Cassia Networks delivers easy-to-manage, long-range, multiple-device connectivity, edge processing and location services solutions that can easily connect and manage billions of low-power devices and significantly lower the enterprise IoT customer’s entry barrier and cost. Today, Cassia’s Bluetooth® IoT products and solutions have been widely used for industrial IoT, digital health, personnel and asset tracking, smart building, and smart city applications around the world.
Recently, I had a chance to speak with Felix Zhao, Cassia Networks CEO and founder, about new trends in Bluetooth location services solutions and industry insights into what we can expect to see in the coming year.
Q&A With Felix Zhao From Cassia Networks
What Bluetooth technology trends from this past year most stick out to you as it relates to location services and asset tracking?
“We have seen fast growth in the use of Bluetooth® technologies for mission-critical enterprise applications.”
The first Bluetooth® trend is the migration to the latest Bluetooth technology features. Cassia’s Bluetooth enabled gateways, which support multiple versions of Bluetooth technology, were introduced to the market several years ago and have been widely used for many applications, such as industrial IoT, digital health, personnel and asset tracking, smart building, etc. Before 2022, most Bluetooth end devices that connected to our gateways in the enterprise environments supported devices built on older versions of Bluetooth technology. Since the beginning of 2022, we started to see more customers using end devices that support new Bluetooth features. Those are mainly Bluetooth features that pertain to longer range and bigger bandwidth.
The second Bluetooth trend is a more widely spread use of Bluetooth technology and devices for enterprise IoT applications. Traditionally, Bluetooth technology was mainly associated with consumer devices, but recently, its applications in the enterprise environment have gained momentum. In 2022, we have seen fast growth in the use of Bluetooth technologies for mission-critical enterprise applications, such as industrial condition monitoring and device control inside factories and vital sign monitoring inside hospitals. As a global provider of Bluetooth IoT products and solutions for enterprise customers, we are pleased to see this trend growing as its impact is huge.