BlueBeacon Forte+ is our next-generation outdoor beacon, based on nRF52832 chipset with simultaneously supports of iBeacon, Eddystone (full support, with GATT and EID), Quuppa (emulation mode). It includes an accelerometer for motion detection and can host an optional sensor board. Forte+ is mainly designed as asset and monitoring tag.
BlueBeacon Forte+ is available in two versions: STD: standard version; HVL: transparent lid and high-visibility led, for easy identification and pick-to-light applications;
Both versions will be available in enclosure with or without flanges, and in optional IP67 version.
BlueBeacon Forte+ is powered by one replaceable CR123A lithium battery, with extended operating temperature range.
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
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
Model: CR123A (1500 mAh typ. capacity at 25°C)
Expected life: 18 months to 8 years, 24/7 at ambient temperature (depending on configuration); 3.5 years with default settings
Operating temperature: -30°C to +75°C
Sensors and interfaces
Sensors: 3-axis linear accelerometer; optional sensor board (temperature, light, ...)
Led: 1 (red), controllable via GATT [only for version HVL: high-visibility led]
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)
Protection: IP65/NEMA4 (IP67/NEMA6 available on demand)
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.