Laird Connectivity has launched its multi-wireless Sentrius IG60-BL654 gateway that securely and reliably connects Bluetooth sensors to the cloud.
Based on Laird Connectivity's 60 Series System-on-Module (SOM) and BL654 embedded Bluetooth module (Nordic nRF52840 silicon), the IG60-BL654 enables Bluetooth 5 long range sensor-to-cloud applications. The combination of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi allows customers to capture data from Bluetooth 5 sensors, add edge intelligence, and send that data to the cloud over high-performance 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
The IG60-BL654 delivers enterprise-grade Wi-Fi connectivity with a Cortex A5 applications processor, onboard cryptographic engine, and enhanced roaming and scanning performance. The Nordic nRF52840 silicon leverages all the benefits and feature enhancements of Bluetooth 5, including long range.
The IG60-BL654 comes in two software variants to provide the most design flexibility. For embedded Linux experts, the Linux version of the gateway offers a long-term supported and open platform via Laird Connectivity's Linux Buildroot platform, hardware root of trust, and development tools. For cloud-native organizations, the AWS IoT Greengrass variant allows customers to manage applications over-the-air from the cloud using integrated AWS IoT Greengrass and stay secure in the field with over-the-air security updates.
Laird Connectivity has paired the IG60-BL654 with the Sentrius BT510 Bluetooth 5 sensor. The IG650-BL654 & BT510 Starter Kit provides a quick and simple way to start evaluating wireless IoT systems. This starter kit includes one gateway, three sensors, Laird Connectivity's free AWS-based IoT monitoring platform, and iOS/Android mobile app for fast, in-field provisioning. The starter kit is now in stock and available for purchase.
Soon to join the growing Sentrius family of IoT devices are the IG60-BL654-LTE and IG60-SERIAL-LTE gateways. With global 4G LTE Cat 1 wireless connectivity with 3G and 2G fallback, these upcoming gateways are suited for global IoT applications in harsh environments.
The IG60-BL654-LTE will also be available in a starter kit option which will include the Sentrius BT510 Bluetooth 5 sensors. Certifications will include PTCRB, GCF, and AT&T.