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  • ActiveBlu TechnologyThe Future of Industrial Wearables

    ActiveBlu technology transforms the lives of workers by increasing productivity and safety
    ActiveBlu, maker of the world’s first intrinsically safe beacon certified for use in North America, was founded in 2015 to develop wearable, connected worker technology to enhance worker productivity, safety, and wellbeing. ActiveBlu was acquired by Industrial Scientific in 2017 in an effort to expand the iNet® as-a-service platform and to develop connected worker solutions. 

    Beacons 
    Beacons are small Bluetooth-enabled devices that broadcast location information and messages to smartphones or other Bluetooth devices within range. Beacons are used most often in retail applications to identify when shoppers have entered a particular store so they can instantly receive coupons on their smartphones. For industrial applications, beacons provide a cost-effective and scalable solution to increase worker safety.

    ActiveBlu currently offers two beacon options. The AB1000ex Beacon communicates with devices using standard iBeacon™ or Eddystone™ message formats. The iAssign® Beacon communicates with Industrial Scientific devices offering iAssign functionality. Both beacons are extremely simple to install and do not require cables or power. The long battery life and wide operating temperature range of these beacons makes them suitable for both temporary and permanent installation, including indoor or outdoor hazardous locations.

    Click here to learn more about using the iAssign Beacon to improve workplace safety. 

    PDF AB1000EX Manual


  • AB1000EX BEACON

    PHYSICAL

    Dimensions
    5’’ x 3.3” x 1.68” (125mm x 85mm x 43mm)
    Weight
    10.5 oz (300G)

    CERTIFICATIONS

    REGION

    CERTIFICATIONS

    STANDARD

    US


    Class I, Div 1, Groups A-D, T4
    Class II, Groups F-G (Carbonaceous and Grain Dust)
    Class I, Zone 0, AEx ia IIC T4
    UL 913 8th Ed. 2013
    UL 60079-0 6th Ed. 2013
    UL 60079-11 6th Ed. 2013
    CAN


    Class I, Div 1, Groups A-D, T4
    Class I, Zone 0, Ex d ia IIC T4 
    Label: II 1G Ex ia IIC T4

    CSA C22.2 No. 157-92: 2012
    CSA C22.2 No. 60079-0:2011
    CSA C22.2 No. E60079-11:2014

    ATEX (PENDING)

    II 1G Ex ia IIC T4  

    EN 60079-0:2012+A11:2013 
    EN 60079-11:2012

    ENVIRONMENTAL

    Ingress Protection

    IP 65/IP 66

    Operating Temperature Range

    -40C° to +50C°
    Location
    Rated for Indoor or Outdoor use 

    BATTERY LIFE


    4 years (assuming 500ms advertising)

    BEACON FORMAT


    iBeacon

    EddyStone

    Configurable to custom beacon messages

     

    iBeacon is a trademark of Apple Inc.

    Eddystone is a trademark of Google Inc.


    ActiveBlu, 4638 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15213, (412) 407-9001


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