Bluetooth distance streaming limitations
Hey folks, I know that in theory the BLE spec has a theoretical max range of 100m (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluetooth_Low_Energy) and that @Laura has said that the range is 30m (https://mbientlab.com/community/discussion/comment/10319#Comment_10319).
I've also heard that others are experiencing issues when the space is crowded with other signals (to which @Laura says "Yup, that's to be expected. Tough."), so I'm interested not in the theoretical max but the practical reality. Here's my application, for which I'm trying to decide BT (BLE) vs. RF vs. wifi:
- MMR+ mounted to a moving component, constrained to a cylinder about 10' in diameter and 2' tall.
- Euler Angle data streaming to mac mini (with appropriate receiver), 10m-15m away
- Possibility of up to 100 people in the space around the cylinder, effectively between the transmitter and the receiver, likely all with cellphones with BT on
I may be able to compromise on streaming speed if that's configurable, if it will increase robustness.
Thanks for any thoughts you have before I decide to purchase an MMR+. Right now, it would be a really nice solution but I'm hesitating because of this issue.