Tektelic Bluetooth Low Energy Tracker
The BLE Asset Tracker is an ideal solution for locating, tracking and managing assets in difficult RF environments such as hospitals and medical facilities. This device combines the long low-power range and advantage of LoRaWAN with the universal availability and reliability of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).
The unit is equipped with an accelerometer to enable event-based startup, minimizing battery consumption. The BLE Asset Tracker is seamlessly integrated with Tektelic’s end-to-end IoT solution.
Features Tektelic BLE Asset Tracker:
- 15 year battery life (2x transmissions per day)
- Bluetooth Low Energy functionality
- Data transmission via LoRaWAN and BLE
- Optional temperature and humidity sensor
- All global ISM bands
- Small Form Factor for various deployments
- Easy to integrate into LoRaWAN networks
- Internal Antenna
More about LoraWAN
The LoRaWAN network architecture is implemented in a star-of-stars topology in which gateways relay messages between end devices and a central network server. The gateways are connected to the network server via standard IP connections and act as a transparent bridge, simply converting RF packets into IP packets and vice versa.
The wireless communication takes advantage of the Long Range characteristics of the physical LoRa layer, allowing a single-hop connection between the end device and one or more gateways. Also, all devices are capable of bi directional communication and there is support for Multi cast addressing groups to efficiently utilize spectrum during tasks such as Firmware Over-The-Air (FOTA) upgrades or other mass distribution messages.