While Bluetooth® connectivity is most readily known for its short-range wireless capabilities, for years, innovators around the globe have used the latest versions of Bluetooth specifications to create long-range wireless solutions. And while I could provide a list of reasons why Bluetooth technology is a good choice for ensuring reliable connections at greater distances, there’s no better proof than the analysis and tests conducted by the companies creating these long-range innovations.

Check out the articles, case studies, and test reports below that explore the full potential of Bluetooth range. And for a full list of all range resources, visit our Resource Center.

Texas Instruments

Article: How Does Bluetooth 5 Increase the Achievable Range of a Bluetooth Low Energy Connection?

Bluetooth® technology is no longer a wireless protocol just for personal area networks (PAN). Three new data rates have been added to the spec, two of which are specifically tailored to increase the range of…Read more.

Nordic Semiconductor

Article: Things You Should Know About Bluetooth Range

If you’re considering using Bluetooth technology, here’s an outline of the primary factors that determine the effective range of Bluetooth communications, plus some ways to improve it with networking. This article is now updated with the addition of…Read more.

Article: Tested by Nordic: Bluetooth Long Range

We demystify the long-range capabilities of Bluetooth® Low Energy with a range test you can repeat for yourself. Before the launch of Bluetooth 5, there was just one way to increase range in your Bluetooth Low Energy product: By increasing radio…Read more.

Silicon Labs

White Paper: Bluetooth 5, Refined for the IoT

This whitepaper introduces the new features of Bluetooth® 5 technology and how they enable the next wave of IoT applications. The hallmark features of Bluetooth 5 include twice the speed, four times range, and eight times the advertising capacity for long…Read more.

Quuppa

Article: Bluetooth for RTLS: Coverage vs Range

Unfortunately, the deployment of Bluetooth® solutions is hindered by a common misconception about the technology: that Bluetooth is just a Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) technology and the distance between the transmitter and receiver is…Read more.

u-blox

Article: Seven Reasons Why Bluetooth is Perfect for the Industrial IoT

Amid all the excitement around Bluetooth® in the consumer space, the fact that it’s also incredibly well‑suited for smart industrial use gets less attention. We wanted to shine a light on this, so have come up with seven reasons…Read more.

Article: Bluetooth: Tried and Tested in the Harshest Environments

The technology has reinvented itself time and again, most recently with the release of the Bluetooth 5 specifications in December 2016, augmenting its feature set and strengthening its position to serve new use cases. But what…Read more.

UnSeen Technologies 

Test Report: Bluetooth 5 – Real-Life Test Report

This whitepaper contains information about the new Bluetooth® 5 wireless technology and about testing the operating range in real life. The report includes the following information: How Bluetooth 5 boosts the wireless connection operating range, tools to…Read more.

Fanstel

Test Report: Bluetooth Range Measurement and Recommendation for Deployment

When a Bluetooth® signal is reflected by a surface inside the first Fresnel zone, it arrives at the receiver out of phase with the direct Bluetooth signal, reducing the signal amplitude. If there is no obstruction inside 60%…Read more.

Laird Connectivity

Test Report: Laird Range Testing

Bluetooth® Low Energy (LE) is designed for use within Personal Area Networks (PANs) utilizing a Bluetooth v5 and feature called LE coded; Bluetooth LE connections are now capable of a much greater range than…Read more.

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2021 Bluetooth Market Update

Supported by updated forecasts from ABI Research and insights from several other analyst firms, the Bluetooth Market Update highlights the latest Bluetooth trends and forecasts.

Qualified Bluetooth Mesh: Unlocking the Value of the Building

Facilities managers are growing increasingly conscious that the buildings they manage need to be…

The Largest Bluetooth Mesh Lighting Control Installation in the World!

The project itself consisted of 3,685 Bluetooth mesh McWong TruBlu lighting controllers (installed in…

Location tracking in healthcare with the Quuppa Intelligent Locating System

Quuppa, a Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLS) provider based in Espoo, was founded in 2012…

Responding to In-Person Teaching Challenges with BLE Real-Time Location Services

Announcements regarding the reopening of schools have begun to appear regularly throughout the US.…

Asset Tracking Post COVID-19: From Use Cases to Case Studies

In the wake of the pandemic, the need for businesses and government facilities to…

Location Tracking As One of the Emerging Technologies and Trends By Gartner

Gartner is a leading research and advisory company with a finger on the pulse…

Bluetooth® Talks: Bluetooth Technology for Lighting

In this webinar UL and the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) explore: Market trends…

How Dyer Engineering Uses Bluetooth Technology to Track Assets and Boost Manufacturing Efficiencies

Dyer Engineering, a manufacturer of metal components and welded structures, has been using Quuppa’s…

HubSense Effortlessly Turns An Existing Installation Into An Intelligent New Light Management System

When the antiquated lighting system in an office building in Kolding, Denmark, was no…

Cost-Effective Solutions for End-to-End Manufacturing Visibility

Cost pressures on global manufacturers are enormous. Consolidations and driving toward higher efficiency have…

Bluetooth Mesh for Building Automation Demo

Discover how you can extend Bluetooth connectivity with TI Bluetooth Mesh in this demo. …

How Bluetooth® Technology is Enabling Safe Return Strategies in a COVID-19 Era

This report shares insight into how Bluetooth® technology is being leveraged by organizations of all sizes to…

Social Distancing by the Thousands: How our BT710 Makes it Easy

As more governments, schools, workplaces, and others explore options for resuming public life in…

Smart Buildings Facing The New Normal

With workplaces and life somewhat returning to normal, we are now faced with a…

Designing and Developing Bluetooth® Internet Gateways

Design and implement your own Bluetooth® Internet Gateway (BIG) working prototype and see for yourself how BIGs allow applications to exchange data with Bluetooth devices from anywhere in the world.

How Wireless Technology Is Enabling the Adoption of Commercial Connected Lighting

This report on commercial connected lighting systems developed by Guidehouse Insights analysts shares perspectives…

Understanding Reliability in Bluetooth® Technology

Download this detailed discussion of the issues and factors that impact the reliability of…

Energy and Cost Savings at Pioneer Markets in Mariposa and Waterford, California

Pioneer market is a family owned grocery business operating in Mariposa, California and Waterford,…

Multi-vendor Bluetooth Mesh SSL projects benefit warehouse and factory settings

Yamaha warehouse and Crystal bottled water facility leverage Bluetooth Mesh to slash energy use…

Researchers design Bluetooth enabled stethoscope with a 50-foot range to help healthcare practitioners stay safe

To protect both patients and practitioners, BYU nursing and technology professors collaborated to design…

Bluetooth Location Services

See 8 use cases for enhancing building efficiencies and creating a better visitor experience, discover new data that supports the latest trends and forecasts, and find out what’s driving the rapid adoption of location services solutions.

Lighting as a Platform

See how connected lighting systems are being used as a platform to enable advanced building services like wayfinding, asset tracking, and space utilization to improve the ROI of smart building investments.

An Introduction to the Bluetooth Mesh Proxy Function

Learn how to create applications for smartphones and other platforms which can monitor and control nodes in a Bluetooth mesh network.

Build a Smarter Building with Blue

See how Bluetooth increases reliability, reduces costs, and enhances your smart building ROI.

An Introduction to Bluetooth Beacons

Learn how to build your own Bluetooth beacon or integrate beacon technology into your existing products and apps.