Torbjørn Øvrebekk

Torbjørn Øvrebekk is a senior application engineer in Nordic Semiconductor, and has worked for the company since he graduated with a Masters degree in Electronics at NTNU in 2008. Torbjørn has worked mainly with customer support, assisting customers with issues related to embedded software development and RF protocols. He has also worked closely with the Nordic sales group, providing technical assistance in the field, attending trade shows and doing technical presentations at conferences and events.

Recent Posts

Bluetooth Mesh for Industrial IoT

By Torbjørn Øvrebekk January 24, 2018

Large-scale industrial deployments are now within easy reach thanks to the release of Bluetooth Mesh 1.0. We take a look at options for the warehouse of the future.

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Topics: mesh

Bluetooth 5 Advertising Extensions

By Torbjørn Øvrebekk December 13, 2017

Bluetooth 5’s benefits are about much more than increased speed and extended range. Low energy advertising extensions are also a major enhancement.

Advertisements are used by devices to broadcast data and information that can be discovered and processed by observer devices. This means information can be broadcast to multiple devices at the same time, as opposed to connected Bluetooth devices, which only allow peer-to-peer communication.

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Topics: bluetooth

Mesh networks explained

By Torbjørn Øvrebekk October 11, 2017

Dig below the hype and you’ll discover there are real benefits to mesh networking.

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Topics: mesh

The Bluetooth 5 trade-off

By Torbjørn Øvrebekk July 12, 2017

With faster speed, longer range and higher bandwidth, Bluetooth 5 might seem like the perfect communications method. Yet with a close look, we can see that although Bluetooth offers important benefits, it’s not all things to all people.

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Topics: bluetooth

Secure IoT commissioning: How hard can it be?

By Torbjørn Øvrebekk February 8, 2017

One of the most critical parts of IoT security is the commissioning process. Secure communication depends on getting this stage right, but the best products successfully balance this need with ease-of-use.

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Topics: IoT

Why run IPV6 over Bluetooth low energy?

By Torbjørn Øvrebekk September 27, 2016

While we have talked about the Internet of Things for a long time, actual adoption in products has been relatively slow. Different products use different technologies to achieve the same end result, leading to confusion for consumers and problems with getting things to work together. What is the best way to fix these problems?

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Topics: ipv6

Equipment tracking through integrated, open services

By Torbjørn Øvrebekk September 13, 2016

Tracking equipment in a large facility is a difficult task. Checking inventory for things such as location, condition and battery life can be very time-consuming. In this article we look at a few ways to make this process smarter, simpler and quicker.

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Topics: beacons

Spot on: What's next for personal location based services

By Torbjørn Øvrebekk June 23, 2016

Ever since smartphones first combined internet access and location in the same device, developers have worked hard to create better and smarter services to make lives easier. Emerging personal location based services just around the corner look set to change everything.

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Topics: bluetooth, location

What is HomeKit?

By Torbjørn Øvrebekk June 16, 2016

HomeKit was first announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) in 2014, as a framework for home automation. The name HomeKit was formed from “Home” for home automation, and “Kit” for software development kit (SDK). The idea is that all HomeKit devices work to the same set of rules, ensuring they can all work together. Once connected they can be setup in a single app and controlled using Siri, Apple’s smart, voice-controlled assistant in iOS. The first devices based on HomeKit reached stores in July 2015, and new accessories are launched every day.

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Topics: homekit, home automation

The Importance of Average Power Consumption to Battery Life

By Torbjørn Øvrebekk April 29, 2016

Smartphone battery life remains a frustration for many users. The same problem also applies to a wide range of IoT devices. Although it’s easy to bury yourself in detail seeking a perfect solution, it’s important not to lose sight of the broader picture.

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Topics: battery, power consumption

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