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 double the range of current Bluetooth 4 and quadruple the speed of low energy Bluetooth transmissions. Bluetooth 5 will also provide significant new functionality for connectionless services like location-relevant information and navigation. By adding significantly more capacity to advertising transmissions, Bluetooth 5 will further propel the adoption and deployment of beacons and location-based services to users around the world.
Full details will be revealed it an upcoming media event in London on 16 June.

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