Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

Chances are, your customers used to think of Bluetooth as a consumer wireless technology. Bluetooth is a personal area networking (PAN) specification for communications over short distances, between points up to 20 meters away.

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE or Bluetooth LE) has changed all of that. BLE makes it possible to communicate, quickly and accurately, over a range of around 200 meters.

At Omni-ID, you will find BLE at work in our new Sense range of IoT devices, alongside LoRaWAN and GPS, helping to ensure cost-effective, highly accurate communications between sensors within range.

SenseIoT Asset Management and Logistics Series

An evolving series of intelligent and robust devices for tracking important or valuable assets accurately and cost-effectively over longer distances.

Sense Asset

Our SenseIoT device with BLE, temperature sensor, accelerometer and Hall effect sensor offers smartphone-compatible asset-tracking communications over distances of up to 200 meters. Data can be sent via WiFi, LAN or cellular networks and to a cloud server or a locally hosted client application server.

Download a datasheet on Sense Asset.

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Versus the original Bluetooth, BLE slashes power consumption and cost. A simple coin-cell powered BLE based tag or beacon transmitting data multiple times a second can last for over five years. In addition, BLE is natively supported by popular mobile operating systems from iOS, Android, Windows Phone and even BlackBerry, as well as macOS, Linux, Windows 8 and Windows 10. It can become a key part of achieving energy-efficient device to device communications within a sophisticated, wide-ranging multi-point infrastructure.