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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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