Turn Your Smartphone into a LF Meter
Posted by Daniel Epstein on 21 December 2017 12:12 PM
Making LF Installations easier and faster, Elpas has tweaked our Shield BLE tag with special firmware that enables technicians to locate LF beacons and sources of LF noise.
The modified tag senses 125KHz signals. If the signal is from a valid Elpas beacon, the tag relays the signal density via a BLE message to Elpas' new LF Meter app for Android. In the event that the no valid LFID is detected, then the tag sends the noise density to the app. This information is displayed in a clear bar chart on the app's interface. When a valid ID is received, then the ID is labeled on the bar.
Multiple tags may be attached to a wooden or plastic poll to measure the field density at varying distances from the floor. These tags may be paired with the LF Meter app and each will be represented on the graph as a separate bar. Technicians can pair up to five modified Shield BLE tags to one smartphone.
The new meter can be used for:
LF Meter LF Meter Source of LF
Elpas sees the combination of the tag and app as way to save you time in optimizing an Elpas installation.
Quickly scan for LF signals
The modified Shield BLE will be made available to Elpas Partners upon request. The app will be available for free from the Google Play Store.
Release scheduled for the end of January 2018.
This product replaces the older LF Field Meter (5-LFM00125).
Read more about Elpas LF installations and guidelines here.
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