A common question asked is if our Internet of Things (IoT) BLE devices can coexist with WiFi network technologies without interference. The answer is yes.
Kontakt.io IoT devices, including beacons, tags, badges, sensors, and gateways, are equipped with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology, version 4.0 or 5.0, that uses adaptive frequency hopping (AFH).
The AFH capability was designed by Bluetooth SIG to reduce interference between wireless technologies sharing the 2.4 GHz spectrum. BLE interference with 2.4 GHz WiFi spectrum had been a challenge during the early stages of Bluetooth existence and has been addressed since version 1.2.
An example of perfect synergy and coexistence between modern BLE and WiFi technology is the Kontakt.io integration with Cisco DNA Spaces. Kontakt.io IoT BLE device data is broadcasted and received by Cisco Access Points that are the gateways for integrated IoT devices. These two wireless technologies coexist with thousands of WiFi Access Points and IoT BLE devices. To learn more, visit Cisco DNA Spaces.
The following Bluetooth SIG publications also provide additional insight and details of how these two technologies can coexist.