This year, we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of Bluetooth® technology by thanking the amazing community of innovative Bluetooth members responsible for the milestone. Over the course of the year, we’re releasing a series of videos showcasing the four core Bluetooth solution areas through the eyes of some of the Bluetooth member companies that have helped bring them to life.

The traditional Bluetooth solution areas, audio streaming and point-to-point data transfer, are what Bluetooth is most known for. But our member community has spent the last two decades continually adding capabilities to the technology to address new markets and uncover new ways to enhance the lives of billions around the world.

Last year’s launch of Bluetooth mesh networking marked the formal entry of Bluetooth into another solution area by introducing a new standard for enabling large-scale device networks in residential, commercial, and even industrial environments. One year later, the rate of adoption in smart buildings and smart homes has exceeded all expectations.

We’ve also seen an explosion of Bluetooth® broadcast beacons that is driving significant traction in a fourth solution area, indoor positioning and location services. The 2018 Bluetooth Market Update predicts that indoor positioning and location services will be the fastest growing Bluetooth solution area over the next five years.

Watch the latest video in our 20th anniversary series to hear more about the technology’s place in indoor positioning and location services from some member companies who are playing in the space. 

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Enhancing Bluetooth Location Services with Direction Finding

A new Bluetooth direction finding feature allows devices to determine the direction of a Bluetooth signal, thereby enabling the development of Bluetooth proximity solutions that can understand device direction as well as Bluetooth positioning systems that can achieve down to centimeter-level location accuracy.

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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.

Location tracking in healthcare with the Quuppa Intelligent Locating System

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

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Pointr Webinar: How to Create Smart Buildings with Bluetooth® Location Services

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Back to normality

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Sensor Technologies for Health, Wellness and Productivity

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

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

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How Dyer Engineering Uses Bluetooth Technology to Track Assets and Boost Manufacturing Efficiencies

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How Real-Time Location Services Build a Bridge to Post-COVID-19 Supply Chains

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

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Creating Healthy Buildings: Short & Long-Term Strategies

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

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

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Bluetooth SIG works to include wearable in COVID-19 exposure notification systems

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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…

“Back to Work” Solutions - Explained

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Dyer Engineering Installs Location Tracking to Manage Workflows at Sites

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Asset Tracking in the Morita Fire Truck Factory

Kokusai Kogyo Co. Ltd. (KKC), part of the Japan Asia Group, has introduced new…

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.

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.

Lighting as a Platform

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An Introduction to Bluetooth Beacons

Learn how to build your own Bluetooth beacon or integrate beacon technology into your existing products and apps.