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Bluetooth® Mesh was designed, from the beginning, to be the first low-power wireless mesh networking solution that meets the strict reliability, scalability, and security requirements of commercial and industrial markets. Upon its release, it was widely believed that adoption of the technology would start in the smart building market — specifically within connected lighting solutions designed for commercial building automation
“The arrival of Bluetooth Mesh will transform lighting into part of the IT network and effectively kill the traditional lighting control box,” said Ray Molony from Lux Review.
As predicted, lighting control systems have served as a key use case driving the increase in Bluetooth Mesh implementations. A building’s lighting system provides a natural grid through which all devices in a Bluetooth Mesh network can pass messages and establish whole-building control, monitoring, and automation systems within a facility. This wireless lighting solution can also function as a platform to enable indoor positioning and location services — including point-of-interest solutions, indoor navigation, asset tracking, and improved space utilization.
“With the mesh network protocol, Bluetooth LE will become a big player in building automation, sensor networks, and goods tracking.”
“The Bluetooth SIG sees this as only the beginning, because if you have a home or a workplace where every light-bulb is Bluetooth enabled, this doesn’t just mean you have smart lighting, you have in fact built a building-wide Bluetooth network blanket, which can talk to every other Bluetooth device in the building,” said James O’Malley from Gizmodo UK.
Though designed to meet the high demands of commercial and industrial markets, Bluetooth Mesh easily scales down to meet the requirements of the smart home market. So, it’s no surprise that Bluetooth Mesh also gained early traction in the smart home.