iBeacons are Bluetooth low energy (BLE) devices that can broadcast their identifier to nearby portable electronic devices such as mobile phones or tablets. Beacons don’t cost much and they can last over year with batteries, so this makes them perfect for indoor positioning.
3D Wayfinder mobile app has built-in functionality for positioning with beacons. Using our map editor, it is really easy to mark the beacons on map.
In shopping malls we usually use 1 or 2 beacons per shop + some extra for walkways, entrances etc. So if the mall has 200 shops, we recommend 220 iBeacon devices.
Order sample beacons and custom map, to test indoor positioning in your building or office.
Physical installation of beacons is really easy. You just have to stick them on wall with double-sided tape or mount them with a screw.
Configuring beacons in 3D Wayfinder is also easy, just create a node with type “iBeacon” and enter beacon parameters (UUID, Name etc.). To manage all the beacons from one place, open “Beacons” from the left-side menu.
The beacons that we provide, work on batteries for more than one year. So they need minimal amount of maintenance. 3D Wayfinder works with most of the beacons, if you need help choosing iBeacon devices for 3D Wayfinder application, please contact us.
3D Wayfinder mobile app uses triangulation-based positioning that counts other aspects like your last location, beacon signal strengths, last broadcast from beacons etc.
Based on signals from beacons, you will get your most probable position. When using 3D maps, the beacon heights from ground are also taken into account.
This position can be used for “You are here” location and it can be taken as a starting point for showing path to desired location.
3D Wayfinder mobile application can show 2D or 3D maps with building directory, path visualization etc. Mobile app has built-in functionality to position based on beacons, that have been set-up for the map.
Mobile application interface can be customized just like kiosk wayfinding templates. We can also provide integrations with other systems, like gift cards and coupons (for shopping malls) or electricity controls for smart building application etc.
We can provide you custom demo map with pre-installed iBeacon locations. We will also send beacons for the demo, usually 3-6 is enough for 1-2 room demo.
By installing 3D Wayfinder app, you can test and see iBeacon-based positioning on your real building.
To order demo map with beacons, please fill the request form.