blukii. Beacons

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BEACONS (electronic lighthouses) conquer the world. In buildings, shops, hotels, apartments and cars, on tables, counters and posters, on goods and exhibits, on keyrings, company ID cards, shoes or clips, inside pens and so on… For whatever reason you need a BEACON, blukii Beacons are available for (almost) any application.


blukii. Beacons. More as just a beacon

The BEACON signal can be received by all smartphones, tablets and computers with a Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth 4.0) interface. Apps link the signals to information from the cloud, the internet or directly from the device and show them on the display – completely automatic, very convenient.

The blukii Beacons are implemented into a comprehensive technology and product concept – consisting of the technologies Bluetooth Smart, NFC (Near Field Communication) and MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical System) sensors as well as a multitude of blukii Wearables like bracelets, keyrings, pens, clips, card holders and shoefobs pendant where these technologies can be flexibly integrated.

The technological basis for our NEW SOLUTIONS is provided by the blukii Beacons in connection with the blukii Sensors, blukii Keys and the blukii Tags.

The blukii Beacons reveals some special qualities: The intelligent optimisation of the battery life and the user-friendly configuration of the blukii Beacons as well as the other typical blukii properties make a BEACON a blukii Beacon.

The blukii Beacon as iBeacon, AltBeacon or newly as InfoBeacon

For all people who need more than just UUID, Minor and Major information,blukii Beacons are now available with the InfoBeacon mode. The hardware and the firmware are identical for all 3 modes. Only the transmitted data will be changed.

In the Scan Response Package the following information is transmitted:
- blukii marking
- product type (i.e. Beacon)
- advertising interval
- housing type / battery type,
- battery level
- transmitting power
- 12-digit Smart Mac address

This information is also shown in the list of the scanned Bluetooth devices on an Android phone.

Furthermore additional information can be transmitted within the advertising data. Together with appropriated sensor technology there is included information about temperature, humidity, air pressure and light. In combination with the blukii Info App the information can be shown very easily on the phone. For more information see INFO APP.

It`s your choice. You can decide between the use of just one mode the combination of two modes or all three modes. But this results in one, two or three times higher current consumption and shortens the battery lifetime appropriately. The blukii Beacons come standard with the InfoBeacon mode. Using the blukii Beacon Configurator the mode can be changed anytime.

Beacon Energy Management

The battery-powered blukii Beacons have a unique intelligent energy management system. The following 3 measures – optimised indivudiually for the application – provide a prolonged battery life for the blukii Beacon.

1.Previously BEACONS often used a battery with a capacity of approx. 200 mAh. A blukii Beacon has a battery with a capacity of 1350 mAh. Battery life can be increased over sixfold.

2. Furthermore, the transmission interval of the blukii Beacon can be optimised for special applications. Apple requires a transmission interval of 0.1 seconds for the iBeacon. For many other applications however, a transmission interval of 1 second or more is enough. Therefore the battery life can be ten times longer without any problems.

Of couse, the blukii Beacon still complies with the Apple iBeacon specifications – if you wish.

3. You can individually set times to switch the blukii Beacon to normal BEACON mode or power-saving stock mode with an Outlook or Google calendar.

Calendar data can be inserted in a table and transferred to the wireless Bluetooth Smart interface with the blukii Beacon configurator software.

A lot of energy can thus be saved, for example, at night, on Sundays and holidays. Battery life can be doubled without any problems.

blukii. Beacon Configurator

The Windows based blukii Beacon configurator software provides a convenient way of setting and managing all parameters in the settings mode.

The integrated radar function gives you a quick overview of the Beacons that are in your immediate vicinity. Furthermore the radar offers filter functions (hardware address, UUID, RSSI) to specifically search for certain Beacons.

The blukii Beacon configurator offers the ability to share data with any customer’s backend system via a defined interface.

Therefore you only have to implement a webservice on the backend page that includes the following 3 features:

  • • 1st Time Authentication
  • • Get Beacon Configurations
  • • Set Beacon Configurations

After the successful connection to the backend system, the configured Beacon data is automatically sychronised with the backend system and can be displayed in a tooltip.

