Interested to develop an application that use Cisco Virtual Beacon.
In this page Virtual Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Beacon Solution - Cisco there is a reference to Beacon Point SDK:
"Beacon Point SDK
Using our solution software developer kit, you can build mobile apps to deliver push notifications, provide turn-by-turn navigation, and capture BLE analytics."
Does anyone know where to find this sdk and some examples?
To develop the client side mobile application for Cisco Virtual Beacon the following will be needed, in addition to CMX (Wi-Fi) system. You will need a least one Cisco Beacon Point appliance (BLE) (1 per 2500 sq. ft.), and the CMX Cloud Beacon Center (Software Defined Beacon). The Virtual Beacon SDK will be distributed with the system. Also, in addition to creating your own app with the SDK, you can use the Cisco DNA app or a Phunware Partnership for the client side application.
Cisco Systems has announced a new beacon system to which it says offers high accuracy. It is part of the company’s CMX mobile platform for providing and analyzing location data.
Cisco Beacon Point uses virtual Bluetooth Low Energy beacons for indoor location services. The solution includes an appliance that can generate up to eight virtual beacons, a cloud-based management dashboard, and a software development kit (SDK) that uses the virtual beacons to determine location.
Cisco Beacon Point (AIR-VBLE1-K9) is a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE version v4.2) beacon point, and
includes a BLE transmitter with 16 antenna in a sector geometry and 1 omni-directional antenna element.
You must connect Cisco Beacon Point Ethernet Port Eth0 to a PoE switch to power on the device. This creates
eight virtual beams that are essential to create virtual beacons. The smart device receives signals from multiple
Cisco Beacon Points with different strengths.
Cisco Beacon Point deployment is similar to any Wi-Fi location based service solution. The recommended
density for deploying Cisco Beacon Point is 1 per 2500 sq.ft. The recommended height for the Cisco Beacon
Point is 13 ft (3.9 m). Cisco Beacon Center requires the correct physical orientation, position, and height of
Cisco Beacon Point for providing clients with indoor navigation, turn-by-turn guidance and proximity messaging
for best indoor navigation experience.
Cisco Beacon Points connect with Cisco Beacon Center over the internet using secure HTTPS protocol. Each
Cisco Beacon Point has a unique IP address just like any enterprise grade networking device. Cisco Beacon
Point should connect with Cisco Beacon Center for management and control. For Cisco Beacon Point to
communicate with the Cisco Beacon Center the port numbers 80 (TCP) and 443 (TCP, UDP) must be open.
CMX Cloud Beacon Center
CMX Cloud Beacon Center manages Cisco Beacon Points and allows the creation of virtual beacons
Cisco Beacon Point
Cisco Beacon Point transmits directional BLE beams to enable virtual beacons
Cisco Virtual Beacon SDK-enabled mobile app
Cisco Virtual Beacon SDK detects BLE beams and interacts with the cloud. The SDK is a required
component and should be integrated into any branded app developed for proximity engagement or
way-finding. SDK is available for the last two major versions of iOS and Android.
See From Niche to Mainstream: Cisco Enhances High Accuracy Location Services for the Enterprise and http://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en/us/solutions/collateral/enterprise-networks/datasheet-c78-737904.pdf for additional information and ordering.
Currently, the Virtual Beacon SDK is hosted on a GitHub group.
Please, send your GitHub id to Padhu email@example.com.
Also include firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com - so more people look at the request and have it enabled sooner.
They will add you to GITHUB group and you can access the SDK.
Note, in the next few weeks the SDK will be posted externally so a group access will not be required.
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