Bluetooth 5 offers faster speeds and longer range2016-12-08 03:12 by Daniela
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has officially announced the adoption of the next generation of Bluetooth, called Bluetooth 5.
This means that companies are now able to begin building and certifying devices that work with Bluetooth 5. It is expected that the first round of such devices will begin rolling out in the next two to six months and could include major products by the end of the year.
Bluetooth 5 will offer connections that are faster and work over much longer ranges than what can currently be achieved. Specifically, it boasts four times greater range, two times better speed, and eight times better message capaciy. This means Bluetooth can cover entire homes and/or buildings with stronger signal.
"Bluetooth is revolutionizing how people experience the IoT. Bluetooth 5 continues to drive this revolution by delivering reliable IoT connections and mobilizing the adoption of beacons, which in turn will decrease connection barriers and enable a seamless IoT experience," Mark Powell, executive director of the Bluetooth SIG, said in a statement.
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