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in the physical world

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What are Estimote's products?

They are essentially tiny, low power computers attached to walls or objects in the physical world. Using proximity technologies they detect human presence and behavior and trigger pre-programmed actions delivering contextual and personalized experiences.

How exactly does it work?

Each beacon has a Bluetooth® Low Energy transmitter. It broadcasts tiny radio signals over the air containing unique, location-specific data.

Modern smartphones constantly scan for these signals. If they enter their range an associated app responds with the desired action.

For example, it can fetch content that is tied to a user's profile or micro-location. Apps can also push to the cloud user data or statistics.

Personalized content is displayed as a notification or directly in the app. Nearby screens can also respond with relevant information.

It's an opt-in tech to enhance user experience

Magical experiences and context-aware interactions are possible with compatible apps downloaded by those who opted-in. These apps are built on top of the Estimote SDKs for iOS or Android, where we tied together proximity, security and cloud technologies.

       
        let monitoringManager = ESTMonitoringManager()
        monitoringManager.startMonitoringForIdentifier("7f6d1ab0", inProximity: .Near)
      
        func monitoringManager(manager: ESTMonitoringManager,
                               didEnterRangeOfIdentifier identifier: String) {
          ESTRequestGetBeaconDetails(identifier: identifier).sendRequest { (details)
            if user.isFirstTimeIn(details.geoLocation) {
              showNotification("First time in \(details.name)? Swipe here for our recommendations.")
            } else {
              showNotification("Welcome back to \(details.name)! Swipe here to learn what's new.")
            }
          }
        }
       

See other examples and the full Estimote Beacons SDK on our GitHub and Developer Docs pages. We're constantly improving and innovating our SDKs and our development team would love to hear your feedback.

What are the applications?

Oh...there are so many across all verticals. The best are the ones that deliver great experiences by simplifying the user interface, sending messages in the right place at the right time, or simply removing friction by triggering things automatically based on people's presence and behavior.

Guggenheim museum Improved visitor experience in one of the world's biggest museums

Deploying a network of Estimote beacons allows the famed Guggenheim Museum in New York to display contextual information about nearby paintings and sculptures, transforming the visitor experience. The beautifully designed app even remembers your favorite art works when you leave.

Read the full article

FC Barcelona Smart spaces in Camp Nou - legendary stadium

FC Barcelona is an icon: a symbol for locals in Catalonia and the best football team in the world for millions of fans across the globe. They are using Estimote Beacons to refresh the home turf of one of world’s most beloved teams with a new digital facade.

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Qatar airways Innovative navigation system at
Qatar airport

Hamad International Airport is using beacons to enable simple and precise navigation that leads passengers to their gate and checks them in. For passengers at this modern airport, our technology is reducing the stress and hassle of travel, and making the whole airport experience smoother and easier.

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Building an OS for the physical world

Our technology stack is making phones smarter, making locations more interactive, even giving ordinary objects a way to communicate information with smart phones or other devices. We've given smartphones extra senses to “see” more of the world around them and know more about their context, opening up an endless set of possibilities for richer, more personalized experiences.

Awesome tech! How to get started?

Start with ordering one of our development kits. We ship daily to any country in the world. You can expect to get your dev kit within 3-5 days.

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Estimote Development Kit with 3 Proximity Beacons

Estimote Beacons Developer Kit

Estimote Proximity Beacons

If you are building simple proximity applications start with Proximity Beacons - the most popular beacons on the market. They support both iBeacon™ and Eddystone™. For touch experiences, they also have NFC built in.

lifetime: 3 years
range: 70 m
packets: iBeacon™ or Eddystone™
features: motion & temperature sensor, NFC
Buy Dev Kit for $59
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Estimote Development Kit with 3 Location Beacon

Estimote Beacons Developer Kit

Estimote Location Beacons

For indoor location, IoT prototyping or enterprise-grade deployments choose Location Beacons - the most robust beacons on the market. They support multiple packets and have built-in sensors.

lifetime: 5 years
range: 70 m
packets: 8 simultaneously (iBeacon™/Eddystone™)
features: 4 sensors, GPIO, 1Mb EEPROM
Buy Dev Kit for $99
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Estimote Development Kit 10 Sticker Beacons

Estimote Beacons Developer Kit

Estimote Stickers

Stickers are the world's smallest beacons. They have built-in sensors and advertise connectionless telemetry data. Tiny form factor makes them great for smart objects and nearables prototyping.

lifetime: 1 year
range: 7 m
packets: iBeacon™ or Eddystone™
features: temperature, motion
Buy Dev Kit for $99
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Estimote Development Kit 10 Sticker Beacons

Estimote Beacons Developer Kit

Estimote Mirror

Mirror is our completely NEW product. It's the world's first video beacon. When connected to any screen it will show personalized and contextual user content. It's compatible with our SDK and Estimote Stickers.

lifetime: endless (USB-powered)
range: 10 m
packets: 2 simultaneously (iBeacon™/Eddystone™)
features: WiFi, HDMI, communication with smartphones, monitoring beacons and stickers
Pre-order Dev Kit for $99

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Need to compare our products?

Here are the main differences. All of them leverage the same, intelligent firmware, but their lifetime, form-factor or details differ depending on the application.

