Just after Chinese spring festival, SENSORO announced that it had become the only official partner with Google Eddystone in the Asian-Pacific Region. The company already succeeded in sending URL notifications to Google Chrome, and made Eddystone accessible to smart phones using Android or IOS.
SENSORO is already a part of Google’s ‘The Physical Web’ program.By combining beacon and URL in the realm of Internet of Things, SENSORO and Google make their technology applicable to more contexts, which is going to generate a whole new market niche worth billions.
Opening doors to Internet of Things from a Web perspective
After Apple brought iBeacon on line in 2013, Near Field Communication(NFC) based on BLE(Bluetooth Low Energy) had become the mainstream in Internet of Things. In 2015, Google came up with Eddystone, similar to iBeacon, which pushed the positioning and app market of BLE to the next level.
Google’s ambition is to solve the connection issue with a Web perspective fully utilizing its advantage as the most widely used web browser app.
Eddystone’s main purpose is to help developers use Beacon and provide the location-based info transmission for smart phones. The main functions of Eddystone can be boiled down to the following points: One is telling the smart devices where they are and what is in the surroundings; The other is connecting real location using online data.
Unlike iBeacon, which has to acquire information through apps, Eddystone can add URL to the signal, which means users can access websites directly once approaching a particular context and freely shifting between triggering notifications and triggering URL.
When it comes to near-field distance positioning and navigation, Eddystone and iBeacon share some similarities but not entirely the same. Image all the different kinds of apps you have to download in order to use iBeacon. Things become much simpler when you are relying on Eddystone. As long as your phone has Google Chrome installed, notifications can be sent to your cellphone so long as you come near the context.
SENSORO is the world leading smart sensor web operator, whose customers are well all over 51 countries and regions. In the realm of Bluetooth beacon, SENSORO has already become one of the top three leading corporations worldwide, whose sensors can support both iBeacon and Eddystone. More than 30,000 traditional retailing stores are covered by its products. Google chose SENSORO as its only partner in Asia-Pacific Region for its advanced sensor tech and its extensive international experience in the field of Internet of Things.
There are many contexts where Eddystone can send notifications. Here are some examples: Customers do not have to inquire the waiter about when they will be served as long as they tap on the notification sent through Chrome. When it is your turn to get served, a notification will be pushed to your phone instantly.
BLE positioning and app market becoming mature
Eddystone has two new API: Nearby API and Proximity Beacon API, helping developers focus on the data transmission within the range of chosen Beacon. Nearby API compatible with Android and IOS allows apps to find nearby SENSORO Bluetooth sensors and distinguish the particular context such as nearby bus stations and the store you just walked by. Proximity Beacon API can connect to real location and store relative data on the cloud. Google intends to integrate Places API and Proximity Beacon API gradually.
In addition, it can encrypt and mix the information to make each device unique and not replicable. Furthermore, it means safer information environment for the business operators and leaving no room for loopholes.
Compared to iBeacon, Eddystone can provide more flexible contexts. In shaping the world of Internet of Things, SENSORO and Google are working together to blaze new trails. Coming this spring, SENSORO has more to offer to this exciting field.