Bluegiga Releases the Next Generation iWRAP5 Bluetooth® Stack
ESPOO, Finland, October 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Bluegiga announces today the availability of its next generation iWRAP[TM] Bluetooth
3.0 stack, iWRAP5 for Bluegiga’s Bluetooth Classic Modules. It adds new advanced features,
such as iAP support for Apple accessory developers, Hands-Free Profile v.1.6 with Wide
Band Speech codec, Continua 1.5 support for the Health Device Profile, as well as many
other new features and improvements built to simplify Bluetooth connectivity and device
One of the major features in iWRAP5 is Apple iAP protocol support that allows
developers to create Bluetooth-enabled accessories capable of interfacing to Apple iOS
applications. For example, the iWRAP5′s iAP implementation includes features for automatic
download and launch of an iOS application when the accessory connects via Bluetooth.
iWRAP5 also provides a seamless transition from the iAP profile to Bluetooth SPP profile
allowing accessory developers to create accessories that work with Apple iOS devices and
devices that support the SPP profile, such as Android phones and tablets.
The iWRAP5 introduces several new audio features including Hands-Free Profile v.1.6
and Wide Bands Speech codec, also known as HD voice. The Wide Band Speech provides 16kHz
bandwidth for Bluetooth hands-free connections significantly improving the audio quality
and user experience for applications, such as Apple’s Siri voice recognition or Skype
phone calls over Bluetooth. In addition, the iWRAP5 optionally includes CSR’s aptX(R)
codec for enhancing stereo audio quality for A2DP applications and the fifth generation
CVC[TM] noise reduction and echo cancellation algorithm for headset and hands-free
The Bluegiga iWRAP5 Bluetooth stack offers Continua 1.5 support for the Health Device
Profile, advanced Bluetooth HID profile support and more than twenty other new features
and improvements for supporting Bluetooth device management and connection flexibility.
The iWRAP[TM] Bluetooth stack also supports twelve other Bluetooth profiles including:
SPP, A2DP, AVRCP, MAP, PBAP, HFP, HID and OBEX, allowing accessory manufacturers to create
truly versatile devices.
Bluegiga iWRAP software versions for comparison
Further information about Bluegiga iWRAP Software:
The new iWRAP5 firmware is available for Bluegiga’s WT12, WT11i, WT41 and WT32
Bluetooth classic modules and can be deployed to existing products as a firmware upgrade.
The iWRAP5 Bluetooth stack is now available at http://www.bluegiga.com/support.
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About Bluegiga Technologies Inc. Bluegiga Technologies Inc. provides Bluetooth-based
wireless module and access device solutions to OEMs, integrators and teleoperators. The
secure, cost-effective and easy to integrate devices are used by industry leaders in the
areas of health and medical, automotive, audio, industrial, and consumer applications.
Bluegiga was founded in 2000 with head office in Finland and sales offices in United
States and Hong Kong. Through distribution network Bluegiga has presence in more than 65
countries worldwide. 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.