Enterprise Bluetooth IoT is a rising tide and an important development in the evolution of the Bluetooth® protocol.
Traditional Bluetooth constraints – short-range, one-to-one connectivity, and lack of remote management – often relegated the protocol’s use to personal area network (PAN) applications. As a result, the overwhelming advantages of the Bluetooth protocol – very low-cost, low power requirements (long battery life), worldwide protocol standardization, and an installed base of billions of Bluetooth end devices – were difficult to leverage at an enterprise scale.
By contrast, successful enterprise Bluetooth IoT moves beyond traditional constraints, achieving reliable Bluetooth connectivity, ease-of-use, and cost-savings, at scale, in enterprise Bluetooth IoT applications, such as predictive maintenance and IIoT.
Cassia Networks: The Bluetooth IoT Leader
Cassia Networks is an acknowledged enterprise Bluetooth industry expert and global leader. For example, as a preeminent Bluetooth innovation company, Cassia Networks invented the “Bluetooth router” product category, for which it won Best in Show at CES in 2016. Cassia Networks delivers on the factors required for enterprise-grade Bluetooth: long-range Bluetooth, one-to-many connectivity, and remote management and control for use in enterprise Bluetooth applications.
In brief, Cassia Networks Bluetooth IoT leadership includes:
1.) Reliable connectivity- Patented, long-range Bluetooth routers connecting to standard Bluetooth end devices at up to 1000 ft / 300 m.
2.) Cost-saving- Industry-leading Bluetooth edge router to multiple Bluetooth end device connections; up to 40 end devices in bidirectional mode, 100s in broadcast mode.
3.) Easy-to-use- Simple set-up, integration, and remote enterprise Bluetooth network management and control; via an SDK, RESTful APIs, and the Cassia IoT Access Controller (AC) centralized interface.
IoT system integrators and innovators reviewing enterprise IoT requirements face a fragmented IoT marketplace of competing wireless claims, technologies, and protocols. While Bluetooth is a well known wireless protocol, shipping nearly 4 billion Bluetooth devices a year, it is in the early stages for recognition as an enterprise IoT protocol. However, enterprise Bluetooth application development and deployments are gaining speed. The ability to scale Bluetooth benefits is a key advantage for innovators seeking to compete in the rising tide of IoT.