Tag: bluetooth


Get Started with IoT and Prepare for DEVIOT Certification

July 9, 2020

Via: Cisco Blog

“To do, or not to do.” That is the question. Do you find you are asking yourself this question often? Well, while I can’t speak about your other dilemmas, let me help you with any confusion you might have regarding […]

Software, Wireless

Contact tracing via Bluetooth could help track COVID-19 transmission

April 15, 2020

Via: Networkworld Software

A team of researchers from MIT has developed a novel method of tracking COVID-19 transmission among the population, using Bluetooth “chirps” that could automatically trace COVID-positive contacts and warn those who have potentially become infected, without violating their privacy. The […]


Bluetooth finds a role in the industrial internet of things

August 30, 2019

Via: Networkworld Software

Like most people, I think of Bluetooth as a useful but consumer-oriented technology that lets me make easy wireless connections from my smartphone to various headsets, portable speakers, automobile, and other devices. And, of course, billions of people rely on […]

Monitoring&Analysis, Security

Are you being tracked through a Bluetooth security vulnerability?

August 16, 2019

Via: CSO

Research published this month by a team from Boston University has revealed a number of flaws in the way that Bluetooth Low Energy functionality is implemented on a wide range of consumer devices. These devices – including both Apple and […]


What’s Beacon Technology? And How Will It Disrupt The Networking Space?

March 27, 2017

Via: CRN

BeaconsInSpace is a Boston-based disrupter in the API/networking space, utilizing beacon technology to create contextual and hyperlocal applications. What exactly is a beacon? A beacon is a device that’s constantly transmitting an identifier through the air via Bluetooth. There are […]


Many bluetooth smart locks open easily for attackers

November 8, 2016

Via: CSO

Security researchers used the recent Def Con hackers’ convention to show just how easily some Bluetooth-based smart locks can be opened. Researchers Ben Ramsey and Anthony Rose of Merculite Security took a look at 16 smart locks from companies such […]

Editorial, Hardware

Bluetooth 5.0 – a new standard for IoT

September 16, 2016

Via: Andy Melman

Invented in 1994 by Ericsson, the Bluetooth technology serves in short-distance data traffic. Data exchange via Bluetooth employs “short-wavelength UHF radio waves in the ISM band from 2.4 to 2.485 GHz” and all such device manufacturers have to meet the […]


Coming soon: Faster, longer-range Bluetooth 5

September 12, 2016

Via: Computerworld Networking

A new version of the Bluetooth wireless spec will be coming to devices soon, giving users faster connectivity among devices over longer distances. The new version, Bluetooth 5, is a big upgrade over Bluetooth 4.2, the current specification. In a […]