USB is an USB-powered Bluetooth Low Energy proximity-beacon, based on new-generation Bluetooth LE chip Nordic nRF52832. It simultaneously supports multiple
technologies: iBeacon, Eddystone (full support, with GATT, no EID), Quuppa (emulation mode).
USB can be powered by any electronic device with USB port or directly by the AC power mains through an AC/DC power supply with USB port.
This ensures an endless operating life, with no maintenance operation for battery replacement.
USB is particularly suitable for integration with PoS (Point-of-Sale) devices and electronic kiosks.
8 slots configurable for non-connectable advertising frames:
- 4 slots, each configurable for Eddystone frame types: UID, URL, TLM.
Full support for specifications Eddystone Configuration GATT Service by Google (excl. EID)
- 4 slots, each configurable for the following frame types: iBeacon, Quuppa (Direction Finding packet)
Advertising interval (independently configurable for each slot): 0.1 to 60 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, locked/unlocked mode, change password
Configurable with BlueBeacon Manager App for Android and
Version: 4.0 Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth Low Energy)
Frequency: 2.402 to 2.480 GHz
Module: Nordic SoC nRF52832 (MCU and transceiver)
Antenna: printed meandered planar F-antenna
Source: USB (Type-A plug)
Voltage: 5V (typ.)
Operating temperature: -20°C to +60°C
Material: ABS moulded plastic
Size: 18 x 13 x 6 mm (including USB plug)
Weight: 2 gr
iBeacon technology creates a small area of detection for Bluetooth 4.0 enabled mobile devices. Bluetooth LE devices use iBeacon licensed technology, and have been certified by BlueUp to meet
Apple Proximity Beacon Specifications
Eddystone is a protocol specification that defines Bluetooth LE formats for proximity beacon advertising, with different frame types that may be used
individually or in combinations. The BlueUp beacons have been certified by Google in accordance with the requirements of the Eddystone specifications.
USB Bluetooth LE 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
smart tags and devices, with accuracy even down to a few centimeters.