Knock, Knock…Who’s There? Your Key to a Safer Property

Ever been in a situation where a family member or your roommate calls in a panic because they forgot a house key and the only solution is to leave a key under the mat?We’re sure this or something similar has happened to all of us. This is definitely risky as it can potentially lead to an intruder entering the house and stealing your stuff. Swissprime Makes a Smart Home Safer So what’s the solution? Swissprime Technologies, one of the companies at our Discover Blue: London event, demoed an interesting... Continue Reading

Smart Lighting Hits the Road at Discover Blue

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What comes to mind when you think of smart lighting? A commercial building? A home? Probably not bike lights, but that’s exactly what See.Sense wanted to create. Its mission: to enhance the safety, performance and enjoyment of cycling by bringing technology to the cutting edge of cycling design.Co-founder and CEO, Philip McAleese, used his skills in electronic and software design create a bicycle light that used sensor technology to improve his visibility to cars. He brought a set of these intelligent... Continue Reading

Bluetooth, Beacons, and Mesh...Oh, My!

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The use of mesh and beacon technology to improve customer experience is becoming increasingly prevalent in the world of retail, but did you know that these two technologies can actually be combined to create something new?Ubudu, a recent attendee at our Discover Blue: London event, is excited about the latest trend of "mesh beacons" and feels we are in the beginning stages of seeing what beacons can offer. The company created uBeacon Mesh, the world's first mesh beacon, which allows consumers and... Continue Reading

Olympians Harness Bluetooth Technology

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This year’s Olympic Games in Rio were more than just a sporting event. It was a technology showcase featuring the latest and greatest innovations, including Bluetooth beacons and a wide variety of wearables. The US Olympic Committee’s Director of Technology and Innovation, Mounir Zok, even called the 2016 Olympic Games “the first wearable technology games.” Cutting-edge technologies from smart eye wear to wearable payment devices amplified the Olympic experience for both attendees and Olympians. Continue Reading

Pioneering Commercial Smart Lighting at Discover Blue

Pioneering Commercial Smart Lighting at Discover Blue

Advanced lighting control strategies in commercial buildings is still a burgeoning development. As important as lighting controls are for energy savings, most facilities have not been integrated with a control system.Silvair's Lighting SolutionSilvair, a Discover Blue: London attendee, is looking to change that. The company believes that technological innovation plays a major role in transforming energy use in commercial spaces. Silvair created an end-to-end smart platform based on Bluetooth technology. Continue Reading

Tracking Canine Fitness with Bluetooth

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Are you wondering how many calories your dog burns from all the hours in the park? We are! And with 54% of dogs in the US either obese or overweight, according to Pet Obesity Prevention, now is the time to be monitoring and influencing canine fitness. That’s where PitPatPet come in. We met them at our Discover Blue: London event, and this video is the third in a series highlighting some of the companies that are innovating using Bluetooth technology.PitPatPet Tracks Your Dog's FitnessPitPat is essentially... Continue Reading

Vote For Your Favorite Bluetooth SXSW 2017 Panels

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We love SXSW!It's time to vote for the South by Southwest sessions you want to see showcased in 2017. The massive, 10-day conference and festival is held each year in Austin, Texas. Last year, nearly 100,000 thought leaders and innovative companies attended SXSW, including the Bluetooth SIG. For 2017, we submitted four engaging sessions, each exploring a different avenue of how Bluetooth impacts our world. We are asking you to help us by casting your vote by Friday, 2 September.To vote, simply log... Continue Reading

Bluetooth Communicator Beams up Star Trek Fans at Discover Blue

Bluetooth Communicator Beams up Star Trek Fans at Discover Blue

We recently hosted our annual UK media and analyst event, Discover Blue: London. Several innovative companies which are creating amazing products using Bluetooth technology joined us. We had a chance to walk around and do some interviews to learn more about how they are creating with Bluetooth and to get a deeper look at their solution. The first in this series, The Wand Company, used Bluetooth to create a fully-working Star Trek™ Communicator. This is a geeks’ dream come true. All the technology... Continue Reading

Solving the World's Challenges with Bluetooth

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It’s that time of year where we begin collecting entries for the Imagine Blue Awards. The Imagine Blue Awards highlights the work and imaginations of creators, developers, designers, and students who are using Bluetooth technology to push the boundaries of wireless connectivity to solve the world’s biggest challenges.Since launching the awards in 2013, we’ve seen some incredible technology and ideas from all parts of the world. We’ve had a Bluetooth enabled asthma inhaler, basketball, prosthetic, Continue Reading

Bluetooth 5 Rocks Discover Blue: London

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Discover Blue Hits LondonAt the Bluetooth SIG, we talk a lot about how Bluetooth technology opens up more possibilities for companies and developers to build an accessible and interoperable Internet of Things (IoT). Which is why it’s always exciting when our Discover Blue media events roll around and we actually get to see and play with the cool IoT gadgets and solutions that our members are creating.Discover Blue hit London for the third time in the UK. Eight of EMEA’s most innovative SIG member... Continue Reading