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Bluetooth™: Connect Without Cables by Charles F. Sturman, Jennifer Bray

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19 Foundation Profiles

The purpose of a profile is to provide a clear description of how a full specification of a standard system should be used to implement a given end-user function. If everyone deploys a particular communications standard in the same way, then each product so created should be able to interoperate. This notion of profiles originated from the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO/IEC TR10000).

ISO defines the notion of a profile in a more rigorous way as follows:

  • Implementation options are reduced so that applications share the same features.
  • Parameters are defined so that applications operate in similar ways.
  • Standard mechanisms for combining different standards are defined.
  • User interface guidelines are defined. ...

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