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Quuppa at heart of powerful new Bluetooth location specification

The Bluetooth SIG has just published an update to the Bluetooth specification that has added new direction-finding capabilities. Key to its development was Quuppa, a company that has been using this technology for some years, and has now contributed its expertise to the standard. We spoke to Quuppa’s Fabio Belloni, Chief Customer Officer and co-founder, and CMO Thomas Hasselman, about the background to the new features. Before diving into that story, it is worth outlining the planned new applications. The SIG believes that location services will account for 400mn unit shipments a year, by 2022. Broadly, two new capabilities have been added, which allow devices to be located or to locate themselves to a much greater degree of accuracy. Respectively,…

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