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Bluetooth Low Energy Beacon

Bluetooth Low Energy beacon with support of  RSSI level plus temperature, luminance, acceleration and magnetic sensor

Bluetooth Low Energy Beacon

Bluetooth Low Energy Beacon

I. Temperature sensor

That means it any beacon in the evaluation kit is a wireless thermometer. It is also waterproofed. You can use it at your terrarium, aquarium of or doghouse.

II. Magnetic sensor

Just stick the RF beacon to your door or window and the home automation system will know the status of all doors and windows.

III. Acceleration sensor

Just stick it to your door and get a message, as soon somebody is knocking it. Or you stick it under a table in a restaurant and get a message as soon somebody is knocking on.

IV. Active RFID

Each tag or beacon is able to transmit its unique ID around the clock for months. You also can combine it with the acceleration sensor. Based on that you can detect who is in the room and power on/off the light. You also will know if  your cat is back and in which room your pet is sleeping.

V. Direct link to iPhone

You can connect the low power Bluetooth 4.0 link to your iPhone, iPad or a lot of other smart phones and tablet as well. This means that a small and simple application does not have a need for a complete home automation system. A lot of can be achieved with an app on the iPhone easy.

VI. Customisation of firmware

All RF beacons and tags offers the option on customisation of the firmware. The customisation can be done by the manufacturer, the system integrator or by a third party.

VII: Customisation of hardware

All RF tags and RF beacons in the evaluation kit offers the links as below:

  • Serial: UART, SPI, I2C
  • Digital and analogue I/Os
  • PWM, counter …

If somebody misses a sensor, then everybody has the freedom to ask for connection of further. Anyhow, I assume you will be busy a long time will all the features and sensors in the design like it is.

With the new combined BT 4.0 evaluation kit you can these wireless technologies easily. The kit comes with an iOS and Android demo app for reading and monitoring of the Bluetooth LE beacons.

The demo kit for Home Automation comes in three versions right now 10x Radio Beacons BLE plus Beacon Browser on iOS and Android.

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