BEACONS


Rugged and waterproof for outdoor

BlueBeacon Forte

Unit price from €22 *

BlueBeacon Forte is a battery-powered Bluetooth Low Energy beacon designed for outdoor. With second-generation firmware version, it simultaneously supports multiple technologies: iBeacon, Eddystone (full support, with GATT and EID), Quuppa.
BlueBeacon Forte is perfectly suitable for all installations where protection from environmental factors (dust, rain, temperature, solar radiation) is critical: parks, outdoor installations, industrial sites.
BlueBeacon Forte is powered by one CR123A lithium battery, with extended operating temperature range, easily replaceable by unscrewing the front panel.

* For 10-beacons kit. Excluding shipping charges and VAT



Outdoor

Weatherproof enclosure and special battery for extreme environmental conditions


Industrial

Rugged and heavy-duty enclosure allows for installation in industrial environments


Radio performances

nRF51822 SoC and optimized antenna design, for best on the market signal performances


Fully configurable

Beacon can be configured, with a secure AES-128 ECB encrypted-password access.

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
Battery
Replaceable: Yes
Model: CR123A (1500 mAh typ. capacity at 25°C)
Expected life: 11 months to 8 years, 24/7 at ambient temperature (depending on configuration); 2.5 years with default settings
Operating temperature: -40°C to +75°C (battery operating life sharply decreases under -10°C)
Enclosure
Material: polycarbonate
Colour: ligth grey (RAL 7035)
Size: 52 x 50 x 35 mm
Wall fastening: screws (invisible wall-mounting within the base part), silicone glue, double side tape
Protection: IP65/NEMA4
Certifications
CE (EU)


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.

Nearby Notifications helps users to discover what's around them, by surfacing location-specific notifications for apps and websites, with no prior app install required. Nearby Notifications is supported on Android and works with all types of Eddystone beacon, and also iBeacon.

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.