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
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