Bluetooth in IoT
Bluetooth has been widely adopted by creators of IoT devices, and it’s estimated that more than a third of all IoT projects are BT enabled!
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What is The Internet of Things?
IoT is a collection of physical objects or “things” embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies for the purpose of connecting and exchanging data with other devices and systems over the internet!
Why Choose Bluetooth?
Bluetooth is a wireless technology protocol that relies on physical proximity in order to manage the connections between devices. This standard uses ultra-high-frequency radio waves between 2.400 and 2.485 GHz, which can extend a maximum of 164 feet between two devices.
Although originally created for use in wireless headsets, this technology is used today in so many wireless devices such as speakers, computer mice, keyboards, printers, kitchen appliances, car audio systems, medical devices, mobile phones, and many more.
In order to incorporate Bluetooth into your IoT project, you must select a microprocessor that can handle Bluetooth, as well as a second device to pair with it. The Bluetooth protocol actually has two different versions commonly used by IoT devices that cannot directly communicate with each other. These are known as Bluetooth Classic and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). BLE is specifically designed for devices that need to consume low amounts of power, perfect for many IoT applications.
If you need more guidance on how to incorporate BT into your project, or if you need help selecting a suitable platform, please reach out to our technical team via email.
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