A new range of solar proximity beacons have been created to enable makers, developers and businesses create smarter applications and systems by providing compatibility with both Apple iBeacon and Google Eddystone technologies.
The OPEN Beacon platform is solar powered and users never need to change the batteries thanks to the highly efficient photovoltaic cells on the Beacon. Watch the video below to learn more.
The EKOOR Solar Proximity Beacons are also compatible with Bluetooth low energy (BLE) devices, that are exclusively powered by solar or indoor light and are fitted with backup batteries just incase.
The developers of EKOOR explains a little more :
Battery Powered Beacons are generally good for one to two years with nominal settings. But with EKOOR Beacons, you don’t have to think about changing batteries again. EKOOR Beacons are both iBeacon and Eddystone compatible and can be configured to transmit either iBeacon, Eddystone or a mixes of iBeacon and Eddystone packets.
The Beacons also use a smart power algorithm to change advertising intervals automatically to varying lighting conditions, so that the available light is harnessed to the best the device can. Our Beacons eliminate the unnecessary Beacon maintenance costs associated with changing batteries every few years as the solar panels + backup batteries could easily power the Beacons up to 10+ years with default settings.
EKOOR Admin/Demo Apps can be used to achieve these configuration mixes for the Beacons as required. Beacons could be purchased with either iBeacon or eddystone-UID configuration from our website. EKOOR Beacons are supported by all IOSTM devices that support BLE including Iphone 4S and higher, IPad 3rd Gen and above and Android Devices that support BLE and AndroidTM release version 4.4 and above.
For more information on the new EKOOR Solar Proximity Beacons jump over to the Kickstarter website for details via the link below.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: Concepts & Design, Hardware, Top News