We have the new Arduino BLEPad in stock. It’s a small wearable ‘Lilypad’ style board that includes a DA14580 BLE module for communication via Bluetooth 4.0 (LE) as per our other beacons.
BLEPad 31mm x 31mm
The BLEPad differs to other LilyPad boards in that the ATmega32u4 has built-in USB communication, eliminating the need for a separate USB-to-serial adapter. This allows the BLEPad to appear to a connected computer as a mouse and keyboard, in addition to a virtual (CDC) serial / COM port.
We just received the 210L ultra-long 200m range beacon into stock.
Most beacons tend to have a range of 30m, 50m or 100m. The normal output is 0dBm but they can be boosted to +4dBm to achieve the maximum ranges. Read our article on Choosing the Transmitted Power for more information.
The 210L beacon transmits at +10dBM which is the maximum allowable for this class of Bluetooth 4 device. This is just over 3x the power of a beacon transmitting at 0dBm. Hence, there’s respective reduction in battery life.
It reads raw Bluetooth LE advertising data and sends it on to your chosen HTTP(S) server, MQTT server, Amazon AWS IoTserver or websocket server. It’s powered by a USB socket (not via network connection POE) and supports a throughput of up to 120 beacons/sec.
The ABSniffer 502 scans for (any manufacturer) iBeacons and sends the data via USB/TTL plugged into a PC, Mac, Linux or Raspberry Pi. It shows up on the Raspberry Pi as /dev/ttyACM0. It communicates with PCs through a virtual UART port sending the MAC address, UUID, major, minor, measured power and RSSI. It can also be used to configure AprilBrother beacons via USB/TTL commands.