The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is looking to bring Bluetooth technology to the smart grid efforts with new strategy papers.
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has released two papers aimed at convincing companies to use Bluetooth technology in their smart grid efforts.
The first strategy paper describes the market for in-home wireless in Smart Energy, domestic HVAC, and home appliances. The second is a technical justification of Bluetooth technology as the choice for these markets.
Michael Foley, executive director of the special interest group, argues Bluetooth is well-suited to smart grid technology because it’s robust and can handle interference from other wireless products, is sufficiently secure and is interoperable.
The Bluetooth SIG says its smart energy group has been working since early this year to define solutions for smart grid applications.
“The comprehensive scope of our specifications enables Bluetooth technology to provide an integrated solution that can cope with interference and which is optimized to have the lowest power consumption for these applications,” said Tom Siep, chairman of the Bluetooth smart energy group, in a statement. “The Bluetooth SIG is confident in our projections for success as the world addresses the need to make better use of energy.”
The Bluetooth SIG recently shifted its structure to align around five key areas: cell phones, automotive, home and personal computers, health and fitness, and smart energy.