How long is the battery life of MTags?

The battery can last up to 5 years.

What is the difference between dual-mode module and single-mode module.

 Dual-mode module


 Single-mode module
 Mode  BLE module + classic(Audio)  BLE
 Application  Smart Phone/Pad/ Laptop  Highly integrated, low data quantity, BLE device, Fast connection
 Icon  “Bluetooth smart ready”–Smart device with Bluetooth 4.0/4.2/5.0 dual-mode ready  “Bluetooth Smart”– Smart device with Bluetooth 4.0/4.2/5.0 single-mode


Currently, the single-mode module can be provided by Minew, if you want to know more info, pls click: beacon.minew.com.

What is bluetooth module?

Bluetooth module is a PCBA board with integrated Bluetooth functions
The essential component in the Bluetooth module:
Sensors or MCU: they can collect the raw data which need to transmit to the Bluetooth module.
Processor: The processor can process the data.  Normally in sensor or MCU, However, the processor may be included in the chipset.
Clock/crystal oscillator: they can control to the operation of the system synchronized
radio transmitter or receiver (2.4 GHz) to transmit/receive Bluetooth signal, and normally, they will be located in the chipset.
antenna to receive or transmit radio signal over the air

Memory Flash/RAM to store the data

Also, the software/firmware will define the module on how to work.

Hardware with firmware can simply build a Bluetooth module.

Minew, your reliable Bluetooth module supplier.

Can you provide the customization OEM service?

Yes, we have own R&D team to provide the OEM and ODM customization services to customers. More than 40 experienced engineers are good at schematic design, PCB layout, firmware and software development, mechanical industry ID design and cloud platform development.

Can I print my logo on Minew beacons?

Yes, Minew would like to print client’s logo on beacons.

What is the physics behind a Bluetooth beacon? What is a beacon like on the inside?

Beacon is a tiny device with a massive impact on advertising. A beacon is designed with three major components – a small ARM computer, a Bluetooth Smart connectivity module and batteries for powering the entire circuit. The CPU of the ARM computer has an antenna attached to it, which broadcasts electromagnetic waves with specific length and frequency.


How does a Bluetooth beacon work?

To understand how beacons work let’s take an example of a coffee shop with beacon deployment.

Lets assume, beacons are deployed at the entrance of a coffee shop

These beacons transmit signals in its range. The range of beacons vary from 20m to 300m.

Smartphones in the range of beacons is itself indicating that the smartphones are nearby.

The smartphone then sends the ID number attached to the signal to the cloud server

The server responds with the action linked to the beacon ID. It could be a notification introducing a new appetizer in the cafe, combo deals, video of coffee making or a feedback form!

These notifications drive customers to a webpage, a form, a phone number or whatever you plan to do.

Deploy beacons => smartphone detects BLE signal => ID number sent to cloud server => Server responds accordingly => Assigned notification displayed => Beacon notification drivers sales

What is a BLE beacon?

It is important to understand the difference between classic Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy to appreciate BLE beacons. Classic Bluetooth consumes high power and transmits to long ranges, which is suited for Bluetooth headsets and speakers.

However, Bluetooth Low Energy transmits less data over a smaller range, hence consuming much less power. BLE beacons transfers small amounts of data at regular intervals of time.

What is a beacon?

A beacon is a small Bluetooth radio transmitter, powered by batteries. Beacons are similar to a lighthouse in functionality. These small hardware devices incessantly transmit Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) signals. The Bluetooth enabled smartphones are capable of scanning and displaying these signals.

Beacons could be deployed on store-fronts, real estate properties, amusement parks, events and other public venues to broadcast contextually-relevant advertisements and notifications.

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