While Bluetooth® connectivity is most readily known for its short-range wireless capabilities, for years, innovators around the globe have used the latest versions of Bluetooth specifications to create long-range wireless solutions. And while I could provide a list of reasons why Bluetooth technology is a good choice for ensuring reliable connections at greater distances, there’s no better proof than the analysis and tests conducted by the companies creating these long-range innovations.

Check out the articles, case studies, and test reports below that explore the full potential of Bluetooth range. And for a full list of all range resources, visit our Resource Center.

Texas Instruments

Article: How Does Bluetooth 5 Increase the Achievable Range of a Bluetooth Low Energy Connection?

Bluetooth® technology is no longer a wireless protocol just for personal area networks (PAN). Three new data rates have been added to the spec, two of which are specifically tailored to increase the range of…Read more.

Nordic Semiconductor

Article: Things You Should Know About Bluetooth Range

If you’re considering using Bluetooth technology, here’s an outline of the primary factors that determine the effective range of Bluetooth communications, plus some ways to improve it with networking. This article is now updated with the addition of…Read more.

Article: Tested by Nordic: Bluetooth Long Range

We demystify the long-range capabilities of Bluetooth® Low Energy with a range test you can repeat for yourself. Before the launch of Bluetooth 5, there was just one way to increase range in your Bluetooth Low Energy product: By increasing radio…Read more.

Silicon Labs

White Paper: Bluetooth 5, Refined for the IoT

This whitepaper introduces the new features of Bluetooth® 5 technology and how they enable the next wave of IoT applications. The hallmark features of Bluetooth 5 include twice the speed, four times range, and eight times the advertising capacity for long…Read more.

Quuppa

Article: Bluetooth for RTLS: Coverage vs Range

Unfortunately, the deployment of Bluetooth® solutions is hindered by a common misconception about the technology: that Bluetooth is just a Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) technology and the distance between the transmitter and receiver is…Read more.

u-blox

Article: Seven Reasons Why Bluetooth is Perfect for the Industrial IoT

Amid all the excitement around Bluetooth® in the consumer space, the fact that it’s also incredibly well‑suited for smart industrial use gets less attention. We wanted to shine a light on this, so have come up with seven reasons…Read more.

Article: Bluetooth: Tried and Tested in the Harshest Environments

The technology has reinvented itself time and again, most recently with the release of the Bluetooth 5 specifications in December 2016, augmenting its feature set and strengthening its position to serve new use cases. But what…Read more.

UnSeen Technologies 

Test Report: Bluetooth 5 – Real-Life Test Report

This whitepaper contains information about the new Bluetooth® 5 wireless technology and about testing the operating range in real life. The report includes the following information: How Bluetooth 5 boosts the wireless connection operating range, tools to…Read more.

Fanstel

Test Report: Bluetooth Range Measurement and Recommendation for Deployment

When a Bluetooth® signal is reflected by a surface inside the first Fresnel zone, it arrives at the receiver out of phase with the direct Bluetooth signal, reducing the signal amplitude. If there is no obstruction inside 60%…Read more.

Laird Connectivity

Test Report: Laird Range Testing

Bluetooth® Low Energy (LE) is designed for use within Personal Area Networks (PANs) utilizing a Bluetooth v5 and feature called LE coded; Bluetooth LE connections are now capable of a much greater range than…Read more.

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Revolutionizing Online Order Fulfillment: Managing Mis Shipments

Discover how Wiliot, an ambient Internet of Things (IoT) pioneer, is revolutionizing the online…

Why We Need the Ambient IoT

The next stage of evolution for IoT devices, the Ambient IoT refers to a…

Expanding the Ambient IoT with Bluetooth Remote Controls

The Ambient IoT describes the segment of the Internet of Things (IoT) encompassing connected…

The Ambient IoT - The Emergence of a New Class of Bluetooth® IoT Devices

Over the past two years, the Ambient IoT has been a growing topic of…

5.7 km of Bluetooth® Range

40 km from Irvine, California gets you to beautiful Newport Beach Pier, and 5.7…

Pointr Shares Insight Into Bluetooth Location Services Trends We Could See in 2024

Pointr – an indoor location services provider that specializes in mapping, positioning, and wayfinding…

Smart Lighting Control Brightens the Future of Bluetooth Illumination

Smart lighting is a key component of smart commercial buildings and the connected home.…

Unveiling the Truth: Debunking Bluetooth’s Biggest Myth

Bluetooth Low Energy was designed to considerably reduce power consumption and cost while maintaining…

Six Bluetooth Mesh Feature Enhancements to Get Excited About

The new Bluetooth mesh feature enhancements offer more robust security, improved network efficiency, reduced…

How the Bluetooth® Electronic Shelf Label Standard Will Impact the Smart Retail Market

ABI Research explores how the recent arrival of the new Bluetooth® Electronic Shelf Label (ESL) standard will help create an interoperable ESL ecosystem that can address many of the challenges being faced by retail and other environments.

DALI Alliance White Paper: Sustainable, Smart and Standardized

Designers, architects and building owners must consider a wide range of lighting-related issues, including…

Retail Pharmacy

A leading retailer is collaborating with Wiliot, an ambient Internet of Things (IoT) pioneer,…

Using Bluetooth in Location Tracking Devices

Bluetooth ranging technology, which uses the distance between one or more devices through signal…

2023 Bluetooth® Market Update

Featuring new market insights and industry forecasts from ABI Research and other analyst firms...

New Bluetooth® Technology: Periodic Advertising with Response Will Bring Digital Benefits to Physical Stores

Bluetooth® technology defines an operating mode called periodic advertising which allows a device to…

EJOT | INDUTRAX Case Study

EJOT, headquartered in North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany, is a group of medium-sized companies with production…

The Bluetooth® Technology Roadmap for the Future

Ken Kolderup, CMO of the Bluetooth SIG, shares recent and upcoming enhancements to Bluetooth®

Bluetooth Development Training: Works With 2022

The role Bluetooth has played, and will continue to play, in the evolution of IoT…

Bluetooth Location Services

See 8 use cases for enhancing building efficiencies and creating a better visitor experience, discover new data that supports the latest trends and forecasts, and find out what’s driving the rapid adoption of location services solutions.

Designing and Developing Bluetooth® Internet Gateways

Learn about Bluetooth® internet gateways, how to make them secure and scalable, and design and implement your own...

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.

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.

An Introduction to Bluetooth Beacons

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

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