Cradlepoint MC20BT Bluetooth Low Energy 5.1 Module for E300 and E3000 Routers

Cradlepoint MC20BT Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Module for the E300 and E3000 Routers
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Cradlepoint MC20BT Bluetooth Low Energy 5.1 Accessory for the E300 and E3000 Routers

The Cradlepoint MC20BT Bluetooth module and antenna adds Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connectivity to the Cradlepoint E300 and E3000 branch routers and operates a part of a secure, cloud-managed network. It may be used to gain location insights, monitor foot traffic, targeted guest engagement with proximity marketing, optimizing operational efficiency at the branch location. Of course, it can collect data from BLE-based IoT sensors.

The Cradlepoint MC20BT is compatible with NetCloud and provides edge-to-cloud connectivity. It can deliver telemetry data from Bluetooth sensors to the IoT applications located in the cloud or a data center. NetCloud management offers BLE mode configuration, analytics, and connectors to AWS IoT Greengrass, Microsoft Azure IoT Central, and MQTT servers.

The MC20BT operates in several modes. When set up in Gateway mode, it gathers data from Bluetooth temperature, motion, and vibration sensors, monitoring food safety, foot traffic, or environmental conditions. This mode also works with BLE-enabled medical instruments to help track patient data from a remote location. The Cradlepoint MC20BT may be configured to bridge LAN clients and transmit sensor data from the router to cloud services. When bridge mode is disabled, the information is captured locally on the router for retrieval. The MC20BT may function in Beacon mode used for proximity marketing or customer engagement activities. When the module sends periodic beacon advertisements, Bluetooth-enabled devices with the correct privacy settings and within range, it will detect the beacon and trigger a marketing platform to send a welcome message or coupon to the guest’s device. The MC20BT supports iBeacon, EddyStone, and AltBeacon.

Key Features

  • 2.4 GHz frequency
  • -2 dB Gain
  • 10 dBm Max TX Power
  • 1 Mbps PHY connection rate
  • Antenna included
  • 150-foot range (indoors)
  • Connect up to 4 devices
  • Gateway and Beacon operating modes
  • External AC/DC power supply
  • 0 to 50°C operating temperature
  • CB Scheme, FCC/IC, CE Certified
  • Compatible with Cradlepoint E300 and E3000 routers
Frequency Range2.4 GHz
Bluetooth InterfaceBluetooth Low Energy 5.1, PHY connection rate at 1 Mbps
Gain-2 dB
ChannelsUp to 4 connected devices
Distance150 ft (46 m) range, indoors (varies due to environmental factors)
Transmit Power10 dBm maximum
PowerAC/DC power adapter included (100 to 240 VAC input and 12 VDC, 2A output)
Dimensions1.57 x 0.33 x 0.54 inches (40 x 8.5 x 13.9 mm)
Operating Temperature0 to 50°C
Storage Temperature-55 to 55°C
Humidity10 to 90% operational
CertificationsBluetooth SIG
Safety StandardsCB Scheme, FCC/IC, CE
Download NameFile Size
Cradlepoint MC20BT Data Sheet248.68KB