ISDN Bluetooth from AVM
AVM has revised its Bluetooth roadmap presented at CeBit. The first Bluetooth devices should be available this year as planned, but they will appear at a later date. These Bluetooth devices will enable mobile ISDN access. AVM wants to expand its Fritz! Family by a division, namely BlueFritz !.
With the wireless connection for the ISDN connection results in a completely new level of convenience, the PC no longer has to be placed near the telephone connection and in the future surfing in the garden and emailing from the sofa will be child's play, according to AVM managing director Johannes Nill. The BlueFritz ISDN Access Point! should together with the 12 gram PC or laptop connection BlueFritz! USB will go on sale in December 2001. In contrast to other manufacturers, AVM relies on the widespread ISDN CAPI protocol with the so-called Commen ISDN profile (CIP) for the wireless solution. AVM wants to guarantee that other ISDN programs already offered by AVM, which are based on the CAPI interface, work together with the BlueFritz! Hardware. However, AVM is so far the only Bluetooth manufacturer that relies on CIP and the BlueFritz! Products from AVM have not yet mastered any of the standard Bluetooth profiles. Thus, the new AVM product range will initially be a solitary solution. Since AVM products can be updated without any problems, this can be fixed relatively easily afterwards.