Posts tagged as: Bluetooth SIG

Bluetooth SIG Adds Mesh Networking to Advance IoT and Smart Home Efforts

The¬†Bluetooth SIG¬†today added support for mesh networking to its core Bluetooth specification. The move targets the internet-of-things, smart homes, and business applications where simple connections between many devices are needed. The mesh networking feature supports self-healing networks, supports thousands of individual nodes, and provides industrial-grade security. The mesh networking spec relies on Bluetooth Low Energy […]

Bluetooth 5 Spec Released by Bluetooth SIG

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has released the core Bluetooth 5 specification. Bluetooth 5 was first announced earlier this year and is now available in final form to technology companies. The updated specification makes big performance changes. For example, Bluetooth 5 quadruples the available wireless range, doubles wireless speeds, and improves data broadcasting capacity by […]

Bluetooth SIG Releases More Details About Bluetooth 5

The 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” […]

Bluetooth 5 to Boost Speed and Range

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group is prepared to announce the next version of Bluetooth and its capabilities, according to a letter from Executive Director Mark Powell. The organization said Bluetooth 5 will be the name of the next Bluetooth specification. The updated spec will make significant improvements to the range (quadrupled) and the speed (doubled) […]

Bluetooth SIG Targeting Increased Range and Speed for 2016

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group said it plans to update the short-range wireless standard moving into the year 2016 with new capabilities. The tentpole features include improved speeds, extended range, and broader support for mesh networks. The Bluetooth SIG says the improvements will be particularly beneficial to the Internet of Things. It is targeting a […]

FIDO And Bluetooth SIG Join Forces to Let Smartphones Act as Authentication Keys

The Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance and Bluetooth Special Interest Group today announced plans to make it possible for smartphones to serve as digital keys in two-factor authentication. FIDO plans to contribute Universal Second Factor (U2F) authentication specifications over Bluetooth Smart. Many two-factor authentication methods rely on the “something you have and something you know” […]

Bluetooth 4.2 Spec Aims to Aid the Internet of Things Movement

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group today introduced Bluetooth 4.2, an updated specification that means to connect more devices and things to the internet. Bluetooth 4.2 supports IPv6 and 6LoWPAN, which allows Bluetooth Smart devices to connect directly to the internet through a router, rather than requiring an in-between device such as a tablet or smartphone. […]

Bluetooth Special Interest Group Announces New Bluetooth 4.1 Spec

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has announced the adoption of updates to the Bluetooth Core Specification. The updates will improve consumer usability with increased co-existence support for LTE and bulk data exchange rates. The new release will also aid developer innovation by allowing devices to support multiple roles simultaneously, and also lays the groundwork for […]

NFC Forum and Bluetooth SIG Agree to Work Together

The NFC Forum and the Bluetooth Special Interest Group today announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which they hope will lead to the two organizations working better together moving forward. The organizations said they will update and maintain the NFC/Bluetooth developers’ guide they jointly published earlier, and will add Bluetooth Smart products […]

Android to Adopt Bluetooth Smart Ready

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group announced that a future version of Android will support Bluetooth Smart Ready and Bluetooth Smart devices. To-date, Android has not included a built-in Bluetooth stack, which means device makers have been on their own to add Bluetooth. By adding support for Bluetooth Smart Ready (Bluetooth 4.0 on a dual-mode chip) […]

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