Bluetooth Workshop

Latest Advancements in Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) Technology

November 17-18

In this Workshop, attendees will learn the latest advancements in low energy connectivity including Bluetooth LE connections over 1 kilometer enabling long range Wireless IoT, commercial lighting as a foundation for sensor networks and building automation, latest connectivity trends in vehicles, advanced real-time location and asset tracking solutions and the next generation of advanced audio application in commercial and consumer environments.

Agenda:

November 17, 2020

9:00AM-9:40AM
SIG Opening: Overview – More info coming soon!
Speaker: Jim Katsandres, Director, Developer Programs, Bluetooth SIG

9:40AM-10:20AM
Advanced Real-Time Location services (RTLS) using Bluetooth Low Energy Technology
This session will look at Quuppa’s innovative platform for location based services and applications that uses advanced positioning algorithms enabling real-time tracking of Bluetooth® Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) Tags and devices, with centimeter level accuracy enabling a fully scalable and cost-effective Real Time Locating System (RTLS) solution for all industries.
Speaker: Fabio Belloni, Chief Customer Officer & Co-Founder, Quuppa

10:20AM-10:40AM
Break

10:40AM-11:20AM
Bluetooth Mesh Networking Enables Scalable, Secure and Interoperable Wireless Lighting
Bluetooth mesh enables next generation of interoperable commercial lighting applications with wireless lighting controls, ambient light and occupancy sensing, easy and secure deployment using smart phone applications as well gateway less operation. This session discusses the architecture and benefits of Bluetooth mesh-based lighting applications and performance of Bluetooth mesh technology in large scale lighting solutions.
Speaker: Claudio Filho, Staff Field Application Engineer, Silicon Labs

11:20AM-12:00PM
Panel - What's Next for RTLS, Direction Finding, Beacons and Commercial Lighting
Panelists: 
Fabio Belloni, Chief Customer Officer & Co-Founder, Quuppa
Claudio Filho, Staff Field Application Engineer, Silicon Labs
Jim Katsandres, Director, Developer Programs, Bluetooth SIG

12:00PM-1:20PM
Lunch 

1:20PM-2:20PM
Bluetooth Sensor Applications with LE Audio
Bluetooth low energy is the technology of choice for a variety of low power wireless sensor applications.  Now the next generation of Bluetooth low energy technology with audio capabilities, known as LE Audio, opens up new use cases and applications for ultra low power wireless audio sensors.  This session provides an overview of LE Audio technology and its distinguishing features.  Various audio use cases are proposed that show how features like low latency, low power, broadcast, and stream synchronization can be used in new sensor applications. The session concludes with a live LE Audio demonstration from Ellisys.  
Speaker: John Yi, CEO, PacketCraft & Chuck Trefts, Ellisys

2:20PM-3:00PM
Bluetooth for Long-Range Wireless IoT Enablement 
Bluetooth is a ubiquitous, global wireless technology that enriches and simplifies a wide variety of everyday interactions between us and our mobile devices. Pretty much everyone uses it from a consumer perspective but its reach and growing use in wireless applications for industrial, commercial and medical industries has been increasing exponentially over the last 5 years. However, Bluetooth still attracts a label as a ‘short range’ wireless technology but since the advent of the Bluetooth 5 in Dec 2016, its actual performance for wide area coverage in harsh RF environments needs to be reassessed. Laird Connectivity, and its global OEM customer base, has integrated Bluetooth 5 Coded PHY capabilities into a wide range of different end products and applications over the last 24 months and this talk will review its capabilities and document real world testing to show its growing dominance as the wireless technology of choice for IoT sensor enablement.
Speaker: Jonathan Kaye, Senior Director of Product Management, Laird Technologies

3:00PM-3:20PM
Break

3:20PM-4:00PM
Exploring Connectivity Trends for Bluetooth® Low Energy in the Car 
Connectivity’s ubiquity in the world is certainly gaining momentum in the automotive industry. Many car owners think of automotive wireless connectivity as a simple interaction with an in-car infotainment system, but new applications are emerging, whether it’s personalizing an owner’s interaction with the vehicle, creating a path for lower-power connectivity operation when in the key-off state, or providing users the experience of passive entry via phone-as-a-key (PaaK) applications.

For several years now, TI’s Bluetooth® Low Energy technology has been connecting multiple elements within the car of , including head units, tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMSs), telematics control units (TCUs), car access through PaaK and other accessories. In this session, we will talk about the trends of Bluetooth Low Energy in automotive and explore a few of these end-equipments in more detail.
Speaker: David Lara, Automotive SW Applications Engineer, Texas Instruments

4:00PM-4:40PM
Panel - Why the Explosive Growth of Bluetooth in Industrial, Commercial and Consumer Solutions and Devices?
Bluetooth is being chosen as the technology of choice for solutions requiring long range (e.g. over 500 meters), performance in harsh RF environments and a technology that spans industrial, commercial and consumer devices.  In this expert panel, we will look at why product developers have made Bluetooth the #1 implemented connectivity option for the IoT and how to take advantage of its latest advancements.
Panelists: 
Jonathan Kaye, Senior Director of Product Management, Laird Technologies
David Lara, Automotive SW Applications Engineer, Texas Instruments
Jim Katsandres, Director, Developer Programs, Bluetooth SIG

