Menu
Trending: Holiday Gifts | CES 2015 | Super Bowl 2015 Ads More Topics: Apple | Cars | TV Shows | Politics
Dozens More Companies Sign Up for Apple Pay

Dozens More Companies Sign Up for Apple Pay

CES 2015: What to Expect from Sony

CES 2015: What to Expect from Sony

The Best 2014 Super Bowl Ads

The Best 2014 Super Bowl Ads

CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Qualcomm Gimbal Proximity Beacons Available at Lower Cost Than Apple iBeacons

Dec 10 2013, 3:10am CST | by , in News | Technology News

Qualcomm Gimbal Proximity Beacons Available at Lower Cost Than Apple iBeacons
Image Credit: Qualcomm
 
 

Qualcomm has launched its Gimbal proximity beacons which are now commercially available for retailers in two models at lower cost than Apple's iBeacons. The Series 10 beacons are available for as low as $5 each and Series 20 beacons are available for as low as $10 each.

Qualcomm presented its Gimbal proximity beacons to the world. They happen to work equally well in an indoor environment as they do in an outdoor one. The Gimbal platform is useful for micro-location purposes. Customers’ mobiles are tracked and locale, time, activity and preferences are noted down by the device. It also pinpoints the needs of the clientele and does away with the unnecessary stuff. The Gimbal's Bluetooth Smart proximity devices give tough competition to Apple's iBeacons. 

The overall Gimbal context aware platform supports both iOS and Android devices. The Gimbal proximity beacons employ low energy Bluetooth Smart. These Bluetooth enabled low energy Gimbal proximity beacons now support only iOS devices. But Qualcomm has planned to launch Android supporting Gimbal proximity beacons too in the future. Arriving in two models, the Series 20 and the Series 10, the proximity beacons are handled by Gimbal Manager. As for the battery life, it is long indeed. The Series 10 have a year long battery life. And the Series 20 have one extending to three years. 

President of Qualcomm Retail Solutions, Rocco Fabiano said, “With the availability of Gimbal proximity beacons, we are empowering brands to take mobile engagement with their customers to a whole new level through micro-location. Gimbal – with its proximity beacons that use low-energy Bluetooth Smart – is the complete package. Given the affordable pricing of the beacons, retailers and venue operators can install a network for customer engagement that is both more accurate and less expensive than other location-based systems.”

The tracking of iOS and Android shoppers is an addition to the luxuries of retail therapy. Basically it is a form of short distance surveillance. There are no issues of privacy invasion here. Qualcomm and Gimbal are to be congratulated on this new invention that builds on older versions. 

The Series 10 costs about $5 while the Series 20 costs as low as $10, depending upon the volume of beacons. However, for the shoppers who like to snatch whatever captures their fancy this is a priceless tool of the trade. It will help them immensely in their shelf exploring activities. 

You Might Also Like

Read the Latest

The Funniest Commercials of the Year 2014 Airs Tonight on Spike TV

The Funniest Commercials of the Year 2014 Airs Tonight on Spike TV The Funniest Commercials of the Year 2014 show will be hosted for the first time by Gabriel Iglesias.

2 hours ago

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is $39.99

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is $39.99 Today Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is on sale for $39.99 for Xbox One, Sony PS4, Sony PS3 and Xbox 360.

3 hours ago

CES 2015 News
Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas The decision was made after multiple theaters refused to screen the movie. Sony Studios has expressed its dismay over...

3 hours ago

Charlie Sheen to Reprise his role from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on the Goldbergs

Charlie Sheen to reprise role from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on the Goldbergs His role in the movie was a side character in the movie and made out with Jennifer Grey. He will be playing the same...

4 hours ago

Jay eye NTT to debut JINS MEME Sensing Eyewear at CES 2105

Jay eye NTT to debut JINS MEME Sensing Eyewear at CES 2105 It seems that no one can stay behind at the CES 2015 and now it is Jay eye NTT coming up with a new wearable device...

4 hours ago

AMC Theaters and MoviePass collaborate to deliver New Subscription Service

AMC Theaters and MoviePass collaborate to deliver New Subscription Movie Service AMC Theaters and MoviePass have collaborated to deliver a new subscription service for the common people.

4 hours ago

CES 2015: SecuGen to display its New U20 & SDA04PX Fingerprint Sensors

CES 2015: SecuGen to display its New U20 & SDA04PX Fingerprint Sensors The U20 and SDA04PX are OEM Fingerprint Sensors which are going to be introduced by SecuGen at the CES 2015 just like...

4 hours ago

Carnival Super Bowl 2015 Ad

Carnival Super Bowl 2015 Ad Carnival Super Bowl 2015 Ad is coming. The cruise line is a newcomer to Super Bowl ads.

4 hours ago

The Golic Holiday Card displays Mike Golic's Kim Kardashian Spoof Photo

The Golic Holiday Card displays Mike Golic's Kim Kardashian Spoof Photo Mike Golic did an elaborated spoof of Kim Kardashian's Paper Magazine cover last month. Now the Golic Family wears...

