Bluetooth 4.0 goes low-power for sensors

New version of the wireless technology targets low-energy applications in the health care, fitness, and security markets.

A new version of Bluetooth has been revealed by the industry group behind the wireless technology, which is targeting low-energy applications in the health care, fitness, and security markets.

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group announced the adoption of Bluetooth Core Specification version 4.0 on Thursday. The new iteration follows the speed-centric version 3.0 of the Bluetooth specification by just 10 months, but the two versions are intended for different use cases.

"With today's announcement, the race is on for product designers to be the first to market," Bluetooth SIG chief Michael Foley said in a statement. "Bluetooth low-energy modules for all sorts of new products may now be qualified--this is an important step towards our goal of enabling new markets with Bluetooth wireless technology."

Read more of "Bluetooth 4.0 goes low-power for sensors" from ZDNet UK.

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