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18th August 2020
Extended reach of COVID-19 exposure notification systems

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced that work is underway to create a specification that will enable wearable devices to participate in an existing smartphone-based Exposure Notification System (ENS).

4th June 2020
Bluetooth SIG and DiiA to accelerate IoT lighting

Bluetooth SIG (The Bluetooth Special Interest Group), the trade association that oversees Bluetooth technology, and the DiiA, the global DALI alliance of companies from the lighting and sensor industries, have announced a collaboration designed to accelerate the adoption of IoT-enabled commercial lighting systems.

3rd March 2020
Bluetooth SIG shows support for World Hearing Day

To mark today's World Hearing Day 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA) are campaigning worldwide for an active and positive approach to hearing loss. The campaign provides comprehensive information about the prevention, treatment and consequences of hearing impairment and shows that hearing loss is not necessarily a stigma.

Component Management
31st January 2020
Next generation of Bluetooth brings audio sharing

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced the upcoming release of LE Audio, the next generation of Bluetooth audio. LE Audio aims to enhance Bluetooth audio performance, and add support for hearing aids and enable Audio Sharing. 

6th January 2020
The next generation of Bluetooth audio

Twenty years ago, Bluetooth cut the audio cord and created the wireless audio market. Today, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced the upcoming release of LE Audio, the next generation of Bluetooth audio. Not only will LE Audio enhance Bluetooth audio performance, it will add support for hearing aids and enable Audio Sharing, an entirely new use case that is poised to once again transform the way we experience audio and c...

20th November 2019
Bluetooth devices capable of huge range of connectivity distances

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is raising awareness of the range of Bluetooth, which can span to over a kilometre. The most well-known Bluetooth use-cases, including personal audio and wearable devices, have design requirements that dictate a shorter effective range. 

28th January 2019
Bluetooth enhances support for location services

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced a new direction finding feature that holds the potential to enhance the performance of Bluetooth location services solutions. The new feature allows devices to determine the direction of a Bluetooth signal, thereby enabling the development of Bluetooth proximity solutions that can understand device direction as well as Bluetooth positioning systems that can achieve down to centimetre-level ...

8th January 2019
Bluetooth mesh selected as strategic protocol for smart home solutions

In response to growing adoption of Bluetooth mesh networking in smart home solutions, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced the formation of a new Smart Home Subgroup. The announcement follows the decision from a growing number of market leaders to adopt Bluetooth mesh networking as a strategic communications protocol for smart home solutions.

9th January 2018
Bluetooth celebrates 20 years of market creation

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) kicks off its 20th anniversary year at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), a showcase for breakthrough technologies, like Bluetooth, and a global stage where next generation innovations are introduced.

25th July 2017
Bluetooth technology now supports mesh networking

According to the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), Bluetooth technology, the global standard for simple, secure wireless connectivity, now supports mesh networking. The new mesh capability enables many-to-many (m:m) device communications and is optimised for creating large-scale device networks. It is suited for building automation, sensor networks and other IoT solutions where tens, hundreds, or thousands of devices need to reliably and se...

Events News
23rd February 2017
IoT leaders set to take the stage at Bluetooth World 2017

Industry leaders from Google, Garmin, Toyota, and Indiegogo will appear as speakers at the fourth annual Bluetooth World event, hosted by Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). These top Internet of Things (IoT) innovators will anchor a refreshed Bluetooth World format offering attendees an opportunity to experience the power and potential of Bluetooth and see the IoT in action. The event will take place from 28th-29th March 2017 at th...

8th December 2016
Transforming wireless connectivity with Bluetooth 5

It has been announced that the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) have officially adopted Bluetooth 5 as the latest version of the Bluetooth core specification. Key updates to Bluetooth 5 include: longer range, faster speed, and larger broadcast message capacity, as well as improved interoperability and coexistence with other wireless technologies. 

28th June 2016
Can you Imagine Blue? Next-gen IoT innovations awards programme

  The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) introduced its 2017 Imagine Blue Awards, a programme championing the next-gen of IoT innovations that will shape the way we interact with our devices, each other, and the world around us.

17th June 2016
New Bluetooth technology enhances the home, enterprise and industry

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced that its next release, coming late 2016 to early 2017, will be called Bluetooth 5 and will include significantly increased range, speed and broadcast messaging capacity.

4th May 2016
Consumer awareness of Bluetooth is at an all-time high

  According to a recent survey conducted by Lux Insights, consumer awareness of Bluetooth wireless technology is at 92% globally, with 62% of respondents reporting a purchasing preference for Bluetooth enabled products, noting Bluetooth is reliable, easy to use and makes life easier.

16th November 2015
Bluetooth SIG focuses 2016 technology roadmap on enhancements for IoT

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is previewing highlights from its 2016 technology roadmap. Planned enhancements for the technology are focused squarely on increasing its IoT functionality. Key updates include longer range, higher speeds and mesh networking. The host of Bluetooth advancements coming in 2016 will further energise fast-growing industries such as smart home, industrial automation, location-based services and smart infrastr...

Tech Videos
23rd April 2015
Bluetooth Developer Studio

Dream bigger, build faster with Bluetooth Developer Studio. The official Bluetooth development kit. It’s new and in limited beta.

Tech Videos
6th March 2015
Overview of iOS Bluetooth development

This video from The Bluetooth SIG provides an overview of Bluetooth development for the iOS operating system.

Tech Videos
6th March 2015
Overview of Android Bluetooth development

This video from The Bluetooth SIG provides an overview of Bluetooth development for the Android operating system.

Tech Videos
6th March 2015
Getting started with our application accelerator

This video from The Bluetooth SIG shows how to get started using their application accelerator.

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