10 Suggested Marketing Beacon Manufacturer In/Outside China 2017
The quantity of Beacon makers is growing dramatically. We have accumulated an index of the 10 biggest producers that you need to have a look at whenever you are organizing a Bluetooth Beacon based app development project.
All of the hardware producers are 3rd parties and this is important to consider. Simply because Apple not long ago announced that makers will need a license to build BTLE Beacons for iOS devices. This license falls under the MFi Pogram and this signifies that Beacons that come with this license are compatible with iOS items.
BlueCats, is produced by the Australian firm Plus Location Systems. The cat-shaped BTLE Beacons have 2 AA batteries that are comfortably replaceable and the mounting plate makes it easy to hook them to the wall. The SDK and Data analysis equally sound very encouraging and this is truly one of the gamers to consider for the coming months.
BlueSense offers complete retail BLE Beacons plus integration kits. The integration kits can be interesting if you wish to place the Smart Beacons behind paintings for example. They’re still working on the SDK but you can already purchase the Proximity Beacons.
Estimote is the number one and most well-known Bluetooth Beacon producer, at present more than 10.000 developer kits have already been distributed, we also have one of the kits in our Danish workspace.
However, there are some issues with the estimote Bluetooth Beacon, they are expanding rapidly and the anticipations are that they’ll end up being the leading Marketing Beacon producer.
Gelo is the most reliable all-weather Marketing Beacon for sale at this moment. They already have some attention-grabbing projects with Beacons on their web site. They already have a working Gelo SDK compatible model but the Apple iBeacon compatible version will come about this summer.
Glimworm beacons are beautifully designed and can be relabeled and the code is open source. They’re already shipping their 3D printed Beacons. On the website they say that: ‘We are ordering our first 3000 injection molded glossy cases this month and be prepared to deliver in April’’ They are attempting to create some scale by offering packages of as many as 400 Beacons for $9,900.
6. Gimbal by Qualcomm
Qualcomm is the only large hardware enterprise which has opted to move into Beacon producing. The Gimbals range is 50 metres but the battery merely has a life time of 2 – 3 months. Gimbal Manager seems like a solid set of API’s and a web-based system for managing different functionalities. The only downfall to the Gimbal is the business model since you will need to pay a per-user fee. This can get fairly costly if you prefer to furnish a football stadium or museum with Smart Beacons.
Kontakt is the most liked if the people at Beekn a website fully committed to Marketing Beacons. The Marketing Beacons are beautifully designed and they can be custom made with your own brand name and color. They also have an extensive back-end and Content management system.
Sensorberg manufacturers so-called smaller beacons that have a range of 30 metres. This can make them suited to areas where many Beacons must be placed in close proximity to each other such as a Super market. Sensorberg assures a real out of the box experience and it should only take you Five minutes to merge it into your existing app.
9. Sonic Notify
Sonic Notify is compatible with not only iOS7 phones due to the in conjunction with audio technology. This implies that 95% of the phones are proper for their Beacons.
10 MOKOSmart Beacon
Located in Shenzhen, China, MOKOSmart are devoted to white-label Smart Beacon The following is their so-called white-label solution. As stated, their beacons can also be rebranded .
Eddystone & iBeacon standards supported
One-stop private-label hardware solution
Capabilities: design + manufacturing
Vast application: marketing, indoor navigation & positioning, broadcast…
Greatly customizable: logo(brand name), features, app, etc
It is going to be exciting to observe who are going to be the number one device manufacturers and what their business model is going to be. Another prominent element to bear in mind is the MFi program this would influence the cost of beacons but also the quantity of producers.