Bluetooth Management

Bluetooth is a standard for wireless communication on short distances. It standardised multiple profiles for different use-cases such as music streaming, serial connections, message exchange, phone calls, and many others. It has been first published in 1994 and since then has been updated several times. The recent version called Bluetooth 5 is a major update and step forward towards the IoT market and it’s needs.

Bluetooth is developed and published by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group

About BlueZ

BlueZ is the official Linux Bluetooth stack. It provides, in it’s modular way, support for the core Bluetooth layers and protocols.

Currently BlueZ consists of many separate modules:

  • Bluetooth kernel subsystem core
  • L2CAP and SCO audio kernel layers
  • RFCOMM, BNEP, CMTP and HIDP kernel implementations
  • HCI UART, USB, PCMCIA and virtual device drivers
  • General Bluetooth and SDP libraries and daemons
  • Configuration and testing utilities
  • Protocol decoding and analysis tools

You can find more information about this on the BlueZ upstream homepage here

Learn More

Follow these links directly or use the menu on the left to learn more about Bluetooth on Ubuntu Core:


Level Path Navlink
1 introduction/bluetooth-management About Bluetooth
0 tutorials Tutorials
1 install-configure/install Install Bluetooth support
0 how-to How-to guides
1 check-installation Check the installation
1 reference/pairing/introduction Pairing
2 reference/pairing/outbound-pairing Outbound Pairing
2 reference/pairing/inbound-pairing Inbound Pairing
1 reference/device-enablement/introduction Device Enablement
2 reference/device-enablement/supported-linux-kernels Supported Linux Kernels
2 reference/device-enablement/linux-kernel-configuration-options Linux kernel Configuration
0 reference Reference
1 reference/commands Commands
1 reference/dbus-api DBus API
1 reference/sending-files Sending Files
1 reference/accessing-gatt-services Accessing GATT Services
1 reference/device-enablement/snapping-bluetooth-application Snapping a Bluetooth Application
1 release-notes Release Notes
1 report-a-bug Report a Bug
0 conceptual-guides Conceptual guides
1 introduction/bluetooth-on-ubuntu-core Bluetooth on Ubuntu Core