Bluetooth 5 Targets IoT
Twice the speed, four times the range
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has officially adopted Bluetooth 5 as the latest version of the core Bluetooth specification this week. With the latest specification now available to manufacturers and developers, we can expect to see hardware built with Bluetooth 5 within two to six months. The specification naturally comes with a bunch of improvements over Bluetooth 4.2, including eight times the capacity, two times the speed and four times the range.
Bluetooth 5 is really all about the Internet of Things, though, helping to reduce potential interference with other wireless technologies to ensure that Bluetooth devices can “coexist within the increasingly complex global IoT environment”. The executive director of the Special Interest Group wrote in a release that Bluetooth was “revolutionising how people experience the IoT” and that by decreasing connection barriers, IoT would become a seamless experience.
So now you know.