Bluetooth 4.2 makes tracking more difficult and makes data transfer 2.5 times faster




The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has adopted the specifications of Bluetooth 4.2 and put online. In the new version switching devices each mac address, making tracking users via bluetooth tracking a piece is difficult.

Bluetooth Thanks to the equipment change mac address can not continue to recognize a smartphone because now watching the mac address. Additionally beacons for example shops devices only wake to include messages like for example, users of the app store that have on their device; the software maintains a whitelist before when in Bluetooth 4.2 . Because beacons smartphones wake less often, this function will reduce the battery using bluetooth on smartphones.

In addition, the new Bluetooth version 2.5 times faster data transfer than Bluetooth 4.1. In addition, fewer errors occur during data transmission. It also supports Bluetooth with the new version a direct connection via IPv6, which should especially useful in small units that constitute the ‘internet of things’. For the Internet is of course a network connection via a router or set-top box with bluetooth, but this internet-of-things-devices do not themselves have wifi on board.

One feature that is lacking in Bluetooth 4.2, the possibility to build a mesh network with various Bluetooth-enabled devices. The members of the Bluetooth SIG working on it, says a top executive at EETimes. “It is a clear priority.”


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