Sybase iAnywhere Blue SDK 3.0

Sybase iAnywhere recently announced Blue SDK 3.0, which is an embedded Bluetooth® software development kit. The new SDK provides support for the Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR specification. The new Bluetooth wireless specification enables more secure communications and improves the ease of which Bluetooth wireless enabled devices can bond a connection. The Sybase® iAnywhere® Blue SDK version 3.0 consists of the core protocol stack plus application level profiles that make Bluetooth wireless communications possible. All software is compliant with the Bluetooth Special Interest Group’s (SIG) specifications, ensuring device manufacturers that their products will adhere to industry standards. Version 3.0 of the Sybase iAnywhere Blue SDK is available now.

Sybase iAnywhere Blue SDK 3.0 Enhancements

  • Sniff Sub-rating
    Enhancements to the Bluetooth sniff mode resulting in the optimization of battery power.
  • Security Mode 4 (Secure Simple Pairing)
    Addresses both enhanced security and ease-of-use when pairing Bluetooth devices.
  • Link Supervision Timeout Changed Event
    Improves the reliability of piconets (an ad-hoc computer network of Bluetooth devices) in larger networks.
  • Encryption Pause/Resume
    Introduction of a pause and resume command, whereby the encrypted link can be temporarily suspended to allow operations such as a master – slave switch to occur, followed by the re-establishment of the encrypted link.
  • Erroneous Data Reporting
    Improves application performance by allowing erroneous audio packets to be tagged and passed to the upper application layers instead of being discarded.
  • Extended Inquiry Response
    Addresses the need for a faster connect time between devices. It accomplishes this by incorporating into the inquiry process additional information such as local device name, profiles supported and additional manufacturer’s information.
  • Non-Flushable Packet Boundary Flag
    Provides improvements for streaming stereo audio applications while protecting the data of other applications.

Additional Quality of Service (QOS) improvements are included in the Sybase iAnywhere Blue SDK version 3.0 and all the profiles currently provided with Blue SDK version 2.x are compatible with version 3.0 as well. Example profiles include Hands Free, Audio/Video, File Transfer, Basic Printing and others.

More info: Sybase iAnywhere Blue SDK Datesheet