Laird offers solution for rapid integration of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity - Embedded.com

Laird offers solution for rapid integration of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity

Laird has released 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. 

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.

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