Laird Technologies's APG BT W400 wireless access point gateway has been designed 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 the company's 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. 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 gateway 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. It is well suited for the M2M market segment, particularly Bluetooth Point of Sale (POS), scanners, and handheld devices for retail and healthcare applications.
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This article originally appeared on EE Times Europe.