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Gimbal Beacons


Look what arrived today: #Gimbal #Beacons. It’s a good to have a choice to Apple’s #iBeacon!

Gimbal Beacons

Industry 4.0 goes iBeacon


This week we’re busy in Industry 4.0 and iBeacon. Starting with the fair Wire and Tube Dusseldorf, where we introduced a brand new sales app for our customer WAFIOS AG. Followed up by our presentation on the Heidelberger Innovations Forum (HDI) 2014.

Starting with the Wire and Tube: We equipped more over 70 sales people of WAFIOS AG with iPads Air and our brand new WAFIOS App. The App contains a large storage of technical documents, movies and pictures - all about wire and bender machines showed on the trade show.
iBeacon industrial usecase
On top we tagged the WAFIOS machines with iBeacons. The location based service of the app, allows to pick up easily documents and media of the wireless identified machine nearby.

WAFIOS APP used on sales presentation

Great to the see all the sales guys using the pads and the app for their presentation.

On Wednesday we’re invited by bwcon to the Heidelberger Innovation Forum. We’re going to present our framework for industrial indoor location based services with ibeacon.
Heidelberger Innovationsforum

iBeacon Event Log


One important point on iBeacon is the log of user action. We can track, if a device enters a beacon area and what kind of user interaction is triggered on a certain device for a beacon.

It’s a mixed blessing. On one side, we don’t want to track people and their behavior without permission, on the other side many fancy iBeacon application will require the fetch of data and processing them. I am not sure if there is a perfect solution between privacy and possibilities.

On the screen below you see a snapshot of our server side iBeacon log. Each event on a mobile device is logged by the server side control center. That’s necessary if you want to trigger an iBeacon event to another application. E.g. entering an Beacon Area will turn on the light in a room. But that kind of log can be also used, to track and trace people using the beacon app.

ibeacon log - track and trace
Screenshot of the Server Log: time of the event, type, the beacon major/minor and the device id of the user.
Thank to Paul and Feliks from the developer team for the the log example.

News beacons arrived


Nice. Today our new beacon transmitters arrvived.

We’ve got two different types of BLE transmitters. Both are compatible for iBeacon and can be flashed over the air.

iBeacon Transmitter

- Low power beacons for ranges up to 30m
- High power beacons for more than 70m

iBeacon at the Dancingclub


Starting tonight we’re testing Apple’s iBeacon in a Dancingclub.

We placed a couple of transmitters today in the club. While the guests  have a lot of fun on the dance floor we are looking to our devices watching the ibeacon signals transmitted. Nerds!

Each of the beacons is operating very well and we could track the signals from various locations inside the club.

ibeacon in the danceclub

ibeacon in the danceclub

21. März bwcon Dialog bei digital worx


Das Internet der Dinge – ibeacon Lab

bwcon Dialog: Das Internet der Dinge – ibeacon Lab

Datum und Uhrzeit:
Freitag, 21. März 2014, ab 17:00 Uhr

echolot digital worx GmbH | Schulze-Delitzsch-Straße 16 | 70565 Stuttgart

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Das “Internet der Dinge” verändert die Schnittstelle zwischen Mensch und Maschinen rasant. Mit Smartphones und Wearable Devices werden wir Teil einer stetig präsenter digitaler Informationen und Interaktionen. bwcon und echolot digital worx laden Sie zu einer Reise in die Welt des “Internet der Dinge”. Gäste erwartet ein spannendes Vortragsprogramm und die Gelegenheit neue Interaktionsmöglichkeiten im iBeacon Lab der Agentur live zu testen.


17.00 Uhr Open Doors und Begrüßung durch bwcon / echolot digital worx

17:30 Uhr Die Geschichte der User-Interfaces
Enno Coners, Verleger Retro Magazin, Retro Präsident

18.15 Uhr Eine vernetzte Welt ohne Displays;
Kay-Uwe Clemens, Corporate Innovation Manager, Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH

19:00 Uhr iBeacon– Indoor locaton based services;
Mirko Ross, Geschäftsführer, echolot digital worx GmbH

ab 20:00 Uhr Get together bei Club-Mate und Snacks

Informationen zur Veranstaltung:
Die Teilnahme an der Veranstaltung ist kostenfrei.

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Baden-Württemberg: Connected e.V. (bwcon) in Zusammenarbeit mit echolot digital worx GmbH

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ID World Abu Dhabi 24.-25.02


digital worx präsentiert iBeacon Plattform

Anlässlich der internationalen Konferenz ID World präsentiert Mirko Ross Anwendungsbeispiele zu Apples Bluetooth-Standard iBeacon.


Die ID World zählt zur weltweit führenden Konferenz rund um die Themen ID Management und Near Field Communications (NFC).

Mehr zur ID World online unter:

ID WORLD Abu Dhabi

Beacons arrived


Ho, ho. ho! Let’s have a look what Santa Claus has delivered:


Plenty of fresh raw beacons. Look how small they are! Amazing! Each of them fulfills Apple’s iBeacon standard and can be accessed over the air for individual programming. The BLE signal operating distance is about 30m.