New STM32WB Bluetooth Modules Accelerate IoT Device and HMI Design
´No-code´ connectivity and ´Adaptable HMI Apps´ slash engineering effort for connected devices
Lyon, France, 14 September, 2022 -- Today at the Salon de l´internet des objets in Lyon (SIdO), IoTize SAS introduced its new TapNLink Bluetooth (BLE) wireless module and Adaptable HMI App. This TapNLink is the latest wireless device that benefits from the IoTize ´no code´ solution, which reduces the engineering effort for creating IoT devices by a factor of 10.
The new TapNLink featuring the STMicroelectronics STM32WB Bluetooth chip, can be added directly to any microcontroller-based electronic device or system. Integrating it with the system requires no coding. Designers just make two electrical connections and configure the TapNLink with information about the target system.
With TapNLink modules, designers benefit from a host of automation, security and data handling features that are pre-implemented in the module´s firmware. These include dynamic encryption, configurable access control and NFC automated pairing of Bluetooth devices. These features improve the security, ease and efficiency of using Bluetooth to connect smartphones to IoT devices.
New Tap Manager Instantly Creates HMI on Your Mobile
This TapNLink module is also the first to benefit from IoTize´s new Tap Manager app with adaptable graphical interface. Tap Manager vastly simplifies the creation of human machine interfaces for any STM32-based electronic device. To create the HMI, a designer just uploads their firmware (ELF object file) in the app. This provides all the information required to access data in the target device. Directly in the app, the designer selects data and configures how it is accessed (read or write) and how it is represented graphically. There are no special tools, no coding, and no expertise required to create a graphical user interface. The Tap Manager is available for both Android and iOS.
“This TapNLink and our new Tap Manager app mark a crucial step in our quest to simplify and accelerate the creation of IoT devices,” stated Francis Lamotte, President of IoTize. “With these introductions, IoTize is eliminating the effort and expensive tools that used to be required. This is an essential step in democratizing the IoT and making this market accessible to companies of all sizes, everywhere.”
Pricing and Availability
Try the New Tap Manager with instant configuration and HMI creator as part of the Beta Program on Google Play Store. To access the Beta version:
- Go to Play Store and Install the current version of Tap Manager.
- Then return to Play Store, tap your profile icon in the top right corner.
- Tap on Manage Apps & Devices > Manage > Installed.
- Select Tap Manager to open its detail page.
- Under Join the Beta, tap Join.
For TapNLink STM32WB pricing and availability, contact IoTize here.
TapNLink Primer NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi evaluation kits are available now worldwide at Digi-Key, Elektor Store, Mouser and via any of these regional IoTize distributors.
About IoTize SAS
IoTize (www.iotize.com) is a French start-up based near Grenoble France, a European hub for micro and nanotechnologies. IoTize designs and manufactures a range of wireless connectivity solutions (NFC, Bluetooth, WiFi, LoRa, etc.) for microcontroller-based embedded systems (TapNLink) and systems implementing any industry-standard serial fieldbus (TapNPass, Tapioca). All IoTize solutions are designed for plug'n play integration with electronics and mobile, thus reducing time-to-market and risks associated with migrating products to the IoT.
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