DeCurtis Corporation and C3-Wireless, LLC have announced the release of the DC-BR3800-01 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) v5x Reader, the first Cisco-Certified 3rd party expansion module that plugs directly into a Cisco 3800 series access point.
Powered by C3-Wireless engineering and DeCurtis proprietary, advanced processing algorithms, the DC-BR3800-01 BLE Reader can process more than 500 4.x or 5.x BLE beacons per second with up to 1-3 meters of accuracy, while dramatically improving network bandwidth utilization and quality of reads, leading to greater location detection accuracy and scalability.
Most BLE solutions assign BLE beacons to stationary locations and rely on mobile smartphones or tablets to read those beacons to determine proximity or location. The DC-BR3800-01 Reader reverses that design by assigning the always-on readers to fixed locations and reading low-cost beacons attached to people (e.g. wearables or trackables) or assets (e.g. tags) This role reversal eliminates the need for end-users to install applications, turn on Bluetooth, correctly configure security settings, or manage battery life.
Cisco’s flagship 3800 series access point provides power and network connectivity, significantly reducing implementation costs. The BLE Reader can operate independently from 3rd party platforms, allowing solution providers the ability to create their own local or cloud-based platforms, or integrate with enterprise-class solutions such as the DeCurtis Cruise FreedomTM Technology Platform being deployed on Norwegian Cruise Line ships starting next year.
About DeCurtis Corporation
DeCurtis Corporation is a U.S. based software development company dedicated to developing custom applications using Microsoft Technologies that help improve operational costs. The company was established in 1988 by David DeCurtis who has over 25 years of experience in the software industry. DeCurtis lends its partnership capabilities to companies large and small and prides itself on offering a clear communication model, transparency in project management and a dedication to customer service.
About C3-Wireless, LLC
C3-Wireless, LLC is a U.S. based technology company providing mission-critical Wi-Fi and BLE services, from design to implementation. Since 2006, the company has supported numerous SMB and Fortune 500 companies worldwide, with an emphasis on enterprise-class, high-density systems. Their BLE solutions are currently used for frictionless access control, asset tracking, and predictive maintenance.
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