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Strengthens customer confidence for an evolving technology

Wipro Technologies today announced that BlueWave, their Bluetooth™ protocol stack software has been awarded Bluetooth qualification from the Bluetooth Qualification Body (BQB).

The Bluetooth qualification is mandatory for manufacturers to use the official Bluetooth logo and trademark. The objective of the program is to ensure interoperability among different solutions and vendors of Bluetooth technology, and to enforce a consistent standard for implementing the Bluetooth wireless technology. It is the Bluetooth Qualification Body (BQB) that reviews product test reports and is authorized to list a product on the Qualified Product List.

The qualification testing for Wipro’s BlueWave stack was performed in conjunction with CeteCom Inc. (www.cetecom.com), a recognized BQB. The qualification criteria demanded protocol conformance tests, interoperability tests, compliance declarations and documentation reviews as defined in the Bluetooth Qualification Program Reference Document (PRD), released by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group’s Bluetooth Qualification Association (BQA). The Bluetooth Special Interest Group, the consortium that maintains the Bluetooth standard, has more than 2000 members.

‘The certification of the BlueWave stack underscores our commitment to this exciting technology. We are confident that this high quality solution will offer our customers a vital time to market advantage’’ said M.Divakaran, Chief Executive, Embeeded & Internet Access Solutions, Wipro Technologies.

As cutting edge technology solutions providers with the promise of delivering a competitive time-to-market advantage, Wipro Technologies has a rapidly growing portfolio of Intellectual Property (IP) blocks for the networking and wireless markets. Wipro’s Bluetooth Baseband and Protocol software solutions belong to Wipro’s IP repository, and can be leveraged for Wipro’s custom design projects, or licensed by customers.

The BlueWave protocol software stack is a modular and highly portable implementation of the Bluetooth baseband software, Link Manager Protocol, Host Controller Interface (HCI) and upper layers. The Host Controller layer is available with UART, RS232 as well as with USB transport stream interfaces. The BlueWave software is available as a hosted stack as well as an embedded stack, and has been validated with third party Bluetooth hardware. Wipro’s BlueBase Baseband Controller and BlueWave stack together form a complete Bluetooth solution that can be easily deployed in a broad range of embedded applications, be they custom Bluetooth system designs or IC implementations. Wipro’s Bluetooth IPs have already been licensed to multiple customers in the US and Japan.

About Wipro Limited:
Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is the first IT services company in the world to be assessed at SEI CMM Level 5. Wipro provides research and development services to telecom and electronic product companies, and software solutions to global enterprises.
In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services to the corporate segment. The services offered include in systems integration, network integration and IT services. Wipro also has a profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting.

For further information, visit http://www.wipro.com/

About Bluetooth
The BluetoothTM wireless technology is set to revolutionize the personal connectivity market by providing freedom from wired connections. It is a specification for a small-form factor, low-cost radio solution providing links between mobile computers, mobile phones and other portable handheld devices, and connectivity to the internet. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), comprised of leaders in the telecommunications, computing, and network industries, is driving development of the technology and bringing it to market. The Bluetooth SIG includes promoter companies 3Com, Ericsson, IBM, Intel, Lucent, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia and Toshiba, and more than 2000 Adopter/Associate member companies.

BLUETOOTH is a trademark owned by Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson, Sweden and licensed to Wipro Ltd.

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