Bluegiga Targets M2M Applications by Integrating Bluetooth and GSM

2/10/2004 - Bluegiga Technologies, a provider of wireless local area networks and M2M communications systems based on Bluetooth technology, announced a design reference confirming the support of Bluegiga’s embeddable WRAP THOR Bluetooth module for Nokia 12 GSM module.

Bluegiga WRAP THOR and Nokia 12 form the first reference design in the market to enable the developers of machine-to-machine (M2M) systems to extend their GSM-based remote management systems with cost-efficient wireless Bluetooth functionalities.

With Bluetooth technology, remotely monitored M2M systems are controllable and configurable over Bluetooth links, using either smart phones like Nokia 6600 based on Symbian Series 60 platform or laptop PCs. Routing the entire data traffic of a monitored site via Bluetooth links into a single device with an uplink to the GSM network helps to minimize the costs of remote operation.

“The design reference is perfectly in line with our strategy to develop comprehensive communication solutions based on wireless Bluetooth technology”, said Tom Nordman, General Manager, Bluegiga Technologies. “Nowadays autonomous information systems seldom require on-site monitoring. The integration of Bluegiga and Nokia products introduces a smooth and cost-efficient solution for remote M2M monitoring.”

Targeted to device manufacturers and application developers, the design reference includes three separate components; a Bluegiga WRAP THOR Bluetooth module, Bluetooth Java Application Programming Interfaces for the Nokia 12 GSM module, and hardware reference designs.

The Bluegiga WRAP THORTM is a robust, configurable Bluetooth module optimized for embedded applications. It enables device manufacturers (OEMs) to easily add a secure and robust wireless communication element in both new and existing applications.

The Nokia 12 is a compact and intelligent GSM module for M2M applications and other wireless solutions. A Nokia M2M Platform compatible product, the Nokia 12 GSM module can also act as a cellular modem or be remotely controlled via text messaging. With support for JavaTM technology, location services and offering a wide range of data bearers, the Nokia 12 GSM module makes application development more cost effective and faster.

Hardware reference designs are available from

About Bluegiga Technologies
Bluegiga Technologies provides wireless local area networks and M2M communications systems based on Bluetooth technology. Bluegiga WRAP Access Servers integrate Bluetooth-enabled devices as part of a corporate network. Bluegiga WRAP THOR Bluetooth modules are robust, lightweight and flexibly embeddable. Software configurable for versatile integration, Bluegiga products are ideally suited in enterprise proximity access, telemetry, remote monitoring and cable replacement applications. Founded in 2000, Bluegiga is based in Espoo, Finland and privately held. Bluegiga products are globally available via a network of qualified distributors, original design manufacturers and system integrators. For further information, please visit

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