BlueBeacon Card

BlueBeacon Card is a badge-like battery-powered Bluetooth Low Energy beacon, based on new-generation BLE chip Nordic nRF52832. It simultaneously supports multiple technologies: iBeacon, Eddystone (full support, with GATT and EID), Quuppa (emulation mode). It also supports Safety packet.
Thanks to its ultra-slim form-factor, BlueBeacon Card can be worn as an identification badge for personnel or hung on racks or products. By using the internal accelerometer, it can be configured to automatically enter into low-power mode for battery savings. A button and two leds (managed via GATT) allows for a richer user interface.
BlueBeacon Card is waterproof and powered by a thin non-replaceable lithium battery that guarantees a long operating life. Additionally, it can integrate an optional NFC NTAG2 tag.


Slim format

Thin card-like enclosure: the ideal solution for people and asset identification


Wearable

Simply attach it to your keys, lanyards for badges, objects, assets, and track them


Radio performances

nRF52832 SoC and optimized antenna, for best on the market RF and energy performances


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, -20dBm to 4 dBm (with 4dB steps)
Additional configuration options: non-connectable mode, anonymous mode, programmable time period, orientation/motion-detection mode, locked/unlocked mode, change password
Support for Safety packet: beacon ID, battery status, motion detection, button-press (short/long), man-down detection
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
Radio
Version: Bluetooth 4.2, Low Energy (Bluetooth5-ready)
Frequency: 2.402 to 2.480 GHz
Module: Nordic SoC nRF52832 (MCU and transceiver)
Antenna: printed meandered planar F-antenna
Other radios: NFC NTAG tag (optional)
Battery
Replaceable: No
Model: CP224147 (800 mAh typ. capacity at 25°C)
Expected life: 6 months to 6 years, 24/7 at ambient temperature (depending on configuration); 2 years with default settings;
Enabling Accelerometer-based Modes can significantly increase battery life
Operating temperature: -20°C to +60°C
Sensors and interfaces
Accelerometer: 3-axis linear accelerometer
Button: user configurable (via GATT)
Leds: 2 (green, orange) controllable (via GATT)
Enclosure
Material: ABS plastic
Colour: white (your logo silk-screen printing are available on demand; optional colours available)
Size: 85 x 56 x 4.4 mm
Fastening: hole for lanyard/ring
Protection: IP67
Certifications
CE (EU), FCC (US)




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 Card is certified from Google for full support for Eddystone specifications.