BlueBeacon Ultra is an innovative BLE beacon, based on nRF52832 chipset, with simultaneously supports of iBeacon, Eddystone (full support, with GATT and EID), Quuppa (emulation mode).
BlueBeacon Ultra has a few innovative features for the beacon market: two switchable antennas (circulaly-polarized directive and omnidirectional antenna), two power options (4x AA alkaline batteries and external USB power supply).
It is especially designed for indoor positioning (directive antenna reduces multipath and increase accuracy) and for mesh networks.
BlueBeacon Ultra is provided in two versions: Base: dual-antenna, battery-powered; Deluxe: dual-antenna, battery and external USB powered, temperature/humidity sensor, accelerometer, led, button;
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
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)
Antennas: 2 switchable (printed circularly-polarized directive antenna, meandered planar F-antenna)
Type: battery [Base version]; battery and USB [Deluxe version]
USB: microUSB connector, 5VDC
Battery: 4xAA LR6 alkaline (5600 mAh typ. capacity at 25°C)
Expected life: 3 to 15 years, 24/7 at ambient temperature (depending on configuration); 7 years with default settings
Operating temperature: -20°C to +60°C
Sensors and interfaces
Sensors: 3-axis linear accelerometer, temperature/humidity sensor, button [only for Deluxe version]
Led: 1 (red) [only for Deluxe version]
Size: 100 x 100 x 35 mm (excluding flange), 124 x 100 x 35 mm (including flange)
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.