Roving Networks’ HID modules are available in the RN-42-HID platform which is designed to address the Class 2 (20-30m range) market and longer range RN-41-HID Class 1 device (100m). Both modules share the same compact form factor (13.4 x 25.8 x 2mm) and have modular FCC, CE, IC and Bluetooth SIG certifications.
Mike Conrad, CEO for Roving said, “Like our SPP and iAP Bluetooth profiles, the HID profile is an extremely easy to use out of the box solution, and is also very programmable for advanced developers. The HID reports sent by the module follow the standard HID library allowing manufacturers of remote devices to create aftermarket accessories that are compatible with today’s smart phones and tablets.”
Roving Networks’ HID reference design is an ideal starting place for anyone interested in getting started with building a Bluetooth HID device. The reference design is comprised of the RN-42-HID Class 2 Bluetooth module, 7 push button switches configurable into 3 pre-programmed modes of operation (presenter mode, music mode, and a user defined mode), battery, and status LEDs.
The reference design, RN-42-HID-RD1, is available through Roving Networks for $79. Roving Networks RN-41-HID and RN-42-HID modules are priced with volume steps and start at $25.95 and $16.95, respectively.