BlueCreation Releases BC187 – Ultra Low Energy and Low Cost Wi-Fi Module

BC187 DISKIT

Cambridge, 30th June 2016:

BlueCreation, a leading provider of wireless modules and solutions, has announced today the release of BC187, its ultra-low power and low cost Wi-Fi module. BC187 is uniquely positioned to address the Internet of Things (IoT) with an exceptional set of advantages:

-Essential Features: BC187 enables advanced features such as secure over the air firmware upgrade, simultaneous soft AP/Client. It also includes an TCP/IP stack and a LUA interpreter so customers can write their own code for standalone operation using simple LUA scripts.

-Low Power: BC187 includes several power modes to adapt to usage automatically without the need for customers to worry about optimisation. BC187 consumes down to 10µAmp in Sleep mode.

-Ease of Use: BC187 can be controlled from the UART interface with simple UART commands or custom commands using the LUA script. BC187 can be set-up and running in a matter of minutes.

-Small Form Factor and Competitive Cost: BC187 comes in a small form factor with integrated antenna (22mm x 15.5mm x 1.5mm) with the same footprint as the BC188 and a cost which is 30% lower than the BC188, the higher end module from BlueCreation.

“The ever increasing market developing around the Internet of Things (IoT) is reliant on complete, powerful, future proof and easy to implement solutions to speed up time to market.” commented Martina Novoraska, Marketing Manager at BlueCreation. “With BC187 we have released an incredibly simple and powerful solution.”

About BlueCreation
BlueCreation is the leading provider of Bluetooth modules and solutions to connect to SmartPhone and portable devices. BlueCreation modules and software are deployed in over one million devices including wireless speakers, headsets, automotive infotainment systems, industrial application as well as general consumer electronics. More information can be found at www.bluecreation.com. Keep up to date with BlueCreation on Twitter @bluecreation1.

Posted in Uncategorized

TRUE® Fitness has selected BlueCreation’s BC127 module for use in cardio equipment.

TF PR Image

BlueCreation has today announced that innovative fitness company TRUE Fitness Technology, Inc. has selected the dual mode Bluetooth module BC127 for use in their range of cardio fitness equipment. Incorporated into the Escalate9 console, BC127 now provides premium Bluetooth functionality for users in the commercial market.

“Incorporating the BC127 Bluetooth module into TRUE fitness’ Escalate9 console provides an efficient and seamless experience for users looking for optimal Bluetooth functionality. TRUE Fitness is dedicated to providing innovative solutions, as are BlueCreation, which therefore provides the best and most reliable service for the user.” – Liam Arnold, Manager at BlueCreation.

“Providing Bluetooth functionality for our customers was important and BlueCreation has helped to provide an optimal solution with BC127. We want our customers to be able to benefit from Bluetooth technology (via Escalate9) to monitor their fitness regimes more effectively. So, it was important to find the best possible Bluetooth module available for this, and we believe BC127 will provide that to our customers.” – Frank Trulaske, CEO for TRUE Fitness Technology, Inc.

About TRUE Fitness Technology, Inc.
TRUE® Fitness is the global leader in premium fitness equipment for the commercial and residential markets. TRUE has received many awards for its commercial and retail product over the years and remains the benchmark for the industry. Fitness facilities and consumers invest in TRUE products for their durable commercial platforms used in all its products.
The proud manufacturing traditions of quality and the culture of innovation at TRUE have given rise to a full line of truly extraordinary fitness equipment. For more information, visit www.truefitness.com

About BlueCreation
BlueCreation is the leading provider of Bluetooth modules and solutions to connect to SmartPhone and portable devices. BlueCreation modules and software are deployed in over one million devices including wireless speakers, headsets, automotive infotainment systems, industrial application as well as general consumer electronics. More information can be found at www.bluecreation.com. Keep up to date with BlueCreation on our blog or on Twitter.

Posted in Bluetooth, News, Technology

Devialet select BlueCreation’s BC127 and BC118 modules for PHANTOM.

PALAST-2015_06_12-78929

December 15th 2015 – Cambridge, UK.

French audio specialists Devialet have chosen BlueCreation’s BC127 dual mode Bluetooth module for use in their implosive sound, PHANTOM. Concurrently BC118, BlueCreation’s dedicated Bluetooth Low Energy module, has also been chosen for the accompanying remote control.

