Mesh beacon suggestion

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Gary Baker

31 Aug, 2015 02:15 PM

A suggestion for asset / people tracking:
1) Each mesh beacon can be given 1 or more UUIDs to look out for.
2) When an iBeacon with matching UUI is 'seen' your mesh beacon calls a URI via your USB gateway with parameters: Mesh Beacon's ID/major/minor, detected beaccon UUID/major/minor, time and any txPower values.
3) The receiving server of the URI (like: skignz.com) could log these values then be interrogate any time.
Any programmer could interrogate logs like these for asset/people tracking.

If this was available right now we have an airport and large hospital who'd be interested in a POC set up, with more enquiries coming in all the time.

Hope this all makes sense.

Cheers

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by francois on 01 Sep, 2015 07:01 PM

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    Hi Gary,
    Thanks for the suggestion. It is a good idea.
    We have not implemented a generic scanner on the mesh beacons, the reason is we working on 64kb and we have run out of space on the firmware as we have already many features implemented.
    Having said that, if the beacons are uBeacon this is doable. We have implemented a mesh window and have all the messages to be able to interrogate beacons.
    Check out for instance :
    https://github.com/Ubudu/rPi-uBeacon-gateway
    and
    https://github.com/Ubudu/uBeacon-uart-lib
    for examples.
    In any case if you have a customer enquiry for what you described we can evaluate it.
    Cheers,
    Francois

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