Adopted the Bluetooth specification 5
Organization Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced the adoption of Bluetooth specification 5. Key improvements over the previous version of the standard is increased range and speed plus advanced ability to broadcast messages and improved compatibility with other wireless technologies. More specifically, the radius of communication is increased four times, the speed — twice the capacity — eight times. The developers note the appeal of Bluetooth for the Internet of things.
The specification is available for free download on the website of Bluetooth SIG. The emergence of devices that support Bluetooth 5, is expected within the next two to six months.