Ubiquitous Connectivity Track ()
Bluetooth and Beyond
Without Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy in play, the idea of a future where people can experience seamless IoT engagement falls apart. But the truth of the matter is, along with Bluetooth, connectivity technologies such as NFC and WiFi will also be essential. After all, while it’s true that Bluetooth is superior for certain use cases, an honest conversation about the future of connectivity to support the emerging IoT, and increasingly sophisticated device interaction in the very near future, wouldn’t be possible without acknowledging the importance of all relevant connectivity technologies. In this session, Arun Rajasekaran, Director, DSP Engineering at Plantronics, will explore current Bluetooth trends, challenges, and opportunities associated with voice, mobility, security, new standards activities, and more. Additionally, Arun will share his thoughts and solicit audience discussion about the possibilities, opportunities, and challenges associated with developing a ‘master radio’ technology. What types of problems could be solved and what new business models could be triggered if the best aspects of each of today’s open connectivity technologies, including Bluetooth and BLE, were brought together to enable an all new connectivity ecosystem?