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FAQs

About Beacon Technology

Is Onyx Beacon also an iBeacon™?

Yes, our Onyx Beacons are fully compatible, compliant and certified with Apples iBeacon requirements and specifications.

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Do Onyx Beacons have certifications like FCC, CE, RoHS?

Onyx Beacons are also compliant with these standards FCC, CE, RoHS, REACH and IP65. Certification details (certificates) can be found for our different beacon hardware in the below table.
FCC RoHS CE TELEC (Japan) IP65
Beacon One (Model: S1501)
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Enterprise Beacon (Model: E2501)
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Which smartphones and tablets can interact with the Onyx Beacons?

All Bluetooth 4.0 devices should pick up the signals from the Onyx Beacons. The most popular ones are: iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, iPhone 5S, Samsung Galaxy 3, HTC One, Blackberry Z10. You can see a list of devices supported as well as more info on the Bluetooth low energy standard on the Wikipedia page.

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What’s the minimum version of the Android OS?

Your Android device should have at least Android 4.3 installed and should support Bluetooth 4.0

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Can I integrate beacon code into my own existing app?

Yes, you can! We provide SDKs for both iOS and Android, that can be easily integrated into existing mobile apps.

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Do you also provide an iBeacon compatible app for the end users?

Our core business does not include developing apps as well. We only provide demo apps, which will help you in showcasing the functionality of the solution or to get to know the technology better. For specific use-cases, you will need to create your own app and integrate the SDK we provide, available both for iOS and Android.

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Do you provide white label for the Beacons, Content Management System, Management App and SDK?

We do provide white label solution for the Beacons, as well as for the CMS, which means neither the Onyx Beacon logo, nor the name or e-mail addresses will not appear anywhere.

On the other hand, we do not offer white labeling for the Management Application and SDK.

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How often do people turn on their Bluetooth in order for them to receive information from the beacons?

That depends on the way you advertise the fact that you offer your visitors the possibility of receiving relevant content now, more and more people find out about the iBeacon technology.

Soon, people around the world will be aware of the fact that there is relevant information that can be received by only turning their Bluetooth:
1. The Bluetooth low energy (BLE) does not affect the batterylife of the smartphone.
2. Once the Bluetooth was already turned on and interacted with the beacon, the advertiser will be able to send push notifications to remind the visitor to turn the Bluetooth on.

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