Expanding Bluetooth mesh for low power applications
Bluetooth mesh - as most mesh solutions - is built around routers which are running the radio most of the time. This means the routers will usually not be possible to run on battery power. Additional features are built into Bluetooth mesh to support battery powered low power nodes like sensors. We will talk about the Low Power Node/Friend Node, the proxy node option as well as some alternate solutions for low power nodes together with Bluetooth mesh.