Bluetooth 5 to advance IoT, launch as soon as late 2016

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced that Bluetooth 5 will launch either in late 2016 or early 2017 and will include “significantly increased range, speed, and broadcast messaging capacity.” The SIG said that the extending range in Bluetooth 5 will deliver robust and reliable Internet of Things (IoT) connections that will make “full-home […]

Philips uWand partners with CSR for Bluetooth integration

TV remote business Philips uWand has partnered with wireless technology firm CSR to integrate the latter’s Bluetooth Smart platform, which includes voice recognition support, into the uWand design. The CSR smart remote platform is designed to offer “seamless data transfer” between a remote control and TV or set-top-box. uWand said that combined with Philips’ camera-based […]