The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (Bluetooth SIG) is currently busy working on the next generation of the wireless transmission standard. This will be called Bluetooth 5 and will be officially unveiled on June 16, according to Mark Powell, the SIG’s Executive Director.

Bluetooth 5 will bring with it two times more range and four times faster speeds for low energy (LE) transmissions compared to already available standards. What’s more, it will also « provide significant new functionality for connectionless services like location-relevant information and navigation ». This means Bluetooth 5 should help drive the adoption and deployment of beacons and location-based services to many more users across the world.

All of the details will be revealed at a special media event in London next Thursday.


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