Bluetooth SIG expects mesh networking profile by 2016

The Bluetooth SIG has created a working group to explore the creation of a mesh networking standard for the radio protocol. This is big news for Bluetooth because it will help it better compete against other radios in the smart home and in the industrial internet of things. I covered several of the things one could do with a Bluetooth mesh network yesterday, as well as the creation of the working group, but now we know that the hope is to have a working profile that will be backward compatible with Bluetooth 4.1 and 4.2 (maybe even 4.0) by 2016.