Bluetooth technology

Bluetooth is a short range wireless technology that operates in the unlicensed Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) 2.4 GHz radio frequency band. Robust connectivity in a globally deployed ecosystem Bluetooth is currently available in two variants:  BR/EDR (basic rate/enhanced data rate) for audio and streaming applications and Bluetooth low energy (BLE) for intermittent transmission of...
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Bluetooth bus ticketing trial in Britain

By Pär Håkansson - Courtesy of Nordic Semiconductor, March 22, 2017 Bus passengers in a town in northern England are testing a mobile ticketing system that uses Bluetooth beacons and a smartphone app instead of buying a ticket. Mobile ticketing on buses around the world is nothing new, but most solutions still require the user to...
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Bluetooth rising

Courtesy of www.networkworld.com In a few years, we will see enterprise-grade Bluetooth infrastructure solutions along the lines of today’s Wi-Fi WLANs We are used to external developments driving progress in enterprise networking. An obvious example is the modern smartphone, born in the consumer market but now the primary client for enterprise WLANs. Another is the move...
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Bluetooth 5: everything you need to know

By David Nield - Courtesy of www.techradar.com Faster, stronger, better The group in charge of Bluetooth development has announced that the 5 specification of the technology is going to be unveiled next week, on the 16 June. Shortly afterwards, it should start finding its way into your phones, laptops andcar stereos. We'll have to wait until the...
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One of the world’s largest model railroad makers transforms a decades old market with the introduction of the first Bluetooth low energy controlled trains

‘E-Z App’ from model railroad maker Bachmann brings smartphone and tablet wireless touchscreen control and app-based interactivity to the model train market for the first time, reducing the startup cost and complexity of the hobby while representing the biggest technological advance in the model railroad market since its digitization in the late 1980s Oslo, Norway...
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Things you should know about Bluetooth range

By Jon Gunnar Sponås June 2, 2016 Like all communication technologies, Bluetooth is a better fit for some applications than other. If you're considering to use Bluetooth, there are some basic things that are really good to know! Here’s an outline of the primary factors that determine the effective range of Bluetooth communications, plus some ways to improve...
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u-blox NINA B1

Bluetooth low energy 4.2 module brings state-of-the-art performance and power efficiency to IoT designs

Sensing and control applications can be embedded on top of the NINA‑B1 module stack Thalwil, Switzerland – February 22, 2016 – u‑blox (SIX:UBXN), a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, today announced the NINA‑B1 Bluetooth low energy (Bluetooth Smart) stand‑alone module. Compliant to the latest Bluetooth 4.2 specification and certified to global...
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SWYP Nordic Semiconductor

SWYP from Qvivr: Using Bluetooth Smart for enhanced security

Qvivr-founder Ashutosh Dhodapkar introduces the SWYP, an electronic credit- and loyalty card replacement to make your wallet thinner! A super-slim Bluetooth Smart SoC enables enhanced security using your phone for authentication via Nordic Semiconductor. The SWYP Card is designed to seamlessly integrate into our everyday lives. It begins with a revolutionary paper-thin PCB board that...
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