Bluetooth SIG Adopts GNSS Profile 1.0 for GPS Data Sharing
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group recently voted to adopt the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Profile v1.0. The GNSS profile, which can be used by all devices using Bluetooth 2.0 and up, lets GPS-enabled devices share positioning data with another nearby device via Bluetooth. The Bluetooth SIG explained in an email, "The GNSS profile specification defines the Serial Port Profile (SPP) based transport mechanism and associated service discovery record parameters needed to establish a service level connection between two devices." The end result will be an easier method of sharing GPS-derived location data between two Bluetooth devices, such as smartphones, tablets, or sensors. The profile may be downloaded by hardware/software makers from the Bluetooth SIG's web site.
Facebook Takes Steps to Improve Mobile Profiles
Facebook today discussed several significant changes headed to user profiles on mobile devices. First, profile images can now be short, looping videos to highlight a new dimension of our personalities.
Mesh Networking Next On Bluetooth SIG's Hit List
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group today said it plans to create a mesh networking profile for Bluetooth. It formed the Bluetooth Smart Mesh Working Group, which will create the underlying architecture needed for standardized mesh networking.
Bluetooth 5 Released By Bluetooth SIG
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has released the core Bluetooth 5 specification. Bluetooth 5 was first announced earlier this year and is now available in final form to technology companies.
Bluetooth SIG Provides More Details About Bluetooth 5
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group today announced Bluetooth 5, the next version of Bluetooth scheduled to launch late this year or early next year. The Bluetooth SIG says Bluetooth 5 quadruples the available range, doubles the speed, and improves data broadcasting capacity by 800%.
Bluetooth 4.2 Spec Targets Internet of Things
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group today introduced Bluetooth 4.2, an updated specification that means to connect more devices and things to the internet. Bluetooth 4.2 supports IPv6 and 6LoWPAN, which allows Bluetooth Smart devices to connect directly to the internet through a router, rather than requiring an in-between device such as a tablet or smartphone.