The Bluetooth LE mesh topology option enables many-to-many (m:m) device communications and is optimized for creating large-scale device networks. Bluetooth mesh is ideally suited for control, monitoring, and automation systems where tens, hundreds, or thousands of devices need to reliably and securely communicate with one another.
Device Network Use Cases
Due to its scale, reliability, performance, and security advantages, Bluetooth mesh is quickly being adopted as the wireless communications platform of choice in a number of control systems, including lighting control solutions for the Smart Building and Smart Industry markets.
The wireless sensor network (WSN) market is growing fast, and Bluetooth mesh is set to play a key role. Smart Buildings are deploying large scale light, temperature, humidity, and occupancy sensor networks to improve employee productivity and lower building operating costs through condition monitoring. In the Smart Industry market, manufacturing companies are deploying large scale WSNs to monitor the health, condition and maintenance requirements of production equipment to reduce unplanned downtime.
Building automation is the automatic, centralized control of a building’s essential systems, including heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), lighting, and security. Bluetooth enables building automation solutions that harness energy savings, lower operating costs, and improve the life span of a building’s core systems.