USB iBeacon with external antenna. Supports iBeacon and Eddystone.
One of the problems with USB beacons is that the form factor and proximity of the device, powering the beacon, compromise the antenna design and antenna location leading to poorer coverage and range. This beacon solves this problem by having a large external antenna that allows for a range up to 130m.
Note that only the iOS configuration app (as of v2.6.9), not Android, has an 'easy' configure screen to set up Eddystone-UID and Eddystone-URL data and setting Eddystone stops iBeacon advertising and vice versa. However, both the iOS and Android configuration apps allow the lower level Service Characteristics to be changed to get the two channels working at the same time.
AnkhMaway beacons are commonly rebranded and have been used, for example, by Jaalee, AttachNFind, Engage (Italy), Lidl (Germany), Lowes (USA), Emirates Airline, Singapore Government and the Brazilian Police.
Supplied with details how to access the technical and programming information.
|Number of batteries||n/a|
|Size||16mm x 30mm x 10mm (exc antenna)|
|Password to configure||yes|
|Power range||-20 to +4 dBm in 4 dB steps-|
|Motion triggered broadcast||no|
|Operation modes||connectable, non-connectable|
|On off switch||no|
|Android config app||yes|
|iOS config app||yes|
AKMW-iB005N-SMA (iBeacon and Eddystone)
- Brand: AnkhMaway
- Product Code: AKMW-iB005N-SMA (iBeacon and Eddystone)
- Availability: 22
- Ex vat: £24.00