Laird Offers Combined Solution for Rapid Integration of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Connectivity
New modules provide reliable wireless solutions to secure industrial devices
July 23, 2014 – Laird, a global technology company, announced the release of the 45 Series Enterprise-Grade Wi-Fi modules and BT830 Series Bluetooth v4.0 UART HCI (Host Controller Interface) modules. Both solutions service key application areas including, AIDC (Automatic Identification and Data Capture) devices, medical devices, barcode scanners and M2M connectivity. While each module can be used as a standalone solution, together, they combine to enable seamless integration of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity for enterprise and industrial applications.
With the bundled solution, OEMs can expand their offering while continuing to offer reliable connectivity and security to customers. For instance, an OEM can move from offering an AIDC back-office solution for asset management to an advanced retail solution for shoppers to utilize and experience. An OEM can provide Wi-Fi connectivity to end-customers (45 series) and Bluetooth connectivity for peripherals (BT830) in a personal shopping device.
“Whether taking these modules as standalone wireless options or as a fully validated bundle solution, the logistics and industrial markets will benefit through a stable multi-wireless environment with extensive driver and integration support spanning virtually every major operating system,” said Jonathan Kaye, Product Director at Laird.
The Laird BT830 Series modules are cost-effective Class 1 UART (Universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter) based BT v4.0 HCI modules with complete RF and regulatory certifications. This series strengthens Laird’s existing Dual Mode BTv4.0 HCI module portfolio (BT800 Series) and reduces the OEM’s time to market for high quality, high volume BT / BLE connectivity for OS backed devices. The addition of Laird’s new BooTpatch driver for Windows CE and Mobile platforms simplifies and speeds product testing and integration, allowing OEMs to bring products to market faster.
The 45 Series WH-SSD45N and WH-MSD45N 802.11 a/b/g/n Enterprise-Grade Wi-Fi modules support Embedded Windows (Windows Embedded 6.0 and 6.5), Linux and Android (3.0 and above), offering enterprise security and roaming for reliable Wi-Fi connectivity. The WH-MSD45N and WH-SSD45N allow for smooth integration of Wi-Fi connectivity, ease of use and quick time to market. The 45 series also includes the WB45NBT, an intelligent communications subsystem with onboard Wi-Fi integration. The WH-WB45NBT is a combination unit with integrated 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth v4.0.
In addition, for Embedded Windows operations Laird is offering a bundle featuring the WH-SSD45N and the BT830. This combined solution, the WH-SSD45NBT, is fully certified and offers seamless integration for both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity in applications requiring secure and reliable connectivity.
To learn more about the BT830 series and 45 series modules, visit http://www.lairdtech.com/Products/Embedded-Wireless-Solutions/SD45N-BT830.
Laird is a global technology business focused on enabling wireless communication and smart systems, and providing components and systems that protect electronics. Laird operates through two divisions, Wireless Systems and Performance Materials. Wireless Systems solutions include antenna systems, embedded wireless modules, telematics products and wireless automation and control solutions. Performance Materials solutions include electromagnetic interference shielding, thermal management and signal integrity products. As a leader in the design, supply and support of innovative technology, our products allow people, organisations, machines and applications to connect effectively, helping to build a world where smart technology transforms the way of life. Custom products are supplied to major sectors of the electronics industry including the handset, telecommunications, IT, automotive, public safety, consumer, medical, rail, mining and industrial markets. Providing value and differentiation to our customers through innovation, reliable fulfilment and speed, Laird PLC is listed and headquartered in London, and employs over 9,000 people in more than 58 facilities located in 18 countries.
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