The new standard wireless Bluetooth 5 was presented by the SIG (Special Interest Group) in last year. The main highlight of the innovations was to increase the speed, transmission, and range. Developers have increased the number of connections to one module at 8 times.The standard mode also provides compatibility with earlier Bluetooth modifications.
Mark Powell (Executive director of Bluetooth sig) state that:
Bluetooth is revolutionizing how people experience the IoT. Bluetooth 5 continues to drive this revolution by delivering reliable IoT connections and mobilizing the adoption of beacons, which in turn will decrease connection barriers and enable a seamless IoT experience”.
”Key feature updates include four times range, two times speed, and eight times broadcast message capacity. Longer range powers whole home and building coverage, for more robust and reliable connections. Higher speed enables more responsive, high-performance devices. Increased broadcast message size increases the data sent for improved and more context relevant solutions”.