Bluetooth mesh networking

by P. DiMarco, P. Skillermark, A. Larmo, and P. Arvidson

Bluetooth mesh, officially launched in July 2017, is a highly anticipated addition to the Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity space. Bluetooth is a widely used short-range technology found in smartphones, tablets and consumer electronics, and the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has a strong reputation for delivering specifications and tools that guarantee global, multi-vendor interoperability.
The Bluetooth Mesh Profile standardizes a full stack connectivity solution for mesh networking, extending Bluetooth applicability for IoT use cases. Ericsson is a founding member of the Bluetooth SIG and has actively participated in the definition of the architecture and the development of the mesh profile specification.
This white paper provides an overview of the Bluetooth Mesh Profile and highlights some of its unique features. It also presents a large-scale building automation use case and illustrates the impact of configuration and deployment strategies on the mesh network.

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