Beacon Line is a battery free main powered network solution for maintenance-free permanent installations based on wired radio nodes. You can use Beacon Line as beacon network, beacon observer network for tracking of moving beacons or both simultaneously.
The simplicity of Beacon Line's network concept makes it easy for you implementing large scaled wireless ideas with high degree of technical flexibility and modular expansion.All advantages in detail
Simply connect each Beacon node with standard CAT-5 Ethernet cables and join them in lines up to 16 devices. Ready-made cables can be used - no tools needed. The lightweight and slim nodes do not need individually fastening. This makes up an easy installation in existing cable trays on walls and ceilings. Up to 60 meters between each node are possible - thus each line can cover distances over one mile!
The power and data are in on cable. Only one power source is needed at the beginning of each Beacon Line, typically provided by the Gateway. No seperate cabling needed.
The Gateway can be any standard desktop or embedded PC. Each node is represented as standard serial COM or TTY port - thus individually addressable, readable and writeable by the developer. Gateways can be joined by TCP/IP to process data and configuration at a convenient remote location.
The modular system offers you simple and flexible installations. It is designed also for easy integration into existing facility systems and electrical installations.
The Beacon Line's power supply comes from one central power supply module for each line. No battery is required. Thus you avoid unexpected cost risk in large scale deployment for batteries and its replacement.
Due to its architecture the network can be scaled cost-effective to any size. Just plug additional Beacon Line nodes to an existing line or create a new line easily.
Beacon Line complies with established standards like USB and RJ-45 network plugs. Thats not only makes its easier to install, but also cheaper purchasing accessories such as cables or adapters.
Smart use as beacon, beacon observer or both simultaneously. Beacon Line fulfils the requirements of any utilization concept and opening up new opportunities for your wireless applications.
The node line concept enables simple, centralized configuration and administration of the beacon infrastructure. Each beacon node can be configured individually.
We provide various security measures. Encrypted authentication, unconnectable nodes and centralized configuration protect against fake node, cloning and DoS attacks.
Regardless of whether you need advice, technical support or development information, we are always available for you. Our customer support is delivered directly from developer to developer - without any detours or fuss - and if necessary, via remote maintenance directly to your PC.
Each module can be addressed separately with its world-wide unique ID. This allows you individually full read and write access with the possibility of entering additional information and data sets on each module.
We offer special casing solutions for outdoor and industrial applications on demand, whether dust-proofed, water proofed or for industrial temperature range.
All Beacon packages are transmitted transparently for flexible reuse and processing. Each node is mapped to a serial TTY or COM port and thus individually programmable, configurable and addressable. The gateway can connect to MQTT servers for publish/subscribe services and for web-based appliances.
The sky's the limit. Feel free to thinking about any wireless user or machine application. The node line concept is open for great ideas. We offer solutions for integrating devices like sensors and actuators or other wireless technologies like Zigbee, 21 NFC, MBus, KNX, 6LoWPAN etc.