React Mobile, a provider of panic button solutions to hotels, has released an updated proprietary beacon designed to deliver precise, up-to-the-minute location information within a multistory building.
The square, white, contemporary beacon houses a larger battery, expanding its life from three to seven years or longer.
The React beacon consists of a small, slim-form factor, running on firmware developed internally by Zach Ryan, the company’s chief technology officer. The beacon was built to address longevity, manufacturability, reliability and firmware control. The device is capable of advertising at 0 dBm, which yields the range of room-level accuracy of approximately 100 feet, and it consists of an ABS housing and a printed circuit board assembly mounted into an internal structure.
When a React Mobile panic button activates an alert, the device identifies the closest beacon. It reports this precise room number location information along with GPS coordinates to the React Mobile safety platform. The information updates throughout an alert, providing real-time location information.
“In laymen’s terms, this is quite simply the most reliable and affordable beacon on the market designed specifically for the hotel and healthcare markets,” Ryan said. “Most companies do not own the design of their beacons; they rely on others to build the framework that is often not safety critical or they use off-the-shelf beacons that come from a number of suppliers. Our products are built internally for safety-critical reliability to work with panic buttons, and our code base is unmolested by third-party plug-ins. Because we own the own the complete ecosystem from an engineering perspective, we can reproduce it as needed and at a price point that our customers will be thrilled with in today’s economic climate.”