Bluetooth 4.2 will increase the speed by 2.5 times and allow devices to connect directly to the Internet




Group Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) spoke about some of the features of the standard wireless data transmission Bluetooth 4.2, the output of which is expected in the near future. Technology will not only devices connected directly to each other, but also the World Wide Web. In addition, the new version of Bluetooth will make electronics more energy efficient and functional.


Bluetooth 4.2 is a further development of the specification Bluetooth 4.0, approved in 2010. Devices with the new standard will be able to connect to the network through an access point without the need for complicated wiring. This will greatly simplify the infrastructure of the Internet of things and the organization of their access to the network.

At present, Bluetooth is used mainly for wireless electronics for short distances. Protocol to the fourth version has a practical range of about 30 meters, but Bluetooth 4.2, is expected to work in excess of this limit, which will work with a wearable device that will be removed from the hub for hundreds of meters.

In addition, the standard has become much safer – the process of tracking unilaterally now impossible, as Bluetooth 4.2 does not transmit any information without pairing. The new generation of wireless technology was 2.5 times faster. In addition, the protocol provides increased energy efficiency. This improvement will concern primarily the various sensors and actuators, which is important in light of the growing popularity of various wearable electronics.


The standard is ready for integration into mobile devices to access the internet will be added during the month. The first gadgets to support Bluetooth 4.2, is expected to appear in the first half of 2015.

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