Very thin (2.6mm), light, waterproof Beacon supporting both iBeacon and Eddystone (UID or URL) simultaneously. This beacon has been specially designed so that it uses low power even when motion detection is always on. Other unique features include a high 100db buzzer and press switch.
This beacon can transmit up to 2 channels at once. The first is the iBeacon channel that can be on or off. The 2nd channel, also on or off, is custom in that you can put any data into it. It can be used to send Eddystone-UID, Eddystone-URL or your own custom Bluetooth LE advertising data. Only the 2nd channel can be changed in this way so you can't send Eddystone-UID and Eddystone-URL together.
The beacon can be set up to only transmit advertising data when motion is detected. Furthermore, the level at which motion is detected can also be configured.
The beacon can be set up to only transmit the iBeacon or custom channel for 5 secs when the beacon button is double pressed.
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.
We have a blog post showing the inside of the iB001M.
Available in black or silver. Comes with additional part with hole that can be attached using the supplied sticker so it can be hung/worn.
Supplied with details how to access the technical and programming information.
Due to its size and waterproofing, this beacon is a sealed unit. The battery can't be replaced without damaging the case.
|Transmission||iBeacon and Eddystone|
|Number of batteries||1|
|Battery life||4.6 months @ 1s|
|Size||40.3mm x 23.9mm x 2.6mm|
|Password to configure||yes|
|Power range||4 dBm to -40dBm|
|Motion triggered broadcast||yes|
|On off switch||no|
|iOS config app||yes|
- Brand: AnkhMaway
- Product Code: AKMW-iB001M
- Availability: 24
- Ex vat: £19.48