Proximity Beacons

Beacons allow students to self check-in to events!

When used with our mobile Student App, individuals can check into 5-Star Students events based on their proximity to a beacon. Imagine students being able to check in themselves to events with no barcode scanning necessary!


How Does It Work?

Estimote Beacons are tiny computers. They have a processor, memory, Bluetooth Smart module, and motion sensors. Powered by a coin battery, they broadcast radio signals through built-in antennas.

Smart devices in range receive those signals and compatible installed apps, like our Student App, can then respond via a notification or other actions

More Information

Inside each Beacon is a non-rechargeable lithium battery. At default factory settings, battery life is about 3 years.

Each beacon contains an omnidirectional antenna with a configurable range, up to 70m (230 ft). The actual range depends on the location, because radio signals can be absorbed or diffracted.

Estimote beacons are enclosed in a soft silicone waterproof enclosure. The beacons have no ON/OFF switch so they must be stored in the provided Faraday box and bag to avoid signals reaching unintended recipients when not in use.

Each beacon has a unique identifier that can be assigned (and reassigned) to a 5-Star Students event.