18 07, 2017

Bluetooth 5 Advertisements: Everything you need to know

By | 2017-07-18T16:16:04+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Categories: BLE technology|Tags: , , , , , |5 Comments

You’ve probably heard so much about the recently released Bluetooth 5. You’ve seen all the hype on 2x Speed, 4x Range, and 8x Advertising data increase capabilities. But what does this all mean?? How does it achieve all these improvements? Is it really possible to achieve all these simultaneously?? What about power consumption? How is that affected? Look: There was so much media hype surrounding the release of Bluetooth 5, and lots of conflicting information with very few details. Many media articles made it sound like you can achieve all these simultaneously! In this first post of a series on [...]

30 01, 2017

Four things you should know about the upcoming Bluetooth World 2017 event

By | 2017-06-16T03:11:18+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Categories: BLE technology, News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

I just wanted to share four things I recently learned about the upcoming Bluetooth World 2017 event (March 28-29, 2017 in Santa Clara, California). This will be my first time attending the event, but from what I remember, last year the fee to attend was a bit on the high side (close to $1,000). This year, however, things are changing... After registering for the event, I received an email from the new group organizing the event this year asking if they could arrange a phone to let me know about what's new about the event this year. After talking with [...]

17 06, 2016

This one crucial feature is missing in Bluetooth 5

By | 2017-06-16T03:14:06+00:00 June 17th, 2016|Categories: BLE technology, News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Bluetooth 5 Bluetooth has been around for almost 2 decades, and if you haven't heard of Bluetooth then you've probably been living under a rock! :) The last major version of Bluetooth (version 4.0) was released back in 2010. There have been major changes in the wireless and electronics industry since then -with the Internet of Things (IoT) being the "next big thing". Bluetooth 4.0 introduced BLE (Bluetooth low energy) which has been a major player in two areas: the wearable industry and beacons (e.g. iBeacons, Eddystone...etc). It has enabled many other IoT technologies as well including industrial and enterprise [...]