PHANTOM is capable of delivering 3000 Watts and 105 decibels, an ultra-dense sound with physical impact with no saturation, distortion or background noise, even at high volume. PHANTOM is unique to the market place because of its revolutionary inventions: ADH® (Analogue Digital Hybrid), HBI® (Heart Bass Implosion), ACE® (Acoustic Cospherical Engine) and EVO technologies.

“With PHANTOM, Devialet has revolutionized the world of sound by creating a truly unique product. BC127 is the perfect accompanying Bluetooth module for this product as it can deliver the standard required for such a high-end audio system. Selecting BC118 for the accompanying remote control also allows for consistent high end performance throughout the PHANTOM product range.” – Liam Arnold, Manager at BlueCreation.

“BlueCreation’s BC127 Bluetooth module was chosen by our development team for PHANTOM as we required a premium module to deliver the highest quality audio and connectivity. BC118 BlueCreation’s Bluetooth Low Energy module has also been chosen for the PHANTOM remote control as BlueCreation are consistent in their performance level to deliver the highest quality products as are Devialet.” – Quentin Sannié CEO for Devialet.

About Devialet
Devialet is the world’s most awarded start-up for the excellency of its sound technologies.
Founded in 2007 by the engineer Pierre-Emmanuel Calmel, Devialet’s revolutionary technology « ADH Intelligence » transformed sound amplification forever. The ADH Intelligence made possible the hybridization of digital and analog technologies, which allows emission of a perfect sound. 
Joined by Quentin Sannié, a visionary entrepreneur, and Emmanuel Nardin, a designer of excellency, they formed the trio which led Devialet to worldwide success. International leader of high-end amplifiers, Devialet launched in 2014, its new wonder: PHANTOM, Implosive Sound.

Devialet inventions transform the world of sound.

About BlueCreation
BlueCreation is the leading Bluetooth and Wi-Fi consultancy and a provider of wireless modules to connect to SmartPhone and portable devices. BlueCreation software and solutions are deployed over a million devices including wireless speakers, headsets, automotive infotainment systems, industrial application as well as general consumer electronics. More information can be found at www.bluecreation.com. Keep up to date with BlueCreation on our blog at www.bluecreation.com/blog/.

Posted in Bluetooth, News

BlueCreation announces the release of its ultra-low power BC188 Wi-Fi module for production

IMG_4727 (2)

Cambridge, 16th October 2015:

BlueCreation, a leading provider of wireless modules and solutions, has announced today the release of BC188, its ultra-low power Wi-Fi module. BC188 is uniquely positioned to address the Internet of Things (IoT) with an exceptional set of advantages:

· Powerful Architecture: Based on a 200Mhz ARM Cortex M4 and with 512k RAM with a complete embedded TCP Stack with HTTP, IPV4/V6, WPA/WPS.

· Advanced Features: BC188 enables advanced features such as secure over the air firmware upgrade, simultaneous softAP/Client. It also includes a Webserver, a file system and supports the Apple HomeKit as an option for Apple MFI licensees. The BC188 includes a LUA interpreter so customers can write their own code for standalone operation using simple LUA scripts.

· Low Power: BC188 includes several power modes to adapt to usage automatically without the need for customers to worry about optimisation. BC188 consumes down to 92µAmp in Wi-Fi mode and 36 µAmp in shutdown mode.

· Ease of Use: BC188 includes a hosted Webserver so it can be controlled without the need to develop code. It can also be accessed over the Cloud or simply from the UART interface. BC188 can be set-up and running in a matter of minutes.

· Cloud and Applications: BC188 comes with Cloud support and software as well as ready Application to speed development time and time to market. As for BC127 and BC118, BC188 firmware can be customised to specific customer needs.

· Fully certified Hardware: BC188 comes FCC, CE and IC certified in a small form factor with integrated antenna (22mm x 15.5mm x 1.5mm). It has the ability to connect an additional antenna for Antenna diversity.

“The ever increasing market developing around the Internet of Things (IoT) is reliant on complete powerful, future proof and easy to implement solutions to speed time to market,” commented Rafik Jallad, Director of BlueCreation. “With BC188, we think we have released an incredibly simple and powerful solution. We are terribly excited to get this module into the hands of engineers who will appreciate how innovative this module is in so many ways”.

