Laird recently announced a new member to the BT900 Series, the BT900-US, an intelligent BTv4.0 dual-mode dongle for Classic Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). The dongle is designed to simply add Classic Bluetooth, BLE Central, and BLE Peripheral Modes to any OS backed device with a USB interface–no external Bluetooth software or drivers are […]
Even the most energy-frugal Bluetooth devices typically require a charge at least every 48 hours. But with the introduction of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), devices can communicate for months or years on a coin cell battery. This shift allows long term connectivity in devices that had previously been impractical.
BLE works by engaging in […]
In May BASIC, a revolutionary programming language, celebrated its 50th birthday. Developed in the early and complex days of computer programming, BASIC was the first programming language that allowed people to easily write and execute their own programs. Created by Dartmouth College professors, Thomas Kurtz and Jonny Kemeny, BASIC (Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) was […]
Android Apps for Laird’s BL600 Modules
This week, Laird released three new Android apps for the BL600 BLE series modules. Check out the new apps, available for download from the Google Play Store:
BL600 Serial– The Laird BL600 Serial App allows text data to be sent from an Android device to […]
By: Jordan Manser, Marketing Intern
Recently, Laird announced the latest production firmware release for the BL600 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) modules. The latest BL600 firmware, version 188.8.131.52, implements multiple features designed to enhance security, which is a critical issue in wireless communication. Typically, BLE uses Simple Secure Pairing when two […]
This week, Laird released the BL600 Toolkit App, the first of several Android applications in development. The app includes a heart rate monitor, blood pressure monitor, temperature sensor, and proximity sensor. The BL600 provides for a wide array of potential applications well beyond these four applications and is fully compatible with other Bluetooth Smart Ready […]
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10. Lumia Black Update to Showcase BLE: Nokia, acquired by Microsoft, announced that the software update titled Lumia Black will add BLE to all Windows Phone 8 Lumia handsets.
In a recent blog post, we discussed the iBeacon feature of Apple’s iOS 7, an innovative way to detect and monitor indoor location. With the location awareness and asset management industries continuing to see substantial growth, an increasing number of products are coming to market. Companies like Estimote and PayPal are well […]
Embedded Wireless Solutions of Laird announced today the release of the Laird Bluetooth Selection Tool. This simple and easy to use online tool is an excellent resource for engineers to quickly narrow down Laird’s extensive Bluetooth offerings and choose the optimal Bluetooth module solution for their specific project requirements.
2013 brought an overhaul […]
By: Jordan Manser, Marketing Intern
As Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) continues to grow in popularity, it’s no surprise to see that major players are taking steps to implement the technology in their devices. Nokia, recently acquired by Microsoft, announced that the future software update titled Lumia Black will add BLE to […]
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