The Bluetooth 5 standard is specifically designed to exchange data between devices inside a home or car confines or at a workplace. That said, Bluetooth’s new version has features that should make it attractive for some applications on the Internet of Things. Atmosic Technologies focuses on Bluetooth 5 low-power wireless platforms to allow IoT system networks, as the company says, “Forever Connected, Anywhere.”
The new Bluetooth 5 provides four times the scope, twice the speed, and eight times the bandwidth performance improvements over legacy Bluetooth. Bluetooth 5 expands the features already provided by the previous versions and aims to make the network-connected devices more versatile and communicative.
There is a possibility of Bluetooth 5 being connected to IoT because of the large presence of Bluetooth in tablets and smartphones. A long-range but minimal bandwidth is required by numerous IoT applications transmitting data only intermittently.
Bluetooth is a substitute for other IoT applications, which provide mesh networking that comprises of a large number of nodes. A decentralized system of devices is guaranteed by Bluetooth 5 without the need to be dependent on a single controller hub- an authentic peer-to-peer communication network where the nodes are equivalent or, better, equal. Various products will be able to interact and work together.
In addition, the Bluetooth 4 standard focuses on connection security. IoT applications can be used without any interference with other wireless devices connected to the network
By 2023, there will be over 30 billion Bluetooth-enabled devices worldwide, with an increasing percentage intended for IoT applications.