The Bluetooth Special Interest Forum has teamed up with the Wi-Fi Alliance and the Near Field Communication Forum to hash out some standards and ensure interoperability between wireless technologies. Customers are more and more likely to want an overall wireless strategy as opposed to the traditional need for specific wireless networking technology. Today, some Bluetooth devices encounter transmission problems when a WiFi signal is competing with it in the same space. Analysts give the partnership an "E" for effort, but bringing these groups together is going to be a tough slog.
For more on the wireless standards groups syncing up:
- check out this article from CNET