BlueBeacon Wirepas Ultra is an innovative BLE beacon, based on nRF52832 chipset, with full support of Wirepas Mesh features.
BlueBeacon Wirepas 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 Wirepas Ultra is provided in two versions: Base: dual-antenna, battery-powered; Deluxe: dual-antenna, battery and external USB powered, temperature sensor, accelerometer, led, button;
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: 6 years at 10 minutes interval, 20 years at 18 hours interval (24/7 at ambient temperature)
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)
BlueBeacon Wirepas Ultra supports Wirepas Mesh protocol. The Wirepas Mesh protocol is a wireless network protocol that uses a multi-hop, self-organizing, and decentralized design.
Decentralized network topology enables extremely dense network deployment. Wirepas Mesh protocol is used for indoor localization solutions with cable-less infrastructure: all devices (mobile tags and anchors) are