At Embedded World this week we are excited to launch our new Bluetooth® Smart solution, CSR Mesh. By allowing for an unlimited number of Bluetooth Smart enabled devices to be simply networked together and controlled directly from a single smartphone, tablet or PC, CSR Mesh is opening up a new era of possibilities when it comes to the Internet of Things. We think it’s a real game changer for the market and will make Bluetooth Smart the technology of choice for smart home applications.
Unlike other home automation connectivity solutions available, CSR Mesh allows consumers to directly control devices and collect sensor data from a mobile device anywhere in the home. CSR Mesh uses a light weight protocol that minimises the power consumption in each device within the mesh. CSR Mesh is easy to set up, and devices can be configured from a smartphone or tablet to be controlled in groups. Switches and displays can also be added as standalone devices, just attached to the wall with no wiring. The CSR Mesh solution runs on CSR Bluetooth Low Energy single mode devices, and is built above and compatible with the Bluetooth 4.1 specification.
CSR is supporting a number of lead customers with the CSR Mesh technology and will be launching a development kit to a wider audience in the coming months. We’re looking forward to seeing how this solution kick starts the smart home market. But, it’s not just transforming homes. In the CSR Mesh video, the team gives us their take on what the possibilities hold for the technology and how it will enable the future of the Internet of Things.
We’ll be showing our CSR Mesh lighting demo at Embedded World in Nüremberg Germany from 25 – 27 February, where we will also be showcasing how CSR’s Bluetooth Smart Starter Dev Kit can help you create fully-featured Bluetooth Smart devices, such as heart rate monitors or cycle speed devices. Come and see us at Hall 4A, stand 4A-519. We look forward to seeing you there.