Though more than a year into it, the pandemic still impacts many aspects of our lives, from the way we shop to the way we work to how we share information. Thankfully, members of the Bluetooth® community continue to innovate and share new technologies across the industry despite pandemic-related challenges.

Since transitioning to a virtual event platform, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has participated in a wide range of presentations and webinars designed to help communicate advancements in Bluetooth technology.

Here’s a look back at some of the top Bluetooth virtual event presentations from the past year.

Bluetooth 2021 Virtual Events

Optimizing Healthcare Facilities Using Wireless Technology – A Case Study

In this webcast, leaders from Riverside Healthcare, Kontakt.io, and the Bluetooth SIG demonstrate how Bluetooth® technology has been integrated within healthcare facilities. They provide real examples of how medical device tracking, indoor navigation, space utilization, and other location services are helping healthcare facilities optimize their operations and improve the care they provide patients. Watch the webcast.

How to Unlock the Full Potential of Networked Lighting Control Systems

In this Bluetooth® webinar, industry experts from OSRAM, McWong International Inc., EMC, and the Bluetooth SIG highlight first-hand accounts and lessons learned from those who have installed and commissioned wireless networked lighting control systems, outline how different wireless mesh networking technologies address the lingering question of scalability and performance of wireless systems, and more. Watch the on-demand webinar.

How to Make Buildings Smarter with Location-Based Services

Featured at Smart Buildings Show 2021, this presentation from Quuppa looks at how location-based services are used to increase efficiency, improve safety, and enable a more enhanced user experience in office environments, factories, warehouses, healthcare, and sports facilities. Watch the recorded presentation.

From Lighting to the BMS – How Qualified Bluetooth® Mesh is Bridging the Gap between Intelligent Building Control Systems

Delivered at Smart Building Show 2021, this OSRAM presentation explores how a qualified Bluetooth® mesh lighting control system can establish a bridge between lighting controls and sensor-rich luminaires that enables the movement and analysis of building operations data to achieve valuable energy savings, lower maintenance costs, and enhanced services for building managers. Watch the recorded presentation.

Highly Scalable & Reliable – The Decentralized Approach to Lighting Controls

Featured at Smart Buildings Show 2021, this presentation from Sylvania looks at how we can put the old ways behind us to deliver large-scale, reliable, and efficient lighting using the unique decentralized control architecture of qualified Bluetooth® mesh. Watch the recorded presentation.

Understanding Bluetooth® Internet Gateways for IoT Solutions

Bluetooth® technology is used by nearly 40 percent of all Internet of Things (IoT) devices. This presentation looks at how to use Bluetooth devices in true IoT solutions. Watch to learn about Bluetooth Internet Gateways and come to understand their requirements, architecture, and implementation. Watch the presentation

The Promise of Next-Generation Bluetooth® LE Audio Connectivity

The new Bluetooth® Low Energy (LE) Audio capabilities mean another step forward in the trend toward digital technology convergence for hearing devices as they become more integrated and even unified with consumer audio devices. This session discusses the expanded capabilities of the new release of Bluetooth LE Audio, how it is different from previous versions of Bluetooth audio, and most importantly, the anticipated benefits to people with hearing loss. Watch the video.

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Enabling The Future Of Placemaking At The West Kowloon Cultural District

Pointr worked with the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority team to enable the future…

Adapting Digital Keys for Commercial Access Control, Car Sharing, and More

Out of all the various Bluetooth® solution areas, Bluetooth Location Services has been one…

Intelligent Mobility Solution for E-Motorcycles Achieves True PEPS

Mobility as a service (MaaS) is shifting from a hot concept to becoming an…

Tile is working with Lenovo to help you find your lost laptop

Announced at CES 2022, Tile and Lenovo are teaming up to make ThinkPad X1s…

The new Chipolo Card Spot puts Apple’s Find My network in your wallet

Chipolo has a new Bluetooth tracker it’s announcing at CES 2022, a new version…

Use Cases and Benefits of Location Services in the Smart Building

In the B-to-B context, one will easily relate a smart building into an office…

7 AirTag tricks: Find lost stuff, return found items and more

CNET examines how Apple’s AirTags can easily help you track down lost items using…

Smart Hospital Wayfinding

This case study shares a real-world example of how Cisco has partnered with Pointr…

Meeting Energy-Saving Needs of Today and Beyond with Bluetooth® Mesh

How can building owners and facilities managers make future-proofing decisions today that will enable…

We All Drive Automatic Cars. Why Do We Have a Manual IoT?

For the Internet of Things to deliver on its promise of reimaging supply chains…

Getting Started With Bluetooth For High Precision Indoor Positioning

This white paper provides an introduction to Bluetooth high precision indoor positioning, explores what…

Elevating Patient Experience at UCHealth

Find out how Pointr enables Deep Location® to elevate the patient experience at UCHealth.

Digital Interoperability: The Next Game-Changer For Global Cargo Tracking Solutions

Standards-based IoT connectivity to gateways and the cloud is essential for container trackers get…

How to Make Buildings Smarter with Location Based Services

Digital transformation has been enabling smarter buildings for decades. Today, as you enter a…

Highly Scalable & Reliable - The De-Centralized Approach to Lighting Controls

For many years the belief has been that lighting controls for buildings are complex…

An “Indoor GPS” For Warehouse Automation (And More...)

Bluetooth indoor positioning may be the high precision “indoor GPS” that businesses have been…

Bluetooth Mesh – Reliable Networking For Lighting And Building Automation With Certainty

Bluetooth is already firmly established in the field of audio streaming and fitness wearables.…

Luminaire Level Lighting Controls and the Future of Healthy Buildings

As we build back from the pandemic, the building industry is rethinking how we…

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.

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…

How to Deploy BlueZ on a Raspberry Pi Board as a Bluetooth Mesh Provisioner

This step-by-step study guide will teach you: How to rebuild the kernel on a…

2020 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.

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.

How to Make Wearables Bluetooth Mesh Provisioners

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

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.

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