“We watch with great excitement achievements of the companies based at our centre,” said Dr Soraya Jones, Entrepreneur in Residence at St John’s Innovation Centre, the regional centre of excellence supporting high growth businesses. “BlueCreation’s engineering team continues to pioneer the fully integrated Wi-Fi connectivity solutions and we look forward to their next cutting-edge developments”.

About BlueCreation
BlueCreation is the leading provider of Bluetooth modules and solutions to connect to SmartPhone and portable devices. BlueCreation modules and software are deployed in over one million devices including wireless speakers, headsets, automotive infotainment systems, industrial application as well as general consumer electronics. More information can be found at www.bluecreation.com. Keep up to date with BlueCreation on our blog www.bluecreation.com/ourblog/ or on Twitter @bluecreation1.

Posted in Uncategorized

BlueCreation acquire Japan and Korea P.R. Certification for BC127 and BC118

Cambridge 23rd September 2015

BlueCreation’s advanced Bluetooth Smart and Dual Mode Audio Bluetooth module BC127 and BC118 have today been granted Japan (JRF) and Korea P.R.(KC) certifications.

Liam Arnold, Manager for BlueCreation stated “The BlueCreation team are pleased to now be able to offer these modules in South Korea and Japan. This makes it easier for our customers to sell their successful products using the advanced and innovative features of BC127 and BC118. These products can be for example Audio equipment, Remote Controls, Industrial Equipment, Measuring Systems, iBeacons and other”. He added “The additional investment in these modules is a key commitment to their success and longevity”.

BlueCreation certification document can be found at bluecreation.com

About BlueCreation
BlueCreation is the leading Bluetooth and Wi-Fi consultancy and a provider of wireless modules to connect to SmartPhone and portable devices. BlueCreation software and solutions are deployed in over a million devices including wireless speakers, headsets, automotive infotainment systems, industrial application as well as general consumer electronics.

Posted in Bluetooth, News

Pingbell; A BLE Necessity For Cyclists

Pingbell Product

With nine million bicycles in Beijing, as the song goes, finding your bicycle after a day at work can be a difficult experience. We at BlueCreation share that burden in our native Cambridge, with bicycles the most popular choice of transport throughout the City. It is usually the case that simple ideas which solve problems are the best, and they strike you for being so obviously necessary that you cannot believe you did not think of it before. In steps FROLIC Studio to deliver such a product, Pingbell.

Pingbell Open

Pingbell from Dutch start up FROLIC Studio combines Bluetooth Low Energy technology with a traditional bicycle bell to make locating your bicycle less of a chore. From our experience, finding your bicycle amongst the thousands locked at railway stations or in city centers after a long day at work or college, can be a challenge. So what does Pingbell do and why do we want one?

Pingbell App

The mobile application that accompanies Pingbell is really what makes the difference. Pingbell records the location of the bicycle and sends you a notification once you have locked it for the day. Nice. It is on your return that it becomes extremely useful. You check your location on your mobile device via the app, and you can tap to send a command for the bell to ‘ping’. If you can hear the sound you can most likely then find your bicycle. But what if it is dark? Good question. Well FROLIC also thought of that, Pingbell lights up and blinks via an app command as well as ‘pings’. So in amongst the dark your bell will shine.

Does it function like a traditional bicycle bell? Yes. Again this is important; the Pingbell does not necessarily have the appearance of a Smart object. It looks traditional and blends in, which is absolutely necessary as you will leave it unattended for most of the day.

What more could a cyclist want from a bell? GPS? Well possibly, but that would impact on power consumption and is not wholly necessary. Overall we cannot wait to see Pingbell around Cambridge in the near future.

Now where did I park my bicycle?

Pingbell is being funded on Kickstarter, and is such a necessary product that we at BlueCreation want to see it succeed.

You can read more about Pingbell here.

Posted in Bluetooth

Bowers and Wilkins select BlueCreation’s BC127 Melody Audio software for use in P5 Wireless

Bowers and Wilkins®, Great Britain’s leading exporter of loudspeakers, have chosen to incorporate BlueCreation’s BC127 Melody Audio software into their latest series of P5 headphones.

