connectBlue extends its Bluetooth product portfolio with the Bluetooth I/O module OBI411 which is ideal in industrial applications such as remote control, Apple iPhone operation and server communication via a mobile phone. In these applications, it now becomes easy to control and/or read units wirelessly via Bluetooth technology.

The Bluetooth I/O module OBI 411 implements wireless I/O functionality and is ideal for industrial use. The customer can easily either read/write digital I/O signals or read analog I/O signals wirelessly via Bluetooth technology.

“The new Bluetooth module makes data handling much easier for our industrial customers when they look to remote control any machine, read data presented in an iPhone/iPad, or read and transmit data to a server via a mobile phone,” says Rolf Nilsson, CEO of connectBlue. 

The new Bluetooth I/O module OBI411 supports Android based phones and Apple iPhone via an external Apple authentication chip. The I/O software can also be downloaded as firmware for the newly launched Bluetooth module OBS414 which has the Apple authentication chip built in.

The OBI411 module implements wireless I/O functionality with up to 16 digital I/O signals and 4 analog A/D converters on each side of the module with latency at only 5-8 ms. The Bluetooth module also supports the control / read of I/O signals from an Apple iPhone / iPod touch / iPad.

Additional features are support for multipoint/multidrop functionality. The module is also available with internal and external antenna. Further, the Bluetooth I/O module OBI411 is Bluetooth Qualified, radio approved according to R&TTE, FCC and IC as well as compliant with EMC, safety and medical standards.