Bluetooth SIG

This topic contains 4 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Walt Maclay 1 year, 9 months ago.

  • Author
    Posts
  • #31264

    Larry Polyak
    Keymaster

    Does anyone know if membership and listing in the Bluetooth SIG is required to use Bluetooth in a product? Membership is free but listings costs $4000 to $8000.

  • #31278

    Scott Brenneman
    Participant

    I assume that you’ve already dug into the website for the Bluetooth SIG, as there’s a lot of info there. I think the answer is generally yes, though it depends a bit on what “use” means. To get the logo I believe one needs that, though if you use a pre-certified module you can leverage their membership, I believe. Test labs which perform Bluetooth testing can also be a resource to tell you what’s needed.

  • #31284

    Larry Polyak
    Keymaster

    Yes I have read what I can but I am sure the SIG is slanted toward getting a membership. There is no need to use the BT logo, and yes am using a pre-certified module. Perhaps that vendor can advise.

  • #31285

    Wendi Allen
    Participant

    I worked on a BT product last year. According the research my client did, in order to use the BT logo, or even the word “Bluetooth”, you have to be a member. I recall my client telling me it cost him $12,000.

  • #31287

    Walt Maclay
    Participant

    You can develop Bluetooth without paying the fee to the Bluetooth consortium. To manufacture and use the Bluetooth logo someone needs to pay, usually the customer.

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.