Cambridge 23rd July 2015

BlueCreation announced today that BC127 Melody audio software has been integrated into Bowers and Wilkins’ latest P5 series headphones, P5 Wireless, adding optimum Bluetooth® functionality. For the first time Bowers and Wilkins® have chosen to add Bluetooth to their latest P5 series of critically acclaimed on ear headphones, incorporating BlueCreation’s Melody audio software to deliver a premium Bluetooth audio experience.

Rafik Jallad, Director for BlueCreation stated “Bowers and Wilkins deliver an unmatched audio experience for their customers and make no compromises on quality or performance. We at BlueCreation are incredibly proud that BC127 Melody has been selected for the next generation of P5 series headphones, and are confident that customers will appreciate the wireless experience without compromising on overall quality.”

About Bowers and Wilkins®

Bowers and Wilkins are Great Britain’s leading exporter of loudspeakers and the number one imported brand in North America. Since 1966, Bowers and Wilkins’ “Quest for Perfection” has resulted in a succession of technical loudspeaker innovations that have satisfied the world’s most demanding listeners. Its products’ rave reviews and universal acceptance as monitors for classical music recording have helped Bowers and Wilkins become the dominant premium loudspeaker company throughout the world (www.bowers-wilkins.com). Listen and you’ll see.

About BlueCreation

BlueCreation is the leading provider of Bluetooth modules and solutions to connect to SmartPhone and portable devices. BlueCreation software and solutions are deployed in over one million devices including wireless speakers, headsets, automotive infotainment systems, industrial application as well as general consumer electronics. More information can be found at www.bluecreation.com. Keep up to date with BlueCreation on our blog www.bluecreation.com/blog/ or on Twitter @bluecreation1.

Posted in Bluetooth, News

AKG BY HARMAN SELECT BC127 FOR USE IN AV100 AVIATION HEADSET

AKG® by HARMAN, one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality microphones, headphones and wireless equipment has selected the BlueCreation BC127 module for use in the AV100 premium noise-cancelling aviation headset.

AV100

Cambridge 25th June 2015

BlueCreation has announced today that Bluetooth® 4.0 module BC127 has been selected for use in the AKG by HARMAN AV100 aviation headset. BC127 provides full Bluetooth connectivity enabling clear communication for phone calls as well as stereo music playback for the user.

Liam Arnold, Media Manager at BlueCreation said “AKG is an experienced, market-leading audio brand and only select premium components for their products and customers. With BC127 BlueCreation provides the highest quality Bluetooth 4.0 audio module on the market allowing the AV100 to have first-class connectivity, reliability and stereo sound.”

“Selecting the BlueCreation BC127 Bluetooth module for the AV100 was essential as this provides our customers with the premium audio and reliability that they expect from our brand,” said Karam Kaul, Marketing Director, AKG. Our customers require the highest quality components in their products and BC127 from BlueCreation is certainly of a superior quality to other Bluetooth modules we have tested on the market.”

About BlueCreation

BlueCreation is the leading Bluetooth and Wi-Fi consultancy and a provider of wireless modules to connect to SmartPhone and portable devices. BlueCreation software and solutions are deployed in over one million devices including wireless speakers, headsets, automotive infotainment systems, industrial application as well as general consumer electronics. More information can be found at www.bluecreation.com. Keep up to date with BlueCreation on our blog at www.bluecreation.com/blog/.

About HARMAN

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for consumers, automakers, and enterprises worldwide, including audio, visual and infotainment systems; enterprise automation solutions; and software services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. HARMAN also is a technology and integration services leader for the Automotive, Mobile, Telecommunications and Enterprise markets. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. The Company’s software solutions power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated, personalized, adaptive and secure across all platforms, from the work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 25,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended March 31, 2015. Learn more about AKG by HARMAN at www.akg.com/pro.

Posted in Bluetooth

Elcometer select BC127 with Melody Data for use in inspection gauges

Elcometer®, a leading industrial inspection equipment manufacturer has chosen BlueCreation’s BC127 Bluetooth 4.0 module running Melody Data firmware for their latest range of inspection gauges.

