The NXTBee

  • Fast, long-distance wireless communications for the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT.
  • Communicate Far: Send data over 300 feet.
  • Communicate Fast: High speed communication between NXT's.
  • Communicate Wide: Talk to multiple NXTs and other devices and robots.
  • Communicate Easily: Minimal configuration with advanced options for secure and mesh networking.
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NXTBee Pair

Detailed Description

The Dexter Industries NXTBee sensor brings the Digi XBee radios to the Lego Mindstorms NXT system! These high-speed long-distance wireless communications sensors allow your NXT to communicate with any other device with an XBee radio. The XBee 802.15 communication protocol is the standard for robots everywhere!

Communicate Far: With the NXTBee you can send information up to 300 ft and the NXTBee PRO up to 1.2 km.

Communicate Fast: The NXTBee utilizes the high speed RS-485 line for high speed communication.

Communicate Wide: The NXTBee uses the XBee protocol which includes point to point networking and mesh networking.
Technical Specs

Performance: NXTBee
  • Power output: 1mW (+0 dBm) North American & International version
  • Indoor/Urban range: Up to 100 ft (30 m)
  • Outdoor/RF line-of-sight range: Up to 300 ft (90 m)
  • Operating frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • Receiver sensitivity: -92 dBm

  • Spread Spectrum type: DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum)
  • Networking topology: Point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, & peer-to-peer
  • Error handling: Retries & acknowledgements
  • Filtration options: PAN ID, Channel, and 64-bit addresses
  • Channel capacity:
  • NXTBee: 16 Channels
  • NXTBee-PRO: 12 Channels
  • Addressing: 65,000 network addresses available for each channel

Certifications: FCC, IC, Europe/ETSI, Australia/Ctick.

More information on the NXTBee can be found in the User Guide here.


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