Date Added: Jul 2010
This paper investigates the feasibility of Bluetooth as a protocol for audio and video streaming between mobile phones using the Java ME platform. A comparison is made between Radio Frequency COMMunications (RFCOMM) protocol and the Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol (L2CAP) to determine which protocol can support the fastest transfer speed between two mobile devices. The L2CAP protocol is shown to be the most suitable, providing average transfer rates of 136.17 KBps. Using this protocol a second experiment is undertaken to determine the most suitable media format for streaming in terms of: file size, bandwidth usage, quality, and ease of implementation.