For 20 years, products developed by the Bluetooth® community have been driving wireless innovation and creating new global markets. Every year, new Bluetooth technologies underscore the dedicated efforts of the Bluetooth community, and 2018 was no exception.

The Bluetooth blog strives to feature the many Bluetooth trends, developments, implementations, and advancements that emerge each year. In case you missed the highlights, we‘ve compiled the 5 most popular posts of 2018.

Bluetooth Mesh – What a Difference a Year Makes

Bluetooth SIG Director of Marketing Dave Hollander examines how, after one year, evidence of increasing adoption and qualification of Bluetooth® mesh products confirms all initial forecasts — from preliminary adoption in smart buildings via connected lighting platforms to viability as a smart home solution.

The State of Bluetooth in 2018 and Beyond

In this article, Hollander provides highlights of the 2018 Bluetooth® Market Update, which highlights trends within the Bluetooth member community and outlines the latest forecasts for Bluetooth technology as it continues its expansion from a personal communication solution to an industrial-grade connectivity engine.

Web Bluetooth – The Time is Now

Bluetooth SIG EMEA Developer Relations Manager Martin Woolley shares his thoughts on the significance and potential for Web Bluetooth, from standards and cloud computing to connecting the browser to enterprise IoT devices.

How Bluetooth Mesh Puts the ‘Large’ in Large-Scale Wireless Device Networks

In this article, Woolley redefines the question of scalability for wireless mesh networks and provides a comprehensive look at the overall capacity of a Bluetooth® mesh network, the importance of decentralization and multicast messaging, and how design and configuration can optimize performance and scalability.

How to Deploy BlueZ v5.48 on Raspberry Pi 3

Bluetooth SIG APAC Developer Relations Manager Kai Ren explains how BlueZ, the official Linux Bluetooth protocol stack, can be deployed on a Linux platform to provide support for the core Bluetooth layers and protocols, including Bluetooth mesh and Raspberry Pi3.

Catch up on all the latest posts and learn how Bluetooth® technology is shaping wireless connectivity.

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How Audio Sharing Will Spark a New Wave of Audio Innovation

For more than 20 years, Bluetooth® technology evolved and expanded to support a wide…

2021 Bluetooth Market Update

Supported by updated forecasts from ABI Research and insights from several other analyst firms, the Bluetooth Market Update highlights the latest Bluetooth trends and forecasts.

Qualified Bluetooth Mesh - Unlocking the Value of the Building

Facilities managers are growing increasingly conscious that the buildings they manage need to be…

Location tracking in healthcare with the Quuppa Intelligent Locating System

Quuppa, a Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLS) provider based in Espoo, was founded in 2012…

Responding to In-Person Teaching Challenges with BLE Real-Time Location Services

Announcements regarding the reopening of schools have begun to appear regularly throughout the US.…

Sensor Technologies for Health, Wellness and Productivity

Navigating the landscape of COVID-19 recommendations and guidelines is a challenge for building owners…

Is Remote IOP Testing Here To Stay?

Like many organizations around the world, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has made…

Asset Tracking Post COVID-19: From Use Cases to Case Studies

In the wake of the pandemic, the need for businesses and government facilities to…

Location Tracking As One of the Emerging Technologies and Trends By Gartner

Gartner is a leading research and advisory company with a finger on the pulse…

Bluetooth® Talks: Bluetooth Technology for Lighting

In this webinar UL and the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) explore: Market trends…

BLE Hard Tag Allows In-Store Shoppers to Buy Goods via Smartphone

Zliide’s new tag enables customers to capture product data by tapping a phone, complete a purchase…

Cost-Effective Solutions for End-to-End Manufacturing Visibility

Cost pressures on global manufacturers are enormous. Consolidations and driving toward higher efficiency have…

How Bluetooth® Technology is Enabling Safe Return Strategies in a COVID-19 Era

This report shares insight into how Bluetooth® technology is being leveraged by organizations of all sizes to…

Social Distancing by the Thousands: How our BT710 Makes it Easy

As more governments, schools, workplaces, and others explore options for resuming public life in…

From vehicles to vaccines (and BLE to NB-IoT): five key asset tracking use cases

FedEx has introduced a new Bluetooth based asset tracking system in time for anticipated…

Designing and Developing Bluetooth® Internet Gateways

Design and implement your own Bluetooth® Internet Gateway (BIG) working prototype and see for yourself how BIGs allow applications to exchange data with Bluetooth devices from anywhere in the world.

Setting the Record Straight on Bluetooth Security

As a follower and fan of technology news, you may have seen the occasional…

Understanding Reliability in Bluetooth® Technology

Download this detailed discussion of the issues and factors that impact the reliability of…

Reducing the Risk of COVID-19 Transmission

Learn how Philips partnered with Cassia Networks to help fight the spread of COVID-19…

Bluetooth Market Research Note - Assistive Hearables

Bluetooth Market Research Notes provide in-depth analysis of trends and forecasts highlighted in the…

Extending an ENS to Support Wearable Devices

See how an ENS can better address population groups critical to managing a pandemic…

POM Tracer Ensures Workplace Safety with Contact Tracing Solutions from Laird Connectivity

POM Tracer was looking to create an easy-to-implement product that would allow businesses and…

Smartlock Provides Unparalleled Security

As more and more devices become smart devices with internet connectivity, the urgency to…

How to Deploy BlueZ on a Raspberry Pi Board as a Bluetooth Mesh Provisioner

This step-by-step study guide will teach you: How to rebuild the kernel on a…

The Bluetooth LE Security Study Guide

Learn about fundamental security concepts, the security features of Bluetooth Low Energy, and gain some hands-on experience using those features in device code.

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.

Overview – Bluetooth Technology

See how the global standard for simple, secure connection has expanded to meet the…