Franz Dugand

Franz Dugand

Director of Sales & Marketing, Connectivity Business Unit, CEVA

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is already a leading communication standard in the vast domain of the Internet of Things (IoT). A few days ago, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) shared some details about Bluetooth 5. This is the name of the group’s next release, scheduled for the end of 2016 or the beginning of 2017. According to the announcement, the new version will offer significant improvements compared to the existing specification. Speed, range, and broadcasting capacity are all purported to be extended by substantial factors. Here is a look at how these enhancements will upgrade current applications, and boost the superiority of BLE even further over competing technologies. In the complex battle for domination over the IoT communication standard, these new advantages might help BLE prevail and become the ultimate standard of IoT.

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