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Types of Power Solutions for Beacons

Generally, the available types of power solutions for beacons in the market are three. First, there are battery-powered beacons, which were actually the first ones in the market. In this category, there are beacons that use coin cell batteries and those that use AA batteries while others use AAA batteries. Secondly, there are electricity-powered beacons, which came after battery powered. The third type of beacons is those that are USB powered.

  1. Battery powered beacons

Beacons that use batteries are the most common and readily available ones in the market. The most popular battery powered beacons use a coin-sized or AA and AAA batteries. Typically, these batteries are not rechargeable and therefore, you will have to replace them when they become ineffective. The most conventional beacons have battery life that ranges from one to two years. In more often than not, battery life is affected by the surroundings. Generally, extreme temperatures often reduce battery life. You should understand that rain and other absorbing mediums around beacons can reduce their signal strength. Examples of battery-powered beacons are BlueCat and Estimote.

  1. USB powered

Many businesses prefer using USB powered beacons. Yes, it’s true that beacons that use batteries are readily available as compared to USB powered ones. However, battery powered beacons are more demanding because apart from keeping track of which beacon is running out of battery especially when you are using a fleet of beacons, you also have to replace the batteries at the right time for each beacon.

So, the easy alternatives for battery-powered beacons are USB-powered beacons. All you need to do is with these beacons is to just plug them in and you are good to go. Some of the USB-powered beacons available in the marklet today are AIRCable USB Dongle and Rad among others.

  1. Ambient electromagnetic wave powered beacons

From the look of things, beacon space is not done with innovating beacon devices. As you know, there are still dozens of issues with beacons. The most common issues is the fact that you still have to check and replace their batteries from time to time, which is actually a daunting task. Ambient electromagnetic wave powered beacons are actually the solution to this problem for now.

Of course, you have many ways to deal with beans battery issues. For instance, you can have a beacon management platform, which detects when a beacon has run out of battery and alert you. However, it would be much easier to work around this if you have a battery-less beacon. These beacons, which are often called ‘Air Beacons’ work by simply extracting power from one particular source of low-current ambient electromagnetic waves. Their size makes them extremely portable and they are currently the most convenient to use.

 

 




I have to say, that I have had a lot of troubles with my neck in the past

  • March 7, 2011
  • Health

I have to say, that I have had a lot of troubles with my neck in the past. Many of these issues, I just assumed that everybody went through. Maybe it’s just how I was raised, but I never thought that anything that I was going through was unique or significant, and I’ve always just learned to work through my pain, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Recently, I started dating someone new. She’s fantastic. One thing she told me, was that a lot of what I was going through was peculiar and particular, and that I shouldn’t sell my own pain or feelings short. Of course, I resisted this perspective at first. But, after thinking it over, I realize that this sort of self-awareness and care to heal my wounds of all kinds and alleviate the constant pain that has been so present in my life is actually something that is worth addressing. So, I’ve started by beginning with the neck issues.




The top 5 app store optimization tools

  • March 5, 2011
  • Tech

The top 5 app store optimization tools

ASO is also known as app store SEO because it works in the same way as SEO works for search engines. It aims at placing an app higher in the search results of the app store so that more people get to see it and hence download it and use it. If you are a developer and want to make your app standout, there is a number of tools that you can use to achieve that. In this article we will highlight some of the most important app store optimization tools:

  1. Gummicube:

This is an intelligence software that has been in the market since 2011. It is designed to understand what users look for in the App Store and in Google Play in order to deliver better results. It provides content optimization and analyzes reviews, ratings and their significance to increase downloads. This app has a monthly flat fee.