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IoT: Implementation of a BLE 5.0 MESH.

Bluetooth® technology, the global standard for simple, secure wireless connectivity, now supports mesh networking. The new mesh capability enables many-to-many (m:m) device communications and is optimized for creating large-scale device networks. It is ideally suited for building automation, sensor networks, and other IoT solutions where tens, hundreds, or thousands of devices need to reliably and securely communicate with one another.

Bluetooth mesh networking brings the unique combination of the proven, global interoperability and mature, trusted ecosystem Bluetooth technology is known for to the creation of industrial-grade device networks.

Bluetooth mesh networking utilizes a managed flood approach for message transmission, which is a simple and reliable form of message relay that is uniquely suited for low-power wireless mesh networks, especially those handling a significant amount of multicast traffic. This makes flood-based message relay an ideal approach for the strict reliability, scalability, and performance requirements of the commercial and industrial markets.

Today, Bluetooth is the leading low power wireless connectivity technology used to stream audio, transfer data, or broadcast information between devices. Now, with the introduction of a mesh networking capability, Bluetooth mesh networking is poised to further catalyze beacons, robotics, industrial automation, energy management, smart city applications, and other industrial IoT and advanced manufacturing solutions.

The value-added capabilities, mature ecosystem and global brand awareness that Bluetooth wireless technology provides will enable the creation of much richer solutions with a faster time to market.

A good example of successful implementation is the Selfstorage industry, IoT technology and BLE 5.0 Mesh allow companies to remotely control all access to storage units, they know when/who is accessing, they can also change access PIN number from desktop in real time or deactivate access, and all these information stays recorded in their data base.

With an architecture like this all the padlocks are connected to the cloud via Mesh BLE 5.0 technology through the use of a Gateway (this technology is of high quality yet affordable). The Control Panel gives them control over their data base without the need of third party to manage it.

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