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Published on November 11, 2014
New BT900 BT4.0 Intelligent Modules for Industrial and Medical Applications
November 11, 2014 – Laird, a global technology company, announced the release of the new BT900 Series, intelligent dual-mode modules for classic Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). The fully approved, programmable module features Laird’s innovative, event-driven smartBASIC programming language, which significantly reduces OEM development risk and speeds time to market. The BT900 series allows anyone to easily and quickly add wireless capabilities to their embedded device such as a barcode scanner, portable medical device, and more.
What makes the BT900 series truly unique is smartBASIC, an event-driven programming language that enables hostless operation of the module, significantly reducing the overall BOM cost of the OEM product. Laird has extended the field proven implementation of smartBASIC from the popular BL600 and BL620 series of single-mode BLE modules into the new BT900 series. This allows developers the flexibility of utilizing smartBASIC’s Core and wireless Extension functions from the BL600 and BL620 series to create many interchangeable BLE applications between these two product ranges. Key application areas for the BT900 series include industrial cable replacement, medical devices, ePOS terminals and barcode scanners for portable, power-conscious devices, including those powered by batteries.
“Laird is very excited to release the new BT900 series of Classic BT / BLE modules powered by our innovative smartBASIC programming language. The BT900 series represents the culmination of a two year program of investment and development into our Classic Bluetooth and BLE module product lines,” said Jonathan Kaye, Product Director at Laird. “This product series delivers OEMs a fully configurable balance of RF performance, BT / BLE functionality and power consumption to quickly and easily leverage wireless capabilities to their embedded device.”
Without the need for any external processor, a simple smartBASIC application captures the complete end-to-end process of reading, writing, and processing of any data which then uses Classic Bluetooth or BLE to transfer it to or from any Bluetooth device. Ultimately, smartBASIC accelerates initial development, creation of prototypes, and mass production of end devices by providing you with your own Bluetooth expert within the module.
In addition to carrying FCC modular, IC, CE, and MIC approvals, BT900 modules are fully qualified as a Bluetooth product, enabling designers to integrate the modules in devices without the need for further Bluetooth testing. The BT900 low -cost developer’s kit includes software tools which simplify module integration and guarantee the fastest route to market for reliable, portable devices.
To learn more about the BT900 series, visit, www.lairdtech.com/products/bt900-series.
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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