Wireless SIG: Bluetooth
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Bluetooth, with two presentations and demonstrations by Joe Doub from Socket Communications and Bengt Christensson from Swedish-based Axis Communications
Joe Doub is Director of the Bluetooth Program at Socket Communications. He has a background in wireless communications, working the past five years at Airtouch Communications.
Socket Communications, Inc. develops and sells connection products for Windows-powered computers and other devices. Socket's products include the Battery Friendly® family of plug-in cards for enhancing mobile computers by adding wireless Internet connectivity, networking, bar code scanning, and data communication. Socket's products utilize the Company's low power chip technology, making them ideal for battery-operated mobile computers. Socket is an Associate member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) and is developing products that will add Bluetooth wireless technology to handheld computers, notebooks and other electronic appliances.
Bengt Christensson, vice president of strategic alliances, is responsible for establishing strategic partnerships and plays a key role in setting the direction of Axis Communications. Mr. Christensson was instrumental in developing key relationships with Microsoft and Sun, relationships that have resulted in Axis being the first company to demonstrate Jini-enabled and UPnP-enabled devices. Previously, Mr. Christensson held the positions of chief technology officer, spearheading the company's ThinServer technology, core research and product developments.
Mr. Christensson is currently a Board member for nBand Communications, an innovative start-up developing technologies for next generation wireless broadband networks. He is also active in several industry consortia, including being a charter member of the UPnP Forum, a consortium of leading technology companies developing the UPnP standard. Before joining Axis he previously worked at the University of Lund in Sweden as a post-graduate research engineer and teacher.
The Axis Communications Group with the parent company Axis AB is a leading company in network connectivity and emerging wireless Internet based services. The company is at the forefront of developing network appliance solutions that enable people and organizations to get easy and immediate access to devices and services. Axis is an associate memeber of the Bluetooth SIG, participating in three technical working groups for developing and advancing the standard.