Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT


Bluetooth Smart platform for consumer devices

14 October 2015 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Nordic Semiconductor announced that global Singaporean developer, Ready for Sky, is employing a Nordic nRF51822 system-on-chip (SoC)-based module to provide Bluetooth Smart wireless communications in its R4S hardware and software platform that is designed to make it easy for consumer device manufactures to make their products smart and cloud configurable.

To date, Ready for Sky says this technology has been installed in over 200 products from hundreds of different manufactures.

R4S is a unifying platform comprising a 17 x 20 x 2 mm module (R4S RM-2 BLE), cloud service and app, that Ready for Sky says can be quickly and easily integrated into almost any brand or type of consumer electronics device. It supports advanced cloud configuration (including over-the-air updates), monitoring and automation services via Bluetooth Smart, Wi-Fi and cellphone networks (2G/3G/LTE). The latter is also used to provide wireless comms redundancy in case of loss of Wi-Fi signal.

Example product categories that already employ R4S include smart electric kettles and coffee makers, multicookers, rice cookers, thermopots, kitchen scales, fitness scales, electric sockets, lights, irons, air conditioning units, heaters and smoke detectors.

For more information contact Andrew Hutton, RF Design, +27 (0)21 555 8400, [email protected], www.rfdesign.co.za



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