BlueBeacon USB is an USB-powered Bluetooth Low Energy proximity-beacon, based on new-generation BLE chip Nordic nRF52832. It simultaneously supports multiple
technologies: iBeacon, Eddystone (full support, with GATT, no EID), Quuppa (emulation mode).
BlueBeacon 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.
BlueBeacon USB is particularly suitable for integration with PoS (Point-of-Sale) devices and electronic kiosks.
Powered by any USB port, ensuring no maintenance cost for battery replacement
The tiny size ensures a virtually invisible integration into embedded PCs and power supply
Beacon can be configured, with a secure AES-128 ECB encrypted-password access.
Virtually endless operating life thanks to USB-source power
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 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
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
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)
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 USB is certified from Google for full support for Eddystone specifications.
BlueBeacon USB 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.