Multi-Tech Targets Embedded Applications with Bluetooth Wireless Module

9/16/2004 - Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., a leading telecommunications and data communications technology company based in suburban Minneapolis, announces its new Bluetooth embedded module for designers needing a fast and efficient means of adding Bluetooth wireless connectivity to their applications.

The new SocketWireless, model MTS2BTSMI, embedded module is a ready-to-integrate and space efficient (1”x2.5”) device that is Bluetooth v1.2 compliant and conforms to ISM 2.4Ghz band Bluetooth Class 1 specifications. It features a serial interface, integrated software stack, profiles, and AT modem style command control. It is Operating System independent, supports serial interface speeds of 1200 bps to 921K bps, includes hardware flow control, and LED driver outputs. Shipping fourth quarter 2004, the MTS2BTSMI is part of Multi-Tech’s Universal Socket Connectivity initiative to provide a maximum number of interface technologies designed into a common package.

“The Multi-Tech Universal Socket Connectivity initiative encourages designs tailored to accommodate multiple communications requirements” states Chip Harleman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. “This is done by providing developers multiple communications technologies within the same footprint so that connectivity needs can smoothly migrate through technologies such as wired modem, Ethernet LAN, ISDN, cellular wireless, and now Bluetooth wireless. The Multi-Tech SocketWireless product is the newest member of the universal socket family providing Bluetooth connectivity as a secure, standards-based means of wireless connection between a host and peripheral device up to 330 feet apart. Multi-Tech also has a developer’s kit available to make implementing the technology easier, and a two-year warranty to make sure it keeps accomplishing its mission.”

An ISO 9001:2000 certified global manufacturer of award-winning Internet, remote access, and telephony products, Multi-Tech Systems provides end-to-end solutions for small to medium-sized businesses. Multi-Tech’s products are available through a worldwide network of business partners (distributors, resellers, system integrators, ISPs, and ISVs), or in embedded solutions from OEMs.

Privately held, Multi-Tech Systems has over 60 U.S. patents and numerous international patents. The company’s intellectual property portfolio includes patents covering transmission of multiplexed voice, data and video packets used in technologies such as Internet telephony, PC telephony, voice over IP or frame relay, and DSVD modems. For additional information, contact Multi-Tech at 800/328-9717 or 763/785-3500, via fax at 763/785-9874 or browse the company’s World Wide Web home page at

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