More detailed information on the blukii Beacons is available by a simple mouse click. You can also see a picture of the blukii Beacon and its environment – this way you can easily find the blukii Beacon again later. Very convenient. Simply very blukii.

For the use of the blukii Beacon configurator software with the blukii Beacon you only need the blukii SmartDongle.

blukii. Beacon / H

The blukii Beacon / H is our allrounder among the BEACONS – ready to be used anywhere and anytime – with extra large battery (1350 mAh). The blukii Beacon / H is designed to reflect its function – as an electronic lighthouse.

The integrated acceleration sensor in the blukii Beacon allows the easy switching between the power-saving stock mode, the user-friendly settings mode and the data broadcasting BEACON mode by briefly shaking the blukii Beacon.

The important data on the blukii Beacon (Proximity UUID, Minor, Major) is permanently laser-engraved onto the casing. This way the data is unmistakable, captive and easily legible at any time.

The diameter of the blukii Beacon is 24 mm and the height 39 mm. In addition to the battery and the Bluetooth Smart Technology, acceleration and temperature sensors are integrated into the casing as well as an LED. The maximum range is 20 m. External influences can severely reduce the range. At a constant transmission interval of 0.1 / 1 / 10 seconds the battery life is approx. 60 / 600 / 6000 days. Thanks to the intelligent energy management system the battery life can be prolonged significantly, depending on the application.

blukii. Beacon / S

Beacon / S

That small and yet a real BEACON. With a diameter of only 22 mm and a height of only 7 mm. But completely equipped with a CR2032 battery (220 mAh), sensors for acceleration, temperature and an LED. The maximum range is 20 m. External influences can severely reduce the range. At a constant transmission interval of 0.1 / 1 / 10 seconds the battery life is approx. 10 / 100 / 1000 days.

Thanks to the intelligent energy management system the battery life can be prolonged significantly, depending on the application. The blukii Beacon configurator software actively supports you configuring the blukii Beacons.

This combined with the diverse possibilities for integration into the blukii Wearables characterises the blukii Beacon / S as big amoung the BEACONS.


integrated in blukii clip / S

integrated in blukii badge / S

integrated in key fob / s


integrated in blukii pocket pen / S

integrated in band/ s


blukii. Beacon / L

The blukii Beacon/ L is the big one – to be used in our Wearables / L. With greater range and longer battery life.

The diameter of the big one is 32 mm and the height approx. 9 mm. All this including one CR3032 battery (500 mAh), a sensor for acceleration and temperature and an LED. The maximum range is 50 m. External influences can severely reduce the range. At a constant transmission interval of 0.1 / 1 / 10 seconds the battery life is approx. 25 / 250 / 2500 days.

Thanks to the intelligent energy management system the battery life can be prolonged significantly, depending on the application. The blukii Beacon configurator software actively supports you configuring the blukii Beacons.

Although the integration possibilities for the blukii Wearables are not as diverse as for the small one, integration with flexible blukii Wearables like the blukii key fob / L and the blukii clip / L is still possible.

Beacon / L

integrated in clip / L

integrated in key fob / l


The BEACON for the socket.

Everybody has been waiting for it. Now it is finally available. There are 3 types available: for Europe, for the USA and for the UK.

The maximum range for all variants is 20 m. External influences can severely reduce the range.

EU

US

UK


The Beacon for your car

The blukii Beacon / CAR – the BEACON for your car. Just plug into the cigarette lighter socket and it goes along on every ride you take. Another USB port is available for mobile phones or a navigation system.

and for your Notebook

The blukii Beacon / USB – the BEACON for your notebook. It fits every USB port. None is smaller.
 


Even the blukii SmartPen becomes a BEACON.

The maximum range is 20 m. External influences can severely reduce the range. At a constant transmission interval of 0.1 / 1 / 10 seconds the battery life is approx. 50 / 500 / 5000 days. Thanks to the intelligent energy management system the battery life can be prolonged significantly, depending on the application.

Smartpen mit Beacon