20 July Google Presents Its New Beacon System Eddystone - New Standard Is Fully Compatible with All Solutions by infsoft 1 MIN READ July 20, 2015 By Gina Wurms general posts |beacons|, |hardware| 0 In the mid of July 2015 Google has presented its own beacon system. The company now offers a competing product for Apple’s iBeacons, which have appeared on the market about two years ago. Unlike iBeacon, Eddystone is an open source product. Which means it is based on an open source code which has been published on Github. Furthermore, it works platform independent, this means that it supports not only Android, but also iOS and all other devices using BLE (bluetooth low energy). Moreover via “Ephemeral Identifiers“ (EID) it can identify and address individual devices out of the mass. Eddystone beacons: fields of application Beacons are small transmitters which send signals to smartphones by means of bluetooth low energy (BLE). Beacons have a range of about ten meters indoors. Until now, the signals only consisted of a serial number which enabled positioning. Google’s Eddystone beacons furthermore can transmit a URL. That enables displaying location based ads or information even if the user has no special app installed. Application examples: Location based advertising and services in shopping malls, airports and railway stations Indoor navigation and indoor positioning in complex buildings, for example fair grounds Asset and staff tracking in offices and industrial sites Analytics of visitor flows for example in the security areas of airports The complete range of products of infsoft is compatible with Eddystone. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Get the white paper for free Great introduction to the topic of indoor positioning Download Related Articles infsoft Locator Beacons with Repeater Functionality By upgrading infsoft Locator Beacons with a repeater functionality, installation effort and costs can be significantly reduced. Read More Indoor Navigation with Beacons – How to Use Them in the Most Intelligent Way Indoor navigation with beacons – how to use them in the most intelligent way. Learn more about the most frequently asked questions. Read More Choosing the Right Beacon Strategy infsoft differentiates between two types of beacon inserts: Point-based and grid-based beacon application. Which is ideal for the customer depends on the application. Read More Getting the Most out of Bluetooth Beacons: Angle of Arrival Technology This blog post by infsoft introduces the Angle of Arrival (AoA) technology that allows for advanced beacon-based asset tracking solutions. Read More How to Configure and Install Beacons Correctly How to configure and install beacons correctly - read our hints for creating a successful IPS. Read More 5 Ways RTLS Solutions Can Revolutionize Healthcare There are many ways indoor positioning technologies like beacons can be used to revamp the healthcare sector. Read More Comments are closed.