- Commercial Grade SSD
- High Speed CF Card
- Eddystone Supported Beacon
- TICC2640 ibeacon
- W901 Ibeacon
- W902 Ibeacon
- W903 Ibeacon CC2541
- W903 Ibeacon NRF51822
- W904 Ibeacon Waterproof
- W905 Ibeacon Waterproof
- W906 19 Years Battery Waterproof IP67 Ibeacon
- W908 Waterproof Ibeacon
- W909 DC Charging Ibeacon
- W911 USB Ibeacon
- W912 CC2640
- W912 NRF51822 Ibeacon
- W912 NRF51822 Ibeacon without case
- W912 Small Waterproof Ibeacon
- W913 Wristband Ibeacon
- W950 USB Ibeacon without Case
- W951 Small Ibeacon without Case
- Industrial Grade SSD
Apple announced iBeacon (protocol/firmware) in December 2013.
Google announced Eddystone™ (protocol/firmware) in July 2015. Side note: it was called UriBeacon for a while, then it was announced that the tech had evolved beyond the original specs. To differentiate, they changed the name to Eddystone.
- iBeacon works with iOS and Android
- iBeacon transmits a UUID (16 digit string of numbers), Major (4 digits) and Minor (4 digits). That’s it. Nothing else. They aren’t mini-servers or tracking devices. Beacons themselves do not track anything. Apps do the tracking if that’s what they are programmed to do.
- iBeacon requires an app to receive that specific UUID to be able to engage.
- The UUID is typically the same for all iBeacons working with a specific app. The “Major” and “Minor” IDs are used to identify each beacon uniquely.
Beacons with support for Eddystone can transmit three different frame-types: Eddystone-URL, Eddystone-UID or Eddystone-TLM. All three frame-types work with iOS and Android. You can have a single beacon with Eddystone firmware transmit one, two or all three frame-types.
- Eddystone-URL (Browser Beacon)
- Eddystone-URL is the beacon format for the “Physical Web”, where you put content if you want everybody to be able to access it.
- Eddystone-URL does NOT require a custom app but does require a beacon browser (http://www.bkon.com/browsers). Upside: you don’t need to build/develop an app.
- Eddystone-URL broadcasts a URL, which is simply a web page. Nothing complicated about it. You can link to any site on the Internet.
- Those links can be easily managed with PHY.net.
- Eddystone-UID (App Beacon)
- Eddystone-UID requires an app to receive that specific UID for your app to be able to engage.
- Eddystone is very similar to iBeacon, but it only broadcasts a 16 digit string of characters, divided into a 10 character “Namespace” and a 6 character “Instance” ID. Typically the Namespace is used to identify an entity and the Instance an individual beacon.
- No two beacons will ever have the same UID.
- Eddystone-TLM bridges both App and Browser uses. (TLM = Telemetry)
- The main function of Eddystone is to transmit sensor and administrative data from the beacon itself. Currently this frame includes the beacon’s battery state, its temperature, the time since power-on, and a count of the advertising packets since power-on, but it could also include other sensor data in the future.