29.04.15

Bluetooth SIG Unveils IoT Training Series

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced a new low-cost training series targeting developers interested in getting into t...

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced a new low-cost training series targeting developers interested in getting into the Internet of Things. The Bluetooth Innovation Series offers developers practical, in-depth knowledge needed to bring connected products and applications to market faster than ever before. Upcoming dates and locations include May 20 in San Jose; CA, May 27 in Seoul, South Korea; June 10 in Berlin, Germany; August 17 in Shanghai, China; September 14 in London, UK; and October 1 in Boston, MA. Developers can register for any of the trainings at Bluetooth.org. “As we enter the era of the Internet of Things, smart wireless connectivity is a critical component for any new product to be successful. Increasingly, companies are looking to Bluetooth as the way to add value to their products and services,” says Errett Kroeter, senior director of marketing at the Bluetooth SIG. “The SIG wants to empower developers around the world with the knowledge to bring their latest innovations to market quickly and inexpensively using Bluetooth technology. The Innovation Series is one of the many ways we make that possible.” Bluetooth SIG notes that with three billion Bluetooth devices shipping this year and five billion projected to ship by 2019, the Innovation Series arms developers, through hands-on training, with the skill set to build wireless products and applications with Bluetooth Smart technology for audio, wearables, smart home, and anything else in the IoT. Space is limited to offer the best, firsthand learning environment. The program is designed for both newcomers to Bluetooth looking for a springboard to create their first Bluetooth products, and the more experienced looking for insights on how to do it better and faster. Led by industry experts, the one-day session covers: Bluetooth Smart fundamentals, testing tools, best practices on adding connectivity to everyday objects, and trainings from Nordic Semiconductor and Frontline. Attendees will also get to work with the SIG’s new software development toolkit—Bluetooth Developer Studio—that reduces Bluetooth education time by up to 50 percent and shortens development time by as much as 70 percent. In addition to platinum Nordic Semiconductor and gold Frontline sponsors, CSR and Broadcom are also silver sponsors of this year’s Innovation Trainings. developer.bluetooth.org