Bluetooth Smart and the Internet of Things (IoT)

The internet of things (IoT) refers to the connection of nearly all electronic or electrical devices to the internet and to each other. These “things” include TVs, PCs, smartphones, tablets, refrigerators, security systems, lighting, and just about anything that has an ON/OFF switch. It’s estimated that by 2020, there will be anywhere from 25 to […]

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Bluetooth Compatibility and Troubleshooting

You will probably never have difficulty pairing your Bluetooth devices, however, even though all Bluetooth devices are supposed to be compliant, there may occasionally be issues that could affect the pairing process. Each iteration of the Bluetooth standards makes pairing easier, and non-compliance less of an issue. Almost every product manufacturer lists device compatibility on […]

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Bluetooth Versions

Since the release of version 1.0 in 1999, a number of Bluetooth versions have being developed to meet the particular requirements, adding and changing specifications to provide more security, greater speed, and compatibility. What is important to know is that each updated version of Bluetooth was backward compatible with all previous versions. This means whichever […]

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What is Bluetooth?

Developed in 1994, Bluetooth® is a wireless communications technology that is simple and secure, and is found in billions of devices ranging from mobile phones and computers to medical devices and home entertainment products. Bluetooth devices have tiny low power, low cost chips with built-in antennas that communicate with other Bluetooth devices, allowing connections without […]

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