Bangalore, December 19, 2014: Global, India headquartered technology services company, Mindtree, is set to be the world's first qualified provider of Intellectual Property for the latest Bluetooth Smart version 4.2.
Bluetooth Smart version 4.2 focuses on stronger security and privacy, faster data rates and better power efficiency. It heralds a new wave of Bluetooth products and will accelerate growth in emerging categories such as wearables, smart homes, connected medical devices and smart location tracking. The upcoming Internet Protocol Support Profile enables seamless connectivity over IPv6, a key foundation layer for the Internet of Things (IoT) market.
Says Jayanth Krishna, Head – Short-range Wireless, Mindtree: “For 15 years, Mindtree has been at the forefront of Bluetooth innovation. Mindtree’s IP has reached millions of devices globally across smart connected devices, automotive, audio accessories and personal navigation. Our investments in expertise and technology are paying off in helping to accelerate the use of wearables and other smart connected devices.”
Adds Errett Kroeter, Senior Marketing Director, Bluetooth SIG: “We are excited to see our member companies embrace the potential of Bluetooth Smart technology, with its IP connectivity capabilities in addition to the increased speed, stronger security, and enhanced power efficiency of Bluetooth 4.2. Our membership continues to build a richer Bluetooth Smart ecosystem, bringing more Bluetooth Smart products to the consumer. Bluetooth Smart is the only wireless technology that provides the flexibility to innovate, ability to scale to the market, and trust of a globally recognized standard. All of which are essential to delivering the promise of IoT.”
Mindtree offers a comprehensive portfolio of Bluetooth intellectual property solutions which includes interoperable, certified, customizable, ultra-low power and footprint silicon IP for Bluetooth Smart 4.2, 4.1 and 4.0, and ultra-compact, complete certified portfolio of protocol stack & profiles IP for Bluetooth Smart 4.2, 4.1 and 4.0.s
What is Bluetooth 4.2? Bluetooth 4.2 is an important update to the Bluetooth Core Specification delivering exciting new features and benefits for Bluetooth Smart technology. This will create significant advantages for developers and manufacturers, while providing a better user experience for their customers. Bluetooth 4.2 makes Bluetooth Smart even smarter, faster and the ideal wireless technology for the Internet of Things (IoT).
Is Bluetooth 4.2 replacing Bluetooth 4.1 or 4.0? No, Bluetooth 4.2 extends the functionality set already provided by previous core specifications.
What is the benefit of using Bluetooth 4.2?In addition to the new features, using Bluetooth 4.2 allows manufacturers to take advantage of important clarifications incorporated into the core specification in the form of bug fixes or ‘errata’.
Is Bluetooth Smart (Low Energy) technology a part of Bluetooth 4.2?
Yes, Bluetooth Smart technology introduced in Bluetooth 4.0 is a feature within the Bluetooth 4.2 core specification. In fact, the new features and benefits of Bluetooth 4.2 are designed specifically for Bluetooth Smart technology. ( From Bluetooth site )