The Bluetooth SIG announced that its next release will be called Bluetooth 5 and will include significantly increased range, speed and broadcast messaging capacity. Extending range will deliver robust IoT (Internet of Things) connections with higher speeds and optimised responsiveness. These Bluetooth advancements open up more possibilities and enable SIG companies to build an accessible, interoperable IoT.
“Bluetooth 5 will transform the way people experience the IoT by making it something that happens simply and seamlessly around them,” said Mark Powell, executive director of the Bluetooth SIG. “Increasing operation range will enable connections to IoT devices that extend far beyond the walls of a typical home, while increasing speed supports faster data transfers and software updates for devices. And now with the ability to broadcast a much richer set of information, Bluetooth 5 will make beacons, location awareness, and other connectionless services an even more relevant part of an effortless and seamless IoT experience”
Expected to release in late 2016 to early 2017 will quadruple the range and double the speed of low energy connections, while increasing the capacity of connectionless data broadcasts by 800%.
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Source: Bluetooth SIG