• AKMW-iB005N-SMA (iBeacon and Eddystone)

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.

Black Only.

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.

Transmission iBeacon,Eddystone
Battery size n/a
Number of batteries n/a
Battery included n/a
Battery life n/a
Size 16mm x 30mm x 10mm (exc antenna)
Weight 13g
Waterproofing no
Includes sticker no
Password to configure yes
Power range -20 to +4 dBm in 4 dB steps-
Buzzer no
Temperature sensor no
Humidity sensor no
Accelerometer sensor no
Motion triggered broadcast no
Operation modes connectable, non-connectable
Button press no
On off switch no
Chip N51822
Standby current 3.6mA
Working current 22.5mA
Transmit distance 100m
Android SDK yes
iOS SDK yes
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
  • £28.80

  • Ex vat: £24.00

Tags: ibeacon, eddystone, usb