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USB Beacon

$25USD


Supports iBeacon, BlueCats Secure and the following Eddystone frame types:

  • Eddystone – UID
  • Eddystone – URL
  • Eddystone – TLM

BlueCats USB does not support Eddystone EID.

For Eddystone EID & eTLM compatible beacons please see:

AA (BC-313) Beacon

Coin (BC-413) Beacon


Mixed mode support

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No batteries required

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Two way data transfer

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AES 128 Encryption

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Serial API support

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Traditional beacon interactions are a one-way conversation. The Bluetooth beacon broadcasts an identifier or other static data advertisement and a mobile device listens. Any communcation between the mobile and the local system must happen out of band, over a network connection such as cellular or WIFI.

BlueCats Data Transfer allows dynamic advertisements to be triggered depending on custom business logic such as time of day or current promotions. The host device (POS, Digital Signage, Rasberry Pi) can determine what to broadcast and when. Not only can the advertisement data be controlled dynamically, but a mobile device can communicate back to the beacon (and its host device) enabling advanced use cases including:

  • Dynamic voucher generation
  • Ticketing systems
  • Dynamic information requests and device control e.g. request specific content on digital signage
  • Coupon redemption
  • Member number transfer and mobile check-in

All of this can happen over Bluetooth Low Energy without requiring a network connection on the client mobile device. So what do you need to get started? Get one of our Data Transfer enabled BlueCats USB Beacons or OEM Module and our Serial APIs to take your beacon implementation to the next level.

Tech Specs

Construction

Construction Plastic & Stainless Steel
Form Factor USB Dongle
Dimensions 18mm x 14mm x 6mm
Weight 1.42g
Power Source USB (5v min)
Battery Life
Recommended Operating Temperature -40°C to +85°C

 

Radio

Bluetooth Specification Bluetooth 4.0+
Frequency 2.402GHz to 2.480GHz
Transmit Power 0 dBm to -27 dBm
Receiver Sensitivity -93dBm
Antenna Integrated PCB

 

Range

High RF Environment 20m
Low RF Environment 40m

Product Compliance

Certifications Bluetooth
FCC
FCC Part 15 Modular
CE
IC
RCM
Japan (MIC)
South Korea (KC)
Brazil (ANATEL)

 

Features

Encrypted firmware updates
Encrypted settings updates
Protocol Options
iBeacon
Secure Ad ID
Eddystone Core (-UID, -URL, -TLM)
Eddystone EID
Eddystone GATT
Mix Protocol Advertising

USB Beacon Specsheet

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Note: The Black & White Round AA beacons are currently backordered for N. & S. America

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