Posts tagged as: Bluetooth Special Interest Group

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 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 SIG’s Announces Mesh Networking Plans

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group said it plans to create a mesh networking profile for Bluetooth. It formed the Bluetooth Smart Mesh Working Group, which will create the underlying architecture needed for standardized mesh networking. The Bluetooth SIG believes the increased use of Bluetooth Smart-enabled devices around homes and businesses will be better served through […]

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 […]

LG Joins Bluetooth SIG Board of Directors

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group today announced that LG has joined the organization’s board of directors. Specifically, Minsoo Lee, chief research engineer for standards and technology at LG, will fill the new seat at the SIG’s board. The Bluetooth SIG’s board is composed of 11 different companies spread around the globe, including Apple, CSR, Ericsson, […]

Bluetooth Spec Addition to Use GNSS for Map Data

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has cleared a proposal to more explicitly add location awareness to the standard. Bluetooth 2.0 and up devices will have the option of using the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) profile, which will let a GPS-aware device share its location data with other Bluetooth hardware. Implementing GNSS could let a […]

Bluetooth Specification Version 4.0 Released

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced the formal adoption of Bluetooth Core Specification Version 4.0, with the hallmark feature, low energy technology. This final step in the adoption process signals to Bluetooth SIG members that the Bluetooth SIG Qualification Program is now open for qualification of all Bluetooth product types to the Version […]

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