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Bluetooth 5 standard unveiled

29 Jun, 2016 09:00 am

The standard so many of our modern computers, tablets and smartphones depends upon for inter-device communication has updated to its next version.

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The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has unveiled the forthcoming Bluetooth 5 standard with its additional capabilities designed to help the development of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Bluetooth 5 will arrive in users' handsets by way of an update  in late 2016 or early 2017.
"Bluetooth 5 will transform the way people experience the IoT by making it something that happens simply and seamlessly around them," said Mark Powell, executive director of the Bluetooth SIG.
TAKEAWAY THOUGHTBluetooth 5 will bring our devices quadruple the range, double the speed and an eight-fold capacity increase; our use of Bluetooth must logically now be on the rise.
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