Manufacturer: GCT Semiconductor, Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 9.25 MB
Operating System: Windows 2003, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98
Latest Version / Release Date: 184.108.40.206 / 07 Jul 2004
This particular hardware component is basically a Bluetooth enabled device which is hosted in the Universal Serial Bus interface port of the host computer system. The Bluetooth device or Bluetooth dongle as it is more commonly referred to actually make use of chipsets manufactured by GCT Semiconductor but is produced by a number of Original Equipment Manufacturers. Therefore there is an instance wherein the Bluetooth dongle of a certain brand may share the same device driver of another brand. Essentially the device driver for the GctSemi Bluetooth Device serves as an installation script for the host operating system environment. It tells it how the attached device should be classified, its provider name, the version of its accompanying driver, and its user identification among others. These data are important especially when the computer user or the operating system attempts to update current device driver sets. The information will be used as a gauge to the compatibility of the available update before it is installed.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
Since the GctSemi Bluetooth Device and its accompanying device driver supports the Bluetooth technology, it means that it compliant with the existing standards for this open wireless protocol. The installation of this hardware component in the host computer system makes it possible to implement relatively fast data exchanges over limited distance between communicating devices. The device driver supports the radio wavelength form of communication that is established between paired devices. The devices that can be supported by this hardware component can be mobile or fixed as long as it has inherent Bluetooth technology capabilities. The device driver also makes it possible to create a Personal Area Network based on the computer user's requirements. This type of network essentially describes the wireless communication layer that exists between a host controller and the devices around it. These connected devices may or may not belong to a single person but they all support a common communication protocol which in this instance is Bluetooth technology. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and GctSemi Bluetooth Device errors before installing any driver updates.