As we reviewed our recent meetings, we realized that there are certain questions most people end up asking about RECO Beacon. With that in mind, we have put together a list of frequently asked questions.
1. Does RECO Beacon use Bluetooth?
RECO Beacon is a one-way signal-sending device that sends out a Bluetooth signal at preset intervals. This signal is noticed by applications making use of the RECO Beacon SDK.
Connecting a given location and a smartphone app, RECO Beacon offers diverse user scenarios including sending coupons to only those who are visiting certain locations and indoor navigation using multiple RECO Beacons.
Keep in mind that the device’s Bluetooth needs to be enabled in order for the device to get RECO Beacon’s Bluetooth signal.
2. Is an app with the RECO Beacon SDK required to make use of RECO Beacon?
It is possible to offer a lot of services such as marketing, advertisement, content delivery, and indoor navigation using RECO Beacon. These services recognize the Bluetooth signal from the RECO Beacon by utilizing the RECO Beacon SDK. If the device doesn’t have a smartphone app utilizing the RECO Beacon SDK, it cannot recognize the signal. The RECO Beacon SDK supports both Android and iOS.
3. Does RECO Beacon have on/off switch?
RECO Beacon doesn’t have an on/off switch–it is always on. With a battery life rated for approximately 1-2 years of continuous use, depending on transmit power, you don’t need to worry about turning it off. When you order RECO Beacons, they are already on from the time we ship them.
4. Does RECO Beacon collect data from devices?
RECO Beacon is a one-way signal-sending device, so it doesn’t collect nor store any data from devices. Even when a device is connected to the RECO Beacon using our Configuration Utility App, it doesn’t collect any data. If you want to collect data, you must program your app to do so.
5. Is there a limit to how many devices can receive a single RECO Beacon signal?
No, there is no limit. RECO Beacon can have a range from 3 meters to 70 meters. All devices within this range can receive the signal from a single RECO Beacon.
6. Do RECO Beacons communicate with each other?
No, RECO Beacon is a one-way signal-sending device. The signal is recognized by applications on other devices which utilize the RECO Beacon SDK. To communicate with beacons you have installed you should set up a RECO Manager within range of the designated beacons.We have created this device specifically to allow you to communicate with multiple beacons simultaneously in order to change their settings or whatever else you want to do.