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Bluetooth Technology

Bluetooth Technology

Bluetooth Technology

Again got the jitters with this and being a little wary...

Bluetooth headset, I take it that if the user left his phone in the car and walked into another area the headset would constantly ping to try and re-establish contact with the handset / phone.

This worries me slightly as in this constant pinging - can it affect other equipment like say mainframes and servers?


RE: Bluetooth Technology

No. That is not a problem. Mainframes and servers are rugged!

Gunnar Englund

RE: Bluetooth Technology

Maybe so but what about the other items that go with this equipment - and such like - would there be a risk associated with someone going into say a computer hall with such a thing attached to them.


RE: Bluetooth Technology

What's the problem?

Bluetooth is a VERY short-range technology.  If your computers can tolerate all those cellphones, themselves, the headsets are almost negligible.


RE: Bluetooth Technology

The thing is that we have suspicions on cell phones and these are barred from the hall but we had an event where someoen left the cell at the right location but went into the hall with the earpiece still in and we wondered if this was a possible risk....


RE: Bluetooth Technology

I have tested cell phones sending from inside computers (various locations) while doing disk read/write, PC card read/write, communication etcetera. Never had one incident. Bluetooth has a lot lower ERP. But there is a frequency difference - so I have tried with bluetooth activated and communicating with the computer I was testing. No problems there either. Try it yourself - seeing is believing.

They are - as I said earlier - rugged.

And I don't think that mainframes in a computer room with all heavy grounding, closed cabinets, filtered power supplies and shielded cables are more sensitive. I would say that a piezo-electric cigarette lighter and ESD are more risky than phones.

Most computer problems are software problems these days.

Gunnar Englund

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