Sylvac SA has incorporated BLE modules from Insight SIP, the specialist in ultra-miniature RF modules, to enable enhanced connectivity features within its range class leading digital measuring instruments.
Sylvac has long had a reputation for quality. Its digital readouts on its instruments offer clear and precise readings. However, within any industrial or research process, there remained the issue of logging the data from the instruments, with the inevitable possibility of human error.
The connectivity feature in the digital measuring instruments allows wireless transfer of the data reading via a simple button press to a data logging system, eliminating the possibility of transcription error.
It also offers a much more efficient method of taking multiple readings, thereby increasing productivity.
Bluetooth Low Energy was a natural choice for the wireless communication protocol, as it offers low power consumption – vital in battery powered handheld tools – and versatility in connectivity through standardization.
In addition to transmission of readings, the connectivity service offers the option to remotely configure the instruments. Particularly for the more sophisticated models, there can be many configuration options. Allowing this to be programmed remotely can ensure repeatability, accuracy and improve efficiency.
Standard and Custom Bluetooth Features
The Sylvac solution builds on the extensive interoperability that comes out of the box with Bluetooth. So the Sylvac devices can be easily paired and set up to communicate with other systems. It also allows over the air updates of the module for the seamless addition of new connectivity features.
However, in order to enhance services for its measurement applications Sylvac has developed a custom “Metrology” profile, adapted for the measurement use-case. Different instruments can then communicate in a clear and structured manner to data logging systems.