Bluetooth 4.0 Coming Soon

Though Bluetooth 3.0 is yet to hit market is a big way, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) today announced the formal adoption of Bluetooth Core Specification Version 4.0. The group reports that the hallmark feature of the newest Bluetooth version is low energy technology. The hallmark feature enhancement to the Specification, Bluetooth low energy technology opens entirely new markets for devices requiring low cost and low power wireless connectivity, creating an evolution in Bluetooth wireless technology that will enable a plethora of new applications – some not even possible or imagined today. 

Many markets such as health care, sports and fitness, security, and home entertainment will be enhanced with the availability of small coin-cell battery powered wireless products and sensors now enabled by Bluetooth wireless technology.
Bluetooth low energy wireless technology features:
 * Ultra-low peak, average and idle mode power consumption
 * Ability to run for years on standard coin-cell batteries
 * Low cost
 * Multi-vendor interoperability
 * Enhanced range