iBee-01 "Albers devices with iBeacon technology"

Overwiew

   Albers的iBee-01運用低功耗Blueooth 4.0技術 (Bluetooth Low Energy / Bluetooth Smart),iOS裝置從iOS 7版本開始支援此項規格。

   依照Apple訂定的規格,目前的感測有效距離最遠可達30m(超過此距離則為Unknown),當手持裝置使用者在進入其感測範圍之後,可以開始接受到iBee-01發送的訊息,其距離定義從30m至2m為Far,從2m至0.5m為Near,0.5m之內為immediate,系統建置廠商可針對感測距離自行去做定義與調整已符合其使用需求。


   Android在4.3版本之後,也開始支援Blueooth 4.0,之後應有相當大的機會陸續推出支援iBee-01的機種。在實際運用層面上,Apple於美國的門市已經完成佈建,另外像是梅西百貨與大聯盟球場等也都已經開始運用這項技術。

目前Albers的iBee-01使用兩顆四號電池,使用有效年限可達五年,系統整合業者與廣告商可以不用擔心後續維修的問題,整體建置費用相對於傳統的廣告方式不到以往的一半。

 

  The iBee-01 of Albers uses low-powered Bluetooth 4.0(Bluetooth Low Energy / Bluetooth Smart), iOS starts to support this function from iOS 7.

 

  According to the specification released by Apple, iBee-01’s range is up to 30m(it will be defined as unknown if the range is over 30m), whenever the device is within 30m, iBee-01 will start to interact with your device. As defined by Apple, from 30m to 2m is “Far”, from 2m to o.5m is “Near”, within 0.5m is immediate, system integrator can modify the range according to their needs.

 

  Android starts to support Bluetooth 4.0 after Android 4.3, we can expect the release of Android devices which can support iBee-01 in near future. In business world, Apple have enabled iBee-01 in all the Apple Store in U.S., in addition, Macy’s and MLB have finished deployment of iBee-01 as well.

 

  The iBee-01 of Albers uses 2 AAA battery, and the battery life is around 5 years, system integrator and advertising agency don’t have to worry about the replacement of the battery, the total cost deploying iBee-01 is less than half of the cost in the past.

Bluetooth
  • Wireless Range: 10~30 m
  • Profiles Supported: Proximity

Frequency

2.402~2.480 GHz

Voltage

DC 1.5

Durability

0 °C ~ 50 °C
Battery Life

5 years(AAA x 2)