WiSilica healthcare IoT, smart lighting supports Bluetooth Mesh

September 12, 2017 // By Julien Happich
IoT platform provider WiSilica (Laguna Hills, CA) announced its support for the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) mesh networking standard for emerging applications in building automation, sensor networks and asset tracking.

An extension of the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) protocol, WiSilica’s first products supporting the Bluetooth Mesh specification are available now.

Bluetooth SIG’s Mesh technology is expected to help bring interoperability to Bluetooth devices and enable new use cases including lighting, indoor positioning and asset tracking for the Internet of Things. Bluetooth Mesh support in smart lighting offers a range of expanded features, including real-time location sensing.

This is especially critical for the healthcare industry, where patient and asset tracking, workflow optimization and hand hygiene compliance can all be supported under a unified energy management solution. The company’s Bluetooth Mesh systems include all the required components to deliver a complete secure lighting and sensor connectivity platform for healthcare IoT and smart lighting applications.

WiSilica’s cloud-to-device IoT Platform powered by Bluetooth Mesh is designed to allow high-density deployments of IoT devices connected over BLE. In addition, WiSilica’s platform supports Bluetooth 5 for extended range and higher throughput, providing customers with a complete full stack solution on a standard-based mesh network.

The IoT module provides full stack from mesh networking to model layer application firmware that supports external interfaces including digital GPIO, PWM and analog inputs, enabling products from smart home appliances to industrial control to be designed very quickly.


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