Mesh and IoT

Bluetooth Mesh

Bluetooth Mesh is a low-power wireless networking standard that is based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology. It is designed for use in large-scale networks that require the ability to connect and communicate with a large number of devices but also with subnets to optimize traffic in complex deployments.

Bluetooth Mesh adds support for mesh networking to Bluetooth Low Energy, which allows for the creation of large, scalable networks that can cover a wide area. In a Bluetooth Mesh network, each device acts as a node that can communicate with other nodes in range to route data across the network.

A key feature of Bluetooth Mesh is its support for self-healing, meaning that if one node goes offline, the network can automatically reroute data through other nearby nodes to maintain connectivity. This makes Bluetooth Mesh networks highly reliable and robust.

Bluetooth Mesh is commonly used in applications such as building automation, smart lighting, and industrial control systems. It is also being used in the development of smart cities, where it connects and manages a wide range of sensors, actuators, and other IoT devices.

Cloud2GND’s expertise in mesh technology extends back to its founding members’ experience developing a proprietary wireless mesh network protocol and product. This early exposure to mesh networking has continued to drive Cloud2GND’s focus on mesh technology to this day.

The development of Bluetooth mesh profile standards was a significant leap in the evolution of Bluetooth as an IoT technology. Cloud2GND was instrumental in the creation of these standards from their inception, and was honored to work with a major semiconductor customer to develop a complete implementation of the Bluetooth Mesh Profile 1.0 from scratch. This implementation is fully qualified by the Bluetooth SIG and has been released as an open source library.

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of physical devices, vehicles, and other objects that are embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies that enable them to connect and exchange data with one another over the Internet.

IoT technologies allow the development of new applications and services that can improve the efficiency and productivity of various industries, including manufacturing, transportation, and healthcare. For example, IoT-enabled devices can be used to monitor and control industrial processes, track and manage transportation assets, or collect and analyze healthcare data.

One of the key characteristics of the IoT is the ability of devices to collect and share data with each other, which can provide valuable insights and enable new types of applications and services. This data can be used to improve decision-making, optimize operations, and provide a better user experience.

Industrial IoT, or IIoT for short, is a term used to describe the integration of Internet-connected sensors, devices, and machinery into industrial environments, such as manufacturing plants and power generation facilities. The goal of IIoT is to improve the efficiency, safety, and productivity of industrial processes by enabling real-time monitoring and control of equipment, as well as the collection and analysis of data from those systems.

To have value, the data produced and consumed by IoT devices must lead to actionable results. This can be achieved through the use of technologies such as machine learning, computer vision, and advanced analytics. By implementing IoT or IIoT technologies, organizations can gain valuable insights into their operations, identify inefficiencies, and make better-informed decisions to optimize their processes and improve their bottom line.

In addition to our experience with IoT solutions based on Bluetooth Mesh technologies, Cloud2GND has helped customers build IoT solutions using proprietary wireless networking technologies and other standards like 802.15.4/Zigbee and cellular solutions.

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Cloud2GND can make your next Bluetooth Mesh & IoT project successful. Contact us today to learn how.