For 20 years, products developed by the Bluetooth® community have been driving wireless innovation and creating new global markets. Every year, new Bluetooth technologies underscore the dedicated efforts of the Bluetooth community, and 2018 was no exception.

The Bluetooth blog strives to feature the many Bluetooth trends, developments, implementations, and advancements that emerge each year. In case you missed the highlights, we‘ve compiled the 5 most popular posts of 2018.

Bluetooth Mesh – What a Difference a Year Makes

Bluetooth SIG Director of Marketing Dave Hollander examines how, after one year, evidence of increasing adoption and qualification of Bluetooth mesh products confirms all initial forecasts — from preliminary adoption in smart buildings via connected lighting platforms to viability as a smart home solution.

The State of Bluetooth in 2018 and Beyond

In this article, Hollander provides highlights of the 2018 Bluetooth Market Update, which highlights trends within the Bluetooth member community and outlines the latest forecasts for Bluetooth technology as it continues its expansion from a personal communication solution to an industrial-grade connectivity engine.

Web Bluetooth – The Time is Now

Bluetooth SIG EMEA Developer Relations Manager Martin Woolley shares his thoughts on the significance and potential for Web Bluetooth, from standards and cloud computing to connecting the browser to enterprise IoT devices.

How Bluetooth Mesh Puts the ‘Large’ in Large-Scale Wireless Device Networks

In this article, Woolley redefines the question of scalability for wireless mesh networks and provides a comprehensive look at the overall capacity of a Bluetooth mesh network, the importance of decentralization and multicast messaging, and how design and configuration can optimize performance and scalability.

How to Deploy BlueZ v5.48 on Raspberry Pi 3

Bluetooth SIG APAC Developer Relations Manager Kai Ren explains how BlueZ, the official Linux Bluetooth protocol stack, can be deployed on a Linux platform to provide support for the core Bluetooth layers and protocols, including Bluetooth mesh and Raspberry Pi3.

Catch up on all the latest posts and learn how Bluetooth technology is shaping wireless connectivity.

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