FAQ

  1. What is iBeacon?

    iBeacon is a protocol launched by Apple which toys around the CoreLocation framework. It was introduced in iOS 7 and is supported in all versions thenceforth.

    iBeacon reference guide : https://developer.apple.com/ibeacon/

  2. What are beacons?
    A beacon is a small wireless Bluetooth device that broadcasts radio signals, which could be detected by an iOS device which supports the iBeacon protocol. In Android, all those devices that support Bluetooth Low Energy protocol (Bluetooth 4.0) can detect the beacons.
  3. What is the use of a beacon?
    There are many uses of beacons, contextual awareness being the primary target.
  4. How can I get the beacons?
    Please fill in the pre-order form in our site and we will guide you through the rest of the process.
  5. How much does a BeaconPlus beacon cost?
    BeaconPlus beacon is available in market from $5, which in itself is negligible considering the multitude of features it offers.
  6. What is the expected battery life?
    Each BeaconPlus beacon is run using a non-rechargeable lithium battery that should last up to 2 years depending on beacon configuration.
  7. What is the range of BeaconPlus beacons?
    The signals from the beacons could reach as far as 40m, provided there are no obstacles to absorb or diffract the radio signals.
  8. How can I contact you?
    You can send mail to sales@pinmicro.com or on our helpline number : +81-3-6439-1205.
  9. How much will it cost to try out BeaconPlus SDk and how long can I use it?
    Create a trial account here and download our SDk from here. Trial can be used free of charge, and is valid for a month from the date of registration.
  10. How can I extend validity period of the cloud service?
    Please contact us here.