The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) officialy announced Bluetooth 5 this week with new specs that offers a huge performance upgrade compared to its predecessors.

This Bluethooth 5 promises higher speeds, longer range and wider broadcast message capacity. The latest Bluethooth version focuses on producing better functionality to Internet-of-Things(IoT) devices to make communications simple over a wide range of devices.

The organization also noted that Bluethooth devices can go together within the complex global IoT environment by reducing the interference with other wireless devices.

Bluethooth 5

Bluetooth is revolutionizing how people experience the IoT. Bluetooth 5 continues to drive this revolution by delivering reliable IoT connections and mobilizing the adoption of beacons, which in turn will decrease connection barriers and enable a seamless IoT experience. – Mark Powell, Executive Director of the Bluetooth SIG

Bluethooth 5 key improvements

“This means whole-home and building coverage, as well as new use cases for outdoor, industrial, and commercial applications will be a reality. With the launch of Bluetooth 5, we continue to evolve to meet the needs of IoT developers and consumers while staying true to what Bluetooth is at its core: the global wireless standard for simple, secure, connectivity.”

According to the group, Bluethooth 5 will be expected to see in their favorite products within two to six months after it was release.

 

Source: Bluetooth 5 Launch Release