Mastiff® USB Dongle is a miniature USB device used to program the settings in Mastiff® tags and beacons. It is powered up when plugged to the USB port of a PC or laptop. It comes with a desktop software through which the settings in the tags and beacons are programmed.
The programmable tags and beacons are activated through a simple magnet. They are kept not more than 30 cms away from the USB dongle and communicate to the software through the USB dongle when activated. The user can change the settings in the software and update the factory settings in tags and beacons one at a time.
The USB dongle consumes power through the USB port of the PC or laptop and the necessary drivers for communication are self-installed in Windows 10. The USB dongle is enclosed in a sleek and stylish clear polycarbonate enclosure and it’s snapped together to fit.
To avoid interference, the USB dongle is programmed to work in a frequency band which is different from the normal working frequency of tags and beacons. As the main purpose of the USB dongle is to program the settings of tags and beacons wirelessly, they operate in very low RF power and at high baud rates.