Zebra Bluetooth® Bridges

Zebra Bluetooth IoT Bridges gather critical location data for actionable business insights

Edge-data and IoT technologies are transforming today’s industrial networks. Zebra Bluetooth® Low-Energy products are inexpensive relative to other active beacon solutions while providing all the capabilities of these technologies in an easy-to-manage solution. Zebra Bluetooth IoT bridges and transceivers leverage Bluetooth® low-energy and Wi-Fi technologies and work in tandem with Zebra Bluetooth Beacons to provide near real-time location data to help companies maximize business efficiencies.

Zebra Bluetooth® Bridges

The Zebra MB5000 Fixed-Location IoT Bridge

Easy to deploy and manage

Zebra MB5000 Fixed-Location IoT Bridges are compact, aesthetically pleasing units which are easy to configure, install and manage. Zebra’s IoT bridges capture Bluetooth® low-energy beacon signals which are then filtered and backhauled over Wi-Fi. Leveraging a pre-existing Wi-Fi network simplifies deployment and minimizes infrastructure costs.

Fully configurable

Fully configurable to meet custom requirements, Zebra Bluetooth IoT bridges and transceivers deliver critical data for companies to analyze and convert into actionable business insights. Companies use the raw data gathered by Zebra bridges and transceivers to identify asset location, improve workflows, and optimize productivity and profitability.

Secure and convenient

Protected with the best-of-breed security protocols, Zebra IoT bridges are easy to manage securely using 2.5GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi with WPA/WPA2 personal and enterprise encryption. This allows configuration changes and network updates to be pushed remotely and en masse from a server without needing on-site support.


The Zebra MB6000 Mobile IoT Bridge

Mobile and wearable to extend asset visibility

Zebra MB6000 Mobile IoT Bridges are secure and operate automatically. Users need only wear them. Mobile bridges offer the added value of wearable mobility to extend your asset visibility. Mobile bridges work with fixed-location bridges to form a comprehensive location-data solution configurable to your unique requirements.


Zebra Bluetooth Bridges deliver the data your enterprise can use to give your operations a performance edge over the competition.

For more information, visit www.zebra.com/bluetooth

The Zebra SB2000 Enhanced Indoor Beacon

The enhanced indoor beacon is a BLE bridge that can periodically listen for nearby BLE beacons and then broadcast BLE packets containing its own ID and the IDs for any nearby beacons. The enhanced indoor beacon is infrastructure installed in specific locations throughout a facility. The device self-locates nearby assets and enables improved location performance via data crowdsourcing using a minimum of fixed infrastructure which can be complimented with BLE-enabled mobile computers, printers or other bridges. The enhanced indoor beacon is compatible with the Bluetooth® low energy standard.

Specifications

MPACT-MB5000-01-WR

Physical Characteristics

Dimensions 5.2” (132.3 mm) x 3.67” (93.3 mm) x 1.19” (30.2mm) including 3M® VHB tape

Performance Characteristics

Wireless Compatibility Wi-Fi 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n
Wi-Fi 5GHz 802.11 a/n
Bluetooth Smart (4.0 and 4.1)
Wi-Fi Security Compatibility WPA/WPA2 Personal (PSK: TKIP/AES)
WPA/WPA2 Enterprise (TKIP & AES: PEAP-MSCHAPv2)
Antenna Type(s) Wi-Fi omni-directional Bluetooth directional patch
Compatible Beacon Modes iBeacon™, MPACT, and Battery Save and SecureCast
Location Capability Proximity or full x,y location with Zebra’s Savanna Location Engine
Location Engine/Solution Zebra Savanna Location Engine/Zebra Motion Works Solutions or similar solutions
Availability Available only as part of Zebra solutions and approved Zebra partner solutions

User Environment

Operating Temperature 32° F to 104° F/0° C to 40° C
Power 5V dc USB cable and power adapter connected to a standard A/C wall outlet (use only Zebra-qualified USB cable and adapters, sold separately)

Regulatory

Classification EMI/EMC (FCC), safety (UL), Contact Zebra for country certification details

MPACT-MB6000-CHRGR

Physical Characteristics

Dimensions 7.78” (197.5 mm) x 5.41“ (137.5 mm) x 1.68“ (42.7 mm)

Performance Characteristics

What’s Included 10-slot charger (charges 1-10 MB6000s at once), power brick and charger cable (from brick to charger) included. The A/C cable from the wall to the brick is required and sold separately.
Availability Available only as part of Zebra solutions and approved Zebra partner solutions

User Environment

Power Input: 120-240Vac 50/60Hz 2.4A
Output: 12Vdc 4.16A (50W)
A/C Cable Grounded A/C cable sold separately based on regulatory domain

MPACT-MB6000-01-WR

Physical Characteristics

Dimensions 2.52” (64 mm) x 1.73” (44 mm) x 0.91” (23.2 mm)

Performance Characteristics

Wireless Compatibility Wi-Fi 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n
Wi-Fi 5GHz 802.11 a/n
Bluetooth Smart (4.0 and 4.1)
Wi-Fi Security WPA/WPA2 Personal (PSK: TKIP/AES)
WPA/WPA2 Enterprise (TKIP & AES: PEAP-MSCHAPv2)
Compatible Beacon Modes iBeacon™, MPACT, and Battery Save and SecureCast
Antenna Type(s) Wi-Fi omni-directional Bluetooth directional patch
I/O (input/output) Input: Two buttons for on/off and control
Output: Two multi-color LEDs
Availability Available only as part of Zebra solutions and approved Zebra partner solutions

User Environment

Operating Temperature 32° F to 104° F/0° C to 40° C
Battery Lithium ion
Battery Life Estimate 12 hours on a full charge
Battery Charging Requires the MB6000-CHRGR dock and A/C cable (sold separately, available from Zebra)

Regulatory

Classification EMI/EMC (FCC), safety (UL), Contact Zebra for country certification details

Warranty

Subject to the terms of Zebra’s hardware warranty statement, the MB5000, MB6000, and MB6000 Charger are warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 12 months from the date of shipment. For the complete Zebra hardware product warranty statement, go to:
www.zebra.com/warranty.

MPACT-SB2000-01-WR

Physical Characteristics

Dimensions 3.12” (79.2mm) x 1.76” (44.7mm) x 0.96” (24.4mm)
Weight 86 g

Performance Characteristics

Wireless Bluetooth 4.1 (Bluetooth Low Energy Technology)
Beacon Interval Configurable in 100ms intervals
Battery Two replaceable, standard AA batteries
Transmit Power 5dBm to -23dBm (EIRP) Configurable in 1dB steps
Estimated Operational Life The approximate life is 2 yrs with the following settings:
Receive period = once every 10 minutes
Transmit/blink period = once every 2 seconds
Actual battery life observed will depend on the actual configuration and transmit/receive periods used. The receive period is relatively large/slow to preserve battery life. This device is not intended for real-time asset visibility solutions
Bluetooth Frequency 2.4 GHz
Bluetooth Security 128 bit AES

User Environment

Operating Temp. 32° F to 104° F / 0° C to 40° C
On / Off switch Yes
LED Yes, with blink patterns representing various modes of operation
Antenna Type Directional antenna with 120˚
Modes Battery Save, iBeacon, MPAct and SecureCast
Environ. Resistance Indoor environment
Installation Options Sticky Tape, Secure Mounting brackets, Tie Wrap
Product Compatibility For use only with the MB5000 Bridge running firmware 2.7.6.0-038D or later and Zebra BLE beacons
Captured Beacon Quantity Up to 15 nearby beacons
PC Requirements Windows 7, 8 or 10 for operation Windows 7 is required for firmware updates

Warranty

Subject to the terms of Zebra’s hardware warranty statement, the SB2000 is warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 90 days from the date of shipment. For the complete Zebra hardware product warranty statement , go to:
www.zebra.com/warranty.
The specifications herein are subject to change and actual performance will in some cases depend on product configuration and actual usage.

Markets and Applications

Manufacturing

  • Inventory management
  • Asset & tool management
  • Automated receipt & invoicing
  • Locate raw-in-process & work-in-process

Transportation and Logistics

  • Parcel tracking
  • Workflow management
  • Resource optimization
  • Load-in & load-out management
  • Equipment & asset management

Retail

  • Customer engagement
  • Mobile marketing campaigning
  • Inventory/equipment management
  • Workforce optimization
  • Maintenance management


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