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Using Bluetooth in Smart Homes for Automatic Replay of Missed Tasks Due to Power Outages

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015343D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Mar-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Using Bluetooth in Smart Homes for Automatic Replay of Missed Tasks Due to Power Outages Disclosed is a Bluetooth based application environment for automatic retry/replay of missed tasks/event by Bluetooth enabled home appliances and devices after a power outage. The wireless Bluetooth protocol can be used for short range radio communication in a master-slave environment for device control and data exchange. The future will witness a tremendous explosion in the application of the Bluetooth protocol as a cable replacement alternative and also because of its ability to network any enabled digital device over short distances. This will be especially useful in smart home environments of the future where devices will have inter-communication capabilities.