Benchmarking Bluetooth SPP Communications for Ubiquitous Computing

  • Xabier Gardeazabal
  • Borja GamechoEmail author
  • Julio Abascal
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10070)


Seamless integration of devices in Ubiquitous Computing requires partaking nodes to perform periodic scans for new nodes in the area, and a set of protocols for interchanging information between devices, among them Bluetooth. In this paper we show an evaluation of the Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP) to study how the communication performance behaves under the discovery process of Bluetooth for new nodes in the vicinity. The results so far show that the performance loss is not dramatic but that it can be improved using different strategies.


Ubiquitous computing Personal area networks Bluetooth Benchmarking 



This work has been supported by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of the Spanish Government and by the European Regional Development Fund (projects TIN2013-41123-P and TIN2014-52665-C2-1-R), and by the Department of Education, Universities and Research of the Basque Government under grant IT980-16. J. Abascal belongs to the Basque Advanced Informatics Laboratory (BAILab), grant UFI11/45, supported by the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). B. Gamecho is backed by the “Convocatoria de contratación de doctores recientes hasta su integración en programas de formación postdoctoral en la UPV/EHU 2015”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xabier Gardeazabal
    • 1
  • Borja Gamecho
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Julio Abascal
    • 1
  1. 1.Egokituz LabUniversity of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)DonostiaSpain
  2. 2.Wimbi Technologies S.L. (WimbiTek)DonostiaSpain

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