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Bluetooth-based Location Tracking to Improve with New Feature

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In a bid to improve location-based services, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is adding a new direction finding feature to the version 5.1, combining its existing object-tracking technology with radio direction to enable tracking a device to a centimetre-level location accuracy.

By including the new direction finding feature, Bluetooth proximity solutions could add support for device direction capability, the Bluetooth SIG wrote in a blog post on Monday.

Bluetooth-enabled proximity solutions and positioning systems use the wireless technology to determine the physical location of devices with real-time locating systems (RTLS) and fuel item finding solutions like personal property tags as well as point-of-interest (PoI) information solutions.

Right now, Bluetooth systems track items by measuring their signal strength within the high accuracy range of one and 10 meters.

“Location services is one of the fastest growing solution areas for Bluetooth technology and the Bluetooth community continues to seek ways to further grow this market with technology enhancements that better address market needs worldwide,” said Mark Powell, Executive Director, Bluetooth SIG.

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The new direction finding feature is intended to help Bluetooth enable the deployment of improved location services in the existing markets and expand its use-opportunities for newer apps and cases.

“Location-based services are forecasted to reach over 400 million products per year by 2022,” Powell added.

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While the Bluetooth SIG tool — that is used to qualify new Bluetooth products is being updated to support this feature, version 5.1 of the Bluetooth core specification has been made available to the developers.

Founded in September 1998, the Bluetooth SIG is the standards organisation that oversees the development of Bluetooth standards and the licensing of Bluetooth technologies and trademarks to manufacturers. (IANS)

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Samsung Galaxy S11 Series gets Bluetooth Certification

With this, the Galaxy S11' 108MP camera would be ahead in clarity and details, especially in low light situations in compare to other Samsung smartphones camera

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Apart from the model numbers for the phones, the certification documents do not go further in terms of providing information about the upcoming Samsung phones. Wikimedia Commons

Samsung is reportedly planning to roll out its next-gen Galaxy S11 series phones along with Galaxy Fold 2 on February 11 and now the phones has received their Bluetooth certification from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, an organisation that oversees the development of Bluetooth standards and the licensing of the Bluetooth technologies.

The Bluetooth certification has mentioned three phone models, namely the SM_G988B_DS, SM_G988B, and SM_G988BR_DS, new portal GSMArena reported recently.

Apart from the model numbers for the phones, the certification documents do not go further in terms of providing information about the upcoming phones.

Famed leakster Ice Universe had claimed that the Samsung’s next-gen ‘Galaxy S11’ smartphone may have a 108 MP sensor with 9-to-1 Bayer technology and not 4-in-1 seen in the current-generation 108MP sensor.

This means, even though this sensor would be able to shoot 108MP photos, by default, it would shoot 12MP photos.

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Samsung is reportedly planning to roll out its next-gen Galaxy S11 series phones along with Galaxy Fold 2 on February 11 and now the phones has received their Bluetooth certification from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. Wikimedia Commons

With this, the Galaxy S11′ 108MP camera would be ahead in clarity and details, especially in low light situations in compare to other Samsung smartphones camera.

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Additionally, Ice Universe in a separate tweet showcased the design of the phone. The Galaxy S series is going to adopt the design of the A and M lineups with a huge rectangle in the upper left corner. (IANS)