Location Beacon Proximity Beacon Sticker Beacon Video Beacon
Battery life 5 years 2 years 1 year Endless (USB‑powered)
Range 70 meters 70 meters 7 meters 10 meters
Thickness 24 mm 17 mm 6 mm 14 mm
iBeacon™ or Eddystone™ packets 8 simultaneously 1 at a time 1 at a time 2 simultaneously
Additional packets connectivity, telemetry, user‑defined connectivity, telemetry connectivity, nearable with telemetry connectivity, telemetry, user‑defined
Built-in sensors motion, temperature, ambient light, magnetometer motion, temperature motion, temperature n/a
Additional tech GPIO, RTC, LED, 1Mb EEPROM Programmable NFC n/a WiFi, HDMI, USB, 1GB eMMC Storage
Devices in the Kit 3 beacons 3 beacons 10 stickers 3 mirrors
Price Buy for
$99
Buy for
$59
Buy for
$99
Pre-order
$99

Do you have any questions?

Check out the most frequently asked questions or visit our Community pages!.

Beacons & Stickers

How long does a battery last?

Inside each Beacon and Sticker is a non-rechargeable lithium battery. A beacon’s lifetime depends on it’s configuration. At default factory settings, Estimote Beacons last anywhere from 3-7 years. You can extend the lifetime by utilizingpower modes. Estimote Stickers last around one year.

What is a Beacon's range?

The typical range of Bluetooth low-energy radio modules is up to 70 m (230 ft.). Of course, it depends on the location, because radio signals could be absorbed or diffracted.

What is the difference between Beacons and Stickers?

Beacons have a bigger battery and were designed for venues like retail stores, museums or airports. Stickers can turn things into "nearables" - smart objects fully detectable by your mobile device.

Can beacons be placed outdoors?

The case made of soft silicone is waterproofed. You can install them outdoors but please note that Bluetooth radio signals are heavily absorbed by water, so rain will reduce the beacon's signal strength. Also consider that operating beacons in temperatures over 60°C (140°F) or below -10°C (14°F) can reduce battery life.

Do they come with additional sensors?

Estimote Beacons and Stickers are both equipped with accelerometers and temperature sensors, making it possible to measure both motion and the surrounding environment.

SDK & Software

What kind of apps can be developed with Estimote beacons?

The possibilities are endless! Beacons can be used to develop apps that feature contactless payments, proximity marketing, automated check-ins, educational information in exhibits, and more. Stickers placed on objects allow these objects to communicate contextual information, opening a new world of possibilities around apps for everyday objects such as your fridge, bed, bicycle, or even your dog.

Which mobile devices are compatible?

Technically, all Bluetooth Smart-enabled devices can pick up Bluetooth Low Energy signals. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group maintains a list of devices that support Bluetooth Low Energy. These include Apple devices from iPhone 4S onwards and Android devices like: Samsung Galaxy S devices, Google Nexus, Google Glass and many more.

Do I need an app in order to interact with Estimote beacons?

Yes! Our Beacons and Stickers just send the Bluetooth signal, it’s your custom built app that will trigger the action on a user's screen, based on proximity to a particular beacon. Without an app, no magic will happen.. Download the Estimote App from the App Store to try out some of the possibilities.

How can I start playing with them?

Check out our Developer Docs, created specially to help you start with this new technology.

Ordering & Shipping

When will I get my order?

We're shipping beacons on a daily basis and you can typically expect them within a week of placing the order. After the purchase is made, you will receive a confirmation email with tracking information.

Is it possible to order a larger quantity?

Yes! Please contact us directly and we’ll be happy to offer a volume discount.

This is awesome! Where can I buy them?

For now you can buy our beacons directly through our website. We ship worldwide, we can even deliver them to Antarctica!

What is your return policy?

Your satisfaction is very important for us. If you’re not happy with your products, you can return them within 30 days - see our terms of sale.

Haven't found what you were looking for?

You can always contact us directly. We reply to every e-mail in approximately 1 hour globally.

contact@estimote.com

What do I do once I have beacons?

Congratulations! You finally got your Estimote Dev Kit - what can you do next? Here are some good places to get started and learn more about creating the best experiences for your customers.

  1. Get our Estimote Apps

    Use our apps and learn everything there is to learn about your Estimote Beacons! From the very basics of detecting proximity, to gathering data from sensors, to securing your beacon network, to inspiring use cases.

    Avaliable on the App Store Avaliable on Google Play
  2. Create your first app with templates

    Check out the Apps section of Estimote Cloud to see App Templates, where you can download a working code sample in just a few clicks. The templates have the Estimote SDK integrated, as well as your beacons’ UUIDs and API tokens for accessing Estimote Cloud API.

    Create app using template
  3. Create app using our SDK

    See other examples and the full Estimote Beacons SDK on our GitHub pages. All Estimote Beacons are supported by our iOS and Android SDKs.

    Go to Estimote's GitHub

Join over 75,000 developers!

We have the largest beacon community in the world, with over 75,000 developers across the globe creating location-based apps.

Can Estimote be used at scale?

If you’re ready to deploy beacon technology at scale, we can help. Our hardware is production ready, certified (FCC, CE & IC, as well as Apple’s iBeacon™ program), compatible with Eddystone™ format and already deployed in dozens of countries. We ship bulk orders daily and our Beacons and SDK are trusted by everyone from startups to Fortune 500 companies.

We offer enterprise-grade tools and services via Estimote Cloud. These include field-tested API’s for analytics and fleet management, as well as the most sophisticated power optimization and security software on the market.

Estimote Beacons in shielded installation bag

Our offices in New York, San Francisco and Krakow actively support a global developer community of 75,000 and counting.

Why should I work with you?

With a team of 45 and growing (join us!), we have deep expertise in hardware, software, data science and more, born out of hundreds of thousands of hours of development experience. We can be a true partner at every step of your iBeacon™ deployment, from initial testing to full-scale rollout.

Backed by leading US investors, Estimote was founded in March 2012 with the goal of changing how consumers interact daily with the world around them.

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We have dedicated business teams in the US and Europe. Our R&D and manufacturing is based in Central Europe where we meet demanding standards for privacy and security.

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