What is the range of each beacon?

The maximum range of beacons is around 70 meters (230 feet). It can be also adjusted in 7 different levels. However this depend on several external factors of specific location. Beacon signal can be limited by physical obstacles and scale of it depends on material and size of it. Also other radio signals may cause some interferences to Beacon broadcasting.

 

Out of the box, Kontakt.io Beacons have Transmission Power set to give a range of 20 metres or less depending on location which works well for many applications. You can adjust it to your needs easily, using our Mobile app or Web Panel.

- 2017-02-12 16:37:06 UTC
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    Pavan Mulik

    Hi,

    I am using Kontakt Pro beacons for my product. I want to limit beacon range to 1 meter. With settings available in the Kontakt app I can go to -20dbm on iphone. That is creating a range close to 7 meter. How can I make it 1 meter?

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    Martin

    Hi Pavan,
    Radio waves don't abruptly stop at a certain distance, as much as we'd like to, you'll need to look into the RSSI values in your application to understand which range best works for you.
    -Martin

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    Pavan Mulik

    Hi Martin,

    Thanks for a quick response. I understand that it's not possible to stop radio waves abruptly. My question is more on the settings part. Even with lowest RSSI values available in the control panel range I am getting is 6meter. Can I go below the RSSI values available in the control panel to achieve immediate range (May be through code)?

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    Martin

    Hi Pavan,
    The tx level 0 is the lowest you can go using our Smart Beacons.
    -Martin

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    Pavan Mulik

    Hi Martin,

    I have Kontakt Pro beacons and lowest TX available for me is 1. I tried this in both iOS & Android app. Even web control panel has the same settings. I have used other Kontakt beacons and there '0' TX power is available.

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    Martin

    Hi Pavan,
    Beacon Pro is built on a different SoC, it's lowest transmission power level is 1.
    -Martin

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