Martin Woolley is an industry veteran with over 30 years’ experience working with computers large, small and … getting smaller. He still has a Sinclair ZX81 somewhere. Martin is a part of the BBC micro:bit team and designed the micro:bit’s Bluetooth profile. When Martin first discovered Bluetooth low energy it struck him as a phenomenally exciting, useful and developer-friendly technology and a perfect for this age of the Internet of Things. Martin is the Bluetooth SIG’s Technical Programme Manager for the EMEA region.
Bluetooth Mesh Networking Paves the Way for Smart Lighting as a Service
Commercial lighting provides a natural grid for connectivity. Add mesh networking into the mix and now retailers will have the power for in-store navigation or customized promotions. Hospitals will have the power to track patients and expensive equipment. Factory floors will have the power to connect all machines for better monitoring and maintenance. And businesses will have the power to intelligently control lighting and temperature, and monitor company property. With unmatched ubiquity, reliability, and interoperability, only Bluetooth mesh networking can catalyze smart lighting as a platform.
This session will explore Bluetooth mesh networking and how this next evolution of the globally known and trusted technology will make the biggest initial impact in the commercial and industrial space by enabling Smart Lighting as a Service, helping to deliver the Internet of Things we’ve all been promised.