Beacon Calibrated RSSI value
The Beacons have a default calibrated RSSI set to -54dBm. To this value, the Advertising Frame Power has to be added.
For example, if the Advertising Power is set to -8dBm, the total power will be -62dBm. Or if the Advertising Power is +4dBm, the resulting power will be -50dBm.
What is a beacon
A beacon is an intentionally conspicuous device designed to attract attention to a specific location. A classical example of beacon is the lighthouse, used in navigation, that helps navigators find their destination. In electronics, a beacon is a ...
BLE-beacon supported technologies
The following technologies are supported simultaneously: the two main technologies for proximity-beacons for mobile applications, iBeacon and Eddystone, together with a technologies for RTLS BLE tags, Quuppa. This is the first worldwide firmware to ...
Beacons ranging accuracy
Ranging with beacons is based on the value of RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indicator), i.e., the value of the RF signal received by your smartphone. The received signal is strongly affected by several parameters, such as the relative orientation ...
Radio TX Power vs Advertised TX Power
Radio TX Power is the strength of the transmitted signal (in dBm). For our beacons it goes from -40 to +4 dBm. The Radio TX Power impacts on the transmission distance: the higher the Radio TX Power, the longer the distance. The Advertised TX Power is ...
iBeacon is the trademark for an indoor positioning system developed by Apple Inc. This system enables a smartphone or other device (e.g. tablet) to receive a transmitted signal and perform actions when in close proximity to a device (beacon) that ...