Published on October 26th, 2011 | by Mithil Bhatia0
Bluetooth SIG introduces Bluetooth 4.0 ‘Smart’
Bluetooth 4.0 is the latest wireless technology found on most current phones and electronic devices. At the moment, it is only found in the new iPhone 4S and the latest MacBook Air and Mac Mini, although it is expected that more manufacturers adopt it in the coming months.
The Bluetooth 4.0 offers improvements over previous versions. The new version drastically reduces energy consumption by a method that keeps the devices without a constant flow of energy.
Recently, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced that the Bluetooth 4.0-based devices will be called Bluetooth Smart Ready and Bluetooth Smart, and so apart.
Bluetooth Smart devices will be represented by a new type of Bluetooth 4.0 devices such as sensors, which use small button-cell batteries that are designed to collect data. These devices include single-mode low energy Bluetooth v4.0 radio.
From the Official Blog of Bluetooth:
“Bluetooth Smart Ready devices can connect to the billions of Bluetooth devices already in use today and also to new Bluetooth Smart devices just starting to enter the market. Bluetooth Smart devices, due to their revolutionary low power consumption, will only connect with products denoted with the Bluetooth Smart Ready mark, plus those designated specifically by product manufacturers.
A recent In-Stat report forecasts Bluetooth device shipments will exceed two billion in 2013 alone, fueled largely by the rapid introduction of Bluetooth Smart devices across many different industry segments.”