Qualified Bluetooth® mesh is a global wireless networking standard which expands the capabilities of the Bluetooth® radio communication by introducing a new type of network topology.
Enabling many-to-many device connectivity, qualified Bluetooth® mesh is optimized for creating large-scale networks consisting of thousands of devices.
Not true: Bluetooth mesh is not “your father’s Bluetooth”. It has been designed with commercial / industrial use cases in mind. Bluetooth mesh is more secure and scales better than competing technologies.
Not true for Bluetooth mesh: The architecture of Bluetooth mesh addresses precisely these wireless challenges. Works as well as wired!
Not true: Bluetooth defines both linear and perceptual (logarithmic) dimming curves as well as precise device behaviors WRT the dimming curves. Tests for the curves and their behaviors are covered by the Bluetooth Mesh Test Suite and are part of the Qualification program.
Not true: security is at the heart of the design of Bluetooth mesh networking and its use is mandatory. It uses the most advanced encryption standard and device authentication preventing third parties from trying to break into smart lighting infrastructures.
Not true: Range depends on surroundings, radio performance and antennas. While the radio performance and antennas are pretty static for a given Bluetooth device, the surroundings can vary a lot. Outdoors, in an open field, you can get a range of up to a hundred meters. Indoors, in normal condition it’s about 30m. Bluetooth, thanks to its mesh topology, is able to cover big networks.