The manufacture of Bluetooth-enabled equipment will also exceed 1 billion units by 2005. Bluetooth-enabled equipment will surface by the end of 2000 and will escalate in 2001, according to Cahners In-Stat Group, a high-tech market research firm. Bluetooth is a short-distance wireless technology that spans telecommunications, personal computing, networking, industrial, automotive and consumer electronic devices, allowing voice and data connections up to 10 meters (30 feet), or to 100 meters with an amplifier.