Estimote Beacon is a cheap and small, Bluetooth Smart (Low Energy) device, sometimes also called a ‘mote’. When placed in a physical space, it broadcasts tiny radio signals around itself.
Think about it as a very small lighthouse. Smartphones that are in range are able to ‘hear’ these signals and estimate their location very precisely, as well as communicate with the beacon to exchange data and information.
Apple™, Google™ and Nokia™ have announced recently native support of BLE devices with their latest mobile operating systems and devices.
Read more about Estimote on TechCrunch: http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/16/estimote-creator-talks-about-building-an-os-for-the-physical-world/ or visit Estimote Website http://www.estimote.com.
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Demo of ROXIMITY Beacons (iBeacons) running in our office. Just a quickie demo showing some notifications based on proximity. ROXIMITY Beacons can be fully managed from our web-based dashboard. Available and shipping now! buyibeacons.com
This is a short demonstration of iBeacon technology released with iOS7. In this scenario, we simulate a stroll through the Denver Art Museum. It is easy to envision in this basic example, how iBeacon capabilities will revolutionize how we will learn and experience the world around us. This example parallels experiences one might have traveling, visiting a national park, zoo, museum or any historic site.. There are many business cases for this technology as well, and we would like to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us at www.westcompass.com
“iBeacon” is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Here we continue our earlier Museum Demo and show ranging beacons. We have multiple beacons in a room within close proximity and near their respective pieces of art. As we walk around this room, and approach the artwork, the information for that nearest art (beacon) is displayed. Please make sure that you have viewed our first Museum Demo for a brief discussion and gain some understanding how this example is applicable for education, travel, zoos, historic locations and advertising. We will be publishing a transactional ‘ordering coffee’ business example shortly, so look for that soon. If you have any questions or would like to contact us to build your custom ibeacon solution, please contact us at our website, www.westcompass.com
In this iBeacon demo, we show an advertising and order process simulation for Starbucks. This same example is applicable to any other location where you might enter a store and wait in line to place an order, and probably your favorite lunch spot or restaurant. Here a person enters Starbucks, is presented with some information and places an order which is transferred to the counter for processing and completion. All without ever getting in line. Imagine the magical experience this would be for any store or restaurant, and the operational efficiencies it would enable. Although we are showing a transactional model here, when a person arrives, it could call out to web services and pull their last orders, or track or present other personalized messaging. Please contact us with questions or visit us at www.westcompass.com
In this iBeacon demo, we discuss Bluetooth Low Energy chips and show a number of different beacon options. We cover what values an ibeacon advertises, Apple’s advertising wrapper, key items to consider when evaluating beacons, and the ibeacons we plan to use in our custom apps and soon to be released ibeacon platform. Please feel to drop us a line with questions or comments. Our website is www.westcompass.com
Here is a quick video review of a production batch and hardware casing for beacons compatible with Apple’s iBeacon specification. These beacons in their housing are 40mm x 40mm x 13.5 mm. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at www.westcompass.com
This video shows you how to connect your iBeacon to the free eBeacon app. To download the free app visit: http://goo.gl/h2zf81 To purchase the iBeacon hardware simply email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit itventures.org. We ship worldwide. Once you have placed an order we provide all documentation required to get up and running.
Follow these simple steps to connect to the iBeacon.
1. Download the free eBeacon app. (Link above)
2. Open the App.
3. Insert the battery into the iBeacon.
4. Wait a few seconds whilst it initialises.
5. Click on the iBeacon that you wan to change the settings.
6. Wait till it loads the settings.
7. Scroll up and down to view all the settings.
8. Tap each service to make changes.
9. Tap CONFIG to configure the iBeacon.
10. The App will disconnect automatically.
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