Laird Technologies Releases New APG BT W400 M2M Wireless Gateway

Wed, 12/28/2011 - 01:00

Gateway Ideal as an Aggregator or Bridge for Different Wireless Networks

St. Louis, Missouri, USA – December 28, 2011 – Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of customized performance-critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, today announced the release of its new APG BT W400 wireless access point gateway.

The new gateway is ideal for M2M wireless communications and for connecting Bluetooth® enabled devices in a Personal Area Network to IP network via Ethernet or WLAN interface. Based on Laird Technologies’ Bluetooth platform, this gateway offers four class 1 BT modules, Ethernet and WLAN communication as a standard package. Built on an embedded Linux operating system, the device supports application development and customization using Lua scripting language and optional support for Python, and Java (JVM). The gateway delivers versatile functionality to add applications, offers flexible configuration via web or console, and provides multiple connectivity options using USB, RS232 and RJ45 ports.

“The APG W400 features a multi-radio modular architecture and builds on Laird Technologies’ family of Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum radios, including the BISM2, or an optional LT2510; and integrates Bluetooth, Ethernet and 802.11b/g in a compact form factor,” said Sachin Andhare, Laird Technologies Product Manager, Telematics & Wireless M2M. “The gateway is an innovative platform that can bridge two different networks, aggregate data from up to 28 nodes, enable data processing using custom application scripts and log to a remote server; thereby simplifying the deployment of M2M applications.”

The APG is designed to act as a network node and can bridge most common types of wireless, network, and serial data protocols for the purpose of remote data acquisition and control.  It is an ideal product solution for the M2M market segment, particularly Bluetooth Point of Sale (POS), scanners, and handheld devices for retail and healthcare applications.

Laird Technologies is active in the wireless M2M market, offering the widest range of high-performance wireless modules utilizing Bluetooth® technology, as well as integrated antennas and electronic components. The company’s broad selection of M2M products provides solutions for the automotive, telematics, healthcare, EPOS, retail, finance, and security, as well as asset management markets.

About Laird Technologies, Inc.

Laird Technologies designs and manufactures customized, performance-critical products for wireless and other advanced electronics applications.

The company is a global market leader in the design and supply of electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, thermal management products, specialty metal products, signal integrity components, and antenna solutions, as well as radio frequency (RF) modules and wireless remote controls and systems. 

Custom products are supplied to all sectors of the electronics industry including the handset, telecommunications, data transfer and information technology, automotive, aerospace, defense, consumer, medical, mining, railroad and industrial markets.

Laird Technologies, a unit of Laird PLC, employs over 12,000 employees in more than 49 facilities located in 16 countries.

Contact Information

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  Europe: +44-1628-858-940
  Asia: +852-2923-0610


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