Fort Lauderdale, June 14, 2016 – Bluvision (www.bluvision.com), the leaders in sensor beacons and Real-Time Location System [RTLS] solutions using Bluetooth Low Energy [BLE] technology, teamed up with Airside Mobile (the provider of an innovative mobile travel app that enables bypassing airport customs line) for one of the first implementations of the recently launched Nearby Notifications feature. Nearby Notifications is a feature for Android that provides contextual app and website experiences related to the things around them.
Bluvision’s sensor beacons were recently deployed near the departure and arrival areas at several international airports including SFO (San Francisco), EWR (Newark), JFK (New York), and SJC (San Jose.) The beacons were configured to broadcast the Eddystone UID signal so when a passenger comes in close proximity to one of the beacons, that passenger receives a Nearby notification on their Android phone to download the Airside Mobile app. The new Nearby experience provides a mechanism for the Eddystone UID broadcast to take a user directly to the Mobile app on the Google Play Store, greatly simplifying the user’s experience by giving them the apps they need in the location where the app may be most useful. The user does not have to search for the app in the Play Store, instead he/she just has to accept the Nearby notification to download the app if they choose to do so. Providers can also direct users to a web URL using the Eddystone URL feature.
“Bluvision is thrilled to be driving the early adoption of the Nearby Notifications feature,” said Jimmy Buchheim, CEO, Bluvision. “We believe that Nearby will help drive app adoption in many environments, and we believe that our long battery life beacons, along with our fleet management capabilities provide the best solution for large enterprise implementations using the Nearby capabilities.”
Bluvision supports Nearby integration with Eddystone UIDs. Eddystone UID allows app creators to use the unique hexadecimal code that is created when an app is published on the Play Store, in the beacon’s Eddystone UID broadcast. Android devices (running 5.0 or later with Google Play Services 9.2+) receive the Eddystone broadcast and offers a direct link to the app. Bluvision beacons running Eddystone UID create simple yet powerful means to allow users to have access to the applications where and when they need them the most.
While this is one of the first instances of Nearby Notifications being used to provide easy app access for a value-added service, Bluvision has been working with Google throughout the Eddystone development process providing hardware, testing tools and BLE expertise. To place an order for Eddystone starter kits, go to https://shop.bluvision.com/. For questions or demo, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bluvision is leading the innovation in the IoT space as market leaders in sensor beacons, pioneers of achieving cloud connectivity without the need for smartphone applications and the first to offer cloud solution that allows remote, worldwide beacon deployment, and RTLS solutions. Bluvision’s simple architecture provides enterprises scalable solutions for tracking the location, health and performance of their assets. For more information, visit www.bluvision.com
Bluvision drives early adoption of Android’s Nearby Notifications feature