Ruggedised Bluetooth beacon takes on tough environments

The EMBE01 enterprise grade Bluetooth v4.1 proximity beacon from EM Microelectronic has an extended battery life and a weatherproof enclosure for a variety of deployments in all conditions. According to the company, it is particularly suited to mass deployment by system integrators in demanding environments and for more permanent installations.

It is the first beacon in the line to include four AA batteries with a seven to 10 year lifetime, and an IP-65 rated weatherproof enclosure. The beacon includes a push button and magnetic reed switch for internal and external control, along with two LEDs for visual feedback to the user for simplified programming. Six common advertising standards are pre-programmed into the beacon including iBeacon, altBeacon, Eddystone and EM Sensor Beacon.

The battery life makes it suitable for use in shopping malls, museums and airports, while the rugged enclosure enables it to be used in stadiums, amusement parks, and ski-areas.

The EMBE01 can be delivered in any quantity with guaranteed unique ID numbers, and with a serial number and QR-code printed on the label for optical scanning. All beacon parameters including UID, output power, and beacon interval can be configured over-the-air, and the entire application firmware and stack can be replaced over-the-air if desired. The firmware can be customised using the Enterprise Beacon Development Kit. Complete source code and support is available through the forum for registered users. The EMBE01 is FCC, IC, and CE certified, RoHS, and REACH compliant.

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