Blue SDK RapidLaunch

OpenSynergy’s Blue SDK RapidLaunch is a Linux-based framework for powerful and efficient Bluetooth® development. It is based on OpenSynergy’s Blue SDK Bluetooth® protocol stack and suite of automotive-based profiles. Blue SDK RapidLaunch reduces the complexity of developing a Bluetooth® solution on Linux by consolidating the rich number of APIs associated with the native stack and profile sets into a condensed set of powerful, yet simple to use APIs. RapidLaunch easily handles complex use cases such as concurrent multi-profile use and multiple device connections. RapidLaunch takes care of the heavy lifting when it comes to Bluetooth® development.


  • Simple to use
  • Decreases development costs
  • Accelerates time-to-market
  • Based on the highly respected Blue SDK core stack and Blue SDK profiles on tens of millions of devices in the market
  • Source code-based product provides customer control and flexibility
  • Keeps Bluetooth® implementation isolated from the kernel to avoid kernel compatibility issues
  • Supported by a mature and longstanding Bluetooth® development team
  • Bluetooth® Linux Integration with minimal development effort
  • Simplified Bluetooth® APIs over DBUS allows for several applications to easily access Bluetooth® services
  • Full support for the GENIVI™ Bluetooth® API’s
  • Support for the key Bluetooth® profiles used in automotive infotainment
  • Delivered in source code that can be modified and configured to customer needs

Additional software components to be used with Blue SDK RapidLaunch

  • Blue SDK core stack
  • Blue SDK Handsfree Profile
  • Blue SDK A/V Profiles
  • Blue SDK Phonebook Access Profile
  • Blue SDK Messaging Access Profile
  • OpenSynergy’s Voice SDK (optional echo cancellation and noise reduction solution)

Linux Bluetooth® Integration complexity is easily managed

Blue SDK RapidLaunch incorporates code that significantly reduces the number of APIs that are required in terms of controlling both the Bluetooth® profile and stack operation. Building on the Linux Quickstart features (transport interfaces, audio integration, PTY integration for serial port, and logging services) found in Blue SDK, RapidLaunch also provides DBUS objects that permit easy access to the Bluetooth® API from various application contexts.

Interoperability with mobile devices

Dealing with mobile phone interoperability is one of the most challenging and costly aspects to account for when developing a Bluetooth® automotive product. OpenSynergy’s highly experienced Bluetooth® development team has taken into account the challenge of interoperability, reducing the engineering risk significantly. This application framework can accelerate time to market by reducing issues related to inter-device operation.

Fully integrated with Blue SDK and automotive profiles

The Bluetooth® stack (Blue SDK) and suite of automotive profiles (see list above) have been pre-integrated with RapidLaunch, reducing both development effort and cost, resulting in a decreased time to market. The Blue SDK and Profiles are individual SDKs that are purchased separately.


Supports the GENIVI Bluetooth® APIs using the CommonAPI and the CommonAPI tools.
GDBus provides more flexibility for customers using D-Bus.