In our recent webinar: What Makes Bluetooth® Mesh So Disruptive?, Bluetooth SIG Mesh Working Group Chair Szymon Slupik from Silvair, Inc. provided a unique look into the development of the Bluetooth mesh specifications. In this webinar, Slupik also explained why the creation of this Bluetooth® standard will lead to massive disruption in building automation, wireless sensor networks, asset tracking, and more.

The webinar prompted more than 100 great questions from our live audience and, since we didn’t have time to answer them all, we wanted to ensure you have access to the resources you need to answer any questions you have about Bluetooth mesh.

“Our customers…need long range, tight security, and reliable communication with a large number of devices…Bluetooth mesh allows us to solve even more complex range and limit problems.”

Dr. Juergen Kienhoefer, CEO, Wireless Cables Inc.

A Deeper Look at Bluetooth Mesh

The Bluetooth® Mesh Networking Series, a collection of technical articles written by the Bluetooth developer relations team, helps you understand how Bluetooth mesh works at a deeper level.

  • An Intro to Mesh is a two-part article that provides a comprehensive overview of Bluetooth mesh networking technology, outlining how messaging works across a Bluetooth mesh network, including important concepts like publishing, subscribing, relaying, managed flooding, and security.
  • The Fundamental Concepts of Bluetooth Mesh Networking is a two-part article that explains the concepts and terminology fundamental to understanding a Bluetooth mesh network, including how nodes and elements interact, differences between models and states, and the different types of addresses and messages.
  • Friendship takes a deep look at the Bluetooth mesh friendship feature, detailing how friend nodes work in concert with low-power nodes (LPN) to optimize Bluetooth mesh network messaging, save power, and create a more efficient network.
  • Management of Devices in a Bluetooth Mesh Network details the steps and processes behind adding and removing devices on a Bluetooth mesh network, including provisioning, authenticating, blacklisting and security key refreshes.   
  • Bluetooth Mesh Security Overview provides an in-depth look at the mandatory security features inherent in every Bluetooth mesh network, from encryption and authentication to message obfuscation to attack protection.
  • Provisioning a Bluetooth Mesh Network is a two-part article that provides a comprehensive overview of the provisioning process, from the provisioning protocol to security to the network distribution of provisioned data.

“Bluetooth mesh networking is the most robust and powerful low-power radio technology for connected lighting in commercial spaces, and it is the change the lighting industry has been waiting for.”

Rafal Han, CEO, Silvair

The Next Evolution of the IoT

The release of the Bluetooth® mesh specifications has changed the way developers use Bluetooth technology in commercial and industrial, paving the way for an evolution in IoT solutions. For more on Bluetooth mesh, check out these additional resources, including papers, articles, and an Ericsson performance study on Bluetooth mesh.

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Bluetooth Mesh Networking: Paving the Way for Smart Lighting

Bluetooth mesh networking brings the multi-vendor interoperability, low power, and low latency pedigree of Bluetooth Low Energy to the world of commercial lighting. Discover how this innovative technology can turn wireless connectivity into a smart lighting wireless platform.

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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…

The Largest Bluetooth Mesh Lighting Control Installation in the World!

The project itself consisted of 3,685 Bluetooth mesh McWong TruBlu lighting controllers (installed in…

Bluetooth® Talks: Bluetooth Technology for Lighting

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

HubSense Effortlessly Turns An Existing Installation Into An Intelligent New Light Management System

When the antiquated lighting system in an office building in Kolding, Denmark, was no…

Intelligent Light solutions for the Albrecht Dürer Exhibition

Today, we are living in a world where smart is the new normal, and…

Bluetooth Mesh for Building Automation Demo

Discover how you can extend Bluetooth connectivity with TI Bluetooth Mesh in this demo. …

Three Perspectives on Bluetooth® Mesh in Commercial Buildings

This session features a product vendor, a system vendor, and a system integrator who…

5 Must-Read Bluetooth Member Case Studies

Every year, the Bluetooth® community makes major strides that drive wireless innovation, overcome challenges,…

Bluetooth Mesh: A Healthier Wireless Option

At some point in the near future, nearly every object in the home or…

Understanding Reliability in Bluetooth® Technology

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

Bluetooth Mesh Networking Highlights and Features

This white paper provides an overview of the Bluetooth Mesh Profile and highlights some…

Energy and Cost Savings at Pioneer Markets in Mariposa and Waterford, California

Pioneer market is a family owned grocery business operating in Mariposa, California and Waterford,…

Building a Sensor-Driven Lighting Control System Based on Bluetooth® Mesh

A technical examination of which Bluetooth mesh models to use in different types of…

What is Bluetooth Mesh? | Tech Chats - with Cypress Semiconductor

Chris Anderson chats with Michael Shen of Cypress Semiconductor about Bluetooth mesh, covering a…

Multi-vendor Bluetooth Mesh SSL projects benefit warehouse and factory settings

Yamaha warehouse and Crystal bottled water facility leverage Bluetooth Mesh to slash energy use…

Bluetooth mesh models: The building blocks for interoperable products

Bluetooth® technology is a wireless standard with agreed, formal specifications that support global interoperability…

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…

2020 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.

How to Make Wearables Bluetooth Mesh Provisioners

Learn how to create applications for smartwatches and other platforms that can monitor and control nodes in a Bluetooth mesh network.

2019 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.

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.

Overview – Bluetooth Mesh Networking

A quick overview outlining how Bluetooth mesh uniquely meets the reliability, scalability, and security requirements of commerical and industrial markets.