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Features for Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth® Technology


Last Reviewed: 29-Aug-2017
Article ID: 000006802

The Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth® Technology allows a wireless connection to a computer using various devices. You can share files, listen to music, place voice calls, and use compatible printers.

With Intel PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth Technology, connecting using Bluetooth Technology is simple, intuitive, and allows for automatic and manual adjustments.

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Supported Bluetooth® Technology core interfaces
  • Host Controller Interface (HCI)
Supported Bluetooth Technology profiles
  • Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) (Source/Sink)1
  • Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) (Controller/Target)1
  • Basic Imaging Profile (BIP) (Initiator/Responder)
  • Basic Printing Profile (BPP) (Sender)
  • File Transfer Profile (FTP) (Client/Server)
  • Generic Access Profile (GAP)
  • Generic Attribute Profile (GATT)
  • Generic Audio/Video Distribution Profile (GAVDP) (Source/Sink)1
  • Generic Object Exchange Profile (GOEP) (Client/Server)
  • Hands-Free Profile (HFP) (Audio Gateway) with Wide-Band Speech support (WBS)1
  • Hardcopy Cable Replacement Profile (HCRP) (Client)
  • Headset Profile (HSP) (Audio Gateway)1
  • HID over GATT profile (HOGP) (Host), also known as Low Energy HID profile2
  • Object Push Profile (OPP) (Client/Server)
  • Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) (Client)
  • Synchronization Profile (SYNC) (Client)

1 Windows 8* and Windows 8.1* support audio profiles natively. Interaction with media players and VoIP software is out of scope for Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth® Technology from Windows 8 onwards.

2 The Bluetooth® Low Energy feature described in this document is applicable for Windows 7* only. Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 support Bluetooth® Low Energy natively. Bluetooth® Low Energy support is out of scope for Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth® Technology from Windows 8 onwards.

Supported operating systems
  • Windows 7* (32 bit and 64 bit) SP1
  • Windows 8* (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Windows 8.1* (32 bit and 64 bit)
Features
  • Windows Media Player and Media Center integration1
  • Integration with Skype Voice over IP (VoIP) software1
  • Integration with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to switch off the Bluetooth® radio3
  • Airplane mode support on Windows 8* and Windows 8.1*
  • Bluetooth® Low Energy support2

1 Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 support audio profiles natively. Interaction with media players and VoIP software is out of scope for Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth® Technology from Windows 8 onwards.

2 The Bluetooth® Low Energy feature described in this document is applicable for Windows 7 only. Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 support Bluetooth® Low Energy natively. Bluetooth® Low Energy support is out of scope for Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth® Technology from Windows 8 onwards.

3 Ability to switch off Bluetooth® radio from system tray menu is available under Windows 7 only.

Acronyms used with this technology
  • A2DP – Advanced Audio Distribution Profile
  • AMP – Alternate MAC/PHY
  • AVRCP – Audio/Video Remote Control Profile
  • BIP – Basic Imaging Profile
  • BPP – Basic Printing Profile
  • DRM – Digital Rights Management
  • EDR – Enhanced Data Rate
  • FTP – File Transfer Protocol
  • GAP – Generic Access Profile
  • GATT – Generic Attribute Profile
  • HID – Human Interface Device
  • HFP – Hands-Free Profile
  • HOGP – HID over GATT profile
  • HSP – Headset Profile
  • MAC/PHY – Media Access Control/Physical Layer
  • OBEX – Object Exchange
  • PBAP – Phone Book Access Profile
  • SCMS-T – Serial Copy Management System
  • SYNCH – Synchronization Profile
  • SRM – Single Response Mode
  • VoIP – Voice over IP
  • WBS – Wide-Band Speech