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Fujitsu Electronics to Begin providing sample products of “Mesh beacon” module for various IoT system
Bluetooth Low Energy Beacon module

Fujitsu Electronics Inc.

Yokohama, September 21, 2017

Fujitsu Electronics Inc. today announced that, from the end of September, it will begin providing beacon module sample products, which adapts the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).

The module can be battery-powered and incorporates the FUJITSU Intelligent Society Solution WisReed *1 smart network technology from Fujitsu Limited. It can be covered widely ranging from demonstration experiment to commercial operation as parts useful for building IoT system for various purposes and applications represented by location management. This product, including a coin battery retainer, implements necessary functions on a small printed-circuit board so you can use it widely ranging from verification scene to commercial operation. This product is scheduled to be mass-produced in the first quarter of 2018.

Features of This Product

1. Mesh network function

By incorporating Fujitsu’s smart-network technology "WisReed", it is possible to collect beacon data in a wide area and control devices connected with the Mesh beacon. In addition, WisReed network structure automatically re-configure when join or remove beacons, so complicated setting work is unnecessary. This product uses BLE for wireless communication.

サンプル外観 Module appearance (Sample product)

2. Compact, lightweight, and coin battery powered

It is compact and lightweight, so you can use it in various situations. In addition, the module has a coin battery retainer, you can use it immediately in your system. Also, through holes for the interface (GPIO / SPI / I2C) for connecting sensors are provided, and various external devices can be connected.

3. Optional mounting parts can be selected

Chip LED (one of red, yellow, orange, yellowish green), piezoelectric buzzer, tactile switch equipped or not can be selected by option. About sample product, all optional parts (LED is red) mounted for trying all functionality.

Product Lineup
Product Name Model Number Orders Accepted
Mesh beacon MSB1047-LBSV-ES Starting end of September
Simple beacon (non-mesh) MSB1048-LBSV-ES Now (sample product)

Product Spec
Item Spec
Size / Weight 33.0×33.0×5.0mm / 10g (no battery)
Power Coin type lithium battery (CR 2032)
Operating temperature range -10 to +60℃
Antenna Chip antenna
Communication distance About 30 meters
Wireless standard Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 4.2

Applied System examples

1. Location information management of people and things

By attaching this product to people and objects, you can use it with location information management system.

2. Preventing lost things, watching people and pets

It can be used as a tag to attach this product to luggage and children by lost baggage and lost child prevention system.

3. Environment Monitoring

By connecting each sensor such as temperature, humidity, illuminance to this product, it is possible to realize an environmental sensing system that can cover a wide range.

4. Indoor equipment control

By connecting this beacon to the equipment in the office or factory like lighting, it is possible to realize a centralized wireless control system for indoor equipment.

Glossary and Notes

[1] WisReed

Fujitsu’s smart-network technology. WisReed creates autonomous distributed networks that adapt to other nearby networks, and can set up networks automatically and recover independently from failures.

About Fujitsu Electronics

Fujitsu Electronics Inc. has the mission of delivering optimal devices for solving customers’ problems globally. Customer design challenges are addressed by the combination of Fujitsu Semiconductor Group companies’ solution, the broad range of Fujitsu Group companies' products, and a powerful product lineup from manufacturers around the world. Together these companies utilize leading-edge technologies and a strong presence in world-wide customers.

For more information

Fujitsu Electronics

WisReed Communications Module (The page is only in Japanese.)

Customer Contact

Fujitsu Electronics Inc.
IoT Business Promotion Div.
Smart Network Business Dept.

All company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.

Date: 21 September, 2017
City: Yokohama
Company: Fujitsu Electronics Inc.