iBeacon as a Simple IoT Devices

iBeacon as a Simple IoT Devices

Introduced by Apple on the 2013, Apple iBeacon is working with Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) or Bluetooth version 4. On the day it was launched, iBeacon was supposed to be one of huge leap in Internet of Things. Even there are many IoT Platform is adding feature with beacon in order to ease the management service.

iBeacon can also be used with an application as an indoor positioning system, which helps smartphones determine their approximate location or context. With the help of an iBeacon, a smartphone’s software can approximately find its relative location to an iBeacon in a store. Brick and mortar retail stores use the beacons for mobile commerce, offering customers special deals through mobile marketing, and can enable mobile payments through point of sale systems.

With growing technology, Internet of Things has became one of daily needs. We can find many IoT devices we can use and feel the impact in daily basis such as fitness tracker, thermostat, or smartwatch. Those things were just the beginning. We can see more tech and IoT stuff even in shoes that can tied up themselves.

High demand of Internet of Things Market causes startup and enterprise add Internet of Things solution to their solution. As for example is using beacon as an asset management and visitor tracking. While some companies are using name tag and ID card, beacon can be a simple way to track visitors and it doesn’t even spend lot of cost. The battery last up to 2 years and if it doesn’t need specific reader which is mostly expensive as in RFID.

Pendakian Gunung Butak

Pendakian Gunung Butak
Bagi penggemar pendaki gunung, tiada salahnya mencoba menikmati pemandangan pendakian Gunung Butak. Sebuah Gunung yang merupakan sambungan dari gugusan Pegunungan Putri Tidur di bagian kepala yang punya ketinggian 2868 meter di atas permukaan laut.

Ada empat jalur pendakian untuk menuju ke kepala Gunung Putri Tidur ini. Yaitu jalur pendakian Gunung Butak via Panderman di Batu, jalur Sirah Kencong (Blitar), jalur Princi (Dau), dan jalur Gunung Kawi (Kepanjen). Masing-masing jalur punya pemandangan yang berbeda-beda dan secara subyektif jalur Sirah Kencong dianggap yang paling indah pemandangannya. Tetapi jalur Princi adalah yang paling cepat meski lumayan penuh tanjakan.

Jalur pendakian melalui Princi bisa dilalui dengan cara menuju Gading Kulon, Princi, Dau. Jalur ini sedikit berbeda dengan Panderman atau Sirah Kencong yang menyediakan perizinan untuk berangkat. Tetapi jika Anda kesana menggunakan sepeda motor, anda bisa menitipkannya ke sebuah rumah yang bercat biru yang sehari-hari berjualan tahu campur. Dari sana nantinya perjalanan dilanjutkan dengan jalan kaki di jalanan yang lumayan landai dengan topologi beraspal tipis.

Basic Service in IoT Platform Providers

Basic Service in IoT Platform Providers

Many people developing IoT for living. It is getting popular and people want to use IoT Platform to ease their process in building IoT system. The Internet of Things has been hype for couple of years since it began to be recommended by Kevin Ashton on 1999 and started popular through Auto-ID centre in MIT. At this moment, we can see many people is using Internet of Things. Not only in daily life but it begins a university project for their student.

Basically, Internet of Things platform has similar features and basic needs as any other platform to build IoT devices. Some IoT platform providers basic service of a platform. But the main use of IoT Platform is to ease developer/maker to build solution faster by using a platform (IaaS, PaaS, or BaaS) to get lower cost infrastructure.

IoT Platform has became one of regular tools. Most developers will use IoT Platform to develop their product and solution also help them scale up globally. IoT Platform is simply helping engineers to build their Internet of Things project faster and also manage them regularly. This includes building engagement with their user.

Go Fun Bojonegoro Destinasi Wisata Pilihan Jawa Timur

Go Fun Bojonegoro Destinasi Wisata Pilihan Jawa Timur
Hari pertama pembukaan Go Fun Bojonegoro. Antrean di pintu masuk tampak ramai dipadati pengunjung. Selain rasa penasaran warga Bojonegoro akan wisata terbaru tersebut, waktu pembukaan juga bertepatan dengan hari weekend. Tak ayal jika pengunjung sangat ramai memadati lokasi wisata yang berada di Jalan Veteran Kota Bojonegoro itu.

Dilansir dari akun Instagram resmi Gofun beberapa hari lalu, tempat wisata terbesar di Bojonegoro ini memiliki waktu kunjungan dengan konsep wisata malam. Yaitu dibuka mulai pukul 16:00 WIB hingga pukul 22:00 WIB untuk weekday, dan pukul 16:00 hingga 23:00 WIB untuk weekend.

Untuk harga tiket masuk, pihak Gofun mematok tarif per orang sebesar Rp 20 ribu untuk weekday dan Rp 25 ribu untuk weekend. Sementara untuk menikmati wahana yang ada di dalamnya, pengunjung diharuskan membeli tiket lagi dengan patokan harga Rp 3 ribu sampai Rp 15 ribu per wahana.

