What Bluetooth 4.0 Will Mean To You!
Bluetooth 4.0 is the latest version of the wireless technology found in many electronic devices and peripherals today, including smartphones and tablets.
Bluetooth 4.0 is being rebranded, and ‘The Bluetooth Special Interest Group’ which controlos it just announced that Bluetooth 4.0 devices would be called Bluetooth Smart Ready and Bluetooth Smart, in order to differentiate the type of products featuring their technology.
The updated 4.0 version is presently only found in the iPhone 4S and the latest MacBook Air and Mac Mini, but many more manufacturers are expected to jump on board in the coming months.
Bluetooth 4.0 Became Smarter: And What It Means For You
Bluetooth Smart and Bluetooth Smart Ready products represent a quantum leap for Bluetooth technology, allowing billions of previously disconnected devices to join the connected world.
The improvements brought by Bluetooth 4.0 include drastically reduced power consumption via a low pulsing method that keeps devices connected without the need for a continuous information stream.
Bluetooth ‘low energy’ enables ultra low power connectivity and basic data transfer for applications previously limited by the power consumption, size constraints and complexity of other wireless standards.
Lots Of New ‘Appcessories’.
With Bluetooth Smart it is now possible to develop applications and accessories without the need for a specific profile.
Innovators can build new products that work seamlessly with the smartphone and benefit from the rich user interface and connectivity it provides, while supporting compact hardware accessories with far longer battery life.
Bluetooth Smart has been adopted in Windows 8 as the standard for low power HID (Human Interface Device) accessories.
With Windows 8 devices, consumers can benefit from much longer battery life, without the need to install drivers, or clog their USB ports with dongles.
Bluetooth Smart Is Set To Be The Standard
With the emergence of the Tablet and Ultrabook form factor Bluetooth Smart is now set to be the standard for wireless keyboards, mice and touch pads