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BlueBeacon USB

Unit price €19 *

BlueBeacon USB is an USB-powered Bluetooth Low Energy proximity-beacon, which uses iBeacon technology or Eddystone specification.
BlueBeacon USB can be powered by any electronic device with USB port or directly by the AC power mains through an AC/DC power supply with USB port. This ensures an endless operating life, with no maintenance operation for battery replacement.
BlueBeacon USB is particularly suitable for integration with PoS (Point-of-Sale) devices and electronic kiosks.

* For 3-beacons kit; Excluding shipping charges and VAT



USB-powered

Powered by any USB port, ensuring no maintenance cost for battery replacement


Small size

The tiny size ensures a virtually invisible integration into embedded PCs and power supply


Fully configurable

All beacon parameters can be easily configured, with a secure password-protected connection.


Serial communication

Firmware can be updated with serial port communication for custom functionalities

Advertising (iBeacon version)
Configurable with BlueBeacon Tool app for Android or iOS
User-configurable characteristics: UUID, major, minor, advertising interval, TX power, connectable/not-connectable, on/off, password
Advertising interval: 0.1 to 1 sec (with 0.1 sec steps). Default: 0.1 sec
TX power: -24dBm to 0 dBm (with 4dB steps). Default: 0dBm
Advertising (Eddystone version)
Configurable with BlueBeacon Tool app for Android or iOS
User-configurable characteristics: Eddystone-URL, all mandatory and optional parameters; Eddystone-UID, namespace ID and instance ID
Advertising interval: 0.1 to 5 sec (with 0.1 sec steps). Default: 1 sec
TX power: lowest (-24dBm), low (-14dBm), medium (-5dBm), high (3dBm). Default: low
Radio
Version: 4.0 Bluetooth Smart (a.k.a. Bluetooth Low Energy)
Frequency: 2.402 to 2.480 GHz
Module: based on TI CC2540 (MCU and transceiver)
Antenna: integrated printed circuit antenna
Power
Source: USB (Type-A plug)
Voltage: 5V (typ.)
Operating temperature: -40°C to +85°C
Enclosure
Material: ABS moulded plastic
Colour: black
Size: 18 x 13 x 6 mm (including USB plug)
Certifications
CE (EU), FCC (USA), IC (Canada), KCC (South Korea), MIC (Japan)


Customization services



Logo
Beacons are supplied in a "white-label" enclosure: custom silk-screen available on demand

Configuration
Possibility of supply of beacons with pre-configured parameters to customer specifications

Hardware
Integration of sensors or actuators, different power sources, new Bluetooth Low Energy custom devices

Firmware
Implementation and integration of custom features and functionalities

Software
Interfacing BLE beacons and devices with new or existing applications or back-end systems

Enclosure
Mechanical changes, design of new enclosures to customer specification




iBeacon technology creates a small area of detection for Bluetooth 4.0 enabled mobile devices. BlueBeacon devices uses iBeacon licensed technology, and have been certified by BlueUp to meet Apple Proximity Beacon Specifications

Eddystone is a protocol specification that defines BLE formats for proximity beacon advertising, with different frame types that may be used individually or in combinations to create beacons that can be used for a variety of applications. BlueBeacon devices are certified from Google.

Nearby Notifications helps users to discover what's around them, by surfacing location-specific notifications for apps and websites, with no prior app install required. Nearby Notifications is supported on Android and works with all types of Eddystone beacon, and also iBeacon.

The Physical Web is an open approach, developed by Google, to enable quick and seamless web-based interactions with physical objects and locations. The Physical Web uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) because of its ubiquity on mobile devices, and is based on Eddystone-URL format.