BEACONS


Industrial and automation

BlueBeacon Board

BlueBeacon Board is a general-purpose Bluetooth Low Energy proximity-beacon board. With second-generation firmware version, it simultaneously supports multiple technologies: iBeacon, Eddystone (full support, with GATT and EID), Quuppa.
BlueBeacon Board is provided as a single board, and is suited for industrial and automation applications. It comes in two alternative antenna options: with integrated PCB antenna (default) or with UFL connector for external antenna (optional).
It can be powered by a DC voltage ranging from 2.7V to 30V. Moreover, it can be provided with 2 expansion connectors for configurable GPIOs.


Two antenna options

Can be provided with either integrated antenna or UFL connector for external antenna


Supply voltage

Wide supply-voltage range, compatible with automation and industrial applications


Integration

Designed for fast integration in existing electronic systems, to enable BLE functionalities


Dual mode

Can be configured in Central mode, for implementing low-cost beacon receiver.

Advertising
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
Advertising interval (independently configurable for each slot): 0.1 to 5 secs
TX power (independently configurable for each slot): -40 dBm, -30 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 iOS
Default settings
Slot 1: Eddystone-URL (URL = https://www.blueupbeacons.com, ADV interval = 1000 msec, TX power = -8dBm)
Slot 2, 3, 4: not configured
Slot 5: iBeacon (UUID = ACFD065E-C3C0-11E3-9BBE-1A514932AC01, major = 0, minor = S/N, ADV interval = 400 msec, TX power = -8dBm)
Slot 6, 7, 8: not configured
Global configuration: connectable, locked
Radio
Version: 4.0 Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth Low Energy)
Frequency: 2.402 to 2.480 GHz
Module: Nordic SoC nRF51822 (MCU and transceiver)
Antenna: printed meandered planar F-antenna (default); UFL connector for external antenna (optional)
Electrical specifications
Power voltage: 2.7 – 30V DC
Power current: <10 mA (peak), <0.25 mA (average, depending on settings)
Power connector: 2-pole connector header
Expansion: 2x5 2.54mm header (with 8 configurable GPIOs)
Mechanical and environmental specifications
Size: 40 x 40 mm
Fastening: 4x holes for M3 screws
Operating temperature: -20°C to +70°C
Certifications
CE (EU, pending)


Customization services



Logo
Beacons are supplied in a "white-label" enclosure: custom silk-screen available on demand

Configuration
Possibility of supply of beacons with pre-configured parameters to customer specifications

Hardware
Integration of sensors or actuators, different power sources, new Bluetooth Low Energy custom devices

Firmware
Implementation and integration of custom features and functionalities

Software
Interfacing BLE beacons and devices with new or existing applications or back-end systems

Enclosure
Mechanical changes, design of new enclosures to customer specification




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 Mini is certified from Google for full support for Eddystone specifications.


The Physical Web is an open approach, developed by Google, to enable quick and seamless web-based interactions with physical objects and locations. The Physical Web uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) because of its ubiquity on mobile devices, and is based on Eddystone-URL format.

BlueBeacon Board 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.