Bluetooth Low Energy to Connect Sensors with Smartphones and Tablets

Publicado: 21/04/2014 en Noticias TI

At the Internet of Things Conference, Libelium launched a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) module that connects Waspmote sensor nodes to smartphones, tablets, and all other BLE compatible iOS and Android devices. The Bluetooth 4.0 wireless protocol, also known as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) or Bluetooth Smart, offers low-energy power management for short-range wireless connectivity that is location-aware, and context-aware. Integrated with Waspmote, Libelium’s BLE module allows sensor devices to function as real time location systems, with encrypted data transactions.

The principal function of Libelium’s Waspmote BLE module is to broadcast data advertisements, or iBeacons, that allow sensor data to be transmitted without the need of a previous pairing process. BLE allows any device to connect to the Internet with a smartphone or tablet that bridges data to the Cloud through the Wi-Fi or 3G radio available in the mobile device.

A key IoT-enabling platform, Waspmote connects any sensor, using any wireless communication protocol, to any Cloud platform. In addition to Bluetooth Low Energy module, Waspmote interfaces with six radio protocols—including Wi-Fi, ZigBee, 802.15.4, NFC, 3G, GPRS—and allows to switch between any two of these technologies as needed.

vía Bluetooth Low Energy to Connect Sensors with Smartphones and Tablets | Libelium.

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