Laird Connectivity has released its multi-wireless Sentrius IG60-BL654 gateway that securely connects Bluetooth sensors to the cloud. Based on Laird Connectivity’s 60 Series System-on-Module (SOM) and BL654 embedded Bluetooth module (Nordic nRF52840 silicon), the IG60-BL654 provides a platform for Bluetooth 5 long range sensor-to-cloud applications.
It is the latest wireless IoT gateway offering in Laird Connectivity’s family of IoT devices. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi together enable customers to capture data from Bluetooth 5 sensors, add edge intelligence, and send that data to the cloud over 802.11ac Wi-Fi. The IG60-BL654 gateway comes endowed with features like enterprise-grade Wi-Fi connectivity with a Cortex A5 applications processor, onboard cryptographic engine, enhanced roaming and scanning performance. The Nordic nRF52840 silicon leverages all the benefits and feature enhancements of Bluetooth 5 including long-range.
There are two software variants of this newly introduced gateway that ensure to provide the most design flexibility. The Linux version of the gateway offers a long-term supported and open platform via Laird Connectivity’s Linux Buildroot platform, hardware root of trust, and development tools and is apt for embedded Linux experts. Besides, the AWS IoT Greengrass variant allows customers to manage applications over-the-air from the cloud using integrated AWS IoT Greengrass and stay secure in the field with over-the-air security updates is beneficial for cloud-native organizations.
The starter kit is now available for purchase and the IG60-BL654-LTE will be available in a starter kit option which will include the Sentrius BT510 Bluetooth 5 sensors. The certifications will include PTCRB, GCF, and AT&T.