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A remotely controlled Bluetooth enabled environment

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4 Author(s)
Chakrabarti, S. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., British Columbia Univ., Vancouver, BC, Canada ; Liyun Wu ; Son Vuong ; Leung, V.C.M.

Ad-hoc networks using Bluetooth enabled devices have piqued the interest of the networking community. Network developers are looking into different means of remotely controlling the devices comprising such networks, so as to have the flexibility to change various device parameters without actually being present near them. We present a method of remotely controlling devices in a Bluetooth enabled environment in the home or office from any part of the world via the Internet. A Web page applet programmed in Java can be accessed from any Java-enabled browser connected to the Internet and is used to control parameters of remote Bluetooth devices. It is also used to display the current state of the Bluetooth devices. A novel application of using Bluetooth devices for remote control is that a passive electronic device can be given processing power simply by connecting a Bluetooth chip to it. Any passive device in the Bluetooth enabled scatternet can have processed data send to it by the program resident in the Web server. The paper addresses issues related to internetworking such networks to form scatternets and presents a scatternet formation algorithm to solve the problem of connecting all the Bluetooth enabled devices in any home or office environment.

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Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, 2004. CCNC 2004. First IEEE

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5-8 Jan. 2004