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.
We have the new ASensor beacon in stock. This is our smallest sensor beacon measuring only 37.3mm x 37.3mm x 7mm and it uses the power efficient Dialog DA14580 that gives up to 1.5 years from a CR2025 battery.
The beacon supports iBeacon, Eddystone or sensor advertising. For sensor mode, the temperature, acceleration and battery level are in the advertising data.
We now have the AprilBrother Wireless iBeacon Receiver in stock.
The Wireless iBeacon Receiver receives (any manufacturer) beacon advertising broadcasts and sends them on via MQTT via your WiFi access point. It can scan for multiple beacons at the same time and provides updates up to 1 per second.
This device can be used to monitor the health of beacons or in other usecases whether beacons have come into range or out of range. It can also be used with sensor beacons in IoT-type scenarios.