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EMBE01 Ruggedized Bluetooth® Beacon With Long Battery Life from EM Microelectronic

EM Microelectronic
EMBE01 Ruggedized Bluetooth® Beacon with Long Battery Life
The Ideal Bluetooth Beacon for Demanding Applications
EMBE01 Ruggedized Bluetooth® Beacon with Long Battery Life

EM Microelectronic, the semiconductor company of the Swatch Group, announces the EMBE01 enterprise grade Bluetooth v4.1 proximity beacon with extended battery life and a weatherproof enclosure for a variety of deployments in all conditions.

The EMBE01 is part of the EM Microelectronic family of Bluetooth beacons, which includes the popular EMBC0x coin cell beacons. The EMBE01 is particularly suited for mass deployment by system integrators in demanding environments and for more permanent installations.

It is the first beacon in the line to include four AA batteries with 7-10 year lifetime, and an IP-65 rated weatherproof enclosure. The beacon includes a push button and magnetic reed switch for internal and external control, along with two LED’s for visual feedback to the user for simplified programming. Six common advertising standards are pre-programmed into the beacon including iBeacon™, altBeacon™, Eddystone™, and EM Sensor Beacon thereby allowing maximal flexibility of usage for customers.

“The long battery life of the EMBE01 makes it perfect for deployments in shopping malls, museums and airports, for example, and the rugged enclosure opens up unique applications in stadiums, amusement parks, and ski-areas” says Michel Willemin, CEO of EM Microelectronic Marin. He adds, “This product builds on our strong offering of Bluetooth beacon products in addition to our market leading Bluetooth IC’s”.

The EMBE01 can be delivered in any quantity with guaranteed unique ID numbers, and with a serial number and QR-code printed on the label for optical scanning. All beacon parameters including UID, output power, and beacon interval can be configured over-the-air, and the entire application firmware and stack can be replaced over-the-air if desired.

The firmware can be customized using the Enterprise Beacon Development Kit. Complete source code and support is available through the forum for registered users. The EMBE01 is FCC, IC, and CE certified, RoHS, and REACH compliant.

About EM Microelectronic

EM Microelectronic, a Swiss semiconductor manufacturer, designs and produces ultra-low-power, low-voltage, digital, analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for battery-operated and field-powered devices in wearable, consumer, automotive and industrial applications. The company is specialized in customer specific integrated circuit and display solutions; its product portfolio includes Bluetooth Smart controller ICs and beacons, sensor fusion co-processors, display drivers and capacitive touch controllers, NFC & RFID tag and reader ICs, 2.4GHz CoolRF digital wireless transceivers, long range 2.4GHz transceivers, embedded flash microcontrollers, power management ICs, smartcard ICs, timing circuits, sensor interface and optoelectronic ICs, as well as plastic LCDs and display modules.

EM Microelectronic is one of the electronic systems companies within the Swatch Group, producing and assembling ultra-low power, miniaturized and accurate microelectronic components and systems.

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