Adapun macam wahana yang ditawarkan oleh wisata terbesar di Bojonegoro itu antra lain, rumah bencana, rumah kaca, rumah jagal, dermolen, komedi putar, lempar piring, bumper car, dan masih banyak lagi wahana yang ditawarkan.

Cloud Hosting for Startup

Cloud Hosting for Startup

Mobile App Hosting or Mobile Cloud Computing is exist because these days there are many developers building Mobile Application. With various implementation and high market, cloud hosting becomes solution for developers to build their mobile apps.

One of the benefits of mobile app hosting is that you can utilize the service according to your requirement and pay only for what you use. It is considered as an extension of clustered hosting which is a system in which websites are hosted on multiple servers. It is important for developers to choose cloud hosting providers.

Public cloud model is another example of cloud hosting that is quite relevant for business owners. This refers to the process of hosting websites on virtual servers that draw resources from a common source. This source is also used for other virtual servers that are publicly available. There are certain security measures in public clouds. This ensures the data is absolutely secure and kept private. It also ensures that the data will be sufficient for most of the website installations.

It is important for Mobile Developers to build their apps in easy and fast way to follow the demand. Choosing the right cloud hosting can be the best way to start building the mobile application.

Innovate with Tizen Backend as a Service

Innovate with Tizen Backend as a Service

Tizen is an OS (operating system) based on the Linux kernel and the GNU C Library implementing the Linux API. Tizen OS works on a wide range of devices such as smartphones, smartwatches, Blu-ray players, printers, tablets, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) devices, smart cameras, smart TVs, PCs, and smart home appliances.

The devices that are able to work with Tizen mostly are devices that we can see daily. This makes Tizen is competitive enough following their competitors such as Android and iOS and becomes “eye catch” for developers to build in Tizen Mobile Backend as a Service.

Apparently, Tizen itself has provided access for developers to build application and launch it as soon as possible. Seeing how Tizen grows, there are big chances for developers to build their own apps. Tizen application developers have two options, to develop native applications or web applications. Native applications can be created using programming languages C / C ++ while Tizen web applications is using HTML5 and JavaScript.

Important Features of IoT Platform

Important Features of IoT Platform

With various implementation of Internet of Things, IoT developers are competing to build their own IoT Devices. With a huge market, there are more and more devices launched each year. How developers compete with other developers are by using IoT Platform to make their development process faster.

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It is because IoT Platform provides various features such as:

Real Time Storage Data – Internet of Things technology needs integration with data storage (Cloud Storage), where data storage from sensor or data from other devices need a real time data storage. It is because IoT’s main focus is data streaming.

IoT Protocol Connection – Protocol Internet of Things from every device might be different. This makes developer must do many changes and data conversions.

Data Processing – Internet of Things is focused on faster data processing to make a real time data insight.

Analytic’s – Statistic processing and data management by various data connections and hardwares have to make a result about accurate data analytic.

These basic features in IoT Platform can be useful for developers to connect and manage the device. With the features, developers also able to manage their user and checking the device performance.

Beacon Bluetooth for IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things)

Industrial Internet of Things is simply another variety of IoT implementations. Made for the big one such as industry or company needs and basic needs that’s used in major implementation. It’s basically still Internet of Things but for corporation and manufacturing. Currently, iBeacon Technology is used as one of the implementations.

The intelligent instruments that are connected to the Internet and can think in Industrial Internet of Things will create a revolution in industry. Beacon Bluetooth which was introduced on 2014 by Apply is also one of devices that can be implemented in Industrial Internet of Things too.

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Here are some implementations of Beacon Bluetooth for Industrial Internet of Things:

1. Smart Home

Some homes have installed thermostat which can control lamp or air conditioner. But with IoT it could be so much better. It could detects intruder or at least non family member who’s sneaking to your house. With motion sensors, glass breaks detector, and door/windows detector home owner will be alerted if there’s some intruders activity inside the house.

2. Smart Logistics

Thousands of products such as medicines and food must be sorted and transported at low temperatures. With IoT truck can manage these temperatures itself. By detecting temperatures, any changes will be detected and it can switch the temperatures inside the truck.

3. Smart Lighting

Lighting accounts 19% of global electricity use. For example Europe pays over €10 billion each year to power street lights. With IoT that creates Smart Lighting, it could save more energy used. Intelligent street lighting dims when no activity is detected, but brightens when movement is detected. Saving world’s energy and earth.

iBeacon Bluetooth Low Energy dan Implementasi

Apa itu iBeacon

iBeacon adalah salah satu protokol komunikasi yang dirilis oleh Apple,inc. iBeacon sendiri merupakan teknologi yang memungkinkan penyebaran informasi lewat Bluetooth menuju perangkat-perangkat mobile yang berada di lokasi sekitar. Teknologi ini sangatlah bermanfaat terutama untuk keperluan industri atau enterprise. Biasanya perusahaan forwarding dan trucking menggunakan ibeacon identifikasi, tracking, tagging termasuk microlocation.

