BC2500 Tag

A rugged device designed to locate assets within large controlled sites such as yards, construction, and mine sites, the BC2500 Tag solves its own location via GPS and broadcasts it’s lat long via Bluetooth Low Energy. This clever combination of GPS and Bluetooth Low Energy eliminates the need for expensive data plans for every single asset.

The BC2500 Tag delivers great levels of accuracy (2.5m CEP) with an incredible battery life of up to 10 years.

BlueCats ProxPoints can collect the location data from thousands of BC2500 Tags up to 400 meters away.

BlueCats Loop Cloud Platform aggregates all location data and provides user access to live searches, reports and visualizations ranging from many sites across the world down to a single BC2500 Tag.

Extreme Battery Life
  • 10 years at 6 fixes per day
  • GPS fix interval is configurable
  • Accelerometer means BC2500 Tags know when they have been moved
Consistently Fantastic Positioning
  • Accurate positioning via GNSS (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS)
  • Smart interference suppression maintains accuracy in challenging environments
  • Geocaching ensures BC2500 Tags learn from their last position and continually improve their accuracy
Customized Control
  • Centralized device management (ProxPoints & BC2500 Tags)
  • Over-the-air updates (firmware)
  • Device diagnostics (temp, performance, battery status)
Flexible Site Infrastructure
  • Fixed ProxPoints can run powered/solar, networked/LTE
  • Mobile ProxPoints fixed to service vehicles or drones
  • Smartphones / Tablets enable in-field BC2500 Tag/asset association and locating
Integrated Digital Awareness
  • Centralized visibility is accessible to multiple business units
  • Supply chain visibility via upstream tagging
  • Customer service via live asset status
Brilliant Range, Capacity & ROI
  • 200m+, line of sight
  • Site capacity measures in ‘000s
  • Data plans applied to ProxPoints and Sites, not to every asset

For What

Assets
Personnel
Fork Trucks
Machinery
Pallets
High Value Equipment
Carts

For Who

Health Care
Sports
Manufacturing
Supply Chain
Warehousing

Specifications

Mechanical

Dimensions 185mm(H) x 53mm(W) x 42mm(D)
Weight 260g
Mounting Types Straps, Cable Ties, Screws, Rivets, Glue, Epoxy, Nails
Mounting Options Hook, Magnets
Enclosure Material Sealed PC-ASA Thermoplastic

Power

Battery Size D Cell, Lithium Thionyl Chloride
Battery Capacity 19 Ah
Battery Life 10 years, typical, at 6 fixes/day
6 years, typical, at 15 fixes/day

Sensors

Temperature Internal nRF528XX Sensor
Accelerometer 3-axis linear accelerometer (optional)
Button Magnetic Switch

Environmental

Operating Temperature -40 to +85 Celcius
Ingress Protection IP67

GPS

SOC UBlox SAM-M8Q-0-10
Constellations GPS, Galileo, GLONASS
Horizontal Accuracy 2.5 m, CEP
Receive Sensitivity -155 dBm
Antenna Patch

Bluetooth Low Energy

Version 5+
Frequency 2.402 GHz to 2.480 GHz
Module Nordic nRF52840
Tx Interval configurable, from 20ms to 10 seconds
Tx Power configurable, up to +8dBm
Range up to 400m with BlueCats ProxPoint
Antenna PCB
Protocols Eddystone, iBeacon, BlueCats
OTA Updates Yes with BC Reveal

Certifications

FCC Yes
IC Yes
CE Yes
RCM Yes