International Journal of Innovations in Engineering and Technology (IJIET)
One of the challenges in pervasive computing is communication between a mobile user's terminal and the continuously changing local environment. Bluetooth is one potential option for providing connectivity, but its usage is hindered by the time consuming device discovery and service discovery processes. The authors propose using RFID technology to enhance the Bluetooth connection establishment procedure. They present quantitative evaluation and qualitative user evaluation of their system compared to the standard Bluetooth mechanism. Measurements show that their approach dramatically increases the performance when establishing a Bluetooth connection between two devices.