Beacons are bluetooth hardware devices that trigger your content to display.
Beacons are little hardware devices which pulse a bluetooth 'advertising' packet every few hundred milliseconds. This allows your mobile to 'know' when it is near a beacon, and thus your location. An app on your mobile device will communicate to PlaceConnect server and deliver targeted content to that specific spot. For example, when the device knows you are standing in front of a specific museum painting, it can deliver content about that painting, artist, links to the store, etc.. via PlaceConnect and an 'aware' app, like PlaceApp.
So a beacon is a hidden low frequency bluetooth hardware device. When your phone encounters one that you are interested in, an app like PlaceApp can post an alert, even if it is in the background. With an active app communicating with PlaceConnect, these PlaceBeacons become the trigger for a mobile device to display information, gather data, take actions and present the user with a truly magical experience. You can also use Regions and Geo Pins to deliver content, but beacons are ideally used for poorly connected urban canyons and specific indoor locations.
Use these little hardware devices, with PlaceApp and PlaceConnect, and you have a turn-key solution for your customers, visitors and employees. You can change your industry, help your valued clients, customers and employees and improve your analysis and understanding. The ramifications of Beacons to change our lives in positive ways are tremendous.
AA Battery Beacons. Powered by 2 AA batteries and pulsing every half second, these beacons last longer than any other 'battery' beacon on the market and have a sizable antenna for long distances. These large beacons powered are designed for long life and low cost of battery replacement. These are significantly better than any coin operated beacons on the market, and less cost to maintain for low total cost of ownership. Available in black, these beacons measure 72 x 45 x 22mm within their plastic housing. These beacons also feature a waterproofing o-ring and replaceable back plane to allow beacons to be screwed into place.
PlaceApp & PlaceConnect Supports ALL iBeacons
With your turn-key PlaceConnect location content server, you may decide you want to purchase PlaceBeacons from us, or BYOB (bring your own beacon). We support all manufacturers' who make beacons that support the iBeacon specification. This means you can select other popular beacon manufacturers if you desire.
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