BlueBeacon Board/B

BlueBeacon Board/B is a rugged industrial Bluetooth Low Energy proximity-beacon with external DC voltage supply. It simultaneously supports multiple technologies: iBeacon, Eddystone (full support, with GATT and EID), Quuppa (emulation mode).
BlueBeacon Board/B is designed to operate in extreme operating conditions (rugged weatherproof IP67/NEMA6 enclosure, wide temperature range) and is conceived for use in light and heavy industry.
It is powered by external DC voltage up to 30V, compatible with main industrial automation systems.
Thanks to internal GPIOs, it is possible to provided it with custom firmware for sensors/actuators management.


Outdoor

Weatherproof enclosure and special battery for outdoor operations


Industrial

Rugged and heavy-duty enclosure allows for installation in industrial environments


Power supply

Available with external DC voltage for infinite operating life


Fully configurable

Beacon can be configured, with a secure AES-128 ECB encrypted-password access

Advertising
8 slots configurable for non-connectable advertising frames:
- 4 slots, each configurable for Eddystone frame types: UID, URL, TLM or EID. Full support for specifications Eddystone Configuration GATT Service by Google
- 4 slots, each configurable for the following frame types: iBeacon, Quuppa (Direction Finding packet)
Advertising interval (independently configurable for each slot): 0.1 to 5 secs
TX power (independently configurable for each slot): -40 dBm, -30 dBm, -20dBm to 4 dBm (with 4dB steps).
Additional configuration options: non-connectable mode, anonymous mode, programmable time period, locked/unlocked mode, change password
Configurable with BlueBeacon Manager App for Android and iOS
Radio
Version: Bluetooth 4.1, Low Energy
Frequency: 2.402 to 2.480 GHz
Module: Nordic SoC nRF51822 (MCU and transceiver)
Antenna: printed meandered planar F-antenna
Electrical specifications
Power supply: external DC power supply (2.7 - 30V DC)
Power current: <10 mA (peak), <0.25 mA (average, depending on settings)
Power connector: 2-pole screw-connector header with cable-gland
Mechanical and environmental specifications
Aspect: polycarbonate plastic enclosure Size: 115 x 65 x 40 mm (excluding flanges)
Fastening: plastic flanges for wall installation
Protection: IP67/NEMA6 (enclosure)
Operating temperature: -30°C to +70°C
Certifications
CE (EU)




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. BlueBeacon Board/B is certified from Google for full support for Eddystone specifications.