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25 Years of Bluetooth Technology

College of Communication and Information, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 40506, USA
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA 17013, USA
School of Information Technology, Deakin University, Geelong 3216, Victoria, Australia
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Future Internet 2019, 11(9), 194;
Received: 12 August 2019 / Revised: 29 August 2019 / Accepted: 2 September 2019 / Published: 9 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue 10th Anniversary Feature Papers)
Bluetooth technology started off as a wireless, short-range cable replacement technology but it has undergone significant developments over the last two decades. Bluetooth radios are currently embedded in almost all computing devices including personal computers, smart phones, smart watches, and even micro-controllers. For many of us, Bluetooth is an essential technology that we use every day. We provide an insight into the history of Bluetooth and its significant design developments over the last 25 years. We also discuss related issues (including security) and Bluetooth as a driving technology for the Internet of Things (IoT). Finally, we also present recent research results obtained with Bluetooth technology in various application areas. View Full-Text
Keywords: bluetooth; internet of things; low-energy; mesh; networking; protocol; security bluetooth; internet of things; low-energy; mesh; networking; protocol; security
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Zeadally, S.; Siddiqui, F.; Baig, Z. 25 Years of Bluetooth Technology. Future Internet 2019, 11, 194.

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