Bluetooth Low Energy Beacon at a glance
- Small and light: 30mm diameter, 10mm thickness, 7 grams
- Long time operation on CR2032: 18 months (30 year shelf life)
- Long range: 75 Meters with up to 120 Meters at max power
- Secure: Immune to wireless attacks
- Weatherproof enclosure with option on custom tooling
- Support of all major beacon standards
- Certified: FCC/IC/CE
The picture shows a small, weather-proof Bluetooth Low Energy beacon suitable for mass deployment. The device can advertise ID and sensor data. This Bluetooth Low Energy beacon offers the best battery lifetime and range for any available coin-cell operated beacon on the market today. The Bluetooth Low Energy beacon can be used with the free App (iOS and Android versions) and is compatible with all Bluetooth Smart Ready devices.
The push-button can be used to cycle through different beaconing modes. Modes for high performance and long battery life are available. The modes will help with a battery life of 2 month to 30 years on a coin cell:
- Sleep Mode with over 30 years of shelf life
- ID Mode advertises UUID, Major ID, and Minor ID, and achieves up to 2 months battery life
- ID low power mode beacons ID information with 18 months typical battery life
- Sensor mode broadcasts sensor data such as battery voltage, temperature, and button presses with 18 months typical battery life
- Dual mode is activated for ID and Sensor functionality simultaneously and achieves a 9 month typical battery life
- Any mode can be locked for final deployment
On top this Bluetooth Low Energy beacon can be delivered in any quantity with guaranteed unique ID numbers. A unique serial number is printed on the label and encoded in a QR code for optical scanning. An optional NFC tag is also available for easy identification.
Unlike most other beacons on the market today, the beacon can’t be hacked. The beacons come pre-programmed with a uniquely defined UUID, Major ID and Minor ID and cannot be re-programmed wirelessly.
The Bluetooth Low Energy beacon is FCC, IC, and CE certified, RoHS, Reach, and halogen free compliant.
The beacon can be customized for individual deployments with the development kit. The kit contains a programmer interface board, cable, and 5 Bluetooth Low Energy beacons for re-programming. The programming tools are available separately on request.
Bluetooth Low Energy features
- Weatherproof Enclosure
- Size: 30mm x 10mm disk; Weight: 7 grams
- Replaceable CR2032 3V Li battery
- Integrated push-button with LED indicators
Multi-mode beaconing with Bluetooth Low Energy beacon
- Sensor packet format includes battery voltage, temperature, packet count and push-button count
- ID packet format includes UUID, Major ID, and Minor ID
- Compatible with common beacon standards
Long Range on Bluetooth Low Energy
- Over 75 m line-of-sight at 0 dBm output power
Applications for the Bluetooth Low Energy Beacon
- Customer Experience Enhancement
- Stores, malls, airports, museums, theme parks, sports arenas, conferences, exhibits, festivals
- Proximity, electronic leash applications
- Push notifications, alerts
- Passive data collection
- Battery, temperature monitoring
You have the freedom to select from three different kind of mounting brackets.
Wall-mount for the BLE beacon
The wall mount bracket gives you the freedom to assemble the Bluetooth Low Energy beacon to the wall, laptop, bicycle, skies or whatever you like. After de-mounting you can replace the CR2032 battery easy.
Key-fob for the BLE beacon
The key-fob is based on the same principle. The plastic ring clasps around the beacon and fix it to your keys.
Wrist-band for the BLE beacon
The mounting bracket for the wrist-band gives you the freedom from standard bracelet on the market
Customised bracket for the BLE beacon
If you like you can design your customised brackets by 3D print easy. Printing is for such small pieces of plastic not to expensive.
If you have an interest in an evaluation kit with 5 Beacons , then do not hesitate to drop an email to harald.naumann (at) gsm-modem.