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 support these three technologies
at the same time. It also advertises a proprietary frame, BlueUp
Sensors, for sensor data broadcast.
Additionally, it guarantees full
support for Eddystone specifications.
This means that you will be able to manage BlueBeacon beacons (for
configuration of Eddystone frames) also using open-source development
tools for Eddystone beacons, such as
Proximity Beacon API from Google or
nRF Beacon for Eddystone
app from Nordic Semiconductors.
What is a beacon
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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 ...
Bluetooth Low Energy beacons
A BLE beacon is a wireless device that periodically broadcasts a Bluetooth Low Energy advertising packet, that is received by a smartphone and used to determine the position relative to the beacon itself. This allows to provide "context-aware" ...
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 ...
Eddystone is an open beacon format from Google for Bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacons. The Eddystone specification includes a number of broadcast frame types: UID, URL, TLM. The Eddystone-UID frame broadcasts an opaque, unique 16-byte Beacon ID ...