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danlsk

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Simblee Bluetooth Range and Maximum connections
« on: November 04, 2016, 09:42:12 PM »
Is Simblee Bluetooth range certified as Class 1 ~100m? Typical design is like Class 2 ~10m. The datasheet mentioned about "long range" without actual data. And the Simblee video shows a customer mentioned about 100 feet (30m) away??

Also, Simblee promotional video shows a 3ms second latency connections to 300 BLE devices? Really??


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Re: Simblee Bluetooth Range and Maximum connections
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2016, 06:07:35 PM »
Simblee's range is ~500 ft line of sight.

You can connect an unlimited amount of nodes using SimbleeCom, here is example of 100 that we just showed at IoT Emerge at the bottom of this article.

http://machinedesign.com/iot/machine-design-was-live-iot-emerge

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Re: Simblee Bluetooth Range and Maximum connections
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2016, 01:40:36 AM »
Hi Patty,
  Pertaining to this one to many topology shown with a phone, is this phone-to-many Simblees or a master Simblee to many Simblees?

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Re: Simblee Bluetooth Range and Maximum connections
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2017, 06:25:59 PM »

  Pertaining to this one to many topology shown with a phone, is this phone-to-many Simblees or a master Simblee to many Simblees?

Hi danlsk,

The Simblee does not support BLE central. So the trick seems to be phone-to-Simblee using SimbleeForMobile ( am not sure about SimbleeBLE ). Then that particular Simblee is one-to-many with all the other Simblee's, but only via SimbleeCOM, which is a proprietary protocol. It is not completely understood by many as far as I can tell.
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