• RedBear Beacon B1 (iBeacon)

Based on users' feedback over the past few months. We have produced a Bluetooth LE Beacon specially engineered for Location Based Services (LBS). RedBear Beacon is a dedicated beacon device and does not support BLE Mini or third party firmware; its firmware will not be open sourced and has proprietary iBeacon and LBS features.

Refer to MiniBeacon (iBeacon for BLE Mini) for open source alternative.

Features

  • Compatible with iBeacon™
  • Support Android 4.3 or later
  • Configurable to suit your Apps

Our Differences

  • Bluetooth SIG Qualified
  • No Overhype
  • Over-the-Air Firmware Upgradable

Bluetooth SIG End Product Listing (EPL)

From Official Bluetooth SIG Member Website
"Consumers can verify that the manufacturers have fully met the requirements of qualification and be better assured of interoperability with other Bluetooth enabled products. If shipping your product, having your product listed on the EPL will indicate to customs officials that the product is genuine and meets both the requirements of qualification and trademark licensing, preventing the product from being destroyed by customs." (view source)

RedBear Beacon B1 End Product Listing

Up to 50 meters range and 4500 hours of battery life

You may have read other vendors could achieve longer range and better battery life, we urge to verify their claims.

  • Longer range means more power consumption
  • A typical beacon will consume 0.2mA current on average; it will have around 1.5 months 24x7 operational life if it is powered by a CR2032 coin cell battery
  • Our RedBear Beacon B1 runs on two triple-A batteries, which has 5 times the battery life of a single CR2032 battery

Bluetooth LE Beacon - Evolving Technology

We will provide firmware upgrade when new specification/standard is released.  You will be able to upgrade the firmware in your RedBear Beacons over-the-air via Bluetooth LE.

Apple and iBeacon are trademarks of Apple Inc.

New Firmware

We have a new release with two important features
1. Password Protection - user must enter the correct password before any changes could be made.
2. Battery Level Broadcasting - reading is available within the broadcasting data and user can turn off this feature.


Existing B1 users could upgrade their beacons to new firmware via Bluetooth LE using our BeaconTool App for iOS; we have submitted the App for approval.

Beacon Configuration App

We provide a sample App below to customize your B1. (It works with our new firmware too!)
BeaconConfig v1.0.1
Download File

 
The information below is for existing firmware, details about the new firmware will be available soon.


RedBear Beacon Model B1

Our RedBear Beacon B1 can operates under two modes, broadcasting mode or maintenance mode.

B1 will enter broadcasting mode at startup, by default the green LED is ON. It will broadcast Beacon signal periodically. 

You can switch B1 to maintenance mode by pressing the button on the front, the LED will turn to Red. 
 

Quick Customization Guide

B1 Quick Start Guide
Download File

RedBear Beacon B1 (iBeacon)

  • Brand: Red Bear Lab
  • Product Code: REDBEAR-BEACON-B1
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