Last week we heard that the new Apple iBeacon service had rolled out to Apple stores in the US, and now Qualcomm has announced their new Qualcomm Gimbal Proximity Beacons.
The Qualcomm Gimbal system will work in a similar way to Apple’s iBeacon system, and it is designed to provide messages to your mobile device based on a combination of physical location, activity, time and personal interests.
“With the availability of Gimbal proximity beacons, we are empowering brands to take mobile engagement with their customers to a whole new level through micro-location,” said Rocco Fabiano, president of Qualcomm Retail Solutions. “Gimbal – with its proximity beacons that use low-energy Bluetooth Smart – is the complete package. Given the affordable pricing of the beacons, retailers and venue operators can install a network for customer engagement that is both more accurate and less expensive than other location-based systems.”
Qualcomm also announced the price of their new Gimbal proximity beacons, there will be two versions, series 10 which will cost just $5 each and Series 20 which will cost just $10, you can find out more information at the link below.