The BLE SensorTags (blessTags) is the only one application on the market able to manage five different SensorTags. The blessTags application is able to communicate with: CC2451, CC2650 (both produced by Texas Instruments Company), ThunderBoard React, ThunderBoard Sense (both devices produced by Silicon Labs Company), WICED Sense2 (produced by Cypress) and with other unknown types of BLE devices. Up to the release of the blessTags Lite application version 184.108.40.206 the following functionalities are activated: events, warnings, activities (new implemented on this release), developer mode, save function and application configuration. In its actual stage of development, the blessTags Lite application: 1. allows to set, communicate (by reading and notifying), use and display (in graphic and numeric ways) data from all sensors included in each of the SensorTags presented above; 2. can trigger a visual or/and an audible warning or/and a data saving process will be started if an event will be generated - if the desired value (instantaneous, mean or variance), of a specific sensor, meet a condition or a series of conditions (is lower, higher, inside or outside of a specific range); 3. using the activities feature, the blessTags application will execute different actions, when a specific event will take place. Actions like: run an application selected by the user, send an email or hibernate, lock, logoff, sleep etc. the device on which it is running; 4. gives the possibility to interrogate several types of unknown BLE devices, in order to obtain the complete GATT attribute table for those particular unknown devices; 5. include the developer mode - the blessTags provides to the user lots of messages obtained from the communication process with the SensorTag - these messages enable the user to identify the communication/configuration setbacks and some other problems; 6. allows the determination of the optimal Kalman filter parameters. These parameters are extracted having as a source: (A) the MPU-9250 Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) – for CC2650 SensorTag or (B) the IMU-3000 (gyroscope sensor) and KXTJ9 (acceleration sensor) – in the case of CC2541 SensorTag. 7. the other functionalities GADGETS (compass, movement security systems - door or luggage security, magnetic security system, accelerometer mouse, remote control for PC and wireless presenters for PowerPoint), events triggering, ability to interrogate several types of unknown BLE devices or to save data and the developer mode are implemented only in the full version of the blessTags application. The supported sensor’s characteristics are: A. For CC2541: accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, temperature (IR and normal), barometer, humidity, keys and output LEDs. B. For CC2650: accelerometer (+wake-on-motion), gyroscope, magnetometer, temperature (IR and normal), barometer, humidity, luxometer, keys, reed switch and output LEDs. C. For ThunderBoard React: accelerometer, orientation, temperature, humidity, light (ambient & UV), keys and output LEDs. D. For ThunderBoard Sense: accelerometer, orientation, barometer, temperature, humidity, air quality (CO2 & TVOC), light (ambient & UV), sound level, keys and output LEDs (2 x low power LEDs & 4 x power LEDs). E. For WICED Sense2: accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, barometer, temperature and humidity.
What's new in this version
Version: 220.127.116.11 A new option to configure the blessTags application was introduced. Several issues regarding data transfer with a SensorTag with the battery almost depleted was corrected. These issues generated blessTags application crashes due to an incomplete data set. Version: 18.104.22.168 In this version, the software is able to manage a new SensorTag: WICED Sense2 – produced by Cypress. All the data is acquired based on the notification mechanism: (a) for the accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer a notification is received every 120 ms, (b) for the barometer, temperature and humidity a notification is received every 1.2 s. An error (which affected, from time to time, all SensorTags) was corrected at the mechanism of data transfer between threads – between (a) the thread used to display the sensor's data and (b) the thread used to acquire the sensor's data (through the notification mechanism). It was, also, changed the method used to interrogate and identify the different types of SensorTags, from 0x180A service to 0x1800 service. The 0x1800 service is a mandatory one (in accordance with the Bluetooth standard) and, in this mode, a large number of unknown BLE devices can now be found and interrogated. In the help section, several social media connection was introduced: Facebook, Youtube, Blogger, Twitter and Instagram. For more information regarding the app versions visit: www.blesstags.eu/2017/06/blesstags-versions-history.html
- BlessTags supports multiple types of SensorTags: CC2451, CC2650, ThunderBoard React, ThunderBoard Sense and unknown types of BLE devices.
- With this application, someone can determine and tune the Kalman filter parameters to control a quadcopter system.
- The blessTags application can be used to determine the complete GATT table for an unknown SensorTag.
- The BlessTags is able to work with events - things that happen within your blessTags app environment at which you might want to act in a specific way.
- The application allows to save the data from the sensor(s) previously selected by the user; the available sampling rate is [150 ms ÷ 2.55 s] for CC2451 & CC2650 and [100 ms ÷ 20 min] for ThunderBoard.
- The software is able to communicate with the SensorTags using the following mechanisms: reading and notifying.
Published byDobrea Dan
Developed byDan-Marius Dobrea
Approximate size60.71 MB
InstallationGet this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.
This product needs to be installed on your internal hard drive.