Beacon Management with BlueRange

A Guide on how to setup your very own beacon management solution

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Smart Beacon Management explained

Our compact guide describes the need for Smart Beacon Management, demonstrates innovative ways to manage and control it efficiently, and demonstrates how to achieve this with BlueRange.

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  • Our expertise: digitizing physical spaces

    Smart Beacon Management is an application that has evolved from the requirement to digitize spaces. Meanwhile, there are many different technologies that are capable of digitizing physical spaces. We chose Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) because we are convinced of the efficiency, the spread of this technological standard and the wide range of possible applications and use cases.

    The right hardware for BLE has already been on the market for a few years and is widely used: the Beacons. These Bluetooth Beacons are offered by many different manufacturers and have as same basic principle always the same function: They send a signal, a message, via BLE to all receiving devices within range. The strength of the signal can be used to determine the distance between the receiver and the transmitter. This signaling, depending on the distance to the beacon, is called Location Based Service.

Define your specific use case

Each beacon mesh project is individually tailored for each individual situation and need.

In order to identify the optimal use cases for yourself, you need to know your objectives and requirements. Use cases arise from a need and its requirements. The possibilities of digitized spaces are almost endless.

The functions Asset Tracking or Indoor Localization, Inventory Management and Access Management form the basis for a wide range of use cases.

Challenges of Beacon Solutions

Beacons are now established and are already used by many companies in various applications. While some are used for proximity marketing, offering offers, price information, coupons, and more in a predefined range of receivers, others are used to define the receiver in the room based on received signal strengths of several beacons, the so-called indoor tracking. A wide range of other applications can be found in these two basic functions: messaging and tracking.

Unfortunately, Beacons are also relatively intensive in maintenance, since you have to go to each individual device on the spot, in order to exchange batteries, after having randomly determined that the device is no longer transmitting. Also, for update software, e.g. Firmware, each individual device must be addressed individually.