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  • 08-Apr-2014
    Mobile phones, PCs, Tablets rely on Bluetooth for wireless connectivity, set the stage for in-home automation hubs
    From Bluetooth World 2014, the flagship connectivity conference from the Bluetooth SIG, IHS released details of its latest forecasts for the IHS Technology Connectivity in Consumer, Mobile and IT Market Tracker. The report puts Bluetooth penetration at 90 percent in 2014 for all mobile phones (not just smartphones), growing to 96 percent by 2018. Mobile phones serve as the hub for the Internet of ...

  • 27-Mar-2014
    PayPal and Under Armour Anchor Two Days of Can’t Miss Panels, Sessions and Developer Training
    Today the Bluetooth SIG announced PayPal and Under Armour's recently acquired, MapMyFitness, will be among the industry leaders keynoting Bluetooth World 2014 in San Jose, California on April 8 – 9, 2014. Bluetooth World is the only connectivity conference in North America to provide an in-depth exploration of how Bluetooth technology is transforming the connected world. Bluetooth World is all abo...

  • 12-Mar-2014
    Following the World Health Organization's International Ear Care Day, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) and European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA) today announced a memo of understanding (MOU). This partnership between the world's largest association of hearing instrument manufacturers and the largest wireless technology aims to develop a standard for new hearing ai...

  • 04-Mar-2014
    Dedicated Developer Sessions Foster Innovation with Bluetooth® Smart Technology
    ​The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced a Developers Summit, a targeted program just for developers, to be held at Bluetooth World 2014 in San Jose, California on April 8 – 9. This all-inclusive wireless event offers developers and OEMs opportunities to explore and gain the business and technical knowledge needed to bring their innovations to life through hands-on train...

  • 24-Feb-2014
    Category Winners Use Intelligent, Power-Efficient Bluetooth Smart Technology to Make Everyday “Things” Better, Smarter
    Last night, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced the overall winner plus the four category winners in its annual Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards program. The category winners epitomizing the best Bluetooth enabled products and applications on the market today, as well as innovative prototypes and concepts are: Automatic Labs in the Application Category; Nonin Medical in the Produ...

  • 11-Feb-2014
    Bluetooth® Technology Innovation and Internet of Things Take Center Stage at Must-Attend Wireless Industry Event
    The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) released the agenda for Bluetooth World 2014 today, taking place in San Jose, California on April 8 and 9. Building upon the success of Bluetooth Smart technology, with more than 500 million devices in the market at the end of 2013 and a projected 3 billion products to be shipped by 2018, the second year of this premiere wireless event will feature the in...

  • 28-Jan-2014
    Intelligent, Power-Efficient Wireless Technology Makes In-Store Couponing, Mobile Payments and Location-Based Services a Reality
    ​Bluetooth Smart, the low-energy consuming, intelligent sensor technology developed by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), is the magic behind several payment and marketing trials being adopted by processors and retailers alike. Beacons powered by Bluetooth Smart technology make the promise of a mobile wallet, mobile couponing, and location-based services possible. Consumers should expect ...

  • 06-Jan-2014
    Tech Innovators Turn the Internet of My Things into the Internet of Everything
    Last night, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced the finalists of its annual Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards program. The program recognizes the best Bluetooth enabled products and applications on the market today, as well as innovative prototypes of products coming soon. New this year, students from around the world are recognized for their potential contributions to the Bluetooth m...

  • 10-Dec-2013
    56 Percent CAGR by 2018, Bluetooth Smart leads as wireless standard of choice
    Wearable technology, the trend encapsulating everything from fitness trackers to Bluetooth Smart enabled running shoes, is seeing phenomenal growth and high consumer demand. Everyday items such as watches, bracelets, gloves and even hats, are being updated with Bluetooth wireless technology. Allowing them to capture data and send it back to an application on a smartphone or tablet. Bluetooth Smart...

  • 04-Dec-2013
    New Features Improve Usability for Consumers and Empower Innovation for Product Developers
    The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) today announced the adoption of updates to the Bluetooth Core Specification. Bluetooth 4.1 is an important evolutionary update to the wireless specification, which experienced a revolutionary update in July 2010 with Bluetooth Smart, the intelligent, low-energy technology enabling the Internet of Things (IoT). The updates will improve consumer usability w...
 
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