BLE beacon Configuration Tool is a Windows application that configures BLE Home USB Dongles as iBeacons or AltBeacons advertising protocol through the UART. It requires the .NET Framework 4, which can be downloaded from: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17851.
The above tool is used with the USB Dongle version only.
+100 meter Line of Sight performance.
Our BLE beacon can be configured using either the iBeacon, AltBeacon, or Eddystone specification. iBeacon is a proprietary specification developed by Apple intended for use with Apple products, whereas AltBeacon is an open specification intended to be used with any remote device. Both specifications provide the same basic functionality.
iBeacon is a positioning system that Apple Inc. calls "a new class of low-powered, low-cost transmitters that can notify nearby iOS devices of their presence.” The technology enables an iOS device or other hardware to send push notifications to iOS devices in close proximity.
In a real life scenario it would be more of a location-aware, context-aware, pervasive small wireless sensor beacon that could pinpoint your location in a store: iBeacons could send you notifications of items around you that are on sale or items you may be looking for, and it could enable payments at the point of sale (POS) where you don’t need to remove your wallet or card to make a payment.
It works by using Bluetooth low energy proximity sensing to transmit a universally unique identifier picked up by a compatible app or operating system that can be turned into a physical location or trigger an action on the device such as a Check-in on social media.
AltBeacon is a protocol specification that defines a message format for proximity beacon advertisements. AltBeacon proximity beacon advertisements are transmitted by devices for the purpose of signaling their proximity to nearby receivers. The contents of the emitted message contain information that the receiving device can use to identify the beacon and to compute its relative distance to the beacon. The receiving device may use this information as a contextual trigger to execute procedures and implement behaviors that are relevant to being in proximity to the transmitting beacon.
Example use cases for proximity beacons include but are not limited to:
-Notifying users of special offers as they visit areas within a department store
-Presenting opportunities to explore additional information about an exhibit to a museum visitor
-Automatically checking in with a restaurant's reservation system as the customer arrives
Size: 44 x 18 x 11mm
While this product is intended to provide you with notification of an alarm event and/or command and control, it is not a substitute for a professionally monitor and remote control system. The device can only function properly if set-up as directed in the User Guide. It requires one or more of the following: continuous or battery power, internet connection, a functioning wired/wireless network and router, and the use of a third party client web monitoring remote device.
Warning: This is not a life or a loss of property safety device guaranteed solution.