Bluetooth to LTE Gateway, any tips?


#1

Im about to test a Bluetooth 5 to 4G LTE Gateway, do any of you have any experance or know about other LTE gateways?
I got a quotation from http://www.ensembletech.in/portfolio-items/bluetooth-5-4g-lte-gateway/
Its about 250USD so its not for everybody.

The setup i run today is a TP-Link M7350 Modem combined with a Ingics Wifi Gateway. for a total of 150USD
But with the extra hassle and security problem to have a local wifi.

PT


#2

Please let us know too if you find a Raspberry Pi -priced, CE/FCC and Bluetooth certified BLE gateway :slight_smile:


#3

Hey Otso
Its still https://www.ingics.com/ble_wifi_gw.html that been behaving best in my tests, and at a price of 42USD its hard to beat.

So now i hope to find a BLE to LTE gateway for around 100 to 150USD

PT


#4

Hi All,

If you want a cheap WiFi to ble gateway a raspberry Pi Zero W can be used with ease and send the raw data packets via MQTT.

For a 4g gateway Gl.inet are about to release the x750 iot gateway, it is a 4G gateway with a BLE module. It’s should fit into your price requirements. The information can be found at:
https://blog.gl-inet.com/gl-inet-made-its-first-appearance-at-cebit-2018/


#5

The x750 sure does look interesting, please ping us either here in forums or directly at info@ruuvi.com once the gateways are available for purchase or sampling.


#6

The first x750 shipment will not have the BLE module installed, but I guess it can be updated later.
Have one preordered for delivery in December.

Got the router delivered yesterday, started some basic testing.


#7

Hi Ptrapnes,

                 Just wondering how easy was it to setup the ignics ble to wifi router ?

I have some Ruuvi tags and would like to connect them to the internet.

Thanks, Sean.


#8

The Ingics gateway I would say is easy to setup, I used the mqtt function of the gateway, but you could use i tcp of http also.
so its more or less plug and play.


#9

I now have the x750 router at my desk, The Blutooth module is not activated, I will open it and have a look inside.


#10

Inside the Gl iNet x750

BLE-module missing in the beta sample


#11

Waiting for a test sample with the BLE module installed, agreed to be beta tester.


#12

We are about to release our software solution for RuuviTag gateway. It will run on Raspberry Pi. Zero W is perfect model for this because of the price and integrated WiFi and BLE functionality.

Meazurem gateway uses lightweight MQTT protocol. So it’s viable to use it with mobile broadband.


#13

Keep me posted, i set aside a Zero W ready for testing.