A common question asked is if our Kontakt.io BLE devices can coexist with Wi-Fi network technologies without interference. The answer is yes.
Kontakt.io IoT devices, including tags, badges, room 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. Bluetooth LE 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 Wi-Fi technology is the Kontakt.io integration with Cisco Spaces. Kontakt.io BLE device data is broadcasted and received by Cisco Access Points that are the gateways for integrated BLE devices. These two wireless technologies coexist with thousands of Wi-Fi Access Points and IoT BLE devices. To learn more, visit Cisco Spaces.
The following Bluetooth SIG publications also provide additional insight and details of how these two technologies can coexist.