Dean Anthony Gratton


Revisited: What is this Internet of Things, Thing?, July 2015

   “I’m seeing [IoT] strut its stuff with all the candour of a young Jack Nicholson; confident, presumptuous and just a little bit scary.”

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“It’s been a year! Yes, a whole year has passed since I wrote my first piece for – I know what you’re thinking, “He hasn’t aged a day!” Yep, I know, I just put it down to good genes and large quantities of ‘red’.

A sense of purpose
Whilst we’re on the subject of ageing, I thought I’d take a look back at how the industry has matured over the past twelve months and jot down my reflections as an anniversary piece. Let’s not forget that this is an industry with a tendency to overhype any prospective newbie-technology by exaggerating its attributes to the point of airbrushed absurdity. But then there’s nothing wrong with dreaming is there? I recall reading an article that claimed the Internet of Things (IoT) would ‘cure cancer’. On this occasion I found myself forgiving rather than rolling my eyes at yet more propaganda. Okay, I admit, it’s a somewhat embroidered perspective but, nonetheless, a sentiment that’s founded in a belief that there is an eagerness to stretch the technology beyond its inherent remit.  …”

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The Next Generation of Bluetooth® wireless technology provides a thorough analysis of the Bluetooth v4.x specification, that is, classic Bluetooth, high speed and low energy (Bluetooth Smart) technologies.

In this book, Gratton addresses all aspects of the new Bluetooth v4.x specification. The book provides extensive coverage of the physical and data link layers; the host controller; Bluetooth’s host (upper) protocol stack layers, as well as providing insight into security, encryption and authentication schemes. What’s more, Gratton offers an understanding of the testing, certification and qualification processes, which are all new to the v4.x specification. Finally, the book assists the reader in making informed decisions as to their Bluetooth product roadmap and assesses Bluetooth’s role within the Internet of Things (IoT).


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