Toshiba is claiming gold for being first past the post in the race to release a Bluetooth PC Card solution to market.
Toshiba's Bluetooth PC Card works in conjunction with SPANworks software and gives users access to share presentations, send instant messages and transfer documents instantly at a distance of 30 metres.
According to Toshiba, Bluetooth technology facilitates the transmission of voice and data at speeds of up to 1Mbps, which is up to 20 times faster than a standard V.90 modem connection, using short-range wireless radio communication.
Toshiba is forecasting the Bluetooth PC Card will be used to connect portable computers, printers, digital mobile phones, PDAs, digital cameras, network access points and other mobile devices to each other or the Internet. According to the vendor, many of these products will be available by Q1 next year.
In the interests of driving wireless technology further, Toshiba has participated in the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). This group is made up of representatives from nine major IT companies including 3Com, IBM, Intel, Lucent and more than 2000 Adopter Associated member companies.