3 ways Covid-19 is Accelerating the Shift to Smart Hospitals

The Covid-19 pandemic has stretched hospitals to breaking point. In July, ambulances were waiting up to 10 hours to deliver patients to emergency rooms in Hidalgo County, Texas, and by October intensive care beds were at more than 70 percent capacity in 19 states. But the crisis response has also spurred innovation. The need to […]

CrowdVision and Pointr Make Airports Safe Again

CrowdVision and Pointr are teaming up to enable safe distancing and contact tracing in airports.  “We’re combining our two platforms to create a ‘safe return to airport’ solution with contact tracing, and to provide insights regarding occupancy and congestion. This gives airports a tool to bring passenger confidence back and improve safety around the terminal. […]

Reduce Hospital Infections with RTLS

Hundreds of millions of people acquire HCAIs (health care–associated infections) each year, including 7 percent of hospital patients in developed countries and 10 percent in developing countries, the World Health Organization has reported.

How to Make Your DALI Network Wireless with Bluetooth® Mesh

DALI is a field-proven and ubiquitous lighting control technology. But how do you easily retrofit DALI control lines? And how can you get the benefits of Bluetooth mesh wireless with an existing DALI installation? Learn how technologies such as Zumtobel’s bmLINK enable wireless control and explore real-world installations such as a major logistics center in […]

Qualified Bluetooth® Mesh in the Real World

Bluetooth® mesh is disrupting and revolutionizing lighting control. In this special session, we’ll look at the opportunities and benefits, and refer to real-world projects including the installation at Osram’s HQ in Munich.

Reliability in the Context of Bluetooth Positioning Systems

“When we invest in infrastructure, we need it to be reliable!” – said every buyer of all infrastructure projects ever. Of course, no one in their right mind would want to build business processes on a foundation of “unreliable” infrastructure. But what do we actually mean when we say “reliable”? This article will explore what the […]

Setting the Record Straight on Bluetooth Security

As a follower and fan of technology news, you may have seen the occasional headline regarding Bluetooth security. What is often overlooked is the fact that there is a planned and purposeful collaborative relationship between the security research community and the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) – the not-for-profit trade association that oversees Bluetooth technology.

Hearing the Future

Every so often a new wireless technology emerges that changes everything. We’ve seen this happen with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, and Bluetooth low energy. Now an updated version of Bluetooth low energy, called LE Audio, is poised to enter the market with this same world-changing potential—to change how and what we hear and how we interact […]

Bluetooth Mesh Networking Highlights and Features

This white paper provides an overview of the Bluetooth Mesh Profile and highlights some of its unique features. It also presents a large-scale building automation use case and illustrates the impact of configuration and deployment strategies on the mesh network.