BEACONS


Industrial

BlueBeacon Forte

BlueBeacon Forte is a battery-powered Bluetooth Low Energy beacon designed for outdoor. With second-generation firmware version, it simultaneously supports multiple technologies: iBeacon, Eddystone (full support, with GATT and EID), Quuppa (emulation mode).
BlueBeacon Forte is perfectly suitable for all installations where protection from environmental factors (dust, rain, temperature, solar radiation) is critical: parks, outdoor installations, industrial sites.
BlueBeacon Forte is powered by one CR123A lithium battery, with extended operating temperature range, easily replaceable by unscrewing the front panel.


Outdoor

Weatherproof enclosure and special battery for extreme environmental conditions


Industrial

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


Radio performances

nRF51822 SoC and optimized antenna design, for best on the market signal 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, -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
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
Battery
Replaceable: Yes
Model: CR123A (1500 mAh typ. capacity at 25°C)
Expected life: 11 months to 8 years, 24/7 at ambient temperature (depending on configuration); 2.5 years with default settings
Operating temperature: -40°C to +75°C
Enclosure
Material: polycarbonate
Colour: ligth grey (RAL 7035)
Size: 52 x 50 x 35 mm (version w/o flange), 52 x 80 x 35 mm (version w/ flanges)
Wall fastening: screws (invisible wall-mounting within the base part or flanges), silicone glue, double side tape, magnet (optional)
Protection: IP65/NEMA4
Certifications
CE (EU)

Available enclosure options

Standard (without flanges)

With flanges





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

BlueBeacon Forte is compatible with Quuppa Intelligent Locating System, a powerful technology platform for novel location based services and applications. It enables real-time tracking of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) smart tags and devices, with accuracy even down to a few centimeters.