New Wave of Bluetooth Innovation
is Enabling Big Smart Building

The Expanding Role of Bluetooth in Smart Buildings

For smart building systems — such as lighting, sensor networks, and asset management solutions — it’s important to have a reliable and secure interconnected network of devices. Thanks to the 2017 release of the Bluetooth mesh specifications, Bluetooth is now powering large-scale device networks in the smart building. These device networks allow companies to control, monitor, and automate essential infrastructure solutions, enhancing network reliability and improving the lifespan of core systems while ensuring a greater return on your smart building investment.

Historically, waves of innovation and development of the Bluetooth specifications have enabled new market growth, as was the case for the audio and connected device markets. Bluetooth continues to grow following this same historical pattern — innovations in Bluetooth technology are enabling new market opportunities and playing a significant role in the smart building.

Today, Bluetooth member companies ship almost 4 billion Bluetooth enabled devices per year. With its expansion into the smart building and other emerging markets, Bluetooth is expected grow to more than 5.2 billion annual shipments by 2022, according to ABI Research.

Watch the video above, The Expanding Role of Bluetooth in Smart Buildings, for a complete look at how large-scale device networks are working in tandem with Bluetooth broadcast-based location services to power today’s smart buildings.


Enhancing Bluetooth Location Services with Direction Finding

A new Bluetooth direction finding feature allows devices to determine the direction of a Bluetooth signal, thereby enabling the development of Bluetooth proximity solutions that can understand device direction as well as Bluetooth positioning systems that can achieve down to centimeter-level location accuracy.


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