Bluetooth Application Programming with the Java APIs

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9781558609341
eBook ISBN: 9780080490533
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 17th September 2003
Page Count: 498
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Adoption of Bluetooth wireless technology has made great strides in the last few years. One of the biggest steps forward—the standardization of Java APIs for Bluetooth wireless technology (JABWT)—is explained in detail in this book. The JABWT standard, defined by the JSR-82 specification, supports rapid development of Bluetooth applications that are portable, secure, and highly-usable. Wireless device manufacturers have responded to the JABWT specification by announcing mobile phones and other products that will run JABWT applications. Bluetooth Application Programming with the Java APIs explains in detail how to write Bluetooth applications using the Java APIs to exploit the power of both technologies. Written by the specification lead for JSR-82 and two other key participants in the definition of JABWT, this book provides the authoritative explanations and concrete examples you need to get started right away.

About the Authors

C Bala Kumar is a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Motorola. He chaired the industry expert group that defined the Java APIs for Bluetooth wireless technology. He currently leads the systems software team for wireless platforms in Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector. Paul J. Kline is a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Motorola and the maintenance lead for the JABWT specification. He currently works on the System Software Architecture team in Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector. Timothy J. Thompson is a Senior Software Engineer on the System Software Architecture team in Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector. He was the OBEX architect on the JABWT specification team at Motorola.

Key Features

  • Written by experts—the authors led the industry team that defined the JABWT standard and the Motorola team that developed the first JABWT implementation
  • Covers JABWT in depth and goes beyond the specification to explain how to use the standard effectively
  • A helpful resource both to Java programmers interested in Bluetooth wireless technology and to business managers interested in its potential for creating new business opportunities
  • Digs deeply into the programming areas you must master to successfully design and build JABWT applications, including RFCOMM, OBEX, device discovery, service discovery, and L2CAP
  • Details the real-world issues involved in programming Bluetooth devices and implementing the JABWT specification
  • Organized into sections that explicitly address the different needs of programmers, business managers, and project managers


Java programmers -embedded systems programmers, applications programmers and developers, network programmers

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1.1 Wireless Connectivity
1.2 What is Bluetooth Wireless Technology?
1.3 Overview of the Bluetooth Stack architecture 1.4 What is J2ME?
1.5 Why Java Technology for Bluetooth Devices? 1.6 Summary

Chapter 2 An Overview of JABWT
2.1 Goals
2.2 API Characteristics and Hardware Requirements 2.3 Scope 2.4 Summary

Chapter 3 High-Level Architecture 3.1 Architecture of JABWT
3.2 Bluetooth Control Center
3.3 Simple JABWT Application 3.4 Summary

Chapter 4 RFCOMM 4.1 Overview 4.2 API capabilities 4.3 Programming with the API 4.4 Summary

Chapter 5 OBEX
5.1 Overview
5.2 API Capabilities
5.3 Programming with the API
5.4 Summary

Chapter 6 Device Discovery
6.1 Overview
6.2 API capabilities 6.3 Programming with the API
6.4 Summary

Chapter 7 Service Discovery 7.1 Overview
7.2 API capabilities
7.3 Programming with the API
7.4 Summary

Chapter 8 L2CAP
8.1 Overview
8.2 API Capabilities
8.3 Programming with the API 8.4 Summary

Chapter 9 Example Applications
9.1 Overview
9.2 Tic-Tac-Toe MIDlet
9.3 OBEX Application Download
9.4 Summary

Chapter 10 Implementing JABWT on a Device 10.1 Porting Process
10.2 Steps 1 and 2: Adding J2ME and Bluetooth support
10.3 Step 3:


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"We are all fortunate to have this book that not only explains Java APIs for Bluetooth wireless technology, but also is chock-full of pithy examples that illustrate how to make things work. This is the only book on this topic that anyone should need and it is the one that practitioners must have." -Brent A. Miller, IBM Corporation, co-author, Bluetooth Revealed "While the JSR specification does a good job of specifying the API, a book that provides more explanations and examples is essential to extend its reach among the developers. The authors are perfect candidates to write and explain the relevant APIs, adding insights to the design process of this specification." -Teck Yang Lee, Sun Microsystem (Representative to JSR-82 Expert Group)