AirBeacon(Software Virtual Beacon)
Invisible and Powerful O2O Solution.
Without any device (ex: Bluetooth beacon), AirBeacon can give the information to the smartphones in the proximity (10~20m) to the registered zone.
Because AirBeacon is not Bluetooth Beacon and not a device, AirBeacon does not need the device maintenance.
With AirBeacon Registration App, AirBeacon zone can be made easily.
With AirBeacon SDK, any beacon service can be integrated to any LBS(Location Based Service) app.
London’s Gatwick Airport now has 2,000 beacons for indoor navigation
Complicated indoor environments like air-ports and departmental stores can be a nightmare to find your way around. And while Google is hunting cell phones with 3D detectors as one prospective solution for places GPS won’t precisely reach, another approach is to kit out an interior with loads of Bluetooth beacons – giving smartphone users located-locked pings to fix onto to know exactly where they are.
The UK’s 2nd busiest air-port, Gatwick, has opted for the latter solution to power an indoor navigation system it’s launching as a section of a bigger, multi-year transformation program.
It’s now finished providing its two terminals with about 2 Thousand battery-powered beacons to make certain digital map users will get a more exact blue dot as they go around. The beacon system will also be employed to power an augmented reality wayfinding tool – to make sure mobile users can be guided to precise locations within the terminals via on-screen arrows. The beacon system is slated as supporting positioning with +/-3m precision.
Gatwick is looking to integrate indoor positioning into some of its apps, and says it’s in discussions with airlines to take advantage of it for their own apps and services – giving illustration of them having the ability to send push notifications to inform people if they’re running late, or even settle on whether or not to wait or offload luggage so an aircraft can take off promptly.
Retailers and other third parties will also be able to utilize the system for proximity detection of potential shoppers and delivery promoting messages – at a minimum to those who’ve opted in to receive them.
Gatwick says it will not be acquiring any personal data using the beacons but says “generic information on ‘people densities’ in different beacon zones” will be employed to help to improve airport operations – similar to queue measurement, streamlining passenger flows and eliminating traffic jam.
The airport has worked with UK start-up Pointr on the system. Along with developing software and managing the system on an ongoing basis, Pointr offers an SDK with support for 3D AR wayfinding as a way for third parties to tap into the functionality.