Bluetooth SIG Releases More Details About Bluetooth 5

Posted by at 10:43 am on June 16, 2016

Bluetooth LogoThe Bluetooth Special Interest Group today announced Bluetooth 5, the next version of Bluetooth scheduled to launch late this year or early next year.

The Bluetooth SIG says Bluetooth 5 quadruples the available range, doubles the speed, and improves data broadcasting capacity by 800%.

This improved capacity will help Bluetooth “transmit richer, more intelligent data” to connected devices, such as beacons and Internet of Things products. Importantly, Bluetooth 5 will allow devices to connect and share information without pairing via specific applications.

The Bluetooth SIG believes Bluetooth 5 will help companies bring richer, more capable Bluetooth products to the wearables, home automation, industrial, commercial, and enterprise markets.

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