KIRKLAND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has released the Bluetooth Market Update 2018. The report provides exclusive access to the most critical trends and forecasts for Bluetooth technology and discusses what is next for Bluetooth as it continues to expand from a personal communication solution to an industrial-grade connectivity engine.
Since its inception 20 years ago, Bluetooth has continuously evolved, expanding the universe of ways things wirelessly connect - driving innovation and creating new markets. Whether it is a connection for wireless audio, wearable devices, tracking assets, or automating buildings, Bluetooth is the driving force shaping new consumer, commercial, and industrial markets.
Supported by the latest data from ABI Research, the Bluetooth Market Report 2018 examines:
- The growth and health of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) member community, the backbone of Bluetooth technology
- The trajectory of Bluetooth technology, including trends and forecasts for each radio and key Bluetooth solution areas, such as audio streaming, data transfer, location services, and device networks
New trends in traditional Bluetooth markets, including:
- Audio & Entertainment
- Connected Device
Forecasts in emerging markets, including:
- Smart Building
- Smart Industry
- Smart City
- Smart Home
“The release of Bluetooth mesh and recent advancements in Bluetooth broadcasting are driving innovation in connected solutions, and this innovation is creating new markets,” said Chuck Sabin, Senior Director of Business Strategy and Planning at the Bluetooth SIG. “It’s exciting to see continued growth in the markets synonymous with Bluetooth, like audio and connected devices. But I’m particularly excited to see Bluetooth expand the definition of new markets, like smart building, by enabling indoor positioning and location services and building automation that enhance the visitor experience, increase occupant productivity, and optimize space utilization.”