10/30/2008

Bluegiga Technologies Ltd.

Bluegiga Announces General Availability of Its WT21 Bluetooth HCI Module

The latest addition to Bluegiga’s embedded Bluetooth product range, WT21 module, offers OEM’s extremely small form factor Bluetooth HCI module with full integration and certifications.

October 28, 2008 – Espoo, Finland and Embedded Systems Conference, Boston. Bluegiga Technologies Ltd., a leading provider of Bluetooth systems platform to system integrators and original equipment manufacturers, announced today the general availability of its WT21 Bluetooth module. Incorporating CSR’s Bluecore6 chipset and supporting Bluetooth 2.1 specification with enhanced data rates, WT21 offers users new features of Bluetooth such as simple pairing and Enhanced Inquiry Response. WT21 is a new generation Bluetooth module offering Bluetooth class 1 radio in the form-factor, power consumption and pricing levels similar to the 10-meter range class 2 products.

WT21 is an ideal product for an OEM who does not want to spend significant amount of time and money to RF regulatory approvals or designing complex Bluetooth 2,4 GHz antenna. WT21 is designed to require a minimum amount of external components - it’s equipped with a Bluetooth radio, integrated antenna/RF-pin and embedded HCI lower level stack. WT21 also has Bluetooth controller subsystem certification as well as the CE, FCC and Industry Canada approvals, minimizing the amount of additional RF testing demands and securing a fast and easy path to develop products to be fully Bluetooth compliant.

“With our new WT21 Bluetooth module we keep leading the way for the industry providing our customers high quality products requiring only minimum investments for engineering Bluetooth interface into any product equipped with a host controller”, comments Mikko Savolainen, Bluegiga’s Vice President of Product Management, “The product is easy to understand, use and manage, ensuring that our customers enter the market on time and within the budget.”

WT21 is designed for embedding it into products that are capable of hosting Bluetooth stack including Point-of-Sale systems, bar code and RFID scanners, data transfer systems, and PDAs and PCs. WT21 is available for the customers immediately.

More information: http://www.bluegiga.com/WT21-1

Contact:
Tom Nordman
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Tel. +358 (0)9 435 5060
E-mail: tom.nordman@bluegiga.com

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About Bluegiga Technologies Ltd.
Bluegiga Technologies is the world's leading provider of Bluetooth-based Access Solutions and Bluetooth OEM modules. The company was founded in 2000 in Finland and has a sales office in Boston, MA, USA. Bluegiga has an extensive network of qualified distributors and value-added resellers in more than 50 countries. Bluegiga is the innovator of Bluetooth multi-radio access server products and its OEM module offering has seamless co-existence with other wired and wireless technologies, BluRoamTM, the unique roaming technology for Bluetooth devices and iWRAPTM, the easy-to-use Bluetooth control interface. Bluegiga and its expertise in the Bluetooth technology, has been a contributing member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group since the company was founded. For additional information, please visit http://www.bluegiga.com

About Bluetooth Wireless Technology
Bluetooth wireless technology is the global short-range of wireless standards for personal connectivity from a wide range of electronic devices. The technology is now available in its fourth version of the core specification and continues to develop, building on its inherent strengths –a small-form factor radio, low power, low costs, built-in security, strength, accessibility, and ad hoc networking abilities. The installed Bluetooth devices were over one billion products at the end of 2006, making it the only well-known choice for developers, product manufacturers, and consumers worldwide.