Bluetooth Mesh

The month the Bluetooth SIG has taken the wraps off of their latest standards project: an addition to the Bluetooth specification that enables creation of large networks of devices. Dubbed "Bluetooth Mesh", the new standard is designed for smart homes, public and manufacturing facilities. An extension of the Bluetooth LE protocol, the Bluetooth SIG hopes that the first products supporting the Bluetooth Mesh specification will be quickly available in the coming months as the new technology does not require principally new hardware. Bluetooth Evolution The Bluetooth technology was originally developed in the late 1990s to enable wireless device-to-device communications. This device-to-device tech has been evolving since 1997 by improving transfer rates, extending range, and improving reliability. In the early 2000s, researchers and product developers determined that...

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