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SubjectAffix Bluetooth Protocol Stack for Linux ->
Hi Linux folks,

Nokia Research Center has decided to release Affix Bluetooth software for
Linux under GPL. Affix implements a set of core Bluetooth protocols such
as L2CAP,
RFCOMM, SDP as well as a set of Bluetooth profiles.It can be compiled as
a collection
of modules or linked statically into the kernel.

Affix is designed to support relevant Nokia products e.g., Nokia
Connectivity Card (DTL-1).
During the development, however, the following pieces of hardware have
also been used with
- NSM Bluetooth USB dongle (NSC chipset based);
- CSR Bluetooth USB module;
- Socket Communications Compact Flash Card.
- Taiyo Youden USB module.

Affix implements currently the following Bluetooth Profiles:
- Serial Port Profile;
- Dialup Networking Profile;
- LAN Access Profile;
- OBEX Object Push Profile;
- OBEX File Transfer Profile;

Other Affix features:
- Modular implementation (includes kernel patch);
- Well defined API (Including Socket Interface for L2CAP and RFCOMM)
- Hardware abstraction. (interface to implement transport driver -
- SMP safe;

We successfully tested Affix for interoperability with Nokia Bluetooth
Phone 6210 with Bluetooth battery pack, Digianswer stack for Windows,
Compaq iPaq, Bluetooth stack for Palm OS. For more information please
refer to README from the Affix package.

While we believe that Affix is an useful piece of software, please bear in
mind that it is not an official Nokia product, but a result of the
research activity of Nokia Research Center. For further details, please
the files README, LICENSE, COPYING and LEGAL in the tar archive.

Affix WEB page:

Best Regards,
Dmitri Kassatkine and other Affix team members
Nokia Research Center

Dmitri Kassatkine
Nokia Research Center / Helsinki
Mobile: +358 50 4836365

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