BlueBeacon Board/B

BlueBeacon Board/B is a rugged industrial Bluetooth Low Energy proximity-beacon with long operating life. 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 enclosure, wide temperature range battery) and is conceived for use in light and heavy industry.
It is available in three alternative power-supply options:
- lithium thionyl-chloride battery 3.6Ah;
- lithium thionyl-chloride battery 7.7Ah;
- external DC voltage.
Thanks to internal GPIOs, it is possible to provided it with custom firmware for sensors/actuators management.


Weatherproof enclosure and special battery for extreme environmental conditions


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

Power supply

Available in two alternative power-supply options: battery or external DC voltage

Fully configurable

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

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
Default settings
Slot 1, 2, 3, 4: not configured
Slot 5: iBeacon (UUID = ACFD065E-C3C0-11E3-9BBE-1A514932AC01, ADV interval = 400 msec, TX power = -8dBm)
Slot 6, 7, 8: not configured
Global configuration: connectable, locked
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: lithium thionyl-chloride battery (3.6V) or 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 (only for versions with external DC power supply)
Battery model: SAFT LS17500 (3600 mAh typ. capacity at 25°C) or SAFT LS26500 (7700 mAh typ. capacity at 25°C, optional)
Battery expected life: 2 to 19 years, 24/7 at ambient temperature (SAFT LS17500, depending on configuration); 6 years with default settings (SAFT LS17500)
Mechanical and environmental specifications
Aspect: polycarbonate plastic enclosure Size: 115 x 65 x 40 mm (excluding flanges)
Fastening: plastic flanges for wall installation
Protection: IP65/NEMA4 (enclosure)
Operating temperature: -30°C to +70°C

Available versions

Lithium thionyl-chloride 3.6Ah battery

Lithium thionyl-chloride 7.7Ah battery

External DC voltage

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.