Smart City Embedded and Electronics Meetup 2020

An Introduction to Bluetooth Mesh for Developers

Presenter: Martin Woolley, Bluetooth SIG Developer Relations Senior Manager – EMEA 

Date and Time: 23 July 2020, 18:00


Bluetooth mesh is a new Bluetooth technology which allows secure networks of tens of thousands of devices to be formed and one of the primary applications that Bluetooth mesh was created for is the truly smart, connected building. It was designed from the outset with reliability, security and scalability as key goals and with the ability to meet the sophisticated and technically challenging engineering requirements of smart buildings, smart industry and beyond. 

This session will explore the concepts, technicalities and uses of Bluetooth mesh networking and resources for gaining hands-on experience of the technology will be introduced. 

Bluetooth Location Services and Direction Finding 

Presenter: Martin Woolley, Bluetooth SIG Developer Relations Senior Manager – EMEA 


Bluetooth can be used for many types of location service and it’s an area forecast to experience the biggest growth in the next few years, with 431 million location related devices shipping in 2023. In 2019, Bluetooth acquired a new capability which allows the direction of a signal to be accurately determined using one of two methods known as Angle of Arrival (AoA) or Angle of Departure (AoD). Come to this session and hear about this Bluetooth location services and the new direction finding feature, how it works and the uses it’s likely to be put to. 

About the Conference: 

Smart City is an embedded & electronic meetup aimed for people to discuss the latest trends, industry challenges and to share knowledge, experience and ideas. These events are hosted in various locations across London with each meetup having a different trending subject. They have a great network across the area and aim to showcase some of the most exciting topics & trends in the market. 

The subject matter for the evening will be shared thoughts & experiences on the application of Bluetooth within the Embedded Engineering world. 

Related Resources:

Mesh Resource Center

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