E224 & E456 combined

Cambridge 1st May 2015
BC127 has been integrated into various inspection gauges by Elcometer used for measurement of properties such as; coating thickness, surface profile, climatic conditions, adhesion, gloss and many more.

In these devices, the BC127 dual mode module along with Melody Data allows for instant data reporting on devices running Elcometer’s own ElcoMaster® Data Management software or through the ElcoMaster app for smartphones/devices.

Liam Arnold, Media Manager at BlueCreation stated “Elcometer are specialists in the industrial sector so providing a robust module with a long life expectancy and reliable firmware was absolutely necessary for Elcometer’s range of inspection gauges. BC127 with Melody Data connects to both Android and iOS platforms enabling collecting Data in a fast and seamless way”

John Maguire, R&D Manger for Elcometer said “BlueCreation provided excellent support and were able to deliver the performance we were looking for in our products. Bringing enhanced Bluetooth capability to our customers was important and BC127 allowed us to do this simply and with high performance.”

About Elcometer
For more than sixty five years Elcometer has been a world leader in the design, manufacture and supply of inspection equipment to the coatings, concrete and metal detection industry. Ever since the first Elcometer gauge was manufactured in 1947, Elcometer’s philosophy has been to provide industry leading, innovative, high quality products; supported by a best-in-class customer experience; at a competitive price. Concentrating on these core values, Elcometer has become a Global leader in coating inspection test equipment and technology. With a range of products specifically developed to meet the needs of the coatings and NDT inspection industries, Elcometer is well positioned to provide a solution to your inspection requirements – whatever and wherever they might be. For more information on Elcometer’s range of products, visit www.elcometer.com
Elcometer and ElcoMaster are registered trademarks of Elcometer Limited, Manchester, UK.

About BlueCreation
BlueCreation is the leading provider of Bluetooth modules and solutions to connect to SmartPhone and portable devices. BlueCreation modules and software are deployed in over one million devices including wireless speakers, headsets, automotive infotainment systems, industrial application as well as general consumer electronics. More information can be found at www.bluecreation.com. Keep up to date with BlueCreation on our blog www.bluecreation.com/blog/ or on Twitter @bluecreation1.

Posted in Bluetooth, News, Uncategorized

BlueCreation Latest News

At BlueCreation we like to keep you all in the loop and with Spring pretty much upon us, new products are beginning to bloom with integrated Bluetooth modules.

February saw Ubudu® using BC118 in their latest range of iBeacon products.

Ubudu

Francois Kruta, CEO for Ubudu said “Selecting BC118 for our beacons was the next stage in our evolution at Ubudu. BC118 is exceptionally flexible, easy to use and of excellent quality which is essential for our client base. Integrating the BC118 module will help us progress forward in our mission of helping brands and venues create rich connected experiences for their customers.”

You can read the full Ubudu press release here.

March saw Libratone®, the high end Danish speaker company, select BC127 with APTX license for their speakers LOOP, ZIPP and DIVA.

loop-forsidebanner1(2)

Jan McNair, CEO at Libratone commented “Superior sound quality has always been our primary focus when it comes to engineering our speakers. We were looking for the component that provides the best Audio quality possible over Bluetooth. BC127 not only provided the best RF and Audio performances by a good margin. But it’s also a module that was very easy to integrate and that is packed with advanced features we plan to use in our next generation of products.”

A review of the LOOP from 9to5mac .com stated “…over Bluetooth, we had zero-drop outs or audio hiccups when moving an iPhone well beyond the standard 33-foot Bluetooth distance, actually getting over 100 feet away (and beyond our Wi-Fi router) without any issues. The streaming performance with Bluetooth is reliably excellent in a way that AirPlay has never been, and this would generally be our preferred way of using the speaker.”

Our full press release for Libratone is available here.

April was the turn of German television manufacturers Metz®, who chose the BC127 module for the Topas television set.

Topas55_1

A spokesperson for Metz said “BC127 has proven to be the highest quality module we have worked with. We have tested range, reliability extensively and have been pleasantly surprised by the capabilities and performance of this module. This has allowed to proved a very easy and consistent experience to our customers”

Our press release for Metz can be read in full here.

To keep constantly up to date follow us @bluecreation1 or continue to enjoy our blog!

Posted in Uncategorized