Bluetooth Beacons Double Range, Decrease Power

EM Microelectronic’s next generation family of Bluetooth beacons offer longer battery life, longer range, over-the-air customizations, and modular certification. The EMBC22 family is an upgrade and replacement of the EMBC02 BLE beacon. Featuring low-power components, the EMBC22 beacon is easier to install or deploy due to the over-the-air configuration capability. A modular certification enables its use with different housing options, battery sizes and sensors.


The second beacon, EMBP01, also includes an accelerometer and a ruggedized encapsulation including a CR2032 battery, matching the demands of the harshest use cases, such as outdoors, on construction sites, or on shipping containers. Both beacons use the company’s Simple Beacon technology, allowing for full over-the-air configurability for common beacon standards, such as iBeacon and Eddystone, as well as compatibility with Quuppa’s Intelligent Location System and other proprietary beacon technologies. Additional configuration options include unique ID, transmit power, advertising interval and accelerometer sample rate, enabling accurate customization of performance vs. battery lifetime.


For more information, checkout the EMBC22 and EMBP01 datasheets.

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