Series 50 Dual-Band Wi-Fi + Bluetooth Modules

April 22, 2016

Laird announces the release of its new 50 Series Enterprise Wi-Fi® module, specifically designed to ensure reliable connectivity in difficult RF environments such as hospitals and industrial facilities.

Hospitals and industrial settings pose unique challenges for wireless connectivity. Large metal objects such as patient beds or industrial machinery, in addition to building elements like thick walls, lead shielding, and elevators can all degrade wireless performance. Commercial-grade wireless modules are simply insufficient for these harsh RF environments as they frequently lose network connectivity and risk the loss of a critical alert or data point.

“There is an increasing trend across many industries like Medical and Manufacturing where companies and end users want to track their assets and communicate with their equipment more than ever before. Depending on the setting, a loss of connectivity could result in costly production stops, employee safety concerns, or even the loss of critical information like a patient’s real-time vital signs,” explains Senior Vice President for Laird’s Connectivity Solutions, Scott Lordo. “In a hospital, for example, medical devices often need to stay with the patient as they move within the facility, the ability of a wireless module to quickly and dynamically change between dozens of network access points is a must.”

Laird engineers identified an innovative three pronged approach to solve these challenges. The result is the new Enterprise-grade, 50 Series Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo modules that feature unmatched hardware, best-in-class software capabilities, and comprehensive support from design through deployment. These elements combine to create robust, secure, and reliable wireless solutions for even the most demanding applications.

Product samples and development kits for the 50 Series family are now available at Laird.


  • dual-band Wi-Fi with 2x2 MIMO capabilities
  • Classic Bluetooth & Bluetooth Smart capabilities
  • dual antennas
  • fast scanning and roaming capability