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Bluetooth® Innovation Series is ‘Can’t Miss’ Training on Wireless Connectivity for the Internet of Things

Bluetooth SIG brings together industry experts and developers for hands-on training to tap the potential of wireless for wearables, beacons, applications and accessories

Kirkland, Washington - April 22, 2014 - The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is proud to announce the Bluetooth Innovation Series, providing developers interested in wireless connectivity with in-depth knowledge on how to implement Bluetooth hardware and software in a concise one-day format. Upcoming dates and locations include May 15 in San Jose, CA; June 4 in Beijing, China; and June 19 in London, UK. Registration for all three events is currently open at Bluetooth.org.

Bluetooth Smart technology is fuelling the explosive growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) as it is integrated into millions of new devices daily - adding connectivity to everyday objects to make people's lives easier and more efficient. The Bluetooth Innovation Series gives developers new to wireless a springboard to creating their Bluetooth Smart applications, products and accessories for hot trends like wearables, beacons, proximity and home automation.

"The Bluetooth SIG and our event sponsors CSR, Frontline Test Equipment and Nordic Semiconductor, believe in the power of Bluetooth Smart to revolutionise the wireless industry. Developers are reimagining what is possible with wireless, and we want to foster that creativity by providing them with the tools they need to innovate with Bluetooth technology," said Suke Jawanda, Bluetooth SIG CMO.

The San Jose, Beijing, and London programmes focus on practical, hands-on training by industry experts on wireless connectivity and Bluetooth Smart, the de facto wireless solution of choice powering the IoT. Space is limited to ensure each attendee leaves with the building blocks they need to develop a great wireless product with Bluetooth Smart that is immediately able to connect to phones, tablets, PCs and applications.

"Even with the massive growth we have seen, Bluetooth Smart is still a new technology, and the potential of what it can do has barely been tapped," said Steve Hegenderfer, Bluetooth SIG director of developer programmes. "This programme gives us an opportunity to walk a new developer through creating and bringing a device to market. In a single day we'll arm them with the knowledge they need to add wireless connectivity to their product and push the limits of what is possible with the IoT."

The Bluetooth Innovation Series was developed specifically with new Bluetooth developers in mind, but the programme is open to anyone interested in learning more about Bluetooth Smart technology. For more information on the Bluetooth SIG developer programmes, visit developer.bluetooth.com.

About Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
Bluetooth wireless technology is the global wireless standard enabling simple, secure connectivity for an expanding range of devices and serves as the backbone of the connected world. Bluetooth Smart technology, through an updatable platform and low power consumption, creates new application opportunities for the mobile phone, consumer electronics, PC, automotive, health & fitness and smart home industries. With over two billion devices shipping annually, Bluetooth is the wireless technology of choice for developers, product manufacturers, and consumers worldwide. Backed by industry leading companies, the Bluetooth SIG empowers over 20,000 member companies to collaborate, innovate and guide Bluetooth wireless technology. For more information, please visit www.bluetooth.com.

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