Mengenal Teknologi iBeacon Bluetooth Low Energy dan Implementasi, IBeacon menggunakan protokol Bluetooth Low Energy, dimana semua perangkat android 4.3 hingga iOS 7 bisa menangkap data yang di kirim oleh device iBeacon. Mengkipun Apple yang merilis protokol ini, iBeacon juga bisa di gunakan untuk platform Android.

 

Provider Device iBeacon

Di Indonesia tepatnya di kota Surabaya, sebuah startup Eyro Digital Teknologi telah sukses mengembangkan sebuah pemancar Bluetooth mengikuti standar iBeacon sekaligus memaksimalkan potensi iBeacon technology. Pemancar Bluetooth IBeacon yang kemudian diberi nama Cubeacon ini berbentuk kubus kecil yang di dalamnya tersimpan chip Bluetooth 4.0 yang bisa menjangkau perangkat mobile dengan radius 100 meter serta baterai kancing standar dengan estimasi daya tahan hingga 2 tahun. Lalu seperti apakah alat pemancar iBeacon bernama Cubeacon ini?

iBeacon Devices
iBeacon Devices dari Cubeacon

Perusahaan ini termasuk perusahaan produsen ibeacon yang memiliki kualitas terbaik, dan memberikan layanan yang lebih abik dari pada perusahaan dan brand dari China. Cubeacon sendiri memberikan perangkat dengan standart iBeacon dari Apple, selain itu mereka juga menyediakan platfrom Backend as a service, untuk membantu para deveoper dalam melakukan implementasi.

iBeacon card
iBeacon card dari Cubeacon

Selain itu Cubeacon juga sering sekali mengadakan developer meetup dan membantu implementasi di lapangan, dan membantu bisnis proses dan komersialisasi dari pengguna ibeacon yang bekerjasama, hal ini ditandai adanya rekrutmen developer program, dimana indie developer boleh mendaftar sebagai rekanan. Dan tidak tertutup kemungkinan bagi perusahaan besar untuk bergabung.

Implementasi iBeacon Bluetooth Low Energy

Di Indonesia, teknologi iBeacon biasa digunakan untuk kalangan industri. Selain teknologi juga lebih efektif dari pada RFID/NFC devices baik yang RFID Aktif atau pasif. Mungkin bila dalam harga devices, iBeacon (Cubeacon Card + Reader) mungkin terasa lebih mahal, namun bila di kombinasi kan dalam harga development infrastruktur, iBeacon Teknologi mungkin lebih mudah,

Selain itu Reader nya juga bisa menggunkan smartphone biasa, artinya adalah : proses implementasi di lapangan akan jauh lebih fleksibel. Dari apda menggunakan RFID yang mengharus kan menggunakan reader khusus, mungkin RFID Reader juga terdapat pada beberapa smartphone high end, namun iBeacon dengan Bluetooth jauh lebih mudah lagi digunakan untuk berbagai keperluan industri.

ibeacon vs rfid
Perbandingan iBeacon vs RFID

Selain flesibelitas tekonlogi dan infrastruktur, iBeacon juga banyak dilakukan untuk berbagai keperluan untuk menunjang proses produksi.

Perkembangan IoT (Internet of things) juga menjadi salah satu terbentuknya implementasi iBeacon terhadap kebutuhan sarana prasarana, dan konsep Smart City. Bila Anda seorang developer smart city tentunya akan menjadi perhatian penting akan teknologi yang satu ini.

Kajian tentang smart city dan IOT dengan  mengggunakan teknologi iBeacon juga sudah mulai banyak di kaji. Dan banyak sekali lini kebutuhan yang bisa mengguanakn teknologi iBeacon ini. Selain kemudahan nya harga device iBeacon cenderung tidak terlalu mahal

What is iBeacon Technology and How it Works

iBeacon is getting stronger now. With the hype of almost every year there are more innovations involving iBeacon technology and not just in retail but it is currently developing to smart environment such as airport.

iBeacon Technology which was introduced by Apple on 2014 made their debut as a device that will deliver push notification, promos, and discount to the customer in a store. There are startups who build their device with iBeacon and there are also more enterprise that launch their own beacon.

A beacon is working using Bluetooth version 4 or bluetooth low energy. This makes less battery spent when it’s connected to a smartphone. That way a user can be connected as long as they want without having to worry that it will consumes their smartphone battery a lot.

iBeacon is simply working as a transmitter. The reader can be a smartphone or developer can build a reader for their device. The management of iBeacon can be done in a backend platform. Most iBeacon startups provides the backend to set up along with the device.

This makes developers can build their device easily since backend also provide them with SDK or Software Developer Kit. The SDK is the core to implement iBeacon technology to any apps.

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Developer now building more solution using iBeacon. Especially in Industrial Internet of Things. iBeacon itself is able to work in tracking and logistic. This makes industry can have use of it with its accuracy and micro location implementation.

Currently, the industry has been using RFID as their asset management. While RFID price itself is expensive in terms of price and maintenance, iBeacon can be a solution for the low cost and easy to implement device. Beside iBeacon cost itself is affordable, the reader of iBeacon can be using a smartphone whic is easier since everybody has smartphone now.