Bluetooth Profiles

The profiles describe a number of common scenarios where Bluetooth performs the radio transmissions. This improves the interoperability between different manufacturers' products because a profile defines options to all involved mandatory protocols. Table 9-2 shows some, but not all, of the defined profiles. Profiles may depend upon other profiles. Figure 9-1 illustrates the dependencies among the different profiles.

Generic Access Profile (GAP)

Service Discovery Application Profile (SDAP)

Personal Area Networking (PAN)

Serial Port Profile (SPP) Dial-up Networking (DNP)

Generic Object Exchange Profile (GOEP)

Object Push Profile (OPP)

File Transfer Profile (FTP)

I Synchronization Profile (SP) I

Basic Imaging Profile (BIP)

Basic Printing Profile (BPP)

Figure 9-1 Bluetooth profile dependencies

Profile Name

Code

Purpose

Generic Access

GAP

Defines generic procedures related to discovery of Bluetooth devices. It also defines procedures related to different security models.

Service

SDAP

Defines procedures related to discovering

Discovery

applications on a remote Bluetooth device and

Application

retrieving any desired available information about the service.

Serial Port

SPP

Defines the requirements for Bluetooth devices necessary for setting up emulated serial cable connections using RFCOMM between two devices.

Dial-up

DNP

Defines the requirements for dial-up

Networking

networking. Main usage scenario would be connecting a cell phone and a computer together to dial into an Internet access server or to receive data calls on the computer.

Personal Area

PAN

Defines the requirements for building personal

Networking

area networks.

Generic Object

GOEP

Defines fundamentals for object exchange over

Exchange

Bluetooth.

Object Push

OPP

Defines procedures for pushing and pulling objects between devices. Depends upon GOEP.

File Transfer

FTP

Defines procedures for transferring files between devices. Depends upon GOEP.

Synchronization

SP

Defines procedures to allow devices to synchronize information such as calendar or contact information. Depends upon GOEP.

Basic Imaging

BIP

Defines procedures to transfer pictures between devices. Depends upon GOEP.

Basic Printing

BPP

Defines procedures for basic printing services to print short e-mail messages and SMS from mobile devices. Depends upon GOEP.

Table 9-2 Bluetooth Profiles

Was this article helpful?

0 0
The Ultimate Computer Repair Guide

The Ultimate Computer Repair Guide

Read how to maintain and repair any desktop and laptop computer. This Ebook has articles with photos and videos that show detailed step by step pc repair and maintenance procedures. There are many links to online videos that explain how you can build, maintain, speed up, clean, and repair your computer yourself. Put the money that you were going to pay the PC Tech in your own pocket.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment