The Pepper C1 MUX module is the multiplexed version of the Pepper C1 – the first Eccel Technology Ltd product with wireless connectivity capabilities, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). The user can connect up to 8 external RFID antennas.
Furthermore, HID keyboard interface is supported for BLE.
Wireless connectivity affords the customer free lifetime Over-the-Air updates, and of course the communication protocol can be used over TCP instead of the traditional UART/USB interface. Combining these features with standalone mode provides a “straight out of the box” ready to use device for many applications. In standalone mode, the module can also send a tag UID over MQTT or WebSockets, making it easy to integrate with IoT systems.
Since firmware version 1.5 changes to stand-alone mode now allows the user to configure the option to automatically transmit selected tag memory contents to the host via MQTT or WebSockets.