World’s first combined Bluetooth 4.0 / ANT beacon evaluation kit for indoor positioning

By Harald Naumann - Last updated: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - Save & Share - 22 Comments

Bluetooth 4.0 / ANT beacon evaluation kit for indoor positioning for everybody

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Indoor Locating

Just to let you know that you don’t have to wait longer for indoor positioning based on Bluetooth Low Energy or ANT any more. Radio beacons on BLE and ANT have become available right now. These can be deployed as miniature beacons in buildings, parking garages, shopping malls and airports without significant installation effort. They allow highly accurate indoor positioning on your smartphone or on a paired wireless location logger device. The installation of miniature radio beacons eliminates the need for costly Wi-Fi infrastructure, power cabling and site-specific finger-printing. Each beacon consumes much less energy than Wi-Fi and runs on a button cell with a long lifetime.

With the new combined BT 4.0 / ANT beacon evaluation kit you can test both wireless technologies easily. The kit comes with an iOS demo app for reading and monitoring of the Bluetooth LE beacons (with Android coming up soon). For testing ANT you get an app plus an ANT USB dongle for your PC and Android device.

The demo kit for Indoor Positioning comes in three versions right now:

BTW, I own the first version of the beacon, the second version, and I will match the latest version with my Samsung S4 after my vacation in an analogue world without electronic gadgets (just paper books, sun and fun).

Nevertheless, I will keep you posted on further kits and success stories soon.

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22 Responses to “World’s first combined Bluetooth 4.0 / ANT beacon evaluation kit for indoor positioning”

Comment from Alison Sinclair
Time July 29, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Hi
Is this board available to purchase anywhere?
Thanks

Comment from Harald Naumann
Time July 29, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Hi Alison, I take care that you get an offer by email.

Comment from Siegfried Schaefer
Time August 1, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Hello,

can i get a datasheet about this kit? Can i also get an offer?

Thanks

Comment from Harald Naumann
Time August 3, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Hi Siegfried, just have a look in your email inbox ;-)

Comment from Ajith
Time August 6, 2013 at 8:01 AM

Hi, can you please send me the datasheet and pricing info on this kit ? Thanks

Comment from Ronan
Time August 8, 2013 at 11:02 PM

HI, Can you email us: Where can e purchase? Cost? also get datasheet

Thank you

Comment from Harald Naumann
Time August 9, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Hi Ronan, you will get an email as well.

Comment from William Wei
Time August 26, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Hi Can you email me data sheet, pricing and detail for a pilot?

Comment from Harald Naumann
Time August 28, 2013 at 12:44 PM

William, you got an offer by email.

Comment from Norwood
Time September 9, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Hi,
can you email me a data sheet and pricing?
thanks !

Comment from Jason Scrivens
Time September 17, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Hi Harald, we are very interested in this solution. Please send me information and prices. Is there an option to also build bluetooth asset tags based on this technology to track en trace trolleys in buildings for example?

Comment from Harald Naumann
Time September 21, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Hi Jason, you got an email. Enjoy your weekend.
Regards from Germany
Harald

Comment from Eric Hung
Time September 27, 2013 at 9:48 PM

Hi, can you email me data sheet and pricing? many thanks!

Comment from Franklin
Time October 9, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Hi – Please send me a data sheet when you can.
Thank you.

Comment from Harald Naumann
Time October 21, 2013 at 9:04 AM

Hi Franklin, an email with further details about he BLE tags is on the way to you.

Comment from Michael Kerr
Time October 25, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Hi Franklin can I get more information?

Comment from dave
Time October 26, 2013 at 6:06 AM

I am also interested in pricing and a datasheet on the BLE kit. Thanks!

Comment from Harald Naumann
Time October 26, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Hi Dave, there are in an email on the way to you. It contains some details about the BLE evaluation kits and prices as well.

Comment from dave
Time October 27, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Hi Harald, I did not receive an email? Can we try again?

Comment from malcolm
Time December 1, 2013 at 4:54 PM

Can you send me evaluation kit details please.

Comment from Dimitry
Time January 29, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Please advise on pricing and documnetation

Comment from Harald Naumann
Time February 8, 2014 at 9:01 PM

I would like to charge Euro 90 for the pre-version and including all updates up to the final version. You can pay by Paypal or by wiring to my bank account. The final version of the book will have a developer zone online. Based on the zone online I can help with further upgrades and news easily without touching the fixed version on PDF.
Further I offer the sponsoring of the book. Everybody can pay more. You can pay as much you like. Every sponsor can ask for a listing in the book. A major part of the book was sponsored by http://www.ik-elektronik.de . They made the simulation of the IFA GSM antenna in different versions including changing the size of the ground plane, enclosure and further parameters. This engineering job has a value of Euro 3.500. Every customer of the book will get this with the book for free. The same antenna is already field tested in one of my M2M projects.
The money out of the sponsoring I will use to finance the proofreading by an English native speaker.
I will be glad when you will be one of the readers of the book as well. I hope that you will enjoy it and I hope it will save some of your time, too.

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