Bluetooth Special Interest Group (Bluetooth SIG) has today unveiled the specification of the much-improved and a lot powerful Bluetooth 5. It is available now for the manufactures to start implementing in their new devices.
Bluetooth 5 offers double the bandwidth, four times the range and eight times the broadcast message capacity of Bluetooth 4.2.
“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,” says the SIG’s executive director Mark Powell.
“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 […]”
The latest standard won’t have an impact on sound quality for audio playback and telephone calls.
The SIG expects the first range of products equipped with Bluetooth 5 to hit the shelves early next year.