5 hours ago

CES 2015: TRX Systems to display NEON 3D Indoor Location and Navigation Mapping

CES 2015: TRX Systems to display NEON 3D Indoor Location and Navigation Mapping TRX is also going to include Crowdsourced Navigation Mapping at the CES 2015. The TRX NEON FeatureSLAM will enable...

5 hours ago

Hardent bringing top notch tech to CES 2015

Hardent bringing top notch tech to CES 2015 New IP’s to be first of its kind

5 hours ago

Digital Signage China coming to CES 2015

Digital Signage China coming to CES 2015 Wholesaler coming to Vegas

5 hours ago

CES 2015 will have a Virtual Rehabilitation Exhibit by CSNE

CES 2015 will have a Virtual Rehabilitation Exhibit by CSNE At CES 2015, Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) is going to unveil their new virtual rehabilitation...

6 hours ago

Super Bowl 2015 Teams are New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers predicts Bing

Super Bowl 2015 Teams are New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers predicts Bing Microsoft's Bing uses search data to predict the future. One of their predictions for 2015 is the Super Bowl. Bing...

6 hours ago

CES 2015: Sony to launch Single-Lens OLED Display to compete Google Glass

CES 2015: Sony to launch Single-Lens OLED Display to compete Google Glass Sony's eyewear comes with OLED Technology that will enable it with superior image quality. Plus the eyewear when...

6 hours ago

Toyota Tacoma 2016 To Debut In Next Year’s Detroit Auto Show

Toyota Tacoma 2016 To Debut In Next Year’s Detroit Auto Show Toyota has released a photo of the Tacoma's front corner, showing off its new body framework, front lights and the...

7 hours ago

Karlie Kloss Instagram Pics shine with Resplendence

Karlie Kloss Instagram Pics shine with Resplendence The Instagram pics of Karlie Kloss shine with resplendence.

7 hours ago

LG to show off webOS 2.0 smart TV at CES 2015

CES 2015: LG to show off webOS 2.0 smart TV at CES 2015 LG is set to show off an upgraded smart TV at CES 2015, powered by a new version of webOS that offers an "...

7 hours ago

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks Budweiser was caught filming a Super Bowl commercial in Guadalupe, California. The video footage leaks the Budweiser...

8 hours ago

World Leading BitCoin Companies are going to showcase their Bitcoin Systems at CES 2015

World Leading BitCoin Companies are going to showcase their Bitcoin Systems at CES 2015 The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 is going to showcase the digital currency called Bitcoins.

8 hours ago

Tim Cook announces $20 Million Donation to Global Fund

Tim Cook announces $20 Million Donation to Global Fund Tim Cook sent out the annual Apple Holiday email to employees revealing the amount raised to fight AIDS last quarter.

9 hours ago

Candice Swanepoel Instagram shows her in Peak Form

Candice Swanepoel Instagram shows her in Peak Form A series of photos of Candice Swanepoel on Instagram show her in peak form.

9 hours ago

Nicki Minaj Instagram Hottest Photos

Nicki Minaj Instagram Hottest Photos Nicki Minaj is not only a music charts dominator, she also rules social media. We picked the hottest Nicki Minaj...

9 hours ago

Bo Pelini Insults Nebraska AD in Profanity-Laced Meeting

Bo Pelini Insults Nebraska AD in Profanity-Laced Meeting New Youngstown State Penguins head football coach Bo Pelini insulted University of Nebraska athletics director Shawn...

14 hours ago

Chicago Bears To Start Jimmy Clausen Over Jay Cutler Vs. Detroit Lions in Week 1

Chicago Bears To Start Jimmy Clausen Over Jay Cutler Vs. Detroit Lions in Week 16 The Chicago Bears have decided to bench quarterback Jay Cutler in favor of backup Jimmy Clausen for the Week 16 matchup...

15 hours ago

New York Jets Fans Return With 'Fire John Idzik' Banner

New York Jets Fans Return With 'Fire John Idzik' Banner A New York Jets fan group rented a plane which hovered above the team's practice field on Wednesday. The plane...

16 hours ago

CES 2015 to feature top 10 tech authors

CES 2015 to feature top 10 tech authors Author interviews and book signings included as part of second annual Gary’s Book Club at 2015 CES

1 day ago, 10:12am CST

Dozens More Companies Sign Up for Apple Pay

Dozens More Companies Sign Up for Apple Pay The list of companies working with Apple Pay continues to grow

1 day ago, 9:40am CST

The Hottest Cheerleader Photos of 2014

The Hottest Cheerleader Photos of 2014 We have released a new Cheerleader Photo Gallery filled with the hottest Cheerleader photos of 2014.

1 day ago, 8:49am CST

Behati Prinsloo Instagram Pics are Hot

Behati Prinsloo Instagram Pics are Hot The Annual Victoria’s Secret Show featured Behati Prinsloo as one of the 8 Angels giving her ample hot photos to update...

1 day ago, 8:36am CST

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus