Bluetooth gets bigger range in 2016 by “mesh networking”




Bluetooth gets support in 2016 for “mesh networking” in order to allow a greater range. This presumably occurs through a new version of the protocol. The Bluetooth SIG, the steering group of companies leading the development, focuses on the Internet of things.

Bluetooth “Mesh networking ‘means that Bluetooth enabled devices can use each other as intermediate stations, so that information from certain sensors via other sensors could ultimately come to a connected device. By mesh networking is the range of Bluetooth suddenly much larger due to the presence of Bluetooth devices in the intermediate space. Therefore, the need to be large buildings to be retreaded with bluetooth range, writes the Bluetooth SIG.

In addition, the range of individual Bluetooth connections must be raised. Bluetooth Smart would range up to four times larger. In addition, the speed may be twice as high, without energy consumption across goes up. The improvements seem to be a harbinger of an announcement of a new version of Bluetooth.

All improvements are focused on internet-of-things, the Bluetooth SIG hopes that the old wireless link will be the basis to connect things with the Internet. In addition to connections via Bluetooth manufacturers have also the choice to build 4G connections, while also wifi is still an option and new networks like Lora arrive that are specially made for the internet-of-things.

Bluetooth is the invention of a Dutchman. Tweakers made ​​a few years ago a report about Jaap Haartsen, the man who in the nineties of the last century the foundations for the bluetooth today.


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