According to Ken Kolderup, vice president of worldwide marketing for the Bluetooth SIG, the benefits of Bluetooth mesh technology are open, low cost, high performance and support for the vast majority of Bluetooth devices on the market.
In order to achieve better interoperability, MediaTek and Alibaba announced that they will launch the Bluetooth IoT chip with built-in IoTConnect protocol to unify the connection protocols for smart home devices. According to the cooperation, future IoT chips developed by MediaTek will all have built-in IoTConnect protocol, and Alibaba will become the first enterprise to use large-scale commercial Bluetooth mesh technology in China.
Light snow said that in the pre-test, the production of a number of smart bulbs, users do not need to manually configure, the device automatically found, second-level connection, automatically adapt to support voice control instructions. Currently this light bulb has been on sale, expected in March this year, Bluetooth 4.2 module chip will be able to mass production; Bluetooth 5 module chip production is expected to be achieved in June this year.
The cooperation between Ali and MediaTek aims to accelerate the arrival of the IoT era. It is learned that the number of intelligent devices currently supporting Lynx Genie has reached 469, and the average number of daily calls of the smart home control interface has also exceeded 300,000. According to MediaTek revealed that the cost of the new program will be more competitive, will further stimulate the wisdom of the development of the network ecology.