Bluetooth Low Energy/BLE/BTLE

Formerly marketed as Bluetooth Smart, this is a wireless personal area network technology designed and marketed by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). It is targeted at novel applications in the healthcare, fitness, beacons, security, and home entertainment industries.

When compared to Classic Bluetooth, BLE is intended to provide considerably reduced power consumption and cost while maintaining a similar communication range.
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