 

November 18, 2020

9:00AM-9:40AM
SIG Opening: Overview – More info coming soon!
Speaker: Jim Katsandres, Director, Developer Programs, Bluetooth SIG

9:40AM-10:20AM
Bluetooth Low Energy - Revolutionizing the connectivity for IoT 
As the IoT market continues to grow exponentially, connectivity requirements have also evolved. Multiple market segments like Smart Homes, Consumer, Industrial and Commercial lighting drive diverse needs like power, range, throughput, security on connectivity technologies. These segments also have a multitude of use cases and customers demand ease of use always. Bluetooth Low Energy has successfully addressed most of these requirements and also continues to evolve to address more of the market needs.  
  
Silicon Labs has been a leading provider of Bluetooth Low Energy solutions across different markets for products like door locks, lighting equipment, wearables, smart professional tools and toys. This session will draw from those experiences and the expertise in the technology to articulate how the feature additions across specification versions has been revolutionary to provide secure and reliable connectivity for IoT applications. 
Speaker: Jayanth Krishna, Sr. Product Manager, Bluetooth at Silicon Labs 

10:20AM-10:40AM
Break

10:40AM-11:20AM
Low Latency, Deterministic Bluetooth Communication for Industrial Control - Is It Possible?
Low latency, deterministic Bluetooth communication for industrial control – is it possible? 
Abstract: Ever since its inception, interest in using Bluetooth technology in industrial manufacturing applications has been increasing, thanks, in large part, to findings by ABB Corporate Research back in 1998. Bluetooth based time-critical control applications with moderate latency requirements have been developed and in use by several companies for over a decade. This presentation will give an overview of low latency deterministic control using Bluetooth technology, present the basic elements required to increase the acceptance of Bluetooth by the manufacturing industry, provide insights to what research has found, highlight existing applications that industrial control companies have developed, and look at what future enhancements of Bluetooth might bring. In addition, the presentation will provide a quick introduction into specific developments, originating from Bluetooth technology, in short range, low latency, deterministic control. 
Speaker: Pelle Svensson, Market Development Manager - Industrial Market, u-blox

11:20AM-12:00PM
Panel - Why the Explosive Growth of Bluetooth in Industrial, Commercial and Consumer Solutions and Devices?
Bluetooth is being chosen as the technology of choice for solutions requiring long range (e.g. over 500 meters), performance in harsh RF environments and a technology that spans industrial, commercial and consumer devices.  In this expert panel, we will look at why product developers have made Bluetooth the #1 implemented connectivity option for the IoT and how to take advantage of its latest advancements.
Panelists: 
Jim Katsandres, Director, Developer Programs, Bluetooth SIG
Erik Carlberg, Senior Product Manager, u-blox
Jayanth Krishna, Sr. Product Manager, Bluetooth at Silicon Labs 

12:00PM-1:20PM
Lunch

1:20PM-2:00PM
More info coming soon!

2:00PM-2:40PM
BlueNRG-Mesh SDK for Smart Industry and Building Automation
This presentation will go over the Bluetooth Mesh Standard and highlight the key benefits for Industrial and Building Automation Applications. We will also review the requirements needed to bring the Bluetooth Mesh stack into a device such as memory and processing requirements. Finally, we will demonstrate the Bluetooth Mesh capability with application examples.
Speaker: Julio Sanchez, Technical Mktg. Eng. Low Power RF & MEMs AME West, Canada West and Mexico, STMicroelectronics

2:40PM-3:00PM
Break

3:00PM-3:40PM
Bluetooth Direction Finding Brings A New Dimension to Indoor Positioning
Bluetooth 5.1 introduced Direction Finding as a feature, which enables sub one-meter accuracy asset tracking and indoor positioning applications using Bluetooth wireless technology compared to traditional RSSI based solutions with 5-10-meter accuracy. This session discusses the Bluetooth Direction Finding feature, architecture of indoor positioning and asset tracking solutions and how to implement and deploy solutions to real life environments.
Speaker: Mike Hansen, Product Marketing Manager, Silicon Labs

3:40PM-4:20PM
Panel - What's Next for RTLS, Direction Finding, Beacons and Commercial Lighting
Bluetooth based Real-Time Locations Services (RTLS), Direction Finding and Mesh Lighting are three of the fastest growing Bluetooth solution areas.  In this expert panel, we will explore how Bluetooth is being used to get centimeter real time accuracy in RTLS and how it is also being used as a platform for the next generation of commercial lighting, sensor networks and the IoT
Panelists: 
Julio Sanchez, Technical Mktg. Eng. Low Power RF & MEMs AME West, Canada West and Mexico, STMicroelectronics
Mike Hansen, Product Marketing Manager, Silicon Labs
Jim Katsandres, Director, Developer Programs, Bluetooth SIG

All Sensors Expo attendees can attend free of charge; must opt in during registration or in the Attendee Resource Center. Space is limited; first come, first seated. 

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