Bluetooth 5

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Bluetooth 5 With 4x Longer Range and 2x Faster Speed is Officially Approved

Wednesday December 7, 2016 6:13 pm PST by
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group today announced that the Bluetooth 5 standard has been officially adopted, which means manufacturers are now able to build it into their devices. The next-generation Bluetooth standard offers longer range, faster speed, a larger broadcast message capacity, and better interoperability with other wireless technologies. Compared to existing Bluetooth 4.2...

'Bluetooth 5' to be Announced Next Week [Update: Bringing 2x Speed, 4x Range]

Friday June 10, 2016 4:12 am PDT by
Bluetooth 5, the next generation of Bluetooth standard, will be formally announced next week, offering quadruple the range and double the speed of the current low-energy wireless protocol. Executive director of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, Mark Powell, revealed the news in a published email sent to UK health and monitoring company Blue Maestro. The Bluetooth SIG, which is backed by...