Mesh networking is blue

Over the past two decades, Bluetooth® technology has revolutionized the IoT, adding new capabilities that have enabled innovation and established new markets. Now Bluetooth mesh continues that trend by playing a pivotal role in the development of emerging markets such as Smart Building, Smart Industry, Smart Cities, and Smart Home.

Mesh is a network topology used for establishing many-to-many (m:m) device communications. The mesh topology available on Bluetooth LE enables the creation of large-scale device networks and is ideally suited for control, monitoring, and automation systems where tens, hundreds, or thousands of devices need to reliably and securely communicate with one another.

Since its release in July 2017, Bluetooth mesh has become the clear choice for large-scale device networks. Doubling month-over-month, products with mesh networking capability have been qualified from leading silicon, stack, component, and end-product vendors.

Mesh Resources

Smart lighting as a platform – ‘Suddenly you can attack this 70% inefficiency’

The case to connect lighting is clear enough. The arithmetic for cities says remote…

4 Must-See Presentations From Embedded World 2020

A major international fair for embedded systems, Embedded World 2020 is a hub for…

Bluetooth Mesh Networking – A Practical Guide for Embedded Developers

Watch this in-depth overview of the Bluetooth mesh specifications that explores some new capabilities…

Tuya Uses Bluetooth Mesh to Build Its IoT Platform For Smart Lighting

Connected lighting has been a hot topic both in public places and home scenarios.…

Bluetooth Mesh Developer Study Guide v2.0

The Bluetooth® mesh specification was adopted in the summer of 2017 and has already…

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.

What are the latest connectivity trends in smart buildings?

Smart Buildings Magazine vox pop is back, asking one topical question to the industry:…

Scaling Up Wireless Lighting Controls- 120,000 Sq Feet Illuminated by Bluetooth Mesh Luminaires

Located in the picturesque city of Red Deer, Westerner Park is Central Alberta’s largest…

Energy Efficiency: Wireless Lighting Control Systems in the Factory

Bluetooth mesh paves the way for energy-efficient lighting in manufacturing facilities. Lighting in industrial…

Stratosphere Tower Gets a Lighting Retrofit

The Bluetooth mesh lighting control ecosystem continues to grow at an exponential rate. In…

ITON Technology Uses Bluetooth Mesh to Build a Large-Scale Device Network for Automated Control Applications

In recent years, the Bluetooth® mesh network has rapidly become the wireless connectivity platform…

Bluetooth Mesh Standard Enters OSRAM Headquarters

In cooperation with Silvair as the company’s technology partner, OSRAM has recently launched a new wireless control…

Top 5 Bluetooth Advancements From 2019

Every year, the Bluetooth® community makes major strides in wireless innovation, overcoming challenges and…

5 Key Developer Resources Released in 2019

The Bluetooth® developer community is consistently breaking new barriers and repeatedly pushing the limits…

Bluetooth Does More Than Connect to AirPods

The following article, authored by GAO Pan, originally appeared in C114. When we talk…

Alibaba Expects Security, Performance and Compatibility Will Drive Growth of Bluetooth Mesh for Smart Home Ecosystem

 Alibaba’s leader of  A.I. Labs Smart Device Department talks about the future of smart…

Join the Smart Home Subgroup and Help Create a Smart Future

Early this year, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced the creation of the…

Specifying Qualified Bluetooth Mesh

See how lighting specifiers can embrace the change in lighting that is wireless lighting…

Qualified Bluetooth Mesh - A Rational Choice

Hear why OSRAM picked qualified Bluetooth mesh as their technology of choice for wireless…

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.

2019 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.

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.

Inside a Bluetooth Mesh Lighting Network - A Comprehensive Guide for Lighting Manufacturers

This ebook explains how component manufacturers and luminaire makers can integrate Bluetooth mesh into…

Bluetooth Mesh Models - A Technical Overview

In this detailed technical paper, Martin Woolley provides a guided tour of the Bluetooth…

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.

Build a Smarter Building with Blue

See how Bluetooth increases reliability, reduces costs, and enhances your smart building ROI.

Bluetooth Mesh Simplifies Equipment Location

Fulham’s Russ Sharer, Vice-President of Global Marketing, explores the capabilities of Bluetooth mesh in faster tracking and location of key equipment in hospitals. [PDF]

Overview – Bluetooth Mesh Networking

A quick overview outlining how Bluetooth mesh uniquely meets the reliability, scalability, and security requirements of commerical and industrial markets.