# Theengs BLE decoder
Theengs Decoder project aims to provide an efficient, portable and lightweight library for BLE Internet of Things messages decoding.
Sensors and devices use chains of data to communicate to gateways, computers, servers. Enabling them to have lightweight and fast communication. On the other hand we have a huge diversity of communication methods, resulting in the sensors or devices being closed to one ecosystem or a few.
Theengs Decoder library translates these data chains into human readable data leveraging the well known data interchange format JSON. This format can easily be integrated into different systems or software.
It's also a simplified way of defining the thing properties and how to decode these.
Theengs Decoder supports the decoding of more than 80 Bluetooth devices (opens new window).
Theengs Decoder can be used on memory constraint environments like micro controllers (ESP32, ESP8266, Arduino), on a PC or on a Unix server. Unit testing assures that the modification done on the library doesn't affect previous capabilities.
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Projects using the Theengs Decoder library
- OpenMQTTGateway (opens new window) - A BLE to MQTT bridge running on ESP8266, ESP32 or Arduino boards.
- Theengs Gateway (opens new window) - A Python-based BLE to MQTT bridge running on Raspberry Pi, Windows or Linux.
- Theengs Explorer (opens new window) - A text user interface to discover BLE devices, showing their raw advertisement alongside the decoded data; running on Linux, Windows or macOS.
- Theengs App (opens new window) - A paid app for Android and iOS/iPadOS phones and tablets displaying decoded BLE sensor data and optionally acting as a BLE to MQTT bridge.
- BresserWeatherSensorTTN (opens new window) - Bresser 5-in-1/6-in-1/7-in-1 868 MHz Weather Sensor Radio Receiver based on ESP32 and RFM95W/SX1276 - sends data to a LoRaWAN Network.
- Platypush (opens new window) - A versatile and extensible platform for home and life automation with hundreds of supported integrations.
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