M2M Connectivity, connectBlue’s Australian and NZ distributor, announces an extension to connectBlue’s portfolio with Bluetooth I/O Modules, which can be purchased either as OEM modules or as a Blu

M2M Connectivity, connectBlue’s Australian and NZ distributor, announces an extension to connectBlue’s portfolio with Bluetooth I/O Modules, which can be purchased either as OEM modules or as a Bluetooth I/O Developer’s kit. The module implements wireless I/O functionality and is ideal to use in a wireless remote control for industrial use.

The Bluetooth I/O Module implements wireless I/O functionality with up to 12 digital in- and output signals with latency at only 5-10 ms. The signals can be controlled either by a serial protocol on the host side or by the I/O signals on the receiver side. The Bluetooth I/O Module is available in long range or short range versions and with options like internal or external antenna, UART or RS232 interface and with different connector options.

“Some of the typical applications include remote control of cranes and supervision of different machines where a small amount of signals can be transferred to one central control station,” said Rolf Nilsson, President of connectBlue. “A concrete example is a current customer project where we develop a wireless remote control of baggage cranes to the Swedish company EBLsystems, a supplier of ergonomic baggage handling systems.

The Bluetooth I/O Module uses a variant of the standard Bluetooth Serial Port Adapter where the I/O functionality is implemented using a protocol on top of the Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP). Additional features are configurable sample and filter time as well as link supervisory and I/O-failsafe functions. The modules are Bluetooth Qualified, radio approved as well as compliant with EMC, safety and medical standards.

About connectBlue
connectBlue is a leading provider of wireless solutions for demanding applications in segments like industrial automation, medical, instrumentation, diagnostics, logistics / transportation, vehicles and point of sales. Based on Bluetooth® technology, WLAN and 802.15.4 connectBlue provides ready-to-use products and modules as well as custom design solutions in both hardware and software. connectBlue AB is based in Malmo, Sweden and was founded in 2000. For more information, please visit www.connectblue.com

About M2M Connectivity
M2M Connectivity is a specialist wireless module distributor focused on building the M2M business in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia. M2M Connectivity differentiates from competitors by not competing with its developer customers and at the same time supporting its customers with high level technical and network support to help get applications to market quicker. We represent Wavecom, Sierra Wireless, Kyocera, connectBlue and Axonn in the M2M hardware space. For more information visit: www.m2mconnectivity.com.au