Nordic-powered Bluetooth low energy allows clocks to keep synchronized time in healthcare and educational applications

OSLO, Norway — Nordic Semiconductor today announces that Lake Geneva, WI-based Primex, Inc. has launched the Smart-Sync Bluetooth® low energy mesh-enabled synchronized time system, employing Nordic’s multiple award-winning nRF51822 System-on-Chip (SoC), and designed for use where accurate timekeeping is essential, for example in healthcare and education environments.

The system is comprised of a network of battery or DC-powered digital and analog clocks, a Bluetooth low energy mesh bridge, and Primex’s ‘OneVue’ secure Cloud-based application platform. Each clock employs a Nordic nRF51822 SoC to provide bidirectional Bluetooth low energy wireless communication with other clocks in the network and the bridge. The connectivity ensures each clock receives and shares time, as well as time zone, and daylight saving information with other clocks in the network, ensuring all the clocks remain fully synchronized.