Bluetooth technology is set to be upgraded in 2016 according to new plans laid out published by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG).
SIG are the governing body that oversees licensing and development of bluetooth technology. Toby Nixon, Chairman of the Bluetooth SIG Board of Directors.“There is significant demand from our members and the industry at large to enhance Bluetooth with the new capabilities we’re announcing today,”
“Current projections put the market potential for IoT between $2 and $11.1 trillion by 2025. The technical updates planned for Bluetooth technology in 2016 will help make these expectations a reality and accelerate growth in IoT.”
Bluetooth Smart will be improved, increasing the range four times it’s current capability. Speed is another significant factor, doubling signal sending speed “without increasing energy consumption.” The major improvement will be Mesh networking, enabling Bluetooth devices “to connect together in networks that can cover an entire building or home, opening up home and industrial automation applications.”
Bluetooth is such a significant part of handheld devices, with the aforementioned improvements, we can expect more streamlined experiences with new devices, as well as new innovative features from manufacturers.
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