Main Chip: Nordic nRF52832
Rx Signal Strength: 0dBm maximum at ＜0.1% BER
Rx sensitivity: -96 dBm @Bluetooth LE 1Mbps
Antenna: 1.4dBi FPC Antenna
Scanning Range: Up to 150m in an Open Area
Scanning Capability: 315 BLE Packets Per Second Maximum
Main chip: MediaTek MT7688AN
RAM: DDR2 128MB
SPI Flash: 32MB
Network Modes: Router, Reaperter
Wireless: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Wi-Fi: 1T1R 2.4 GHz with 150 Mbps PHY Data Rate
Ethernet: 1-port 10/100 FE PHY
Tx power: 18dBm
Channels: 11 channels
Channel Bandwidth: 20/ 40Mhz
Antenna: 1.1dBi FPC antenna
Range: Up to 130m in an open area
Security: Open/ WEP/ WPA/ WPA2
Upgrade: OTA/ USB Disk
Micro USB: 5V/ 1A
DC Adapter: 9V/ 1A
PoE: 48V/ 1A
Operational Temperature: -20°C to + 60°C
Humidity (non-condensing): 0% to 95%
Server Access Protocols: MQTT, HTTP
An example of the Bluetooth 5.0 Wi-Fi gateway is the MK110. It is a secure industrial gateway IoT that bridges a Wi-Fi router to Bluetooth, Zigbee, or Thread devices. It has a long-range of about 1800 meters in every 125 Kbps. The MK110 Wi-Fi Bluetooth Gateway comes installed with a security Crypto Cell 310 co-processor that enables the mass distribution of Bluetooth Gateway IoT devices in Health and smart buildings applications It’s small size makes it portable.
It easily collects signals from BLE devices available via Bluetooth and then uploads the data packets to MQTT servers through 2.4GHZ WIFI. The main uses for MK110 are asset management, position tracking (Beacon location positioning) and BLE sensors monitoring among others. In asset management, it employs intelligent assets management techniques thus saving a lot of manual work and cost. For, instances, the MK110 can be used to track employees’ location, uses of assets and other infrastructures as well as warehouses temperature and monitoring and control of warehouse humidity.
The MK110 is ideal for asset management. It works together with MOKO Beacons to achieve that. By acquiring packets of signals from all the nearby of BLE 4.2 downwards, the MK110 then transfers the collected data to cloud using the MQTT modus operandi.
Its ease of installation makes it excellent as you can install it just anywhere.Its small size makes it space-efficient as it only occupies a very small space. This Bluetooth to WiFI Gateway device makes it easy and cost efficient when connecting to the cloud. The advantage of a Bluetooth Wi-Fi gateway is that it performs real-time assetb tracking and remote monitoring with minimal efforts.There is a mobile app for MK110 and you can use it to effortlessly configure and set bounds of the gateway and quickly get the required data. In case you are looking for an embedded open source Bluetooth and Wi-Fi gateway, the MK110 is the ideal solution for you.
Some of the most prospective applications of a Bluetooth Gateway are;
- Proximity Marketing
iBeacons can be deployed in a store to alert the gateway whenever a client is within the iBeacon’s range. This facilitates proximity marketing in the store as the iBeacons send a notification to the consumer’s mobile device.
- Monitoring of the Environment
The Bluetooth gateway is effective for monitoring environmental parameters such as temperature and humidity. Its sensor transfers data to the gateway, which is later accessible through the cloud.
- Management of Assets
The Bluetooth 5 gateway is effective for companies struggling with the management of its asset. Tiny iBeacons in the form of stickers are placed on the products and given to employees as passes. The iBeacons placed transmit their current position at all times to the gateway.
Bluetooth is undoubtedly the best low-power IoT because of its superb performance regarding low-power consumption and universal standardization. However, the performance requirement of Bluetooth connectors is getting higher each day due to the rising number of connected devices. The Bluetooth gateway connects Bluetooth devices to the central network through the Bluetooth gateway hub. It supports the Bluetooth 5.0 Wi-Fi gateway technology, where no application or use of smartphones is a necessity for its connection.
Why the Bluetooth 5.0 gateway is the ideal purchase
1. It is a trend of technological development
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) uniformly stipulates all the Bluetooth technology standards. Hence, every Bluetooth device manufacturer must follow SIG’s procedural standards when realizing Bluetooth devices’ interconnection. After the abandonment of the Bluetooth 5.1 gateway, the SIG released the Bluetooth 5.2 gateway. Choosing a Bluetooth gateway that supports the latest Bluetooth gateway hub is better as it helps the user adapt well to its market. Therefore, when purchasing Bluetooth devices, check its Wi-Fi Bluetooth gateway application and future devices’ applicability.
2. It supports a large broadcast data
From Bluetooth 5.0 to the latest version, all support 255 bytes as the maximum number of broadcast bytes. This is quite large compared with Bluetooth 4.2 that supports 31 bytes as the maximum number of broadcast bytes.
3. Bluetooth 5.0 has fast speed and lower power consumption
All low-power devices aim at Bluetooth 5.0 since it has a transmission distance that is four times when compared to Bluetooth 4.2. Its transmission speed is four times while its broadcast packet data carrying capacity is eight times more than the Bluetooth 4.2. This Bluetooth version also has a lower power consumption rate that enables it to respond to all user needs.
4. It can connect to multiple devices simultaneously
Bluetooth 5.0 can connect to multiple devices simultaneously, whereas the previous Bluetooth protocols cannot. For instance, the JJ-IS40BX gateway can connect up to 20 devices concurrently. It also provides more support for Bluetooth gateway IoT applications.