The Industry is Abuzz with Talk of Bluetooth Mesh

It’s been one week since the launch of the Bluetooth mesh networking standard, and across the wireless connectivity industry people are talking about how Bluetooth mesh will shape the next evolution of solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). Our Members Make It Possible Our members played a critical role in developing Bluetooth mesh. Some members, like Wireless Cables, Qualcomm, Silicon Labs, and Silvair, are actively promoting this new wireless technology. A Global Impact The impact of the... Continue Reading

Bluetooth SIG Member Companies Celebrate Bluetooth mesh

Bluetooth mesh networking

The introduction of Bluetooth mesh networking comes at a time of pivotal industry growth, with ABI Research expecting 48 billion internet-enabled devices to be installed by 2021, of which nearly one-third will include Bluetooth. Bluetooth mesh will make the largest initial impact in commercial lighting and industrial applications, and will eventually become a common technology in the larger Internet of Things ecosystem. But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what a few of our 32,000 member companies... Continue Reading

Introducing Bluetooth Mesh Networking

Bluetooth mesh networking

Bluetooth technology, the global standard for simple, secure wireless connectivity, now supports mesh networking. The new mesh capability enables many-to-many (m:m) device communications and is optimized for creating large-scale device networks. It is ideally suited for building automation, sensor networks, and other IoT solutions where tens, hundreds, or thousands of devices need to reliably and securely communicate with one another. "Bluetooth mesh networking is the most robust and powerful low-power... Continue Reading

Help Shape the Future of the IoT

Shenzhen Skyline

Whether you’re considering including existing Bluetooth technology in your upcoming product design or looking to advance wireless connectivity to new levels of invention, Bluetooth Asia 2017 is a rare opportunity for you to see the Internet of Things (IoT) in action. Learn from the Global Wireless Community Every year, participants from all over the world attend the Bluetooth Asia event to join pioneers in wireless connectivity for an immersive experience in recent innovations built on Bluetooth... Continue Reading

Smart IoT 2017, Hong Kong

An audience enthralled with a Bluetooth SIG speaking engagement

Smart IoT Hong Kong is coming up on 24 May at the HKCEC and I have the pleasure of joining the event as a speaker.  At 14:10 on the 24th, I will speak on Bluetooth 5 and how it will power the beacon market. This is a topic I am passionate about as I have been blown away by the way the beacon market has become so popular.. Bluetooth beacons are specifically popular in the retail market.  According to ABI Research, the number of beacons will surpass 565 million by 2021. Beacon applications not only... Continue Reading

Bluetooth® 5 Arrives in Smartphones, Improving the Connections You Know and Love.

Bluetooth 5

Today, a mere five months after we formally adopted Bluetooth 5, the Samsung Galaxy S8 became the first smartphone to ship to consumers using the technology. To learn more, we recommend reading Computer Weekly's David McClelland’s great assessment of Bluetooth 5, its benefits, and what’s next, based on an interview with our own Steve Hegenderfer. So, what is next? Before we talk about where we are going, let’s talk about where we’ve been. Since its inception, Bluetooth technology has been in the... Continue Reading

That’s A Wrap, Bluetooth World 2017

Bluetooth World 2017 show floor

Last week in Santa Clara, California, Bluetooth World was host to more than 1,100 developers, executives, and start-ups. This year's conference showcased how Bluetooth technology is rapidly evolving to meeting IoT needs, and what we can expect in the near and distant future. Developers were able to gain hands-on experience building the devices that will change the way we interact with technology in our everyday lives. You can check out #BluetoothWorld on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get more... Continue Reading

Blue is Local: Supporting Kirkland Startup Weekend

Last weekend, Bluetooth participated in the Kirkland Startup Weekend, an annual event that encourages innovators to collaborate on new ideas. Each year, Kirkland Startup Weekend gives individuals the opportunity to pitch their startup ideas, form teams around top proposals, and then scramble to establish a business model, code, design, and support their concept with market validation. In just 54-hours, this wild event sparks grand ideas for the Internet of Things. Kicking off on Friday, the SIG’s... Continue Reading

Bluetooth Supports Rapid IoT Growth in China

With $14.4 trillion projected industry growth over the next decade and $1.7 trillion in the next five years there’s a lot of money to be made in the IoT! ABI Research also predicts there will be 14 billion Bluetooth devices by 2020 and China is helping it get there. With nearly all phones and tablets containing Bluetooth, consumers and enterprises have a ready user interface to the IoT. China Poised for Growth In the rapidly growing Chinese market, the IoT is poised to explode. I recently traveled... Continue Reading

Smart Lighting Hits the Road at Discover Blue

ICON-set-studio

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