BEACONS


Rugged and waterproof for outdoor

BlueBeacon Forte

3-beacon kit at € 87 *

BlueBeacon Forte is a battery-powered Bluetooth Smart proximity-beacon, which uses iBeacon technology or Eddystone specification, designed for outdoor applications.
BlueBeacon Forte is perfectly suitable for all outdoor installations where protection from environmental factors is critical: rain, temperature, solar radiation. Typical applications are proximity mobile services in gardens, parks, open-air installations, and also industrial use.
BlueBeacon Forte is powered by one CR123A lithium battery, with extended operating temperature range, easily replaceable by unscrewing the front panel.

* Excluding shipping charges and VAT


Advertising (iBeacon version)
User-configurable characteristics: UUID, major, minor, advertising interval, TX power, connectable/not-connectable, on/off, password
Advertising interval: 0.1 to 1 sec (with 0.1 sec steps). Default: 0.4 sec
TX power: -40 dBm, -30 dBm, -20dBm to 4 dBm (with 4dB steps). Default: -8dBm
Advertising (Eddystone version)
User-configurable characteristics: Eddystone-URL, all mandatory and optional parameters; Eddystone-UID, namespace ID and instance ID
Advertising interval: 0.1 to 5 sec (with 0.1 sec steps). Default: 1 sec
TX power: lowest (-20dBm), low (-12dBm), medium (-4dBm), high (4dBm). Default: low
Radio
Version: 4.0 Bluetooth Smart (a.k.a. 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: 10 months to 6 years, 24/7 at ambient temperature (depending on user-settable advertising interval, TX power and connectable mode)
Operating temperature: -20°C to +60°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)



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 to create beacons that can be used for a variety of applications. BlueBeacon devices are certified from Google.