Thingsee BEAM

Thingsee BEAM is a wireless IoT sensor for short distance measurement. This is an excellent tool for measuring e.g. container or dispenser fill rates. Thingsee BEAM can be used for various facility management applications, asset tracking, parking facility solutions and more.

Thingsee BEAM is part of Haltian Thingsee IoT solution and product family.

Default measurement and reporting

Default settings:

  • Measure distance every 5 minutes
  • Report a distance measurement value every 1 minute
  • Report battery-level every 6 hours
  • Distance sensor measurement mode is short-range
  • The sensor is in routing-mode

The following parameters are configurable remotely over Thingsee Operations Cloud:

  • Measurement interval
  • Reporting interval
  • Reporting event threshold
  • Region of Interest (ROI) from 16×16 matrix, min 4×4 enabling
  • Angle of measurement
  • Direction of interest
  • Mesh network node role; Routing / Non-routing
  • Timing budget to balance between power consumption and measurement noise

Change of distance measurement modes:

  • 1: Short range mode 40 mm – 1300 mm
  • 2: Long range mode up to 4000 mm

Settings’ impact on battery-life

  • 1 min measurement interval up to 2,5 years (default setting)
  •  5 min measurement interval up to 3,5 years
  • 15 min measurement interval up to 4 years

Device info

Operating temperature -20 °C … +50 °C
Operating humidity 0 % … 100 % RH non-condensing
Storage temperature +5 °C … +25 °C
Storage humidity 45 % … 85 % RH non-condensing
IP rating grade: IP40
Certifications: CE, FCC, ISED and RoHS compliant
Class 1 laser (safe under all conditions of normal use)
Battery type: 2 x AAA, replaceable
Radio sensitivity: -95 dBm (BTLE)

Product information

Product name Thingsee BEAM
Product description Wireless IoT sensor for short distance measurement.
Vendor name Haltian Oy
Product type Wirepas sensor
Internal Model Code (IMC prefix for TUID)
  • TSTF04
  • XXXX20

Sensor measurement specifications

  • Measures distance at the range of 40 mm – 4000 mm
  • Measurement range 40 … 4000 mm
  • Measurement accuracy: ±25mm max, depending ambient light conditions and target reflectance
  • Test materials used: solid, matte, white, 140 mm reference distance
  • Distance sensing area is square shape, 15-27 degrees, configurable region of interest (ROI)

Hardware info

Northbound interfaces
  • nRF52832 (Wirepas)
Battery type 2 x AAA (replaceable)


Width 35.2mm
Height 15.1mm
Length 53.9mm
Weight 34g

Operating conditions

  • Operating temperature -20°C … +50°C
  • Operating humidity 0% … 100% RH non-condensing
  • Storage temperature 5°C … +25°C
  • Storage humidity 45% … 85% RH non-condensing
  • IP rating IP40



Device descriptor for developers


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