Radio Frequency Investigation Ltd. (RFI) has announced its capability to provide testing to Version 1.2, the latest Bluetooth Core Specification adopted by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) in November last year. Version 1.2 represents a major upgrade adding a number of important features to ensure ease of use and reliability of Bluetooth technology.

Enhancements include Adaptive Frequency Hopping (AFH), opening up possibilities for complementary wireless technologies to co-exist in devices such as PCs, PDAs and mobile phones, while Enhanced Data Rate allows higher bandwidth applications and faster connection set up to enhance the user experience. A key element of Version 1.2 is the backward compatibility with its predecessor Version 1.1, allowing devices from earlier generations to communicate with products enabled with Version 1.2.

Also, with regards to RFI’s ongoing international activities, as part of a continued partnership with Centro de Tecnologia de las Comunicaciones (CETECOM), in Spain, the company will perform the official Bluetooth SIG validation for CETECOM’s new BITE Protocol Tester V1.1 and V1.2. The validation will be carried out in two parts, firstly the validation of the existing V1.1 test cases on the new platform, immediately followed by the validation of the new V1.2 test cases.