BlueComm 200 uses an array of high power light emitting diodes (LEDs) that are rapidly modulated to transmit data. Highly sensitive receivers detect the extremely small light signals in order to decode this data and to present it to the user via an Ethernet link.
BlueComm 200 uses time division multiple access (TDMA) methods to providing a bi-directional high speed low latency link that supports TCP/IP based network protocols. Allocation of bandwidth ratios in each direction is user selectable and fully flexible.
The allocation of bandwidths is ideal for applications where high-speed data transfer is mostly required in only one direction such as for extraction of large data volumes from seafloor instrumentation or sensors.
Optional integrated acoustic positioning and communications provide methods for locating the device, waking it up and managing the optical link. Once a connection is established, BlueComm 200 will immediately begin transferring buffered data.
Optical data transmission is highly efficient, enabling more than nine gigabytes of data to be transferred using only the energy contained in a single Lithium D sized battery cell.
BlueComm 200 is rated up to 4,000 metres water depth operation.