The Cloud meets Bluetooth Smart

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 7:00pm
Joe Decuir
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Bluetooth Low Energy, aka Bluetooth Smart, can wirelessly connect sensors that run on coin cells or scavenged power for years. That makes Bluetooth Smart attractive for implementing the "Internet of Things". The missing piece: connecting these devices to the Internet. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has just published a pair of RESTful APIs . These APIs, implemented in a gateway, can allow an Internet client application to find, connect and operate Bluetooth Smart servers: sensors and effectors. The presentation will cover: what is Bluetooth Smart? How does it work? How does the energy get so low? How the client-server architecture works. How to fit a RESTful API to that architecture. Use cases. Perspective with other connectivity methods. For reference: on IEEE Xplore, see articles on Bluetooth Smart in IEEE CES Magazine for January 2014 and April 2014.

IEEE Computer, Communications, and Consumer Electronics Societies and GBC/ACM

Joe Decuir was one of the original engineers at Atari, who helped design, build, and produce the Atari 2600. He also wrote the game Video Olympics, a Pong collection that launched with the system. He later went on to help develop the Amiga, many modems (including the first fax modem) and the USB architecture.

Joe is still having an interesting career. Highlights: video game graphics, wired connectivity and wireless connectivity. His day job is to advance wireless connectivity, as a Standards Architect for CSR, as the chairman of the Bluetooth Internet Working Group, and as a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society. For a hobby, he is also vice chair of the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference for 2014.