My name is Ms. Sobha Santosh Nair. I am writing to you from Dubai, UAE.
I have a business prospect who requires to identify his pallets amidst hoards and hoards of pallets shipped and dumped (maybe on top of each other) all wrapped identically in open spaces. His shipment basically will consist of IT & telecommunication equipment. These hoardings maybe in remote areas where telecommunication infrastructure MAY not be available.
I am thinking that your Estimote beacons might be applicable in this scenario, coupled with a mobile having an iOS app(or android based
application) to identify these beacons that maybe stuck on the pallets.
Kindly advise me on the following:-
Is this technology possible outdoors?
Will the beacons work if it is put on pallets containing IT
Should the beacons be activated with the iOS app prior to shipping?
Do you have rugged beacons that can withstand the harsh shipping
ordeals, and still adhere to the pallets. Kindly give us a cost estimate.
What will be the read range?
What is the battery life?
Should there be a 3G/4G connection to make the app work, or is it
enough to switch on the mobile phone’s Bluetooth 4.0?
What is the proximity with which one can detect the beacon? Does it
show the distance (say in metres/cms) that you are close to the shipment?