GCell launches indoor solar powered iBeacon

GCell has entered into the iBeacon hardware market with its G100 Indoor Solar Beacon, the company said.

The World´s first energy harvesting iBeacon offers a renewable energy supply and a 100-millisecond advertising rate as default.

The G100 Indoor Solar Beacon is an enterprise grade iBeacon aimed at large-scale deployments.

The use of beacons throughout airports, cinemas, hotels, retail stores and sports stadia allow the broadcasting of Bluetooth signals that a smartphone can receive and understand. This makes it possible for brands and venues to communicate with audiences at a precise location at the time of their visit.

Utilising their expertise in energy harvesting GCell plans to overcome one of the major challenges constraining the mass adoption of iBeacon since Apple introduced the technology in June 2013.

The G100 Indoor Solar Beacon uses a renewable energy source to enable broadcasting at the Apple iBeacon standard of 100-milliseconds advertising rate for the life of the product. The higher advertising rate allows application developers to target users and navigate indoors more accurately.

GCell provides design, manufacture and introduction of disruptive technologies for use in portable consumer electronics, wireless sensing and autonomous beaconing devices.