once finished.

This solution uses an existing mobile phone as a gateway between the desktop phone and a bluetooth headset.

This avoids the cost and complexity of using multiple headsets or purchasing a bluetooth dongle for the desktop phone .

The invention uses a software application on a mobile phone (smart phone) to act as a gateway between a non-bluetooth desktop phone and a bluetooth headset.

As shown in the diagram:

- 01. The desktop phone is used to make and receive calls. nb/ The smart phone can still be used to send/receive calls if desired.

- 02. A cable is used to connect the desktop phone (wired headset or handset jack) to the mobile phone (e.g. 3.5mm audio jack, micro-USB). - 03. An application on the mobile phone retransmits audio between the desktop phone and the bluetooth radio interface.

- 04. The bluetooth headset is p...