Bluetooth Group Adopts GNSS Standard

March 27, 2012  - By
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The Bluetooth Special Interest Group, which publishes specifications for Bluetooth, has adopted the GNSS Profile version 1.0 for devices using Bluetooth 2.0 and up. The GNSS profile provides a means for a GPS enabled device to share its position data with another device via a Bluetooth wireless technology based connection.

The unified standard, which has been in progress for several years, will likely make it easier for location-aware Bluetooth devices to share information. Currently, devices can use proprietary formats or other formats not covered by the Special Interest Group. Developers can download the profile here (PDF).

Revision history on the standard began in 2006, with a two-year gap in 2009 and 2010.

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