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IoT Projects with Bluetooth Low Energy by Madhur Bhargava

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8 Times the Broadcasting Capacity

Currently, Bluetooth Low Energy (4.2) offers advertising packet sizes of 31 bytes and BLE 5 allows this to increase by a factor of eight, that is, the broadcasting capacity of a BLE 5 device would be 255 bytes.

To understand this better, let's perform a small experiment. In Chapter 5, Beacons with Raspberry Pi, we configured our Raspberry Pi to broadcast a URL as an Eddystone Beacon. We shall repeat the same experiment here, however, with a little twist.

In terms of the setup, this time, instead of the Raspberry Pi, we shall be configuring a MacBook Pro to broadcast the EddyStone Beacon.

Please note that for this experiment, instead of the MacBook Pro, you can still configure a Raspberry Pi as shown in

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