Laird RM1xx Combines LoRa & BLE- Enabling EIoT for Miles

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 01:00

Today Laird announces the new RM1xx series of modules which innovatively combine Bluetooth® Smart technology with LoRaWAN
into one module for the first time. The RM1xx series offers a powerful, convenient solution designed for long-rage Enterprise Internet of Things (EIoT) deployments. The modules aggregate and transmit data from Bluetooth® Smart or BLE devices and sensors over the LoRa® protocol to gateways as far as 15 km (~10 miles) away.

The RM1xx features Laird’s field-proven smartBASIC programming language. smartBASIC enables developers to create event-driven, hostless applications quickly and easily.

The module is ideal for a number of applications. For example, in an industrial setting the RM1xx can monitor sensors on water, fuel, and chemical tanks throughout a facility via wireless BLE technology or any traditional I/O connections. It can then aggregate and relay that information back to a central server alerting plant managers to dangerous tank levels before an outage or catastrophe occurs. BLE sensors consume very little energy, so each tank sensor can last for years on a single coin cell battery, saving the management company time and money replacing batteries.


RM1xx Features at a Glance

  Aggregate and Utilize EIoT Data
BLE + LoRa® enables automated, intelligent monitoring and control of BLE devices, creating scenarios that were previously impossible.

Bridge to LPWAN your way
Combination of physical and wireless interfaces including:
Bluetooth v4.0 (BLE Central), physical UART, SPI, I2C, GPIO, or ADC.


Comprehensive, Multi-Layer Enterprise Security
Robust security on either public or private LoRa® networks, with three layers of keys and AES-128 encryption.

  SPEED to Market with smartBASIC
Easily write event-driven apps for any use case.

Based on Award Winning BL6x0 Series
Includes Whisper Mode for proximity pairing, low power BLE operation, and onboard microcontroller for hostless operation.


Personal Support from Design to Manufacture
Support works onsite with Laird engineering to speed your design to market.

The RM1xx series brings BLE and LoRa® together into one module, enabling exciting new applications for the EIoT. The series builds on the flexibility, security, stability, and efficiency of LoRa® to provide the most innovative, powerful, easy to use LoRa® module available. When paired with smartBASIC, Laird simplifies BLE to reduce your time to market. Visit to learn more.