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Estimote LTE Beacon
It’s a small, wireless beacon that can compute both its precise indoor and outdoor position. It can talk directly to the cloud and last multiple years on a battery.
Estimote LTE Beacons are designed primarily to seamlessly locate assets and vehicles when they move between indoor and outdoor environments. Their secure firmware/cloud software is crafted to provide true “proof of location” and “proof of delivery.”
These beacons are going to be a game changer in so many industries… I’d love to be a part of one! What are they?
PROCESSOR AND MEMORY
It has a low-power 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4 CPU with floating point unit (FPU) running at 64 MHz. There is 1MB flash with cache onboard and 256KB RAM supporting over-the-air (OTA) firmware updates. There is an additional ARM CryptoCell co-processor with a full AES 128-bit suite as well as a true random number generator for full entropy and asymmetric/symmetric hashing cryptographic services.
We have integrated one of the newest 2.4 GHz radios. It fully supports the latest Bluetooth 5.0 standard including mesh networking, long range, and high data throughput. The radio could also support 802.15.4-based protocols such as Thread and ANT. There is an additional amplifier (+20 dB) for extended range of packet advertising (200m).
The device has a low-power satellite signal receiver supporting American GPS, European Galileo, Russian GLONASS, Chinese BeiDou, and Japanese QZSS. It uses multi-constellation algorithms for fast and accurate fixes using all visible satellites.
Cloud connectivity is possible using a low-power LTE IoT modem equipped with an ARM Cortex A7 (1.3 GHz) and supporting 5G-ready protocols such as LTE Cat-M1 and Cat-NB1. The peak data upload speed to the cloud is 375 KBps for LTE-M and 60 KBps for NB-IoT. The modem supports eDRX and PSM sleep cycles to reduce power consumption while enabling cloud-invoked communication with the device. Modem and GSM antenna supports 15 bands (B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B8/B12/B13/B18/B19/B20/B26/B28/B39) that cover virtually the entire world.
- Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery lasting 2 years on default settings
- USB-C compatible with USB 2.0 for fast charging
- NFC-A programmable tag supporting NFC Type 2 and Type 4
- 3-axis accelerometer
- Programmable push button for specific use-cases such as alerts
- Programmable RGB LEDs
- Temperature sensor
- Integrated ultra-strong adhesive layer
- Mounting hole for industrial deployments
- Durable, non-toxic silicone enclosure
Think I may procure with this Pricing!
Estimote LTE Beacons are ready to be ordered and we will start shipping the first batches before the end of September. We will ship on a first-come, first-served basis.
We will ship them in Developer Kits. Each box will include two devices and the total cost will be $129 + shipping. We can ship anywhere in the world.
Since the LTE Beacons talk to the LTE networks of our telecommunication partners and also use our cloud services, there will be an additional subscription fee. For the beacons in the dev kit, it will be $2 per device per month, and the first 3 months are free. The devices can be still used and programmed without an active subscription, but the cloud connectivity won’t be possible.
You can order the devices and SDK here https://order.estimote.com/buy/lte-devkit