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Wireless Hands Free While Driving
(Smart Phone): How to pair
is a Toslink cable?
Bluetooth is a standard for short distance (approx. 30 feet or less)
radio signals (2.4GHz)
between devices in order to exchange information. Bluetooth technology
is used on mobile phones (iPhone, iPad, iPod) wireless keyboards,
wireless headphones, car stereos, audio/video receivers, camcorders,
digital cameras, speakers and more. For example, if you have an iPhone
4S with music you
want to listen to on your Bluetooth capable car stereo, just pair the
phone with the car stereo and you have a powerful stereo system on the
is Bluetooth pairing?
Bluetooth pairing is the discovery and establishment of communication
between two Bluetooth devices. Usually a passkey has to be agreed upon
before data can be received. Sometimes this is just 0000 but check the
user manual for your device.
When a device "has Bluetooth",
that means it has a piece of hardware, a small computer chip,
that contains the Bluetooth
radio, and some software that lets you, the user, connect that device
to other products wirelessly using Bluetooth technology.
Bluetooth has been around since 1994 and has undergone many
improvements and revisions (1.0 in 1999, 1.2 in 2003, 2.0 in 2004, 3.0
in 2009, 4.0 in 2010).
In 2000 - First chip to integrate radio frequency, baseband,
microprocessor functions and Bluetooth
In 2004 - First stereo headphones.
In 2007 - First TV with Bluetooth.
In 2011 - Microsoft
announces that Windows
8 will support Bluetooth v4.0
announces that the iPhone 4S will support Bluetooth
v4.0 and become the
first Bluetooth Smart
is a Bluetooth profile?
A Bluetooth profile is a further refinement of the core standard for
specific services between devices. In order for Bluetooth devices to
communicate, they must have compatible profiles. For example, a
computer and its wireless keyboard need to have compatible profiles. A
stereo and a wireless headphone need compatible profiles. But a
keyboard and a headphone do not work together so they do not have the
same profiles. When two Bluetooth devices establish a connection, they
learn about the protocols the partner device offers. Only devices that
share the same protocols can exchange data, just like two humans have
to agree on a common language to have a meaningful conversation.
While Bluetooth defines the physical wireless connection between
devices, a Bluetooth profile establishes the commands and functionality
these devices can exchange using the Bluetooth technology.
HSP (Handset Profile) – provides the basic functionalities
needed for communication between a handset (mobile phone) and headset.
HFP (Hands free Profile) – with somewhat extended
functionality to HSP, original use was intended to control a mobile
phone from a stationary in car hands free unit.
Bluetooth logo - look for the symbol with a pointed B and a reverse K
and music control
Use your Bluetooth cell phone with your car stereo or just use a
Bluetooth headset with your phone for hands free operation.
Since 2009 many cars have the capability for wireless Bluetooth
connectivity with your iPhone or other smart phone. You can make calls
or play music. An incoming call will mute the music. Bluetooth lets you
talk hands-free in the car, but it can do a whole lot more. Many
stereos let you stream
audio from your phone over your
vehicle's speakers. Depending on your phone's features, you may be able
to listen to driving directions, Internet radio, stored music, and
different systems but most will require you to setup your phone to talk
to your car's Bluetooth kit. This is called pairing.
to pair iPhone with
your car's Bluetooth kit.
On your iPhone, select SETTINGS, GENERAL, BLUETOOTH and turn Bluetooth
ON if set to OFF.
With Bluetooth turned ON the phone and the car's bluetooth kit will try
to discover each other. You will need to operate the car's kit so that
it also is trying to pair up with the phone. Read user manual to find
out exact instructions for pairing as each device is different. The two
devices need to be in DISCOVERY mode for pairing.
Enter the PIN or passkey to establish communication.
Successful pairing will show CONNECTED and the devices are ready to
exchange information wirelessly.
Bluetooth Headset from Plantronics
Jabra FREEWAY Bluetooth
Don't have a bluetooth car stereo? No problem.
Hands Free phone in car - works in any car - integrates cell phone with
Use your voice to make and take calls completely hands-free; announces
the name of the incoming caller
The Jabra FREEWAY was named a winner of the 2011 red dot awards for
product design, and was also given a Best of CTIA Wireless 2011 award
in the accessory category.
View Demo of this device in action:
The MKi9200 connects to
or factory stereo system so
you can take calls from your Bluetooth phone through your car's
Contact by phone at 877-9Parrot (877-972-7768)
From monday to friday between 9am to 7pm
Car Kit for Bluetooth cell phones
Free calling through your car's speakers
Listen to your
digital music in the car
The Parrot MKi9200 supports the following Bluetooth v2.0 profiles.
- Bluetooth car
kit includes 2.4" color display panel, two microphones, remote-control
keypad, and mute box
- hardware for
mounting the keypad and display on your dash or steering wheel
- works with all
Bluetooth phones and A2DP stereo devices, including many iPod and
dash-mounted display panel lists caller, number and music information
remote-control keypad controls all phone menu and music functions
- USB input and
auxiliary input for connecting music sources
- SD card slot
built into the display panel
- built-in digital
amplifier (20 watts RMS x 4)
- hands-free phone
calls and streaming MP3 music with most factory or aftermarket car
stereo systems (may require vehicle-specific adapters for plug-in
mutes your car stereo for phone calls
- works with up to
5 Bluetooth phones
software stores up to 150 names for hands-free dialing (only works with
(text-to-speech) technology announces contact names
- noise reduction
and echo cancellation technology for clear voice transmission
- works with
TextFriendly service (available from Parrot) for hands-free access to
SMS text messages and email
- HFP (Hands-Free
- HSP Headset
- A2DP (Advanced
Audio Distribution Profile) Stereo
- AVRCP (Advanced
Video Remote Control Profile)
- OPP (Object Push
- PBAP (Phone
Book Access Profile)
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