MindTree Unveils Bluetooth(R) Solutions Suite for In-car Health Applications

Brings wireless health monitoring into the car through full-featured, interoperable and easily integrable Bluetooth dual mode IP suite.

Bangalore, INDIA: MindTree Limited, a global IT and Product Engineering Services company and a leading provider of licensable Bluetooth intellectual property (IP), today unveiled a portfolio of its EtherMindTM Bluetooth 4.0 dual-mode (includes both Classic and Low Energy) solutions. It offers the recently adopted Health Thermometer Bluetooth Low Energy Profile, the Heart Rate Monitor Low Energy (as Prototype) as well as the classic Bluetooth Health Device Profile.

EtherMind is an extension to the trend of installing car infotainment units today's age that sport rich features like large displays and enhanced connectivity; it also rides on the fact that people are spending more time in their cars. It provides the added convenience of monitoring personal health using the car head unit to wirelessly connect to a wide range of consumer medical devices that use Bluetooth technology. These include heart rate monitors, thermometers, glucose meters and pulse oximeters. In addition to pre-existing and mature solutions for medical applications such as the fully-qualified classic Bluetooth Health Device Profile and a Continua certified IEEE 11073 stack, MindTree's Bluetooth Low Energy profiles to offer consumers a simple and powerful way to monitor their health in a car.

With very low power consumption, enhanced range, and ability to run for years on a coin cell battery, Bluetooth Low Energy opens up opportunities in new markets such as health and wellness devices, sports and fitness equipment, and watches while also enabling existing Bluetooth enabled products such as the automotive head unit to connect easily with such devices. With the market anticipating Bluetooth 4.0 dual-mode technology based smartphones in the second half of 2011, MindTree's offering can help automakers propel personal area connectivity based in-car innovation and consumer experience on the "fourth screen" as well.

"With almost 12-year history of commitment, innovation and rigorous development in Bluetooth technology, MindTree is uniquely poised to enable a new chapter of in-car consumer experience by bringing wireless health monitoring into the car. The classic Bluetooth version of EtherMind has already shipped in millions of OEM devices worldwide, and with this significant addition to our portfolio, we are confident of bringing reliable and interoperable health monitoring applications to life for car occupants" said Dr. Raghunath Govindachari, CTO, Embedded Technologies, Product Engineering Services, MindTree. "With the advantage of MindTree's strong professional services arm, OEMs and tier-1 suppliers can experience a convenient, risk-free and quick path to enabling their platform with Bluetooth v4.0 dual mode and integrating upward with their applications in a robust manner."

MindTree has been an active Bluetooth SIG member since 2000, participating actively in the Bluetooth standards process and several SIG working groups. MindTree has rigorously tested its EtherMind solution for interoperability in several Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) UnPlugFests and EtherMind has also completed stringent testing with customer and in-house device libraries. The current Co-chair of the Bluetooth SIG Medical Working Group is a MindTree engineer who has significantly contributed to the finalization of the Low Energy profile specifications. MindTree also played a significant role in the adoption of the Bluetooth v4.0 specification itself with three of its engineers being acknowledged by the Bluetooth SIG for their contributions.

About MindTree Limited
MindTree Limited is a global IT and Product Engineering Services Company with deep knowledge in specific domains. MindTree is acknowledged as the best mid-size software services company out of India for its capability to build, test and deploy solutions as much as emphasis on culture, customer centricity and corporate governance. MindTree is ranked No. 1 among the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) India Award winners in 2010, 13th in NASSCOM's listing of Top IT Software and Services Exporters in India (excluding BPO). MindTree is ranked 19th amongst IT services companies by IAOP in their annual list of the Top 100 Global Outsourcing Companies. In 2009, MindTree was ranked No. 2 in Asia and declared the overall winner in India in the Asiamoney Corporate Governance Poll. Please visit us at www.mindtree.com

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