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OS X Mountain Lion: Bluetooth profiles supported by Apple Bluetooth software

Bluetooth profiles supported by Apple Bluetooth software

Apple’s Bluetooth software supports the following profiles on client devices:

Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP): Controls stereo audio headphones.

Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP): Controls the buttons on headphones and other devices.

Dial-Up Networking Profile (DUN): Allows a mobile phone to act as a modem to connect to an Internet service provider (ISP) and the Internet.

File Transfer Profile (FTP): Allows a Bluetooth device to send and receive files from another device (on both client and server devices).

Hardcopy Cable Replacement Profile (HCRP): Allows a Bluetooth device to connect and print to a wireless, Bluetooth enabled printer.

Headset Profile (HSP): Allows a Bluetooth device to use a wireless, Bluetooth enabled headset to send and receive audio.

Human Interface Device (HID) Profile: Allows a Bluetooth device to use a wireless input device, such as a keyboard or mouse.

Object Push Profile (OPP): Allows a Bluetooth device to send files to a remote device (on both client and server devices).

Serial Port Profile (SPP): Enables incoming and outgoing connections to Bluetooth devices (on both client and server devices).

Last Modified: Aug 8, 2013
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