2019 Bluetooth Market Update

Supported by updated forecasts from ABI Research and insights from several other analyst firms, the Bluetooth Market Update examines: 

  • The growth and health of the Bluetooth SIG member community 
  • Trends and forecasts for each of the key Bluetooth solution areas
  • New trends in traditional Bluetooth markets as well as forecasts in emerging markets in which Bluetooth is taking on an expanded role 

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Case Studies and Papers

Active Monitoring with Beacons in the Healthcare Industry

Hospitals will purchase 10% to 20% more equipment than they actually require. This level…

Using Location Data to Enhance Customer Experience

Real-time locating systems (RTLS), based on affordable Bluetooth® tags, offer tremendous possibilities for optimisation…

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…

Stratosphere Tower Gets a Lighting Retrofit

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

Bluetooth Mesh Standard Enters OSRAM Headquarters

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

Retrofitting The Galicia Jewish Museum with Bluetooth Mesh

Silvair teamed up with Zumtobel Group to bring affordable and flexible lighting controls to…

Long Range High-Quality Bluetooth Audio at L'Oreal Office

L’Oreal was looking for a new solution and wanted to test wireless Bluetooth headsets…

Bluetooth Range - A Real Life Test Report

This whitepaper contains information about testing Bluetooth operating range in real life. The report…

Next Generation RTLS Transforming Major Verticals

Discover Bluetooth technology powered RTLS solutions in manufacturing, healthcare, logistics, and workplaces. This white…

Beacon Buyer’s Guide

Selecting the right beacon for your deployment is one of the early steps in…

Connectivity Choices for your Medical Device and IoMT Application

It’s important that hospital or medical device company decision-makers understand the concept of IoMT,…

Unlocking the IoT Promise for Fast Casual Dining

Radius Networks and Rigado partner to create new connected guest and employee experiences for…

US Warehouse Retrofit Showcases Interoperability of Bluetooth Mesh

Luminaire manufacturers partnered to retrofit McWong’s 25,000-square-foot warehouse in Sacramento with a Bluetooth mesh…

State-of-the-Art Indoor Location Experience at Walt Disney World Resort Using Bluetooth and AI

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is using Mist to deliver exceptional…

A 360-node Lighting Network Goes Live in Brussels

A sensor-driven lighting control system in a Brussels office is the biggest office implementation…

Silvair and the City of Jaworzno Introduce Innovative Wireless Lighting Control Technology

The modernization of the lighting control system in Poland is one of the first…

Keeping Vaccines Safe Using IoT in the Healthcare Supply Chain

Bluetooth gateways enable centralized real-time device monitoring and control, while contributing to a better…

Top Pet Retailer Boosts Customer Engagement with Bluetooth Low Energy

By virtualizing Bluetooth Low Energy beacons and engaging state of the art machine learning,…

Developer Resources

An Introduction to Web Bluetooth

Provides foundation-level information and hands-on labs that walk you through using Web Bluetooth APIs.

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.

An Introduction to Bluetooth Mesh Software Development

Learn the theory and practice of Bluetooth mesh device software development, and create a working mesh network.

Deploying BlueZ v5.50 on Raspberry Pi 3, Part 2 — Provisioning

Find out how to build a new (unprovisioned) device, provisioned by meshctl on a Raspberry Pi3 (R Pi3) board.

An Introduction to Bluetooth Low Energy Development

Provides foundation-level information and hands-on labs that walk you through assembling a Bluetooth Low Energy device.

An Introduction to Bluetooth Beacons

Learn how to build your own Bluetooth beacon or integrate beacon technology into your existing products and apps.

Blogs and News

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…

For Your Legacy Applications, Getting Smart Means Going Wireless

For OEMs of legacy equipment, the race is already on to find ways to…

New Indoor Positioning and Proximity Applications Use Bluetooth Beacons

The latest beacon technology is enabling new applications in healthcare, higher-ed, and commercial real…

How Bluetooth Will Continue to Drive Retail Innovation in 2020

Success stories can be found today in big box and boutique shops, fast casual…

What are the latest connectivity trends in smart buildings?

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

Energy Efficiency: Wireless Lighting Control Systems in the Factory

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

How Cassia is Supporting Rapid Development of Bluetooth in the IIoT

For years, Cassia Networks has delivered reliable, long-range multiple-device connectivity, edge-processing, and location services…

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…

Top 5 Bluetooth Advancements From 2019

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

Bluetooth Does More Than Connect to AirPods

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

4 Reasons to Use Bluetooth in Your Healthcare Facility

In recent years, Bluetooth® innovations have seen wider deployment across commercial spaces, including retail, hospitality,…

U-Blox Announces Nina-B4 Bluetooth Low Energy Module for Long Range

U-Blox announces the Nina-B4 Bluetooth low energy module series. Based on Nordic Semiconductor’s recently…

Why u-blox Chooses Bluetooth for Tough Environments

A global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies for the automotive, industrial, and…

8 Companies That Go the Distance With Long-Range Wireless Innovation

While Bluetooth® connectivity is most readily known for its short-range wireless capabilities, for years,…

3 Common Myths About Bluetooth

Perhaps a victim of its own success, the global proliferation of Bluetooth® technology in…

Bluetooth 5 and Bluetooth Mesh: Enabling Use Cases for Industry 4.0

By extending the range of Bluetooth signals, the Bluetooth SIG is seeking to extend…

New Location Services Use Cases Enhance Building Operational Efficiencies

The proliferation of Bluetooth® technology in the smartphone makes it a go-to interface for…

Bluetooth technology trends within emerging markets

Bluetooth technology, long associated within traditional markets, audio, PC, phones, is now playing a…

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