Bluetooth 5 Has Arrrived

Bluetooth 5 Has Arrrived

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The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has officially adopted Bluetooth 5 as the latest version of the Bluetooth core specification. Key updates to Bluetooth 5 include longer range, faster speed, and larger broadcast message capacity, as well as improved interoperability and coexistence with other wireless technologies.

"This means whole-home and building coverage, as well as new use cases for outdoor, industrial, and commercial applications will be a reality. With the launch of Bluetooth 5, we continue to evolve to meet the needs of IoT developers and consumers while staying true to what Bluetooth is at its core: the global wireless standard for simple, secure, connectivity."

Notable updates include four times range, two times speed, and eight times broadcast message capacity. Longer range powers whole home and building coverage, for more robust and reliable connections. Higher speed enables more responsive, high-performance devices. Increased broadcast message size increases the data sent for improved and more context relevant solutions.

Bluetooth 5 also includes updates that help reduce potential interference with other wireless technologies to ensure Bluetooth devices can coexist within the increasingly complex global IoT environment. Bluetooth 5 delivers all of this while maintaining its low-energy functionality and flexibility for developers to meet the needs of their device or application.

Consumers can expect to see products built with Bluetooth 5 within two to six months.

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Bluetooth 5 Has Arrrived

Reza T - December 8, 2016 at 3:49pm
Best protocol for IoT devices is 802.11ah, hope it becomes available soon.
Hfkwcm - December 8, 2016 at 12:31am
The whole reason for Bt was low battery usage. If this uses any more battery they're stupid. We already have wifi and hotspots. Don't need something of comparable battery drain.
Ke.x - December 8, 2016 at 5:29am
You seem to be the one with the brains here.
YouIdiot - December 8, 2016 at 5:55am
Hfkwcm, you obviously did not read the article or their website. Another troll jumping to comment section right away. What an idiot.
AladinTECH - Shit Guy - December 8, 2016 at 12:08am
Gg bluetooth
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