May 27, 2009 - Bangalore, INDIA
MindTree becomes the first independent Bluetooth stack provider to be listed in the Qualified Design Listing (QDL) for HDP
MindTree Ltd. (NSE: MINDTREE), a global IT Solutions Company and a leading provider of Bluetooth intellectual property (IP) solutions, today announced that its Bluetooth Health Device Profile (HDP) along with its EtherMind 2.1+EDR stack have been successfully listed as a qualified design component by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG).
MindTree's implementation of HDP supports all mandatory and optional features, including those of underlying layers such as Multi Channel Adaptation Protocol (MCAP) and Enhanced L2CAP (eL2CAP).
Today's medical devices use Bluetooth as a cable replacement, but use proprietary methods based on Serial Port Profile (SPP). This can prove to be a bottleneck due to lack of interoperability. MindTree's Bluetooth HDP surmounts this bottleneck by allowing for an interoperable way for the health and fitness devices to connect to cell phones, laptops and other communication devices.
"Medical devices require efficient implementation of Bluetooth technology as they are typically battery-powered. MindTree's implementation of HDP is perfectly suited for such applications, thanks to its ultra compact footprint and low MIPS," said MindTree CTO - R&D Services, Dr. Raghunath Govindachari. "A multitude of devices like pulse oximeters, blood glucose monitors and digital thermometers are expected to incorporate Bluetooth, which makes this segment very promising," he added.
"Being the first independent Bluetooth stack provider to figure in the Qualified Design Listing (QDL) for HDP is a testimony to our involvement in the leading edge of Bluetooth technology," said MindTree CEO - R&D Services, Vinod Deshmukh. "In particular, we see the medical segment as the next big market opening up for the adoption of Bluetooth, with the advent of HDP," he added.
MindTree is a leading provider of Bluetooth IP solutions with a comprehensive set of offerings including the BlueWiz baseband controller and EtherMind stack and profile solutions. MindTree has been a Bluetooth SIG member since 2000 and has been actively participating in the Bluetooth standardization process. It is also a part of several working groups and regularly participates in the Bluetooth unplug fests. MindTree IP has been product proven and has been licensed to several marquee customers and has shipped in several products in volumes. MindTree also offers product realization services across various industry verticals including specialized services for the medical industry.
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MindTree Ltd. is a global IT Solutions Company specializing in IT Services, Independent Testing, Infrastructure Management and Technical Support (IMTS), Knowledge Services and Product Engineering, which comprises of R&D Services and Outsourced Product Development. MindTree partners with its clients to create a transparent, value-based relationship. Our people build innovative solutions in a wide range of technology domains that enable our customers to succeed in their business goals.
MindTree was named among the Top 30 offshore service providers by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals and Fortune Magazine. Widely known for its focus on human capital development, MindTree has been consistently rated among the most admired employers by several industry surveys, including Great Places To Work Institute, Hewitt Associates and Mercer. MindTree was ranked No. 1 among the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) India Award winners for the second consecutive year in 2008. MindTree is the winner of the National Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance in India in 2007-08. The Company is publicly listed in India. Please visit us at www.mindtree.com.