Mesh networking is a new topology available for Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) devices that enables many-to-many (m:m) communications. It's optimized for creating large-scale node networks and is ideally suited for building automation, sensor networks, and asset tracking solutions.
Bluetooth LE has traditionally leveraged broadcast-based and/or point-to-point star network topologies for device communications. Device-to-device pairing and LE beaconing were the main use cases served. With the addition of mesh networking, developers can now deliver a much broader portfolio of solutions for the IoT.
Improve system reliability.
Maximize battery life.
Support device-to-device communication.
Simplify beacon management.
Deliver location services.
Increase beacon service range.
Provide instant response to switches.
Deliver advanced lighting control.
Integrate additional functionality.
Eliminate manual scanning.
Determine location in real-time.
Simplify beacon deployment.
Bluetooth Mesh extends LE and is supported on versions 4.0 and greater. It utilizes a managed flood messaging framework to communicate between devices.
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