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  • 09-Dec-2014
    Bluetooth technology continues to bring wireless convenience to medical industry
    ​The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) recently adopted the Continuous Glucose Monitoring Profile (CGM), developed by the Medical Device Working Group, to standardize data collection, measurement and delivery for Bluetooth Smart glucose monitors. Bluetooth Smart continues to bring wireless convenience to medical devices while empowering patients and medical providers alike with accurate pictu...

  • 03-Dec-2014
    Bluetooth 4.2 further establishes Bluetooth as the wireless standard for the Internet of Things
    ​The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) officially adopted version 4.2 of the Bluetooth core specification this week. Key updates in 4.2 improve privacy and increase speed, and a soon-to-be ratified profile will enable IP connectivity. Bluetooth 4.2 opens up new opportunities for developers, OEMs and the industry to build a better user experience for consumers while creating use cases never be...

  • 11-Nov-2014
    Entries for Breakthrough Product, Application, Prototype and Student-led Categories Due by 5 December 2014
    Time is running out to submit for the Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards, the official award program held by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) and media partner CNET. The Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards celebrates the best Bluetooth enabled products and applications available on the market today, and recognizes innovative prototypes coming soon. All entries are due by 5 December 2014. The progra...

  • 15-Oct-2014
    New Report by IHS Technology Puts Bluetooth Smart at the Center of Home Automation
    ​While it’s been the next big thing for the past 50 years, the smart home market is finally showing signs of going mainstream and Bluetooth Smart technology is making it happen. Research firm IHS Technology is now reporting the smart home market will grow by 56 percent, compounded annually, in the next three years, with 190 million products shipping by 2018. IHS Technology projects that Bluetooth ...

  • 04-Sep-2014
    Bluetooth SIG teams up with prestigious tech outlet to recognize best in Bluetooth innovation
    The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) today announced CNET as the exclusive media partner for the 2015 Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards, which honors the best in global Bluetooth innovation. CNET will showcase this year’s program and the top submissions in its coverage, and will also lead the charge in selecting the overall winner, along with category winners. So CNET is in, are you? “We’re exci...

  • 10-July-2014
    Next version of Android aims to provide a seamless experience across many screens – and gives developers unparalleled flexibility to build with Bluetooth
    ​At this year’s Google I/O, Google demonstrated tap-to-pay, step-by-step recipes, phone-to-watch functionality, and a new notification bridge. What did all of these scenarios have in common? Bluetooth technology.  The next version of the Android operating system – the L-release – designed for phones, tablets, and beyond, includes native support for Bluetooth Smart and Bluetooth Classic. This ...

  • 09-July-2014
    Bluetooth Special Interest Group survey finds UK consumers recognise wireless connectivity has the potential to simplify their lives
    ​Brits are embracing wireless connectivity with 60% currently owning a wireless connected accessory, including keyboards, health and fitness monitors and smart home devices, according to research commissioned by Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). The survey, which looked at the devices UK consumers want and their future connectivity expectations, found this is only set to grow, with 72% expec...

  • 09-July-2014
    Dr. Grajski brings 20+ years of mobile product development experience as new Associate Board Member
    The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) today announced it is appointing Dr. Kamil A. Grajski, VP of Engineering for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., to its Board of Directors. Dr. Grajski’s term will start September 2014 and run through June 2016. “Bluetooth® Smart technology radically changed the wireless landscape in just a few short years and required a shift from the SIG as well, demanding a r...

  • 20-May-2014
    Comprehensive training kit gives developers all the information they need to bring products to life and become part of the Internet of Everything
    Bluetooth Smart technology is fueling the explosive growth of the Internet of Things as it is integrated into millions of new devices daily – adding connectivity to everyday objects to make people's lives easier and more efficient. The Bluetooth Smart Starter Kit, announced today from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), is a comprehensive training package with hands-on labs, sample source ...

  • 13-May-2014
    Bluetooth SIG Opens the Bluetooth Breakthrough Award Call for Entries
    ​The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has officially opened the call for submissions for the Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards 2015. The Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards celebrate the best Bluetooth enabled products and applications available on the market today, and recognize innovative prototypes coming soon. The Bluetooth SIG, along with award platinum sponsors CSR, Frontline Test Equipment, Inc...
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