- April 26, 2016
April 26, 2016 - Laird announced the release of its 50 Series Enterprise Wi-Fi + Bluetooth modules, the next-generation of its popular dual-band embedded wireless modules that provide product engineers with a solution that is optimized to ensure secure connectivity in difficult RF environments. The 50 Series family of modules is designed to thrive in challenging settings with obstacles such as dense wireless signal traffic and complex physical geography, including industrial sites, public areas and more.
Building on the 40 and 45 series from Laird, the new 50 Series modules feature dual-band Wi-Fi with 2x2 MIMO (Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) capabilities, as well as both Classic Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart capabilities.
Beyond the capable hardware, the 50 Series modules boast comprehensive software with faster scanning and roaming capability than prior generation solutions. This allows the module to identify the best access point connection in a fraction of a second and transition to maintain connectivity as the device moves throughout a facility. Security and integration with Windows, Linux, and Android operating systems remain a hallmark of the software within the 50 Series as well.